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Top Films of the 1970s (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Godfather 1972 Francis Ford Coppola 2
2 Star Wars 1977 George Lucas 6
3 Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola 13
4 Annie Hall 1977 Woody Allen 15
5 Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese 17
6 Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski 18
7 The Godfather: Part II 1974 Francis Ford Coppola 20
8 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick 23
9 Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg 24
10 Alien 1979 Ridley Scott 27
11 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Milos Forman 37
12 The Exorcist 1973 William Friedkin 74
13 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones 99
14 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 Steven Spielberg 107
15 Nashville 1975 Robert Altman 108
16 Rocky 1976 John G. Avildsen 109
17 The Deer Hunter 1978 Michael Cimino 115
18 Halloween 1978 John Carpenter 125
19 Manhattan 1979 Woody Allen 130
20 Life of Brian 1979 Terry Jones 141
21 Don't Look Now 1973 Nicolas Roeg 150
22 Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972 Werner Herzog 151
23 The Conversation 1974 Francis Ford Coppola 153
24 Cabaret 1972 Bob Fosse 164
25 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974 Tobe Hooper 173
26 The French Connection 1971 William Friedkin 185
27 Mean Streets 1973 Martin Scorsese 189
28 Eraserhead 1977 David Lynch 192
29 The Wicker Man 1973 Robin Hardy 193
30 Harold and Maude 1971 Hal Ashby 201
31 The Conformist 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci 205
32 Badlands 1973 Terrence Malick 206
33 M*A*S*H 1970 Robert Altman 210
34 Blazing Saddles 1974 Mel Brooks 211
35 Network 1976 Sidney Lumet 221
36 Dog Day Afternoon 1975 Sidney Lumet 224
37 Dawn of the Dead 1978 George A. Romero 232
38 Solaris 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky 236
39 Days of Heaven 1978 Terrence Malick 240
40 Young Frankenstein 1974 Mel Brooks 251
41 The Last Picture Show 1971 Peter Bogdanovich 257
42 Dirty Harry 1971 Don Siegel 266
43 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 Luis Buñuel 267
44 Carrie 1976 Brian De Palma 269
45 McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 Robert Altman 278
46 Patton 1970 Franklin J. Schaffner 282
47 American Graffiti 1973 George Lucas 283
48 Grease 1978 Randal Kleiser 298
49 Suspiria 1977 Dario Argento 310
50 All the President's Men 1976 Alan J. Pakula 312
51 Animal House 1978 John Landis 314
52 Amarcord 1973 Federico Fellini 318
53 Barry Lyndon 1975 Stanley Kubrick 320
54 Superman 1978 Richard Donner 339
55 The Sting 1973 George Roy Hill 341
56 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971 Mel Stuart 348
57 Deliverance 1972 John Boorman 353
58 Stalker 1979 Andrei Tarkovsky 354
59 Day for Night 1973 François Truffaut 356
60 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 Jim Sharman 359
61 Last Tango in Paris 1972 Bernardo Bertolucci 363
62 The Spirit of the Beehive 1973 Víctor Erice 375
63 A Woman under the Influence 1974 John Cassavetes 386
64 Saturday Night Fever 1977 John Badham 412
65 Get Carter 1971 Mike Hodges 422
66 Killer of Sheep 1978 Charles Burnett 430
67 Ali: Fear Eats the Soul 1974 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 431
68 Performance 1970 Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg 448
69 Pink Flamingos 1972 John Waters 453
70 All That Jazz 1979 Bob Fosse 454
71 Cries and Whispers 1972 Ingmar Bergman 468
72 Enter the Dragon 1973 Robert Clouse 494
73 In the Realm of the Senses 1976 Nagisa Oshima 498
74 The Long Goodbye 1973 Robert Altman 503
75 Being There 1979 Hal Ashby 510
76 Five Easy Pieces 1970 Bob Rafelson 529
77 F for Fake 1973 Orson Welles 539
78 Breaking Away 1979 Peter Yates 553
79 Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975 Peter Weir 562
80 Two-Lane Blacktop 1971 Monte Hellman 574
81 Sleeper 1973 Woody Allen 575
82 Celine & Julie Go Boating 1974 Jacques Rivette 577
83 Jeanne Dielman 1975 Chantal Akerman 595
84 The Mirror 1975 Andrei Tarkovsky 598
85 Walkabout 1971 Nicolas Roeg 621
86 The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 Clint Eastwood 629
87 Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 Robert Benton 637
88 The Mother and the Whore 1973 Jean Eustache 644
89 The Marriage of Maria Braun 1979 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 646
90 The Jerk 1979 Carl Reiner 659
91 Grey Gardens 1975 Ellen Hovde, Albert and David Maysles, and Muffie Meyer 662
92 Mad Max 1979 George Miller 672
93 Little Big Man 1970 Arthur Penn 674
94 Gimme Shelter 1970 Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin 677
95 Harlan County, U.S.A. 1976 Barbara Kopple 678
96 The Omen 1976 Richard Donner 693
97 Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 Philip Kaufman 699
98 The Tin Drum 1979 Volker Schlöndorff 712
99 Slap Shot 1977 George Roy Hill 715
100 Death in Venice 1971 Luchino Visconti 728
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