Top Films of the 1970s


The decade involved many significant films. The 1970s featured socially conscious films (like Taxi Driver and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), crime drama films (such as The Godfather), modern blockbuster films (such as Jaws and Star Wars), and the sentimental dramas and comedies (such as Annie Hall, The Goodbye Girl, Julia). The decade also saw the popularity of the Asian films, especially Hong Kong martial arts films especially starred by Bruce Lee.

Here are the films that made enormous impact during the 1970s.

MASH 1970

Love Story 1979

A Clockwork Orange 1971

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1971

Dirty Harry 1971

Harold and Maude 1971

The Last Picture Show 1971

The Godfather 1972

The Exorcist 1973

Papillon 1973

The Sting 1973

Enter the Dragon 1973

Soylent Green 1973

The Godfather Part II 1974

Young Frankenstein 1974

Chinatown 1974

Eraserhead 1974

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975

Dog Day Afternoon 1975

Jaws 1975

Barry Lyndon 1975

Carrie 1976

Rocky 1976

Taxi Driver 1976

The Omen 1976

Network 1976

Star Wars 1977

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977

Annie Hall 1977

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977

Saturday Night Fever 1977

Grease 1978



Superman 1978

Dawn of the Dead 1978

Blazing Saddles 1978

Alien 1979

Apocalypse Now 1979

Life of Brian 1979

Kramer vs. Kramer 1979

Manhattan 1979