The ’70s was an era for iconic movies that we still remember today.
Who could forget Star Wars, Jaws or Close Encounters Of The Third Kind?
These are some of the movies from your childhood that’ll make you want to go back in time.
The decade also saw the birth of the blockbuster thanks to Steven Spielberg.
Here are the Top 10 Greatest Movies Of The ’70s:
10. Dirty Harry (1971)
Dirty Harry starred Clint Eastwood and was a critical and commercial success. The film set the style for a whole genre of police films.
It was followed by four sequels: Magnum Force in 1973, The Enforcer in 1976, Sudden Impact in 1983, and The Dead Pool in 1988.
9. Alien (1979)
Directed by Ridley Scott, the story follows the crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo, who encounter the eponymous Alien, a deadly and aggressive extraterrestrial set loose on the ship.
The film stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto.
Sigourney Weaver ranks at number six on our Top 10 Hottest Women Of Sci-Fi.
8. Rocky (1976)
Without a doubt, the first Rocky movie is unrivaled. Critics compared Stallone to a young Marlon Brando. He’s strong and fierce yet humble. You don’t have to be a sports fan to love this film. It will get you hooked right away!
Rocky ranks at number one on our Every Rocky Movie Ranked Worst To First.
7. Taxi Driver (1976)
Directed by Martin Scorsese, the story is about a mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action.
The film stars Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and Albert Brooks.
6. Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now is a 1979 epic Vietnam War film directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
The film is considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards at the 52nd Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor for Robert Duvall.
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5. The Godfather Part II (1974)
The sequel to The Godfather was launched in 1974, featuring two parallel dramas. Just like its predecessor, it’s considered one of the most influential movies in the gangster genre. Some fans claim that it’s even better than the original. Its acting, storyline, and cinematography were praised by the public and critics alike.
The Godfather Part II ranks at number two on our 10 Classic Movies Every Man Should Watch Before He Dies.
4. The Godfather (1972)
If you could choose just one movie to watch before you die, it should be The Godfather.
The Godfather was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, being ranked the second-greatest film in American cinema. Released in 1972, it stars Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Diane Keaton, James Caan, and other A-list actors with a pivotal role in the film industry.
3. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
If you grew up in the ’70s, then you’ll remember Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
It’s a 1977 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, and Bob Balaban.
2. Jaws (1975)
Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name.
In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunt.
1. Star Wars (1977)
The franchise began 40 years ago in 1977 with the release of the film Star Wars, which became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.