My 70s American Alternacanon

The 70s are my favourite decade for American filmmaking. Here's a list of some films that aren't on the Sight and Sound 250, IMDb Top 250, or released by Criterion that I think deserve more attention. (The final criteria kind of unfairly disadvantages Stan Brakhage, Hollis Frampton and Les Blank, but anyway.) Probably forgetting a few obvious ones, and I cheated by including one terrific Canadian film, but, here we go! (No order, particularly.)

  • Phase IV
  • The Driver
  • Vanishing Point
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Electra Glide in Blue
  • Busting
  • The Hired Hand
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
  • Girlfriends
  • The Silent Partner
  • Rituals
  • Sorcerer
  • Fight for Your Life
  • New York, New York
  • The Manitou
  • Demon Seed
  • Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
  • The Front
  • Smile
  • California Split
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Truck Turner
  • The Parallax View
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Punishment Park
  • The Outfit
  • Scarecrow
  • The Crazies
  • The Long Goodbye
  • The Candy Snatchers
  • The Mechanic
  • The Getaway
  • Werewolves on Wheels
  • Carnal Knowledge
  • The Telephone Book
  • Figures in a Landscape
  • Hi, Mom!
  • Colossus: The Forbin Project
  • Zorns Lemma
  • Freebie and the Bean