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1970s: Ranked

A grim and hard-boiled decade, with films to exemplify that.

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  • Chinatown

    1

  • Mean Streets

    2

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    3

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    4

  • Nashville

    5

  • Manhattan

    6

  • The Conformist

    7

  • Touki Bouki

    8

  • Amarcord

    9

  • The Mother and the Whore

    10

  • Taxi Driver

    11

  • Eraserhead

    12

  • Avanti!

    13

  • Apocalypse Now

    14

  • The Last Picture Show

    15

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    16

  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    17

  • Day for Night

    18

  • Sleeper

    19

  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

    20

  • American Graffiti

    21

  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    22

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    23

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    24

  • Two-Lane Blacktop

    25

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    26

  • Blazing Saddles

    27

  • Badlands

    28

  • Annie Hall

    29

  • The Conversation

    30

  • Solaris

    31

  • Walkabout

    32

  • Autumn Sonata

    33

  • The American Friend

    34

  • Blue Collar

    35

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    36

  • Superman

    37

  • Claire's Knee

    38

  • The Godfather

    39

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    40

  • Jaws

    41

  • The Godfather: Part II

    42

  • Stalker

    43

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    44

  • The Exorcist

    45

  • Harlan County U.S.A.

    46

  • Minnie and Moskowitz

    47

  • Silent Movie

    48

  • Paper Moon

    49

  • Rocky

    50

  • The Parallax View

    51

  • Opening Night

    52

  • Alien

    53

  • The Bad News Bears

    54

  • Don't Look Now

    55

  • The Warriors

    56

  • The Wicker Man

    57

  • Young Frankenstein

    58

  • Husbands

    59

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    60

  • Dawn of the Dead

    61

  • Enter the Dragon

    62

  • Watership Down

    63

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    64

  • Life of Brian

    65

  • The Passenger

    66

  • The French Connection

    67

  • Five Easy Pieces

    68

  • Network

    69

  • Mad Max

    70

  • Dirty Harry

    71

  • Mirror

    72

  • Halloween

    73

  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    74

  • The Deer Hunter

    75

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    76

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    77

  • The Omen

    78

  • Harold and Maude

    79

  • Days of Heaven

    80

  • El Topo

    81

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    82

  • House

    83

  • The Little Prince

    84

  • All the President's Men

    85