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Filmspotting Madness: Best of the 1970s Shortlist (UPDATED)

From 136 down to 90, here are the titles you should expect to see when we roll out the Filmspotting Madness bracket including play-in matchups. (We reserve the right to make changes though!)

Speaking of play-ins, no, all of those sports movies aren’t making the final 64, nor will three Hal Ashby movies, or four Altman movies – though three Altmans will!

Block or Report
  • 3 Women
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Alien
  • All That Jazz
  • All the President's Men
  • American Graffiti
  • Annie Hall
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Bad News Bears
  • Badlands
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Being There
  • The Black Stallion
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Breaking Away
  • Cabaret
  • Camera Buff
  • Carrie
  • Chinatown
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • The Conformist
  • The Conversation
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Day for Night
  • Days of Heaven
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Don't Look Now
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Eraserhead
  • The Exorcist
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • The French Connection
  • Gimme Shelter
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Grease
  • Grey Gardens
  • Halloween
  • Harlan County U.S.A.
  • Harold and Maude
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • Jaws
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  • Killer of Sheep
  • The Last Detail
  • The Last Picture Show
  • The Last Waltz
  • Le Cercle Rouge
  • Life of Brian
  • The Long Goodbye
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Mean Streets
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Nashville
  • Network
  • A New Leaf
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Paper Moon
  • The Parallax View
  • The Passenger
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Rocky
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Scenes from a Marriage
  • Shaft
  • Shampoo
  • Slap Shot
  • Solaris
  • Stalker
  • Star Wars
  • Superman
  • Suspiria
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • That Obscure Object of Desire
  • Three Days of the Condor
  • THX 1138
  • Walkabout
  • The Warriors
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Young Frankenstein