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Old Dec 27, 2010, 10:24 AM   #1
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The decade of the 1970s has been called The Renaissance of American Cinema, and I've been on a mission to introduce some of the classics to the younger generation.

I'm a total 70s girl, and I know I'm not the only one here who remembers the decade, so I hope you will make some great movie recommendations here for the young ones (and others) to check out... Here are three classics.

A serious one about NYC before they "cleaned it up":


A funny but brilliant one (also featuring NYC):


A very silly but brilliant "screwball comedy":
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 12:02 PM   #2
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A few good ones are....
The French connection
The Sting
The Last Picture show
M*A*S*H
Paper Moon
All The Presidents Men
The Deer Hunter
The Exorcist
A Clockwork Orange
Network
American Graffiti
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
And a very funny one.... Blazing Saddles.
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 09:53 PM   #3
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Great list Beatle4, Cuckoos Nest was brilliant imho...
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French Connection and All the Presidents Men were spectacular...

The Godfather, made in 1972 was an awesome movie...

1979's Kramer vs. Kramer is another goody....

Serpico was fantastic and based on truth.....

Dog Day Afternoon was great.....

And Justice For All great movie.....

I know I seem to have a theme going on with a few Al Pacino movies, great actor!

Young Frankenstein was loads of laughs.....

The Conversation is a fantastic movie....

The Candidate very good....

Norma Rae great movie......
there a few of my favorites, just some of them....
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Wow! You guys have already covered many of the great ones that I'd have submitted. I'll try and add to the list:

"Jaws"
"The Godfather (I and II)"
"Dog Day Afternoon"
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail",
"Monty Python The Meaning of Life"
"Monty Python The Life of Brian"
"Serpico"
"Marathon Man"
"Sleeper"
"Bananas"
"Heaven Can Wait"
"Midnight Express"
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Taxi Driver
The Seven-Ups
Tommy
Rocky
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Alien
Annie Hall
A Star Is Born
Carrie
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Halloween
Play Misty For Me
Bullitt
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The 1970s were a great time for American film, for sure. Here are some of my favorites (neatly alphabetized!):

Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Carnal Knowledge
Catch-22
Chinatown
Coming Home
Deliverance
Five Easy Pieces
Klute
Lady Sings the Blues
Little Big Man
Let It Be
Man Called Horse
Manhattan
Nashville
Network
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Silver Streak
Soldier Blue
The Sting
An Unmarried Woman
Walkabout
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I can't believe I missed Bullitt. I'm a big fan of car chases in the movies and Bullitt is one of my favourites.
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Grease!... My year (1978)
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I can't believe I missed Bullitt. I'm a big fan of car chases in the movies and Bullitt is one of my favourites.
Yes indeedy!! There's an equally good car chase scene in The Seven-Ups (starring Roy Scheider). Check it out!
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A couple of originals that were remade in the 2000's (although not done nearly as well as these '70s originals, IMHO):

The Bad News Bears
The Longest Yard
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Fantastic lists! Every single one of those films was great. (The only two I don't remember ever seeing are The Seven-Ups and Walkabout.)

What a decade for films! I went to see The King's Speech the other day (which I thoroughly enjoyed), and they showed two previews that looked like modern versions of 70s movies... not remakes, just modern takes on the same themes.
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Yes indeedy!! There's an equally good car chase scene in The Seven-Ups (starring Roy Scheider). Check it out!
Your right Dav. Same as the original Italian Job with Michael Caine.
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Saw "Three Days Of The Condor" recently on late night TV. That was very good.
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The only two I don't remember ever seeing are The Seven-Ups and Walkabout.
Walkabout was, I believe, the first major Australian film to be shown in the American market. It was a story of two children lost in the Outback and befriended by an Aboriginal boy, who was on his "walkabout". Very powerful and beautifully-made film.
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Great movie!
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Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 , Play Misty For Me, A Star Is Born, as mentioned by dave-here were great movies!
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