Movies of 1972

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1. The Way of the Dragon (1972)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

58 Metascore

A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

Director: Bruce Lee | Stars: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao, Ping Ou Wei

Votes: 29,336

2. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,481,389 | Gross: $134.97M

3. Fist of Fury (1972)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien, Maria Yi

Votes: 23,643

4. Kinderarzt Dr. Fröhlich (1972)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

A young woman pharmacist, Eva, is very friendly with a children's doctor, Dr. Fröhlich. Eva's small nephew Peter lives with her and she is often thought to be his mother. A number of ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Nachmann | Stars: Roy Black, Georg Thomalla, Heidi Hansen, Ralf Wolter

Votes: 133

5. The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery

A hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.

Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Pierre Richard, Bernard Blier, Jean Rochefort, Mireille Darc

Votes: 6,694

6. The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972)

PG | 100 min | Action, Western

Forced by personal circumstances, Marshal Chris Adams recruits a writer and five prisoners to help him eliminate a gang of Mexican bandits.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers, Michael Callan, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 2,291

7. Money Money Money (1972)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Lino Ventura, Jacques Brel, Charles Denner, Johnny Hallyday

Votes: 1,965

8. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Short Fuse (1972)

TV-PG | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Pressured to give up his birthright, a chemical company heir enacts a clever plan to get rid of his blackmailing uncle and take over the family business. But Lt. Columbo suspects the man's death was not just a tragic accident.

Director: Edward M. Abroms | Stars: Peter Falk, Roddy McDowall, Anne Francis, James Gregory

Votes: 1,847

9. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Blueprint for Murder (1972)

TV-PG | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Elliot Markham, a brilliant architect and con-man, murders a Texas millionaire and hides his body in order to keep his visionary construction project financed.

Director: Peter Falk | Stars: Peter Falk, Patrick O'Neal, Janis Paige, Pamela Austin

Votes: 1,811

10. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Étude in Black (1972)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A ruthless conductor murders the gifted pianist with whom he is having an affair. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Directors: Nicholas Colasanto, John Cassavetes, Peter Falk | Stars: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, James Olson, Blythe Danner

Votes: 2,079

11. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: The Greenhouse Jungle (1972)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Columbo arrives at a kidnapping case, which at some point turns to worse. Everything seems to be related to a trust fund managed by a man with a great love for orchids.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Peter Falk, Ray Milland, Bob Dishy, Sandra Smith

Votes: 1,672

12. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: The Most Crucial Game (1972)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The manager of a football team murders its callow owner, making it look as if the young man had had an accident in his swimming pool. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Peter Falk, Robert Culp, Dean Jagger, James Gregory

Votes: 1,652

13. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Dagger of the Mind (1972)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In London, a respected Shakespearean acting duo cover up the unintended killing of their producer.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Peter Falk, Richard Basehart, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Bernard Fox

Votes: 1,748

14. Elvis on Tour (1972)

G | 93 min | Documentary, Music

Concert footage and offstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

Directors: Robert Abel, Pierre Adidge | Stars: Elvis Presley, Bill Baize, Estell Brown, James Burton

Votes: 1,281

15. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

An arrogant fashion designer falls in love with an icy beauty who wants to be a model.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes

Votes: 7,601

16. Chato's Land (1972)

PG | 100 min | Western

In 1870s New Mexico, a half-breed kills a bigoted sheriff in self-defense but the posse that eventually hunts him finds itself in dangerous territory.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland

Votes: 4,332

17. The Troubles of Alfred (1972)

98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Alfred has always been down on his luck. An unlucky baby, he turns into... an unlucky child before metamorphosing into... an unlucky teenager! As an adult, he manages to become an architect... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Richard | Stars: Pierre Richard, Anny Duperey, Jean Carmet, Paul Préboist

Votes: 633

18. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical

80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Votes: 44,858 | Gross: $42.77M

19. Joe Kidd (1972)

PG | 88 min | Western

52 Metascore

An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud

Votes: 15,486

20. It Can Be Done Amigo (1972)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Western

A drifter with fast fists and a gunfighter-pimp with fast guns help a child claim his inheritance.

Director: Maurizio Lucidi | Stars: Bud Spencer, Jack Palance, Renato Cestiè, Francisco Rabal

Votes: 1,163

21. César and Rosalie (1972)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

Cesar is in love with Rosalie. But Rosalie isn't making it easy for him, especially when her old flame enters the picture.

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Yves Montand, Romy Schneider, Sami Frey, Bernard Le Coq

Votes: 2,304

22. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 28,484 | Gross: $9.81M

23. A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972)

PG | 92 min | Western

Branded a coward for surrendering his New Mexico fort to the Confederates without firing a shot, a Union colonel attempts to redeem himself by leading a band of condemned prisoners on a suicide mission to recapture it.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Bud Spencer, Georges Géret

Votes: 1,556

24. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics, promoting socialism to the world. Stalin has sent out an ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Richard Burton, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 1,489

25. Flic Story (1972)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

For a special mission to destroy drug dealers in Nice, hardcore bachelor inspector Campana has to don the role of a married man with a child. He adjusts himself well but will have to fight a lot before being able to achieve final victory.

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Alain Delon, Mireille Darc, Michel Constantin, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 462

26. Finalmente le mille e una notte (1972)

R | 90 min | Comedy

Sultan Almamud, suddenly becomes powerless, can not enjoy the beautiful Zumurud. The councilors then call people who can excite them by telling stories. At the end of the stories he will ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Barbara Bouchet, Femi Benussi, Barbara Marzano, Esmeralda Barros

Votes: 96

27. Junior Bonner (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Western

Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino, Ben Johnson

Votes: 4,680

28. Frenzy (1972)

R | 116 min | Thriller

91 Metascore

A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Votes: 38,016

29. The Last House on the Left (1972)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

68 Metascore

Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

Votes: 30,445 | Gross: $3.10M

31. Lass jucken Kumpel (1972)

95 min | Drama

The hard life rhythm of Heiner's gray everyday life means working in a mine, drinking beer and going to bed with women-seldomly with his wife because of his baby son and neighbors ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Marischka | Stars: Michel Jacot, Anne Graf, Gunter Wallace, Willy Krause

Votes: 114



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