20th Century Fox Films of 1971

by LuminousCarcass | created - 15 Jul 2013 | updated - 16 Jul 2013 | Public

This list contains the films produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox in 1971. List in order of when films were released in the United States.

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1. Little Murders (1971)

PG | 108 min | Comedy

Pitch black comedy about a young nihilistic New Yorker coping with pervasive urban violence, obscene phone calls, rusty water pipes, electrical blackouts, paranoia and ethnic-racial conflict during a typical summer of the 1970s.

Director: Alan Arkin | Stars: Elliott Gould, Marcia Rodd, Vincent Gardenia, Elizabeth Wilson

Votes: 2,352

Budget: $1.34 million; Box office: $1.5 million (US / Canada)

2. Vanishing Point (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

61 Metascore

During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Charlotte Rampling, Dean Jagger

Votes: 25,430

Budget: $1,585,000; Box office: $12,442,673

3. Making It (1971)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

A cocky high school student thinks nothing of using the people around him to satisfy his self-centered needs, until someone in his life gets pregnant.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Paul Appleby, Carol Arthur, Bob Balaban, Sherry E. DeBoer

Votes: 90

4. B.S. I Love You (1971)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

Paul Bongard is a young tv commercial producer who has an affair with his female boss and her teenage daughter.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Peter Kastner, JoAnna Cameron, Louise Sorel, Gary Burghoff

Votes: 95

5. The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

R | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

An old, dying satanist arranges to transfer his soul into the body of a young concert pianist.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 2,134

6. Celebration at Big Sur (1971)

PG | 82 min | Documentary, Music

A film of the 1969 music festival held in Big Sur, California, with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, John Sebastian and others.

Directors: Baird Bryant, Johanna Demetrakas | Stars: Joan Baez, Carol Ann Cisneros, David Crosby, Chris Ethridge

Votes: 126

7. The Panic in Needle Park (1971)

PG | 110 min | Drama

74 Metascore

Follows the lives of heroin addicts who frequent "Needle Park" in New York City.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint, Richard Bright

Votes: 14,924

Budget: $1,645,000

8. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society, but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 30,314 | Gross: $12.30M

Budget: $2,060,000; Box office: $12,348,905

9. Walkabout (1971)

GP | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

85 Metascore

Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Votes: 21,461

10. The Seven Minutes (1971)

PG | 115 min | Drama

The Seven Minutes is a steamy book written in 1969. To help with an upcoming election, a bookstore clerk is indicted for selling obscene material and most of the film centers about the ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Wayne Maunder, Marianne McAndrew, Philip Carey, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 310

Budget: $2,415,000

11. The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

A stock-broker is stuck in a dreary job and a marriage that's become a dull routine. To cope with the boredom and frustration, he resorts to voyeurism and extramarital love affairs.

Director: Lawrence Turman | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Joanna Shimkus, Elizabeth Ashley, Adam West

Votes: 132

Budget: $2,230,000

12. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 102,889

Directed by William Friedkin; Budget: $1.8 million; Box office: $51.7 million; Gross: $75 million (rentals)

13. Journey to Midnight (1968)

100 min | Horror

Consists of two episodes of the UK TV series "Journey to the Unknown" (1968): 'Poor Butterfly' (episode 1.6) and 'The Indian Spirit Guide' (episode 1.11).

Directors: Roy Ward Baker, Alan Gibson | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Joan Crawford, Chad Everett, Bernard Lee

Votes: 151

Released in U.S. November 1971

14. Made for Each Other (1971)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy

An eccentric woman meets an equally odd man at a group therapy session and they begin a relationship.

Director: Robert B. Bean | Stars: Renée Taylor, Joseph Bologna, Paul Sorvino, Helen Verbit

Votes: 268

Box office : $1.5 million (US / Canada)

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