Films of 1970

by christopherpip | created - 12 Jul 2013 | updated - 04 Jul 2016 | Public

These are the films I have seen from the year 1970.

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1. Airport (1970)

G | 137 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

42 Metascore

A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Directors: George Seaton, Henry Hathaway | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Jean Seberg

Votes: 15,900 | Gross: $100.49M

2. The American Soldier (1970)

80 min | Drama

Ricky is a cold-blooded U.S. German contract killer. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home town of Munich to eliminate a few problem crooks for three renegade cops. He inspects ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Karl Scheydt, Elga Sorbas, Jan George, Hark Bohm

Votes: 1,484

3. The Aristocats (1970)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 82,444 | Gross: $37.68M

4. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison

Votes: 38,816 | Gross: $19.00M

5. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

NC-17 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar

Votes: 9,049 | Gross: $9.00M

6. Bloody Mama (1970)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

A psychologically-disturbed matriarch presides over her damaged family of bank-robbing misfits.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Shelley Winters, Don Stroud, Pat Hingle, Diane Varsi

Votes: 2,698

7. The Boatniks (1970)

G | 99 min | Family, Comedy

Young and awkward, US coast guard ensign, Thomas Garland suffers from constant comparison with his late father, a war hero. Thomas falls for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Robert Morse, Stefanie Powers, Phil Silvers, Norman Fell

Votes: 625 | Gross: $18.61M

8. Le Boucher (1970)

GP | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia, Pascal Ferone

Votes: 6,889

9. The Boys in the Band (1970)

R | 118 min | Drama

Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Kenneth Nelson, Peter White, Leonard Frey, Frederick Combs

Votes: 3,647 | Gross: $0.00M

10. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

M | 100 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert

Votes: 7,385

11. The Conformist (1970)

R | 113 min | Drama

100 Metascore

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio

Votes: 23,267

12. Darling Lili (1970)

G | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Set during World War I, this movie is a cute spin on the Mata Hari legend.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, Jeremy Kemp, Lance Percival

Votes: 1,812 | Gross: $5.00M

13. Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

A housewife with an abusive husband has an affair with a writer.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Frank Langella, Carrie Snodgress, Lorraine Cullen

Votes: 1,176

14. Dodes'ka-den (1970)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura, Shinsuke Minami

Votes: 5,420

15. Dorian Gray (1970)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Helmut Berger, Richard Todd, Herbert Lom, Marie Liljedahl

Votes: 690

16. Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Beryl Reid, Harry Andrews, Peter McEnery, Alan Webb

Votes: 498

17. Five Easy Pieces (1970)

R | 98 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg

Votes: 30,020

18. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

Mussolini's Italy, late 1930s: the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading wealthy Jewish families. Their adult children gather friends for tennis and parties at their lovely grounds, with the... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 5,446 | Gross: $0.60M

19. The Go-Between (1971)

GP | 116 min | Drama, Romance

A tale of torrid and forbidden love between a couple in the English countryside.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 4,302

20. Gods of the Plague (1970)

91 min | Crime, Drama

A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside less than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Margarethe von Trotta, Harry Baer, Günther Kaufmann

Votes: 1,088

21. The Great White Hope (1970)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Lou Gilbert, Joel Fluellen

Votes: 2,152

22. I Never Sang for My Father (1970)

GP | 92 min | Drama

A man who wants to move on with his life by moving to California and marry his girlfriend, finds it difficult as he still lives in the towering shadow of his aging father.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Gene Hackman, Dorothy Stickney, Estelle Parsons

Votes: 2,099

23. The Landlord (1970)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, Diana Sands, Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,867

24. The Lickerish Quartet (1970)

R | 90 min | Drama

A jaded, wealthy couple watch a blue movie in their castle home along with her adult son. The son is testy, so they go into town and watch a circus-like thrill ride. The daredevil woman in ... See full summary »

Director: Radley Metzger | Stars: Silvana Venturelli, Frank Wolff, Erika Remberg, Paolo Turco

Votes: 879

25. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Votes: 30,489 | Gross: $31.56M

26. Love Story (1970)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland

Votes: 27,046 | Gross: $106.40M

27. MASH (1970)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

80 Metascore

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 63,229 | Gross: $81.60M

28. The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A man who has been in a coma since infancy is awakened.

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Terence Stamp, Robert Vaughn, Nigel Davenport, Christian Roberts

Votes: 587

29. The Music Lovers (1971)

R | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson, Max Adrian, Christopher Gable

Votes: 2,149

30. Myra Breckinridge (1970)

R | 94 min | Comedy

After undergoing gender reassignment surgery, an aspiring actress travels to Hollywood, where she also wants to make a claim on her wealthy uncle's estate.

Director: Michael Sarne | Stars: Mae West, John Huston, Raquel Welch, Rex Reed

Votes: 2,545 | Gross: $3.00M

31. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

G | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A troubled young woman who visits a psychotherapist to help her quit smoking undergoes hypnosis and finds herself reliving a tragic Victorian romance from a past life.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden

Votes: 3,289 | Gross: $14.00M

32. The Out of Towners (1970)

G | 101 min | Comedy

An Ohio sales executive accepts a higher position within the company and travels to New York City with his wife for his job interview but things go wrong from the start.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron, Anne Meara

Votes: 6,768

33. The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)

R | 95 min | Comedy

A stuffy author enters into an explosive relationship with his neighbor, a foul-mouthed, freewheeling prostitute.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Robert Klein, Allen Garfield

Votes: 2,922 | Gross: $23.68M

34. Patton (1970)

GP | 172 min | Biography, Drama, War

91 Metascore

The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong

Votes: 87,876 | Gross: $61.70M

35. The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

G | 90 min | Family, Adventure, Animation

Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow, Dave Monahan | Stars: Butch Patrick, Hans Conried, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler

Votes: 2,667

36. Ryan's Daughter (1970)

GP | 206 min | Drama, Romance

Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Christopher Jones

Votes: 7,834 | Gross: $30.85M

37. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

58 Metascore

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

Votes: 8,223

38. Something for Everyone (1970)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Prince | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael York, Anthony Higgins, Heidelinde Weis

Votes: 740

39. Song of the Loon (1970)

79 min | Drama, Romance, Western

The journey of 19th-century frontiersman Ephraim MacIver and the adventures, stories, and homosexual relationships he had with other men in the American wilderness.

Directors: Andrew Herbert, Scott Hanson | Stars: John Iverson, Morgan Royce, Lancer Ward, Jon Evans

Votes: 72

40. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

M | 90 min | Comedy, History

Two mismatched sets of identical twins, one aristocrat, one peasant, mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Jack MacGowran

Votes: 2,429

41. There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

TV personality Robert Danvers, an exceedingly vain rotter, seduces young women daily, never staying long with one. He meets his match in Marion, an American, 19, who's available but refuses... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Peter Sellers, Goldie Hawn, Tony Britton, Ruth Trouncer

Votes: 1,968

42. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair, Anthony Zerbe

Votes: 2,796 | Gross: $5.12M

43. Trash (1970)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

The story of Joe [Dallesandro] and his lover-protector, Holly [Woodlawn], who is something to behold, a comic book Mother Courage who fancies herself as Marlene Dietrich but sounds more ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn, Geri Miller, Andrea Feldman

Votes: 2,470

44. Trog (1970)

GP | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A sympathetic anthropologist uses drugs and surgery to try to communicate with a primitive troglodyte who is found living in a local cave.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden

Votes: 1,937

45. Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

With slicked-down hair and three-piece suits, dependable Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. He gets along with his colleagues although his boss wants him to go beyond technical cleanliness... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Fengler, Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Lilith Ungerer, Kurt Raab, Lilo Pempeit, Franz Maron

Votes: 2,023

46. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 14,610 | Gross: $50.00M

47. Zabriskie Point (1970)

R | 113 min | Drama

At Zabriskie Point, United States' lowest point, two perfect strangers meet; an undergraduate dreamer and a young hippie student who start off an unrestrained romance, making love on the dusty terrain.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 13,286



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