Set in the Seventies!by yrnej | created - 21 Jun 2014 | updated - 30 Jun 2014 | Public
Which of these films set in the 70s but made after the 70s nailed the feeling of the decade best?
Discuss the list here
- Instant Watch Options
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- In Theaters
- On TV
- Release Year
1. Almost Famous (2000)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.
Votes: 241,302 | Gross: $32.53M
2. American Gangster (2007)
R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.
Votes: 376,487 | Gross: $130.16M
3. American Hustle (2013)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.
Votes: 430,527 | Gross: $150.12M
4. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.
Votes: 317,324 | Gross: $85.29M
5. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Votes: 550,759 | Gross: $136.03M
6. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember, who is working with Dr. Evil.
Votes: 188,972 | Gross: $213.31M
7. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
Votes: 34,298 | Gross: $0.48M
8. Carlito's Way (1993)
R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.
Votes: 191,051 | Gross: $36.95M
10. Dead Presidents (1995)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.
Votes: 18,658 | Gross: $24.20M
13. Frost/Nixon (2008)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 98,983 | Gross: $18.59M
14. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Votes: 132,425 | Gross: $4.06M
15. The Ice Storm (1997)
R | 112 min | Drama
In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.
Votes: 51,927 | Gross: $7.84M
16. Kamchatka (2002)
106 min | Drama
The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »
17. The Last Days of Disco (1998)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Story of two female Manhattan book editors fresh out of college, both finding love and themselves while frequenting the local disco.
Votes: 11,651 | Gross: $2.99M
18. Lords of Dogtown (2005)
PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.
Votes: 50,399 | Gross: $11.01M
19. Lovelace (2013)
R | 93 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband before taking control of her life.
Votes: 37,045 | Gross: $0.36M
20. Milk (I) (2008)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Votes: 159,444 | Gross: $31.84M
21. Munich (2005)
R | 164 min | Action, Drama, History
Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.
Votes: 203,442 | Gross: $47.40M
23. The Runaways (2010)
R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 44,685 | Gross: $3.57M
25. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
R | 127 min | Drama
This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful... See full summary »
Votes: 2,205 | Gross: $1.76M
26. Starsky & Hutch (2004)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime
Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red and white Ford Gran Torino, with the help of a police snitch called "Huggy Bear".
Votes: 134,605 | Gross: $88.24M
27. Velvet Goldmine (1998)
R | 118 min | Drama, Music
In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.
Votes: 32,540 | Gross: $1.05M
28. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s.
Votes: 137,961 | Gross: $4.86M
29. Zodiac (2007)
R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Votes: 418,007 | Gross: $33.08M