Multiple films have explored Best Movies Of 1970. Here are 17 of the top ones.
From Michael Wadleigh, starring Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker
Woodstock is a documentary film from 1970 that follows the historic three-day music and art event of the same name. It chronicles the cultural phenomenon that was the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair, held at the original site in Bethel, New York. Through interviews, musical performances, and archival footage, the film captures the spirit of the festival and its impact on the counterculture of the 1960s. The film features performances by some of the biggest names in rock music, including Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, and more. Woodstock won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1971. It stands as a timeless testament to the power of music and art to unite people from all walks of life in peace, love, and harmony.
From Franklin J. Schaffner, starring George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong
Patton (1970) is a biographical war film starring George C. Scott which chronicles the life and career of General George S. Patton during World War II. The film begins with a powerful speech delivered by General Patton to the Third Army, and then follows his career from his campaigns in North Africa and Sicily to the Battle of the Bulge, and eventually his controversial role in the Allied invasion of Germany. Along the way, the movie delves into the personal and professional struggles Patton endured, as well as his controversial views on war and politics. The film culminates with the Allied victory over Germany and Patton's death shortly afterwards. The film has been acclaimed for its powerful portrayal of the general and its accurate portrayal of the war.
From Arthur Penn, starring Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam
Little Big Man is a 1970 American Western directed by Arthur Penn. The film stars Dustin Hoffman as Jack Crabb, a white man raised by the Cheyenne people. The film follows Jack's life as he is taken in by the Cheyenne people and his life with them, his love interests, his involvement in the Battle of Little Big Horn, and his eventual return to white civilization. Throughout the movie, Jack's life is seen through a series of flashbacks showing his experiences with both the Cheyenne and white cultures. In the end, Jack is forced to choose between two worlds, and ultimately learns to accept both.
From François Truffaut, starring François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Cargol, Françoise Seigner, Paul Villé
The Wild Child is a 1970 French film directed by François Truffaut and starring Jean-Pierre Cargol. The film is based on the real-life story of Victor, a young boy found feral in the woods near Aveyron, France in 1798. As the film progresses, we follow Victor’s tumultuous journey from his discovery in the wild to his integration into society. Along the way, the film examines the relationship between Victor and his teacher Dr. Jean Itard (played by Truffaut himself) as they attempt to understand and communicate with Victor, while also teaching him the basics of language and human behavior. Ultimately, the film explores the nature of communication and the power of education.
Akira Kurosawa, starring Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten
Tora! Tora! Tora! is a 1970 Japanese-American war drama film that tells the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. It follows the events leading up to the attack on both the Japanese and American sides, as well as the attack itself. It was directed by three directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, and Toshio Masuda, with the screenplay written by Larry Forrester and Hideo Oguni, and based on Gordon W. Prange’s book “Tora! Tora! Tora!” The film stars an all-star cast, including Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, E.G. Marshall, and Tatsuya Mihashi, as well as Japanese actors such as So Yamamura and Toshirô Mifune. Tora! Tora! Tora! won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography. It is considered one of the greatest films ever made about World War II and is highly acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.
From Robert Altman, starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman
From Bob Rafelson, starring Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg
From Mike Nichols, starring Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel
Donald Volkman, starring Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts
From Don Siegel, starring Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fábregas, Alberto Morin
From Arthur Hiller, starring Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron, Anne Meara
From Martin Ritt, starring James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Lou Gilbert, Joel Fluellen
From Robert Altman, starring Bud Cort, Shelley Duvall, Sally Kellerman, Michael Murphy
From Arthur Hiller, starring Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland
From Martin Ritt, starring Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay
Henry Hathaway, starring Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Jean Seberg
From Ted Post, starring James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison