Movies About The 70s

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Movies About The 70s

When it comes to Movies About The 70s, there are many movies exploring this topic. We wrote about 12 of the best ones.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From George Lucas, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness
Rated PG

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is the fourth installment in the epic space opera franchise created by George Lucas. The story follows the journey of a young farm boy, Luke Skywalker, who discovers a droid carrying a secret message. With the help of two renegade smugglers, Han Solo and Chewbacca, they set off on an adventure to help a rebel alliance overthrow the oppressive Empire. Along the way, Luke discovers the power of the Force and confronts the dangerous Darth Vader, who is determined to hunt him down. Together, they fight for freedom and justice to restore peace in the galaxy.

Alien (1979)

Alien
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright
Rated R

Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. The film follows the crew of a commercial towing vessel, the Nostromo, as they investigate a distress signal from an alien spacecraft. On board, they find a large alien creature that begins to terrorize the crew as they attempt to escape and return to Earth. The crew must work together to survive, as the alien continues to hunt them down one by one. Sigourney Weaver stars as Ripley, the sole survivor of the Nostromo. Alien is considered one of the greatest science fiction films of all time, and has spawned numerous sequels and spin-offs.

Network (1976)

Network
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Sidney Lumet, starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall
Rated R

Network is a 1976 film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, William Holden and Robert Duvall. It is a satire of the television industry and its effects on society. It follows the story of a veteran news anchor, Howard Beale (Finch), who loses his job after his ratings begin to drop. In order to save his job, he announces on live television that he will kill himself on the air in two weeks. This unexpected outburst attracts the attention of the network's executives, who see this as an opportunity to gain ratings. Meanwhile, the ambitious Diana Christensen (Dunaway) and her team use Beale's story to create a new type of television programming that features sensationalism and violence. As Beale's ratings skyrocket, the network manipulates and exploits him for their own gain. Ultimately, Beale's journey serves as a warning about the power of the media to control and manipulate its viewers.

All the President's Men (1976)

All the President's Men
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Alan J. Pakula, starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam
Rated PG

All the President's Men is an Academy Award-winning political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula, based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. The film centers on investigative journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein (portrayed by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, respectively) as they uncover the Watergate scandal that ultimately leads to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. It also stars Jason Robards, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam and Hal Holbrook. The film follows Woodward and Bernstein as they investigate the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. It details their relentless pursuit of the story amidst skepticism from the FBI, their editors at The Washington Post, and the White House itself. As the evidence against the conspirators mounts, the reporters are ultimately vindicated and President Nixon is forced to resign on August 9, 1974. All the President's Men was a critical and commercial success, and it was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning four; Best Supporting Actor (Robards), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound, and Best Art Direction. It remains one of the greatest films about journalism ever made.

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

The Outlaw Josey Wales
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney
Rated PG

The Outlaw Josey Wales is a classic American Western movie directed by Clint Eastwood. It follows the story of Josey Wales, a Missouri farmer who joins a Confederate guerrilla unit after his family is murdered by Union soldiers. After the war, Josey refuses to surrender and becomes an outlaw, pursued by bounty hunters and Union soldiers looking to avenge their fallen comrades. Along the way, Josey meets up with a diverse group of characters who become a makeshift family to him, and together they travel westward in search of a new life. As the stakes continue to rise, Josey's path ultimately leads him to a final showdown with the Union soldiers. With his newfound family at his side, Josey must now face his enemies and make a stand for a better life.

The Muppet Movie (1979)

The Muppet Movie
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From James Frawley, starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
Rated G

The Muppet Movie is a musical comedy film released in 1979 and directed by James Frawley. The film follows Kermit the Frog, who is trying to make it in show business, as he embarks on a road-trip from his home in the swamp to Hollywood. Along the way, he meets and teams up with a variety of Muppet characters who join him on his quest. Together, they must outwit a villainous entrepreneur, Doc Hopper, who is determined to get Kermit to promote his chain of fried frog-leg restaurants. Along the way, they must overcome numerous obstacles and prove that even a frog can make it in Hollywood. The film features classic Muppets songs such as “Rainbow Connection”, “Movin’ Right Along” and “I’m Going to Hollywood”. The Muppet Movie was both a critical and financial success, and established the Muppets as a beloved pop culture icon.

Superman (1978)

Superman
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Richard Donner, starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando
Rated PG

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Assault on Precinct 13
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West
Rated R

Vanishing Point (1971)

Vanishing Point
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Richard C. Sarafian, starring Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Charlotte Rampling, Dean Jagger
Rated R

The Driver (1978)

The Driver
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Walter Hill, starring Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley
Rated R

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Smokey and the Bandit
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Hal Needham, starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry
Rated PG

Westworld (1973)

Westworld
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Michael Crichton, starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold
Rated PG

 



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