Top Movies 1977

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Top Movies 1977

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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 an epic space opera directed by George Lucas, originally released in 1977. The plot follows Luke Skywalker, a young farm boy, and his quest to join the Rebel Alliance and fight against the evil Galactic Empire. Along the way, he befriends the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, meets the notorious smuggler Han Solo, and even discovers the truth about his father. The Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia, are fighting against the Empire, led by the evil Darth Vader, who have recently destroyed the planet Alderaan. Luke joins forces with Han and Chewbacca, who take him to the planet Yavin to join the Rebel Alliance. In a daring mission, the Rebels launch an attack on the Empire's Death Star battle station, and Luke joins in. With the help of the Force, Luke destroys the battle station and, ultimately, the Empire. The Rebel Alliance celebrate their victory and Luke is rewarded for his heroism.

Annie Hall (1977)

Annie Hall
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Woody Allen, starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane
Rated PG

Annie Hall is a romantic comedy-drama about two lovers, Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) and Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), and their tumultuous relationship. Alvy is a neurotic New York comedian who falls in love with Annie, an aspiring singer from the Midwest. As the couple struggle with their relationship, Alvy reflects on the highs and lows of their time together, often leaving the audience in stitches with his comic insights. As they drift apart, Alvy finds solace in his best friend and his career. Through flashbacks and conversations, Alvy takes the audience on an introspective journey through the life of a comedian and an unconventional romance. In the end, the film shows that love is complicated, but often worth the effort.

Sorcerer (1977)

Sorcerer
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From William Friedkin, starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou
Rated PG

Sorcerer is a 1977 American thriller film directed by William Friedkin and starring Roy Scheider. Set in an unnamed Latin American nation, the film tells the story of four outcasts from different parts of the world who are given the opportunity to make a fortune by transporting cargoes of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous terrain. While the men are driven by desperation and a desire for personal gain, they must also confront their own dark pasts in order to survive their dangerous journey. Along the way, they must also face the wrath of a tyrannical local police chief, as well as the forces of nature. At its core, Sorcerer is a story of desperation, courage and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon
Rated PG

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science-fiction horror movie directed by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday electrician, played by Richard Dreyfuss, whose life changes when he experiences a close encounter of an unidentified flying object (UFO). Together with a group of scientists, Roy embarks on a journey to a mysterious mountain in Wyoming, where he eventually comes in contact with aliens from outer space. Along the way, Roy and the others experience the wonders and terrors of this close encounter of the third kind. The movie received widespread critical acclaim and is widely considered a classic of the science-fiction genre.

The Goodbye Girl (1977)

The Goodbye Girl
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Herbert Ross, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict
Rated PG

Pumping Iron (1977)

Pumping Iron
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: George Butler, Robert Fiore, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno, Victoria Ferrigno
Rated PG

Slap Shot (1977)

Slap Shot
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Strother Martin, Jennifer Warren
Rated R

Suspiria (1977)

Suspiria
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Dario Argento, starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé
Rated R

Eraserhead (1977)

Eraserhead
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From David Lynch, starring Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates
Rated Not Rated

Julia (1977)

Julia
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Fred Zinnemann, starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell
Rated PG

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Nicolas Gessner, starring Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman
Rated PG

Short Eyes (1977)

Short Eyes
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Robert M. Young, starring Bruce Davison, José Pérez, Nathan George, Don Blakely
Rated R

Rolling Thunder (1977)

Rolling Thunder
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From John Flynn, starring William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes, James Best
Rated R

The Rescuers (1977)

The Rescuers
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens, starring Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn
Rated G

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

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Saturday Night Fever
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From John Badham, starring John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali
Rated R

Oh, God! (1977)

Oh, God!
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Carl Reiner, starring John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence
Rated PG

The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

The Kentucky Fried Movie
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From John Landis, starring Evan C. Kim, Bong Soo Han, Bill Bixby, George Lazenby
Rated R

The Gauntlet (1977)

The Gauntlet
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince
Rated R

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

The Hills Have Eyes
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Wes Craven, starring Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, John Steadman, Janus Blythe
Rated R

Pete's Dragon (1977)

Pete's Dragon
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Don Chaffey, Don Bluth, starring Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney
Rated G

Rabid (1977)

Rabid
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From David Cronenberg, starring Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Terry Schonblum, Joe Silver
Rated R

Demon Seed (1977)

Demon Seed
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Donald Cammell, starring Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Berry Kroeger
Rated Approved

Jabberwocky (1977)

Jabberwocky
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Terry Gilliam, starring Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell
Rated PG

 



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