1970-1979

Best Picture (1970): Patton (1970)

M*A*S*H* (1970)

Love Story (1970)

Woodstock 3 Days of Peace & Music (1970)

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

El Topo (1970)

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

Bananas (1971)

Brian’s Song (1971)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Diamonds_Are_Forever_-_UK_cinema_posterJames Bond #7: Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Director: Guy Hamilton. After the unexpected of departure of George Lazenby after On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Sean Connery returned one more time to reprise his role as James Bond. The plot of this film is odd and confusing, but, in essence, it follows Bond as he trails the infamous Blofeld who clones himself, holds the world ransom, and uses diamonds to power a nuclear-capable satellite circulating the globe.

Dirty Harry (1971)

Duel (1971)

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

Best Picture (1971): The French Connection (1971)

Harold and Maude (1971)

The Last Picture Show (1971)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)

Shaft (1971)

Trafic (1971)

Walkabout (1971)

WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Cabaret (1972)

The Candidate (1972)

Deliverance (1972)

Best Picture (1972): The Godfather (1972)

Last Tango in Paris (1972)

Play It Again, Sam (1972)

Late Spring (1972)

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

Tout va bien (1972)

Solaris (1972)

Sounder (1972)

American Graffiti (1973)

Badlands (1973)

Cries and Whispers (1973)

Day for Night (1973)

Enter the Dragon (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

High Plains Drifter (1973)

Live_and_Let_Die-_UK_cinema_posterJames Bond #8: Live and Let Die (1973)
Director: Guy Hamilton. Live and Let Die is the eighth Eon James Bond film, and the first to feature Roger Moore in the lead role (after Sean Connery refused to reprise the role -though he later returned in the non-canonical Bond film entitled Never Say Never Again). In the film, Bond pursues a man named “Mr. Big” -a drug dealer who turns out to be a political leader in the Caribbean. The story takes us through a number of voodoo occultist and blaxploitation stereotypes.

Mean Streets (1973)

Paper Moon (1973)

Don’t Look Now (1973)

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)

The Mother and the Whore (1973)

Scenes From A Marriage (1973)

Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

Sleeper (1973)

The Long Goodbye (1973)

Best Picture (1973): The Sting (1973)

The Way We Were (1973)

A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

Amarcord (1974)

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

Chinatown (1974)

The Conversation (1974)

Best Picture (1974): The Godfather (Part II) (1974)

The_Man_with_the_Golden_Gun_-_UK_cinema_posterJames Bond #9: The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton. The second of Roger Moore’s James Bond films, The Man With The Golden Gun is also the ninth Eon Bond film. James Bond is sent to investigate an international assassin named Francisco Scaramanga (played by Christopher Lee) who possesses a highly lethal, one shot golden gun, and who has stolen a solar device to power his ray gun weapon.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Towering Inferno (1974)

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Movie poster shows a woman in the ocean swimming to the right. Below her is a large shark, and only its head and open mouth with teeth can be seen. Within the image is the film's title and above it in a surrounding black background is the phrase "The most terrifying motion picture from the terrifying No. 1 best seller." The bottom of the image details the starring actors and lists credits and the MPAA rating.Jaws (1975)
Director: Steven Spielberg. Based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name, Jaws is the classic horror film about a massive great white shark plaguing a summer New England resort town. Jaws was the notable originator the summer blockbuster, a trend that would soon follow with other release strategies, such as Star Wars.

Love and Death (1975)

Nashville (1975)

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

Night Moves (1975)

Numero deux (1975)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Nashville (1975)

Best Picture (1975): One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

The Passenger (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Salo, Or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Shampoo (1975)

Tommy (1975)

All the president's men.jpgAll the President’s Men (1976)
Director: Alan Pakula. All The President’s Men is a classic film about the Washington Post investigation into the Watergate scandal that brought down the Nixon presidency. It stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as reporters, Woodward and Bernstein as they chase the clues left behind by “Deep Throat.”

Bound For Glory (1976)

Carrie (1976)

In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

Heart of Glass (1976)

Marathon Man (1976)

Network (1976)

Rocky poster.jpgBest Picture (1976): Rocky (1976)
Director: John G. Avildsen. Rocky began as a low budget movie, based on the idea for the story written by Sylvester Stallone. He wrote the script in three and half days after watching a Muhammad Ali fight. Much like the plot, the film had a unique rise from obscurity to become one of the more recognizable sports films of all time. Sylvester Stallone plays the down on his luck, working class “Italian Stallion” from the streets of Philadelphia who is given a once in a lifetime opportunity to fight the boxing world champion, Apollo Creed (played by Carl Weathers). The plot of the film is one long tired cliché.

Taxi Driver (1976)

Image result for annie hallBest Picture (1977): Annie Hall (1977)
Director: Woody Allen. Annie Hall is Woody Allen’s magnum opus. It tells the neurotic yet charming love story of Alvy Singer (Woody Allen), a somewhat successful stage comedian and his relationship with Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). The film is brilliantly told through a series of flashbacks and rule-breaking gags that make Annie Hall a wonderful film.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Eraserhead (1977)

The Goodbye Girl (1977)

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Julia (1977)

Killer of Sheep (1977)

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

The_Spy_Who_Loved_Me_(UK_cinema_poster)James Bond #10: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Director: Lewis Gilbert. The Spy Who Loved Me is the third Bond film to star Roger Moore. It is about an unlikely partnership between James Bond and a Soviet spy, Anya Amasova, as they research the mysterious disappearance of two submarines: one Soviet and one British. The trail ultimately leads them to a maniacal villain seeking to launch a nuclear holocaust in order to create a new civilization under the sea.

Film poster showing Luke Skywalker triumphantly holding a lightsaber in the air, Princess Leia kneeling beside him, and R2-D2 and C-3PO behind them. A figure of the head of Darth Vader and the Death Star with several starfighters heading towards it are shown in the background. Atop the image is the text "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." On the bottom right is the film's logo, and the credits and the production details below that.Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Director: George Lucas. Star Wars is the great science-fiction epic, Arthurian space opera of our time. It tells the story of a listless young man named Luke Skywalker who is suddenly caught up in a struggle between an alliance of rebels fighting the total power of the galactic empire. Each one of the original three (out of a total of nine) films is excellent, and sadly the same cannot be said for any of the other more recent Star Wars films.

Stroszek (1977)

3 Women (1977)

(National Lampoon’s) Animal House (1978)

The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

Coming Home (1978)

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Days of Heaven (1978)

Best Picture (1978): The Deer Hunter (1978)

Gates of Heaven (1978)

Grease (1978)

Halloween (1978)

The Last Waltz (1978)

Superman The Movie (1978)

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

An Unmarried Woman (1978)

Watership Down (1978)

Alien (1979)

All That Jazz (1979)

…And Justice For All (1979)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Being There (1979)

The Black Stallion (1979)

The China Syndrome (1979)

The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

The Jerk (1979)

Best Picture (1979): Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Mad Max (1979)

Manhattan (1979)

(Monty Python’s) Life of Brian (1979)

Moonraker_(UK_cinema_poster)James Bond #11: Moonraker (1979)
Director: Lewis Gilbert. Moonraker is based on the third Ian Fleming James Bond novel, it is the fourth Bond film to star Roger Moore, and the third Bond film directed by Lewis Gilbert: You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979)Moonraker is about a maniacal villain named Hugo Drax (played by Michael Lonsdale) and his plan to launch a nuclear war on earth while creating a super race of humans at his space station. In the film, we meet Dr. Holly “Goodhead” (played by Lois Chiles), a spy posing as a scientist, and Moonraker also re-introduces a less fearsome and more sentimental Jaws (he falls in love and has a change of heart in the end).

Norma Rae (1979)

Nosferatu: The Vampyr (1979)

The Onion Field (1979)

Star Trek – The Motion Picture (1979)

The Tin Drum (1979)