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1970s Satirical Movies

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Network(1976)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 463 votes)

When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ratings.

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob(1973)

1h 40min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 302 votes)

In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins from Slimane's country, but also the police, who think Pivert is a murderer. Pivert ends up posing as Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure who's returned to France for his first visit after 30 years in the United States. Adding to the confusion are Pivert's dentist-wife, who thinks her husband is leaving her for another woman, their daughter, who's about to get married, and a Parisian neighborhood filled with people eager to celebrate the return of Rabbi Jacob.

The Stepford Wives(1975)

3.4/5 (with 78 votes)

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.

Jabberwocky(1977)

PG
| 1h 45min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 61 votes)

A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster?

Silent Movie(1976)

PG
| 1h 27min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 79 votes)

Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors attempt to thwart them.

That Obscure Object of Desire(1977)

3.9/5 (with 78 votes)

After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a fiery 19-year-old flamenco dancer named Conchita. What follows is a tale of cruelty, depravity and lies -- the very building blocks of love.

Directed by Luis Buñuel - With Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina Tejedor, Milena Vukotic, Juan María Santamaría Rodríguez, Justo Ruiz, ...

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls(1970)

NC-17
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 53 votes)

An all-female rock group finds fame, love, and drama when they move to LA in order to claim the lead singer’s inheritance.

Man Friday(1975)

PG
| 1h 55min | Adventure, Drama
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

Englishman Robinson Crusoe, stranded alone on an island for years, is overjoyed to find a fellow man, a black islander whom he names Friday. But Crusoe cannot overcome the shackles of his own heritage and upbringing and is incapable of seeing Friday as anything other than a savage who needs Crusoe's brand of cultural and religious enlightenment. Friday attempts to share his own more generous and unashamed culture, but ultimately realizes that Crusoe can never see him as anything but an inferior being. With that awareness, Friday sets out to turn the tables on Crusoe.

Smile(1975)

PG
| 1h 53min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital difficulties and Bob's son is up to some mischief. Could this year's pageant be in jeopardy?

Coonskin(1975)

R
| 1h 23min | Drama, Animation, Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 28 votes)

Brother Rabbit, Brother Bear, and Preacher Fox rise to the top of the crime ranks in Harlem by going up against a con-man, a racist cop, and the Mafia.

200 Motels(1971)

3.0/5 (with 6 votes)

"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the Mothers and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a tale of life on the road. The band members' main concerns are the search for groupies and the desire to get paid.

Directed by Tony Palmer, Frank Zappa - With Theodore Bikel, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Pamela Des Barres, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar, ...

The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer(1970)

1h 34min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the Tory ranks.

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Shame of the Jungle(1975)

R
| 1h 25min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
2.6/5 (with 10 votes)

Shame, the ape man of the jungle, is aghast when his woman, June, is kidnapped by a gang of giant penises. They take her to their queen, Bazunga, a bald woman with fourteen breasts. After tangling with a gang of great white hunters, a marauding lion and the Molar Men, Shame sets off to rescue her with only his faithful friend Flicka at his side. He heads for that darkest of areas.

Directed by Picha, Boris Szulzinger

Little Murders(1971)

PG
| 1h 50min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 11 votes)

Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then Alfred meets Patsy Newqvist, who takes it upon herself to mold Alfred into "a strong, vital, self-assured man, that I can protect and take care of.".

Whiffs(1975)

1h 31min | Crime, Comedy
4.1/5 (with 2 votes)

Elliott Gould steals Army nerve gas to help him rob banks when he’s kicked out of the military after 15 years of service as a human guinea pig in its chemical warfare experiments.

The Great American Beauty Contest(1973)

1h 14min | TV Movie, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The pursuit by America's loveliest girls for a coveted beauty crown is threatened by a scandal which implicates a judge, a former winner, and one of the five finalists.

Directed by Robert Day - With Joanna Cameron

Good News(1979)

1h 50min | Comedy, Drama

A disaffected media executive who spends his days watching violent programming on the six television screens in his office and his evenings is neglecting his frustrated wife at home.

The Diane Linkletter Story(1969)

10min | Comedy, Drama
2.3/5 (with 9 votes)

This improvised film is based on the true-life suicide of TV personality Art Linkletter's daughter, Diane. Mr. and Mrs. Linkletter fret about their daughter's recent behaviour, which includes taking drugs and dating a lowlife named Jim. Eventually, the parents confront Diane… with tragic consequences.

Directed by John Waters - With Divine
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