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1970s Satirical Movies

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Dawn of the Dead(1978)

NR
| 2h 7min | Horror
3.8/5 (with 795 votes)

During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Blazing Saddles(1974)

R
| 1h 33min | Western, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 694 votes)

A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.

That Obscure Object of Desire(1977)

R
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 129 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 Luiso buñueloom - With Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Milena Vukotic, Juan María Santamaría Rodríguez, Justo Ruiz, ...

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob(1973)

1h 40min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 375 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.

Catch-22(1970)

R
| 2h 1min | War, Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 106 votes)

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation.

Network(1976)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 633 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 Stepford Wives(1975)

3.4/5 (with 110 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.

La Grande Bouffe(1973)

NC-17
| 2h 10min | Drama, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 159 votes)

Four friends gather at a villa with the intention of eating themselves to death.

...And Justice for All(1979)

R
| 1h 59min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 179 votes)

An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is forced to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial under the threat of being disbarred.

The Canterbury Tales(1972)

NC-17
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 66 votes)

Glimpses of Chaucer penning his famous work are sprinkled through this re-enactment of several of his stories.

Shampoo(1975)

R
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 74 votes)

George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing "star" and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds down with the wife, daughter and mistress of a potential backer doesn't help. It also does little for his relationship with his current girlfriend.

Silent Movie(1976)

PG
| 1h 27min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 105 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.

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Slaughterhouse-Five(1972)

R
| 1h 40min | Drama, War, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 80 votes)

Billy Pilgrim, a veteran of the Second World War, finds himself mysteriously detached from time, so that he is able to travel, without being able to help it, from the days of his childhood to those of his peculiar life on a distant planet called Tralfamadore, passing through his bitter experience as a prisoner of war in the German city of Dresden, over which looms the inevitable shadow of an unspeakable tragedy.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls(1970)

NC-17
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 70 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.

The Day of the Locust(1975)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 29 votes)

Hollywood, 1930s. Tod Hackett, a young painter who tries to make his way as an art director in the lurid world of film industry, gets infatuated with his neighbor Faye Greener, an aspiring actress who prefers the life that Homer Simpson, a lone accountant, can offer her.

Nashville(1975)

R
| 2h 40min | Drama, Music, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 126 votes)

The intersecting stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress— connect to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jabberwocky(1977)

PG
| 1h 45min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 93 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?

The Seduction of Mimi(1972)

2h | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 40 votes)

Voting against the Mafia in what he thinks is a secret ballot costs Sicilian laborer Mimi his livelihood. He leaves his wife, flees to Turin and romances a Communist organizer - but he just can’t shake the Mafia. When they lure Mimi back to Sicily with a better job, he must keep his lover – and love child – under wraps. That’s when his wife announces she’s pregnant.

O Lucky Man!(1973)

R
| 3h 3min | Music, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 30 votes)

This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in modern Britain.

Shame of the Jungle(1975)

R
| 1h 25min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 37 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

Coonskin(1975)

R
| 1h 23min | Drama, Animation, Comedy, Crime
3.0/5 (with 39 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.

Little Murders(1971)

PG
| 1h 50min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 15 votes)

Alfred Chamberlain, who suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything, meets Patsy Newquist, who takes it upon herself to mold him into "a strong, vital, self-assured man that I can protect and take care of.".

A Wedding(1978)

PG
| 2h 5min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 16 votes)

Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the ageing priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather over-zealously, and Dino's grandma expires in bed just as the reception starts. Could be quite an occasion.

The Landlord(1970)

1h 52min | Comedy, Drama
3.0/5 (with 16 votes)

At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it into a posh flat. But Elgar is not one to be bound by yesterday's urges, and soon he has other thoughts on his mind.

Winter Kills(1979)

1h 37min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 14 votes)

19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father's attempts to control his actions, Nick follows the clues that have been handed to him. As he progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to discern the real trails from the dead ends, and increasingly dangerous as unknown parties try to stop Nick from uncovering the truth.

Smile(1975)

PG
| 1h 53min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 13 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?

200 Motels(1971)

2.8/5 (with 10 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, ...

Man Friday(1975)

PG
| 1h 55min | Adventure
3.5/5 (with 12 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.

The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer(1970)

1h 34min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 4 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.

The Eccentrics(1974)

1h 19min | Comedy, Fantasy
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Surrealistic movie about prisoners who invent flying apparatus.

Directed by Eldar Shengelaya - With Vasili Chkhaidze, Dato Jgenti, Ariadna Shengelaya, Boris Tsipuria, Abrek Pkhaladze, Merab Eliozishvili, ...
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