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1970s Satirical Movies

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Dawn of the Dead(1978)

NR
| 2h 7min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 915 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 811 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 Lamarr 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.

Network(1976)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 714 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.

M*A*S*H(1970)

R
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 424 votes)

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

That Obscure Object of Desire(1977)

R
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 149 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.

The Ruling Class(1972)

PG
| 2h 34min | Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 34 votes)

When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is mentally unfit to own the estate, the Gurney family plots to steal Jack's inheritance. As their outrageous schemes fail, the family strives to cure Jack of his bizarre behavior, with disastrous results.

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob(1973)

G
| 1h 40min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 427 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.

La Grande Bouffe(1973)

NC-17
| 2h 10min | Drama, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 198 votes)

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

Catch-22(1970)

R
| 2h 1min | War, Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 130 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.

Phantom of the Paradise(1974)

PG
| 1h 32min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Music, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 270 votes)

Fledgling singer-songwriter Winslow Leach finds himself double-crossed by the nefarious music producer Swan, who steals both his music and the girl Winslow wants to sing it, Phoenix, for the grand opening of his rock palace, the Paradise. After Swan has Winslow sent to prison for trespassing, Winslow endures a freak accident that leaves him disfigured, after which he seeks revenge on both Swan and the Paradise.

Nashville(1975)

R
| 2h 40min | Drama, Music, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 157 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.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!(1978)

PG
| 1h 27min | Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
2.5/5 (with 121 votes)

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a 1978 comedy film directed by John De Bello and starring David Miller. The film is a spoof of B-movies. Made on a budget of less than USD $100,000, the story involves tomatoes becoming sentient by unknown means and revolting against humanity.

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Shampoo(1975)

R
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 85 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.

The Stepford Wives(1975)

3.3/5 (with 127 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.

Martin(1977)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror, Drama
3.4/5 (with 105 votes)

Martin, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls(1970)

NC-17
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 77 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.

Coonskin(1975)

R
| 1h 23min | Drama, Animation, Comedy, Crime
3.0/5 (with 43 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.

Roma(1972)

R
| 2h 8min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 127 votes)

A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.

The Canterbury Tales(1972)

NC-17
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 85 votes)

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

The Day of the Locust(1975)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 33 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.

Slaughterhouse-Five(1972)

R
| 1h 40min | Drama, Science Fiction, War
3.2/5 (with 90 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.

The Seduction of Mimi(1972)

2h | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 45 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.

The Hospital(1971)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 39 votes)

Dr. Bock, the chief of medicine at a Manhattan hospital, is suicidal after the collapse of his personal life. When an intern is found dead in a hospital bed, it appears to Bock to be a case of unforgivable malpractice. Hours later, another doctor, who happens to be responsible for another case of malpractice, is found dead. Despondent, Bock finds himself drawn to Barbara, the daughter of a comatose missionary.

Silent Movie(1976)

PG
| 1h 27min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 125 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.

Jabberwocky(1977)

PG
| 1h 45min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 107 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?

Hollywood Boulevard(1976)

R
| 1h 23min | Comedy, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 14 votes)

A Midwestern ingenue moves to Hollywood and rivals a B-movie queen in low-budget quickies.

Directed by Allan Arkush, Joe Dante - With David Boyle, 7th Earl of Glasgow, Dick Miller, Jonathan Kaplan, Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Allan Arkush, ...

O Lucky Man!(1973)

R
| 3h 3min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music
3.5/5 (with 39 votes)

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

Desperate Living(1977)

R
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 42 votes)

A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump.

Directed by John Waters - With Mink Stole, Edith Massey, Mary Vivian Pearce, Liz Renay, Cookie Mueller, Channing Wilroy, ...

Winter Kills(1979)

1h 37min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 19 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.

Love at the Top(1974)

1h 45min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 18 votes)

Nicholas Mallet, an inconspicuous and shy bank employee, one day successfully invites Marie-Paul, a young woman he hadn’t known before, in the streets of Paris to a café and sleeps with her the next day. When he tells his surprised friend Claude about the incident, the disillusioned and handicapped writer develops a plan to control and manipulate Nicholas’ life. First of all, he procures him to Roberte, a professor of philosophy’s frustrated and bored wife...

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