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1970s Mystery Movies

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Death on the Nile(1978)

PG
| 2h 20min | Mystery
3.6/5 (with 265 votes)

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

The Omen(1976)

R
| 1h 51min | Horror, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 742 votes)

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Damien: Omen II(1978)

1h 47min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 250 votes)

Since the sudden and highly suspicious death of his parents, 12-year-old Damien has been in the charge of his wealthy aunt and uncle. Widely feared to be the Antichrist, Damien relentlessly plots to seize control of his uncle's business empire—and the world. Anyone attempting to unravel the secrets of Damien's sinister past or fiendish future meets with a swift and cruel demise.

Satanic Pandemonium(1975)

1h 29min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

Sister Maria is known in the convent for her good works and charity, but, in the secret depths of her sexual fantasies, she is tormented by visions of another world - a world where her forbidden passions are allowed to run free. In this world Satan is her master. As her acts of violence and blasphemy mount, Maria realizes that she has been chosen by the Devil to destroy the convent and lead her sister nuns into hell!

Murder on the Orient Express(1974)

PG
| 2h 8min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 511 votes)

In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

The Wicker Man(1973)

R
| 1h 34min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 471 votes)

Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.

Shaft(1971)

R
| 1h 40min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 127 votes)

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage(1970)

1h 36min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 275 votes)

An American writer living in Rome witnesses an attempted murder that is connected to an ongoing killing spree in the city, and conducts his own investigation despite himself and his girlfriend being targeted by the killer.

Escape to Witch Mountain(1975)

3.2/5 (with 79 votes)

Tia and Tony are two orphaned youngsters with extraordinary powers. Lucas Deranian poses as their uncle in order to get the kids into the clutches of Deranian's megalomaniacal boss, evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt, who wants to exploit them. Jason, a cynical widower, helps Tia and Tony escape to witch mountain, while at the same time Tia and Tony help Jason escape the pain of the loss of his wife.

The Car(1977)

PG
| 1h 36min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 94 votes)

The film is set in the fictional Utah community of Santa Ynez, which is being terrorized by a mysterious black coupe that appears out of nowhere and begins running people down. After the car kills off the town's Sheriff, it becomes the job of Captain Wade Parent to stop the murderous driver.

Alice, Sweet Alice(1976)

R
| 1h 48min | Horror, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 86 votes)

Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. When Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to turn toward Alice. But could a 12-year-old girl really be capable of such savagery?

Directed by Alfred Sole - With Linda Miller, Lillian Roth, Alphonso DeNoble, Brooke Shields

Four Flies on Grey Velvet(1971)

1h 44min | Thriller, Mystery, Horror
3.3/5 (with 131 votes)

Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed by a mysterious man. One night he manages to catch up with his persecutor and tries to get him to talk but in the ensuing struggle he accidentally stabs him. He runs away, but he understands his troubles have just begun when the following day he receives an envelope with photos of him killing the man. Someone is killing all his friends and trying to frame him for the murders...

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Obsession(1976)

1h 39min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 89 votes)

New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who bears a striking resemblance to his wife.

Return from Witch Mountain(1978)

3.0/5 (with 86 votes)

Tony and Tia are other-worldly twins endowed with telekinesis. When their Uncle Bene drops them off in Los Angeles for an earthbound vacation, a display of their supernatural skill catches the eye of the nefarious Dr. Gannon and his partner in crime, Letha, who see rich possibilities in harnessing the children's gifts. They kidnap Tony, and Tia gives chase only to find Gannon is using her brother's powers against her.

Rollercoaster(1977)

PG
| 1h 59min | Action, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 47 votes)

The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a hard time to the cops after they give him UV marked money. He then wants revenge and places a bomb in a roller coaster at the most important amusement park event of the year.

Family Plot(1976)

PG
| 2h | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 147 votes)

Spiritualist Blanche Tyler is asked to locate a missing heir, whom she pursues with her cab driver boyfriend George Lumley, an unemployed actor.

The Medusa Touch(1978)

3.5/5 (with 60 votes)

A French detective in London reconstructs the life of a man lying in hospital with severe injuries with the help of journals and a psychiatrist. He realises that the man had powerful telekinetic abilities.

The Other(1972)

PG
| 1h 48min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 45 votes)

Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic gifts, Niles starts to suspect that his twin may be involved in recent fatal accidents.

The Black Belly of the Tarantula(1971)

R
| 1h 38min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 28 votes)

Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife.

The Last of Sheila(1973)

3.5/5 (with 39 votes)

A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.

Rider on the Rain(1970)

3.2/5 (with 32 votes)

A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.

Shaft in Africa(1973)

3.0/5 (with 17 votes)

Detective John Shaft travels incognito to Ethiopia, then France, to bust a human trafficking ring.

Endless Night(1972)

1h 39min | Mystery, Crime, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 19 votes)

Shiftless dreamer Michael Rogers fantasizes about a lifestyle above his means and marries a wealthy, young girl who just came of age. They hire a famous architect to build their dream home amidst a series of suspicious incidents. The spouse has dark intentions toward his naive, inexperienced bride. Secrets from his past and sinister ties to their house guest Greta lead to a terrible turn of unexpected events.

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.

Last Embrace(1979)

2.7/5 (with 20 votes)

Secret agent Harry Hannan suffers a mental breakdown when a botched mission in Mexico results in the death of his wife. He is sent to a mental asylum, after which he eventually returns to work. But, once again, he begins to doubt his sanity when he receives a bizarre death threat written in Hebrew. Not knowing which of his colleagues wants to kill him, Hannan teams up with pretty young college student Ellie Fabian to attempt to unravel the mystery.

The Spider's Stratagem(1970)

1h 40min | Mystery, Drama
3.6/5 (with 29 votes)

A young man returns to his countryside hometown to investigate the unclear circumstances behind the death of his father, ostensibly killed by Fascists in 1936, before his birth. As he unravels a web of lies that seems to encompass the whole town, he finds himself entangled in the same web.

The Cat and the Canary(1978)

PG
| 1h 38min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 14 votes)

A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.

Bear Island(1979)

PG
| 1h 58min | Thriller, Action, Adventure, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 18 votes)

A group of people converge on a barren Arctic island. They have their reasons for being there but when a series of mysterious accidents and murders take place, a whole lot of darker motives become apparent. Could the fortune in buried Nazi gold be the key to the mystery? Donald Sutherland and Vanessa Redgrave investigate.

The Playbirds(1978)

1h 29min | Thriller, Crime
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

In order to unmask a pathological killer who is targeting the beautiful centrefolds of Playbirds magazine, a sexy policewoman Lucy Sheridan puts her life and reputation on the line by sleeping with millionaire publisher Harry Dougan. The Chief Superintendant and Police Commissioner are keeping a close eye on her, but time is running out fast.

Satan's School for Girls(1973)

1h 18min | Mystery, Horror, TV Movie
2.7/5 (with 13 votes)

Satan's School for Girls is set within the grim walls of Fallbridge College for Girls. Hoping to learn the truth behind the "suicide" of her younger sister, Beth Hammersmith enrolls in Fallbridge under the assumed name of Karen Oxford. Our heroine soon learns that the school is in the clutches of a coven of witches called "The Five" -- and that she herself has the right satanic qualities to enable The Five to take over the world.

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