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1970s Mystery Movies

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The Omen(1976)

R
| 1h 51min | Horror, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 644 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.

Family Plot(1976)

PG
| 2h | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 128 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 Car(1977)

PG
| 1h 36min | Horror
3.0/5 (with 77 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.

Murder on the Orient Express(1974)

PG
| 2h 8min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 443 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.

Escape to Witch Mountain(1975)

3.2/5 (with 71 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 Wicker Man(1973)

R
| 1h 34min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 401 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.

Rollercoaster(1977)

PG
| 1h 59min | Action, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 45 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.

Obsession(1976)

1h 39min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 74 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.

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage(1970)

1h 36min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 216 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.

Damien: Omen II(1978)

1h 47min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 216 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.

Alice, Sweet Alice(1976)

R
| 1h 48min | Horror, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 74 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

Death on the Nile(1978)

PG
| 2h 20min | Mystery
3.6/5 (with 217 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?

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Return from Witch Mountain(1978)

2.9/5 (with 51 votes)

Tony (Ike Eisenmann) and Tia (Kim Richards) 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 (Christopher Lee) and his partner in crime, Letha (Bette Davis), 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.

The Other(1972)

PG
| 1h 48min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 42 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.

Shaft(1971)

R
| 1h 40min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 108 votes)

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

The Last of Sheila(1973)

3.6/5 (with 30 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.

Four Flies on Grey Velvet(1971)

1h 44min | Thriller, Mystery, Horror
3.3/5 (with 101 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...

The Medusa Touch(1978)

3.5/5 (with 49 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.

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing(1975)

2.9/5 (with 17 votes)

Escaping from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", Lord Southmere, a Queen's Messenger, is chased by a group of Chinese spies.

Rider on the Rain(1970)

3.3/5 (with 24 votes)

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

Bear Island(1979)

PG
| 1h 58min | Thriller
3.0/5 (with 15 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.

Satan’s Triangle(1979)

1h 14min | TV Movie, Mystery, Horror
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

The female survivor of a shipwreck and two Coast Guard helicopter pilots sent to rescue her find themselves trapped in a mysterious part of the ocean known as Satan's Triangle.

Directed by Sutton Roley - With Doug McClure

Satan's School for Girls(1973)

1h 18min | Mystery, Horror, TV Movie
2.8/5 (with 10 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.

Sherlock Holmes in New York(1976)

1h 40min | Thriller, TV Movie
3.1/5 (with 8 votes)

An affectionate bow to the master sleuth in this lavishly produced original that has Holmes rushing to New York City after discovering that his old nemesis, Moriarty, has kidnapped the son of the detective's long-time love, actress Irene Adler.

The Woman Hunter(1972)

2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

A wealthy woman, vacationing in Acapulco with her stuffy husband, stumbles upon evidence that she is being stalked by an international jewel thief and murderer.

The Phantom of Hollywood(1974)

1h 14min | Horror, Thriller, TV Movie
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

The internationally famous Worldwide Studios has hit hard times and is forced to sell its backlot to Hollywood property developers. The trouble is someone keeps killing off the site surveyors. The studio chiefs then learn of the legend of a masked man who lives on the lot and is sworn to protect it from harm.

The Late Show(1977)

PG
| 1h 33min | Mystery, Crime, Comedy
2.9/5 (with 14 votes)

Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped pussycat.

The Beast Must Die(1974)

PG
| 1h 33min | Horror, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 17 votes)

Wealthy big game hunter Tom Newcliffe has tracked and killed practically every type of animal in the world. But one creature still evades him, the biggest game of all - a werewolf.

Last Embrace(1979)

2.8/5 (with 15 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 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.

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