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1970s Crime Movies

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The Godfather(1972)

R
| 2h 55min | Drama, Crime
4.4/5 (with 7,117 votes)

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

The Godfather: Part II(1974)

R
| 3h 22min | Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 4,247 votes)

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

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Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight.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

The Friends of Eddie Coyle(1973)

R
| 1h 42min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 48 votes)

An aging hood is about to go back to prison. Hoping to escape his fate, he supplies information on stolen guns to the feds, while simultaneously supplying arms to his bank robbing chums.

Rabid Dogs(1974)

1h 36min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 73 votes)

Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean getaway.

Capone(1975)

R
| 1h 41min | Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 27 votes)

Young Al Capone catches the eye of Johnny Torrio, a criminal visiting New York from Chicago. Torrio invites Capone to move to Illinois to help run his Prohibition-era alcohol sales operation. Capone rises through the ranks of Torrio's gang and eventually takes over. On top, he works to consolidate his power by eliminating his enemies, fixing elections to his advantage and getting rich. In his spare time, Capone courts the principled Iris Crawford.

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 Big Sleep(1978)

R
| 1h 40min | Thriller, Crime
3.0/5 (with 22 votes)

Private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) investigates a case of blackmail involving the two wild daughters of a rich general, a pornographer and a gangster. This neo-noir remake of the iconic 1946 Bogart film transfers the setting of Raymond Chandler's novel from 1940s California to 1970s London.

Hickey & Boggs(1972)

PG
| 1h 51min | Crime, Action
2.8/5 (with 10 votes)

Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.

Caliber 9(1972)

1h 40min | Action, Crime
4.0/5 (with 62 votes)

Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden $300,000 that should have gone to an American drug syndicate boss.

Death of a Corrupt Man(1977)

3.2/5 (with 23 votes)

In the middle of the night, deputy Philippe Dubaye wakes up his old friend Xavier Maréchal with disturbing news: he has just killed Serrano, a racketeer with extant political connections. Serrano kept proofs of Dubaye's involvement in corrupt dealings and was poised to use them against the deputy. Xavier readily agrees to cover up for his old pal Philippe, but he soon runs into difficulties. Nobody believes Dubaye's alibi. And everybody -- influential personalities, powerful businessmen, dubious go-betweens and the police -- wants to get hold of the documents that served to blackmail Dubaye; by all possible means...

Bloodline(1979)

1h 56min | Crime, Thriller
2.3/5 (with 12 votes)

When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.

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Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold(1975)

1h 34min | Action, Adventure, Drama
3.0/5 (with 6 votes)

When fellow operatives (and childhood friends) Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones travels there to find them. With the help of local detective Mi Ling, Cleopatra discovers that her friends' disappearance has to do with The Dragon Lady, a much-feared blonde "lipstick lesbian" who runs a Macao casino and controls a major chunk of the local drug trade.

Multiple Maniacs(1970)

NR
| 1h 37min | Crime, Comedy, Horror
3.3/5 (with 29 votes)

Lady Divine becomes enraged when her boyfriend cheats on her, and descends into a life of murder and mayhem.

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.

Battles Without Honor and Humanity(1973)

1h 39min | Action, Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 26 votes)

In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza...

The Valachi Papers(1972)

R
| 2h 5min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 27 votes)

When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the sacred code of silence.

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 Body of My Enemy(1976)

3.2/5 (with 31 votes)

Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a football star lie slaughtered. He thinks he has been framed by the mob. Going underground, he finds that the trail leads all the way to the top - to Gilberte's family. He needs friends. And friends are hard to come by in his town.

The Last Run(1971)

PG
| 1h 35min | Drama, Crime
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

A former getaway driver from Chicago has retired to a peaceful life in a Portugese fishing village. He is asked to pull off one last job, involving driving a dangerous crook and his girl-friend to France.

The Doberman Gang(1972)

PG
| 1h 27min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 16 votes)

After a failed bank robbery, an ex-con, an ex-waitress and a few of their friends train a pack of doberman dogs to rob a bank for them.

Bloody Mama(1970)

R
| 1h 30min | Crime, Drama
2.8/5 (with 25 votes)

Sexually abused as a young girl, Kate "Ma" Barker grows into a violently powerful woman by the 1930s. She lovingly dominates her grown sons, and grooms them into a pack of tough crooks. The boys include the cruel Herman, who still shares a bed with Ma; Fred, an ex-con who fell in love with a fellow prisoner; and Lloyd, who gets high on whatever's handy. Together they form a deadly, bizarre family of Depression-era bandits.

They Only Kill Their Masters(1972)

PG
| 1h 37min | Mystery, Romance / Love, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

An enigmatic young woman has been murdered in a small California coast town. The investigation by the local sheriff uncovers a complex web of relationships centering on the victim; the scattered trail of evidence ranges from a mysterious photograph to the victim's own dog. During the investigation, the sheriff meets and becomes romantically involved with a woman whose connection to the murder is ambiguous.

Borsalino and Co.(1974)

1h 50min | Crime
3.3/5 (with 22 votes)

Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man.".

Thieves Like Us(1974)

3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

Bowie, a youthful convicted murderer, and bank robbers Chicamaw and T-Dub escape from a Mississippi chain gang in the 1930s. They hole up with a gas station attendant and continue robbing banks. Bowie, who is injured in an auto accident, takes refuge with the daughter of the gas station attendant, Keechie. They become romantically involved but their relationship is strained by Bowie's refusal to turn his back on crime. The film is based on the novel Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson. The novel is also the source material for the 1949 film They Live by Night, directed by Nicholas Ray.

Electra Glide in Blue(1973)

PG
| 1h 54min | Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 25 votes)

A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around him in order to solve the case, eventually returning to solitude in the desert.

The Deadly Tower(1975)

PG
| 1h 40min | Drama, Thriller, Action, TV Movie
3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

The real-life story of Charles Whitman's deadly shooting spree at the University of Texas is retold. In August 1966, after killing his wife and mother, Whitman climbed to the top of the school's tower and opened fire on passers-by, killing 13 and wounding many others.

Hit Man(1972)

R
| 1h 30min | Action
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Bernie Casey portrays Tyrone and Pamela Grier plays a sultry skin-flick star in this first Americanized remake of the iconic Michael Caine action film Get Carter. From Watts to the West Side, from porno parlors to a high-rise, from motel dives to a crime kingpin’s sprawling pleasure dome, from corner hangouts to a wildlife preserve, Tyrone covers a lot of real estate, busts a lot of heads.

Directed by George Armitage

The Groundstar Conspiracy(1972)

PG
| 1h 43min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

A break-in and sabotage attempt occurs at a top secret research institute and the culprit is cornered and captured. The problem is that he's been badly injured and claims to have lost his memory entirely. A cat-and-mouse game ensues between investigator Tuxan, the mystery intruder Welles and the people who sent him on the mission.

Wonder Women(1973)

2.6/5 (with 9 votes)

Dr. Tsu is a brilliant surgeon with her own exotic island off the coast of Manila. Using her sexy, all-girl army of martial-arts experts, Tsu kidnaps some of the world's greatest athletes. She is able to transplant any body part, so she uses the athletes for spare parts to sell to the world's richest men. Mike Harber is a womanizing, wise-cracking insurance investigator for Lloyd's of London sent to Manila to investigate the disappearance of a jai-alai player, and becomes involved with Dr. Tsu's mad mission.

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