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1970 Directorial Debut Movies

Public list by WPS with 37 movies or TV shows/series

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Performance(1970)

R
| 1h 46min | Crime, Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 75 votes)

Young gangster Chas Devlin seeks refuge from the mob in a basement belonging to a reclusive, fading rock star Turner.

Hercules in New York(1970)

G
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
2.1/5 (with 123 votes)

Hercules is sent from Mount Olympus to modern-day Manhattan, where he takes up professional wrestling before getting mixed up with a gang of mobsters.

Woodstock(1970)

R
| 3h 45min | Documentary, History, Music
3.7/5 (with 112 votes)

An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000.

Directed by Michael Wadleigh, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese - With Richie Havens, Joan Baez, The Who, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Arlo Guthrie, ...

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage(1970)

PG
| 1h 36min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 309 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.

A Swedish Love Story(1970)

1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 54 votes)

The puppy love of two teenagers is set against a backdrop of adults struggling with their own lives. As a couple in love, they don't care about anything but themselves and seem totally unaware about everything that surrounds them.

Directed by Roy Andersson - With Rolf Sohlman, Anita Lindblom, Margreth Weivers, Björn Andrésen, Roger Magnusson, Jan Olsson, ...

The Railway Children(1970)

3.4/5 (with 38 votes)

After the enforced absence of their father, the three Waterbury children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where they find themselves involved in several unexpected dramas along the railway by their new home.

Cotton Comes to Harlem(1970)

R
| 1h 37min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 21 votes)

Harlem's African-American population is being ripped off by the Rev. Deke O'Malley, who dishonestly claims that small donations will secure parcels of land in Africa. When New York City police officers Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson look into O'Malley's scam, they learn that the cash is being smuggled inside a bale of cotton. However, the police, O'Malley, and lots of others find themselves scrambling when the money goes missing.

The Horror of Frankenstein(1970)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 28 votes)

Tongue-in-cheek chiller about a ruthlessly sadistic student who will stop at nothing in pursuit of advancing his shocking scientific experiments. Young Victor Frankenstein murders his own father in order to inherit his title and fortune, and drops out of school to concentrate on his unholy attempts to resurrect dead creatures.

C.C. and Company(1970)

R
| 1h 34min | Action, Comedy, Drama
2.8/5 (with 7 votes)

A motorcycle rebel rescues a woman from his gang and fights an outlaw guru for supremacy.

Directed by Seymour Robbie - With Joe Namath

The Cross and the Switchblade(1970)

PG
| 1h 46min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

A film adaptation of a book written in 1963. It tells the true story of Wilkerson's first five years in New York City, where he ministered to disillusioned youth, encouraging them to turn away from the drugs and gang violence they were involved with.

Directed by Don Murray - With Pat Boone, Erik Estrada

The Honeymoon Killers(1970)

3.4/5 (with 47 votes)

Martha Beck, an obese nurse who is desperately lonely, joins a "correspondence club" and finds a romantic pen pal in Ray Fernandez. Martha falls hard for Ray, and is intent on sticking with him even when she discovers he's a con man who seduces lonely single women, kills them and then takes their money. She poses as Ray's sister and joins Ray on a wild killing spree, fueled by her lingering concern that Ray will leave her for one of his marks.

Wanda(1970)

PG
| 1h 43min | Drama, Crime
3.4/5 (with 51 votes)

After a string of abusive relationships, Wanda abandons her family and seeks solace in the company of a petty criminal.

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The Landlord(1970)

1h 52min | Comedy, Drama
2.8/5 (with 19 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 the building 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.

I Never Sang for My Father(1970)

1h 32min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. Just before the wedding, the mother dies. Hackman's sister (who has been disowned by their father for marrying a Jewish man) advises him to live his own life, and not let himself be controlled by their father.

Whirlpool(1970)

1h 32min | Drama, Mystery, Horror
3.0/5 (with 12 votes)

Tulia, a young model is invited to a photographer's country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat - but soon appears to be anything but.

Lady Caliph(1970)

1h 36min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 6 votes)

La Califfa's husband was killed during the strikes so she takes the side of the strikers. Her conflict with the plant owner Doverdo gradually turns into a love relationship.

Puzzle of a Downfall Child(1970)

R
| 1h 45min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising executive, her friendship with photographer Aaron, and her downward spiral into ruin.

The Unholy Four(1970)

1h 35min | Western
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

A young man who has lost his memory, escapes from prison with three other convicts. The other men help him find back bits of his past, until they arrive at a village where two warring families recognize him. Apparently he has a reputation for being a fast gun, and he has been paid to kill a man - who says he is his father. His younger brother is jealous of the attention the prodigal son receives, and things come to a dramatic end.

Something For Everyone(1970)

1h 52min | Drama, Comedy, Crime
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

An opportunistic young man working as a servant to a European countess uses his sexual talents to better his station in life.

A Day at the Beach(1970)

1h 33min | Drama
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Bernie is a silver tongued wanderer with a fondness for drink and no clear goal in life. What was supposed to be a day of fun at the seaside turns to dust as he drinks his way through a seaside resort community, trailing his little niece Winnie.

Zig Zag(1970)

PG
| 1h 45min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 2 votes)

A dying man frames himself for murder so his widow can collect the reward.

Necropolis(1970)

1h 56min | Fantasy, Horror
2.3/5 (with 6 votes)

A surreal and disturbing distillation of Western Civilization, Necropolis is the unhinged vision of Italian director Franco Brocani. Pierre Clémenti is Attila the Hun, naked and on horseback, while Warhol superstar Viva is a drunken and abusive Countess Bathory. A pop pastiche for the psychedelic generation, Necropolis features a soundtrack by Gavin Bryars.

Red Hot Shot(1970)

1h 44min | Crime
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Frank was removed from an investigation into Mac Brown, the owner of a pharmaceutical company, who was suspected of drug trafficking and illegal experiments on teenagers. When Brown is murdered, Frank is called to investigate...

Crescendo(1970)

PG
| 1h 36min | Horror, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 11 votes)

An innocent project transforms into a perilous nightmare when researcher Susan Roberts arrives in France in search of information on a deceased composer. She contacts his widow whose mental deterioration, precipitated by the death of her husband, manifests itself in psychotic dementia. The young woman's arrival triggers an obsessive desire to marry her crippled son to Susan, ensuring by this union that the genius of the father will be passed on to future generations.

Reconstruction(1970)

1h 40min | Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 10 votes)

A magistrate reconstructs the murder of Costas Ghoussis, a labourer who was killed by his wife and her lover.

The Baby Maker(1970)

R
| 1h 49min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to have children. She accepts but finds that knowing the parents, and developing a relationship with them for the entire pregnancy complicates the simple arrangement.

Oh, Sun(1973)

1h 38min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

The film Soleil Ô, shot over four years with a very low budget, tells the story of a black immigrant who makes his way to Paris in search of “his Gaul ancestors”. This manifesto denounces a new form of slavery: The immigrants desperately seek work, a place to live, but find themselves face to face with indifference, rejection, humiliation…until the final call for uprising. “Soleil Ô” is the title of a West Indian song that tells of the pain of the black people from Dahomey (now Benin) who were taken to the Caribbean as slaves.

Summer in the City(1971)

1h 56min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Released from prison a man wanders through a new reality.

Flesh Feast(1970)

R
| 1h 12min | Mystery, Horror
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A doctor in Florida conducts shady experiments involving maggots and stolen body parts, which may be in preparation for a larger plot.

Directed by Brad F. Grinter - With Veronica Lake

Adam at Six A.M.(1970)

R
| 1h 40min | Drama
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

A disenchanted young Professor of Semantics at a California college learns of a distant relative's death in Missouri. He journeys cross-country to the funeral, then decides to spend the summer there and work as a laborer for a power-line company. In time, he meets a girl and falls in love but then faces an important decision as to which direction he wants his life to go.

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