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Movies Set in 1970

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Avengers: Endgame(2019)

PG-13
| 3h 1min | Adventure, Science Fiction, Action
4.1/5 (with 12,041 votes)

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

Bohemian Rhapsody(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 15min | Music, Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 7,768 votes)

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

The Founder(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 2,147 votes)

The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

The Holdovers(2023)

R
| 2h 13min | Comedy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 283 votes)

A curmudgeonly instructor at a New England prep school is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually, he forms an unlikely bond with one of them — a damaged, brainy troublemaker — and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 5,674 votes)

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.

Predestination(2014)

R
| 1h 37min | Science Fiction, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 2,804 votes)

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

Rush(2013)

R
| 2h 3min | Drama, Action
3.9/5 (with 3,141 votes)

A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.

Inherent Vice(2014)

R
| 2h 29min | Drama, Mystery, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 1,105 votes)

In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

Where the Crawdads Sing(2022)

PG-13
| 2h 5min | Drama, Mystery, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 683 votes)

Abandoned by her family, Kya raises herself all alone in the marshes outside of her small town. When her former boyfriend is found dead, Kya is instantly branded by the local townspeople and law enforcement as the prime suspect for his murder.

Apollo 13(1995)

PG
| 2h 20min | History, Drama, Adventure
3.7/5 (with 2,401 votes)

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story(2009)

NR
| 1h 26min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 248 votes)

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.

Black Christmas(2006)

R
| 1h 24min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
2.6/5 (with 226 votes)

An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.

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Little Big Man(1970)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Adventure, Western, Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 256 votes)

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

Midnight Express(1978)

R
| 2h 1min | Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 726 votes)

Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American government, or the "Midnight Express".

Things to Come(1936)

NR
| 1h 40min | Drama, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 77 votes)

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Now and Then(1995)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 181 votes)

Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more.

The Last King of Scotland(2006)

2h 3min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 902 votes)

Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to become his personal doctor.

Belfast(2021)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 538 votes)

Buddy is a young boy on the cusp of adolescence, whose life is filled with familial love, childhood hijinks, and a blossoming romance. Yet, with his beloved hometown caught up in increasing turmoil, his family faces a momentous choice: hope the conflict will pass or leave everything they know behind for a new life.

The Angel(2018)

3.4/5 (with 127 votes)

True story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser's son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat - while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence's most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on NYT bestselling book 'The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel' by Uri Bar-Joseph.

Directed by Ariel Vromen - With Marwan Kenzari

Live Flesh(1997)

R
| 1h 43min | Drama, Thriller, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 280 votes)

A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.

Misbehaviour(2020)

1h 47min | Drama, History, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 114 votes)

A group of women involved in the Women's Liberation Movement hatched a plan to invade the stage and disrupt the live broadcast at the 1970 Miss World competition in London, resulting in overnight fame for the newly-formed organization. When the show resumed, the results caused an uproar and turned the Western ideal of beauty on its head.

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters(1985)

R
| 2h 1min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 106 votes)

A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the events of 25th November 1970.

Roma(2018)

R
| 2h 15min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,798 votes)

In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón - With Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, Latin Lover, Kjartan Halvorsen, Jennifer Armour, ...

Seven Days in May(1964)

1h 58min | Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 79 votes)

A U.S. Army colonel alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.

The Debt(2010)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 377 votes)

Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel must return to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth. Overwhelmed by haunting memories of her younger self and her two fellow agents, the still-celebrated heroine must relive the trauma of those events and confront the debt she has incurred.

Petals on the Wind(2014)

3.3/5 (with 89 votes)

This sequel to Flowers in the Attic picks up 10 years after Cathy, Chris and Carrie managed to escape Foxworth Hall.

Directed by Karen Moncrieff - With Heather Graham

We Are Marshall(2006)

PG
| 2h 4min | Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 292 votes)

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye(2021)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Drama, History
3.3/5 (with 231 votes)

From the 1960's to the 1980's, evangelist Jim Baker and his ambitious wife, Tammy Faye, rose from humble beginnings to to build an empire based on big-time evangelical Christianity--only for the couple to fall from grace because of some all-too-human sins.

Drop Dead Fred(1991)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.0/5 (with 155 votes)

When Elizabeth returns to her mother's home after her marriage breaks up, she recreates her imaginary childhood friend, Fred, to escape from the trauma of losing her husband and her job. In between the chaos and mayhem that Fred creates, Elizabeth attempts to win back her husband and return to normality.

Helter Skelter(1976)

3.6/5 (with 27 votes)

The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".

Directed by Tom Gries - With George DiCenzo
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