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1970s Action Movies

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Superman(1978)

PG
| 2h 23min | Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 1,243 votes)

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.

Fist of Fury(1972)

R
| 1h 48min | Drama, Action, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 264 votes)

Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on with his mastery of martial arts while investigating his teacher's murder.

Enter the Dragon(1973)

R
| 1h 42min | Action
3.7/5 (with 557 votes)

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

The Big Boss(1971)

R
| 1h 40min | Action
3.7/5 (with 203 votes)

Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the resulting mystery and pressures force him to break that vow and take on the villainy of the Big Boss.

Directed by Lo Wei - With Maria Yi, James Tien, Tony Liu, Bruce Lee, Chen Chao, Nora Miao, ...

Game of Death(1978)

R
| 1h 34min | Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
3.2/5 (with 193 votes)

A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.

Directed by Bruce Lee, Robert Clouse - With James Tien, Chieh Yuan, Dan Inosanto, Ji Han-jae, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, ...

A Bridge Too Far(1977)

PG
| 2h 55min | Drama, History, War
3.6/5 (with 225 votes)

Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.

Force 10 from Navarone(1978)

PG
| 1h 58min | Action, Adventure, War, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 90 votes)

Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.

Escape From Alcatraz(1979)

PG
| 1h 53min | Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 856 votes)

San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1960. Frank Lee Morris is transferred to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison located on a rocky island. Although no one has ever managed to escape from there, Frank and other inmates begin to carefully prepare an escape plan.

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin(1978)

1h 55min | Action, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 98 votes)

The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to seek revenge.

Directed by Lau Kar-leung - With Gordon Liu, Lo Lieh

Vanishing Point(1971)

R
| 1h 39min | Action, Drama
3.6/5 (with 129 votes)

Kowalski works for a car delivery service, and takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to drive from Colorado to San Francisco. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the car there in less than 15 hours.

Mr. Majestyk(1974)

PG
| 1h 43min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 44 votes)

Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.

The Cub Tiger from Kwang Tung(1973)

1h 20min | Action, Comedy, Drama
2.7/5 (with 19 votes)

Hsiao Hu (Jackie Chan) has been secretly training in martial arts, as his father (Tien Feng) has forbidden him. Later, some local store owners ask Ah to help protect them from a greedy Chinese extortion ring. Ah discovers that the crime lord behind the extortion had killed his father years before and is determined for revenge.

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Gone in 60 Seconds(1974)

PG
| 1h 45min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 45 votes)

Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the fastback, codenamed "Eleanor", in Long Beach, he is unaware that his boss has tipped off the police after a business dispute.

Directed by H. B. Halicki - With George Cole, Phil Woods, Eleanor, George Cole, H. B. Halicki

Coffy(1973)

R
| 1h 30min | Thriller, Action, Crime
3.5/5 (with 64 votes)

After her younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin, a nurse sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who cross her path.

Directed by Jack Hill - With Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, Allan Arbus, Sid Haig, William Elliott, ...

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days(1979)

1h 55min | Western
2.5/5 (with 10 votes)

A "prequel" of sorts to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," chronicling the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the Newman/Redford movie.

Dolemite(1975)

R
| 1h 30min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.1/5 (with 33 votes)

Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs, and guns in his trunk and got him sentenced to 20 years in jail. One day, Queen B and a warden planned to get him out of Jail and get Willie Green and Mitchell busted for what they did to him.

Directed by D'Urville Martin - With Hy Pyke

New Fist of Fury(1976)

1h 54min | Action, Drama
2.8/5 (with 20 votes)

A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other schools on the island under his domination, and part of his plan involves the murder of the siblings' grandfather.

Directed by Lo Wei - With Jackie Chan, Nora Miao, Lo Wei

Cuba(1979)

2.7/5 (with 10 votes)

A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin(1978)

1h 36min | Action, Drama
3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

Jackie Chan stars as the young warrior Hsu Yiu Fong. Hsu has been entrusted with the book of the "Art of the Snake and Crane," after the mysterious disappearance of the eight Shaolin Masters who had written it. He must fight off numerous clans who are all attempting to steal the book from him, to find out the true reason for the disappearance of the Shaolin Masters.

Spider-Man Strikes Back(1978)

2.5/5 (with 13 votes)

At the New York State University, one of Peter Parker's tutors has accidentally given three students all the materials they need to create an atomic bomb. While Peter Parker tries to find out what's happened, the police suspect him of the crime, and Peter has to deal with an attractive journalist determined to get an interview with Spider-Man. Then dastardly millionaire Mr. White shows up, and will stop at nothing to get his hands on the atomic bomb. Spider-Man must defeat this scheming villain and stop him blowing up the World Trade Centre.

Shaolin Temple(1976)

2h 6min | Action, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

There is no place more hallowed in the martial art world than China's Shaolin Temple. This special place deserves a special epic, which is what the martial arts maestro delivers in this battle between a brave brand of Chinese boxers and literally thousands of Ching troops - complete with betrayals, intrigues, and such novel fighting machines as 108 wooden robots. The conflicts grow in complexity, intensity and even suspense as monks struggle to stay alive in the face of overwhelming odds.

Directed by Chang Cheh - With Alexander Fu, David Chiang, Ti Lung

Shaolin Wooden Men(1976)

1h 37min | Action
3.0/5 (with 19 votes)

Little Mute is an orphan traumatized into silence by the death of his father at the hands of a vicious fighting master. Living at the Shaolin monastery, he befriends a dangerous prisoner who teaches him a secret form of deadly kung fu. Seeing his intense determination, other masters share the wisdom of the Gliding Snake and Drunken Master techniques. In one of the most exciting fight scenes ever filmed, Little Mute must run the gauntlet of the famous 108 wooden men in an extreme test of skill and endurance. But if he becomes a master, will he use his unmatched force for redemption or revenge?

Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge(1981)

2.2/5 (with 10 votes)

Two episodes of the TV series "Spider Man" edited together and released as a feature.

A Force of One(1979)

PG
| 1h 30min | Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
2.4/5 (with 25 votes)

Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.

The Seven-Ups(1973)

1h 43min | Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime
3.3/5 (with 33 votes)

A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.

The Killer Meteors(1976)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Thriller, Action
2.5/5 (with 13 votes)

Mi Wey is a local hero named after "Killer Meteors", his secret weapon which makes him invincible. However, when "Immortal" Wa Wu Bin, another powerful local character seeks his assistance, Killer Meteor will face the greatest and the deadliest challenge of his life.

Directed by Jimmy Wang, Lo Wei - With Jackie Chan, Jimmy Wang

Race with the Devil(1975)

PG
| 1h 28min | Horror, Action, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 32 votes)

For old friends Roger (Peter Fonda) and Frank (Warren Oates) and their wives (Lara Parker of Dark Shadows and Loretta Swit of M*A*S*H), it was supposed to be "the best damn vacation they ever had." But their RV road trip takes a deadly detour at a secluded campsite when they accidentally witness a Satanic orgy and brutal human sacrifice. Now horror hits the highway as the couples are chased by blood-crazed cultists through some of the most intense crash-and-burn mayhem of the decade and into one of the greatest twist endings in drive-in history.

Gray Lady Down(1978)

PG
| 1h 51min | Thriller, Adventure, History, Drama
3.4/5 (with 25 votes)

The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.

The Heroic Ones(1970)

NR
| 1h 57min | Action, Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. However, jealously amongst them sparks a treacherous family feud that could lead to catastrophic consequences for all involved.

Directed by Chang Cheh - With David Chiang

Love and Bullets(1979)

PG
| 1h 43min | Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

Charles Bronson is out for revenge in this action drama. Jackie Pruit (Jill Ireland) is the girlfriend of notorious gangster Joe Bomposa (Rod Steiger). When it looks as if Jackie's life is being threatened by Bomposa's goons, the FBI moves in to protect her, in hopes that she'll have incriminating evidence that the Bureau can use against Bomposa in court. Veteran agent Charlie Congers (Bronson) is assigned to watch over Jackie, and while it soon becomes obvious that she knows almost nothing about Bomposa that would be of any use to the FBI, he also falls in love with her. However, Bomposa decides that it would be a lot more convenient to have Jackie out of the way, and he orders her to be executed. Bomposa's henchmen manage to slip through FBI security and murder her, but now they have to answer to the angry and vengeful Congers.

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