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Movies Set in 1976

Public list by WPS with 93 movies or TV shows/series

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Rocky(1976)

3.9/5 (with 3,488 votes)

An uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark is given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fight against the world heavyweight boxing champion.

Minions: The Rise of Gru(2022)

PG
| 1h 30min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 1,564 votes)

A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them, with the backup of his followers, the Minions.

Directed by Kyle Balda

The Conjuring 2(2016)

R
| 2h 14min | Horror, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 3,756 votes)

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

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.

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.

Blow(2001)

R
| 2h 4min | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,917 votes)

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

Carrie(1976)

R
| 1h 38min | Horror, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 1,748 votes)

In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother at home. When strange occurrences start happening around Carrie, she begins to suspect that she has supernatural powers. Invited to the prom by the empathetic Tommy Ross, Carrie tries to let her guard down, but things eventually take a dark and violent turn.

Rocky II(1979)

PG
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 1,881 votes)

After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. Soon enough, the "Master of Disaster" and the "Italian Stallion" are set on a collision course for a climactic battle that is brutal and unforgettable.

Serve the People(2022)

2h 26min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

Mu-kwang volunteers to be a kitchen police of Sa-taek, the divisional commander, dreaming of success. One day, Mu-kwang meets Su-ryeon by chance, who is a young and beautiful wife of the commander. Soon, he feels a strong attraction by her.

Directed by Jang Cheol-soo - With Yeon Woo-jin, Jee An, Jo Seong-ha

The Amityville Horror(1979)

R
| 1h 57min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 377 votes)

George Lutz and his wife Kathleen move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try and exorcise the demonic presence from their home.

Spotlight(2015)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 3,835 votes)

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

The Amityville Horror(2005)

R
| 1h 30min | Horror
3.1/5 (with 964 votes)

This hair-raising remake of the 1979 horror hit depicts the ordeal of the Lutz clan, whose new home has a gory past and a legacy of demons. Before long, the family patriarch is plagued by nightmares and his daughter is seeing phantoms.

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Mr. Popper's Penguins(2011)

PG
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.0/5 (with 1,312 votes)

Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland — and the rest of his world upside-down.

Dazed and Confused(1993)

R
| 1h 42min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 871 votes)

The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football coach demands he sign a "no drugs" pledge.

The Box(2009)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Thriller, Science Fiction
2.8/5 (with 788 votes)

Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. However pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world; someone they don't know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.

Semi-Pro(2008)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 334 votes)

Jackie Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Flint Michigan Tropics of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976 before the ABA collapses, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to merge with the best teams of the ABA at the end of the season. Only the top four teams will make the move and the worst teams will fold. The Tropics are the worst team in the league and if they want to make it to the NBA, Jackie Moon must rally his team and start winning. The only problem is the fact that Jackie Moon is not really the coach and star basketball player he thinks he is. To keep his team from oblivion and leave his mark in the city, Jackie Moon must inspire his team to win fourth place in the playoffs.

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.

Born on the Fourth of July(1989)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 734 votes)

Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, Ron Kovic becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Silver Bullet(1985)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 237 votes)

The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The population fears that this is the work of a maniac. During a search a mysterious, hairy creature is observed. This strange appearance is noticed once a month. People lock themselves up at night, but there's one boy who's still outside, he's preparing the barbecue.

Invincible(2006)

PG
| 1h 45min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 398 votes)

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl(2015)

R
| 1h 38min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 324 votes)

Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she’s sleeping with her mother’s boyfriend.

Eastern Condors(1987)

1h 37min | Action, Adventure, War
3.6/5 (with 36 votes)

A motley group of Chinese prisoners held in the US is sent on a covert mission with the promise of a pardon: to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missiles that the US left behind during the pull-out.

The Two Popes(2019)

PG-13
| 2h 5min | Drama, Comedy, History
3.8/5 (with 1,286 votes)

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict. Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church.

Network(1976)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 714 votes)

When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ratings.

The American Friend(1977)

2h 5min | Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 145 votes)

Tom Ripley, an American who deals in forged art, is slighted at an auction in Hamburg by picture framer Jonathan Zimmerman. When Ripley is asked by gangster Raoul Minot to kill a rival, he suggests Zimmerman, and the two, exploiting Zimmerman's terminal illness, coerce him into being a hitman.

Jobs(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 8min | Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 1,110 votes)

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Radio(2003)

PG
| 1h 49min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 297 votes)

High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

A Dry White Season(1989)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 44 votes)

During the 1976 Soweto uprising, a white school teacher's life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again(1976)

PG
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Crime
3.4/5 (with 224 votes)

Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

Cry Freedom(1987)

PG
| 2h 37min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 83 votes)

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, a courageous and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist.

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