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Movies: Popular Movies of 1970

Movies in chronological context: 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1970th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 970th year of the 2nd millennium, the 70th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1970s decade. ()

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The Aristocats(1970)

3.7/5 (with 1,790 votes)

When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children—Bonfamille’s beloved family of cats—the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the legatees, leaving them out on a country road. All seems lost until the wily Thomas O’Malley Cat and his jazz-playing alley cats come to the aristocats’ rescue.

They Call Me Trinity(1970)

G
| 1h 46min | Action, Comedy, Western
3.8/5 (with 387 votes)

The simple story has the pair coming to the rescue of peace-loving Mormons when land-hungry Major Harriman sends his bullies to harass them into giving up their fertile valley. Trinity and Bambino manage to save the Mormons and send the bad guys packing with slapstick humor instead of excessive violence, saving the day.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes(1970)

3.1/5 (with 379 votes)

During a rescue mission to locate missing astronaut George Taylor, John Brent crash lands on the Planet of the Apes. Brent, along with Taylor's companion, Nova, find he has disappeared into an underground city known as the Forbidden Zone and attempt to track him down.

Patton(1970)

PG
| 2h 52min | Drama, History, War
3.8/5 (with 331 votes)

"Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and habit towards insubordination.

M*A*S*H(1970)

R
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Drama, War
3.6/5 (with 283 votes)

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion(1970)

1h 51min | Drama, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 212 votes)

Rome, Italy. After committing a heinous crime, a senior police officer exposes evidence incriminating him because his moral commitment prevents him from circumventing the law and the social order it protects.

Love Story(1970)

PG
| 1h 39min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 193 votes)

Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver's wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail.

Kelly's Heroes(1970)

PG
| 2h 24min | Adventure, Comedy, War
3.7/5 (with 192 votes)

A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage(1970)

1h 36min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 186 votes)

While walking home one evening, Sam Dalmas, an American writer living in Rome, witnesses a violent struggle between a young woman and a black-coated figure in an art gallery. Dalmas attempts to intervene but is caught between the gallery's electronically operated glass doors, leaving the woman bleeding from knife wounds. Questioned by the police, the shocked author attempts to recall every detail regarding the incident. Convinced that there is an aspect of the crime he cannot recall, Dalmas begins his own investigation - putting himself and his girlfriend Giulia in line as the killer's potential victims...

The Conformist(1970)

R
| 1h 48min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 174 votes)

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

Little Big Man(1970)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Adventure, Western, Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 169 votes)

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

Le Cercle Rouge(1970)

2h 20min | Thriller, Crime
3.8/5 (with 160 votes)

When French criminal Corey gets released from prison, he resolves to never return. He is quickly pulled back into the underworld, however, after a chance encounter with escaped murderer Vogel. Along with former policeman and current alcoholic Jansen, they plot an intricate jewel heist. All the while, quirky Police Commissioner Mattei, who was the one to lose custody of Vogel, is determined to find him.

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Two Mules for Sister Sara(1970)

PG
| 1h 54min | Western
3.5/5 (with 160 votes)

Hogan, on his way to do some reconnaissance for a future mission to capture a French fort, encounters Sister Sara, a nun in trouble. Before he knows it, Hogan is accompanying Sister Sara in the dangerous frontier while she seeks to achieve a hidden goal.

El Topo(1970)

NR
| 2h 5min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
3.7/5 (with 156 votes)

El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man.

The Gendarme Takes Off(1970)

1h 30min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 152 votes)

The whole clique of Cruchot's police station is retired. Now he lives with his rich wife in her castle - and is bored almost to death. He fights with the butler, because he isn't even allowed to do the simple works. But when one of the clique suffers from amnesia after an accident, all of the others reunite and kidnap him, to take him on a tour to their old working places and through their memories. In their old uniforms they turn St. Tropez upside down.

Tora! Tora! Tora!(1970)

G
| 2h 24min | Drama, History, War
3.6/5 (with 144 votes)

In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had surprised the Americans, covers the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged America into the Second World War.

Donkey Skin(1970)

3.7/5 (with 141 votes)

A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry her father.

Five Easy Pieces(1970)

R
| 1h 38min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 137 votes)

A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

Zabriskie Point(1970)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 118 votes)

An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot)...

Kes(1970)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 116 votes)

A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.

Airport(1970)

G
| 2h 17min | Action
3.2/5 (with 102 votes)

Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

The Wild Child(1970)

1h 23min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 87 votes)

In 1798, a feral boy is discovered outside the town of Aveyron, France. Diagnosed as mentally impaired, he is relegated to an asylum. A young doctor named Jean Itard becomes convinced that the boy has normal mental capacity, but that his development was hindered by lack of contact with society. He brings the boy home and begins an arduous attempt at education over several years.

Catch-22(1970)

R
| 2h 1min | War, Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 84 votes)

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation.

Woodstock(1970)

R
| 3h 45min | Documentary, History, Music
3.8/5 (with 83 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 Private Life of Sherlock Holmes(1970)

3.5/5 (with 78 votes)

Director Billy Wilder adds a new and intriguing twist to the personality of intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes. One thing hasn't changed however: Holmes' crime-solving talents. Holmes and Dr. Watson take on the case of a beautiful woman whose husband has vanished. The investigation proves strange indeed, involving six missing midgets, villainous monks, a Scottish castle, the Loch Ness monster, and covert naval experiments. Can the sleuths make sense of all this and solve the mystery.

Hercules in New York(1970)

G
| 1h 31min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
1.9/5 (with 73 votes)

Hercules has grown tired of his life on Mount Olympus, and wishes to visit Earth. His father Zeus forbids such a voyage, but a misdirected thunderbolt sends Hercules tumbling down the mountain and into New York City, where he's befriended by Pretzie, who runs a pretzel cart in the park. As Hercules tries to make his way in the big city with Pretzie's help, he runs afoul of a crooked wresling promoter, gets mixed up with gangsters, rides his chariot through Times Square, descends into Hell, and dines at the Automat. Just as Hercules is getting used to life on Earth, his angry father decides it's time the boy came home, and Zeus sends Nemesis and a handful of other gods to retrieve him.

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis(1970)

R
| 1h 35min | Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 73 votes)

In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with its lovely grounds, and try to keep the rest of the world at bay. But tensions between them all grow as anti-Semitism rises in Fascist Italy, and even the Finzi-Continis will have to confront the Holocaust.

Tristana(1970)

1h 35min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 68 votes)

Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of the vulnerable Tristana, who leaves him when she falls in love with Horacio. Unable to commit to him, she returns to Don Lope when she falls ill. He asks for her hand in marriage, and she accepts after losing her leg to cancer. She chooses to remain in a passionless union rather than be subject to the harsh realities of a society that refuses to change to the needs of women. Taken from the novel by celebrated author Benito Perez Galdos.

Directed by Luis Buñuel - With Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero, Lola Gaos, Antonio Casas, Jesús Fernández Hernández, ...

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders(1970)

1h 13min | Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
3.5/5 (with 62 votes)

Valerie, a Czechoslovakian teenager living with her grandmother, is blossoming into womanhood, but that transformation proves secondary to the effects she experiences when she puts on a pair of magic earrings. Now seeing the world around her in a different light, Valerie must endure her sexual awakening while attempting to discern reality from fantasy as she encounters lecherous priest Gracian, a vampire-like stranger and otherworldly carnival folk.

Colossus: The Forbin Project(1970)

PG
| 1h 40min | Science Fiction, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 61 votes)

Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the world under its guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.

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