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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 1,957 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 444 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 424 votes)

The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission discovers a planet ruled by apes, and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Patton(1970)

PG
| 2h 52min | War, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 368 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 329 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 241 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 240 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 240 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 216 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.

The Conformist(1970)

R
| 1h 48min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 206 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 197 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 188 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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El Topo(1970)

NR
| 2h 5min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
3.6/5 (with 186 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.

Two Mules for Sister Sara(1970)

PG
| 1h 54min | Western
3.5/5 (with 185 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.

Tora! Tora! Tora!(1970)

G
| 2h 24min | Drama, History, War
3.6/5 (with 178 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.

The Gendarme Takes Off(1970)

1h 30min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 172 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.

Five Easy Pieces(1970)

R
| 1h 38min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 166 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.

Donkey Skin(1970)

3.7/5 (with 166 votes)

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

Zabriskie Point(1970)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 136 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 134 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 122 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)

G
| 1h 23min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 97 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 97 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 95 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 Garden of the Finzi-Continis(1970)

R
| 1h 35min | Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 88 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.

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes(1970)

3.5/5 (with 88 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 | Comedy
1.8/5 (with 82 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.

Tristana(1970)

1h 35min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 78 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, ...

Rio Lobo(1970)

G
| 1h 54min | Western
3.2/5 (with 77 votes)

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Bed and Board(1970)

PG
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 75 votes)

Parisian everyman Antoine Doinel has married his sweetheart Christine Darbon, and the newlyweds have set up a cozy domestic life of selling flowers and giving violin lessons while Antoine fitfully works on his long-gestating novel. As Christine becomes pregnant with the couple's first child, Antoine finds himself enraptured with a young Japanese beauty. The complications change the course of their relationship forever.

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