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Movies: Popular Movies of 1971

Movies in chronological context: 1971 (MCMLXXI)was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1971st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 971st year of the 2nd millennium, the 71st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1970s decade. The world population increased by 2.1% this year, the highest increase in history. ()

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A Clockwork Orange(1971)

R
| 2h 16min | Science Fiction, Drama
4.1/5 (with 3,413 votes)

Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the mercy of the state and its brainwashing experiment designed to take violence off the streets.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory(1971)

G
| 1h 40min | Kids & Family, Fantasy, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 824 votes)

Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden amid a world of Oompa Loompas and chocolate rivers?

Dirty Harry(1971)

R
| 1h 42min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 529 votes)

When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.

Diamonds Are Forever(1971)

3.2/5 (with 474 votes)

Diamonds are stolen only to be sold again in the international market. James Bond infiltrates a smuggling mission to find out who’s guilty. The mission takes him to Las Vegas where Bond meets his archenemy Blofeld.

The French Connection(1971)

R
| 1h 44min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 379 votes)

Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

Duel(1971)

1h 30min | Action, Thriller, TV Movie
3.7/5 (with 376 votes)

Traveling businessman David Mann angers the driver of a rusty tanker while crossing the Californian desert. A simple trip turns deadly, as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks(1971)

3.5/5 (with 250 votes)

Three children evacuated from London during World War II are forced to stay with an eccentric spinster (Eglantine Price). The children's initial fears disappear when they find out she is in fact a trainee witch.

Harold and Maude(1971)

PG
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 237 votes)

The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.

Escape from the Planet of the Apes(1971)

G
| 1h 38min | Action, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 221 votes)

The world is shocked by the appearance of two talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.

THX 1138(1971)

R
| 1h 26min | Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 211 votes)

People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the first time he has feelings for a woman and they start a secret relationship.

Duck, You Sucker(1971)

2h 37min | Western
3.9/5 (with 208 votes)

At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national bank. When it turns out that the government has been using the bank as a hiding place for illegally detained political prisoners -- who are freed by the blast -- Miranda becomes a revolutionary hero against his will.

Trinity Is Still My Name(1971)

PG
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Western
3.8/5 (with 199 votes)

A couple of two-bit thieving brothers try and keep a promise to their dying father: stick together and become successful outlaws. Bambino reluctantly agrees to show younger Trinity the ropes, but their gentle demeanors tend to diminish their haul by repeatedly helping the selfsame family they initially held up. Fun ensues in town and at the local Spanish mission where they are taken for federal agents, mistakenly so identified by Trinity's young love interest, daughter of the aforementioned family.

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Straw Dogs(1971)

R
| 1h 56min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 197 votes)

David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ostracized by the brutish men of the village, including Amy's old flame, Charlie. Eventually the taunts escalate, and two of the locals rape Amy. This sexual assault awakes a shockingly violent side of David.

Bananas(1971)

PG-13
| 1h 22min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 162 votes)

When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.

Delusions of Grandeur(1971)

PG
| 1h 48min | Comedy, History
3.8/5 (with 150 votes)

Don Sallust (Louis de Funès) is minister of the King of Spain. It is a being disingenuous, hypocritical and greedy that collects the taxes himself, he turns in part to his advantage. He is hated by the people he oppresse.Accusé by Queen, a beautiful princess Bavarian, of having an illegitimate child to one of her maids of honor, he was stripped of his duties and ordered to retire to a monastery. Decided to revenge, it comes in contact with his nephew seducing Caesar ...

The Andromeda Strain(1971)

G
| 2h 11min | Science Fiction, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 147 votes)

When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone scramble to a secure laboratory and try to first isolate the life form while determining why two people from Piedmont - an old alcoholic and a six-month-old baby - survived. The scientists methodically study the alien life form unaware that it has already mutated and presents a far greater danger in the lab, which is equipped with a nuclear self-destruct device designed to prevent the escape of dangerous biological agents..

Directed by Robert Wise - With Arthur Hill, James Olson, Kate Reid, David Wayne, Paula Kelly, George Mitchell, ...

The Big Boss(1971)

R
| 1h 40min | Action
3.7/5 (with 138 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, ...

The Last Picture Show(1971)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 124 votes)

High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife, Ruth. As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

And Now for Something Completely Different(1971)

PG
| 1h 28min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 120 votes)

A collection of Monty Python's Flying Circus skits from the first two seasons of their British TV series.

The Omega Man(1971)

3.1/5 (with 111 votes)

Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves "The Family". The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, as well as homicidally psychotic.

Fiddler on the Roof(1971)

G
| 3h 1min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 107 votes)

This lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century Czarist Russia. Nominated for eight Academy Awards.

Vanishing Point(1971)

R
| 1h 39min | Action, Drama
3.6/5 (with 97 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.

Get Carter(1971)

R
| 1h 52min | Crime, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 96 votes)

Jack Carter is a small-time hood working in London. When word reaches him of his brothers death, he travels to Newcastle to attend the funeral. Refusing to accept the police report of suicide, Carter seeks out his brother’s friends and acquaintances to learn who murdered his sibling and why.

The Beguiled(1971)

R
| 1h 45min | Drama, Thriller, War
3.5/5 (with 86 votes)

Offbeat Civil War drama in which a wounded Yankee soldier, after finding refuge in an isolated girls' school in the South towards the end of the war, becomes the object of the young women's sexual fantasies. The soldier manipulates the situation for his own gratification, but when he refuses to completely comply with the girls' wishes, they make it very difficult for him to leave.

Walkabout(1971)

1h 35min | Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 84 votes)

Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with harsh wilderness alone. They are saved by a chance encounter with an Aborigine boy who shows them how to survive, and in the process underscores the disharmony between nature and modern life.

Play Misty for Me(1971)

3.4/5 (with 81 votes)

A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.

McCabe & Mrs. Miller(1971)

R
| 2h | Western
3.6/5 (with 78 votes)

A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

Death in Venice(1971)

2h 10min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 78 votes)

Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as Aschenbach.

The Cat o' Nine Tails(1971)

1h 52min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 71 votes)

A reporter and a blind retired journalist try to solve a series of murders. The crimes are connected to experiments by a pharmaceutical company in secret research. The two end up becoming targets of the killer.

The Devils(1971)

R
| 1h 51min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 70 votes)

A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.

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