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Movies: Popular Movies of 1973

Movies in chronological context: 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1973rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 973rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 73rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1970s decade. ()

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The Exorcist(1973)

R
| 2h 2min | Horror
3.9/5 (with 3,444 votes)

12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.

Robin Hood(1973)

G
| 1h 23min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 1,941 votes)

With King Richard off to the Crusades, Prince John and his slithering minion, Sir Hiss, set about taxing Nottingham's citizens with support from the corrupt sheriff - and staunch opposition by the wily Robin Hood and his band of merry men.

The Sting(1973)

PG
| 2h 9min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1,136 votes)

A novice con man teams up with an acknowledged master to avenge the murder of a mutual friend by pulling off the ultimate big con and swindling a fortune from a big-time mobster.

Mean Streets(1973)

R
| 1h 52min | Drama, Crime
3.5/5 (with 922 votes)

A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.

Live and Let Die(1973)

PG
| 2h 1min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 890 votes)

James Bond must investigate a mysterious murder case of a British agent in New Orleans. Soon he finds himself up against a gangster boss named Mr. Big.

Enter the Dragon(1973)

R
| 1h 42min | Action
3.7/5 (with 858 votes)

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

Serpico(1973)

2h 10min | Crime, History, Drama
3.8/5 (with 838 votes)

Frank Serpico is an idealistic New York City cop who refuses to take bribes, unlike the rest of the force. His actions get Frank shunned by the other officers, and often placed in dangerous situations by his partners. When his superiors ignore Frank's accusations of corruption, he decides to go public with the allegations. Although this causes the Knapp Commission to investigate his claims, Frank has also placed a target on himself.

Papillon(1973)

PG
| 2h 31min | Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 807 votes)

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

American Graffiti(1973)

PG
| 1h 50min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 621 votes)

A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

The Wicker Man(1973)

1h 34min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 612 votes)

Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.

Westworld(1973)

PG-13
| 1h 25min | Adventure, Science Fiction, Western
3.4/5 (with 541 votes)

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Soylent Green(1973)

PG
| 1h 37min | Science Fiction, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 523 votes)

This is the year 2022. Overcrowding, pollution, and resource depletion have reduced society’s leaders to finding food for the teeming masses. The answer is Soylent Green.

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Badlands(1973)

PG
| 1h 34min | Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 500 votes)

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Directed by Terrence Malick - With Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri, Terrence Malick, Charles Fitzpatrick, ...

High Plains Drifter(1973)

R
| 1h 45min | Western, Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 485 votes)

A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

Amarcord(1973)

R
| 2h 3min | Comedy, Drama
4.0/5 (with 470 votes)

In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the actions of a wide range of characters, from his extended family to Fascist loyalists to sensual women, with certain moments shifting into fantastical scenarios.

Magnum Force(1973)

R
| 2h 4min | Drama, Crime, Action
3.6/5 (with 438 votes)

"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.

Don't Look Now(1973)

R
| 1h 50min | Thriller, Drama, Horror
3.5/5 (with 428 votes)

Laura and John, grieved by a terrible loss, meet in Venice, where John is in charge of the restoration of a church, two mysterious sisters, one of whom gives them a message sent from the afterlife.

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob(1973)

G
| 1h 40min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 427 votes)

In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins from Slimane's country, but also the police, who think Pivert is a murderer. Pivert ends up posing as Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure who's returned to France for his first visit after 30 years in the United States. Adding to the confusion are Pivert's dentist-wife, who thinks her husband is leaving her for another woman, their daughter, who's about to get married, and a Parisian neighborhood filled with people eager to celebrate the return of Rabbi Jacob.

My Name Is Nobody(1973)

PG
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Western
3.6/5 (with 402 votes)

Jack Beauregard, an ageing gunman of the Old West, only wants to retire in peace and move to Europe. But a young gunfighter, known as "Nobody", who idolizes Beauregard, wants him to go out in a blaze of glory. So he arranges for Jack to face the 150-man gang known as The Wild Bunch and earn his place in history.

Fantastic Planet(1973)

PG
| 1h 12min | Animation, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 390 votes)

On the planet Ygam, the Draags, extremely technologically and spiritually advanced blue humanoids, consider the tiny Oms, human beings descendants of Terra's inhabitants, as ignorant animals. Those who live in slavery are treated as simple pets and used to entertain Draag children; those who live hidden in the hostile wilderness of the planet are periodically hunted and ruthlessly slaughtered as if they were vermin.

Directed by René Laloux

The Holy Mountain(1973)

R
| 1h 54min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 383 votes)

The Alchemist assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept's intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their worldly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe.

Battle for the Planet of the Apes(1973)

G
| 1h 33min | Action, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 375 votes)

The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo tries to cause an ape civil war and a community of human mutants who live beneath a destroyed city try to conquer those whom they perceive as enemies. All leading to the finale.

Sleeper(1973)

3.5/5 (with 330 votes)

Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.

Paper Moon(1973)

PG
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 303 votes)

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl—who may or may not be his daughter—and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Day for Night(1973)

1h 56min | Comedy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 260 votes)

A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

The Long Goodbye(1973)

R
| 1h 52min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 240 votes)

In 1970s Hollywood, Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Jesus Christ Superstar(1973)

G
| 1h 48min | Music, History, Drama
3.5/5 (with 240 votes)

Recounts the last days of Jesus Christ from the perspective of Judas Iscariot, his betrayer. As Jesus' following increases, Judas begins to worry that Jesus is falling for his own hype, forgetting the principles of his teachings and growing too close to the prostitute Mary Magdalene. After Jesus has an outburst in a temple, Judas turns on him.

The Day of the Jackal(1973)

PG
| 2h 23min | Action, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 220 votes)

An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin’s trail.

La Grande Bouffe(1973)

NC-17
| 2h 10min | Drama, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 198 votes)

Four friends gather at a villa with the intention of eating themselves to death.

The Way We Were(1973)

PG
| 1h 58min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 198 votes)

Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

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