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Movies: Popular Movies of 1976

Movies in chronological context: 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1976th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 976th year of the 2nd millennium, the 76th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1970s decade. ()

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Taxi Driver(1976)

R
| 1h 54min | Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 4,189 votes)

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Rocky(1976)

PG
| 2h | Drama, Action
3.9/5 (with 2,762 votes)

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.

Carrie(1976)

R
| 1h 38min | Horror, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 1,323 votes)

Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.

The Omen(1976)

R
| 1h 51min | Horror, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 664 votes)

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

All the President's Men(1976)

PG
| 2h 18min | Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 620 votes)

During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.

Network(1976)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 574 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 Twelve Tasks of Asterix(1976)

3.8/5 (with 413 votes)

Asterix and Obelix depart on an adventure to complete twelve impossible tasks to prove to Caesar that they are as strong as the Gods. You'll roar with laughter as they outwit, outrun, and generally outrage the very people who are trying to prove them "only human".

The Tenant(1976)

R
| 2h 5min | Drama, Thriller, Horror
3.9/5 (with 380 votes)

A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill himself.

The Outlaw Josey Wales(1976)

PG
| 2h 15min | Western
3.8/5 (with 371 votes)

After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.

Marathon Man(1976)

R
| 2h 5min | Thriller, Drama
3.7/5 (with 341 votes)

A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.

Assault on Precinct 13(1976)

R
| 1h 31min | Thriller, Action, Crime
3.7/5 (with 340 votes)

The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

Logan's Run(1976)

PG
| 1h 59min | Action, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 308 votes)

In the 23rd century, inhabitants of a domed city freely experience all of life's pleasures- but no one is allowed to live past 30. Citizens can try for a chance at being 'renewed' in a civic ceremony on their 30th birthday. Escape is the only other option.

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The Wing or The Thigh?(1976)

1h 44min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 302 votes)

Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast food entrepreneur Tri- catel to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming food and wine by taste, he is confronted with two disasters: his son wants to become a clown rather than a restaurant tester and he, the famous Charles Duchemin, has lost his taste!

The Enforcer(1976)

R
| 1h 36min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 291 votes)

Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.

King Kong(1976)

PG
| 2h 14min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
3.1/5 (with 282 votes)

In this remake of the 1933 classic, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of a giant ape and brings him back to New York to exploit him.

Directed by John Guillermin - With Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph of Roanoke, René Auberjonois, Jack O'Halloran, ...

Murder by Death(1976)

PG
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 273 votes)

Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are decently allowed.

The Second Tragic Fantozzi(1976)

1h 50min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 234 votes)

The frustrating adventures of a humble employee who all the time has to fullfill the wishes and desires of his bosses.

1900(1976)

5h 17min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 211 votes)

Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century.

In the Realm of the Senses(1976)

1h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 180 votes)

A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to an obsessive and ultimately destructive sexual relationship.

The Man Who Fell to Earth(1976)

R
| 2h 18min | Drama, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 174 votes)

Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth, Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou, a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again(1976)

PG
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Crime
3.5/5 (with 172 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.

Family Plot(1976)

PG
| 2h | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 140 votes)

Spiritualist Blanche Tyler is asked to locate a missing heir, whom she pursues with her cab driver boyfriend George Lumley, an unemployed actor.

Horse Fever(1976)

1h 34min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 134 votes)

Bruno Fioretti, known as "Mandrake", is an inveterate gambler who never misses a day at the horse racing track in Rome. He is doubly unlucky: he bets too much on one horse, and his wife is sleeping with his best friend because Mandrake is always at the track. Penniless and cuckolded, Mandrake decides to make one last bet.

The Message(1976)

PG
| 2h 58min | Adventure, Drama, Action, History
3.7/5 (with 113 votes)

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

Directed by Moustapha Akkad, Andrew Marton - With Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest, Richard Johnson, ...

The House of the Laughing Windows(1976)

1h 50min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror
3.6/5 (with 110 votes)

A young restorer is commissioned to save a fresco representing the suffering of St. Sebastiano, which was painted on the wall of a local church by a mysterious, long-dead artist.

Directed by Pupi Avati - With Lino Capolicchio, Gianni Cavina, Francesca Marciano, Vanna Busoni, Bob Tonelli, Ines Ciaschetti, ...

The Shootist(1976)

PG
| 1h 40min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
3.6/5 (with 110 votes)

Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow and her son. However, it is not Brooks' fate to die in peace, as he becomes embroiled in one last valiant battle.

The Bad News Bears(1976)

PG
| 1h 42min | Kids & Family, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 104 votes)

A major surprise as one of 1976's top grossing films. THE BAD NEWS BEARS is a movie about children that is refreshing, utterly believable, and quite cleverly funny. Walter Matthau is at his absolute best as the grumbling beer-guzzling former minor-league pitcher who gets roped into coaching a band of half-pint misfits somewhat loosely called a team. With this bunch in uniform, it's impossible to get caught up in the suburban competitive spirit that drives other adults to extremes of parental discipline. So, instead, the Bears have a good time.

The Eagle Has Landed(1976)

PG
| 2h 15min | Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller, War
3.3/5 (with 104 votes)

When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.

Silver Streak(1976)

PG
| 1h 54min | Comedy, Crime, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 103 votes)

A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes is to get the killer after him.

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane(1976)

PG
| 1h 31min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 100 votes)

Quiet, withdrawn 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives peacefully in her home in a New England beach town. Whenever the prying landlady inquires after Rynn's father, she politely claims that he's in the city on business. But when the landlady's creepy and increasingly persistent son, Frank, won't leave Rynn alone, she teams up with kindly neighbor boy Mario to maintain the dark family secret that she's been keeping to herself.

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