Voting Closed- 100 Movies We Agree Don't Suck: 1970's Edition
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Voting Closed- 100 Movies We Agree Don't Suck: 1970's Edition
Posted by Freauxzen on 10/26 at 9:18 pm
VOTING - 100 Movies We Agree Don't Suck: 1970's Edition

I think we’re past nostalgia now. Since most of us are in our 20’s and early 30’s, we lived and grew up in the 80’s and 90’s. But much like our childhoods, that time has passed.

What happened before the 80’s? Bell bottoms. Disco. Peter, Paul and Mary. Travolta. Lots and Lots of Travolta. I kid, I kid. The 70’s saw the rise of the auteur. We saw great sports movies, the most celebrated of mid-century American films, and Trav.... Kubrick, Coppola, Leone, Peckinpah, Lucas, Bertolucci and many many more. There was sweet hair, sweat bands and high tops.

But of course, my description of the 70’s is laden with the superficial elements, those that remain for us to laugh about. There was quite a bit of uneasiness following Vietnam. Political Unrest, which seems to be common in every generation, and the early seeds of the information revolution. Interesting times. The 1970’s were a difficult time to capture on film simply because the visual elements were so prominent. Who doesn’t think of disco when they first hear about the 1970’s? Shouldn’t people be apologizing for that image?

Let’s hope our list doesn’t drown itself in the worst of the 1970’s.

Without delay, let's get down to the rules, as normal:

Ballots will be posted in this thread as a response. Please label your films 1-20, with 1 being the highest, 2 next and so forth (doesn't matter how you list them, forwards or backwards, but make sure 1 is your top film). I will let the thread sink in for a week or so, then I will lock in answers with an announcement (as in, "NO FURTHER CHANGES FROM NOW ON) I will bump this thread daily until the first list is posted, I'm sure it will take a couple of days to start getting lists in.*

ONLY FILMS RELEASED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1970 and DECEMEBER 31, 1979 will be considered. ALL OTHER FILMS ARE UNQUALIFIED. Check the dates of the films you include

I am also taking the list of volunteers for write-ups. You know the drill. If you love film and want to channel Stallone-when-writing-Rocky, sign up.


WRITERS:
Freauxzen
H-Town Tiger
Baloo
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Posted by Ellunchboxo on 10/26 at 9:21 pm to Freauxzen



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Posted by davesdawgs on 10/27 at 12:45 am to Freauxzen
The Godfather 1972
The Godfather: Part II 1974
Star Wars 1977



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Posted by 12 on 10/27 at 1:01 am to Freauxzen
1)The Godfather Part II
2)The Godfather

In no particular order and I am sure I am missing some...

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
A Clockwork Orange
Jaws
Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
Serpico
Blazing Saddles
Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Alien
Enter the Dragon
The Deer Hunter
Rocky
Star Wars




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Posted by saintsfan92612 on 10/27 at 1:14 am to Freauxzen
Here's my top 20...I think. I hope all these movies were released in the 70s. I think they are. I probably missed some great ones but these were the first ones that just screamed 70s at me.

1. Godfather II
2. Star Wars
3. Godfather
4. Jaws
5. Rocky
6. Patton
7. Blazing Saddles
8. Young Frankenstein
9. Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
10. Apocalypse Now
11. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
12. Network
13. Taxi Driver
14. Alien
15. Dirty Harry
16. Grease
17. Halloween
18. Clockwork Orange
19. Superman
20. The Jerk


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Posted by auyushu on 10/27 at 2:00 am to 12
1. Monty Python & The Holy Grail
2. Godfather
3. The Outlaw Josey Wales
4. Kelly's Heroes
5. Godfather 2
6. Star Wars
7. Blazing Saddles
8. Animal House
9. Young Frankenstein
10. Alien
11. The Jerk
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
13. High Plains Drifter
14. Dirty Harry
15. Drunken Master
16. Rocky
17. Enter the Dragon
18. Taxi Driver
19. Jaws
20. Mad Max


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Posted by Freauxzen on 10/27 at 8:53 am to 12
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12


The whole point is to order them. I won't count ballots without 1-20. It's a ranking system that we use around here.



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Posted by H-Town Tiger on 10/27 at 9:21 am to Freauxzen
I'll do a couple if write ups.

Also would it be unethical to leave off a couple of movies I know will get a ton of support in order to include other movies

and I assume we will count both Godfather I and II as 1?



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Posted by Tigris on 10/27 at 9:21 am to Freauxzen
This isn't easy but:

1 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
3 The Man Who Would Be King
4 Apocalypse Now
5 Blazing Saddles
6 Outlaw Josey Wales
7 French Connection
8 Network
9 Godfather
10 Godfather 2
11 Patton
12 The Jerk
13 Young Frankenstein
14 Life of Brian
15 The Sting
16 Being There
17 Breaking Away
18 Animal House
19 Dog Day Afternoon
20 Dirty Harry



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Posted by TigerMike58 on 10/27 at 9:33 am to Freauxzen
1. The Sting
2. M*A*S*H
3. Star Wars
4. Jaws
5. Rocky
6. National Lampoon's Animal House
7. The Godfather
8. The Godfather part II
9. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
10. Kelly's Heroes
11. Patton
12. Blazing Saddles
13. Dog Day Afternoon
14. The Outlaw Josey Wales
15. Dirty Harry
16. All the President's Men
17. Deliverance
18. Being There
19. The Deer Hunter
20. The Rocky Horror Picture Show







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Posted by Dandy Lion on 10/27 at 9:34 am to Tigris
to add:

Three Days of the Condor
All the President's Men
Bananas
Sleeper
Love and Death
Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex, but Were Afraid to Ask
Annie Hall
Manhattan
American Graffiti
Return of the Pink Panther
PinK Panther STrikes Again
'10'
Revenge of the Pink Panther
Foul Play


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Posted by chinese58 on 10/27 at 10:46 am to Freauxzen
Oh my God!

Glad you did this before I moved on from this realm. Hope making these decisions doesn't speed up that process!

Will be giving this my earnest consideration.



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Posted by Freauxzen on 10/27 at 1:36 pm to H-Town Tiger
quote:

I'll do a couple if write ups.




quote:

Also would it be unethical to leave off a couple of movies I know will get a ton of support in order to include other movies


Your choice. I would say yes since we want an honest ranking. If said movie in question that takes place in space (or in little italy) is ACTUALLY better than other movies on your list, it should be above them, votes or not.

quote:

and I assume we will count both Godfather I and II as 1?


We've been doing separate for the last few.





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Posted by H-Town Tiger on 10/27 at 2:03 pm to Freauxzen
quote:

Your choice. I would say yes since we want an honest ranking. If said movie in question that takes place in space (or in little italy) is ACTUALLY better than other movies on your list, it should be above them, votes or not.


Well, I have been adhering to Baloo's standard of only voting for 1 movie per director and good guess on the movies in question



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Posted by chinese58 on 10/27 at 2:05 pm to Freauxzen
To help some younger guys who may not realize a movie they liked was released in the 70' here' Wikipedia's list. It's the only list I found that wasn't also rankings.




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Posted by saintsfan92612 on 10/27 at 2:08 pm to chinese58
I didn't know the Jerk came out in 79. I am going to have to add it to my list


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Posted by Blue Velvet on 10/27 at 2:10 pm to Freauxzen
1. Aguirre, the Wrath of God
2. Solyaris
3. Taxi Driver
4. The Godfather
5. The Godfather, Part II
6. Chinatown
7. Mean Streets
8. Apocalypse Now
9. Le Cercle Rouge
10. A Clockwork Orange
11. Monty Python’s Life of Brian
12. Badlands
13. Eraserhead
14. Stalker
15. The Outlaw Josey Wales
16. Alien
17. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
18. The Last Picture Show
19. The Conversation
20. Barry Lyndon

Honorable Mention:
Jeremiah Johnson
All the President’s Men
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Soylent Green
American Graffiti
Jaws
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Fat City
Patton
Deliverance
The Deer Hunter
Papillon
Dog Day Afternoon
Five Easy Pieces
Midnight Express
Assault on Precinct 13
Mad Max
Halloween
Gates of Heaven



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Posted by Freauxzen on 10/27 at 2:39 pm to H-Town Tiger
quote:

Well, I have been adhering to Baloo's standard of only voting for 1 movie per director and good guess on the movies in question


There's always one director that breaks that rule for me. Looks to be the case this time as well.



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Posted by Freauxzen on 10/27 at 2:41 pm to Freauxzen
Putting mine out early, may change slightly:

Top 20

1. Barry Lyndon
2. Aguirre: Wrath of God
3. Stalker
4. Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail
5. Alien
6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
7. Murder on the Orient Express
8. A Clockwork Orange
9. The Sting
10. Halloween
11. The Ballad of Cable Hogue
12. Enter the Dragon
13. Solaris
14. High Plains Drifter
15. Straw Dogs
16. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
17. Young Frankenstein
18. Superman
19. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
20. Star Wars

Blazing Saddles
Deliverance
Mad Max
The French Connection
Patton
Carrie
Monty Python and the Life of Brian
The Deer Hunter
Eraserhead
Jaws
Close Encounters of the Third Kind


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Posted by Tigris on 10/27 at 7:30 pm to chinese58
quote:

To help some younger guys who may not realize a movie they liked was released in the 70' here' Wikipedia's list.


I found this to be very helpful, just enter the years 1970 to 1979. It is from the IMDB ratings and can be sorted by movie types as well.

LINK



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