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Although the 1970s opened with Hollywood experiencing a financial and artistic depression, the decade became a creative high point in the US film industry. Restrictions on language, adult content and sexuality, and violence had loosened up, and these elements became more widespread. The counter-culture of the time had influenced Hollywood to be freer, to take more risks and to experiment with alternative, young film makers (nicknamed "Movie Brats"), as old Hollywood professionals and old-style moguls died out and a new generation of film makers arose and caused Hollywood to be renewed and reborn.

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    The Godfather

    1972, in 38 top lists Check
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    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 27 top lists Check
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
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    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 36 top lists Check
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    Flåklypa Grand Prix

    1975 — a.k.a. Pinchcliffe Grand Prix, in 7 top lists Check
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    Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu

    1973 — a.k.a. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future, in 5 top lists Check
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    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 32 top lists Check
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    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Sting

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
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    Höstsonaten

    1978 — a.k.a. Autumn Sonata, in 8 top lists Check
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    Dersu Uzala

    1975, in 11 top lists Check
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    Chinatown

    1974, in 29 top lists Check
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    A Woman Under the Influence

    1974, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Message

    1976 — a.k.a. Mohammad: Messenger of God, in 8 top lists Check
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    Sholay

    1975 — a.k.a. Embers, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Deer Hunter

    1978, in 25 top lists Check
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    Rocky

    1976, in 20 top lists Check
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    Life of Brian

    1979, in 18 top lists Check
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    Barry Lyndon

    1975, in 22 top lists Check
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    Stalker

    1979, in 23 top lists Check
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    Network

    1976, in 15 top lists Check
  25. 25 +1

    Solyaris

    1972 — a.k.a. Solaris, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Last Picture Show

    1971, in 19 top lists Check
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    Paper Moon

    1973, in 5 top lists Check
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    Zerkalo

    1975 — a.k.a. The Mirror, in 12 top lists Check
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    Viskningar och rop

    1972 — a.k.a. Cries and Whispers, in 16 top lists Check
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    Il conformista

    1970 — a.k.a. The Conformist, in 18 top lists Check
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    La nuit américaine

    1973 — a.k.a. Day for Night, in 17 top lists Check
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    Sleuth

    1972, in 5 top lists Check
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    Le cercle rouge

    1970 — a.k.a. Le Cercle Rouge, in 9 top lists Check
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    Angst essen Seele auf

    1974 — a.k.a. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, in 12 top lists Check
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    Cría cuervos

    1976 — a.k.a. Cria Cuervos, in 10 top lists Check
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    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
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    Papillon

    1973, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Exorcist

    1973, in 24 top lists Check
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    Young Frankenstein

    1974, in 14 top lists Check
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    Dog Day Afternoon

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
  41. 41 +1

    All the President's Men

    1976, in 21 top lists Check
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    Annie Hall

    1977, in 32 top lists Check
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    Dawn of the Dead

    1978 — a.k.a. Dawn of the Living Dead, in 16 top lists Check
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    Fiddler on the Roof

    1971, in 8 top lists Check
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    Patton

    1970, in 15 top lists Check
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    Being There

    1979 — a.k.a. Chance, in 12 top lists Check
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    Manhattan

    1979, in 19 top lists Check
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    Harold and Maude

    1971, in 18 top lists Check
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    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, in 19 top lists Check
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    Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

    1972 — a.k.a. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, in 21 top lists Check
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