IMDb's 1970s Top 50

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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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  1. 1 -

    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
  2. 10 -

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  3. 2 -

    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
  4. 9 -

    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 31 top lists Check
  5. 34 -

    Dog Day Afternoon

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
  6. 11 -

    The Sting

    1973, in 15 top lists Check
  7. 36 -1

    Papillon

    1973, in 5 top lists Check
  8. 27 +14

    Paper Moon

    1973, in 7 top lists Check
  9. 44 -1

    Le cercle rouge

    1970 — a.k.a. Le Cercle Rouge, in 10 top lists Check
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Last updated on Jan 23, 2020; source