Ah the 70’s, such an odd decade, one we’re looking back on today for its contribution to cinema and the films it gave us, pretending for a moment that the first thing that comes to your mind when someone mentions the 70’s isn’t “oh yes, the time taken for the LSD induced insanity of the 60’s to transform into the cocaine fuelled haze of the 80’s; but I digress, here are the 10 best films of all the 70’s according to my stupid opinion; I really wanted to make it a top 20 if only to include all the well known classics and avoid sparking hatred but what can you do? Here’s hoping counting them as honourable mentions is good enough.
10. Monty Python And The Holy Grail
I tried picking a quote for this one, it couldn’t be done.
My skin still crawls when I think of the chestburster scene.
8. The Godfather
One of the greatest Gangster epics of all time, how can you top it…?
7. The Godfather Part 2
… Oh, that’s how.
6. Watership Down
The bloodiest U rated film of all time – that’s saying something.
5. Days Of Heaven
One of the most well shot films I have ever seen, and hey, Richard Gere can act.
My favourite Woody Allen film, just perfect in every way.
Terrence Malick’s first, and I love his recent works so screw you.
2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Vile, sadistic and ugly – what’s not to love?
1. Star Wars
What can I say except what the hell else was it going to be?
Honourable Mentions: Aguirre: The Wrath Of God, Jaws, Taxi Driver, The Exorcist, The Life Of Brian, Duel, Dawn Of The Dead, Apocalypse Now, Saturday Night Fever, Rocky, A Clockwork Orange, Assault On Precinct 13, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Annie Hall, Salo Or The 120 Days Of Sodom