Feature Film, Released between 1974-01-01 and 1974-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,114,250 | Gross: $57.30M

2. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 124,828 | Gross: $119.50M

3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths and must survive the terrors of Leatherface and his family.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 136,000 | Gross: $30.86M

4. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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92 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 290,737 | Gross: $29.20M

5. Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

8.0
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80 Metascore

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Votes: 142,153 | Gross: $86.30M

6. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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43 Metascore

James Bond is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin, while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams

Votes: 94,642 | Gross: $20.97M

7. Zardoz (1974)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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46 Metascore

In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton

Votes: 19,505 | Gross: $0.07M

8. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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63 Metascore

In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Votes: 55,125

9. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 32,551 | Gross: $4.05M

10. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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85 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 97,004 | Gross: $4.42M

11. Death Wish (1974)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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51 Metascore

A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats

Votes: 35,279 | Gross: $22.00M

12. The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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69 Metascore

At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Votes: 38,947 | Gross: $116.00M

13. The Longest Yard (1974)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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61 Metascore

A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Votes: 16,905

14. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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88 Metascore

Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 21,310 | Gross: $13.34M

15. The Great Gatsby (1974)

PG | 144 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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43 Metascore

A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black

Votes: 23,325

16. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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78 Metascore

A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Mia Bendixsen, Alfred Lutter III

Votes: 21,173 | Gross: $18.60M

17. The Parallax View (1974)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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65 Metascore

An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn

Votes: 15,250

18. Big Bad Mama (1974)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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Mama and daughters get forced by circumstances into bootlegging and bank robbing, and travel across the country trailed by the law.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Angie Dickinson, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt, Susan Sennett

Votes: 2,303

19. Earthquake (1974)

PG | 122 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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56 Metascore

Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene

Votes: 13,521 | Gross: $79.70M

20. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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67 Metascore

A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 16,706

21. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 26,230

22. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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62 Metascore

With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach

Votes: 22,129 | Gross: $25.00M

23. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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52 Metascore

Down on their luck racers Larry and Deke steal from a supermarket manager to buy a car that will help them advance their racing chances. Their escape does not go as planned when Larry's one nightstand, Mary, tags along for the ride.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 6,213

24. The Night Porter (1974)

R | 118 min | Drama

6.7
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After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, Holocaust survivor Lucia and Nazi officer Max, who tortured her, resume their sadomasochistic relationship.

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 11,407

25. Arabian Nights (1974)

NC-17 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Ancient Arabia. A youth is chosen by a beautiful slave girl to be her new master; she is kidnapped and they must search for each other. Stories are told within stories; love, travel and the whims of destiny.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli, Tessa Bouché

Votes: 7,088

26. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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66 Metascore

In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Votes: 22,033

27. Foxy Brown (1974)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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46 Metascore

A voluptuous black vigilante takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter

Votes: 9,117 | Gross: $2.46M

28. Mr. Majestyk (1974)

PG | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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55 Metascore

A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles Bronson, Linda Cristal, Al Lettieri, Lee Purcell

Votes: 7,502

29. The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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53 Metascore

Two members of a social club in 1950s Brooklyn have more interest in romance than in rumbles.

Directors: Martin Davidson, Stephen Verona | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Perry King, Paul Mace

Votes: 3,572

30. Flesh Gordon (1974)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Emperor Wang is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football player Flesh Gordon

Directors: Michael Benveniste, Howard Ziehm | Stars: Jason Williams, Suzanne Fields, Joseph Hudgins, William Dennis Hunt

Votes: 3,876

31. Emmanuelle (1974)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama

5.3
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The wife of a French diplomat in Bangkok, Emmanuelle embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery.

Director: Just Jaeckin | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Marika Green, Daniel Sarky

Votes: 9,206 | Gross: $8.72M

32. The Arena (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure

5.3
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In ancient Rome audiences have grown tired of viewing gladiators fight to the death. Something new is needed--women. (Josiah Howard, "Blaxploitation cinema: The Essential Reference Guide.")

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Margaret Markov, Pam Grier, Lucretia Love, Paul Muller

Votes: 1,385

33. The Sugarland Express (1974)

PG | 110 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

Votes: 15,259 | Gross: $7.50M

34. Lenny (1974)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck

Votes: 14,554

35. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

An American bar room pianist and his prostitute girlfriend go on a trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young

Votes: 18,008

36. It's Alive (1974)

PG | 91 min | Horror

5.8
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72 Metascore

The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 7,026

37. Vampyres (1974)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.1
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Two mysterious women lure various passers-by to their rural mansion in the English countryside and hold them captive in order to feed on them to satisfy their insatiable thirst for blood.

Director: José Ramón Larraz | Stars: Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Murray Brown, Brian Deacon

Votes: 3,077

38. California Split (1974)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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84 Metascore

When a casual gambler befriends a professional one, he begins to mirror his life, sending both deeper into the sleazy gambling world where the stakes keep getting bigger.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss, Gwen Welles

Votes: 5,277 | Gross: $10.90M

39. Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)

G | 102 min | Action, Comedy

7.5
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After a tied 1st place in a local stunt race, two drivers start a contest to decide who of them will own the prize, a dune buggy. But when a mobster destroys the car, they are determined to get it back.

Director: Marcello Fondato | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Patty Shepard, Deogratias Huerta

Votes: 10,768

40. Airport 1975 (1974)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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50 Metascore

A 747 in flight collides with a small plane, and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 9,465 | Gross: $47.29M

41. Going Places (1974)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, Patrick Dewaere, Christian Alers

Votes: 8,141

42. Female Trouble (1974)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 8,011

43. Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

PG | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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56 Metascore

When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one is in the bag - thereby, the police precipitate in a desperate car chase against Pace and his Eleanor across Southern California.

Director: H.B. Halicki | Stars: H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda, James McIntyre

Votes: 8,265 | Gross: $40.00M

44. Scenes from a Marriage (1974)

PG | 169 min | Drama

8.4
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Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Bibi Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom

Votes: 4,122

45. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A lonely widow meets a much younger Arab worker in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love, to their own surprise-and to the outright shock of their families, colleagues, and drinking buddies.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann

Votes: 18,690

46. The Front Page (1974)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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62 Metascore

A ruthless editor tries to get his top reporter to cover one more crime story before retirement.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia

Votes: 12,373 | Gross: $17.30M

47. The Odessa File (1974)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain, who commanded a concentration camp during World War II.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm

Votes: 9,837

48. Caged Heat (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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67 Metascore

In a women's prison, a group of inmates band together to combat the repressive and abusive policies of the warden and the corrupt prison doctor.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Juanita Brown, Erica Gavin, Roberta Collins, Ella Reid

Votes: 2,220

49. Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)

G | 97 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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49 Metascore

Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging, Lonny Chapman

Votes: 2,951

50. Swept Away (1974)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A trip into the Mediterranean sea becomes a trip into the discovery of how society's frameworks of the rich and poor are delicate and temporary.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Riccardo Salvino, Isa Danieli

Votes: 5,427


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