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Best 1970s Films

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The 1970s were a period of change and transition in the world of film. It saw the emergence of new and influencial filmmakers such as Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Ford Coppola. This is our list of the Best 1970s films.

What’s on the Best 1970s Films timeline?

This timeline assembles all of the best movies from the 1970s. These include all the winners of the Best Picture Oscar, as well as others noted for their critical reception, financial success, and lasting status, as well as a few cult favorites.

The 1970s was the start of a new golden age of film, one that would flourish primarily in the decade the followed, but which got its start in the 1970s. Spielberg’s Jaws became what is now considered the first true “blockbuster” film, George Lucas made a number of his early films, including Star Wars, and Francis Ford Coppola made a variety of films that are now considered legendary, such as The Godfather and Apocalypse Now. And besides these up-and-coming directors, there are many other films that will forever be remembered as highly important and influential in this decade.

We hope you enjoy this dive into film history. Film historians should enjoy this compilation of influential, popular, and critically acclaimed films. Enjoy!

As always, if you see something you think we should add or change, give us a shout out in the comment section below. And if you liked this timeline, you might like some of our others, such as the Shakespeare timeline.

And if you see any film you think we should add, don’t hesitate to let us know!