Year 1971 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1971 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, based on true events and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with death, cigarette smoking, violence, friendship, husband wife relationship, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling, blood and singing plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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year 1971 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1971: Dirty Harry (1971), Tolkien (2019), Mr. Church (2016), Watchmen (2009), Hot Shots! (1991), The Best of Enemies (2019), The Hoax (2006), Yves Saint Laurent (2014), Birds of Passage (2018), Funkytown (2011).

List of year 1971 movies

 7.7
 140K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, intense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gunfight, crimes, tough law enforcer, psychopath, crime, against the rules, ransom, police, investigation, police brutality, police detective ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.8
 29K
Tolkien (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: friendship between men, male friendship, world war one, boys' school, class differences, coming of age, young soldier, soldier, male protagonist, teenage boy, group of friends, treasure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1971, year 1937 ...
Place: oxford university, england
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 7.6
 25K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: cooking, friendship, family, storytelling, life philosophy, relationships, book, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, cook, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1980, year 1986, 1960s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, boston
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 7.6
 489K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: comic, bleak, twists and turns, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, superhero, parallel world, conspiracy, anti heroes, save the world, neo noir, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, moral dilemma, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1985, year 1940 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, russia, vietnam, new york ...
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 6.8
 97K
Hot Shots! (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: parody, goofy hero, secret mission, heroic mission, military, save the day, danger, military base, disorder, love and romance, love triangle, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1971, year 1975, 70s ...
Place: california, iraq, mediterranean sea
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The Best of Enemies (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.
Style: rough, psychological, sincere, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: interracial friendship, civil rights, human spirit, interracial relations, activism, human rights, righting the wronged, court, danger, aggression, racism, ku klux klan ...
Time: 70s, year 2016, year 1971, year 2005
Place: north carolina, usa
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 6.7
 16K
The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, cynical, witty, intense, tense ...
Plot: americana, writer's life, giant, rise and fall, ambition, media, mad, research, false identity, paranoia, friendship between men, imaginary ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, pentagon, zurich switzerland ...
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Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, gay, rise to the top, fashion designer, couple relations, ambition, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, gender, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
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Birds of Passage (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous Wayuu family get involved in a booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion ...
Style: psychological, factual, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: wealth, corruption, murder, revenge, marijuana, marriage, money, baby, humiliation, death, smuggling, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1968, 70s, year 1980 ...
Place: colombia, south america
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 6.3
 795
Funkytown (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in Montreal during the disco phenomenon some 35 years ago, Funkytown follows the life of a group of colorful characters. We follow their lives and tribulations as everyone converges on a regular basis at Montreal's hot disco spot: ...
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: disco, nightclub, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, artists and showbiz, social decay, actor's life, society, gay hustler, drug addiction, politics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976, year 1971 ...
Place: canada, montreal, toronto ontario canada, new york, quebec ...
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 7.0
 8K
The Angel (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: About a real-life criminal who shocked Argentine society: Carlos Robledo Puch, a merciless teen killer dubbed “The Angel of Death” because of his beatific good looks, who now ranks as the longest-serving prison inmate in Argentine history.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, exciting, based on true events ...
Plot: armed robbery, murder, psychopath, friendship, arrest, violence, police, escape, teenage boy, money, father son relationship, lie ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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Der Junge muss an die frische Luft (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dramatised origin story of one of Germany's most beloved contemporary comedians.
Style: humorous, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, light
Plot: father son relationship, brother brother relationship, death of mother, classroom, fame, comedian, friendship, society, ambition, horse carriage, horse riding, death of grandmother ...
Time: year 1972, year 1973, year 1971
Place: germany
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 6.4
 2K
Dovlatov (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia, Poland, Serbia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Dovlatov charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought to preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his artist ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: male friendship, black market, husband wife relationship, post punk, writers, artist, friendship between men, father daughter relationship
Time: year 1971
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 7.7
 133K
Roma (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, rough
Plot: maid, routine, middle class, master servant relationship, infidelity, nanny, pregnancy, female protagonist, class differences, strongman, dating, professor ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1971
Place: mexico city, mexico
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Cinema Verite (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1973, the Loud family became a television sensation of a new kind. It was long before a metal rock star showed his eccentric family on the small screen and decades before housewives had screaming matches with each other on camera in public. ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: lifestyle, showbiz, self fulfillment, family life, tv show, filmmaking, privacy invasion, private vs public, american dream, americana, society, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, new york
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 7.2
 129K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, exciting, factual, disturbing ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, political thriller, expose, politics, lie, truth, national security, journalist, newspaper story, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, year 1965, year 1966, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa
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 7.0
 29K
Danny Collins (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ageing rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: rock star, redemption, elderly, family relations, starting over, introspection, musician's life, aging, artists and showbiz, love and romance, estrangement, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, los angeles
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All the Money in the World (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK, China
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
Style: based on true events, tense, captivating, serious, rough
Plot: ransom demand, greed, billionaire, kidnapping, escape, grandfather grandson relationship, violence, severed ear, abduction, child custody, mafia, police protection ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, year 1971
Place: rome italy, italy, saudi arabia
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 7.1
 18K
Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: based on true events, factual, realistic, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, illness, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, polio, adaptation, human spirit, priest, photograph, thunder, costume party ...
Time: year 1981, year 1960, year 1958, year 1965, year 1971 ...
Place: africa, spain, germany, england, kenya
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The Divine Order (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village with her husband and their two sons. The Swiss countryside is untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. Nora’s life is not affected ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light
Plot: women's rights, politics, voting, feminism, husband wife relationship, countryside, village, women, society, fighting the system, husband wife estrangement, female director ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: switzerland, zurich switzerland
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 5.9
 18K
Welcome to Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, tv show, obsession, life turned upside down, media, mental disorders, depression, friendship, loneliness, medication, character study, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1971, year 1991, year 1989 ...
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jane lives in London with her boyfriend Richard. Her mother was murdered when she was young, she recently lost a baby in a car crash and she's plagued by nightmares of a knife-wielding man. Richard thinks that the cure is vitamins, while ...
Style: disturbing, scary, gothic, sadistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, obsession, occult, voyeurism, mind game, woman in danger, investigation, mysterious character, danger, haunted by the past, psychopath, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: europe, england, london
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Blade of the Ripper (1971)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Austria
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Newly married to an older man, Julie returns to Vienna, where a razor wielding slasher is killing women. Jean, her cruel and sadistic former lover, immediately contacts her, certain that only he can satisfy her strange vice. But she rejects him. She ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery killer, woman in danger, murder, obsession, love triangle, danger, cult, mysterious character, femme fatale, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: europe, austria, sicily, sicily italy, vienna
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Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 1967-1976. As one of history's greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, homoerotic
Plot: gay, fashion, fashion designer, ambition, rise to the top, couple relations, interview, nudity (full frontal - brief), sewing, scandal, male prostitute, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
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United Red Army (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The film is told in three acts, beginning with a historical background of Japan's student movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, mostly using archive footage and a narrator. The second act follows the formation of the group to their mountain ...
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, bleak, realistic
Plot: revolution, rebellion, idealism, isolation, society, radical, archive footage, confined, life is a bitch, danger, military, communism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1960, year 1968, year 1971 ...
Place: japan, asia
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Something in the Air (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1970s a student named Gilles gets entangled in contemporary political turmoils although he would rather just be a creative artist. While torn between his solidarity to his friends and his personal ambitions he falls in love with Christine.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, anarchist, fighting the system, rebellion, self discovery, youth, counterculture, working class, society, coming of age, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1968, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, florence italy, florence ...
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 6.4
 39
Aakraman (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Drama about a major in the Indian army and his impending arranged marriage.
Plot: officer, cripple, patriotism, love triangle, whiskey, party, soldier, drink, bar, drinking, courage
Time: year 1971
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 5.2
 14
Top Kids (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fun journey through the history of the automobile, this film is about a group of future computer hackers that wire an arcade game to work as a time machine. Among appearances in the movie are Henry Ford, Mercedes Benz, and modern race car driver ...
Plot: time travel, hacker, mercedes, computer disc, woman driver, world war one, artificial intelligence, child, salesman, driver, classic car, altering history ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1971, 1930s, 1880s ...
Place: italy, europe
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The Nullarbor Nymph (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Following two Water Australia employees who travel out along the Nullarbor Plain only to discover they are being hunted by the mythological creature, the Nullarbor Nymph.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: bush, australian aboriginal, aborigine, observatory, freeway, belch, coast, tribe, nuclear explosion, burned alive, desert, water ...
Time: year 1972, 70s, year 1971
Place: south australia, australia
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 7.0
 3K
Dalida (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième ...
Style: disturbing, sentimental, realistic, sincere, non-linear
Plot: female singer, singing, husband wife relationship, suicide, musician's life, music, female director, anorexia, pregnant woman, pregnant, abortion, dispute ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1972, year 1940, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, italy, france, cairo egypt, paris france ...
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