Year 1972 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1972 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with death, murder, husband wife relationship, flashback, violence, cigarette smoking, telephone call, kiss, photograph and society plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
year 1972
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year 1972 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1972: The Traitor (2019), Uncommon Valor (1983), Riot (2018), Jeruzalem (2015), Blacula (1972), Chappaquiddick (2017), Francofonia (2015), Bloody Sunday (2002), Resting Place (1986), Eden's Curve (2003).

List of year 1972 movies

 7.1
 7K
The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, suspense, factual
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, informant, assassination, assassination attempt, judge, murder, death threat, trial, italian history, organized crime, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy, sicily italy, europe ...
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Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, danger, captivity, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1972, year 1977, year 1983, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, bangkok thailand ...
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 6.7
 514
Riot (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the 1970s Gay Rights Movement in Australia through the eyes of dedicated activist Lance Gowland. As Lance deals with his sexuality, he must also juggle work, family and relationships.
Plot: lgbt, gay cruising, short shorts, cruising, pay phone, riot, protest, gay rights, police raid, gay, chant, urination ...
Time: year 1974, year 1978, year 1972, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 4.8
 8K
Jeruzalem (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a couple of American young adults fly to Israel to visit the city of Jerusalem, a biblical nightmare falls upon the city
Style: suspense, scary, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: demon, tourist, church, vacation, transformation, found footage, danger, survival, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, deadly creature, chase ...
Time: 21st century, year 1972, 20th century, 2010s, 70s
Place: jerusalem, israel, tel aviv israel, asia, palestine
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 5.7
 6K
Blacula (1972)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An 18th century African prince is turned into a vampire while visiting Transylvania. Two centuries later, he rises from his coffin attacking various residents of Los Angeles and meets Tina, a woman who he believes is the reincarnation of his ...
Style: scary, stylized, serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, reincarnation, coroner, nightclub, zombie, morgue, danger, supernatural, deadly creature, destiny, fall in love, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1800s, 1790s, 1780s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, europe, australia
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 6.5
 12K
Chappaquiddick (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
Style: based on true events, rough, captivating, tense
Plot: kennedy family, scandal, car accident, senator, investigation, politics, tragic event, husband wife relationship, doctor, trust, promise, public service ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1972, year 1969, year 1960 ...
Place: massachusetts
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Style: based on true events, uplifting, touching, compassionate, ironic ...
Plot: alcoholics anonymous, paralysis, drawing, alcoholic, car accident, disability, man in a wheelchair, therapy, redemption, rehabilitation, cartoonist, irish american ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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 6.7
 3K
Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, museum, art, painting, art museum, world, war, nazi occupied france, portrait painting, architecture ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1978, year 1939, year 1918 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, germany, france, russia ...
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 7.6
 23K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, political unrest, fighting the system, state affairs, social problems, life is a bitch, society, conflict, protest, social decay, irish, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
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 6.3
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Resting Place (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help ...
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, vietnam war, racial injustice, parents and children, military, war, military life, interracial relations, investigation, death of son, mysterious death, patriot ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
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 5.3
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Eden's Curve (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A coming of age romantic drama set in 1972 based on real life events.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, lgbt, love affair, friendship, love triangle, couples, dull life, lifestyle, romance, youth, destructive relationship, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1972
Place: virginia, southern usa
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George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, tense, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: campaign, civil rights, racism, assassination attempt, injustice, conservative, rise to the top, politics, discrimination, interracial relations, dedicated lawyer, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 50s, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, america
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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: cult movie cast, psychotronic
Plot: country, pub, australian aboriginal, folklore, highway, desert, aborigine, blood, coast, gore, nude, outback ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, year 1972
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, realistic, sentimental, sincere, non-linear
Plot: female singer, singing, husband wife relationship, suicide, musician's life, music, anorexia, female director, lgbt, airport, wedding, death ...
Time: 50s, year 1933, 1930s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, india, egypt, cairo egypt, italy ...
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All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: disappearance, mystery, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, crimes, high society, domestic violence, overbearing parent, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1971, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., florida, paris france ...
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 6.6
 5K
The Odyssey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker
Style: factual, thought provoking, exciting, captivating, disturbing
Plot: environmental, diver, underwater scene, sea, flashback, love, ship, frenchman abroad, unfaithful husband, environmental activist, adventure, explorer ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1949, 50s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, antarctica, new york
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Echoes from the Dead (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a foggy day, Julia‘s six-year-old son Jens is called missing. Despite a thorough search, the boy is never found. Twenty years later, Julia’s father receives one of the shoes Jens was wearing the day he disappeared. Who sent it? Why? Is the ...
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, survival, missing person, danger, deadly, single parent, faked death, island, female protagonist, world war two, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1972, 1940s ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe, cuba, havana cuba
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 6.6
 3K
Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
Style: talky, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: factory, politics, revolution, strike, reporter, political unrest, working class, labor union, rebellion, journalism, state affairs, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1972 ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, asia, vietnam
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Quarry (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, assassination, working undercover, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, homecoming, corruption, hitman, murder, money, blackmail, sex scene ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, memphis
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 6.0
 1K
Viva (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Viva is about a bored housewife in 1972 who gets sucked into the sexual revolution. Abandoned by her husband, Barbi is dragged into trouble by her girlfriend, who spouts women's lib as she gets Barbi to discard her bra and go out on the town. ...
Style: erotic, realistic, semi serious, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: sexual relations, looking for sex, self discovery, dangerous attraction, free love, prostitute, lust, feminism, sex, friends, couples, revolution ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, california
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When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: .The historic 1973 tennis match between middle-aged champion Bobby Riggs and young feminist Billie Jean King.
Style: uplifting, semi serious, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, fighting the system, ambition, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, athlete and trainer, ego clash, society, sport, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, year 1973
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, tokyo, new york ...
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The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The utopian existence of the school is characterized ...
Style: exciting, biting, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: school, martial arts, heroes, politics, rivalry, anti hero, rebelliousness, racism, idealism, political unrest, strong violent content, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1968
Place: arizona, usa, vietnam
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I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: 7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away, he stays with Parnell for seven years, enduring repetitive ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, based on true events ...
Plot: pedophile, missing child, kidnapping, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, danger, captivity, parents and children, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1974, year 1980, year 1972
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From What Is Before (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 338 min.
Story: The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and houses are burned. Ferdinand E. Marcos announces Proclamation ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: village life, forces of nature, mystery, isolation, confined, danger, society, chaos, village, clergy, martial law, very little dialogue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1972, year 1970
Place: the philippines
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The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: masked killer, psychopath, serial killer, murder, perversion, stalking, college, countryside, investigation, mystery killer, gory, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: rome italy, italy, southern italy
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The Company You Keep (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: police investigation, hidden identity, journalist, newspaper, uncover truth, special agents, crimes, investigative reporter, secret, robbery, police, chief of police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1972, year 1979 ...
Place: usa, michigan, new york, chicago illinois, canada ...
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Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, running, sport, athlete and trainer, human spirit, profanity, sexual content, power relations, hopes, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
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Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, tricky, disturbing ...
Plot: sexualized violence, murder, investigation, extramarital affair, mystery, crimes, sex party, lesbian cunnilingus, journalist, entertainer, obsession, murder mystery ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1972
Place: new jersey, miami, los angeles
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 5.2
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The Tenants (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of a Jewish novelist, Harry Lesser, struggling to complete his latest work, and his antagonistic relationship with a black writer who moves in down the hall.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, writer's life, couple relations, couples, losing-it hero, militant, friend, father son relationship, interracial couple, manuscript, writers ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, new york, detroit, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 5.7
 1K
Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, love triangle, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, music band, rising to stardom, nightlife, celebrity culture, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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