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, melancholic, captivating, stylized and sincere films and TV shows about / with death, father son relationship, dancing, cigarette smoking, blood, husband wife relationship, flashback, storytelling, photograph and telephone call plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1972: Viva (2007), Bloody Sunday (2002), 1972 Summer Olympic Games (1972), Dark Shadows (2012), The Odyssey (2016), Munich (2005), My Girl (1991), Milk (2008), Chappaquiddick (2017), Francofonia (2015).
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Quarry (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.2
 7.7
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Biography, Comedy, Drama
France, USA
114 min.
 6.9
Beirut (2018)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
109 min.
 6.4

List of year 1972 movies

 6.0
 817
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: humorous, semi serious, surreal, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, feminism, suburbs, buddies, gays and lesbians, sex, rise and fall, self discovery, couple relations, dangerous attraction, looking for sex, love affair ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: california
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 7.7
 22K
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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: civil rights, politics, irish, gory, fighting the system, urban, human spirit, political unrest, injustice, life is a bitch, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
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1972 Summer Olympic Games (1972)
Genre: Sport
Country: West Germany
Story: An international multi-sport event held in Munich.
Plot: olympics, parade, competition, flag, female athlete, athlete
Time: year 1972
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 6.2
 222K
Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.
Style: gothic, humorous, offbeat, dark humor, absurd ...
Plot: vampire, witch, immortality, estate, fish out of water, curse, vengeance, lost love, werewolf, supernatural, eccentric family, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 70s, year 1972, 1770s
Place: maine, new england, usa
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 6.6
 4K
The Odyssey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker
Plot: frenchman abroad, unfaithful husband, diving, airplane accident, filmmaking, diver, swimwear, environmental, french accent, whale, man in swimsuit, boarding school ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, year 1972
Place: antarctica, paris france
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 7.6
 194K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, secret agents, revenge, politics, terrorism, vengeance, murder, jewish, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: europe, israel, middle east, lebanon, germany ...
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 6.9
 63K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: makeup artist, coming of age, friendship, single parent, father daughter relationship, tuba, neighbor, small town, mortician, family, young heroes, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.6
 151K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, discrimination, politics, election, mayor, politician, protest, homosexual, gay, homosexuality, murder, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1975 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
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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.
Plot: suffocation, car accident, senator, scandal, bridge, kennedy family, rowboat, pride, police chief, repeated scene, drunk, drunk driving ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969, year 1972, year 1980, 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.
Plot: drawing, car accident, alcoholic, paralysis, wheelchair, disability, drunkenness, alcoholics anonymous, rehabilitation, drunk driver, paraplegic, therapy ...
Time: year 1972
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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 6.6
 2K
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: semi documentary
Plot: art, painting, nazism, art museum, nazi occupation, museum, louvre, world, war, death, fear, seine river ...
Time: 12th century, year 1967, year 1959, year 1944, year 1972 ...
Place: france, paris france, germany, st. petersburg russia, vichy ...
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Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.
Style: based on true events, semi serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: battle of the sexes, tennis, strong female character, wager, sexism, husband wife relationship, friendship, feminism, tennis player, homosexuality, sport, determination ...
Time: year 1973, 20th century, year 1972
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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film is a glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhod of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, training, filmmaking, american dream, rising to stardom, hopes, bruce lee, rivalry, society, hollywood, actor's life, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: hong kong, california, asia, los angeles, usa ...
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 6.5
 364
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: serious, sincere, talky, realistic
Plot: racism, vietnam war, war, military, society, soldier, interracial relations, parents and children, military life, racial injustice, vietnam veteran, death of son ...
Time: year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
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 6.4
 12K
Beirut (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A former U. S. diplomat returns to service in order to save a former colleague in Beirut.
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, arab, terrorist, hostage, war, attack, explosion, terrorism, hotel, gun, beach, arabic ...
Time: year 1972, year 1982
Place: middle east, palestine, israel
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The Black Panther (1977)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gung-ho ex-military man pursues a secret life of crime, culminating in the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.
Plot: kidnapping, bank robbery, ex military, murder, newspaper, ransom, father daughter relationship, telephone call, barking dog, crying, controversy, photograph ...
Time: year 1975, year 1972, year 1974
Place: england
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Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.
Plot: lesbian, polyamory, sexual perversion, censorship, bdsm, taboo, infidelity, sadism, teacher student relationship, college professor, polygamy, sorority ...
Time: year 1945, year 1941, year 1947, year 1940, year 1972 ...
Place: harvard university, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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 5.3
 366
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: university, coming of age, coming out, gays and lesbians, college, obsession, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, college life, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1972
Place: virginia
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, campaign, assassination attempt, civil rights, dedicated lawyer, head of state, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, politics, ambition, legal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965, year 1963, year 1972
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, campus, america
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Dear White People (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in 'post-racial' America ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, student film ...
Plot: college, racism, social relations, interracial relations, college life, student life, society, storytelling, prejudice, marijuana, obsession, counterculture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, year 2012, year 2011
Place: usa, campus, california
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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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, gay, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, strong sexual content, ambition, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, couple relations, couples, gender ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1976 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Class Reunion (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Lizzie Borden High's class of '72 are going through the motions at their tenth-year reunion, until deranged alum Walter Baylor, driven insane by a sadistic senior-year prank, escapes from the mental institution and crashes the party. When ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, parody, slasher, reunion, prank, vengeance, social misfits, psychopath, danger, deadly, disorder, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, year 1982, year 1972
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric
Plot: idealism, isolation, rebellion, society, down on your luck, revolution, confined, danger, military, life is a bitch, radical, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1966, year 1972, year 1971 ...
Place: asia, japan
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 6.8
 174
Irene (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A video diary shot and recorded by the filmmaker, using little more than his imagination and the happenstance and flow of the everyday, finally layering in a lifetime of memories.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, dealing with death, couple relations, filmmaking, danger, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, hopes, hotel room ...
Time: year 1972
Place: europe, france, paris france
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 285
Night of Fear (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A young girl (Carla Hoogeveen) who has just spent an afternoon playing tennis and making love with a man (Mike Dorsey), gets accidentally run off the road by a truck. Ending up on a dead-end dirt road, her car gets stuck in a ditch, where she starts ...
Plot: hunted, trapped, isolated house, tennis court, desperation, chase, horse, australian, violence, car accident, rat, escape ...
Time: year 1972
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The Dead Are Alive (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A photographer on an archaeological expedition digging up Etruscan ruins in Italy begins to suspect that not all the Etruscans buried there are actually dead.
Style: suspense, gothic
Plot: terror, tomb, death, blood, ghost, gore, blood splatter, violence, murder, gothic horror, italian horror, bloody violence ...
Time: year 1972
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
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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.
Plot: mythology, mysterious woman, water, desert, pub, insanity, country, highway, legend, cave woman, blood, australian ...
Time: year 1972, year 1971
Place: australia, south australia
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 6.9
 2K
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 ...
Plot: female singer, woman, gunshot, vomiting, letter, festival, suicide, pregnancy, ambulance, loss of loved one, arrest, snowing ...
Time: year 1979, year 1986, year 1967, year 1971, year 1972 ...
Place: egypt, montmartre paris, cairo egypt, paris france, italy ...
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Absolutely Anything (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eccentric aliens give a man the power to do anything he wants to determine if Earth is worth saving.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, entertaining, absurd ...
Plot: supernatural ability, love, school teacher, alien, dog, wish come true, existentialism, love story, teacher, lifestyle change, miraculous event, responsibility ...
Time: year 1972
Place: hawaii, london
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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, gloomy, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: missing person, murder, mentally unstable, dysfunctional marriage, mystery, abortion, cross dressing, domestic violence, high society, disappearance, drugs/alcohol, childhood trauma ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 2000s, year 1978, year 1982 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., florida, paris france ...
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