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, suspenseful, suspense, captivating and talky films and TV shows about / with death, murder, husband wife relationship, brutality, society, storytelling, photograph, blood, violence and telephone call plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
year 1972
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year 1972 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1972: Viva (2007), Riot (2018), The Deuce (2017), Nixon (1995), All the President's Men (1976), Blacula (1972), Bloody Sunday (2002), Battle of the Sexes (2017), Beirut (2018), 1972 Summer Olympic Games (1972).

List of year 1972 movies

 5.9
 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, sexy, humorous, semi serious, sex comedy ...
Plot: sex scene, lesbian, lust, looking for sex, sexual relations, couple relations, love affair, swinger couple, sexual revolution, nudist camp, hippie, sexploitation ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: california, los angeles
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 6.7
 628
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.
Style: disturbing, tense, unusual plot structure, psychological, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay, police brutality, lgbt, protest, police officer, lesbian, police, gay lead character, riot, protestor, lesbian relationship, gay sex ...
Time: year 1972, year 1974, year 1978, 70s
Place: sydney australia, australia
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 8.1
 29K
The Deuce (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early ’70s through the mid ’80s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, sexy, erotic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitution, sex, female nudity, porn industry, porn, sleaze, society, porn actor, male objectification, sex scene, rivalry, obsession ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, year 1984, year 1977, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, new york state, manhattan new york city, new york
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 7.1
 31K
Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: political, factual, compassionate, talky, intense ...
Plot: politics, vietnam war, government, political corruption, usa president, conspiracy, manipulation, greed, historical figure, campaign, rise and fall, presidential election ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1973, year 1972, 1930s ...
Place: washington d.c., california, texas, china, usa
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: political, realistic, cerebral, thought provoking, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, politics, newspaper, political conspiracy, white house, investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, journalist, political intrigue, investigative journalism, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
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 5.7
 7K
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: sexy, scary, stylized, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: vampire, reincarnation, monster, gay, nightclub, coroner, zombie, supernatural, exploitation, dracula, bloodsucker, undead ...
Time: 70s, 18th century, 20th century, 1780s, year 1972 ...
Place: los angeles, australia, usa, europe, california
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 7.6
 25K
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: rough, bleak, political, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: ira, irish republican army, civil rights, politics, protest, rebellion, ethnic conflict, political unrest, state affairs, fighting the system, social problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, california, israel, europe ...
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Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, 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: captivating, semi serious, uplifting, sexy, feminist film ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: tennis, battle of the sexes, lesbianism, tennis player, sexism, feminism, gender equality, lesbian, hotel, winning, money, homosexuality ...
Time: year 1973, 20th century, year 1972, 70s
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 6.4
 22K
Beirut (2018)
Genre: Action, 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.
Style: political, suspenseful, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: terrorist, hostage, arab, terrorism, israeli palestinian conflict, espionage, attack, war, fight, heroes, mission, betrayal ...
Time: year 1972, year 1982, 70s, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, israel, palestine, beirut lebanon
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1972 Summer Olympic Games (1972)
Genre: Sport
Country: West Germany
TV show
Story: An international multi-sport event held in Munich.
Plot: sports man, track and field, competition, olympics, athlete, female athlete, parade, flag
Time: year 1972, 20th century, 70s
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 6.2
 266K
Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia, UK
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, dark fantasy, gothic horror, melancholic, macabre ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: vampire, witch, eccentric family, immortality, dark humor, old mansion, supernatural, curse, estate, vampire human love, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
Time: 18th century, year 1972, 70s, 20th century, 1770s ...
Place: maine, new england, usa, england, liverpool
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 6.6
 6K
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, exciting, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: explorer, sea, environmental, ocean, flashback, diver, love, ship, husband wife relationship, ecology, airplane accident, husband wife conflict ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1972, 70s, 50s ...
Place: paris france, antarctica, france, new york
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 7.5
 226K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: political, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, mossad, vengeance, spy, politics, revenge, assassination, jewish, murder, secret agents, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, beirut lebanon, europe, palestine ...
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 6.9
 81K
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, feel good, sentimental, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, family, father daughter relationship, single parent, family relations, children, single father, young heroes, parents and children, mortician ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.8
 49K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: political, intense, factual, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: cia, politics, espionage, spy, corruption, political conspiracy, newspaper, conspiracy theory, secret service, journalism, cia agent, political corruption ...
Time: year 2002, year 2001, year 1995, year 2003, year 1982 ...
Place: iraq, usa, africa, middle east, washington d.c. ...
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21 Hours at Munich (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, athlete's life, rivalry, media, confined, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, assassination, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: europe, germany, munich germany, west germany
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 7.1
 11K
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, suspense, intense, captivating, factual
Plot: mafia, cosa nostra, gangsters, organized crime, informant, italian history, assassination, judge, assassination attempt, court, death threat, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1992, year 1984 ...
Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, palermo italy, europe ...
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 6.6
 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, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: nazi occupation, art, nazism, painter, world war two, museum, painting, shipwreck, louvre, fear, evacuation, architecture ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, year 1940, year 1942, year 1959 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, germany, france, vichy ...
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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: disturbing, tense, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, disappearance, murder, crimes, overbearing parent, missing person, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, mentally unstable, murder investigation, divorce, double life ...
Time: 80s, year 2000, future, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, los angeles ...
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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, suspenseful, mind bending, exciting ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, survival, single parent, missing person, faked death, false identity, love, world war two, loss of father, female protagonist, middle aged woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, year 1972, 70s
Place: sweden, cuba, eastern europe, havana cuba
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 6.5
 4K
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: surreal, thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reporter, strike, empire, female journalist, love, factory, revolution, politics, class society, movie business, working class, boss and employee ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1972
Place: france, paris france, asia, europe, vietnam
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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, touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, sport, fighting the system, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, underdog, contests and competitions, ego clash, society, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, year 1973
Place: austin texas, texas, usa, england, las vegas ...
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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: political, suspense, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: martial arts, hippie, native american, politics, heroes, school, strong violent content, injustice, journalism, rivalry, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1972, year 1968
Place: new mexico, arizona, usa, vietnam
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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: stylized, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, village life, forces of nature, isolation, chaos, clergy, confined, society, village, very little dialogue, murder, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1970, year 1971
Place: the philippines
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The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 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: slasher, suspense, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, masked killer, psychopath, home invasion, investigation, countryside, perversion, swamp, strangulation, serial murder, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: italy, rome 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: sexy, suspense, twists and turns, captivating, twist ending ...
Plot: police investigation, fbi, journalism, newspaper, chase, single father, runaway, journalist, hidden identity, bank robbery, investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1971, year 1972 ...
Place: usa, california, new jersey, boston, michigan ...
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 5.2
 56K
Apollo 18 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage ...
Style: scary, suspense, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, found footage, expedition, alien encounter, moon, space travel, alien, nasa, moon landing, infection, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 2011, year 1970 ...
Place: antarctica
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 6.9
 2K
Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, gender, friendship, friends, writer's life, society, writers, lgbt, couples, erotica, women ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 5.3
 3K
Ben (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A lonely boy becomes good friends with Ben, a rat. This rat is also the leader of a pack of vicious killer rats, killing lots of people.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: rat, death, friendship, dangerous animal, animal attack, boy, violence, terror, survival horror, exploitation, invasion, eaten alive ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
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 4.6
 159
Trapped (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Anton O'Neill returns home after five years at sea, he finds that 1970's Ireland is a radically different place to the one he left behind. Northern Ireland is in flames, and civil unrest has spilled south of the border to his beloved ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: ira, terrorism, on the run, police detective, moral dilemma, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, law enforcement, love and romance, injustice, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, dublin ireland, paris france
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