Best Movies of 1975

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Movies of 1975" contains films with the following parameters. Style: talky, realistic, clever, enigmatic, serious and visually appealing. Plot: storytelling, runaway, mentor, dialogue, greed, culture clash, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality and gunfight. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Comedy. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best Movies of 1975
Best Movies of 1975
TOP Movies: Jaws (1975), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Barry Lyndon (1975), Nashville (1975), Three Days of the Condor (1975), Love and Death (1975), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), The Sunshine Boys (1975), Shampoo (1975), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Tommy (1975), The Hindenburg (1975), The Stepford Wives (1975), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), Hard Times (1975), A Boy and His Dog (1975), Shivers (1975), The Naked Civil Servant (1975), Farewell, My Lovely (1975), Night Moves (1975).
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List of Best Movies

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, tragicomedy, dramatic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, human spirit, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, anti hero, nurse, dehumanization, escaped mental patient, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, animal horror, fear, dangerous animal, monster, shark attack, animal attack, ocean, underwater, survival, police chief, chief of police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, new york, new england ...
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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, hostage, bank, heist, fbi, police, crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to ...
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, aristocracy, jealousy, nobility, debt, social climbing, glory, escapades, dishonesty, irony, faked death, irish ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, 1700s
Place: ireland, england, prussia, europe, belgium ...
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black ...
Style: absurd, humorous, parody, surreal, cult film ...
Plot: holy grail, monty python, adventure, monk, legends and myths, king arthur, sword fight, knight, courage, disorder, absurd humor, surrealism ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: england, europe, xian, scotland yard
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Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, suspense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, multiple storylines, candidate, country music, music, rally, americana, social decay, showbiz, country, media satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, political thriller, atmospheric, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: cia, fighting the system, manhunt, conspiracy, espionage, uncover truth, life turned upside down, who to trust, political conspiracy, state affairs, off the grid, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, middle east, langley virginia, vermont ...
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Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, witty, parody, surreal ...
Plot: duel, execution, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, fall in love, couple relations, comedy of errors, disorder, goofy hero, military, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 70s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic, humorous, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: transvestism, lgbt, cult, mad scientist, butler, cannibalism, dancer, dark and stormy night, castle, audience participation, gender bending, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: transylvania, ohio
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The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis and Clark, aka The Sunshine Boys, were famous comedians during the vaudeville era, but off-stage they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years of retirement. Willy Clark's nephew is the producer of a TV ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, grudge, vaudeville, actor's life, love and romance, buddies, partners, golden years, artists and showbiz, odd couple, friends, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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Shampoo (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing "star" and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds ...
Style: sex comedy, sexy, sexual, witty, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), loan, election, hippie, womanizer, hairdresser, presidential election, satire, politics, infidelity, oldies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968, 70s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, egypt
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.
Style: epic, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gold, soldier, treasure, british empire, friends, friendship, british raj, ambition, adventurer, imperialism, newspaper, mercenary ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s
Place: india, himalaya, asia, afghanistan, england
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Tommy (1975)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.
Style: cult film, surreal, clever, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, mute, christmas lights, christmas party, pinball, post war, christmas tree, pinball machine, presumed dead, family relations, world war two ...
Time: post world war two, 70s
Place: england, europe
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The Hindenburg (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: zeppelin, conspiracy, race against time, danger, catastrophe, airplane, adventure, political conspiracy, landing, air disaster, chaos and mayhem, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, 70s ...
Place: new jersey, germany, usa, europe, frankfurt germany ...
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The Stepford Wives (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The urban aspirant photographer Joanna Eberhart moves from Manhattan to Stepford, Connecticut with her family. Her husband Walter Eberhart decided to live in a calm suburb, but Joanna did not like the neighborhood with beautiful and perfect ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: housewife, suburbs, feminism, small town, robot, missing person, woman in danger, women's liberation, mystery, crimes, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The famous Pink Panther jewel has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and utilises all of his resources – himself and his Asian ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, resort, false accusation, panther, chase, crime, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, couple relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, cote d'azur, south of france, southern france ...
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Hard Times (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.
Style: realistic, serious, harsh, tense, captivating ...
Plot: streetfighting, illegal fistfight, street fighter, boxing, great depression, ambition, contests and competitions, tough heroes, life is a bitch, beating, fistfight, mafia ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, los angeles, ireland
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A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog Blood are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War 4, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the ...
Style: cult film, futuristic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, dog, distopia, survival, nuclear holocaust, satire, impregnation, telepathy, post apocalypse, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, fish out of water ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: phoenix arizona, oklahoma
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Shivers (1975)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, cynical, sexual ...
Plot: parasite, zombie, body horror, mad scientist, gory, plague, infected, race against time, danger, dangerous attraction, island, creature feature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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The Naked Civil Servant (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Story of the life of Quentin Crisp, an Englishman who was brave enough to live his life according to his own style even in the hostile days of WW2.
Style: touching, witty, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: boss and employee, sexual relations, friendship, gender bending, showbiz, couples, power relations, coming out, self discovery, bittersweet, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, cynical, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
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French Connection II (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: "Popeye" Doyle travels to Marsailles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.
Style: neo noir, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: seaport, heroin, police officer, investigation, illegal drugs, drug addiction, drug smuggling, crimes, partners, chases and races, police investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, europe
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Death Race 2000 (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians. Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. ...
Style: cult film, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: car chase, survival, rivalry, danger, chases and races, car, cult, contests and competitions, escapades, satire, distopia, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, year 2000 ...
Place: usa, united states
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Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a band of drunken thugs overruns a small Indian Nation town, killing Minister Goodnight and raping the women folk, Eula Goodnight enlists the aid of Marshal Cogburn to hunt them down and bring her father's killers to justice.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, murder, grudge, battles, rape, battle, gunslinger, gang, mountain, couples, tough heroes, on the road ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: usa, oregon, africa
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The Day of the Locust (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.
Style: surreal, cynical, stylized, biting, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, brat, accountant, vandalism, film within a film, spoiled brat, lynch mob, movie business, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, hitman, heroes, secret agents, rivalry, mountain, assassin, mountaineer, adventure, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, alps, swiss alps, germany, arizona ...
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The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostage, hostages, confined, missing person, woman in danger, ransom, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: morocco, washington d.c., africa, usa, north africa ...
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Bite the Bullet (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, horse, endurance, adventure, rivalry, contests and competitions, old west, chases and races, unlikely partners, chase, pursuit, horse race ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 70s
Place: california, texas
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Let's Do It Again (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are a couple of blue-collar workers in Atlanta who have promised to raise funds for their fraternal order, the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. However, their method for raising the money involves travelling to New ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hypnosis, gambling, church, gang, odd couple, buddies, athlete's life, nothing goes right, crimes, rivalry, misfit, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: new orleans, usa
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