Best Movies of 1975

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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), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Love and Death (1975), The Sunshine Boys (1975), Shampoo (1975), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), The Stepford Wives (1975), Tommy (1975), Hard Times (1975), Night Moves (1975), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), A Boy and His Dog (1975), Shivers (1975), French Connection II (1975), Farewell, My Lovely (1975), Death Race 2000 (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, thought provoking, dramatic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, human spirit, nurse, society, psychiatrist, unlikely friendships, escaped mental patient, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 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, entertaining, rough ...
Audience: manly, teens, boys' night, adult
Plot: shark, animal attack, beach, ocean, shark attack, fear, monster, dangerous animal, survival, killer shark, suspense, creature feature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: long island, usa, massachusetts, new york state, 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, cerebral, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, robbery, hostage, police, one day, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, lgbt, gay, fbi ...
Time: year 1972, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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, stylized, cynical, breathtaking, realistic ...
Plot: rise and fall, aristocracy, nobility, card playing, jealousy, battles, social climbing, glory, escapades, wedding, corporal punishment, gambler ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century, victorian era, 1780s ...
Place: ireland, prussia, england, europe, berlin germany ...
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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, surreal, parody, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: monty python, king arthur, holy grail, knight, arthurian legend, satire, medieval, sword fight, surrealism, monk, legends and myths, cult ...
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: political, stylized, talky, biting, clever ...
Plot: satire, music, multiple storylines, politics, musician, assassination, suspense, sexual content, showbiz, american politics, female nudity, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, california, nashville tennessee, usa
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Crime, 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, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: conspiracy, espionage, cia, fighting the system, suspense, political conspiracy, twists and turns, uncover truth, spy, who to trust, life turned upside down, manhunt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, langley virginia, middle east, canada, usa ...
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, 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: sexy, campy, parody, surreal, psychotronic ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: transsexual, mad scientist, transvestite, cult, alien, lgbt, music, cannibalism, gay, lgbtq, dancing, butler ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: transylvania, ohio
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Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: France, 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: surreal, humorous, witty, philosophical, parody ...
Plot: satire, war, irreverent, nothing goes right, love and romance, disorder, couple relations, military, goofy hero, fall in love, comedy of errors, napoleonic wars ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1810s, 19th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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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: funny, humorous, witty, talky, tense ...
Plot: aging, suspense, old age, senior citizen, artist, spy, actor, catastrophe, police investigation, relationships, satire, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 1920s, 20th century
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, stylized, biting, sexual ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: adultery, hairdresser, womanizer, infidelity, sex, mistress, motorcycle, nude, love triangle, satire, suspense, politics ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, egypt
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure, 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, breathtaking, humorous, witty, cerebral ...
Plot: british empire, adventurer, freemason, imperialism, mercenary, soldier, execution, war, friendship, greed, con artists, gold ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: india, england, ancient greece, afghanistan, himalaya ...
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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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: robot, housewife, conspiracy, feminism, small town, women's liberation, suburbs, suspense, investigation, distopia, missing person, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york
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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: surreal, stylized, clever, parody, enigmatic ...
Plot: surrealism, rock and roll, music, rock, dancing, drugs, deaf, satire, misfit, mute, christmas party, murder ...
Time: 70s, post world war two
Place: england, europe
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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, tense, harsh, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: boxing, streetfighting, street fighter, illegal fistfight, great depression, martial arts, ambition, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, tough heroes, sport, mafia ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, ireland, los angeles, louisiana
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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, meditative, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, missing person, suspense, infidelity, loneliness, manipulation, crime gone awry, complex characters, espionage, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, california, los angeles
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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: witty, humorous, unusual plot structure, affectionate, atmospheric ...
Plot: farce, heist, pink panther, chase, law enforcement, false accusation, resort, espionage, childhood, runaway, catastrophe, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, france, europe, switzerland, south of france ...
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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: surreal, futuristic, humorous, apocalyptic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dog, post apocalypse, survival, distopia, nuclear holocaust, desert, female nudity, sperm donor, coming of age, apocalypse, violent, end of the world ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: oklahoma, phoenix arizona
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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, sexy, disturbing, sexual, rough ...
Plot: parasite, body horror, zombie, sex maniac, exploitation, mad scientist, infected, sexuality, rape, violence, insanity, sexually transmitted disease ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, organized crime, gangsters, spy, mafia, drugs, car, police, tough cop, police officer, illegal drugs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, europe
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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, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, missing person, uncover truth, suspicion of murder, life is a bitch, dishonesty, who done it, murder, private investigator, planned murder, female nudity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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: road movie, suspenseful, entertaining, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: car, cult, distopia, car chase, rivalry, dark hero, visceral, exploitation, reckless driving, contests and competitions, car racing, highway ...
Time: future, 70s, 20th century, year 2000, 2000s ...
Place: usa
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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: cerebral, disturbing, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: female nudity, hollywood, art, satire, great depression, filmmaking, movie business, showbiz, suspense, politics, surrealism, actor ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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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, harsh, melancholic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: manly, family outing, girls' night
Plot: revenge, courage, battle of the sexes, teacher, spinster, outlaw gang, tough girl, u.s. marshal, raft, death of father, chase, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: africa, usa, oregon
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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: exciting, suspenseful, sexy, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: mountain, mountain climbing, spy, climbing, hitman, assassination, revenge, murder, survival, catastrophe, secret agents, cold war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alps, europe, swiss alps, arizona, switzerland ...
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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: controversial, realistic, serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, gay, lgbtq, lgbtqi, gay slur, world war two, bittersweet, friends, injustice, transvestism, couples, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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Rollerball (1975)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.
Style: futuristic, harsh, cerebral, reflective, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, cyberpunk, violence, fighting the system, fistfight, corporation, tournament, resentment, courage, conspiracy, corporate executive, satire ...
Time: future, near future, 70s, 2010s
Place: tokyo, california, houston texas, geneva switzerland, new york
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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, realistic, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostage, confined, invasion, sword fight, u.s. president, german soldier, cavalry, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: morocco, north africa, africa, washington d.c., ottoman empire ...
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Breakheart Pass (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the height of the frontier era, a train races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote army post. But one by one the passengers are being murdered, and their only hope is the mysterious John Deakin, who's being ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, train, indians, secret service, gunfight, suspense, u.s. marshal, prisoner, murder mystery, governor, track down, train travel ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, california, utah
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Overlord (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, mind bending, political, tense ...
Plot: world war two, military, d day, boot camp, soldier, politics, basic training, premonition, train, death, bomber, british army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy
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