Best Movies of 1976

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Best Movies of 1976
Best Movies of 1976
TOP Movies: Rocky (1976), Network (1976), Taxi Driver (1976), All the President's Men (1976), Carrie (1976), The Omen (1976), Logan's Run (1976), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Marathon Man (1976), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), King Kong (1976), Bound for Glory (1976), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), The Shootist (1976), Murder by Death (1976), The Bad News Bears (1976), A Star Is Born (1976), The Enforcer (1976), Family Plot (1976), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976).
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Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: underdog, boxing, self esteem, training, tough guy, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, life changing experience, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Network (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: cynical, talky, witty, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: satire, older man younger woman, media satire, corruption, workaholic, tv show, racial slur, adultery, dark humor, workplace situations, success, anchor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, los angeles
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Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: social decay, loner, lone wolves, character study, depression, paranoia, obsession, antisocial behavior, vigilante, loneliness, alienation, taxi driver ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, harlem, united states, manhattan new york city ...
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, 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 thriller, realistic, captivating, serious, factual ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, white house, cover up, wiretap, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, miami, florida
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Carrie (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telekinesis, cruelty, rage, high school life, social misfits, abusive mother, humiliation, prom, teenage life, teen angst, classmate, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, future, near future
Place: usa
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The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, scary, tense ...
Plot: antichrist, devil, prophecy, priest, good versus evil, monk, murder, apocalypse, gory, supernatural, mystery, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, rome italy, europe, london, jerusalem ...
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Logan's Run (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: All citizens get a chance of being 'renewed' in a Civic Ceremony at their 30th birthday, unless they run and escape before their time comes.
Style: cult film, futuristic, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: totalitarianism, utopia, apocalypse, chase, post apocalypse, robot, runaway, fighting the system, on the run, laser, murder, killer robot ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york
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The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: american civil war, native americans, murder, cowboy, war crime, loss of son, vengeance, tough heroes, civil war, horse, deadly, native american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, united states, arizona ...
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Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, dentist, chase, vengeance, attempted murder, espionage, intrigue, investigation, rivalry, trap, betrayal, stabbing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, uruguay, france, manhattan new york city ...
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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, survival, siege, police station, convict, danger, crimes, brutality, gang, child killer, partners, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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King Kong (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In this remake of the 1933 classic about the giant ape, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of Kong and brings him back to New York to exploit him. Even though a woman somewhat tames Kong, he finally breaks loose and terrorizes the city, ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, serious, scary, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: beast, island, giant animal, survival, jungle, woman in danger, rescue, stowaway, world trade center manhattan new york city, giant snake, world trade center, king kong ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, indonesia, asia, usa ...
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Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: labor union, folk music, music, artists and showbiz, great depression, musician's life, love and romance, americana, couple relations, hitchhiker, desert, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa, new mexico ...
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The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, funny ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, vengeance, chase, crimes, save the world, comedy of errors, manic, fighting crime, goofy hero, master criminal, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: munich germany, england, west germany
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The Shootist (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: terminal illness, small town, self defense, widow, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, human nature, against the odds, hitman, retirement ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, turn of the century ...
Place: nevada, el paso texas, tucson arizona, california
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Murder by Death (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are ...
Style: parody, feel good, surprise ending, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, old mansion, murder, riddles and clues, butler, mystery, dark and stormy night, who done it, guest, reward, one night, suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
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The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, sport team, coach, sport, baseball movie, family, human spirit, friendship, contests and competitions, youth, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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A Star Is Born (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: romance, rise and fall, self discovery, tragic love, rock star, fame, show tunes, friends, couples, showbiz, relationship vs career, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona
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The Enforcer (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, militant, inspector, crime, crimes, police investigation, fighting the system, rebellion, partners, graphic violence, politically correct ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
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Family Plot (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lighthearted suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, stylized, clever ...
Plot: investigation, fortune teller, kidnapping, ransom, spiritualist, mystery, greed, cons and scams, amateur detective, murder, cheating, faked death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. A British science-fiction film from director Nicolas ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, cult film ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, disorder, fish out of water, secret identity, mysterious character, benign alien, nudity (full frontal - brief), alien life-form, satire, humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
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The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, soldier, rescue, insubordination, nazis, espionage, crimes, danger, leadership, secret agents, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: neo noir, cynical, gloomy, tense, rough ...
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, bandit, strip club, gangsters, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, neo-noir, disorder, bookies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, texas
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Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, naval battle, military, sea battle, u.s. navy, war, heroic mission, against the odds, danger, underdog, military life, death of protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
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Silent Movie (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the ...
Style: silent film, parody, humorous, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, alcohol abuse, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, buddies, goofy hero, comeback, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 50s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, new york
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The Front (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
Style: thought provoking, clever, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Plot: politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, writers, fighting the system, artists and showbiz, writer's life, society, dishonesty, actor's life, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, 70s ...
Place: new york, europe, florence, usa, italy
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Silver Streak (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, witty, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: train, false accusation, train ride, sniper, train travel, two man army, theft, semiautomatic pistol, black white relations, crimes, runaway train, mistaken identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, kansas, kansas city, california, los angeles
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Bugsy Malone (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A pint-sized cast illuminates this musical that is unlike any other ever made. Set in 1929 New York City, Bugsy Malone captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers - all played by child actors! As Tallulah, the sassy ...
Style: humorous, parody, stylized, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gangsters, gang, disorder, rivalry, ambition, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, friends, car chase, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, year 1929 ...
Place: new york, usa
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Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, danger, rescue, haunted by the past, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, year 1975, 50s ...
Place: usa, italy, los angeles, europe, new orleans ...
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The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, rough, controversial, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: muslim, arab, prophet, desert, religions or cults, exile, battles, islam, oppression, society, leadership, adventure ...
Time: ancient history, 7th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, arabia
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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Quiet, withdrawn 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives peacefully in her home in a New England beach town. Whenever the prying landlady inquires after Rynn's father, she politely claims that he's in the city on business. But when the ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: killer child, orphan, teenage girl, secret, friendship, murder, poisoning, father, halloween, life is a bitch, human nature, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: maine
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