Best Movies of 1977

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Best Movies of 1977
Best Movies of 1977
TOP Movies: Saturday Night Fever (1977), Annie Hall (1977), Julia (1977), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), The Goodbye Girl (1977), Eraserhead (1977), The Rescuers (1977), A Bridge Too Far (1977), 3 Women (1977), The Duellists (1977), Opening Night (1977), Slap Shot (1977), Sorcerer (1977), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Equus (1977), Cross of Iron (1977), New York, New York (1977), The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Pete's Dragon (1977), Rabid (1977).
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: exciting, epic, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, space travel, star wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, adventure, intergalactic, evil empire, good versus evil, planet, creature ...
Time: future, 70s
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Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: serious, sexy, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: disco, dance performance, twentysomething life, ambition, hopes, romance, urban ghetto life, social climbing, escape from reality, contests and competitions, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california
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Annie Hall (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the city of New York, comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: neurosis, comedian, singer, divorce, tennis, romance, jewish, love and romance, love, couples, couple relations, up and down relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, breathtaking, epic, sentimental ...
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, alien abduction, alien contact, benign alien, a vision, space and aliens, technology, contact, flying saucer, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, ohio, wyoming, mongolia, india ...
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Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, writer's life, against the odds, female bonding, female protagonist, smuggling, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two, 1920s, 50s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, austria, london ...
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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Russian and British submarines with nuclear missiles on board both vanish from sight without a trace. England and Russia both blame each other as James Bond tries to solve the riddle of the disappearing ships. But the KGB also has an agent on the ...
Style: exciting, witty, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: skiing, kgb, secret agents, espionage, secret service, chase, pyramid, spy, nuclear, gadget, megalomaniac, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: egypt, england, cairo egypt, russia, scotland ...
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The Goodbye Girl (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Paula McFadden knows: In romance, actors all follow the same stage instruction: Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend split today for a movie role and sublet their Manhattan apartment. The new tenant's name: Elliot Garfield. Profession: ...
Style: feel good, witty, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, showbiz, self discovery, precocious child, aspiring actor, single mother, romance, dumped, actor's life, lifestyle, unlikely couple ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, california
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Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, avant garde, art house, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, nightmare, cult, insanity, baby, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, psychology ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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The Rescuers (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss ...
Style: light, touching, feel good, semi serious, colourful ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: mouse, friendship, rescue, disney, talking animals, adventure, kidnapping, heroes, mole, on the run, chase, anxiety ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, louisiana
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A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, behind enemy lines, world war two, army, allies, battle zone, heroic mission, against the odds, soldier, mission, german, invasion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, europe, usa ...
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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Join pals Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger and Christopher Robin as they enjoy their days together ...
Style: humorous, feel good, fairy tale, sweet, light ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: disney, winnie the pooh, friends, adventure, friendship, goofy hero, respect, goodhearted, disorder, childhood, cartoon bear, talking animals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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3 Women (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An awkward young teen working at a spa becomes overly attached to her fellow worker, a lonely outcast. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. Amid emotional crises, the three woman steal and trade ...
Style: surreal, stylized, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: desert, suicide attempt, womanizer, painting, coma, pregnant woman, artist, love and romance, opposites attract, dishonesty, aging, golden years ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas
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The Duellists (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including ...
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, serious, visually appealing ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, fencing, sword duel, pistol duel, nudity (full frontal - brief), superior officer, emperor, battles, uninhibited rivalry, military life, graphic violence, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
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Opening Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.
Style: talky, tense, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: aging, obsessed fan, alcoholic, couples, family problems, lifestyle, unfulfillment, hopes, artists and showbiz, actor's life, human spirit, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Slap Shot (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Style: humorous, feel good, cynical, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, small town, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, partners, underdog, athlete and trainer, rivalry, opponent, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, new jersey
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Sorcerer (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four criminals from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, redemption, race against time, survival, existentialism, criminal, bandit, dangerous mission, terrorist, french foreign legion, low lives, mission gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, south america, jerusalem, new jersey, latin america ...
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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.
Style: road movie, humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, hitchhiker, road trip, beer, bet, race against time, on the road, police officer, sheriff, fiancee, friendship, coca cola ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, atlanta georgia, arkansas, alabama ...
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Equus (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: horse, psychiatrist, obsession, mental illness, zoophilia, introspection, teenage life, atrocity, religion, male nudity, power relations, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ancient greece, greece
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Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, eastern front, german, anti war, wehrmacht, survival, battles, chaos, military hospital, hate, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, siberia, france, germany, crimea ...
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New York, New York (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.
Style: stylized, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: jazz, fall in love, saxophonist, couple relations, showbiz, relationship vs career, bittersweet, ambition, rising to stardom, crumbling marriage, musician's life, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, post world war two, 70s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, harsh, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, desert, incest, kidnapping, rape, survival, stalking, family in danger, violence, stranded, murder, burned alive ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california
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Pete's Dragon (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, dragon, family relations, small town, orphan, presumed dead, invisibility, unlikely friendships, adventure, family, escapades, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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Rabid (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After undergoing radical surgery for injuries from a motorcycle accident, a young woman develops a strange phallic growth on her body and a thirst for human blood -- the only nourishment that will now sustain her.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough, experimental ...
Plot: vampire, rabies, infected, surgery, murder, accident, body horror, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, mutant, chaos, plague ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
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High Anxiety (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, ...
Style: parody, suspenseful, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, false accusation, phone sex, farce, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, heroes, protagonist as suspect, heist, silly humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
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The Turning Point (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, ballerina, career change, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, bittersweet, romance, rivalry, love and romance, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, oklahoma, california
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Oh, God! (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, semi serious, biblical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: miraculous event, chosen one, god, supernatural, hopes, couples, religions or cults, disorder, religion, judge, newspaper, fired from the job ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung-fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, absurd ...
Plot: satire, martial arts, family relations, disorder, culture clash, nothing goes right, siblings relations, journalism, joke, hare krishna, murder, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, year 1957, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, kansas
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The Gauntlet (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, suspense, entertaining, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, tough cop, corrupt official, police corruption, bus, sniper, hitman, organized crime, on the road, alcoholic, ambush ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco ...
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Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, death wish, crimes, rivalry, buddies, human nature, violence, vigilante ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, san antonio texas, el paso texas ...
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The Hobbit (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious, dark fantasy ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: dragon, good versus evil, dwarf, heroes, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, magic, spider, adventure, family, gold, elf ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s, 80s
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