Best Movies of 1977

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Best Movies of 1977
Best Movies of 1977
TOP Movies: Saturday Night Fever (1977), Julia (1977), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), The Goodbye Girl (1977), Annie Hall (1977), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Eraserhead (1977), The Rescuers (1977), The Duellists (1977), 3 Women (1977), Slap Shot (1977), Opening Night (1977), Sorcerer (1977), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Cross of Iron (1977), New York, New York (1977), Pete's Dragon (1977), The Turning Point (1977), High Anxiety (1977).
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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: sexy, sentimental, rough, light, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: dancing, disco, working class, dancer, nightclub, music, dysfunctional family, slut, teenager, urban setting, moving, racism ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california, usa
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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, saga, epic, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, space opera, robot, rebellion, space wars, princess, space travel, space and aliens, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, jedi ...
Time: future, 70s
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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: suspenseful, captivating, atmospheric, breathtaking, cerebral ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, ufo, alien abduction, first contact, alien contact, space and aliens, spacecraft, secret base, technology, chase, airplane, benign alien ...
Time: 70s, future, 20th century
Place: indiana, mongolia, india, wyoming, ohio ...
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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: factual, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, political ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, friendship, politics, writers, fascism, nazi, culture clash, adaptation, character study, childhood, fighting the system, playwright ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1934, 50s ...
Place: germany, vienna, england, europe, berlin germany ...
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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, sexy, visually appealing, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, cold war, 007, secret agents, adventure, car chase, secret service agent, sea, chase, nuclear ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: egypt, england, sardinia, cairo egypt, ussr ...
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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: funny, touching, humorous, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: single mother, audition, dancer, actor, love story, women, divorce, romance, aspiring actor, true love, single parent, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, manhattan new york city, usa
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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: philosophical, non-linear, humorous, funny, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, relationships, neurosis, love and romance, jewish, comedian, love story, friendship, unlikely friendships, loneliness, culture clash, divorce ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
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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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, tank, military, army, courage, allies, nazi, u.s. army, paratrooper, plan gone wrong ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, england, poland, netherlands ...
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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, art house, psychedelic, psychological, avant garde ...
Plot: surrealism, nightmare, insanity, baby, existentialism, cult, art, loneliness, psychology, eccentricity, psychosis, factory ...
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, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, disney, adventure, heroes, talking animals, childhood, rescue, mouse, kidnapping, good versus evil, chase, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, louisiana
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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: visually appealing, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, breathtaking ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, fencing, sword duel, swordsman, sword fight, military, honor, nudity (full frontal - brief), medieval, cossack, adaptation, distopia ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
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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, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: winnie the pooh, disney, adventure, friendship, friends, childhood, goofy hero, life philosophy, goodhearted, respect, disorder, love ...
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, art house, thought provoking, depressing, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: surrealism, women, psychology, insanity, suicide attempt, identity, feminist, artist, loneliness, twins, guilt, crime gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas
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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, inspirational, funny, cynical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport, small town, underdog, sport team, violence, competition, mentor, contests and competitions, ambition, partners, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, canada
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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: serious, art house, thought provoking, cerebral, talky ...
Plot: actor, aging, theater, alcoholic, mental disorder, time travel, obsessed fan, filmmaking, car accident, stalker, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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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: road movie, neo noir, cynical, political, dark ...
Plot: terrorist, jungle, truck, expedition, oil, existentialism, guilty pleasure, downbeat ending, working class, auto mechanic, road trip, mining ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, paris france, new jersey, jerusalem, south 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, funny, humorous, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: road trip, car chase, truck, car, police chase, beer, sheriff, on the road, speed, police, convoy, bootlegging ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, alabama, mississippi, austin texas, california ...
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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: scary, slasher, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: cannibalism, desert, rape, serial killer, stranded, dog, murder, violence, vengeance, cannibal, violent, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california
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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: political, brutal, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, nazi, war, eastern front, homosexual, wehrmacht, anti war, military, survival, tank, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, siberia, france, berlin germany, russia ...
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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: realistic, sentimental, stylized, bad ending, intense ...
Plot: jazz, music, musician, saxophonist, fall in love, world war two, paranoid, gangsters, happy ending, violent, mentor, visceral ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, friendship, disney, small town, adventure, unlikely friendships, family, children, family relations, love story, presumed dead, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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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, sexy, affectionate ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: ballet, dancing, ballerina, bittersweet, midlife crisis, romance, mother daughter relationship, jealousy, rivalry, friendship, glbt, adolescence ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, oklahoma, usa, california
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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, funny, suspenseful, clever, humorous ...
Plot: satire, murder, farce, false accusation, medical, hotel, death, spy, secrets, screwball, runaway, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
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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: road movie, exciting, suspense, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle, chase, biker, police corruption, organized crime, bus, motorcycle chase, hitman, police officer, tough cop, crimes, corrupt official ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, san francisco, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona ...
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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: funny, humorous, feel good, clever, tear jerker ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: god, miraculous event, religion, catholicism, mentor, life philosophy, jesus, indians, honest, happy ending, gunfight, greed ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
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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: stylized, bleak, macabre, harsh, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, murder, violence, crimes, gunfight, vietnam war, revenge, character study, complex characters, vietnam veteran, exploitation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, vietnam, asia, san antonio texas, el paso texas ...
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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, funny, absurd, talky ...
Plot: martial arts, culture clash, female nudity, kung fu, adaptation, unlikely friendships, fantasy world, disorder, family relations, sex scene, peeping tom, masturbation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1957, 50s
Place: kansas, milan italy, italy, texas, hong kong ...
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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, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: vampire, rabies, body horror, zombie, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, infected, mad scientist, cannibalism, violence, insanity, disaster, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montreal, canada, quebec
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Equus (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
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, enigmatic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: horse, psychiatrist, religion, obsession, introspection, therapy, coming of age, zoophilia, atrocity, teenage life, male nudity, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, ancient greece, europe, greece
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Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Style: sexy, disturbing, satirical, harsh, melancholic ...
Plot: teacher, loneliness, sexual promiscuity, adultery, sex scene, depression, sexual abuse, one night stand, self discovery, sexual relations, looking for love, sex orgy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975, year 1976
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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