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The Best Films of 1975

by Christopher Beaubien • March 25, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Nashville (dir. Robert Altman)
Barry Lyndon (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
Dog Day Afternoon (dir. Sidney Lumet)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (dir. Miloš Forman)
Jaws (dir. Steven Spielberg)
Night Moves (dir. Arthur Penn)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (dir. Peter Weir)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (dir. Chantal Akerman)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (dir. Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones)
The Stepford Wives (dir. Bryan Forbes)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (dir. Jim Sharman)

Notable Omission:

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini)

Why?

I didn’t think it went far enough. One of these days, I will elaborate more on this.

The Best Films of 1974

by Christopher Beaubien • March 24, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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The Conversation (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
Scenes from a Marriage (5-hour TV version) (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Chinatown (dir. Roman Polanski)
The Godfather Part II (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
Young Frankenstein (dir. Mel Brooks)
My Uncle Antoine (dir. Claude Jutra)
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
A Woman Under the Influence (dir. John Cassavetes)
Day for Night (dir. François Truffaut)
Amarcord (dir. Federico Fellini)
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (dir. Martin Scorsese)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (dir. Tobe Hooper)
Blazing Saddles (dir. Mel Brooks)
Sleeper (dir. Woody Allen)

The Best Films of 1973

by Christopher Beaubien • March 23, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Cries and Whispers (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
The Wicker Man (dir. Robin Hardy)
Badlands (dir. Terrance Malick)
The Long Goodbye (dir. Robert Altman)
Mean Streets (dir. Martin Scorsese)
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (dir. Peter Yates)
Paper Moon (dir. Peter Bogdanovich)
The Exorcist (dir. William Friedkin)
American Graffiti (dir. George Lucas)
Sisters (dir. Brian De Palma)
O Lucky Man! (dir. Lindsay Anderson)
The Day of the Jackal (dir. Fred Zinnemann)
Don’t Look Now (dir. Nicolas Roeg)

The Best Films of 1972

by Christopher Beaubien • March 22, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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The Godfather (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (dir. Luis Buñuel)
Aguirre: Wrath of God (dir. Werner Herzog)
Solaris (dir. Andrei Tarkovsky)
Last Tango in Paris (dir. Bernardo Bertolucci)
Chloe in the Afternoon (dir. Éric Rohmer)
The Other (dir. Robert Mulligan)
Boxcar Bertha (dir. Martin Scorsese)
The Last House on the Left (dir. Wes Craven)

The Best Films of 1971

by Christopher Beaubien • March 21, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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A Clockwork Orange (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (dir. Robert Altman)
Walkabout (dir. Nicolas Roeg)
Straw Dogs (dir. Sam Peckinpah)
The Beguiled (dir. Don Siegel)
The Last Picture Show (dir. Peter Bogdanovich)
Murmur of the Heart (dir. Louis Malle)
Get Carter (dir. Mike Hodges)
Duel (dir. Steven Spielberg)
Bleak Moments (dir. Mike Leigh)
The French Connection (dir. William Friedkin)
Play Misty for Me (dir. Clint Eastwood)
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (dir. Melvin Van Peebles)
W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (dir. Dusan Makavejev)