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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)

The Best Films of 1970

by Christopher Beaubien • March 20, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Patton (dir. Franklin J. Schaffner)
Five Easy Pieces (dir. Bob Rafelson)
M*A*S*H (dir. Robert Altman)
Le Cercle Rouge (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville)
Le Boucher (dir. Claude Chabrol)
Claire’s Knee (dir. Éric Rohmer)
Wanda (dir. Barbara Loden)
Woodstock (dir. Michael Wadleigh)
The Wild Child (dir. François Truffaut)

The Best Films of 1969

by Christopher Beaubien • March 19, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

Army of Shadows (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville)
Medium Cool (dir. Haskell Wexler)
Last Summer (dir. Frank Perry)
Midnight Cowboy (dir. John Schlesinger)
My Night at Maud’s (dir. Éric Rohmer)
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (dir. Russ Meyers)
El Topo (dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky)
Easy Rider (dir. Dennis Hopper)
The Wild Bunch (dir. Sam Peckinpah)
The Honeymoon Killers (dir. Leonard Kastle)