The 70s are fondly remembered by Brad Roemer as well as many other people. It was a much simpler time in history. We didn’t have cell phones, iPads, or social media. When you wanted to play with your friends, you had to call them from a phone that was attached to the wall or actually go to their house. If the line was busy or they weren’t home, you had to wait to try and call them or go back to see them again. Additionally, it was a great time for movies. That will be the focus of this article. We will explore some of the greatest movies to come out of Hollywood in the 1970s.
If you are looking for only the best movies to come out of the 1970s then you have come to the right place. We have taken a look at the best of the best and think that any one of the following movies would be money well spent if you wanted a movie to watch tonight.
- A Clockwork Orange – By far the most controversial Stanley Kubrick film of all time. This movie is about a dystopian future when the ultra-violent gangs rule the streets, and homes for that matter. It is a movie that has withstood the test of time. If you were to watch it today, you would never know that it came out of the 70s as the dystopian future still looks just as bleak as it did forty years ago.
- Deliverance – If we could pick one movie that turned Burt Reynolds into the star that he is today, it would be this one. People still use lines like “squeal like a pig” and “you got a purdy mouth,” today. This movie has a cult following and it is gaining popularity with each passing year.
- The Exorcist – Touted as one of the, if not the, best horror movies of all time. It was also the first horror movie to get an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Don’t bother with the sequels or even the prequel as they are subpar by comparison to this epic classic.
- The Godfather Part II – While the first and third were great as well, it is argued by many critics that the second edition of the Godfather was the greatest of the three. This is weird considering that most critics agree that the first is always the greatest before any sequels. This is the movie that is an exception and the reason is that it is exceptional!
- Jaws – This is the movie that pioneered the way of summer blockbusters. That summer saw a decrease in the number of people that would go to the beach or into the ocean. We can thank the cast and crew of this epic horror.
This is a short list of the greatest movies of the 70s, but Brad Roemer feels that these are the movies that you need to watch this week. With the holidays coming up, a lot of people will be on winter vacation and want to watch some movies. Pick one of these and you will be glad that you did!