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The 1970's:

(In chronological order)



Jaromil Jires: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
Arthur Hiller: Out of Towners (1970)
Werner Herzog: Auch Zwerge Haben Klein Angefangen/ Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
Alejandro Jodorowsky: El Topo (1970)
Arthur Hiller: Love Story (1970)
Robert Altman: Brewster McCloud (1970)
Bernardo Bertolucci: Strategia del Ragno (1970)
Nicolas Roeg: Performance (1970)
Roger Corman: Bloody Mama (1970)
Otto Preminger: Skidoo (1970)
Sam Peckinpah: Ballad Of Cable Hogue (1970)
Bob Rafelson: Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Yilmaz Guney: Umut/ Hope (1970)
Russ Meyer: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
Joseph Mankiewicz: There Was A Crooked Man (1970)
Claude Sautet: Les Choses de la Vie/ Things of Life/ L'Amante (1970)
Richard Sarafian: Fragment of Fear (1970)
Claude Chabrol: Le Boucher (1970)
Carl Reiner: Where's Poppa (1970)
Jean-Pierre Melville: Le Cercle Rouge/ The Red Circle (1970)
E.B. Clutcher: Lo Chiamavano Trinita` (1970)
Robert Altman: McCabe And Mrs Miller (1971)
Li-Pao Hsueh: Tai yin zhi/ Finger of Doom (1971)
Michael Snow: La Region Centrale (1971)
Alan Pakula: Klute (1971)
Kamal Amrohi: Pakeezah (1971)
King Hu: A Touch of Zen (1971)
Dalton Trumbo: Johnny Got His gun (1971)
Andzej Wajda: Brzezina/ Bosco delle Betulle (1971)
Claude Jutra: Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)
Robert Fuest: Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Don Siegel: The Beguiled (1971)
Richard Fleischer: See No Evil/ Blind Terror (1971)
Philippe DeBroca: Le Poudre d'Escampette/ Touch and Go Darsela a Gambe (1971)
Robert Aldrich: Grissom Gang (1971)
Monte Hellman: Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
Don Siegel: Dirty Harry (1971)
Dusan Makavejev: W.R. (1971)
Jerzy Skolimowski: Deep End (1971)
Joseph Losey: The Go-Between (1971)
Ken Russell: Devils (1971)
Robert Altman: McCabe and Mrs Miller (1971)
Robert Wise: Andromeda Strain (1971)
Walerian Borowczyk: Blanche (1971)
Gordon Parks: Shaft (1971)
Shuji Terayama: Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1971)
Stanley Kubrick: A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Nicolas Roeg: Walkabout (1971)
William Friedkin: The French Connection (1971)
Peter Bogdanovich: The Last Picture Show (1971)
Woody Allen: Bananas (1971)
John Schlesinger: Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971)
Vittorio DeSica: The Garden of Finzi Contini (1971)
Steven Spielberg: Duel (1971)
John Boorman: Deliverance (1971)
Richard Sarafian: Vanishing Point/ Punto Zero (1971)
Stuart Rosenberg: Pocket Money (1971)
George Lucas: THX 1138 (1971)
Nelson Pereira: Como Era Gostoso o Meu Frances (1971)
Andrei Tarkovsky: Solaris (1971)
Melvin Van Peebles: Sweet Sweetback's Bad Asssss Song (1971)
Luigi Zampa: Bello Onesto Emigrato Australia (1971)
Raul Ruiz: Nadie Dijo Nada/ Nobody Said Anything (1971)
Sam Peckinpah: The Getaway (1972)
Arturo Ripstein: El Castillo de la Pureza/ Castle of Purity (1972)
John Huston: The Life And Times Of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Joseph Mankiewicz: Sleuth (1972)
Sam Peckinpah: Junior Bonner/ L'Ultimo Buscadero (1972)
Sydney Pollack: Jeremiah Johnson/ Corvo Rosso Non Avrai Il Mio Scalpo (1972)
Bob Fosse: Cabaret (1972)
Robert Aldrich: Ulzana's Raid (1972)
Bernardo Bertolucci: Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather (1972)
John Waters: Pink Flamingos (1972)
Ingmar Bergman: Viskningar och Rop/ Cries and Whispers (1972)
Luis Bunuel: Le Charme Discrete de la Bourgeoisie/ Discreet Charm (1972)
Werner Herzog: Aguirre (1972)
Luigi Comencini: Lo Scopone Scientifico (1972)
Rainer Fassbinder: Die betteren Tranen der Petra von Kant/ The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Donald Siegel: Charley Varrick (1973)
Eiichi Yamamoto: Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
Rene Laloux: La Planete Sauvage/ Fantastic Planet (1973)
Djibril Diop Mambety: Touki-Bouki (1973)
Rene Laloux: Fantastic Planet (1973)
Shyam Benegal: Ankur (1973)
Adoor Gopalakrishnan: Swayamvaram (1972)
Ingmar Bergman: Scener ur ett Aktenskap/ Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
George Roy Hill: The Sting (1973)
Woody Allen: Sleeper (1973)
Lindsay Anderson: O Lucky Man (1973)
Michael Winner: Scorpio (1973)
Stanley Kramer: Oklahoma Crude (1973)
Richard Fleischer: Soylent Green (1973)
Alejandro Jodorowsky: Holy Mountain (1973)
Victor Erice: El Espiritu de la Colmena/ Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Francois Truffaut: La Nuit Americaine/ Day for Night (1973)
Jean Eustache: La Maman et la Putain/ The Mother and the Whore (1973)
John Boorman: Zardoz (1973)
Krzystof Zanussi: Illuminacja (1973)
Otar Ioseliani: Zily Pevcy Drozd/ Merlo Canterino (1973)
Peter Bogdanovich: Paper Moon (1973)
Robert Aldrich: Emperor of the North (1973)
Wim Wenders: Alice in den Stadten (1973)
Terrence Malick: Badlands (1973)
Nicolas Roeg: Don't Look Now (1973)
William Friedkin: The Exorcist (1973)
Martin Scorsese: Mean Streets (1973)
Istvan Szabo: Tuzolto Utca 25/ 25 Firemen St (1973)
Perry Henzell: The Harder They Come (1973)
Rainer Fassbinder: Welt am Draht/ World on a Wire (1973)
Gerard Damiano: The Devil in Miss Jones (1973)
George Lucas: American Graffiti (1973)
Jacques Rivette: Out One (1973)
Robert Altman: The Long Goodbye (1973)
Franklin Schaffner: Papillon (1973)
Wojciech Has: Sanatorium Pod Klepsydra/ The Hour-glass Sanatorium (1973)
Marco Ferreri: La Grande Bouffe/ The Blow Out/ La Grande Abbuffata (1973)
John Milius: Dillinger (1973)
Martin Scorsese: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Maurice Pialat: La Gueule Ouverte (1974)
Steven Spielberg: Sugarland Express (1974)
Luis Bunuel: Le Fantome de la Liberte`/ Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Mel Brooks: Young Frankenstein (1974)
John Carpenter: Dark Star (1974)
Vasilij Suksin: Kalina Krasnaja/ Viburno Rosso (1974)
Roman Polanski: Chinatown (1974)
Tobe Hooper: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
John Guillermin: The Towering Inferno (1974)
Michael Winner: Death Wish (1974)
Alan Pakula: Parallax View (1974)
Manuel de Oliveira: Benilde (1974)
Andrei Tarkovsky: Zerkalo/ Mirror (1974)
Francis Ford Coppola: The Conversation (1974)
Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather Part II (1974)
Dusan Makavejev: Sweet Movie (1974)
Franco Brusati: Bread and Chocolate/ Pane e cioccolata (1974)
Nikita Mikhalkov: Svoy Sredi Chuzhikh Chuzhoy Sredi Svoikh/ At Home Among Strangers (1974)
Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles (1974)
Federico Fellini: Amarcord (1974)
David Cronenberg: Shivers (1974)
John Cassavetes: A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Jacques Rivette: Celine et Julie vont en Bateau (1974)
Sam Peckinpah: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Liliana Cavani: Il Portiere di Notte (1974)
Ousmane Sembene: Xala (1974)
Ettore Scola: Ci Eravamo Tanto Amati/ We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)
Akira Kurosawa: Dersu Uzala (1975)
Jimmy Wang Yu: Master Of The Flying Guillotine (1975)
Norman Jewison: Rollerball (1975)
Sidney Lumet: Dog Day Afternoon/ Quel Pomeriggio di un Giorno di Cani (1975)
Bertrand Tavernier: Le Juge et L'assassin/ The Judge and the Assassin (1975)
Francesco Rosi: Cadaveri Eccellenti (1975)
Jim Sharman: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Marguerite Duras: India Song (1975)
Michelangelo Antonioni: Professione Reporter/ The Passenger (1975)
Terry Gilliam: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Lina Wertmuller: Travolti da un'Insolito Destino/ Swept Away By An Unusual Destiny (1975)
Steven Spielberg: Jaws (1975)
Milos Forman: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest/ Qualcuno Volo` Sul Nido del Cuculo (1975)
Theo Angelopoulos: O Thiasos/ Travelling Players (1975)
Robert Altman: Nashville (1975)
Chantal Akerman: Jeanne Dielman (1975)
Rainer Fassbinder: Faustrecht der Freiheit/ Fox and his Friends (1975)
Sam Peckinpah: Killer Elite (1975)
Nikita Mikhalkov: Raba Ljubvi/ Slave of Love (1975)
Arthur Penn: Night Moves (1975)
Volker Schlondorff: Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum/ The Lost Honor of K.B./ Il Caso K.B. (1975)
Sydney Pollack: Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Shyam Benegal: Nishant (1975)
Nikita Mikhalkov: Neokonchennaya Pyesa Dlya Mekhanicheskogo Pjanino/ Unfinished Place for a Player Piano (1976)
Andre Techine: Barocco (1976)
Roman Polanski: Le Locataire/ The Tenant/ L'inquilino del Terzo Piano (1976)
Andzej Wajda: Czlowiek z Marmuru/ Man of Marble (1976)
Alain Tanner: Jonas Qui Aura 25 Ans En l'An 2000 (1976)
Barbet Schroeder: Maitress (1976)
Carlos Saura: Elisa Vida Mia (1976)
Martin Scorsese: Taxi Driver (1976)
John Schlesinger: The Marathon Man (1976)
Robert Aldrich: Twilight's Last Gleaming (1976)
Claude Miller: La Meilleure Facon de Marcher (1976)
Joseph Losey: Mr Klein (1976)
Sidney Lumet: Network (1976)
Bernardo Bertolucci: 1900 (1976)
Bertrand Tavernier: L'horlogér de St. Paul/ Clockmaker (1976)
Ettore Scola: Brutti Sporchi e Cattivi/Down And Dirty (1976)
John Carpenter: Assault on Precint 13 (1976)
Lina Wertmuller: Pasqualino Settebellezze/ Seven Beauties (1976)
Nagisa Oshima: Ai No Corrida/ In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Kidlat Tahimik: Mababangong Bangungot/ Perfumed Nightmare (1977)
Li-Pao Hsueh: Tian long ba bu/ The Battle Wizard (1977)
Werner Herzog: Stroszek (1977)
Nobuhiko Obayashi: House (1977)
Derek Jarman: Sebastiane (1977)
Stanley Kramer: Domino Principle (1977)
Karel Reisz: Who'll Stop the Rain (1977)
Paolo Taviani: Padre Padrone/ Father Master (1977)
John Cassavetes: Opening Night (1977)
Wim Wenders: Der Amerikanische Freund (1977)
Woody Allen: Annie Hall (1977)
Steven Spielberg: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
John Badham: Saturday Night Fever (1977)
George Lucas: Star Wars (1977)
Shyam Benegal: Bhumika (1977)
Dario Argento: Suspiria (1977)
Raul Ruiz: Colloque de Chiens/ Dog Symposium (1977)
Sam Peckinpah: Convoy (1978)
Aleksandr Sokurov: Lonely Voice of a Man (1978)
Woo-ping Yuen: Drunken Master (1978)
Paul Schrader: Blue Collar (1978)
Raul Ruiz: La Vocation Suspendue/ The Suspended Vocation (1978)
Raul Ruiz: L'Hypothese du Tableau Vole/ Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)
Rainer Fassbinder: Die Ehe der Maria Braun/ The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978)
Peter Hyams: Capricorn One (1978)
Michael Cimino: The Deer Hunter (1978)
David Lynch: Eraserhead (1978)
Ermanno Olmi: L'Albero degli Zoccoli/ The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Jerzy Skolimowski: The Shout (1978)
John Carpenter: Halloween (1978)
Louis Malle: Pretty Baby (1978)
Terrence Malick: Days of Heaven (1978)
John Landis: National Lampoon Animal House (1978)
Marco Ferreri: Ciao Maschio (1978)
Stuart Rosenberg: Amityville Horror (1979)
Istvan Szabo: Bizalom/ Confidence (1979)
Jane Arden: Anti-Clock (1979)
Ridley Scott: Alien (1979)
Volker Schlondorff: Die Blechtrommel/ Tin Drum/ Tamburino (1979)
Andrei Tarkovsky: Stalker (1979)
Arthur Hiller: The In-Laws (1979)
Don Siegel: Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Ronald Neame: Hopscotch (1979)
Robert Aldrich: Frisco Kid (1979)
Alain Corneau: Serie Noire (1979)
Bertrand Blier: Buffet Froid (1979)
Hal Needham: The Villain (1979)
James Bridges: The China Syndrome (1979)
Francis Ford Coppola: Apocalypse Now (1979)
Woody Allen: Manhattan (1979)
Gillian Armstrong: My Brilliant Career (1979)
Bob Fosse: All That Jazz (1979)

The Best of the Decade
  1. Roman Polanski: Chinatown (1974)
  2. Robert Altman: Nashville (1975)
  3. Andrei Tarkovsky: Zerkalo/ Mirror
  4. Theo Angelopoulos: O Thiasos/ Travelling Players (1975)
  5. Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather (1972)
  6. Martin Scorsese: Taxi Driver (1976)
  7. Sam Peckinpah: Convoy (1978)
  8. Terrence Malick: Days of Heaven
  9. Woody Allen: Manhattan (1979)
  10. Andrei Tarkovsky: Stalker (1979)
  11. George Lucas: Star Wars (1977)
  12. Ingmar Bergman: Viskningar och Rop/ Cries and Whispers (1972)
  13. Robert Aldrich: Emperor of the North (1973)
  14. John Boorman: Zardoz (1973)
  15. Terrence Malick: Badlands (1973)
  16. Rainer Fassbinder: Welt am Draht/ World on a Wire (1973)
  17. Nicolas Roeg: Walkabout (1971)
  18. Ermanno Olmi: L'Albero degli Zoccoli/ The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
  19. Francis Ford Coppola: The Conversation (1974)
  20. Istvan Szabo: Tuzolto Utca 25/ 25 Firemen St (1973)
  21. Michael Cimino: The Deer Hunter (1978)
  22. Don Siegel: Dirty Harry (1971)
  23. David Lynch: Eraserhead (1978)
  24. John Boorman: Deliverance (1971)
  25. Bernardo Bertolucci: Last Tango in Paris (1972)
  26. Steven Spielberg: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  27. Sam Peckinpah: Ballad Of Cable Hogue (1970)
  28. Jacques Rivette: Celine et Julie vont en Bateau
  29. Werner Herzog: Aguirre (1972)
  30. Martin Scorsese: Mean Streets (1973)
  31. Ridley Scott: Alien (1979)
  32. Jerzy Skolimowski: The Shout (1978)
  33. Wim Wenders: Alice in den Stadten (1973)
  34. John Cassavetes: Opening Night (1977)
  35. Donald Siegel: Charley Varrick (1973)
  36. Francis Ford Coppola: Apocalypse Now (1979)
  37. Joseph Mankiewicz: There Was A Crooked Man (1970)
  38. Richard Fleischer: Soylent Green (1973)
  39. Raul Ruiz: L'Hypothese du Tableau Vole/ Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting
  40. Jaromil Jires: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
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The Best of 1970
  1. Sam Peckinpah: Ballad Of Cable Hogue
  2. Joseph Mankiewicz: There Was A Crooked Man
  3. Jaromil Jires: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  4. Nicolas Roeg: Performance
  5. Robert Altman: Brewster McCloud
  6. Jean-Pierre Melville: Le Cercle Rouge/ The Red Circle
The Best of 1971
  1. Nicolas Roeg: Walkabout
  2. Don Siegel: Dirty Harry
  3. John Boorman: Deliverance
  4. King Hu: A Touch of Zen
  5. Peter Bogdanovich: The Last Picture Show
  6. Steven Spielberg: Duel
  7. Jerzy Skolimowski: Deep End
  8. Alan Pakula: Klute
  9. Robert Altman: McCabe And Mrs Miller (1971)
  10. Monte Hellman: Two Lane Blacktop
  11. Robert Wise: Andromeda Strain
  12. William Friedkin: The French Connection
  13. Stanley Kubrick: A Clockwork Orange
  14. Kamal Amrohi: Pakeezah
The Best of 1972
  1. Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather
  2. Ingmar Bergman: Viskningar och Rop/ Cries and Whispers
  3. Bernardo Bertolucci: Last Tango in Paris
  4. Werner Herzog: Aguirre
  5. Sam Peckinpah: The Getaway
  6. Robert Aldrich: Ulzana's Raid
  7. Sydney Pollack: Jeremiah Johnson
  8. Sam Peckinpah: Junior Bonner
  9. Joseph Mankiewicz: Sleuth
  10. Arturo Ripstein: El Castillo de la Pureza/ Castle of Purity
The Best of 1973
  1. Robert Aldrich: Emperor of the North
  2. John Boorman: Zardoz
  3. Terrence Malick: Badlands
  4. Rainer Fassbinder: Welt am Draht/ World on a Wire
  5. Martin Scorsese: Mean Streets
  6. Istvan Szabo: Tuzolto Utca 25/ 25 Firemen St
  7. Donald Siegel: Charlie Varrick
  8. Richard Fleischer: Soylent Green
  9. Jean Eustache: La Maman et la Putain/ The Mother and the Whore
  10. George Lucas: American Graffiti
  11. George Roy Hill: The Sting
  12. William Friedkin: The Exorcist
  13. Robert Altman: The Long Goodbye
The Best of 1974
  1. Roman Polanski: Chinatown
  2. Andrei Tarkovsky: Zerkalo/ Mirror
  3. Sam Peckinpah: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  4. Luis Bunuel: Le Fantome de la Liberte`/ Phantom of Liberty
  5. Francis Ford Coppola: The Conversation
  6. Maurice Pialat: La Gueule Ouverte/ The Mouth Agape
  7. Martin Scorsese: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  8. John Cassavetes: A Woman Under the Influence
  9. Federico Fellini: Amarcord
  10. Jacques Rivette: Celine et Julie vont en Bateau
  11. Franco Brusati: Bread and Chocolate/ Pane e cioccolata
  12. Wim Wenders: Alice in den Stadten
  13. Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather Part II
  14. Manoel DeOliveira: Benilde (1974)
The Best of 1975
  1. Robert Altman: Nashville
  2. Theo Angelopoulos: O Thiasos/ Traveling Players
  3. Chantal Akerman: Jeanne Dielman
  4. Sydney Pollack: Three Days of the Condor
  5. Michelangelo Antonioni: Professione Reporter/ The Passenger
  6. Jim Sharman: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  7. Milos Forman: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest/ Qualcuno Volo` Sul Nido del Cuculo
  8. Akira Kurosawa: Dersu Uzala
  9. Steven Spielberg: Jaws
  10. Sam Peckinpah: Killer Elite
  11. Arthur Penn: Night Moves
  12. Nikita Mikhalkov: Raba Ljubvi/ Slave of Love
The Best of 1976
  1. Martin Scorsese: Taxi Driver
  2. Robert Aldrich: Twilight's Last Gleaming
  3. Roman Polanski: Le Locataire/ The Tenant/ L'inquilino del Terzo Piano
  4. Bernardo Bertolucci: 1900
  5. John Carpenter: Assault on Precint 13
  6. Ettore Scola: Brutti Sporchi e Cattivi/Down And Dirty
The Best of 1977
  1. George Lucas: Star Wars
  2. John Cassavetes: Opening Night
  3. Steven Spielberg: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  4. Woody Allen: Annie Hall
  5. Wim Wenders: Der Amerikanische Freund
  6. Dario Argento: Suspiria
The Best of 1978
  1. Sam Peckinpah: Convoy
  2. Ermanno Olmi: L'Albero degli Zoccoli/ The Tree of Wooden Clogs
  3. Michael Cimino: The Deer Hunter
  4. David Lynch: Eraserhead
  5. Jerzy Skolimowski: The Shout
  6. Raul Ruiz: L'Hypothese du Tableau Vole/ Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting
  7. Rainer Fassbinder: Die Ehe der Maria Braun/ The Marriage of Maria Braun
  8. Woo-ping Yuen: Drunken Master (1978)
The Best of 1979
  1. Andrei Tarkovsky: Stalker
  2. Woody Allen: Manhattan
  3. Ridley Scott: Alien
  4. Francis Ford Coppola: Apocalypse Now
  5. Don Siegel: Escape From Alcatraz
  6. Robert Aldrich: Frisco Kid
  7. Jane Arden: Anti-Clock
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