10 Greatest Movies of the 1970s

7º – Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)Roman Polanski’s classic, ‘Chinatown’ brings in its plot the investigation of a private detective in a case of adultery. However, little by little, the detective is exposed in a much larger and more dangerous investigation. Jack Nicholson plays the leading role in the film, with a more measured performance, leaving all the shine to the incredible noir atmosphere that Polanski manages to create in the film.


6º – Marathon Man (John Schlesinger, 1976)In the plot, an ordinary student finds himself involved, by mere chance, in an espionage game that can cost his life. ‘Marathon Man’ brings the best of the 1970s, with a dense story, mysterious characters and tortuous conclusions to his layer of scenes.


5º – Husbands (John Cassavetes, 1970)After the unexpected death of a common person, three middle-aged friends decide to undertake a journey in search of elements from the past: ‘Husbands’ presents all that documentary model for its unleashing of scenes common to the cinema of John Cassavetes, exposing a productive and extremely relevant story about the middle-aged crisis.


4º – Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)A taxi driver finds himself more and more immersed in an unpleasant reality on New York nights. Little by little, the man, wrapped in a solitary routine, begins to lose contact with reality, putting his mental health at risk. Belonging to Martin Scorsese’s cinema, ‘Taxi Driver’ lists a wide range of negative events present in humanity, giving a destructive look even to the eventual heroes of the plot.

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