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Best Action Movies of the 1970s
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1

3.9039
237
reviews
PG
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
$31.98
Part IV in George Lucas' epic, "Star Wars: A New Hope" follows Luke Skywalker, a orphaned farm boy, ... more about Star Wars (1977) starring Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford
2

3.7628
112
reviews
PG
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
$1.60
An alien child is sent to Earth from his dying home planet to help preserve his people. When Clark ... more about Superman (1978) starring Christopher Reeve and Gene Hackman
3

3.7458
39
reviews
R
Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
$5.84
Two NYC narcotics cops are trying to trace a heroin connection from France to the U.S. On a tip, ... more about French Connection, The (1971) starring Gene Hackman and Fernando Rey
4

3.4307
69
reviews
R
Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
$1.90
A renegade police officer, Harry, is assigned by the mayor to take down and bring in Scorpio, a ... more about Dirty Harry (1971) starring Clint Eastwood and Harry Guardino
5

3.2944
85
reviews
R
Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Teen
$5.62
The Warriors are wrongly accused of killing a rival gang leader in NYC during an "all gang meeting" ... more about Warriors, The (1979) starring Michael Beck and James Remar
6

3.2396
187
reviews
Not Rated
Action, Drama, Horror
$2.80
A group of four people are forced to live in an abandoned shopping mall after leagues of zombies ... more about Dawn of the Dead (1978) starring David Emge and Ken Foree
7

3.2343
115
reviews
Not Rated
Action, Thriller, Crime
$2.54
Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to ... more about Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) starring Austin Stoker and Darwin Joston
8

3.1668
75
reviews
PG
Action, Drama, Romance, Sports
$2.73
A struggling armature boxer from So. Philly gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance at a major heavyweight ... more about Rocky (1976) starring Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire
9

3.1593
92
reviews
R
Action, Thriller
$7.48
A Shaolin Temple and Kung Fu masteris asked by the British government to compete in a martial arts ... more about Enter the Dragon (1973) starring Bruce Lee and Kien Shih
10

3.1577
53
reviews
Not Rated
Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
$2.67
John Shaft is the ultimate in suave black detectives. He first finds himself up against Bumpy, the ... more about Shaft (1971) starring Richard Roundtree and Moses Gunn