Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1972: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey

Fasten your seatbelts, folks! We’re about to take a groovy trip down memory lane to the year 1972 – a golden era of cinema that gifted us with some of the most iconic movies of all time. From heart-stopping thrillers to tear-jerking dramas, this was a year that truly had it all. So, dust off your bell-bottoms, crank up the 8-track, and get ready to revisit the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1972. Whether you’re a film buff, a nostalgia junkie, or just curious about the cinematic gems of yesteryears, this list is sure to have something for you. So, without further ado, let’s rewind the reel and dive into a year that was as unforgettable as its movies. Lights, camera, action!
The Godfather

The Godfather

Release Date: 1972-03-14

Genres: Drama, Crime

“The Godfather” is a critically acclaimed movie from 1972 that tells the story of the Corleone crime family, an Italian-American mafia dynasty. Set between 1945 and 1955, the film follows the family’s struggles and the rise of Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino, as he takes charge after his father’s assassination attempt. With an all-star cast including Marlon Brando, James Caan, and Diane Keaton, this gripping tale of revenge and power is a must-watch for any fan of crime dramas.

Cast: Marlon Brando (Don Vito Corleone) , Al Pacino (Michael Corleone) , James Caan (Sonny Corleone) , Robert Duvall (Tom Hagen) , Richard S. Castellano (Clemenza) , Diane Keaton (Kay Adams) , Talia Shire (Connie Corleone Rizzi) , Gianni Russo (Carlo Rizzi) , Sterling Hayden (Captain McCluskey) , John Marley (Jack Woltz) , Richard Conte (Barzini) , Al Lettieri (Sollozzo) , Abe Vigoda (Sal Tessio) , John Cazale (Fredo Corleone) , Rudy Bond (Cuneo) , Al Martino (Johnny Fontane) , Morgana King (Mama Corleone) , Lenny Montana (Luca Brasi) , John Martino (Paulie Gatto) , Salvatore Corsitto (Bonasera) , Richard Bright (Neri) , Alex Rocco (Moe Greene) , Tony Giorgio (Bruno Tattaglia) , Vito Scotti (Nazorine) , Tere Livrano (Theresa Hagen)

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo

Tags: italy, loss of loved one, love at first sight, based on novel or book, europe, symbolism, patriarch, organized crime, mafia, lawyer, religion, revenge motive, crime family, sicilian mafia, religious hypocrisy, gun violence, rise to power, dead horse, gang violence, 1940s, 1950s, mafia war

Cries and Whispers

Cries and Whispers

Release Date: 1972-12-21

Genres: Drama

“Cries and Whispers” is a powerful and emotionally charged film released on December 21, 1972. Set in the backdrop of a dying woman named Agnes, the movie explores the complex dynamics between her sisters, Maria and Karin, who are too consumed by their own personal struggles to offer her the support she desperately needs. Only Anna, a deeply religious maid, seems capable of providing Agnes with solace and understanding. With a stellar cast including Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Kari Sylwan, Liv Ullmann, and directed by Ingmar Bergman, this movie delves into themes of guilt, self-loathing, and the complexities of human relationships.

Cast: Harriet Andersson (Agnes) , Ingrid Thulin (Karin) , Kari Sylwan (Anna) , Liv Ullmann (Maria) , Erland Josephson (David) , Anders Ek (Isak) , Henning Moritzen (Joakim) , Georg Årlin (Fredrik) , Ingmar Bergman (Narrator (voice)) , Ingrid Sandell (Girl at a Family Gathering (uncredited)) , Ingrid Bergman (Spectator) , Linn Ullmann (Maria’s Daughter) , Inga Gill (Storyteller) , Greta Johansson (Undertaker (uncredited)) , Marianne Aubert () , Rossana Mariano (Young Agnes (uncredited)) , Malin Gjörup (Anna’s Daughter (uncredited)) , Lena Bergman (Young Maria (uncredited)) , Ann-Christin Lobråten (Spectator (uncredited)) , Börje Lundh (Spectator (uncredited)) , Lars-Owe Carlberg (Spectator (uncredited)) , Monika Priede (Young Karin (uncredited))

Directors: Ingmar Bergman

Writers: Ingmar Bergman

Tags: sibling relationship, sweden, dying and death, sister, cancer, mansion, 19th century



Release Date: 1972-03-20

Genres: Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery

“Solaris” is a captivating sci-fi film released in 1972. Set on a space station orbiting the mysterious planet Solaris, a psychologist is sent to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental struggles faced by the cosmonauts. As he delves deeper into his mission, he uncovers a mind-bending secret: the planet’s water possesses the ability to bring forth suppressed memories and obsessions. With a talented cast including Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, and Jüri Järvet, this thought-provoking movie explores the depths of human consciousness and the enigmatic nature of the universe.

Cast: Donatas Banionis (Kris Kelvin) , Natalya Bondarchuk (Hari) , Jüri Järvet (Dr. Snaut) , Anatoliy Solonitsyn (Dr. Sartorius) , Nikolay Grinko (Kelvin’s Father) , Vladislav Dvorzhetsky (Henri Berton) , Georgiy Teykh (Prof. Messenger) , Sos Sargsyan (Dr. Gibarian) , Olga Barnet (Kelvin’s Mother) , Tamara Ogorodnikova (Anna)

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky

Writers: Andrei Tarkovsky, Stanisław Lem, Fridrikh Gorenshteyn, N. Boyarova, L. Lazarev

Tags: based on novel or book, 1970s, loss of sense of reality, extraterrestrial technology, soviet union, subconsciousness, hallucination, space travel, astronaut



Release Date: 1972-12-10

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Comedy

“Sleuth” is a thrilling mystery movie released in 1972. Starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, it tells the story of a mystery novelist who hatches an insurance scam involving his wife’s lover. However, as the plot unfolds, things take unexpected turns, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Cast: Laurence Olivier (Andrew Wyke) , Michael Caine (Milo Tindle) , Alec Cawthorne (Inspector Doppler) , John Matthews (Detective Sergeant Tarrant) , Eve Channing (Marguerite Wyke) , Teddy Martin (Police Constable Higgs)

Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writers: Anthony Shaffer

Tags: upper class, robbery, infidelity, romantic rivalry, author, game, english countryside, extramarital affair, two-hander

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Release Date: 1972-12-29

Genres: Adventure, Drama, History

“Aguirre, the Wrath of God” is a captivating movie set a few decades after the fall of the Inca Empire. Led by the notorious Aguirre, a Spanish expedition embarks on a treacherous journey down the Amazon River in search of the legendary city of El Dorado. As they face numerous challenges, Aguirre’s men question whether their pursuit will lead them to riches or certain doom. Starring Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, and a talented ensemble cast, this thrilling film was released on December 29, 1972, and is considered one of the best movies of that year.

Cast: Klaus Kinski (Don Lope de Aguirre) , Helena Rojo (Inés de Atienza) , Del Negro (Brother Gaspar de Carvajal) , Ruy Guerra (Don Pedro de Ursúa) , Peter Berling (Don Fernando de Guzmán) , Cecilia Rivera (Flores, Aguirre’s Daughter) , Daniel Ades (Perucho) , Edward Roland (Okello) , Alexandra Cheves () , Armando Polanah (Armando) , Daniel Farfán () , Julio E. Martínez () , Alejandro Repullés (Gonzalo Pizarro) , Claus Biederstaedt (Brother Gaspar de Carvajal (voice) (uncredited)) , Lothar Blumhagen (Don Pedro de Ursúa (voice) (uncredited)) , Heinz Theo Branding (Don Fernando de Guzmán (voice) (uncredited)) , Christian Brückner (Balthasar (voice) (uncredited)) , Michael Chevalier (Conqueror Being Beheaded (voice) (uncredited)) , Norbert Gescher (Conqueror (voice) (uncredited)) , Justo González (González (uncredited)) , Uta Hallant (Inés / Flores (voice) (uncredited)) , Manfred Lehmann (Conqueror (voice) (uncredited)) , Antonio Marquez ((uncredited)) , Gerd Martienzen (Don Lope de Aguirre (voice) (uncredited)) , Edgar Ott (Gonzalo Pizarro (voice) (uncredited))

Directors: Werner Herzog

Writers: Werner Herzog

Tags: gold, sentence, gold rush, peru, amazon rainforest, float, insanity, south america, 16th century, conquest, new german cinema, indigenous peoples, amazon river, conquistador, age of discovery

Play It Again, Sam

Play It Again, Sam

Release Date: 1972-05-04

Genres: Comedy, Romance

“Play It Again, Sam” is a delightful 1972 comedy starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and Tony Roberts. It follows a neurotic film critic who, after his wife leaves him, seeks solace in dating with the help of a married couple and his imaginary idol, Humphrey Bogart. With a touch of romance and plenty of laughs, this movie is a must-watch for any fan of Allen’s witty humor and Keaton’s charming presence.

Cast: Woody Allen (Allan Felix) , Diane Keaton (Linda Christie) , Tony Roberts (Dick Christie) , Jerry Lacy (Humphrey Bogart) , Susan Anspach (Nancy) , Jennifer Salt (Sharon Lake) , Joy Bang (Julie) , Viva (Jennifer) , Susanne Zenor (Discotheque Girl) , Diana Davila (Museum Girl) , Mari Fletcher (Fantasy Sharon) , Michael Greene (Hood #1) , Ted Markland (Hood #2) , Mark Goddard (Real Estate Developer (uncredited)) , Tom Bullock (Taxi Hippie (uncredited))

Directors: Herbert Ross

Writers: Woody Allen

Tags: date, hallucination, make a match, dating, filmmaking, feet, ghost, neurotic, film critic



Release Date: 1972-02-13

Genres: Music, Drama, Romance

“Cabaret” is a captivating movie set in 1931 Berlin, where we follow the enchanting Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli, and the mischievous emcee as they invite us into the glamorous Kit Kat Club. Amidst the backdrop of growing political turmoil, this film takes us on a journey of decadent fun and explores the rise of a brutal political party. With a stellar cast including Michael York, Helmut Griem, and Joel Grey, this 1972 release is a must-watch for anyone seeking a glimpse into the vibrant yet tumultuous world of pre-war Berlin.

Cast: Liza Minnelli (Sally Bowles) , Michael York (Brian Roberts) , Helmut Griem (Maximilian von Heune) , Joel Grey (Master of Ceremonies) , Fritz Wepper (Fritz Wendel) , Marisa Berenson (Natalia Landauer) , Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel (Fräulein Schneider) , Helen Vita (Fräulein Kost) , Sigrid von Richthofen (Fräulein Mayr) , Gerd Vespermann (Bobby) , Ralf Wolter (Herr Ludwig) , Georg Hartmann (Willi) , Ricky Renée (Elke) , Estrongo Nachama (Cantor) , Kathryn Doby (Kit-Kat Dancer) , Inge Jaeger (Kit-Kat Dancer) , Angelika Koch (Kit-Kat Dancer) , Helen Velkovorska (Kit-Kat Dancer) , Gitta Schmidt (Kit-Kat Dancer) , Louise Quick (Kit-Kat Dancer) , Pierre Franckh (Nazi with Collecting Box) , Ellen Umlauf (Lady at Party) , Oliver Collignon (Blonde Boy Singer) , Mark Lambert (Hitler Youth Singer)

Directors: Bob Fosse

Writers: Jay Presson Allen, John Van Druten, Joe Masteroff, Fred Ebb

Tags: berlin, germany, entertainer, cabaret, nazi, bisexuality, musical, hitler youth, based on play or musical, fireplace, master of ceremonies, baron love, political unrest, english lesson, 1930s

The Way of the Dragon

The Way of the Dragon

Release Date: 1972-06-01

Genres: Action, Crime

“The Way of the Dragon” is a thrilling martial arts film released in 1972. It follows Tang Lung, played by the legendary Bruce Lee, as he travels to Rome to help his cousins in their restaurant business. However, when a powerful syndicate tries to force them to sell their property, Tang becomes their unexpected savior, taking on the best martial artists from Japan and Europe in epic battles that will leave you on the edge of your seat.”

Cast: Bruce Lee (Tang Lung) , Nora Miao (Chen Ching Hua) , Chuck Norris (Colt) , Wei Ping-ao (Ho) , Huang Tsung-Hsun (‘Uncle’ Wang) , Robert Wall (Fred) , Whang In-sik (Japanese Fighter) , Chin Ti (Ah Quen) , Tony Liu (Tony) , Little Unicorn (Jimmy) , Malisa Longo (Italian Beauty) , Ngan Wu (Waiter) , Chen Fu-Ching (Robert) , Jon T. Benn (The Boss) , John Kenny (Quen (voice)) , Robert Baker (Thug (uncredited)) , Riccardo Billi (Bank Manager (uncredited)) , Russell Cawthorne (Man at Airport (uncredited)) , Franz Colangeli (Man at Airport (uncredited)) , John Derbyshire (Thug (uncredited)) , Alexander Grand (Thug (uncredited)) , Barry Haigh (Tang Lung (voice) (uncredited)) , Michael Kaye (‘Uncle’ Wang / Colt / Japanese Fighter (voice) (uncredited)) , Lam Ching-Ying (Thug (uncredited)) , Giuseppe Marrocco (Man at Airport (uncredited))

Directors: Bruce Lee

Writers: Bruce Lee

Tags: italy, rome, italy, martial arts, kung fu, colosseum, culture clash, fight, restaurant, gangster, fistfight, chinese mafia, crime boss, honor, fish out of water, hong kong, east asian lead, combat, hoodlum, nunchaku, action hero, property

Don't Torture a Duckling

Don’t Torture a Duckling

Release Date: 1972-09-29

Genres: Horror

“Don’t Torture a Duckling” is a gripping Italian thriller from 1972 that takes place in a small, superstitious town in southern Italy. The story follows a determined reporter and a daring young woman as they team up to investigate a string of child murders. With a stellar cast including Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, and Tomas Milian, this suspenseful film delves into the town’s deep-rooted distrust of outsiders, making for a chilling and captivating watch.

Cast: Florinda Bolkan (Maciara) , Barbara Bouchet (Patrizia) , Tomas Milian (Andrea Martelli) , Irene Papas (Dona Aurelia Avallone) , Marc Porel (Don Alberto Avallone) , Georges Wilson (Francesco) , Antonello Campodifiori (Police Lieutenant) , Ugo D’Alessio (Captain Modesti) , Virgilio Gazzolo (Police Commissioner) , Vito Passeri (Giuseppe Barra) , Rosalia Maggio (Mrs. Spriano – Michele’s Mother) , Andrea Aureli (Mr. Lo Cascio, Bruno’s Father) , Franco Balducci (Mr. Spriano, Michele’s Father) , John Bartha (Policeman (uncredited)) , Duilio Cruciani (Mario (uncredited)) , Linda Sini (Mrs. Lo Cascio, Bruno’s Mother) , Fausta Avelli (Malvina (uncredited)) , Gianfranco Barra (Impallomeni (uncredited)) , Don Semeraro (Dwarf (uncredited))

Directors: Lucio Fulci

Writers: Lucio Fulci, Gianfranco Clerici, Roberto Gianviti

Tags: child murder, homicide, forest, police, psychopath, murder, reporter, whodunit, orphan, church, dog, lynching, psycho killer, murder investigation, persecuted



Release Date: 1972-08-18

Genres: Drama, Adventure, Thriller

“Deliverance” is a thrilling adventure film released in 1972. Starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, and more, it follows a group of friends led by outdoor enthusiast Lewis Medlock as they embark on a memorable river-rafting trip through the dangerous American back-country. Set against the backdrop of the Cahulawassee River, the movie takes you on a gripping journey that explores the beauty and perils of the untamed wilderness.

Cast: Jon Voight (Ed Gentry) , Burt Reynolds (Lewis Medlock) , Ned Beatty (Bobby Trippe) , Ronny Cox (Drew Ballinger) , Ed Ramey (Old Man at the Gas-Station) , Billy Redden (Lonnie – The Banjo Boy) , Seamon Glass (First Griner) , Randall Deal (Second Griner) , Bill McKinney (Mountain Man) , Herbert ‘Cowboy’ Coward (Toothless Man) , Lewis Crone (First Deputy) , Ken Keener (Second Deputy) , Johnny Popwell (Ambulance Driver) , John Fowler (Doctor) , Kathy Rickman (Nurse) , Louise Coldren (Mrs. Biddiford) , Pete Ware (Taxi Driver) , James Dickey (Sheriff Bullard) , Macon McCalman (Deputy Queen) , Hoyt Pollard (Boy at Gas Station) , Belinda Beatty (Martha Gentry) , Charley Boorman (Ed’s Boy)

Directors: John Boorman

Writers: James Dickey

Tags: river, banjo, strangeness, georgia, wound, wilderness, canoe, rafting, hillbilly, cult film, rapids

Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

Release Date: 1972-09-10

Genres: Adventure, Western

“Jeremiah Johnson” is a captivating movie from 1972 that tells the story of a mountain man who seeks solitude in the wilderness but finds himself caught in a relentless battle with Native Americans. Starring Robert Redford and a talented cast, this film takes you back to the early frontier, where Johnson’s exceptional combat skills make him a target for the Indians. Released on September 10, 1972, this movie is a must-watch for those who enjoy thrilling tales of survival and adventure.

Cast: Robert Redford (Jeremiah Johnson) , Will Geer (Bear Claw) , Delle Bolton (Swan) , Josh Albee (Caleb) , Joaquín Martínez (Paints His Shirt Red) , Allyn Ann McLerie (Crazy Woman) , Stefan Gierasch (Del Gue) , Richard Angarola (Chief Two-Tongues Lebeaux) , Paul Benedict (Reverend Lindquist) , Charles Tyner (Robidoux) , Jack Colvin (Lieutenant Mulvey) , Matt Clark (Qualen) , Tanya Tucker (Qualen’s daughter)

Directors: Sydney Pollack

Writers: John Milius, Vardis Fisher, Edward Anhalt

Tags: loss of loved one, based on novel or book, rocky mountains, cabin, survival, snow, 19th century, mountain man, fur trapper, blackfoot

What's Up, Doc?

What’s Up, Doc?

Release Date: 1972-03-09

Genres: Comedy, Romance

“What’s Up, Doc?” is a hilarious comedy released in 1972, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal. The story revolves around a mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags, which leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations. With a talented cast including Madeline Kahn and Kenneth Mars, this movie is sure to keep you entertained with its comedic chaos.

Cast: Barbra Streisand (Judy Maxwell) , Ryan O’Neal (Howard Bannister) , Madeline Kahn (Eunice Burns) , Kenneth Mars (Hugh Simon) , Austin Pendleton (Frederick Larrabee) , Michael Murphy (Mr. Smith) , Philip Roth (Mr. Jones) , Sorrell Booke (Harry) , Stefan Gierasch (Fritz) , Mabel Albertson (Mrs. Van Hoskins) , Liam Dunn (Judge Maxwell) , John Hillerman (Hotel Manager) , George Morfogen (Headwaiter) , Graham Jarvis (Bailiff) , Randy Quaid (Professor Hosquith) , M. Emmet Walsh (Arresting Officer) , Kevin O’Neal (Delivery Boy) , Eleanor Zee (Banquet Receptionist) , Paul Condylis (Room Service Waiter) , Fred Scheiwiller (Jewel Thief) , Carl Saxe (Jewel Thief) , Jack Perkins (Jewel Thief) , Paul B. Kipilman (Druggist) , Gil Perkins (Jones’ Driver) , Christa Lang (Mrs. Hosquith)

Directors: Peter Bogdanovich

Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton, Buck Henry, Peter Bogdanovich

Tags: san francisco, california, hotel, judge, chase, chaos, screwball comedy, dictionary, bag, rocks, jewels

Fist of Fury

Fist of Fury

Release Date: 1972-03-22

Genres: Drama, Action, Thriller

Hey, have you heard of the movie “Fist of Fury”? It’s one of the best voted movies of 1972! The story revolves around Chen Chen, who returns to his old school in Shanghai after his instructor is murdered. As he investigates, he uncovers a drug smuggling ring run by a rival Japanese school. To avenge his master’s death, Chen takes on Chinese, Japanese, and even Russian assassins. It stars Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, Maria Yi, and James Tien Chuen, and was released on March 22, 1972.

Cast: Bruce Lee (Chen Zhen) , Nora Miao (Yuan Le-erh) , Maria Yi (Yen) , James Tien Chuen (Fan Chun-hsia) , Tien Feng (Fan) , Huang Tsung-Hsun (Tien) , Han Ying-Chieh (Feng Kwai-sher) , Wei Ping-ao (Interpreter Wu) , Lo Wei (Inspector Lo) , Lee Kwan (Hsu) , Tony Liu (Chin) , Fung Ngai (Yoshida) , Robert Baker (Petrov) , Chikara Hashimoto (Hiroshi Suzuki) , Jun Katsumura (Suzuki’s Bodyguard) , Chen Fu-Ching (Chao) , Shan Chin (Tung) , Ying-Chi Li (Li) , Peter Chan Lung ((uncredited)) , Jackie Chan (Student (uncredited)) , Yuen Biao (Susuki’s student who spar with Petrov (uncredited)) , Gam Tin-Chue (Mourner (uncredited)) , Little Unicorn (Student (uncredited)) , Corey Yuen (Japanese fighter (uncredited)) , Yuen Wah (Man who mocks Chen at the gate (uncredited))

Directors: Lo Wei

Writers: Lo Wei, Ni Kuang

Tags: martial arts, kung fu, revenge, honor, murder, tragic hero, teacher, one man army, tough guy, chinese, brutality, east asian lead, brawl, nunchaku, kung fu master, japanese man, puño de furia



Release Date: 1972-03-16

Genres: Comedy, Drama

“Roma” is a visually stunning movie that takes you on a mesmerizing journey through the vibrant city of Rome. Set in 1972, it offers a unique and impressionistic perspective of the city, as seen through the eyes of one of its most famous residents. With a talented cast and a release date of March 16, 1972, this film is definitely worth checking out for a captivating cinematic experience.

Cast: Peter Gonzales Falcon (Fellini, Age 18) , Fiona Florence (Dolores – Young Prostitute) , Pia De Doses (Princess Domitilla) , Marne Maitland (Underground Guide) , Renato Giovannoli (Cardinal Ottaviani) , Elisa Mainardi (Pharmacist’s wife / Cinema spectator) , Norma Giacchero (Reporter Interviewing Fellini) , Stefano Mayore (Fellini as a Child) , Galliano Sbarra (Music Hall Compere) , Anna Magnani (Anna Magnani) , Ginette Marcelle Bron () , Gore Vidal (Gore Vidal (uncredited)) , Feodor Chaliapin Jr. (Actor Playing Julius Cesar (uncredited)) , Dennis Christopher (The Hippie (uncredited)) , Franco Citti (Man at Restaurant (uncredited)) , Federico Fellini (Self (uncredited)) , Eleonora Giorgi (Motorbike Rider (uncredited)) , Alberto Sordi (Self – Interviewé (uncredited)) , Alvaro Vitali (Alvaro – Tap Dancer at Jovinelli Theatre (uncredited)) , Cassandra Peterson ((uncredited)) , Ada Passeri (Roman Woman (uncredited)) , Ettore Martini (Tavern Customer (uncredited)) , Britta Barnes () , Raout Paule ((uncredited)) , Paola Natale ((uncredited))

Directors: Federico Fellini

Writers: Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi

Tags: rome, italy, subway, illegal prostitution, child



Release Date: 1972-05-25

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Horror, Comedy

“Frenzy” is a gripping thriller released in 1972 that follows the intense hunt for a serial killer in London. With a stellar cast including Jon Finch, Barry Foster, and Barbara Leigh-Hunt, the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat as the police identify a suspect who vehemently denies his involvement. Prepare for a thrilling ride as the mystery unfolds and the tension builds in this highly acclaimed film.

Cast: Jon Finch (Richard Ian Blaney) , Barry Foster (Robert Rusk) , Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Brenda Margaret Blaney) , Anna Massey (Barbara Jane ‘Babs’ Milligan) , Alec McCowen (Chief Inspector Tim Oxford) , Vivien Merchant (Mrs. Oxford) , Billie Whitelaw (Hetty Porter) , Clive Swift (Johnny Porter) , Bernard Cribbins (Felix Forsythe) , Michael Bates (Sergeant Spearman) , Jean Marsh (Monica Barling) , Elsie Randolph (Gladys) , Gerald Sim (Mr. Usher the Solicitor in Pub) , John Boxer (Sir George) , George Tovey (Neville Salt) , Jimmy Gardner (Hotel Porter) , Noel Johnson (Doctor in Pub) , Rita Webb (Mrs Rusk) , Alfred Hitchcock (Spectator at Opening Rally) , Madge Ryan (Mrs. Davison) , Gerry Cowper (Spectator at Opening Rally) , Philippe Mareuil (Doublure voix française de Barry Foster)

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Arthur La Bern, Anthony Shaffer

Tags: london, england, rape, girlfriend, police, truck, murder, serial killer, pin, ex-wife, necktie, sack, potatoes, produce seller

The Poseidon Adventure

The Poseidon Adventure

Release Date: 1972-12-13

Genres: Adventure, Thriller

“The Poseidon Adventure” is a thrilling disaster film released on December 13, 1972. Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Jack Albertson, Leslie Nielsen, and Pamela Sue Martin, the movie follows a group of passengers who find themselves fighting for survival and trying to escape after their ocean liner capsizes. It’s one of the best-voted movies of 1972, making it a must-watch for fans of intense and suspenseful storytelling.

Cast: Gene Hackman (Reverend Scott) , Ernest Borgnine (Mike Rogo) , Red Buttons (James Martin) , Carol Lynley (Nonnie Parry) , Roddy McDowall (Acres) , Stella Stevens (Linda Rogo) , Shelley Winters (Belle Rosen) , Jack Albertson (Manny Rosen) , Leslie Nielsen (Captain Harrison) , Pamela Sue Martin (Susan Shelby) , Eric Shea (Robin Shelby) , Fred Sadoff (Mr. Linarcos) , Roseann Williams (Woman (uncredited)) , Arthur O’Connell (John, the Chaplain) , Sheila Allen (Nurse) , Jan Arvan (Doctor) , Byron Webster (Purser) , John Crawford (Chief Engineer) , Bob Hastings (M. C.) , Erik L. Nelson (Mr. Tinkham) , Charles Bateman (First Officer Larsen) , Ruth Foster (Passenger (uncredited))

Directors: Ronald Neame

Writers: Wendell Mayes, Stirling Silliphant, Paul Gallico

Tags: ocean, life and death, sibling relationship, prostitute, new year’s eve, sea, based on novel or book, husband wife relationship, 1970s, wave, shipwreck, cruise, seaquake, ship, ocean liner, natural disaster, faith, travel, disaster, capsized ship, tidal wave, disaster movie

The Getaway

The Getaway

Release Date: 1972-09-20

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

“The Getaway” is a thrilling crime film released in 1972, starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. It follows the story of an ex-convict and his devoted wife who are forced to go on the run after a heist goes awry. With a stellar cast and an intense plot, this movie is definitely one of the best voted films of 1972.

Cast: Steve McQueen (Doc McCoy) , Ali MacGraw (Carol McCoy) , Ben Johnson (Jack Beynon) , Sally Struthers (Fran Clinton) , Al Lettieri (Rudy Butler) , Slim Pickens (Cowboy) , Richard Bright (The Thief) , Jack Dodson (Harold Clinton) , Dub Taylor (Laughlin) , Bo Hopkins (Frank Jackson) , Roy Jenson (Cully) , John Bryson (The Accountant) , Bill Hart (Swain) , Tom Runyon (Hayhoe) , Whitney Jones (The Soldier) , Raymond King (Boy on Train) , Ivan Thomas (Boy on Train) , C.W. White (Boy’s Mother) , Brenda W. King (Boys’ Mother) , W. Dee Kutach (Parole Board Chairman) , Brick Lowry (Parole Board Commissioner) , Martin Colley (McCoy’s Lawyer) , O.S. Savage (Field Captain) , Dick Crockett (Bank Guard) , A.L. Camp (Hardware Store Owner)

Directors: Sam Peckinpah

Writers: Walter Hill, Jim Thompson

Tags: robbery, based on novel or book, texas, murder, heist, organized crime, con artist, on the run, bag of money, gunfight, bank robbery, double cross, neo-noir

Last Tango in Paris

Last Tango in Paris

Release Date: 1972-10-14

Genres: Drama, Romance

“Last Tango in Paris” is a captivating 1972 movie that tells the story of a recently widowed American who embarks on a secretive and passionate relationship with a young Parisian woman. Starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, this film explores the complexities of love, loss, and desire. Released on October 14, 1972, it has earned its place among the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year.

Cast: Marlon Brando (Paul) , Maria Schneider (Jeanne) , Catherine Breillat (Mouchette) , Veronica Lazăr (Rosa) , Jean-Pierre Léaud (Tom) , Gitt Magrini (Jeanne’s Mother) , Marie-Hélène Breillat (Monique) , Maria Michi (Rosa’s Mother) , Giovanna Galletti (Prostitute) , Catherine Allégret (Catherine) , Luce Marquand (Olympia) , Massimo Girotti (Marcel) , Catherine Sola (Script Girl) , Mauro Marchetti (Cameraman) , Rachel Kesterber (Christine) , Armand Abplanalp (Prostitute’s Client)

Directors: Bernardo Bertolucci

Writers: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Bernardo Bertolucci, Agnès Varda, Franco Arcalli

Tags: paris, france, businessman, love, tragedy, relationship, extramarital affair, parisian, clandestine

Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt

Release Date: 1972-03-09

Genres: Horror

Hey friend, have you heard of the movie “Tales from the Crypt”? It was released on March 9, 1972, and features an incredible cast including Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, and more. The film revolves around five people who find themselves trapped in a tomb, where the Crypt keeper shares a series of terrifying stories to explain their presence. It’s actually based on a classic comic book, so you can expect some thrilling and chilling moments!

Cast: Joan Collins (Joanne Clayton) , Peter Cushing (Arthur Edward Grimsdyke) , Roy Dotrice (Charles Gregory) , Richard Greene (Ralph Jason) , Ian Hendry (Carl Maitland) , Patrick Magee (George Carter) , Barbara Murray (Enid Jason) , Nigel Patrick (Maj. William Rogers) , Robin Phillips (James Elliot) , Ralph Richardson (The Crypt Keeper) , Geoffrey Bayldon (Guide) , Martin Boddey (Husband) , Chloe Franks (Daughter) , Oliver MacGreevy (Maniac) , Susan Denny (Wife) , Angela Grant (Susan) , David Markham (Father) , Robert Hutton (Neighbour) , Frank Forsyth (Tramp (uncredited)) , Harry Locke (Harry the Cook)

Directors: Freddie Francis

Writers: Milton Subotsky, Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, William Gaines

Tags: santa claus, wish, immortality, supernatural, anthology, based on comic, dog, tomb, stranger, booby trap, crypt keeper, jingle bells, communicating with the dead, christmas, old-age home

All the Way Boys

All the Way Boys

Release Date: 1972-12-22

Genres: Adventure, Action, Comedy

“All the Way Boys” is a thrilling adventure film released in 1972. Starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, it follows the story of two pilots, Plata and Salud, who crash in the South American jungles while attempting to scam insurance money. As they find themselves caught in a dangerous plot involving diamond miners and a notorious villain named “Mr. Big,” Plata and Salud decide to stand up for the miners and take on the thugs. Get ready for an action-packed ride filled with humor, loyalty, and exciting twists.

Cast: Terence Hill (Plata) , Bud Spencer (Salud) , Reinhard Kolldehoff (Mr. Ears) , Riccardo Pizzuti (Naso) , Marcello Verziera (Puncher) , Sergio Bruzzichini () , Cyril Cusack (Matto) , Alexander Allerson (Salud’s Brother) , Ferdinando Murolo (Man in jungle, searching for beer) , Antoine Michel (Daveira) , Antoine Saint-John (One of Mr. Ears gang) , Carlos Muñoz Arosa (Pilot)

Directors: Giuseppe Colizzi

Writers: Giuseppe Colizzi, Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Pagani, Gene Luotto

Tags: diamond, airplane, fistfight, thin, opal

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