Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1973: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey

Fasten your seatbelts, folks! We’re about to take a groovy trip down memory lane to the year 1973 – a golden era of cinema that gifted us with some of the most iconic movies of all time. From thrilling horror flicks to heartwarming dramas, 1973 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 this unforgettable year. Whether you’re a film buff, a nostalgia junkie, or just curious about the cinematic gems of yesteryears, this list is your ticket to a time when movie magic was as much about storytelling as it was about special effects. So, without further ado, let’s rewind the reel and dive into the celluloid world of 1973. The popcorn’s popping, the projector’s humming – it’s showtime!
The Sting

The Sting

Release Date: 1973-12-25

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama

“The Sting” is a classic movie from 1973 that made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year. Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, it tells the thrilling story of a young con artist who teams up with a seasoned pro to seek revenge for the murder of their friend. Together, they plan an elaborate scheme to swindle a fortune from a powerful mobster. With a star-studded cast and a release date just in time for Christmas, this movie is definitely worth checking out!

Cast: Paul Newman (Henry Gondorff) , Robert Redford (Johnny Hooker) , Robert Shaw (Doyle Lonnegan) , Charles Durning (Lt. Wm. Snyder) , Ray Walston (J.J. Singleton) , Eileen Brennan (Billie) , Harold Gould (Kid Twist) , John Heffernan (Eddie Niles) , Dana Elcar (F.B.I. Agent Polk) , Jack Kehoe (Erie Kid) , Dimitra Arliss (Loretta) , Robert Earl Jones (Luther Coleman) , James Sloyan (Mottola) , Charles Dierkop (Floyd (Bodyguard)) , Lee Paul (Bodyguard) , Sally Kirkland (Crystal) , Avon Long (Benny Garfield) , Arch Johnson (Combs) , Ed Bakey (Granger) , Brad Sullivan (Cole) , John Quade (Riley) , Larry D. Mann (Train Conductor) , Leonard Barr (Burlesque House Comedian) , Paulene Myers (Alva Coleman) , Joe Tornatore (Black Gloved Gunman)

Directors: George Roy Hill

Writers: David S. Ward

Tags: chicago, illinois, bet, horse race, repayment, con man, mafia boss, caper, heist, ragtime, off track betting, sting operation, alley, 1930s



Release Date: 1973-12-18

Genres: Comedy, Drama

“Amarcord” is a captivating Italian film set in a charming seaside town during 1973. It follows the misadventures of young Titta and his group of friends, as they witness the eccentricities of the locals, including Titta’s strict father and loving mother. With a mix of absurdity and fantasy, the movie takes us on a journey through the lives of various characters, from family members to Fascist loyalists and alluring women. Starring Bruno Zanin, Armando Brancia, and Pupella Maggio, “Amarcord” was released on December 18, 1973, and is hailed as one of the best movies of that year.

Cast: Bruno Zanin (Titta Biondi) , Armando Brancia (Aurelio Biondi) , Pupella Maggio (Miranda Biondi) , Giuseppe Ianigro (Titta’s Grandfather) , Nando Orfei (Patacca) , Stefano Proietti (Oliva, il fratello di Titta) , Magali Noël (Gradisca) , Gianfranco Marrocco (Il figlio del conte) , Antonino Faà di Bruno (Count Lovignano) , Donatella Gambini (Aldina Cordini) , Fernando De Felice (Cicco) , Bruno Lenzi (Gigliozzi) , Bruno Scagnetti (Ovo) , Alvaro Vitali (Naso) , Ciccio Ingrassia (Teo) , Francesco Vona (Candela) , Aristide Caporale (Giudizio) , Luigi Rossi (Anwalt) , Gennaro Ombra (Biscein) , Domenico Pertica (Il cieco di Cantarel) , Ferruccio Brembilla (Fascist Leader) , Marcella Di Falco (Il principe) , Antonio Spaccatini (Il federale) , Maria Antonietta Beluzzi (Tobacconist) , Josiane Tanzilli (Volpina)

Directors: Federico Fellini

Writers: Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra

Tags: small town, fascism, sheik, surrealism, coming of age, rural area, bathtub, semi autobiographical, 1930s

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Release Date: 1973-05-09

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama

“Paper Moon” is a heartwarming and humorous movie set during the Great Depression. It follows a clever con man who unexpectedly finds himself taking care of a young girl, and together they form an unlikely bond. With a talented cast including Ryan O’Neal, Tatum O’Neal, and Madeline Kahn, this 1973 film is a must-watch for its endearing story and memorable performances.

Cast: Ryan O’Neal (Moses Pray) , Tatum O’Neal (Addie Loggins) , Madeline Kahn (Trixie Delight) , John Hillerman (Deputy Hardin / Jess Hardin) , Jessie Lee Fulton (Miss Ollie) , Noble Willingham (Mr. Robertson) , Randy Quaid (Leroy) , P.J. Johnson (Imogene) , James N. Harrell (The Minister) , Burton Gilliam (Floyd (Desk Clerk)) , Hugh Gillin (2nd Deputy) , Desmond Dhooge (Cotton Candy Man) , Art Ellison (Silver Mine Gentleman) , Lila Waters (The Minister’s Wife) , Bob Young (Gas Station Attendant) , Jack Saunders (Station Master) , Jody Wilbur (Cafe Waitress) , Liz Ross (The Widow Morgan – Pearl) , Yvonne Harrison (The Widow Bates – Marie) , Ed Reed (The Lawman – Bates’ Home) , Dorothy Price (Ribbon Saleslady) , Eleanor Bogart (The Widow Stanley – Elvira) , Dorothy Forster (The Widow Huff – Edna) , Lana Daniel (Moze’s Girlfriend) , Herschel Morris (The Barber)

Directors: Peter Bogdanovich

Writers: Alvin Sargent, Joe David Brown

Tags: bible, con man, carnival, funeral, great depression, missouri, friendship, aunt, road trip, kansas, usa, con, tween girl



Release Date: 1973-12-13

Genres: Crime, Drama

“Papillon” is a gripping 1973 movie that tells the story of a man who forms an unlikely bond with a fellow criminal while serving their sentence on a terrifying prison island. As they endure the harsh conditions, the man becomes determined to escape, leading to a thrilling plot filled with suspense and adventure. Starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, this film is a must-watch for fans of intense prison dramas.

Cast: Steve McQueen (Henri “Papillon” Charriere) , Dustin Hoffman (Louis Dega) , Victor Jory (Indian Chief) , Don Gordon (Julot) , Anthony Zerbe (Toussaint) , Robert Deman (Maturette) , Woodrow Parfrey (Clusiot) , Bill Mumy (Lariot) , George Coulouris (Dr. Chatal) , Ratna Assan (Zoraima) , William Smithers (Warden Barrot) , Val Avery (Pascal) , Gregory Sierra (Antonio) , Vic Tayback (Sergeant) , Mills Watson (Guard) , Ron Soble (Santini) , Barbara Morrison (Mother Superior) , Don Hanmer (Butterfly Trader) , E.J. André (Old Con) , Richard Angarola (Commandant) , Jack Denbo (Classification Officer) , Len Lesser (Guard) , John Quade (Masked Breton) , Fred Sadoff (Deputy Warden) , Allen Jaffe (Turnkey)

Directors: Franklin J. Schaffner

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Henri Charrière

Tags: prison, prison escape, jungle, solitary confinement, based on memoir or autobiography, remote island, leper colony, labor camp, corrupt official, french colonialism, devil’s island, prison brutality, guyana, 1930s

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

Release Date: 1973-12-26

Genres: Horror

“The Exorcist” is a gripping horror film released in 1973 that tells the story of 12-year-old Regan MacNeil. As strange events unfold in Georgetown, Regan undergoes a disturbing transformation, leaving her mother torn between science and superstition. In a desperate attempt to save her daughter, she turns to Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest struggling with his own faith. With a stellar cast including Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, and Max von Sydow, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Cast: Ellen Burstyn (Chris MacNeil) , Linda Blair (Regan) , Jason Miller (Father Karras) , Max von Sydow (Father Merrin) , Lee J. Cobb (Lt. Kinderman) , Kitty Winn (Sharon) , Jack MacGowran (Burke Dennings) , William O’Malley (Father Dyer) , Barton Heyman (Dr. Klein) , Peter Masterson (Dr. Barringer) , Rudolf Schündler (Karl) , Gina Petrushka (Willi) , Robert Symonds (Dr. Taney) , Arthur Storch (Psychiatrist) , Thomas Bermingham (Tom) , Vasiliki Maliaros (Mary Karras) , Titos Vandis (Uncle John) , John Mahon (Language Lab Director) , Wallace Rooney (Bishop Michael) , Ron Faber (Chuck / Demon (voice)) , Donna Mitchell (Mary Jo Perrin) , Roy Cooper (Jesuit Dean) , Robert Gerringer (Senator at Party) , Mercedes McCambridge (Demon (voice)) , Paul Bateson (Radiologist’s Assistant (uncredited))

Directors: William Friedkin

Writers: William Peter Blatty

Tags: exorcism, holy water, religion and supernatural, vomit, possession, priest, ouija board, satan, paranormal phenomena, demon, strong language, catholic church, demonic possession, disturbed child, crisis of faith, sfx, supernatural horror

The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain

Release Date: 1973-11-29

Genres: Drama

“The Holy Mountain” is a mind-bending 1973 film that follows an Alchemist who gathers a diverse group of individuals to represent the planets in our solar system. Together, they undergo mystical rituals to shed their worldly burdens before embarking on a journey to Lotus Island. Their ultimate goal? To challenge the immortal gods who secretly control the universe. Starring Alejandro Jodorowsky and Horacio Salinas, this surreal masterpiece takes you on a mesmerizing adventure filled with occult practices and a quest for enlightenment.

Cast: Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Alchemist) , Horacio Salinas (The Thief) , Zamira Saunders (The Written Woman) , Juan Ferrara (Fon) , Adriana Page (Isla) , Burt Kleiner (Klen) , Valerie Jodorowsky (Sel) , Nicky Nichols (Berg) , Richard Rutowski (Axon) , Luis Lomelí (Lut) , Ana De Sade (The Prostitute) , Jacqueline Voltaire (Tourist Wife) , Chucho-Chucho (The Chimpanzee) , Letícia Robles (Bald Woman 1) , Connie De La Mora (Bald Woman 2) , David Kapralik (Tourist) , Pablo Leder (Circus Barker) , Bobby Cameron (Fon’s Working Girl) , Re Debris (Klen’s Lover) , Lupita Peruyero (Berg’s Wife) , José Antonio Alcaraz (Pantheon’s Bar Owner) , Héctor Ortega (Drug Master) , Robert Taicher (Poet) , Arielle Dombasle ((uncredited)) , Manuel Dondé (Wanderer (uncredited))

Directors: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Writers: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Tags: christianity, mexico, paraplegic, symbolism, surreal, religion and supernatural, satire, thief, surrealism, enlightenment, blasphemy, alchemy, psychedelic, alchemist



Release Date: 1973-10-15

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance

“Badlands” is a captivating movie released in 1973 that tells the story of an impressionable teenage girl and her rebellious boyfriend who go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. Starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, this film takes you on a thrilling journey through their twisted and dangerous adventures. With a gripping plot and stellar performances, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of 1973.

Cast: Martin Sheen (Kit Carruthers) , Sissy Spacek (Holly Sargis) , Warren Oates (Holly’s Father) , Ramon Bieri (Cato) , Alan Vint (Deputy) , Gary Littlejohn (Sheriff) , John Carter (Rich Man) , Bryan Montgomery (Boy) , Gail Threlkeld (Girl) , Charles Fitzpatrick (Clerk) , John Womack Jr. (Trooper) , Howard Ragsdale (Boss) , Dona Baldwin (Maid) , Ben Bravo (Gas Attendant) , Terrence Malick (Caller at Rich Man’s House (uncredited)) , Li Po Lung (Chinese Kid (uncredited)) , Charlie Sheen (Boy Under Lamppost (uncredited)) , Emilio Estevez (Boy Under Lamppost (uncredited))

Directors: Terrence Malick

Writers: Terrence Malick

Tags: mass murder, on the run, fugitive, on the road, killing spree, south dakota, badlands, runaway couple, fugitive lovers



Release Date: 1973-12-18

Genres: Crime, Drama, History

“Serpico” is a gripping crime drama released in 1973, starring Al Pacino as Frank Serpico, an honest and principled cop in New York City. Despite facing isolation and danger from his corrupt colleagues, Frank refuses to accept bribes and decides to expose the widespread corruption within the police force. This thrilling film sheds light on his courageous battle against the system, as he risks everything to bring justice to the city.

Cast: Al Pacino (Officer Frank Serpico) , John Randolph (Sidney Green) , Jack Kehoe (Tom Keough) , Biff McGuire (Captain McClain) , Barbara Eda-Young (Laurie) , Cornelia Sharpe (Leslie Lane) , Tony Roberts (Bob Blair) , John Medici (Pasquale) , Allan Rich (D. A. Tauber) , Norman Ornellas (Rubello) , Edward Grover (Lombardo) , Albert Henderson (Peluce) , Hank Garrett (Malone) , Damien Leake (Joey) , Joseph Bova (Potts) , Gene Gross (Captain Tolkin) , John Stewart (Waterman) , Woodie King Jr. (Larry) , James Tolkan (Steiger) , Ed Crowley (Barto) , Bernard Barrow (Palmer) , Sal Carollo (Mr. Serpico) , Mildred Clinton (Mrs. Serpico) , Nathan George (Smith) , Gus Fleming (Dr. Metz)

Directors: Sidney Lumet

Writers: Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler, Peter Maas

Tags: new york city, corruption, hippie, police, idealism, idealist, money, undercover cop, internal affairs, police corruption, social justice, police vigilantism, whistleblower, fighting the system

Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon

Release Date: 1973-08-17

Genres: Action

“Enter the Dragon” is a thrilling martial arts film released in 1973. Starring the legendary Bruce Lee, alongside John Saxon and Jim Kelly, the movie follows a skilled martial artist who goes undercover to gather intelligence on a secretive crime lord by participating in a tournament. With an exciting plot and a talented cast, this action-packed film is a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Cast: Bruce Lee (Lee) , John Saxon (Roper) , Jim Kelly (Williams) , Sek Kin (Han) , Ahna Capri (Tania) , Robert Wall (Oharra) , Angela Mao Ying (Su Lin) , Betty Chung (Mei Ling) , Bolo Yeung (Bolo) , Geoffrey Weeks (Braithwaite) , Roy Chiao (Shaolin Abbott) , Yuen Biao (Tournament Fighter) , Marlene Clark (Secretary) , Sammo Hung (Shaolin Fighter) , Jackie Chan (Guard) , Phillip Ko (Guard (uncredited)) , Mang Hoi (Chinese Junk Crew (uncredited)) , Mars (Guard Executed by Bolo (uncredited)) , Peter Chan Lung (Party Guest (uncredited)) , Paul Chung Fat (Guard Executed by Bolo) , Tai Bo (Ohara’s Crew Who Attacks Su Lin) , Tony Liu (Tournament Fighter) , Yuen Wah (Tournament Fighter) , Peter Archer (Parsons) , Lam Ching-Ying (Tournament Fighter (uncredited))

Directors: Robert Clouse

Writers: Michael Allin

Tags: monk, spy, martial arts, kung fu, temple, island, sister, shaolin, hong kong, shaolin monk, east asian lead, martial arts tournament, crime lord

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

Release Date: 1973-03-07

Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Comedy

“The Long Goodbye” is a gripping crime thriller set in 1970s Hollywood. Detective Philip Marlowe finds himself caught up in a murder case when he tries to help his friend, who is accused of killing his wife. With a star-studded cast including Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, this movie is a must-watch for fans of suspenseful mysteries. Released on March 7, 1973, it was one of the best-voted movies of that year.

Cast: Elliott Gould (Philip Marlowe) , Nina van Pallandt (Eileen Wade) , Sterling Hayden (Roger Wade) , Mark Rydell (Marty Augustine) , Henry Gibson (Dr. Verringer) , David Arkin (Harry) , Jim Bouton (Terry Lennox) , Warren Berlinger (Morgan) , Arnold Schwarzenegger (Hood in Augustine’s Office (uncredited)) , Jo Ann Brody (Jo Ann Eggenweiler) , Stephen Coit (Detective Farmer) , Jack Knight (Mabel) , Pepe Callahan (Pepe) , Vincent Palmieri (Vince) , Pancho Córdova (Doktor) , Enrique Lucero (Jeffe) , Rutanya Alda (Rutanya Sweet) , Tammy Shaw (Dancer) , Jack Riley (Riley) , Ken Sansom (Colony Guard) , Jerry Jones (Detective Green) , John Davies (Det. Dayton) , Rodney Moss (Supermarket Clerk) , Sybil Scotford (Real Estate Lady) , Herb Kerns (Herbie)

Directors: Robert Altman

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Raymond Chandler

Tags: detective, mission of murder, police operation, usa–mexico border, police, murder, whodunit, los angeles, california, neo-noir

High Plains Drifter

High Plains Drifter

Release Date: 1973-04-19

Genres: Western, Drama, Mystery

“High Plains Drifter” is a gripping Western film released in 1973. Starring Clint Eastwood, the movie follows a mysterious stranger who arrives in the town of Lago. After saving the townsfolk from a group of outlaws, they hire him to protect them from an impending threat. With a stellar cast and an intriguing plot, this movie is a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Cast: Clint Eastwood (The Stranger) , Verna Bloom (Sarah Belding) , Marianna Hill (Callie Travers) , Mitchell Ryan (Dave Drake) , Jack Ging (Morgan Allen) , Stefan Gierasch (Mayor Jason Hobart) , Ted Hartley (Lewis Belding) , Billy Curtis (Mordecai) , Geoffrey Lewis (Stacey Bridges) , Scott Walker (Bill Borders) , Walter Barnes (Sheriff Sam Shaw) , Paul Brinegar (Lutie Naylor) , Richard Bull (Asa Goodwin) , Robert Donner (Preacher) , John Hillerman (Bootmaker) , Anthony James (Cole Carlin) , William O’Connell (Barber) , John Quade (Jake Ross) , Jane Aull (Townswoman) , Dan Vadis (Dan Carlin) , Reid Cruickshanks (Gunsmith) , Jim Gosa (Tommy Morris) , Jack Kosslyn (Saddlemaker) , Russ McCubbin (Fred Short) , Belle Mitchell (Mrs. Lake)

Directors: Clint Eastwood

Writers: Ernest Tidyman

Tags: gunslinger, outlaw

The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man

Release Date: 1973-12-01

Genres: Horror

“The Wicker Man” is a captivating mystery thriller released in 1973. Set on an isolated island, the story follows police sergeant Neil Howie as he investigates the disappearance of a girl who the locals claim never existed. As he delves deeper into the case, he uncovers bizarre rituals that will keep you on the edge of your seat. With a talented cast including Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, and Britt Ekland, this movie is a must-watch for fans of suspenseful and thought-provoking cinema.

Cast: Edward Woodward (Sergeant Neil Howie) , Christopher Lee (Lord Summerisle) , Britt Ekland (Willow MacGreagor) , Ingrid Pitt (Librarian) , Diane Cilento (Miss Rose) , Lindsay Kemp (Alder MacGreagor) , Aubrey Morris (Old Gardener / Gravedigger) , Russell Waters (Harbour Master (uncredited)) , Irene Sunters (May Morrison) , Roy Boyd (Broome) , Ian Campbell (Oak) , Walter Carr (School Master (uncredited)) , John Hallam (McTaggert) , Barbara Rafferty (Woman with Baby (uncredited)) , Tony Roper (Postman (uncredited)) , John Sharp (Doctor Ewan (uncredited)) , Donald Eccles (T.H. Lennox) , Robin Hardy (Minister (uncredited)) , Gerry Cowper (Rowan Morrison) , Jennifer Martin (Myrtle Morrison) , Richard Wren (Ash Buchanan) , Fiona Kennedy (Holly) , Lesley Mackie (Daisy) , Myra Forsyth (Mrs Grimmond) , Penny Cluer (Gillie (uncredited))

Directors: Robin Hardy

Writers: Anthony Shaffer, David Pinner

Tags: scotland, based on novel or book, cemetery, island, virgin, sacrifice, ritual, investigation, cult, human sacrifice, disappearance, rural area, paganism, policeman, cult film, psychotronic, voyeurism, may day, folk horror, sea plane, harvest festival

My Name Is Nobody

My Name Is Nobody

Release Date: 1973-12-13

Genres: Comedy, Western

“My Name Is Nobody” is a thrilling Western film released in 1973. Starring Terence Hill and Henry Fonda, it tells the story of an aging gunslinger named Jack Beauregard who just wants to retire peacefully in Europe. However, a young and idolizing gunfighter named “Nobody” has other plans for him. Nobody arranges for Jack to face off against The Wild Bunch, a notorious gang of 150 men, in order to secure his place in history. Get ready for an action-packed showdown and a tale of honor and glory in the Old West.

Cast: Terence Hill (Nobody) , Henry Fonda (Jack Beauregard) , Jean Martin (Sullivan) , R. G. Armstrong (Honest John) , Karl Braun (Jim) , Leo Gordon (Red) , Steve Kanaly (False barber) , Geoffrey Lewis (Leader of the Wild Bunch) , Neil Summers (Squirrel) , Piero Lulli (Sheriff) , Mario Brega (Pedro) , Marc Mazza (Don John) , Benito Stefanelli (Porteley) , Alexander Allerson (Rex) , Rainer Peets (Big Gun) , Antoine Saint-John (Scape) , Franco Angrisano (Ferroviere) , Tommy Polgár (Juan) , Antonio Palombi (Dirty) , Hubert Mittendorf (Carnival Barker) , Emil Feist (Dwarf) , Carla Mancini (Mother) , Luigi Antonio Guerra (Official) , Angelo Novi (Bartender) , Ullrich Müller (Man)

Directors: Tonino Valerii

Writers: Sergio Leone, Fulvio Morsella, Ernesto Gastaldi

Tags: hero, spaghetti western

Magnum Force

Magnum Force

Release Date: 1973-12-23

Genres: Drama, Crime, Action

“Magnum Force” is a thrilling crime movie released in 1973, starring Clint Eastwood as “Dirty” Harry Callahan, a tough San Francisco Police Inspector. In this action-packed film, Harry finds himself on the hunt for a group of renegade cops who have taken the law into their own hands. As the body count rises and shady characters meet grisly fates, it’s up to Dirty Harry to put an end to their vigilante justice. With a stellar cast and a release date just in time for the holidays, this movie is a must-watch for fans of gripping crime dramas.

Cast: Clint Eastwood (Harry Callahan) , Hal Holbrook (Lieutenant Briggs) , Mitchell Ryan (Charlie McCoy) , David Soul (John Davis) , Tim Matheson (Phil Sweet) , Kip Niven (Red Astrachan) , Robert Urich (Mike Grimes) , Felton Perry (Early Smith) , Tony Giorgio (Frank Palancio) , Christine White (Carol McCoy) , Adele Yoshioka (Sunny) , Richard Devon (Carmine Ricca) , Albert Popwell (Sidney) , Margaret Avery (Prostitute) , Maurice Argent (Nat Weinstein) , Jack Kosslyn (Walter) , John Mitchum (DiGiorgio) , Suzanne Somers (Pool Girl (uncredited)) , Carl Weathers (Demonstrator (uncredited)) , Edgy Lee (Reporter (uncredited))

Directors: Ted Post

Writers: John Milius, Michael Cimino

Tags: arbitrary law, covered investigation, uniform, investigation, inspector, vigilante, bad cop

Mean Streets

Mean Streets

Release Date: 1973-10-14

Genres: Drama, Crime

“Mean Streets” is a gripping 1973 movie that revolves around a small-time hood faced with a tough decision between love, friendship, and the opportunity to climb the ranks within the mob. Starring Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel, this film takes you on a thrilling journey through the gritty streets of New York City. Released on October 14th, 1973, it’s definitely one of the best movies of that year according to popular votes.

Cast: Robert De Niro (John ‘Johnny Boy’ Civello) , Harvey Keitel (Charlie Cappa) , David Proval (Tony DeVienazo) , Amy Robinson (Teresa Ronchelli) , Richard Romanus (Michael Longo) , Cesare Danova (Giovanni Cappa) , Victor Argo (Mario) , George Memmoli (Joey ‘Clams’ Scala) , Lenny Scaletta (Jimmy) , Jeannie Bell (Diane) , Murray Moston (Oscar) , David Carradine (Drunk) , Robert Carradine (Boy With Gun) , Lois Walden (Jewish Girl) , Harry Northup (Soldier) , Dino Seragusa (Old Man) , D’Mitch Davis (Cop) , Peter Fain (George) , Juli Andelman (Girl At Party) , Robert Wilder (Benton) , Ken Sinclair (Sammy) , Jaime Alba (Young Boy #1) , Ken Konstantin (Young Boy #2) , Nicki “Ack” Aquilino (Man On Docks) , B. Mitchell Reed (Disc Jockey)

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Writers: Martin Scorsese, Mardik Martin

Tags: epilepsy, protection money, gangster, secret love, money, redemption, little italy, manhattan, new york city

American Graffiti

American Graffiti

Release Date: 1973-08-01

Genres: Comedy, Drama

“American Graffiti” is a classic coming-of-age film released in 1973. It revolves around a group of high school graduates who embark on a memorable night of cruising the strip with their friends before heading off to college. With an impressive cast including Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, and Harrison Ford, this movie captures the essence of youth, friendship, and the bittersweet transition into adulthood.

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss (Curt Henderson) , Ron Howard (Steve Bolander) , Paul Le Mat (John Milner) , Charles Martin Smith (Terry ‘The Toad’ Fields) , Cindy Williams (Laurie Henderson) , Candy Clark (Debbie Dunham) , Mackenzie Phillips (Carol) , Wolfman Jack (XERB Disc Jockey) , Bo Hopkins (Joe Young) , Harrison Ford (Bob Falfa) , Manuel Padilla Jr. (Carlos) , Beau Gentry (Ants) , Jim Bohan (Holstein) , Jana Bellan (Budda) , Deby Celiz (Wendy) , Lynne Marie Stewart (Bobbie) , Terence McGovern (Mr. Wolfe) , Kathleen Quinlan (Peg) , Timothy F. Crowley (Eddie) , Scott Beach (Mr. Gordon) , John Brent (Car Salesman) , Gordon Analla (Bozo) , John Bracci (Station Attendant) , Jody Carlson (Girl in Studebaker) , Del Close (Man at Bar (Guy))

Directors: George Lucas

Writers: George Lucas, Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz

Tags: california, farewell, rock ‘n’ roll, robbery, love at first sight, car race, radio station, vandalism, radio, radio presenter, airplane, coming of age, child, 1960s

Don't Look Now

Don’t Look Now

Release Date: 1973-01-18

Genres: Thriller, Drama, Horror

“Don’t Look Now” is a haunting and emotional film set in Venice, released in 1973. It follows Laura and John, a couple devastated by a tragic loss, who find solace in the city. As John works on restoring a church, they encounter two enigmatic sisters, one of whom delivers a message from the afterlife. With a stellar cast including Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, this movie is a must-watch for its gripping storyline and atmospheric setting.

Cast: Julie Christie (Laura Baxter) , Donald Sutherland (John Baxter) , Hilary Mason (Heather) , Massimo Serato (Bishop Barbarrigo) , Clelia Matania (Wendy) , Renato Scarpa (Inspector Longhi) , Giorgio Trestini (Workman) , Leopoldo Trieste (Hotel Manager) , David Tree (Anthony Babbage) , Ann Rye (Mandy Babbage) , Nicholas Salter (Johnny Baxter) , Sharon Williams (Christine Baxter) , Bruno Cattaneo (Detective Sabbione) , Adelina Poerio (Dwarf)

Directors: Nicolas Roeg

Writers: Daphne du Maurier, Chris Bryant, Allan Scott

Tags: venice, italy, loss of loved one, based on novel or book, husband wife relationship, gondola, hallucination, funeral, supernatural, ladder, premonition, hospital, architecture, psychic, mental illness, reading, grieving, church restoration

Soylent Green

Soylent Green

Release Date: 1973-04-18

Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller

“Soylent Green” is a thought-provoking movie set in the year 2022, where society is grappling with overcrowding, pollution, and dwindling resources. Starring Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, and a talented ensemble cast, the film explores a world where leaders are forced to find food for the masses. With its release in 1973, this movie made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year, captivating audiences with its intriguing storyline and stellar performances.

Cast: Charlton Heston (Detective Robert Thorn) , Leigh Taylor-Young (Shirl) , Chuck Connors (Tab Fielding) , Joseph Cotten (William R. Simonson) , Brock Peters (Chief Hatcher) , Paula Kelly (Martha Phillips) , Edward G. Robinson (Sol Roth) , Stephen Young (Gilbert) , Mike Henry (Kulozik) , Lincoln Kilpatrick (The Priest) , Roy Jenson (Donovan) , Leonard Stone (Charles) , Whit Bissell (Gov. Santini) , Celia Lovsky (The Exchange Leader) , Dick Van Patten (Usher #1) , Morgan Farley (Book #1) , John Barclay (Book #2) , Belle Mitchell (Book #3) , Cyril Delevanti (Book #4) , Forest Wood (Attendant) , Faith Quabius (Attendant) , Jane Dulo (Mrs. Santini) , John Dennis (Wagner) , Jan Bradley (Bandana Woman) , Carlos Romero (New Tenant)

Directors: Richard Fleischer

Writers: Stanley R. Greenberg, Harry Harrison

Tags: based on novel or book, paranoia, dystopia, overpopulation, cannibal, cult film



Release Date: 1973-12-17

Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction

“Sleeper” is a hilarious sci-fi comedy from 1973 starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. The story follows Miles Monroe, a health food store owner who wakes up 200 years in the future and finds himself caught up in a rebellion against an oppressive government. With a talented cast and a witty script, this movie is a must-watch for fans of Allen’s unique brand of humor.

Cast: Woody Allen (Miles Monroe) , Diane Keaton (Luna Schlosser) , John Beck (Erno Windt) , Mary Gregory (Dr. Melik) , Brian Avery (Herald Cohen) , Don Keefer (Dr. Tryon) , Mews Small (Dr. Nero) , Peter Hobbs (Dr. Dean) , Spencer Milligan (Jeb Hrmthmg) , John McLiam (Dr. Agon) , Bartlett Robinson (Dr. Orva) , Chris Forbes (Rainer Krebs) , Susan Miller (Ellen Pogrebin) , Lou Picetti (Master of Ceremonies) , Jessica Rains (Woman in the Mirror) , Stanley Ross (Sears Swiggles) , Douglas Rain (Bio Central Computer 2100, Series G (voice)) , John Cannon (Various Voice-Overs (voice, uncredited))

Directors: Woody Allen

Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman

Tags: revolution, future, dystopia, government, control, satire, robot, tyranny, cyrogenics, anarchic comedy



“Westworld” is a thrilling sci-fi movie released in 1973. Set in a futuristic amusement park, things take a terrifying turn when the park’s robots malfunction, causing chaos and fear among the unsuspecting visitors. With a stellar cast including Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, and James Brolin, this film is a must-watch for fans of suspenseful and action-packed adventures.

Cast: Yul Brynner (The Gunslinger) , Richard Benjamin (Peter Martin) , James Brolin (John Blane) , Norman Bartold (Medieval Knight) , Alan Oppenheimer (Chief Supervisor) , Victoria Shaw (Medieval Queen) , Dick Van Patten (Banker) , Linda Gaye Scott (Arlette) , Steve Franken (Technican) , Michael T. Mikler (Black Knight) , Terry Wilson (Sheriff) , Majel Barrett (Miss Carrie) , Anne Randall (Daphne) , Julie Marcus (Girl in Dungeon) , Sharyn Wynters (Apache Girl) , Anne Bellamy (Middle Aged Woman) , Chris Holter (Stewardess) , Charles Seel (Bellhop) , Wade Crosby (Bartender) , Nora Marlowe (Hostess) , Lin Henson (Ticket Girl) , Orville Sherman (Supervisor) , C. Lindsay Workman (Supervisor) , Lauren Gilbert (Supervisor) , Davis Roberts (Supervisor)

Directors: Michael Crichton

Writers: Michael Crichton

Tags: man vs machine, android, saloon, old town, future, vacation, robot as menace, survival, theme park

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