Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1976: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey

Fasten your seatbelts, folks! We’re about to take a groovy trip down memory lane to the year 1976 – 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 the year that had it all. So, dust off your bell-bottoms, crank up the Bee Gees on your 8-track, and get ready to revisit the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1976. Whether you’re a film buff, a nostalgia junkie, or just curious about the cinematic gems of yesteryears, this list is your golden ticket to a time when movies were not just watched, but experienced. So, without further ado, let’s rewind the reel and dive into a world of unforgettable characters, gripping storylines, and timeless performances. The popcorn is popping, the projector is whirring – welcome to 1976!
Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Release Date: 1976-02-09

Genres: Crime, Drama

“Taxi Driver” is a gripping 1976 movie starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and more. Set in New York City, it follows a mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran who works as a taxi driver at night. The film explores his descent into violence as he becomes increasingly disturbed by the city’s perceived decadence and sleaze.

Cast: Robert De Niro (Travis Bickle) , Jodie Foster (Iris Steensma) , Cybill Shepherd (Betsy) , Harvey Keitel (Matthew “Sport” Higgins) , Peter Boyle (Wizard) , Leonard Harris (Senator Charles Palantine) , Albert Brooks (Tom) , Diahnne Abbott (Concession Girl) , Frank Adu (Angry Black Man) , Victor Argo (Melio) , Gino Ardito (Policeman at Rally) , Garth Avery (Iris’ Friend) , Harry Cohn (Cabbie in Bellmore) , Cooper Cunningham (Hooker in Cab) , Brenda Dickson (Soap Opera Woman) , Harry Fischler (Dispatcher) , Nat Grant (Stick-Up Man) , Richard Higgs (Tall Secret Service Man) , Beau Kayser (Soap Opera Man) , Victor Magnotta (Secret Service Photographer) , Bob Maroff (Mafioso) , Norman Matlock (Charlie T.) , Bill Minkin (Tom’s Assistant) , Murray Moston (Iris’ Time Keeper) , Harry Northup (Doughboy)

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Writers: Paul Schrader

Tags: new york city, vietnam veteran, taxi, pornography, obsession, pimp, taxi driver, drug dealer, politician, firearm, vigilante, junk food, alienation, misanthrophy, illegal prostitution, character study, loner, manhattan, new york city, neo-noir, child prostitution, new hollywood, drives



Release Date: 1976-09-01

Genres: Drama, History

“1900” is a captivating movie set in Italy during the 20th century, showcasing a powerful story of class struggle. The film follows the lives of two childhood friends, brilliantly portrayed by Robert De Niro and Gérard Depardieu, who find themselves on opposite sides of the divide. With an incredible ensemble cast and a release date in 1976, this epic tale is a must-watch for anyone interested in exploring the complexities of society and friendship.

Cast: Robert De Niro (Alfredo Berlinghieri) , Gérard Depardieu (Olmo Dalcò) , Dominique Sanda (Ada Fiestri Paulhan) , Stefania Sandrelli (Anita Foschi) , Donald Sutherland (Attila Mellanchini) , Burt Lancaster (Alfredo Berlinghieri the Elder) , Francesca Bertini (Sister Desolata) , Laura Betti (Regina) , Werner Bruhns (Ottavio Berlinghieri) , Stefania Casini (Neve) , Sterling Hayden (Leo Dalcò) , Anna Henkel-Grönemeyer (Anita the Younger) , Ellen Schwiers (Amelia) , Alida Valli (Signora Pioppi) , Romolo Valli (Giovanni Berlinghieri) , Bianca Magliacca (Peasant Woman) , Giacomo Rizzo (Rigoletto) , Pippo Campanini (Don Tarcisio) , Paolo Pavesi (Alfredo as a Child) , Roberto Maccanti (Olmo as a Child) , Antonio Piovanelli (Turo Dalcò) , Paulo Branco (Orso Dalcò) , Liù Bosisio (Nella Dalcò) , Maria Monti (Rosina Dalcò) , Anna Maria Gherardi (Eleonora)

Directors: Bernardo Bertolucci

Writers: Bernardo Bertolucci, Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci

Tags: italy, resistance, fascism, epic, execution, death, catholicism, communism



Release Date: 1976-11-14

Genres: Drama

“Network” is a thought-provoking movie released in 1976 that revolves around the story of Howard Beale, a long-time news anchor who is forced into retirement due to his age. In a shocking turn of events, Beale announces on air that he plans to end his life during his farewell broadcast, leading to a surprising increase in ratings and causing the network executives to reconsider their decision. With a stellar cast including Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway, and William Holden, this film delves into the power of media and the consequences of exploiting it for personal gain.

Cast: Peter Finch (Howard Beale) , Faye Dunaway (Diana Christensen) , William Holden (Max Schumacher) , Robert Duvall (Frank Hackett) , Beatrice Straight (Louise Schumacher) , Wesley Addy (Nelson Chaney) , Ned Beatty (Arthur Jensen) , Arthur Burghardt (Great Ahmed Kahn) , Bill Burrows (TV Director) , John Carpenter (George Bosch) , Jordan Charney (Harry Hunter) , Kathy Cronkite (Mary Ann Gifford) , Ed Crowley (Joe Donnelly) , Jerome Dempsey (Walter C. Amundsen) , Conchata Ferrell (Barbara Schlesinger) , Gene Gross (Milton K. Steinman) , Stanley Grover (Jack Snowden) , Cindy Grover (Caroline Schumacher) , Darryl Hickman (Bill Herron) , Mitchell Jason (Arthur Zangwill) , Paul Jenkins (TV Stage Manager) , Ken Kercheval (Merrill Grant) , Kenneth Kimmins (Associate Producer) , Lynn Klugman (TV Production Assistant) , Carolyn Krigbaum (Max’s Secretary)

Directors: Sidney Lumet

Writers: Paddy Chayefsky

Tags: new york city, corruption, adultery, profit, tv ratings, satire, murder, corporate, reporter, co-workers relationship, tv show in film, meeting, political satire, news, fired, network, anchor, tv news anchor



Release Date: 1976-11-21

Genres: Drama, Romance

“Rocky” is a captivating sports drama released in 1976. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, Jimmy Gambina, Bill Baldwin, and Al Silvani, the film tells the inspiring story of an uneducated collector who gets a remarkable chance to challenge the world heavyweight boxing champion. With its release on November 21, 1976, this movie became one of the best voted films of that year.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Robert “Rocky” Balboa) , Talia Shire (Adrianna “Adrian” Pennino) , Burt Young (Paulie Pennino) , Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed) , Burgess Meredith (Mickey Goldmill) , Thayer David (George “Miles” Jergens) , Joe Spinell (Tony Gazzo) , Jimmy Gambina (Mike) , Bill Baldwin (Fight Announcer) , Al Silvani (Cut Man) , George Memmoli (Ice Rink Attendant) , Jodi Letizia (Marie) , Diana Lewis (TV Commentator) , George O’Hanlon (TV Commentator) , Larry Carroll (TV Interviewer) , Stan Shaw (Dipper) , Don Sherman (Bartender) , Billy Sands (Club Fight Announcer) , Pedro Lovell (Club Fighter) , DeForest Covan (Apollo’s Corner) , Simmy Bow (Club Corner Man) , Tony Burton (Tony “Duke” Evers) , Hank Rolike (Apollo Corner Man) , Shirley O’Hara (Secretary) , Kathleen Parker (Paulie’s Date)

Directors: John G. Avildsen

Writers: Sylvester Stallone

Tags: underdog, philadelphia, pennsylvania, transporter, italian american, fight, love of one’s life, publicity, boxer, independence, training, lovers, surprise, world champion, victory, sports, boxing

The Tenant

The Tenant

Release Date: 1976-05-26

Genres: Thriller, Horror, Mystery

“The Tenant” is a gripping psychological thriller from 1976 starring Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, and Melvyn Douglas. Set in France, the movie follows a seemingly ordinary man who rents an apartment and soon finds himself spiraling into a dangerous world of paranoia. With a stellar cast and a release date in May 1976, this film is definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of suspenseful and mind-bending stories.

Cast: Roman Polanski (Trelkovsky) , Isabelle Adjani (Stella) , Melvyn Douglas (Monsieur Zy) , Bernard Fresson (Scope) , Shelley Winters (The Concierge) , Gérard Jugnot (Office Clerk) , Josiane Balasko (Office Worker) , Raoul Guylad (Priest) , Lila Kedrova (Madame Gaderian) , Jo Van Fleet (Madame Dioz) , Claude Piéplu (Neighbour) , Rufus (Georges Badar) , Romain Bouteille (Simon) , Jacques Monod (Cafe Owner) , Patrice Alexsandre (Robert) , Jean-Pierre Bagot (Policeman) , Jacky Cohen (Stella’s friend) , Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu (Bar waiter) , André Penvern (Cafe waiter) , Albert Delpy (Neighbour) , Louba Guertchikoff (Wife at accident) , Claude Dauphin (Husband at accident) , Éva Ionesco (Bettina – Madame Gaderian’s daughter) , Maïté Nahyr (Lucille) , Florence Blot (Madame Zy)

Directors: Roman Polanski

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski, Roland Topor

Tags: paris, france, suicide, identity, paranoia, hallucination, identity crisis, psychopath, lodger, neighbor, tenant, descent into madness, cross dressing, psychological thriller, apartment building, noisy neighbor, handjob, death of neighbor, next door neighbor, tooth extraction, jumping from height, creepy neighbor, jumping from a window, psychological disintegration, paranoid thriller, rented rooms, personality change, psychological horror

All the President's Men

All the President’s Men

Release Date: 1976-01-18

Genres: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

“All the President’s Men” is a gripping political thriller released in 1976. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, the movie follows two determined reporters as they uncover the infamous Watergate scandal during the 1972 elections, ultimately leading to President Nixon’s resignation. With a stellar cast and a release date that coincides with the article’s title, it’s no wonder this film made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of 1976.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman (Carl Bernstein) , Robert Redford (Bob Woodward) , Jack Warden (Harry Rosenfeld) , Martin Balsam (Howard Simons) , Hal Holbrook (Deep Throat) , Jason Robards (Ben Bradlee) , Jane Alexander (Bookkeeper) , Meredith Baxter (Debbie Sloan) , Ned Beatty (Dardis) , Stephen Collins (Hugh Sloan) , Penny Fuller (Sally Aiken) , John McMartin (Foreign Editor) , Robert Walden (Donald Segretti) , Frank Wills (Frank Wills) , F. Murray Abraham (Arresting Officer #1) , David Arkin (Eugene Bachinski) , Henry Calvert (Bernard L. Barker) , Dominic Chianese (Eugenio R. Martinez) , Bryan Clark (Arguing Attorney) , Nicolas Coster (Markham) , Lindsay Crouse (Kay Eddy) , Valerie Curtin (Miss Milland) , Gene Dynarski (Court Clerk) , Nate Esformes (Virgilio R. Gonzales) , Ron Hale (Frank Sturgis)

Directors: Alan J. Pakula

Writers: William Goldman, Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward

Tags: washington dc, usa, journalist, newspaper, burglar, fbi, wiretap, watergate scandal, plan, shadowing, politics, based on true story, conspiracy, newspaper man, watergate

Ugly, Dirty and Bad

Ugly, Dirty and Bad

Release Date: 1976-09-23

Genres: Comedy, Drama

“Ugly, Dirty and Bad” is a captivating Italian film released in 1976. Set in the hills of Rome, it follows Giacinto, a man who lives with his wife, ten children, and other relatives in a small shack. After losing his left eye at work, Giacinto receives a substantial insurance payout, which he keeps hidden from his family. The movie delves into the hilarious and chaotic dynamics of the family as they try to get their hands on the hidden fortune, while Giacinto fiercely defends what he believes is rightfully his. Starring Nino Manfredi and Maria Luisa Santella, this movie is a must-watch for its dark humor and compelling storyline.

Cast: Nino Manfredi (Giacinto Mazzatella) , Maria Luisa Santella (Iside) , Linda Moretti (Matilde Mazzatella) , Franco Merli (Fernando) , Maria Bosco (Gaetana) , Giselda Castrini (Lisetta) , Alfredo D’Ippolito (Plinio) , Giancarlo Fanelli (Paride) , Marina Fasoli (Maria Libera) , Marco Marsili (Vittoriano) , Ettore Garofolo (Camillo) , Clarisse Monaco (Tommasina) , Beryl Cunningham () , Silvia Ferluga () , Assunta Stacconi () , Omero Capanna ()

Directors: Ettore Scola

Writers: Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola


The Second Tragic Fantozzi

The Second Tragic Fantozzi

Release Date: 1976-04-15

Genres: Comedy

“The Second Tragic Fantozzi” is a hilarious and relatable movie released in 1976. It follows the frustrating yet comical adventures of a humble employee who constantly finds himself fulfilling the wishes and desires of his demanding bosses. With a talented cast including Paolo Villaggio, Anna Mazzamauro, and Gigi Reder, this film is a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh and a glimpse into the challenges of the working world.

Cast: Paolo Villaggio (Rag. Ugo Fantozzi) , Anna Mazzamauro (Signorina Silvani) , Gigi Reder (Rag. Renzo Filini) , Liù Bosisio (Pina Fantozzi) , Giuseppe Anatrelli (Geom. Calboni) , Ugo Bologna (Ispettor degli Ispettori, Corrado Maria Lobbiam) , Mauro Vestri (Prof. Guidobaldo Maria Riccardelli) , Plinio Fernando (Mariangela Fantozzi) , Antonino Faà di Bruno (Mega Direttore Clamoroso, Duca Conte P.C.Semenzara) , Nietta Zocchi (Contessa Serbelloni Mazzanti Viendalmare) , Paolo Paoloni (Megadirettore Galattico Duca Conte Balabam) , Alba Maiolini (La madre ne “La corazzata Kotiomkin”) , Iolanda Fortini (Attrice ne “La corazzata Kotiomkin”) , Isabella Zanussi (Cliente Pescheria) , Arnaldo Caivano (Man at the Ship Launching Ceremony (uncredited)) , Amerigo Alberani () , Mario Bartolomei () , Eolo Capritti () , Arnaldo Colombaioni () , Willy Colombaioni () , Vera Drudi () , Dino Emanuelli (collega di Fantozzi) , Giorgio Iovine () , Rodolfo Lodi () , Giuseppe Terranova (Folagra)

Directors: Luciano Salce

Writers: Leonardo Benvenuti, Paolo Villaggio, Luciano Salce, Piero De Bernardi


The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Release Date: 1976-07-14

Genres: Western

“The Outlaw Josey Wales” is a gripping Western film released in 1976. Starring Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, and Sondra Locke, it tells the story of Wales, a man seeking revenge for his family’s murder. As he tries to escape a group of relentless soldiers, he finds himself forming unexpected bonds with a group of outcasts who refuse to leave his side. With a mix of action, drama, and a touch of humanity, this movie is a must-watch for any fan of the genre.

Cast: Clint Eastwood (Josey Wales) , Chief Dan George (Lone Watie) , Sondra Locke (Laura Lee) , Bill McKinney (Terrill) , John Vernon (Fletcher) , Paula Trueman (Grandma Sarah) , Sam Bottoms (Jamie) , Geraldine Keams (Little Moonlight) , Woodrow Parfrey (Carpetbagger) , Joyce Jameson (Rose) , Sheb Wooley (Travis Cobb) , Royal Dano (Ten Spot) , Matt Clark (Kelly) , John Verros (Chato) , Will Sampson (Ten Bears) , William O’Connell (Sim Carstairs) , John Quade (Comanchero Leader) , Frank Schofield (Senator Lane) , Buck Kartalian (Shopkeeper) , Len Lesser (Abe) , Doug McGrath (Lige) , John Russell (Bloody Bill Anderson) , Charles Tyner (Zukie Limmer) , Bruce M. Fischer (Yoke) , John Mitchum (Al)

Directors: Clint Eastwood

Writers: Philip Kaufman, Forrest Carter, Sonia Chernus

Tags: loss of loved one, showdown, texas, settler, revenge, native american, comanche, american civil war, 19th century

The Omen

The Omen

Release Date: 1976-06-25

Genres: Horror, Thriller

“The Omen” is a chilling horror film released in 1976. Starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick, it tells the story of a US diplomat who unknowingly adopts the son of the devil after the tragic loss of their own child. With a gripping plot and stellar performances, this movie is definitely one of the best voted films of 1976.

Cast: Gregory Peck (Robert Thorn) , Lee Remick (Katherine Thorn) , David Warner (Keith Jennings) , Billie Whitelaw (Mrs. Baylock) , Harvey Stephens (Damien) , Patrick Troughton (Father Brennan) , Martin Benson (Father Spiletto) , Robert Rietti (Monk) , Tommy Duggan (Priest) , John Stride (Psychiatrist) , Holly Palance (Young Nanny) , Anthony Nicholls (Dr. Becker) , Roy Boyd (Reporter) , Sheila Raynor (Mrs. Horton) , Robert MacLeod (Horton) , Bruce Boa (Thorn’s Aide) , Don Fellows (Thorn’s Second Aide) , Patrick McAlinney (Photographer) , Dawn Perllman (Chambermaid) , Nancy Mannigham (Nurse) , Miki Iveria (First Nun) , Betty McDowall (American Secretary) , Nicholas Campbell (Marine) , Burnell Tucker (Secret Service Man (uncredited)) , Ronald Leigh-Hunt (Gentleman at Rugby Match (uncredited))

Directors: Richard Donner

Writers: David Seltzer

Tags: monk, prophecy, ambassador, nanny, rottweiler, devil’s son, revelation, photography, anti-christ, priest, decapitation, paranormal phenomena, cowardliness, baboon, archaeologist

Horse Fever

Horse Fever

Release Date: 1976-10-29

Genres: Comedy

“Horse Fever” is a 1976 Italian comedy film starring Gigi Proietti, Enrico Montesano, and Catherine Spaak. The story revolves around Bruno Fioretti, a passionate gambler who finds himself in a series of unfortunate events. As he struggles with his gambling addiction and a cheating wife, Mandrake, played by Gigi Proietti, decides to take one last bet that could change his luck. With a talented cast and a release date of October 29, 1976, this movie promises to deliver a hilarious and entertaining ride through the world of horse racing and the ups and downs of Mandrake’s life.

Cast: Gigi Proietti (Bruno “Mandrake” Fioretti) , Enrico Montesano (Armando “Er Pomata” Pellicci) , Catherine Spaak (Gabriella) , Mario Carotenuto (De Marchis) , Francesco De Rosa (Felice Roversi) , Maria Teresa Albani (Fortune-teller) , Gigi Ballista (Count Dallara) , Nikki Gentile (Mafalda) , Adolfo Celi (President of the Court) , Ennio Antonelli (Otello “Manzotin” Rinaldi) , Luciano Bonanni (Male Nurse) , Aristide Caporale (Augustarello) , Gianfranco Cardinali (Count Dallara’s Assistant) , Giuseppe Castellano (Stelvio Mazza) , Fernando Cerulli (Commercial Director) , Marina Confalone (Giuliana Pellicci) , Nerina Montagnani (Er Pomata’s Grandmother) , Elena Magoia () , Renzo Ozzano (Jean-Louis Rossini) , Fulvio Pellegrino (Car Driver Fined by Mandrake) , Marisa Traversi (De Marchis’ Wife) , Valentino Simeoni (Bleky) , Pietro Zardini () , Giancarlo Gregorini (Spartaco “Er Ventresca” (uncredited)) , Aldo Formisano (Train Controller (uncredited))

Directors: Steno

Writers: Steno, Enrico Vanzina, Massimo Patrizi, Alfredo Giannetti




Release Date: 1976-11-03

Genres: Horror, Thriller

“Carrie” is a gripping 1976 movie that tells the story of Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl. Constantly bullied by her classmates and oppressed by her religious mother, Carrie discovers she has telekinetic powers and decides to use them for revenge. With a talented cast including Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, and John Travolta, this film is a must-watch for fans of supernatural thrillers.

Cast: Sissy Spacek (Carrie White) , Piper Laurie (Margaret White) , Amy Irving (Sue Snell) , William Katt (Tommy Ross) , John Travolta (Billy Nolan) , Nancy Allen (Christine Hargenson) , Betty Buckley (Miss Collins) , P.J. Soles (Norma Watson) , Priscilla Pointer (Mrs. Snell) , Sydney Lassick (Mr. Fromm) , Stefan Gierasch (Principal Morton) , Michael Talbott (Freddy) , Doug Cox (The Beak) , Harry Gold (George Dawson) , Noelle North (Frieda Jason) , Cindy Daly (Cora Wilson) , Deirdre Berthrong (Rhonda Wilson) , Anson Downes (Ernest Peterson) , Rory Stevens (Kenny) , Edie McClurg (Helen Shyres) , Cameron De Palma (Bobby Erbeter, the Boy on the Bike) , Sharon Benson (Ruth Gogan (uncredited)) , Terry Bolo (Trudy Bourne (uncredited)) , Jean Glaudé (Afro Guy (uncredited)) , Katie Irving (Katie O’Shea / The Balladeer (uncredited))

Directors: Brian De Palma

Writers: Stephen King, Lawrence D. Cohen

Tags: based on novel or book, cemetery, isolation, stage, bible, telekinesis, revenge, unrequited love, prom, teacher, teenage girl, school, religion, cruelty, rage, humiliation, crucifix, praying, outsider, taunting, abusive mother, firestorm, school bullying

Assault on Precinct 13

Assault on Precinct 13

Release Date: 1976-11-05

Genres: Thriller, Action, Crime

“Assault on Precinct 13” is a thrilling action movie released in 1976. Set in an abandoned police station, a small group of people find themselves under attack by a relentless street gang. With a talented cast including Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, and Laurie Zimmer, this film promises an intense and suspenseful ride as the characters fight to survive against overwhelming odds.

Cast: Austin Stoker (Ethan Bishop) , Darwin Joston (Napoleon Wilson) , Laurie Zimmer (Leigh) , Martin West (Lawson) , Tony Burton (Wells) , Charles Cyphers (Starker) , Nancy Kyes (Julie) , Peter Bruni (Ice Cream Man) , John J. Fox (Warden) , Marc Ross (Patrolman Tramer) , Alan Koss (Patrolman Baxter) , Henry Brandon (Chaney) , Kim Richards (Kathy) , Frank Doubleday (White Warlord) , Gilbert De la Pena (Chicano Warlord) , Peter Frankland (Caudell) , Al Nakauchi (Oriental Warlord) , Gilman Rankin (Bus Driver) , Cliff Battuello (First Guard) , Horace Johnson (Second Guard) , Valentine Villareal (Chicano Tough) , Kenny Miyamoto (Oriental Tough) , Jerry Viramontes (Chicano Hood) , Len Whitaker (Black Hood) , Kris Young (Gang Member)

Directors: John Carpenter

Writers: John Carpenter

Tags: ambush, street gang, child murder, blackout, siege, police, psychopath, survival, shootout, gunfight, los angeles, california, brutality, convict, police station, silencer, jail cell, ice cream man  , modern-day western, neo-western, ice cream truck, prison bus, claustrophobic, horror western

The Message

The Message

Release Date: 1976-03-09

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action, History

“The Message” is a captivating historical epic released in 1976. It beautifully portrays the birth of the Islamic faith and narrates the story of the prophet Mohammed. With a talented cast including Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, and Michael Ansara, this movie takes you on a mesmerizing journey through history and religion.

Cast: Anthony Quinn (Hamza) , Irene Papas (Hind) , Michael Ansara (Abu Sofyan) , Johnny Sekka (Bilal) , Michael Forest (Khalid) , Garrick Hagon (Ammar) , Nicholas Amer (Suheil) , Damien Thomas (Zaid) , André Morell (Abu-Talib) , Martin Benson (Abu-Jahal) , Robert Brown (Otba) , Rosalie Crutchley (Somaya) , Bruno Barnabe (Umaya) , Neville Jason (Jaafar) , John Bennett (Salool) , Donald Burton (Amr) , Earl Cameron (Annajashi) , George Camiller (Waleed)

Directors: Moustapha Akkad

Writers: H.A.L. Craig, Mohammad Ali Maher, Tewfik El-Hakim, A.B. Rahman El-Sharkawi, A.B. Jawdat El-Sahhar

Tags: islam, angel, middle east, muslim, epic, religion, muhammad, historical fiction, arab, mecca, 7th century, early muslim conquests

The House with Laughing Windows

The House with Laughing Windows

Release Date: 1976-08-20

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Horror

“The House with Laughing Windows” is a captivating 1976 movie that follows a young restorer who is tasked with preserving a haunting fresco depicting the suffering of St. Sebastiano. As he delves into the mysterious history of the long-dead artist, the film takes us on a thrilling journey filled with suspense and intrigue. With a talented cast including Lino Capolicchio and Francesca Marciano, this movie is a must-watch for fans of art, mystery, and a touch of the supernatural.

Cast: Lino Capolicchio (Stefano) , Francesca Marciano (Francesca) , Gianni Cavina (Coppola) , Giulio Pizzirani (Antonio Mazza) , Bob Tonelli (Mayor Solmi) , Vanna Busoni (Teacher) , Pietro Brambilla (Lidio) , Ferdinando Orlandi (Police Marshall) , Andrea Matteuzzi (Poppi) , Ines Ciaschetti (Concierge) , Pina Borione (Paraplegic Woman) , Flavia Giorgi (Poppi’s Wife) , Arrigo Lucchini (Grocer) , Carla Astolfi (Chambermaid at Boarding House) , Luciano Bianchi (Franchini the Librarian) , Tonino Corazzari (Buono Legnani) , Libero Grandi () , Cesare Bastelli (Car Driver (uncredited)) , Gina Bonacquisti (Woman Eating Pasta (uncredited)) , Pietro Bona (Man at Restaurant (uncredited)) , Giovanni Brusadori (Man at Restaurant (uncredited)) , Paolo Gramignano (Victim in the Incipit (uncredited)) , Zora Kerova (Waitress (uncredited)) , Eugene Walter (Don Orsi / Legnani Sister (uncredited))

Directors: Pupi Avati

Writers: Pupi Avati, Antonio Avati, Maurizio Costanzo, Gianni Cavina

Tags: whodunit, art restoration

Murder by Death

Murder by Death

Release Date: 1976-06-23

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

“Murder by Death” is a hilarious and thrilling murder mystery that brings together the world’s top detectives for a deadly dinner party. With an all-star cast including Alec Guinness, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, and more, this 1976 gem is filled with suspense, comedy, and unexpected plot twists. Get ready for a night of laughs, suspense, and a whole lot of mystery in this must-watch film from 1976!”

Cast: Alec Guinness (Bensonmum) , David Niven (Dick Charleston) , Maggie Smith (Dora Charleston) , Peter Sellers (Sidney Wang) , Peter Falk (Sam Diamond) , Eileen Brennan (Tess Skeffington) , James Coco (Milo Perrier) , Nancy Walker (Maid) , Elsa Lanchester (Jessica Marbles) , Estelle Winwood (Nurse) , Truman Capote (Lionel Twain) , James Cromwell (Marcel Cassette) , Richard Narita (Willie Wang) , Fay Wray (Door Bell (archive sound) (uncredited))

Directors: Robert Moore

Writers: Neil Simon

Tags: detective, butler, deaf-mute, guest, parody, murder, spoof, mansion, whodunit, cadaver, one night, sidekick, old mansion

Marathon Man

Marathon Man

Release Date: 1976-10-08

Genres: Thriller

“Marathon Man” is a thrilling movie released in 1976 that follows a graduate student and avid runner in New York who gets entangled in a mysterious plot involving his secretive brother. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, and Roy Scheider, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat as the protagonist unravels the truth behind the conspiracy.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman (Babe) , Laurence Olivier (Szell) , Roy Scheider (Doc) , William Devane (Janeway) , Marthe Keller (Elsa) , Fritz Weaver (Professor Biesenthal) , Richard Bright (Karl) , Marc Lawrence (Erhard) , Allen Joseph (Babe’s Father) , Tito Goya (Melendez) , Ben Dova (Szell’s Brother) , Lou Gilbert (Rosenbaum) , Jacques Marin (LeClerc) , James Wing Woo (Chen) , Nicole Deslauriers (Nicole) , Lotte Palfi Andor (Old Lady on 47th Street) , Lionel Pina (Street Gang) , Church (Street Gang) , Tricoche (Street Gang) , Jaime Tirelli (Street Gang) , Wilfredo Hernández (Street Gang) , Harry Goz (Jewelry Salesman) , Michael Vale (Jewelry Salesman) , Fred Stuthman (Jewelry Salesman) , Lee Steele (Jewelry Salesman)

Directors: John Schlesinger

Writers: William Goldman

Tags: new york city, based on novel or book, diamond, nazi, government, conspiracy, theft, criminal, agent, dentist, rogue

The Shootist

The Shootist

Release Date: 1976-08-11

Genres: Western, Drama

“The Shootist” is a gripping 1976 movie that tells the story of John Bernard Brooks, a legendary gunfighter who returns to Carson City seeking medical attention for his terminal illness. As he tries to find solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow and her son, Brooks becomes entangled in one final valiant battle. Starring iconic actors like John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, and James Stewart, this film is a must-watch for fans of Westerns and powerful performances.

Cast: John Wayne (J.B. Books) , Lauren Bacall (Bond Rogers) , Ron Howard (Gillom Rogers) , James Stewart (Dr. Hostetler) , Richard Boone (Sweeney) , Hugh O’Brian (Pulford) , Bill McKinney (Cobb) , Harry Morgan (Marshall Thibido) , John Carradine (Beckum) , Sheree North (Serepta) , Rick Lenz (Dobkins) , Scatman Crothers (Moses) , Gregg Palmer (Burly Man) , Alfred Dennis (Barber) , Dick Winslow (Streetcar Driver) , Melody Thomas Scott (Girl on Streetcar) , Kathleen O’Malley (School Teacher) , Jack Berle (Man Outside Metropole (uncredited)) , George Dunn (Man Delivering Headstone (uncredited)) , Duke Fishman (Barfly (uncredited)) , Jonathan Goldsmith (Books’ Victim (uncredited)) , Charles G. Martin (Murray the Bartender (uncredited)) , Jim Michael (Barfly (uncredited)) , Ernesto Molinari (Barfly (uncredited)) , James Nolan (Gambler (uncredited))

Directors: Don Siegel

Writers: Glendon Swarthout, Miles Hood Swarthout, Scott Hale

Tags: based on novel or book, nevada, sniper, widow, retirement, early 1900s

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

Release Date: 1976-12-25

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

“The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane” is a captivating 1976 movie set in a peaceful New England beach town. It follows the story of Rynn Jacobs, a quiet and withdrawn 13-year-old girl who lives alone and keeps a dark family secret. When a persistent and creepy neighbor won’t leave her alone, Rynn teams up with a kind neighbor boy to protect her secret. Starring Jodie Foster and Martin Sheen, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Cast: Jodie Foster (Rynn Jacobs) , Martin Sheen (Frank Hallet) , Alexis Smith (Mrs. Cora Hallet) , Mort Shuman (Officer Ron Miglioriti) , Scott Jacoby (Mario Podesta) , Dorothy Davis (Town Hall Clerk) , Clesson Goodhue (Bank Manager) , Hubert Noël (Bank Clerk) , Jacques Famery (Bank Clerk) , Mary Morter (Teller) , Julie Wildman (Teller) , Gib Rotherham (Locksmith) , Zev Braun (Bank client)

Directors: Nicolas Gessner

Writers: Laird Koenig

Tags: based on novel or book, hamster, halloween, father, maine, teenage girl, corpse, police officer, seaside town, seesaw, children home alone, child, magician

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Release Date: 1976-12-15

Genres: Comedy, Crime

“The Pink Panther Strikes Again” is a hilarious comedy from 1976 that follows the story of Charles Dreyfus, a man who has had enough of Inspector Clouseau’s shenanigans. After escaping from a mental institution, Dreyfus devises an elaborate plan to finally get rid of Clouseau for good. Starring Peter Sellers and a talented cast, this movie is a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh.

Cast: Peter Sellers (Chief Inspector Clouseau) , Herbert Lom (Dreyfus) , Leonard Rossiter (Quinlan) , Colin Blakely (Drummond) , Graham Stark (Hotel Clerk) , Byron Kane (Secretary of State) , Dick Crockett (President) , Richard Vernon (Fassbender) , Briony McRoberts (Margo Fassbender) , Burt Kwouk (Cato) , André Maranne (Francois) , Vanda Godsell (Mrs. Leverlilly) , Geoffrey Bayldon (Dr. Duval) , Patsy Smart (Mrs Japonica) , Tony Sympson (Mr. Shork) , Norman Mitchell (Mr. Bullock) , Michael Robbins (Jarvis) , Lesley-Anne Down (Olga) , Dudley Sutton (McClaren) , Murray Kash (Dr. Zelmo Flek) , Hal Galili (Danny Salvo) , Robert Beatty (Admiral) , Bob Sherman (CIA Agent) , Phil Brown (Virginia Senator) , Jerry Stovin (Aide)

Directors: Blake Edwards

Writers: Blake Edwards, Frank Waldman, Don Black

Tags: police, laughing gas

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