Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1977: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey

Fasten your seatbelts, folks, as we’re about to take a cinematic time machine back to 1977 – a year that gifted us with an unforgettable array of movies that still hold a special place in our hearts. From intergalactic adventures that changed the face of sci-fi, to heart-wrenching dramas that made us reach for the tissues, 1977 was a year that truly had it all. So, dust off your bell-bottoms, crank up the Bee Gees on your 8-track, and prepare to revisit the silver screen magic of yesteryear. Whether you’re a film buff, a nostalgia junkie, or just curious about what made the 70s so groovy, this list of the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1977 is your golden ticket. So, without further ado, let’s rewind the reel and dive into a year of cinema that was as vibrant and varied as the decade itself. Lights, camera, action!
Star Wars

Star Wars

“Star Wars” is a thrilling sci-fi adventure released in 1977. Set in a galaxy far, far away, the movie follows the brave Luke Skywalker and the charismatic Han Solo as they join forces with the lovable robots R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Imperial forces. With a stellar cast including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher, this epic tale of restoring peace and justice in the Empire is a must-watch for any fan of action-packed space adventures.

Cast: Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) , Harrison Ford (Han Solo) , Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa) , Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin) , Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi) , Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) , Kenny Baker (R2-D2) , Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) , David Prowse (Darth Vader (performer)) , James Earl Jones (Darth Vader (voice)) , Phil Brown (Uncle Owen) , Shelagh Fraser (Aunt Beru) , Jack Purvis (Chief Jawa) , Alex McCrindle (General Dodonna) , Eddie Byrne (General Willard) , Drewe Henley (Red Leader) , Denis Lawson (Red Two (Wedge Antilles)) , Garrick Hagon (Red Three (Biggs Darklighter)) , Jack Klaff (Red Four (John “D”)) , William Hootkins (Red Six (Porkins)) , Angus MacInnes (Gold Leader) , Jeremy Sinden (Gold Two) , Graham Ashley (Gold Five) , Don Henderson (General Taggi) , Richard LeParmentier (General Motti)

Directors: George Lucas

Writers: George Lucas

Tags: android, galaxy, hermit, smuggling (contraband), superhero, space, rescue mission, empire, rebellion, planet, desert, super power, space opera, wizard, totalitarianism

A Special Day

A Special Day

Release Date: 1977-08-11

Genres: Drama, Romance

“A Special Day” is a captivating movie set in Rome during 1977. Starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, it tells the story of Antonietta, a housewife left alone while her husband attends a fascist parade. Her encounter with Gabriele, a man seemingly unaffected by the political event, leads to an unexpected friendship that challenges their perspectives on life, love, and politics. Released on August 11, 1977, this film promises a thought-provoking and emotional journey through a single day that changes everything.

Cast: Sophia Loren (Antonietta Taberi) , Marcello Mastroianni (Gabriele) , John Vernon (Emanuele Taberi) , Françoise Berd (Concierge) , Patrizia Basso (Romana Taberi) , Tiziano De Persio (Arnaldo Taberi) , Maurizio Di Paolantonio (Fabio Taberi) , Antonio Garibaldi (Littorio Taberi) , Vittorio Guerrieri (Umberto Taberi) , Alessandra Mussolini (Maria Luisa Taberi) , Nicole Magny (Officer’s Daughter) , Galeazzo Ciano (Self (archive footage) (uncredited)) , Adolf Hitler (Self (archive footage) (uncredited)) , King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (Self (archive footage) (uncredited)) , Benito Mussolini (Self (archive footage) (uncredited))

Directors: Ettore Scola

Writers: Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola, Maurizio Costanzo

Tags: rome, italy, fascism, housewife, benito mussolini, male homosexuality, neighbor, 1930s, gay theme

Annie Hall

Annie Hall

Release Date: 1977-04-19

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

“Annie Hall” is a charming romantic comedy released in 1977, starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. Set in New York City, the film follows the love story between Alvy Singer, a witty comedian, and the quirky Annie Hall. With a stellar cast and a release date in April 1977, this movie is definitely one of the best voted films of that year.

Cast: Woody Allen (Alvy Singer) , Diane Keaton (Annie Hall) , Tony Roberts (Rob) , Carol Kane (Allison) , Paul Simon (Tony Lacey) , Shelley Duvall (Pam) , Janet Margolin (Robin) , Colleen Dewhurst (Mrs. Hall) , Christopher Walken (Duane Hall) , Donald Symington (Dad Hall) , Helen Ludlam (Grammy Hall) , Mordecai Lawner (Alvy’s Dad) , Joan Neuman (Alvy’s Mom (as Joan Newman)) , Jonathan Munk (Alvy – Age 9) , Ruth Volner (Alvy’s Aunt) , Martin Rosenblatt (Alvy’s Uncle) , Hy Anzell (Joey Nichols (as Hy Ansel)) , Rashel Novikoff (Aunt Tessie) , Russell Horton (Man in Theatre Line) , Marshall McLuhan (Marshall McLuhan) , Christine Jones (Dorrie) , Mary Boylan (Miss Reed) , Wendy Girard (Janet) , John Doumanian (Coke Fiend) , Bob Maroff (Man #1 Outside Theatre)

Directors: Woody Allen

Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman

Tags: new york city, tennis, cocaine, narration, neurosis, comedian, job interview, sports, love, romantic comedy, singer, breaking the fourth wall, volkswagen beetle, lobster



Release Date: 1977-02-01

Genres: Horror

“Suspiria” is a 1977 horror film that takes place in a prestigious German ballet academy. An American newcomer quickly discovers that the school is hiding something sinister, as a series of gruesome murders unfold. Starring Jessica Harper and Stefania Casini, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat with its chilling storyline and talented cast.

Cast: Jessica Harper (Suzy Bannion) , Stefania Casini (Sara) , Flavio Bucci (Daniel) , Miguel Bosé (Mark) , Barbara Magnolfi (Olga) , Susanna Javicoli (Sonia) , Eva Axén (Pat Hingle) , Rudolf Schündler (Prof. Milius) , Udo Kier (Dr. Frank Mandel) , Alida Valli (Miss Tanner) , Joan Bennett (Madame Blanc) , Margherita Horowitz (Teacher (uncredited)) , Jacopo Mariani (Albert (uncredited)) , Fulvio Mingozzi (Taxi Driver (uncredited)) , Franca Scagnetti (Cook (uncredited)) , Renato Scarpa (Prof. Verdegast (uncredited)) , Serafina Scorceletti (2nd Cook (uncredited)) , Giuseppe Transocchi (Pavlos (uncredited)) , Renata Zamengo (Caroline (uncredited)) , Alessandra Capozzi (Dancer (uncredited)) , Salvatore Capozzi (Dancer (uncredited)) , Diana Ferrara (Dancer (uncredited)) , Cristina Latini (Dancer (uncredited)) , Alfredo Raino (Dancer (uncredited)) , Claudia Zaccari (Dancer (uncredited))

Directors: Dario Argento

Writers: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi, Thomas De Quincey

Tags: germany, witch, boarding school, ballet, whodunit, young woman, gothic, cult film, evil, coven (akelarre), ballet school



Release Date: 1977-03-19

Genres: Horror

“Eraserhead” is a cult classic released in 1977 that tells the story of Henry Spencer, a first-time father who finds himself struggling to navigate a harsh industrial environment, a difficult relationship with his girlfriend, and the unsettling cries of his deformed newborn. Starring Jack Nance and Charlotte Stewart, this unique and haunting film takes viewers on a surreal journey through the challenges of parenthood and the dark corners of the human psyche.

Cast: Jack Nance (Henry Spencer) , Charlotte Stewart (Mary X) , Allen Joseph (Mr. X) , Jeanne Bates (Mrs. X) , Judith Roberts (Beautiful Girl Across the Hall) , Laurel Near (Lady in the Radiator) , Jack Fisk (Man in the Planet) , Jean Lange (Grandmother) , Thomas Coulson (The Boy) , John Monez (Bum) , Darwin Joston (Paul) , T. Max Graham (The Boss) , Hal Landon Jr. (Pencil Machine Operator) , Jennifer Chambers Lynch (Little Girl) , Brad Keeler (Little Boy) , Gill Dennis (Man with Cigar) , Toby Keeler (Man Fighting) , Jack Walsh (Mr. Roundheels)

Directors: David Lynch

Writers: David Lynch

Tags: baby, mutant, claustrophobia, nightmare, parents-in-law, pencil, surrealism, torture, parallel world, cult film



Release Date: 1977-06-24

Genres: Adventure, Thriller

“Sorcerer” is a thrilling 1977 movie that takes you on a heart-pounding journey through the dangerous jungles of South America. Starring Roy Scheider and an international cast, the film follows four men with mysterious pasts who come together in a remote town. They agree to transport old and highly unstable dynamite across treacherous terrain, putting their lives on the line. Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Roy Scheider (Jackie Scanlon / ‘Juan Dominguez’) , Bruno Cremer (Victor Manzon / ‘Serrano’) , Francisco Rabal (Nilo) , Amidou (Kassem / ‘Martinez’) , Ramon Bieri (Corlette) , Peter Capell (Lartigue) , Karl John (‘Marquez’) , Friedrich von Ledebur (‘Carlos’) , Chico Martínez (Bobby del Rios) , Joe Spinell (Spider) , Rosario Almontes (Agrippa) , Richard Holley (Billy White) , Anne-Marie Deschodt (Blanche) , Jean-Luc Bideau (Pascal) , Jacques François (Lefevre) , André Falcon (Guillot) , Gerard Murphy (Donnelly) , Desmond Crofton (Boyle) , Henry Diamond (Murray) , Ray Dittrich (Ben) , Frank Gio (Marty) , Randy Jurgensen (Vinnie) , Cosmo ‘Gus’ Allegretti (Carlo Ricci)

Directors: William Friedkin

Writers: Georges Arnaud, Walon Green

Tags: dynamite, explosive, car journey, nicaragua, nitroglycerin, criminal, bandit, rope bridge, existentialism, dangerous mission



Release Date: 1977-08-26

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

“House” is a captivating horror-comedy film released in 1977. It follows Gorgeous, who visits her aunt’s ancestral house in the countryside, hoping to connect with her late mother. She invites her six friends along, and together they uncover the house’s mysterious and supernatural secrets. With a talented cast and an intriguing storyline, this movie is a must-watch for fans of both horror and comedy genres.

Cast: Kimiko Ikegami (Gorgeous / Gorgeous’ Mother) , Miki Jinbo (Kung Fu) , Kumiko Ohba (Fantasy) , Ai Matsubara (Prof) , Mieko Satoh (Mac) , Eriko Tanaka (Melody) , Masayo Miyako (Sweet) , Yôko Minamida (Auntie Hausu Karei) , Kiyohiko Ozaki (Mr. Togo) , Saho Sasazawa (Gorgeous’ Father) , Asei Kobayashi (Watermelon Farmer) , Mitsutoshi Ishigami (Photographer) , Ippei Hara (Tora-san Lookalike) , Tetsuo Kanai () , Shôichi Hirose (Ramen Trucker) , Yasumasa Ônishi (Old Villager) , Midori Naitô () , Kiyoko Tsuji (Grandmother) , Tomokazu Miura (Auntie’s Fiancé) , Fumi Dan (Teacher) , Godiego (Themselves) , Haruko Wanibuchi (Ryôko Ema) , Gregg Painter (Mr. Painter) , Kazuo Satsuya (Shoe Store Man (uncredited)) , Chigumi Ôbayashi (Shoe Store Girl (uncredited))

Directors: Nobuhiko Obayashi

Writers: Chiho Katsura, Chigumi Ôbayashi

Tags: japan, cat, haunted house, house, teenage girl, death, schoolgirl, ghost, experimental, experimental cinema

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Release Date: 1977-11-18

Genres: Science Fiction, Drama

“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” is a captivating sci-fi film released in 1977. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, and more, it tells the story of an electricity linesman who becomes inexplicably drawn to a remote area after encountering UFOs. As the plot unfolds, something truly extraordinary is set to happen, making this movie a must-watch for fans of thrilling and mysterious encounters from outer space.

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss (Roy Neary) , François Truffaut (Claude Lacombe) , Teri Garr (Ronnie Neary) , Melinda Dillon (Jillian Guiler) , Bob Balaban (David Laughlin) , J. Patrick McNamara (Project Leader) , Warren J. Kemmerling (Wild Bill) , Roberts Blossom (Farmer) , Phil Dodds (ARP Musician) , Cary Guffey (Barry Guiler) , Shawn Bishop (Brad Neary) , Adrienne Campbell (Sylvia Neary) , Justin Dreyfuss (Toby Neary) , Lance Henriksen (Robert) , Merrill Connally (Team Leader) , Amy Douglass (Implantee) , Gene Dynarski (Ike) , Carl Weathers (Military Policeman) , Norman Bartold (Norman Bartold) , F.J. O’Neil (ARP Project Member) , Hal Barwood (Returnee #2 Flt. 19) , Matthew Robbins (Returnee #3 Flt. 19) , Gene Rader (Hawker) , Daniel Nunez (Federale) , Chuy Franco (Federale)

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Steven Spielberg, Matthew Robbins, Hal Barwood, Jerry Belson, John Hill

Tags: wyoming, usa, indiana, usa, obsession, extraterrestrial technology, evacuation, blackout, flying saucer, secret base, light, contact, beguilement, exchange, ufo, alien, vision, missing person, mother ship, escapade, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, lightshow, potatoes

The Duellists

The Duellists

Release Date: 1977-08-31

Genres: Drama, War

“The Duellists” is a captivating historical drama set in 19th-century France during Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise to power. The film follows the intense rivalry between two French Army lieutenants, Armand and Gabriel, who engage in a series of duels spanning over a decade. Against the backdrop of larger conflicts and political changes in Europe, this movie, starring Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, and Albert Finney, offers a thrilling and visually stunning portrayal of honor, pride, and the consequences of a perceived insult. Released in 1977, it’s definitely one of the best movies of that year!

Cast: Keith Carradine (D’Hubert) , Harvey Keitel (Feraud) , Albert Finney (Fouche) , Edward Fox (Colonel) , Cristina Raines (Adele) , Robert Stephens (Gen. Treillard) , Tom Conti (Dr. Jacquin) , John McEnery (Chevalier) , Diana Quick (Laura) , Alun Armstrong (Lacourbe) , Maurice Colbourne (Feraud’s Second) , Gay Hamilton (Maid) , Meg Wynn Owen (Léonie) , Jenny Runacre (Mme. de Lionne) , Alan Webb (Chevalier) , Arthur Dignam (Captain with Eyepatch) , Matthew Guinness (Mayor’s Son) , Dave Hill (Cuirassier) , Neville Jason (Hilaire, Wedding Party Guest) , Timothy Penrose (Singer) , William Morgan Sheppard (Fencing Master (as Morgan Sheppard)) , Liz Smith (Fortune Teller) , Anthony Douse (Surgeon) , Hugh Fraser (Officer) , Richard Graydon (Cossack / Hussar)

Directors: Ridley Scott

Writers: Joseph Conrad, Gerald Vaughan-Hughes

Tags: cossack, fencing, napoleonic wars, based on short story, pistol duel, sword duel, 19th century, waterloo, strasbourg

A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far

Release Date: 1977-06-15

Genres: Drama, History, War

“A Bridge Too Far” is a gripping war film released in 1977 that takes us back to September 1944 during Operation Market Garden. With an all-star cast including Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, and many more, the movie follows the Allies’ daring mission to capture crucial bridges in the Netherlands, hoping to turn the tide against the Germans. It’s a thrilling and intense portrayal of a pivotal moment in history that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Dirk Bogarde (Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning) , James Caan (SSgt. Eddie Dohun) , Michael Caine (Lt. Col. John O.E. Vandeleur) , Sean Connery (Maj. Gen. Robert E. Urquhart) , Edward Fox (Lt. Gen. Brian G. Horrocks) , Elliott Gould (Col. Robert Stout) , Anthony Hopkins (Lt. Col. John D. Frost) , Gene Hackman (Maj. Gen. Stanislaw F. Sosabowski) , Hardy Krüger (Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Karl Ludwig) , Laurence Olivier (Dr. Jan Spaander) , Ryan O’Neal (Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin) , Robert Redford (Maj. Julian Cook) , Maximilian Schell (General der Waffen-SS Wilhelm Bittrich) , Liv Ullmann (Kate ter Horst – “the Angel of Arnhem”) , Siem Vroom (Underground Leader) , Marlies van Alcmaer (Underground Leader’s Wife) , Erik van ‘t Wout (Underground Leader’s Son) , Wolfgang Preiss (Field Marshal Karl R.G. Von Rundstedt) , Hans von Borsody (Gen. Günther Blumentritt) , Josephine Peeper (Cafe Waitress) , Paul Maxwell (Maj. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor) , Walter Kohut (Field Marshal Walter Model) , Peter Faber (Capt. ‘Harry’ Bestebreurtje) , Hartmut Becker (German Sentry) , Frank Grimes (Maj. Fuller)

Directors: Richard Attenborough

Writers: William Goldman, Cornelius Ryan

Tags: netherlands, world war ii, bridge, allies, army, based on true story, mission, tank, soldier, military operation, 1940s, historical battle

The American Friend

The American Friend

Release Date: 1977-06-24

Genres: Drama, Thriller

“The American Friend” is a thrilling 1977 movie starring Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, and Lisa Kreuzer. It follows the story of Tom Ripley, an American art forger who seeks revenge after being insulted at an auction. When a gangster asks Ripley to eliminate a rival, he cunningly manipulates picture framer Jonathan Zimmerman, who is terminally ill, into becoming a hitman. With an intriguing plot and a talented cast, this film is definitely worth checking out!”

Cast: Dennis Hopper (Tom Ripley) , Bruno Ganz (Jonathan Zimmermann) , Lisa Kreuzer (Marianne Zimmermann) , Gérard Blain (Raoul Minot) , Nicholas Ray (Derwatt) , Samuel Fuller (The American) , Peter Lilienthal (Marcangelo) , Daniel Schmid (Igraham) , Sandy Whitelaw (Doctor in Paris) , Jean Eustache (Friendly Man) , Lou Castel (Rodolphe) , Andreas Dedecke (Daniel Zimmermann) , David Blue (Allan Winter) , Rudolf Schündler (Gantner) , Gerty Molzen (Old Lady) , Heinz Joachim Klein (Dr. Gabriel) , Satya De La Manitou (Angie) , Axel Schiessler (Lippo) , Adolf Hansen (Conductor) , Rosemarie Heinikel (Mona) , Stefan Lennert (Auctioneer) , Heinrich Marmann (Man on the Train) , Enzo Robutti (Falling Man (uncredited)) , Wim Wenders (Figure Wrapped in Plaster Bandages in Ambulance (uncredited))

Directors: Wim Wenders

Writers: Wim Wenders, Patricia Highsmith

Tags: paris, france, based on novel or book, hitman, dying and death, friendship, leukemia

Cross of Iron

Cross of Iron

Release Date: 1977-01-29

Genres: Drama, Action, History, War

“Cross of Iron” is a gripping war film set in 1943, during the German army’s retreat from the Russian front. The story revolves around the clash between Captain Stransky, a pompous aristocrat who believes in the superiority of the Third Reich, and Corporal Steiner, a cynical and non-conformist soldier more concerned about the safety of his men. With a stellar cast including James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, and James Mason, this movie takes you on a thrilling journey through the chaos of war and the contrasting personalities of its characters. Released on January 29, 1977, it’s definitely one of the best movies of that year.

Cast: James Coburn (Unteroffizier / Feldwebel Rolf Steiner) , Maximilian Schell (Hauptmann Stransky) , James Mason (Oberst Brandt) , David Warner (Hauptmann Kiesel) , Klaus Löwitsch (Unteroffizier Krüger) , Vadim Glowna (Gefreiter Kern) , Roger Fritz (Leutnant Treibig) , Dieter Schidor (Anselm) , Burkhard Driest (Schütze Maag) , Fred Stillkrauth (Unteroffizier Schnurrbart) , Michael Nowka (Dietz) , Véronique Vendell (Marga) , Arthur Brauss (Zoll) , Senta Berger (Eva) , Demeter Bitenc (Hauptmann Pucher (uncredited)) , Igor Galo (Leutnant Meyer (uncredited)) , Katherine Haber (Nurse Sadie Finkelstein (uncredited)) , Wolf C. Hartwig (Hartwig (uncredited)) , Wolfgang Hess (Schütze Maag (voice) (uncredited)) , Sweeney MacArthur (Boy Soldier (uncredited)) , Irfan Mensur (Partizan Soldier (uncredited)) , Hermina Pipinić (Ruskinja (uncredited)) , Robert Rietti (German Officer (voice) (uncredited)) , Dragomir Stanojević (Corporal Joseph Keppler (uncredited)) , Slavko Štimac (Michail (uncredited))

Directors: Sam Peckinpah

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, James Hamilton, Willi Heinrich, Walter Kelley

Tags: world war ii, troops, battle for power, hostility, commander, lieutenant, sergeant

Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit

Release Date: 1977-05-26

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy

“Smokey and the Bandit” is a thrilling and hilarious movie from 1977 that made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year. Starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, and Jerry Reed, it follows a race car driver who takes on the challenge of delivering an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in less than 28 hours. Along the way, he picks up a bride-to-be who is not too keen on the idea. With a stellar cast and an exciting plot, this movie is a must-watch for fans of action and comedy.

Cast: Burt Reynolds (Bo ‘Bandit’ Darville) , Sally Field (Carrie ‘Frog’) , Jerry Reed (Cledus ‘Snowman’ Snow) , Jackie Gleason (Sheriff Buford T. Justice) , Mike Henry (Junior Justice) , Paul Williams (Little Enos) , Pat McCormick (Big Enos) , Linda McClure (Waynette) , Susan McIver (Hot Pants) , Laura Lizer Sommers (Little Beaver) , Michael Mann (Branford’s Deputy) , Lamar Jackson (Sugar Bear) , Ronnie Gay (Georgia Trooper) , Quinnon Sheffield (Alabama Trooper) , Ingeborg Kjeldsen (Foxy Lady (uncredited)) , Ben Jones (Trucker with the redhead (uncredited)) , John Schneider (Cowboy Extra in Crowd Scene (uncredited)) , Bill Saito (Truck Driver (uncredited)) , Victoria Lynn Johnson ()

Directors: Hal Needham

Writers: Robert L. Levy, Alan Mandell, James Lee Barrett, Charles Shyer, Hal Needham

Tags: dancer, sheriff, 1970s, texas, anti hero, speed, bride, beer, friendship, smuggling (contraband), hamburger, biker, road trip, cop, truck, money, escape, double cross, driver, road movie, absurdism, radio cb, coca cola, transparent

Crime Busters

Crime Busters

Release Date: 1977-04-01

Genres: Action, Comedy

“Crime Busters” is a hilarious comedy released in 1977 that follows the misadventures of two unemployed men who accidentally break into a police office instead of a store during a robbery attempt. Starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, this movie takes an unexpected turn when the duo finds themselves recruited by the police. Get ready for a laughter-filled ride as they navigate their way through this comical mix-up.

Cast: Terence Hill (Matt Kirby) , Bud Spencer (Wilbur Walsh) , David Huddleston (Captain McBride) , Luciano Catenacci (Fred ‘Curly’ Cline) , Ezio Marano (Bloodsucker) , Luciano Rossi (Geronimo) , Luigi Casellato (Drugstore Owner) , Edy Biagetti (Lieutenant Governor) , Jill Flanter (Countess Galina Kochilova) , April Clough (Angie Crawford) , Riccardo Pizzuti (Fred’s Henchman) , Claudio Ruffini (Fred’s Henchman) , Roberto Messina (Fred’s Henchman) , Rocco Lerro (one of the thugs in the pub) , Roberto Dell’Acqua (one of the thugs in the pub) , Sergio Ukmar (one of the thugs in the pub) , Duilio Olmi (one of the thugs in the pub) , Laura Gemser (Suzy Lee) , Giancarlo Bastianoni (Fred’s Henchman) , Emilio Delle Piane (Pierre, Fred’s waiter) , Giovanni Cianfriglia (Racket in the bowling alley) , Fortunato Arena (Bouncer at Bowling) , Ottaviano Dell’Acqua (Geronimo’ s Man) , Omero Capanna (Hitman (uncredited)) , William Conroy (Man (uncredited))

Directors: Enzo Barboni

Writers: Enzo Barboni

Tags: crime fighter, police, police everyday life, police academy

Slap Shot

Slap Shot

Release Date: 1977-02-25

Genres: Comedy, Drama

“Hey, I just found this awesome movie from 1977 called ‘Slap Shot’! It’s about a struggling minor-league hockey team that hires the Hanson Brothers, these tough players whose main job is to destroy the opposing team. It stars Paul Newman and has a great cast. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re into sports movies!”

Cast: Paul Newman (Reggie ‘Reg’ Dunlop) , Strother Martin (Joe McGrath) , Michael Ontkean (Ned Braden) , Jennifer Warren (Francine Dunlop) , Lindsay Crouse (Lily Braden) , Jerry Houser (Dave ‘Killer’ Carlson) , Andrew Duncan (Jim Carr) , Jeff Carlson (Jeff Hanson) , Steve Carlson (Steve Hanson) , David Hanson (Jack Hanson) , Yvon Barrette (Denis Lemieux) , Allan F. Nicholls (Johnny Upton) , Brad Sullivan (Morris ‘Mo’ Wanchuk) , Stephen Mendillo (Jim Ahern) , Yvan Ponton (Jean-Guy Drouin) , Matthew Cowles (Charlie Kischel) , Kathryn Walker (Anita McCambridge) , Melinda Dillon (Suzanne Hanrahan) , M. Emmet Walsh (Dickie Dunn) , Swoosie Kurtz (Shirley Upton) , Paul D’Amato (Tim McCracken) , Ronald L. Docken (Lebrun) , Guido Tenesi (Billy Charlebois) , Jean Rosario Tetreault (Bergeron) , Christopher Murney (Hanrahan)

Directors: George Roy Hill

Writers: Nancy Dowd

Tags: pennsylvania, usa, small town, sports, ice hockey, team owner

The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me

Release Date: 1977-07-07

Genres: Adventure, Action, Thriller

“The Spy Who Loved Me” is a thrilling 1977 movie that takes us on a high-stakes adventure with James Bond. When Russian and British submarines mysteriously disappear, tensions rise between the two nations. As Bond investigates, he must unravel the mystery while dealing with a KGB agent on his tail. With an all-star cast including Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, this action-packed film will keep you on the edge of your seat. Released on July 7, 1977, it’s definitely one of the best movies of that year!

Cast: Roger Moore (James Bond) , Barbara Bach (Major Anya Amasova) , Curd Jürgens (Karl Stromberg) , Richard Kiel (Jaws) , Caroline Munro (Naomi) , Walter Gotell (General Anatol Gogol) , Geoffrey Keen (Sir Frederick Gray) , Bernard Lee (M) , George Baker (Captain Benson) , Michael Billington (Sergei Barsov) , Olga Bisera (Felicca) , Desmond Llewelyn (Q) , Edward de Souza (Sheik Hosein) , Vernon Dobtcheff (Max Kalba) , Valerie Leon (Hotel Recepcionist) , Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny) , Sydney Tafler (Liparus Captain) , Nadim Sawalha (Aziz Fekkesh) , Sue Vanner (Log Cabin Girl) , Eva Rueber-Staier (Rublevich) , Robert Brown (Admiral Hargreaves) , Marilyn Galsworthy (Stromberg’s Assistant) , Milton Reid (Sandor) , Cyril Shaps (Dr. Bechmann) , Milo Sperber (Prof. Markovitz)

Directors: Lewis Gilbert

Writers: Ian Fleming, Richard Maibaum, Christopher Wood, Vernon Harris

Tags: submarine, england, assassination, spy, cairo, sea, based on novel or book, terrorist, egypt, mass murder, pyramid, secret intelligence service, kgb, villain, nuclear missile, tanker, sphinx, sardinia, italy, warhead, jet ski, utopia, secret agent, murder, shark, killer, british secret service, snow skiing

Capricorn One

Capricorn One

“Capricorn One” is a thrilling 1977 movie that takes us on a wild ride through a conspiracy within the American space program. When NASA administrators fake a Mars landing, the astronauts find themselves caught in a dangerous web of deception. With an all-star cast including Elliott Gould, James Brolin, and O.J. Simpson, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat as the astronauts fight to uncover the truth and protect their lives.

Cast: Elliott Gould (Robert Caulfield) , James Brolin (Col. Charles Brubaker) , Brenda Vaccaro (Kay Brubaker) , Sam Waterston (Lt. Col. Peter Willis) , O.J. Simpson (Cmdr. John Walker) , Hal Holbrook (Dr. James Kelloway) , Karen Black (Judy Drinkwater) , Telly Savalas (Albain) , David Huddleston (Hollis Peaker) , David Doyle (Walter Loughlin) , Lee Bryant (Sharon Willis) , Denise Nicholas (Betty Walker) , Robert Walden (Elliot Whitter) , James B. Sikking (Control Room Man) , Alan Fudge (Capsule Communicator) , James Karen (Vice President Price) , Jon Cedar (F.B.I. Man Number 1) , Hank Stohl (General Enders) , Norman Bartold (President) , Darrell Zwerling (Dr. Bergen) , Milton Selzer (Dr. Burroughs) , Lou Frizzell (Horace Gruning)

Directors: Peter Hyams

Writers: Peter Hyams

Tags: helicopter, planet mars, nasa, texas, spacecraft, beguilement, crop duster, conspiracy, escape, astronaut, desert, investigative reporter

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

Release Date: 1977-12-16

Genres: Music, Drama

“Saturday Night Fever” is a 1977 movie that was voted as one of the best that year. It follows the story of Tony, a guy who spends his weekends at a disco, impressing everyone with his cool dance moves. However, his life outside the disco is tough, and things take a turn when he becomes attracted to Stephanie. Starring John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney, this film is a must-watch for disco lovers and fans of Travolta’s iconic performance.

Cast: John Travolta (Tony Manero) , Karen Lynn Gorney (Stephanie Mangano) , Barry Miller (Bobby C.) , Joseph Cali (Joey) , Julie Bovasso (Flo) , Sam Coppola (Dan Fusco) , Denny Dillon (Doreen) , Robert Costanzo (Paint Store Customer) , Fran Drescher (Connie) , Donna Pescow (Annette) , Val Bisoglio (Frank Manero Sr.) , Paul Pape (Double J.) , Bruce Ornstein (Gus) , Martin Shakar (Frank Jr.) , Nina Hansen (Grandmother) , Lisa Peluso (Linda) , Bert Michaels (Pete) , Robert Weil (Becker) , Shelly Batt (Girl in Disco) , Donald Gantry (Jay Langhart) , Murray Moston (Haberdashery Salesman) , William Andrews (Detective) , Ann Travolta (Pizza Girl) , Helen Travolta (Lady in Paint Store) , Ellen March (Bartender)

Directors: John Badham

Writers: Norman Wexler, Nik Cohn

Tags: dancing master, dance performance, lover (female), musical, disco

The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet

Release Date: 1977-12-21

Genres: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller

“The Gauntlet” is a thrilling 1977 movie starring Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke. Set in Phoenix, it follows a cop named Ben Shockley who is given the task of transporting a feisty prostitute with dangerous connections. As they journey from Las Vegas, they uncover incriminating information that puts them in the crosshairs of powerful figures. Get ready for an action-packed ride filled with suspense and unexpected twists!

Cast: Clint Eastwood (Ben Shockley) , Sondra Locke (Gus Mally) , Pat Hingle (Joesphson) , William Prince (Blakelock) , Bill McKinney (Constable) , Michael Cavanaugh (Feyderspiel) , Carole Cook (Waitress) , Mara Corday (Jail Matron) , Doug McGrath (Bookie) , Jeff Morris (Desk Sergeant) , Mildred Brion (Old Lady on Bus) , Carver Barnes (Bus Driver) , Rae Sunshine Lee (Featured townsperson)

Directors: Clint Eastwood

Writers: Dennis Shryack, Michael Butler

Tags: ambush, prostitute, helicopter, showdown, bus, sniper, mexican standoff, freight train, hitman, witness, chase, police protection, biker, beating, organized crime, shootout, las vegas, motorcycle, alcoholic, tough cop, betting, gauntlet, corrupt official, extradition, phoenix, arizona

New York, New York

New York, New York

Release Date: 1977-06-21

Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

“New York, New York” is a captivating romantic drama released in 1977. Starring Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro, the movie follows the story of an ambitious saxophone player and a talented young singer who meet on V-J Day. As their careers take off, their relationship faces numerous challenges, making for a compelling and emotional journey through love and music in the bustling city of New York.

Cast: Liza Minnelli (Francine Evans) , Robert De Niro (Jimmy Doyle) , Lionel Stander (Tony Harwell) , Barry Primus (Paul Wilson) , Dick Miller (Palm Club Owner) , Mary Kay Place (Bernice Bennett) , Shera Danese (Doyle’s Girl in Major Chord) , Frank Sivero (Eddie Di Muzio) , Don Calfa (Gilbert) , Jack Haley (Master of Ceremonies) , Larry Kert (Donald) , Charles A. Tamburro (Bouncer in Up Club) , Diahnne Abbott (Harlem Club Singer) , Murray Moston (Horace Morris) , Peter Savage (Horace Morris’ Assistant) , Casey Kasem (D.J. aka Midnight Bird) , Clarence Clemons (Cecil Powell)

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Writers: Mardik Martin, Earl Mac Rauch, Fred Ebb

Tags: new york city, jazz, saxophonist, falling in love

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