If you’re looking for some good movies to binge watch this weekend, you can’t go wrong with these classics. John Landis’ late 70s masterpiece made John Belushi a star and set the stage for American Pie and Porky’s. Whether you’re looking for a romantic comedy or a family film, there’s something for everyone on the 1970s list.
The French Connection
The French Connection is a 1972 crime drama with a fast-paced action plot that has been deemed one of the best movies of the 1970s. Its world premiere was held in Los Angeles and New York on October 7, 1971. The movie has gained popularity over the last 50 years and is still praised for being a smart, realistic, and fast-paced movie. In fact, the movie won a number of Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture.
If you’re looking for a weekend movie marathon, look no further than the 1970s. This era saw some of the most iconic films in the history of cinema. Cross-cultural influences were stronger than ever, and a wide range of voices were heard. Music and musicals grew in sophistication as well as scope, and the visual scheme shifted from black and white to colour. While it’s true that Technicolor was dying by the end of the decade, the seventies were still a significant time in cinema.
Dirty Harry is a gritty crime film that debuted half a year before The French Connection. It features a unique look for a gritty crime film. Its opening sequence features an unironic shot of a wall covered in the names of San Francisco police officers. The film’s title, In Tribute to Police Officers of San Francisco, is a nod to real-life SFPD cop Dave Toschi.
Gene Wilder has said that Young Frankenstein is one of his favorite films. It’s a classic story of a scientist who creates a creature and lives in a castle. It’s a funny film, and Wilder lands every joke.
The 1976 thriller “Carrie” by Brian De Palma is a quirkily wonderful horror milestone. It’s not the perfect film, but it is a fine one. It’s a glittery mashup of horror and dreaminess, with elements of mother-daughter drama and teensploitation comedy. It stars Sissy Spacek as the eponymous Carrie White and Piper Laurie as her mother.
The Red Riding Trilogy
In The Red Riding Trilogy, you’ll see a violent world in northern England. Set over three decades ago, this trilogy shows the power and cruelty of the people who live in this area. Although the plot is a bit confusing and told out of order, the series’ ending is surprisingly satisfying.
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Clint Eastwood directed this historical drama set during the American Civil War. It stars Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Sam Bottoms, and Geraldine Keams. This film has an excellent cast that captures the heart and spirit of the American Civil War.
Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets
One of Scorsese’s first forays into the gangster genre, Mean Streets is now regarded as a modern classic. Made in 1973, it was Scorsese’s first impression of the genre, and it demonstrates the director’s early interest in pictorial and musical influences. The film is also notable for its emphasis on interpersonal relationships.