1973

Film Decades: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • The 14, directed by David Hemmings, starring Jack Wild – (U.K.)
  • Abhimaan (Pride) – (India)
  • Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies, starring Cliff Robertson and Pamela Franklin
  • The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob – France
  • All Nudity Shall Be Punished – Brazil
  • The Alpha Caper – starring Henry Fonda & Leonard Nimoy
  • Alvin Purple – (Australia)
  • Amarcord – directed by Federico Fellini – Italy
  • American Graffiti – directed by George Lucas, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Paul Le Mat, Candy Clark, Harrison Ford
  • Ana and the Wolves – starring Geraldine Chaplin – Spain
  • And Now the Screaming Starts!, starring Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham, Herbert Lom
  • Arnold, starring Stella Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester
  • Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder), directed by Satyajit Ray – India
  • The Baby, starring Anjanette Comer and Ruth Roman
  • Badlands – directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, & Ramon Bieri
  • Bang the Drum Slowly – starring Robert De Niro & Michael Moriarty
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes – starring Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, John Huston
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity (ingi naki tatakai) – (Japan)
  • Baxter!, starring Patricia Neal and Britt Ekland – (U.K.)
  • Belladonna of Sadness – Japan
  • Black Caesar, starring Fred Williamson
  • Black Holiday (La Villeggiatura), starring Adolfo Celi – (Italy)
  • Blood Brothers (Ci Ma), directed by Chang Cheh – (Hong Kong)
  • Blood in the Streets – starring Oliver Reed – Italy/France/West Germany
  • Blood of the Dragon – Hong Kong
  • Blue Blood, starring Oliver Reed, Fiona Lewis and Derek Jacobi- (U.K.)
  • Blume in Love, starring George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson
  • Bobby, starring Rishi Kapoor – (India)
  • Book of Numbers, directed, produced by and starring Raymond St. Jacques
  • Il Boss 1 starring Henry Silva & Richard Conte – Italy
  • Breezy – directed by Clint Eastwood, starring William Holden and Kay Lenz
  • A Brief Vacation – directed by Vittorio De Sica – Italy
  • Brother of the Wind
  • Cahill U.S. Marshal – starring John Wayne & George Kennedy
  • Can Dialectics Break Bricks? – France
  • The Candy Snatchers, starring Tiffany Bolling
  • Charley and the Angel – starring Fred MacMurray, Cloris Leachman, Kurt Russell
  • Charley Varrick – directed by Don Siegel, starring Walter Matthau, John Vernon, Joe Don Baker, Andy Robinson, Sheree North, Felicia Farr
  • Charlotte’s Web – directed by Charles A. Nichols & Iwao Takamoto, starring the voices of Debbie Reynolds & Henry Gibson
  • Chino -directed by John Sturges, starring Charles Bronson
  • Cinderella Liberty, directed by Mark Rydell, starring James Caan and Marsha Mason
  • Class of ’44, starring Gary Grimes
  • Cleopatra Jones, starring Tamara Dobson and Shelley Winters
  • Coffy – starring Pam Grier
  • Cops and Robbers, starring Joseph Bologna and Cliff Gorman
  • The Crazies – directed by George A. Romero
  • The Creeping Flesh – starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing – UK
  • Dark Places – starring Christopher Lee, Joan Collins, Jane Birkin – UK
  • Day for Night – directed by François Truffaut, starring Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Jean-Pierre Aumont – France
  • The Day of the Dolphin, directed by Mike Nichols, starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Paul Sorvino
  • The Day of the Jackal – directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Delphine Seyrig – UK/France
  • The Death of a Lumberjack – Canada
  • A Delicate Balance – starring Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Lee Remick, Kate Reid, Betsy Blair
  • The Devil in Miss Jones, adult film, directed by Gerard Damiano
  • Dillinger – directed by John Milius, starring Warren Oates, Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Dreyfuss, Geoffrey Lewis
  • A Doll’s House, starring Claire Bloom and Anthony Hopkins – UK
  • A Doll’s House – directed by Joseph Losey, directed by Jane Fonda, David Warner, Trevor Howard, Delphine Seying, & Edward Fox
  • The Don Is Dead, starring Anthony Quinn, Robert Forster, Al Lettieri, Ina Balin
  • Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, starring Kim Darby and Jim Hutton – TV movie
  • Don’t Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland – (U.K./Italy)
  • The Earth Is a Sinful Song (Maa on syntinen laulu) – (Finland)
  • Electra Glide in Blue, starring Robert Blake
  • Emperor of the North Pole – directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine
  • England Made Me – starring Peter Finch & Michael York – UK
  • Enter the Dragon** – directed by Robert Clouse, starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly – Hong Kong/United States
  • Executive Action, starring Burt Lancaster and Robert Ryan
  • The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, starring Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow
  • Fantastic Planet (La Planète Sauvage) – (France/Czechoslovakia)
  • Fé, Esperanza y Caridad (Faith, Hope and Charity), starring Katy Jurado – (Mexico)
  • The Final Programme – starring Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre and Graham Crowden – UK
  • Five on the Black Hand Side, starring Godfrey Cambridge
  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle – directed by Peter Yates, starring Robert Mitchum, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats, Alex Rocco, Peter Boyle
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – starring Ingrid Bergman
  • The Girls of Huntington House – directed by Alf Kjellin, starring Shirley Jones, Mercedes McCambridge, Pamela Sue Martin, William Windom, & Sissy Spacek – TV movie
  • Godspell, starring Victor Garber
  • Godzilla vs. Megalon, directed by Jun Fukuda – (Japan)
  • La Grande Bouffe (Blow-Out), starring Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret – France/Italy
  • The Hare Census – directed by Eduard Zahariev, starring Itzhak Fintzi, Nikola Todev, Georgi Rusev – Bulgaria
  • The Harrad Experiment, starring Don Johnson, Tippi Hedren, James Whitmore
  • Heavy Traffic – directed by Ralph Bakshi
  • Hell Up in Harlem, starring Fred Williamson
  • High Plains Drifter – directed by & starring Clint Eastwood, with Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Geoffrey Lewis
  • The Hireling – directed by Alan Bridges, starring Robert Shaw & Sarah Miles – UK
  • Hitler: The Last Ten Days – starring Alec Guinness – UK/Italy
  • The Holy Mountain – directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky – Mexico/US
  • Home Sweet Home – Belgium
  • The Homecoming – directed by Peter Hall, starring Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Vivien Merchant – UK
  • Hot Winds – directed by M.S. Sathyu – India
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium – directed by Wojciech Has – Poland
  • The House in Nightmare Park, directed by Peter Skyes, starring Frankie Howerd and Ray Milland – (U.K.)
  • The House on Chelouche Street (Ha-Bayit Berechov Chelouche) – (Israel)
  • Hugo the Hippo (Hugó, a víziló) – (Hungary)
  • The Iceman Cometh – directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges
  • Idaho Transfer – directed by Peter Fonda
  • Indian Summer, directed by Milen Nikolov, starring Georgi Partsalev, Leda Taseva, Tatyana Lolova – (Bulgaria)
  • Interval, starring Merle Oberon
  • The Invitation – directed by Claude Goretta – France/Switzerland
  • Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future – USSR
  • Jesus Christ Superstar – directed by Norman Jewison, starring Ted Neeley & Yvonne Elliman
  • Jeremy, starring Robby Benson and Glynnis O’Connor
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull, featuring voices of James Franciscus and Juliet Mills
  • Kid Blue – starring Dennis Hopper and Warren Oates
  • Lady Ice, starring Donald Sutherland and Jennifer O’Neill
  • Lady Snowblood – Japan
  • The Last American Hero – starring Jeff Bridges
  • The Last Detail, directed by Hal Ashby, starring Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young
  • The Last of Sheila – written by Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins, starring Raquel Welch, Dyan Cannon, James Mason, James Coburn, Richard Benjamin, Joan Hackett, Ian McShane
  • The Laughing Policeman, starring Walter Matthau, Bruce Dern, Louis Gossett Jr., Joanna Cassidy, Cathy Lee Crosby
  • The Legend of Hell House, starring Pamela Franklin and Gayle Hunnicutt
  • The Legend of Paul and Paula – East Germany
  • Le Magnifique, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jacqueline Bisset – (France)
  • Little Tiger of Canton – starring Jackie Chan – Hong Kong
  • Live and Let Die – starring Roger Moore, Jane Seymour, & Yaphet Kotto – UK
  • Lolly-Madonna XXX – starring Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges
  • The Long Goodbye – directed by Robert Altman, starring Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, Henry Gibson, Jim Bouton
  • Lost Horizon, starring Peter Finch, John Gielgud, Liv Ullmann, George Kennedy, Olivia Hussey
  • Love and Anarchy – directed by Lina Wertmüller – Italy
  • Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing – directed by Alan J. Pakula, starring Timothy Bottoms and Maggie Smith
  • The Mackintosh Man – starring Paul Newman – UK/US
  • Magnum Force – directed by Ted Post, starring Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, David Soul, Tim Matheson, Robert Urich
  • Malizia (Malicious) – (Italy)
  • Manson, a documentary film about Charles Manson
  • Marco – starring Desi Arnaz Jr., Jack Weston & Zero Mostel
  • Massacre in Rome – directed by George Pan Cosmatos, starring Richard Burton & Marcello Mastroianni – aka Rappresaglia – Italy
  • Maurie – directed by Daniel Mann, starring Bo Svenson & Bernie Casey
  • Mean Streets – directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Harvey Keitel & Robert De Niro
  • The Mother and the Whore – France
  • My Dear Brother – starring Tarık Akan, Halit Akçatepe and Kahraman Kıral – Turkey
  • My Name is Nobody – starring Terence Hill & Henry Fonda – Italy
  • The Neptune Factor, starring Ben Gazzara, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine
  • The No Mercy Man, starring Sid Haig and Ron Thompson
  • Night Flight from Moscow – starring Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, Dirk Bogarde – France/Italy/Germany
  • Night Watch – starring Elizabeth Taylor & Laurence Harvey – UK
  • The Night Strangler – starring Darren McGavin – TV movie
  • The Ninja Warlord – directed by by See-Yuen Ng, starring Sing Chen, Yasuaki Kurata, Irene Ryder, Yuan-Shen Huang, Chiang Chou, Lan Sun, Kwok-Choi Hon, Yukio Someno, & Li-Jen Ho
  • The Nutcracker – USSR
  • Oklahoma Crude – directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Faye Dunaway & George C. Scott
  • O Lucky Man! – directed by Lindsay Anderson, starring Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts – UK
  • The Olsen Gang Goes Crazy (Olsen-banden går amok) – (Denmark)
  • The Paper Chase, starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman
  • Paper Moon – directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Ryan O’Neal, Tatum O’Neal, Madeline Kahn
  • Paperback Hero – starring Keir Dullea & Elizabeth Ashley – Canada
  • Papillon – directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, starring Steve McQueen & Dustin Hoffman
  • Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid – directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, with music by Dylan
  • The Pedestrian – directed by Maximilian Schell, starring Peggy Ashcroft – West Germany/Switzerland/Israel
  • Property Is No Longer a Theft – starring Ugo Tognazzi – Italy
  • The Pyx – starring Christopher Plummer and Karen Black – Canada
    Resurrection of Eve, starring Marilyn Chambers
  • El Retorno de Walpurgis (a.k.a. The Curse of the Devil) – (Spain/Mexico)
  • Robin Hood – starring the voices of Roger Miller, Phil Harris, Andy Devine, Peter Ustinov, Terry-Thomas
  • Save the Tiger – directed by John G. Avildsen, starring Jack Lemmon
  • Scarecrow – directed by Jerry Schatzberg, starring Gene Hackman & Al Pacino
  • Scenes from a Marriage – directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson – Sweden
  • Scorpio, starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, Gayle Hunnicutt
  • Scream Blacula Scream – starring William H. Marshall & Pam Grier
  • Serpico – directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Al Pacino
  • The Seven Madmen (Los siete locos), directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson – (Argentina)
  • The Seven-Ups – starring Roy Scheider
  • Shamus – starring Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon, John P. Ryan
  • Showdown, starring Dean Martin and Rock Hudson
  • Sinbad and the Caliph of Baghdad
  • Sisters – directed by Brian De Palma
  • Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off, starring Jim Brown, Brock Peters, Ed McMahon
  • Sleeper – directed by and starring Woody Allen, with Diane Keaton
  • A Slightly Pregnant Man – directed by Jacques Demy – starring Marcello Mastroianni & Catherine Deneuve – aka L’Événement le plus important depuis que l’homme a marché sur la Lune – France/Italy
  • Slither, starring James Caan, Sally Kellerman, Peter Boyle
  • The Society of the Spectacle (La Société du Spectacle) – (France)
  • Son of Zorro
  • Soul Hustler, directed by Bert Topper, starring Fabian Forte, Nai Bonet, Tony Russel, Casey Kasem
  • Soylent Green – directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Edward G. Robinson, Chuck Connors, & Joseph Cotten
  • The Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena) – (Spain)
  • Stateline Motel – starring Eli Wallach, Ursula Andress, Fabio Testi – Canada/Italy
  • Steelyard Blues – directed by Alan Myerson, starring Donald Sutherland, Jane Fonda, & Peter Boyle
  • Steptoe and Son Ride Again – starred Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett – UK
  • The Sting – directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Eileen Brennan, Charles Durning, Ray Walston
  • The Stone Killer, starring Charles Bronson
  • Super Fly T.N.T., directed by and starring Ron O’Neal
  • Superdad – starring Bob Crane, Barbara Rush, Kurt Russell
  • Sweet Kill, starring Tab Hunter
  • The Tenderness of Wolves – West Germany
  • That’ll Be the Day, starring David Essex, Rosemary Leach, Ringo Starr – UK
  • Theatre of Blood – starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Robert Morley
  • Themroc, starring Michel Piccoli – (France)
  • There’s No Smoke Without Fire (Il n’y a pas de fumée sans feu), starring Annie Girardot – (France)
  • The Thief Who Came to Dinner – directed by Bud Yorkin, starring Ryan O’Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates
  • The Three-Day Reign (Samil cheonha) – (South Korea)
  • The Three Musketeers – directed by Richard Lester, starring Michael York, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, Raquel Welch – UK/US
  • Three Nuts for Cinderella (Tři oříšky pro Popelku) – (Czechoslovakia/East Germany)
  • A Touch of Class, starring George Segal and Glenda Jackson – (U.K.)
  • Tom Sawyer, starring Johnny Whitaker and Jodie Foster
  • Touki Bouki (Journey of the Hyena) – (Senegal)
  • The Train Robbers – starring John Wayne & Ann-Margret
  • Tsugaru Folk Song (Tsugaru Jongarabushi) – (Japan)
  • Turkish Delight (Turks Fruit), directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Rutger Hauer – (Netherlands)
  • Two Men in Town (Deux hommes dans la ville), starring Jean Gabin and Alain Delon – (France)
  • Two People – directed by Robert Wise, starring Peter Fonda & Lindsay Wagner
  • Ultimul cartuş (The Last Bullet) – (Romania)
  • The Vault of Horror, starring Glynis Johns, Terry-Thomas, Curd Jürgens – (U.K.)
  • Voices, starring David Hemmings and Gayle Hunnicutt – (U.K.)
  • Walking Tall, starring Joe Don Baker
  • The Way We Were, directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford
  • We Want the Colonels (Vogliamo i colonnelli), starring Ugo Tognazzi – (Italy)
  • Wedding in Blood (Les Noces rouges), directed by Claude Chabrol, starring Stéphane Audran and Michel Piccoli – (France)
  • Westworld – directed by Michael Crichton, starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin
  • White Lightning – starring Burt Reynolds
  • Wicked, Wicked, starring David Bailey, Edd Byrnes, Tiffany Bolling
  • The Wicker Man, directed by Robin Hardy, starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento – (U.K.)
  • Willie Dynamite, directed by Gilbert Moses, starring Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala and Roger Robinson
  • The World’s Greatest Athlete, starring Jan-Michael Vincent and John Amos
  • Zanjeer (Shackles) – (India)
  • Ziddi (Action)- (Pakistan)