Best Action Movies of 1971

1.

Vanishing Point

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Kowalski works for a car delivery service, and takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to drive from Colorado to San Francisco. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the car there in less than 15 hours.

Starring: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger, Victoria Medlin, Gilda Texter, Lee Weaver, Timothy Scott, Robert Donner, Paul Koslo, Cherie Foster ..
Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian
Release date: 1971-01-15
Best Action Movies of 1971 : Powderkeg
2.

Powderkeg

3.2
6.7/10 IMDB

A Mexican bandit is about to be executed in the United States. So his brother takes over a train and holds the passengers as hostages unless his brother is released. Now both the Americans and Mexicans are baffled as to what to do. But one of the passengers, who wrote the letter for their captor, has a suggestion; call Hank Brackett and Johnny Reech, two mercenaries. Which they do. And as expected they do come up with a plan but the President of the Railroad is not sure if it will work.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole, Fernando Lamas, John McIntire, Michael Ansara, Tisha Sterling, Melodie Johnson, Reni Santoni, Luciana Paluzzi, Joe De Santis ..
Directed by: Douglas Hayes
Release date: 1971-04-16
Best Action Movies of 1971 : X312 - Flight to Hell
3.

X312 - Flight to Hell

2.8
5.0/10 IMDB

A plane leaving the turmoil of a South American country in the midst of a revolution crash-lands in the Amazon jungle in Brazil. Among the passengers are a corrupt banker who is smuggling diamonds out of the country, a reporter, a mysterious beauty and a shady flight attendant. The survivors find themselves up against not only the dangers of the jungle itself but a band of headhunters and a gang of revolutionaries who are looking for the smuggled diamonds.

Starring: Thomas Hunter, Gila von Weitershausen, Hans Hass Jr., Fernando Sancho, Esperanza Roy, Ewa Strömberg, Siegfried Schürenberg, Howard Vernon, Paul Müller, Antonio de Cabo ..
Directed by: Jesús Franco
Release date: 1971-08-20
Best Action Movies of 1971 : Mongo's Back in Town
4.

Mongo's Back in Town

2.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Professional killer is hired by his brother, a gang boss, to wipe out a rival gangster.

Starring: Telly Savalas, Sally Field, Anne Francis, Charles Cioffi, Martin Sheen, Joe Don Baker, Johnny Haymer, Angelo Rossitto, Harry Basch, Howard Dayton ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1971-12-10
5.

The Female Bunch

1.8
3.8/10 IMDB

Libby saves Sandy from killing herself and takes her to meet some female friends who live on a ranch in the desert....

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Russ Tamblyn, Jennifer Bishop, Regina Carrol, Nesa Renet, Geoffrey Land, A'leisha Brevard, Leslie McRae, Don Epperson, Albert Cole ..
Directed by: Al Adamson
Release date: 1971-09-01
6.

Leprosy

1.7
7.5/10 IMDB

When Stanislaw Czermien is wrongfully accused of rape and murder, he decides to exonerate himself and track down the real perpetrator. He suspects him to be his own brother, Witold.

Directed by: Andrzej Trzos-Rastawiecki
Release date: 1971-06-01
Best Action Movies of 1971 : Clay Pigeon
7.

Clay Pigeon

1.6
5.1/10 IMDB

An ex-soldier is recruited by the FBI to go undercover in L.A. and find other ex-soldiers who are part of a drug-dealing gang.

Starring: Tom Stern, Telly Savalas, Robert Vaughn, John Marley, Burgess Meredith, Ivan Dixon, Jeff Corey, Marilyn Akin, Marlene Clark, Belinda Palmer ..
Directed by: Lane Slate, Tom Stern
Release date: 1971-08-01
8.

Jump

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A Southern stock-car driver puts his rising career in the hands of a race promoter

Starring: Tom Ligon, Logan Ramsay, Jack Nance, Conrad Bain, Judd Hirsch, Sally Kirkland, Lada Edmund Jr., Collin Wilcox Paxton ..
Directed by: Joseph Manduke
Release date: 1971-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1971 : The Jesus Trip
9.

The Jesus Trip

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

When the police discover that their motorcycles are concealing heroin, Waco (Robert Porter) and his motorcycle gang hides out in a desert convent. A highway patrolman (Billy 'Green' Bush) hunts down the gang after they kidnap a nun, Sister Anna (Tippy Walker) and flee the convent. Soon Waco and the young nun fall in love and she is forced to decide whether or not to leave the church for him. (alfiehitchie)

Starring: Tippy Walker, Robert Porter, Billy Green Bush, Jenny Hecht ..
Directed by: Russ Mayberry
Release date: 1971-08-01
Best Action Movies of 1971 : Vengeance Cops
10.

Vengeance Cops

1.4
5.6/10 IMDB

The police discover trace the perpetrators of a bank robbery to a group of organized criminals. The criminals attempt to use the sister of a deceased gang member to infiltrate the cops, but when she learns the gang was responsible for her brothers' death, she turns coat and assists the police in foiling the gang's plans.

Starring: Chris du Toit, Helga van Wyk, Dawid van der Walt, Ian Yule, Peter Tobin ..
Directed by: Ivan Hall
Release date: 1971-06-21

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