Best Action Movies of 1972

1.

The Getaway

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Al Lettieri, Sally Struthers, Slim Pickens, Richard Bright, Jack Dodson, Dub Taylor, Bo Hopkins ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1972-09-20
2.

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban, Hari Rhodes, Severn Darden, Lou Wagner, Natalie Trundy, John Randolph, Asa Maynor, Joyce Haber ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1972-06-29
Best Action Movies of 1972 : Iron Fist Adventure
3.

Iron Fist Adventure

3.2
5.0/10 IMDB

36th Chamber Master Killer Gordon Liu is ready for all challenges! His kung fu is the best ever, and his enemies don't stand a chance. Don't miss his latest role and best action ever.

Starring: Jimmy Wang Yu, Paul Chang Chung, Li Su ..
Directed by: Li Su
Release date: 1972-07-28
Best Action Movies of 1972 : Queen Bee's Challenge
4.

Queen Bee's Challenge

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

When two Girl Bosses fight each other over territory, their enmity is difficult to solve - they are equals in looks, strength, determination, and power of their respective girl gangs. So, the way is open to a mischievous Yakuza Boss who invites them for a peaceful way to decide their feud: a sexual challenge for him to decide who is the better Girl Boss. Trapped, both are subject to the man's lust and sadistic assaults. They escape by joining forces against the yakuza gang, though it costs one of the young women her life - when she was friends already with her former enemy.

Starring: Reiko Ike, Chiyoko Kazama, Takashi Fujiki, Asao Koike, Miki Sugimoto, Ichirô Araki, Mikiko Asamatsu ..
Directed by: Norifumi Suzuki
Release date: 1972-02-03
Best Action Movies of 1972 : The Cannibals
5.

The Cannibals

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

A man (Chang Yi) is looking for stolen money (gold coins) and seeking revenge for the death of his master.

Starring: Chang Yi, Mang Lee, Chen Hung-Lieh, Chen Chen ..
Directed by: Kao Pao-shu
Release date: 1972-08-10
Best Action Movies of 1972 : The Manhunter
6.

The Manhunter

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A professional hunter is brought in to track a bank robbery suspect through a Louisiana swamp, and winds up getting romantically involved with the suspect's wife.

Starring: Roy Thinnes, Sandra Dee, Albert Salmi, William Smith, Royal Dano, Sorrell Booke, David Brian, Madeleine Sherwood, Madlyn Rhue ..
Directed by: Don Taylor
Release date: 1972-03-20
Best Action Movies of 1972 : Universal Soldier
7.

Universal Soldier

2.5
4.4/10 IMDB

A lifelong mercenary commander and weapons expert played by George Lazenby is commissioned to train an army for an exiled African leader. But as his conscience finally catches up to him, he is seen as a threat to the powers behind the operation.

Starring: George Lazenby, Ben Carruthers, Rudolph Walker, Cy Endfield, Alan Barnes, Robin Hunter, Germaine Greer, Ronan O'Rahilly, Guy Deghy, Edward Judd ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1972-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1972 : Black Gunn
8.

Black Gunn

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang syndicate his brother has attacked and robbed. Their involvements lead to a breathless race course chase, the destruction of a dopepusher and a violent waterfront climax.

Starring: Jim Brown, Martin Landau, Brenda Sykes, Luciana Paluzzi, Vida Blue, Stephen McNally, Keefe Brasselle, William Campbell, Bernie Casey, Gary Conway ..
Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis
Release date: 1972-12-20
Best Action Movies of 1972 : The Salzburg Connection
9.

The Salzburg Connection

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

An American lawyer on vacation in Europe is asked by a book publisher to stop by the Austrian town of Salzburg to see a photographer who's taking pictures for a book on picturesque Austrian lakes. Upon his arrival he senses that something is wrong when the photographer seems to have vanished, leaving a near panic-stricken wife and a sinister, secretive brother. Before he knows it, the lawyer finds himself mixed up with spies, assassins, and the hunt for a list made up by the Nazis during World War II of people who collaborated with them.

Starring: Barry Newman, Anna Karina, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Karen Jensen, Joe Maross, Wolfgang Preiss, Helmut Schmid, Udo Kier, Mischa Hausserman, Whit Bissell ..
Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
Release date: 1972-08-30
Best Action Movies of 1972 : Corky
10.

Corky

2.1
5.4/10 IMDB

A country boy wants to make it big as a stockcar racer.

Starring: Robert Blake, Charlotte Rampling, Patrick O'Neal, Christopher Connelly, Ben Johnson, Pamela Payton-Wright ..
Directed by: Leonard Horn
Release date: 1972-01-01

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