Best Action Movies of 1973

1.

Enter the Dragon

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Starring: Bruce Lee, Angela Mao Ying, John Saxon, Sek Kin, Ahna Capri, Jim Kelly, Robert Wall, Betty Chung, Bolo Yeung, Geoffrey Weeks ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1973-08-17
2.

The Day of the Jackal

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin’s trail.

Starring: Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Olga Georges-Picot, Delphine Seyrig, Eric Porter, Michel Auclair, Anton Rodgers, Raymond Gérôme, Derek Jacobi, Jean Sorel ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1973-05-15
3.

Live and Let Die

5.4
6.7/10 IMDB

James Bond must investigate a mysterious murder case of a British agent in New Orleans. Soon he finds himself up against a gangster boss named Mr. Big.

Starring: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James, Julius Harris, Geoffrey Holder, David Hedison, Gloria Hendry, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1973-07-05
4.

Magnum Force

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul, Tim Matheson, Kip Niven, Robert Urich, Felton Perry, Margaret Avery, Tony Giorgio ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1973-12-23
5.

The Three Musketeers

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

The young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu, who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. D'Artagnan must also juggle affairs with the charming Constance Bonancieux and the passionate Lady De Winter, a secret agent for the cardinal.

Starring: Michael York, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, Frank Finlay, Faye Dunaway, Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Geraldine Chaplin, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Spike Milligan ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1973-12-11
6.

Westworld

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a gunslinger robot goes berserk.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold, Alan Oppenheimer, Victoria Shaw, Dick Van Patten, Linda Gaye Scott, Steve Franken, Michael T. Mikler ..
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Release date: 1973-08-15
Best Action Movies of 1973 : Coffy
7.

Coffy

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

After her younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin, a nurse sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who cross her path.

Starring: Pam Grier, Robert DoQui, Sid Haig, Booker Bradshaw, William Elliott, Allan Arbus, Linda Haynes, Barry Cahill, Lee de Broux, Ruben Moreno ..
Directed by: Jack Hill
Release date: 1973-06-13
8.

The Crazies

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.

Starring: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lynn Lowry, Lloyd Hollar, Richard Liberty, Richard France, Harry Spillman, Bill Thunhurst, Stephen Liska ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1973-03-16
9.

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

4.3
6.7/10 IMDB

Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the interlocking golden map, and they mount a quest across the seas to solve the riddle of the map.

Starring: John Phillip Law, Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Douglas Wilmer, Martin Shaw, Grégoire Aslan, Kurt Christian, Takis Emmanuel, David Garfield, Ferdinando Poggi ..
Directed by: Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1973-12-20
10.

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

4.1
5.4/10 IMDB

The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo tries to cause an ape civil war and a community of human mutants who live beneath a destroyed city try to conquer those whom they perceive as enemies. All leading to the finale.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Natalie Trundy, Austin Stoker, Severn Darden, Claude Akins, Paul Williams, Richard Eastham, Lew Ayres, Bobby Porter, Noah Keen ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1973-06-15
11.

Dillinger

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort out several other mobsters, while Dillinger's bank robbing exploits make him something of a folk hero. Escaping from jail he finds Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson have joined the gang and pretty soon he is Public Enemy Number One. Now the G-men really are after him.

Starring: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman, Harry Dean Stanton, Geoffrey Lewis, John P. Ryan, Richard Dreyfuss, John Martino, Roy Jenson ..
Directed by: John Milius
Release date: 1973-07-20
12.

Emperor of the North

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Hobos encounter a sadistic railway conductor that will not let anyone "ride the rails" for free.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Charles Tyner, Malcolm Atterbury, Simon Oakland, Harry Caesar, Matt Clark, Lance Henriksen, Vic Tayback ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1973-05-23
13.

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A black man plays Uncle Tom in order to gain access to CIA training, then uses that knowledge to plot a new American Revolution.

Starring: Lawrence Cook, Janet League, Paula Kelly, J.A. Preston, Paul Butler, Don Blakely, David Lemieux, Anthony Ray ..
Directed by: Ivan Dixon
Release date: 1973-09-21
14.

Walking Tall

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when he is a victim of it and decides to strike back by running against the corrupt sheriff. And he wins and wages his own little war against them

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Gene Evans, Noah Beery Jr., Brenda Benet, John Brascia, Bruce Glover, Arch Johnson, Felton Perry, Richard X. Slattery ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1973-02-22
15.

The Seven-Ups

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Jerry Leon, Tony Lo Bianco, Victor Arnold, Ken Kercheval, Larry Haines, Richard Lynch, Bill Hickman, Lou Polan, Joe Spinell ..
Directed by: Philip D'Antoni
Release date: 1973-12-14
16.

Executive Action

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green, John Anderson, Paul Carr, Colby Chester, Ed Lauter, Walter Brooke, John Brascia ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1973-11-07
Best Action Movies of 1973 : White Lightning
17.

White Lightning

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Bo Hopkins, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Louise Latham, R. G. Armstrong, Dabbs Greer, Matt Clark ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1973-08-06
18.

Scorpio

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Cross is an old hand at the CIA who often teams up with Frenchman Jean “Scorpio” Laurier, a gifted freelance operative. After their last mission together, the CIA orders Scorpio to eliminate Cross, leaving him no choice but to obey.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos, Gayle Hunnicutt, J.D. Cannon, Jack Colvin, James B. Sikking, Burke Byrnes, William Smithers ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1973-04-11
19.

The Train Robbers

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.

Starring: John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson, Christopher George, Bobby Vinton, Jerry Gatlin, Ricardo Montalban, Ralph Volkie ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1973-02-07
20.

Shaft in Africa

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Detective John Shaft travels incognito to Ethiopia, then France, to bust a human trafficking ring.

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay, Vonetta McGee, Neda Arneri?, Debebe Eshetu, Spiros Focás, Jacques Herlin, Jho Jhenkins, Willie Jonah, Adolfo Lastretti ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1973-06-14
21.

Black Caesar

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the racist society around him, both criminal and straight, he sees the acquisition of power as the solution to his rage.

Starring: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund, D'Urville Martin, Julius Harris, Minnie Gentry, Philip Roye, William Wellman Jr., James Dixon, Val Avery ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1973-02-07
22.

The Stone Killer

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Martin Balsam, Jack Colvin, Paul Koslo, Stuart Margolin, Norman Fell, David Sheiner, Ralph Waite, Alfred Ryder, Walter Burke ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1973-08-08
23.

Showdown

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Dean Martin, Susan Clark, Donald Moffat, John McLiam, Charles Baca, Jackson D. Kane, Ben Zeller, John Gill, Philip L. Mead ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1973-06-20
24.

The MacKintosh Man

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor; only, someone finds him out and exposes him to the gang...

Starring: Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Michael Hordern, Nigel Patrick, Peter Vaughan, Roland Culver, Percy Herbert ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1973-07-25
Best Action Movies of 1973 : The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War
25.

The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

After Col. Steve Austin fails to retrieve the contents of a safe owned by arms dealer Arlen Findletter, he takes up an friendly offer of a holiday in the Bahamas. There he runs into Soviet Agent Alexi Kaslov and his lovely assistant Katrina Volana, who also happen to be out to find Findletter. Is it a coincidence, or was Steve's trip all part of one of Oscar Goldman's missions?

Starring: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Alan Oppenheimer, Britt Ekland, Eric Braeden, Earl Holliman, David McCallum, Michele Carey, Lee Bergere, Simon Scott ..
Directed by: Russ Mayberry
Release date: 1973-10-20
26.

Detroit 9000

3.1
6.3/10 IMDB

After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

Starring: Alex Rocco, Vonetta McGee, Hari Rhodes, Ella Edwards, Scatman Crothers, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Robert Phillips, Rudy Challenger, Sally Baker, George Skaff ..
Directed by: Arthur Marks
Release date: 1973-08-01
27.

The Day of the Dolphin

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Dr. Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited vocabulary. When the dolphins are stolen, he discovers they're to be used in an assassination attempt. Now he is in a race to discover who is the target, and where the dolphins are, before the attempt is carried out.

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Paul Sorvino, John Dehner, Severn Darden, Elizabeth Wilson, Fritz Weaver, Jon Korkes, Edward Herrmann, Leslie Charleson ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1973-12-19
28.

Cleopatra Jones

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Federal agent Jones tries to rescue her framed boyfriend from a drug-queen pervert known as Mommy.

Starring: Tamara Dobson, Shelley Winters, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes, Antonio Fargas, Dan Frazer, Bill McKinney, Stafford Morgan, Michael Warren, Albert Popwell ..
Directed by: Jack Starrett
Release date: 1973-07-13
Best Action Movies of 1973 : The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping
29.

The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

A criminal organization known as OSO specializes in kidnapping high ranking U.S. representatives. Although Steve Austin has already thwarted one of their kidnappings, he is unable to stop them from grabbing William Henry Cameron right from under OSI's nose. OSO demands one million dollars in gold and Oscar Goldman takes the opportunity to try and lure them out into the open. Meanwhile, Steve accompanies Dr. Erica Bergner, who is testing a new method of brain transferal in order to find out where Cameron is being kept.

Starring: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Alan Oppenheimer, Elizabeth Ashley, Terry Carter, John Vernon, Maurice Evans, Luciana Paluzzi, Leif Erickson, Craig Huebing ..
Directed by: Russ Mayberry
Release date: 1973-11-17
30.

Hell Up In Harlem

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

Tougher than Shaft and smoother than Superfly, this high-voltage sequel to Black Caesar explodes with enough action to incinerate New York City. Packed with machine-gun mayhem and riveting adventure, Hell Up in Harlem is nothing less than a modern-day tribute to the classic 30s gangster film. Fred Williamson is Tommy Gibbs, a fearless, bulletproof tough guy who blasts his way from the gutter to become the ultimate soul brother boss. Tommy steals a ledger with the name of every crooked cop and man in the city. Enlisting the aid of his father and an army of Harlem hoods, Gibbs goes from defense to offense, launching a deadly attack on his enemies that sets off a violent chain reaction from Harlem all the way to the Caribbean, climaxing in one of the hottest turf-war shoot-outs in Hollywood history.

Starring: Fred Williamson, Julius Harris, Gloria Hendry, Margaret Avery, D'Urville Martin, Tony King, Gerald Gordon, James Dixon, Ty Randolph ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1973-12-01
Best Action Movies of 1973 : The Blue Knight
31.

The Blue Knight

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after 20 years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.

Starring: William Holden, Lee Remick, Joe Santos, Sam Elliott, Eileen Brennan, Vic Tayback, Anne Archer, Lucille Benson, Jamie Farr, Lou Cutell ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1973-11-11
Best Action Movies of 1973 : Black Mama, White Mama
32.

Black Mama, White Mama

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, still chained together, stumble, stab, and cat-fight their way across the wilderness, igniting a bloody shootout between gangsters and a group of revolutionaries.

Starring: Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Sid Haig, Lynn Borden, Zaldy Zshornack, Laurie Burton, Eddie Garcia, Alona Alegre, Dindo Fernando, Vic Diaz ..
Directed by: Eddie Romero
Release date: 1973-01-19
33.

Terminal Island

2.9
5.2/10 IMDB

In the wake of a Supreme Court decision to outlaw the death penalty, California passes an initiative that designates San Bruno island as a dumping spot for first-degree murder convicts, free to do what they like except leave. The main camp of convicts is controlled by the tyrannical Bobby, who rules with an iron hand, and the women are used as sex slaves. A.J. and a group of more free-minded murderers have escaped and gone into hiding. When A.J. and his men liberate the women from Bobby's custody, tensions mount to an all-out confrontation for control of the island.

Starring: Don Marshall, Phyllis Davis, Ena Hartman, Marta Kristen, Barbara Leigh, Randy Boone, Tom Selleck, Roger E. Mosley, Sean Kenney, Geoffrey Deuel ..
Directed by: Stephanie Rothman
Release date: 1973-06-01
Best Action Movies of 1973 : Angry Tiger
34.

Angry Tiger

2.8
4.2/10 IMDB

Chang Chen-Wai, a martial arts expert who runs a jade-importing business, follows his missing brother to Thailand and learns he has been murdered. Chang vows revenge.

Starring: Michael Chan, Chia-Lin Sun, Ku Wen-Chung, Lok Poon, Tip Lan Wang, Alan Chui Chung-San ..
Directed by: Ling Shang
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1973 : A Field of Honor
35.

A Field of Honor

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

An ex-soldier encounters many dangers in the small town he lives in.

Starring: Pete Belcher, Roger Pancake, Roger Vaughn, Pat O'Hara, Miltos Cottis, Jan Musun ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1973-06-01
Best Action Movies of 1973 : Toma
36.

Toma

2.7
7.8/10 IMDB

This TV-pilot, later made into a TV-series, is about a cop in Newark, New Jersey, who defies his superiors to try to bring down the head of a Mafia numbers racket.

Starring: Tony Musante, Susan Strasberg, Simon Oakland, Nicholas Colasanto, David Toma ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1973-03-21
37.

Cops and Robbers

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Two disillusioned New York policemen plan a $10 million robbery to fuel their low pensions, only to run into one debacle after another in the process.

Starring: Cliff Gorman, Joseph Bologna, Charlene Dallas, Randy Jurgensen, Martin Kove, Joe Spinell, Richard Ward, John P. Ryan, Dolph Sweet, Walt Gorney ..
Directed by: Aram Avakian
Release date: 1973-08-15
38.

Ricco

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Fresh out of the joint, young Ricco is eager to get home to see his family. He was cut loose a year early for good behavior, but it certainly wasn't good behavior that got him in the big house in the first place. Two years prior, Ricco took it upon himself to go after Don Avito, the man who killed his pappy and took his girlfriend. Yet Ricco came out of prison a changed man. He had a lot of time to think, and the anger and thirst for revenge is no longer there, much to his mother's chagrin. She is quite upset that her son is not interested in paying back Don Avito for his deeds, and she needles Ricco relentlessly until he reluctantly gives in to her demands.

Starring: Christopher Mitchum, Barbara Bouchet, Malisa Longo, Eduardo Fajardo, Manuel Zarzo, José María Caffarel, Ángel Álvarez, Arthur Kennedy, Paola Senatore, Luis Induni ..
Directed by: Tulio Demicheli
Release date: 1973-08-27
Best Action Movies of 1973 : Shot
39.

Shot

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

Semi-urban detective duo Ross and Wilson have been charged with taking down local drug kingpin, Blasi. After busting a low-level pusher, they convince his girlfriend, Sheila, to start working for them as an undercover operative in exchange for avoiding prison. But as Ross finds himself becoming romantically interested in his new, perpetually spaced out informant, Blasi continues to strengthen his crime empire, setting his sights on even loftier, and deadlier, ambitions.

Starring: Charles 'Harpo' Adkins, Mark Ammons, Frank Andrews, John Ashford, Margaret Uharik, Frank Himes, Richard C. Watt, Chuck Russell ..
Directed by: Mitch Brown
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1973 : The Paratroopers
40.

The Paratroopers

2.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A harsh colonel of paratroopers neglects his family after falling in love with a chess player, the sister of one of his paratroopers that got injured because of the jumping punishment given by him.

Starring: Florin Piersic, Dana Comnea, Silviu St?nculescu, Valeria Seciu, Emanoil Petru?, Gheorghe Naghi, Nineta Gusti, Ileana Buhaci-Gurgulescu, Geo Costiniu, R?zvan ?tef?nescu ..
Directed by: Dinu Cocea
Release date: 1973-07-02
Best Action Movies of 1973 : Savage
41.

Savage

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

A TV reporter investigates compromising photographs of a nominee to the Supreme Court.

Starring: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Will Geer, Paul Richards, Michele Carey, Barry Sullivan, Louise Latham, Dabney Coleman, Susan Howard, Pat Harrington, Jr. ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1973-03-31
42.

Joe Bullet

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

When local soccer team The Eagles fall prey to a series of onslaughts from a mysterious gangster only a week before the championship final, the team turns to the one man that can help save their chances at victory – Joe Bullet (Ken Gampu). Joe will have to battle against villainous henchmen, escape booby-trap bombs and bring his martial arts expertise to the fore in order to survive an attack from a deadly assassin. In the end he will have to infiltrate the mysterious gangster’s hide-out in a dangerous cat-and-mouse rescue mission to save not only The Eagles’ two kidnapped star players, but that of his beautiful love interest, Beauty (Abigail Kubeka). The odds will be stacked against him, but he’s the man that fights crime, the man that no one can tie down! Joe Bullet!

Starring: Ken Gampu, Abilgail Kubeka, Joe Lopez, Cocky Tlholthalemaje ..
Directed by: Louis de Witt
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1973 : Firehouse
43.

Firehouse

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Conflict erupts within a close-knit engine company of a big-city fire department when a black recruit and a bigoted white veteran clash during a wave of suspected arson in the ghetto. Pilot to the short-lived series that began a run in January 1974.

Starring: Michael Lerner, Paul Le Mat, Val Avery, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Duggan, Vince Edwards, Richard Roundtree, Sheila Frazier, Mwako Cumbuka, DeWayne Jessie ..
Directed by: Alex March
Release date: 1973-01-02
44.

Hit!

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug trade and trains them. Then they all leave for France to track down and destroy the ring.

Starring: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles, Warren J. Kemmerling, Janet Brandt, Sid Melton, Zooey Hall, Todd Martin, Norman Burton ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1973-09-18
45.

Bonnie's Kids

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Sisters Myra and Ellie have finally had enough of their miserable, dead-end lives. When their stepfather Charley (the titular "Bonnie" being long dead) tried to rape Myra, Ellie ventilates him with a shotgun, and the pair run off to their wealthy uncle's mansion in El Paso. From that point on, the two undergo a transformation in their personalities, and start to enjoy living their lives on the wild side.

Starring: Tiffany Bolling, Steve Sandor, Robin Mattson, Scott Brady, Alex Rocco, Leo Gordon, Max Showalter, Lenore Stevens, Timothy Brown, Luanne Roberts ..
Directed by: Arthur Marks
Release date: 1973-02-08
Best Action Movies of 1973 : Birds of Prey
46.

Birds of Prey

2.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Harry Walker, a former military pilot, works as a helicopter pilot and traffic reporter for a Salt Lake City radio station. One day while working he observes a bank robbery in progress and the kidnapping of a young woman who worked at the bank. Harry goes into pursuit which leads to an exciting conclusion.

Starring: David Janssen, Ralph Meeker, Elayne Heilveil, Harry Klekas, Sam Dawson, Don Wilbanks, James W. Gavin ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1973-01-30
47.

The Slams

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

Rival prison factions surround a Los Angeles convict who has $1.5 million stashed on the outside.

Starring: Jim Brown, Judy Pace, Roland Bob Harris, Paul Harris, Frank De Kova, Ted Cassidy, Dick Miller, Frenchia Guizon, John Dennis, Jac Emel ..
Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan
Release date: 1973-09-26
48.

Savage!

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

Low-budget adventure starring former baseball star James Iglehart as Savage, who is kidnapped by South American rebels. After a time, he sees their position and is joined by a female commando squad in battling the repressive government officials.

Starring: James Iglehart, Lada Edmund Jr., Carol Speed, Sally Jordan, Ken Metcalfe, Vic Diaz, Aura Aurea, Eddie Gutierrez, Donna Lee Miller, Rosanna Ortiz ..
Directed by: Cirio H. Santiago
Release date: 1973-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1973 : The Neptune Factor
49.

The Neptune Factor

2.5
4.3/10 IMDB

When an underwater ocean lab is lost in a earthquake, an advanced submarine is sent down to find it and encounters terrible danger.

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Walter Pidgeon, Ernest Borgnine, Yvette Mimieux, Donnelly Rhodes, Chris Wiggins, Mark Walker, Leslie Carlson, Stuart Gillard, Michael J. Reynolds ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1973-08-03
50.

Little Cigars

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

A gangster's former mistress hooks up with a troupe of circus midgets who, as a sideline, rob banks and casinos.

Starring: Angel Tompkins, Billy Curtis, Jerry Maren, Frank Delfino, Felix Silla, Jon Cedar, Barbara Rhoades, Michael Pataki, Colleen Brennan, Jane Tsentas ..
Directed by: Chris Christenberry
Release date: 1973-06-22

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