Best Action Movies of 1973

1.

The Day of the Jackal

5.5
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
2.

Enter the Dragon

5.4
7.7/10 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, 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
3.

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
4.

Coffy

4.3
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
5.

The Crazies

3.8
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
Best Action Movies of 1973 : The Bastard
6.

The Bastard

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Little Bastard searches for the parents who abandoned him as an infant, with the help of Little Beggar. He finds his father, who is a powerful and wealthy manl and is taken in by him and his family. Before long Little Bastard is seduced by his attractive cousin, making Little Beggar very jealous. However, the seduction and family welcome are all part of a nefarious plan.

Starring: Chung Wah, Lily Li Li-Li, Kiu Lam, Wu Chi-Chin, Chan Shen ..
Directed by: Chor Yuen
Release date: 1973-02-06
Best Action Movies of 1973 : Toma
7.

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
Best Action Movies of 1973 : 3 Supermen and Mad Girl
8.

3 Supermen and Mad Girl

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Three supermen and one woman battle a band of Hooded henchmen, Bikini clad Assassins and a wacky robot all in the service of satan himself!

Directed by: Cavit Yürüklü
Release date: 1973-08-01
Best Action Movies of 1973 : Shot
9.

Shot

2.6
6.2/10 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 : Death Race
10.

Death Race

2.5
6.5/10 IMDB

In the North African desert in World War II, a crippled American fighter plane that is unable to take off tries to evade and destroy a pursuing Nazi tank.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Roy Thinnes, Eric Braeden, Doug McClure ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1973-11-11

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