Best Action Movies of 1974

1.

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Starring: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo, Earl Hindman, James Broderick, Dick O'Neill, Lee Wallace, Tom Pedi, Jerry Stiller ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1974-10-02
2.

The Man with the Golden Gun

5.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Cool government operative James Bond searches for a stolen invention that can turn the sun's heat into a destructive weapon. He soon crosses paths with the menacing Francisco Scaramanga, a hitman so skilled he has a seven-figure working fee. Bond then joins forces with the swimsuit-clad Mary Goodnight, and together they track Scaramanga to a Thai tropical isle hideout where the killer-for-hire lures the slick spy into a deadly maze for a final duel.

Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Hervé Villechaize, Clifton James, Richard Loo, Soon-Tek Oh, Marc Lawrence, Bernard Lee ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1974-12-01
3.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Helmut Dantine, Emilio Fernández, Kris Kristofferson, Chano Urueta, Donnie Fritts, Jorge Russek ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1974-08-01
4.

The Towering Inferno

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—skyscraper, a massive fire breaks out, threatening to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1974-12-14
5.

Death Wish

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats, William Redfield, Stuart Margolin, Stephen Elliott, Kathleen Tolan, Robert Kya-Hill, Jeff Goldblum ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1974-07-24
6.

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach, Gary Busey, George Kennedy, Roy Jenson, Gene Elman, Burton Gilliam, Claudia Lennear ..
Directed by: Michael Cimino
Release date: 1974-05-23
7.

The Four Musketeers

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York, Christopher Lee, Geraldine Chaplin, Faye Dunaway, Roy Kinnear, Michael Gothard, Nicole Calfan ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1974-10-31
8.

Foxy Brown

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

Starring: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter, Kathryn Loder, Sid Haig, Juanita Brown, Colleen Brennan, Harry Holcombe, Conrad Bachmann ..
Directed by: Jack Hill
Release date: 1974-04-05
9.

The Yakuza

4.5
7.2/10 IMDB

Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman, Richard Jordan, Keiko Kishi, Eiji Okada, James Shigeta, Ky?suke Machida, Christina Kokubo ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1974-12-21
10.

Earthquake

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Victoria Principal ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1974-01-01
11.

Zardoz

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

In the far future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

Starring: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton, Sally Anne Newton, Niall Buggy, Bosco Hogan, Jessica Swift, Bairbre Dowling, Christopher Casson ..
Directed by: John Boorman
Release date: 1974-02-06
12.

Mr. Majestyk

4.2
6.7/10 IMDB

A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Al Lettieri, Linda Cristal, Lee Purcell, Paul Koslo, Taylor Lacher, Frank Maxwell, Alejandro Rey, Jordan Rhodes, Bert Santos ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1974-07-17
13.

Airport 1975

4.2
5.7/10 IMDB

When an in-flight collision incapacitates the pilots of an airplane bound for Los Angeles, stewardess Nancy Pryor is forced to take over the controls. From the ground, her boyfriend Alan Murdock, a retired test pilot, tries to talk her through piloting and landing the 747 aircraft. Worse yet, the anxious passengers — among which are a noisy nun and a cranky man — are aggravating the already tense atmosphere.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, Gloria Swanson, George Kennedy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Susan Clark, Helen Reddy, Linda Blair, Dana Andrews, Roy Thinnes ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1974-10-18
14.

Gone in 60 Seconds

4.0
6.4/10 IMDB

Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the fastback, codenamed "Eleanor", in Long Beach, he is unaware that his boss has tipped off the police after a business dispute.

Starring: H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda, James McIntyre, George Cole, Ronald Halicki, Markos Kotsikos, Butch Stockton, Phil Woods, Parnelli Jones ..
Directed by: H.B. Halicki, Steve Peterson
Release date: 1974-07-28
15.

Macon County Line

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters. Low-budget film set in Georgia in 1953 and based on fact.

Starring: Max Baer Jr., Geoffrey Lewis, Leif Garrett, Alan Vint, Timothy Scott, Jesse Vint, Joan Blackman, James Gammon, Emile Meyer, Doodles Weaver ..
Directed by: Richard Compton
Release date: 1974-08-08
16.

Truck Turner

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Truck Turner and his partner Jerry, who make their living as bounty hunters in Los Angeles, are hired to hunt down Gator, a pimp who has skipped bail.

Starring: Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks, Annazette Chase, Nichelle Nichols, Sam Laws, Paul Harris, Charles Cyphers, John Kramer, Scatman Crothers ..
Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan
Release date: 1974-06-26
17.

Juggernaut

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A terrorist demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he has planted aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise ship.

Starring: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins, Shirley Knight, Ian Holm, Clifton James, Roy Kinnear, Caroline Mortimer, Mark Burns ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1974-09-25
18.

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Down-on-their-luck racers Larry and Deke steal from a supermarket manager to buy a car that will help them advance their racing chances. Their escape does not go as planned when Larry's one-night stand, Mary, tags along for the ride.

Starring: Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke, Kenneth Tobey, Eugene Daniels, Lynn Borden, Janear Hines, Elizabeth James, Adrianne Herman, T.J. Castronova ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1974-05-17
19.

Freebie and the Bean

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Two San Francisco detectives want to bring down a local hijacking boss. But they'll have to get to him before a hitman does.

Starring: Alan Arkin, James Caan, Loretta Swit, Jack Kruschen, Mike Kellin, Paul Koslo, Linda Marsh, John Garwood, Alex Rocco, Valerie Harper ..
Directed by: Richard Rush
Release date: 1974-12-25
20.

The Spikes Gang

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

After escaping home, three young friends form a dynamic alliance of untamed youth. They meet an old man named Spikes with the experience only a master gunfighter can offer. The gang of men go on a crime spree and are converted to outlaws with a price on their heads.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes, Ron Howard, Charles Martin Smith, Arthur Hunnicutt, Noah Beery Jr., Marc Smith, Don Fellows, Elliott Sullivan, Robert Beatty ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1974-04-11
21.

The California Kid

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A sadistic small-town sheriff has a habit of deliberately forcing speeders to their deaths on the mountain roads leading into town. The brother of one of the victims rolls into town in his hot rod to investigate his brother's death.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Vic Morrow, Michelle Phillips, Stuart Margolin, Nick Nolte, Janit Baldwin, Gary Morgan, Frederic Downs, Don Mantooth, Joe Estevez ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1974-09-25
22.

The Island at the Top of the World

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they reach their destination they must escape from some Viking descendants who will kill to keep their existence a secret.

Starring: Donald Sinden, David Hartman, Jacques Marin, Mako, David Gwillim, Agneta Eckemyr, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Gunnar Öhlund, Lasse Kolstad, Erik Silju ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1974-12-16
23.

The Black Windmill

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, Delphine Seyrig, Clive Revill, John Vernon, Joss Ackland, Catherine Schell, Joseph O'Conor, Denis Quilley, Derek Newark ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1974-05-17
24.

McQ

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.

Starring: John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur, Colleen Dewhurst, Clu Gulager, David Huddleston, Al Lettieri, Julian Christopher, Julie Adams, Roger E. Mosley ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1974-01-04
Best Action Movies of 1974 : Busting
25.

Busting

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Two Los Angeles vice squad officers find themselves up against their corrupt superiors when they try to bring a crime boss to justice. During the course of their investigation, the two cops disguise themselves as gay men and raid a gay bar.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Robert Blake, Allen Garfield, Antonio Fargas, Michael Lerner, Sid Haig, Ivor Francis, William Sylvester, Logan Ramsey, Richard X. Slattery ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1974-02-27
26.

Stone

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

After one of its members witnesses a political assassination, an outlaw motorbike gang becomes the target of a string of murders, prompting a cop to join their ranks to determine who is responsible.

Starring: Ken Shorter, Sandy Harbutt, Deryck Barnes, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward, Vicente Gil, Dewey Hungerford, James Bowles, Bindi Williams, Bill Hunter ..
Directed by: Sandy Harbutt
Release date: 1974-01-01
27.

Three the Hard Way

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A record producer, a PR man, and a black belt in karate foil a white supremacist plot to poison the water supply.

Starring: Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly, Sheila Frazier, Jay Robinson, Marian Collier, Alex Rocco, Corbin Bernsen, Irene Tsu, Jeannie Bell ..
Directed by: Gordon Parks Jr.
Release date: 1974-06-26
28.

Black Belt Jones

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Jones is a secret agent who has gone into semi-retirement, concentrating instead on teaching the martial arts to inner city youths. The karate school is run by a kindly old coot named Pops ,played by Scatman Crothers. His gambling debts, however, bring the local thug, Pinky, down on him. To make matters worse, Pinky is then hired by some white thugs who want to get a hold of the property Pops' school occupies so they can build a shopping mall. When things get heavy, Black Belt Jones leaps into action. Only he's not alone. Pops' daughter, Sidney, shows up to lend a hand, proving herself every bit as agile and powerful a martial artist as Jones.

Starring: Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers, Eric Laneuville, Alan Weeks, Andre Philippe, Vincent Barbi, Mel Novak, Malik Carter, Eddie Smith ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1974-01-29
29.

11 Harrowhouse

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A small time diamond merchant jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 Harrowhouse.

Starring: Charles Grodin, Candice Bergen, James Mason, Trevor Howard, John Gielgud, Helen Cherry, Peter Vaughan, Cyril Shaps, Leon Greene, Jack Watson ..
Directed by: Aram Avakian
Release date: 1974-09-26
30.

The Marseille Contract

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

An important drug lord settled in Marseille is suspected of having ordered the killing of an American agent, but it is impossible to impute him due to his political influences, so the dead agent's boss decides to hire the services of a hitman to kill him.

Starring: Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Maurice Ronet, Alexandra Stewart, Maureen Kerwin, Catherine Rouvel, Marcel Bozzuffi, Patrick Floersheim, André Oumansky ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1974-09-04
31.

For Pete's Sake

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Henry is a woman who would do anything for her husband Pete, including borrow money so he has a chance of making his dreams come true. But now there's the loan sharks to deal with...

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons, William Redfield, Molly Picon, Louis Zorich, Heywood Hale Broun, Richard Ward, Ed Bakey, Peter Mamakos ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1974-06-26
32.

The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Professor Van Helsing had been asked to help against the tyranny of skeletal creatures that are responsible for terror and death amongst the peasants in rural China. He is the only person qualified to deal with the cause of these phenomena, for the undead are controlled by the most diabolical force of all.... Count Dracula. But he is not alone- to aid him comes a mystical brotherhood of seven martial arts warriors.

Starring: Peter Cushing, David Chiang, Julie Ege, Robin Stewart, Shih Szu, John Forbes-Robertson, Chan Shen, Robert Hanna, James Ma, Lau Kar-Wing ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker, Chang Cheh
Release date: 1974-07-11
33.

Sugar Hill

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

When her boyfriend is brutally murdered, after refusing to be shaken down by the local gangsters running their protection racket, Sugar Hill, decides not to get mad, but BAD! Calling upon the help of aged voodoo queen Mama Maitresse, Sugar entreats her to call upon Baron Zamedi, the Lord of the Dead, for help in gaining a gruesome revenge. In exchange for her soul, the Dark Master raises up a zombie army to do her bidding. The bad guys who thought they were getting away clean are about to find out that they're DEAD wrong.

Starring: Marki Bey, Robert Quarry, Don Pedro Colley, Betty Anne Rees, Richard Lawson, Zara Cully, Charles Robinson, Larry Don Johnson, Rick Hagood, Ed Geldart ..
Directed by: Paul Maslansky
Release date: 1974-02-01
34.

Big Bad Mama

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Mama and daughters get forced by circumstances into bootlegging and bank robbing, and travel across the country trailed by the law.

Starring: Angie Dickinson, Tom Skerritt, William Shatner, Susan Sennett, Robbie Lee, Noble Willingham, Dick Miller, Tom Signorelli, Joan Prather, Royal Dano ..
Directed by: Steve Carver
Release date: 1974-09-19
35.

Gold

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the unscrupulous owners can make a killing in the international gold market.

Starring: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland, John Gielgud, Bradford Dillman, Tony Beckley, Simon Sabela, Marc Smith, John Hussey, Bernard Horsfall ..
Directed by: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 1974-06-08
36.

The Swinging Cheerleaders

2.9
5.1/10 IMDB

In order to write an expose on how cheerleading demeans women, a reporter for a college newspaper infiltrates the cheerleading squad.

Starring: Jo Johnson, Cheryl Smith, Colleen Camp, Rosanne Katon, Ron Hajak, Ric Carrott, Jason Sommers, Ian Sander, George Wallace, Mae Mercer ..
Directed by: Jack Hill
Release date: 1974-09-25
37.

Ransom

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

Following a series of bomb attacks in London, a group of terrorists seize Britain's ambassador to Scandinavia. With the ambassador now a hostage in his residence, another group hijacks an airliner at the capital's airport, announcing that the passengers will not be freed until their demands are met. Colonel Nils Tahlvik, Scandinavia's resourceful and ruthless head of security, seeks to take an uncompromising stance against the terrorists yet his attempts meet resistance from unknown forces at every turn...

Starring: Sean Connery, Ian McShane, Jeffry Wickham, Isabel Dean, Robert Harris, James Maxwell, William Fox, Colin Prockter, Christopher Ellison, Preston Lockwood ..
Directed by: Caspar Wrede, Casper Wrede
Release date: 1974-12-06
Best Action Movies of 1974 : Kung Fu Killers
38.

Kung Fu Killers

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Australian stuntman Grant Page travels to Hong Kong to find Bruce Lee's successor and looks at the cultural phenomenon that Asian martial arts has become in the West. He talks to actors such as Angela Mao, Stuart Whitman and George Lazenby - who were all making movies in Hong Kong at the time - and fights Carter Wong twice.

Starring: Grant Page, Angela Mao Ying, George Lazenby, Stuart Whitman, Carter Wong, Lawrence Lee, June Rhee, Bruce Lee, André E. Morgan, Chuck Norris ..
Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Release date: 1974-01-01
39.

'Gator Bait

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

Desirée lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. After an accident involving Deputy Billy and a friend, the Sheriff, Deputy and a family of locals go after Desirée. Soon the hunters become the hunted as she exacts her revenge for their violence against her family.

Starring: Claudia Jennings, Sam Gilman, Douglas Dirkson, Clyde Ventura, Don Baldwin, Bill Thurman, Janit Baldwin, Tracy Sebastian, Ben Sebastian ..
Directed by: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian
Release date: 1974-10-12
40.

The Arena

2.9
5.2/10 IMDB

Female gladiators fight to the death. Inspired by the story of Spartacus, follow the adventures of a bevy of slave girls who, upon finding themselves thrust into the gladiator ring, mount a vicious rebellion to fight their way to freedom.

Starring: Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Lucretia Love, Paul Müller, Daniele Vargas, Maria Pia Conte, Rosalba Neri, Marie Louise Sinclair, Vassili Karis, Silvio Laurenzi ..
Directed by: Steve Carver
Release date: 1974-03-13
Best Action Movies of 1974 : Ride in a Pink Car
41.

Ride in a Pink Car

2.9
5.8/10 IMDB

A man, thought to be dead, returns to his hometown in Florida. He finds his wife re-married and the town now ruled by corrupt forces.

Starring: Glenn Corbett, John Carroll, Erni Benet, William Kerwin, Lennie Dee, Edward Faulkner, Big John Hamilton, Ivy Jones, Bill Thurman, Doug Vance ..
Directed by: Robert J. Emery
Release date: 1974-06-21
Best Action Movies of 1974 : Shoot First, Die Later
42.

Shoot First, Die Later

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Luc Merenda gives the performance of his career as a highly regarded police detective who is taking syndicate money in exchange for departmental favors. His father, a simple man, also works for the department but on a lower rung; he isn't jealous of his son, but rather proud of him, little knowing that he's a crooked cop. A series of events leads the young detective to ask his father for a favor (he wants a certain police report that is desired by the syndicate) and it doesn't take long for the detective's father to realize his son is on the take... which leads to numerous complications.

Starring: Luc Merenda, Richard Conte, Delia Boccardo, Raymond Pellegrin, Gianni Santuccio, Vittorio Caprioli, Aldo Valletti, Lella Cattaneo ..
Directed by: Fernando Di Leo
Release date: 1974-07-12
43.

The Trial of Billy Jack

2.8
4.5/10 IMDB

After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The utopian existence of the school is characterized by everything ranging from "yoga sports" to muckracking journalism. The diverse student population airs scathing political exposes on their privately owned television station. The narrow-minded townspeople have different ideas about their brand of liberalism. Billy Jack is released and things heat up for the school. Students are threatened and abused and the Native Americans in the neighboring village are taunted and mistreated. After Billy Jack undergoes a vision quest, the governor and the police plot to permanently put an end to their liberal shenanigans, leaving it up to Billy Jack to save the day.

Starring: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Victor Izay, Teresa Kelly, Sara Lane, Geo Anne Sosa, Riley Hill, Sparky Watt, Gus Greymountain, Sacheen Littlefeather ..
Directed by: Tom Laughlin
Release date: 1974-11-13
Best Action Movies of 1974 : Trapped Beneath the Sea
44.

Trapped Beneath the Sea

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Based on an incident that occurred off the coast of Florida in 1973, this film tells the story of four men who find themselves trapped in a mini-submarine in the ocean depths.

Starring: Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, Joshua Bryant, Paul Michael Glaser, Barra Grant, Warren J. Kemmerling, Cliff Potts, Laurie Prange, Phillip R. Allen ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1974-10-22
Best Action Movies of 1974 : Call Me Dragon
45.

Call Me Dragon

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

Golden Sand City is filled with brothels and casinos funded by drug lord Yim Kung Ho (evil Mr. Yem) and policed by the iron fist of his henchman Panther (Leopard Head). Vigilantes Inspector Big Dragon (Bruce Liang), Little Mouse, and Black Cat plan to bring Yum Kung Ho and his evil empire to its knees, but face fierce opposition in the deadly Panther, who has the stolen pearls sought after by Big Dragon and his new ally Mei Ling.

Starring: Bruce Leung Siu-Lung, Yasuaki Kurata, Wong Wan-Si, Chiang Nan, Mang Hoi, Dean Shek, Cham Siu-Hung, Peter Chen Lau, Siu Loi Chow, Fong Yuen ..
Directed by: Ng See-Yuen
Release date: 1974-09-19
46.

The Internecine Project

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

Former secret agent Robert Elliot (Coburn) will be promoted to government advisor. In order to make sure no-one will ever know about his dirty past.

Starring: James Coburn, Lee Grant, Harry Andrews, Ian Hendry, Michael Jayston, Christiane Krüger, Keenan Wynn, Terence Alexander, Julian Glover, Philip Anthony ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1974-07-24
Best Action Movies of 1974 : The Super Cops
47.

The Super Cops

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin".

Starring: Ron Leibman, David Selby, Sheila Frazier, Pat Hingle, Barton Heyman, Dan Frazer, Joseph Sirola, Arny Freeman, Bernard Kates, Alex Colon ..
Directed by: Gordon Parks
Release date: 1974-03-20
48.

Caged Heat

2.7
5.3/10 IMDB

A young woman is convicted on drug offenses and sent to a women's penitentiary run by a repressed and oppressive female warden. When the prison's sadistic doctor begins conducting illegal "therapeutic" experiments on the inmates, the ladies plot their revenge.

Starring: Juanita Brown, Roberta Collins, Erica Gavin, Ella Reid, Cheryl Smith, Warren Miller, Barbara Steele, Crystin Sinclaire, Mickey Fox, Toby Carr Rafelson ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1974-04-19
Best Action Movies of 1974 : Trapped
49.

Trapped

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A man is accidentally locked in a department store overnight and finds himself held at bay by six vicious Doberman guard dogs.

Starring: James Brolin, Susan Clark, Earl Holliman, Robert Hooks, Bob Hastings, Ivy Jones, Tammy Harrington ..
Directed by: Frank De Felitta
Release date: 1974-06-13
50.

Black Eye

2.7
5.5/10 IMDB

An ex-police officer operating a private detective business comes face to face with a syndicate-backed dope ring.

Starring: Fred Williamson, Rosemary Forsyth, Teresa Graves, Floy Dean, Richard Anderson, Cyril Delevanti, Richard X. Slattery, Larry D. Mann, Bret Morrison, Frank Ashmore ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1974-05-17

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