Best Action Movies of 1974


Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

7.1/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1974 : Girl Boss: Diamond Showdown

Girl Boss: Diamond Showdown

6.8/10 IMDB

Keiko Aizawa a vengeance-crazed vixen sets out on a journey to avenge the death of her older sister.

Starring: Reiko Ike, Mitsuko Aoi, Katsumasa Uchida ..
Directed by: Ikuo Sekimoto
Release date: 1974-01-15
Best Action Movies of 1974 : The Take

The Take

5.4/10 IMDB

A policeman in New Mexico takes payoff money but still manages to go after a racketeer.

Starring: Billy Dee Williams, Eddie Albert, Frankie Avalon, Sorrell Booke, Tracy Reed, Albert Salmi, Vic Morrow, A Martinez, James Luisi, Kathrine Baumann ..
Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis
Release date: 1974-05-01

Caravan to Vaccarès

4.4/10 IMDB

American Neil Bowman is traveling through France when he meets British photographer Lila. They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But they soon realize that the job is not a cushy number, and have to deal with a gang of kidnappers who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the scientist

Starring: Charlotte Rampling, David Birney, Michael Lonsdale, Marcel Bozzuffi, Michael Bryant, Serge Marquand, Marianne Eggerickx, Françoise Brion, Vania Vilers, Manitas De Plata ..
Directed by: Geoffrey Reeve
Release date: 1974-08-08
Best Action Movies of 1974 : Golden Needles

Golden Needles

5.2/10 IMDB

An ancient Asian statue with the power to grant health and long life via secret acupuncture points is being pursued by a wealthy criminal, but his plans are put in peril when a slovenly detective is tasked with protecting the relic.

Starring: Richard Ng, Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Ashley, Ann Sothern, Burgess Meredith, Jim Kelly, Roy Chiao, Frances Fong ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1974-07-17


7.0/10 IMDB

Long-nosed Cyrano de Begerac helps an army officer woo Roxanne, the woman he loves in this animated version of Edmond Rostand's play.

Starring: José Ferrer, Joan Van Ark, Victor Garber, Jane Connell, Martyn Green, Kurt Kasznar, Alan Oppenheimer, John Stephenson ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1974-03-06
Best Action Movies of 1974 : Thunder County

Thunder County

3.5/10 IMDB

Four women escape from a prison and wind up stranded in a swamp with a lecherous redneck after them. Meanwhile, an federal agent tracks a ring of heroin smugglers through the same swamp.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Ted Cassidy, Chris Robinson, Carol Locatell, Anya Ormsby, Deedee Bradley, Phyllis Robinson, Buddy Desaro ..
Directed by: Chris Robinson
Release date: 1974-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1974 : The Chinese Mack

The Chinese Mack

6.2/10 IMDB

Real-life Triad leader and Hong Kong action star Chan Wai-Man headlines The Chinese Mack, a fight-filled martial arts slug-fest from the golden year of 1974! In the scenic countryside, an expert kung fu student is taught the deadly art of the “death blows.” With his schooling finished, he heads to the big city to earn his fortune. But when he’s seduced by the sins of the flesh, he’ll have to battle his way out of the darkness.

Starring: Chan Wei-Min, Travador Ramos, Wu Chin, Lee Fung Lang ..
Directed by: Herman Hsu
Release date: 1974-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1974 : Hot and Naked

Hot and Naked

4.6/10 IMDB

A 1974 French erotic and action film.

Starring: Bob Asklöf, Jean-Michel Dhermay, Marie-Georges Pascal, Jacqueline Laurent, Anne Kerylen ..
Directed by: Guy Maria
Release date: 1974-04-10

Men of the Dragon

7.5/10 IMDB

Two men and a woman, all friends and martial arts experts, visit Hong Kong, where they grew up. When the woman disappears, the men find out that she has been kidnapped by white slavers, and find themselves battling a gang of kung-fu killers in an attempt to rescue their friend.

Starring: Jared Martin, Katie Saylor, Robert Ito, Joseph Wiseman, Bill Jervis, David Chow, Hsai Ho Lan, Lee Tit War, Bobbie To, Mang Sheen Chiou ..
Directed by: Harry Falk
Release date: 1974-03-20

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