Best Adventure Movies of 1970


The Aristocats

7.1/10 IMDB

When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children—Bonfamille’s beloved family of cats—the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the legatees, leaving them out on a country road. All seems lost until the wily Thomas O’Malley Cat and his jazz-playing alley cats come to the aristocats’ rescue.

Starring: Phil Harris, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers, Eva Gabor, Paul Winchell, Lord Tim Hudson, Vito Scotti, Thurl Ravenscroft, Dean Clark, Liz English ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1970-12-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Little Big Man

Little Big Man

7.5/10 IMDB

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam, Richard Mulligan, Jeff Corey, Aimée Eccles, William Hickey, Jesse Vint, Alan Oppenheimer ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1970-12-14

Kelly's Heroes

7.6/10 IMDB

A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor, Donald Sutherland, Gavin MacLeod, Hal Buckley, Stuart Margolin, Jeff Morris, Richard Davalos ..
Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
Release date: 1970-06-22

Two Mules for Sister Sara

7.0/10 IMDB

When a wandering mercenary named Hogan rescues a nun called Sister Sara from the unwanted attentions of a band of rogues on the Mexican plains, he has no idea what he has let himself in for. Their chance encounter results in the blowing up of a train and a French garrison, as well as igniting a spark between them that survives a shocking discovery.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Clint Eastwood, Alberto Morin, John Kelly, Enrique Lucero, David Povall, Ada Carrasco, Pancho Córdova, José Chávez, Armando Silvestre ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1970-03-02

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

7.0/10 IMDB

Holmes and Dr. Watson take on the case of a beautiful woman whose husband has vanished. The investigation proves strange indeed, involving six missing midgets, villainous monks, a Scottish castle, the Loch Ness monster, and covert naval experiments.

Starring: Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, Geneviève Page, Christopher Lee, Tamara Toumanova, Clive Revill, Irene Handl, Mollie Maureen, Stanley Holloway, Catherine Lacey ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1970-10-29

Beneath the Planet of the Apes

6.0/10 IMDB

The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission discovers a planet ruled by apes, and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Starring: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison, Charlton Heston, Paul Richards, David Watson, Thomas Gomez, Victor Buono, James Gregory ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1970-04-23

A Man Called Horse

6.8/10 IMDB

In 1825, English peer Lord John Morgan is cast adrift in the American West. Captured by Sioux Indians, Morgan is at first targeted for quick extinction, but the tribesmen sense that he is worthy of survival. He eventually passes the many necessary tests that will permit him to become a member of the tribe.

Starring: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon, Manu Tupou, Corinna Tsopei, Dub Taylor, James Gammon, William Jordan, Eddie Little Sky, Michael Baseleon ..
Directed by: Elliot Silverstein
Release date: 1970-05-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Karlson Returns

Karlson Returns

8.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Vasiliy Livanov, Klara Rumyanova, Faina Ranevskaya ..
Directed by: Boris Stepantsev
Release date: 1970-06-06

The Phantom Tollbooth

6.7/10 IMDB

The Phantom Tollbooth, based upon the children's adventure novel by Norton Juster, tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo. Unexpectedly receiving a magic tollbooth and, having nothing better to do, Milo drives through it and enters a kingdom in turmoil following the loss of its princesses, Rhyme and Reason.

Starring: Butch Patrick, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Candy Candido, Hans Conried, June Foray, Patti Gilbert, Shepard Menken, Cliff Norton, Larry Thor ..
Directed by: Abe Levitow, David Monahan, Chuck Jones, Dave Monahan
Release date: 1970-11-07

El Condor

6.0/10 IMDB

Luke, an escaped convict, and Jaroo, a loner gold prospector, team up with a band of Apache Indians in 19th century Mexico to capture a large, heavily armed fortress for the millions -- or billions -- of dollars in gold that are rumored to be stored within. Written by Brian C. Madsen

Starring: Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Patrick O'Neal, Marianna Hill, Elisha Cook Jr., Iron Eyes Cody, Imogen Hassall, Gustavo Rojo, Florencio Amarilla, Julio Peña ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1970-06-19

The Hawaiians

6.1/10 IMDB

A wanderer returns home only to find political turmoil, disease and romantic difficulties.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Tina Chen, Geraldine Chaplin, Mako, John Phillip Law, Alec McCowen, Don Knight, Miko Mayama, Virginia Ann Lee, Chris Robinson ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1970-06-17
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : You Can't Win 'Em All

You Can't Win 'Em All

5.7/10 IMDB

During the 1922 Turkish Civil War, two Americans and a group of foreign mercenaries offer their services to a local Turkish governor who hires them as guards for a secret transport.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Michèle Mercier, Patrick Magee, Grégoire Aslan, Fikret Hakan, Horst Janson, Leo Gordon, John Alderson, Tony Bonner ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1970-07-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : The Great Santa Claus Switch

The Great Santa Claus Switch

7.8/10 IMDB

Santa Claus and his elves are ready to deliver presents to children everywhere but Cosmo Scam has hatched a plan to kidnap Santa and take his place! One by one, Cosmo abducts Santa's elves and replaces them with his evil henchmen. Can Fred the Elf save Christmas before Cosmo burglarizes the world?

Starring: Jim Henson, Art Carney, Ed Sullivan, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Fran Brill, John Lovelady, Richard Hunt, Marilyn Sokol ..
Directed by: John Moffitt
Release date: 1970-12-05

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

5.1/10 IMDB

An ancient tribe attempts to sacrifice Sanna as an offering to the Sun god to save their tribe from dinosaurs. Tara, a young man from another tribe, saves Sanna and takes her along with him.

Starring: Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen, Drewe Henley, Sean Caffrey, Magda Konopka, Imogen Hassall, Patrick Holt, Jan Rossini, Carol Hawkins ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1970-10-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Darker Than Amber

Darker Than Amber

6.2/10 IMDB

Professional beach bum and 'knight errant' Travis McGee goes up against psychotic body-builder Terry Bartell. McGee pulls out all the stops when he joins a Caribbean cruise to bring the killer to justice.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Theodore Bikel, Suzy Kendall, Ahna Capri, William Smith, Janet MacLachlan, Robert Phillips, Jane Russell, James Booth, Oswaldo Calvo ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1970-08-14


5.2/10 IMDB

Four friends are attacked by a demon while on a picnic, due to possession of a tome of mystic information, and find themselves pitched into a world of evil that overlaps our own.

Starring: Edward Connell, Barbara Hewitt, Jack Woods, Frank Bonner, Robin Christopher, James Phillips, Fritz Leiber Jr., Patrick Burke, Sharon Gray, Louis Clayton ..
Directed by: Jack Woods, Mark Thomas McGee, Dennis Muren
Release date: 1970-10-01

Hercules in New York

3.3/10 IMDB

Hercules is sent from Mount Olympus to modern-day Manhattan, where he takes up professional wrestling before getting mixed up with a gang of mobsters.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Deborah Loomis, Taina Elg, James Karen, Arnold Stang, Rudy Bond, Ernest Graves, Tanny McDonald, Merwin Goldsmith, Richard Herd ..
Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Release date: 1970-02-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : The Wild Country

The Wild Country

6.2/10 IMDB

Uprooted from their comfortable home in Pennsylvania, James and Kate Tanner, along with their sons, Virgil and Andy, journey to the wild country of 1890s Wyoming to become farmers. Soon, they come face-to-face with tornadoes, bears and wolves. But through the hardships their love for each other endures, even when a local rancher sees the newcomers as "squatters" on his land, and will stop at nothing – including murder – to drive them out.

Starring: Steve Forrest, Vera Miles, Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Jack Elam, Frank De Kova, Morgan Woodward, Dub Taylor, Woody Chambliss, Karl Swenson ..
Directed by: Robert Totten
Release date: 1970-12-16
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : King of the Grizzlies

King of the Grizzlies

5.6/10 IMDB

Moki, a Cree Indian, is made foreman of a sprawling cattle ranch owned by his former army commander. But he carries with him through life the lore of his own people. When he rescues a bear cub, Wahb, he feels a mystical connection between himself and the magnificent creature. Later, Wahb, now a 1,300-pound bear, returns from the wild to wreak havoc on the cattle ranch, and Moki must face this fearsome grizzly. This spectacular film depicts a territorial battle over a country of breathtaking beauty.

Starring: John Yesno, Chris Wiggins, Hugh Webster, Jack Van Evera, Wahb, Winston Hibler ..
Directed by: Ron Kelly
Release date: 1970-02-11

Cannon for Cordoba

5.7/10 IMDB

In 1912, during the Mexican Revolution, the border between Texas and Mexico is on flames due to savage raids by Mexican bandits who call themselves freedom fighters, so the US government entrusts to General Pershing the capture of General Héctor Córdoba, the most notorious among them.

Starring: George Peppard, Giovanna Ralli, Raf Vallone, Pete Duel, Don Gordon, Gabriele Tinti, Nico Minardos, John Larch, Francine York, John Russell ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1970-10-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : The Adventures of Gerard

The Adventures of Gerard

4.9/10 IMDB

Based on satirical short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about a vain, egotistical Etienne Gerard, a French brigadier serving during the Napoleonic Wars. He thinks he's the best soldier and lover that ever lived and intends to prove it.

Starring: Peter McEnery, Claudia Cardinale, Eli Wallach, Jack Hawkins, Mark Burns, Norman Rossington, John Neville ..
Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski
Release date: 1970-07-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Mister Jerico

Mister Jerico

6.2/10 IMDB

Con man Dudley Jerico sets out to rob corrupt millionaire Victor Rosso of his legendary Gemini diamond, but there's another operator in town who is out to con the con.

Starring: Patrick Macnee, Connie Stevens, Herbert Lom, Marty Allen, Jasmina Hilton, Peter Yapp, Bruce Boa, Joanne Dainton, Paul Darrow, Jasmina Hilton ..
Directed by: Sidney Hayers
Release date: 1970-03-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Black Water Gold

Black Water Gold

5.8/10 IMDB

A scuba team, a marine archaeologist and a Mexican historian join forces to reach the wreck of an historic Spanish galleon before a well-armed commercial expedition does.

Starring: Keir Dullea, Bradford Dillman, France Nuyen, Aron Kincaid, Ricardo Montalban, Lana Wood, Jacques Aubuchon, Paul Hampton, Stuart Tyrone ..
Directed by: Alan Landsburg
Release date: 1970-01-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again

The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again

5.6/10 IMDB

Walter Brennan is back as the clever and funny over the hill Texas Ranger Nash Crawford. This time the gang must face corruption in their own home town. The gang put their heads together to clean up their town, take back the rule of law and rehabilitate the town lush (played by Fred Astaire) along with way.

Starring: Walter Brennan, Fred Astaire, Kelly Williams, Edgar Buchanan, Chill Wills, Andy Devine, Paul Richards, Lana Wood, Parley Baer, Walter Burke ..
Directed by: George McCowan
Release date: 1970-11-16
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Strange Holiday

Strange Holiday

4.4/10 IMDB

Ten boys and a dog are shipwrecked on an island in the Pacific. After a storm they discover another boat has been shipwrecked on the island. They make friends with two of the survivors, a nurse and ship's carpenter, but discover there are three other survivors who are ruthless mutineers.

Starring: Mark Lee, Carmen Duncan, Jaeme Hamilton, Mark Healey, Jaime Massang, Van Alexander, Ross Williams, Simon Asprey, Peter Alexander, Michael Barry ..
Directed by: Mende Brown
Release date: 1970-08-28

The Adventurers

5.3/10 IMDB

The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country- a man who was his father's friend and who, in fact, his father had helped put into power. He returns from living a jet-set life in Europe to lead a revolution against the government, only to find out that things aren't quite as black and white as he'd assumed.

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Alan Badel, Candice Bergen, Thommy Berggren, Ernest Borgnine, Rossano Brazzi, Olivia de Havilland, Bekim Fehmiu, Anna Moffo, Fernando Rey ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1970-03-25

Beast of Blood

4.9/10 IMDB

A mad scientist creates a monster, but after its head is cut off, he keeps it alive in a serum he has invented.

Starring: John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall, Eddie Garcia, Liza Belmonte, Alfonso Carvajal, Bruno Punzalan, Beverly Miller ..
Directed by: Eddie Romero
Release date: 1970-05-06


4.7/10 IMDB

An expedition into the interior of Papua New Guinea comes across a tribe of ape-like people who may or may not be ancestors of early man.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Susan Clark, Roger C. Carmel, Edward Fox, Paul Hubschmid, Chips Rafferty, Alexander Knox, Pat Suzuki, Wilfrid Hyde-White, William Marshall ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1970-03-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Smoke


8.1/10 IMDB

A boy finds an injured German Shepherd Dog whom he names Smoke.

Starring: Ron Howard, Earl Holliman, Jacqueline Scott, Shug Fisher, Andy Devine, Pamelyn Ferdin, Kelly Thordsen ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1970-02-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : The Delta Factor

The Delta Factor

4.0/10 IMDB

Action-packed espionage thriller based on a book by Mickey Spillane. A man who has been framed for a large-scale robbery escapes from prison, but is caught and given a choice between returning behind bars and working for the CIA. He is enlisted to rescue a scientist from a dictator-run island, disguised as a drug dealer with another agent posing as his wife, while simultaneously plotting to prove his innocence.

Starring: Yvette Mimieux, Christopher George, Ralph Taeger, Diane McBain, Yvonne De Carlo, Ted de Corsia, Rhodes Reason, Joseph Sirola, Leslie McRay ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1970-05-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : The Boy Who Stole the Elephant

The Boy Who Stole the Elephant

7.2/10 IMDB

A frontier huckster, Colonel Ryder, and a young orphan, Davey, operate a travelling tent show. They are loaned an elephant by an old friend, Molly, who is also a rival circus owner. Davey trains the elephant and the two soon become inseparable. When the Colonel loses the elephant in gambling, Davey steals the elephant and begins a 20-mile search for Molly, the rightful owner.

Starring: Parley Baer, Whitney Blake, Walter Burke, Ernestine Clark, Tom Drake, Robert Emhardt, William Fawcett, Dabbs Greer, June Havoc, Richard Kiel ..
Directed by: Michael Caffey
Release date: 1970-09-20

The Enemy Before Us

8.1/10 IMDB

Jeff Dillon decides to revisit the scenes of his impoverished youth, and learns sadly that "you can't go home again".

Starring: Orson Welles, Anthony Franciosa, Martin Balsam ..
Directed by: Barry Shear
Release date: 1970-10-16
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Jungle Erotic

Jungle Erotic

3.7/10 IMDB

Young women have an adventure in the African jungle

Starring: Darr Poran, Carrie Rochelle, Brigitte Lahaie, Maude Carolle, Alice Marie, Pierre Chapel, Zygmunt Sulistrowski ..
Directed by: Louis Soulanes, Zygmunt Sulistrowski
Release date: 1970-11-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Trader Hornee

Trader Hornee

3.9/10 IMDB

A private detective journeys to Africa to find a legenday white gorilla. The gorilla turns out to be an escaped Nazi war criminal.

Starring: Buddy Pantsari, Julie Conners, John Alderman, Luanne Roberts, Elizabeth Knowles, Fletcher Davies, Brainerd Duffield, Deek Sills, Neal Henderson, David F. Friedman ..
Directed by: Jonathan Lucas
Release date: 1970-03-31
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : The Aquarians

The Aquarians

6.3/10 IMDB

A scientist and his team of underwater explorers search for the culprit who has stolen the world's supply of nerve gas and hidden it somewhere in the ocean.

Starring: Ricardo Montalban, José Ferrer, Leslie Nielsen, Chris Robinson, Katherine Woodville, Lawrence P. Casey, Tom Simcox, Curt Lowens, Austin Stoker, Phil Philbin ..
Directed by: Don McDougall
Release date: 1970-10-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Tarzan's Deadly Silence

Tarzan's Deadly Silence

5.6/10 IMDB

Tarzan tries to stop a bloodthirsty Colonel from taking over an African village with his soldiers of fortune. The ape-man has been rendered deaf by an exploding hand grenade, effectively limiting one of his keen senses. Tarzan relies on his telepathic powers to stop a lion. Woody Strode also appears in this film that combines two made for television episodes.

Starring: Ron Ely, Manuel Padilla Jr., Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode, Nichelle Nichols, Robert DoQui, Gregorio Acosta, Rudolph Charles ..
Directed by: Robert L. Friend
Release date: 1970-07-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Little Jungle Boy

Little Jungle Boy

5.5/10 IMDB

He was born with the animals. He was taught by the animals. He lives with the animals. He talks to the animals. A living Nature Child. Touched by the Hand of God.

Starring: Michael Pate, Rahman Rahmin, Mike Dorsey, niki huen, Noel Ferrier, Willie Fennell, Les Berryman ..
Directed by: Mende Brown
Release date: 1970-08-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Brother, Cry For Me

Brother, Cry For Me

4.7/10 IMDB

Three estranged brothers receive a mysterious letter from their late father inviting them to collect a large inheritance from an Aztec pyramid in far away Boca Nueva. Realizing that they each have a stake in their father’s fortune, the brothers become murderously competitive.

Starring: Steve Drexel, Larry Pennell, Leslie Parrish, Richard Davalos, Kim Kahana ..
Directed by: William White
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : The Moebius Flip

The Moebius Flip

0.0/10 IMDB

A science fiction fantasy on skis with spectacular glacier skiing, extraordinary acrobatics, unique optical effects, and an original score. The world's polarity is mysteriously reversed, requiring the skiers to regain the realm of normal perception by performing maneuvers inspired by the ambiguous nature of the "Moebius Strip."

Starring: Arthur Furrer, Roger Staub ..
Directed by: Roger C. Brown, Barry Corbet
Release date: 1970-01-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space

Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space

0.0/10 IMDB

The New Doctor arrives on Earth in the middle of a freak meteor shower. Faceless killer shop window dummies are coming to life and killing anything that comes into their path while Facsimiles are replacing top Military, Political and Civil leaders. The Nestene has come to invade the Earth. The convalescent Doctor teams up with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Dr. Elizabeth Shaw of UNIT to thwart the Nestine's plans even as the invasion begins.

Starring: Jon Pertwee, Caroline John, Nicholas Courtney, Hugh Burden, Hamilton Dyce, Antony Webb ..
Directed by: Derek Martinus
Release date: 1970-01-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Doctor Who and the Silurians

Doctor Who and the Silurians

0.0/10 IMDB

Investigating mysterious power failures and a death at an underground research centre, The Doctor discovers a colony of Silurians - prehistoric, intelligent reptiles who went into hibernation before man evolved. But now they have woken up, and they are prepared to wipe out mankind with a killer plague to get their planet back.

Starring: Jon Pertwee, Caroline John, Nicholas Courtney, Fulton Mackay, Norman Jones, Peter Miles, Thomasine Heiner, John Newman, Nicholas Courtney, Peter Miles ..
Directed by: Timothy Combe
Release date: 1970-03-14
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death

Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death

0.0/10 IMDB

Astronauts rescued from a mission to mars are kidnapped when they arrive back on earth. They seem to have been irradiated, and can now kill people merely by touching them. But the Doctor discovers the astronauts have been replaced with Alien ambassadors who are being forced to behave in a hostile manner. With The Doctor traveling to the alien mother ship, and Liz kidnapped, The Brigadier is left wondering who to trust.

Starring: Jon Pertwee, Caroline John, Nicholas Courtney, Ronald Allen, John Abineri, Robert Cawdron, Michael Wisher, Cheryl Molineaux, Ray Armstrong, Robert Robertson ..
Directed by: Michael Ferguson
Release date: 1970-05-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : The Mask of Sheba

The Mask of Sheba

0.0/10 IMDB

Intrigue, romance, and the customary angry natives are the major elements in this tale of a hunt for a priceless gold mask in the jungles of Ethiopia.

Starring: Eric Braeden, Stephen Young, Corinne Camacho, Walter Pidgeon, Inger Stevens, Joseph Wiseman, William Marshall, Christopher Cary, Lincoln Kilpatrick ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1970-03-09
Best Adventure Movies of 1970 : Doctor Who: Inferno

Doctor Who: Inferno

0.0/10 IMDB

Inferno is a top-secret project that involves drilling down into the crust of the Earth to unleash a new energy source. However, the Doctor, along with his assistant Liz Shaw, is concerned that this drilling will have disastrous consequences for the whole world.

Starring: Jon Pertwee, Caroline John, Nicholas Courtney, John Levene, Olaf Pooley, Christopher Benjamin, Sheila Dunn, Derek Newark, Ian Fairbairn, Walter Randall ..
Directed by: Douglas Camfield, Barry Letts
Release date: 1970-06-20

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