Best Adventure Movies of 1972

1.

Deliverance

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Ed Ramey, Billy Redden, Seamon Glass, Randall Deal, Bill McKinney, Herbert 'Cowboy' Coward ..
Directed by: John Boorman
Release date: 1972-07-30
2.

Jeremiah Johnson

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.

Starring: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee, Joaquin Martinez, Allyn Ann McLerie, Stefan Gierasch, Richard Angarola, Paul Benedict, Charles Tyner ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1972-09-10
3.

The Cowboys

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job under Andersen's tutelage; however, neither Andersen nor the boys know that a gang of cattle thieves is stalking them.

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst, Alfred Barker Jr., Nicolas Beauvy, Steve Benedict, Robert Carradine, Norman Howell, Stephen R. Hudis ..
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Release date: 1972-01-13
4.

The Poseidon Adventure

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Jack Albertson, Leslie Nielsen, Pamela Sue Martin ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1972-12-01
5.

Silent Running

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes, most of the crew of the Valley Forge rejoice at the prospect of going home. Not so for botanist Freeman Lowell who loves the forest and its creatures, so decides to take matters into his own hands to protect what he loves.

Starring: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint, Steven Brown, Mark Persons, Cheryl Sparks ..
Directed by: Douglas Trumbull
Release date: 1972-03-09
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6.

Kung Fu

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

After avenging the death of his teacher, a Shaolin monk flees China to the American West and helps people while being pursued by bounty hunters.

Starring: David Carradine, Barry Sullivan, Wayne Maunder, Keye Luke, Albert Salmi, James Hong, David Chow ..
Directed by: Jerry Thorpe
Release date: 1972-02-22
7.

Chato's Land

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A posse pursues Pardon Chato (Charles Bronson) a mestizo indian after he killed a US marshal in self-defense. As they get deeper into Indian territory, just who is hunting who.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland, Ralph Waite, Richard Jordan, Victor French, Sonia Rangan, Roddy McMillan, Lee Patterson ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1972-01-01
8.

Young Winston

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.

Starring: Robert Shaw, Anne Bancroft, Simon Ward, Jack Hawkins, Ian Holm, Anthony Hopkins, Edward Woodward, John Mills, Patrick Magee, James Cosmo ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1972-07-20
9.

Shaft's Big Score!

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo, Kathy Imrie, Wally Taylor, Julius Harris, Rosalind Miles, Joe Santos, Angelo Nazzo ..
Directed by: Gordon Parks
Release date: 1972-06-08
10.

Dr. Phibes Rises Again

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

Starring: Vincent Price, Robert Quarry, Valli Kemp, Hugh Griffith, John Thaw, Keith Buckley, Lewis Fiander, Gerald Sim, Milton Reid, Peter Jeffrey ..
Directed by: Robert Fuest
Release date: 1972-07-01

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