Best Adventure Movies of 1974

1.

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 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
2.

The Four Musketeers

4.8
7.0/10 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
3.

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
4.

Harry and Tonto

4.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, Harry and his beloved cat Tonto begin a journey across the United States, visiting his children, seeing a world he never seemed to have the time to see before, making new friends, and saying goodbye to old friends.

Starring: Art Carney, Herbert Berghof, Ellen Burstyn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Larry Hagman, Chief Dan George, Melanie Mayron, Philip Bruns, Josh Mostel, Arthur Hunnicutt ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1974-08-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1974 : Benji
5.

Benji

3.9
6.1/10 IMDB

Benji is a stray who has nonetheless worked his way into the hearts of a number of the townspeople, who give him food and attention whenever he stops by. His particular favorites are a pair of children who feed and play with him against the wishes of their parents. When the children are kidnapped, however, the parents and the police are at a loss to find them. Only Benji can track them down, but will he be in time? If he can save the day, he may just find the permanent home he's been longing for.

Starring: Patsy Garrett, Allen Fiuzat, Cynthia Smith, Peter Breck, Frances Bavier, Terry Carter, Edgar Buchanan, Tom Lester, Christopher Connelly, Deborah Walley ..
Directed by: Joe Camp
Release date: 1974-10-17
Best Adventure Movies of 1974 : Swallows and Amazons
6.

Swallows and Amazons

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the Amazon, and the scene is set for serious rivalry.

Starring: Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser, Suzanna Hamilton, Simon West, Sophie Neville, Stephen Grendon, Kit Seymour, Lesley Bennett, Brenda Bruce, Mike Pratt ..
Directed by: Claude Whatham
Release date: 1974-06-01
7.

The Land That Time Forgot

3.6
5.7/10 IMDB

During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.

Starring: Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon, Keith Barron, Anthony Ainley, Godfrey James, Bobby Parr, Declan Mulholland, Colin Farrell, Ben Howard ..
Directed by: Kevin Connor
Release date: 1974-08-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1974 : The City That Forgot About Christmas
8.

The City That Forgot About Christmas

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A young boy's grandfather tells him the story of a city that forgot about Christmas until a carpenter named Matthew comes to town and teaches the children about Christmas, much to the chagrin of the Mayor and his cronies.

Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Charles Nelson Reilly, Louis Nye, Casey Kasem ..
Release date: 1974-12-01
9.

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

3.5
6.7/10 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
10.

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

When several young girls are found dead, left hideously aged and void of blood, Dr Marcus suspects vampirism. He enlists the help of the Vampire Hunter. Mysterious and powerful, Kronos has dedicated his life to destroying the evil pestilence. Once a victim of its diabolical depravity, he knows the vampire's strengths and weaknesses as well as the extreme dangers attached to confronting the potent forces of darkness.

Starring: Horst Janson, John Cater, Caroline Munro, John Carson, Shane Briant, Lois Daine, Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham, William Hobbs, Brian Tully ..
Directed by: Brian Clemens
Release date: 1974-04-07

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