Best Adventure Movies of 1974

1.

The Man with the Golden Gun

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A golden bullet has 007 engraved on it as it smashes into the secret service headquarters. The bullet came from the professional killer Scaramanga who has yet to miss a target and James Bond begins a mission to try and stop him.

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.

Airport 1975

3.7
5.7/10 IMDB

"Something hit us...the crew is dead...help us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the nerve chilling sequel to the greatest disaster movie ever made.

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
3.

The Four Musketeers

3.6
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
4.

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Two lovers, driving their Dodge Charger, are ruthlessly chased by the police after robbing a grocery store.

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
5.

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
6.

McQ

3.3
6.3/10 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
7.

The Island at the Top of the World

3.2
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 Iwamatsu, David Gwillim, Agneta Eckemyr, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Gunnar Öhlund, Lasse Kolstad, Erik Silju ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1974-01-01
8.

The Arena

3.2
5.3/10 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
9.

Gold

3.1
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
Best Adventure Movies of 1974 : The Cay
10.

The Cay

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

When Young Phillip is separated form his mother and found by a black man named Timothy and his cat Stewcat, Phillip becomes blind and they all end up on an island. Will they survive or will they die?

Starring: James Earl Jones, Alfred Lutter ..
Directed by: Patrick Garland
Release date: 1974-10-24

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