Best Adventure Movies of 1975

1.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

6.5
8.2/10 IMDB

King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black Knight who, despite having had all his limbs chopped off, insists he can still fight. They reach Camelot, but Arthur decides not to enter, as "it is a silly place".

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Connie Booth, Carol Cleveland, Neil Innes, Bee Duffell ..
Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Release date: 1975-05-25
2.

Jaws

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey Kramer, Susan Backlinie, Jonathan Filley, Chris Rebello ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1975-06-18
3.

The Man Who Would Be King

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.

Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey, Doghmi Larbi, Jack May, Karroom Ben Bouih, Mohammad Shamsi, Albert Moses, Paul Antrim ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1975-12-03
4.

The Eiger Sanction

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee, Jack Cassidy, Heidi Brühl, Thayer David, Reiner Schöne, Michael Grimm, Jean-Pierre Bernard, Brenda Venus ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1975-05-21
5.

The Wind and the Lion

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers, and the attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.

Starring: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith, John Huston, Geoffrey Lewis, Simon Harrison, Polly Gottesman, Steve Kanaly, Vladek Sheybal, Nadim Sawalha ..
Directed by: John Milius
Release date: 1975-05-22
6.

The Great Waldo Pepper

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.

Starring: Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Lewis, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin, Edward Herrmann, Philip Bruns, Margot Kidder, Roderick Cook, Kelly Jean Peters ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1975-03-13
7.

Breakout

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Robert Duvall, Jill Ireland, Randy Quaid, Sheree North, John Huston, Jorge Moreno, Emilio Fernández, Paul Mantee, Alan Vint ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1975-05-21
8.

Bite the Bullet

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, Sam Clayton and Luke Matthews. All those individualists will learn to respect each other.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen, Jan-Michael Vincent, Dabney Coleman, Sally Kirkland, Buddy Van Horn, Jean Willes ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1975-09-26
9.

Royal Flash

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself as a bogus Prussian nobleman to woo a beautiful duchess. But the half-baked plan quickly comes unraveled, and he's soon on the run from several new enemies who are all calling for the rapscallion's head.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Florinda Bolkan, Oliver Reed, Tom Bell, Joss Ackland, Christopher Cazenove, Henry Cooper, Lionel Jeffries, Alastair Sim ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1975-10-10
10.

The Wilby Conspiracy

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van Niekirk and visiting British engineer Jim Keogh, he heads for Capetown where he hopes to recover a stash of diamonds, meant to finance revolutionary activities, that he had entrusted to a dentist before his incarceration. Along the way, they are followed by Major Horn of the South African State security bureau and it becomes apparent that he has no intention of arresting them until they reach their final destination

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson, Prunella Gee, Saeed Jaffrey, Persis Khambatta, Rijk de Gooyer, Rutger Hauer, Patrick Allen, Joe De Graft ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1975-02-01

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