Best Comedy Movies of 1970

1.

The Aristocats

5.9
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: 1970-12-23
2.

Little Big Man

5.6
7.6/10 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
3.

Kelly's Heroes

5.5
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
4.

M*A*S*H

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Roger Bowen, René Auberjonois, David Arkin, Jo Ann Pflug, Gary Burghoff ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1970-01-24
5.

Catch-22

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation.

Starring: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Jack Gilford, Buck Henry, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Paula Prentiss, Orson Welles ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1970-06-24
6.

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

4.5
7.1/10 IMDB

Director Billy Wilder adds a new and intriguing twist to the personality of intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes. One thing hasn't changed however: Holmes' crime-solving talents. 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. Can the sleuths make sense of all this and solve the mystery

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
7.

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantage. He builds a house and makes money off the stagecoach passengers. Hildy, a prostitute from the nearest town, moves in with him. Hogue has everything going his way until the advent of the automobile ends the era of the stagecoach.

Starring: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner, Slim Pickens, L.Q. Jones, Strother Martin, R.G. Armstrong, Peter Whitney, Gene Evans, William Mims ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1970-05-13
8.

Hoffman

3.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A businessman blackmails his attractive young secretary into spending a weekend with him. Though he's a creep throughout, he gradually emerges as a sympathetic character.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Sinéad Cusack, Ruth Dunning, Jeremy Bulloch, David Lodge, Kay Hall, George Hilsdon, John Tatum ..
Directed by: Alvin Rakoff
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1970 : The Railway Children
9.

The Railway Children

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to on his morning train journey. Bobbie, the eldest girl, makes contact with him to try and get help for the problems they are facing. Meanwhile the children find themselves involved in several unexpected dramas on the railway

Starring: Dinah Sheridan, Bernard Cribbins, William Mervyn, Iain Cuthbertson, Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett, Gary Warren, Peter Bromilow, Ann Lancaster, Gordon Whiting ..
Directed by: Lionel Jeffries
Release date: 1970-12-21
10.

The Out of Towners

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron, Anne Meara, Robert Nichols, Ann Prentiss, Ron Carey, Philip Bruns, Graham Jarvis, Carlos Montalbán ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1970-05-28

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