Best Crime Movies of 1972

1.

The Getaway

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Al Lettieri, Sally Struthers, Slim Pickens, Richard Bright, Jack Dodson, Dub Taylor, Bo Hopkins ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1972-09-20
2.

The Mechanic

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Arthur Bishop is a veteran hit man who, owing to his penchant for making his targets' deaths seem like accidents, thinks himself an artist. It's made him very rich, but as he hits middle age, he's so depressed and lonely that he takes on one of his victim's sons, Steve McKenna, as his apprentice. Arthur puts him through a rigorous training period and brings him on several hits. As Steven improves, Arthur worries that he'll discover who killed his father.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Jill Ireland, Tak Kubota, Keenan Wynn, Frank De Kova, Linda Ridgeway, James Davidson, Lindsay Crosby, Steve Cory ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1972-10-06
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : The Hound of the Baskervilles
3.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

US TV version of the classic Sherlock Holmes story

Starring: Stewart Granger, Bernard Fox, William Shatner, Anthony Zerbe, Sally Ann Howes ..
Directed by: Barry Crane
Release date: 1972-02-12
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : Queen Bee's Challenge
4.

Queen Bee's Challenge

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

When two Girl Bosses fight each other over territory, their enmity is difficult to solve - they are equals in looks, strength, determination, and power of their respective girl gangs. So, the way is open to a mischievous Yakuza Boss who invites them for a peaceful way to decide their feud: a sexual challenge for him to decide who is the better Girl Boss. Trapped, both are subject to the man's lust and sadistic assaults. They escape by joining forces against the yakuza gang, though it costs one of the young women her life - when she was friends already with her former enemy.

Starring: Reiko Ike, Chiyoko Kazama, Takashi Fujiki, Asao Koike, Miki Sugimoto, Ichirô Araki, Mikiko Asamatsu ..
Directed by: Norifumi Suzuki
Release date: 1972-02-03
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : The Manhunter
5.

The Manhunter

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A professional hunter is brought in to track a bank robbery suspect through a Louisiana swamp, and winds up getting romantically involved with the suspect's wife.

Starring: Roy Thinnes, Sandra Dee, Albert Salmi, William Smith, Royal Dano, Sorrell Booke, David Brian, Madeleine Sherwood, Madlyn Rhue ..
Directed by: Don Taylor
Release date: 1972-03-20
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : Snow Job
6.

Snow Job

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

A famous skier, his mistress and a ski instructor rob a bank in the Alps and hide the loot in a crevasse.

Starring: Jean-Claude Killy, Danièle Gaubert, Cliff Potts, Vittorio De Sica, Lelio Luttazzi, Delia Boccardo, Umberto D'Orsi, Giancarlo Prete, Gigi Ballista ..
Directed by: George Englund
Release date: 1972-02-02
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : The Strangers In 7A
7.

The Strangers In 7A

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

Andy Griffith plays a philandering apartment house manager who picks up a pretty young girl (Suzanne Hildur) in a bar. He takes her home, whereupon the girl's male cronies show up armed with guns. Griffith and his wife (Ida Lupino) are held hostage by the crooks, who plan to use the apartment as headquarters while they pull off a big robbery. Director Paul Wendkos stages the action essentially from the victim's point of view; we see only what they see, and are kept guessing as to the full details of the crime and the ultimate fate of the hostages. Based on a novel by Fielden Farrington, The Strangers in 7A was first telecast on November 14th, 1972 as a CBS Movie of the Week.

Starring: Andy Griffith, Ida Lupino, James A. Watson, Jr, Tim McIntire, Susanne Hildur, Connie Sawyer, Victoria Carroll, Victoria Carroll, Squire Fridell, Virginia Vincent ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1972-11-24
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : Black Gunn
8.

Black Gunn

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang syndicate his brother has attacked and robbed. Their involvements lead to a breathless race course chase, the destruction of a dopepusher and a violent waterfront climax.

Starring: Jim Brown, Martin Landau, Brenda Sykes, Luciana Paluzzi, Vida Blue, Stephen McNally, Keefe Brasselle, William Campbell, Bernie Casey, Gary Conway ..
Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis
Release date: 1972-12-20
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : Crime Boss
9.

Crime Boss

2.4
4.7/10 IMDB

Hit man Antonio Mancuso travels to Italy to make the big time. He meets and befriends Mafia boss Don Vincenzo. Mancurso becomes part of the organization and the more he gets to know Vincenzo the more he wants his job but Mancurso will learn that success can come at a severe cost.

Starring: Telly Savalas, Antonio Sabàto, Paola Tedesco, Giuliano Persico, Guido Lollobrigida, Nino Dal Fabbro, Sergio Rossi, Sergio Tramonti ..
Directed by: Alberto De Martino
Release date: 1972-08-08
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : Something to Hide
10.

Something to Hide

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

A man having marital problems with his shrewish wife picks up a young, pretty and pregnant hitchhiker. Before he knows it, he's in over his head and mixed up in violence and murder.

Starring: Peter Finch, Shelley Winters, Colin Blakely, Linda Hayden, John Stride, Harold Goldblatt, Rosemarie Dunham, Helen Fraser, Jack Shepherd, Graham Crowden ..
Directed by: Alastair Reid
Release date: 1972-01-01

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