Best Crime Movies of 1975

1.

Dog Day Afternoon

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny's motives for the robbery are slowly revealed and things become more complicated, the heist turns into a media circus.

Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, James Broderick, William Bogert, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar, Beulah Garrick, Carol Kane ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet, Z-Dogg
Release date: 1975-09-21
2.

The Return of the Pink Panther

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

The famous Pink Panther jewel has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and utilises all of his resources – himself and his Asian manservant – to reveal the identity of 'The Phantom'.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell, Herbert Lom, Peter Arne, Peter Jeffrey, Grégoire Aslan, David Lodge, Graham Stark, Eric Pohlmann ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1975-05-21
3.

French Connection II

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseilles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson, Philippe Léotard, Ed Lauter, Charles Millot, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Cathleen Nesbitt, Samantha Llorens, André Penvern ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1975-05-18
4.

Night Moves

4.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her daughter. Harry travels to Florida to find her, but he begins to see a connection between the runaway girl, the world of Hollywood stuntmen, and a suspicious mechanic when an unsolved murder comes to light.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, Harris Yulin, Kenneth Mars, Janet Ward, James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Anthony Costello, John Crawford ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1975-06-11
5.

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
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6.

The Legend of Lizzie Borden

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Katherine Helmond, Fionnula Flanagan, Ed Flanders, Don Porter, Fritz Weaver, Bonnie Bartlett, Helen Craig, Hayden Rorke, Gloria Stuart ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1975-02-10
7.

Farewell, My Lovely

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

LA private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) is hired by ex-con Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend. While also investigating the murder of a client and the theft of a jade necklace, Marlowe becomes entangled with seductress Helen Grayle (Charlotte Rampling) and discovers a web of dark secrets that are better left hidden. Soaked in 1940s period detail, Farewell, My Lovely is a neo noir remake of the 1944 film but it follows the original Raymond Chandler's novel more closely.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, Sylvia Miles, John Ireland, Anthony Zerbe, Harry Dean Stanton, Jimmy Thompson, Joe Spinell, Sylvester Stallone, Kate Murtagh ..
Directed by: Dick Richards
Release date: 1975-08-08
8.

Let's Do It Again

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are a couple of blue-collar workers in Atlanta who have promised to raise funds for their fraternal order, the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. However, their method for raising the money involves travelling to New Orleans and rigging a boxing match.

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Calvin Lockhart, John Amos, Jimmie Walker, Ossie Davis, Denise Nicholas, Lee Chamberlin ..
Directed by: Sidney Poitier
Release date: 1975-10-11
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9.

Rumpole of the Bailey

3.7
8.3/10 IMDB

An irreverent barrister chooses to defend a young Jamaican boy accused of stabbing on the same day his only son leaves for college in America.

Starring: Leo McKern, Herbert Norville, Joyce Heron, David Yelland, Noel Willman, Artro Morris, George Sweeney, Vernon Dobtcheff, Peter Spraggon ..
Directed by: John Gorrie
Release date: 1975-12-16
10.

Boss Nigger

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Two black bounty hunters ride into a small town out West in pursuit of an outlaw. They discover that the town has no sheriff, and soon take over that position, much against the will of the mostly white townsfolk.

Starring: Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, R. G. Armstrong, Barbara Leigh, William Smith, Don Barry, Carmen Hayward, Carmen Zapata, Bruce Gordon, Ben Zeller ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1975-08-17

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