Best Crime Movies of 1977

1.

The Gauntlet

4.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness from Las Vegas. The witness turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties—and incriminating information regarding a high-ranking figure.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney, Michael Cavanaugh, Carole Cook, Mara Corday, Doug McGrath, Jeff Morris ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1977-12-21
2.

Rolling Thunder

4.3
7.0/10 IMDB

A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane survives and becomes obsessed with getting revenge. Aided by his loyal friend Johnny Vohden, Rane, now wielding a hook for a hand, sets out on his mission of vengeance.

Starring: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes, James Best, Dabney Coleman, Lisa Blake Richards, Luke Askew, Paul A. Partain, Lawrason Driscoll, James Victor ..
Directed by: John Flynn
Release date: 1977-10-14
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3.

Sweeney!

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

When one of Regan's snouts complains that his girlfriend's recent suicide was murder, the flying squad detective feels compelled to investigate. He uncovers a conspiracy that reaches the heart of the government, and finds himself fitted up, suspended and under the scrutiny of Special Branch.

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster, Ian Bannen, Colin Welland, Diane Keen, Lynda Bellingham, Brian Glover, Michael Coles, Joe Melia ..
Directed by: David Wickes
Release date: 1977-01-14
4.

Desperate Living

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump.

Starring: Liz Renay, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe, Edith Massey, Mary Vivian Pearce, Jean Hill, Brook Yeaton, Karen Gerwig, Jay Allan, Al Strapelli ..
Directed by: John Waters
Release date: 1977-05-27
5.

Fun with Dick and Jane

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

Starring: George Segal, Jane Fonda, Ed McMahon, Fred Willard, Richard Gautier, Allan Miller, Hank Garcia, John Dehner, Walter Brooke, Sean Frye ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1977-03-18
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6.

The Late Show

3.4
6.9/10 IMDB

Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped pussycat.

Starring: Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy, Eugene Roche, Joanna Cassidy, John Considine, Ruth Nelson, John Davey, Howard Duff, Ethel Reschke ..
Directed by: Robert Benton
Release date: 1977-02-10
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Hunted Lady
7.

The Hunted Lady

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

An undercover policewoman finds herself framed for murder. Forced to flee for her life, she determines to clear her name and bring the real killers to justice.

Starring: Donna Mills, Lawrence P. Casey, Andrew Duggan, Alan Feinstein, Geoffrey Lewis, Michael McGuire, Jenny O'Hara, Quinn K. Redeker, Robert Reed, Will Sampson ..
Directed by: Richard Lang
Release date: 1977-11-28
8.

Fight for Your Life

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A minister dispenses justice on three convicts who take his family hostage.

Starring: Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers, Lela Small, Yvonne Ross, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Ramon Saunders, William Sanderson, Daniel Faraldo, Peter Yoshida, Bonnie Martin ..
Directed by: Robert A. Endelson
Release date: 1977-10-03
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald
9.

The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

The bizarre story behind the man accused of assassinating John F. Kennedy and what might have happened had he been brought to trial.

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Lorne Greene, Frances Lee McCain, Lawrence Pressman, Charles Robinson, George Wyner, Mo Malone, John Pleshette, Annabelle Weenick, William Jordan ..
Directed by: David Greene, Gordon Davidson
Release date: 1977-09-30
10.

Professional Foul

3.1
8.4/10 IMDB

Three philosophy professors travel to Prague for a conference. One of them, Anderson, is forced to rethink his ideas on ethics when a former student is arrested by the Czech authorities for writing about individualist approaches to morality.

Starring: Peter Barkworth, John Shrapnel, Stephen Rea, Richard O'Callaghan, Shane Rimmer, David de Keyser, Bernard Hill, Billy Hamon, Sam Kelly, Victor Langley ..
Directed by: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Release date: 1977-09-21

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