Best Crime Movies of 1977

1.

The Gauntlet

4.7
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

4.2
6.9/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : Sweeney!
3.

Sweeney!

3.7
6.8/10 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
7.0/10 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.

Telefon

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Nicolai Dalchimski, a mad KGB agent steals a notebook full of names of "sleeping" undercover KGB agents sent to the U.S. in the 1950's. These agents got their assignments under hypnosis, so they can't remember their missions until they're told a line of a Robert Frost poem. Dalchimski flees to the U.S. and starts phoning these agents who perform sabotage acts against military targets.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence, Tyne Daly, Alan Badel, Patrick Magee, Sheree North, Roy Jenson, John Mitchum, Jacqueline Scott ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1977-12-16
6.

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
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Late Show
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

Silver Bears

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his associate Prince di Siracusa, consists of some shabby offices above a restaurant. To make up for this, the Prince suggests that Fletcher invests in a silver mine owned by Shireen and Agha Firdausi. This solves one problem, but the mine also attracts the attention of some of the most powerful people in the silver business. Fletcher must pull out all his wheeler-dealing skills in order to keep hold of everything he's worked for, in the process romancing a banker's discontented wife.

Starring: Cybill Shepherd, Michael Caine, Martin Balsam, Louis Jourdan, Joss Ackland, Stéphane Audran, David Warner, Jay Leno, Tom Smothers, Tony Mascia ..
Directed by: Ivan Passer
Release date: 1977-06-03
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald
11.

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
12.

Professional Foul

3.1
8.5/10 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
13.

Assault in Paradise

3.1
5.1/10 IMDB

A Native American travels around a resort town, murdering cops and rich people with a high-powered crossbow, while demanding that the town's richest residents pay him money to stop the killings.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Deborah Raffin, James Mitchum, Stuart Whitman, John Ireland, Paul Koslo, Julienne Wells, Kim Hopkins, Arch Archambault ..
Directed by: Richard Compton
Release date: 1977-10-01
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Police Tapes
14.

The Police Tapes

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

A documentary about a police precinct in the South Bronx.

Starring: Charles Rydell, Anthony Bouza ..
Directed by: Susan Raymond, Alan Raymond
Release date: 1977-01-02
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : Final Chapter: Walking Tall
15.

Final Chapter: Walking Tall

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

This is the story of Buford Pusser's final days; not only of his life, but also as Sheriff. It seems that times are changing, and the once adoring people of Pusser's town now fear him and feel like it's time to make a change. There are also some officials who feel the same way and are using every means to get rid of Pusser.

Starring: Bo Svenson, Lurene Tuttle, Forrest Tucker, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn, Simpson Hemphill, Sandy McPeak, Logan Ramsey, Clay Tanner, Bruce Glover ..
Directed by: Jack Starrett
Release date: 1977-08-31
16.

The Choirboys

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery.

Starring: Charles Durning, Louis Gossett Jr., Perry King, Clyde Kusatsu, Stephen Macht, Tim McIntire, Randy Quaid, Chuck Sacci, Don Stroud, James Woods ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1977-12-23
17.

Spider-Man

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

When an extortionist threatens to force a multi-suicide unless a huge ransom is paid, only Peter Parker can stop him with his new powers as Spider-Man.

Starring: Nicholas Hammond, David White, Lisa Eilbacher, Jeff Donnell, Michael Pataki, Hilly Hicks, Dick Balduzzi, Jeff Donnell, Bob Hastings, Barry Cutler ..
Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer
Release date: 1977-09-14
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Squeeze
18.

The Squeeze

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

An alcoholic London ex-cop becomes involved into a kidnapping drama and tries to free the daughter of a friend from a brutal gangster mob.

Starring: Stacy Keach, David Hemblen, Stephen Boyd, Edward Fox, David Hemmings, Carol White, Freddie Starr, Hilary Gasson, Rod Beacham, Stewart Harwood ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1977-07-12
19.

Skip Tracer

2.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A repo man skips town after his life is threatened.

Starring: David Petersen, John Lazarus, Rudy Szabo, Mike Grigg, Alan Rose, Sue Astley ..
Directed by: Zale Dalen
Release date: 1977-08-27
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The City
20.

The City

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

Matt and Scott are two detectives trying to catch a crazy guy who has a beef with a country singer. Banks' problem with country singer, Wes Collins, is that Wes punched him in the face when he was a baby. Banks is now intent on getting revenge for this by killing Wes. Only Matt and Scott can stop him. Written by Josh Pasnak

Starring: Robert Forster, Don Johnson, Ward Costello, Jimmy Dean, Mark Hamill, Susan Sullivan, Paul Fix, Felton Perry, Adam Rich, William Conrad ..
Directed by: Harvey Hart
Release date: 1977-01-12
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : Porno Girls
21.

Porno Girls

2.8
5.7/10 IMDB

A politician goes to a brothel and learns his daughter works there

Starring: Lynn Endersson, Mirna Bel, Jorge Termes, Carlos Lasarte, Joaquín Blanco, Jennifer James, Alain Grey, Najdia Obledo, Luis Arlt, Patty Lamour ..
Directed by: Jordi Gigó
Release date: 1977-01-01
22.

A Killing Affair

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

A white female detective is partnered with a black male detective to find the person who is committing a series of particularly vicious murders. During the course of the investigation the two begin to develop an attraction to each other, but the situation is complicated by the fact that he is married.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, O.J. Simpson, Rosalind Cash, John Mahon, Priscilla Pointer, Allan Rich, Charles Robinson, John P. Ryan, Dean Stockwell, Dolph Sweet ..
Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian
Release date: 1977-09-21
23.

Grand Theft Auto

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her.

Starring: Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan, Elizabeth Rogers, Barry Cahill, Rance Howard, Paul Linke, Marion Ross, Don Steele, Peter Isacksen, Clint Howard ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1977-06-16
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It
24.

The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

John Cleese is hilarious as the descendant of Sherlock Holmes in this modern detective drama of international power politics and intrigue. Unlike his illustrious grandfather however, he only succeeds in bungling every job he organizes. Also stars Arthur Lowe as the "bionic" grandson of Dr. Watson, Stratford Johns as the Commissioner of Police, and Connie Booth as Mrs. Hudson.

Starring: John Cleese, Arthur Lowe, Holly Palance, Joss Ackland, Val Pringle, Christopher Malcolm, Dudley Jones, Luie Caballero, Kenneth Benda, Ron Moody ..
Directed by: Joseph McGrath
Release date: 1977-09-18
25.

The Black Panther

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A gung-ho ex-military man pursues a secret life of crime, culminating in the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

Starring: Donald Sumpter, Debbie Farrington, Marjorie Yates, Sylvia O'Donnell, Andrew Burt, Alison Key, Ruth Dunning, David Swift, Michael Barrington, Lila Kaye ..
Directed by: Ian Merrick
Release date: 1977-12-26
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Stick Up
26.

The Stick Up

2.7
5.6/10 IMDB

Duke Turnbeau (David Soul) has come to England, in the 1930s, as a way to improve his fortunes. For some reason, he believes that his larcenous ways will bring him prosperity in the country which at one time or another has had rulership over a large portion of the globe. While there, he meets Rosie McCratchit (Pamela McMyler), a lovely Irish gal who could do with some improvement in her fortunes as well. Together, they have a series of legal, quasi-legal and definitely illegal adventures, including Duke's cow-roping and Rosie's response to the mud-wrestling challenge of the Amazon Lady, as well as an attempted armored-car robbery.

Starring: David Soul, Pamela McMyler, Michael Balfour ..
Directed by: Jeffrey Bloom
Release date: 1977-04-10
27.

The Double Exposure of Holly

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

When a New York lawyer realizes that he is the latest in a long line of Holly's discarded lovers he decides to get even with her. In order to blackmail her, he gets a gangster to secretly film Holly with her new lover in their hotel room.

Starring: Catharine Burgess, Don Peterson, Jamie Gillis, Terri Hall, Annie Sprinkle, Ronan O'Casey, Bob Maroff, Nancy Dare, Tony Richards, Bree Anthony ..
Directed by: Bob Gill
Release date: 1977-03-17
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : Bad
28.

Bad

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women the oppurtunity to perform hit jobs. L.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work after he runs out of money. She is reluctant to use him for a hit, since she prefers using women, but decides to try him on a trial basis. Meanwhile, the cop she pays off wants an arrest to make it look like he's doing his job, but Hazel doesn't want to sacrifice any of her "associates". The sleazy side of life is explored in this delightfully dark and deadpan film.

Starring: Carroll Baker, Susan Tyrrell, Perry King, Cyrinda Foxe, Gordon Oas-Heim, Kitty Bruce, Stefania Casini, Geraldine Smith, Lawrence Tierney, Brigid Berlin ..
Directed by: Jed Johnson
Release date: 1977-05-04
29.

The Farmer

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Kyle Martin returns as a silver star hero, but realizes running a one man farm is not profitable, and the bank wants to foreclose, despite returning as a hero. Then a gambler Johnny has a car accident near his farm, in which Kyle saves his life, in which Johnny offers him 1,5000 dollars, which still isn't enough to save the farm. Then when Johnny past-post on a horse race for over $50,000, angering local mobster Passini as he and his three henchmen kills Johnny's bodyguard and then blinds Johnny's eyes with acid to "make a example out of him", Johnny asks his girl Betty to ask Kyle to kill Prassini and his men one by one for $50,000, the money he needs to save his farm, which sets the path for revenge. Written by serpent 5

Starring: Gary Conway, Michael Dante, Dave Graig, Stratton Leopold, Ray McIver, George Memmoli, Gary Conway, Angel Tompkins, Timothy Scott, Jack Waltzer ..
Directed by: David Berlatsky
Release date: 1977-03-08
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Deadly Triangle
30.

The Deadly Triangle

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Dale Robinette, Taylor Lacher, Geoffrey Lewis, Robert Lansing, Diana Muldaur, Linda Scruggs, Maggie Wellman, James Coleman, Tom McFadden ..
Directed by: Charles S. Dubin
Release date: 1977-05-19
31.

Nine Guests for a Crime

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Nine people sail a yacht to a deserted rocky island for a holiday in old Uberto's villa. The host is accompanied by a group of family members. The men's only thought seems to be having sex with anyone else's wife. One by one, the guests are killed by an unidentified assailant; Elisabetta, half-mad, claims it's the ghost of Charlie, her lover, who had been killed twenty years before by Uberto and his two sons. The survivors cannot leave the island ( the yacht has disappeared) and are easy prey for the murderer. Vincenzo, now the only one left, discovers the truth...

Starring: Arthur Kennedy, John Richardson, Sofia Dionisio, Massimo Foschi, Dana Ghia, Caroline Laurence, Loretta Persichetti, Rita Silva, Venantino Venantini, Sofia Dionisio ..
Directed by: Ferdinando Baldi
Release date: 1977-01-12
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Jade Pussycat
32.

The Jade Pussycat

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

San Francisco detective Johnny Wadd searches for a stolen Oriental cat figure made from a priceless jade and comes up against both crime syndicate thugs also after the stature, and a lot of sex obsessed women wanting some action.

Starring: John Holmes, Georgina Spelvin, Linda Wong, Bonnie Holiday ..
Directed by: Bob Chinn
Release date: 1977-07-21
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : It's Murder!
33.

It's Murder!

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

The film tells the story of a family whose uncle is murdered. The son gets everything because he's in the will. The detective is trying to find out who murdered the uncle, while trying to avoid ending up dead as well.

Starring: Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi, Cheryl Guttridge, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 1977-01-01
34.

Breaker! Breaker!

2.6
4.2/10 IMDB

Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.

Starring: George Murdock, Chuck Norris, Terry O'Connor, Don Gentry, John Di Fusco, Ron Cedillos, Michael Augenstein, Jack Nance, Miranda Garrison, Dee Cooper ..
Directed by: Don Hulette
Release date: 1977-04-01
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The China Cat
35.

The China Cat

2.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A quartet of dangerous femme fatals try to recover a priceless jade statue that private detective, Johnny Wadd, unknowingly has in his possession.

Starring: John Holmes, Chris Cassidy, Paula Wain, Eileen Wells, Jennifer Richards, Kyoto Sun, Dale Meador, John Seeman, Desiree Cousteau, Mark Lewis ..
Directed by: Bob Chinn
Release date: 1977-11-02
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The River
36.

The River

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

A group of young people living a luxurious life in Istanbul go to a village for a rafting adventure on the Euphrates.

Starring: Tar?k Akan, Müjde Ar, Sevda Aktolga, Cem Sendil, Civan Canova, Selin Sel, Korkut Altin, Marcus Henrick, Monica Vendel ..
Directed by: ?erif Gören
Release date: 1977-01-02
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Night They Took Miss Beautiful
37.

The Night They Took Miss Beautiful

2.5
4.3/10 IMDB

Criminals hijack an airplane carrying five beauty contest finalists, but unknowingly they've also kidnapped a government agent carrying a dangerous virus that is to be used in bacterial warfare.

Starring: Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Henry Gibson, Peter Haskell, Karen Lamm, Sheree North, Victoria Principal, Gregory Sierra, Phil Silvers, Stella Stevens ..
Directed by: Robert Michael Lewis
Release date: 1977-10-24
38.

Curse of the Black Widow

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Tony Franciosa plays a detective who's on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons...

Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Donna Mills, June Lockhart, Patty Duke, Sid Caesar, Vic Morrow, June Allyson, Mari Gorman, Irene Cagen, Max Gail ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1977-09-16
39.

Black Samurai

2.4
4.7/10 IMDB

When the daughter of the royal family is held hostage, an agent for "D.R.A.G.O.N." will stop at nothing to destroy the evil organisation which abducted her.

Starring: Jim Kelly, Bill Roy, Roberto Contreras, Marilyn Joi, Essie Lin Chia, Biff Yeager, Felix Silla, Regina Carrol, Aldo Ray ..
Directed by: Al Adamson
Release date: 1977-02-15
40.

Moonshine County Express

2.3
5.8/10 IMDB

The three surviving daughters of a murdered moonshiner band together with a racecar driver to run high-test shine behind the corpulent backs of the local likker syndicate.

Starring: John Saxon, Claudia Jennings, Maureen McCormick, Susan Howard, William Conrad, Dub Taylor, Albert Salmi, Jeff Corey, Candice Rialson, Len Lesser ..
Directed by: Gus Trikonis
Release date: 1977-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : Water Power
41.

Water Power

2.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Burt is a bugged out freak, who after witnessing an enema procedure at the local sex-club, decides that it's his duty to clean out all the whores he cums across - starting with one of his neighbors that he often peeps on. Armed with a backpack full of enema supplies, Burt goes on an ass-douching rampage of twisted hilarity - including the aforementioned neighbor, a pair of sisters (who are a little too "close" for comfort), and finally a female undercover cop who is out to bust him...

Starring: Jamie Gillis, John Buco, Eric Edwards, Marlene Willoughby, C.J. Laing, Gloria Leonard, Clea Carson, Jeanne Silver, Crystal Sync, Philip Marlowe ..
Directed by: Shaun Costello
Release date: 1977-01-01
42.

Joyride

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Scott, John and Suzie quit their boring jobs and depart L.A. for Alaska to pursue their dream of their own salmon fishing business. They soon find that life in Alaska is more difficult than expected as they are forced to abandon their plans and make desperate choices just to survive.

Starring: Desi Arnaz Jr., Robert Carradine, Melanie Griffith, Anne Lockhart, Tom Ligon, Diana Grayf, Diane O'Mack, Paul Fleming, Cliff Lenz, Robert Loper ..
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Release date: 1977-08-17
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Amsterdam Kill
43.

The Amsterdam Kill

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

Former DEA Agent Quinlan, removed from the force some years earlier for stealing confiscated drug money, is hired by Chung Wei, a leader in the Amsterdam drug cartel, who wants out of the business. Quinlan's job is to use Chung's information to tip DEA agents to drug busts, thereby destroying the cartel. But when the first two "tips" go awry, resulting in murdered DEA officers, the feds must decide whether to trust Quinlan further...

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Mars, Chan Sing, Lam Ching-Ying, Fung Hak-On, Leslie Nielsen, Richard Egan, Bradford Dillman ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1977-12-26
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : Golden Rendezvous
44.

Golden Rendezvous

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

Action-packed suspense thriller finds innocuous-looking purser Carter (Harris) the unlikely hero when the floating casino on which he works is hijacked by a heavily armed group of mercenaries, led by John Vernon. Complicating matters, a nuclear warhead has been smuggled aboard as collateral for a rendezvous with another ocean liner, loaded with gold bullion. A cast full of supernovas, dazzling set & stunt work, and a catchy theme tune by Jeff Wayne create a pleasing audio-visual experience light on logic but fast paced and entertaining nonetheless.

Starring: Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson, John Vernon, David Janssen, Burgess Meredith, Leigh Lawson, Robert Flemyng, Keith Baxter, Robert Beatty ..
Directed by: Ashley Lazarus, Freddie Francis
Release date: 1977-12-25
45.

Death Promise

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

An apartment dweller goes on a search-and-destroy mission to kill the ruthless landlords who murdered his father.

Starring: Charles Bonet, Speedy Leacock, Bill Louie, Thompson Kao Kang, Vincent Van Lynn, Thom Kendell, Abe Hendy, Bob O'Connell, Tony Liu, Monica Germaine ..
Directed by: Robert Warmflash
Release date: 1977-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : The Secret of the Count of Kaunitz
46.

The Secret of the Count of Kaunitz

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

Five camping youths see at night a ghostly woman, which leads them to the castle of Count Kaunitz, in what will reveal itself to be a gruesome trap. Schlingensief was 15 years old when making this film.

Directed by: Christoph Schlingensief
Release date: 1977-09-10
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : Joyride to Nowhere
47.

Joyride to Nowhere

2.1
4.4/10 IMDB

Teenage friends Cindy and Leah have decided to leave their abusive homelives behind, stealing Cindy's father's car and setting out on the road to freedom. On the way, they meet up with a sleazy guy named Tank who invites them up to his place. As Tank showers, the two girls decide to take off, stealing Tank's wallet and his car. His car, however, happens to contain $2 million from a bank job he just pulled off, and Tank is now rather intent on tracking the pair down and reclaiming what's his.

Starring: Leslie Ackerman, Sandy Alan, Len Lesser, Mel Welles, Ronald C. Ross, Speed Stearns, John Alderman, Tani Guthrie, Charles Howerton, Shepherd Sanders ..
Directed by: Mel Welles, Ronald C. Ross
Release date: 1977-06-01
48.

Hitch Hike to Hell

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

Howard is mild-mannered and slightly simple-minded, with a habit of picking up teenage hitchhikers while driving his delivery routes. Sometimes the girls admit to being runaways, and if they claim to hate their mothers it drives Howard into a violent frenzy; his sister ran away from home years ago and was never heard from again, causing his desperate, addled mother to tighten her hold on him. Howard never remembers raping his victims or strangling them with wire coat hangers, though his boss does notice missed deliveries and late arrivals.

Starring: Robert Gribbin, Russell Johnson, Randy Echols, Dorothy Bennett, Mary Ellen Christie, John Harmon, Kippi Bell, Sheryl Lynn, John Grant, Jacqueline Poseley ..
Directed by: Irvin Berwick
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : Obsessed
49.

Obsessed

2.1
6.5/10 IMDB

A psycho stalks and violates women at gunpoint. One woman is determined to stop him.

Starring: Constance Money, John Leslie, Annette Haven, Susan McBain, Jamie Gillis, Piastro Cruiso, Steve James ..
Directed by: Martin & Martin
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1977 : Tomcats
50.

Tomcats

2.0
5.0/10 IMDB

When four degenerate thugs rape and murder a young waitress in part of their rape and murder spree, they are arrested, but get away with though a legal technicality. The brother of one of the rape/murder victims decides to become vigilante and kill the four degenerates by himself.

Starring: Chris Mulkey, Polly King, Wayne Crawford, Daniel Schweitzer, Sam Moree, Melisande Conaway, William Kerwin, Rich DeMott, Alison Schlicter, Mia Marchand ..
Directed by: Harry Kerwin
Release date: 1977-04-01

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