Best Drama Movies of 1970

1.

Patton

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

"Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and habit towards insubordination.

Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong, Carey Loftin, Albert Dumortier, Frank Latimore, Morgan Paull, Karl Michael Vogler, Bill Hickman ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1970-01-25
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.

Kes

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.

Starring: David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes, Bernard Atha, Joey Kaye, Bill Dean, Duggie Brown ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1970-04-03
4.

Five Easy Pieces

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Susan Anspach, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, William Challee, Fannie Flagg, Sally Struthers, Lois Smith, Toni Basil, John P. Ryan ..
Directed by: Bob Rafelson
Release date: 1970-09-12
5.

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
6.

Tora! Tora! Tora!

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had surprised the Americans, covers the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged America into the Second World War.

Starring: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Joseph Cotten, Tatsuya Mihashi, E.G. Marshall, James Whitmore, Takahiro Tamura, Jason Robards, Wesley Addy, Frank Aletter ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda
Release date: 1970-01-26
7.

Zabriskie Point

5.2
7.0/10 IMDB

An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot)...

Starring: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G. D. Spradlin, Bill Garaway, Kathleen Cleaver, Rod Taylor, Kenner G. Kemp, Harrison Ford, Philip Baker Hall ..
Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
Release date: 1970-02-09
8.

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
9.

Love Story

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver's wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail.

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland, Russell Nype, Tommy Lee Jones, Sydney Walker, Robert Modica, Katherine Balfour, Sudie Bond ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1970-12-16
10.

Airport

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset, George Kennedy, Helen Hayes, Van Heflin, Maureen Stapleton, Barry Nelson, John Findlater ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1970-03-05

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