Best Drama Movies of 1974

1.

The Godfather: Part II

7.2
9.0/10 IMDB

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, Michael V. Gazzo, G. D. Spradlin, Richard Bright ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1974-12-20
2.

Chinatown

6.6
8.2/10 IMDB

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman, Roman Polanski, Diane Ladd, Roy Jenson, Richard Bakalyan, James Hong ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1974-06-20
3.

The Conversation

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple is in danger.

Starring: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Frederic Forrest, Cindy Williams, Harrison Ford, Teri Garr, Allen Garfield, Elizabeth MacRae, Robert Duvall, Michael Higgins ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1974-04-07
4.

Murder on the Orient Express

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Starring: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Anthony Perkins ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1974-11-22
5.

A Woman Under the Influence

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

Mabel Longhetti, desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick. Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to their family and decides to commit her to an institution for six months. Alone with a trio of kids to raise on his own, he awaits her return, which holds more than a few surprises.

Starring: Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands, Katherine Cassavetes, Matthew Labyorteaux, Matthew Cassel, Christina Grisanti, O.G. Dunn, Mario Gallo ..
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Release date: 1974-09-19
6.

Lenny

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the establishment as too obscene for the public.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck, Frankie Man, Rashel Novikoff, Guy Rennie, Michele Yonge, Kathryn Witt, Ted Sorel ..
Directed by: Bob Fosse
Release date: 1974-11-10
7.

The Front Page

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia, David Wayne, Allen Garfield, Austin Pendleton, Charles Durning, Herb Edelman, Martin Gabel ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1974-11-01
8.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Helmut Dantine, Emilio Fernández, Kris Kristofferson, Santiago Eduardo Urueta, Donnie Fritts, Jorge Russek ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1974-08-01
9.

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

After her husband dies, Alice and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make a new life for herself as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small diner.

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Alfred Lutter, Harvey Keitel, Diane Ladd, Lelia Goldoni, Billy Green Bush, Jodie Foster, Valerie Curtin, Vic Tayback ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1974-12-09
10.

The Towering Inferno

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—office building, a massive fire breaks out, threatening to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1974-12-14
11.

The Longest Yard

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' semi-pro football team to a national championship.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Bernadette Peters, Michael Conrad, Mike Henry, James Hampton, Richard Kiel, John Steadman, Harry Caesar ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1974-08-21
12.

The Parallax View

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.

Starring: Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels, Paula Prentiss, Kenneth Mars, Kelly Thordsen, Earl Hindman, Anthony Zerbe, Walter McGinn, Jim Davis ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1974-06-14
13.

The Odessa File

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organisation of former SS members—called ODESSA—as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the SS-Captain, ODESSA and his own family.

Starring: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Mary Tamm, Maria Schell, Derek Jacobi, Peter Jeffrey, Klaus Löwitsch, Kurt Meisel, Hannes Messemer, Garfield Morgan ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1974-10-17
14.

The Sugarland Express

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking a highway patrolman hostage. As a massive dragnet starts to pursue them across Texas, the couple become unlikely folk heroes and even start to bond with the captive policeman.

Starring: Goldie Hawn, William Atherton, Ben Johnson, Louise Latham, Gregory Walcott, Bill Thurman, Steve Kanaly, Jessie Lee Fulton, A.L. Camp, Michael Sacks ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1974-04-05
15.

The Four Musketeers

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York, Christopher Lee, Geraldine Chaplin, Faye Dunaway, Roy Kinnear, Michael Gothard, Nicole Calfan ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1974-10-31
16.

The Great Gatsby

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

Starring: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Sam Waterston, Lois Chiles, Scott Wilson, Howard Da Silva, Roberts Blossom, Edward Herrmann ..
Directed by: Jack Clayton
Release date: 1974-03-27
17.

The Yakuza

4.5
7.2/10 IMDB

Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman, Richard Jordan, Keiko Kishi, Eiji Okada, James Shigeta, Ky?suke Machida, Christina Kokubo ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1974-12-21
18.

Earthquake

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Victoria Principal ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1974-01-01
19.

Airport 1975

4.2
5.7/10 IMDB

When an in-flight collision incapacitates the pilots of an airplane bound for Los Angeles, stewardess Nancy Pryor is forced to take over the controls. From the ground, her boyfriend Alan Murdock, a retired test pilot, tries to talk her through piloting and landing the 747 aircraft. Worse yet, the anxious passengers — among which are a noisy nun and a cranky man — are aggravating the already tense atmosphere.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, Gloria Swanson, George Kennedy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Susan Clark, Helen Reddy, Linda Blair, Dana Andrews, Roy Thinnes ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1974-10-18
20.

Gone in 60 Seconds

4.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the fastback, codenamed "Eleanor", in Long Beach, he is unaware that his boss has tipped off the police after a business dispute.

Starring: H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda, James McIntyre, George Cole, Ronald Halicki, Markos Kotsikos, Butch Stockton, Phil Woods, Parnelli Jones ..
Directed by: H.B. Halicki, Steve Peterson
Release date: 1974-07-28
21.

Harry and Tonto

4.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, Harry and his beloved cat Tonto begin a journey across the United States, visiting his children, seeing a world he never seemed to have the time to see before, making new friends, and saying goodbye to old friends.

Starring: Art Carney, Herbert Berghof, Ellen Burstyn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Larry Hagman, Chief Dan George, Melanie Mayron, Philip Bruns, Josh Mostel, Arthur Hunnicutt ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1974-08-12
Best Drama Movies of 1974 : Frankenstein: The True Story
22.

Frankenstein: The True Story

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Victor Frankenstein witnesses his creation turn uncontrollable after he's duped by his associate, Dr. Polidori.

Starring: James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour, Nicola Pagett, Michael Sarrazin, Michael Wilding, Tom Baker, Clarissa Kaye-Mason, Agnes Moorehead ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1974-09-19
Best Drama Movies of 1974 : California Split
23.

California Split

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Carefree single guy Charlie Waters rooms with two lovely prostitutes, Barbara Miller and Susan Peters, and lives to gamble. Along with his glum betting buddy, Bill Denny, Charlie sets out on a gambling streak in search of the ever-elusive big payday. While Charlie and Bill have some lucky moments, they also have to contend with serious setbacks that threaten to derail their hedonistic betting binge.

Starring: George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss, Gwen Welles, Edward Walsh, Joseph Walsh, Bert Remsen, Barbara London, Barbara Ruick, Jay Fletcher ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1974-08-07
Best Drama Movies of 1974 : The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
24.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

3.8
7.8/10 IMDB

In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In between the chapters of her life, the present-day struggles of Blacks in Bayonne, urged on by Jimmy, are dramatized.

Starring: Cicely Tyson, Richard Dysart, Eric Brown, Joel Fluellen, Will Hare, Katherine Helmond, David Hooks, Elinora B. Johnson, Warren Kenner, Dudley Knight ..
Directed by: John Korty
Release date: 1974-01-31
25.

Claudine

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Claudine is a single mother in New York City who endures an exhausting commute to the suburbs where she works as a maid for wealthy families. In one carefully tended white community, she meets Roop, a charismatic but irresponsible garbage collector. Romance quickly ensues, but Claudine doubts that their relationship is good for her six children, and Rupert, despite his good nature, is reluctant to take on fatherhood.

Starring: Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Tamu Blackwell, David Kruger, Yvette Curtis, Eric Jones, Socorro Stephens, Elisa Loti, Adam Wade ..
Directed by: John Berry
Release date: 1974-04-22
26.

Conrack

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island.

Starring: Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Madge Sinclair, Tina Andrews, Antonio Fargas, Ruth Attaway, James O'Rear, Gracia Lee, C.P. MacDonald, Hume Cronyn ..
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1974-03-27
27.

The Gambler

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.

Starring: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky, Jacqueline Brookes, Burt Young, Carmine Caridi, Vic Tayback, Steven Keats, London Lee ..
Directed by: Karel Reisz
Release date: 1974-10-02
Best Drama Movies of 1974 : Clarence Darrow
28.

Clarence Darrow

3.7
8.1/10 IMDB

The taped performance of Henry Fonda's one-man show was aired as "IBM Presents Clarence Darrow" on September 4, 1974, on NBC.

Starring: Henry Fonda ..
Directed by: John Rich
Release date: 1974-09-04
29.

Thieves Like Us

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Bowie, a youthful convicted murderer, and bank robbers Chicamaw and T-Dub escape from a Mississippi chain gang in the 1930s. They hole up with a gas station attendant and continue robbing banks. Bowie, who is injured in an auto accident, takes refuge with the daughter of the gas station attendant, Keechie. They become romantically involved but their relationship is strained by Bowie's refusal to turn his back on crime. The film is based on the novel Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson. The novel is also the source material for the 1949 film They Live by Night, directed by Nicholas Ray.

Starring: Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen, Louise Fletcher, Ann Latham, Tom Skerritt, Al Scott, John Roper, Mary Waits ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1974-02-11
30.

Cockfighter

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A man who trains fighting cocks vows to remain silent until one of his birds wins a championship.

Starring: Warren Oates, Richard B. Shull, Harry Dean Stanton, Ed Begley Jr., Laurie Bird, Troy Donahue, Warren Finnerty, Robert Earl Jones, Patricia Pearcy, Millie Perkins ..
Directed by: Monte Hellman
Release date: 1974-08-01
31.

Where the Red Fern Grows

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.

Starring: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging, Lonny Chapman, Stewart Petersen, Jill Clark, Jeanna Wilson, Bill Thurman, Bill Dunbar, Rex Corley ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1974-06-21
32.

Mahler

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Famed composer Gustav Mahler reflects on the tragedies of his life and failing marriage while traveling by train.

Starring: Robert Powell, Georgina Hale, Lee Montague, Miriam Karlin, Rosalie Crutchley, Richard Morant, Angela Down, Ronald Pickup, Peter Eyre, Dana Gillespie ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1974-04-04
33.

Truck Turner

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Truck Turner and his partner Jerry, who make their living as bounty hunters in Los Angeles, are hired to hunt down Gator, a pimp who has skipped bail.

Starring: Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks, Annazette Chase, Nichelle Nichols, Sam Laws, Paul Harris, Charles Cyphers, John Kramer, Scatman Crothers ..
Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan
Release date: 1974-06-26
34.

Bad Ronald

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

When awkward teen Ronald Wilby accidentally kills a young girl whose sister rejected his affections, his overbearing mother decides to hide him from the law by creating a concealed room in their home for him to live.

Starring: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman, Kim Hunter, John Fiedler, Linda Watkins, Cindy Fisher, Cindy Eilbacher, Lisa Eilbacher ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1974-10-23
35.

Macon County Line

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters. Low-budget film set in Georgia in 1953 and based on fact.

Starring: Max Baer Jr., Geoffrey Lewis, Leif Garrett, Alan Vint, Timothy Scott, Jesse Vint, Joan Blackman, James Gammon, Emile Meyer, Doodles Weaver ..
Directed by: Richard Compton
Release date: 1974-08-08
Best Drama Movies of 1974 : Melvin Purvis G-Man
36.

Melvin Purvis G-Man

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Agent Melvin Purvis is placed in charge of running down notorious killer Machine Gun Kelly, and sets out to do just that.

Starring: Dale Robertson, Harris Yulin, Dick Sargent, Margaret Blye, Matt Clark, David Canary, Elliott Street, John Karlen, Steve Kanaly, Woodrow Parfrey ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1974-04-09
37.

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well as his changing relationships with family and friends. Along the way the film explores the themes of anti-semitism and the responsibilities which come with adulthood.

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Henry Ramer, Alan Rosenthal, Susan Friedman, Joseph Wiseman, Micheline Lanctôt, Jack Warden, Randy Quaid, Barry Baldaro, Sonny Oppenheim ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1974-04-11
38.

Willie Dynamite

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Willie Dynamite is a pimp who operates in New York City. Willie was a big success as a pimp, but now, just as fast as he rose to the top, he has hit bottom. A former prostitute who has become a social worker tries to get Willie to clean up his life while it is still possible.

Starring: Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, Joyce Walker, Roger Robinson, George Murdock, Albert Hall, Norma Donaldson, Juanita Brown, Royce Wallace ..
Directed by: Gilbert Moses
Release date: 1974-01-23
Best Drama Movies of 1974 : Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
39.

Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

3.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Lee Remick stars as Jennie Jerome, born in the United States in 1845, who eventually became Lady Randolph Churchill, and gave birth to Sir Winston Churchill in this seven-part, seven-hour biographical mini-series.

Starring: Lee Remick, Barbara Parkins, Ronald Pickup, Rachel Kempson, Warren Clarke, Siân Phillips, Dan O'Herlihy, Zoë Wanamaker, Peter Penry-Jones, Michael Gough ..
Directed by: James Cellan Jones
Release date: 1974-11-05
Best Drama Movies of 1974 : Born Innocent
40.

Born Innocent

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment from her peers and her own abusive family, and only one care worker sees her potential to rise above her tragic circumstances.

Starring: Linda Blair, Joanna Miles, Allyn Ann McLerie, Mary Murphy, Janit Baldwin, Richard Jaeckel, Kim Hunter, Nora Heflin, Tina Andrews, Sandra Ego ..
Directed by: Donald Wrye
Release date: 1974-09-10
41.

The Tamarind Seed

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle, Dan O'Herlihy, Sylvia Syms, Oskar Homolka, Bryan Marshall, David Baron, Celia Bannerman, Roger Dann ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1974-07-11
42.

Dracula

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Starring: Jack Palance, Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport, Fiona Lewis, Murray Brown, Penelope Horner, Pamela Brown, Sarah Douglas, Virginia Wetherell, Barbara Lindley ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1974-06-13
43.

11 Harrowhouse

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A small time diamond merchant jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 Harrowhouse.

Starring: Charles Grodin, Candice Bergen, James Mason, Trevor Howard, John Gielgud, Helen Cherry, Peter Vaughan, Cyril Shaps, Leon Greene, Jack Watson ..
Directed by: Aram Avakian
Release date: 1974-09-26
Best Drama Movies of 1974 : The Missiles of October
44.

The Missiles of October

3.3
8.2/10 IMDB

Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Starring: William Devane, Ralph Bellamy, Howard Da Silva, James Hong, Martin Sheen, James T. Callahan, Peter Canon, Keene Curtis, Charles Cyphers, Clifford David ..
Directed by: Anthony Page
Release date: 1974-12-18
Best Drama Movies of 1974 : Stardust
45.

Stardust

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Jim MacLaine is now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life on tour with his band. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to turn sour.

Starring: David Essex, Adam Faith, Larry Hagman, Rosalind Ayres, Marty Wilde, Keith Moon, Dave Edmunds, Ines Des Longchamps, Paul Nicholas, Karl Howman ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1974-10-24
Best Drama Movies of 1974 : Busting
46.

Busting

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Two Los Angeles vice squad officers find themselves up against their corrupt superiors when they try to bring a crime boss to justice. During the course of their investigation, the two cops disguise themselves as gay men and raid a gay bar.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Robert Blake, Allen Garfield, Antonio Fargas, Michael Lerner, Sid Haig, Ivor Francis, William Sylvester, Logan Ramsey, Richard X. Slattery ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1974-02-27
Best Drama Movies of 1974 : The Gathering Storm
47.

The Gathering Storm

3.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Winston Churchill's life in the years leading up to World War II.

Starring: Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna, Robert Hardy, Ian Bannen, Robin Bailey, Geoffrey Bayldon, Robert Beatty, Patsy Byrne, Steve Plytas, Ian Ogilvy ..
Directed by: Herbert Wise
Release date: 1974-11-29
48.

McQ

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.

Starring: John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur, Colleen Dewhurst, Clu Gulager, David Huddleston, Al Lettieri, Julian Christopher, Julie Adams, Roger E. Mosley ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1974-01-04
49.

The Lords of Flatbush

3.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Two members of a social club in 1950s Brooklyn have more interest in romance than in rumbles.

Starring: Perry King, Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Paul Mace, Susan Blakely, Maria Smith, Renee Paris, Paul Jabara, Dolph Sweet, Antonia Rey ..
Directed by: Martin Davidson, Stephen Verona
Release date: 1974-05-01
Best Drama Movies of 1974 : Where Have All the People Gone
50.

Where Have All the People Gone

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful of survivors attempt to rebuild their lives on the de-populated Earth.

Starring: Peter Graves, George O'Hanlon Jr., Kathleen Quinlan, Verna Bloom, Michael-James Wixted, Noble Willingham, Jay W. MacIntosh, Doug Chapin, Ken Sansom, Beans Morocco ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1974-01-01

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