Best Drama Movies of 1975

1.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

7.0
8.7/10 IMDB

While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy, inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Danny DeVito, William Redfield, Scatman Crothers, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Will Sampson, Dean R. Brooks, Michael Berryman ..
Directed by: Miloš Forman
Release date: 1975-11-18
2.

Barry Lyndon

6.6
8.1/10 IMDB

An Irish rogue uses his cunning and wit to work his way up the social classes of 18th century England, transforming himself from the humble Redmond Barry into the noble Barry Lyndon.

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Hardy Krüger, Diana Körner, Frank Middlemass, Arthur O'Sullivan, Godfrey Quigley, Leonard Rossiter, Philip Stone, Patrick Magee ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1975-11-26
3.

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
Release date: 1975-08-11
4.

Nashville

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal is a British journalist touring the area. These and other stories come together in a dramatic climax.

Starring: David Arkin, Barbara Baxley, Ned Beatty, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Timothy Brown, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Robert DoQui, Shelley Duvall ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1975-06-11
5.

The Man Who Would Be King

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.

Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey, Doghmi Larbi, Jack May, Karroom Ben Bouih, Mohammad Shamsi, Albert Moses, Paul Antrim ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1975-12-03
6.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it, Miranda and several other girls venture off. It's not until the end of the day that the faculty realizes the girls and one of the teachers have disappeared mysteriously.

Starring: Rachel Roberts, Karen Robson, Jane Vallis, Anne-Louise Lambert, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, Margaret Nelson, John Jarratt, Jenny Lovell, Peter Collingwood ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1975-09-02
7.

French Connection II

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marsailles 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
8.

Tommy

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Ann-Margret, Roger Daltrey, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Jack Nicholson, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Paul Nicholas, Robert Powell ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1975-03-19
9.

A Boy and His Dog

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog, Blood, are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War IV, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the desert-like wasteland. Vic and Blood eke out a meager existence, foraging for food and fighting gangs of cutthroats.

Starring: Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Jason Robards, Tim McIntire, Alvy Moore, Helene Winston, Charles McGraw, Hal Baylor, Ron Feinberg, Michael Rupert ..
Directed by: L.Q. Jones
Release date: 1975-11-20
10.

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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