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, Z-Dogg
Release date: 1975-08-01
4.

The Man Who Would Be King

5.6
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
5.

Nashville

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

The intersecting stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress— connect to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.

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
6.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

5.3
7.4/10 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.

Hard Times

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.

Starring: Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland, Strother Martin, Margaret Blye, Michael McGuire, Felice Orlandi, Edward Walsh, Bruce Glover, Robert Tessier ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1975-08-11
8.

French Connection II

5.0
6.7/10 IMDB

"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseilles 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
9.

Rooster Cogburn

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

After a band of drunken thugs overruns a small Indian Nation town, killing Minister Goodnight and raping the women folk, Eula Goodnight enlists the aid of Marshal Cogburn to hunt them down and bring her father's killers to justice.

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Jordan, John McIntire, Richard Romancito, Paul Koslo, Strother Martin, Jon Lormer, Jack Colvin ..
Directed by: Stuart Millar
Release date: 1975-11-01
10.

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
11.

A Boy and His Dog

4.6
6.4/10 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 and shelter 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: 1975-03-23
12.

The Eiger Sanction

4.6
6.3/10 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
13.

Shampoo

4.5
6.4/10 IMDB

George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing "star" and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds down with the wife, daughter and mistress of a potential backer doesn't help. It also does little for his relationship with his current girlfriend.

Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant, Jack Warden, Tony Bill, George Furth, Jay Robinson, Ann Weldon, Luana Anders ..
Directed by: Hal Ashby
Release date: 1975-02-11
14.

The Count of Monte-Cristo

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him.

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Kate Nelligan, Isabelle De Valvert, Tony Curtis, Dominic Guard, Louis Jourdan, Trevor Howard, Taryn Power, Dominic Barto, Donald Pleasence ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1975-01-10
15.

The Wind and the Lion

4.2
6.8/10 IMDB

At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers, and the attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.

Starring: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith, John Huston, Geoffrey Lewis, Simon Harrison, Polly Gottesman, Steve Kanaly, Vladek Sheybal, Nadim Sawalha ..
Directed by: John Milius
Release date: 1975-05-22
Best Drama Movies of 1975 : The Naked Civil Servant
16.

The Naked Civil Servant

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Story of the life of Quentin Crisp, an Englishman who was brave enough to live his life according to his own style even in the hostile days of WW2.

Starring: John Hurt, John Rhys-Davies, Colin Higgins, Liz Gebhardt, Patricia Hodge, Stanley Lebor, Katherine Schofield, Antonia Pemberton, Stephen Johnstone, Lloyd Lamble ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1975-12-17
Best Drama Movies of 1975 : Love Among the Ruins
17.

Love Among the Ruins

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

An aging actress and socialite, Jessica Medlicott has ended her engagement with a younger man and is now being sued by her former fiancé. Esteemed barrister Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones is assigned to represent Jessica in the lawsuit, and he also happens to be an old suitor of hers from decades earlier. While Jessica claims not to remember him, and Arthur still smarts from her earlier rejection, the two form a close bond during the case.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Richard Pearson, Colin Blakely, Joan Sims, Leigh Lawson, Gwen Nelson, Robert Harris, Peter Reeves, John Blythe ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1975-03-06
18.

Cooley High

3.9
7.1/10 IMDB

In the mid-1960s, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and get falsely arrested in connection with stealing a Cadillac. We follow their lives through the end of high school and the dramatic end to their school.

Starring: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis, Corin Rogers, Maurice Leon Havis, Joseph Carter Wilson, Sherman Smith, Norman Gibson, Maurice Marshall ..
Directed by: Michael Schultz
Release date: 1975-06-25
19.

Black Moon

3.8
6.1/10 IMDB

There is a war in the world between the men and the women. A young girl tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden place where a strange unicorn lives with a family: sister, brother, many children and an old woman that never leaves her bed but stays in contact with the world through her radio.

Starring: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart, Joe Dallesandro ..
Directed by: Louis Malle
Release date: 1975-09-24
20.

The Legend of Lizzie Borden

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Katherine Helmond, Fionnula Flanagan, Ed Flanders, Don Porter, Fritz Weaver, Bonnie Bartlett, Helen Craig, Hayden Rorke, Gloria Stuart ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1975-02-10
21.

Overlord

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

During World War II, a young man is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day, June 6th, 1944.

Starring: Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Ball, Julie Neesam, Sam Sewell, John Franklyn-Robbins, Stella Tanner, Harry Shacklock, David Scheuer, Ian Liston ..
Directed by: Stuart Cooper
Release date: 1975-07-01
22.

The Hiding Place

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II

Starring: Julie Harris, Jeannette Clift, Arthur O'Connell, Pamela Sholto, Robert Rietti ..
Directed by: James F. Collier
Release date: 1975-05-04
23.

The Great Waldo Pepper

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.

Starring: Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Lewis, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin, Edward Herrmann, Philip Bruns, Margot Kidder, Roderick Cook, Kelly Jean Peters ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1975-03-13
24.

Rumpole of the Bailey

3.7
8.3/10 IMDB

An irreverent barrister chooses to defend a young Jamaican boy accused of stabbing on the same day his only son leaves for college in America.

Starring: Leo McKern, Herbert Norville, Joyce Heron, David Yelland, Noel Willman, Artro Morris, George Sweeney, Vernon Dobtcheff, Peter Spraggon ..
Directed by: John Gorrie
Release date: 1975-12-16
Best Drama Movies of 1975 : Just Another Saturday
25.

Just Another Saturday

3.6
8.0/10 IMDB

It's the day of the Orange Parade in Glasgow, but for Jon, the thrill of leading the parade and swinging the mace soon turns to horror as he learns the truth behind the costumes and songs.

Starring: Jon Morrison, Billy Connolly, Eileen McCallum, Ken Hutchison, Bill Henderson, Jim Gibb, Phil McCall, Jake D'Arcy, James Walsh, Martin Black ..
Directed by: John Mackenzie
Release date: 1975-07-05
26.

The Day of the Locust

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Hollywood, 1930s. Tod Hackett, a young painter who tries to make his way as an art director in the lurid world of film industry, gets infatuated with his neighbor Faye Greener, an aspiring actress who prefers the life that Homer Simpson, a lone accountant, can offer her.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton, Geraldine Page, Richard Dysart, Bo Hopkins, Pepe Serna, Lelia Goldoni, Billy Barty ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1975-05-07
27.

The Man in the Glass Booth

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is astonished when, one day, Israeli secret agents burst in and arrest Goldman for being not a Jewish businessman but a Nazi war criminal. Whisked to Israel for trial, Goldman forces his accusers to face not only his presumed guilt--but their own.

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman, Luther Adler, Lloyd Bochner, Robert H. Harris, Henry Brown, Norbert Schiller, Berry Kroeger, Leonardo Cimino ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1975-01-27
28.

Hester Street

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A Russian emigre prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by other Jewish immigrants. When his wife finally arrives in the New World, however, she has a lot of assimilating to do.

Starring: Carol Kane, Steven Keats, Doris Roberts, Joanna Merlin, Dorrie Kavanaugh, Stephen Strimpell, Lauren Frost, Philip Sterling, Lin Shaye, Zvee Scooler ..
Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver
Release date: 1975-10-19
29.

Switchblade Sisters

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A tough gang of teenage girls are looking for love and fighting for turf on the mean streets of the city! Bad girls to the core, these impossibly outrageous high school hoodlums go where they want ... and create mayhem wherever they go!

Starring: Joanne Nail, Robbie Lee, Asher Brauner, Chase Newhart, Monica Gayle, Marlene Clark, Kitty Bruce, Janice Karman, Don Stark, Don Marino ..
Directed by: Jack Hill
Release date: 1975-01-05
30.

Fear on Trial

3.5
7.5/10 IMDB

The story of John Henry Faulk, a radio/TV personality of the 1950s, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Faulk sued the organization that was behind the blacklisting, and the resultant trial, and Faulk's victory, helped to put an end to the blacklisting period.

Starring: George C. Scott, William Devane, John Houseman, Judd Hirsch, Lois Nettleton, John McMartin, Dorothy Tristan, William Redfield, Milt Kogan, John Lehne ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1975-10-02
Best Drama Movies of 1975 : In This House of Brede
31.

In This House of Brede

3.5
7.9/10 IMDB

A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.

Starring: Diana Rigg, Pamela Brown, Gwen Watford, Denis Quilley, Judi Bowker, Nicholas Clay, Elizabeth Bradley, Gladys Spencer, Charlotte Mitchell, Ann Rye ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1975-02-27
32.

Report to the Commissioner

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Susan Blakely, Hector Elizondo, Tony King, Michael McGuire, Edward Grover, Dana Elcar, Bob Balaban, William Devane ..
Directed by: Milton Katselas
Release date: 1975-02-05
Best Drama Movies of 1975 : The Image
33.

The Image

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Jean discovers that Anne cannot get enough of being humiliated by her mistress, Claire. Gentleman that he is, he decides to partake in the activities. Ultimately, Claire surrenders to him as well.

Starring: Mary Mendum, Marilyn Roberts, Valerie Marron, Carl Parker ..
Directed by: Radley Metzger
Release date: 1975-09-10
34.

The Trial of Chaplain Jensen

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Based on a true story, this film tells the story of Chaplain Andrew Jensen, the only U.S. navy chaplain ever court-martialed on charges of adultery.

Starring: James Franciscus, Joanna Miles, Lynda Day George, Dorothy Tristan, Charles Durning, Harris Yulin, Howard Platt, Alan Manson, Dennis Larson, Constance Ball ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1975-02-11
35.

Mandingo

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Warren Maxwell, the owner of a run-down plantation, pressures his son, Hammond, to marry and produce an heir to inherit the plantation. Hammond settles on his own cousin, Blanche, but purchases a sex slave when he returns from the honeymoon. Meanwhile, Warren buys a new Mandingo slave named Mede to breed and to earn money as a prize-fighter.

Starring: James Mason, Susan George, Ken Norton, Perry King, Richard Ward, Brenda Sykes, Lillian Hayman, Roy Poole, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Paul Benedict ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1975-06-06
36.

The Drowning Pool

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Harper is brought to Louisiana to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her daughter. He eventually finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a greedy oil baron, who wants their property. Poor Harper! Things are not as straight-forward as they initially appeared.

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Murray Hamilton, Gail Strickland, Melanie Griffith, Linda Haynes, Richard Jaeckel, Paul Koslo, Joe Canutt ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1975-07-01
Best Drama Movies of 1975 : Flanagan
37.

Flanagan

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Paul Flanagan is released from jail after serving for 8 years. He only has two things on his mind. First: to retrieve the money from the robbery he was convicted for. Secondly: to get revenge on his partners in crime (his half-brother Paul and his ex-lover Cathy), who got away Scot free and never once visited him in jail.

Starring: Guido de Moor, Eric Schneider, Joseé Ruiter, Anne-Wil Blankers ..
Directed by: Adriaan Ditvoorst
Release date: 1975-08-28
Best Drama Movies of 1975 : The Hatfields and the McCoys
38.

The Hatfields and the McCoys

3.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A retelling of the famous feud between two mountain families, the Hatfields and the McCoys, in rural Kentucky in the late 1800s.

Starring: Jack Palance, Steve Forrest, Karen Lamm, James Keach, John Calvin, Robert Carradine, Gerrit Graham, Morgan Woodward, Virginia Baker, Joan Caulfield ..
Directed by: Clyde Ware
Release date: 1975-01-15
Best Drama Movies of 1975 : The Double Kill
39.

The Double Kill

3.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Hugh's house is full of priceless treasures. So why is he advertising the fact that he has no burglar alarms?

Starring: Gary Collins, Penelope Horner, James Villiers, Peter Bowles, Stuart Wilson, John Flanagan, Hilda Fenemore, Griffith Davies, Michael Stainton, Gordon Salkilld ..
Directed by: Ian Fordyce
Release date: 1975-02-18
Best Drama Movies of 1975 : Hustle
40.

Hustle

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

The body of teenager Gloria Hollinger is found dead on a Los Angeles beach, and Lt. Phil Gaines is in charge of the investigation. Gaines learns that the girl, a stripper and prostitute, committed suicide, but he ignores the connection between her and a powerful mob lawyer, Leo Sellers. Hollinger's father, however, is not satisfied with Gaines's results, and attempts to investigate the case on his own.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Eileen Brennan, Eddie Albert, Paul Winfield, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Carter, Colleen Brennan, Catherine Bach ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1975-12-25
Best Drama Movies of 1975 : Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
41.

Queen of the Stardust Ballroom

3.3
7.2/10 IMDB

A middle-aged woman finds herself simply a widow, a grandmother and a person when a friend takes her to the Stardust Ballroom, a dance hall which recreates the music and atmosphere of the 1940s. There she encounters a most unlikely Prince Charming, a middle-aged mailman. With this encounter, life takes on a new meaning for the film's heroine.

Starring: Maureen Stapleton, Charles Durning, Michael Brandon, Michael Strong, Charlotte Rae, Beverly Sanders, Alan Fudge, Martha Tilton, Hollis Irving, Jacquelyn Hyde ..
Directed by: Sam O'Steen
Release date: 1975-02-13
Best Drama Movies of 1975 : The Other Side of the Mountain
42.

The Other Side of the Mountain

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

One year before the Olympics, Jill Kinmont, an 18-year-old skiing champion, suffers a fall during competition and is left paralyzed. With her life now completely altered, she undergoes an exhausting fight to regain some of what she has lost.

Starring: Marilyn Hassett, Beau Bridges, Belinda Montgomery, Nan Martin, Bill Vint, Dabney Coleman, William Bryant, Hampton Fancher, William Roerick, Dori Brenner ..
Directed by: Larry Peerce
Release date: 1975-11-14
43.

Coonskin

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Brother Rabbit, Brother Bear, and Preacher Fox rise to the top of the crime ranks in Harlem by going up against a con-man, a racist cop, and the Mafia.

Starring: Barry White, Charles Gordone, Scatman Crothers, Philip Michael Thomas, Danny Rees, Buddy Douglas, Jim Moore, Al Lewis, Richard Paul, Frank De Kova ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1975-08-20
44.

The Hindenburg

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a possible saboteur aboard the doomed zeppelin he finds that any of the passengers and crew could be the culprit.

Starring: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes, Gig Young, Burgess Meredith, Charles Durning, Richard Dysart, Robert Clary, René Auberjonois ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1975-12-25
45.

The Wilby Conspiracy

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van Niekirk and visiting British engineer Jim Keogh, he heads for Capetown where he hopes to recover a stash of diamonds, meant to finance revolutionary activities, that he had entrusted to a dentist before his incarceration. Along the way, they are followed by Major Horn of the South African State security bureau and it becomes apparent that he has no intention of arresting them until they reach their final destination

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson, Prunella Gee, Saeed Jaffrey, Persis Khambatta, Rijk de Gooyer, Rutger Hauer, Patrick Allen, Joe De Graft ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1975-02-01
46.

White Line Fever

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

An independent trucker with a pregnant wife fights cargo crooks and the big shot they work for.

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kay Lenz, Slim Pickens, L. Q. Jones, Sam Laws, Don Porter, R. G. Armstrong, Leigh French, Johnny Ray McGhee, Dick Miller ..
Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan
Release date: 1975-07-16
47.

Forever Young, Forever Free

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

"e’Lollipop" is the extraordinary story of two inseparable South African children, Tsepo and his orphaned friend Jannie. Jannie is sent to a missionary station in Tsepo’s village where they become best friends as Jannie finds his place in his new home. Life is full of childhood fun and antics until tragedy strikes: Jannie, now 10 years old, is seriously injured. In the face of much adversity, Tsepo and his community pull together so that Jannie can get specialised medical treatment. A daunting challenge lies ahead... At what cost will Jannie survive? Tsepo and Jannie’s inspirational story unfolds against the breathtaking backdrops of a dramatic African landscape and New York City in the mid-1970s. "e’Lollipop" is a life-changing story that reminds us of the true value of friendship, community, sacrifice and family - despite our color or creed.

Starring: Norman Knox, Muntu Ndebele, Bess Finney, Karen Valentine, José Ferrer, Bingo Mbonjeni, Simon Sabela, Ken Gampu, Naomi Van Niekerk, Fanie Bekker ..
Directed by: Ashley Lazarus
Release date: 1975-03-24
Best Drama Movies of 1975 : Capone
48.

Capone

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Young Al Capone catches the eye of Johnny Torrio, a criminal visiting New York from Chicago. Torrio invites Capone to move to Illinois to help run his Prohibition-era alcohol sales operation. Capone rises through the ranks of Torrio's gang and eventually takes over. On top, he works to consolidate his power by eliminating his enemies, fixing elections to his advantage and getting rich. In his spare time, Capone courts the principled Iris Crawford.

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Harry Guardino, Susan Blakely, Sylvester Stallone, John Cassavetes, Frank Campanella, Peter Maloney, Dick Miller, John Orchard, Carmen Argenziano ..
Directed by: Steve Carver
Release date: 1975-04-16
49.

The Adventures of the Wilderness Family

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.

Starring: Robert Logan, Susan Damante, Hollye Holmes, Ham Larsen, George Buck Flower, William Cornford, John F. Goff, Herbert F. Nelson ..
Directed by: Stewart Raffill
Release date: 1975-12-19
50.

Mahogany

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring a choice between the man she loves or her newfound success.

Starring: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins, Marisa Mell, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nina Foch, Beah Richards, Lenard Norris, Bruce Vilanch, Obelo ..
Directed by: Berry Gordy, Tony Richardson
Release date: 1975-10-08

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