Best Drama Movies of 1976

1.

Taxi Driver

6.7
8.2/10 IMDB

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, Leonard Harris, Diahnne Abbott, Gino Ardito, Martin Scorsese ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1976-02-09
2.

Network

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ratings.

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, Beatrice Straight, Jordan Charney, William Prince, Arthur Burghardt ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1976-11-14
3.

Rocky

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, Tony Burton, Joe Frazier, Jimmy Gambina ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1976-11-21
4.

All the President's Men

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Nixon to resign from his post.

Starring: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Meredith Baxter, Ned Beatty, Stephen Collins ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1976-01-18
5.

The Message

5.6
8.1/10 IMDB

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest, Garrick Hagon, Nicholas Amer, Damien Thomas, André Morell, Martin Benson ..
Directed by: Moustapha Akkad
Release date: 1976-03-09
6.

The Tenant

5.6
7.6/10 IMDB

A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.

Starring: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Bernard Fresson, Shelley Winters, Gérard Jugnot, Josiane Balasko, Raoul Guylad, Lila Kedrova, Jo Van Fleet ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1976-05-26
7.

The Shootist

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow and her son. However, it is not Brooks' fate to die in peace, as he becomes embroiled in one last valiant battle.

Starring: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart, Richard Boone, Hugh O'Brian, Bill McKinney, Harry Morgan, John Carradine, Sheree North ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1976-08-11
8.

Marathon Man

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Richard Bright, Marc Lawrence, Allen Joseph, Tito Goya ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1976-10-08
9.

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Cosmo Vittelli, the proprietor of a sleazy, low-rent Hollywood cabaret, has a real affection for the women who strip in his peepshows and the staff who keep up his dingy establishment. He also has a major gambling problem that has gotten him in trouble before. When Cosmo loses big-time at an underground casino run by mobster Mort, he isn't able to pay up. Mort then offers Cosmo the chance to pay back his debt by knocking off a pesky, Mafia-protected bookie.

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips, Morgan Woodward, John Kullers, Al Ruban, Azizi Johari, Virginia Carrington, Meade Roberts ..
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Release date: 1976-02-15
10.

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Quiet, withdrawn 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives peacefully in her home in a New England beach town. Whenever the prying landlady inquires after Rynn's father, she politely claims that he's in the city on business. But when the landlady's creepy and increasingly persistent son, Frank, won't leave Rynn alone, she teams up with kindly neighbor boy Mario to maintain the dark family secret that she's been keeping to herself.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman, Scott Jacoby, Dorothy Davis, Clesson Goodhue, Hubert Noël, Jacques Famery, Mary Morter ..
Directed by: Nicolas Gessner
Release date: 1976-12-25
11.

Midway

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Robert Mitchum, Toshir? Mifune, Cliff Robertson, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1976-06-18
12.

The Eagle Has Landed

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle, Jean Marsh, Sven-Bertil Taube, John Standing, Judy Geeson ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1976-12-24
13.

Obsession

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who bears a striking resemblance to his wife.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, Sylvia Kuumba Williams, Wanda Blackman, J. Patrick McNamara, Stanley J. Reyes, Nick Kreiger, Stocker Fontelieu, Don Hood ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1976-08-01
14.

Bugsy Malone

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

New York, 1929, a war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. Dan is in possession of a new and deadly weapon, the dreaded "splurge gun". As the custard pies fly, Bugsy Malone, an all-round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, a singer at Fat Sam's speakeasy. His designs on her are disrupted by the seductive songstress Tallulah who wants Bugsy for herself.

Starring: Scott Baio, Jodie Foster, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi, Martin Lev, Paul Murphy, Sheridan Earl Russell, Albin 'Humpty' Jenkins, Paul Chirelstein, Andrew Paul ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1976-07-22
15.

The Missouri Breaks

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

When vigilante land baron David Braxton hangs one of the best friends of cattle rustler Tom Logan, Logan's gang decides to get even by purchasing a small farm next to Braxton's ranch. From there the rustlers begin stealing horses, using the farm as a front for their operation. Determined to stop the thefts at any cost, Braxton retains the services of eccentric sharpshooter Robert E. Lee Clayton, who begins ruthlessly taking down Logan's gang.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, John McLiam, John P. Ryan, Steve Franken, Richard Bradford ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1976-05-19
16.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth, Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou, a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened.

Starring: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Tony Mascia, Buck Henry, Bernie Casey, Rick Riccardo, Linda Hutton, Hilary Holland, Jackson D. Kane ..
Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
Release date: 1976-03-18
17.

Robin and Marian

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Starring: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris, Nicol Williamson, Denholm Elliott, Ronnie Barker, Ian Holm, Kenneth Haigh, Bill Maynard ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1976-03-11
18.

A Star Is Born

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Drunken, has-been rock star John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman, after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, while John's continues to fall. She tries desperately to get John to sober up and focus on his music, but it may be too late to save him.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark, Paul Mazursky, Joanne Linville, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Marta Heflin, Sally Kirkland ..
Directed by: Frank Pierson
Release date: 1976-12-17
19.

The Front

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

Starring: Woody Allen, Michael Murphy, Herschel Bernardi, Andrea Marcovicci, Zero Mostel, Danny Aiello, David Margulies, Lloyd Gough, Charles Kimbrough, Remak Ramsay ..
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1976-09-17
20.

King Kong

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

In this remake of the 1933 classic, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of a giant ape and brings him back to New York to exploit him.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, Charles Grodin, John Randolph, René Auberjonois, Julius Harris, Jack O'Halloran, Ed Lauter, John Agar, Jorge Moreno ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1976-09-08
21.

Mikey and Nicky

4.4
7.4/10 IMDB

In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.

Starring: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty, Rose Arrick, Carol Grace, William Hickey, Sanford Meisner, Joyce Van Patten, M. Emmet Walsh, Elaine May ..
Directed by: Elaine May
Release date: 1976-12-21
22.

The Cassandra Crossing

4.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.

Starring: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Lionel Stander, Ann Turkel, Ingrid Thulin, Lee Strasberg ..
Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Release date: 1976-12-18
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : The Last Tycoon
23.

The Last Tycoon

3.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Monroe Stahr, a successful movie producer, pursues a beautiful and elusive young woman — all the while working himself to death.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Nicholson, Donald Pleasence, Ray Milland, Dana Andrews, Ingrid Boulting, Peter Strauss ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1976-11-18
24.

Helter Skelter

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".

Starring: George DiCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe, Marilyn Burns, Christina Hart, Cathey Paine, Alan Oppenheimer, Rudy Ramos, Sondra Blake, George Garro ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1976-04-01
25.

Bound for Glory

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.

Starring: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, John Lehne, Randy Quaid, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, James Hong, Elizabeth Macey, Susan Vaill ..
Directed by: Hal Ashby
Release date: 1976-12-05
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : The Disappearance of Aimee
26.

The Disappearance of Aimee

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1926, celebrated evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson mysteriously disappeared. She turned up several weeks later and recounted the details of her kidnapping and escape to authorities. Not everyone believed her, however, and she was accused of having gone away to have an affair with a married man. A court hearing took place to reveal the truth.

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Bette Davis, James Sloyan, James Woods, John Lehne, Lelia Goldoni, Severn Darden, William Jordan, Sandy Ward, Barry Brown ..
Directed by: Anthony Harvey
Release date: 1976-11-17
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : The Devil's Playground
27.

The Devil's Playground

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the names of good intentions.

Starring: Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate, Simon Burke, Charles McCallum, John Frawley, John Diedrich, Alan Cinis, Richard Morgan, Rowan Currie, Gary Pixton ..
Directed by: Fred Schepisi
Release date: 1976-08-12
28.

Sparkle

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

The three Williams sisters start out singing in their church choir in Harlem in the late 1950s and become a successful girl group in the 1960s.

Starring: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith, Mary Alice, Dorian Harewood, Tony King, Paul Lambert, Joyce Easton, DeWayne Jessie ..
Directed by: Sam O'Steen
Release date: 1976-04-07
29.

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953.

Starring: Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith, Christopher Walken, Dori Brenner, Antonio Fargas, Lou Jacobi, Helen Hanft, Mike Kellin ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1976-02-04
30.

The Amazing Cosmic Awareness of Duffy Moon

3.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Tired of being short, a sixth-grader buys a magical book that enables him to "Think Big".

Starring: Ike Eisenmann, Lance Kerwin, Jim Backus, Jerry Van Dyke, Basil Hoffman, Jane Connell, Jack Collins, Merie Earle, Carol Worthington, Sparky Marcus ..
Directed by: Larry Elikann
Release date: 1976-02-04
31.

Ode to Billy Joe

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Billy Joe confesses his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee only to cover his growing fear that he may, in fact, be homosexual. One night, at a barn dance, he gets a little drunk and rather than going with the hired whores, gives into his desires and sexual relations with an unnamed man. The guilt causes him to run away, hide in the woods and eventually confess everything to Bobbi Lee who doesn't want to believe him only because she was enjoying the forbidden nature of their love. In the end, he cannot accept his sexuality nor can he hide behind Bobbi Lee and that's why he throws himself off the Tallahachee bridge.

Starring: Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Joan Hotchkis, Terrance Goodman, Sandy McPeak, James Best, Becky Bowen, Simpson Hemphill, Rebecca Jernigan ..
Directed by: Max Baer Jr.
Release date: 1976-06-04
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : Bar Mitzvah Boy
32.

Bar Mitzvah Boy

3.4
8.2/10 IMDB

On the eve of his Bar Mitzvah, young Elliot finds that all the grown men in his life are somewhat wanting.

Starring: Jeremy Steyn, Adrienne Posta, Maria Charles, Jonathan Lynn, Bernard Spear, Cyril Shaps, Harry Landis, Jack Lynn, Pamela Manson, Kim Clifford ..
Directed by: Michael Tuchner
Release date: 1976-09-14
33.

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

When a widowed mother falls in love with an American sailor, her troubled young son is pressured by the bullying leader of his clique to seek revenge.

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Sarah Miles, Jonathan Kahn, Margo Cunningham, Earl Rhodes, Paul Tropea, Gary Lock, Stephen Black, Peter Clapham, Jennifer Tolman ..
Directed by: Lewis John Carlino
Release date: 1976-04-11
34.

Lifeguard

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Rick is a Los Angeles County lifeguard who is in his thirties. At his 15-year high school reunion, he sees his old girlfriend who is now a divorced mother. After falling in love with her, Rick considers changing his career and lifestyle.

Starring: Sam Elliott, Kathleen Quinlan, Anne Archer, Parker Stevenson, Stephen Young, Steve Burns, Sharon Clark, Lenka Peterson, Eric Hines, Mark Hall ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1976-07-23
35.

Raid on Entebbe

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 soldiers actually flew so far and rescued the passengers in one of the most successful Military operations in history. The only casualty for Israeli soldiers was Lt. Col. Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu..

Starring: Charles Bronson, Peter Finch, Yaphet Kotto, John Saxon, Jack Warden, Sylvia Sidney, Robert Loggia, James Woods, Martin Balsam, Horst Buchholz ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1976-12-26
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : The Eccentricities of a Nightingale
36.

The Eccentricities of a Nightingale

3.3
8.7/10 IMDB

The tale of a lonely Southern woman's longing for her handsome next-door neighbor. At once tragic and romantic, the story is a reworking of the Williams play "Summer and Smoke," which uses the same characters and setting but in dramatically different ways.

Starring: Blythe Danner, Frank Langella, Louise Latham, Neva Patterson, Carl Weintraub, Tim O'Connor ..
Directed by: Glenn A. Jordan
Release date: 1976-06-16
37.

Voyage of the Damned

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.

Starring: Max von Sydow, Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Pryce, Orson Welles, Fernando Rey, Denholm Elliott ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1976-12-22
38.

The Belle of Amherst

3.3
8.2/10 IMDB

Portrait of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson based on her poems, letters and notes. This is a taped broadcast of a live one-woman performance.

Starring: Julie Harris ..
Directed by: Charles S. Dubin
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : The War Widow
39.

The War Widow

3.3
8.6/10 IMDB

Originally broadcast by KCET (PBS) on their dramatic showcase series, "Visions," this sweet, quiet film is set during World War I. It is the story of Amy, a proper, but lonely housewife whose husband is away at war. She finds solace in a friendship with a more worldly female photographer, only to have her entire world turned upside down when the friendship becomes genuine love and she is forced to choose. Groundbreaking for its powerful yet non-prurient portrayal of lesbian first love.

Starring: Pamela Bellwood, Frances Lee McCain, Katharine Bard, Tim Matheson, Nan Martin, Maxine Stewart, Barbara Cason, Stephanie Retsek ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1976-10-28
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : The Collection
40.

The Collection

3.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Set in the rarefied world of West End boutique owners and fashion designers, The Collection takes as its departure point the moment when four elegant lives are suddenly shaken by the suggestion of infidelity. The sinister anonymous phone call that disturbs Harry Kane at four o'clock in the morning becomes increasingly hard to establish...

Starring: Alan Bates, Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, Laurence Olivier, Gail Harrison, Maurice O'Conner ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1976-01-01
41.

Aces High

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses place a fearsome strain on Gresham, commanding officer of the squadron. Aces High recreates the early days of the Royal Flying Corps with some magnificently staged aerial battles, and sensitive direction presents a moving portrayal of the futilities of war.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth, David Wood, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Richard Johnson, Ray Milland, Gilles Béhat ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1976-05-19
42.

Car Wash

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar's Car Wash in the Los Angeles ghetto. The team meets dozens of eccentric customers -- including a smooth-talking preacher, a wacky cab driver and an ex-convict -- while cracking politically incorrect jokes to a constant soundtrack of disco and funk. Some of the workers find romance as the day moves along, but most are just happy to get through another shift.

Starring: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Sully Boyar, Richard Brestoff, Ivan Dixon, Bill Duke, Antonio Fargas, Jack Kehoe, Garrett Morris, Henry Kingi ..
Directed by: Michael Schultz
Release date: 1976-10-22
43.

Mad Dog Morgan

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Bill Hunter, Frank Thring, Michael Pate, Wallas Eaton, John Hargreaves, Robin Ramsay, Graeme Blundell ..
Directed by: Philippe Mora
Release date: 1976-07-09
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : The Picture of Dorian Gray
44.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

In Victorian England, handsome Dorian Gray (Peter Firth) makes a Faustian deal that his portrait painted by Basil Hallward (Jeremy Brett) will age while he remains young. But his vain bargain eventually leads to murder and destroys Gray's life. This 1976 installment of the BBC's long-running "Play of the Month" television series co-stars Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Judi Bowker and John Gielgud as Lord Henry Wotton.

Starring: Peter Firth, John Gielgud, Judi Bowker, Jeremy Brett, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Nan Munro, Mark Dignam, Michael Barrington, Gillian Raine, Nicholas Ball ..
Directed by: John Gorrie
Release date: 1976-09-19
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : Jackson County Jail
45.

Jackson County Jail

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A young woman stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.

Starring: Yvette Mimieux, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Carradine, Howard Hesseman, Betty Thomas, Hal Needham, Mary Woronov, Severn Darden, Nancy Lee Noble, Cliff Emmich ..
Directed by: Michael Miller
Release date: 1976-03-31
46.

Shout at the Devil

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

During World War One an English adventurer, an American elephant poacher and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar. The story is based on a novel by Wilbur Smith, which in turn is very loosely based on events involving the light cruiser SMS Königsberg, which was sunk after taking refuge in Rufigi delta in 1915.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Barbara Parkins, Ian Holm, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Gernot Endemann, Karl Michael Vogler, Horst Janson, Gerard Paquis, Maurice Denham ..
Directed by: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 1976-04-12
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : Dynasty
47.

Dynasty

3.2
5.0/10 IMDB

The story of a pioneer family in the early 1800s that seeks its fortunes on the Ohio frontier.

Starring: Stacy Keach, Harris Yulin, Sarah Miles, Amy Irving, Gerrit Graham, Granville Van Dusen, Charles Weldon, Stanley Bennett Clay, Tony Swartz, John Carter ..
Directed by: Lee Phillips
Release date: 1976-03-13
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : The Phantom of the Open Hearth
48.

The Phantom of the Open Hearth

3.2
8.0/10 IMDB

This comedy/drama was written by Jean Shepherd, who appears at the beginning and the end and narrates it through voiceover. It tells the story of several events as they occur through the eyes of Ralph, a high-school-aged boy. Ralph is anticipating the upcoming prom and is working up the courage to invite Daphne Bigelow, a beautiful and popular student who does not seem aware of his existence.

Starring: David Elliott, Barbara Bolton, James Broderick, Jean Shepherd, Roberta Wallach, William Lampley, David S. Howard, Michael Stein ..
Directed by: Fred Barzyk, David R. Loxton
Release date: 1976-12-23
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : W.C. Fields and Me
49.

W.C. Fields and Me

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

In 1920s New York City, W. C. Fields is a successful headlining entertainer, but when his girlfriend leaves him and his broker loses his money, Fields begins anew in California. Working at a wax museum, Fields eventually lands a film role that ascends him to stardom. Back in the limelight and palling around with John Barrymore and the like, Fields meets an aspiring actress Carlotta Monti at a party, with whom he forms a rocky relationship.

Starring: Rod Steiger, Valerie Perrine, Jack Cassidy, Billy Barty, John Marley, Bernadette Peters, Dana Elcar, Kenneth Tobey, Paul Stewart, Milt Kamen ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1976-03-31
Best Drama Movies of 1976 : The Elephants' Graveyard
50.

The Elephants' Graveyard

3.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Bunny has told his wife he is working as a postman, but in fact is wandering the hills all day, wondering why he doesn't want to work. He meets Jody, an older man who has told his wife he's working in a factory, but is in fact doing the same thing. The two men spend a day of friendship together, but what does the future offer them? And tonight is supposed to be pay night...

Starring: Billy Connolly, Jon Morrison ..
Directed by: John Mackenzie
Release date: 1976-10-11

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