Best Drama Movies of 1977

1.

Annie Hall

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Colleen Dewhurst, Christopher Walken, Donald Symington ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1977-04-19
2.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren J. Kemmerling, Cary Guffey, Justin Dreyfuss, Lance Henriksen ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1977-11-18
3.

Saturday Night Fever

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Tony spends his Saturdays at a disco where his stylish moves raise his popularity among the patrons. But his life outside the disco is not easy and things change when he gets attracted to Stephanie.

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Julie Bovasso, Sam Coppola, Denny Dillon, Robert Costanzo, Fran Drescher, Donna Pescow ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1977-12-16
4.

Opening Night

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Actress Myrtle Gordon is a functioning alcoholic who is a few days from the opening night of her latest play, concerning a woman distraught about aging. One night a car kills one of Myrtle's fans who is chasing her limousine in an attempt to get the star's attention. Myrtle internalizes the accident and goes on a spiritual quest, but fails to finds the answers she is after. As opening night inches closer and closer, fragile Myrtle must find a way to make the show go on.

Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, Laura Johnson, John Tuell, Zohra Lampert, Ray Powers, Peter Falk ..
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Release date: 1977-12-22
5.

3 Women

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Two co-workers, one a vain woman and the other an awkward teenager, share an increasingly bizarre relationship after becoming roommates.

Starring: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier, Ruth Nelson, John Cromwell, Sierra Pecheur, Craig Richard Nelson, Maysie Hoy, Belita Moreno ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1977-04-10
6.

A Bridge Too Far

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Hardy Krüger, Laurence Olivier ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1977-06-15
7.

Jesus of Nazareth

5.3
8.5/10 IMDB

Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Starring: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, James Farentino, Ian McShane, Christopher Plummer, Olivia Hussey, Tony Vogel, John Duttine, Michael York ..
Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
Release date: 1977-04-03
8.

Cross of Iron

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

It is 1943, and the German army—ravaged and demoralised—is hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of the madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is the only man who believes that the Third Reich is still vastly superior to the Russian army. However, within his pompous persona lies a quivering coward who longs for the Iron Cross so that he can return to Berlin a hero. Steiner, on the other hand is cynical, defiantly non-conformist and more concerned with the safety of his own men rather than the horde of military decorations offered to him by his superiors.

Starring: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner, Klaus Löwitsch, Vadim Glowna, Roger Fritz, Dieter Schidor, Burkhard Driest, Fred Stillkrauth ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1977-01-29
9.

The Duellists

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including the failed French invasion of Russia in 1812, and shifts in the political and social systems of Europe.

Starring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Robert Stephens, Tom Conti, John McEnery, Diana Quick, Alun Armstrong, Cristina Raines, Edward Fox ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 1977-08-31
10.

Slap Shot

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.

Starring: Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Houser, Jeff Carlson, Steve Carlson, David Hanson, Yvon Barrette ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1977-02-25
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : Jesus of Nazareth
11.

Jesus of Nazareth

5.2
8.5/10 IMDB

Acclaimed director Franco Zeffirelli and an all-star cast come together to deliver a powerful adaptation of the Gospels in 1977's Jesus Of Nazareth. From the Nativity to the Crucifixion and Resurrection, the life of Jesus (played by Robert Powell) is presented with stunning depth, gravity and emotion.

Starring: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, James Farentino, Ian McShane ..
Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
Release date: 1977-03-27
12.

Jesus of Nazareth

5.1
8.5/10 IMDB

Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, has perhaps become what Jesus looks like in many people's minds. The story begins with the arrangements of the wedding between Joseph and Mary, and chronicles the nativity, the encounter with John the Baptist (a ferocious Michael York) and everything up to the crucifixion and resurrection.

Release date: 1977-03-27
13.

Capricorn One

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of scientists stages a phony Mars landing. Willingly participating in the deception are a trio of well-meaning astronauts, who become liabilities when their space capsule is reported lost on re-entry. Now, with the help of a crusading reporter, they must battle a sinister conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep the truth.

Starring: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston, O.J. Simpson, Hal Holbrook, Karen Black, Telly Savalas, David Huddleston, David Doyle ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1977-12-10
14.

New York, New York

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus, Dick Miller, Mary Kay Place, Shera Danese, Frank Sivero, Don Calfa, Jack Haley ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1977-06-21
15.

The Gauntlet

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness from Las Vegas. The witness turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties—and incriminating information regarding a high-ranking figure.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney, Michael Cavanaugh, Carole Cook, Mara Corday, Doug McGrath, Jeff Morris ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1977-12-21
16.

The Sentinel

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A New York City model with a troubled past relocates to an apartment in a brownstone building where the only other tenant is a withdrawn blind priest. After experiencing strange occurrences, she begins to realize her building houses a sinister evil.

Starring: Cristina Raines, Chris Sarandon, Burgess Meredith, Eli Wallach, Arthur Kennedy, Deborah Raffin, John Carradine, Ava Gardner, Sylvia Miles, Beverly D'Angelo ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1977-01-07
17.

The Last Wave

4.4
7.0/10 IMDB

Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of Aboriginal people charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Burton, plagued by apocalyptic visions of water, slowly realizes danger may come from his own involvement with the Aboriginal people and their prophecies.

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow, Vivean Gray, Nandjiwarra Amagula, Walter Amagula, Athol Compton, Michael Duffield, Peter Carroll ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1977-01-01
18.

Equus

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an opinionated but inwardly-timid father and a genteel, religious mother. As Dysart exposes the truths behind the boy's demons, he finds himself face-to-face with his own.

Starring: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Joan Plowright, Harry Andrews, Colin Blakely, Eileen Atkins, Jenny Agutter, Kate Reid, John Wyman, Elva Mai Hoover ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1977-10-16
19.

Rolling Thunder

4.3
6.9/10 IMDB

A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane survives and becomes obsessed with getting revenge. Aided by his loyal friend Johnny Vohden, Rane, now wielding a hook for a hand, sets out on his mission of vengeance.

Starring: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes, James Best, Dabney Coleman, Lisa Blake Richards, Luke Askew, Paul A. Partain, Lawrason Driscoll, James Victor ..
Directed by: John Flynn
Release date: 1977-10-14
20.

Julia

4.2
7.1/10 IMDB

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell, Hal Holbrook, Rosemary Murphy, Meryl Streep, Dora Doll, Elisabeth Mortensen, John Glover ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1977-10-01
21.

Airport '77

4.1
5.7/10 IMDB

Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle after a hijacking gone wrong. Now the surviving passengers must brave panic, slow leaks, oxygen depletion, and more while attempting a daring plan, all while 200 feet underwater.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Brenda Vaccaro, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland, James Stewart, George Kennedy, Darren McGavin, Christopher Lee, Robert Foxworth ..
Directed by: Jerry Jameson
Release date: 1977-03-11
22.

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

4.1
8.2/10 IMDB

A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

Starring: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol, David Goetz, Richard Hunt, Eren Ozker, Jim Henson, Dave Goelz ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1977-12-17
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : Abigail's Party
23.

Abigail's Party

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

Beverly wears low-cut dresses, too much make-up, and has a reputation as a man-eating monster. She turns a social get-together between married couples into a virtual time-bomb of emotional tension.

Starring: Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, Janine Duvitski, John Salthouse, Harriet Reynolds ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 1977-11-01
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : Scum
24.

Scum

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

A hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. [This is the original version scheduled for broadcast on 'Play for Today' on 8-Nov-1977 but withdrawn by the BBC because it was deemed too controversial. Director Alan Clarke edited the film and released it in cinemas in 1979 (See 'Scum (1979)'). The BBC would eventually broadcast the original on 27-Jul-1991.]

Starring: Ray Winstone, David Threlfall, Martin Phillips, Davidson Knight, John Blundell, Phil Daniels, Ray Burdis, Patrick Murray, Ian Sharrock, Tony London ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1977-11-08
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : Count Dracula
25.

Count Dracula

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects. Jonathan Harker visits the Count in Transylvania to help him with preparations to move to England. Harker becomes Dracula's prisoner and discovers Dracula's true nature. After Dracula makes his way to England, Harker becomes involved in an effort to track down and destroy the Count, eventually chasing the vampire back to his castle.

Starring: Louis Jourdan, Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon, Judi Bowker, Jack Shepherd, Mark Burns, Bosco Hogan, Richard Barnes, Ann Queensberry, Susie Hickford ..
Directed by: Philip Saville
Release date: 1977-12-22
26.

Providence

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

On the eve of his 78th birthday, the ailing, alcoholic writer Clive Langham spends a painful and sleepless night mentally composing and recomposing scenes for a novel in which characters based on his own family are shaped by his fantasies and memories, alongside his caustic commentary on their behaviour.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, David Warner, Denis Lawson, Elaine Stritch, Cyril Luckham, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Peter Arne, Tanya Lopert ..
Directed by: Alain Resnais
Release date: 1977-01-25
27.

Sweeney!

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

When one of Regan's snouts complains that his girlfriend's recent suicide was murder, the flying squad detective feels compelled to investigate. He uncovers a conspiracy that reaches the heart of the government, and finds himself fitted up, suspended and under the scrutiny of Special Branch.

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster, Ian Bannen, Colin Welland, Diane Keen, Lynda Bellingham, Brian Glover, Michael Coles, Joe Melia ..
Directed by: David Wickes
Release date: 1977-01-14
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : Looking for Mr. Goodbar
28.

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

Starring: Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Richard Kiley, Richard Gere, Alan Feinstein, Tom Berenger, Priscilla Pointer, Laurie Prange, Joel Fabiani ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1977-10-19
29.

Storm Boy

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.

Starring: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Judy Dick, Tony Allison, Michael Moody, Graham Dow, Eric Mack, Frank Foster-Brown, Michael Caulfield ..
Directed by: Henri Safran
Release date: 1977-07-28
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : Short Eyes
30.

Short Eyes

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City’s infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him.

Starring: Bruce Davison, José Pérez, Nathan George, Don Blakely, Tony DiBenedetto, Shawn Elliott, Tito Goya, Luis Guzmán, Joseph Carberry, Bob Maroff ..
Directed by: Robert M. Young
Release date: 1977-09-28
31.

Black Sunday

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a Black September PLO plot to commit a terrorist attack at the Super Bowl.

Starring: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Steven Keats, Bekim Fehmiu, Michael V. Gazzo, William Daniels, Walter Gotell, Pat Summerall ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1977-03-11
32.

The Gift

3.6
7.9/10 IMDB

On a cold winter morning Tav wakes his son Samuel at 4 A.M. to help with chores on the family farm. He sternly comments on Sam's work, such as napping while milking, or spilling a little milk, causing Sam to tell his mother how hard it is to please his father. She explains that Tav is just teaching him traits he will need as a man, and although his father loves him very much he finds it hard to express this in words. Sam admits to having the same problem. She says that there are unspoken ways to communicate love, and Sam volunteers, "Like Christmas presents ?" She agrees, but will not tell him how to select a special gift for his father. On Christmas morning Sam goes out to the barn alone (except for the cows, pigs, and chickens) to deliver his special gift in a setting very similar to where the very first Christmas gifts were bestowed.

Starring: James Griffith, Francis L. Urry, Brett Palmer, Joy Sansom, Debbie van Orden, Jeanne Nuttal, Julia Warner ..
Directed by: Douglas G. Johnson
Release date: 1977-01-01
33.

Audrey Rose

3.5
5.7/10 IMDB

A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, John Beck, Susan Swift, John Hillerman, Robert Walden, Philip Sterling, Stephen Pearlman, Ivy Jones, Aly Wassil ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1977-04-06
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : The Turning Point
34.

The Turning Point

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

As young dancers, they were best friends and fierce rivals. Deedee left the stage for marriage and motherhood, while Emma would become an international ballet icon. But when Deedee's teenage daughter is invited to join Emma's dance company and begins an affair with a young Russian star, the two women are forced to confront the choices they've made, the resentments they've hidden and the emotional truths they must face at the turning point.

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Browne, Tom Skerritt, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Martha Scott, Antoinette Sibley, Alexandra Danilova, Starr Danias, Marshall Thompson ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1977-11-14
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : The Trouble with Young Stuff
35.

The Trouble with Young Stuff

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Alice is afraid that the visit from her cousin Matilda will rekindle their lust for each other. Matilda's young passion slowly spreads to Alice, her roommate, their boyfriends and girlfriend, the milkman and even the girlfriend's mother.

Starring: Marlene Willoughby, Nancy Dare, Crystal Sync, Jenny Baxter, Sonny Landham, Robert Kerman, Roger Caine, Gloria Leonard ..
Directed by: Joseph W. Sarno
Release date: 1977-03-04
36.

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A disturbed and institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.

Starring: Kathleen Quinlan, Bibi Andersson, Ben Piazza, Lorraine Gary, Martine Bartlett, Reni Santoni, Susan Tyrrell, Barbara Steele, Sylvia Sidney, Robert Viharo ..
Directed by: Anthony Page
Release date: 1977-07-14
37.

Islands in the Stream

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.

Starring: George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Gilbert Roland, Hart Bochner, Susan Tyrrell, Richard Evans, Claire Bloom, Julius Harris, Brad Savage, Michael-James Wixted ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1977-03-09
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years
38.

Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years

3.4
7.9/10 IMDB

The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.

Starring: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Priscilla Pointer, Walter McGinn, Rosemary Murphy, Blair Brown, Mark Harmon, David Healy, Peggy McCay, Donald Moffat ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1977-03-13
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : Our Day Out
39.

Our Day Out

3.4
8.1/10 IMDB

When a teacher takes a group of troubled school children on a school trip to Conwy in Wales, the children understand life outside of Liverpool.

Starring: Alun Armstrong, Jean Heywood, Elizabeth Estensen, Lennox Greaves, George Malpas, Robert Gillespie, Bill Moores, Iona Banks, Jill Richards, Peter Tilbury ..
Directed by: Pedr James
Release date: 1977-12-12
40.

Greased Lightning

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

This film is based on the true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing champion in America.

Starring: Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little, Vincent Gardenia, Bill Cobbs, Noble Willingham, Richie Havens, Earl Hindman, Julian Bond ..
Directed by: Michael Schultz
Release date: 1977-07-01
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : Confessions
41.

Confessions

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A bored, upscale housewife decides to dabble in the world of anonymous sex and prostitution but quickly learns the unfortunate reality of such a lifestyle.

Starring: Kristine Heller, John Leslie, Peter Johns, Joey Silvera, Dory Devon, Jack Wright, Dory Devon, Al Russo ..
Directed by: Anthony Spinelli
Release date: 1977-09-01
42.

ABBA: The Movie

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A radio DJ in pursuit of an exclusive interview follows ABBA during their mega-successful tour of Australia.

Starring: Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Robert Hughes, Tom Oliver, Bruce Barry, Stig Anderson, Calvin Cross, Ivar Dahlbom ..
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Release date: 1977-12-15
43.

The Serpent's Egg

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Berlin, 1923. Following the suicide of his brother, American circus acrobat Abel Rosenberg attempts to survive while facing unemployment, depression, alcoholism and the social decay of Germany during the Weimar Republic.

Starring: David Carradine, Liv Ullmann, Heinz Bennent, Gert Fröbe, Isolde Barth, Toni Berger, Christian Berkel, Richard Bohne, Paula Braend, Erna Brünell ..
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
Release date: 1977-10-28
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : The Winslow Boy
44.

The Winslow Boy

3.4
7.8/10 IMDB

The term at Osborne Naval College is not yet over. Why, therefore, has cadet Ronnie Winslow returned home? And why, moreover, is he hiding in the garden in the rain?

Starring: Eric Porter, Alan Badel, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Simon Chandler, Ann Beach, Diana Fairfax, Michele Dotrice, Adam Bareham, David Robb, Jonathan Adams ..
Directed by: David Giles
Release date: 1977-01-16
45.

MacArthur

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in flashback as he visits West Point.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ivan Bonar, Ward Costello, Nicolas Coster, Marj Dusay, Ed Flanders, Warde Donovan, Branscombe Richmond, Jerry Holland, Robert V. Barron ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1977-07-01
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : A Circle of Children
46.

A Circle of Children

3.3
7.7/10 IMDB

A teacher at a school for emotionally disturbed children takes an interest in one particular child who doesn't talk but emits a stream of gibberish.

Starring: Jane Alexander, Rachel Roberts, David Ogden Stiers, Nan Martin, Matthew Labyorteaux, Niki Dantine, Susan Pratt, Judy Lewis, Ray Buktenica, Michelle Stacy ..
Directed by: Don Taylor
Release date: 1977-03-10
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : The Other Side of Midnight
47.

The Other Side of Midnight

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

When French beauty Noelle Page falls in love with American pilot Larry Douglas, she believes he'll marry her. Instead, he returns to the U.S and marries the sweet but naive Catherine. Even though Noelle has found a new lover, an affluent Greek named Constantin, and has started a great career as an actress, she vows revenge on her onetime lover. But once her plan is in motion, she and Larry fall in love and plot Catherine's death.

Starring: Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone, Clu Gulager, Christian Marquand, Michael Lerner, Sorrell Booke, Lilyan Chauvin, Lidia Kristen ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1977-06-08
Best Drama Movies of 1977 : One on One
48.

One on One

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the team, Henry is overwhelmed by the demands on his time, the "big business" aspect of college sports, and the fact that he never fully learned to read. Things look bleak for Henry when Janet Hays, a pretty graduate student, is assigned as Henry's tutor. Her intellect and strength lift Henry out of his doldrums just in time to battle the coach, who attempts to rescind Henry's scholarship.

Starring: Robby Benson, Annette O'Toole, G. D. Spradlin, Melanie Griffith, Gail Strickland, Lamont Johnson, James G. Richardson, Hector Morales, Cory Faucher, Doug Sullivan ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1977-06-28
49.

In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan

3.3
7.0/10 IMDB

Based on a true case, this tells the story of two parents in New Jersey whose daughter has lapsed into a coma from which doctors say she will never recover. The parents must decide whether to keep her alive on life support systems, or to disconnect them and let her die with some dignity left.

Starring: Brian Keith, Piper Laurie, David Huffman, Stephanie Zimbalist, Biff McGuire, David Spielberg, Bert Freed ..
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Release date: 1977-09-26
50.

Heroes

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the other men in his unit.

Starring: Henry Winkler, Sally Field, Val Avery, Stuart Margolin, John Cassavetes, Dennis Burkley, Michael Cavanaugh, Olivia Cole, Harrison Ford, Dick Ziker ..
Directed by: Jeremy Kagan
Release date: 1977-11-04

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