Best 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.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

6.5
8.2/10 IMDB

King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black Knight who, despite having had all his limbs chopped off, insists he can still fight. They reach Camelot, but Arthur decides not to enter, as "it is a silly place".

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Connie Booth, Carol Cleveland, Neil Innes, Bee Duffell ..
Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Release date: 1975-05-25
4.

Jaws

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey Kramer, Susan Backlinie, Jonathan Filley, Chris Rebello ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1975-06-18
5.

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
6.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky'.

Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray, Fran Fullenwider ..
Directed by: Jim Sharman
Release date: 1975-08-14
7.

Love and Death

5.6
7.7/10 IMDB

Boris is a simple Russian villager who pines from afar for his beautiful cousin Sonja. Forced against his will into joining the Russian army during the Napoleonic Wars, the cowardly Boris accidentally becomes a military hero. But when his beloved Sonja comes to him with a dangerous patriotic scheme, Boris debates his desires and beliefs.

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet, Frank Adu, Edmond Ardisson, Féodor Atkine, Yves Barsacq, Lloyd Battista, Jack Bérard, Eva Betrand ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1975-06-10
8.

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
9.

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
10.

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

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