Best 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, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

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: 1976-11-01
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
8.0/10 IMDB

During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard 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: 1976-04-04
5.

The Omen

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, Harvey Stephens, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, Robert Rietti, Tommy Duggan, John Stride ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1976-06-06
6.

Carrie

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.

Starring: Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, P.J. Soles, Sydney Lassick, Stefan Gierasch ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1976-11-03
7.

The Outlaw Josey Wales

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney, John Vernon, Paula Trueman, Sam Bottoms, Geraldine Keams, Woodrow Parfrey, Joyce Jameson ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1976-07-14
8.

Grey Gardens

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith, two aging, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, are the sole inhabitants of a Long Island estate. The women reveal themselves to be misfits with outsized, engaging personalities. Much of the conversation is centered on their pasts, as mother and daughter now rarely leave home.

Starring: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers, Norman Vincent Peale, Jack Helmuth, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Jerry Torre, Lois Wright, Christine Ebersole ..
Directed by: Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, Albert Maysles, David Maysles
Release date: 1976-02-19
9.

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
10.

Marathon Man

5.4
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

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