Best Movies of 1977

1.

Star Wars

7.1
8.6/10 IMDB

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Phil Brown ..
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 1977-05-25
2.

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
3.

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
4.

Eraserhead

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates, Judith Roberts, Laurel Near, T. Max Graham, Jennifer Chambers Lynch, Hal Landon Jr., Jean Lange ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1977-03-19
5.

The Spy Who Loved Me

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Russian and British submarines with nuclear missiles on board both vanish from sight without a trace. England and Russia both blame each other as James Bond tries to solve the riddle of the disappearing ships. But the KGB also has an agent on the case.

Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen, Bernard Lee, George Baker, Michael Billington ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1977-07-07
6.

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
7.

The Rescuers

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss Bianca respond to orphan Penny's call for help. The two mice search for clues with the help of an old cat named Rufus.

Starring: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn, Jeanette Nolan, Pat Buttram, Jim Jordan, John McIntire, Michelle Stacy, Bernard Fox ..
Directed by: John Lounsbery, Art Stevens, Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1977-06-22
8.

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
9.

Sorcerer

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Four men from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting several cases of dynamite (which is so old that it is dripping unstable nitroglycerin) across dangerous jungle terrain.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou, Ramon Bieri, Peter Capell, Karl John, Friedrich von Ledebur, Chico Martínez, Joe Spinell ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1977-06-24
10.

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
11.

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
12.

The Goodbye Girl

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Paula (an unemployed dancer) and her 10-year-old daughter live in a Manhattan apartment with Tony, Paula's married boyfriend. Tony takes an acting job in Italy, and sublets the apartment to a friend without telling Paula.

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict, Barbara Rhoades, Theresa Merritt, Michael Shawn, Patricia Pearcy, Gene Castle, Daniel Levans ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1977-11-01
13.

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
14.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Join pals Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger and Christopher Robin as they enjoy their days together and sing their way through adventures.

Starring: Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Junius Matthews, Paul Winchell, Howard Morris, Bruce Reitherman, Jon Walmsley, Timothy Turner, Sebastian Cabot, Ralph Wright ..
Directed by: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1977-03-11
15.

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
16.

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
17.

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 Movies of 1977 : Jesus of Nazareth
18.

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
19.

Pumping Iron

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Bodybuilders compete for the titles of 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe. Lou Ferrigno prepares to face off against five-time Mr. Universe winner, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Lou Ferrigno, Roger Callard, Serge Nubret, Mike Katz, Bud Cort, Joe Weider, Ken Waller, Robbie Robinson ..
Directed by: Robert Fiore, George Butler
Release date: 1977-01-18
20.

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
21.

Smokey and the Bandit

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason, Mike Henry, Paul Williams, Pat McCormick, Linda McClure, Susan McIver, Laura Lizer Sommers ..
Directed by: Hal Needham
Release date: 1977-05-26
22.

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
23.

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
24.

High Anxiety

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A psychiatrist with intense acrophobia (fear of heights) goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who appear to be crazier than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep.

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Ron Carey, Howard Morris, Dick Van Patten, Jack Riley, Charlie Callas, Ron Clark ..
Directed by: Mel Brooks
Release date: 1977-12-25
25.

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
26.

The Hobbit

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from them by the evil dragon Smaug. The only problem is that Gandalf has told the dwarves that Bilbo is an expert burglar, but he isn't...

Starring: Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, John Huston, Otto Preminger, Cyril Ritchard, Theodore Gottlieb, Paul Frees, Don Messick, John Stephenson ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1977-11-27
27.

The Hills Have Eyes

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Starring: Martin Speer, Russ Grieve, John Steadman, James Whitworth, Virginia Vincent, Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Lance Gordon, Cordy Clark, Peter Locke ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1977-07-22
28.

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
29.

The Kentucky Fried Movie

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung-fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.

Starring: Evan C. Kim, Bong Soo Han, Marilyn Joi, Saul Kahan, Marcy Goldman, Bill Bixby, John Landis, Dulcie Jordan, Gracia Lee, Sheila Rogers ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1977-08-10
30.

Wizards

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

After the death of his mother, the evil mutant wizard Blackwolf discovers some long-lost military technologies. Full of ego and ambition, Blackwolf claims his mother's throne, assembles an army and sets out to brainwash and conquer Earth. Meanwhile, Blackwolf's gentle twin brother, the bearded and sage Avatar, calls upon his own magical abilities to foil Blackwolf's plans for world domination -- even if it means destroying his own flesh and blood.

Starring: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval, Mark Hamill, Jim Connell, Steve Gravers, Barbara Sloane, Angelo Grisanti, Hyman Wien ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1977-02-09
31.

Pete's Dragon

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.

Starring: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Jim Dale, Peter Ustinov, Shelley Winters, Stefanie Powers, Terry-Thomas, Jane Kean ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1977-11-03
32.

Rabid

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

After undergoing radical surgery for injuries from a motorcycle accident, a young woman develops a strange phallic growth on her body and a thirst for human blood—the only nourishment that will now sustain her.

Starring: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman, Roger Periard, Lynne Deragon, Terri Hanauer, Victor Désy ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1977-04-08
33.

The Deep

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters.

Starring: Robert Shaw, Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bisset, Louis Gossett Jr., Eli Wallach, Robert Tessier, Dick Anthony Williams, Bob Minor, Earl Maynard, Lee McClain ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1977-06-17
34.

The Car

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

The film is set in the fictional Utah community of Santa Ynez, which is being terrorized by a mysterious black coupe that appears out of nowhere and begins running people down. After the car kills off the town's Sheriff, it becomes the job of Captain Wade Parent to stop the murderous driver.

Starring: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, R. G. Armstrong, John Rubinstein, Elizabeth Thompson, Roy Jenson, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Kate Murtagh ..
Directed by: Elliot Silverstein
Release date: 1977-05-12
35.

Jabberwocky

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster?

Starring: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Max Wall, Warren Mitchell, Rodney Bewes, John Bird, Bernard Bresslaw, Deborah Fallender, Derek Francis ..
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 1977-03-28
36.

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
37.

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
38.

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
39.

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
40.

Harlan County U.S.A.

4.2
8.2/10 IMDB

This film documents the coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973. Eastovers refusal to sign a contract (when the miners joined with the United Mine Workers of America) led to the strike, which lasted more than a year and included violent battles between gun-toting company thugs/scabs and the picketing miners and their supportive women-folk. Director Barbara Kopple puts the strike into perspective by giving us some background on the historical plight of the miners and some history of the UMWA.

Starring: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks, Bessie Lou Cornett, Lois Scott, Sudie Crusenberry, Mary Lou Fergerson, Basil Collins, Florence Reece, Lois Scott ..
Directed by: Barbara Kopple
Release date: 1977-01-23
41.

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

4.1
6.3/10 IMDB

Princess Farah refuses to marry Sinbad until Prince Kassim, her brother, is able to give his consent. However, the Prince's wicked stepmother, Queen Zenobia, has changed Kassim into a baboon in order to have her own son crowned as caliph. Sinbad, his crew, the Princess and the transformed Prince travel to a distant land, fighting every obstacle Zenobia places in their path, to seek the advice of a legendary wise man who can possibly tell how to end the spell.

Starring: Patrick Wayne, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting, Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton, Kurt Christian, Nadim Sawalha, Damien Thomas, Bruno Barnabe, Bernard Kay ..
Directed by: Sam Wanamaker
Release date: 1977-07-15
42.

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
Best Movies of 1977 : Powers of Ten
43.

Powers of Ten

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of the entire known universe, the camera gradually zooms in until we are viewing the subatomic particles on a man's hand.

Starring: Philip Morrison ..
Directed by: Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Movies of 1977 : 21 Up
44.

21 Up

4.1
8.1/10 IMDB

After another 7 year wait, director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children from Seven Up! and 7 Plus Seven. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Starring: Lynn Johnson, Tony Walker, Jacqueline Bassett, Charles Furneaux, Bruce Balden, Andrew Brackfield, Neil Hughes, Nicholas Hitchon, Susan Sullivan, John Brisby ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1977-05-09
45.

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 Movies of 1977 : Abigail's Party
46.

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 Movies of 1977 : La Soufrière
47.

La Soufrière

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Werner Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt. Everyone has left, except for one old man who refuses to leave.

Starring: Werner Herzog, Edward Lachman, Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein ..
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Release date: 1977-10-01
Best Movies of 1977 : George Carlin: On Location at USC
48.

George Carlin: On Location at USC

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

George Carlin's first ever comedy special, filmed live at the University of Southern California. Here, he talks about monopoly, flying on planes, random thoughts, walking, and other things.

Starring: George Carlin, Shayna Alexander, Brenda Carlin ..
Directed by: Marty Callner
Release date: 1977-04-08
Best Movies of 1977 : Scum
49.

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 Movies of 1977 : Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back
50.

Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back

3.9
8.5/10 IMDB

In 1977, Bette Midler's first television special premiered, featuring guest stars Dustin Hoffman and Emmett Kelly. It went on to win Bette her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Special — Comedy-Variety or Music. To make the show palatable to home viewers, the special featured heavily cleaned up versions of the material Midler was performing at that time on stage. The title of the show, Ol' Red Hair is Back, was a takeoff on the title of Frank Sinatra's recent album Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back.

Starring: Bette Midler, Dustin Hoffman, Emmett Kelly, Sharon Redd, Donald York, Merle Miller, Robin Grean ..
Directed by: Dwight Hemion
Release date: 1977-12-07

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