Best Mystery Movies of 1973

1.

The Long Goodbye

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, David Arkin, Warren Berlinger, Jim Bouton, Henry Gibson, Jo Ann Brody, Jack Knight ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1973-03-07
2.

Magnum Force

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul, Tim Matheson, Kip Niven, Robert Urich, Felton Perry, Margaret Avery, Tony Giorgio ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1973-12-23
3.

Soylent Green

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly, Stephen Young, Mike Henry, Lincoln Kilpatrick ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1973-04-19
4.

The Legend of Hell House

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it is up to the team to survive a full week in isolation, and solve the mystery of the Hell House.

Starring: Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt, Roland Culver, Peter Bowles, Michael Gough ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1973-06-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : The Night Strangler
5.

The Night Strangler

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

After being run out of Las Vegas, Kolchak heads for Seattle and another reporting job with the local paper. It's not long before he is on the trail of another string of bizarre murders. It seems that every 21 years, for the past century, a killer kills a certain number of people, drains them of their blood and then disappears into the night. Kolchak is on his trail, but can he stop him?

Starring: Darren McGavin, Jo Ann Pflug, Simon Oakland, Scott Brady, Wally Cox, Margaret Hamilton, John Carradine, Al Lewis, Nina Wayne, Virginia Peters ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1973-01-16
6.

Electra Glide in Blue

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around him in order to solve the case, eventually returning to solitude in the desert.

Starring: Robert Blake, Mitchell Ryan, Billy Green Bush, Jeannine Riley, Elisha Cook Jr., Nick Nolte ..
Directed by: James William Guercio
Release date: 1973-08-18
7.

Shamus

3.5
6.1/10 IMDB

New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His investigations soon get pretty complicated and rather too dangerous. At least along the way he does get to meet Alexis.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon, John P. Ryan, Joe Santos, Giorgio Tozzi, Ron Weyand, Larry Block, Beeson Carroll, Kevin Conway, Kay Frye ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1973-01-31
8.

Messiah of Evil

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.

Starring: Michael Greer, Marianna Hill, Joy Bang, Anitra Ford, Royal Dano, Elisha Cook Jr., Charles Dierkop, Bennie Robinson, Dyanne Asimow, Walter Hill ..
Directed by: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz
Release date: 1973-05-02
9.

Shaft in Africa

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Detective John Shaft travels incognito to Ethiopia, then France, to bust a human trafficking ring.

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay, Vonetta McGee, Neda Arneri?, Debebe Eshetu, Spiros Focás, Jacques Herlin, Jho Jhenkins, Willie Jonah, Adolfo Lastretti ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1973-06-14
10.

The MacKintosh Man

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor; only, someone finds him out and exposes him to the gang...

Starring: Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Michael Hordern, Nigel Patrick, Peter Vaughan, Roland Culver, Percy Herbert ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1973-01-01

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