Best Thriller Movies of 1970

1.

Airport

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset, George Kennedy, Helen Hayes, Van Heflin, Maureen Stapleton, Barry Nelson, John Findlater ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1970-03-05
2.

Colossus: The Forbin Project

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the world under its guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.

Starring: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert, Georg Stanford Brown, Willard Sage, Alex Rodine, Martin E. Brooks, Marion Ross, Dolph Sweet ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1970-04-08
3.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

4.1
6.2/10 IMDB

An all-female rock group finds fame, love, and drama when they move to LA in order to claim the lead singer’s inheritance.

Starring: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar, Michael Blodgett, David Gurian, Edy Williams, Erica Gavin, Phyllis Davis, Harrison Page ..
Directed by: Russ Meyer
Release date: 1970-07-17
4.

The Molly Maguires

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1876. A secret society of Irish coal miners, bond by a sacred oath, put pressure on the greedy and ruthless company they work for by sabotaging mining facilities in the hope of improving their working conditions and the lives of their families…

Starring: Sean Connery, Samantha Eggar, Richard Harris, Frank Finlay, Anthony Zerbe, Bethel Leslie, Art Lund, Philip Bourneuf, Ian Abercrombie, Philip Ettington ..
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1970-02-08
5.

The Honeymoon Killers

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Martha Beck, an obese nurse who is desperately lonely, joins a "correspondence club" and finds a romantic pen pal in Ray Fernandez. Martha falls hard for Ray, and is intent on sticking with him even when she discovers he's a con man who seduces lonely single women, kills them and then takes their money. She poses as Ray's sister and joins Ray on a wild killing spree, fueled by her lingering concern that Ray will leave her for one of his marks.

Starring: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts, Kip McArdle, Marilyn Chris, Dortha Duckworth, Barbara Cason, Ann Harris, Mary Breen ..
Directed by: Leonard Kastle, Donald Volkman
Release date: 1970-02-04
6.

Joe

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Ad executive Bill Compton confronts and murders his daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend. Wandering into a local bar, Bill encounters a drunken, bigoted factory worker with a bloodlust, Joe Curran. When Bill confesses the murder to Joe, the two strike up an uneasy alliance, leading to a wild adventure.

Starring: Peter Boyle, Susan Sarandon, Dennis Patrick, Audrey Caire, Patrick McDermott, Tim Lewis, Estelle Omens, Bob O'Connell, K Callan, Marlene Warfield ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1970-07-15
7.

And Soon the Darkness

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust?

Starring: Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor Elès, John Nettleton, Clare Kelly, Hana Maria Pravda, John Franklyn, Claude Bertrand, Jean Carmet ..
Directed by: Robert Fuest
Release date: 1970-09-10
8.

House of Dark Shadows

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

The story of vampire Barnabas Collins, the possible cure offered him by Dr. Julia Hoffman, and his search for love amidst the horror.

Starring: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Nancy Barrett, John Karlen, Roger Davis, Thayer David, Louis Edmonds, Don Briscoe, David Henesy ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1970-09-09
9.

The Man Who Haunted Himself

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Executive Harold Pelham suffers a serious accident after which he faces the shadow of death. When, against all odds, he miraculously recovers, he discovers that his life does not belong to him anymore.

Starring: Roger Moore, Anton Rodgers, Olga Georges-Picot, Freddie Jones, Alastair Mackenzie, Hugh Mackenzie, Kevork Malikyan, Thorley Walters, Ruth Trouncer, Hildegard Neil ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1970-09-17
10.

Figures in a Landscape

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Two escaped convicts (Robert Shaw and Malcolm McDowell) are on the run in an unnamed Latin American country. But everywhere they go, they are followed and hounded by a menacing black helicopter.

Starring: Robert Shaw, Malcolm McDowell, Henry Woolf, Christopher Malcolm, Andy Bradford, Warwick Sims, Roger Lloyd Pack, Robert East, Tariq Yunus, Pamela Brown ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1970-11-21

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