Best Thriller Movies of 1971

1.

The French Connection

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frédéric de Pasquale, Bill Hickman, Ann Rebbot, Harold Gary, Arlene Farber ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1971-10-09
2.

Dirty Harry

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon, Andrew Robinson, John Larch, John Mitchum, Mae Mercer, Lyn Edgington, Ruth Kobart ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1971-12-23
3.

Duel

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Traveling businessman David Mann angers the driver of a rusty tanker while crossing the California desert. A simple trip turns deadly, as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.

Starring: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell, Gene Dynarski, Lucille Benson, Tim Herbert, Charles Seel, Shirley O'Hara, Alexander Lockwood ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1971-11-13
4.

Wake in Fright

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, but as one night stretches into several he plunges headlong into his own destruction.

Starring: Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay, Jack Thompson, Peter Whittle, Al Thomas, John Meillon, John Armstrong, Slim DeGrey ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1971-07-21
5.

Diamonds Are Forever

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Diamonds are stolen only to be sold again in the international market. James Bond infiltrates a smuggling mission to find out who's guilty. The mission takes him to Las Vegas where Bond meets his archenemy Blofeld.

Starring: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot, Putter Smith, Bruce Glover, Norman Burton, Joseph Fürst ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1971-12-13
6.

Straw Dogs

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ostracized by the brutish men of the village, including Amy's old flame, Charlie. Eventually the taunts escalate, and two of the locals rape Amy. This sexual assault awakes a shockingly violent side of David.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T. P. McKenna, Del Henney, Jim Norton, Donald Webster, Ken Hutchison, Len Jones, Sally Thomsett ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1971-12-23
7.

The Andromeda Strain

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone scramble to a secure laboratory and try to first isolate the life form while determining why two people from Piedmont - an old alcoholic and a six-month-old baby - survived. The scientists methodically study the alien life form unaware that it has already mutated and presents a far greater danger in the lab, which is equipped with a nuclear self-destruct device designed to prevent the escape of dangerous biological agents.

Starring: Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid, Paula Kelly, George Mitchell, Ramon Bieri, Peter Hobbs, Kermit Murdock, Richard O'Brien ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1971-03-12
8.

Get Carter

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Jack Carter is a small-time hood working in London. When word reaches him of his brother's death, he travels to Newcastle to attend the funeral. Refusing to accept the police report of suicide, Carter seeks out his brother’s friends and acquaintances to learn who murdered his sibling and why.

Starring: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne, Tony Beckley, Bryan Mosley, Geraldine Moffat, Petra Markham, George Sewell, Alun Armstrong ..
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Release date: 1971-02-03
9.

The Beguiled

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Offbeat Civil War drama in which a wounded Yankee soldier, after finding refuge in an isolated girls' school in the South towards the end of the war, becomes the object of the young women's sexual fantasies. The soldier manipulates the situation for his own gratification, but when he refuses to completely comply with the girls' wishes, they make it very difficult for him to leave.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, Jo Ann Harris, Darleen Carr, Mae Mercer, Pamelyn Ferdin, Melody Thomas Scott, Peggy Drier, Patricia Mattick ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1971-03-31
10.

Klute

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A high-priced call girl is forced to depend on a reluctant private eye when she is stalked by a psychopath.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider, Dorothy Tristan, Vivian Nathan, Robert Milli, Betty Murray, Rita Gam, Jean Stapleton ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1971-06-23
11.

Play Misty for Me

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, John Larch, Donna Mills, Jack Ging, Irene Hervey, James McEachin, Clarice Taylor, Don Siegel, Duke Everts ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1971-10-01
12.

Shaft

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John, Gwenn Mitchell, Lawrence Pressman, Victor Arnold, Sherri Brewer, Rex Robbins, Camille Yarbrough ..
Directed by: Gordon Parks
Release date: 1971-06-25
13.

Punishment Park

4.7
7.7/10 IMDB

In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in Punishment Park, where they will be hunted for sport by federal authorities. The prisoners invariably choose the latter option, but learn that, between the desert heat and the brutal police officers, their chances of survival are slim.

Starring: Carmen Argenziano, Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Luke Johnson, Katherine Quittner, Stan Armsted, Mary Ellen Kleinhall, Mark Keats, Gladys Golden, Scott Turner ..
Directed by: Peter Watkins
Release date: 1971-05-09
14.

The Omega Man

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Due to an experimental vaccine, Dr. Robert Neville is the only human survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. Besides him, only a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people remain - sensitive to light, and homicidally psychotic.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Brian Tochi, Eric Laneuville, Jill Giraldi, Anna Aries, DeVeren Bookwalter ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1971-08-01
15.

10 Rillington Place

4.5
7.5/10 IMDB

The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, John Hurt, Judy Geeson, Pat Heywood, Isobel Black, Miss Riley, André Morell, Robert Hardy, Phyllis MacMahon, Gabrielle Daye ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1971-02-10
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : The Anderson Tapes
16.

The Anderson Tapes

3.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Thief Duke Anderson—just released from ten years in jail—takes up with his old girlfriend in her posh apartment block, and makes plans to rob the entire building. What he doesn't know is that his every move is being recorded on audio and video, although he is not the subject of any surveillance.

Starring: Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam, Ralph Meeker, Alan King, Christopher Walken, Val Avery, Dick Anthony Williams, Garrett Morris, Stan Gottlieb ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1971-06-17
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : Dead Weight
17.

Dead Weight

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A war hero shoots and kills his business partner; an easily manipulated young divorcée is the only witness.

Starring: Peter Falk, Eddie Albert, Suzanne Pleshette, Kate Reid, John Kerr, Val Avery, Timothy Carey, Clete Roberts, Ron Castro, Glen Vernon ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1971-10-27
18.

They Might Be Giants

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Every hero has a weakness, and Sherlock Holmes' weakness was Moriarty. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve mysteries and search for Moriarty in 1970s New York City. The fact that Sherlock Holmes is a psychotic paranoid and Dr. Watson is a female psychiatrist fascinated by his case is almost beside the point.

Starring: George C. Scott, Joanne Woodward, Jack Gilford, Lester Rawlins, Al Lewis, Rue McClanahan, Theresa Merritt, James Tolkan, Kitty Winn, F. Murray Abraham ..
Directed by: Anthony Harvey
Release date: 1971-06-09
19.

The Grissom Gang

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

The Grissom Gang is a remake of the notorious 1949 British melodrama No Orchids For Miss Blandish. Kim Darby plays a 1920s-era debutante who is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her captors are the Grissoms, a family comprised of sadists and morons, and headed by Ma Barker clone Irene Dailey. One of the Grissoms, played by Scott Wilson, takes a liking to his prisoner, which results in a bloody breakdown of the family unit. Both The Grissom Gang and the original No Orchids For Miss Blandish were inspired by the best-seller by James Hadley Chase, though neither film retains Chase's original ending.

Starring: Kim Darby, Scott Wilson, Tony Musante, Robert Lansing, Connie Stevens, Wesley Addy, Ralph Waite, Irene Dailey, Don Keefer, Alex Wilson ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1971-05-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : Fools' Parade
20.

Fools' Parade

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

When a trio of ex-convicts led by Mattie Appleyard is released from prison, they hope to open a general store using money Mattie has saved during his 40-year sentence. This attempt is met with great resistance from a corrupt prison official and the banker who issued Mattie the check.

Starring: James Stewart, George Kennedy, Anne Baxter, Strother Martin, Kurt Russell, Katherine Cannon, David Huddleston, Mike Kellin, William Windom, Robert Donner ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1971-08-18
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : The Last Run
21.

The Last Run

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A former mob getaway driver from Chicago has retired to a peaceful life in a Portuguese fishing village. He is asked to pull off one last job - to drive a dangerous crook and his girlfriend to France.

Starring: George C. Scott, Tony Musante, Trish Van Devere, Colleen Dewhurst, Aldo Sambrell, Antonio Tarruella, Robert Coleby ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1971-07-07
22.

See No Evil

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

In the English countryside, Sarah Rexton, recently blinded in a horse riding accident, moves in with her uncle's family and gallantly adjusts to her new condition, unaware that a killer stalks them.

Starring: Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey, Diane Grayson, Brian Rawlinson, Norman Eshley, Paul Nicholas, Christopher Matthews, Michael Elphick, Donald Bisset ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1971-09-02
23.

The Night Visitor

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

An insane Swedish farmer escapes from an asylum to get revenge on his sister, her husband and others.

Starring: Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard, Liv Ullmann, Per Oscarsson, Rupert Davies, Andrew Keir, Jimmy Kennedy, Arthur Hewlett, Hanne Bork, Gretchen Franklin ..
Directed by: László Benedek
Release date: 1971-02-10
24.

Villain

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

In 1970s London, Scotland Yard orchestrates the downfall of mob boss Vic Dakin after he crosses the line by blackmailing Members of Parliament.

Starring: Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport, Donald Sinden, Fiona Lewis, T. P. McKenna, Joss Ackland, Cathleen Nesbitt, Elizabeth Knight, Colin Welland ..
Directed by: Michael Tuchner
Release date: 1971-05-26
25.

Gumshoe

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.

Starring: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule, Carolyn Seymour, Fulton Mackay, Oscar James, Bill Dean, Wendy Richard, Maureen Lipman ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 1971-12-01
26.

Daughters of Darkness

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

Starring: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau, Paul Esser, Georges Jamin, Joris Collet, Fons Rademakers ..
Directed by: Harry Kümel
Release date: 1971-05-28
27.

The Blood on Satan's Claw

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The accidental unearthing of Satan’s earthly remains causes the children of a 17th-century English village to slowly convert into a coven of devil worshipers.

Starring: Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews, James Hayter, Michele Dotrice, Anthony Ainley, Howard Goorney, Charlotte Mitchell, Avice Landone, Wendy Padbury ..
Directed by: Piers Haggard
Release date: 1971-01-28
28.

Lilet

3.3
7.3/10 IMDB

An unstable young woman finally blows the cover of her repressive family's dark secrets when her memories where unlocked with the help of an ardent suitor.

Starring: Celia Rodriguez, Ronaldo Valdez, Paraluman, Vic Silayan, Lou Salvador Jr., Tita Muñoz, Joonee Gamboa ..
Directed by: Gerardo de Leon
Release date: 1971-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : Hands of the Ripper
29.

Hands of the Ripper

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A series of murders occur that mirror those committed by the Whitechapel Ripper. Through his experiments with psychoanalysis Dr Pritchard discovers a deadly violence in one of his young female patients. As he delves into the recesses of her mind he uncovers that Anna is possessed by her dead father's spirit, willing her to commit acts of gruesome savagery over which she has no control. But the most chilling revelation of all is the identity of her father: Jack the Ripper himself.

Starring: Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Keith Bell, Derek Godfrey, Dora Bryan, Marjorie Rhodes, Barry Lowe, Lynda Baron, Marjie Lawrence ..
Directed by: Peter Sasdy
Release date: 1971-10-17
30.

What's the Matter with Helen?

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver, Micheál MacLiammóir, Agnes Moorehead, Helene Winston, Peggy Rea, Logan Ramsey, Paulle Clark, Yvette Vickers ..
Directed by: Curtis Harrington
Release date: 1971-06-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : Puppet on a Chain
31.

Puppet on a Chain

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Special agent Taube is on the case of a deadly heroin smuggling operation. This one is notable for an amazing power boat chase through the canals and waterways of Amsterdam

Starring: Sven-Bertil Taube, Barbara Parkins, Alexander Knox, Patrick Allen, Vladek Sheybal, Ania Marson, Penny Casdagli, Peter Hutchins ..
Directed by: Geoffrey Reeve
Release date: 1971-01-01
32.

The Organization

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Barbara McNair, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Sheree North, Fred Beir, Allen Garfield, Bernie Hamilton, Graham Jarvis, Raúl Juliá, Daniel J. Travanti ..
Directed by: Don Medford
Release date: 1971-10-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : Fright
33.

Fright

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old house have Amanda's nerves on edge. The real terror begins, however, when the child's biological father appears after recently escaping from a nearby mental institution.

Starring: Susan George, Honor Blackman, Ian Bannen, John Gregson, George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Tara Collinson, Maurice Kaufmann, Roger Lloyd Pack, Michael Brennan ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1971-09-18
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : In Broad Daylight
34.

In Broad Daylight

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

A newly blind actor discovers his wife is cheating on him with his best friend and hatches a plot to murder her and frame his friend for it.

Starring: Richard Boone, Suzanne Pleshette, Stella Stevens, John Marley, Fred Beir, Whit Bissell, Paul Smith, Dan Spelling, Barbara Dodd, Wally Taylor ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1971-10-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : The Insomniac
35.

The Insomniac

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

A man experiences a night-time world that is part foreboding nightmare, part sexual fantasy.

Starring: Morris Perry, Valerie Van Ost, Patricia Leventon, Neville Marten ..
Directed by: Rodney Giesler
Release date: 1971-09-24
36.

Pretty Maids All in a Row

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

At Oceanfront High School, female students are being targeted by an unknown serial killer. Meanwhile, a married teacher hides his flings with nubile students, and an awkward male is frustrated by the plethora of uninhibited freewheeling young girls.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas, John David Carson, Roddy McDowall, Keenan Wynn, James Doohan, William Campbell, Susan Tolsky, Barbara Leigh ..
Directed by: Roger Vadim
Release date: 1971-04-28
37.

When Eight Bells Toll

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

In a vein similar to Bond movies, a British agent Philip Calvert is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Robert Morley, Nathalie Delon, Jack Hawkins, Corin Redgrave, Derek Bond, Ferdy Mayne, Maurice Roëves, Leon Collins, Wendy Allnutt ..
Directed by: Etienne Périer
Release date: 1971-03-09
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : Dr. Cook's Garden
38.

Dr. Cook's Garden

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A young doctor returns to his New England home town after a long absence. He visits with the town's kindly old physician, Dr. Cook, a man he has admired since childhood. However, he soon finds out that the old doctor isn't quite what he seems to be, and the young doctor finds his life in danger.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Frank Converse, Blythe Danner, Barnard Hughes, Thomas Barbour, Fred Burrell, Staats Cotsworth, Bethel Leslie, Abby Lewis, Carol Morley ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1971-01-19
39.

Night of Dark Shadows

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

A newlywed painter and his wife move into his family's ancestral home and find themselves plagued by spirits of past residents.

Starring: David Selby, Kate Jackson, Grayson Hall, Lara Parker, John Karlen, Nancy Barrett, Jim Storm, Thayer David, Christopher Pennock, Diana Millay ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1971-08-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : Unman, Wittering and Zigo
40.

Unman, Wittering and Zigo

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A new schoolteacher learns that the previous teacher was killed by his students, and he fears the same fate will befall him.

Starring: David Hemmings, Douglas Wilmer, Tony Haygarth, Carolyn Seymour, Donald Gee, Hamilton Dyce, Barbara Lott, David Jackson, Hubert Rees, David Auker ..
Directed by: John Mackenzie
Release date: 1971-06-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate
41.

Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Four elderly ladies with a lot of time on their hands get the idea to create a fictional "girl" for a computer dating service. However, things take a turn for the worse when their description of the "girl" attracts a psychopath.

Starring: Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy, Mildred Natwick, Sylvia Sidney, John Beradino, Vince Edwards, Larry D. Mann, Barbara Davis, Gary Vinson, Paul Smith ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1971-11-09
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : X312 - Flight to Hell
42.

X312 - Flight to Hell

2.8
4.8/10 IMDB

A plane leaving the turmoil of a South American country in the midst of a revolution crash-lands in the Amazon jungle in Brazil. Among the passengers are a corrupt banker who is smuggling diamonds out of the country, a reporter, a mysterious beauty and a shady flight attendant. The survivors find themselves up against not only the dangers of the jungle itself but a band of headhunters and a gang of revolutionaries who are looking for the smuggled diamonds.

Starring: Thomas Hunter, Gila von Weitershausen, Hans Hass Jr., Fernando Sancho, Esperanza Roy, Ewa Strömberg, Siegfried Schürenberg, Howard Vernon, Paul Müller, Antonio de Cabo ..
Directed by: Jesús Franco
Release date: 1971-08-20
43.

Murders in the Rue Morgue

2.8
5.2/10 IMDB

In Paris, in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Cesar Charron owns a theater at the Rue Morgue where he performs the play "Murders in the Rue Morgue" with his wife Madeleine Charron, who has dreadful nightmares. When there are several murders by acid of people connected to Cesar, the prime suspect of Inspector Vidocq would be Cesar's former partner Rene Marot. But Marot murdered Madeleine's mother many years ago and committed suicide immediately after.

Starring: Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi, Maria Perschy, Lilli Palmer, Michael Dunn, Peter Arne, Rosalind Elliot, Marshall Jones ..
Directed by: Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1971-07-21
44.

The Failing of Raymond

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

On the day before she retires, a teacher discovers that a student she had flunked ten years previously is out to kill her.

Starring: Jane Wyman, Dean Stockwell, Dana Andrews, Paul Henreid, Murray Hamilton, Katey Sagal ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1971-09-27
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : The Road Builder
45.

The Road Builder

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

The dreary existence of middle-aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of young handyman Billy Jarvis, but there is more to Billy than meets the eye. Based on the novel *Nest in a Fallen Tree* by Joy Cowley.

Starring: Patricia Neal, Pamela Brown, Graham Crowden, Jean Anderson, Peter Sallis, Yootha Joyce, Brigit Forsyth, Zoe Alexander, Nicholas Clay, Sebastian Breaks ..
Directed by: Alastair Reid
Release date: 1971-02-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : A Taste of Evil
46.

A Taste of Evil

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Parkins, Roddy McDowall, William Windom, Arthur O'Connell, Bing Russell, Dawn Frame ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1971-10-11
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : Sweet, Sweet Rachel
47.

Sweet, Sweet Rachel

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

An ESP expert uses his powers to try to track down a psychic who uses telepathy to commit murder.

Starring: Stefanie Powers, Pat Hingle, Louise Latham, Richard Bull, Steve Ihnat, Brenda Scott, Rod McCary, Alex Dreier, Mark Tapscott, John Alvin ..
Directed by: Sutton Roley
Release date: 1971-10-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : Terror in the Sky
48.

Terror in the Sky

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

On a transcontinental flight, the flight crew suffer from food poisoning and become incapacitated. Now it's up to one of the passengers to safely land the plane.

Starring: Leif Erickson, Doug McClure, Roddy McDowall, Keenan Wynn, Lois Nettleton, Jack Ging, Sam Melville, Leonard Stone, Sidney Clute, Christopher Dark ..
Directed by: Bernard L. Kowalski
Release date: 1971-09-17
Best Thriller Movies of 1971 : Five Desperate Women
49.

Five Desperate Women

2.7
5.8/10 IMDB

Five young women vacation together at a resort on an isolated island. They are the resort's only customers and, aside from the boat captain who brought them here and the resort's handyman, Wylie, the island's only inhabitants. When one of the women is found dead, the others begin to fear the captain, who's been acting strangely. Wylie and the captain argue over the identity of the murderer, each accusing the other, and a fight erupts. Alarmed, the women attempt to leave the island, but the boat -- their only means of escape -- explodes and sinks before they can board it. Then Wylie comes to their aid, claiming to have killed the boat captain in self-defense and telling the women they're safe. But are they?

Starring: Robert Conrad, Anjanette Comer, Bradford Dillman, Joan Hackett, Denise Nicholas, Stefanie Powers, Julie Sommars, Connie Sawyer, Beatrice Manley ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1971-09-28
50.

The Face of Fear

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

A young Iowa schoolteacher, thinking she is dying of leukemia, goes to San Francisco, where she hires a mob killer to take her life. However, she soon changes her mind, and with the help of the local police, tries to find the killer before he fulfills his part of the bargain.

Starring: Ricardo Montalban, Jack Warden, Elizabeth Ashley, Dane Clark, Burr DeBenning, Roy Poole, Charles Dierkop, Regis Cordic ..
Directed by: George McCowan
Release date: 1971-10-08

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