Best Thriller Movies of 1975

1.

Jaws

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey Kramer, Susan Backlinie, Jonathan Filley, Chris Rebello ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1975-06-18
2.

Dog Day Afternoon

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny's motives for the robbery are slowly revealed and things become more complicated, the heist turns into a media circus.

Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, James Broderick, William Bogert, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar, Beulah Garrick, Carol Kane ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet, Z-Dogg
Release date: 1975-09-21
3.

Three Days of the Condor

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Starring: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow, John Houseman, Addison Powell, Walter McGinn, Tina Chen, John Randolph Jones, Michael Kane ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1975-09-24
4.

French Connection II

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseilles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson, Philippe Léotard, Ed Lauter, Charles Millot, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Cathleen Nesbitt, Samantha Llorens, André Penvern ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1975-05-18
5.

Night Moves

4.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her daughter. Harry travels to Florida to find her, but he begins to see a connection between the runaway girl, the world of Hollywood stuntmen, and a suspicious mechanic when an unsolved murder comes to light.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, Harris Yulin, Kenneth Mars, Janet Ward, James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Anthony Costello, John Crawford ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1975-06-11
6.

The Stepford Wives

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.

Starring: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Nanette Newman, Judith Baldwin, Peter Masterson, Tina Louise, Carol Eve Rossen, William Prince, Mary Stuart Masterson, Patrick O'Neal ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1975-02-12
7.

The Eiger Sanction

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee, Jack Cassidy, Heidi Brühl, Thayer David, Reiner Schöne, Michael Grimm, Jean-Pierre Bernard, Brenda Venus ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1975-05-21
8.

Farewell, My Lovely

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

LA private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) is hired by ex-con Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend. While also investigating the murder of a client and the theft of a jade necklace, Marlowe becomes entangled with seductress Helen Grayle (Charlotte Rampling) and discovers a web of dark secrets that are better left hidden. Soaked in 1940s period detail, Farewell, My Lovely is a neo noir remake of the 1944 film but it follows the original Raymond Chandler's novel more closely.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, Sylvia Miles, John Ireland, Anthony Zerbe, Harry Dean Stanton, Jimmy Thompson, Joe Spinell, Sylvester Stallone, Kate Murtagh ..
Directed by: Dick Richards
Release date: 1975-08-08
9.

The Man in the Glass Booth

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is astonished when, one day, Israeli secret agents burst in and arrest Goldman for being not a Jewish businessman but a Nazi war criminal. Whisked to Israel for trial, Goldman forces his accusers to face not only his presumed guilt--but their own.

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman, Luther Adler, Lloyd Bochner, Robert H. Harris, Henry Brown, Norbert Schiller, Berry Kroeger, Leonardo Cimino ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1975-01-27
10.

The Day of the Locust

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Hollywood, 1930s. Tod Hackett, a young painter who tries to make his way as an art director in the lurid world of film industry, gets infatuated with his neighbor Faye Greener, an aspiring actress who prefers the life that Homer Simpson, a lone accountant, can offer her.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton, Geraldine Page, Richard Dysart, Bo Hopkins, Pepe Serna, Lelia Goldoni, Billy Barty ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1975-05-07

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