Best Thriller Movies of 1975

1.

Jaws

6.6
8.1/10 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: 1975-06-20
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: 1975-08-01
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
6.7/10 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: 1975-02-27
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
6.3/10 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

4.4
7.0/10 IMDB

Private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by ex-con Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend, a former lounge dancer. While also investigating the murder of a client and the theft of a jade necklace, Marlowe becomes entangled with seductress Helen Grayle and discovers a web of dark secrets that are better left hidden.

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.

Breakheart Pass

4.1
6.7/10 IMDB

At the height of the frontier era, a train races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote army post. But one by one the passengers are being murdered, and their only hope is the mysterious John Deakin, who's being transported to face trial for murder.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Jill Ireland, Ed Lauter, Bill McKinney, David Huddleston, Richard Crenna, Charles Durning, Roy Jenson, Robert Tessier ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1975-12-09
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Trilogy of Terror
10.

Trilogy of Terror

4.0
6.5/10 IMDB

A horror anthology containing three stories: a female college professor is aggressively pursued by one of her students; a prudish brunette determines that her free-spirited blonde sister is evil; and a woman's night turns upside down after she purchases an ancient Zuni fetish doll.

Starring: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes, Jim Storm, Gregory Harrison, Kathryn Reynolds, Tracy Curtis, Orin Cannon, Walker Edmiston ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1975-03-04
11.

The Day of the Locust

3.5
6.9/10 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
12.

The Man in the Glass Booth

3.5
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
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS
13.

Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS

3.5
5.1/10 IMDB

Ilsa is a warden at a Nazi death camp that conducts experiments on prisoners. Ilsa's goal is to prove that woman can withstand more pain and suffering than men and should be allowed to fight on the front lines.

Starring: Dyanne Thorne, Gregory Knoph, Tony Mumolo, Maria Marx, Nicolle Riddell, Jo Jo Deville, Sandy Richman, George Buck Flower, Rodina Keeler, Richard Kennedy ..
Directed by: Don Edmonds
Release date: 1975-10-01
14.

Breakout

3.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Robert Duvall, Jill Ireland, Randy Quaid, Sheree North, John Huston, Jorge Moreno, Emilio Fernández, Paul Mantee, Alan Vint ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1975-05-21
15.

If It's a Man - Hang Up!

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

A young model is terrorized by a peeping tom and obscene phone calls.

Starring: Carol Lynley, Tom Conti, Gerald Harper, David Gwillim, Paul Angelis, Michael Byrne, John Cater ..
Directed by: Shaun O'Riordan
Release date: 1975-04-11
16.

Race with the Devil

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual.

Starring: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, Lara Parker, R. G. Armstrong, Clay Tanner, Phil Hoover, Ricci Ware, Paul A. Partain, James N. Harrell ..
Directed by: Jack Starrett
Release date: 1975-06-01
17.

The Drowning Pool

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Harper is brought to Louisiana to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her daughter. He eventually finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a greedy oil baron, who wants their property. Poor Harper! Things are not as straight-forward as they initially appeared.

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Murray Hamilton, Gail Strickland, Melanie Griffith, Linda Haynes, Richard Jaeckel, Paul Koslo, Joe Canutt ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1975-07-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Flanagan
18.

Flanagan

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Paul Flanagan is released from jail after serving for 8 years. He only has two things on his mind. First: to retrieve the money from the robbery he was convicted for. Secondly: to get revenge on his partners in crime (his half-brother Paul and his ex-lover Cathy), who got away Scot free and never once visited him in jail.

Starring: Guido de Moor, Eric Schneider, Joseé Ruiter, Anne-Wil Blankers ..
Directed by: Adriaan Ditvoorst
Release date: 1975-08-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : The Double Kill
19.

The Double Kill

3.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Hugh's house is full of priceless treasures. So why is he advertising the fact that he has no burglar alarms?

Starring: Gary Collins, Penelope Horner, James Villiers, Peter Bowles, Stuart Wilson, John Flanagan, Hilda Fenemore, Griffith Davies, Michael Stainton, Gordon Salkilld ..
Directed by: Ian Fordyce
Release date: 1975-02-18
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Hustle
20.

Hustle

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

The body of teenager Gloria Hollinger is found dead on a Los Angeles beach, and Lt. Phil Gaines is in charge of the investigation. Gaines learns that the girl, a stripper and prostitute, committed suicide, but he ignores the connection between her and a powerful mob lawyer, Leo Sellers. Hollinger's father, however, is not satisfied with Gaines's results, and attempts to investigate the case on his own.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Eileen Brennan, Eddie Albert, Paul Winfield, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Carter, Colleen Brennan, Catherine Bach ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1975-12-25
21.

The Wilby Conspiracy

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van Niekirk and visiting British engineer Jim Keogh, he heads for Capetown where he hopes to recover a stash of diamonds, meant to finance revolutionary activities, that he had entrusted to a dentist before his incarceration. Along the way, they are followed by Major Horn of the South African State security bureau and it becomes apparent that he has no intention of arresting them until they reach their final destination

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson, Prunella Gee, Saeed Jaffrey, Persis Khambatta, Rijk de Gooyer, Rutger Hauer, Patrick Allen, Joe De Graft ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1975-02-01
22.

The Hindenburg

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a possible saboteur aboard the doomed zeppelin he finds that any of the passengers and crew could be the culprit.

Starring: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes, Gig Young, Burgess Meredith, Charles Durning, Richard Dysart, Robert Clary, René Auberjonois ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1975-12-25
23.

Brannigan

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of Scotland Yard in order to recapture this mobster with both a price tag on his head and a stuffy old London cop to contend with.

Starring: John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, Mel Ferrer, John Vernon, Ralph Meeker, Barry Dennen, Lesley-Anne Down, Del Henney, James Booth ..
Directed by: Douglas Hickox
Release date: 1975-03-21
24.

Friday Foster

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Friday Foster, a magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged into a web of conspiracy involving the murder of her childhood friend, a US senator, and a shadowy plan called "Black Widow".

Starring: Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge, Thalmus Rasulala, Eartha Kitt, Jim Backus, Scatman Crothers, Ted Lange, Julius Harris, Carl Weathers ..
Directed by: Arthur Marks
Release date: 1975-12-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
25.

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Escaping from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", Lord Southmere, a Queen's Messenger, is chased by a group of Chinese spies.

Starring: Derek Nimmo, Hugh Burden, Bernard Bresslaw, Helen Hayes, Joan Sims, Deryck Guyler, Clive Revill, Molly Weir, Andrew Dove, Max Harris ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1975-07-09
26.

Johnny Firecloud

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

An American Indian war veteran avenges the hanging of his grandfather by local thugs.

Starring: Victor Mohica, Ralph Meeker, David Canary, Frank De Kova, Christina Hart, Sacheen Littlefeather, George Buck Flower ..
Directed by: William Allen Castleman
Release date: 1975-08-01
27.

The Ultimate Warrior

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Only a few people still live in New York in 2012. They are organized in gangs with their own turf. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Max von Sydow, Joanna Miles, William Smith, Richard Kelton, Stephen McHattie, Darrell Zwerling, Lane Bradbury, Nate Esformes, Mel Novak ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1975-10-02
28.

Sheba, Baby

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Sheba, a Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters.

Starring: Pam Grier, Austin Stoker, D'Urville Martin, Rudy Challenger, Dick Merrifield, Christopher Joy, Mary Minor, Charles Kissinger, Charles Broaddus, Maurice Downs ..
Directed by: William Girdler
Release date: 1975-03-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Sudden Fury
29.

Sudden Fury

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Fred is a psychotic entrepreneur who hopes to convince his wife Janet to invest in a shady land deal. The wife refuses, and the couple continue their heated argument while driving through the Ontario backwoods. When their car crashes, Janet is seriously injured, but Fred leaves the scene, hoping that his wife won't last the night.

Starring: Dominic Hogan, Gay Rowan, Dan Hennessey, Hollis McLaren, David Yorston, Eric Clavering, Sean McCann, Steve Weston, Gerry Huckstep, Steve Weston ..
Directed by: Brian Damude
Release date: 1975-11-07
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Whom Should We Shoot?
30.

Whom Should We Shoot?

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

The film describes the political and economical corruption in 70s’ Egypt, through the relationship between a powerful man and his wife’s ex-fiance.

Starring: Mahmoud Yassine, Soad Hosny, Gamil Ratib ..
Directed by: Kamal El Sheikh
Release date: 1975-12-08
31.

Framed

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Joe Don Baker plays a gambler who is framed for a crime he did not commit. A corrupt legal system leads him into a plea bargain and four years behind bars. By the time he gets out of prison, he's determined to put together the pieces of his frame-up and dole out the justice he was denied to those responsible.

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Conny Van Dyke, Gabriel Dell, John Marley, Brock Peters, John Larch, Warren J. Kemmerling, Paul Mantee, Walter Brooke, Joshua Bryant ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1975-08-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : The Deadly Tower
32.

The Deadly Tower

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

The real-life story of Charles Whitman's deadly shooting spree at the University of Texas is retold. In August 1966, after killing his wife and mother, Whitman climbed to the top of the school's tower and opened fire on passers-by, killing 13 and wounding many others.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Ned Beatty, Richard Yniguez, Pernell Roberts, Clifton James, John Forsythe, Gilbert Roland, Paul Carr, Alan Vint, Maria Elena Cordero ..
Directed by: Jerry Jameson
Release date: 1975-10-18
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Inside Out
33.

Inside Out

2.7
5.8/10 IMDB

An American ex-WW II POW returns to Germany 30 years after the war. He teams up with the former commander of his prison camp. Together they spring a Nazi war criminal from jail. He's the only one left who knows where a secret wartime cache of gold is hidden.

Starring: Telly Savalas, Aldo Ray, Robert Culp, James Mason, Günter Meisner, Adrian Hoven, Wolfgang Lukschy, Charles Korvin, Constantine Gregory, Richard Warner ..
Directed by: Peter Duffell
Release date: 1975-10-19
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Deadly Strangers
34.

Deadly Strangers

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

After she misses her train, a young woman is forced to hitch a ride back to town. After managing to get away from a lecherous trucker, she is given a ride by a good-looking but somewhat mysterious young man, who she comes to suspect may be a dangerous escapee from a mental asylum.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Simon Ward, Sterling Hayden, Ken Hutchison, Peter Jeffrey, Hubert Tucker, Nina Francis, George Collis, Ralph Arliss, Juliet Aykroyd ..
Directed by: Sidney Hayers
Release date: 1975-04-01
35.

Mr. Ricco

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Accused murderer Frankie Steele walks free, thanks to the efforts of San Francisco defense lawyer Joe Ricco. Then a pair of cop killings strikes the city. All signs point to the newly released Steele as the perpetrator. Has Ricco sprung a killer? Dean Martin keeps his affable ease but abandons his hipster Matt Helm-series swagger to portray Ricco in his final leading-role film, a whodunit mystery set in the city that also was the gritty center of action for the era’s Bullitt and Dirty Harry. Convinced that Steele isn’t behind the murders, Ricco launches an inquiry and runs up against a police lieutenant assigned to birddog him, evidence planted by a racist cop and several assassination attempts on Ricco himself. As the mystery deepens, so does the danger. And behind it all is someone the attorney never suspected. The pre-Laverne & Shirley Cindy Williams plays Ricco’s office assistant.

Starring: Dean Martin, Eugene Roche, Thalmus Rasulala, Denise Nicholas, Cindy Williams, Geraldine Brooks, Philip Michael Thomas, Dennis Lee Smith, George Tyne, Robert Sampson ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1975-01-31
36.

The Human Factor

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

After his family is brutally murdered for an unknown reason, a computer engineer sets out to find those responsible.

Starring: George Kennedy, John Mills, Raf Vallone, Barry Sullivan, Rita Tushingham, Shane Rimmer, Thomas Hunter, Frank Avianca, Haydée Politoff, Arthur Franz ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1975-11-19
37.

The Dead Don't Die

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

In the 1930s, a sailor trying to prove that his brother was wrongly executed for murder finds himself becoming drawn into the occult world.

Starring: George Hamilton, Ray Milland, Joan Blondell, Linda Cristal, Ralph Meeker, James McEachin, Reggie Nalder, Jerry Douglas, Yvette Vickers, Milton Parsons ..
Directed by: Curtis Harrington
Release date: 1975-01-14
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Death Stalk
38.

Death Stalk

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

The whitewater raft trip of two couples is interrupted by a visit from four prison escapees who take the women hostage to aid in their escape. The husbands break free from their bonds and raft down the river in hopes of rescuing their wives.

Starring: Vince Edwards, Carol Lynley, Anjanette Comer, Vic Morrow, Neville Brand, Norman Fell, Robert Webber, Larry Wilcox ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1975-01-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Journey into Fear
39.

Journey into Fear

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

U.S geologist discovers something about Oil that proves VERY threatening to the Turkish and Arab business people.

Starring: Sam Waterston, Zero Mostel, Yvette Mimieux, Ian McShane, Joseph Wiseman, Scott Marlowe, Shelley Winters, Stanley Holloway, Donald Pleasence, Vincent Price ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1975-08-08
40.

Deadly Hero

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

Officer Lacy is an 18-year veteran of the New York Police Department who finds himself demoted from detective back to patrol duty for his violent tendencies and trigger-happy behavior.

Starring: Don Murray, James Earl Jones, Treat Williams, Diahn Williams, Lilia Skala, Virginia Sandifur, George S. Irving, Charles Siebert, Dick Anthony Williams, Conchata Ferrell ..
Directed by: Ivan Nagy
Release date: 1975-12-14
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Lifespan
41.

Lifespan

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Cult icon Klaus Kinski features in this dark and intriguing existential thriller. He plays the mysterious "Swiss Man" - ruthless industrialist Nicolas Ulrich - who is obsessed with a search for the elixir of life. He tricks a young American scientist into joining him on his demonic quest. A quest that ends in suicide, death and madness. The story takes place in the atmospheric European city of Amsterdam. Its winding alleys and ancient canals trap the characters in a labyrinthine maze as they find themselves manipulated like figures on a giant chess board.

Starring: Hiram Keller, Tina Aumont, Klaus Kinski, Fons Rademakers, Eric Schneider, Frans Mulder, Lyda Polak, Joan Remmelts, André van den Heuvel, Onno Molenkamp ..
Directed by: Sandy Whitelaw
Release date: 1975-09-05
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Conspiracy of Terror
42.

Conspiracy of Terror

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

A husband-and-wife detective team investigate the existence of lethal Satanic cults , while the husband battles with his Orthodox Jewish parents who haven't forgiven him for marrying a Gentile woman.

Starring: Michael Constantine, Barbara Rhoades, David Opatoshu, Roger Perry, Mariclare Costello, Norman Burton, Jed Allan, Arlene Martel, Logan Ramsey, Jon Lormer ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1975-12-29
43.

I Don't Want to Be Born

2.4
4.1/10 IMDB

A woman gives birth to a baby, but this is no ordinary little tyke. The child is seemingly possessed by the spirit of a freak dwarf who the mother once spurned. Cue a spate of strange deaths, the one common factor being the presence of a baby in pram at the scene...

Starring: Joan Collins, Donald Pleasence, Ralph Bates, Caroline Munro, Eileen Atkins, Hilary Mason, John Steiner, Janet Key, George Claydon ..
Directed by: Peter Sasdy
Release date: 1975-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Mafia Girls
44.

Mafia Girls

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff takes on the mafia, after his son is beaten and his daughter-in-law raped because of an unpaid debt. He hires Joe Napoli, a Vietnam-Vet to help him track down the mob-boss.

Starring: Colleen Brennan, Claudine Beccarie, Arem Fisher, Francisco Garcia, Heather Leigh, Norbert Meisel, Al Moore, Joe Pepe, Michael Perrotta, Nicolle Riddell ..
Directed by: Norbert Meisel
Release date: 1975-06-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Murder on Flight 502
45.

Murder on Flight 502

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

On a flight to London, a note is found stating that there will be murders taking place on the airliner before it lands.

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, Polly Bergen, Theodore Bikel, Sonny Bono, Dane Clark, Laraine Day, Fernando Lamas, George Maharis, Farrah Fawcett, Hugh O'Brian ..
Directed by: George McCowan
Release date: 1975-11-21
46.

Trip with the Teacher

2.4
4.6/10 IMDB

A high-school field trip takes a nightmarish turn when the students' bus breaks down and thugs come to their aid.

Starring: Zalman King, Cathy Worthington, Brenda Fogarty, Robert Gribbin, Edward Cross, David Villa, Jack Driscoll, Susan Russell, Dina Ousley, Jill Voight ..
Directed by: Earl Barton
Release date: 1975-03-03
47.

Psychic Killer

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

Mental patient Arnold Masters, hospitalized for a murder he didn't commit, learns astral projection--the art of leaving one's physical body and transporting the soul someplace else--from a fellow inmate. Upon his release, Arnold uses his new powers to bump off the people he holds responsible for his arrest, his mother's death while he was imprisoned and the price of meat! Lt. Morgan and Lt. Anderson are the cops on his trail, while his caring shrink, Dr. Scott, tries to prevent any more deaths.

Starring: Jim Hutton, Paul Burke, Julie Adams, Nehemiah Persoff, Neville Brand, Della Reese, Aldo Ray, Stack Pierce, Greydon Clark, Whit Bissell ..
Directed by: Ray Danton
Release date: 1975-12-01
48.

Peeper

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A detective is hired to locate a girl adopted 30 years earlier whose birth father wants to bequeath her his fortune.

Starring: Michael Caine, Natalie Wood, Kitty Winn, Michael Constantine, Timothy Carey, Liam Dunn, Thayer David, Don Calfa, Margo Winkler, Harvey J. Goldenberg ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1975-12-03
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Breaking Point
49.

Breaking Point

2.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Bob is an unassuming office worker and train enthusiast who leads a double life as a schizophrenic and misogynist killer. He teeters on the edge of reality. Television news reports encourage him in ways no one realizes.

Starring: Irena Billing, Barbara Scott, Per-Axel Arosenius, Andreas Bellis ..
Directed by: Bo Arne Vibenius
Release date: 1975-10-12
Best Thriller Movies of 1975 : Permission to Kill
50.

Permission to Kill

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

An unsavory intelligence agent (Dirk Bogarde) plots the downfall of a Third World political leader (Bekim Fehmiu).

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Ava Gardner, Bekim Fehmiu, Timothy Dalton, Nicole Calfan, Frederic Forrest, Klaus Wildbolz, Anthony Dutton, Peggy Sinclair, Dennis Blanch ..
Directed by: Cyril Frankel
Release date: 1975-11-20

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