Best Thriller Movies of 1976

1.

Carrie

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.

Starring: Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, P.J. Soles, Sydney Lassick, Stefan Gierasch ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1976-11-03
2.

All the President's Men

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National Headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of names and addresses of Republican fund organizers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. After the editor of the Post runs with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it, they find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party—and eventually into the White House itself.

Starring: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Meredith Baxter, Ned Beatty, Stephen Collins ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1976-04-04
3.

Marathon Man

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Richard Bright, Marc Lawrence, Allen Joseph, Tito Goya ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1976-10-08
4.

The Omen

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, Harvey Stephens, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, Robert Rietti, Tommy Duggan, John Stride ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1976-06-06
5.

Murder by Death

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are decently allowed.

Starring: Peter Falk, Eileen Brennan, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Truman Capote, James Coco, Nancy Walker, Estelle Winwood ..
Directed by: Robert Moore
Release date: 1976-06-23
6.

Assault on Precinct 13

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Kyes, Peter Bruni, John J. Fox, Marc Ross ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1976-11-05
7.

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Quiet, withdrawn 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives peacefully in her home in a New England beach town. Whenever the prying landlady inquires after Rynn's father, she politely claims that he's in the city on business. But when the landlady's creepy and increasingly persistent son, Frank, won't leave Rynn alone, she teams up with kindly neighbor boy Mario to maintain the dark family secret that she's been keeping to herself.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman, Scott Jacoby, Dorothy Davis, Clesson Goodhue, Hubert Noël, Jacques Famery, Mary Morter ..
Directed by: Nicolas Gessner
Release date: 1976-12-25
8.

The Enforcer

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, John Mitchum, DeVeren Bookwalter, John Crawford, Samantha Doane, Robert F. Hoy, Jocelyn Jones ..
Directed by: James Fargo
Release date: 1976-12-20
9.

Family Plot

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Lighthearted suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

Starring: Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, William Devane, Ed Lauter, Cathleen Nesbitt, Katherine Helmond, Warren J. Kemmerling, Edith Atwater, William Prince ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1976-04-09
10.

The Eagle Has Landed

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle, Jean Marsh, Sven-Bertil Taube, John Standing, Judy Geeson ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1976-12-24

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