Best Thriller Movies of 1976

1.

All the President's Men

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.

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: 1976-01-18
2.

The Omen

6.1
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
3.

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
4.

Marathon Man

5.4
7.4/10 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
5.

Murder by Death

5.3
7.3/10 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.

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Cosmo Vittelli, the proprietor of a sleazy, low-rent Hollywood cabaret, has a real affection for the women who strip in his peepshows and the staff who keep up his dingy establishment. He also has a major gambling problem that has gotten him in trouble before. When Cosmo loses big-time at an underground casino run by mobster Mort, he isn't able to pay up. Mort then offers Cosmo the chance to pay back his debt by knocking off a pesky, Mafia-protected bookie.

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips, Morgan Woodward, John Kullers, Al Ruban, Azizi Johari, Virginia Carrington, Meade Roberts ..
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Release date: 1976-02-15
7.

Assault on Precinct 13

5.2
7.3/10 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
8.

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

5.0
7.0/10 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
9.

Silver Streak

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes is to get the killer after him.

Starring: Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, Patrick McGoohan, Ned Beatty, Clifton James, Ray Walston, Stefan Gierasch, Len Birman, Valerie Curtin ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1976-12-03
10.

Family Plot

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Spiritualist Blanche Tyler is asked to locate a missing heir, whom she pursues with her cab driver boyfriend George Lumley, an unemployed actor.

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
11.

The Enforcer

4.9
6.7/10 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
12.

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
13.

Obsession

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who bears a striking resemblance to his wife.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, Sylvia Kuumba Williams, Wanda Blackman, J. Patrick McNamara, Stanley J. Reyes, Nick Kreiger, Stocker Fontelieu, Don Hood ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1976-08-01
14.

Burnt Offerings

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time someone gets hurt on the grounds, the beat-up house seems to repair itself.

Starring: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Bette Davis, Eileen Heckart, Lee Montgomery, Dub Taylor, Joseph Riley, Todd Turquand, Orin Cannon ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1976-10-18
15.

Alice, Sweet Alice

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. When Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to turn toward Alice. But could a 12-year-old girl really be capable of such savagery?

Starring: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster, Jane Lowry, Rudolph Willrich, Michael Hardstark, Alphonso DeNoble, Gary Allen, Brooke Shields ..
Directed by: Alfred Sole
Release date: 1976-11-13
16.

Futureworld

4.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Two years after the Westworld tragedy in the Delos amusement park, the corporate owners have reopened the park following over $1 billion in safety and other improvements. For publicity purposes, reporters Chuck Browning and Tracy Ballard are invited to review the park. Just prior to arriving at the park, however, Browning is given a clue by a dying man that something is amiss.

Starring: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner, John P. Ryan, Stuart Margolin, Allen Ludden, Robert Cornthwaite, Angela Greene, Darrell Larson ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1976-08-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : The Cassandra Crossing
17.

The Cassandra Crossing

3.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.

Starring: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Lionel Stander, Ann Turkel, Ingrid Thulin, Lee Strasberg ..
Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Release date: 1976-12-18
18.

Helter Skelter

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".

Starring: George DiCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe, Marilyn Burns, Christina Hart, Cathey Paine, Alan Oppenheimer, Rudy Ramos, Sondra Blake, George Garro ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1976-04-01
19.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

3.7
6.0/10 IMDB

A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.

Starring: Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem, Jim Citty, Charles B. Pierce, Robert Aquino, Cindy Butler, Christine Ellsworth, Earl E. Smith ..
Directed by: Charles B. Pierce
Release date: 1976-09-26
20.

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Concerned about his friend's cocaine use, Dr. Watson tricks Sherlock Holmes into travelling to Vienna, where Holmes enters the care of Sigmund Freud. Freud attemts to solve the mysteries of Holmes' subconscious, while Holmes devotes himself to solving a mystery involving the kidnapping of Lola Deveraux.

Starring: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Nicol Williamson, Laurence Olivier, Joel Grey, Samantha Eggar, Jeremy Kemp, Charles Gray, Régine ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1976-10-24
21.

Eaten Alive

3.4
5.5/10 IMDB

A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in the backwater swamps of Louisiana kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.

Starring: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns, William Finley, Stuart Whitman, Robert Englund, Roberta Collins, Kyle Richards, Crystin Sinclaire ..
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Release date: 1976-12-25
22.

Raid on Entebbe

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 soldiers actually flew so far and rescued the passengers in one of the most successful Military operations in history. The only casualty for Israeli soldiers was Lt. Col. Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu..

Starring: Charles Bronson, Peter Finch, Yaphet Kotto, John Saxon, Jack Warden, Sylvia Sidney, Robert Loggia, James Woods, Martin Balsam, Horst Buchholz ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1976-12-26
23.

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

When a widowed mother falls in love with an American sailor, her troubled young son is pressured by the bullying leader of his clique to seek revenge.

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Sarah Miles, Jonathan Kahn, Margo Cunningham, Earl Rhodes, Paul Tropea, Gary Lock, Stephen Black, Peter Clapham, Jennifer Tolman ..
Directed by: Lewis John Carlino
Release date: 1976-04-11
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : One of My Wives Is Missing
24.

One of My Wives Is Missing

3.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Vacationing in a small town, a frantic Daniel Corban (James Franciscus) shows up at the local police station, declaring that his wife has disappeared. Corban imperiously demands that the easygoing police inspector (Jack Klugman) drop everything and find his missing spouse. Within a few days, a woman (Elizabeth Ashley) claiming to be the wife shows up-but Corban insists that he's never met the woman before.

Starring: Jack Klugman, Elizabeth Ashley, James Franciscus, Joel Fabiani, Milton Selzer, Ruth McDevitt, Byron Webster, Garry Walberg, Anthony Costello, Michael Stearns ..
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Release date: 1976-03-05
25.

Two-Minute Warning

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly and the SWAT commander, learn of the plot and rush to the scene.

Starring: Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam, Beau Bridges, Marilyn Hassett, David Janssen, Jack Klugman, Gena Rowlands, Walter Pidgeon, Brock Peters ..
Directed by: Larry Peerce
Release date: 1976-11-12
26.

Shout at the Devil

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

During World War One an English adventurer, an American elephant poacher and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar. The story is based on a novel by Wilbur Smith, which in turn is very loosely based on events involving the light cruiser SMS Königsberg, which was sunk after taking refuge in Rufigi delta in 1915.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Barbara Parkins, Ian Holm, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Gernot Endemann, Karl Michael Vogler, Horst Janson, Gerard Paquis, Maurice Denham ..
Directed by: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 1976-04-12
27.

St. Ives

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A dabbler-in-crime and his assistant hire an ex-police reporter to recover some stolen papers.

Starring: Charles Bronson, John Houseman, Jacqueline Bisset, Maximilian Schell, Harry Guardino, Harris Yulin, Dana Elcar, Michael Lerner, George Memmoli, Dick O'Neill ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1976-02-24
28.

Death Weekend

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Harry is a rich dentist who often brings women up to his rural lakehouse. One weekend, he invites Diane, a former fashion model. On their way to the house, Diane runs a gang of thugs off the road. Humiliated, the thugs track down the couple for revenge.

Starring: Brenda Vaccaro, Don Stroud, Chuck Shamata, Richard Ayres, Kyle Edwards, Don Granberry, Ed McNamara, Michael Kirby, Richard Donat, Denver Mattson ..
Directed by: William Fruet
Release date: 1976-09-17
29.

J.D.'s Revenge

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A college student is possessed by a 40's era gangster.

Starring: Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Pringle, Carl W. Crudup, Julian Christopher, Fred Pinkard, Jo Anne Meredith, Alice Jubert, David McKnight, Stephanie Faulkner ..
Directed by: Arthur Marks
Release date: 1976-08-25
30.

21 Hours at Munich

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.

Starring: William Holden, Shirley Knight, Franco Nero, Anthony Quayle, Richard Basehart, Noel Willman, Georg Marischka, Else Quecke, Michael Degen, Djamchid Soheili ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1976-11-07
31.

Is There Anybody There?

3.2
7.9/10 IMDB

A beautiful woman, Kate (Tina Grenville), is released from a sanatorium unaware that while she was away her husband John (George Lazenby) has begun an affair with her sister Marianne (Wendy Hughes). The two sisters live together in a creepy apartment block while John is away, and find themselves stalked by some mysterious strangers.

Starring: Wendy Hughes, Tina Grenville, George Lazenby, Patrick Ward, Chantal Contouri, Gordon McDougall, Charles Tingwell ..
Directed by: Peter Maxwell
Release date: 1976-06-24
32.

God Told Me To

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

Starring: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis, Sylvia Sidney, Sam Levene, Robert Drivas, Mike Kellin, Richard Lynch, Sammy Williams, Jo Flores Chase ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1976-10-22
33.

Massacre at Central High

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Maimed by bullies at a California high school, a new student engineers acts of revenge.

Starring: Derrel Maury, Robert Carradine, Kimberly Beck, Andrew Stevens, Ray Underwood, Steve Bond, Rex Steven Sikes, Lani O'Grady, Damon Douglas, Dennis Kort ..
Directed by: René Daalder
Release date: 1976-09-01
34.

Hollywood Boulevard

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

A Midwestern ingenue moves to Hollywood and rivals a B-movie queen in low-budget quickies.

Starring: Candice Rialson, Mary Woronov, Rita George, Jeffrey Kramer, Dick Miller, Paul Bartel, Jonathan Kaplan, Tara Strohmeier, John Kramer, Richard Doran ..
Directed by: Allan Arkush, Joe Dante
Release date: 1976-04-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : Shoot
35.

Shoot

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

When boredom, pride and a mad second of misjudgement leaves a hunter shot dead by one of five combat veterans also hunting in the Canadian hills, it is expected a police investigation will follow, but when the veterans discover the incident has not been reported, the leader of the team, Major Rex (Cliff Robertson) suspects the other party maybe plotting revenge. Convinced that he, his party, and their families will be targets themselves he decides to beat his suspected assailants at their own game, grouping together more army comrades and stocking up an arsenal of weapons for the forthcoming battle.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Ernest Borgnine, Henry Silva, Larry Reynolds, James Blendick, Leslie Carlson, Kate Reid, Helen Shaver, Alan McRae, Gloria Carlin ..
Directed by: Harvey Hart
Release date: 1976-05-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : Schizo
36.

Schizo

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

A recently-married woman who has been labeled as mentally unstable, begins to suspect that someone close to her is the culprit in a sudden string of murders.

Starring: Lynne Frederick, John Leyton, Stephanie Beacham, Queenie Watts, John Fraser, Jack Watson, Trisha Mortimer, Paul Alexander, Robert Mill, Colin Jeavons ..
Directed by: Pete Walker
Release date: 1976-11-11
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : Diary of the Dead
37.

Diary of the Dead

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

An unemployed man who lives with his wife and overbearing mother-in-law sees an opportunity to relieve himself of the old bat, which tangles him in a maze of deception.

Starring: Héctor Elizondo, Salome Jens, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Joseph Maher, Edward Binns, Joyce Ebert, Laurie Kennedy, James Naughton, Austin Pendleton, George Spalding ..
Directed by: Arvin Brown
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : The Lie Chair
38.

The Lie Chair

2.9
5.8/10 IMDB

After their car breaks down on a stormy night, young couple Neil and Carol Croft arrive at the door of elderly Mrs. Rogers and her maid Mildred. They are initially mistaken by Mrs. Rogers for her grandchildren, Robert and Sylvia, who were expected for dinner; when they protest their true identities, each of the women suggests that they are merely putting on an act to comfort the other and ask for the couple's co-operation in this. As the evening progresses, Neil and Carol realise something is very wrong above and beyond the behaviour of their hosts.

Starring: Amelia Hall, Susan Hogan, Richard Monette, Doris Petrie ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1976-02-12
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : Rogue Male
39.

Rogue Male

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Early in 1939 Sir Robert Thorndyke takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has followed him. Knowing that his government would turn him over to German authorities, Sir Robert goes underground in his battle with his pursuers.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, John Standing, Alastair Sim, Harold Pinter, Michael Byrne, Mark McManus, Ray Smith, Hugh Manning, Robert Lang, Cyd Hayman ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1976-09-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : Exposé
40.

Exposé

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

A paranoid writer is unable to get started on his second novel. He hires a secretary and then his troubles really begin.

Starring: Udo Kier, Linda Hayden, Fiona Richmond, Patsy Smart, Vic Armstrong, Karl Howman, Sydney Knight, Brian Smedley-Aston ..
Directed by: James Kenelm Clarke
Release date: 1976-03-01
41.

Lipstick

2.8
5.5/10 IMDB

An aspiring avant-garde composer rapes a fashion model. When she takes him to court, she's slut-shamed by the defense and the man is exonerated. But justice will be served.

Starring: Margaux Hemingway, Chris Sarandon, Mariel Hemingway, Anne Bancroft, Perry King, Robin Gammell, John Bennett Perry, Francesco Scavullo, Meg Wyllie, Inga Swenson ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1976-04-02
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : Crime and Passion
42.

Crime and Passion

2.8
5.0/10 IMDB

Financier persuades his mistress to marry a rich industrialist for his money, then discovers that he and the new wife are to be murdered by her new husband.

Starring: Omar Sharif, Karen Black, Joseph Bottoms, Bernhard Wicki, Heinz Ehrenfreund, Elma Karlowa, Franz Muxeneder, Volker Prechtel, Erich Padalewski ..
Directed by: Ivan Passer
Release date: 1976-02-06
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : The Italian Machine
43.

The Italian Machine

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

This TV play, written and directed David Cronenberg, explores one of his enduring themes: obsessive relationships with technology. A group of bike fanatics determine to get their hands on a Ducati 900 Desmo SuperSport owned by a rich guy, by any means necessary.

Starring: Gary McKeehan, Frank Moore, Chuck Shamata, Louis Negin, Hardee T. Lineham, Toby Tarnow, Géza Kovács, Cedric Smith ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1976-12-02
44.

Grizzly

2.7
5.2/10 IMDB

An eighteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his men to bring about the bear's capture or destruction, his efforts are thwarted by the introduction of dozens of drunken hunters into the area.

Starring: Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel, Tom Arcuragi, Kathy Rickman, Sandra Dorsey, Joan McCall, Joe Dorsey, Charles Kissinger, Kermit Echols ..
Directed by: William Girdler
Release date: 1976-05-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : The Million Dollar Rip-Off
45.

The Million Dollar Rip-Off

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

An electronics genius, who is an ex-con, and four of his lady friends devise a plot to steal millions of dollars from the Chicago Transit Authority. A detective, who had been keeping tabs on him since he got out of prison, suspects that he is up to something and tries to catch him at it.

Starring: Freddie Prinze, Christine Belford, Linda Scruggs, Brooke Mills, James Sloyan, Gary Vinson, Robert P. Lieb, Joanna Kerns, Allen Garfield, Bob Hastings ..
Directed by: Alexander Singer
Release date: 1976-09-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : Kiss Me, Kill Me
46.

Kiss Me, Kill Me

2.7
5.4/10 IMDB

A female investigator in the district attorney's office sets out to track down the person who murdered a young schoolteacher.

Starring: Stella Stevens, Michael Anderson Jr., Dabney Coleman, Bruce Boxleitner, Alan Fudge, Bruce Glover, Morgan Paull, Tisha Sterling, Charles Weldon, Pat O’Brien ..
Directed by: Michael O'Herlihy
Release date: 1976-05-08
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : Nightmare in Badham County
47.

Nightmare in Badham County

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the judge is a cousin), where they must endure atrocities at the hands of the administrators of the prison and the prison guards.

Starring: Deborah Raffin, Lynne Moody, Chuck Connors, Fionnula Flanagan, Tina Louise, Robert Reed, Della Reese, Lana Wood, Ralph Bellamy, Denise Dillaway ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1976-11-05
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : Island of Death
48.

Island of Death

2.6
5.1/10 IMDB

A British couple on a break on a small Greek Island spreads terror beyond anything the Islanders could ever have imagined, only stopping every once in a while to shag anything that moves, be it man, woman or animal. But will they go unpunished, or will the inspector from London be able to put an end to their killing spree?

Starring: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons, Jannice McConnell, Clay Half, Mike Murtagh, Jeremy Rousseau, Nikos Tsachiridis, Nico Mastorakis ..
Directed by: Nico Mastorakis
Release date: 1976-04-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks
49.

Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks

2.6
5.0/10 IMDB

Ilsa works for an Arab sheik who enjoys importing females to use as sex slaves.

Starring: Dyanne Thorne, Max Thayer, Jerry Delony, Uschi Digard, Colleen Brennan, Haji, Tanya Boyd, Marilyn Joi, Su Ling, Richard Kennedy ..
Directed by: Don Edmonds
Release date: 1976-02-29
Best Thriller Movies of 1976 : Sherlock Holmes in New York
50.

Sherlock Holmes in New York

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

An affectionate bow to the master sleuth in this lavishly produced original that has Holmes rushing to New York City after discovering that his old nemesis, Moriarty, has kidnapped the son of the detective's long-time love, actress Irene Adler.

Starring: Roger Moore, John Huston, Patrick Macnee, Charlotte Rampling, David Huddleston, Signe Hasso, Gig Young, Leon Ames, John Abbott, Jackie Coogan ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1976-10-18

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