Gregor's Top 20 of 1974 +10by Movie-Mate | created - 24 Nov 2013 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
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1. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 1,082,167 | Gross: $57.30M
3. The Front Page (1974)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.
Votes: 11,840 | Gross: $17.30M
5. Jack and the Beanstalk (1974)
G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A young peasant boy named Jack climbs a giant beanstalk and stumbles upon a city in the clouds ruled by an evil queen.
6. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
R | 83 min | Horror
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths and must survive the terrors of Leatherface and his family.
Votes: 130,167 | Gross: $30.86M
7. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
8. The Towering Inferno (1974)
PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Votes: 37,742 | Gross: $116.00M
9. Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974)
Unrated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After a politician's daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless gang, a brutal policewoman is released from jail and sent after them.
Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs
10. The Conversation (1974)
PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered.
Votes: 93,770 | Gross: $4.42M
12. Spasmo (1974)
R | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller
Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying. A closer look proves that she's alive. The next day Christian ... See full summary »
13. Rabid Dogs (1974)
Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape.
14. What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.
What Have They Done to Your Daughters?
15. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
16. Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.
Lone Wolf and Cub 6: White Heaven in Hell
17. Almost Human (1974)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A small-time homicidal maniac kidnaps the daughter of a rich man, prompting a hardened detective to work outside the law to pursue him.
18. Death Wish (1974)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.
Votes: 34,171 | Gross: $22.00M
19. The Street Fighter (1974)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.
The Street Fighter
20. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An American bar room pianist and his prostitute girlfriend go on a trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
22. 5 Masters of Death (1974)
R | 109 min | Action, Drama
Five students escape from the destruction of their beloved Shaolin Temple...now each must take revenge and train in their own seperate fighting styles...they will become The Five Shaolin Masters!!
Five Shaolin Masters
23. Kung Fu Invaders (1974)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama, History
Hung escapes Shaolin after the temple is attacked by the Ching, only to be jailed with the help of Fang (also of Shoalin) who mistakes him for a bandit. Fang must now help Hung escape so they can challenge the Ching together.
25. Wife to Be Sacrificed (1974)
71 min | Drama, Romance
A woman must endure an extreme ritual when her ex-husband, who has recently escaped from jail, kidnaps her.
Wife to Be Sacrificed
26. School of the Holy Beast (1974)
91 min | Drama, Thriller
In order to investigate her mother's strange death, a woman enters a sacred convent run by hypocritical, perverse nuns.
School of the Holy Beast
27. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.
Votes: 21,375 | Gross: $25.00M
28. Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974)
Not Rated | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A young woman is questioned by the police and the judges, suspected of being a modern witch. The girl who shared her apartment has been found dead, and a pair of scissors impaled through ... See full summary »
Successive Slidings of Pleasure
29. Young Frankenstein (1974)
PG | 106 min | Comedy
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
Votes: 138,802 | Gross: $86.30M
30. Blazing Saddles (1974)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Western
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Votes: 121,633 | Gross: $119.50M
31. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)
R | 93 min | Horror
A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.
Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
32. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
R | 89 min | Action, Horror
While lecturing in China, Van Helsing agrees to help seven kung fu trained siblings reclaim their ancestral mountain village, now the domain of seven powerful vampires and their army of undead slaves.
34. Cry of a Prostitute (1974)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama
Thriller Starring Henry Silva and Barbara Bouchet. She Left Prostitution only to find Murder! Shes a former prostitute, now married to a gang boss dealing in black market currency and ... See full summary »
Cry of a Prostitute
35. Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Thriller
To avoid a death sentence for her prior acts of bloodshed, the vengeful swordswoman Lady Snowblood is conscripted by the Japanese Secret Police to assassinate political dissidents.
Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance
36. The Bamboo House of Dolls (1973)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A nurse in a Japanese women's POW camp during World War II masterminds an escapee.
Bamboo House of Dolls
37. Going Places (1974)
R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »
38. The Savage Five (1974)
R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A town is taken over by a brutal gang, which has taken a safe in a robbery of another town and needs to find someone who can open it for them. They terrorize the townsfolk, beating up and ... See full summary »
The Savage Five
39. Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold? (1974)
Not Rated | 84 min | Action
After extracting information by raping a ghost, Hanzo uncovers a plot among high officials to steal the shogunate's gold and loan it out to the poor.
Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold
40. Shaolin Martial Arts (1974)
R | 106 min | Action, Drama
When the ruling dynasty in China sends soldiers to destroy the Shaolin Temple, students use their martial arts to defend the school.
Shaolin Martial Arts
41. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)
Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.
The Perfume Of The Lady In Black
42. The Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974)
99 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Patrick Davenant invites a group of friends to visit a theater inside his villa, a place which later reveals itself as sinister. Within a short time, the guests realize that they are ... See full summary »
The Killer Reserved Nine Seats
43. Tai ji quan (1974)
86 min | Action
When not studying Tai Chi under the tutelage of Old Yeung, Ku Ding works as part of a crew building roads. When he and his colleagues are cheated out of half their money by corrupt foreman ... See full summary »