Gregor's Top 20 of 1972 +10by Movie-Mate | created - 24 Nov 2013 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
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86 min | Action, Drama
The Four Seasons Brothel is run by a ruthless madam, Lady Chun Yi. Countless young girls have been kidnapped or bought and then sold into a life of servitude, prostitution, and torture at ... See full summary »
Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan
4. Sleuth (1972)
PG | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.
Votes: 43,649 | Gross: $4.08M
5. Hapkido (1972)
R | 97 min | Action, Drama
Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools. There is a fight in the marketplace, and three Chinese students can't stand the unfair... See full summary »
Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Trailed by a clan of female ninja, Ogami is paid to assassinate a clan traitor accompanied by three killers known as the Gods of Death.
Lone Wolf and Cub 2: Baby Cart at the River Styx
7. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion
8. The 14 Amazons (1972)
R | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History
The cast of The 14 Amazons is a veritable "who's who" of the golden age of Shaw Brothers swordplay adventures, and was not only a major box office hit (ranking 4th for 1972), but also a top... See full summary »
The 14 Amazons
9. Sukeban gerira (1972)
84 min | Action
Members of the Red Helmet biker girl gang wind up in Kyoto, where they get into conflict with other girl gangs and local yakuza thugs.
Girl Boss Guerilla
11. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure
The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
12. The Way of the Dragon (1972)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.
Way Of The Dragon
13. Fist of Fury (1972)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.
Votes: 24,944 | Gross: $1.29M
Fist Of Fury
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
A series of murders are committed near the estate of a degenerate author and his wife.
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
15. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs.
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
16. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
R | 89 min | Action, Drama
Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Lone Wolf and Cub 3: Baby Cart to Hades
17. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Thriller
Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge.
Lone Wolf and Cub 4: Baby Cart in Peril
18. Deliverance (1972)
R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Votes: 95,535 | Gross: $7.06M
19. All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.
All the Colors of the Dark
20. Boxer from Shantung (1972)
Unrated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique.
Boxer from Shantung
21. Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)
94 min | Action
Hanzo Itami is an incorruptible Edo officer who learns that an infamous killer has fled from his island prison. Hanzo begins tracking him down using his unorthodox interrogation techniques.
Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice
22. The Grand Duel (1972)
R | 98 min | Western
A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead.
The Grand Duel
23. Street Mobster (1972)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime
A yakuza, who has an untamed rage and lack of respect for authority, finds himself leading the remnants of the gang he once belonged to in order to secure an area of their own.
25. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
NC-17 | 129 min | Drama, Romance
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.
Votes: 47,947 | Gross: $36.14M
Last Tango in Paris
27. The Delightful Forest (1972)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure
Wu Sung, a military swordmaster, is acused of murdering his adulterous sister-in-law and a thug, and sent to exile in Meng Chou. At the prison camp, Shih En, son of the camp commander, ... See full summary »
The Delightful Forest
28. Sacred Knives of Vengeance (1972)
R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Hsieh Choun, the Black Dragon, is in trouble with the police since Wang Sien Tien's gang is helping them; he is no longer free to conduct his drugs shipments out of the port freely as he ... See full summary »
Sacred Knives of Vengeance
29. The Last House on the Left (1972)
R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
Two teenage girls heading to a rock concert for one's birthday try to score marijuana in the city, where they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.
Votes: 31,275 | Gross: $3.10M
30. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town rife with superstition and a distrust of outsiders.
Don't Torture a Duckling
31. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Unrated | 92 min | Mystery, Thriller
A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and... See full summary »
Seven Blood-Stained Orchids
32. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
GP | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by the Crow tribe and proves to be a match for their warriors in single combat on the early frontier.
Votes: 27,456 | Gross: $47.74M
33. Avanti! (1972)
R | 144 min | Comedy, Romance
A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.
Votes: 9,089 | Gross: $3.30M
35. Amuck (1972)
R | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller
A writer's secretary tries to find her missing friend and uncovers a murder plot.
36. What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A teacher who is having an affair with one of his students takes her out on a boat. They see a knife killing on shore. Other gruesome murders start occurring shortly thereafter, and the teacher suspects that he may be the cause of them.
What Have You Done to Solange?
37. The Italian Connection (1972)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A Milanese pimp is pursued by - and then pursues - a pair of New York hitmen and the gangsters who framed him for stealing a shipment of heroin.
The Italian Connection
38. Five Fingers of Death (1972)
R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament.
King Boxer aka. Five Fingers of Death
39. Konketsuji Rika (1972)
92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
First film of a trilogy following the dramatic life of Rika, a half-Japanese/half-American woman who becomes the tough-as-nails leader of an all-girl crime gang.
40. Kyôfu joshikôkô: Onna bôryoku kyôshitsu (1972)
79 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Delinquent girl boss meets and conflicts with an orphan girl who lives an isolated life after the dramatic deaths of her parents. She plays the piano, but stands up against her lecherous guardian, who is also a school official.
Terrifying Girls High School – Women’s Violent Classroom
41. Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee's Challenge (1972)
84 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When two Girl Bosses fight each other over territory, their enmity is difficult to solve - they are equals in looks, strength, determination, and power of their respective girl gangs. So, ... See full summary »
Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee's Challenge
42. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)
PG | 99 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired woman in a red cloak targets their circle of friends. Is the killer their ancestor, ... See full summary »
The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
43. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) ... See full summary »
Who Saw Her Die?
44. Death Walks at Midnight (1972)
Not Rated | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller
Valentina, a beautiful fashion model, takes an experimental drug as part of a scientific experiment. While influenced by the drug, Valentina has a vision of a young woman being brutally ... See full summary »
Death Walks At Midnight
46. The Lizard (1972)
Action, Comedy, Crime