Gregor's Top 20 of 1977 +10

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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,192,184 | Gross: $322.74M

2. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

92 Metascore

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Votes: 245,980 | Gross: $39.20M

3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 177,468 | Gross: $132.09M

4. Suspiria (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

79 Metascore

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

Votes: 75,324

5. Sorcerer (1977)

PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

Votes: 16,586 | Gross: $12.00M

6. The Sentimental Swordsman (1977)

96 min | Action, Drama

The Sentimental Swordsman epitomizes the lone, virtuous, heroic swordsman with a twist. The Oedipus complexed swordsman played by the popular Ti Lung, is a hero with weaknesses; he drinks, ... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Lung Ti, Li Ching, Tung-Shing Yee, On-On Yu

Votes: 288

The Sentimental Swordsman

7. Clans of Intrigue (1977)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After three Clan leaders are assassinated, Kung Nan-Yen accuses Master Thief Chiu Liu-Hsiang as being the only man capable of the murders, but generously allows him one month to clear his name.

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Lung Ti, Fei Ai, Shen Chan, Szu-Chia Chen

Votes: 268

Clans Of Intrigue

8. The Duellists (1977)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

70 Metascore

France, 1801. Due to a minor, perceived slight mild-mannered Lieutenant d'Hubert is forced into a duel with the hot-headed, irrational Lieutenant Feraud. The disagreement ultimately results in scores of duels, spanning several years.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox

Votes: 18,760

9. Iron Fisted Monk (1977)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A lowly restaurant worker aims to take revenge on the Manchurian thugs who killed his boss by joining a Shaolin temple under the advise from a monk who rescued him from certain death.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Sing Chen, James Tien, Hark-On Fung

Votes: 720

Iron Fisted Monk

10. Rabid (1977)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A young woman develops a taste for human blood after experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into blood-thirsty zombies, leading into a city-wide epidemic.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan

Votes: 14,930

11. Judgement of an Assassin (1977)

94 min | Action, Adventure

A clan clash centered on the trial of an admitted mass murderer and serial rapist.

Director: Chung Sun | Stars: David Chiang, Hua Tsung, Li Ching, Michael Wai-Man Chan

Votes: 85

Judgement Of An Assassin

12. Demon Seed (1977)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

Director: Donald Cammell | Stars: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 7,875

13. Secret Rivals 2 (1977)

Unrated | 86 min | Action

The twin brother of the Silver Fox attempts to avenge his brother's death and get a hidden treasure using the 8 Diagram. It is up to one hero from the original and the brother of the 2nd original hero to stop him.

Director: See-Yuen Ng | Stars: John Liu, Jung-Lee Hwang, Jack Long, Corey Yuen

Votes: 137

The Secret Rivals 2

14. The Invincible Armour (1977)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Drama

Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that ... See full summary »

Director: See-Yuen Ng | Stars: John Liu, Jung-Lee Hwang, Jack Long, Hsin Hsing Kuo

Votes: 741

The Invincible Armour

15. 7 Grandmasters (1977)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

An aging martial arts expert is gifted a plaque from the Emperor declaring him the Kung Fu World Champion. Unsure of whether or not be is deserving of this title, he embarks on a journey to defeat the 7 Grandmasters.

Director: Joseph Kuo | Stars: Yi-Min Li, Jack Long, Kuan-Wu Lung, Nancy Yen

Votes: 735

7 Grandmasters

16. Executioners from Shaolin (1977)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Lieh Lo, Yue Wong, Lily Li

Votes: 1,268

Executioners from Shaolin

17. The Psychic (1977)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A clairvoyant woman discovers a skeleton in a wall in her husband's house, and seeks to find the truth about what happened to the victim.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marc Porel, Gianni Garko

Votes: 3,901

The Psychic

18. Hitch-Hike (1977)

Unrated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker who threatens to kill them unless they take him to a sanctuary. In return he agrees to split some bank loot he has on him.

Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile | Stars: Franco Nero, Corinne Cléry, David Hess, Joshua Sinclair

Votes: 2,373

Hitch Hike

19. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

German commander Captain Hauptmann Stransky (Maximilian Schell) places a squad in extreme danger after Sergeant Rolf Steiner (James Coburn) refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 24,455

20. Soldier of Orange (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

During World War II, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of The Netherlands.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Susan Penhaligon, Edward Fox

Votes: 10,694

21. The Deep (1977)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

41 Metascore

In Bermuda, two amateur treasure-hunting divers have a run-in with local criminals when they inadvertently discover the secret cargo of a World War II shipwreck.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Dick Anthony Williams, Robert Shaw

Votes: 10,688 | Gross: $6.84M

22. Snuff Bottle Connection (1977)

91 min | Action

As China and Russia's governments are talking peace, traitorous agents on both sides seek war. Enter John Liu as a special agent sent to identify who the Russian traitor is and who his contact is within the walls of the Forbidden City.

Directors: Li-Li Liu, Chin Hu Tung | Stars: John Liu, Jung-Lee Hwang, Yi Lung Huang, Charles Bonet

Votes: 155

Snuff Bottle Connection

23. Return of the Chinese Boxer (1977)

PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure

In wake of the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), a group of Japanese warlords calculate that the best way to prepare an invasion of the rest of China from their southern Manchuria ... See full summary »

Director: Jimmy Wang Yu | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Fei Lung, Emily Y. Chang, Kang Chin

Votes: 198

Return of the Chinese Boxer

24. Jade Tiger (1977)

100 min | Action, Adventure

Zhao Wuji embarks on an very tragic adventure with full of intrigues to avenge his father, who is beheaded by a traitor working for Tang, on the eve of son's marriage.

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Lung Ti, Feng Ku, Lily Li, Yao Hsiao

Votes: 167

Jade Tiger

25. Death Duel (1977)

90 min | Drama, Action

The Third Master (Erh Tung Sheng, aka Derek Yee, in the role that launched his career) is considered to be the greatest sword master of the day. His displays of skill and strength bring ... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Tung-Shing Yee, On-On Yu, Ping Chen, Yun Ling

Votes: 445

Death Duel

26. The Rescuers (1977)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn

Votes: 55,922 | Gross: $71.22M

27. Wizards (1977)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval

Votes: 10,092 | Gross: $9.00M

28. The Mighty Peking Man (1977)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and interracial romance made ... See full summary »

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Evelyne Kraft, Danny Lee, Feng Ku, Wei Tu Lin

Votes: 1,581 | Gross: $0.02M

29. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

55 Metascore

James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel

Votes: 94,829 | Gross: $46.80M

30. Eraserhead (1977)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

87 Metascore

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 97,410 | Gross: $7.00M

31. Julia (1977)

PG | 117 min | Drama

58 Metascore

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 8,396

32. House (1977)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which turns out to be haunted.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba, Ai Matsubara

Votes: 19,169

33. The Sentinel (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

A young woman moves into an apartment in a building which houses a sinister evil.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

Votes: 8,708

34. Beast with a Gun (1977)

Unrated | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Grieco | Stars: Helmut Berger, Marisa Mell, Richard Harrison, Marina Giordana

Votes: 891

The Mad Dog Killer

35. Broken Oath (1977)

98 min | Action, Drama

Angry and aggressive orphan Lotus Lin gets raised as a Buddhist in a Shaolin temple after her mother dies in the wake of giving birth to her in prison. Consumed with rage, Lin gets expelled... See full summary »

Director: Chang-hwa Jeong | Stars: Angela Mao, Michael Wai-Man Chan, Siu-Lung Leung, Shan Kwan

Votes: 153

Broken Oath

36. Emanuelle in America (1977)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adult, Drama, Mystery

Hedonistic photojournalist Emanuelle goes undercover to expose the seedy lives of rich and powerful sex cultists and snuff film peddlers in America and Europe.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Roger Browne, Riccardo Salvino

Votes: 1,489

37. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 49,886 | Gross: $50.80M

38. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

G | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Sinbad The Sailor sails to deliver a cursed prince to a dangerous island in the face of deadly opposition from a powerful witch.

Director: Sam Wanamaker | Stars: Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting

Votes: 6,635 | Gross: $16.79M

39. Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror

Photojournalist Emanuelle accompanies an anthropologist, two female missionary workers and a treacherous hunter's party in a trek through the Amazon to find a cannibalistic tribe long thought extinct.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Nieves Navarro, Donald O'Brien

Votes: 2,544

Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals

40. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

R | 117 min | Horror

39 Metascore

A teenage girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Richard Burton, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow

Votes: 21,016 | Gross: $30.75M

41. Dangerous Cargo (1977)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime

A mutiny aboard a weapon smuggling vessel results in the ship's first officer dead, the captain incapacitated, and the captain's wife vulnerable.

Director: Kostas Karagiannis | Stars: Kostas Karagiorgis, Nikos Verlekis, Deborah Shelton, Stavros Farmakis

Votes: 48

Dangerous Cargo



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