Gregor's Top 20 of 1970 +10by Movie-Mate | created - 21 Nov 2013 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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2. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
GP | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An American expatriate in Rome witnesses an attempted murder. He learns later that it's connected to an ongoing murder spree in the city, and decides to do his own investigation, despite being personally targeted by the killer.
Votes: 17,067 | Gross: $0.42M
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama
A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Votes: 8,585 | Gross: $0.27M
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
4. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert.
Votes: 8,236 | Gross: $3.50M
5. The Heroic Ones (1970)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History
A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. ... See full summary »
The Heroic Ones
6. The Twelve Gold Medallions (1970)
90 min | Action, Drama
During the war precipitated by a Tartar invasion, patriotic swordsman Miao Lung sets about eliminating a series of messengers carrying twelve imperial decrees fashioned in the form of golden medallions.
The Twelve Gold Medallions
8. Companeros (1970)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Western
A Swedish arms dealer and a Mexican peon team up to rescue the intellectual leader of the Revolutionary cause, while taking part in numerous misadventures along the way.
Votes: 3,733 | Gross: $0.02M
9. Soldier Blue (1970)
R | 112 min | Western
After a cavalry patrol is ambushed by the Cheyenne, the two survivors, a soldier and a woman, must reach the safety of the nearest fort.
Votes: 4,715 | Gross: $0.51M
10. Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
Not Rated | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.
Votes: 20,925 | Gross: $0.37M
The Red Circle
11. Ryan's Daughter (1970)
R | 206 min | Drama, Romance
Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.
Votes: 8,443 | Gross: $30.85M
13. Vengeance! (1970)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Drama, Romance
China 1925, a man returns to track down a kill the men who murdered his brother.
14. Brothers Five (1970)
109 min | Action, Drama
A young woman sets out to reunite feuding brothers to take out a gang of killers who have murdered their father.
15. Blind Woman's Curse (1970)
Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Crime, Horror
The head of a yakuza gang is being trailed by a mysterious, vengeful blind woman.
Blind Woman's Curse
16. The House That Screamed (1969)
GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A strict headmistress runs a secluded school for wayward girls in 19th century France, whose students are disappearing under mysterious circumstances.
The House That Screamed
17. They Call Me Trinity (1970)
G | 115 min | Comedy, Western
A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major, a Mexican bandit, and their henchmen.
They Call Me Trinity
18. The Hammer of God (1970)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The golden age of kung-fu film's first superstar Jimmy Wang Yu (even before Bruce Lee) wrote, directed and starred in his classic favorite of a noble young martial arts student who won't ... See full summary »
The Chinese Boxer
21. Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (1970)
Not Rated | 99 min | Western
Wily roving gunslinger Sartana arrives in a small town and tries to find a hidden fortune of half a million dollars in gold and two million dollars in counterfeit money. Naturally, a bunch ... See full summary »
Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming
Not Rated | 93 min | Western
Sartana, bounty hunter and gunfighter, witnesses the robbery of a shipment of gold. He finds his way into town where he meets with a lot of suspicious stares from the locals. He also meets ... See full summary »
Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin
26. Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Action, Adventure
Zatoichi tries to unrest the mob rule over a small village all while the gang leader's bodyguard is actually the Yojimbo, secretly taking the gang down from the inside. Will the two heroes realize in time that they are on the same side?
27. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
R | 126 min | Comedy, Western
A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.
Votes: 3,963 | Gross: $0.64M
Not Rated | 91 min | Western
After witnessing a brutal massacre, the legendary hero Sartana is ready to do some investigating. Almost everyone in the tiny town of Indian Creek seems eager to buy up the property left ... See full summary »
Have a Good Funeral My Friend... Sartana Will Pay
29. The Conformist (1970)
R | 113 min | Drama
A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Votes: 25,411 | Gross: $0.54M
30. Little Big Man (1970)
PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.
Votes: 31,805 | Gross: $31.56M
31. A Quiet Place to Kill (I) (1970)
Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A race-car driver whose life, both personal and professional, is in a rapid downfall is invited by her ex-husband's new wife to stay at their plush estate. The two women form a bond, and ... See full summary »
32. Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
Not Rated | 82 min | Mystery, Thriller
A small group of people come to an island to relax but soon find themselves trapped on the island with a murderer in their midst.
33. Scars of Dracula (1970)
R | 95 min | Horror
A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at Count Dracula's castle. He is murdered. After some time has passed, the young man's brother Simon comes to the small town where all the traces end to look for him.
35. The Dunwich Horror (1970)
R | 90 min | Horror
Wilbur Whateley travels to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon. But, little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...
Votes: 3,571 | Gross: $0.45M
Not Rated | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller
The wife of a financially struggling businessman is blackmailed by a mysterious man into having a sadistic relationship with him, or he will release damning evidence which suggests that her husband is a murderer.
Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
37. Donkey Skin (1970)
91 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love.
38. Tokyo Bad Girls (1970)
The first film in the Delinquent Girl Boss series sees Rika as a freshly graduated reform school delinquent. After a brief introductory sequence on campus, we flash forward to the outside ... See full summary »
Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams
39. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
GP | 116 min | Adventure, Romance, War
Nun Sara (Shirley MacLaine) is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan (Clint Eastwood), who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.
Votes: 22,743 | Gross: $11.50M
40. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.
Votes: 10,163 | Gross: $3.30M
41. Cleopatra (1970)
X | 112 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy
In order to foil the enemy aliens' "Cleopatra Plan", three people from the future are spiritually sent back to Cleopatra's time to understand the enemy intentions.
42. The Wandering Swordsman (1970)
103 min | Action, Drama
The charismatic David Chiang joins the "queen of Shaw Brothers kung-fu," Lily Li, is an entertaining "Martial Arts World" epic about a hero who robs from the robbers and gives to the poor - making the vengeful robbers very cross indeed!
The Wandering Swordsman
43. The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
GP | 103 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
An aging cowboy finds to his embarrassment that the successful business he has inherited from his brother is actually a house of prostitution.
Votes: 3,917 | Gross: $0.11M
44. Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama
Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.
45. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History
In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.
Votes: 30,765 | Gross: $29.55M
46. Eden and After (1970)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama