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The Best Movies of 1976
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Movie: Taxi Driver ( 1976 )
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
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Movie: Rocky ( 1976 )
A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
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Movie: Logan's Run ( 1976 )
An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.
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Movie: Carrie ( 1976 )
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
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Movie: Network ( 1976 )
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
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Movie: The Outlaw Josey Wales ( 1976 )
A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.
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Movie: All the President's Men ( 1976 )
"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.
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Movie: Silent Movie ( 1976 )
A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years.
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Movie: The Omen ( 1976 )
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?
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Movie: The Tenant ( 1976 )
A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.
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Movie: King Kong ( 1976 )
A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.
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Movie: Marathon Man ( 1976 )
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.
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Movie: Midway ( 1976 )
A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
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Movie: 1900 ( 1976 )
The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.
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Movie: The Cassandra Crossing ( 1976 )
Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train. So what happens next?
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Movie: A Star Is Born ( 1976 )
A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.
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Movie: Murder by Death ( 1976 )
Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.
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TV Show: I, Claudius ( 1976 )
Acclaimed blackly comic historical drama series. Set amidst a web of power, corruption and lies, it chronicles the reigns of the Roman emperors - Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and finally Claudius.
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Movie: The Bad News Bears ( 1976 )
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
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Movie: The Boy in the Plastic Bubble ( 1976 )
The girl next door makes a teen born with immune deficiencies want to leave his germ-free bubble.
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Movie: Freaky Friday ( 1977 )
A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.
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Movie: Bugsy Malone ( 1976 )
The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast.
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Movie: The Message ( 1977 )
This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Prophet Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.
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Movie: The Man Who Fell to Earth ( 1976 )
An alien must pose as a human to save his dying planet, but a woman and greed of other men create complications.
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Movie: Futureworld ( 1976 )
Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, an ex-employee is killed after he tips off two other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation.
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Movie: The Eagle Has Landed ( 1976 )
A German plot to kidnap Sir Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II.
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Movie: The Enforcer ( 1976 )
Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with.
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Movie: In the Realm of the Senses ( 1976 )
A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to an obsessive and ultimately destructive sexual relationship.
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Movie: The Shootist ( 1976 )
A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.
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Movie: The Pink Panther Strikes Again ( 1976 )
Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
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Movie: The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday ( 1976 )
Three prospectors confront their ex-partner who, 15 years earlier, ran off with all the gold from their mine and they also plan to kidnap his wife.
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TV Show: Rich Man, Poor Man ( 1976 )
The story of Rudy & Tom Jordache - two brothers who battled through their conflicting lifestyles in two different ways. Based on the best-selling novel by Irwin Shaw, we are taken on a roller-coaster ride starting in Port Philip, New York in 1945 through to the French Riviera in the mid-60's. A classic tale of Rags to Riches and Happiness to Heartbreak.
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Movie: Silver Streak ( 1976 )
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.
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Movie: The Pom Pom Girls ( 1977 )
High-school seniors try to score on and off the field in this raunchy teen comedy set in the 1970s.
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Movie: Family Plot ( 1976 )
A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.
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Movie: Fellini's Casanova ( 1976 )
The myth of Giacomo Casanova, the notorious womanizer is presented as a pitiable and terrifying figure. A sex scandal lands him in prison, but an escape to Paris provides him a new lease of life.
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Movie: The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane ( 1976 )
13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.
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Movie: Car Wash ( 1976 )
A comedic take on the daily life of a car wash employees, chronicling their hopes, fears, joys, dreams and tribulations. And meeting a few eccentric costumers along the way.
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Movie: James Dean ( 1976 )
A dramatization of the story of legendary movie actor James Dean. The film's writer, William Bast, had roomed with Dean in the early '50s, when both were trying to break into films as actors.
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Movie: Alice, Sweet Alice ( 1976 )
In 1961 suburban New Jersey, a withdrawn adolescent girl is suspected of her younger sister's brutal murder during her first communion, as well as a series of stabbings that follow.
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Movie: The Last Tycoon ( 1976 )
The Last Tycoon is a movie starring Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, and Robert Mitchum. F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
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Movie: The Ritz ( 1976 )
On his deathbed, Carmine Vespucci's mobster father tells him to "get Proclo" - Carmine's brother-in-law Gaetano. With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at The Ritz, a gay bathhouse where he is pursued amorously by "chubby chaser" Claude and by entertainer Googie Gomez, who believes him to be a Broadway producer. His guides and protectors through The Ritz are gatekeeper Abe, habitue Chris, and bellhop/go-go boys Tiger and Duff. Squeaky-voiced detective Michael Brick and his employer Carmine do locate Gaetano at the Ritz, as does his wife Vivian, but family secrets come out.
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Movie: Stay Hungry ( 1976 )
So-called 'special agent' infiltrates into the gym, which is targeted by a dirty business fraud.
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Movie: Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw ( 1976 )
A young country-star wannabe takes off from her carhop career to join with a young, modern Billy the Kid wannabe for an adventure in theft, murder and mayhem.
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Movie: Grizzly ( 1976 )
An eighteen-foot-tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park, leaving it up to a Park Ranger to save the day.
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Movie: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie ( 1977 )
A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
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Movie: Robin and Marian ( 1976 )
Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.
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Movie: Eaten Alive ( 1976 )
A psychotic redneck, who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas, 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.
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Movie: The Missouri Breaks ( 1976 )
Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
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Movie: Obsession ( 1976 )
A wealthy New Orleans businessman becomes obsessed with a young woman who resembles his wife.
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Movie: The Town That Dreaded Sundown ( 1976 )
The story of a hooded, berserk killer who terrorized the border town of Texarkana, Arkansas in 1946--leaving no fewer than five murder victims in his wake. He was never caught. Based on one of America's most baffling murder cases.
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Movie: Lifeguard ( 1976 )
Rick is in his 30s, but still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles, California. He enjoys the fun of it, but even more, the silent moments. However, when he meets his divorced high school girlfriend and her five-year-old son at their fifteen year class reunion, he considers switching to a more "serious" job.
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Movie: Across the Great Divide ( 1976 )
In this family classic, two orphans cross the Rocky Mountains on a quest to claim their inheritance, a 400-acre Oregon ranch. On their journey, the pair forms an uncertain alliance with a drifter and together they go on the adventure of a lifetime.
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Movie: The Human Tornado ( 1976 )
A flabby black comedian defends his community from attacks by stereotyped whites.
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Movie: Burnt Offerings ( 1976 )
A family moves into an old, haunted house that regenerates itself by feeding off of the life forces of its injured occupants.
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Movie: The Shaggy D.A. ( 1976 )
A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.
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Movie: The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella ( 1976 )
In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father's death as she's forced to be a servant in her own house. But a cheery fairy godmother helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King's bride-finding ball. But when the magic wears off, and the prince with shoe-in-hand searches for Cinderella and finds her, what is going to happen to Euphrania without the needed marriage alliance to prevent war?
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Movie: To the Devil a Daughter ( 1976 )
An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.
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TV Show: Sybil ( 1976 )
Director Daniel Petrie's riveting drama stars Sally Field in an Emmy-winning turn as New York City teacher Sybil Dorsett, who has developed multiple personalities as a result of physical and emotional childhood abuse. To blot out memories that continue to haunt her, Sybil manifests at least 16 distinct personas. Joanne Woodward portrays the compassionate psychiatrist who helps Sybil come to grips with her harrowing past.
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Movie: Lipstick ( 1976 )
A top fashion model seeks justice after she is brutally raped by her teenaged sister's music teacher.
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Movie: Voyage of the Damned ( 1976 )
The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom.
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Movie: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution ( 1977 )
To treat his friend's cocaine induced delusions, Watson lures Sherlock Holmes to Sigmund Freud.
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Movie: Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson ( 1976 )
A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show.
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Movie: Mikey and Nicky ( 1976 )
In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.
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Movie: The Big Bus ( 1976 )
The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from New York to Denver and is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the Oil lobby. When the driver is injured a washed up, down on his luck, but used to be great type, who as it happens, used to be engaged to the inventor's daughter is brought in to drive the giant bus which includes a one lane swimming pool and a one lane bowling alley.
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Movie: Helter Skelter ( 1976 )
Chilling story of the investigation and trial of Charles Manson, leader of a strange cult which under his direction and 'control' committed numerous murders.
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Movie: The Gumball Rally ( 1976 )
An eclectic group of people take part in a secret, and illegal, cross country road race.
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Movie: Gus ( 1976 )
The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so happy.
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Movie: Mother, Jugs & Speed ( 1976 )
Competition between privately owned Los Angeles ambulance companies is played for humor.
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Movie: Embryo ( 1976 )
A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days. However, the "adult" fetus turns into a homicidal psycho and looks for a new formula to prevent her from aging further.
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Movie: The Front ( 1977 )
In 1953, a cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
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Movie: Two-Minute Warning ( 1976 )
A crazed sniper is set to kill spectators at an L.A. Coliseum football championship game and the police races against time to eliminate him.
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Movie: Jackson County Jail ( 1977 )
This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
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TV Show: The Quest ( 1976 )
Morgan and Quentin Beaudine are two brothers who search the Old West for their sister, captured years earlier by Indians.
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Movie: Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same ( 1976 )
A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.
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Movie: Harry and Walter Go to New York ( 1976 )
Two hopelessly-out-of-their-class conmen attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the nineteenth century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank robber in the world, and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman.
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Movie: Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway ( 1976 )
15 year old Dawn runs away from what she feels is an intolerable home life. In the big city, she ends up turning to prostitution when she is unable to get a job due to her age. Life at home was never this bad.
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