Filmspotting Madness 1970s Shortlist

Not-so-shortlist of movies likely to contend for the 64 spots in Filmspotting Madness (starting Feb. 2022). Titles may – will, almost certainly – be added and current exclusion does not mean that a film doesn't have a shot at the final list.

ADDED 4/19/21: The Long Goodbye (because it was always supposed to be here and was an oversight).

ADDED 4/18/21: The Bad News Bears (good candidate for a Scrappy Upstarts Sports play-in with Breaking Away and Slap Shot); also The Rocky Horror Picture Show (which could get in a few ways, including in a Cult or Musicals play-in).

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  • 1900
  • 3 Women
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Alien
  • All That Jazz
  • All the President's Men
  • Amarcord
  • American Graffiti
  • Annie Hall
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Bad News Bears
  • Badlands
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Being There
  • The Black Stallion
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Breaking Away
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Cabaret
  • Camera Buff
  • The Candidate
  • Carnal Knowledge
  • Carrie
  • Chinatown
  • Claire's Knee
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • The Conformist
  • The Conversation
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Day for Night
  • The Day of the Locust
  • Days of Heaven
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Deliverance
  • Dirty Harry
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Don't Look Now
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Eraserhead
  • The Exorcist
  • F for Fake
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • The French Connection
  • Get Carter
  • Gimme Shelter
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Grease
  • Grey Gardens
  • Halloween
  • Harlan County U.S.A.
  • Harold and Maude
  • High Plains Drifter
  • Jaws
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • The Jerk
  • Killer of Sheep
  • Klute
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • The Last Detail
  • The Last Picture Show
  • The Last Waltz
  • Le Cercle Rouge
  • Life of Brian
  • Little Big Man
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Love in the Afternoon
  • Love Story
  • M*A*S*H
  • Mad Max
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • The Man Who Would Be King
  • Manhattan
  • Marathon Man
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Mean Streets
  • Midnight Express
  • Mirror
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Nashville
  • Network
  • A New Leaf
  • News from home
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Paper Moon
  • Papillon
  • The Parallax View
  • The Passenger
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Patton