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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2019, 01:26:19 PM »
Full length movies only.  Sorry, no shorts.

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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2019, 02:43:31 PM »
To be fair I wouldn't exactly consider myself a 70's film buff. I've only seen probably between 50-60 films from the 70's in my whole life. It was just a matter of going to IMDB and reminding myself what movies I've seen that came from the decade and how I'd personally rank them.


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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2019, 03:03:05 PM »
I'd say that's actually a considerable number, especially for someone who doesn't consider themselves a film buff.  I think it's easier for people to miss out on older film these days if they aren't seeking them.  Netflix is one of the main sources of seeing films these days and their collection of classics tend to be a bit anemic (though there are some good ones.  I found Orsen Welles' the Stranger on Netflix.)


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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2019, 03:05:11 PM »
Looking at my stats. Of what I can remember and marked, I've watched 990 films (excluding shorts) released in the 1970s.


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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2019, 03:09:29 PM »
About 45% of those were Benji movies.  It was a wild decade.


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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2019, 03:17:03 PM »
You know, I've actually never seen Benji.

However, I did watch a lot from Charles B. Pierce

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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2019, 03:26:40 PM »
He looks like a snazzier MC Bat Commander.



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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2019, 03:31:49 PM »
Compiled my list.  86 so far but basically this is a list of all non-mst3k movies I've seen so I expect to cull a bunch real quick.  Just want to give some of them a second thought before dismissing them outright, just in case.
86!? Holy crap.

Mine started at 173
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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2019, 04:48:50 PM »
I think I've seen a lot more movies from the 80's and 90's.


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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2019, 05:19:35 PM »
I think I've seen a lot more movies from the 80's and 90's.

No joke. I was born in 1975, so I'm a child of the 80s. But I have about a dozen or so 70s films that are definitely on my list. I REALLY don't want to resort to looking stuff up and picking names I recognize. I did that for the Westerns List and regretted it.


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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2019, 05:52:21 PM »
I think I've seen a lot more movies from the 80's and 90's.

No joke. I was born in 1975, so I'm a child of the 80s. But I have about a dozen or so 70s films that are definitely on my list. I REALLY don't want to resort to looking stuff up and picking names I recognize. I did that for the Westerns List and regretted it.

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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2019, 08:51:53 PM »
I think I've seen a lot more movies from the 80's and 90's.

No joke. I was born in 1975, so I'm a child of the 80s. But I have about a dozen or so 70s films that are definitely on my list. I REALLY don't want to resort to looking stuff up and picking names I recognize. I did that for the Westerns List and regretted it.

I was born in 1980.
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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2019, 10:31:03 PM »
I myself was born in 1978 and living in a very sheltered household severely limits your entertainment options. We had The Movie Channel, HBO and Showtime when we lived in Texas but when we moved to New Mexico in 1988, Mom and Dad must have thought it got to be too pricey or they were afraid I might try and watch something R-rated. Back in the days before internet you had some options when you have basic cable... mostly though all you can do is watch movies that have been edited for TV or rent something from Blockbuster. Again, that curtails your options when you're a kid and aren't allowed to rent anything R-rated. 


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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2019, 10:54:51 PM »
Tell me I'm not the only one here who was a pre-teen to teenager in the 70s?



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Re: Submit for List of Crap #115: Top 50 Movies of the 70's
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2019, 07:21:33 AM »
Tell me I'm not the only one here who was a pre-teen to teenager in the 70s?


I was pre-teen to teenager in the second half of the 70s. Which meant that I actually saw a lot of 70s films in the theaters on their initial release. And only one of those films made my 25 list. ( HINT: the original  title began and ended with the letter "S" ) Of course the first half of the 70s was G movies only, which were almost all just Disney. But hey, they were all timeless classics like The Castaway Cowboy and Island at the Top of the World.   In 1975 I was considered old enough to see PG films. But not Jaws, which I would not get to see until it's first television broadcast on ABC about four years later. They did let me see the Earthquake / Airport 75 re-release double feature, and when that didn't give me a nightmare, allowed me to see Logan's Run. I didn't tell my parents that Logan's Run had nudity, so they allowed me to see a lot of other PG films. Back then most theaters imposed the PG code. That meant if you were under 12, you were not allowed into a theater without an adult.  However, some theaters would allow kids in without an adult if the parents bought the tickets and said to the guy in the box office it was okay for their children to see the film.  So almost all of the PG films I saw without my parents. Also, while the theaters imposed the PG rule, they never actually asked children for proof of age. So if you were 10 and claimed you were 12, then they would sell you a ticket. The thing is,  12 and up were charged the adult price for a ticket. So you needed that extra 50ยข, and with the recession, most kids couldn't afford that extra half buck. A few of the films I saw on screen in the 70s came close to making my top 25. But most of them I saw for the first time, edited and pan/scan on network television two to five years after their theatrical run. There would be no home video until the mid 80s, and cable didn't show up where we live until 1989. So like most of you, the films on my list ended up being something I saw for the first time on the small screen as a DVD or Laserdisc release.


Different story with the 80s when I was old enough to see R films.
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