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14 Underrated '70s Movies That You Need To See
The Day Of The Jackal
“The Day of The Jackal” is a political thriller of the highest order, which is set in 1962 and revolves around a far-right plot to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle. The titular “Jackal” is a British assassin with the rakish charm of James Bond but the cold danger of a professional killer.
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
“Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” is a crime comedy that pairs Clint Eastwood with a young Jeff Bridges. It's an unlikely dynamic but they play off each other well, with Eastwood flexing his street-smart shtick and Bridges playing the youthful punk.
The Ascent
1985’s “Come and See” is what many cinephiles will say is their favorite war movie, but 1977’s “The Ascent” is an equally compelling World War II film. “The Ascent” is a tale of morality during horrific times, but its black-and-white aesthetic and absorbing visuals make it a hauntingly beautiful war movie.
Wake In Fright
Moviegoers don't have to mix drinks to get a hangover; they just need to watch “Wake in Fright,” the demented Australian psychodrama from 1971. Set in Bundanyabba, a tough mining town in the outback, the film is about isolation, nihilism, and soaking one’s brain and liver with gallons of alcohol.
10 Rillington Place
There is barely a flaw of note in “10 Rillington Place,” a darkly brilliant account of British serial killer John Christie, who killed at least six women before his apprehension in 1953. Christie was a disturbed, conniving man, and Richard Attenborough embodies the killer's wily creepiness, delivering a performance that's truly skin-crawling.