1970s Movies on YouTube

Full-length movies from the 1970s you can watch free

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The Phantom Tollbooth (1970), partly-animated fantasy adventure film
Scrooge (1970) fantasy musical classic literature (playlist - complete)
    starring Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More
Warning: Although this is a "musical", the music was so utterly horrible it made my ears bleed.  You are welcome to fast-forward through it.
Which Way to the Front (1970) comedy (playlist - complete), produced and directed by Jerry Lewis
    starring Jerry Lewis, Jan Murray, John Wood, Willie Davis, Sidney Miller (also notice Kaye Ballard)
Jerry drafted but then rejected by the Army, decides to form his own army.
    Oddly the "opening" credits do not appear until about 12 minutes into this movie.
Colossus - The Forbin Project (1970) science-fiction
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) science-fiction adventure
    starring James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, and Linda Harrison

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) fantasy adventure, starring Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson
    about one-third of this is animated
The Point (1971) buddy-film adventure
    Selected as one of the Greatest Kids Films
Klute (1971) suspense drama starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland
    Jane won the Best Actress Oscar for this film
Starting out as a gritty romance between a private eye and a hooker-model, this movie slowly develops into a stalker movie, with an action ending.  Do not miss it.  Not for the squeamish.
Andromeda Strain (1971) science-fiction drama added 3 Sep 09
    based on the novel by Michael Crichton; starring Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid
Scoop 7 has crashed to Earth, evidently carrying an alien germ with it, which has wiped out a small town.  The government moves in, with scientists and a media blackout.  This movie was one of the best of it's kind for the 1970s, and it still plays well to today's audience.
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) fantasy
The Omega Man (1971) science-fiction, starring Charlton Heston
    TV-pilot directed by Irwin Allen; starring Stuart Whitman, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Colbert
    Burr de Benning, Susana Miranda; special guest star Robert Wagner
    with cameos by Richard Basehart, Joseph Cotton, James Darren, Sugar Ray Robinson
A group of colonists living in structures on the ocean floor, face various situations and conflicts.  Surprisingly decent for a science-fiction TV-pilot.
What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) horror suspense added 25 Sep 09
  • starring Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver
  • Michael MacLiammoir, Agnes Moorehead
  • Two women (Debbie and Shelley) who's sons have been sentenced to life imprisonment for a horrible murder, move to Hollywood together and open a studio to teach children how to dance.  But a mysterious stranger appears to be stalking them in revenge for the crime. Dennis Weaver as the love interest of Debbie Reynolds.
  • A stunning performance by Shelley Winters.  Brilliant and shocking.

Ben (1972) horror
    starring Joseph Campanella, Arthur O'Connell, Rosemary Murphy, Meredith Baxter, Kaz Garas
    and introducing Lee Harcourt Montgomery as Danny
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9
After ordering his pack to kill their trainer, the leader of a group of rats, befriends a young boy.
Trivia: Meredith Baxter, who recently came out as a lesbian, is most well-known as the mother Elyse Keaton on the long-running TV-series "Family Ties" (1982-1989).

Sounder (1972) coming-of-age adventure drama starring Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Janet MacLachlan
Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy (1972) law and order drama (playlist - complete)

The Sting (1973) buddy-film drama
    starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford
    Won Best Picture Oscar for 1973, Best Director for George Roy Hill
    Cannot find it entire on YouTube but here is the trailer
    Paul Newman and Robert Redford scheme to pull off one big fraud.
Lost Horizon (1973), fantasy adventure starring Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Michael York, and Sally Kellerman
    (Trivia: Michael York was the lead actor in the movie Logan's Run)
Theatre of Blood (1973) horror starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11 (complete)
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) tear-jerker musical
    Quite possibly one of the best films ever made.  It blows my mind every time I see it.
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 6A, Part 7, Part 8, Part 8A, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11
    Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21 (complete)
    (Trivia: Of the cast, only Yvonne Elliman who plays Mary Magdalene found later critical success.)

Young Frankenstein (1974) starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, and Teri Garr
Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974) horror added 19 Aug 09
Made in Italy, dubbed for American release.  Count Frankenstein brings to life several dead bodies.  Some female nudity and sexual situations.  Bizarre and intricate.
Click this link for a complete write-up on this B-movie written by anonymous, hosted at B Movie Central website
The House of Seven Corpses (1974) horror added 18 Sep 09
    starring John Ireland, Faith Domergue, John Carradine
    Carole Wells, Jerry Strickler, Charles Macaulay
A family of seven, all died in the same house by suicide or murder.  Film director John Ireland decides to shoot their story in the house where they all died.  John Carradine as the house's caretaker.  One of the dead appears to be a little restless.  Somewhat interesting movie-in-a-movie and definitely held up by the performances of John Ireland and John Carradine, but not the best of this kind.

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo (1974) horror suspense added 24 Sep 09
    starring Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks, Ralph Richardson
Shelley Winters' young daughter Catherine dies in a tragic accident, upon which she goes a bit nutty and keeps the mummified body for years afterward. Meanwhile she takes a liking to an orphan girl named Katy (Chloe Franks) about the same age as Catherine was when she died.  Katy's brother (Mark Lester), also an orphan suspects something strange is up and he investigates.

Shelly in almost a one-woman show here is amazing, in this Hansel-and-Gretel-like story with a psychotic twist.  A must see.
    Trivia: You recognize Mark Lester as Oliver Twist in 1968's musical Oliver!

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) fantasy adventure
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975) short animated fantasy adventure
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 (complete)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) fantasy comedy adventure
    A group of very silly men traipse all over England in search of the Holy Grail
Trilogy of Terror (1975) horror starring Karen Black (playlist - complete)
Tommy (1975), starring Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey, Elton John, Eric Clapton
     John Entwistle, Tina Turner, Keith Moon, Paul Nicholas, Jack Nicholson
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 (incomplete)
Strange New World (1975) science-fiction, TV pilot
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10

Logan's Run (the movie) (1976) science-fiction adventure, starring Michael York (and notice Farrah Fawcett)
At the Earth's Core (1976) science-fiction adventure, starring Doug McClure and Peter Cushing
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9 (complete)

Murder by Death (1976) comedy suspense (playlist - complete), written by Neil Simon
starring (in alphabetical order) Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Nancy Walker, Estelle Winwood
Freaky Friday (1976) live-action Disney comedy (playlist - complete) added 13 Aug 09
    starring Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster and John Astin
    also notice Dick van Patten, and Ruth Buzzy and Kaye Ballard in small roles
Mother and daughter dissatisfied with their lives, wish to be each other.  So their spirits to transferred to each other's bodies for a day.  Wholesome fun, Disney style.
    You know John Astin best as Gomez Addams, but he was also married to Patty Duke for 13 years
    Can you spot Al Molinaro later to become more famous as Al on the TV-series "Happy Days"?
    Can you spot Charlene Tilton later to become more famous as Lucy Ewing on the TV-series "Dallas"?
The Food of the Gods (1976) horror added 21 Aug 09 screenplay, produced and directed by Bert I Gordon
    loosely-based on a novel by H.G. Well's of the same name
    starring Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher, Ida Lupino
People have been polluting the Earth for too long and now it's time for revenge.  A hick farmer and his wife find a bubbling pool of polluted muck and decide to mix it into their chicken feed.  (I'm not making this up I swear!)  Well the animals start to grow huge and all hell breaks loose.  It's a little dated but still watchable, riding the thin edge between good entertainment and bad B-movie.
    Trivia: You remember Ida Lupino from the "Twilight Zone" episode "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine"

Star Wars (1977) science-fiction adventure, now called "Star Wars IV: A New Hope"
    starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness
    directed by George Lucas
Annie Hall (1977) romantic comedy
    starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
    Won Best Picture Oscar for 1977, Best Actress for Diane Keaton, Best Director for Woody Allen
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10
The Hobbit (1977) fantasy adventure
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8
Warlords of Atlantis (1977) science-fiction fantasy added 07 Aug 09
    starring Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Shane Rimmer, Michael Gothard, Lea Brodie
    Cyd Charisse, Daniel Massey
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10
A group of scientists and their crew find a giant gold statue on the ocean floor and then are mysteriously taken to an island where no land should be.  Throw in a giant octopus, a few fight scenes, and Nazi aliens and there you go.
Starship Invasions (aka Project Genocide) (1977) science-fiction added 18 Aug 09
    starring Robert Vaughn, Christopher Lee
Space aliens whose sun is dying, seek a new planet to colonize, so they visit Earth.  Meanwhile other space aliens want to stop them. Although Robert Vaughn gives a reasonable performance as a scientist who is enlisted to help the good aliens, some of the actors in this B-movie are pretty bad.  Only watch on a slow night, lots of other good stuff to see first.

Return from Witch Mountain (1978) fantasy adventure
    starring Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann
Dinossauros - Planet Of The Dinosaurs (1978), science-fiction adventure added 14 Sep 09
    produced/directed by James Shea
    starring James Whitworth, Pamela Bottaro, Louie Lawless (and six others of which no one has heard)
    A spacecraft crew crashes onto a planet of dinosaurs.
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9
This is quite possibly the all-time worst dinosaur movie ever made.  You tell me.  The only thing that saves it from complete snoresville is boobs and muscles.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) science-fiction

The Deer Hunter (1978) buddy-film drama
    starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep
    Won Best Picture Oscar for 1978, Best Supporting Actor for Christopher Walken, and
    Best Director for Michael Cimino
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10
    Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18
    A group of buddies is affected by the Vietnam war in various sometimes horrifying ways.  Graphic violence.

Over the Edge (1979) coming-of-age drama added 7 Sep 09
    starring Harry Northup, Andy Romano, Ellen Geer, Julia Pomeroy; introducing Michael Kramer, Matt Dillon
    Pamela Ludwig, Vincent Spano, Tom Fergus, Kim Kliner, Tiger Thompson
    Also starring Richard Jamison Lane Smith
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10
Teenagers living in a planned community, without enough to do, find new activities, including drugs, sex and vandalism.  The harsh treatment by law enforcement escalates the problems.
This movie was inspired by actual events that took place in Foster City, California.
Life of Brian (1979) classic literature comedy added 05 Aug 09
    starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
    playlist created 3 months ago, from videos uploaded 10 months ago
With the story of Jesus as background, this movie tells the story of his contemporary Brian, an unwilling "holy man".
Salem's Lot (1979) TV-mini-series horror (playlist - complete)
    starring David Soul and Lance Kerwin, based on the book by Stephen King

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