Best award winning movies with a seedy underworld from 1970s

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a seedy underworld from 1970s! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a seedy underworld from 1970s, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Godfather (1972)

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

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1972-03-14 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Marlon Brando, Al Pacino

Rating

rating icon 8.692
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #19 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #41 for
    foster father
  3. Ranked #59 for
    Oscar-worthy performance

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2 The Godfather Part II (1974)

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

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1974-12-20 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Al Pacino, Robert Duvall

Rating

rating icon 8.577
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #31 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #37 for
    foster father
  3. Ranked #49 for
    deservedly won awards

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3 Taxi Driver (1976)

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action.

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1976-02-09 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

Rating

rating icon 8.15
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #49 for
    scuzzy
  2. Ranked #81 for
    showing underbelly
  3. Ranked #147 for
    like The Last Picture Show

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4 Apocalypse Now (1979)

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

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1979-08-15 | Drama / War

Cast

Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Rating

rating icon 8.285
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #27 for
    with mercenaries
  2. Ranked #34 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #68 for
    extraordinary

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5 The French Connection (1971)

Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

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1971-10-09 | Action / Crime

Cast

Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey

Rating

rating icon 7.531
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #13 for
    cat-and-mouse
  2. Ranked #15 for
    hard-nosed
  3. Ranked #40 for
    vehicular carnage

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6 The Deer Hunter (1978)

A group of working-class friends decide to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.

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1978-12-08 | Drama / War

Cast

Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

Rating

rating icon 8.013
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #74 for
    life and limb story
  2. Ranked #78 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #92 for
    blue-collar

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7 The Sting (1973)

A novice con man teams up with an acknowledged master to avenge the murder of a mutual friend by pulling off the ultimate big con and swindling a fortune from a big-time mobster.

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1973-12-25 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Paul Newman, Robert Redford

Rating

rating icon 8.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #32 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #44 for
    scammer
  3. Ranked #95 for
    Oscar nomination deserving

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8 Chinatown (1974)

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

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1974-06-20 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway

Rating

rating icon 7.918
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #25 for
    hardboiled style
  2. Ranked #53 for
    neo-noir
  3. Ranked #69 for
    femme fatale

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9 Vengeance Is Mine (1979)

A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu is on the run from the police.

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1979-04-21 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Ken Ogata, Rentaro Mikuni

Rating

rating icon 7.523
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #29 for
    reverse shot
  2. Ranked #49 for
    implacable
  3. Ranked #61 for
    great story

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10 Serpico (1973)

Frank Serpico is an idealistic New York City cop who refuses to take bribes, unlike the rest of the force. His actions get Frank shunned by the other officers, and often placed in dangerous situations by his partners. When his superiors ignore Frank's accusations of corruption, he decides to go public with the allegations. Although this causes the Knapp Commission to investigate his claims, Frank has also placed a target on himself.

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1973-12-18 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Al Pacino, John Randolph

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #92 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #122 for
    showing underbelly
  3. Ranked #140 for
    outside the laws

Trailer

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