Best award winning movies with low-key lighting from 1974

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with low-key lighting from 1974! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with low-key lighting from 1974, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 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 7.9
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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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2 Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

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1974-11-22 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #31 for
    like Knives Out
  2. Ranked #70 for
    bludgeoned to death
  3. Ranked #79 for
    prissy

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3 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 8.6
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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

Trailer

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4 Lenny (1974)

The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the establishment as too obscene for the public.

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1974-11-10 | Drama

Cast

Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine

Rating

rating icon 7.253
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #21 for
    critically acclaimed
  2. Ranked #38 for
    bawdy
  3. Ranked #50 for
    razzle-dazzle

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5 Young Frankenstein (1974)

A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind.

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1974-12-15 | Comedy

Cast

Gene Wilder, Teri Garr

Rating

rating icon 7.885
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #70 for
    most quotable
  2. Ranked #139 for
    deformed
  3. Ranked #140 for
    madcap comedy

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6 A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

Mabel Longhetti, desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick. Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to their family and decides to commit her to an institution for six months. Alone with a trio of kids to raise on his own, he awaits her return, which holds more than a few surprises.

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1974-11-18 | Drama

Cast

Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #30 for
    blue-collar
  2. Ranked #72 for
    jittery
  3. Ranked #92 for
    fancy camera work

Trailer

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7 Arabian Nights (1974)

The final part of Pasolini's Trilogy of Life series is rich with exotic tales of slaves and kings, potions, betrayals, demons and, most of all, love and lovemaking in all its myriad forms. Mysterious and liberating, this is an exquisitely dreamlike and adult interpretation of the original folk tales.

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1974-06-20 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #76 for
    non-professional cast
  2. Ranked #78 for
    erotically charging
  3. Ranked #92 for
    highly erotic

Trailer

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8 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)

In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In between the chapters of her life, the present-day struggles of Blacks in Bayonne, urged on by Jimmy, are dramatized.

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1974-01-31 | Drama / TV Movie

Cast

Cicely Tyson, Eric Brown

Rating

rating icon 6.341
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #199 for
    gut-punch
  2. Ranked #262 for
    extremely talented
  3. Ranked #271 for
    like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Trailer

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9 The Great Gatsby (1974)

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

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1974-03-27 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Robert Redford, Mia Farrow

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #44 for
    like Pride & Prejudice
  2. Ranked #80 for
    decadent
  3. Ranked #82 for
    glitzy

Trailer

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10 Black Christmas (1974)

As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sigma prepare for the festive season, a stranger begins a series of obscene phone calls with dubious intentions...

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1974-10-11 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #54 for
    Urban Legend
  2. Ranked #54 for
    Slasher Film
  3. Ranked #72 for
    bloodcurdling

Trailer

Black Christmas trailer
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