Best increasingly difficult award winning movies from 1974

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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 The Conversation (1974)

Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple is in danger.

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1974-04-07 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Gene Hackman, John Cazale

Rating

rating icon 7.526
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #136 for
    critically acclaimed
  2. Ranked #155 for
    mysterious
  3. Ranked #178 for
    tour de force

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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

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4 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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5 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

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6 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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7 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who feeds him.

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1974-11-01 | Drama / History

Cast

Bruno S., Walter Ladengast

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #20 for
    freak show
  2. Ranked #44 for
    tour de force
  3. Ranked #90 for
    carny ride

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8 The Towering Inferno (1974)

At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—skyscraper, a massive fire breaks out, threatening to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

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1974-12-14 | Action / Drama

Cast

Steve McQueen, Paul Newman

Rating

rating icon 7.016
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #54 for
    matte shot
  2. Ranked #63 for
    Disaster Movie
  3. Ranked #91 for
    critically acclaimed

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9 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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10 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

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