Best most potent award winning movies from 1972

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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 8.693
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #19 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #42 for
    foster father
  3. Ranked #59 for
    Oscar-worthy performance

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2 Cries and Whispers (1972)

As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's attempted suicide, caused by his discovery of her extramarital affair. The self-loathing, suicidal Karin seems to regard her sister with revulsion. Only Anna, the deeply religious maid who lost her young child, seems able to offer Agnes solace and empathy.

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1972-12-21 | Drama

Cast

Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin

Rating

rating icon 7.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #78 for
    consoling
  2. Ranked #135 for
    with marital problems
  3. Ranked #154 for
    juxtaposition

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3 Cabaret (1972)

Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.

Info

1972-02-13 | Music / Drama

Cast

Liza Minnelli, Michael York

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    remarkable
  2. Ranked #15 for
    decadent
  3. Ranked #15 for
    deservedly won awards

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4 Last Tango in Paris (1972)

A recently widowed American begins an anonymous sexual relationship with a young Parisian woman.

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1972-12-15 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #21 for
    sexually explicit
  2. Ranked #75 for
    erotically charging
  3. Ranked #84 for
    highly erotic

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5 Deliverance (1972)

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Info

1972-08-18 | Drama / Adventure

Cast

Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds

Rating

rating icon 7.322
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #30 for
    machismo
  2. Ranked #101 for
    Survival Movie
  3. Ranked #125 for
    locking horns

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6 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.

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1972-09-15 | Comedy

Cast

Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig

Rating

rating icon 7.505
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #38 for
    impressionistic
  2. Ranked #116 for
    gastronomic
  3. Ranked #119 for
    lowbrow

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7 Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.

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1972-10-12 | Drama / Music

Cast

Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams

Rating

rating icon 6.875
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #73 for
    Biography
  2. Ranked #124 for
    juicy
  3. Ranked #160 for
    ad lib

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8 Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

A few decades after the destruction of the Inca Empire, a Spanish expedition led by the infamous Aguirre leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon River in search of the lost city of El Dorado. When great difficulties arise, Aguirre’s men start to wonder whether their quest will lead them to prosperity or certain death.

Info

1972-12-29 | History / Adventure

Cast

Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo

Rating

rating icon 7.487
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #17 for
    monomaniacal
  2. Ranked #98 for
    implacable
  3. Ranked #181 for
    iconoclast

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9 Bone (1972)

A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as happily married as they appeared.

Info

1972-07-01 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Yaphet Kotto, Andrew Duggan

Rating

rating icon 5.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #116 for
    blaxploitation
  2. Ranked #118 for
    great to watch with a loved one
  3. Ranked #123 for
    iconoclast

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10 Fist of Fury (1972)

Chen Chen returns to his former school in Shanghai when he learns that his beloved instructor has been murdered. While investigating the man's death, Chen discovers that a rival Japanese school is operating a drug smuggling ring. To avenge his master’s death, Chen takes on both Chinese and Japanese assassins… and even a towering Russian.

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1972-03-22 | Drama / Action

Cast

Bruce Lee, Nora Miao

Rating

rating icon 7.255
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #31 for
    gun fu
  2. Ranked #45 for
    chopsocky
  3. Ranked #91 for
    swordsmanship

Trailer

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