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1. The Diamond Mercenaries (1976)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A five-man team of professionals undertake a daring robbery at a diamond mine.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda, Hugh O'Brian, Christopher Lee

Votes: 435

EA: 14.01.1976

DVD: Diamond Devils (german) (BEST Entertainment)

2. The Tough Ones (1976)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A tough, rule-bending cop pursues a maniacal, trigger-happy hunchback, a one-handed bank robber and their cronies in an effort to bring Rome's most powerful crime lord to justice.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Arthur Kennedy, Giampiero Albertini, Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 962

EA: 25.02.1976

DVD: Viper, Die (german) (NEW)

3. The Confessional (1976)

R | 104 min | Horror

A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local church. Unfortunately, the sexually frustrated priest she confesses to becomes obsessed with her. At first, the priest stalks the girl,... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Anthony Sharp, Susan Penhaligon, Stephanie Beacham, Norman Eshley

Votes: 644

EA: 28.02.1976

DVD: House Of Mortal Sin (engl.) (in Box "The Pete Walker Collection" / Anchor Bay) MediaBook: Haus Der Todsünden (german) (Wicked Vision / The Pete Walker Collection #2)

4. To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

R | 95 min | Horror

An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 3,172

EA: 04.03.1976

DVD: To The Devil A Daughter (engl.) (The Hammer Collection / Studio Canal)

5. Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Fred and Tony are members of an elite 'special squad' of police in Rome, Italy, who are licenced-to-kill, undercover cops who thrive on living dangerously.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Marc Porel, Ray Lovelock, Adolfo Celi, Franco Citti

Votes: 1,034

EA: 11.03.1976

BluRay: Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (engl.) (88 Films / The Italian Collection # 11)

6. Werewolf Woman (1976)

R | 79 min | Horror

A woman has dreams that she is a werewolf so she goes out and finds men. She proceeds to have sex with them and then rip their throats out with her teeth. She eventually falls in love but ... See full summary »

Director: Rino Di Silvestro | Stars: Annik Borel, Howard Ross, Dagmar Lassander, Tino Carraro

Votes: 888

EA: 18.03.1976

DVD: Werewolf Woman (engl.) (Wicked Woman Triple Feature / Shriek Show) --> Box under "Other Horror Films"

7. Killer Clans (1976)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Drama

Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue. A complex tale of deception and double crosses. Killer Clans leaves ... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Fei Ai, Shen Chan, Ping Chen, Kang-Yeh Cheng

Votes: 473

EA: 20.03.1976

DVD: Herrschaft des Schwertes, Die (german) (on Box "Shaw Brothers Mega Box" / EuroVideo)

8. Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Women's prison tale, with Lina Romay as Maria who is jailed after killing her father, played by director Jess Franco, who tries to rape her. Lesbian wardens, torture, nudity, sex, insanity and conspiracy round out the formula.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Lina Romay, Paul Muller, Monica Swinn, Roger Darton

Votes: 1,023

EA: 23.04.1976

DVD: Barbed Wire Dolls (german) (in Box "Jess Franco Gold Collection" / Galileo Medien AG)

9. Jackson County Jail (1976)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.

Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Yvette Mimieux, Tommy Lee Jones, Lisa Copeland, Cliff Emmich

Votes: 848

EA: 30.04.1976

DVD: Jackson County Jail (engl.) (on Box "Roger Corman's Cult Classics Double Feature" / Shout Factory)

10. Si qiu (1976)

102 min | Action, Drama

Chiang plays a righteous character who helps an unjustly imprisoned swordsman accused of stealing. Together they break out of prison and serve notice to all the evil men in their lives that a new deadly duo is in town.

Director: David Chiang | Stars: David Chiang, Hung Tsai, Ying Bai, Lily Li

Votes: 69

EA: 27.05.1976

DVD: Rächer aus der Todeszelle, Der (german) (on Box "Shaw Brothers Mega Box" / EuroVideo)

11. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)

PG | 123 min | Comedy, Western

A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 3,809

EA: 24.06.1976

DVD: Buffalo Bill und die Indianer (german) (ArtHaus)

12. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Horror

62 Metascore

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Votes: 99,388 | Gross: $4.27M

EA: 25.06.1976

DVD: Omen, The (engl.) (20th Century Fox / The Omen Pentology)

13. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

69 Metascore

A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

Votes: 60,885 | Gross: $31.80M

EA: 26.06.1976

DVD: Texaner, Der (german) (Warner Bros.)

14. Ape (1976)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.

Director: Paul Leder | Stars: Rod Arrants, Joanna Kerns, Alex Nicol, Nak-hun Lee

Votes: 1,424

EA: 23.07.1976

DVD: The Ape (german) (MIG / EuroVideo / Halloween Horror Box)

15. Squirm (1976)

PG | 92 min | Horror

A storm causes some power lines to break and touch the ground, drawing millions of man-eating worms out of the earth, and into town where they quickly start munching on the locals.

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan

Votes: 4,906

EA: 30.07.1976

BluRay: Squirm - Invasion Der Bestien (german) (Koch Media / Creature Feature # 8)

16. At the Earth's Core (1976)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Cy Grant

Votes: 3,850

EA: 31.07.1976

DVD: Der 6. Kontinent (german) (CMV Laservision) Blu-Ray: Der Sechste Kontinent (german) (Koch Media / Creature Feature #7)

17. The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Explosive drama and action when two sexy girls go on a bank robbing binge.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Claudia Jennings, Tara Strohmeier, Jocelyn Jones, Miles Watkins

Votes: 383

EA: 31.07.1976

DVD: Great Texas Dynamite Chase, The (engl.) (Shout! Factory Action Packed Collection / Roger Corman Classics)

18. Black Cobra Woman (1976)

R | 98 min | Drama

Eva comes to Hong Kong. Seeing Eva perform with a snake, Judas gets interested in her. He showers her with gifts. She moves in with him and his snakes. Things get grim.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Jack Palance, Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Michele Starck

Votes: 426

EA: 05.08.1976

DVD: Nackte Eva (german) (Donauf Film)

19. Violent Naples (1976)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

An uncompromising cop gets transferred to Naples on account of this city's atrocious crime levels. His no-hold-barred police methods are considered to be the perfect anti-dote.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Barry Sullivan, Elio Zamuto

Votes: 799

EA: 07.08.1976

DVD: Camorra - Ein Bulle räumt auf (german) (Classic Thriller Collection / Koch Media)

20. Land of the Minotaur (1976)

PG | 88 min | Horror

A satanic cult kidnaps 3 young people and Priest Donald Pleasence and Costas Skouras must save them from the hands of this evil!

Director: Kostas Karagiannis | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Peter Cushing, Luan Peters, Kostas Karagiorgis

Votes: 735

EA: 11.08.1976

DVD: Devil's Men (engl.) (DD Home Entertainment)

21. Return of the 18 Bronzemen (1976)

93 min | Action, Adventure, War

Despite the national resistance, the Manchurians have taken over China, but the Ching Emperor fears that the Shaolin Temple disciples would overthrow the dynasty. So he disguises himself as... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kuo | Stars: Polly Ling-Feng Shang-Kuan, Peng Tien, Mei-Yi Chang, Pao-Shan Chang

Votes: 138

EA: 14.08.1976

DVD: Rückkehr der 18 Bronzekämpfer (german) (on Box "Bronzekämpfer Collection" / Koch Media)

22. Cai li fa xiao zi (1976)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama

International favorite Alexander Fu Sheng cemented his stardom in this, the fourth film in his esteemed director's "Shaolin" series. Fu gives both a great dramatic and kung-fu performance ... See full summary »

Directors: Cheh Chang, Wu Ma | Stars: Sheng Fu, Jenny Tseng, Hsia Hui Wu, Lung Wei Wang

Votes: 144

EA: 03.09.1976

BluRay: Todesblitz Der Shaolin, Der (german) (Shaw Brothers Collection / Koch Media)

23. Dracula and Son (1976)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

Son grows up with father, leaves to go to big city in 1979. Father follows and tries to survive as a vampire in a modern world. Son finds girl, decides not to be a vampire anymore. Great ... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Christopher Lee, Bernard Menez, Marie-Hélène Breillat, Catherine Breillat

Votes: 505

EA: 15.09.1976

DVD: Die Herren Dracula (german)

24. Jack the Ripper (1976)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Josephine Chaplin, Andreas Mannkopff, Herbert Fux

Votes: 1,385

EA: 23.09.1976

DVD: Jack The Ripper (german) (on Box "Jess Franco Gold Collection" / Galileo Medien AG)

25. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

89 Metascore

An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West

Votes: 39,923

EA: 08.10.1976

DVD: Assault - Anschlag bei Nacht (german) (e-m-s)

26. Risking (1976)

94 min | Crime, Thriller

An undercover cop goes to jail to infiltrate a gang and uses his assignment to get revenge.

Director: Francesco Prosperi | Stars: Ray Lovelock, Martin Balsam, Elke Sommer, Ettore Manni

Votes: 165

EA: 09.10.1976

DVD: Tote Pflastern Seinen Weg (german) (vzhandel / on DoubleDVD with "Der Bastard")

27. The 18 Bronzemen (1976)

PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

During the Manchurian invasion of China, the son of the Ming Dynasty General takes refuge in the Shaolin Temple to learn martial arts, so that he may seek revenge for his dead father. But ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kuo | Stars: You-Min Ko, Polly Ling-Feng Shang-Kuan, Carter Wong, Yi Chang

Votes: 302

EA: 28.10.1976

DVD: 18 Kämpfer aus Bronze (german) (on Box "Bronzekämpfer Collection / Koch Media)

28. The Web of Death (1976)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Thanks to such filmmakers as choreographers Tang Chia and Yuen Cheung-yan (brother of Matrix master Yuen Woo-ping), this battle between Scorpion, Snake, and Centipede sects to create the "... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Hua Yueh, Lieh Lo, Li Ching, Feng Ku

Votes: 243

EA: 28.10.1976

DVD: Im Todesnetz der gelben Spinne (german) (MIB / Shaw Brothers Classics)

29. Eaten Alive (1976)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

A psychotic redneck, who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas, kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 5,926

EA: 31.10.1976

Blue-Ray: Eaten Alive (engl.) (Arrow Video)

30. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 154,394 | Gross: $33.80M

EA: 03.11.1976

DVD: Carrie - Des Satans jüngste Tochter (german) (20th Century Fox / MGM / Horror Cult Uncut #4)

31. Schizo (1976)

R | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A recently-married woman who has been labeled as mentally unstable begins to suspect that someone close to her is the culprit in a sudden string of murders.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Lynne Frederick, John Leyton, Stephanie Beacham, John Fraser

Votes: 897

EA: 11.11.1976

DVD: Schizo (engl.) (Redemption)

32. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

67 Metascore

In 1961 suburban New Jersey, a withdrawn adolescent girl is suspected of her younger sister's brutal murder during her First Communion, and a series of subsequent stabbings.

Director: Alfred Sole | Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster

Votes: 8,190

EA: 12.11.1976

Blu-Ray: Alice, Sweet Alice (engl.) (88 Films / Slasher Classics Collection #35)

33. SS Experiment Love Camp (1976)

Not Rated | 94 min | War

Near the end of WW2, prisoners of war are used in experiments to perfect the "Aryan" race.

Director: Sergio Garrone | Stars: Mircha Carven, Paola Corazzi, Giorgio Cerioni, Giovanna Mainardi

Votes: 1,022

EA: 16.11.1976

BluRay: SS Experiment Camp (engl.) (88 Films / The Italian Collection 10)

34. Keoma (1976)

R | 105 min | Drama, Western

A half-breed ex-Union gunfighter attempts to protect his plague-ridden hometown from being overridden by his racist half-brothers and a Confederate tyrant.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, William Berger, Olga Karlatos, Orso Maria Guerrini

Votes: 4,581

EA: 25.11.1976

DVD: Keoma (german) (Kinowelt)

35. Shaolin Temple (1976)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action

The Shaolin Temple is the last place to resist defeat by the Manchu Dynasty, mostly because of their unique fighting style. Men from far and wide come to wait outside the temple, hoping ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Lung Ti, David Chiang

Votes: 918

EA: 22.12.1976

DVD: Tempel Der Shaolin, Der (german) (MIB / Shaw Brothers Classics)

36. The Last Round (1976)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Young southerner Marco Russo moves to the mafia-controlled north of Italy and finds work with the powerful Manzetti family. He then proceeds to stir the pot between the Manzettis and their top rivals the Belmondos.

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Luc Merenda, Carlos Monzón, Mariangela Giordano, Gianni Dei

Votes: 150

EA: 30.12.1976

DVD: In den Klauen der Mafia (german) (Anolis Hardbook Series 1 / Anolis)

37. One Armed Swordsman Against Nine Killers (1976)

76 min | Action, Drama

Watch WANG YU as a one-armed savior battling the local goons in this martial arts classic. He has some rather amazing moves up his sleeve.

Director: Teng Hung Hsu | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Fei Lung, Yung Sheng Wang, Hung Lieh Chen

Votes: 104

EA: 31.12.1976

DVD: Der Foltergarten Der Gelben Schlange (german) (on Box "Eastern Box" / MiB)

38. God's Gun (1976)

R | 94 min | Western

A priest and his twin brother take turns defending a small town from the vicious Clayton gang.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Jack Palance, Richard Boone, Sybil Danning

Votes: 1,157

EA: 31.12.1976

DVD: God's Gun (engl.) (in Box "Tenthousand Ways To Die")

39. Satan's Slave (1976)

R | 86 min | Horror

A young girl is caught up in a devil cult run by her evil uncle and cousin. She can trust no one and even people she thought were dead comes back to haunt her.

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: Michael Gough, Martin Potter, Candace Glendenning, Barbara Kellerman

Votes: 1,287

EA: 31.12.1976

DVD: Satan's Slave (engl.) (in Box "The Norman J. Warren Collection" / Anchor Bay)



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