Gregor's Top 20 of 1977 +10by Movie-Mate | created - 24 Nov 2013 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,132,946 | Gross: $322.74M
3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.
Votes: 169,052 | Gross: $132.09M
4. Suspiria (1977)
R | 92 min | Horror
An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.
5. Sorcerer (1977)
PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.
6. The Sentimental Swordsman (1977)
96 min | Action, Drama
The Sentimental Swordsman epitomizes the lone, virtuous, heroic swordsman with a twist. The Oedipus complexed swordsman played by the popular Ti Lung, is a hero with weaknesses; he drinks, ... See full summary »
The Sentimental Swordsman
7. Clans of Intrigue (1977)
102 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
After three Clan leaders are assassinated, Kung Nan-Yen accuses Master Thief Chiu Liu-Hsiang as being the only man capable of the murders, but generously allows him one month to clear his name.
Clans Of Intrigue
9. Iron Fisted Monk (1977)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
The Iron-Fisted Monk marks the directorial debut of Sammo Hung (Painted Faces, TVÂ's Martial Law), who used the opportunity to push the envelop in kung fu action films.
Iron Fisted Monk
10. Rabid (1977)
R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A young woman develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty zombies who proceed to infect others, which turns into a city-wide epidemic.
11. Judgement of an Assassin (1977)
94 min | Action, Adventure
A clan clash centered on the trial of an admitted mass murderer and serial rapist.
Judgement Of An Assassin
12. Demon Seed (1977)
R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.
13. Secret Rivals 2 (1977)
Unrated | 86 min | Action
The twin brother of the Silver Fox attempts to avenge his brother's death and get a hidden treasure using the 8 Diagram. It is up to one hero from the original and the brother of the 2nd original hero to stop him.
The Secret Rivals 2
14. The Invincible Armour (1977)
Unrated | 90 min | Action, Drama
Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that ... See full summary »
The Invincible Armour
15. 7 Grandmasters (1977)
Unrated | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
An aging martial arts expert is gifted a plaque from the Emperor declaring him the Kung Fu World Champion. Unsure of whether or not be is deserving of this title, he embarks on a journey to defeat the 7 Grandmasters.
16. Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama
A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom ... See full summary »
Executioners from Shaolin
17. The Psychic (1977)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
A clairvoyant woman discovers a skeleton in a wall in her husband's house, and seeks to find the truth about what happened to the victim.
18. Hitch-Hike (1977)
Unrated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker who threatens to kill them unless they take him to a sanctuary. In return he agrees to split some bank loot he has on him.
21. The Deep (1977)
PG | 123 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
In Bermuda, two amateur treasure-hunting divers have a run-in with local criminals when they inadvertently discover the secret cargo of a World War II shipwreck.
Votes: 10,189 | Gross: $6.84M
22. Snuff Bottle Connection (1977)
91 min | Action
As China and Russia's governments are talking peace, traitorous agents on both sides seek war. Enter John Liu as a special agent sent to identify who the Russian traitor is and who his contact is within the walls of the Forbidden City.
Snuff Bottle Connection
23. Return of the Chinese Boxer (1977)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure
In wake of the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), a group of Japanese warlords calculate that the best way to prepare an invasion of the rest of China from their southern Manchuria ... See full summary »
Return of the Chinese Boxer
24. Jade Tiger (1977)
100 min | Action, Adventure
Zhao Wuji embarks on an very tragic adventure with full of intrigues to avenge his father, who is beheaded by a traitor working for Tang, on the eve of son's marriage.
25. Death Duel (1977)
90 min | Drama, Action
The Third Master (Erh Tung Sheng, aka Derek Yee, in the role that launched his career) is considered to be the greatest sword master of the day. His displays of skill and strength bring ... See full summary »
26. The Rescuers (1977)
G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.
Votes: 53,047 | Gross: $71.22M
27. Wizards (1977)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.
Votes: 9,368 | Gross: $9.00M
28. The Mighty Peking Man (1977)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and interracial romance made ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,499 | Gross: $0.02M
29. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed.
Votes: 90,247 | Gross: $46.80M
30. Eraserhead (1977)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Votes: 91,844 | Gross: $7.00M
34. Po jie (1977)
98 min | Action, Drama
Angry and aggressive orphan Lotus Lin gets raised as a Buddhist in a Shaolin temple after her mother dies in the wake of giving birth to her in prison. Consumed with rage, Lin gets expelled... See full summary »
35. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War
Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
Votes: 47,682 | Gross: $50.80M
36. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
G | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Sinbad The Sailor sails to deliver a cursed prince to a dangerous island in the face of deadly opposition from a powerful witch.
Votes: 6,193 | Gross: $16.79M
37. Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)
85 min | Adventure, Horror
A hedonistic photojournalist and an anthropologist traverse the Amazon Jungle to unearth the origins behind a mysterious woman, reputed to have been raised by a cannibal tribe.
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals
38. Anomalo fortio (1977)
92 min | Action, Crime
A pirate takes over a munitions ship, killing the captain, and when the crew mutinies and abandons ship, is left aboard with the captain's widow.