Movies & TV I Have Seen of 1976

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1. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

80 Metascore

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 96,430 | Gross: $70.60M

2. 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: 41,083

3. The Bad News Bears (1976)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 19,309 | Gross: $42.35M

4. The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

The girl next door makes a teen born with immune deficiencies want to leave his germ-free bubble.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Robert Reed, Diana Hyland

Votes: 4,227

5. Karate Kiba (1973)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers ... See full summary »

Directors: Ryuichi Takamori, Simon Nuchtern | Stars: Etsuko Shihomi, JirĂ´ Yabuki, Aaron Banks, Ling Chia

Votes: 360

6. 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: 3,913

7. 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: 159,237 | Gross: $33.80M

8. Challenge of the Masters (1976)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

Teenager Wong Fei-hung is sent to train in the art of hung gar kung fu from his father's teacher, Luk Ah-choy. With training complete, Wong must fight an assassin and regain the honor of his school.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Yue Wong, Lily Li

Votes: 439

9. Dixie Dynamite (1976)

PG | 88 min | Action, Drama

When their moonshiner father is killed by a corrupt deputy, two young girls decide to take over his business and get revenge on the men who had him killed.

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Warren Oates, Christopher George, Jane Anne Johnstone, Kathy McHaley

Votes: 255

10. The Watts Monster (1976)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

When a scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, it accidentally turns him into an albino vampire with a taste for prostitutes.

Director: William Crain | Stars: Bernie Casey, Rosalind Cash, Marie O'Henry, Ji-Tu Cumbuka

Votes: 382

11. The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Western

A female hustler is chasing after rich men, but becomes repeatedly mixed up with a suave con man and card shark through a series of misadventures before falling in love with him.

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: George Segal, Goldie Hawn, Conrad Janis, Thayer David

Votes: 1,561

12. Eat My Dust (1976)

PG | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Darlene's into going fast, Hoover's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk-full of hot pursuits.

Director: Charles B. Griffith | Stars: Ron Howard, Christopher Norris, Brad David, Kathy O'Dare

Votes: 663

13. The Enforcer (1976)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

58 Metascore

San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with female partner Inspector Kate Moore (Tyne Daly), with whom he's not too excited to be working.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 39,299 | Gross: $46.20M

14. Flood (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After several weeks of heavy rainfall, the dam above Brownsville is ready to burst. But the town's mayor refuses to open its gates - paving the way for disaster.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Robert Culp, Martin Milner, Barbara Hershey, Richard Basehart

Votes: 335

15. Freaky Friday (1976)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 11,048 | Gross: $25.94M

16. From Noon Till Three (1976)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

After spending 3 unforgettable hours with an outlaw, a beautiful young widow turns her story into a worldwide famous book.

Director: Frank D. Gilroy | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Douglas Fowley, Stan Haze

Votes: 2,277

17. Futureworld (1976)

PG | 108 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

46 Metascore

Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, an ex-employee is killed after he tips off two other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner

Votes: 9,141

18. Gator (1976)

PG | 115 min | Action, Drama, Crime

41 Metascore

Agents force a former con man to help them nab a corrupt politician.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed

Votes: 3,378 | Gross: $11.00M

19. 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: 421

20. The Gumball Rally (1976)

PG | 105 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

An eclectic group of people take part in a secret, and illegal, cross country road race.

Director: Charles Bail | Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Tim McIntire, Raul Julia, Norman Burton

Votes: 3,468

21. Hawmps! (1976)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Family, Western

50 Metascore

In 1854, at Fort Val Verde, Texas, the U.S. Cavalry is experimenting the novel idea of using camels rather than horses as a means of transportation.

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: James Hampton, Christopher Connelly, Slim Pickens, Denver Pyle

Votes: 292

22. Helter Skelter (1976)

Not Rated | 194 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The investigation and trial of the horrific Tate-LaBianca mass murders orchestrated by the psychotic pseudo-hippie cult leader, Charles Manson.

Stars: George DiCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 3,217

23. High Velocity (1976)

PG | 105 min | Action, Drama

Two Vietnam veterans turned mercenaries who are hired to rescue a kidnapped executive in Africa.

Director: Remi Kramer | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Britt Ekland, Paul Winfield, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 84

24. Hot Potato (1976)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Martial-arts expert tries to rescue an ambassador's daughter who was kidnapped in Thailand.

Director: Oscar Williams | Stars: Jim Kelly, George Memmoli, Geoffrey Binney, Irene Tsu

Votes: 310

25. 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: 490

26. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Horror

61 Metascore

A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 28,402 | Gross: $52.61M

27. The Last Hard Men (1976)

R | 98 min | Western

In 1909 Arizona, retired lawman Sam Burgade's life is thrown upside-down when his old enemy Zach Provo and six other convicts escape a chain-gang in the Yuma Territorial Prison and come gunning for Burgade.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Charlton Heston, James Coburn, Barbara Hershey, Jorge Rivero

Votes: 1,786

28. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 7,549 | Gross: $1.82M

29. Lipstick (1976)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A top fashion model seeks justice after she is brutally raped by her teenaged sister's music teacher.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Margaux Hemingway, Chris Sarandon, Perry King, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 1,858 | Gross: $8.33M

30. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 49,389 | Gross: $25.00M

31. Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

Competition between privately owned Los Angeles ambulance companies is played for humor.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Bill Cosby, Raquel Welch, Harvey Keitel, Allen Garfield

Votes: 2,807 | Gross: $20.00M

32. Midway (1976)

PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

48 Metascore

A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford

Votes: 16,850

33. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

64 Metascore

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 54,860 | Gross: $21.71M

34. Moving Violation (1976)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A young drifter (Stephen McHattie) and his newly acquired girlfriend (Kay Lenz) witness a corrupt local Sheriff kill his deputy, soon becoming the prime suspects they set off across country to evade capture.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Kay Lenz, Eddie Albert, Lonny Chapman

Votes: 311

35. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

62 Metascore

Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 31,595

36. The Next Man (1976)

R | 108 min | Action, Thriller

Influential Arab diplomat becomes the target of numerous assassination attempts, when he announces his plan to make peace with Israel by letting them join the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (O.P.E.C.).

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Sean Connery, Cornelia Sharpe, Albert Paulsen, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 583

37. 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: 101,926 | Gross: $4.27M

38. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

69 Metascore

Missouri farmer Josey Wales 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: 62,256 | Gross: $31.80M

39. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

60 Metascore

Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), who has finally cracked over Inspector Jacques Clouseau's (Peter Sellers') antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk

Votes: 26,416 | Gross: $33.83M

40. Robin and Marian (1976)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris

Votes: 10,741 | Gross: $8.72M

41. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 491,746 | Gross: $117.24M

42. The Shaggy D.A. (1976)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

60 Metascore

A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 2,431

43. Shoot (1976)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

Two groups of armed men eye each other across a body of water. An deadly incident ensues and the first group returns to their town in fear of the consequences, which never come.They realize that far greater danger is offing.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Ernest Borgnine, Henry Silva, James Blendick

Votes: 280

44. The Shootist (1976)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

77 Metascore

A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart

Votes: 21,002

45. Silver Streak (1976)

PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 16,923

46. Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

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