The 70s were, in my opinion, the best ever decade for films, although most of the greats were American, sadly. It was an era when directors had more control over the creative process than ever and were pretty fearless, producing some ground breaking stuff.
Dirty Harry and French Connection for sure from 1971, brilliant for different reasons, though FC is probably more influential. Get Carter, although a bit obvious now, it’s impact and grit hasn’t diminished a bit since it was a cult favourite. I agree with Arthur on The Wicker Man, a film so unusual it almost defies categorisation. I’d also add Death Line as my one cult pick, a real chiller and must have influenced an American werewolf in London. My last one is The Last Picture show, also 1971 and a wonderful coming of age film.
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These are the ones that spring to mind, I also like "Spring & Port" Wine and "Cool it, Carol", "Hoffman", "The Reckoning", both "Sweeney!" movies, "Being There, "The Thirty Nine Steps, "Sewers Of Gold" & "The Eagle Has Landed". No doubt I'll think of more as soon as I've posted this.