The 1970s were an amazing time for cinema in the United States. New techniques in filmmaking, inspired by the European, would create films that had more edge, felt more realistic and looked unlike anything Hollywood had put out before. The following are a collection of the best action films of the 1970s.
Shaft (The Original)
R1971
In Theaters on July 2nd, 1971

A Harlem mob boss (Moses Gunn) hires a private eye (Richard Roundtree). Read More

Walking Tall
R2004
In Theaters on February 15th, 2004

Tennessee Sheriff Buford Pusser (Joe Don Baker) carries a big stick. Read More

The French Connection
R1971
Based on 4 critics

New York detectives (Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider) chase a French heroin king (Fernando Rey). Read More

Dirty Harry
R1971
In Theaters on February 15th, 2000

A Magnum-powered San Francisco police inspector (Clint Eastwood) hunts a so-called Scorpio Killer. Read More

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Enter The Dragon
R1963
In Theaters on January 13th, 1993

Agent (Bruce Lee) of kung fu enters opium lord's island fortress. Read More

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The Warriors
R1979
In Theaters on December 2nd, 1979

Framed, members of a Coney Island street gang wage a desperate battle to reach their home turf. Read More

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