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.
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Shaft
R1971
In Theaters on July 2, 1971

John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) is the ultimate in suave black detectives. He first finds himself up against... Read More

February 4, 2017
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The French Connection
R1971
Based on 4 critics

New York Detective "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) and his partner (Roy Scheider) chase a French heroin... Read More

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Dirty Harry
R1971
In Theaters on February 15, 2000

Cop Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) attempts to track down a psychopathic rooftop killer before a kidnapped... Read More

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March 2, 2017
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Enter the Dragon
R1973
In Theaters on January 13, 1993

Bruce Lee plays a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was... Read More

January 31, 2017
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The Warriors
R1979
In Theaters on December 2, 1979

A turf battle between New York City street gangs that rages from Coney Island to the Bronx. The Warriors... Read More

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January 21, 2017
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Walking Tall
R1973
In Theaters on February 15, 2004

Tennessee Sheriff Buford Pusser (Joe Don Baker) carries a big stick after thugs beat him up and kill... Read More

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