1970’s was the era when Hollywood explored the genre of Action with more precision and awesomeness! The movies of this era had greater action and more precision. For every action lover, this era has a lot to offer. It is also an important era which saw a great rise in the quality of action movies in Hollywood.
Here are the top 5 movies which redefined action in the 1970s!
Taxi Driver (1976)
Taxi Driver starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster is a neo-noir psychological thriller which will satisfy your appetite for thrilling scenes. It was one of the first movies which mixed action and psychology together.
The story revolves around a taxi driver who took it upon himself to provide justice to the two friends he made while driving his much-trusted taxi. This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat for all its duration.
Dirty Harry (1971)
Directed by Don Seigal, this action-thriller is one movie everyone who loves action movies will enjoy! This was the first movie in the much successful Harry series starring Clint Eastwood.
The story is based on real-life Zodiac killer and guarantees goosebumps every now and then. This movie is full of thrill and a favourite of critics and audience for some very apt reasons as well.
The Getaway (1972)
This neo-noir crime movie is all the action ones need to soothe their raging hearts. A story revolving around a couple who ran away to save their lives sounds cliché but is one of the most excellent action films you will ever see.
The movie is based on Thompson’s novel of the same name and is no less excellent. The star cast is amazing and it is a must watch by all means.
The French Connection (1971)
William Friedkin’s action-crime movie, The French connection was one of the greatest hit s of its time. The movie deals with detectives, drug mafias, fights, guns and everything else needed to make a successful action movie.
Appreciated by the critics and audience, equally, this movie is a must watch because it was one of the firsts of its kind, and definitely a treat for all the viewers.
The Warriors (1979)
The Warrior was one of the greatest action movies released in the 70s. Walter Hill based his film on Sol Yurick’s novel of the same. And it is an adequate adaptation.
This movie is nothing like a normal film. It has become a cult film since its release and has inspired many spinoffs and video games. Watch this movie to know which video game that you might have played earlier was based on this classic action movie!
Action movies give us an adrenaline rush like nothing else. Be it present day or good old days, ‘action’ is a pervasive genre which never fails to make the audience feel the rush like never before.
More: 1960s was the very beginning of the era of action movies in Hollywood. Read, Top 5 1960’s Action Movies for Youngsters to know more.