“The Godfather” is a critically acclaimed movie from 1972 that tells the story of the Corleone crime family, an Italian-American mafia dynasty. Set between 1945 and 1955, the film follows the family’s struggles and the rise of Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino, as he takes charge after his father’s assassination attempt. With an all-star cast including Marlon Brando, James Caan, and Diane Keaton, this gripping tale of revenge and power is a must-watch for any fan of crime dramas.
Cries and Whispers
“Cries and Whispers” is a powerful and emotionally charged film released on December 21, 1972. Set in the backdrop of a dying woman named Agnes, the movie explores the complex dynamics between her sisters, Maria and Karin, who are too consumed by their own personal struggles to offer her the support she desperately needs. Only Anna, a deeply religious maid, seems capable of providing Agnes with solace and understanding. With a stellar cast including Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Kari Sylwan, Liv Ullmann, and directed by Ingmar Bergman, this movie delves into themes of guilt, self-loathing, and the complexities of human relationships.
“Solaris” is a captivating sci-fi film released in 1972. Set on a space station orbiting the mysterious planet Solaris, a psychologist is sent to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental struggles faced by the cosmonauts. As he delves deeper into his mission, he uncovers a mind-bending secret: the planet’s water possesses the ability to bring forth suppressed memories and obsessions. With a talented cast including Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, and Jüri Järvet, this thought-provoking movie explores the depths of human consciousness and the enigmatic nature of the universe.
“Sleuth” is a thrilling mystery movie released in 1972. Starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, it tells the story of a mystery novelist who hatches an insurance scam involving his wife’s lover. However, as the plot unfolds, things take unexpected turns, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
“Aguirre, the Wrath of God” is a captivating movie set a few decades after the fall of the Inca Empire. Led by the notorious Aguirre, a Spanish expedition embarks on a treacherous journey down the Amazon River in search of the legendary city of El Dorado. As they face numerous challenges, Aguirre’s men question whether their pursuit will lead them to riches or certain doom. Starring Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, and a talented ensemble cast, this thrilling film was released on December 29, 1972, and is considered one of the best movies of that year.
Play It Again, Sam
“Play It Again, Sam” is a delightful 1972 comedy starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and Tony Roberts. It follows a neurotic film critic who, after his wife leaves him, seeks solace in dating with the help of a married couple and his imaginary idol, Humphrey Bogart. With a touch of romance and plenty of laughs, this movie is a must-watch for any fan of Allen’s witty humor and Keaton’s charming presence.
“Cabaret” is a captivating movie set in 1931 Berlin, where we follow the enchanting Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli, and the mischievous emcee as they invite us into the glamorous Kit Kat Club. Amidst the backdrop of growing political turmoil, this film takes us on a journey of decadent fun and explores the rise of a brutal political party. With a stellar cast including Michael York, Helmut Griem, and Joel Grey, this 1972 release is a must-watch for anyone seeking a glimpse into the vibrant yet tumultuous world of pre-war Berlin.
The Way of the Dragon
“The Way of the Dragon” is a thrilling martial arts film released in 1972. It follows Tang Lung, played by the legendary Bruce Lee, as he travels to Rome to help his cousins in their restaurant business. However, when a powerful syndicate tries to force them to sell their property, Tang becomes their unexpected savior, taking on the best martial artists from Japan and Europe in epic battles that will leave you on the edge of your seat.”
Don’t Torture a Duckling
“Don’t Torture a Duckling” is a gripping Italian thriller from 1972 that takes place in a small, superstitious town in southern Italy. The story follows a determined reporter and a daring young woman as they team up to investigate a string of child murders. With a stellar cast including Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, and Tomas Milian, this suspenseful film delves into the town’s deep-rooted distrust of outsiders, making for a chilling and captivating watch.
“Deliverance” is a thrilling adventure film released in 1972. Starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, and more, it follows a group of friends led by outdoor enthusiast Lewis Medlock as they embark on a memorable river-rafting trip through the dangerous American back-country. Set against the backdrop of the Cahulawassee River, the movie takes you on a gripping journey that explores the beauty and perils of the untamed wilderness.
“Jeremiah Johnson” is a captivating movie from 1972 that tells the story of a mountain man who seeks solitude in the wilderness but finds himself caught in a relentless battle with Native Americans. Starring Robert Redford and a talented cast, this film takes you back to the early frontier, where Johnson’s exceptional combat skills make him a target for the Indians. Released on September 10, 1972, this movie is a must-watch for those who enjoy thrilling tales of survival and adventure.
What’s Up, Doc?
“What’s Up, Doc?” is a hilarious comedy released in 1972, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal. The story revolves around a mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags, which leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations. With a talented cast including Madeline Kahn and Kenneth Mars, this movie is sure to keep you entertained with its comedic chaos.
Fist of Fury
Hey, have you heard of the movie “Fist of Fury”? It’s one of the best voted movies of 1972! The story revolves around Chen Chen, who returns to his old school in Shanghai after his instructor is murdered. As he investigates, he uncovers a drug smuggling ring run by a rival Japanese school. To avenge his master’s death, Chen takes on Chinese, Japanese, and even Russian assassins. It stars Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, Maria Yi, and James Tien Chuen, and was released on March 22, 1972.
“Roma” is a visually stunning movie that takes you on a mesmerizing journey through the vibrant city of Rome. Set in 1972, it offers a unique and impressionistic perspective of the city, as seen through the eyes of one of its most famous residents. With a talented cast and a release date of March 16, 1972, this film is definitely worth checking out for a captivating cinematic experience.
“Frenzy” is a gripping thriller released in 1972 that follows the intense hunt for a serial killer in London. With a stellar cast including Jon Finch, Barry Foster, and Barbara Leigh-Hunt, the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat as the police identify a suspect who vehemently denies his involvement. Prepare for a thrilling ride as the mystery unfolds and the tension builds in this highly acclaimed film.
The Poseidon Adventure
“The Poseidon Adventure” is a thrilling disaster film released on December 13, 1972. Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Jack Albertson, Leslie Nielsen, and Pamela Sue Martin, the movie follows a group of passengers who find themselves fighting for survival and trying to escape after their ocean liner capsizes. It’s one of the best-voted movies of 1972, making it a must-watch for fans of intense and suspenseful storytelling.
“The Getaway” is a thrilling crime film released in 1972, starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. It follows the story of an ex-convict and his devoted wife who are forced to go on the run after a heist goes awry. With a stellar cast and an intense plot, this movie is definitely one of the best voted films of 1972.
Last Tango in Paris
“Last Tango in Paris” is a captivating 1972 movie that tells the story of a recently widowed American who embarks on a secretive and passionate relationship with a young Parisian woman. Starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, this film explores the complexities of love, loss, and desire. Released on October 14, 1972, it has earned its place among the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year.
Tales from the Crypt
Hey friend, have you heard of the movie “Tales from the Crypt”? It was released on March 9, 1972, and features an incredible cast including Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, and more. The film revolves around five people who find themselves trapped in a tomb, where the Crypt keeper shares a series of terrifying stories to explain their presence. It’s actually based on a classic comic book, so you can expect some thrilling and chilling moments!
All the Way Boys
“All the Way Boys” is a thrilling adventure film released in 1972. Starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, it follows the story of two pilots, Plata and Salud, who crash in the South American jungles while attempting to scam insurance money. As they find themselves caught in a dangerous plot involving diamond miners and a notorious villain named “Mr. Big,” Plata and Salud decide to stand up for the miners and take on the thugs. Get ready for an action-packed ride filled with humor, loyalty, and exciting twists.
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