Can You Name the '70s Blockbuster Hits, Based on One Image?

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Were you one of the brave souls who saw Exorcist and then couldn’t sleep for weeks? Maybe your tastes ran more towards attending some of the finest films in the decade including “The Godfather” which was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry or “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”, regarded as one of the best films ever made. No matter what your favorite film was, if you were a movie-goer you’ll recognize most of these blockbuster films. Try your hand at naming these ‘70s flicks based on their all-star cast. Start your quiz now.

The ‘70s were rich in movies that would break the mold and become immortalized, such as "Star Wars". The first movie in the series grossed over $775 million and is the third-highest-grossing film in the world.  Another example is the 1979 film "Star Trek" which, like "Star Wars", started a cinematic wildfire. Based on the '60s TV show, the film would spawn five sequels, as well as four "Next Generation" films. But maybe your movie favorite started at midnight, with costumes as well as rice thrown at the screen. "Rocky Horror Picture Show" has rocked for decades. There is no denying that some of the best movies came out of the ‘70s, but can you name them all? 

Which popular '70s film starred Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and James Caan?

The Godfather was a culturally impactful movie and in 1990 was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry. The American Film Institute also lists it as the second-greatest American film. Not only was it the highest grossing film of the year, but the film also won Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture.

Which popular '70s film starred Clint Eastwood, Andy Robinson, and Harry Guardino?

The first of the Dirty Harry series, Dirty Harry sparked 4 sequels after its 1971 release. In 2012, the film was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry.

Which popular '70s film starred Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, and Adrienne Corri?

A Clockwork Orange was based on the 1962 novel by Antony Burgess. The film is known for its early violent nature and did well against a small budget of $2.2 million.

Which popular '70s film starred Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, and Ned Beatty?

Deliverance was based on the 1970 novel by James Dickey. In 2008, the film was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry for its cultural significance.

Which popular '70s film starred Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Helmut Griem?

Cabaret was a commercial success upon its 1972 release. Although it didn't win Best Picture, it holds the record for the film with the most Oscars without having won Best Picture. It won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound, Original Song Score and Adaptation, Film Editing, Supporting Actress, and Best Actress for Liza Minnelli.

Which popular '70s film starred Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Robert Shaw?

After Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman and Robert Redford reunited for their second film. Having grossed over $159 million against a $5.5 million budget, the film was a commercial success and also won 7 of 10 Academy Awards, which included Best Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay.

Which popular '70s film starred Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Lee J. Cobb?

Since its release in 1973, The Exorcist is one of the most notable titles in American film. Grossing over $441 million and winning two Academy Awards, the film was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry in 2010.

Which popular '70s film starred Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford?

The Way We Were was a critically acclaimed film upon its 1973 release. Not only did the film win Academy Awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Dramatic Score, but the song The Way We Were, performed by Streisand, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

Which popular '70s film starred Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, and Jean-Pierre Leaud?

Upon its release, Last Tango in Paris created a lot of controversy with its nude content. Although it only made $12 million in the year in came out, it has since grossed over $96 million.

Which popular '70s film starred Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, and Jane Seymour?

In 1973, Live and Let Die became the eighth film in the James Bond series. The film went on to gross over $161 million and the film's theme song, Live and Let Die, was nominated for an Academy Award.

Which popular '70s film starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman?

The film Papillon received much of its recognition a while after its release. Although it was nominated at both the Academy and Golden Globe Awards, the film only grossed around $50 million.

Which popular '70s film starred Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, and Cloris Leachman?

Young Frankenstein was an adaptation of the novel by Mary Shelley. The film performed well at the box office upon its release and in 2003 the film was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry.

Which popular '70s film starred Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw?

Based on the 1974 novel, Jaws became a huge commercial success, grossing over $470 million. Since then, it sparked 3 sequels and in 2001 it was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry.

Which popular '70s film starred Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, and Roy Scheider?

The French Connection received critical acclaim following its release in 1971. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry. The film won Academy Awards for Best Actor, Director, Film Editing, Adapted Screenplay, and the biggest award of the night, Best Picture.

Which popular '70s film starred Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, and Ed Lauter?

The Longest Yard told the story of a group of prison inmates who formed a football team to play against the guards. The film grossed around $43 million and spawned the 2005 remake starring Adam Sandler.

Which popular '70s film starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick?

The film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, was based on the musical, The Rocky Horror Show. Made with a $1.4 million budget, the film grossed 100 times that, with $140.2 million at the box office. In 2005 the film was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry.

Which popular '70s film starred Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, and William Redfield?

To this day, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is regarded as one of the best films ever made. Not only was it the second film to win the five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, and Screenplay), but also in 1993 the film was also chosen for preservation into the National Film Registry.

Which popular '70s film starred Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and William Holden?

The Towering Inferno was a combination of two separate novels - The Tower by Richard Martin Stern and The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson. The film did exceptionally well upon its release and went on to win 3 of 8 Oscars.

Which popular '70s film starred Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, and Goldie Hawn?

Shampoo follows the story of a hairdresser and takes place on Election Day of 1968 when Nixon was elected president. Although the movie had mixed reviews, it was nominated for numerous Academy and Golden Globe Awards.

Which popular '70s film starred Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, and Burt Young?

Rocky was a huge commercial hit, grossing over $225 million at the box office. Not only did the film win 3 Academy Awards, which include Best Picture and Best Actor, but also, in 2006, the film was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry.

Which popular '70s film starred Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, and Jack Warden?

All the President's Men was a story about two journalists investigating the Watergate Scandal during Nixon's presidency. The film grossed over $70 million at the box office and in 2010 was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry.

Which popular '70s film starred Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, and David Warner?

In 1976, The Omen went on to gross around $60 million at the box office. It was the first in The Omen series and went on to win 2 Academy Awards.

Which popular '70s film starred Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, and Gary Busey?

The 1976 version of A Star is Born was the second remake of the original 1937 film. The film was nominated for numerous Academy and Golden Globe Awards. It won Best Original Song at the Oscars and took home 5 awards at the Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture, Actress, Actor, Original Score, and Original Song.

Which popular '70s film starred Topol, Norma Crane, and Leonard Frey?

The 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof was based on the Broadway musical that debuted in 1964. It did exceptionally well and collected three Academy Awards, while also receiving numerous other nominations.

Which popular '70s film starred Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, and Jessica Lange?

The 1976 King Kong was a remake of the 1933 film. The film grossed over $90 million and won one of three Academy Awards.

Which popular '70s film starred Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher?

In 1977, the first Star Wars film was released and started a cinematic wildfire. Having grossed over $775 million, the film is the third-highest-grossing film in the world. Star Wars won 7 of 10 Academy Awards and in the year of its release was chosen for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Which popular '70s film starred Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, and Jackie Gleason?

Smokey and the Bandit grossed $300 million upon its release in 1977. It came in second after the colossal hit Star Wars. The film was so culturally impactful that after its release the Trans Am became increasingly popular, even outselling the Camaro.

Which popular '70s film starred John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, and Joseph Cali?

Saturday Night Fever grossed over $237 million upon its 1977 release. The film was set to the music of the group Bee Gees who gained most of their international fame during the decade. The film spawned a sequel, Staying Alive, which was released in 1983.

Which popular '70s film starred Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and Tony Roberts?

Although Annie Hall wasn't a huge commercial success and only grossed around $38 million, the film was nominated for numerous awards. Annie Hall went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as three others (Best Director, Original Screenplay, and Actress).

Which popular '70s film starred John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and Stockard Channing?

Based on the 1971 musical, Grease, the film was a huge commercial success. Travolta and Newton-John received much recognition for their performances and the film included a lot of hit songs, such as Summer Nights and You're the One That I Want.

Which popular '70s film starred Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, and Gene Hackman?

The 1978 Superman film told the story of the DC Comics superhero, Superman. The film grossed over $300 million and was nominated for numerous awards.

Which popular '70s film starred Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, and Justin Henry?

Against an $8 million budget, Kramer vs. Kramer grossed over $106 million. The film won 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Supporting Actress.

Which popular '70s film starred William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and DeForest Kelley?

The 1979 film Star Trek grossed over $139 million at the box office. Based on the '60s TV show, the film would spawn 5 sequels, as well as four Next Generation films.

Which popular '70s film starred John Belushi, Tim Matheson, and John Vernon?

Against a $3 million budget, Animal House grossed over $141 million. Despite its mixed reviews, in 2001 the film was chosen for preservation into the National Film Registry.

Which popular '70s film starred Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, and P. J. Soles?

The first of the Halloween film series, the 1979 film was the theatrical debut of Jamie Lee Curtis. The film grossed over $70 million and in 2006 was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry.

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