Only 97% Of People Know The Title To These '70s Movies! Do You?

By: Khadija Leon
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About This Quiz

When it comes to film, the 1970's were seen as the Golden Era of Hollywood where the funniest comedies were made, and the drama films were extremely dramatic. It has also been argued that the world's best actors and actresses performed during that decade, some of whom include Mary Tyler Moore, Burt Reynolds, Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand, Clint Eastwood and Michael Douglas. 

Like some of the movies being produced today, many of the movies from the 1970's were based on real documented events, novels, and plays. Like "The Godfather," "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "Jaws," "The Exorcist," and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," they paved the way for many of the adapted films that we see today. 'The 70's were also a time where film directors became just as popular as their films. Some of them, like Ridley Scott and Francis Ford Coppola, continue to be some of the most sought-after directors. 

How many of these classics have you seen and would you be able to identify them from just an image from a scene? The only way to test how much you know about the films which came out of the 1970s is to take this quiz. Let's see how many of them you can get right!

"Westworld" is a 1973 American Sci-Fi western film that starred Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, and James Brolin. It followed a group of futuristic amusement park androids who begin to malfunction and kill the park’s visitors.

"The Godfather" is a 1972 American crime film based on Mario Puz’s novel with the same name. The movie follows Al Pacino (son) and Marlon Brando (father) as the leaders of one of New York City’s crime families as they transfer control from father to hesitant son.

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is a 1975 British-American musical film based on a musical stage production with the same name. It followed a newly-engaged couple whose car breaks down near a mysterious castle owned by a mad scientist.

"Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope" is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones. It followed the Rebel Alliance as they attempt to destroy the Death Star and Luke Skywalker as he tried to save Princess Leia.

"Alien" is a 1979 Sci-Fi film starring “the Queen of Science Fiction” – Sigourney Weaver. The movie was followed by three sequels and two prequels. A space vessel receives a “distress call” and after landing on the source’s moon. Its crew is then attacked by an unknown lifeform.

"The Exorcist" is a 1973 American horror film inspired by William Peter Blatty’s novel with the same name. The film is the first of the franchise about a possessed 12-year-old girl who two priests attempt to exorcise.

"Halloween" is a 1978 American slasher film that follows a man named Michael Myers, who fifteen years after murdering his sister, escapes from a mental hospital in order to return to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. It was the first movie in the "Halloween" franchise and starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence.

"Phantasm," which is defined as a figment of the imagination, is a 1979 American horror film about an undertaker named Tall Man who robs graves and turns the dead into dwarf zombies whom he then uses as slaves. The movie was followed by four sequels, the last of which was released in 2016.

"Suspiria" is a 1977 Italian horror film inspired by a 1945 essay called Suspiria de Profundis (Sighs from the Depths) by Thomas De Quincey. It follows a new student at a ballet academy who soon realizes that there is much more to the school than she thought.

"Grease" is a 1978 American romantic musical based on another musical with the same name. It stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. It follows a good girl and a bad boy who fall in love over the summer only to find out they attend the same high school.

"Young Frankenstein" is a 1974 American horror film starring Gene Wilder as a descendant of Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Throughout the movie, he tries to prove that his grandfather was not as crazy as people made him out to be and later goes to Transylvania where he experiences his grandfather’s work firsthand.

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" is a 1975 American drama film based on Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel with the same name. It follows a criminal who pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and rallies up the patients against the nurses once he is admitted to a mental institution.

"A Clockwork Orange" is a 1971 crime film adapted from Anthony Burgess’s 1962 novel with the same name. It follows a sadistic gang leader who after being imprisoned, volunteers for an experiment which doesn’t go as planned.

"Apocalypse Now" is a 1979 American war film that starred Dennis Hopper, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and Martin Sheen. It follows Captain Willard (Sheen), who is sent on a mission to Cambodia during the Vietnam War to assassinate a treacherous colonel who calls himself a god amongst the local people.

"The Godfather: Part II" is a 1974 American crime film that is both a sequel and prequel to "The Godfather." It follows the early life of Vito Corleone and his son, who expands the family's crime organization.

"Futureworld" is a 1976 American Sci-Fi thriller film that is also the sequel to the 1973 film, "Westworld." It follows two investigative reporters who are sent to a theme park to try to uncover why the robots are killing the customers, only to discover that the park’s creator is trying to take over the world.

"Taxi Driver" is a 1976 American thriller starring Robert De Niro, Peter Boyle, and Jodie Foster. It follows a mentally unstable veteran who works as a taxi driver in New York City where corruption fuels his violent actions while he tries to save a 12-year-old prostitute.

"Jaws" is a 1975 American thriller film based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 book with the same name. It follows a sheriff and marine biologist who team up to hunt down a great white shark that attacks beachgoers at a summer resort.

"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" is a 1974 American horror film that follows two siblings and their friends who decide to visit their grandfather’s grave in Texas, only to encounter a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

"Animal House" is a 1978 American comedy film about a group of misfits in a fraternity who challenge the dean’s authority and push his buttons. It stars John Belushi, John Vernon, Tim Matheson, and Donald Sutherland.

"Mad Max" is an Australian dystopian film that was the first of a franchise followed by three films. The film follows Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, a police officer whose family was killed by a biker gang. He seeks revenge and becomes a loner in the Wastelands.

"Rocky" is a 1976 American drama film and the first of the series which followed Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, an amateur boxer who gets the opportunity to fight the heavyweight champion of the world, Apollo Creed.

"Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" is a 1971 American musical film based on Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It starred Gene Wilder as chocolatier and factory owner Willy Wonka, who invited five lucky children into his factory.

"Carrie" is a 1976 American horror film based on the 1974 Stephen King novel with the same name. The movie followed a shy and sheltered teenage girl who after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom, unleashes her telekinetic powers.

"The Deer Hunter" is a 1978 American war film starring John Savage, Christopher Walken, and Robert DeNiro. It takes a look at how the Vietnam War impacted the lives of the people living in a small Pennsylvanian town.

"Blazing Saddles" is a 1974 American Western film based on a Bergman story. It followed a corrupt politician who hired a black sheriff in order to destroy a small western town, only to find out the sheriff he would become one of his greatest adversaries.

"Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom" is a 1975 Italian-French horror film loosely adapted from Marquis de Sade’s novel, 120 Days of Sodom. The controversial film follows a group of libertines who kidnap teenagers and subject them to physical, sexual and mental torture.

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is a 1975 British comedy film about an Arthurian legend. It follows King Arthur and his knights who go on a journey to find the Grail. Along the way, they encounter many obstacles, some of which are ridiculous in nature.

"The Warriors" is a 1979 American thriller film based on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel with the same name, which was​ based on Anabasis by Xenophon. It follows a leader who brings together the street gangs of New York in a bid to take over the city. After he is killed, one of the gangs is falsely blamed and must fight to stay alive and find the truth.

"Eraserhead" is a 1977 American horror black and white film about a man named Henry Spencer who tries to survive his chaotic work environment, his angry girlfriend, and the screams of his mutated baby.

"Deliverance" is a 1972 American thriller film based on a James Dickey novel with the same name. It follows a man and his friends who go on an unforgettable river-rafting trip in the dangerous back-country of the U.S.

"Caligula" is a 1979 Italian-American drama film based on the rise and fall of Caligula, one of the most infamous Roman Emperors in history. There are different versions of the film. One is 90 minutes long. The other, a 160-minute version, is more graphic.

"Superman" is a 1978 American superhero film based on a DC Comic book character with the same name. It follows the hero from his planet, Krypton, to Earth where he grows up to become one of the greatest superheroes in the galaxy.

"Foul Play" is a 1978 American comedy film starring Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Dudley Moore, and Burgess Meredith. If follows a shy librarian and an upbeat cop who fall in love while solving a crime that involves dwarves, albinos, and the Catholic church.

"Chinatown" is a 1974 American mystery film inspired by the California Water Wars. It stars Faye Dunaway and Jack Nicholson. The plot follows a private detective who was hired to expose someone and finds himself caught up in series of lies, corruption, and murder.

"American Graffiti" is a 1973 American comedy film that starred Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss, and Paul Le Mat. It follows a group of high school graduates who spend their final night together before heading off to their respective colleges.

"Meatballs" is a 1979 Canadian comedy film that starred Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, and Kate Lynch. It was the first of the "Meatballs" series. The film follows a group of campers and counselors at Camp Northstar who try to defeat their rival, Camp Mohawk, in their annual Olympiad competition.

"Patton" is a 1970 American biographical war film about a U.S. General during World War II. It follows the life and career of the controversial General George S. Patton through the invasion of Europe and the fall of the Third Reich (the third regime of the Nazi empire).

"Dog Day Afternoon" is a 1975 American crime film about a man who robs a bank to pay for his lover’s operation. It ends up turning into a hostage situation that attracts a lot of media attention. The film’s cast included Al Pacino, Chris Sarandon, and Charles Durning.

"Annie Hall" is a 1977 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It stars Allen as Alvy “Max” Singer, a New York comedian who falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall who is played by Diane Keaton.

"The Wicker Man" is a 1973 British mystery film inspired by David Pinner’s novel, Ritual. It follows a police sergeant who is sent to a Scottish island in search of a missing girl who the townspeople say never existed.

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is a 1977 American Sci-Fi film directed by Steven Spielberg. It starred Melinda Dillon and Richard Dreyfuss. The film is about a man who follows a trail of psychic clues that lead him to the first meeting between an Earthling and a visitor from the cosmos.

"The Bad News Bears" is a 1976 American sports film which was the first of a series of three and a CBS television series. It followed an ex-minor league baseball player who coaches a group of misfits in a very competitive California Little League.

"Star Trek: The Motion Picture" is a 1979 American Sci-Fi film based on a television series by Gene Roddenberry with the same name. It is the first of the film franchise and included William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and DeForest Kelley in its main cast.

"Logan’s Run" is a 1976 American Sci-Fi film based on a book by William F. Nolan and George Clayton with the same name. It tells the story of a futuristic society where people who reach the age of 30 are terminated.

"The Omen" is a 1976 English horror film and the first of "The Omen" series. The film, which stars Gregory Peck, David Warner. and Lee Remick, follows an American ambassador and his son who are surrounded by a series of mysterious deaths.

"The Sting" is a 1973 American inspired by two real-life con artist brothers, Fred and Charles Gondorff. It follows two drifters who team up to con a mob boss. The movie’s cast included Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Charles Durning, and Robert Shaw as the mob boss.

"A Bridge Too Far" is a 1977 war film based on Cornelius Ryan’s 1974 novel with the same name. It focuses on the failure of Operation Market Garden during World War II.

"Moonraker" is a 1979 spy film and the 11th movie in the James Bond series. It's the fourth which stars Roger Moore as the secret agent, James Bond. It follows the spy as he investigates the theft of a space shuttle and an underlying plot to commit mass genocide.

"Pete’s Dragon" is a 1977 American live-action and animated film based on a short story with the same name. It follows an orphan boy who after running away from his abusive foster family, meets a lovable dragon named Elliot.

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