Movie Releases by Score

American Graffiti 1.

American Graffiti

August 11, 1973 | PG
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
7.7
Don't Look Now 2.

Don't Look Now

December 9, 1973 | R
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
7.8
Mean Streets 3.

Mean Streets

October 14, 1973 | R
Charlie (Harvey Keitel) is working his way up the ranks of a local mob. Teresa (Amy Robinson) is the girlfriend his family deems unsuitable because of her epilepsy. Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro) is a small-time gambler in big-time debt to loan sharks. This is a story Martin Scorsese lived, a semi-biographical tale of the first-generation sons and daughters of New York's Little Italy. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
7.5
Badlands 4.

Badlands

October 15, 1973 | PG
Loosely based on the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of 1958, Terrence Malick's debut features follows outlaws Kit and Holly from Fort Dupre, South Dakota to the badlands of Montana.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.4
The Last Detail 5.

The Last Detail

December 12, 1973 | R
Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.6
The Long Goodbye 6.

The Long Goodbye

March 7, 1973 | R
Private investigator Philip Marlowe helps a friend out of a jam then gets implicated in his wife's murder.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.3
Enter the Dragon 7.

Enter the Dragon

August 19, 1973 | TV-14
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
The Sting 8.

The Sting

December 25, 1973 | TV-14
In Chicago of September 1936, a young con man seeks revenge for his murdered by teaming up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Bang the Drum Slowly 9.

Bang the Drum Slowly

August 26, 1973 | PG
The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
The Day of the Jackal 10.

The Day of the Jackal

July 30, 1973 | PG
A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
Sleeper 11.

Sleeper

December 17, 1973 | TV-14
A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
Paper Moon 12.

Paper Moon

May 9, 1973 | PG
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.7
The Holy Mountain 13.

The Holy Mountain

November 29, 1973 | R
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
The Iceman Cometh 14.

The Iceman Cometh

October 29, 1973 | PG
A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
The Harder They Come 15.

The Harder They Come

February 8, 1973 | R
Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff is Ivan, a rural Jamaican musician who journeys to the city of Kingston in search of fame and fortune. Pushed to desperate circumstances by shady record producers and corrupt cops, he finally achieves notoriety—as a murderous outlaw. Boasting some of the greatest music ever produced in Jamaica, The Harder They Come brought the catchy and subversive rhythms of the Rastas to the U.S. in the early 1970s. [The Criterion Collection]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Fantastic Planet 16.

Fantastic Planet

December 1, 1973 | PG
On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.9
Scarecrow 17.

Scarecrow

April 11, 1973 | R
Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling and Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, partner up and head east together.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.0
The Offence 18.

The Offence

May 11, 1973 | R
A burnt-out British police detective finally snaps whilst interrogating a suspected child molester.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
High Plains Drifter 19.

High Plains Drifter

August 22, 1973 | TV-14
A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.1
Soylent Green 20.

Soylent Green

May 9, 1973 | TV-MA
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.7
The Paper Chase 21.

The Paper Chase

October 16, 1973 | PG
A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Jesus Christ Superstar 22.

Jesus Christ Superstar

August 15, 1973 | G
Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life told in an anachronistic manner.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.7
The Train Robbers 23.

The Train Robbers

February 7, 1973 | Passed
A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
The Way We Were 24.

The Way We Were

October 19, 1973 | PG
Two disparate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
6.8
Walking Tall 25.

Walking Tall

February 22, 1973 | R
Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Coffy 26.

Coffy

May 1, 1973 | R
A sexy black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Cleopatra Jones 27.

Cleopatra Jones

July 13, 1973 | PG
During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones proves to be an invaluable asset to the local police forces in the war on drugs.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Magnum Force 28.

Magnum Force

December 25, 1973 | R
Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.7
Papillon 29.

Papillon

December 16, 1973 | PG
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.2
Robin Hood 30.

Robin Hood

November 8, 1973 | G
The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.5
Live and Let Die 31.

Live and Let Die

June 27, 1973 | PG
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
6.4
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid 32.

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

May 23, 1973 | R
Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
tbd

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