Movie Releases by Score

Taxi Driver 1.

Taxi Driver

February 7, 1976 | R
Scorsese’s 1976 masterpiece is the all-too-real story of a psychotic New York cabby who is driven to violence in an attempt to rescue a teenage prostitute. [Sony]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
7.6
Assault on Precinct 13 2.

Assault on Precinct 13

November 5, 1976 | R
The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.4
Deep Red 3.

Deep Red

June 11, 1976 | Not Rated
After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
Carrie 4.

Carrie

November 16, 1976 | R
Carrie White, a shy, reclusive teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
All the President's Men 5.

All the President's Men

April 9, 1976 | PG
In the Watergate Building on June 17, 1972, lights go on and four burglars are caught breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Headquarters. That night triggered revelations that would eventually drive a U.S. President from office. Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) grabbed the initial break-in story and stayed with it through doubts, denials and discouragement. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
The Bad News Bears 6.

The Bad News Bears

April 7, 1976 | PG
An aging, drunk, ex-minor leaguer (Matthau) reluctantly agrees to coach a team of misfit kids in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
Network 7.

Network

November 14, 1976 | R
A devastating commentary on a world of ratings-driving commercial TV that is getting more on target every day, Network introduces us to Howard Beale (Finch), dean of newscasters at the United Broadcasting Systems (UBS). Having heard that he will soon be dumped by the UBS for "skewing too old," Beal announces to his viewers that he will commit suicide on his next and final program. Eyeing ratings gold with this news, an ambitious programming executive convinces the powers that be not to fire Beal on the spot. The tables turn, however, when instead of going through the act, Beal launches into rhetoric about the state of the world and concludes his tirade with "I'm mad as Hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" [MGM]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
The Man Who Fell to Earth 8.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

May 28, 1976 | R
The Man Who Fell to Earth is a daring exploration of science fiction as an art form. The story of an alien on an elaborate rescue mission provides the launching pad for Nicolas Roeg’s visual tour de force, a formally adventurous examination of alienation in contemporary life. Rock legend David Bowie, in his acting debut, completely embodies the title role, while Candy Clark, Buck Henry, and Rip Torn turn in pitch-perfect supporting performances. The film’s hallucinatory vision was obscured in the American theatrical release, which deleted nearly twenty minutes of crucial scenes and details. [The Criterion Collection]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.4
Mikey and Nicky 9.

Mikey and Nicky

December 21, 1976 | R
In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Family Plot 10.

Family Plot

April 9, 1976 | TV-G
A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
The Shootist 11.

The Shootist

August 20, 1976 | M/PG
A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Silent Movie 12.

Silent Movie

June 16, 1976 | Passed
A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
4.4
Robin and Marian 13.

Robin and Marian

March 12, 1976 | PG
Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Bugsy Malone 14.

Bugsy Malone

September 15, 1976 | G
A gangster movie in which all the gangsters are played by children. Instead of real bullets they use "splurge guns" that cover the victim in cream. The story tells of the rise of "Bugsy Malone" and the battle for power between "Fat Sam" and "Dandy Dan".
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Car Wash 15.

Car Wash

October 22, 1976 | TV-PG
A comedic take on the daily life of a car wash employees, chronicling their hopes, fears, joys, dreams and tribulations. And meeting a few eccentric costumers along the way.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
The Tenant 16.

The Tenant

June 25, 1976 | R
A quiet and inconspicuous man (Roman Polanski) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.5
Rocky 17.

Rocky

December 3, 1976 | PG
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere. But when a stroke of fate puts him in the ring with a world heavyweight champion, Rocky knows that it's his one shot at the big time; a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner! [MGM]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.8
Bound for Glory 18.

Bound for Glory

December 5, 1976 | PG
The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
The Outlaw Josey Wales 19.

The Outlaw Josey Wales

June 30, 1976 | PG
A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.5
Face to Face 20.

Face to Face

April 5, 1976 | R
A married couple of psychiatrists has their relationship tested when one suffers a mental breakdown.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
The Missouri Breaks 21.

The Missouri Breaks

May 22, 1976 | PG
Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 22.

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

February 15, 1976 | R
A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Marathon Man 23.

Marathon Man

October 8, 1976 | R
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.4
Murder by Death 24.

Murder by Death

June 23, 1976 | TV-14
Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.0
The Omen 25.

The Omen

June 25, 1976 | R
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.9
King Kong 26.

King Kong

December 17, 1976 | PG
A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.0
Stay Hungry 27.

Stay Hungry

April 23, 1976 | R
A syndicate wants to buy a whole district to rebuild it. They've bought every house except the small gym "Olympic", where Mr. Austria Joe Santo prepares for the Mr. Universum championships a month ahead. The rich sunny-boy Craig Blake is brought in by the syndicate as a dummy to buy the gym. But then he starts to like the people and falls in love with Joe's friend Mary Tate.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
The Pink Panther Strikes Again 28.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

December 15, 1976 | PG
Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
7.0
Obsession 29.

Obsession

August 1, 1976 | PG
A wealthy New Orleans businessman becomes obsessed with a young woman who resembles his wife.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
4.5
A Star Is Born 30.

A Star Is Born

December 17, 1976 | R
A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
4.8
The Enforcer 31.

The Enforcer

December 22, 1976 | R
Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.7
Shivers 32.

Shivers

July 6, 1976 | R
The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.2
The Last Tycoon 33.

The Last Tycoon

November 19, 1976 | PG
F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Logan's Run 34.

Logan's Run

June 23, 1976 | TV-MA
Live it up today, your time is up tomorrow. In the Year of the City 2274, humans forsake the ravaged outer environment by living in a vast, bubbled metropolis. There, computerized servo-mechanisms provide all needs and everyone can pursue endless hedonism. Endless, that is, until Lastday. That's when anyone who's 30 must submit to Carrousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
6.8
Nickelodeon 35.

Nickelodeon

December 21, 1976 | PG
A lawyer, then a writer, then a film director, is the career path of the bashful Leo Harrigan. But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who chooses to reward his attentions by getting herself hitched to Harrigan's vulgar leading man, Buck Greenaway.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
tbd
Two-Minute Warning 36.

Two-Minute Warning

November 12, 1976 | R
A crazed sniper is set to kill spectators at an L.A. Coliseum football championship game and the police race against time to eliminate him.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
tbd
Futureworld 37.

Futureworld

August 13, 1976 | PG
Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, an ex-employee is killed after he tips off two other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
tbd
Silver Streak 38.

Silver Streak

December 3, 1976 | PG
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
tbd
Gator 39.

Gator

August 20, 1976 | PG
Agents force a former con man to help them nab a corrupt politician.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
tbd
Lipstick 40.

Lipstick

April 2, 1976 | R
A top fashion model seeks justice after she is brutally raped by her teenaged sister's music teacher.
Metascore:
37
User Score:
tbd

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.