See also: Early Films
, Films of the 1920s
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Notable Film Franchises, 1970- 1979
- Airport — A Disaster Movie from a peak in the genre's popularity, crystallizing the standard story arc. Later, it inspired parodies.
- Airport (1970)
- Airport 1975 (1974)
- Airport '77 (1977)
- The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979)
- Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973-79)
- Boggy Creek
- Carry On — Twelve films in the seventies alone.
- Carry On Up the Jungle (1970)
- Carry On Loving (1970)
- Carry On Henry (1971)
- Carry On At Your Convenience (1971)
- Carry On Matron (1972)
- Carry On Abroad (1972)
- Carry On Girls (1973)
- Carry On Dick (1974)
- Carry On Behind (1975)
- Carry On England (1976)
- That's Carry On! (1977) — Compilation film
- Carry On Emmanuelle (1978)
- Count Yorga
- Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
- The Return of Count Yorga (1971)
- Dirty Harry
- Dirty Harry (1971) — The film that spawned a generation of Cowboy Cops. Clint Eastwood stars.
- Magnum Force (1973)
- The Enforcer (1976)
- Hammer's Dracula
- Fritz the Cat (1972)
- The Godfather (1974)
- The Godfather (1972)
- The Godfather Part II (1974)
- It's Alive
- It's Alive (1974)
- It Lives Again (1978)
- James Bond films — Five installment for the seventies.
- Jaws — Introduced the "animals on a rampage" movie, pushed Steven Spielberg into the limelight, and effectively created the Summer Blockbuster.
- Films based on the Kamen Rider franchise
- Lone Wolf and Cub — Classic samurai film series Bowdlerised as Shogun Assassin in the United States.
- Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
- Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
- Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
- Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
- Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
- Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
- The Omen
- The Omen (1976)
- Damien: The Omen 2 (1978)
- The Pink Panther
- The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
- The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
- Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) (The last entry to actually star Peter Sellers)
- Planet of the Apes
- Rocky — The film series that made Sylvester Stallone famous.
- Rocky (1976)
- Rocky II (1979)
- Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay (1970)
- Light The Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (1971)
- Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin (1972)
- The Street Fighter — The martial arts film series that established Sonny Chiba as an emerging martial arts star.
- The Street Fighter (1974)
- Return of the Street Fighter (1976)
- Sister Street Fighter (1976)
- The Street Fighter's Last Revenge (1979)
- Films based on the Super Sentai franchise
- Adios, Sabata
- And Soon the Darkness
- The Aristocats
- The Bear and the Doll
- The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
- The Blood Waters of Dr. Z
- The Boys in the Band — First mainstream gay film.
- Beyond the Valley of the Dolls — A Russ Meyer, Roger Ebert collaboration parody. An all-female band of hippies go to LA where they make it big and fall headfirst into a pit of drugs, sin, infidelity, and deceit, ending with a transvestite killing spree.
- Catch-22 — You'd be insane to watch it. Then again, trying to avoid it is a sign of rational thought and so you have no excuse not to watch it.
- Colossus The Forbin Project
- The Conformist
- Darling Lili
- Even Dwarfs Started Small — Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Surprisingly enough, not exploitative.
- Five Easy Pieces
- Hornets' Nest
- I Drink Your Blood
- Kelly's Heroes — World War II comedy about soldiers who try to rob a bank.
- Let It Be — The classic, lost Beatles documentary.
- Little Big Man
- Love Story — The seminal 70's Tear Jerker.
- M*A*S*H — Before the television series, there was the movie.
- The Molly Maguires
- Multiple SIDosis
- Nams Angels
- On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
- The Phantom Tollbooth
- The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
- The Red Circle
- Ryan's Daughter
- San Francisco International Airport
- Scrooge (1970)
- Space Amoeba
- Start the Revolution Without Me
- El Topo
- Tora! Tora! Tora! — Everything that Pearl Harbor should have been, but wasn't.
- The Twelve Chairs
- Two Mules for Sister Sara
- The Vampire Lovers
- Watermelon Man
- The Wizard of Gore — Technically made in 1968, but unreleased until 1970.