The Great Big Ultimate Letterboxd 1970s Crime Film List

Now I know this might seem like a shameless way to get other people to find loads of 1970s crime films for me... and it is!

Well, I've done most of the work anyway, hopefully.

This is my favourite decade of cinema and my favourite genre, both married together in perfect harmony. I've probably watched many of the classics but I know there are a bunch out there, especially foreign language ones, that I haven't as yet seen - many of which are on this list.

But I know this is also a period and genre that many love here on Letterboxd so let's see if we can get something approaching a comprehensive list going on.

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  • ...And Justice for All
  • 10 Rillington Place
  • 99 and 44/100% Dead
  • Across 110th Street
  • Act of Aggression
  • Act of Vengeance
  • Almost Human
  • Aloha, Bobby and Rose
  • The American Friend
  • The Amsterdam Kill
  • And Hope to Die
  • The Anderson Tapes
  • Angel's Leap
  • Assault
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Jive Turkey (Needs a New Pair of Shoes)
  • Bad Georgia Road
  • Badge 373
  • Badlands
  • Bank Shot
  • Barbed Wire Dolls
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Aftermath
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Proxy War
  • Because of the Cats
  • Big Bad Mama
  • The Big Bird Cage
  • The Big Bust Out
  • The Big Racket
  • The Big Sleep
  • The Big Snatch
  • The Black Bird
  • Black Caesar
  • Black Eye
  • Black Fist
  • The Black Godfather
  • Black Gunn
  • Black Heat
  • Black Lemons
  • Black Mama, White Mama
  • The Black Panther
  • Black Samurai
  • Blood and Diamonds
  • Blood Relatives
  • Bloodline
  • The Bloodstained Butterfly
  • Bloodstained Clan Of Honor
  • The Bloodstained Shadow
  • Bloody Mama
  • Blue Collar
  • Blue Sunshine
  • Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw
  • The Body of My Enemy
  • Bone
  • Bonnie's Kids
  • Bootleggers
  • Born to Win
  • Borsalino
  • Borsalino and Co.
  • The Boss
  • Boulevard Nights
  • Boxcar Bertha
  • Brannigan
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Bucktown
  • Buffet Froid
  • Bugsy Malone
  • A Bullet for Pretty Boy
  • The Bullet Train
  • The Burglars
  • Busting
  • Caged Heat
  • Caliber 9
  • The Candy Snatchers
  • The Candy Tangerine Man
  • Cannonball
  • Capone
  • The Capone Investment
  • The Carey Treatment
  • The Case of the Bloody Iris
  • Chandler
  • Charley Varrick
  • The Cheap Detective
  • Chinatown
  • The Choirboys
  • Chronicle of a Homicide
  • Cisco Pike
  • Cleopatra Jones
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Coffy
  • Cold Sweat
  • Confessions of a Police Captain
  • Contract on Cherry Street
  • The Conversation
  • Cool Breeze
  • Coonskin