List of American films of 1975

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A list of American films released in 1975.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The highest grossing film of 1975 was Jaws.


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Title Director Cast Genre/Note
92 in the Shade Thomas McGuane Peter Fonda, Margot Kidder, Warren Oates Thriller
Aaron Loves Angela Gordon Parks, Jr. Moses Gunn, Irene Cara Romance, Drama
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother Gene Wilder Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise Comedy
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family Stewart Raffill Robert Logan, Susan Damante-Shaw Family
Aloha, Bobby and Rose Floyd Mutrux Paul Le Mat, Tim McIntire, Leigh French Drama
The Apple Dumpling Gang Norman Tokar Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Harry Morgan Family, Comedy
At Long Last Love Peter Bogdanovich Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan Musical
Barry Lyndon Stanley Kubrick Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson Drama
Bite the Bullet Richard Brooks Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen, Ben Johnson Western
The Black Bird David Giler George Segal, Elisha Cook, Jr. Comedy
Black Fist Richard Kaye Richard Lawson, Dabney Coleman Action
Blazing Stewardesses Al Adamson Yvonne De Carlo, Regina Carrol Comedy
Boss Nigger Jack Arnold Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin Western, Action
A Boy and His Dog L.Q. Jones Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Jason Robards Science fiction
Brannigan Douglas Hickox John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, John Vernon Crime drama
Breakheart Pass Tom Gries Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Jill Ireland Western
Breakout Tom Gries Charles Bronson, Robert Duvall, Jill Ireland Action
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Philippe Mora W. C. Fields, Clark Gable, Herbert Hoover Documentary
Bug Jeannot Szwarc Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles Horror
Bugs Bunny: Superstar Larry Jackson Orson Welles Animation Anthology

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Capone Steve Carver Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, John Cassavetes, Sylvester Stallone Crime drama story of Al Capone
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold Charles Bail Tamara Dobson, Stella Stevens Action Cleopatra Jones sequel
Cooley High Michael Schultz Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris Comedy
Coonskin aka Street Fight Ralph Bakshi Voices of Philip Michael Thomas, Barry White Animated
Crazy Mama Jonathan Demme Cloris Leachman, Stuart Whitman, Ann Sothern Action comedy
The Day of the Locust John Schlesinger Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith Drama from Nathaniel West novel
Death Race 2000 Paul Bartel David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone Action
The Devil's Rain Robert Fuest Ernest Borgnine, Ida Lupino, William Shatner Horror
Diamonds Menahem Golan Robert Shaw, Richard Roundtree, Shelley Winters Crime
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze Michael Anderson Ron Ely, Paul Gleason Adventure
Dog Day Afternoon Sidney Lumet Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon Crime drama 6 Oscar nominations
Dolemite D'Urville Martin Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin Crime, Comedy
The Drowning Pool Stuart Rosenberg Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Melanie Griffith, Murray Hamilton, Gail Strickland Mystery sequel to Harper
The Eiger Sanction Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Jack Cassidy Thriller from novel by Trevanian
Escape to Witch Mountain John Hough Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence Family
Farewell, My Lovely Dick Richards Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland Mystery from Raymond Chandler novel
The Fortune Mike Nichols Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson Comedy
Framed Phil Karlson Joe Don Baker, Conny Van Dyke, John Marley Crime drama
French Connection II John Frankenheimer Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey Crime drama The French Connection sequel
Funny Lady Herbert Ross Barbra Streisand, James Caan Musical Funny Girl sequel
The Giant Spider Invasion Bill Rebane Steve Brodie, Alan Hale, Jr. Science fiction
Give 'em Hell, Harry! Steve Binder James Whitmore Biography Story of Harry Truman
The Great Waldo Pepper George Roy Hill Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, Margot Kidder Drama
Grey Gardens Albert Maysles Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith Ewing Bouvier Documentary

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Happy Hooker Nicholas Sgarro Lynn Redgrave, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Conrad Janis Comedy Xaviera Hollander story
Hard Times Walter Hill Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland Drama Hill's first film
Hearts of the West Howard Zieff Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith, Donald Pleasence Comedy
Hester Street Joan Micklin Silver Carol Kane Drama
The Hiding Place James F. Collier Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart Drama, Historical
The Hindenburg Robert Wise George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, Roy Thinnes, Gig Young Thriller on 1937 air disaster
Hustle Robert Aldrich Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson Crime
I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? Steven Hilliard Stern Bill Dana Comedy
Jaws Steven Spielberg Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss Thriller, Adventure based on Peter Benchley novel; top-grossing film of 1975; won 3 Oscars
The Killer Elite Sam Peckinpah James Caan, Robert Duvall, Burt Young, Mako, Gig Young Crime drama
The Land That Time Forgot Kevin Connor Doug McClure Adventure
Let's Do It Again Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Ossie Davis Comedy 3rd Poitier-Cosby pairing
Love and Death Woody Allen Woody Allen, Diane Keaton Comedy
Lucky Lady Stanley Donen Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, Gene Hackman Crime comedy
Mahogany Berry Gordy, Tony Richardson Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins Drama, Romance
Man Friday Jack Gold Peter O'Toole, Richard Roundtree Adventure inspired by Robinson Crusoe
The Man in the Glass Booth Arthur Hiller Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton Drama, Biography Schell Oscar-nominated
The Man Who Would Be King John Huston Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer Adventure based on Rudyard Kipling story; nominated for 4 Oscars
Mandingo Richard Fleischer James Mason, Susan George, Ken Norton Drama based on Kyle Onstott novel
The Master Gunfighter Frank Laughlin Tom Laughlin, Ron O'Neal Western
Milestones Robert Kramer Mary Chapelle, Sharon Krebs, Grace Paley Drama
Mitchell Andrew V. McLaglen Joe Don Baker, Martin Balsam, Linda Evans Crime drama MST3K
Moonrunners Gy Waldron James Mitchum, Waylon Jennings Action
Mr. Ricco Paul Bogart Dean Martin Crime drama Martin's last starring role

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Nashville Robert Altman Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Lily Tomlin, Barbara Harris, Keenan Wynn, Henry Gibson Drama, Musical 5 Oscar nominations
Night Moves Arthur Penn Gene Hackman, Susan Clark, Melanie Griffith, James Woods Mystery
The Noah Daniel Bourla Robert Strauss, Sally Kirkland Science fiction
Once Is Not Enough Guy Green Kirk Douglas, Alexis Smith, David Janssen, Deborah Raffin, Brenda Vaccaro, Gary Conway, George Hamilton Drama based on a novel by Jacqueline Susann
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Miloš Forman Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, William Redfield, Will Sampson Drama based on a novel by Ken Kesey; won 5 Oscars
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing Robert Stevenson Peter Ustinov Family
Operation: Daybreak Lewis Gilbert Timothy Bottoms, Martin Shaw, Joss Ackland Thriller
The Other Side of the Mountain Larry Peerce Marilyn Hassett, Beau Bridges Biography story of Jill Kinmont
Peeper Peter Hyams Michael Caine, Natalie Wood, Kitty Winn Comedy
Permission to Kill Cyril Frankel Dirk Bogarde, Ava Gardner Thriller
Posse Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas, Bruce Dern, Bo Hopkins Western
The Prisoner of Second Avenue Melvin Frank Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, Gene Saks Drama based on Neil Simon play
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom Sam O'Steen Maureen Stapleton, Charles Durning Drama
Race with the Devil Jack Starrett Peter Fonda, Warren Oates Thriller
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins Dick Richards Sally Kellerman, Alan Arkin Comedy
Rancho Deluxe Frank Perry Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston, Elizabeth Ashley, Harry Dean Stanton, Clifton James, Slim Pickens Comedy western written by Thomas McGuane
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud J. Lee Thompson Michael Sarrazin, Margot Kidder, Jennifer O'Neill Horror
Return to Macon County Richard Compton Nick Nolte, Don Johnson, Robin Mattson Drama Macon County Line Remake
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Jim Sharman Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick Musical, Comedy Cult film
Rollerball Norman Jewison James Caan, John Beck, John Houseman Action, Science fiction remade in 2002
Rooster Cogburn Stuart Millar John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn Western sequel to True Grit
Russian Roulette Lou Lombardi George Segal, Denholm Elliott Crime drama
Shampoo Hal Ashby Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Jack Warden, Lee Grant, Carrie Fisher, Tony Bill Drama Academy Award for Grant
Sheba, Baby William Girdler Pam Grier, D'Urville Martin Action
Smile Michael Ritchie Barbara Feldon, Bruce Dern Comedy
The Spiral Staircase Peter Collinson Jacqueline Bisset, Christopher Plummer Mystery remake of 1945 film
The Stepford Wives Bryan Forbes Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Tina Louise Thriller, Science fiction based on Ira Levin novel
The Strongest Man in the World Vincent McEveety Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Phil Silvers Family
The Sunshine Boys Herbert Ross Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin Comedy Academy Award for Burns
Supervixens Russ Meyer Charles Napier, Shari Eubank, Uschi Digard Sexploitation
Switchblade Sisters Jack Hill Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail Action

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Take a Hard Ride Antonio Margheriti Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Fred Williamson Western
Three Days of the Condor Sydney Pollack Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson Thriller based on James Grady novel
Thundercrack! Curt McDowell Marion Eaton, George Kuchar Adult, Horror
Trucker's Woman Will Zens Action
Tubby the Tuba Alexander Schure Voices of Dick Van Dyke, Jack Gilford Animated
The Ultimate Warrior Robert Clouse Yul Brynner, Max von Sydow Science fiction
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings John G. Avildsen Burt Reynolds, Conny Van Dyke, Ned Beatty, Art Carney Action comedy
The Werewolf of Woodstock John Moffitt Tige Andrews, Michael Parks Horror
White Line Fever Jonathan Kaplan Jan-Michael Vincent, Slim Pickens, L. Q. Jones Action
The Wild Party James Ivory Raquel Welch, James Coco Drama
The Wind and the Lion John Milius Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, John Huston Adventure 2 Oscar nominations

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