List of American films of 1970

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This is a list of American films released in 1970.

Patton won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

The top-grossing film at the U.S. box office was Airport.


A–B[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre/note
Adam at Six A.M. Robert Scheerer Michael Douglas, Lee Purcell, Joe Don Baker, Louise Latham Drama National General Pictures
The Adventurers Lewis Gilbert Bekim Fehmiu, Candice Bergen, Charles Aznavour, Olivia de Havilland Drama From Harold Robbins novel
Airport George Seaton Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset, Maureen Stapleton, Van Heflin, George Kennedy, Helen Hayes, Lloyd Nolan, Dana Wynter, Barbara Hale Disaster film Based on Arthur Hailey novel; 10 Oscar nominations
Alex in Wonderland Paul Mazursky Donald Sutherland, Ellen Burstyn, Federico Fellini Comedy, drama MGM
The Angel Levine Ján Kadár Zero Mostel, Harry Belafonte, Ida Kaminska Drama
Angel Unchained Lee Madden Larry Bishop, Tyne Daly, Aldo Ray Drama A.I.P.
The Aristocats Wolfgang Reitherman Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Gary Dubin Animation Disney
The Baby Maker James Bridges Barbara Hershey, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Scott Glenn Drama National General Pictures
The Ballad of Cable Hogue Sam Peckinpah Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner Western Warner Bros.
Barquero Gordon Douglas Lee Van Cleef, Warren Oates Western
Beneath the Planet of the Apes Ted Post James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison Science fiction Planet of the Apes sequel
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Russ Meyer John Lazar, Dolly Read, Edy Williams Sex comedy Roger Ebert script
Bigfoot Robert F. Slatzer John Carradine Horror
Bloody Mama Roger Corman Shelley Winters, Bruce Dern, Don Stroud Crime American International
The Boatniks Norman Tokar Robert Morse, Stefanie Powers, Phil Silvers, Norman Fell, Don Ameche Comedy Disney
The Boys in the Band William Friedkin Kenneth Nelson, Cliff Gorman Comedy, drama Based on Mart Crowley play
Brewster McCloud Robert Altman Bud Cort, Sally Kellerman, Shelley Duvall Fantasy, comedy MGM
A Bullet for Pretty Boy Larry Buchanan Fabian Forte, Jocelyn Lane Crime A.I.P.

C–F[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Cannon for Cordoba Paul Wendkos George Peppard, Raf Vallone Western United Artists
Catch-22 Mike Nichols Alan Arkin, Jon Voight, Bob Newhart, Orson Welles, Buck Henry, Martin Sheen, Bob Balaban, Richard Benjamin, Charles Grodin, Art Garfunkel, Paula Prentiss War, comedy Paramount; from novel by Joseph Heller
Cherry, Harry & Raquel! Russ Meyer Larissa Ely, Linda Ashton, Uschi Digard Drama
The Cheyenne Social Club Gene Kelly James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones Western National General
Chisum Andrew V. McLaglen John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Ben Johnson, Glenn Corbett, Geoffrey Deuel, Christopher George Western Warner Bros.
The Christine Jorgensen Story Irving Rapper John Hansen Biography
Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Anton Leader Dan Blocker, Nanette Fabray, Jim Backus Western, comedy Universal
Colossus: The Forbin Project Joseph Sargent Susan Clark, Eric Braeden Science fiction Universal
Cotton Comes to Harlem Ossie Davis Redd Foxx, Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques Comedy United Artists
Count Yorga, Vampire Bob Kelljan Robert Quarry, Michael Murphy Horror A.I.P.
Darker than Amber Robert Clouse Rod Taylor, Theodore Bikel, Suzy Kendall Action National General
Darling Lili Blake Edwards Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson Musical Paramount
The Delta Factor Tay Garnett Christopher George, Yvette Mimieux, Yvonne De Carlo Action
Diary of a Mad Housewife Frank Perry Carrie Snodgress, Richard Benjamin, Frank Langella Drama Golden Globe for Snodgress
Dirty Dingus Magee Burt Kennedy Frank Sinatra, George Kennedy, Anne Jackson Western MGM
The Dunwich Horror Daniel Heller Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell Horror
El Condor John Guillermin Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef Western National General
Elvis: That's the Way It Is Denis Sanders Elvis Presley Documentary MGM
End of the Road Aram Avakian Stacy Keach, Harris Yulin, Dorothy Tristan Drama
Equinox Jack Woods Frank Bonner Horror
Five Easy Pieces Bob Rafelson Jack Nicholson, Susan Anspach, Karen Black Drama Columbia; 4 Oscar nominations
Flesh Feast Brad F. Grinter Veronica Lake Horror Lake's final film

G–I[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Getting Straight Richard Rush Elliott Gould, Candice Bergen Comedy Columbia
Gimme Shelter Albert and David Maysles The Rolling Stones Documentary
The Great White Hope Martin Ritt James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander Biography Based on Howard Sackler play; 2 Oscar nominations
The Hawaiians Tom Gries Charlton Heston, Tina Chen, Geraldine Chaplin, John Phillip Law Drama Based on James Michener novel
Hercules in New York Arthur Allan Seidelman Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arnold Stang Comedy Schwarzenegger's first film
Hi, Mom! Brian De Palma Robert De Niro, Allen Garfield Comedy
The Honeymoon Killers Leonard Kastle Shirley Stoler, Tony LoBianco Crime, drama
Hornets’ Nest Phil Karlson Rock Hudson, Sylvia Koscina, Sergio Fantoni War United Artists
House of Dark Shadows Dan Curtis Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall Horror Based on TV series Dark Shadows
How Do I Love Thee? Michael Gordon Jackie Gleason, Maureen O'Hara Comedy Cinerama Releasing Corp.
Husbands John Cassavetes Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara Drama Columbia
I Drink Your Blood David E. Durston Jadine Wong Horror
I Love My Wife Mel Stuart Elliott Gould, Brenda Vaccaro, Dabney Coleman, Angel Tompkins Comedy Universal
I Never Sang for My Father Gilbert Cates Melvyn Douglas, Gene Hackman Drama Based on Robert Anderson play; 3 Oscar nominations
I Walk the Line John Frankenheimer Gregory Peck, Tuesday Weld Drama Columbia
The Invincible Six Jean Negulesco Stuart Whitman, Elke Sommer, Curd Jürgens Adventure Negulesco's final film

J–M[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Jenny George Bloomfield Marlo Thomas, Alan Alda Drama ABC Pictures
Joe John G. Avildsen Peter Boyle, Susan Sarandon Drama Cannon Films
Kelly's Heroes Brian G. Hutton Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor, Donald Sutherland War, action MGM
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Sidney Lumet Paul Newman, James Earl Jones Documentary
The Kremlin Letter John Huston Richard Boone, Max von Sydow Thriller From a novel by Noel Behn
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun Anatole Litvak Samantha Eggar, Oliver Reed Thriller
The Landlord Hal Ashby Beau Bridges, Louis Gossett Jr., Lee Grant, Diana Sands, Pearl Bailey Comedy United Artists
Last of the Mobile Hot Shots Sidney Lumet James Coburn, Lynn Redgrave Drama based on Tennessee Williams play
The Last Warrior Carol Reed Anthony Quinn, Claude Akins, Shelley Winters, Tony Bill Western Warner Bros.
The Liberation of L.B. Jones William Wyler Roscoe Lee Browne, Lee J. Cobb, Lola Falana, Yaphet Kotto Drama Wyler's final film
Little Big Man Arthur Penn Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Chief Dan George Western From a novel by Thomas Berger
Little Fauss and Big Halsy Sidney J. Furie Robert Redford, Michael J. Pollard Drama Paramount
Love Story Arthur Hiller Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw, Ray Milland, John Marley Romance From novel by Erich Segal; 7 Oscar nominations
Lovers and Other Strangers Cy Howard Bea Arthur, Cloris Leachman, Vincent Gardenia, Richard Castellano, Bonnie Bedelia, Gig Young, Diane Keaton Comedy From a play by Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna
Loving Irvin Kershner George Segal, Eva Marie Saint Drama
M"A*S*H Robert Altman Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Sally Kellerman, Tom Skerritt, Jo Ann Pflug, John Schuck, Robert Duvall, René Auberjonois, Roger Bowen, Fred Williamson Comedy, war 20th Century Fox; from a novel by Richard Hooker; 5 Oscar nominations
Macho Callahan Bernard L. Kowalski David Janssen, Jean Seberg, Lee J. Cobb Western
Maidstone Norman Mailer Norman Mailer, Rip Torn Drama written by Mailer
A Man Called Horse Elliot Silverstein Richard Harris Western National General
The Molly Maguires Martin Ritt Sean Connery, Richard Harris Drama Paramount
Monty Walsh William A. Fraker Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, Jeanne Moreau Western National General
The Moonshine War Richard Quine Alan Alda, Richard Widmark, Patrick McGoohan Drama From a novel by Elmore Leonard
Move Stuart Rosenberg Elliott Gould, Paula Prentiss, Joe Silver Comedy 20th Century Fox
My Lover, My Son John Newland Romy Schneider, Dennis Waterman Drama
Myra Breckinridge Michael Sarne Raquel Welch, Mae West, Rex Reed, John Huston, Farrah Fawcett Sex comedy From a story by Gore Vidal

N–S[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Nam's Angels Jack Starrett Paul Koslo War, biker
Norwood Jack Haley, Jr. Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Joe Namath Comedy Paramount
The Old Man Who Cried Wolf Walter Grauman Edward G. Robinson, Martin Balsam, Diane Baker Thriller ABC Movie of the Week
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Vincente Minnelli Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Jack Nicholson Musical Paramount; based on Broadway show
One More Time Jerry Lewis Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford Comedy Salt and Pepper sequel
The Only Game in Town George Stevens Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty Drama 20th Century Fox
The Out-of-Towners Arthur Hiller Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis Comedy Screenplay by Neil Simon
The Owl and the Pussycat Herbert Ross Barbra Streisand, George Segal Comedy Screenplay by Buck Henry
Party at Kitty and Stud's Morton Lewis Sylvester Stallone Adult
Patton Franklin J. Schaffner George C. Scott, Karl Malden War, biography 20th Century Fox; Oscar for Scott
The People Next Door David Greene Eli Wallach, Julie Harris, Deborah Winters Drama
The Phantom Tollbooth Chuck Jones Butch Patrick, Mel Blanc Animation
The Phynx Lee H. Katzin Joan Blondell, Ultra Violet Comedy
Puzzle of a Downfall Child Jerry Schatzberg Faye Dunaway, Roy Scheider, Barry Primus Drama Universal
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx Waris Hussein Gene Wilder, Margot Kidder Comedy
R. P. M. Stanley Kramer Anthony Quinn, Ann-Margret, Gary Lockwood Drama Columbia
Rabbit, Run Jack Smight James Caan, Carrie Snodgress, Anjanette Comer Comedy, drama From a novel by John Updike
The Rebel Rousers Martin B. Cohen Cameron Mitchell, Jack Nicholson Biker
The Revolutionary Paul Williams Jon Voight, Seymour Cassel, Robert Duvall Drama United Artists
Rio Lobo Howard Hawks John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill Western Hawks' final film
Skullduggery Gordon Douglas Burt Reynolds, Susan Clark Drama
Soldier Blue Ralph Nelson Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss Western Avco Embassy
Something for Everyone Harold Prince Angela Lansbury, Michael York, Anthony Higgins Comedy National General
Sometimes a Great Notion Paul Newman Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin, Richard Jaeckel Drama From Ken Kesey novel; 2 Oscar nominations
Start the Revolution Without Me Bud Yorkin Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland Comedy Warner Bros.
The Strawberry Statement Stuart Hagmann Bruce Davison, Kim Darby, Bud Cort Drama MGM
Street Scenes Martin Scorsese Documentary
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came Hy Averback Brian Keith, Tony Curtis, Don Ameche Comedy Cinerama Releasing Corp.

T–Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon Otto Preminger Liza Minnelli, Ken Howard Comedy, drama From a novel by Marjorie Kellogg
There Was a Crooked Man... Joseph L. Mankiewicz Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Warren Oates, Burgess Meredith, Hume Cronyn, Martin Gabel Western, comedy Warner Bros.
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! Gordon Douglas Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair Drama In the Heat of the Night sequel
...tick...tick...tick... Ralph Nelson Jim Brown, George Kennedy, Fredric March Action MGM
Too Late the Hero Robert Aldrich Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Henry Fonda War Cinerama Releasing
Tora! Tora! Tora! Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku Jason Robards, So Yamamura, Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, James Whitmore, E.G. Marshall War, drama 20th Century Fox; 5 Oscar nominations
Trash Paul Morrissey Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn Drama
Tribes Joseph Sargent Darren McGavin, Earl Holliman Drama
The Traveling Executioner Jack Smight Stacy Keach, Bud Cort, Marianna Hill Western MGM
The Twelve Chairs Mel Brooks Frank Langella, Ron Moody, Dom DeLuise Comedy Universal
Two Mules for Sister Sara Don Siegel Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine Western Universal
Up in the Cellar Theodore J. Flicker Joan Collins, Larry Hagman Drama AIP
WUSA Stuart Rosenberg Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Perkins Drama Paramount
A Walk in the Spring Rain Guy Green Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn Romance Columbia
Walk the Walk Jac Zacha Bernie Hamilton Drama
Watermelon Man Melvin Van Peebles Godfrey Cambridge, D'Urville Martin Comedy Columbia
What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? Allen Funt Richard Roundtree Comedy
Where's Poppa? Carl Reiner George Segal, Ruth Gordon, Ron Leibman Comedy United Artists
Which Way to the Front? Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis, Jan Murray Comedy Warner Bros.
The Wild Country Robert Totten Vera Miles, Steve Forrest Adventure Disney
The Wild Scene William Rowland John Craven Drama
The Wizard of Gore Herschell Gordon Lewis Ray Sager Horror
Woodstock Michael Wadleigh Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Sly and the Family Stone Documentary Warner Bros.; from August, 1969 music festival
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go Burgess Meredith James Mason, Jeff Bridges, Irene Tsu Drama National General Pictures
You Can't Win 'Em All Peter Collinson Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson War
Zabriskie Point Michelangelo Antonioni Daria Halprin, G. D. Spradlin, Rod Taylor Drama MGM
Zig Zag Richard A. Colla George Kennedy, Anne Jackson, Eli Wallach Thriller MGM

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