List of American films of 1974

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A list of American films released in 1974.

The Godfather Part II won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

The top ten 1974 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1974
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Blazing Saddles Warner Bros. $119,500,000[1]
2. The Towering Inferno 20th Century Fox / Warner Bros. $116,000,000[2]
3. The Trial of Billy Jack Warner Bros. $89,000,000[3]
4. Young Frankenstein 20th Century Fox $86,273,333[4]
5. Earthquake Universal Pictures $79,666,653[5]
6. The Godfather Part II Paramount Pictures $47,542,841[6]
7. Airport 1975 Universal Pictures $47,285,152[7]
8. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Sunn Classic Pictures $45,411,063[8]
9. The Longest Yard Paramount Pictures $43,008,075[9]
10. Benji Mulberry Square Releasing $39,552,000[10]


A–Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre/Note
11 Harrowhouse Aram Avakian Charles Grodin, Candice Bergen, James Mason, Trevor Howard Drama Fox
99 and 44/100% Dead John Frankenheimer Richard Harris, Edmond O'Brien, Bradford Dillman, Chuck Connors Crime Fox
Abby William Girdler Carol Speed, Juanita Moore Horror
Airport 1975 Jack Smight Charlton Heston, Karen Black, Gloria Swanson, George Kennedy, Susan Clark, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Linda Blair, Myrna Loy Disaster film Airport sequel
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Martin Scorsese Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Diane Ladd, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Curtin, Vic Tayback, Alfred Lutter, Jodie Foster Drama Oscar for Burstyn
All the Kind Strangers Burt Kennedy Stacy Keach, Samantha Eggar, John Savage Drama
And Then There Were None Peter Collinson Oliver Reed, Elke Sommer, Richard Attenborough, Herbert Lom, Charles Aznavour, Gert Frobe Mystery Agatha Christie
The Arena Steve Carver Pam Grier, Margaret Markov Action
Bank Shot Gower Champion George C. Scott, Joanna Cassidy Crime comedy United Artists
Benji Joe Camp Patsy Garrett Family 1st of series
Beyond the Door Ovidio G. Assonitis Juliet Mills Horror
Big Bad Mama Steve Carver Angie Dickinson, William Shatner Action New World
Billy Two Hats Ted Kotcheff Gregory Peck, Desi Arnaz, Jr. Western
Black Belt Jones Robert Clouse Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry Action Warner Bros.
Black Eye Jack Arnold Fred Williamson, Rosemary Forsyth Action Warner Bros.
The Black Godfather John Evans Rod Perry Crime drama
Black Samson Charles Bail Carol Speed Action
The Black Windmill Don Siegel Michael Caine, John Vernon Crime
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Alex Karras Western comedy 3 Oscar nominations
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Sam Peckinpah Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Helmut Dantine, Robert Webber, Gig Young Thriller United Artists
Buster and Billie Daniel Petrie Jan-Michael Vincent, Pamela Sue Martin, Joan Goodfellow Crime drama Columbia
Busting Peter Hyams Elliott Gould, Robert Blake Crime comedy United Artists
Caged Heat Jonathan Demme Erica Gavin, Juanita Brown Action
California Split Robert Altman Elliott Gould, George Segal Comedy, Drama Columbia
The Castaway Cowboy Vincent McEveety James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp Family
Chinatown Roman Polanski Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, Burt Young Mystery 11 Oscar nominations
Chosen Survivors Sutton Roley Diana Muldaur, Bradford Dillman Sci-fi
Claudine John Berry Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones Drama Fox
Cockfighter Monte Hellman Warren Oates, Harry Dean Stanton Drama
Conrack Martin Ritt Jon Voight, Paul Winfield Drama
The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall Mystery 3 Oscar nominations
Crazy Joe Carlo Lizzani Peter Boyle, Paula Prentiss, Fred Williamson, Eli Wallach, Rip Torn Crime drama
The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder Arthur Hiller Timothy Bottoms, Barbara Hershey, George Marshall Comedy, Drama
Daisy Miller Peter Bogdanovich Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman Drama Paramount
Dark Star John Carpenter Dan O'Bannon Sci-fi comedy
Death Wish Michael Winner Charles Bronson, Vincent Gardenia, Hope Lange, Stuart Margolin Thriller 1st of series
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry John Hough Susan George, Peter Fonda, Vic Morrow Action Fox
The Dove Charles Jarrott Joseph Bottoms, Dabney Coleman Drama
Down and Dirty Duck Charles Swenson Voices of Robert Ridgely Animation
Earthquake Mark Robson Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Richard Roundtree, George Kennedy, Geneviève Bujold, Lorne Greene, Victoria Principal Disaster film 4 Oscar nominations
Exploratorium Jon Boorstin Documentary
F for Fake Orson Welles Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten Documentary
Female Trouble John Waters Divine Comedy
Flesh Gordon Michael Benveniste, Howard Ziehm Jason Williams, Candy Samples Adult comedy
For Pete's Sake Peter Yates Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin Comedy Columbia
Foxy Brown Jack Hill Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas Crime
Freebie and the Bean Richard Rush Alan Arkin, James Caan Crime comedy Warner Bros.
The Front Page Billy Wilder Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Carol Burnett Comedy from Ben Hecht play
The Gambler Karel Reisz James Caan, Lauren Hutton, Paul Sorvino Drama remade in 2014
'Gator Bait Beverly Sebastion Claudia Jennings Thriller
Ginger in the Morning Gordon Wiles Fred Ward, Sissy Spacek, Monte Markham Romance
The Girl from Petrovka Robert Ellis Miller Goldie Hawn, Hal Holbrook, Anthony Hopkins Comedy Universal
The Godfather Part II Francis Ford Coppola Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Lee Strasberg, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, John Cazale, Talia Shire, G.D. Spradlin, Bruno Kirby, Michael V. Gazzo, James Caan Crime drama sequel; won 6 Oscars
Golden Needles Robert Clouse Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Ashley Adventure A.I.P.
Gone in 60 Seconds H. B. Halicki H. B. Halicki, Ronald Halicki Action
The Gravy Train Jack Starrett Stacy Keach, Margot Kidder Drama
The Great Gatsby Jack Clayton Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Bruce Dern, Karen Black Drama based on the book
The Groove Tube Ken Shapiro Chevy Chase, Richard Belzer Comedy
Harry and Tonto Paul Mazursky Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman Comedy, Drama Oscar for Carney
Hearts and Minds Peter Davis Documentary won Oscar
Herbie Rides Again Robert Stevenson Helen Hayes, Ken Berry Family The Love Bug sequel
The House on Skull Mountain Ron Honthaner Victor French Horror
Huckleberry Finn J. Lee Thompson Jeff East, Paul Winfield, David Wayne, Harvey Korman Musical from Mark Twain book
Invasion from Inner Earth Bill Rebane Nick Holt Sci-fi
The Island at the Top of the World Robert Stevenson David Hartman, Mako Adventure Disney
It's Alive Larry Cohen John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell Horror
The Klansman Terence Young Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, Linda Evans, O.J. Simpson Drama Paramount
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones Rollin Binzer The Rolling Stones Documentary Concert
Lenny Bob Fosse Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine Biography 6 Oscar nominations
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Richard Friedenberg Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle Adventure became TV series
The Longest Yard Robert Aldrich Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter Comedy remade in 2005
The Lords of Flatbush Martin Davidson, Stephen F. Verona Henry Winkler, Sylvester Stallone Drama Columbia
Lost in the Stars Daniel Mann Brock Peters, Melba Moore, Clifton Davis Drama
Lovin' Molly Sidney Lumet Blythe Danner, Anthony Perkins, Beau Bridges Drama Columbia
Macon County Line Richard Compton Max Baer, Jr., Alan Vint Crime drama A.I.P.
Mame Gene Saks Lucille Ball, Beatrice Arthur, Robert Preston, Bruce Davison, Don Porter Musical based on the play
McQ John Sturges John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Al Lettieri Crime drama Warner Bros.
The Midnight Man Burt Lancaster Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark Crime drama
The Missiles of October Anthony Page William Devane, Martin Sheen, Ralph Bellamy, Howard Da Silva Drama, Biography made for TV
Mixed Company Melville Shavelson Barbara Harris, Joseph Bologna Comedy
Mr. Majestyk Richard Fleischer Charles Bronson, Al Lettieri, Linda Cristal, Lee Purcell Action United Artists
Newman's Law Richard T. Heffron George Peppard, Roger Robinson Crime
The Nickel Ride Robert Mulligan Jason Miller, Linda Haynes Crime Fox
The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat Robert Taylor Skip Hinnant Adult Animation
Once Upon a Scoundrel George Schaefer Zero Mostel, Katy Jurado Comedy
Open Season Peter Collinson Peter Fonda, John Phillip Law Drama Columbia
The Parallax View Alan J. Pakula Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels Thriller Paramount
Phantom of the Paradise Brian De Palma Paul Williams, Jessica Harper Musical Fox
Phase IV Saul Bass Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport Sci-fi
The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann Radley Metzger Eric Edwards, Georgina Spelvin, Jamie Gillis Adult film Hudson Valley Films
Report to the Commissioner Milton Katselas Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Susan Blakely Crime drama United Artists
Rhinoceros Tom O'Horgan Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel, Karen Black Comedy
Road Movie Joseph Strick Drama
S*P*Y*S Irvin Kershner Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Zouzou Comedy Fox
The Savage Is Loose George C. Scott George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere Drama
Score Radley Metzger Casey Donovan, Claire Wilbur, Lynn Lowry Adult film
Seizure Oliver Stone Jonathan Frid, Herve Villechaize Horror
Space Is the Place John Coney Sun Ra Sci-fi
The Spikes Gang Richard Fleischer Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes, Ron Howard Western United Artists
Sugar Hill Paul Maslansky Robert Quarry, Richard Lawson Horror
The Sugarland Express Steven Spielberg Goldie Hawn, William Atherton, Ben Johnson Crime drama Universal
The Super Cops Gordon Parks Ron Leibman, David Selby Crime drama
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Joseph Sargent Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo, Jerry Stiller Crime drama remade in 2009
The Tamarind Seed Blake Edwards Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif Drama Embassy
The Terminal Man Mike Hodges George Segal, Joan Hackett Sci-fi
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Tobe Hooper Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns Horror 1st in series
That's Entertainment! Jack Haley, Jr. Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Liza Minnelli, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Bing Crosby Documentary, Musical MGM; 2 sequels
Thieves Like Us Robert Altman Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall Drama United Artists
Thomasine & Bushrod Gordon Parks, Jr. Max Julien, Vonetta McGee Western
Three the Hard Way Gordon Parks, Jr. Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly, Jim Brown Action Allied Artists
Three Tough Guys Duccio Tessari Lino Ventura, Isaac Hayes, Fred Williamson Crime
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Michael Cimino Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis Crime drama United Artists
The Towering Inferno John Guillermin, Irwin Allen Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Fred Astaire, Jennifer Jones, Richard Chamberlain, O.J. Simpson, Robert Wagner, Robert Vaughn Disaster film won 3 Oscars
The Trial of Billy Jack Tom Laughlin Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor Drama sequel to Billy Jack
Truck Turner Jonathan Kaplan Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto Action A.I.P.
UFO: Target Earth Michael A. DeGaetano Nick Plakias, Cynthia Cline Sci-fi
The Ultimate Thrill Robert Butler Barry Brown, Britt Ekland Thriller
Uptown Saturday Night Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor Comedy First Artists
A Very Natural Thing Christopher Larkin Robert McLane Drama
The Voyage Vittorio De Sica Sophia Loren, Richard Burton Drama final film for De Sica
W Richard Quine Twiggy, John Vernon, Dirk Benedict Mystery
Where the Lilies Bloom William A. Graham Jan Smithers, Harry Dean Stanton Family
Where the Red Fern Grows Norman Tokar James Whitmore Family
The White Dawn Philip Kaufman Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms Adventure Paramount
Willie Dynamite Gilbert Moses Roscoe Orman, Eddie Rivers Crime
A Woman Under the Influence John Cassavetes Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands Drama Golden Globe for Rowlands
The Wrestler James A. Westman Ed Asner Action
The Yakuza Sydney Pollack Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura Crime drama Warner Bros.
Young Frankenstein Mel Brooks Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Gene Hackman Comedy 5 Saturn Awards
Zandy's Bride Jan Troell Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann Western

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