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.


A–B[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre/Note
92 in the Shade Thomas McGuane Peter Fonda, Margot Kidder, Warren Oates, Elizabeth Ashley, Burgess Meredith, Harry Dean Stanton Drama from novel by McGuane
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, Leo McKern, Dom DeLuise Comedy 20th Century Fox
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 Columbia
The Apple Dumpling Gang Norman Tokar Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Harry Morgan Family, Comedy Disney
At Long Last Love Peter Bogdanovich Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan, John Hillerman Musical comedy Fox
Barry Lyndon Stanley Kubrick Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Hardy Krüger, Patrick Magee Drama Warner Bros.; 4 Oscars
Bite the Bullet Richard Brooks Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen, Ben Johnson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Ian Bannen, Dabney Coleman Western Columbia
The Black Bird David Giler George Segal, Elisha Cook, Jr. Comedy Columbia
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 Dimension
A Boy and His Dog L. Q. Jones Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Jason Robards Science fiction Harlan Ellison story
Brannigan Douglas Hickox John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, John Vernon, Judy Geeson, Mel Ferrer Crime drama United Artists
Breakheart Pass Tom Gries Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Jill Ireland, Richard Crenna, Charles Durning Western Alistair MacLean story
Breakout Tom Gries Charles Bronson, Robert Duvall, Jill Ireland, John Huston Action Columbia
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Philippe Mora W. C. Fields, Clark Gable, Herbert Hoover Documentary
Bucktown Arthur Marks Fred Williamson, Pam Grier Action AIP
Bug Jeannot Szwarc Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles Horror Paramount
Bugs Bunny: Superstar Larry Jackson Orson Welles Animation Anthology

C–G[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Candy Tangerine Man Matt Cimber John Daniels, Eli Haines, Tom Hankason Action Blaxploitation film
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
Conduct Unbecoming Michael Anderson Stacy Keach, Richard Attenborough, Christopher Plummer, Michael York, Susannah York Drama Allied Artists
Cooley High Michael Schultz Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Glynn Turman, Garrett Morris Comedy AIP
Coonskin aka Street Fight Ralph Bakshi Voices of Philip Michael Thomas, Barry White, Scatman Crothers, Charles Gordone Animated
Crazy Mama Jonathan Demme Cloris Leachman, Stuart Whitman, Ann Sothern, Donny Most, Linda Purl Action comedy New World Pictures
The Day of the Locust John Schlesinger Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, William Atherton, Geraldine Page, Burgess Meredith Drama from Nathanael West novel
Death Race 2000 Paul Bartel David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone Action New World Pictures
The Devil's Rain Robert Fuest Ernest Borgnine, Ida Lupino, William Shatner Horror
Diamonds Menahem Golan Robert Shaw, Richard Roundtree, Shelley Winters, Barbara Hershey Crime Avco Embassy
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze Michael Anderson Ron Ely, Paul Gleason Adventure Warner Bros.
Dog Day Afternoon Sidney Lumet Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, James Broderick Crime drama Warner Bros.; 6 Oscar nominations
Dolemite D'Urville Martin Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin Crime comedy Dimension
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, Vonetta McGee, Gregory Walcott Thriller from novel by Trevanian
Escape to Witch Mountain John Hough Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence Family Disney
Farewell, My Lovely Dick Richards Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles, Harry Dean Stanton Mystery from Raymond Chandler novel
Fore Play John G. Avildsen Zero Mostel, Estelle Parsons Comedy Troma
The Fortune Mike Nichols Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Stockard Channing Comedy Columbia
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
Friday Foster Arthur Marks Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Eartha Kitt Action AIP; based on the comic strip
Funny Lady Herbert Ross Barbra Streisand, James Caan Musical Funny Girl sequel
The Giant Spider Invasion Bill Rebane Steve Brodie, Alan Hale, Jr. Sci-fi
Give 'em Hell, Harry! Steve Binder James Whitmore Biography 1-man show on Harry Truman; Whitmore Oscar-nominated
Gone with the West Bernard Girard James Caan, Stefanie Powers Western
The Great Waldo Pepper George Roy Hill Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, Margot Kidder Drama Universal
Grey Gardens Albert Maysles Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith Ewing Bouvier Documentary inspired 2009 film

H–M[edit]

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 MGM
Hester Street Joan Micklin Silver Carol Kane, Steven Keats Drama Kane Oscar-nominated
The Hiding Place James F. Collier Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart Drama World Wide Pictures
The Hindenburg Robert Wise George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, Roy Thinnes, Charles Durning, Gig Young Thriller Universal; based on 1937 air disaster; 2 Oscars
Hustle Robert Aldrich Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson Crime drama Paramount
Inserts John Byrum Richard Dreyfuss, Veronica Cartwright, Jessica Harper, Bob Hoskins Drama United Artists
I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? Steven Hilliard Stern Bill Dana, Bob Dishy 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 Crime drama United Artists
The Land That Time Forgot Kevin Connor Doug McClure Adventure
Lepke Menahem Golan Tony Curtis, Anjanette Comer Crime drama Warner Bros.
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 United Artists
Lucky Lady Stanley Donen Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, Gene Hackman Crime comedy 20th Century Fox
Mackintosh and T.J. Marvin J. Chomsky Roy Rogers, Joan Hackett Family Rogers' final film
Mahogany Berry Gordy, Tony Richardson Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins Drama, Romance Paramount
Man Friday Jack Gold Peter O'Toole, Richard Roundtree Adventure based on 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 Rudyard Kipling story; 4 Oscar nominations
Mandingo Richard Fleischer James Mason, Susan George, Ken Norton Drama from Kyle Onstott novel
The Master Gunfighter Frank Laughlin Tom Laughlin, Ron O'Neal Western Warner Bros.
Milestones Robert Kramer 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

N–S[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Naked Came The Stranger Radley Metzger Alan Marlow, Darby Lloyd Rains, David Savage Adult film VCA Pictures
Nashville Robert Altman Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Lily Tomlin, Barbara Harris, Gwen Welles Drama, Musical 5 Oscar nominations; won for Best Song
Night Moves Arthur Penn Gene Hackman, Susan Clark, Melanie Griffith, James Woods, Jennifer Warren, Harris Yulin Mystery Warner Bros.
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, 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, 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, Helen Hayes Family Disney
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
Out of Season Alan Bridges Vanessa Redgrave, Cliff Robertson, Susan George Drama
Peeper Peter Hyams Michael Caine, Natalie Wood, Kitty Winn Comedy
Permission to Kill Cyril Frankel Dirk Bogarde, Ava Gardner Thriller Avco Embassy
Posse Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas, Bruce Dern, Bo Hopkins Western Paramount
The Prisoner of Second Avenue Melvin Frank Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, Gene Saks Drama based on Neil Simon play
Psychic Killer Ray Danton Jim Hutton, Julie Adams Horror Avco Embassy
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom Sam O'Steen Maureen Stapleton, Charles Durning Drama made for TV
Race with the Devil Jack Starrett Peter Fonda, Warren Oates Thriller 20th Century Fox
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins Dick Richards Sally Kellerman, Alan Arkin, Mackenzie Phillips Comedy Warner Bros.
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 Bing Crosby Productions
Return to Macon County Richard Compton Nick Nolte, Don Johnson, Robin Mattson Drama Macon County Line sequel
Return of the Pink Panther Blake Edwards Peter Sellers, Catherine Schell, Herbert Lom, Christopher Plummer Comedy 4th of series
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 Sci-fi, Action remade in 2002
The Romantic Englishwoman Joseph Losey Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine Drama
Rooster Cogburn Stuart Millar John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn Western sequel to True Grit
Rosebud Otto Preminger Peter O'Toole, Peter Lawford Suspense
Royal Flash Richard Lester Oliver Reed, Malcolm McDowell Adventure
Russian Roulette Lou Lombardi George Segal, Denholm Elliott Crime drama Avco Embassy
Shampoo Hal Ashby Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Jack Warden, Lee Grant, Carrie Fisher, Tony Bill Drama Oscar for Grant; 4 nominations
Sheba, Baby William Girdler Pam Grier, D'Urville Martin Action AIP
Smile Michael Ritchie Barbara Feldon, Bruce Dern Comedy United Artists
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 Science-fiction, Thriller based on Ira Levin novel; remade in 2004
The Strongest Man in the World Vincent McEveety Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Phil Silvers Family Disney
The Sunshine Boys Herbert Ross Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin Comedy Oscar for Burns; based on play by Neil Simon
Supervixens Russ Meyer Charles Napier, Shari Eubank, Uschi Digard Sexploitation
Switchblade Sisters Jack Hill Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail Action

T–Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Take a Hard Ride Antonio Margheriti Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Fred Williamson Western 20th Century Fox
That Lucky Touch Christopher Miles Roger Moore, Lee J. Cobb, Susannah York Comedy Allied Artists
Three Days of the Condor Sydney Pollack Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson Thriller Paramount; 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 Avco Embassy
The Ultimate Warrior Robert Clouse Yul Brynner, Max von Sydow, Joanna Miles Sci-fi Warner Bros.
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings John G. Avildsen Burt Reynolds, Conny Van Dyke, Ned Beatty, Jerry Reed, Art Carney Action comedy 20th Century Fox
Walking Tall Part 2 Earl Bellamy Bo Svenson Action sequel to 1973 film
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 Columbia
The Wild Party James Ivory Raquel Welch, James Coco, Perry King Drama AIP
The Wind and the Lion John Milius Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, John Huston, Geoffrey Lewis, Brian Keith Adventure MGM; 2 Oscar nominations

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