List of American films of 1977

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A list of American films released in 1977.

Annie Hall won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The highest grossing film was Star Wars.

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Title Director Cast Genre/Note
3 Women Robert Altman Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule Drama
Airport '77 Jerry Jameson Jack Lemmon, Brenda Vaccaro, James Stewart, Lee Grant, George Kennedy, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland, Christopher Lee, Darren McGavin Disaster film; 2nd sequel to Airport
Andy Warhol's Bad Jed Johnson Susan Tyrrell, Carroll Baker Comedy
Annie Hall Woody Allen Woody Allen, Diane Keaton Oscar for Best Picture
Audrey Rose Robert Wise Marsha Mason, Anthony Hopkins, John Beck Horror
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training Michael Pressman William Devane, Jackie Earle Haley Sequel to 1976 film
Barbara Broadcast Radley Metzger Annette Haven, C. J. Laing, Jamie Gillis Adult film
Bare Knuckles Don Edmonds Robert Viharo, Sherry Jackson, Gloria Hendry Action
Between the Lines Joan Micklin Silver John Heard, Lindsay Crouse Drama
Beyond Reason Telly Savalas Telly Savalas, Diana Muldaur Drama
The Billion Dollar Hobo Stuart E. McGowan Tim Conway, Will Geer Comedy
Billy Jack Goes to Washington Tom Laughlin Tom Laughlin, Lucie Arnaz, E. G. Marshall 4th of series
Black Sunday John Frankenheimer Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller Thriller
Bobby Deerfield Sydney Pollack Al Pacino, Marthe Keller Drama
Breaker! Breaker! Don Hulette Chuck Norris, George Murdock Action
A Bridge Too Far Richard Attenborough Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Hardy Krüger, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell War, Action

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Candleshoe Norman Tokar David Niven, Helen Hayes, Jodie Foster Family Disney; final film for Hayes
The Car Elliot Silverstein James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, Ronny Cox Mystery Universal
The Choirboys Robert Aldrich Charles Durning, Louis Gossett, Jr., Perry King, Don Stroud, Burt Young, Barbara Rhoades, Phyllis Davis Crime drama, comedy based on novel by Joseph Wambaugh
Cinderella Michael Pataki Cheryl Smith, Sy Richardson Erotic Musical
Citizen's Band Jonathan Demme Paul Le Mat, Candy Clark, Roberts Blossom Comedy a.k.a. Handle with Care
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Steven Spielberg Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Francois Truffaut, Bob Balaban Science fiction 9 Oscar nominations; Columbia
The Confessions of Amans Gregory Nava William Bryan Drama
Contract on Cherry Street William Goldwyn Frank Sinatra, Martin Balsam Crime drama made for TV
Cross of Iron Sam Peckinpah James Coburn, James Mason, Maximilian Schell War, Action from Willi Heinrich book
Crossed Swords Richard Fleischer Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Mark Lester Adventure
Damnation Alley Jack Smight George Peppard, Jan-Michael Vincent Science fiction from Roger Zelazny novel
The Day of the Animals William Girdler Leslie Nielsen, Lynda Day George Science fiction from Edward Montoro story
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats George Barry William Russ Comedy
The Deep Peter Yates Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Shaw, Nick Nolte Thriller from Peter Benchley novel
Demon Seed Donald Cammell Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Robert Vaughn Horror from Dean Koontz novel
Desperate Living John Waters Liz Renay, Mink Stole Comedy
The Domino Principle Stanley Kramer Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Richard Widmark, Eli Wallach, Mickey Rooney, Edward Albert Thriller from Adam Kennedy novel
Drive-In Massacre Stu Segall Horror
Eaten Alive Tobe Hooper Carolyn Jones, Michael Berryman Horror
Empire of the Ants Bert I. Gordon Joan Collins, Albert Salmi Horror from H. G. Wells novel
Equus Sidney Lumet Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Joan Plowright Drama based on the play; 2 Golden Globes
Eraserhead David Lynch Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart Horror, Fantasy first film directed by Lynch
Exorcist II: The Heretic John Boorman Linda Blair, Richard Burton Horror sequel to The Exorcist
Fight for Your Life Richard A. Enderson Robert Judd, William Sanderson Thriller
First Love Joan Darling William Katt, Susan Dey, Beverly D'Angelo Drama Paramount
For the Love of Benji Joe Camp Patsy Garrett, Ed Nelson Family
Fun with Dick and Jane Ted Kotcheff George Segal, Jane Fonda, Ed McMahon Comedy remade in 2005
The Gauntlet Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood, Pat Hingle, Sondra Locke Thriller Warner Bros.
The Goodbye Girl Herbert Ross Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings Comedy, Drama Oscar for Dreyfuss; written by Neil Simon
Grand Theft Auto Ron Howard Ron Howard, Marion Ross Action, Comedy Howard's directorial debut
The Grateful Dead Movie Leon Gast Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia Documentary
Grayeagle Charles B. Pierce Ben Johnson, Lana Wood Western A.I.P.
Greased Lightning Michael Schultz Richard Pryor, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little Biography on auto racer Wendell Scott
The Greatest Tom Gries, Monte Hellman Muhammad Ali, Ernest Borgnine Biography Ali as himself
The Great Smokey Roadblock John Leone Henry Fonda, Eileen Brennan Comedy

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Vincent McEveety Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars Family sequel to The Love Bug
Heroes Jeremy Kagan Henry Winkler, Sally Field, Harrison Ford Comedy, Drama Universal
High Anxiety Mel Brooks Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Howard Morris, Ron Carey Comedy spoof of Alfred Hitchcock films
The Hills Have Eyes Wes Craven Susan Lanier, Michael Berryman, Dee Wallace Horror
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Anthony Page Kathleen Quinlan, Bibi Andersson Drama from Joanne Greenberg novel
The Incredible Melting Man William Sachs Myron Healey, Janus Blythe Sci-fi
The Island of Dr. Moreau Don Taylor Burt Lancaster, Michael York Sci-fi from H.G. Wells novel; remade in 1996
Islands in the Stream Franklin J. Schaffner George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Gilbert Roland Drama based on Ernest Hemingway story
Joyride Joseph Ruben Desi Arnaz, Jr., Melanie Griffith Drama A.I.P.
Julia Fred Zinnemann Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, Meryl Streep, Rosemary Murphy, John Glover, Hal Holbrook Drama from Lillian Hellman book; 11 Oscar nominations
The Kentucky Fried Movie John Landis Donald Sutherland, Henry Gibson, Uschi Digard Comedy Landis's 2nd film
Kingdom of the Spiders John Cardos William Shatner, Woody Strode, Tiffany Bolling Sci-fi
Last House on Dead End Street Roger Watkins Roger Watkins, Ken Fisher Horror
The Last Remake of Beau Geste Marty Feldman Marty Feldman, Michael York, Ann-Margret Comedy Universal
The Late Show Robert Benton Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Eugene Roche, Bill Macy, Joanna Cassidy, Ruth Nelson Drama Warner Bros.; Silver Bear for Tomlin
The Lincoln Conspiracy James L. Conway Bradford Dillman Drama on Abe Lincoln assassination
A Little Night Music Harold Prince Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Rigg, Len Cariou Musical based on stage show; Oscar for Best Score
Looking for Mr. Goodbar Richard Brooks Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld, Richard Gere Drama from Judith Rossner novel
MacArthur Joseph Sargent Gregory Peck, G. D. Spradlin War, Biography on General Douglas MacArthur
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Wolfgang Reitherman Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Paul Winchell Animation Disney; based on story by A.A. Milne
March or Die Dick Richards Gene Hackman, Catherine Deneuve War on French Foreign Legion
Martin George A. Romero John Amplas, Christine Forrest, Tom Savini Horror
The Mouse and His Child Chris Swenson Voices of Cloris Leachman, Peter Ustinov, Andy Devine Animated, Family USA/Japan production
Mr. Billion Jonathan Kaplan Terence Hill, Valerie Perrine, Jackie Gleason Action 20th Century Fox

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
New York, New York Martin Scorsese Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro Musical United Artists; music by Kander and Ebb
Oh, God! Carl Reiner George Burns, John Denver, Paul Sorvino, Teri Garr Comedy based on Avery Corman novel; 2 sequels
One on One Lamont Johnson Robby Benson, Annette O'Toole, G. D. Spradlin Drama co-written by Benson
Opening Night John Cassavetes Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, John Cassavetes Drama
The Opening of Misty Beethoven Radley Metzger Constance Money, Jamie Gillis, Gloria Leonard Adult film
Orca Michael Anderson Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Bo Derek Adventure Paramount; Dino De Laurentiis production
The Other Side of Midnight Charles Jarrott Marie-France Pisier, Susan Sarandon, John Beck, Clu Gulager, Michael Lerner, Raf Vallone Drama Fox; based on Sidney Sheldon novel
Outlaw Blues Richard T. Heffron Peter Fonda, Susan Saint James, John Crawford Drama Warner Bros.
The People That Time Forgot Kevin Connor Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas Science fiction A.I.P.
Pete's Dragon Don Chaffey Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters Animated Disney
A Piece of the Action Sidney Poitier Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones Comedy 3rd Cosby-Poitier pairing
Pine Canyon is Burning Christian I. Nyby II Kent McCord, Megan McCord, Shane Sinutko Drama TV film for NBC
Planet of Dinosaurs James Shea Max Thayer, Louie Lawless Science Fiction
Portrait of a Hitman Allan A. Buckhantz Rod Steiger, Jack Palance, Bo Svenson Crime
Pumping Iron George Butler Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno Documentary Mr. Olympia contest
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown Phil Roman Animation Paramount
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure Richard Williams Animation 20th Century Fox
Raid on Entebbe Irvin Kershner Peter Finch, Martin Balsam, Yaphet Kotto, Charles Bronson, John Saxon, Jack Warden Drama made for TV; 10 Emmy nominations
The Rescuers John Lounsbery Voices of Eva Gabor, Bob Newhart, Geraldine Page Animated Disney
Rollercoaster James Goldstone George Segal, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda Thriller Universal
Rolling Thunder John Flynn William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, James Best Drama A.I.P.
Roots Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, Gilbert Moses LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett, Jr., John Amos, Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson, Georg Stanford Brown, Richard Roundtree, O. J. Simpson, Leslie Uggams, Madge Sinclair, Ed Asner, Chuck Connors, Lloyd Bridges, Sandy Duncan Drama, television miniseries from the book by Alex Haley; 36 Emmy nominations
Roseland James Ivory Teresa Wright, Geraldine Chaplin, Christopher Walken Romance 3 stories
Ruby Curtis Harrington Piper Laurie, Stuart Whitman Horror Dimension
Run for the Roses Henry Levin Vera Miles, Stuart Whitman, Lisa Eilbacher Drama
Satan's Cheerleaders Greydon Clark Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland Comedy
Saturday Night Fever John Badham John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Donna Pescow Drama Paramount; 4 Golden Globe nominations
Scott Joplin Jeremy Kagan Billy Dee Williams, Clifton Davis, Margaret Avery Biopic
Semi-Tough Michael Ritchie Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston, Brian Dennehy, Carl Weathers, Bert Convy Comedy United Artists; from Dan Jenkins novel
The Sentinel Michael Winner Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam, Ava Gardner Horror Universal; from Jeffrey Konvitz novel
September 30, 1955 James Bridges Richard Thomas, Susan Tyrell Drama Universal
The Serpent's Egg Ingmar Bergman Liv Ullmann, David Carradine Drama Paramount; Bergman's only Hollywood film
Short Eyes Robert M. Young Bruce Davison, Jose Perez Crime drama
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Sam Wanamaker Jane Seymour, Taryn Power, Patrick Wayne Action Columbia
Slap Shot George Roy Hill Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Lindsay Crouse, Jennifer Warren, M. Emmet Walsh Comedy Universal
Smokey and the Bandit Hal Needham Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field, Jerry Reed Comedy 2nd to Star Wars at box office; 2 sequels
Sorcerer William Friedkin Roy Scheider, Francisco Rabal, Bruno Cremer Thriller The Wages of Fear remake
Speedtrap Earl Bellamy Joe Don Baker, Tyne Daly, Richard Jaeckel Action
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope aka Star Wars George Lucas Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness Science fiction Fox; first Star Wars film released; won 6 Academy Awards

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Telefon Don Siegel Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence Spy film MGM
Tentacles Ovidio G. Assonitis John Huston, Shelley Winters, Henry Fonda Horror A.I.P.
Thieves John Berry Marlo Thomas, Héctor Elizondo Comedy
Thunder and Lightning Corey Allen David Carradine, Kate Jackson Action 20th Century Fox
The Turning Point Herbert Ross Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tom Skeritt Drama 20th Century Fox; 11 Oscar nominations
Twilight's Last Gleaming Robert Aldrich Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Charles Durning, Paul Winfield, Burt Young, Joseph Cotten, William Marshall, Melvyn Douglas Thriller Allied Artists; based on Walter Wager novel
Valentino Ken Russell Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Carol Kane Drama, Biography on Rudolf Valentino
The Van Sam Grossman Danny DeVito, Deborah White Comedy
Viva Knievel! Gordon Douglas Evel Knievel, Lauren Hutton, Gene Kelly Action, Biography Knievel as himself
Which Way Is Up? Michael Schultz Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee Comedy Pryor in 3 roles
The White Buffalo J. Lee Thompson Charles Bronson, Will Sampson, Jack Warden, Slim Pickens, Kim Novak Western United Artists
Wilma Bud Greenspan Shirley Jo Finney, Cicely Tyson, Denzel Washington Drama
Wizards Ralph Bakshi Voices of Mark Hamill, David Proval Animated, Fantasy 20th Century Fox
Word Is Out Rob Epstein John Burnside, Elsa Gidlow Documentary
The World's Greatest Lover Gene Wilder Gene Wilder, Carol Kane, Dom DeLuise Comedy 20th Century Fox
You Light Up My Life Joseph Brooks Didi Conn Romance Oscar for Best Song

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