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Top Ten of the Year - 1971

by Arkadin
Top Ten of the Year - 1971 by Arkadin
These are my choices for the top ten films of 1971. I’m only did US movies (produced by a US company) so there’s no “Clockwork Orange” or “Duck, You Sucker” or “Walkabout” or “Straw Dogs” or a lot of other good movies that would otherwise be on the list. I’m also not using any of the movies on any of AFI’s top 100 movie lists to try and highlight some lesser known US films. (1971 AFI films were “The French Connection”, “Clockwork Orange”, and “The Last Picture Show”) I started with 1971 because IMO that’s when ‘New Hollywood’ came into its’ own. And there were just a lot of good films made that year, making it hard to narrow it down to just… Read more

These are my choices for the top ten films of 1971. I’m only did US movies (produced by a US company) so there’s no “Clockwork Orange” or “Duck, You Sucker” or “Walkabout” or “Straw Dogs” or a lot of other good movies that would otherwise be on the list. I’m also not using any of the movies on any of AFI’s top 100 movie lists to try and highlight some lesser known US films. (1971 AFI films were “The French Connection”, “Clockwork Orange”, and “The Last Picture Show”)

I started with 1971 because IMO that’s when ‘New Hollywood’ came into its’ own. And there were just a lot of good films made that year, making it hard to narrow it down to just ten.

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