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

1974
Rank
Title Studio 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–ZEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Note
11 Harrowhouse Aram Avakian Charles Grodin, Candice Bergen, James Mason, Trevor Howard Drama 20th Century Fox
99 and 44/100% Dead John Frankenheimer Richard Harris, Edmond O'Brien, Bradford Dillman, Chuck Connors Crime 20th Century Fox
Abby William Girdler Carol Speed, Juanita Moore, Terry Carter Horror AIP
Act of Vengeance Bob Kelljan Jo Ann Harris, Peter Brown, Lada St. Edmund Crime AIP
Airport 1975 Jack Smight Charlton Heston, Karen Black, Gloria Swanson, George Kennedy, Susan Clark, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Linda Blair, Sid Caesar, Myrna Loy Disaster film Universal. 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 Warner Bros. Oscar for Burstyn
Amazing Grace Stan Lathan Moms Mabley, Slappy White, Rosalind Cash Comedy United Artists
The Arena Steve Carver Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Paul Muller (actor) Action New World
Bad Ronald Buzz Kulik Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman, Kim Hunter Horror Made for TV
Bank Shot Gower Champion George C. Scott, Joanna Cassidy, Sorrell Booke Crime comedy United Artists
The Bat People Jerry Jameson Stewart Moss, Marianne McAndrew, Michael Pataki Horror AIP
The Bears and I Bernard McEveety Patrick Wayne, Chief Dan George, Andrew Duggan Drama Disney
Benji Joe Camp Patsy Garrett, Christopher Connelly, Patsy Garrett, Peter Breck Family Independent. 1st of series
Beyond the Door Ovidio G. Assonitis Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson, Gabriele Lavia Horror Independent
Big Bad Mama Steve Carver Angie Dickinson, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt Action New World
Billy Two Hats Ted Kotcheff Gregory Peck, Desi Arnaz Jr., Jack Warden Western United Artists
Black Belt Jones Robert Clouse Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Eric Laneuville Action Warner Bros.
Black Eye Jack Arnold Fred Williamson, Rosemary Forsyth, Teresa Graves Action Warner Bros.
The Black Godfather John Evans Rod Perry, Don Chastain, Jimmy Witherspoon Crime drama Independent
Black Samson Charles Bail Rockne Tarkington, William Smith, Carol Speed Action Warner Bros.
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Alex Karras Western comedy Warner Bros. 3 Oscar nominations
Bootleggers Charles B. Pierce Paul Koslo, Jaclyn Smith, Slim Pickens Crime Independent
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, Clifton James, Robert Englund, Joan Goodfellow Crime drama Columbia
Busting Peter Hyams Elliott Gould, Robert Blake, Allen Garfield Crime comedy United Artists
Caged Heat Jonathan Demme Erica Gavin, Roberta Collins, Barbara Steele Action New World
The California Kid Richard T. Heffron Martin Sheen Action, Horror, Thriller Made for TV
California Split Robert Altman Elliott Gould, George Segal, Ann Prentiss Comedy drama Columbia
The Castaway Cowboy Vincent McEveety James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp Family Disney
Catch My Soul Patrick McGoohan Richie Havens, Lance LeGault, Season Hubley Musical Cinerama
Chinatown Roman Polanski Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, Diane Ladd, Burt Young Mystery Paramount. 11 Oscar nominations
Chosen Survivors Sutton Roley Diana Muldaur, Bradford Dillman, Jackie Cooper Sci-fi Columbia
Claudine John Berry Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Drama 20th Century Fox
Cockfighter Monte Hellman Warren Oates, Harry Dean Stanton, Ed Begley Jr. Drama New World
Conrack Martin Ritt Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Madge Sinclair Drama 20th Century Fox. From Pat Conroy book
The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall Mystery Paramount. 3 Oscar nominations
Crazy Joe Carlo Lizzani Peter Boyle, Paula Prentiss, Fred Williamson, Eli Wallach, Rip Torn Crime drama Columbia
The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder Arthur Hiller Timothy Bottoms, Barbara Hershey, Albert Salmi, George Marshall Comedy, Drama 20th Century Fox
Cry Panic James Goldstone John Forsythe, Earl Holliman, Ralph Meeker, Norman Alden, Claudia McNeil, Anne Francis Mystery, Thriller Made for TV
Daisy Miller Peter Bogdanovich Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman, Mildred Natwick Drama Paramount
Dark Star John Carpenter Dan O'Bannon, Nick Castle Sci-fi comedy Independent
Death Cruise Ralph Senensky Richard Long, Polly Bergen, Edward Albert, Kate Jackson, Celeste Holm, Tom Bosley, Michael Constantine, Cesare Danova Mystery Made for TV
The Death Squad Harry Falk Robert Forster, Michelle Philips, Claude Akins, Mark Goddard, Melvyn Douglas Crime, Drama Made for TV
Death Wish Michael Winner Charles Bronson, Vincent Gardenia, Hope Lange, Stuart Margolin Thriller Paramount. 1st of series
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry John Hough Susan George, Peter Fonda, Vic Morrow Action 20th Century Fox
Dirty O'Neil Lewis Teague Morgan Paull, Art Metrano, Pat Anderson Comedy thriller AIP
The Dove Charles Jarrott Joseph Bottoms, Dabney Coleman, Deborah Raffin Drama Paramount
Dynamite Brothers Al Adamson Timothy Brown, Alan Tang, Aldo Ray Action Independent
Earthquake Mark Robson Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Richard Roundtree, George Kennedy, Geneviève Bujold, Lorne Greene, Marjoe Gortner, Victoria Principal Disaster film Universal. 4 Oscar nominations
The Education of Sonny Carson Michael Campus Don Gordon, Joyce Walker, Paul Benjamin Drama Paramount
Flesh Gordon Michael Benveniste, Howard Ziehm William Dennis Hunt, John Hoyt, Candy Samples Adult comedy Independent
For Pete's Sake Peter Yates Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons Comedy Columbia
Foxy Brown Jack Hill Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Terry Carter Crime AIP
Freebie and the Bean Richard Rush Alan Arkin, James Caan, Loretta Swit Crime comedy Warner Bros.
The Front Page Billy Wilder Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Carol Burnett Comedy Universal; From Ben Hecht play; Remake of 1931 film
The Gambler Karel Reisz James Caan, Lauren Hutton, Paul Sorvino Drama Paramount. Remade in 2014
'Gator Bait Beverly Sebastion Claudia Jennings, Bill Thurman Thriller Independent
Ginger in the Morning Gordon Wiles Fred Ward, Sissy Spacek, Monte Markham Romance Independent
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 Paramount. Sequel; won 6 Oscars
Golden Needles Robert Clouse Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Ashley, Ann Sothern Adventure AIP
Gone in 60 Seconds H. B. Halicki H. B. Halicki, Gary Bettenhausen, Parnelli Jones Action Independent
The Gravy Train Jack Starrett Stacy Keach, Margot Kidder, Frederic Forrest Drama Columbia
The Great Gatsby Jack Clayton Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Lois Chiles Drama Paramount. Based on the book
The Groove Tube Ken Shapiro Chevy Chase, Richard Belzer, Jennifer Welles Comedy Independent
Hangup Henry Hathaway William Elliott, Cliff Potts, Marki Bey Action Warner Bros.
Harry and Tonto Paul Mazursky Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman Comedy, Drama 20th Century Fox. Oscar for Carney
Herbie Rides Again Robert Stevenson Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers Family Disney. The Love Bug sequel
Homebodies Larry Yust Peter Brocco, Frances Fuller, William Hansen Comedy horror Embassy
The House on Skull Mountain Ron Honthaner Victor French, Janee Michelle, Mike Evans Horror 20th Century Fox
How to Seduce a Woman Charles Martin Angel Tompkins, Alexandra Hay, Judith McConnell Comedy Cinerama
Huckleberry Finn J. Lee Thompson Jeff East, Paul Winfield, David Wayne, Arthur O'Connell, Harvey Korman Musical United Artists. From Mark Twain book
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, Guy Stockwell Horror Warner Bros.
Juggernaut Richard Lester Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, Freddie Jones Crime United Artists
The Klansman Terence Young Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, Cameron Mitchell, Linda Evans, O.J. Simpson Drama Paramount
Knife for the Ladies Larry G. Spangler Jack Elam, Ruth Roman, Gene Evans Western horror Independent
Law and Disorder Ivan Passer Carroll O'Connor, Ernest Borgnine, Ann Wedgeworth, Karen Black Crime comedy Columbia
The Legend of Earl Durand John D. Patterson Peter Haskell, Slim Pickens, Keenan Wynn Western Independent
Lenny Bob Fosse Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner Biography United Artists. 6 Oscar nominations
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Richard Friedenberg Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle Adventure Independent. Became TV series
The Little Prince Stanley Donen Richard Kiley, Bob Fosse, Gene Wilder Musical Paramount
The Longest Yard Robert Aldrich Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter Comedy Paramount. Remade in 2005
The Lords of Flatbush Martin Davidson, Stephen F. Verona Henry Winkler, Sylvester Stallone, Susan Blakely Drama Columbia
Lost in the Stars Daniel Mann Brock Peters, Melba Moore, Clifton Davis Drama AFT
Lovin' Molly Sidney Lumet Blythe Danner, Anthony Perkins, Beau Bridges Drama Columbia
Macon County Line Richard Compton Max Baer, Alan Vint, Cheryl Waters Crime drama AIP.
Mama's Dirty Girls John Hayes Gloria Grahame, Paul Lambert, Candice Rialson, Sondra Currie Thriller Independent
Mame Gene Saks Lucille Ball, Beatrice Arthur, Robert Preston, Bruce Davison, Jane Connell, Don Porter Musical based on the play
Man on a Swing Frank Perry Cliff Robertson, Joel Grey, Elizabeth Wilson Thriller Paramount
The Man with the Golden Gun Guy Hamilton Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams Action United Artists. Sequel to Live and Let Die
McQ John Sturges John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Al Lettieri Crime drama Warner Bros.
The Midnight Man Burt Lancaster Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Cameron Mitchell Crime drama Universal
Mixed Company Melville Shavelson Barbara Harris, Joseph Bologna, Lisa Gerritsen Comedy United Artists
The Morning After Richard T. Heffron Dick Van Dyke, Lynn Carlin, Don Porter, Linda Lavin Drama Made for TV; Remake of 1986 film
Mr. Majestyk Richard Fleischer Charles Bronson, Al Lettieri, Linda Cristal Action United Artists
Murder on the Orient Express Sidney Lumet Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts, Richard Widmark Drama Paramount. won 3 BAFTA awards
Newman's Law Richard T. Heffron George Peppard, Roger Robinson, Eugene Roche Crime Universal
The Nickel Ride Robert Mulligan Jason Miller, Linda Haynes, Victor French Crime 20th Century Fox
Nightmare Honeymoon Elliot Silverstein Dack Rambo, John Beck, Roy Jenson Thriller MGM
Northeast of Seoul David Lowell Rich Anita Ekberg, John Ireland, Victor Buono Thriller Cannon
Oliver Twist Hal Sutherland Josh Albee, Jane Webb, Les Tremayne Animated Warner Bros.
Once Upon a Scoundrel George Schaefer Zero Mostel, Katy Jurado, Pancho Córdova Comedy Independent
Open Season Peter Collinson Peter Fonda, John Phillip Law, Richard Lynch Thriller Columbia
Our Time Peter Hyams Pamela Sue Martin, Parker Stevenson, Debralee Scott Drama Warner Bros.
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, William Finley Musical 20th Century Fox
Phase IV Saul Bass Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, Lynne Frederick Sci-fi Paramount
The Photographer William Byron Hillman Michael Callan, Barbara Nichols, Harold J. Stone Thriller Embassy
Planet Earth Marc Daniels John Saxon, Janet Margolin, Ted Cassidy, Christopher Cary, Diana Muldaur Sci-fi Made for TV
Policewomen Lee Frost Sondra Currie, Tony Young, Jean Bell Action Crown International
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 AFT
S*P*Y*S Irvin Kershner Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Zouzou Comedy 20th Century Fox
The Savage Is Loose George C. Scott George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Lee Montgomery Drama Independent
Savage Sisters Eddie Romero Gloria Hendry, John Ashley, Cheri Caffaro Action AIP
Score Radley Metzger Casey Donovan, Claire Wilbur, Lynn Lowry Adult film
Seizure Oliver Stone Jonathan Frid, Martine Beswick, Herve Villechaize Horror Cinerama Stone debut
The Single Girls Beverly Sebastian Claudia Jennings, Greg Mullavy, Joan Prather Comedy Independent
The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe Mohy Quandour Robert Walker Jr., Cesar Romero, Tom Drake Horror Cinerama
The Spikes Gang Richard Fleischer Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes, Ron Howard Western United Artists
Sugar Hill Paul Maslansky Marki Bey, Robert Quarry, Richard Lawson Horror AIP
The Sugarland Express Steven Spielberg Goldie Hawn, William Atherton, Ben Johnson Crime drama Universal
Summer School Teachers Barbara Peeters Candice Rialson, Pat Anderson, Grainger Hines Thriller New World
The Super Cops Gordon Parks Ron Leibman, David Selby, Sheila Frazier Crime drama MGM
The Swinging Cheerleaders Jack Hill Rainbeaux Smith, Colleen Camp, Rosanne Katon Comedy Independent
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Joseph Sargent Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo, Jerry Stiller Crime drama United Artists. Remade in 2009
The Tamarind Seed Blake Edwards Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle Drama Embassy
The Teacher Hickmet Avedis Angel Tompkins, Jay North, Marlene Schmidt Thriller Crown International
The Terminal Man Mike Hodges George Segal, Joan Hackett, Jill Clayburgh Sci-fi Warner Bros.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Tobe Hooper Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal Horror Independent. 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, Louise Fletcher Drama United Artists
Thomasine & Bushrod Gordon Parks Jr. Max Julien, Vonetta McGee George Murdock Western Columbia
Three the Hard Way Gordon Parks Jr. Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly, Jim Brown Action Allied Artists
Thunder County Chris Robinson Mickey Rooney, Ted Cassidy, Carol Locatell Crime Independent
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Michael Cimino Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis Crime drama United Artists
TNT Jackson Cirio H. Santiago Jeanne Bell, Chiquito, Stan Shaw Action New World
The Towering Inferno John Guillermin, Irwin Allen Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Fred Astaire, Jennifer Jones, Richard Chamberlain, O. J. Simpson, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, Robert Vaughn Disaster film 20th Century Fox/Warner Bros. Won 3 Oscars
The Treasure of Jamaica Reef Virginia L. Stone Stephen Boyd, David Ladd, Chuck Woolery Action Independent
The Trial of Billy Jack Tom Laughlin Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Riley Hill (actor) Drama Warner Bros. Sequel to Billy Jack
Truck Stop Women Mark L. Lester Claudia Jennings, Lieux Dressler, Dennis Fimple Action Independent
Truck Turner Jonathan Kaplan Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Annazette Chase Action AIP
The Ultimate Thrill Robert Butler Barry Brown, Britt Ekland Thriller Independent
Uptown Saturday Night Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor Comedy Warner Bros.
W Richard Quine Twiggy, John Vernon, Dirk Benedict Mystery Cinerama
Welcome to Arrow Beach Laurence Harvey Laurence Harvey, Joanna Pettet, Meg Foster Horror Warner Bros.
Where the Lilies Bloom William A. Graham Jan Smithers, Harry Dean Stanton, Rance Howard Family United Artists
Where the Red Fern Grows Norman Tokar James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Lonny Chapman Family Crown
The White Dawn Philip Kaufman Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr. Adventure Paramount
Willie Dynamite Gilbert Moses Roscoe Orman, Eddie Rivers, Diana Sands Crime Universal
A Woman Under the Influence John Cassavetes Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Fred Draper Drama Independent. Golden Globe for Rowlands
The Working Girls Stephanie Rothman Sarah Kennedy, Mary Beth Hughes, Cassandra Peterson Comedy Independent
The Yakuza Sydney Pollack Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith 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 20th Century Fox. 5 Saturn Awards
Zandy's Bride Jan Troell Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Susan Tyrrell Western Warner Bros
Zardoz John Boorman Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman Sci-fi 20th Century Fox

DocumentariesEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Exploratorium Jon Boorstin Documentary
F for Fake Orson Welles Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten Documentary
Hearts and Minds Peter Davis Documentary won Oscar
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones Rollin Binzer The Rolling Stones Documentary Concert

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Box Office Information for Blazing Saddles". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  2. ^ "Box Office Information for The Towering Inferno". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "Box Office Information for The Trial of Billy Jack". The Numbers. Retrieved May 16, 2014.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Box Office Information for Young Frankenstein". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  5. ^ "Box Office Information for Earthquake". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  6. ^ "Box Office Information for The Godfather Part II". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "Box Office Information for Airport 1975". The Numbers. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  8. ^ "Box Office Information for The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams". The Numbers. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  9. ^ "Box Office Information for The Longest Yard". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  10. ^ "Box Office Information for Benji". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 28, 2011.

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