Favorite Movies of 1977?

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(in order, of course)

Annie Hall
Stroszek
A Special Day
The Yellow Handkerchief
Opening Night
Le Sheriff
The Devil, Probably
The Blue Motel
Wifemistress
A Wedding
Last Chants For a Slow Dance
Equus
The Ascent
The American Friend



Star Wars
Eraserhead
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Spy Who Loved Me
Slap Shot
Smokey and the Bandit
Susperia
Saturday Night Fever
A Bridge Too Far



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Audrey Rose
The Car
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Gauntlet
Smokey and the Bandit
The Spy Who Loved Me
Star Wars: Episode IV



In no exact order, but in three groups of descending quality:

Star Wars: Episode IV
Cross of Iron
Suspiria
Alucarda

Sorcerer
The Child
The Psychic

Rabid
Mosquito the Rapist
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4. The American Friend


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3. Eraserhead
2. Star Wars


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1. Annie Hall



I'll do a short list -

Star Wars - What ELSE could lead the list?
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - My actual favorite.
Annie Hall - Introduced me, at least, to Woody Allen and movies without monsters, ray guns or ET's



My Favorite 1977 Movies:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Star Wars
Smokey and the Bandit
The Goodbye Girl
Heroes
Oh, God!
Pete's Dragon
Fun with Dick and Jane
High Anxiety
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Star Wars
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
I Like Life a Lot AKA Nekem az élet teccik nagyon
Slap Shot
The Goodbye Girl
Crossed Swords
Tail Gunner Joe
Capricorn One
Black Sunday
The Spy Who Loved Me
Sorcerer
Soldier of Orange
The Stationmaster's Wife
The Duellists
Oh, God!
Annie Hall
The Deep
Count Dracula
The Chicken Chronicles
That Obscure Object of Desire
Brothers
Fantastic Animation Festival
Space Battleship Yamato
Word Is Out
Citizens Band
September 30, 1955
The Ascent
Semi-Tough
The Amazing Howard Hughes
The American Friend
Viva Italia!
The Man in the Iron Mask
Which Way Is Up?
Twilight's Last Gleaming
Smokey and the Bandit
Saturday Night Fever
Rollercoaster
Orca
Wifemistress
MacArthur
Kill Me If You Can
Jabberwocky
Iphigenia
The Man Who Loved Women
High Anxiety
The Gauntlet
Fun with Dick and Jane
Fraternity Row
First Love
A Bridge Too Far
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Steven Spielberg



A Bridge Too Far Richard Attenborough



Sorcerer William Friedkin



The Spy Who Loved Me Lewis Gilbert



Saturday Night Fever John Badham



Star Wars George Lucas



Slap Shot George Roy Hill



Soldier of Orange Paul Verhoeven



Pumping Iron George Butler, Robert Fiore



Cross of Iron Sam Peckinpah


Watch/re-watch list:
The Ascent ‘Восхождение’ Larisa Shepitko
Crime Busters ‘I due superpiedi quasi piatti’ Enzo Barboni
New York, New York Martin Scorsese
The Duellists Ridley Scott
The Bishop’s Bedroom ‘La stanza del vescovo’ Dino Risi
Death of a Corrupt Man ‘Mort d'un pourri’ Georges Lautner
Capricorn One Peter Hyams
Which Way Is Up? Michael Schultz



Fight For Your Life


Rolling Thunder



House


Oh, God!


The Hills Have Eyes


Smokey and the Bandit


Sorcerer


Eraserhead


Slap Shot


Star Wars



It's a short list:
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Probably one of my favorite Spielberg films, even more so than Raiders of the Lost Ark. It just felt so refreshing for a '70s aliens invasion movie even when I was watching it for the first time in the 2010s. It didn't go for the easy hostile alien approach nor the saccharine E.T. one, but somewhere in between full of wonder and intrigue.