Top 1974 IMDb Rated Movies

List of highest IMDb ranked movies released in 1974 as rated by IMDb users. How many if these have you watched? YesMovies - Watch Free Movies and TV Shows Online - Official YesMovies

[#1] The Godfather: Part II (1974)

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Genre: Crime, Drama

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: Al Pacino, Bruno Kirby, Diane Keaton, Francesca De Sapio,...

Country: US

Duration: 202 min

Release: 1974

Rated: R

IMDb: 9.0 (1,145,158 votes)

[#2] A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

Mabel Longhetti, desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick. Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to their family and decides to commit her to an institution for six months. Alone with a trio of kids to raise on his own, he awaits her return, which holds more than a few surprises.

Genre: Drama

Director: John Cassavetes

Cast: Angelo Grisanti, Charles Horvath, Christina Grisanti, Eddie Shaw,...

Country: US

Duration: 155 min

Release: 1974

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.2 (22,424 votes)

[#3] Chinatown (1974)

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director: Roman Polanski

Cast: Bruce Glover, Diane Ladd, Faye Dunaway, Jack Nicholson,...

Country: US

Duration: 130 min

Release: 1974

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.1 (298,179 votes)

[#4] Young Frankenstein (1974)

A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind.

Genre: Comedy

Director: Mel Brooks

Cast: Arthur Malet, Cloris Leachman, Danny Goldman, Gene Wilder,...

Country: US

Duration: 106 min

Release: 1974

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.0 (144,666 votes)

[#5] The Conversation (1974)

Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Elizabeth MacRae, Frederic Forrest,...

Country: US

Duration: 113 min

Release: 1974

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.8 (104,301 votes)

[#6] The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Director: Joseph Sargent

Cast: Christopher Murney, Dick O'Neill, Doris Roberts, Earl Hindman,...

Country: US

Duration: 104 min

Release: 1974

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.7 (28,152 votes)

[#7] Blazing Saddles (1974)

A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.

Genre: Comedy, Western

Director: Mel Brooks

Cast: Alex Karras, Burton Gilliam, Carol Arthur, Cleavon Little,...

Country: US

Duration: 93 min

Release: 1974

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.7 (127,244 votes)

[#8] The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

When Sally hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin, set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.

Genre: Horror

Director: Tobe Hooper

Cast: Allen Danziger, Ed Guinn, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen,...

Country: US

Duration: 83 min

Release: 1974

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.5 (143,299 votes)

[#9] Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)

After her husband dies, Alice and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make a new life for herself as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small diner.

Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Alfred Lutter, Billy Green Bush, Dean Casper, Diane Ladd,...

Country: US

Duration: 112 min

Release: 1974

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.3 (22,242 votes)

[#10] Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director: Sidney Lumet

Cast: Albert Finney, Anthony Perkins, Colin Blakely, Ingrid Bergman,...

Country: UK

Duration: 128 min

Release: 1974

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.3 (56,675 votes)