Are you feeling nostalgic? If so, you may want to think about rediscovering some of the wonderful films that were released in the late 1970s. For starters, both “Rocky” and “The Marathon Man” burst onto the scene in 1976. If you ask me, either one would make an excellent movie night selection. However, if action flicks are not your thing, don’t despair. I know of several others that may just salt your popcorn. Here they are:
“The Omen” (1976)
Do you like your Jujubes served up with a serious side order of evil? Well then, I’d suggest picking up a copy of director Richard Donner’s film “The Omen.” In my opinion, it is most certainly one of the best films of the decade. The storyline focused on a couple and their incredibly evil son. It also featured a great cast. Among them were Gregory Peck and Harvey Stevens. For me, one of the most memorable scenes was when the nanny killed herself.
“Saturday Night Fever” (1977)
Would you rather shake your butt instead of quake in fear? If so, director John Badham’s “Saturday Night Fever” may just be your slice of movie nirvana. It starred a very young John Travolta and Fran Drescher. Personally, I loved the music and the dancing. I also liked the bridge scene.
“Star Wars” (1977)
Are you more a fan of light sabers than platform shoes and form-fitting leisure suits? Then there is always “Star Wars.” It was released in the 1970s too. I can still remember the first time that I saw the movie in the theatre. It had me mesmerized from the very beginning. The film was directed by George Lucas and had a superb cast. Among them were Harrison Ford, Peter Cushing and Mark Hamill. My favorite characters were R2-D2 and C-3PO.
Still want more? Another 1970s movie that I would recommend watching is director Randal Kleiser’s “Grease.” I absolutely adore this film and have watched it more than once. One of my favorite moments is when John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s characters meet up at the Shake Shack. I am also a big fan of the movie’s soundtrack. Other well known artists that starred in the film were Jeff Conaway and Stockard Channing.
“Norma Rae” (1979)
Lastly, you could also opt to watch director Martin Ritt’s film “Norma Rae.” I always found it to be a great movie. Its storyline focused on a woman that decided to stand up against her employer. It starred Beau Bridges, Sally Field and Ron Leibman. One of my favorite scenes was when she held up her union sign in an attempt to get her co-workers to stand up with her.
Source: Personal Experience
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