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1970’s Movies Quiz

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What is the name of the 1972 mafia classic which featured Marlon Brando and Al Pacino playing mobsters adapting to a changing world of crime?
Goodfellas
Scarface
The Godfather
Pulp Fiction

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What is the name of the 1978 war movie about soldiers of the Vietnam War which starred Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken?
We Were Soldiers
The Deer Hunter
Platoon
Hamburger Hill

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What is the name of the 1974 action movie where Charles Bronson played a man bent on avenging his family?
Red Day
Payback
Death Wish
Escape from New York

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What is the name of the 1974 Mel Brooks western-comedy starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder?
Blazing Saddles
On the Range
Go Away
Higher Noon

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What is the name of the 1976 horror classic about a family who discovers that their son is the antichrist?
Live Again
Original Sin
The Omen
The Exorcist

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What 1974 detective film directed by Roman Polanski starred Jack Nicholson as a private detective solving a fatal set of circumstances surrounding a water supply agency?
The Boondocks
Little Italy
Chinatown
Chicago

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What 1975 thriller/horror movie told the story of an island community terrorized by a shark?
Cut
Jaws
Waves
Teeth

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What 1973 film followed conmen played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford as they attempted to take revenge on a villainous crime boss?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Sting
Born in Brooklyn
Casino

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What 1974 horror film is believed to have helped start the slasher horror subgenre with its primary antagonist Leatherface?
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Scream
Friday the 13th
A Nightmare on Elm Street

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What 1978 mystery movie starring Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier followed investigators uncovering a plot to bring about the rebirth of the Third Reich?
Storming the Beaches
Days Beyond the End
The Boys from Brazil
The Next Wave

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What 1976 sports movie followed a Philadelphia boxer who had the opportunity to challenge the heavyweight champion for his title?
Steel
Rocky
Razor
The Tempest

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What 1977 war movie followed the events of World War Two's Operation Market Garden where Allied soldiers attempted to capture bridges to help their fellows invade Germany?
A Bridge Too Far
Sunset Soldiers
Saving Private Ryan
Hacksaw Ridge

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What 1976 film followed the mentally unhinged cabbie Travis Bickle who plotted to assassinate a political candidate?
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Cape Fear
Casino
Taxi Driver
Street Lights

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What 1973 horror film followed a pair of priests who attempted to save a young girl from demonic possession?
Behind Black Eyes
Priest
The Rite
The Exorcist

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What legendary 1971 musical film told the story of a Jewish community in Russia attempting to live their lives in spite of the growing antisemitism that threatened them?
Fiddler on the Roof
The Music Man
Come and See
Against All Odds

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What 1973 comedy film followed a conman and his young charge as they bonded over a shared career of swindling?
Paper Moon
Man on the Moon
Moonstruck
Man on the Moon

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What 1977 sci-fi movie directed by Steven Spielberg followed characters whose lives were shattered after witnessing an alien spacecraft?
The 5th Wave
Fires of Heaven
Alien
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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What 1971 action/police film followed Inspector Harry Callahan as he tried to bring a serial killer to justice?
Hardline
Dirty Harry
Death Wish
Under Siege

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What is the name of the 1978 horror movie which follows characters attempting to survive the wrath of the serial killer Michael Myers?
Trick 'r Treat
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Friday the 13th
Halloween

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What is the name of the 1975 comedy film where a British comedy troupe played King Arthur and his knights who traveled England in search of adventure?
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Knights of the Round Table
Camelot
The Silly Adventures of King Arthur

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What 1979 psychological thriller adventure movie saw Vietnam soldiers journey through Asia hunting down the villainous rogue officer Kurtz?
We Were Soldiers
Platoon
Apocalypse Now
Rolling Thunder

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What is the name of the 1975 film where Jack Nicholson played a criminal sent to an insane asylum?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Interruptions
Falling Up Again
The Cure for Wellness

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What 1977 science-fiction movie told the story of Luke Skywalker who fought as a rebel against the sinister Galactic Empire?
2001: A Space Odyssey
Lost in Space
Star Wars
Star Trek

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What 1974 comedy film directed by Mel Brooks told the tale of a scientist who managed to reanimate a monstrous cadaver?
Dawn of the Dead
Re-Animator
Young Frankenstein
The Producers

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What 1971 movie directed by Stanley Kubrick followed a young sociopath named Alex as society attempted unsuccessfully to reform him?
Barry Lyndon
The Shining
A Clockwork Orange
Eyes Wide Shut

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What 1979 drama film followed the messy divorce of a family as two parents fought for custody of their child?
Picture Perfect
Kramer vs. Kramer
Marriage Story
Moonstruck

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What 1979 film saw Clint Eastwood play a convict with a plan to escape from one of the world's most secure prisons?
Escape from Alcatraz
The Great Escape
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile

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What 1973 crime drama directed by Martin Scorsese followed a collection man named Charlie who tried to get by in a world of gangsters and grime?
The Raging Bull
Casino
Bugsy
Mean Streets

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What 1974 drama followed a mentally ill housewife as she attempted to live out her life in spite of her issues?
Terrors of the Mind
Live and Let Die
A Woman Under the Influence
Girl Interrupted

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What 1979 horror film followed a space crew who were beset upon by an extraterrestrial menace?
Alien
Predator
Sapiens
Lost in Space

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