1970 Top Ten List

  • The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci)
  • Deep End (Jerzy Skolimowski)
  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Vittorio de Sica)
  • Claire's Knee (Eric Rohmer)
  • Start the Revolution Without Me (Bud Yorkin)
  • Bed and Board (François Truffaut)
  • Performance (Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg)
  • Cotton Comes to Harlem (Ossie Davis)
  • Catch-22 (Mike Nichols)
  • The Landlord (Hal Ashby)
  • Additional 1970 Films By Rating

  • Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson)
  • Two Mules for Sister Sara (Don Siegel)
  • Airport (George Seaton)
  • Zorns Lemma (Hollis Frampton)
  • Patton (Franklin J. Schaffner)
  • A Swedish Love Story (Roy Andersson)
  • The Red Circle (Jean-Pierre Melville)
  • Woodstock (Michael Wadleigh)
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Russ Meyer)
  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Elio Petri)
  • Multiple Maniacs (John Waters)
  • The Confession (Costa-Gavras)
  • The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento)
  • Donkey Skin (Jacques Demy)
  • Gimme Shelter (David Maysles & Albert Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin)
  • Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  • Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (Michael Fengler & Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  • The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Billy Wilder)
  • Rio Lobo (Howard Hawks)
  • Kelly's Heroes (Brian G. Hutton)
  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue (Sam Peckinpah)
  • MASH (Robert Altman)
  • The Decameron (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  • Little Big Man (Arthur Penn)
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes (Ted Post)
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Jaromil Jires)