1971 Top Ten List

  • The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich)
  • King Lear (Grigori Kozintsev)
  • Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman)
  • McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman)
  • The Last Run (Richard Fleischer)
  • Macbeth (Roman Polanski)
  • A New Leaf (Elaine May)
  • Little Murders (Alan Arkin)
  • The Devils (Ken Russell)
  • The Burglars (Henri Verneuil)
  • Additional 1971 Films By Rating

  • The Third Part of the Night (Andrzej Zulawski)
  • The French Connection (William Friedkin)
  • Trafic (Jacques Tati)
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart)
  • Duck You Sucker (Sergio Leone)
  • Bananas (Woody Allen)
  • Vanishing Point (Richard C. Sarafian)
  • A Touch of Zen (King Hu)
  • The Ceremony (Nagisa Oshima)
  • The Beguiled (Donald Siegel)
  • Daughters of Darkness (Harry Kümel)
  • Wanda (Barbara Loden)
  • Punishment Park (Peter Watkins)
  • Taking Off (Milos Forman)
  • Land of Silence and Darkness (Werner Herzog)
  • Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg)
  • THX 1138 (George Lucas)
  • Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison)
  • The Big Boss (Lo Wei)
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger)
  • Dirty Harry (Don Siegel)
  • Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby)
  • Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog)
  • The Merchant of Four Seasons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  • Shaft (Gordon Parks)
  • Satan's Skin (Piers Haggard)
  • The Omega Man (Boris Sagal)
  • The New One-Armed Swordsman (Chang Cheh)
  • The Emigrants (Jan Troell)
  • Gumshoe (Stephen Frears)
  • The Salamander (Alain Tanner)
  • The Working Class Goes to Heaven (Elio Petri)
  • The Cat o' Nine Tails (Dario Argento)
  • Drive, He Said (Jack Nicholson)
  • A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
  • Play Misty for Me (Clint Eastwood)
  • Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah)
  • A Safe Place (Henry Jaglom)