1977 in Film - Notable Films Released in 1977

Notable Films Released in 1977

U.S.A. unless stated


  • 3 Women, directed by Robert Altman, starring Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Janice Rule
  • 21 Up, a TV made documentary film - (U.K.)


  • ABBA: The Movie - directed by Lasse Hallström - (Sweden/Australia)
  • Airport '77, starring Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Brenda Vaccaro, Christopher Lee, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, James Stewart
  • Alien Prey, directed by Norman J. Warren, starring Glory Annen - (U.K.)
  • Allegro non troppo, a musical animated film - (Italy)
  • Amar Akbar Anthony, starring Amitabh Bachchan - (India)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Nicholas Hammond
  • The American Friend (Der amerikanische Freund), directed by Wim Wenders, starring Dennis Hopper and Bruno Ganz - (West Germany)
  • Andy Warhol's Bad, starring Carroll Baker and Perry King
  • Annie Hall, directed by and starring Woody Allen, with Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon
  • Audrey Rose, directed by Robert Wise, starring Marsha Mason, Anthony Hopkins, John Beck
  • An Average Little Man (Un borghese piccolo piccolo), directed by Mario Monicelli, starring Alberto Sordi - (Italy)


  • Backroads, directed by Philip Noyce - (Australia)
  • The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, starring Jackie Earle Haley and William Devane
  • Black Joy, starring Norman Beaton - (U.K.)
  • Black Sunday, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller
  • A Bridge Too Far, directed by Richard Attenborough, starring James Caan, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Redford - (U.S.A./U.K.)
  • The Brothers Lionheart (Bröderna Lejonhjärta) - (Sweden)


  • Candleshoe, starring David Niven, Helen Hayes, Jodie Foster
  • The Car, starring James Brolin
  • Ceddo, directed by Ousmane Sembène - (Senegal)
  • Charleston, starring Bud Spencer, James Coco, Herbert Lom
  • The Chess Players (Shatranj Ke Khilari), directed by Satyajit Ray - (India)
  • Chinatown Kid (Tang ren jie xiao zi), directed by Chang Cheh - (Hong Kong)
  • The Choirboys, directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Charles Durning, Louis Gossett Jr., Perry King, Phyllis Davis, Barbara Rhoades
  • Cinderella, starring Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith
  • Circuit no Ōkami (The Circuit Wolf) - (Japan)
  • Citizen's Band, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Paul LeMat and Candy Clark
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind, directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr
  • Cross of Iron, directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason - (U.K./West Germany)
  • Crossed Swords, starring Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Rex Harrison, Charlton Heston, George C. Scott


  • Damnation Alley, directed by Jack Smight, starring George Peppard and Jan-Michael Vincent
  • Death of a President (Śmierć prezydenta) - (Poland)
  • The Deep, directed by Peter Yates, starring Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Louis Gossett, Jr.
  • Demon Seed, directed by Donald Cammell, starring Julie Christie
  • Desperate Living, directed by John Waters
  • The Devil Probably (Le diable probablement), directed by Robert Bresson - (France)
  • Dharam Veer, starring Dharmendra - (India)
  • Dinner for Adele (Adéla ještě nevečeřela) - (Czechoslovakia)
  • The Disappearance, starring Donald Sutherland and David Hemmings
  • The Dog Who Loved Trains (Pas koji je voleo vozove) - (Yugoslavia)
  • The Domino Principle, directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Mickey Rooney, Eli Wallach, Richard Widmark
  • Dot and the Kangaroo - (Australia)
  • Double Murder, starring Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Peter Ustinov
  • The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel - (U.K.)


  • Elisa, vida mía (Elisa, My Life), directed by Carlos Saura, starring Geraldine Chaplin and Fernando Rey - (Spain)
  • Equus, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Richard Burton and Peter Firth - (U.S.A./U.K.)
  • Eraserhead, directed by David Lynch, starring Jack Nance
  • Executioners from Shaolin (Hong Xi Guan) - (Hong Kong)
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic, directed by John Boorman, starring Richard Burton, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher
  • First Love, starring Susan Dey, William Katt, Beverly D'Angelo
  • Full Circle, aka The Haunting of Julia, starring Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti
  • Fun with Dick and Jane, directed by Ted Kotcheff, starring Jane Fonda and George Segal


  • The Gauntlet, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, with Sondra Locke
  • The Getting of Wisdom, directed by Bruce Beresford - (Australia)
  • Golden Rendezvous, starring Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, David Janssen
  • The Goodbye Girl, directed by Herbert Ross, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason
  • Grand Theft Auto, directed by and starring Ron Howard with Nancy Morgan
  • The Grateful Dead Movie, directed by Jerry Garcia and Leon Gast
  • The Greatest, starring Muhammad Ali as himself


  • Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, starring Dean Jones and Don Knotts
  • Heroes, starring Henry Winkler, Sally Field, Harrison Ford
  • High Anxiety, directed by and starring Mel Brooks, with Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Howard Morris, Cloris Leachman
  • The Hills Have Eyes, directed by Wes Craven
  • The Hobbit, an animated film
  • House (Hausu) - (Japan)
  • The Hunters (Oi kynigoi), directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos - Greece)


  • I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, starring Kathleen Quinlan
  • In the Name of the Pope King (In nome del papa re), starring Nino Manfredi - (Italy)
  • Iphigenia, directed by Michael Cacoyannis - Greece)
  • The Iron Prefect (Il prefetto di ferro) - (Italy)
  • The Iron-Fisted Monk (San De huo shang yu Chong Mi Liu), directed by and starring Sammo Hung - (Hong Kong)
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau, starring Burt Lancaster, Michael York and Barbara Carrera
  • Islands in the Stream, starring George C. Scott
  • J.A. Martin Photographer (J.A. Martin photographe) - (Canada)
  • Jabberwocky, directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Michael Palin - (U.K.)
  • Joseph Andrews, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Ann-Margret
  • Jubilee, by Derek Jarman, starring Adam Ant, Toyah Wilcox and Little Nell - (U.K.)
  • Julia, directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave and Jason Robards


  • Kentucky Fried Movie, directed by John Landis, starring Bill Bixby and George Lazenby
  • Killer of Sheep, directed by Charles Burnett
  • Kingdom of the Spiders, starring William Shatner and Tiffany Bolling
  • The King of the Street Cleaners (Çöpçüler Kralı) - (Turkey)
  • Die Konsequenz (The Consequence), directed by Wolfgang Petersen, starring Jürgen Prochnow - (West Germany)


  • La Soufrière, a documentary film directed by Werner Herzog - (West Germany)
  • The Lacemaker (La Dentellière), starring Isabelle Huppert - (France)
  • The Last Remake of Beau Geste, directed by and starring Marty Feldman
  • The Last Wave, directed by Peter Weir - (Australia)
  • The Late Show, directed by Robert Benton, starring Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy, Eugene Roche, Joanna Cassidy
  • A Little Night Music, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Lesley-Anne Down, Diana Rigg
  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar, directed by Richard Brooks, starring Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld, Richard Kiley, Richard Gere
  • The Lorry (Le Camion), directed by and starring Marguerite Duras with Gérard Depardieu - (France)


  • MacArthur, starring Gregory Peck
  • Madame Rosa, starring Simone Signoret - Academy Award for Best Foreign Film - (France)
  • Ma-ma - (Romania/U.S.S.R./France)
  • Mama, I'm Alive (Mama, ich lebe) - (East Germany)
  • Man of Marble (Człowiek z marmuru), directed by Andrzej Wajda - (Poland)
  • The Man Who Loved Women (L'Homme qui aimait les femmes), directed by François Truffaut, starring Charles Denner, Brigitte Fossey, Leslie Caron - (France)
  • Manly Times, directed by Eduard Zahariev, starring Grigor Vachkov, Mariana Dimitrova, Velko Kanev - (Bulgaria)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • March or Die, directed by Dick Richards, starring Gene Hackman, Catherine Deneuve, Max von Sydow
  • Martin, directed by George A. Romero
  • Mimino - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Mogliamante - (Wifemistress) - (Italy)
  • Mr. Billion, starring Terence Hill, Valerie Perrine and Jackie Gleason


  • Nenè - (Italy)
  • New York, New York, directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro
  • A Nice Plate of Spinach (Což takhle dát si špenát) - (Czechoslovakia)
  • Office Romance (Sluzhebnyy roman) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Oh, God!, directed by Carl Reiner, starring George Burns, John Denver, Teri Garr, Paul Sorvino
  • One on One, starring Robby Benson, Annette O'Toole, G.D. Spradlin
  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't, directed by Agnès Varda
  • Opening Night, directed by John Cassavetes, starring Gena Rowlands, Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara
  • Orca, starring Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Bo Derek
  • The Other Side of Midnight, starring Marie-France Pisier, Susan Sarandon, John Beck, Clu Gulager, Raf Vallone
  • Outlaw Blues, starring Peter Fonda and Susan Saint James


  • Padre Padrone (Father and Master), directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani - (Italy) - Palme d'Or winner
  • Pafnucio Santo - (Mexico)
  • Pete's Dragon, directed by Don Chaffey, starring Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney
  • Picture Show Man, starring Rod Taylor
  • A Piece of the Action, directed by and starring Sidney Poitier, with Bill Cosby and James Earl Jones
  • Plae Kao (The Scar) - (Thailand)
  • Portrait of a Hitman, starring Jack Palance and Rod Steiger
  • Providence, directed by Alain Renais, starring John Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn - (France/Switzerland)
  • Pumping Iron, a docudrama starring Arnold Schwarzenegger


  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
  • Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure, an animated film with the voices of Didi Conn and Mark Baker
  • Rembrandt 1669 - (Netherlands)
  • The Report (Gozāresh), directed by Abbas Kiarostami - (Iran)
  • The Rescuers, an animated film with the voices of Eva Gabor and Bob Newhart
  • Rollercoaster, starring Timothy Bottoms, George Segal, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda
  • Rolling Thunder, starring William Devane
  • Roots, TV mini-series, starring LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett, Jr., John Amos, Cicely Tyson, Georg Stanford Brown, Olivia Cole, Ben Vereen
  • Roseland, starring Teresa Wright, Geraldine Chaplin, Lou Jacobi, Christopher Walken
  • Ruby, starring Piper Laurie


  • Saturday Night Fever, directed by John Badham, starring John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney
  • Scott Joplin, starring Billy Dee Williams, Margaret Avery, Clifton Davis, Art Carney
  • Semi-Tough, directed by Michael Ritchie, starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston, Bert Convy
  • The Sentinel, starring Chris Sarandon, Cristina Raines, José Ferrer, Martin Balsam, Ava Gardner
  • September 30, 1955, directed by James Bridges, starring Richard Thomas, Susan Tyrell, Dennis Quaid, Tom Hulce, Dennis Christopher
  • The Serpent's Egg, directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring David Carradine and Liv Ullmann - (U.S.A./West Germany)
  • Short Eyes, directed by Robert M. Young, starring Bruce Davison and Jose Perez
  • Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, directed by Sam Wanamaker, starring Patrick Wayne and Jane Seymour - (U.S.A./U.K.)
  • Slap Shot, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Lindsay Crouse, Strother Martin
  • Smokey and the Bandit, directed by Hal Needham, starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason
  • Soldier of Orange (Soldaat van Oranje), directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Rutger Hauer - (Netherlands)
  • Sorcerer, directed by William Friedkin, starring Roy Scheider
  • A Special Day (Una giornata particolare), directed by Ettore Scola, starring Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon - (Italy)
  • Speedtrap, starring Joe Don Baker and Tyne Daly
  • The Spy Who Loved Me, starring Roger Moore (as James Bond) with Barbara Bach, Curt Jurgens, Richard Kiel - (U.K.)
  • Starship Invasions, starring Christopher Lee, Robert Vaughn, Helen Shaver
  • Star Wars, directed by George Lucas, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing
  • Stroszek, directed by Werner Herzog, starring Bruno S. and Eva Mattes - (West Germany)
  • Suspiria, directed by Dario Argento, starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Alida Valli - (Italy)
  • Sweeney!, starring John Thaw and Denis Waterman - (U.K.)


  • A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness (Hishū monogatari) - (Japan)
  • Telefon, directed by Don Siegel, starring Charles Bronson and Lee Remick
  • Tenda dos Milagres (Tent of Miracles), directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos - (Brazil)
  • Tentacles, starring John Huston, Shelley Winters, Henry Fonda
  • That Obscure Object of Desire (Cet obscur objet du désir), directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Angela Molina - (France/Spain)
  • That's Carry On!, a compilation film featuring Kenneth Williams and Barbara Windsor - (U.K.)
  • Thunder and Lightning, starring David Carradine and Kate Jackson
  • Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (Zítra vstanu a opařím se čajem) - (Czechoslovakia)
  • Tongpan - (Thailand)
  • The Turning Point, directed by Herbert Ross, starring Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt, Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • Twilight's Last Gleaming, directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Charles Durning, Paul Winfield, Burt Young


  • Viva l'Italia! (I nuovi mostri), starring Vittorio Gassman and Ornella Muti - (Italy)
  • Viva Knievel!, featuring Evel Knievel


  • The War in Space (Wakusei Daisensō: Za uō in Supesu) - (Japan)
  • Which Way Is Up?, directed by Michael Schultz, starring Richard Pryor, Margaret Avery, Lonette McKee
  • White Bim Black Ear (Belyy Bim, Chyornoe ukho) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • White Buffalo, starring Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson, Slim Pickens, Kim Novak
  • Wilma, starring Shirley Jo Finney, Cicely Tyson, Denzel Washington
  • Wizards - animated film directed by Ralph Bakshi
  • The World's Greatest Lover, directed by and starring Gene Wilder, with Carol Kane, Dom DeLuise
  • Wounded Game (Podranki) - (U.S.S.R.)


  • The Year of the Hare (Jäniksen vuosi) - (Finland)
  • The Yellow Handkerchief (Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi) - (Japan)
  • You Light Up My Life, starring Didi Conn

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