Largely remembered as the last golden era for American cinema, the 1970s are thus looked upon as a time when studios threw money at ambitious directors and creatively engaging projects abounded. When it comes to Best Picture Oscar winners, it’s hard to disagree with the choices made across the decade. And now you can remember just how good the ’70s were for film with this latest supercut by Miguel Branco.
Having already turned his attention to the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, Branco dips into a top to bottom classic list of movies for his latest video. Again, the Best Picture winners from the 1970s are all pretty monumental: “Patton,” “The French Connection,” “The Godfather,” “The Godfather Part II,” “The Sting,” “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Rocky,” “Annie Hall,” “The Deer Hunter” and “Kramer Vs. Kramer.” While there are “snubbed” movies (“All That Jazz,” “Apocalypse Now,” etc), again, it’s hard to say none of these films deserved the big prize.
So with this year’s awards season heating up, look back to see what caused so much buzz more than three decades ago. Watch below.