The best movies from the years 1970 in genre Drama

List of the best movies from the years 1970, in genre Drama. Order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
The Message
10

The Message

H

andsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

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Paper Moon
9

Paper Moon

D

uring the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

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Taxi Driver
8

Taxi Driver

R

obert De Niro stars as Travis Bickle in this oppressive psychodrama about a Vietnam veteran who rebels against the decadence and immorality of big city life in New York while working the nightshift as a taxi driver.

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Chinatown
7

Chinatown

P

rivate eye Jake Gittes lives off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

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The Girl with the Red Scarf (Selvi Boylum, Al Yazmalim)
6

The Girl with the Red Scarf (Selvi Boylum, Al Yazmalim)

S

elvi Boylum, Al Yazmalım (English title: The Girl with the Red Scarf) is a 1978 Turkish romantic drama film directed by Atıf Yılmaz. It is an adaptation of Kirgiz writer Cengiz Aytmatov's short story "The Red Scarf".

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
5

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

W

hile serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Mildred Ratched.

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Outrageous Class (Hababam sinifi)
4

Outrageous Class (Hababam sinifi)

L

azy, uneducated students mostly coming from money, share a very close band. They live together in the dormitory of this private highschool, where they daily plan their latest pranks on teachers or the other classes. When a new and obviously strict headmaster arrives, the students naturally try to overthrow him. A comic war of nitwits follows.

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Tokyo Story (Tokyo monogatari)
3

Tokyo Story (Tokyo monogatari)

A

n old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city, but the children have little time for them.

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The Godfather
2

The Godfather

T

he story spans the years from 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael, steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

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The Godfather: Part II
1

The Godfather: Part II

T

he continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba

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