The best movies from the years 1970 in genre Crime

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

Serpico

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erpico is a 1973 American biopic directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino. It's based on Peter Maas' biography of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption in the force. The film and its principals were nominated for numerous awards, and together with Scarecrow, which was released the same year, it marked the big breakthrough for Al Pacino. The film was also a commercial success.

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Mean Streets
9

Mean Streets

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small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.

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The Conversation
8

The Conversation

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he Conversation is a Francis Ford Coppola thriller from 1974 about a professional surveillance man who is hired to record the conversations between two workers. Yet it looks like he’s gotten into more than he’s getting paid for as information about a murder may have been recorded.

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Dog Day Afternoon
7

Dog Day Afternoon

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man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

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The Sting
6

The Sting

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et in the 1930's this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.

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Paper Moon
5

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
4

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
3

Chinatown

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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 Godfather
2

The Godfather

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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
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The Godfather: Part II

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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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