Favorite Movies: 1970s Edition


I thought it would be fun to choose 10 films from each decade and show you my favorite. For the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s I chose one movie per year, but the previous decades made that harder for me when some years I liked several movies and some years I didn’t like any.

The AristoCats (1970) – My sister and I used to really enjoy this one; especially when the kittens got paint everywhere!

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) – I know many people who did not like this movie, but I always found it magical and thought how fun it would be to see a candy factory or store like this in real life. Or what a fun ride it would be at an amusement park!

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) – This was another classic I loved as a kid because Angela Lansbury was Mrs. Potts and Mrs. Santa Claus to me. This movie also just felt fun and whimsical and I used to go around turning bedknobs on my sister and I’s bed and pretending that it transported us to new places.

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Robin Hood (1973) – Such a classic!

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Charlotte’s Web (1973) – One of my favorite books as a child and the movie is precious too.

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Pete’s Dragon (1977) – Another whimsical movie that is being remade and comes out soon.

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The Rescuers (1977) – This movie scared me when I was really little – the bit about her going down the well to retrieve the diamond… but I love the sense of adventure and the idea that we each have unknown protectors taking care of us.

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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) – These movies remind me of my dad taking me and our cadet to see the digitally remastered versions in the 90s and sharing movies he enjoyed with the next generation.

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Grease (1978) – I was in second grade when I fell in love with this movie and would spend many an afternoon with friends dancing to the soundtrack and playing in poodle skirts!

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Animal House (1978) – Hilarious.

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