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Old 07-26-2018, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Just finished watching "Badlands" last night and "The Getaway" (the McQueen version) tonight, and it has reminded me what a great time the 70s were for crime movies. There's just something about 70s movies, the directing, the acting, the cinemtography...very distinct and very compelling (to me). These two films were set in the midwest and southwest, respectively, and I especially enjoy "modern" westerns of that type...the juxtaposition of the modern with what was still at least partially an untamed frontier region where civilization's hold was still somewhat tenuous, where people still had to have that hard edge to them...I love it.

"The Killer Inside Me" (the one with Stacy Keach, another film based on a Jim Thompson novel) is another good one similar to what I'm talking about, just for additional reference.

With all this in mind, what are some other similar movies I might enjoy?
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:29 PM
 
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Assault on precinct 13 is good also (1976)

And yes STEVE MQUEEN is excellent in about everything he is in
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Maine
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With all this in mind, what are some other similar movies I might enjoy?
The '70s was the Golden Age of American cinema. So many great movies. But you're right, the Western and crime genres in particular were fantastic back then. Others you might like ...

Crime / Thrillers

THE GODFATHER I and II. Goes without saying.

TAXI DRIVER. Goes without saying.

MARATHON MAN. Is it safe?

MEAN STREETS. One of Scorsese's first movies, and still one of my favorites.

SERPICO. This is one of those movies both cops and crooks love. Watch it and you'll see why.

THE SEVEN-UPS. Roy Scheider continues being one of the decade's great actors.

DEATH WISH. You need to see this if for no other reason than to hear Jeff Goldblum say, "Don't gimme no jive! You know what we want!"

MR. MAJESTYK. Don't mess with Bronson's melons.

THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT. This might have actually been late '60s now that I think of it. But a great movie.



Westerns

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY. The greatest operatic Western ever made.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. A really good operatic Western.

THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES. One of the greatest American Westerns ever made.
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT. This might have actually been late '60s now that I think of it. But a great movie.


Nope.. '74. It was the movie that gave me a bit of a crush on Jeff Bridges (even tho Eastwood was the reason for watching).
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