Movies help paint a picture of the society of their time. They highlight main events, cultural icons, and the everyday lives of the people. Their messages, plot points, and characters also merge into shared cultural knowledge and lay the foundation for further artwork to be built upon them. So, if you’re looking for a flashback to the ‘70s, here are 20 classics you must watch or rewatch!
1 of 19 The Godfather (1972)
This iconic series began its journey in the 70s. Actors like Al Pacino and Marlon Brando wowed audiences with their amazing acting skills, and the image of a grown man stroking a cat will forever be emblazoned in our minds. It is still consistently ranked as one of the greatest movies of all time.
As the highest grossing film of 1972, it was, if only for a brief time, the highest grossing film ever made. The entire series is so good, in fact, that The Godfather and The Godfather Part II are the only original/sequel combo to have both won Best Picture at the Oscars. It broke the rule that the sequel is never better than the original.
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