The Best Movies of 1972   (99) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1972, # 6 Overall The Godfather 1972 Coppola, Francis Ford USA BDS
# 2 for 1972, # 52 Overall Aguirre, The Wrath of God 1972 Herzog, Werner West Germany / Peru / Mexico D
# 3 for 1972, # 58 Overall The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 Buñuel, Luis France / Italy / Spain D
# 4 for 1972, # 117 Overall Cabaret 1972 Fosse, Bob USA BDS
# 5 for 1972, # 152 Overall Solaris 1972 Tarkovsky, Andrei Soviet Union BD
# 6 for 1972, # 197 Overall Deliverance 1972 Boorman, John USA BD
# 7 for 1972, # 272 Overall Cries and Whispers 1972 Bergman, Ingmar Sweden BD
# 8 for 1972, # 343 Overall Last Tango in Paris 1972 Bertolucci, Bernardo Italy / France BY
# 9 for 1972, # 614 Overall Fat City 1972 Huston, John USA Y
# 10 for 1972, # 630 Overall Frenzy 1972 Hitchcock, Alfred UK BD
# 11 for 1972, # 843 Overall Sleuth 1972 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. UK Y
# 12 for 1972, # 870 Overall The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant 1972 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner West Germany BD
# 13 for 1972, # 947 Overall The Ruling Class 1972 Medak, Peter UK Y
# 14 for 1972, # 1026 Overall Ulzana's Raid 1972 Aldrich, Robert USA Y
# 15 for 1972, # 1142 Overall Chloe in the Afternoon 1972 Rohmer, Eric France D
# 16 for 1972, # 1241 Overall Sounder 1972 Ritt, Martin USA Y
# 17 for 1972, # 1294 Overall The King of Marvin Gardens 1972 Rafelson, Bob USA Y
# 18 for 1972, # 1304 Overall Pink Flamingos 1972 Waters, John USA DS
# 19 for 1972, # 1347 Overall What's Up, Doc? 1972 Bogdanovich, Peter USA BD
# 20 for 1972, # 1363 Overall Superfly 1972 Parks, Gordon Jr. USA DS
# 21 for 1972, # 1406 Overall The Heartbreak Kid 1972 May, Elaine USA Y
# 22 for 1972, # 1422 Overall The New Land 1972 Troell, Jan Sweden BD
# 23 for 1972, # 1485 Overall Bad Company 1972 Benton, Robert USA D
# 24 for 1972, # 1536 Overall The Way of the Dragon 1972 Lee, Bruce Hong Kong BD
# 25 for 1972, # 1574 Overall Avanti! 1972 Wilder, Billy USA / Italy D
# 26 for 1972, # 1603 Overall The Candidate 1972 Ritchie, Michael USA Y
# 27 for 1972, # 1625 Overall The Harder They Come 1972 Henzell, Perry Jamaica DS
# 28 for 1972, # 1705 Overall A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 1972 Medak, Peter UK
# 29 for 1972, # 1716 Overall The Poseidon Adventure 1972 Neame, Ronald USA BDS
# 30 for 1972, # 1724 Overall Federico Fellini's Roma 1972 Fellini, Federico Italy / France BDS
# 31 for 1972, # 1740 Overall Play It Again, Sam 1972 Ross, Herbert USA D
# 32 for 1972, # 1743 Overall My Childhood 1972 Douglas, Bill UK BD
# 33 for 1972, # 1768 Overall Payday 1972 Duke, Daryl USA Y
# 34 for 1972, # 1805 Overall The Mattei Affair 1972 Rosi, Francesco Italy
# 35 for 1972, # 1816 Overall Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania 1972 Mekas, Jonas UK / West Germany
# 36 for 1972, # 1840 Overall The Hot Rock 1972 Yates, Peter USA D
# 37 for 1972, # 1909 Overall 1776 1972 Hunt, Peter H. USA D
# 38 for 1972, # 1938 Overall Silent Running 1972 Trumbull, Douglas USA D
# 39 for 1972, # 1959 Overall The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick 1972 Wenders, Wim West Germany / Austria
# 39 for 1972, # 1959 Overall Junior Bonner 1972 Peckinpah, Sam USA Y
# 40 for 1972, # 2026 Overall The Merchant of Four Seasons 1972 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner West Germany BD
# 41 for 1972, # 2084 Overall Red Psalm 1972 Jancsó, Miklós Hungary
# 42 for 1972, # 2122 Overall Slaughterhouse-Five 1972 Hill, George Roy USA Y
# 43 for 1972, # 2222 Overall Images 1972 Altman, Robert UK / Ireland / USA Y
# 44 for 1972, # 2266 Overall Alfredo, Alfredo 1972 Germi, Pietro Italy / France D
# 45 for 1972, # 2280 Overall Mirage 1972 Robles-Godoy, Armando Peru
# 46 for 1972, # 2288 Overall The Tall Blonde Man with One Black Shoe 1972 Robert, Yves France D
# 47 for 1972, # 2366 Overall Monty Python's Flying Circus 1972 MacNaughton, Ian / Davies, John Howard UK D
# 48 for 1972, # 2402 Overall Winter Soldier 1972 unknown USA D
# 49 for 1972, # 2408 Overall Henry VIII and His Six Wives 1972 Hussein, Waris UK
# 49 for 1972, # 2408 Overall J. W. Coop 1972 Robertson, Cliff USA D
# 49 for 1972, # 2408 Overall Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx 1972 Misumi, Kenji Japan BD
# 49 for 1972, # 2408 Overall The Pied Piper 1972 Demy, Jacques UK / USA
# 49 for 1972, # 2408 Overall Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me 1972 Truffaut, François France
# 49 for 1972, # 2408 Overall Tomorrow 1972 Anthony, Joseph USA D
# 50 for 1972, # 2486 Overall The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid 1972 Kaufman, Philip USA D
# 51 for 1972, # 2494 Overall Cocksucker Blues 1972 Frank, Robert USA
# 52 for 1972, # 2495 Overall The Assassination of Trotsky 1972 Losey, Joseph Italy / France / UK D
# 52 for 1972, # 2495 Overall Blacula 1972 Crain, William USA DS
# 52 for 1972, # 2495 Overall Brother Sun, Sister Moon 1972 Zeffirelli, Franco Italy / UK D
# 52 for 1972, # 2495 Overall Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask 1972 Allen, Woody USA D
# 52 for 1972, # 2495 Overall Fritz the Cat 1972 Bakshi, Ralph USA DS
# 52 for 1972, # 2495 Overall The Getaway 1972 Peckinpah, Sam USA BD
# 52 for 1972, # 2495 Overall Jeremiah Johnson 1972 Pollack, Sydney USA BD
# 52 for 1972, # 2495 Overall Lady Sings the Blues 1972 Furie, Sidney J. USA DS
# 52 for 1972, # 2495 Overall The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 Huston, John USA D
# 52 for 1972, # 2495 Overall The New Centurions 1972 Fleischer, Richard USA D
# 52 for 1972, # 2495 Overall The Seduction of Mimi 1972 Wertmüller, Lina Italy BD
# 53 for 1972, # 2512 Overall Out 1: Spectre 1972 Rivette, Jacques France BD
# 54 for 1972, # 2541 Overall Cat's Play 1972 Makk, Károly Hungary D
# 54 for 1972, # 2541 Overall The Dawns Here Are Quiet 1972 Rostotsky, Stanislav Soviet Union
# 54 for 1972, # 2541 Overall I Love You Rosa 1972 Mizrahi, Moshé Israel Y
# 54 for 1972, # 2541 Overall My Dearest Senorita 1972 de Armiñán, Jaime Spain
# 55 for 1972, # 2546 Overall A Computer Animated Hand 1972 Catmull, Ed USA
# 55 for 1972, # 2546 Overall Hot Dogs for Gauguin 1972 Brest, Martin USA
# 55 for 1972, # 2546 Overall Peege 1972 Kleiser, Randal USA
# 56 for 1972, # 2557 Overall The Death of Maria Malibran 1972 Schroeter, Werner West Germany
# 57 for 1972, # 2558 Overall Young Winston 1972 Attenborough, Richard UK Y
# 58 for 1972, # 2561 Overall Boxcar Bertha 1972 Scorsese, Martin USA D
# 58 for 1972, # 2561 Overall Night of the Lepus 1972 Claxton, William F. USA D
# 59 for 1972, # 2570 Overall The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds 1972 Newman, Paul USA
# 59 for 1972, # 2570 Overall Man of La Mancha 1972 Hiller, Arthur Italy / USA D
# 60 for 1972, # 2573 Overall Play It As It Lays 1972 Perry, Frank USA
# 60 for 1972, # 2573 Overall Russia 1972 Holcomb, Theodore / Muratova, Kira USA
# 60 for 1972, # 2573 Overall Wedding in White 1972 Fruet, William Canada D
# 61 for 1972, # 2579 Overall Butterflies Are Free 1972 Katselas, Milton USA Y
# 61 for 1972, # 2579 Overall Living Free 1972 Couffer, Jack UK Y
# 61 for 1972, # 2579 Overall Travels with My Aunt 1972 Cukor, George USA Y
# 61 for 1972, # 2579 Overall X, Y & Zee 1972 Hutton, Brian G. UK D
# 62 for 1972, # 2582 Overall Nathalie Granger 1972 Duras, Marguerite France D
# 62 for 1972, # 2582 Overall Salomé 1972 Bene, Carmelo Italy
# 62 for 1972, # 2582 Overall What? 1972 Polanski, Roman Italy / France / West Germany
# 63 for 1972, # 2591 Overall Hammersmith Is Out 1972 Ustinov, Peter USA
# 63 for 1972, # 2591 Overall Last House on the Left 1972 Craven, Wes USA D
# 64 for 1972, # 2629 Overall Four Seasons 1972 Peleshian, Artavazd Soviet Union
# 65 for 1972, # 2630 Overall Minamata: Kanja-san to sono sekai 1972 Tsuchimoto, Noriaki Japan
# 66 for 1972, # 2634 Overall Ludwig 1972 Visconti, Luchino France / Italy / West Germany D
# 67 for 1972, # 2635 Overall Los Traidores 1972 Gleyzer, Raymundo Argentina
# 67 for 1972, # 2635 Overall Poetic Justice 1972 Frampton, Hollis USA BD
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack