Best Movies of 1973 by Rank

Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
5 Stars, Top 100
92
1
Víctor Erice
Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent
Drama
Spain
Spanish
5 Stars
138
2
François Truffaut
François Truffaut, Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Jean-Pierre Aumont
Drama / Comedy
France / Italy
French
5 Stars
177
3
George Lucas
Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams
Comedy / Drama / Period Film / Cult
USA
English
5 Stars
206
4
Federico Fellini
Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Magali Noël, Ciccio Ingrassia, Nando Orfei
Drama / Comedy
Italy / France
Italian
5 Stars
207
5
William Friedkin
Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn
Drama / Horror / Thriller / Religion / Cult
USA
English
5 Stars
216
6
Terrence Malick
Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek
Crime / Thriller / Drama
USA
English
5 Stars
225
7
Martin Scorsese
Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel
Crime / Drama / Gangster / Post-Noir
USA
English
5 Stars
237
8
Nicolas Roeg
Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania, Massimo Serato
Mystery / Thriller / Horror / Cult
Italy / UK
English
5 Stars
386
9
George Roy Hill
Paul Newman, Robert Redford
Drama / Crime / Comedy / Period Film / Gangster / Family / Cult
USA
English
5 Stars
495
10
Robert Altman
Elliott Gould, Nina Van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell
Crime / Drama / Thriller / Post-Noir / Mystery
USA
English
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Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
5 Stars
499
11
Jean Eustache
Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Léaud
Drama
France
French
4.5 Stars
681
12
Sidney Lumet
Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire
Crime / Drama / Detective / Biography
Italy / USA
English
4.5 Stars
732
13
Robert Clouse
Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Kien Shih, Ahna Capri
Action / Crime / Thriller / Cult
Hong Kong / USA
English
4.5 Stars
741
14
Robin Hardy
Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt
Horror / Musical / Mystery / Thriller / Detective / Cult
UK
English
4.5 Stars
747
15
Fred Zinnemann
Edward Fox, Michel Lonsdale, Alan Badel, Michel Auclair
Thriller
UK / France
English
4.5 Stars
811
16
Ingmar Bergman
Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Anita Wall, Jan Malmsjo
Drama
Sweden
Swedish
4.5 Stars
841
17
Djibril Diop Mambéty
Mar me Niang, Magaye Niang, Ousseynou Diop
Drama / Family / Romance
Senegal
Wolof
4 Stars
1095
18
Lindsay Anderson
Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts
Drama / Musical / Comedy
UK / USA
English
4 Stars
1113
19
Woody Allen
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory, Don Keefer
Comedy / Sci-Fi
USA
English
4 Stars
1192
20
Sam Peckinpah
James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado
History / Western / Biography / Cult
USA
English
4 Stars
1216
21
Hal Ashby
Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Clifton James
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
4 Stars
1280
22
Richard Lester
Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York
Action / Adventure / Family
USA / UK
English
4 Stars
1301
23
Don Siegel
Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr, Andrew Robinson
Crime / Thriller / Drama / Action
USA
English
4 Stars
1370
24
Paul Verhoeven
Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman
Romance / Drama
Netherlands
Dutch
4 Stars
1373
25
Peter Bogdanovich
Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman
Comedy / Drama / Family
USA
English
4 Stars
1432
26
John D. Hancock
Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster
Drama / Sports
USA
English
4 Stars
1444
27
Satyajit Ray
Soumitra Chatterjee, Babita, Chitra Banerjee, Govinda Chakravarti
Drama
India
Bengali
3.5 Stars
1584
28
Sydney Pollack
Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles
Drama / Romance / Period Film
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1632
29
Peter Hall
Ian Holm, Cyril Cusack, Michael Jayston, Vivien Merchant
Drama
UK / USA
English
3.5 Stars
1662
30
Franklin J. Schaffner
Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe
Adventure / Biography / Drama
France / USA
English
3.5 Stars
1776
31
Maximilian Schell
Peggy Ashcroft, Elisabeth Bergner, Lil Dagover
Drama
Switzerland / West Germany / Israel
German
3.5 Stars
1794
32
René Laloux
Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Sylvie Lenoir, Jean Topart, Jean Valmont
Animation / Sci-Fi
Czechoslovakia / France
French
3.5 Stars
1812
33
Claude Goretta
Jean-Luc Bideau, François Simon, Jean Champion
Comedy
Switzerland / France
French
3.5 Stars
1818
34
Melvin Frank
George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Paul Sorvino, K Callan
Comedy / Romance
UK
English
3.5 Stars
1870
35
John Frankenheimer
Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges
Drama
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1921
36
Douglas Hickox
Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Robert Coote
Comedy / Mystery / Horror
UK
English
3.5 Stars
1953
37
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitch Ryan, Jack Ging
Western / Drama / Thriller
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1983
38
John G. Avildsen
Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton
Drama
USA
English
3 Stars
2020
39
James Bridges
Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel, James Naughton
Drama
USA
English
3 Stars
2032
40
Mark Rydell
James Caan, Marsha Mason, Kirk Calloway, Eli Wallach
Drama / Romance
USA
English
3 Stars
2047
41
Herbert Ross
Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon, James Coburn, Joan Hackett, James Mason
Crime / Mystery / Thriller
USA
English
3 Stars
2075
42
Franco Brusati
Nino Manfredi, Anna Karina, Johnny Dorelli, Paolo Turco
Comedy / Drama
Italy
Italian
3 Stars
2078
43
Alan Bridges
Lyndon Brook, Peter Egan, Christine Hargreaves
Drama / Romance
UK
English
3 Stars
2122
44
Ralph Bakshi
Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Frank DeKova
Animation / Comedy / Drama / Action / Adventure
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2219
45
Peter Yates
Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats
Crime / Thriller / Drama / Post-Noir / Gangster
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2227
46
Robert Aldrich
Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Charles Tyner, Malcolm Atterbury
Drama / Action / Thriller / Adventure
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2232
47
Bill Douglas
Stephen Archibald, Hughie Restorick, Jean Taylor Smith, Bernard McKenna
Biography / Drama
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2277
48
Lamont Johnson
Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty
Drama / Action / Biography / Sports
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2314
49
Max Liebman
Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Louis Nye
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2316
50
Marco Ferreri
Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi
Comedy / Drama / Cult
France / Italy
French
2.5 Stars
2316
50
Richard Fleischer
Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters
Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller / Tech-Noir / Detective
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2320
51
Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde, Henry Gibson, Rex Allen, Danny Bonaduce
Family / Animation / Fantasy / Musical
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2330
52
Mel Stuart
The Staple Singers, Richard Pryor, Rufus Thomas, Kim Weston, Johnnie Taylor
Documentary / Comedy / Music
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2346
53
Peter Duffell
Peter Finch, Michael York, Hildegarde Neil, Joss Ackland, Michael Hordern
Drama
Yugoslavia / UK
English
2.5 Stars
2371
54
Vittorio De Sica
Renato Salvatori, Florinda Bolkan, Daniel Quenaud
Drama
Spain / Italy
Italian
2.5 Stars
2482
55
Norman Jewison
Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen
Musical / Drama / Religion
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2511
56
Alan Myerson
Mel Stewart, Donald Sutherland, Howard Hesseman, Morgan Upton, Peter Boyle
Comedy / Crime / Caper
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2547
57
Bill Gunn, Fima Noveck
Marlene Clark, Duane Jones, Enrico Fales, Tara Fields, Sam Waymon, Betsy Thurman
Horror
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2553
58
Francesco Rosi
Gian Maria Volontè, Vincent Gardenia, Silverio Blasi, Charles Cioffi
Biography / Crime / Drama / Gangster
USA / France / Italy
English
2.5 Stars
2605
59
Harvey Hart
Karen Black, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pilon, Jean-Louis Roux
Horror / Thriller / Crime
Canada
English
2.5 Stars
2605
59
Stan Lathan
Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Bill Withers, Roberta Flack, Sammy Davis Jr.
Documentary / Music
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
59
Douglas Schwartz
Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Janet Margolin, Kathleen Freeman, David Ketchum
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2641
60
Jerry Schatzberg
Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2653
61
Paul Mazursky
George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson, Marsha Mason
Comedy / Romance / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2653
61
Costa-Gavras
Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber
Drama / Thriller
France / West Germany / Italy
French
2.5 Stars
2658
62
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Eva Mattes, Harry Baer, Jörg von Liebenfels, Ruth Drexel
Drama / Crime
West Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2689
63
James William Guercio
Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Mitch Ryan, Jeannine Riley, Elisha Cook Jr.
Action / Crime / Detective / Cult
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
63
John Hough
Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt, Roland Culver
Horror / Mystery
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2689
63
Guy Hamilton
Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James, Julius Harris
Action / Adventure / Crime / Thriller / Spy / Family / Cult
UK / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
63
Ted Post
Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitch Ryan, David Soul, Tim Matheson, Robert Urich
Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller / Detective
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
63
Brian De Palma
Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley, Lisle Wilson
Horror / Mystery / Thriller / Crime / Detective
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
63
Phil Karlson
Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Gene Evans, Noah Beery Jr., Brenda Benet
Crime / Drama / Action / Thriller / Biography
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
63
Michael Crichton
Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold, Alan Oppenheimer
Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller / Western
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2709
64
Moshé Mizrahi
Gila Almagor, Yosef Shiloah, Michael Bat-Adam, Shai Ophir
Drama / History
Israel
Hebrew
2.5 Stars
2740
65
Mike Nichols
George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Paul Sorvino, Fritz Weaver
Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2756
66
Caroline Mouris, Frank Mouris
Frank Mouris
Animation / Short / Documentary / Biography
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2756
66
Mitchell Block
Shelby Leverington, Alec Hirschfeld
Drama / Short / Experimental
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2756
66
Ivan Dixon
Lawrence Cook, Janet League, Paula Kelly, J.A. Preston, Paul Butler
Action / Drama / Crime / Thriller / Spy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2783
67
Tony Richardson
Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Lee Remick, Kate Reid, Joseph Cotten
Drama
USA / Canada / UK
English
2.5 Stars
2783
67
David Greene
Victor Garber, Katie Hanley, David Haskell, Merrell Jackson, Joanne Jonas
Musical / Drama / Religion
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2789
68
Menahem Golan
Yehoram Gaon, Efrat Lavi, Arieh Elias, Etti Grotes, Yehuda Efroni
Musical / Drama
Israel
Hebrew
2.5 Stars
2789
68
Gérard Oury
Louis de Funès, Miou-Miou, Suzy Delair, Marcel Dalio
Comedy
France / Italy
French
2.5 Stars
2789
68
Don Taylor
Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, Jeff East
Adventure / Musical / Family
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
69
Parviz Kimiavi
Parviz Kimiavi, Aqa Seyyed, Ali Mirza, Edris Chamani, Darvish Abbas
Adventure / History
Iran
Persian
2.5 Stars
2792
69
Alexander Kluge
Alexandra Kluge, Bion Steinborn, Sylvia Gartmann
Drama
West Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2792
69
James B. Harris
Zalman King, Carol White, Tisa Farrow, Richard Pryor
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2800
70
Wojciech Has
Gustaw Holoubek, Tadeusz Kondrat, Halina Kowalska
Drama / Fantasy
Poland
Polish
2.5 Stars
2801
71
John Flynn
Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker, Robert Ryan, Timothy Carey
Crime / Thriller / Drama / Post-Noir / Gangster
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
72
Dwight Hemion
Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Martin Erlichman
Music
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
72
Jack Starrett
Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes, Antonio Fargas, Dan Frazer
Action / Crime / Thriller / Adventure / Spy / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
72
unknown
Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Marlon Brando, Orson Welles, Groucho Marx
Documentary / Biography / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2823
73
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara, Adriana Page
Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / Experimental
Mexico / USA
Spanish
2.5 Stars
2842
74
Mani Kaul
Kana Ram, Raisa Padamsee, Hardan, Shambhudan, Ravi Menon, Manohar Lalas
Drama / Fantasy / Romance
India
Hindi
2.5 Stars
2845
75
Anthony McCall
Short / Experimental
UK
English (Silent)
2.5 Stars
2860
76
Jack Hill
Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliott
Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller / Cult
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2860
76
Chang-hwa Jeong
Lieh Lo, Wang Ping, Wang Ching-Feng, Tien Feng
Action / Drama / Adventure
Hong Kong
Cantonese
Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language