The Top 10 Movies of 1972, the year I was born

Throwback Thursday

Since today is the first day of October and October and is my birthday month and I was born in 1972, I thought it would be fun to see what movies were popular the year I was born. According to IMDB, the Top 10 most popular movies of 1972 were as follows:

1. The Godfather (1972)


The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.Dir: Francis Ford Coppola With: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James CaanCrime | Drama175 mins.

2. Deliverance (1972)


Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it’s turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they’ll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.Dir: John Boorman With: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned BeattyAdventure | Drama | Thriller110 mins.

3. The Cowboys (1972)


When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a…Dir: Mark Rydell With: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce DernAdventure | Drama | WesternUnited States-GP134 mins.

4. Skyjacked (1972)


A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early ’70s stereotypes…Dir: John Guillermin With: Charlton Heston, James Brolin, Yvette MimieuxAction | Adventure | Drama | Thriller101 mins.

5. Last Tango in Paris (1972)


A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci With: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria MichiDrama | Romance129 mins.

6. The Last House on the Left (1972)


A pair of teenage girls are headed to a rock concert for one’s birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, the girls are kidnapped by a gang of psychotic convicts.Dir: Wes Craven With: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David HessHorror | Thriller84 mins.

7. Solaris (1972)


A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky With: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri JärvetDrama | Mystery | Sci-Fi167 mins.

8. Pink Flamingos (1972)


Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as “The Filthiest Person Alive”.Dir: John Waters With: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian PearceComedy | Crime | Horror93 mins.

9. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)


A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.Dir: Ronald Neame With: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley WintersAction | Adventure | Drama | Thriller117 mins.

10. Cabaret (1972)


A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.Dir: Bob Fosse With: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut GriemDrama | Musical | Romance124 mins.

I have only seen one of those movies, The Godfather, and only heard of seven of them. I know it is sacrilegious to say it (or write it as the case may be), but I did not love The Godfather. I just recently watched it a year or two ago. I thought it was VERY slow. Maybe for 1972 it was groundbreaking, but I much prefer Goodfellas. Although I did enjoy The Godfather Part 2 a little more, but part 3 was terrible.

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My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 100) U2 shows I have been to since ZooTv and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports with Elvis, U2, Grizzlies, Broncos, LMP, NKOTB, Orioles. Please connect with me @DeenasDays on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at

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