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.
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.
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.
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.
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.