Movies from 1977

Airport '77

Airport '77 (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

114 mins     Action , Drama, Thriller      

I love a good disaster movie especially those from the 70s the era which gave us some of the best and frankly some of the worst in the genre. It also was the era which gave us the "Airport" movies starting with the original i...

Are You Being Served?

Are You Being Served? (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

95 mins     Comedy      

Are You Being Served? (1977) the staff at Grace Brothers head off on holiday together to the Costa Plonka and end up in the middle of a revolution...

Brothers

Brothers (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

105 mins     Drama      

Okay I am going to stop the synopsis of "Brothers" there and say that whilst I didn't know when I started to watch the movie I learned that for all sense and purpose this was the story of George Jackson, his time inside and h...

Candleshoe

Candleshoe (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

101 mins     Comedy, Drama, Family      

When it comes to family movies there was a time when Disney ruled the big screen, from the 60s through to the 70s with movies such as "Mary Poppins" and "Bedknobs and Broomsticks". But whilst there are many which defined the ...

Capricorn One

Capricorn One (1977)   4/54/54/54/54/5

123 mins     Action , Sci-Fi, Thriller      

Did man really walk on the moon or was it faked, a false landing created in a secret studio somewhere? That is one of many popular conspiracy theories and back in 1977 writer and director Peter Hyams gave us a movie built aro...

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)   5/55/55/55/55/5

137 mins     Adventure , Drama, Sci-Fi      

As per usual I have put off watching Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" because it is a hugely popular movie from a few decades back and I feared might not be as impressive when watched for the first time...

Columbo: The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case

Columbo: The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

70 mins     Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV Movie      

Could the writers of the "Columbo" series have come up with a better idea for on the episodes/ TV movies, I say TV movies as these 70 minute shows are now shown in the UK as TV movies. Take one of the greatest TV detectives w...

Columbo: Try and Catch Me

Columbo: Try and Catch Me (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

73 mins     Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV Movie      

I've mentioned before that "Columbo" has a handful of formulas it ran with and one of the best was always when Columbo found himself pitted against someone who was clever and who believe they had planned the perfect crime. An...

Cross of Iron

Cross of Iron (1977)   4/54/54/54/54/5

132 mins     Action , Drama, War      

I am a very sceptical movie reviewer, when ever I see that a movie is much loved I am always wary of the reasons why especially when a movie is made by a director who over the years have collected many fanboys. It is why with...

Damnation Alley

Damnation Alley (1977)   2/52/52/52/52/5

91 mins     Sci-Fi, Thriller      

If "Damnation Alley" was made today it would be lambasted left right and centre for being a bad movie with bad effects, a derivative storyline and not a lot else yet for some reason people seem to like this pre-"Mad Max" post...

The Deep

The Deep (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

123 mins     Adventure , Mystery      

"The Deep" was adapted from a book written by Peter Benchley and for those who know their books and movies will know that Benchley was also the author of "Jaws". Unfortunately whilst both "Jaws" and "The Deep" are products of...

Fun with Dick and Jane

Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

95 mins     Comedy      

Fun with Dick and Jane: George Segal & Jane Fonda are Dick & Jane who turn to crime when Dick loses his job and money runs out...

The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

109 mins     Action , Comedy, Crime      

Before Bruce Willis took Mos Def on a bus ride in "16 Blocks" or Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin dodged bullets and boarded trains in "Midnight Run" there was Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke going from Vegas to Phoenix in "...

The Greatest

The Greatest (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

101 mins     Biography, Drama, Sport      

I would take a guess that if there are any teenagers out there who have heard of Muhammad Ali but only heard that he was a boxing great now ravaged by Parkinson's Disease "The Greatest" might be interesting. But for those who...

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

105 mins     Action , Adventure , Comedy      

So after the second movie which saw Herbie left in the care of sweet little old lady Helen Hayes we have Herbie back racing and up to his usual antics. The thing about "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" the third movie in the Herbi...

It Happened One Christmas

It Happened One Christmas (1977)   2/52/52/52/52/5

109 mins     Comedy, Fantasy, TV Movie      

It Happened One Christmas: Marlo Thomas, Orson Welles and Cloris Leachman star in this gender re-imagining of It's a Wonderful Life...

Julia

Julia (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

117 mins     Drama      

As I looked for information on "Julia" I found opinion after opinion from those who knew who Lillian Hellman was, in fact I don't think I found a single opinion from someone who watched this movie without knowing who Hellman ...

MacArthur

MacArthur (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

130 mins     Biography, Drama      

Now regular visitors to The Movie Scene will know what comes next as when it comes to historical movies about famous people involved in the war I tend to have little idea. This is because of the British education system of th...

Pete's Dragon

Pete's Dragon (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

128 mins     Adventure , Family, Fantasy      

Pete's Dragon: Pete (Sean Marshall) and his pink haired dragon Elliott have runaway and arrived in Passamaquoddy where Nora and her father Lampie help him...

Prey

Prey (1977)   3/53/53/53/53/5

78 mins     Horror, Sci-Fi      

Let me break down what is going on in "Prey"; firstly we have an alien who is on a scouting mission to Earth but is a deadly being who will eliminate any danger by eating them. Then we have Josephine who use to work for Jessi...

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