New Hollywood - The American New Wave

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The most notable films from an exceptional era -- from Bonnie and Clyde (1967) to Heaven's Gate (1980).

I've decided to tighten up my criteria for this list. In order to qualify:

1. The movie must have been made via a major American studio (or at least financed by);

2. and yet without studio interference;

3. between the years 1967 and 1980;

4. capture a certain grittiness, authenticity, and spirit of the times.

You'll notice that certain directors (Woody Allen, John Cassavetes, Stanley Kubrick, etc.) do not appear on this list, since they worked outside of the studio system.

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  1. 1 -

    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967, in 29 top lists Check
  2. 2 -

    The Graduate

    1967, in 27 top lists Check
  3. 3 -

    In Cold Blood

    1967, in 7 top lists Check
  4. 4 +3

    The Swimmer

    1968, in 6 top lists Check
  5. 5 +6

    Easy Rider

    1969, in 18 top lists Check
  6. 6 +7

    Midnight Cowboy

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
  7. 7 +9

    M*A*S*H

    1970, in 21 top lists Check
  8. 8 new

    The Landlord

    1970, in 0 top lists Check
  9. 9 new

    Brewster McCloud

    1970, in 0 top lists Check
  10. 10 +8

    Five Easy Pieces

    1970, in 14 top lists Check
  11. 11 +8

    Little Big Man

    1970, in 10 top lists Check
  12. 12 +10

    Klute

    1971, in 9 top lists Check
  13. 13 +10

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    1971, in 18 top lists Check
  14. 14 +10

    The Last Picture Show

    1971, in 19 top lists Check
  15. 15 new

    Vanishing Point

    1971, in 4 top lists Check
  16. 16 +9

    The French Connection

    1971, in 21 top lists Check
  17. 17 +11

    Two-Lane Blacktop

    1971, in 12 top lists Check
  18. 18 +11

    Harold and Maude

    1971, in 18 top lists Check
  19. 19 new

    The King of Marvin Gardens

    1972, in 3 top lists Check
  20. 20 +13

    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
  21. 21 +15

    Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

    1973, in 10 top lists Check
  22. 22 +15

    American Graffiti

    1973, in 16 top lists Check
  23. 23 +18

    The Long Goodbye

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  24. 24 +18

    The Last Detail

    1973, in 4 top lists Check
  25. 25 +18

    Mean Streets

    1973, in 21 top lists Check
  26. 26 +18

    Paper Moon

    1973, in 6 top lists Check
  27. 27 +18

    Serpico

    1973, in 8 top lists Check
  28. 28 +18

    The Sting

    1973, in 16 top lists Check
  29. 29 +19

    The Conversation

    1974, in 21 top lists Check
  30. 30 +19

    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 30 top lists Check
  31. 31 new

    The Parallax View

    1974, in 9 top lists Check
  32. 32 new

    Shampoo

    1975, in 6 top lists Check
  33. 33 +21

    Night Moves

    1975, in 6 top lists Check
  34. 34 +23

    Dog Day Afternoon

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
  35. 35 +23

    Nashville

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
  36. 36 +23

    All the President's Men

    1976, in 20 top lists Check
  37. 37 +25

    Rocky

    1976, in 19 top lists Check
  38. 38 +26

    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 31 top lists Check
  39. 39 +27

    3 Women

    1977, in 6 top lists Check
  40. 40 new

    Looking for Mr. Goodbar

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
  41. 41 +28

    Coming Home

    1978, in 4 top lists Check
  42. 42 +28

    The Deer Hunter

    1978, in 24 top lists Check
  43. 43 +28

    Days of Heaven

    1978, in 17 top lists Check
  44. 44 +29

    Blue Collar

    1978, in 4 top lists Check
  45. 45 new

    The Driver

    1978, in 6 top lists Check
  46. 46 +28

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1978, in 3 top lists Check
  47. 47 +29

    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 35 top lists Check
  48. 48 +29

    Alien

    1979, in 28 top lists Check
  49. 49 +29

    Being There

    1979, in 12 top lists Check
  50. 50 +29

    Breaking Away

    1979, in 8 top lists Check
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