The Films of 1971, Ranked

All of the films I have seen from 1971, ranked from best to worst. I have tried to list based on first theatrical showing, rather than festival premieres. Always subject to change, and I welcome suggestions for movies I should try to catch.

My films by year lists: letterboxd.com/malcym/tag/year-ranked/lists/

  • Murmur of the Heart

    1

  • The Last Picture Show

    2

  • Walkabout

    3

  • Death in Venice

    4

  • Wake in Fright

    5

  • The Devils

    6

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    7

  • The Emigrants

    8

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    9

  • The Decameron

    10

  • Get Carter

    11

  • The Boy Friend

    12

  • A Clockwork Orange

    13

  • Harold and Maude

    14

  • Sunday Bloody Sunday

    15

  • Macbeth

    16

  • 10 Rillington Place

    17

  • Fiddler on the Roof

    18

  • Summer of '42

    19

  • Johnny Got His Gun

    20

  • Little Murders

    21

  • Play Misty for Me

    22

  • Klute

    23

  • The Go-Between

    24

  • The Trojan Women

    25

  • Dirty Harry

    26

  • The French Connection

    27

  • Two-Lane Blacktop

    28

  • A New Leaf

    29

  • Silence

    30

  • Straw Dogs

    31

  • Duel

    32

  • Diamonds Are Forever

    33

  • Carnal Knowledge

    34

  • Dad's Army

    35

  • THX 1138

    36

  • Carry On Henry

    37

  • The Beguiled

    38

  • Mary, Queen of Scots

    39

  • And Now for Something Completely Different

    40

  • Bananas

    41

  • Minnie and Moskowitz

    42

  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes

    43

  • Bleak Moments

    44

  • They Might Be Giants

    45

  • Blue Water, White Death

    46

  • The Andromeda Strain

    47

  • The Music Lovers

    48

  • Kidnapped

    49

  • Whity

    50

  • Flight of the Doves

    51

  • Carry On at Your Convenience

    52