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Beloved movies from the 1970s that still hold up today

Yardbarker Logo By Jeremy Smith of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 26: Life moves pretty fast. Forty-plus years ago, moviegoers were flipping out over Great White Sharks, xenomorphs and Hells Angels. They worshipped Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Richard Pryor, Barbara Streisand and Marlon Brando. They flocked to theaters to escape the horrors of the day (e.g. Vietnam, Watergate, the Energy Crisis), and rushed back home in time to watch "The Tonight Show". It was a different time, but movies served the same purpose. They helped you process the unthinkable. As we go boldly into a new decade, let's hop back to an equally tumultuous time for films that still resonate today. 

Beloved movies from the 1970s that still hold up today

Life moves pretty fast. Forty-plus years ago, moviegoers were flipping out over Great White Sharks, xenomorphs and Hells Angels. They worshipped Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Richard Pryor, Barbara Streisand and Marlon Brando. They flocked to theaters to escape the horrors of the day (e.g. Vietnam, Watergate, the Energy Crisis), and rushed back home in time to watch "The Tonight Show". It was a different time, but movies served the same purpose. They helped you process the unthinkable. As we go boldly into a new decade, let's hop back to an equally tumultuous time for films that still resonate today. 

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