Top 1972 IMDb Rated Movies

[#1] The Godfather (1972)

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

Genre: Crime, Drama

Director:

Cast: Abe Vigoda, Al Lettieri, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton,...

Country: US

Duration: 175 min

Release: 1972

Rated: R

IMDb: 9.2 (1,598,387 votes)

[#2] Cries and Whispers (1972)

As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's attempted suicide, caused by his discovery of her extramarital affair. The self-loathing, suicidal Karin seems to regard her sister with revulsion. Only Anna, the deeply religious maid who lost her young child, seems able to offer Agnes solace and empathy.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Anders Ek, Erland Josephson, Georg Årlin, Greta Johansson,...

Country: Sweden

Duration: 95 min

Release: 1972

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.1 (30,522 votes)

[#3] Solaris (1972)

A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Cast: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Donatas Banionis, Georgiy Teykh, Jüri Järvet,...

Country: Russia

Duration: 167 min

Release: 1972

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.1 (79,855 votes)

[#4] Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

A few decades after the destruction of the Inca Empire, a Spanish expedition led by the infamous Aguirre leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon River in search of the lost city of El Dorado. When great difficulties arise, Aguirre’s men start to wonder whether their quest will lead them to prosperity or certain death.

Genre: Adventure, Drama, History

Director:

Cast: Alejandro Repullés, Alxandro Chaves, Antonio Márquez, Armando Polanah,...

Country: Germany, Mexico, Peru

Duration: 93 min

Release: 1972

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 7.9 (52,258 votes)

[#5] The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.

Genre: Comedy

Director:

Cast: Bulle Ogier, Claude Piéplu, Delphine Seyrig, Fernando Rey,...

Country: France, Italy, Spain

Duration: 101 min

Release: 1972

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.9 (38,977 votes)

[#6] Cabaret (1972)

Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.

Genre: Drama, Music, Romance

Director:

Cast: Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel, Estrongo Nachama, Fritz Wepper, Georg Hartmann,...

Country: US

Duration: 124 min

Release: 1972

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.8 (47,380 votes)

[#7] Deliverance (1972)

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.

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Bill McKinney, Billy Redden, Burt Reynolds, Ed Ramey,...

Country: US

Duration: 109 min

Release: 1972

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.7 (96,740 votes)

[#8] What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Director:

Cast: Austin Pendleton, Barbra Streisand, George Morfogen, Graham Jarvis,...

Country: US

Duration: 94 min

Release: 1972

Rated: G

IMDb: 7.7 (21,137 votes)

[#9] Play It Again, Sam (1972)

A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of his two married friends, he actually tries dating again, with less than satisfactory results, until he relaxes.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Cast: Diana Davila, Diane Keaton, Jennifer Salt, Jerry Lacy,...

Country: US

Duration: 85 min

Release: 1972

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.6 (24,519 votes)

[#10] Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.

Genre: Adventure, Western

Director:

Cast: Allyn Ann McLerie, Charles Tyner, Delle Bolton, Jack Colvin,...

Country: US

Duration: 108 min

Release: 1972

Rated: GP

IMDb: 7.6 (28,144 votes)