Temporal Top Ten – 1972


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 50
Number of movies reviewed – 46 (including 1 Encore Reviews)

This year is another mix and match for me between recent and old favorites.

In some ways I enjoy my #2 even more than my #1, but the overall experience is what made the ultimate choice for me.

This year’s list is filled with lots of big names with films featuring John Wayne, Jack Lemmon, Burt Reynolds, Alfred Hitchcock, Lawrence Olivier, Woody Allen and Robert Redford (twice) making the list.

Updated 1 Mar 2017 – The Poseidon Adventure is now #6 on this list.  All others have been bumped down

hot rock

Honorable Mention – The Hot Rock sleuth
10. Sleuthcowboys
9. The Cowboys frenzy
8. Frenzyeverything
7. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About S*x* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)


6. The Poseidon Adventuredeliverance
5. Deliverance candidate
4. The Candidateavanti
3. Avanti1776
2. 1776godfather
1. The Godfather

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1972

  1. 1776    Encore Review
  2. Across 110th Street
  3. Avanti!
  4. Butterflies Are Free
  5. Cabaret
  6. Candidate, The
  7. A Cop
  8. Cowboys, The
  9. Cries & Whispers
  10. Deliverance
  11. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About S*x* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
  12. Fat City
  13. Follow Me
  14. Frenzy
  15. Frogs
  16. Fritz the Cat
  17. Game of Death
  18. Getaway, The
  19. Godfather, The
  20. Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, The
  21. Heartbreak Kid, The
  22. Hickey & Boggs
  23. Hot Rock, The
  24. Jeremiah Johnson
  25. Joe Kidd
  26. Junior Bonner
  27. King of Marvin Gardens, The
  28. Lady Sings the Blues
  29. Last Tango in Paris
  30. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
  31. Man of La Mancha
  32. Mechanic, The
  33. New Centurions, The
  34. Pete ‘n’ Tillie
  35. Play It Again, Sam
  36. Police Connection, The
  37. Portnoy’s Complaint
  38. Poseidon Adventure, The
  39. Pulp
  40. Ruling Class, The
  41. Silent Running
  42. Skyjacked
  43. Sleuth
  44. Sounder
  45. Super Fly
  46. Travels With My Aunt
  47. Treasure Island
  48. Way of the Dragon
  49. What’s Up, Doc?
  50. Young Winston

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