Can You Complete These 1970s Movie Titles?

Stella Alexander

The weekend temperatures were rising in the 1977 film "Saturday Night _______."

"Saturday Night Fever" is the popular 1977 musical based on an article featured in "New York" magazine. The film stars John Travolta as a young man who spends his weekends grooving and dancing at a local disco.

Let's hope the horses aren't catching fire on these "__________ Saddles."

"Blazing Saddles" is the 1974 film starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder. Directed by Mel Brooks, the film follows a black sheriff who is celebrated in an all-white town.

Find a mate in the CIA because then you'll find "The ______ Who Loved Me."

"The Spy Who Loved Me" is the 1977 James Bond Film starring Roger Moore. The film follows James Bond as he goes against a criminal who tries to create a world under the ocean.

Divorce is alive in "Kramer ____ Kramer."

"Kramer vs. Kramer" is the 1979 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep. The film follows a couple as they get divorced. It also stars Jane Alexander and Justin Henry.

Get a bandaid, because it's "Sunday ________ Sunday."

No one likes Sundays, but you might like this one! "Sunday Bloody Sunday" was released in 1971. The film followed a young bisexual man who was having simultanteous relationships with a man and woman. Murray Head starred as Bob Elkin.

A "_____ Story" always preps you for romance.

"Love Story" is the popular 1970s film starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal. Based on the novel by Erich Segal, the film follows a young couple whose relationship ends in tragedy.

Why stay clean when you can be "_______ Harry"?

"Dirty Harry" is the 1971 Clint Eastwood film. The film follows a California detective who tries to find a serial killer. This film would become the first in the "Dirty Harry" series.

You don't need pure imagination for "Willy Wonka & the ________ Factory."

"Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" is the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder. The film follows a young boy and his grandfather, who win tickets to visit Willy Wonka at his factory.

Count your money like "All the ___________ Men."

"All the President's Men" is the 1976 film starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. The film is based on the novel by Carl Bernstein and follows two journalists during the Watergate scandal.

He's not a bird, but he's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's _______."

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is the popular 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson. The film followed a criminal who is sent to a mental institution. Jack Nicholson received critical acclaim for his role, as well as the Oscar for Best Actor.

We're not dealing with the Appalachians, but rather "The _________ Horror Picture Show."

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" was released in 1975 and is a horror-musical starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick. The film is based on the musical that was released two years earlier.

Leave us alone, Hell, because "__________ Can Wait."

"Heaven Can Wait" is the 1978 film starring Warren Beatty. The film is based on the play by Harry Segall.

If it's crazy in here, you might call it National Lampoon's "________ House."

National Lampoon's "Animal House" was released in 1978. The film starred John Belushi and a host of other actors. It followed a fraternity at a fictional Faber College.

Help his search to find "Monty Python and the Holy ________."

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is the 1975 film starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Terry Gilliam. The film follows King Arthur as he looks for the Holy Grail.

You won't get nine lives to guess "______ Day Afternoon."

"Dog Day Afternoon" is the 1975 film starring Al Pacino. It follows three men who plan a bank robbery.

You might travel to space for "Close Encounters of the _______ Kind."

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is the 1977 sci-fi film starring Richard Dreyfuss. The film follows a man and his experiences after seeing a UFO.

You might get scared with "The Amityville ____________."

"The Amityville Horror" is the 1979 film based on the novel by Jay Anson. It was said to be inspired by a true life story. The first film spawned a series of films.

Can you take the heat of "The Towering ________"?

"The Towering Inferno" is the 1974 film starring Steve McQueen and Paul Newman.The film is based on two novels "The Tower" by Richard Martin Stern and "The Glass Inferno" by Thomas M. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson.

We're living in past tense for "The Way We _________."

"The Way We Were" is the popular Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford film that was released in 1973. The film received critical acclaim. The Barbra Streisand song named after the film won Best Original Song.

My favorite fruit is "A Clockwork __________."

"A Clockwork Orange" is the 1971 film based on the Anthony Burgess novel. The film follows a young man who goes on a killing spree with his group of friends. The film stars Malcolm McDowell.

The school bell rings before you can meet "Annie ________."

"Annie Hall" is the 1977 film starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. It follows a film director who attempts to discover why his relationship failed with Diane Keaton's character, Annie Hall.

Get your dance moves ready for the "Last Tango in _______."

"Last Tango in Paris" is the controversial film starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider. The film follows a widowed man and his relationship with a French woman.

Don't lose "The ________ Connection."

"The French Connection" is the 1971 film starring Gene Hackman. It is based on the book of the same name by Robin Moore. It follows a group of New York detectives as they look for a drug lord.

You might hail a cab for a "Taxi ________."

"Taxi Driver" is the 1976 film starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster. The film follows a taxi driver who makes plans to assassinate a presidential candidate.

Make sure to run away from "The ________ Chainsaw Massacre."

"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" is the 1974 horror film about a group who are targeted by another group of cannibalistic serial killers.

For your direction, go "Every Which Way But ________."

"Every Which Way But Loose" is one of the many Clint Eastwood films of the 1970s. The film was released in 1978.

These are a girl's best friend, because "____________ Are Forever."

"Diamonds Are Forever" is the 1971 James Bond film starring Sean Connery. The film follows a secret agent as he goes undercover in a diamond smuggling ring.

Artwork is great especially when it's "American ____________."

"American Graffiti" is the 1973 film starring Richard Dreyfuss. The film follows a group of teenagers in the early 1960s.

You can't steal from "Smokey and the __________."

"Smokey and the Bandit" is the 1977 film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason. The film would spawn two sequels and even TV films.

The doe might hide away from "The ______ Hunter."

"The Deer Hunter" is the 1978 film starring Robert De Niro, John Cazale and John Savage. The film follows three soldiers from their trials in Vietnam to Pennsylvania.

Can you survive on the "_________ Streets"?

"Mean Streets" is the 1973 film starring Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel. The film received critical acclaim and was accepted into the National Film Registry.

What song are you playing as a "Fiddler on the ___________"?

"Fiddler on the Roof" is the 1971 musical film based on the Broadway musical. The film follows a father of five who tries to reconcile his Jewish beliefs with his family's actions.

In order to slay it, first must "Enter the _________."

"Enter the Dragon" is the 1973 film starring Bruce Lee. A popular martial arts film of the decade, it was Lee's last film before his death.

The world might be ending with "______________ Now."

"Apocalypse Now" is the 1979 film starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and Martin Sheen. The film was set during the Vietnam War and the presidency of Richard Nixon.

The Jedi master will win the "Star ______."

"Star Wars" is the popular epic film that was first released in 1977. Created by George Lucas, it would become part of one of the best-selling film franchises of all time. The first film starred Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.

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About This Quiz

Do you hear scary music? That might be because a shark is ready to eat you out of this quiz! The 1970s was a huge decade in the film industry. From adventure classics to sci-fi thrillers, the decade produced box-office hit after hit. While you'll probably remember the plot, can you finish the title of some of the decades biggest hits?

The 1960s brought about a good number of films that would go on to become major classics, but that was nothing compared to the number of films released in the 1970s. The entertainment industry was booming, including the fashion and music industries, but films were in a league of their own. There were cult classics about sharks and demons. The decade included weird science fiction films about extraterrestrials and horror about serial killers. With an endless list of films to choose from, could you finish all the 1970s film titles?

Even with all the films to choose from, some of your one-word favorites might be left off the list. We won't be running away from sharks in "Jaws" or worrying over an "Alien." Sylvester Stallone is taking a break from "Rocky" and we won't be passing out candy on the October 31 holiday, "Halloween." Even without these films, we'll be "baptized" with Marlon Brando or flying over nests with Jack Nicholson. 

Can you finish these film titles? There's only one way to find out! Put your movie knowledge to the test and let's travel back to the 1970s!

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