1974 Crime Movies

The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II

    • R
    • 200 min
    • Crime

    Francis Ford Coppola's compelling sequel lives up to the brilliance of THE GODFATHER, contrasting the life of Corleone father and son. In parallel story lines the movie traces the problems of a matured Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in 1958 and that of young immigrant Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1917's Hell's Kitchen. Vito is introduced to a life of crime by two-bit hood Clemenza (Bruno Kirby) while Michael survives an attempt on his life, familial betrayals, and Senate hearings...but at a cost. De Niro, speaking almost completely in Italian, is charismatic as the young Don, a Robin Hood-type figure.

    Chinatown

    Chinatown

    • 98%
    • R
    • 130 min
    • Crime

    Director Roman Polanski's classic neo-noir detective story is set during a heat wave in 1930s Los Angeles, where residents suffer from a water shortage due to an ongoing drought. With stellar contributions from composer Jerry Goldsmith and screenwriter Robert Towne, whose script recalls the hard-boiled cynicism of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, CHINATOWN is a complex and superbly crafted period drama that has become Polanski's most critically acclaimed film. Private investigator Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) runs a sleazy detective agency specia. When a client (Diane Ladd) hires him to spy on her "husband," who is rumored to be having an affair with a younger woman, Jake uncovers a plot against the man--but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Yet to emerge are a sex scandal implicating the real wife (Faye Dunaway), with whom Jake is destined to become more closely acquainted, and a real estate swindle of tremendous proportions devised by her tycoon father (John Huston), backed up by a vast network of corrupt city officials and landowners who make life hell for the private eye.

    The Man with the Golden Gun

    The Man with the Golden Gun

    • 45%
    • PG
    • 125 min
    • Action

    A golden bullet has 007 engraved on it as it smashes into the secret service headquarters. The bullet came from the professional killer Scaramanga who has yet to miss a target and James Bond begins a mission to try and stop him.

    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    • 86%
    • R
    • 115 min
    • Comedy

    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot tells the tale of two outlaws, their friendship, and a robbery that goes awry. Eastwood's character, an ex-con and present-day cowtown preacher is hiding from his old partners who believe they were conned out of their share. So Eastwood finds himself reluctantly teaming up with Jeff Bridges's character, a young drifter who can help him escape.

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    • 100%
    • PG
    • 128 min
    • Crime

    In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

    The Longest Yard

    The Longest Yard

    • 81%
    • R
    • 121 min
    • Comedy

    A football player-turned-convict organizes a team of inmates to play against a team of prison guards. His dilemma is that the warden asks him to throw the game in return for an early release, but he is also concerned about the inmates' lack of self-esteem.

    Meng long guo jiang

    Meng long guo jiang

      • R
      • 100 min
      • Action

      Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and they are unable to defeat him. The syndicate boss hires the best Japanese and European martial artists to fight Tang, but he easily finishes them off.

      Death Wish

      Death Wish

      • 67%
      • R
      • 93 min
      • Crime

      A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.

      Foxy Brown

      Foxy Brown

      • 56%
      • 94 min
      • Action

      A sexy black woman, Foxy Brown, seeks revenge when her government agent boyfriend Michael is shot down by gangsters led by the kinky couple of Steve Elias and Miss Katherine.

      The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

      The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

      • 100%
      • R
      • 104 min
      • Crime

      Four armed men hijack a New York City subway train and demand 1 million dollars - which must be delivered in 1 hour - for the train and the lives of the passengers held hostage. Lt. Zachary Garber of the New York City Transit Police must contend with City Hall red tape, the unrelenting demands of the hijackers, and the ever-ticking clock in his efforts to save the passengers and bring the hijackers to justice.