1974 June Movies

Chinatown (1974)


  • 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...

Emmanuelle (1974)


    • NR
    • 95 min
    • Drama

    Emmanuelle,a svelte,naive young woman, is en route to Bangkok where she'll join her new husband. He works for the French Embassy and has a lovely home, several dedicated servants, and an expensive car at his disposal. Once Emmanuelle arrives, her husband and a few friends introduce her to a realm of sexual ecstasy she'd never imagined.

    The Parallax View (1974)

    The Parallax View

    • 92%
    • R
    • 102 min
    • Thriller

    The story concerns a reporter's dangerous investigation into an obscure organization, the Parallax Corporation, whose primary, but not ostensible, enterprise is political assassination.

    Il fiore delle mille e una notte (1974)

    Il fiore delle mille e una notte

      • NC-17
      • 130 min
      • Comedy

      The final part of Pasolini's Trilogy of Life series is rich with exotic tales of slaves and kings, potions, betrayals, demons and, most of all, love and lovemaking in all its myriad forms. Mysterious and liberating, this is an exquisitely dreamlike and adult interpretation of the original folk tales.

      "Softly Softly: Task Force" Victim

        • Unrated
        • 50 min
        • Crime
        Bronson Lee, Champion (1974)

        Bronson Lee, Champion

          • PG
          • 81 min
          • Action

          Hoping to use the prize money to save his grandmother's mid-Western farm, kickboxer Bronson Lee (Tadashi Yamashita) journeys to Japan to compete in a karate tournament in director Yukio Noda's martial arts actioner.

          Confessions of a Young American Housewife (1974)

          Confessions of a Young American Housewife

            • R
            • 73 min
            • Documentary

            Carol (Rebecca Brooke) is a young happily married New Yorker, who enjoys being part of a swinging foursome with her husband and a befriended couple. One day Carol's widowed mother (Jennifer Welles) comes to stay in their house, but she is more on the conservative side and doesn't know about her partner-swapping daughter. Could she ever open up to this sexually open lifestyle?

            - Written by


            Delitto d'amore (1974)

            Delitto d'amore

              • Unrated
              • 108 min
              • Drama

              In this Italian film, part melodrama and part social/political commentary, two factory workers living in Northern Italy form a romantic connection. The woman, torn between the freedoms of the North and her traditional Sicilian values, slowly allows herself to love, then marry, her co-worker. Soon after her wedding, she dies as a result of industrial pollution from her job.

              Flavia the Heretic (1974)

              Flavia the Heretic

                • R
                • 96 min
                • Drama

                Italy 1600: A convent of nuns are invaded by the Tarantula Sect on their annual pilgrimage. The cultists defile the place of worship, orgying in the chapel and desecrating the altar. One nun decides she can't take the religious oppression any longer and flees the convent upset that all the leaders are male. Written by <[email protected]>

                For Pete's Sake (1974)

                For Pete's Sake

                • 57%
                • 90 min
                • Comedy

                Henry (Streisand) is a woman who would do anything for her husband Pete-- including borrow money so he has a chance of making his dreams come true. But now there's the loan sharks to deal with...

                Gator Bait (1974)

                Gator Bait

                  • R
                  • 88 min
                  • Action

                  Desiree lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. Ben and deputy Billy hope to get a little sexual comfort from the "Cajun swamp rat" when they catch Desiree trapping 'gators, and give chase. Desiree outsmarts them but Billy accidentally shoots Ben and tells his sheriff dad that Desiree did it. Ben's dad and sons join them in the search party and quickly get out of control. Soon the hunters become the hunted as Desiree exacts her revenge for their violence...

                  Gold (1974)


                    • 120 min
                    • Action

                    After a rock fall at a South African gold mine, the rescue party, headed by Rod Slater (Roger Moore) are puzzled to discover the body of general manager Frank Lemmer in the prohibited Big Dyke area of the mine. Meanwhile in London, the mine's managing director, Manfred Steynerr, is hatching a plot against its owner Harry Hirschfeld (Ray Milland) with English financier Farrell (John Gielgud). There is a vast underground lake, which if released would flood and destroy the gold field, raising the...

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                      • Unrated
                      Lady Snowblood II: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

                      Lady Snowblood II: Love Song of Vengeance

                        • R
                        • 89 min
                        • Drama

                        Lady Snowblood (Shurayuki-hime) is caught by the police and sentenced to death for her crimes (in Lady Snowblood I). As she is sent to the gallows she is rescued by the secret police who offer her a deal to assassinate some revolutionaries. Written by Fred Cabral <[email protected]>

                        Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)

                        Rebellion in Patagonia

                          • Unrated
                          • 110 min
                          • Drama

                          In 1920, workmen of Patagonia (Argentina), grouped into anarchist and socialist societies, decide to strike demanding better working conditions. Among the workers there are numerous European immigrants acting as ideological ferment of their peers. The situation is unsustainable and Yrigoyen government sent from Buenos Aires, Lieutenant Colonel Zavala to impose order ... Based on the book "Los vengadores de la Patagonia trágica", written by Osvaldo Bayer.

                          Schneeglöckchen blühen im September (1974)

                          Schneeglöckchen blühen im September

                            • Unrated
                            • 108 min
                            • Documentary

                            Film by Christian Ziewer.

                            Swallows and Amazons (1974)

                            Swallows and Amazons

                              • 92 min
                              • Adventure

                              On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the Amazon, and the scene is set for serious rivalry.

                              Sweet Movie (1974)

                              Sweet Movie

                              • 47%
                              • 98 min
                              • Comedy

                              Miss World Virginity, who is nearly mute, endures a horrifically kinky honeymoon but soon escapes to a scatalogically inclined commune in Vienna. Meanwhile, a madwoman pilots a candy-stuffed boat down a river. Yugoslavian director Dusan Makavajev intercuts these two wild tales with shocking footage of Nazi medical experimentation.

                              That's Entertainment! (1974)

                              That's Entertainment!

                              • 100%
                              • G
                              • 135 min
                              • Documentary

                              MGM musical numbers from the introduction of sound in the late '20s through to the 1950s, possibly with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and Judy Garland getting the most coverage. Linked by some of the stars who worked at MGM handing the commentary on one to another.

                              - Written by

                              Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

                              The Bod Squad (1974)

                              The Bod Squad

                                • 99 min
                                • Action

                                Five Western girls are kidnapped by Chinese pirates and sold to a brothel. While they are being trained to become prostitutes, a couple of local citizens take mercy on them and plots their escape by teaching them kung-fu. The five scantily-clad girls, using their newfound martial arts skills then fight their way to freedom.