1974 in Movies

Work begins on the 800 mile long Alaska Oil pipeline. The estimate of the worlds population reaches 4 billion. World wide inflation drives up the cost of fuel, food and manufacturing dramatically. And, the first computer watch sells for 295$.

Popular TV Programmes

  • Kung Fu
  • The Price Is Right
  • The Waltons
  • Kojak
  • Last of the Summer Wine
  • The Six Million Dollar Man


Here are the top ten movies of that year in the U.S, with the top three trailers added:

1. Blazing Saddles Warner Bros.

2. The Towering Inferno 20th Century Fox / Warner Bros.

3. The Trial of Billy Jack Warner Bros.

4. Young Frankenstein 20th Century Fox
5. Earthquake Universal Pictures
6. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three United Artists
7. The Godfather Part II Paramount Pictures
8. Airport 1975 Universal Pictures
9. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Sunn Classic Pictures
10. The Longest Yard Paramount Pictures


An added bonus: Top Books published in 1974

Stephen King – Carrie

Robert Ludlum – The Cry of the Halidon

Sidney Sheldon – The Other Side of Midnight



3 Comments on “1974 in Movies

  1. A great year for films and books! Some of my favorite movies are on this list and I still can not believe the Price is Right is still on TV after all these years. :O Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very interesting, Nia. I loved Billy Jack and Blazing Saddles was my late husband’s favorite.

    • Nia Markos

      I can always rewatch Blazing Saddles

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