1977 in Movies

From The Peoples History

Star Wars opens in cinemas, first Apple II computers go on sale, TV Mini Series “Roots” is aired, First commercial flight Concord, Elvis Presley Dies at the age of 42, NASA space shuttle first test flight. The New York City Blackout lasts for 25 hours and results in looting and disorder. Perhaps most important in Popular Culture is the development of punk music. from groups like the Ramones, Iggy Pop’s ,Clash, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, and the Sex Pistols

Popular TV Programmes

  • Little House on the Prairie
  • Happy Days
  • All in the Family
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Sanford and Son
  • Rhoda
  • Three’s Company
  • The Love Boat
  • Barney Miller


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

1. Star Wars

2. Smokey and the Bandit

3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

4. Saturday Night Fever
5. The Goodbye Girl
6. A Bridge Too Far
7. The Deep
8. The Spy Who Loved Me
9. Oh, God!
10. Annie Hall


An added bonus: Top Books in 1977

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
2. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
3. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
4. The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carre
5. Oliver’s Story by Erich Segal
6. Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins
7. Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw
8. How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong
9. Delta of Venus: Erotica by Anaïs Nin
10. Daniel Martin by John Fowles

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