List of American films of 1974

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

1974
Rank
Title Studio Gross
1. Blazing Saddles Warner Bros. $119,500,000[1]
2. The Towering Inferno 20th Century Fox / Warner Bros. $116,000,000[2]
3. The Trial of Billy Jack Warner Bros. $89,000,000[3]
4. Young Frankenstein 20th Century Fox $86,273,333[4]
5. Earthquake Universal Pictures $79,666,653[5]
6. The Godfather Part II Paramount Pictures $47,542,841[6]
7. Airport 1975 Universal Pictures $47,285,152[7]
8. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Sunn Classic Pictures $45,411,063[8]
9. The Longest Yard Paramount Pictures $43,008,075[9]
10. Benji Mulberry Square Releasing $39,552,000[10]

A–Z

Title Director Cast Genre Note
11 HarrowhouseAram AvakianCharles Grodin, Candice Bergen, James Mason, Trevor HowardDramaFox
99 and 44/100% DeadJohn FrankenheimerRichard Harris, Edmond O'Brien, Bradford Dillman, Chuck ConnorsCrimeFox
AbbyWilliam GirdlerCarol Speed, Juanita MooreHorror
Airport 1975Jack SmightCharlton Heston, Karen Black, Gloria Swanson, George Kennedy, Susan Clark, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Linda Blair, Sid Caesar, Myrna LoyDisaster filmAirport sequel
Alice Doesn't Live Here AnymoreMartin ScorseseEllen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Diane Ladd, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Curtin, Vic Tayback, Alfred Lutter, Jodie FosterDramaOscar for Burstyn
All the Kind StrangersBurt KennedyStacy Keach, Samantha Eggar, John SavageDrama
And Then There Were NonePeter CollinsonOliver Reed, Elke Sommer, Richard Attenborough, Herbert Lom, Charles Aznavour, Gert FrobeMysteryAgatha Christie
The ArenaSteve CarverPam Grier, Margaret MarkovAction
Bank ShotGower ChampionGeorge C. Scott, Joanna CassidyCrime comedyUnited Artists
BenjiJoe CampPatsy GarrettFamily1st of series
Beyond the DoorOvidio G. AssonitisJuliet MillsHorror
Big Bad MamaSteve CarverAngie Dickinson, William ShatnerActionNew World
Billy Two HatsTed KotcheffGregory Peck, Desi Arnaz Jr.Western
Black Belt JonesRobert ClouseJim Kelly, Gloria HendryActionWarner Bros.
Black EyeJack ArnoldFred Williamson, Rosemary ForsythActionWarner Bros.
The Black GodfatherJohn EvansRod PerryCrime drama
Black SamsonCharles BailCarol SpeedAction
The Black WindmillDon SiegelMichael Caine, John VernonCrime
Blazing SaddlesMel BrooksCleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Alex KarrasWestern comedy3 Oscar nominations
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo GarciaSam PeckinpahWarren Oates, Isela Vega, Helmut Dantine, Robert Webber, Gig YoungThrillerUnited Artists
Buster and BillieDaniel PetrieJan-Michael Vincent, Pamela Sue Martin, Clifton James, Robert Englund, Joan GoodfellowCrime dramaColumbia
BustingPeter HyamsElliott Gould, Robert BlakeCrime comedyUnited Artists
Caged HeatJonathan DemmeErica Gavin, Juanita BrownAction
California SplitRobert AltmanElliott Gould, George SegalComedy, DramaColumbia
The Castaway CowboyVincent McEveetyJames Garner, Vera Miles, Robert CulpFamily
ChinatownRoman PolanskiJack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, Diane Ladd, Burt YoungMystery11 Oscar nominations
Chosen SurvivorsSutton RoleyDiana Muldaur, Bradford DillmanSci-fi
ClaudineJohn BerryDiahann Carroll, James Earl JonesDramaFox
CockfighterMonte HellmanWarren Oates, Harry Dean StantonDrama
ConrackMartin RittJon Voight, Paul WinfieldDramafrom Pat Conroy book
The ConversationFrancis Ford CoppolaGene Hackman, John Cazale, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Robert DuvallMystery3 Oscar nominations
Crazy JoeCarlo LizzaniPeter Boyle, Paula Prentiss, Fred Williamson, Eli Wallach, Rip TornCrime dramaColumbia
The Crazy World of Julius VrooderArthur HillerTimothy Bottoms, Barbara Hershey, Albert Salmi, George MarshallComedy, Drama
Daisy MillerPeter BogdanovichCybill Shepherd, Cloris LeachmanDramaParamount
Dark StarJohn CarpenterDan O'BannonSci-fi comedy
Death WishMichael WinnerCharles Bronson, Vincent Gardenia, Hope Lange, Stuart MargolinThriller1st of series
Dirty Mary, Crazy LarryJohn HoughSusan George, Peter Fonda, Vic MorrowActionFox
The DoveCharles JarrottJoseph Bottoms, Dabney ColemanDrama
Down and Dirty DuckCharles SwensonVoices of Robert RidgelyAnimation
Don't Open the Door!S.F. BrownriggSusan Bracken, Larry O'Dwyer, Gene RossHorror
EarthquakeMark RobsonCharlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Richard Roundtree, George Kennedy, Geneviève Bujold, Lorne Greene, Marjoe Gortner, Victoria PrincipalDisaster film4 Oscar nominations
ExploratoriumJon BoorstinDocumentary
F for FakeOrson WellesOrson Welles, Joseph CottenDocumentary
Female TroubleJohn WatersDivineComedy
Flesh GordonMichael Benveniste, Howard ZiehmJason Williams, Candy SamplesAdult comedy
For Pete's SakePeter YatesBarbra Streisand, Michael SarrazinComedyColumbia
Foxy BrownJack HillPam Grier, Antonio FargasCrime
Freebie and the BeanRichard RushAlan Arkin, James CaanCrime comedyWarner Bros.
The Front PageBilly WilderJack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Carol BurnettComedyfrom Ben Hecht play
The GamblerKarel ReiszJames Caan, Lauren Hutton, Paul SorvinoDramaremade in 2014
'Gator BaitBeverly SebastionClaudia JenningsThriller
Ginger in the MorningGordon WilesFred Ward, Sissy Spacek, Monte MarkhamRomance
The Girl from PetrovkaRobert Ellis MillerGoldie Hawn, Hal Holbrook, Anthony HopkinsComedyUniversal
The Godfather Part IIFrancis Ford CoppolaAl Pacino, Robert De Niro, Lee Strasberg, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, John Cazale, Talia Shire, G. D. Spradlin, Bruno Kirby, Michael V. Gazzo, James CaanCrime dramasequel; won 6 Oscars
Golden NeedlesRobert ClouseJoe Don Baker, Elizabeth AshleyAdventureA.I.P.
Gone in 60 SecondsH. B. HalickiH. B. Halicki, Ronald HalickiAction
The Gravy TrainJack StarrettStacy Keach, Margot KidderDrama
The Great Gatsby Jack ClaytonRobert Redford, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Lois ChilesDramabased on the book
The Groove TubeKen ShapiroChevy Chase, Richard BelzerComedy
HangupHenry HathawayWilliam Elliott, Cliff PottsAction
Harry and TontoPaul MazurskyArt Carney, Ellen Burstyn, Larry HagmanComedy, DramaOscar for Carney
Hearts and MindsPeter DavisDocumentarywon Oscar
Herbie Rides AgainRobert StevensonHelen Hayes, Ken BerryFamilyThe Love Bug sequel
The House on Skull MountainRon HonthanerVictor FrenchHorror
How to Seduce a WomanCharles MartinAngel Tompkins, Alexandra HayComedyCinerama Releasing Corporation
Huckleberry FinnJ. Lee ThompsonJeff East, Paul Winfield, David Wayne, Arthur O'Connell, Harvey KormanMusicalfrom Mark Twain book
Invasion from Inner EarthBill RebaneNick HoltSci-fi
The Island at the Top of the WorldRobert StevensonDavid Hartman, MakoAdventureDisney
It's AliveLarry CohenJohn P. Ryan, Sharon FarrellHorror
The KlansmanTerence YoungLee Marvin, Richard Burton, Cameron Mitchell, Linda Evans, O.J. SimpsonDramaParamount
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling StonesRollin BinzerThe Rolling StonesDocumentaryConcert
LennyBob FosseDustin Hoffman, Valerie PerrineBiography6 Oscar nominations
The Life and Times of Grizzly AdamsRichard FriedenbergDan Haggerty, Denver PyleAdventurebecame TV series
The Longest YardRobert AldrichBurt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed LauterComedyremade in 2005
The Lords of FlatbushMartin Davidson, Stephen F. VeronaHenry Winkler, Sylvester StalloneDramaColumbia
Lost in the StarsDaniel MannBrock Peters, Melba Moore, Clifton DavisDrama
Lovin' MollySidney LumetBlythe Danner, Anthony Perkins, Beau BridgesDramaColumbia
Macon County LineRichard ComptonMax Baer Jr., Alan VintCrime dramaA.I.P.
MameGene SaksLucille Ball, Beatrice Arthur, Robert Preston, Bruce Davison, Jane Connell, Don PorterMusicalbased on the play
The Man with the Golden GunGuy HamiltonRoger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt EklandAction
McQJohn SturgesJohn Wayne, Eddie Albert, Al LettieriCrime dramaWarner Bros.
The Midnight ManBurt LancasterBurt Lancaster, Susan ClarkCrime drama
The Missiles of OctoberAnthony PageWilliam Devane, Martin Sheen, Ralph Bellamy, Howard Da SilvaDrama, Biographymade for TV
Mixed CompanyMelville ShavelsonBarbara Harris, Joseph BolognaComedy
Mr. MajestykRichard FleischerCharles Bronson, Al Lettieri, Linda CristalActionUnited Artists
Newman's LawRichard T. HeffronGeorge Peppard, Roger RobinsonCrime
The Nickel RideRobert MulliganJason Miller, Linda HaynesCrimeFox
Nightmare HoneymoonElliot SilversteinDack Rambo, John BeckThrillerMGM
The Nine Lives of Fritz the CatRobert TaylorSkip HinnantAdult Animation
Once Upon a ScoundrelGeorge SchaeferZero Mostel, Katy JuradoComedy
Open SeasonPeter CollinsonPeter Fonda, John Phillip LawDramaColumbia
The Parallax ViewAlan J. PakulaWarren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn, William DanielsThrillerParamount
Phantom of the ParadiseBrian De PalmaPaul Williams, Jessica HarperMusicalFox
Phase IVSaul BassMichael Murphy, Nigel DavenportSci-fi
The Private Afternoons of Pamela MannRadley MetzgerEric Edwards, Georgina Spelvin, Jamie GillisAdult filmHudson Valley Films
Report to the CommissionerMilton KatselasMichael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Susan BlakelyCrime dramaUnited Artists
RhinocerosTom O'HorganGene Wilder, Zero Mostel, Karen BlackComedyA.F.T.
Road MovieJoseph StrickDrama
S*P*Y*SIrvin KershnerDonald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, ZouzouComedyFox
The Savage Is LooseGeorge C. ScottGeorge C. Scott, Trish Van DevereDrama
ScoreRadley MetzgerCasey Donovan, Claire Wilbur, Lynn LowryAdult film
SeizureOliver StoneJonathan Frid, Herve VillechaizeHorrorStone debut
Space Is the PlaceJohn ConeySun RaSci-fi
The Spikes GangRichard FleischerLee Marvin, Gary Grimes, Ron HowardWesternUnited Artists
Sugar HillPaul MaslanskyRobert Quarry, Richard LawsonHorror
The Sugarland ExpressSteven SpielbergGoldie Hawn, William Atherton, Ben JohnsonCrime dramaUniversal
The Super CopsGordon ParksRon Leibman, David SelbyCrime drama
The Taking of Pelham One Two ThreeJoseph SargentWalter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo, Jerry StillerCrime dramaremade in 2009
The Tamarind SeedBlake EdwardsJulie Andrews, Omar SharifDramaEmbassy
The Terminal ManMike HodgesGeorge Segal, Joan HackettSci-fi
The Texas Chain Saw MassacreTobe HooperGunnar Hansen, Marilyn BurnsHorror1st in series
That's Entertainment!Jack Haley Jr.Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Liza Minnelli, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Bing CrosbyDocumentary, MusicalMGM; 2 sequels
Thieves Like UsRobert AltmanKeith Carradine, Shelley DuvallDramaUnited Artists
Thomasine & BushrodGordon Parks Jr.Max Julien, Vonetta McGeeWestern
Three the Hard WayGordon Parks Jr.Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly, Jim BrownActionAllied Artists
Three Tough GuysDuccio TessariLino Ventura, Isaac Hayes, Fred WilliamsonCrime
Thunderbolt and LightfootMichael CiminoClint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey LewisCrime dramaUnited Artists
The Towering InfernoJohn Guillermin, Irwin AllenSteve McQueen, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Fred Astaire, Jennifer Jones, Richard Chamberlain, O. J. Simpson, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, Robert VaughnDisaster filmwon 3 Oscars
The Trial of Billy JackTom LaughlinTom Laughlin, Delores TaylorDramasequel to Billy Jack
Truck TurnerJonathan KaplanIsaac Hayes, Yaphet KottoActionA.I.P.
UFO: Target EarthMichael A. DeGaetanoNick Plakias, Cynthia ClineSci-fi
The Ultimate ThrillRobert ButlerBarry Brown, Britt EklandThriller
Uptown Saturday NightSidney PoitierSidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Richard PryorComedyFirst Artists
A Very Natural ThingChristopher LarkinRobert McLaneDrama
The VoyageVittorio De SicaSophia Loren, Richard BurtonDramafinal film for De Sica
WRichard QuineTwiggy, John Vernon, Dirk BenedictMystery
Where the Lilies BloomWilliam A. GrahamJan Smithers, Harry Dean StantonFamily
Where the Red Fern GrowsNorman TokarJames Whitmore, Beverly GarlandFamilyCrown
The White DawnPhilip KaufmanWarren Oates, Timothy BottomsAdventureParamount
Willie DynamiteGilbert MosesRoscoe Orman, Eddie RiversCrime
A Woman Under the InfluenceJohn CassavetesPeter Falk, Gena RowlandsDramaGolden Globe for Rowlands
The WrestlerJames A. WestmanEd AsnerAction
The YakuzaSydney PollackRobert Mitchum, Ken TakakuraCrime dramaWarner Bros.
Young FrankensteinMel BrooksGene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Gene HackmanComedy5 Saturn Awards
Zandy's BrideJan TroellGene Hackman, Liv UllmannWestern

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