Special Report

Most Popular Movie Released Every Year Since 1960

Source: Courtesy of Buena Vista Distribution Company

1970
> Most popular movie: The Aristocats
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 273,599 on RT
> Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
> Starring: Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1971
> Most popular movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 878,152 on RT
> Director: Mel Stuart
> Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1972
> Most popular movie: The Godfather
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 1,777,758 on IMDB
> Director: Francis Ford Coppola
> Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1973
> Most popular movie: The Exorcist
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 420,696 on RT
> Director: William Friedkin
> Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1974
> Most popular movie: The Godfather: Part II
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 1,228,786 on IMDB
> Director: Francis Ford Coppola
> Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1975
> Most popular movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 982,101 on IMDB
> Director: Milos Forman
> Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1976
> Most popular movie: Rocky
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 33,403,994 on RT
> Director: John G. Avildsen
> Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1977
> Most popular movie: Star Wars
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 1,320,039 on IMDB
> Director: George Lucas
> Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1978
> Most popular movie: Grease
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 1,161,517 on RT
> Director: Randal Kleiser
> Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1979
> Most popular movie: Alien
> Most all-time votes on IMDb or RT: 852,578 on IMDB
> Director: Ridley Scott
> Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

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