List of Universal Pictures films (1970–1979)

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This is a list of films produced or distributed by Universal Pictures in 1970–1979, founded in 1912 as the Universal Film Manufacturing Company. It is the main motion picture production and distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of the NBCUniversal division of Comcast.

1970s[edit]

Release date Title Notes
January 21, 1970 Change of Habit co-production with NBC Productions
February 1970 Story of a Woman
March 6, 1970 Skullduggery
April 8, 1970 Colossus: The Forbin Project
April 1970 Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County
May 28, 1970 Two Mules for Sister Sara
May 29, 1970 Airport Nominee for the Academy Award for Best Picture
Followed by Airport 1975, Airport '77 and The Concorde ... Airport '79
June 3, 1970 Pufnstuf co-production with Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures
August 10, 1970 Diary of a Mad Housewife
August 16, 1970 Dreams of Glass
August 27, 1970 A Time in the Sun
A Nun at the Crossroads
November 25, 1970 The Act of the Heart
December 16, 1970 Puzzle of a Downfall Child
December 21, 1970 I Love My Wife
December 30, 1970 A Very Curious Girl
February 12, 1971 Raid on Rommel
February 1971 How to Frame a Figg
March 12, 1971 The Andromeda Strain
March 28, 1971 Taking Off
March 31, 1971 The Beguiled
May 12, 1971 Red Sky at Morning
June 1, 1971 One More Train to Rob
June 9, 1971 They Might Be Giants
July 7, 1971 Two-Lane Blacktop
August 11, 1971 The Hired Hand
September 29, 1971 The Last Movie
October 13, 1971 Shoot Out
October 28, 1971 The Railway Children U.S. theatrical distribution only; produced by EMI Films
November 12, 1971 Play Misty for Me co-production with The Malpaso Company and Jennings Lang
December 22, 1971 Minnie and Moskowitz co-production with Faces Music
February 2, 1972 Mary, Queen of Scots Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
March 2, 1972 Sometimes a Great Notion co-production with Newman-Foreman Company
March 10, 1972 Silent Running co-production with Trumbull/Gruskoff Productions
March 15, 1972 Slaughterhouse-Five
March 23, 1972 The Ra Expeditions
April 3, 1972 The Great Barney Movie
June 14, 1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid co-production with Robertson and Associates
June 21, 1972 The Groundstar Conspiracy distribution only; co-production with Hal Roach Studios
Frenzy Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
June 1972 Twins of Evil
July 13, 1972 Hands of the Ripper U.S. distribution only; co-production with Hammer Film Productions
July 18, 1972 Follow Me!
July 19, 1972 Joe Kidd
October 13, 1972 You'll Like My Mother distribution only; co-production with Bing Crosby Productions
October 19, 1972 Play It as It Lays
October 27, 1972 Ulzana's Raid co-production with De Haven Productions and The Associates & Aldrich Company
November 1972 Limbo
December 17, 1972 Pete 'n' Tillie
December 22, 1972 Trick Baby
March 18, 1973 Two People
April 18, 1973 Bequest to the Nation
May 1, 1973 Guns of a Stranger
June 20, 1973 Showdown
July 30, 1973 The Day of the Jackal Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
July 1973 SSSSSSS
August 1, 1973 The Naked Ape
August 11, 1973 American Graffiti distribution only; produced by Lucasfilm, American Zoetrope and The Coppola Company
Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Followed by sequel in 1979
August 15, 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
August 22, 1973 High Plains Drifter
October 19, 1973 Charley Varrick
November 14, 1973 The Don Is Dead
November 18, 1973 Breezy
November 23, 1973 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf co-production with Pacific Bay Entertainment and RKF
December 25, 1973 The Sting Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Followed by sequel in 1983
January 23, 1974 Willie Dynamite
January 30, 1974 That Man Bolt
April 5, 1974 The Sugarland Express
May 17, 1974 The Black Windmill
June 14, 1974 The Midnight Man
June 1974 My Name is Nobody
August 21, 1974 Newman's Law
August 22, 1974 The Girl from Petrovka
October 18, 1974 Airport 1975
Janis
November 15, 1974 Earthquake Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
December 17, 1974 The Front Page Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
March 13, 1975 The Great Waldo Pepper
March 28, 1975 Homo Eroticus
May 21, 1975 The Eiger Sanction
June 20, 1975 Jaws Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
Followed by sequels in 1978, 1983, and 1987
October 8, 1975 Sidecar Racers
October 17, 1975 Rooster Cogburn
November 14, 1975 The Other Side of the Mountain
December 7, 1975 Special Section
December 25, 1975 The Hindenburg
January 1976 Jim the World's Greatest
February 11, 1976 Gable and Lombard
March 31, 1976 W.C. Fields and Me
March 1976 Mustang Country
April 9, 1976 Family Plot
June 18, 1976 Midway co-production with Mirisch Company
July 16, 1976 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
July 29, 1976 Swashbuckler
August 1976 The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones
October 22, 1976 Car Wash
October 24, 1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
November 4, 1976 The Slipper and the Rose
November 12, 1976 Two-Minute Warning
1977 Checkered Flag or Crash
January 7, 1977 The Sentinel
February 11, 1977 Fellini's Casanova U.S. theatrical distribution only
February 25, 1977 Slap Shot
March 11, 1977 Airport '77
May 13, 1977 The Car
May 27, 1977 Smokey and the Bandit plus sequels in 1980 and 1983
May 1977 Forever Young, Forever Free
June 17, 1977 Rollercoaster
June 24, 1977 Sorcerer distribution only; co-production with Paramount Pictures
July 15, 1977 MacArthur
The Last Remake of Beau Geste
November 4, 1977 Which Way Is Up?
November 17, 1977 Heroes
December 23, 1977 The Choirboys distribution only; co-production with Lorimar Productions
December 30, 1977 Scott Joplin
January 6, 1978 September 30, 1955
February 10, 1978 The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2
Blue Collar co-production with TAT Communications Company
February 1978 Skateboard co-production with Bilum Group
March 10, 1978 Gray Lady Down co-production with Mirisch Company
March 15, 1978 House Calls
April 21, 1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand
April 28, 1978 FM
May 10, 1978 Nunzio
May 12, 1978 The Greek Tycoon
June 16, 1978 Jaws 2
July 21, 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band co-production with Robert Stigwood Organisation
July 28, 1978 Animal House
Five Days from Home co-production with Long Rifle and Winchester
September 22, 1978 Almost Summer
Paradise Alley
October 6, 1978 The Big Fix
October 24, 1978 The Wiz
November 2, 1978 Caravans
November 22, 1978 Same Time, Next Year co-production with Mirisch Company
December 8, 1978 The Brink's Job
December 22, 1978 Moment by Moment
1979 Streets of Hong Kong
February 23, 1979 The Deer Hunter Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama.
distribution only; co-production with EMI Films
March 8, 1979 The Promise
March 30, 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
May 1, 1979 Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider
May 18, 1979 Battlestar Galactica modified version released theatrically of pilot film for 1978 ABC-TV series
June 15, 1979 Walk Proud
July 20, 1979 Dracula co-production with Mirisch Company
August 3, 1979 More American Graffiti distribution only; produced by Lucasfilm
August 17, 1979 The Concorde ... Airport '79
The Prisoner of Zenda co-production with The Mirisch Corporation
The Seduction of Joe Tynan
September 14, 1979 The Legacy distribution only; co-production with David Foster Productions, Pethurst Ltd. and Turman-Foster Company
September 19, 1979 Yanks U.S. distribution only; United Artists released the film overseas
November 16, 1979 Running
December 14, 1979 1941 distribution only; co-production with Columbia Pictures and A-Team
The Jerk
December 21, 1979 The Electric Horseman distribution only; co-production with Columbia Pictures and Wildwood Productions

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