List of American films of 1976

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A list of American films released in 1976.

Rocky won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Rocky was also the highest-grossing American film released during 1976.

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Across the Great Divide Stewart Raffill Robert Logan, Heather Rattray, George Buck Flower Family Independent
Alex and the Gypsy John Korty Jack Lemmon, Geneviève Bujold, James Woods Comedy 20th Century Fox
Alice, Sweet Alice Alfred Sole Linda Miller, Brooke Shields, Mildred Clinton Horror Allied Artists
All the President's Men Alan J. Pakula Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards, Jack Warden, Hal Holbrook, Stephen Collins, Jane Alexander, Martin Balsam, Ned Beatty, Lindsay Crouse Drama, Biographical Warner Bros. Adaptation of book; 8 Oscar nominations
Assault on Precinct 13 John Carpenter Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Charles Cyphers Action Independent. Remade in 2005
At the Earth's Core Kevin Connor Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro Sci-fi AIP. Co-production with UK
Baby Blue Marine John D. Hancock Jan-Michael Vincent, Glynnis O'Connor, Katherine Helmond, Richard Gere Drama Columbia
The Bad News Bears Michael Ritchie Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Chris Barnes, Jackie Earle Haley, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten, Brandon Cruz Comedy Paramount. 2 sequels, then remade in 2005
The Big Bus James Frawley Stockard Channing, Joseph Bologna, John Beck, Sally Kellerman, Richard Mulligan, Jose Ferrer, Murphy Dunne Comedy Paramount
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings John Badham Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor Comedy, Sports Universal. From William Brashler book
Bittersweet Love David Miller Lana Turner, Robert Lansing, Celeste Holm Drama Avco Embassy
Black Heat Al Adamson Timothy Brown, Russ Tamblyn, Regina Carrol Action Independent
Black Shampoo Greydon Clark John Daniels, Tanya Boyd, Skip E. Lowe Drama Independent
The Blue Bird George Cukor Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cicely Tyson, Ava Gardner Family, Fantasy 20th Century Fox
Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw Mark L. Lester Lynda Carter, Marjoe Gortner, Belinda Balaski Drama AIP
Bound for Glory Hal Ashby David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Randy Quaid, Gail Strickland Biography United Artists. Story of Woody Guthrie; 2 Oscars
Breaking Point Bob Clark Bo Svenson, Robert Culp, John Colicos Crime drama 20th Century Fox
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Robert Altman Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Harvey Keitel, Will Sampson, Joel Grey, Pat McCormick, Geraldine Chaplin Western, Comedy United Artists
Burnt Offerings Dan Curtis Karen Black, Bette Davis, Oliver Reed Horror United Artists

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Cannonball Paul Bartel David Carradine, Robert Carradine, Veronica Hamel Action New World
Car Wash Michael Schultz Antonio Fargas, Franklyn Ajaye, George Carlin Comedy Universal. Grammy-winning soundtrack
Carrie Brian De Palma Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, William Katt, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, P.J. Soles, John Travolta Horror United Artists. From Stephen King story; 2 Oscar nominations
Chesty Anderson, USN Ed Forsyth Shari Eubank, Fred Willard, Scatman Crothers Comedy Independent
Creature from Black Lake Joy N. Houck, Jr. Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, Dennis Fimple Horror Independent
Death Journey Fred Williamson Fred Williamson, Emil Farkas, Sam Coppola Action Independent
Deadly Hero Ivan Nagy Don Murray, James Earl Jones, Lilia Skala Thriller Avco Embassy
Diary of the Dead Arvin Brown Héctor Elizondo, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Salome Jens Thriller Independent. From Ruth Rendell novel
Dixie Dynamite Lee Frost Warren Oates, Christopher George, Stanley Adams Action Independent
Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde William Crain Bernie Casey, Rosalind Cash, Milt Kogan Horror Independent
Drive-In Rod Amateau Glenn Morshower, Trey Wilson, Ashley Cox Comedy Columbia
Drum Steve Carver Warren Oates, Ken Norton, Pam Grier Action United Artists. Sequel to Mandingo
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox Melvin Frank Goldie Hawn, George Segal, Conrad Janis Comedy 20th Century Fox
Eat My Dust Charles B. Griffith Ron Howard, Christopher Norris, Clint Howard Action New World
Echoes of a Summer Don Taylor Jodie Foster, Richard Harris, Lois Nettleton Drama United Artists
Embryo Ralph Nelson Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Diane Ladd Sci-fi horror Independent
The Enforcer James Fargo Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Bradford Dillman Thriller Warner Bros. Third in Dirty Harry series; Remake of 1951 film
Escape from the Dark Charles Jarrott Alastair Sim, Peter Barkworth, Maurice Colbourne Drama Disney
Family Plot Alfred Hitchcock Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane, Cathleen Nesbitt, Ed Lauter Suspense Universal. Hitchcock's final film
Fighting Mad Jonathan Demme Peter Fonda, Lynn Lowry, Philip Carey Action 20th Century Fox
The First Nudie Musical Bruce Kimmel Cindy Williams, Diana Canova, Leslie Ackerman Musical comedy Paramount. Cameo by Ron Howard
The Food of the Gods Bert I. Gordon Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ida Lupino Horror AIP. From H.G. Wells novel
Freaky Friday Gary Nelson Jodie Foster, Barbara Harris, John Astin Comedy Disney. Remade in 2003 with Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis
From Noon till Three Frank D. Gilroy Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Douglas Fowley Western United Artists. From Gilroy's novel
The Front Martin Ritt Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Andrea Marcovicci, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy Comedy, Drama Columbia. Story of show-biz blacklist
Futureworld Richard T. Heffron Blythe Danner, Peter Fonda, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner Sci-fi AIP. Sequel to Westworld
Gable and Lombard Sidney J. Furie James Brolin, Jill Clayburgh, Allen Garfield Biography Universal. Story of Clark Gable, Carole Lombard
Gator Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds, Lauren Hutton, Jack Weston Action United Artists
God Told Me To Larry Cohen Tony LoBianco, Sandy Dennis, Deborah Raffin Horror New World Pictures
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday Don Taylor Lee Marvin, Oliver Reed, Robert Culp, Kay Lenz Western AIP
The Great Texas Dynamite Chase Michael Pressman Claudia Jennings, Tara Strohmeier, Oliver Clark Action New World
Grizzly William Girdler Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel Horror Columbia
The Gumball Rally Charles Bail Gary Busey, Tim McIntire, Michael Sarrazin Action Warner Bros.
Gus Vincent McEveety Edward Asner, Don Knotts, Tim Conway Comedy Disney

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Harry and Walter Go to New York Mark Rydell James Caan, Elliott Gould, Diane Keaton Comedy 20th Century Fox
Hawmps! Joe Camp Slim Pickens, Denver Pyle, James Hampton Comedy western Independent
High Velocity Remi Kramer Ben Gazzara, Britt Ekland, Paul Winfield Action Independent
Hollywood Boulevard Joe Dante, Allan Arkush Mary Woronov, Dick Miller, Jeffrey Kramer Comedy New World. Dante's first film
Hollywood Man Jack Starrett William Smith, Jennifer Billingsley, Mary Woronov Action Independent
Hot Potato Oscar Williams Jim Kelly, George Memmoli, Irene Tsu Action Warner Bros.
The Human Tornado Cliff Roquemore Rudy Ray Moore, Ernie Hudson, Jack Kelly Action Independent
I Will, I Will... for Now Norman Panama Elliott Gould, Diane Keaton, Paul Sorvino Comedy 20th Century Fox
J. D.'s Revenge Arthur Marks Louis Gossett, Jr., Glynn Turman, Joan Pringle Horror AIP
Jackson County Jail Michael Miller Yvette Mimieux, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Carradine Drama New World
Jim, the World's Greatest Don Coscarelli Gregory Harrison, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm Drama Universal
Joe Panther Paul Krasny Brian Keith, Ricardo Montalban, Alan Feinstein Drama Independent
Killer Force Val Guest Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda, Christopher Lee Crime AIP
The Killer Inside Me Burt Kennedy Stacy Keach, Susan Tyrrell, Tisha Sterling Crime drama Warner Bros. remade in 2010
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie John Cassavetes Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel Crime drama Independent
King Kong John Guillermin Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, Charles Grodin Adventure Paramount. remake of 1933 film
The Last Hard Men Andrew V. McLaglen Charlton Heston, James Coburn, Barbara Hershey, Michael Parks Western 20th Century Fox
The Last Tycoon Elia Kazan Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Ray Milland, Theresa Russell, Jack Nicholson Drama Paramount. F. Scott Fitzgerald story
Leadbelly Gordon Parks Roger E. Mosley, Paul Benjamin, Madge Sinclair Biography Paramount. Story of famed bluesman
Lifeguard Daniel Petrie Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Kathleen Quinlan Drama Paramount
Lipstick Lamont Johnson Margaux Hemingway, Chris Sarandon, Mariel Hemingway Drama Paramount Mariel's first film
Logan's Run Michael Anderson Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Peter Ustinov, Farrah Fawcett, Richard Jordan Science fiction United Artists. 3 Oscar nominations

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Mako: The Jaws of Death William Grefe Richard Jaeckel, Jennifer Bishop, Harold Sakata Thriller Cannon
Mansion of the Doomed Michael Pataki Richard Basehart, Gloria Grahame, Trish Stewart Horror Independent
Marathon Man John Schlesinger Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, Marthe Keller, William Devane, Fritz Weaver Thriller Paramount; novel by William Goldman
Massacre at Central High Rene Daalder Andrew Stevens, Robert Carradine, Kimberly Beck Thriller Independent
Mastermind Alex March Zero Mostel Comedy filmed in 1969
A Matter of Time Vincente Minnelli Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Liza Minnelli Fantasy AIP. Maurice Druon novel
Mean Johnny Barrows Fred Williamson Fred Williamson, Elliott Gould Crime drama
Midway Jack Smight Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Glenn Ford, Robert Wagner, Cliff Robertson, James Coburn War Universal; based on Battle of Midway
Mikey and Nicky Elaine May Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty Drama Paramount
The Missouri Breaks Arthur Penn Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Harry Dean Stanton, Frederic Forrest, Kathleen Lloyd Western United Artists; from Tom McGuane story
The Monkey Hustle Arthur Marks Yaphet Kotto, Rosalind Cash, Thomas Carter Action AIP
Mother, Jugs & Speed Peter Yates Raquel Welch, Bill Cosby, Harvey Keitel Comedy 20th Century Fox
Moving Violation Charles S. Dubin Stephen McHattie, Kay Lenz, Eddie Albert Crime comedy 20th Century Fox
Murder by Death Robert Moore Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester, James Coco, James Cromwell, Eileen Brennan, Nancy Walker, Truman Capote Comedy Columbia; screenplay by Neil Simon
Mustang Country John C. Champion Joel McCrea, Robert Fuller, Patrick Wayne Western Universal
Nashville Girl Gus Trikonis Glenn Corbett, Johnny Rodriguez, Jesse White Drama New World
Network Sidney Lumet Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Beatrice Straight, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty Drama MGM; winner of 4 Academy Awards
The Next Man Richard C. Sarafian Sean Connery, Albert Paulsen, Adolfo Celi Thriller Allied Artists
Next Stop, Greenwich Village Paul Mazursky Shelley Winters, Lenny Baker, Christopher Walken Comedy, Drama 20th Century Fox. Music by Dave Brubeck
Nickelodeon Peter Bogdanovich Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Stella Stevens Comedy Columbia
No Deposit, No Return Norman Tokar David Niven, Don Knotts, Darren McGavin, Barbara Feldon Comedy Disney
Norman... Is That You? George Schlatter Redd Foxx, Pearl Bailey, Dennis Dugan Comedy MGM
Obsession Brian De Palma Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow Thriller Columbia. Paul Schrader script
Ode to Billy Joe Max Baer, Jr. Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Joan Hotchkis Drama Warner Bros. Bobbie Gentry song
The Omen Richard Donner Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner Horror 20th Century Fox. David Seltzer novel
One Away Sidney Hayers Elke Sommer, Bradford Dillman, Patrick Mower Drama Independent
One Summer Love Gilbert Cates Beau Bridges, Susan Sarandon, James Noble Romance AIP
The Opening of Misty Beethoven Radley Metzger Constance Money, Jamie Gillis, Gloria Leonard Adult considered the "crown jewel" of the Golden Age of Porn[1][2]
The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sam Bottoms, John Vernon, Bill McKinney, Sondra Locke, Joyce Jameson Western Warner Bros.; from a Forrest Carter novel
The Pink Panther Strikes Again Blake Edwards Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down Comedy United Artists
Pony Express Rider Robert Totten Henry Wilcoxon, Maureen McCormick, Joan Caulfield Western Independent
The Premonition Robert Schnitzer Richard Lynch, Sharon Farrell, Danielle Brisebois Horror Avco Embassy
The Return of a Man Called Horse Irvin Kershner Richard Harris, Gale Sondergaard, Geoffrey Lewis Western United Artists. A Man Called Horse sequel
Revenge of the Cheerleaders Richard Lerner Cheryl Smith, Eddra Gale, Carl Ballantine Comedy Independent
Rich Man, Poor Man Bill Bixby, David Greene, Boris Sagal Nick Nolte, Peter Strauss, Susan Blakely, Ed Asner, Robert Reed, Fionnula Flanagan, Van Johnson, Bill Bixby, Kim Darby, Kay Lenz Drama made for TV from Irwin Shaw novel; won 4 Emmy awards
The Ritz Richard Lester Rita Moreno, F. Murray Abraham, Kaye Ballard, Jerry Stiller Comedy Warner Bros. From a play by Terrence McNally
The River Niger Krishna Shah Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Louis Gossett, Jr. Drama Independent
Robin and Marian Richard Lester Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw Adventure Columbia. Based on Robin Hood
Rocky John G. Avildsen Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith, Tony Burton Drama United Artists; Oscar for Best Picture; 10 nominations; 6 sequels

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Scorchy Howard Avedis Connie Stevens, Cesare Danova, William Smith Action AIP
The Sell Out Peter Collinson Richard Widmark, Oliver Reed Drama Warner Bros.
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Herbert Ross Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Nicol Williamson, Samantha Eggar, Laurence Olivier Mystery Sherlock Holmes; based on Nicholas Meyer novel
Shadow of the Hawk George McCowan Jan-Michael Vincent, Marilyn Hassett, Chief Dan George Adventure Columbia
The Shaggy D.A. Robert Stevenson Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway Family Disney
Shoot Harvey Hart Cliff Robertson, Ernest Borgnine, Henry Silva Drama Avco Embassy
The Shootist Don Siegel John Wayne, James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, Harry Morgan, Scatman Crothers, Hugh O'Brian, Richard Boone, Sheree North Western Paramount; Wayne's final film
Shout at the Devil Peter R. Hunt Lee Marvin, Roger Moore War AIP
Silent Movie Mel Brooks Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman, Sid Caesar, Bernadette Peters, Marcel Marceau, Anne Bancroft, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, James Caan Comedy 20th Century Fox; only 1 word spoken
Silver Streak Arthur Hiller Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh, Patrick McGoohan, Ned Beatty, Clifton James Crime comedy 20th Century Fox. 1st Wilder-Pryor pairing;
Slumber Party '57 William A. Levey Debra Winger, Cheryl Smith, Rafael Campos Comedy Cannon
A Small Town in Texas Jack Starrett Timothy Bottoms, Susan George, John Karlen Crime AIP
Sky Riders Douglas Hickox James Coburn, Susannah York, Robert Culp Action 20th Century Fox
Sparkle Sam O'Steen Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee Musical Warner Bros.
Special Delivery Paul Wendkos Bo Svenson, Cybill Shepherd, Sorrell Booke Crime comedy AIP
Squirm Jeff Lieberman Don Scardino, Jean Sullivan, Patricia Pearcy Horror AIP
A Star is Born Frank Pierson Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey Musical, drama Warner Bros. Remake of 1937, 1954 films
Stay Hungry Bob Rafelson Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger Comedy drama United Artists
St. Ives J. Lee Thompson Charles Bronson, Jacqueline Bisset, John Houseman Action Warner Bros.
Swashbuckler James Goldstone Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Geneviève Bujold Adventure Warner Bros.
Sweet Revenge Jerry Schatzberg Stockard Channing, Sam Waterston, Franklyn Ajaye Drama MGM
The Swiss Conspiracy Jack Arnold David Janssen, Ray Milland, Senta Berger Drama Independent. Co-production with West Germany
Target of an Assassin Peter Collinson Anthony Quinn Drama
Taxi Driver Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks Drama Columbia. Cannes Palme D'or
The Town That Dreaded Sundown Charles B. Pierce Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells Horror AIP
Trackdown Richard T. Heffron James Mitchum, Karen Lamm, Anne Archer Crime United Artists
Tracks Henry Jaglom Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell, Taryn Power Drama Independent
Treasure of Matecumbe Vincent McEveety Robert Foxworth, Joan Hackett, Peter Ustinov Family Disney
Tunnel Vision Neal Israel Ron Silver, Howard Hesseman, Roger Bowen Comedy Independent. Anthology
Two-Minute Warning Larry Peerce Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Jack Klugman, David Janssen, Beau Bridges, Marilyn Hassett, Walter Pidgeon, Gena Rowlands Thriller Universal. From novel by George La Fountaine, Jr.
21 Hours at Munich William A. Graham William Holden, Shirley Knight, Franco Nero Drama, History, Sport, Thriller Made for TV
Up! Russ Meyer Raven De La Croix, Kitten Natividad Adult comedy Independent
Velvet Smooth Michael L. Fink Emerson Boozer, Owen Watson, Johnnie Hill Mystery Independent
Victory at Entebbe Marvin J. Chomsky Anthony Hopkins, Elizabeth Taylor, Burt Lancaster, Richard Dreyfuss, Julius Harris, Helmut Berger, Linda Blair, Kirk Douglas, Helen Hayes Drama made for TV; 4 Emmy nominations
Vigilante Force George Armitage Kris Kristofferson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Victoria Principal Action United Artists
Voyage of the Damned Stuart Rosenberg Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Max von Sydow Drama Avco Embassy
W.C. Fields and Me Arthur Hiller Rod Steiger, Valerie Perrine, Jack Cassidy Biopic Universal. From Carlotta Monti book
Welcome to L.A. Alan Rudolph Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel Drama United Artists
The Winds of Autumn Charles B. Pierce Jack Elam, Jeanette Nolan, Andrew Prine Western Independent
The Witch Who Came from the Sea Matt Cimber Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman, Vanessa Brown Horror Independent
Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Michael Winner Bruce Dern, Madeline Kahn, Art Carney Comedy Paramount

Documentaries[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Bette Midler Show Tom Trbovich Bette Midler, Sharon Redd, Ula Hedwig, Charlotte Crossley Comedy Concert tour
The Blank Generation Ivan Kral, Amos Poe Richard Hell, Patti Smith Group, Ramones, Television Documentary
Harlan County, USA Barbara Kopple W.A. Boyle Documentary Academy Award winner
The Memory of Justice Marcel Ophüls Documentary
Secrets of the Gods William Sachs Rosko (narrated by) Documentary
The Song Remains the Same Peter Clifton Led Zeppelin Concert film
That's Entertainment, Part II Gene Kelly Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly Documentary MGM, sequel to 1974 film
To Fly! Greg MacGillivray Documentary

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bentley, Toni (June 2014). "The Legend of Henry Paris". Playboy. Archived from the original on February 4, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Bentley, Toni (June 2014). "The Legend of Henry Paris" (PDF). ToniBentley.com. Retrieved May 28, 2018.

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