Barry Lyndon: The adventures of an 18th century Irish scoundrel, liar, and ladies' man.  1975. 4 Academy Awards 7 nominations

Rocky: A street thug collecting for the mob is convinced to make an attempt on the heavyweight title.  1976. AFI's 100 Best Films, 3 Academy Awards, 10 nominations

Bound for Glory: Country/folk singer Woody Guthrie wanders America. 1976. 2 Academy Awards, 6 nominations

Julia: Playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.  1977. 3 Academy Awards, 11 nominations

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: A man develops strange obsessions after seeing a UFO on the road one night. 1977, AFI's 100 Best Films. 

Star Wars: A farm boy leaves home to rescue a princess and ends up joining a rebellion.  1977, George Lucas, 15th greatest movie according to AFI's 100 Best Films. 

Annie Hall: A neurotic comedian and a ditzy woman try to have a relationship in spite of differences.    1977 AA Best Picture, AFI's 100 Best Pictures

Jaws: A sheriff, a scientist, and a seaman team up to deal with man-eating shark.  1975.  AFI's 100 Best Films. 

Kramer vs. Kramer: A divorcing couple fight for the custody of their son.  Best picture 1979  Brief nudity

Breaking Away: A small-town guy obsessed with bike racing tries to win the heart of a college woman.   1979 1 Academy Award 5 nominations

Norma Rae 1979 2 Academy Awards 4 nominations PG

Heaven Can Wait: An NFL quarterback is taken to heaven prematurely and returns into the body of a millionaire.  1978 1 Academy Award 9 nominations PG

All the President's Men: Two newsmen discover how Nixon's men spied on the Democrats and get caught.  1976. 4 Academy Awards, 8 nominations

Taxi Driver: A working class guy meets an underage prostitute and contemplates assassinating a politician.  1976.  AFI's 100 Best Films. 

Apocalypse Now: A CIA agent is assigned to find a rouge American officer in the jungle and assassinate him.  1979

Days of Heaven: A farm worker tries to convince his lover to marry their rich, dying boss.  1978. 1 Academy, Award 4 nominations

The Deer Hunter: Three buddies attend a wedding, go deer hunting, and become POWs in North Vietnam.  AFI's 100 Best Films.  5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, 1975,  183 min.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dir: Milos Forman, starring:  Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield AA Best Picture, GG Best Picture, AFI's 100 Best Pictures ,1975

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Award-Winning Films 1975-1979
1975 Barry Lyndon; between 200-250 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1975
Dog Day Afternoon; between 200-250 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1975
Jaws : listed between 26-50 in AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; between 200-250 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1975
Monty Python and the Holy Grail; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest : listed in top 25 of AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; Academy Award Best Picture; Golden Globe Best Picture; in top 25 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1975 Sholay; between 200-250 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1976
Network : listed between 26-50 in AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1976
Rocky : listed between 51-100 in AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; Academy Award Best Picture; Golden Globe Best Picture; between 200-250 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1976 Taxi Driver : listed between 26-50 in AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; between 50-100 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1976
The Deer Hunter : listed between 51-100 in AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; Academy Award Best Picture; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1977 Annie Hall : listed between 26-50 in AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; Academy Award Best Picture; between 200-250 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1977
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: listed between 26-50 in AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1977
Star Wars: (IV - A New Hope) : listed in top 25 of AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; in top 25 of IMDb's 250 best movies; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1977
The Turning Point; Golden Globe Best Picture
1978 Midnight Express; Golden Globe Best Picture; Rated R
1979
Alien; between 50-100 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1979
Apocalypse Now : listed between 26-50 in AFI's 100 Greatest Films of all time; between 50-100 of IMDb's 250 best movies; Rated R
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer; Academy Award Best Picture; Golden Globe Best Picture; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1979
Life of Brian; between 100-199 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1979
Norma Rae; Academy Award Best actor or actress; rated G, PG, PG13, or unrated
1979
Stalker; between 200-250 of IMDb's 250 best movies
1979
Tess; Academy Award Best cinematography