Pick: What movies would win Best Popular Film each year in the 1970s?

It's Carrie vs. King Kong. Star Wars vs. Saturday Night Fever.

This year, the Academy Awards have introduced a new category: Most Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film. It's already become controversial among movie fans who see it either as unnecessary or long overdue.

Either way, it got us thinking about all the hugely popular movies from earlier decades that could've won an Oscar if the category was around back then.

Below, we've pulled some of the biggest movies from each year in the 1970s that did NOT win an Oscar for Best Picture but COULD have won for Popular Film. Scroll through and see how many people agree with your popular film picks!
  1. In 1970, Patton won Best Picture. What would’ve won Best Popular Picture?
  2. In 1971, The French Connection won Best Picture. What would’ve won Best Popular Picture?
  3. In 1972, The Godfather won Best Picture. What would’ve won Best Popular Picture?
  4. In 1973, The Sting won Best Picture. What would’ve won Best Popular Picture?
  5. In 1974, The Godfather, Part II won Best Picture. What would’ve won Best Popular Picture?
  6. In 1975, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest won Best Picture. What would’ve won Best Popular Picture?
  7. In 1976, Rocky won Best Picture. What would’ve won Best Popular Picture?
  8. In 1977, Annie Hall won Best Picture. What would’ve won Best Popular Picture?
  9. In 1978, The Deer Hunter won Best Picture. What would’ve won Best Popular Picture?
  10. In 1979, Kramer vs. Kramer won Best Picture. What would’ve won Best Popular Picture?

Pick: What movies would win Best Popular Film each year in the 1970s?

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Dario 14 days ago
84% similar! WOW!!!!! I never received a score that high before! 😮😮😮😮😮
DeborahRoberts 1 month ago
The 70s isn't the best decade for this experiment. Many of the "popular films" you've listed--including Jaws, Chinatown, Heaven Can Wait, Network, Love Story, The Towering Inferno--were nominated for Best Picture. And several Best Picture winners from that decade--Rocky, The Godfather films, The Sting--were wildly popular. The "popularity" category is being introduced today because general audiences have never heard of most recent Oscar nominees, let alone seen them. The Academy is desperately trying to give viewers a reason to watch the awards.
Snickers 2 months ago
68% similar. Really they picked " Star Trek the Motion Picture" most popular for 1979? I'm a big Trek fan and I thought it was boring and much to long.
DeborahRoberts Snickers 1 month ago
Worst of the classic Trek films (at least until Star Trek V was released). Makes me wonder how many actual Trek fans voted.
jconrad Snickers 11 days ago
I picked "ALIEN" a much better film.
Runeshaper 26 months ago
You got 46% similar
You got 46% similar to the most popular responses

The Warriors was 1 of the best gang movies of all time!
ndebrabant 35 months ago
You got 60% similar
You got 60% similar to the most popular responses
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