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Taste of Cinema's 20 Best Movies of the New Hollywood Era

"The period distinguished itself as young film school trained and counter-culture bred directors came to the forefront and were given greater creative freedom as studios had seen their profits declined sharply using their old production techniques and were desperately trying to crack the more youthful market, which now had its own dollars to spend.
The period also saw a clear break from classical narrative forms with a-chronological storylines, "twist" or even bleak endings and blurring lines between good and evil in which the world was depicted in infinitely more shades of grey. Lastly, its films were often heavily influenced by European cinema of the sixties, which had had a great impact on this new generation of young American filmmakers who had often studied cinema.
This list focuses on New Hollywood films that also clearly embody the anti-authoritarian and disillusioned spirit which defined so much of the seventies zeitgeist..."
Emilio Santoni
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1
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
2
Easy Rider (1969)
Easy Rider (1969)
3
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
4
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
5
The Last Picture Show (1971)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
6
The French Connection (1971)
The French Connection (1971)
7
Harold and Maude (1971)
Harold and Maude (1971)
8
Badlands (1973)
Badlands (1973)
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9
The Long Goodbye (1973)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
10
The Last Detail (1973)
The Last Detail (1973)
11
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
12
Chinatown (1974)
Chinatown (1974)
13
The Conversation (1974)
The Conversation (1974)
14
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
15
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
16
All the President's Men (1976)
All the President's Men (1976)
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17
Network (1976)
Network (1976)
18
Taxi Driver (1976)
Taxi Driver (1976)
19
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
20
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Heaven's Gate (1980)
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