20 Movies That Prove That The 1970s Was The Best Decade For Film

20. Alien

'In space no one can hear you scream' Alien is spectacular film that is doubly impressive given that it was made in the 1970s. The seventies was a very different decade and science-fiction/horror films were not exactly en-vogue at the time. Although the bar was raised with Star Wars, special effects were constantly evolving and improving and Alien features some truly state-of-the-art effects designed by H. R. Giger. Chestburster, anyone? The story is fairly simple and actually has a lot in common with a little-seen Italian B-movie, Mario Bava's 1965 film Planet Of The Vampires. But it is claustrophobic, tense and genuinely scary in away that few films are. Plus it has one of the strongest female characters of all time in Sigourney Weaver's Ripley. The sequels received a mixed reception, but the original stands as one of the greatest science-fiction films ever made.

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