Best 1974 Movies


  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (R, 2009)

    Denzel Washington, John Travolta, James Gandolfini, John Turturro, Luis Guzman
    A New York City subway dispatcher draws on his extensive knowledge of the subway system in order to ... read moreoutsmart a dangerous criminal mastermind who's hijacked a subway train in this remake of the 1974 thriller inspired by John Godey's best-selling book. Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) is drifting through his daily routine when he receives word that a heavily armed gang of four has hijacked a subway train and is holding all of the passengers hostage. Led by cunning master thief Ryder (John Travolta), the gunmen will begin executing everyone aboard should the authorities fail in delivering ten million dollars in the space of just one hour. With the tension in the tunnels rising, Walter races to save the hostages before the shootings start. But through it all, there's one part of Ryder's plan that Walter can't quite comprehend: even if the thieves do succeed in getting their money, how could they possibly get out of the tunnels undetected? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb1081472976: The late Tony Scott's seemingly pointless remake of the 1974 thriller. To say the editing style here was subtle would be like saying Man On Fire could have
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
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      fb100001769378920: an exciting action thriller, and actually, dare I say, slightly better than the iconic original of 1974. This mainly came down to the unrivalled acting from Washington, who helped to give it a unique
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • deano
      deano: I was surprised to find this remake of the 1974 thriller was actually pretty good. I thought that, because it was a remake by an explosion-happ
      Reviewed 4 years days ago