Template:Year nav topic5 Template:Yearsinfilm The year 1970 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

Template:See also The top ten 1970 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1970
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Love Story Paramount Pictures $106,397,186[1]
2. Airport Universal Studios $100,489,151[2]
3. MASH 20th Century Fox Film Corporation $67,300,000[3]
4. Patton 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation $61,749,765[4]
5. Woodstock Warner Bros. $50,000,000[5]
6. The Aristocats Walt Disney Productions $43,727,252[6]
7. Little Big Man National General Pictures $31,559,552[7]
8. Ryan's Daughter Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures $30,846,306[8]
9. Tora! Tora! Tora! 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation $29,548,291[9]
10. Chariots of the Gods Constantin Film / Sunn Classic Pictures $25,948,300[10]



Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Patton - 20th Century Fox
Best Director: Darryl F. Zanuck accepting on behalf of Franklin J. Schaffner - Patton
Best Actor: Darryl F. Zanuck accepting on behalf of George C. Scott - Patton (declined)
Best Actress: Anne Francis accepting on behalf of Glenda Jackson - Women in Love
Best Supporting Actor: Juliet Mills accepting on behalf of John Mills - Ryan's Daughter
Best Supporting Actress: Angela Lansbury accepting on behalf of Helen Hayes - Airport
Best Foreign Language Film: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto), directed by Elio Petri, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: Love Story
Best Actor: George C. ScottPatton
Best Actress: Ali MacGrawLove Story
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: MASH
Best Actor: Albert FinneyScrooge
Best Actress: Carrie SnodgressDiary of a Mad Housewife
Best Director: Arthur Hiller, Love Story

Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or):

MASH, directed by Robert Altman, United States

Notable films released in 1970Edit

Christmas films released in 1970Edit

  1. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  2. Scrooge
  3. The Railway Children

Short film seriesEdit



Film debuts Edit


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