CURRENT VIEW: BY ERA
: During the mid- and late-70s, the mood of American films shifted sharply. Unlike the highly politicized films of the early part of the decade, the most popular films of the late 1970s and early 1980s were escapist blockbusters like
Raiders of the Lost Ark
(1981)-- featuring spectacular special effects, action, and simplistic conflicts bet...
Important films of this era
Movie trailers available on Digital History