ⓘ 1973 in film

One Russian Summer

Il giorno del furore is a 1973 Italian film based on Lermontovs juvenile novel. It stars Oliver Reed and Claudia Cardinale.

The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man is a 1973 British horror film directed by Robin Hardy and starring Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, and Christopher Lee. The screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, inspired by David Pinners 1967 novel Ritual, centres on the visit of Police Sergeant Neil Howie to the isolated island of Summerisle, in search of a missing girl. Howie, a devout Christian, is appalled to find that the inhabitants of the island have abandoned Christianity and now practise a form of Celtic paganism. Paul Giovanni composed the film score. The Wicker Man is generally well-regarded b ...

Much Ado About Nothing (1973 film)

Much Ado About Nothing is a 1973 Soviet romantic comedy film directed by Samson Samsonov based on William Shakespeares play of the same name.

The Three Musketeers (1973 live-action film)

The Three Musketeers is a 1973 film based on The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. It was directed by Richard Lester and written by George MacDonald Fraser. It was originally proposed in the 1960s as a vehicle for The Beatles, whom Lester had directed in two other films. The film adheres closely to the novel, and also injects a fair amount of humor. It was shot by David Watkin, with an eye for period detail. The fight scenes were choreographed by master swordsman William Hobbs.

The Scarlet Letter (1973 film)

The Scarlet Letter is a 1973 German film directed by Wim Wenders. It is an adaptation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel The Scarlet Letter. The film stars Senta Berger as Hester Prynne, Hans Christian Blech as Roger Chillingworth, and Lou Castel as Rev. Dimmesdale.

The Sting

The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss. The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who had directed Newman and Redford in the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Created by screenwriter David S. Ward, the story was inspired by real-life cons perpetrated by brothers Fred and Charley Gondorff and documented by David Maurer in his book The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man. The title phrase refers to the moment when a con artist finishes the "play" and takes the marks money. If a ...


ⓘ 1973 in film

The highest-grossing 1973 films in countries outside of North America.


1. Worldwide gross revenue

The following table lists known worldwide gross revenue figures for several high-grossing films that originally released in 1973. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1973. The worldwide revenue for The Sting, for example is not known. This list also includes gross revenue from later re-releases.


2. Events

  • March – Five Fingers of Death is released in the United States and is a surprise success starting a kung fu film craze in North America
  • July 20 – Martial arts legend Bruce Lee dies before Enter the Dragon is released on July 26.
  • December 25 – The Sting is released and goes on to become one of the top-grossing films of all time.
  • April 11 – Kim Jong-il publishes his film treatise On the Art of the Cinema.
  • December 26 – The Exorcist reawakens the horror film genre and becomes one of the most popular and controversial films ever released.
  • May 1 – The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely; she will marry actor/singer Frank Sinatra in 1976.
  • August 17 – The sci-fi movie Westworld is the first feature film to use digital image processing.

3. Awards

Palme dOr Cannes Film Festival:

The Hireling, directed by Alan Bridges, United Kingdom Scarecrow, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, United States

Golden Bear Berlin Film Festival:

Ashani Sanket Distant Thunder, directed by Satyajit Ray, India

4. Notable films released in 1973

United States unless stated


  • The 14, directed by David Hemmings, starring Jack Wild – U.K.


  • Kanashimi no Belladonna of Sadness, Anime feature film – Japan
  • Kid Blue, starring Dennis Hopper and Warren Oates


  • The Vault of Horror, starring Glynis Johns, Terry-Thomas, Curd Jurgens – U.K.
  • Voices, starring David Hemmings and Gayle Hunnicutt – U.K.

4.1. Notable films released in 1973 #

  • The 14, directed by David Hemmings, starring Jack Wild – U.K.

4.2. Notable films released in 1973 A

  • American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Paul Le Mat, Candy Clark, Harrison Ford
  • The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob – France
  • All Nudity Shall Be Punished Toda Nudez Sera Castigada – Brazil
  • Ana and the Wolves Ana y los lobos, starring Geraldine Chaplin – Spain
  • Amarcord, directed by Federico Fellini – Italy
  • Ashani Sanket Distant Thunder, directed by Satyajit Ray – Golden Bear winner – India
  • Abhimaan Pride – India
  • The Alpha Caper, starring Henry Fonda and Leonard Nimoy
  • And Now the Screaming Starts!, starring Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham, Herbert Lom
  • Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies, starring Cliff Robertson and Pamela Franklin
  • Arnold, starring Stella Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester
  • Alvin Purple – Australia


4.3. Notable films released in 1973 B

  • Blood Brothers Ci Ma, directed by Chang Cheh – Hong Kong
  • The Baby, starring Anjanette Comer and Ruth Roman
  • Blood in the Streets, a.k.a. Revolver, starring Oliver Reed – Italy/France/West Germany
  • Book of Numbers, directed, produced by and starring Raymond St. Jacques
  • Breezy, directed by Clint Eastwood, starring William Holden and Kay Lenz
  • A Brief Vacation Una breve vacanza, directed by Vittorio De Sica – Italy
  • Blume in Love, starring George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson
  • Badlands, directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek
  • Black Caesar, starring Fred Williamson
  • Black Holiday La Villeggiatura, starring Adolfo Celi – Italy
  • Bat Pussy, believed to have been made or released in 1973
  • Il Boss, starring Henry Silva and Richard Conte – Italy
  • Blood of the Dragon Zhui ming qiang – Hong Kong
  • Bobby, starring Rishi Kapoor – India
  • Brother of the Wind
  • Bang the Drum Slowly, starring Robert De Niro and Michael Moriarty
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes, starring Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, John Huston
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity ingi naki tatakai – Japan
  • Baxter!, starring Patricia Neal and Britt Ekland – U.K.
  • Blue Blood, starring Oliver Reed, Fiona Lewis and Derek Jacobi- U.K.


4.4. Notable films released in 1973 D

  • Dont Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland – U.K./Italy
  • The Death of a Lumberjack La Mort dun bûcheron – Canada
  • Dillinger, starring Warren Oates, Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Dreyfuss, Geoffrey Lewis
  • Dark Places, starring Christopher Lee, Joan Collins, Jane Birkin – U.K.
  • A Dolls House, starring Claire Bloom and Anthony Hopkins – U.K.
  • The Devil in Miss Jones, adult film, directed by Gerard Damiano
  • The Day of the Jackal, directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Delphine Seyrig – U.K./France
  • The Don Is Dead, starring Anthony Quinn, Robert Forster, Al Lettieri, Ina Balin
  • Dont Be Afraid of the Dark, starring Kim Darby and Jim Hutton
  • Day for Night, directed by François Truffaut, starring Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Jean-Pierre Aumont – Academy Award and Bafta winner – France
  • The Day of the Dolphin, directed by Mike Nichols, starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Paul Sorvino
  • A Delicate Balance, starring Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Lee Remick, Kate Reid, Betsy Blair


4.5. Notable films released in 1973 E

  • Emperor of the North Pole, directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine
  • England Made Me, starring Peter Finch and Michael York – U.K.
  • The Earth Is a Sinful Song Maa on syntinen laulu – Finland
  • Electra Glide in Blue, starring Robert Blake
  • Enter the Dragon, starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly – Hong Kong/United States
  • Executive Action, starring Burt Lancaster and Robert Ryan
  • The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, starring Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow - winner of 5 Golden Globes and 2 Oscars

4.6. Notable films released in 1973 F

  • Fantastic Planet La Planete Sauvage – France/Czechoslovakia
  • The Final Programme, starring Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre and Graham Crowden – U.K.
  • Five on the Black Hand Side, starring Godfrey Cambridge
  • Fe, Esperanza y Caridad Faith, Hope and Charity, starring Katy Jurado – Mexico
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler a.k.a. The Hideaways, starring Ingrid Bergman
  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle, directed by Peter Yates, starring Robert Mitchum, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats, Alex Rocco, Peter Boyle

4.7. Notable films released in 1973 G

  • Godzilla vs. Megalon, directed by Jun Fukuda – Japan
  • Godspell, starring Victor Garber
  • La Grande Bouffe Blow-Out, starring Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret – France/Italy

4.8. Notable films released in 1973 H

  • Hugo the Hippo Hugo, a vizilo – Hungary
  • The Hireling, directed by Alan Bridges, starring Robert Shaw and Sarah Miles – Palme dOr winner – U.K.
  • The Hare Census Prebroyavane na Divite Zaytsi, directed by Eduard Zahariev, starring Itzhak Fintzi, Nikola Todev, Georgi Rusev – Bulgaria
  • High Plains Drifter, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, with Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Geoffrey Lewis
  • The Harrad Experiment, starring Don Johnson, Tippi Hedren, James Whitmore
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium pod klepsydra, directed by Wojciech Has – Poland
  • Hot Winds Garm Hava, directed by M. S. Sathyu – India
  • Heavy Traffic, an animated film by Ralph Bakshi
  • The House on Chelouche Street Ha-Bayit Berechov Chelouche – Israel
  • The Homecoming, directed by Peter Hall, starring Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Vivien Merchant – U.K.
  • Hitler: The Last Ten Days, starring Alec Guinness – U.K./Italy
  • Home Sweet Home La fête à Jules – Belgium
  • The Holy Mountain La Montaña Sagrada, directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky – Mexico/U.S.
  • The House in Nightmare Park, directed by Peter Skyes, starring Frankie Howerd and Ray Milland – U.K.
  • Hell Up in Harlem, starring Fred Williamson


4.9. Notable films released in 1973 I

  • Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future Ivan Vasilyevich menyayet professiyu – U.S.S.R.
  • The Iceman Cometh, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan
  • Indian Summer, directed by Milen Nikolov, starring Georgi Partsalev, Leda Taseva, Tatyana Lolova – Bulgaria
  • Idaho Transfer, directed by Peter Fonda
  • L Invitation The Invitation, directed by Claude Goretta – Academy Award for Best Foreign Film – France/Switzerland
  • Interval, starring Merle Oberon

4.10. Notable films released in 1973 J

  • Jeremy, starring Robby Benson and Glynnis OConnor
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Norman Jewison, starring Ted Neeley and Yvonne Elliman, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull, featuring voices of James Franciscus and Juliet Mills

4.11. Notable films released in 1973 K

  • Kanashimi no Belladonna of Sadness, Anime feature film – Japan
  • Kid Blue, starring Dennis Hopper and Warren Oates

4.12. Notable films released in 1973 L

  • The Legend of Hell House, starring Pamela Franklin and Gayle Hunnicutt
  • The Last American Hero, starring Jeff Bridges
  • Lady Ice, starring Donald Sutherland and Jennifer ONeill
  • Little Tiger of Canton Guang dong xiao lao hu, starring Jackie Chan – Hong Kong
  • Lady Snowblood Shurayukihime – Japan
  • Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing, directed by Alan J. Pakula, starring Timothy Bottoms and Maggie Smith
  • The Long Goodbye, directed by Robert Altman, starring Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, Henry Gibson, Jim Bouton
  • Le Magnifique, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jacqueline Bisset – France
  • The Last of Sheila, written by Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins, starring Raquel Welch, Dyan Cannon, James Mason, James Coburn, Richard Benjamin, Joan Hackett, Ian McShane
  • The Laughing Policeman, starring Walter Matthau, Bruce Dern, Louis Gossett, Jr., Joanna Cassidy, Cathy Lee Crosby
  • Lolly-Madonna XXX, starring Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges
  • The Last Detail, directed by Hal Ashby, starring Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young
  • Live and Let Die, starring Roger Moore as James Bond, with Jane Seymour and Yaphet Kotto – U.K.
  • Love and Anarchy damore e danarchia, directed by Lina Wertmuller – Italy
  • Lost Horizon, starring Peter Finch, John Gielgud, Liv Ullmann, George Kennedy, Olivia Hussey
  • The Legend of Paul and Paula Die Legende von Paul und Paula – East Germany


4.13. Notable films released in 1973 M

  • Massacre in Rome Rappresaglia, directed by George Pan Cosmatos, starring Richard Burton and Marcello Mastroianni – Italy
  • Mean Streets, directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro
  • Maurie, directed by Daniel Mann, starring Bo Svenson and Bernie Casey
  • Manson, a documentary film about Charles Manson
  • Malizia Malicious – Italy
  • The Mackintosh Man, starring Paul Newman – UK/US
  • The Mother and the Whore La Maman et la Putain – France
  • My Dear Brother starring Tarık Akan, Halit Akçatepe and Kahraman Kıral – Turkey
  • My Name is Nobody Il mio nome e Nessuno, starring Terence Hill and Henry Fonda – Italy
  • Magnum Force, directed by Ted Post, starring Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, David Soul, Tim Matheson, Robert Urich

4.14. Notable films released in 1973 N

  • The No Mercy Man, starring Sid Haig and Ron Thompson
  • Night Flight from Moscow, starring Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, Dirk Bogarde – France/Italy/Germany
  • Night Watch, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey – U.K.
  • The Night Strangler, TV movie starring Darren McGavin
  • The Neptune Factor, starring Ben Gazzara, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine
  • The Nutcracker Schelkunchik – U.S.S.R.

4.15. Notable films released in 1973 O

  • O Lucky Man!, directed by Lindsay Anderson, starring Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts – U.K.
  • The Olsen Gang Goes Crazy Olsen-banden går amok – Denmark
  • Oklahoma Crude, directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Faye Dunaway and George C. Scott

4.16. Notable films released in 1973 P

  • Papillon, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman
  • Paperback Hero, starring Keir Dullea and Elizabeth Ashley – Canada
  • The Pedestrian Der FuSganger, directed by Maximilian Schell, starring Peggy Ashcroft – Golden Globe for best foreign film – West Germany/Switzerland/Israel
  • The Pyx, starring Christopher Plummer and Karen Black- Canada
  • The Paper Chase, starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman
  • Paper Moon, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Ryan ONeal, Tatum ONeal, Madeline Kahn
  • Property Is No Longer a Theft La proprietà non e più un furto, starring Ugo Tognazzi – Italy
  • Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, with music by Dylan

4.17. Notable films released in 1973 R

  • Resurrection of Eve, starring Marilyn Chambers
  • El Retorno de Walpurgis a.k.a. The Curse of the Devil – Spain/Mexico
  • Robin Hood, animated film with voices of Roger Miller, Phil Harris, Andy Devine, Peter Ustinov, Terry-Thomas

4.18. Notable films released in 1973 S

  • Sinbad and the Caliph of Baghdad
  • Son of Zorro
  • Steptoe and Son Ride Again, starred Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett – U.K.
  • Steelyard Blues, starring Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda
  • The Seven Madmen Los siete locos, directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson – Argentina
  • Scarecrow, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino – Palme dOr winner
  • Super Fly T.N.T., directed by and starring Ron ONeal
  • Showdown, starring Dean Martin and Rock Hudson
  • Scenes from a Marriage Scener ur ett aktenskap, directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson – Sweden
  • The Stone Killer, starring Charles Bronson
  • Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Edward G. Robinson
  • Save the Tiger, directed by John G. Avildsen, starring Jack Lemmon
  • The Sting, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Eileen Brennan, Charles Durning, Ray Walston – winner of 7 Academy Awards
  • Slither, starring James Caan, Sally Kellerman, Peter Boyle
  • Sisters, directed by Brian De Palma
  • Superdad, starring Bob Crane, Barbara Rush, Kurt Russell
  • Shamus, starring Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon, John P. Ryan
  • Sweet Kill, starring Tab Hunter
  • The Seven-Ups, starring Roy Scheider
  • Stateline Motel, starring Eli Wallach, Ursula Andress, Fabio Testi, Eli Wallach – Canada/Italy
  • Scorpio, starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, Gayle Hunnicutt
  • Sleeper, directed by and starring Woody Allen, with Diane Keaton
  • Slaughters Big Rip-Off, starring Jim Brown, Brock Peters, Ed McMahon
  • Soul Hustler, directed by Bert Topper, starring Fabian Forte, Nai Bonet, Tony Russel, Casey Kasem
  • The Spirit of the Beehive El espiritu de la colmena – Spain
  • Scream Blacula Scream, starring William H. Marshall and Pam Grier
  • The Society of the Spectacle La Societe du Spectacle – France
  • Serpico, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Al Pacino

4.19. Notable films released in 1973 T

  • Tom Sawyer, starring Johnny Whitaker and Jodie Foster
  • Turkish Delight Turks Fruit, directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Rutger Hauer – Netherlands
  • Three Nuts for Cinderella Tei oeisky pro Popelku – Czechoslovakia/East Germany
  • The Train Robbers, starring John Wayne and Ann-Margret
  • Two Men in Town Deux hommes dans la ville, starring Jean Gabin and Alain Delon – France
  • Theres No Smoke Without Fire Il ny a pas de fumee sans feu, starring Annie Girardot – France
  • The Tenderness of Wolves Die Zartlichkeit der Wolfe – West Germany
  • Two People, directed by Robert Wise, starring Peter Fonda and Lindsay Wagner
  • Themroc, starring Michel Piccoli – France
  • Touki Bouki Journey of the Hyena – Senegal
  • The Thief Who Came to Dinner, starring Ryan ONeal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates
  • That´ll Be the Day, starring David Essex, Rosemary Leach, Ringo Starr – U.K.
  • Tsugaru Folk Song Tsugaru Jongarabushi – Japan
  • A Touch of Class, starring George Segal and Glenda Jackson – U.K.
  • The Three-Day Reign Samil cheonha – South Korea
  • Theatre of Blood, starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Robert Morley
  • The Three Musketeers, directed by Richard Lester, starring Michael York, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, Raquel Welch – U.K./U.S.

4.20. Notable films released in 1973 V

  • The Vault of Horror, starring Glynis Johns, Terry-Thomas, Curd Jurgens – U.K.
  • Voices, starring David Hemmings and Gayle Hunnicutt – U.K.

4.21. Notable films released in 1973 W

  • The Way We Were, directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford
  • Westworld, directed by Michael Crichton, starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin
  • The Wicker Man, directed by Robin Hardy, starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento – U.K.
  • The Worlds Greatest Athlete, starring Jan-Michael Vincent and John Amos
  • Wedding in Blood Les Noces rouges, directed by Claude Chabrol, starring Stephane Audran and Michel Piccoli – France
  • Willie Dynamite, directed by Gilbert Moses, starring Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala and Roger Robinson
  • We Want the Colonels Vogliamo i colonnelli, starring Ugo Tognazzi – Italy
  • Wicked, Wicked, starring David Bailey, Edd Byrnes, Tiffany Bolling
  • White Lightning, starring Burt Reynolds
  • Walking Tall, starring Joe Don Baker

5.1. 1973 film releases January–March

  • Shamus
  • Steelyard Blues
  • 31 January
  • January 1973
  • The Train Robbers
  • Black Caesar
  • Last Tango in Paris
  • 7 February
  • February 1973
  • The Worlds Greatest Athlete
  • 14 February
  • 22 February
  • Walking Tall
  • March 1973
  • Charlottes Web
  • 1 March
  • The Thief Who Came to Dinner
  • 7 March
  • Slither
  • The Long Goodbye
  • 16 March
  • The Crazies
  • 17 March
  • Godzilla vs. Megalon Japan
  • 21 March
  • Godspell
  • 23 March
  • Charley and the Angel
  • Sisters
  • 27 March


5.2. 1973 film releases April–June

  • Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
  • 1 April
  • April 1973
  • 7 April
  • Night Flight from Moscow
  • Scarecrow
  • 11 April
  • Scorpio
  • Soylent Green
  • 19 April
  • 1 May
  • Guns of a Stranger
  • May 1973
  • 9 May
  • Paper Moon
  • 20 May
  • Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
  • Emperor of the North Pole
  • 24 May
  • The Last of Sheila
  • June 1973
  • 14 June
  • 15 June
  • The Legend of Hell House
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes
  • 17 June
  • Coffy
  • 17 June
  • Blume in Love
  • Showdown
  • One Little Indian
  • O Lucky Man!
  • 20 June
  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  • 26 June
  • 27 June
  • Live and Let Die
  • 28 June
  • The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

5.3. 1973 film releases July–September

  • July 1973
  • Oklahoma Crude
  • 2 July
  • Cahill U.S. Marshal
  • 11 July
  • 13 July
  • Lady Ice
  • Sssssss
  • 18 July
  • Dillinger
  • 20 July
  • The Mackintosh Man
  • 25 July
  • The Last American Hero
  • 27 July
  • August 1973
  • The Neptune Factor
  • 3 August
  • 8 August
  • The Stone Killer
  • White Lightning
  • Gordons War
  • 9 August
  • 11 August
  • American Graffiti
  • 15 August
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Westworld
  • 17 August
  • Enter the Dragon
  • 19 August
  • Electra Glide in Blue
  • High Plains Drifter
  • 22 August
  • Bang the Drum Slowly
  • 26 August
  • September 1973
  • Kid Blue
  • 29 September

5.4. 1973 film releases October–December

  • October 1973
  • 2 October
  • Mean Streets
  • Badlands
  • 15 October
  • Dont Look Now
  • The Paper Chase
  • 16 October
  • The Way We Were
  • Charley Varrick
  • 19 October
  • 8 November
  • Robin Hood
  • November 1973
  • The Don Is Dead
  • 14 November
  • Breezy
  • 18 November
  • Serpico
  • 5 December
  • December 1973
  • Fantastic Planet
  • The Wicker Man
  • 6 December
  • The Last Detail
  • 12 December
  • My Name is Nobody
  • Superdad
  • The Seven-Ups
  • 14 December
  • 16 December
  • Hell Up in Harlem
  • Papillon
  • Sleeper
  • 17 December
  • 18 December
  • Cinderella Liberty
  • 19 December
  • Willie Dynamite
  • 20 December
  • The Laughing Policeman
  • 21 December
  • The Deadly Trackers
  • The Sting
  • Magnum Force
  • 25 December
  • The Exorcist
  • 26 December

6. Births

  • September 12 – Paul Walker, American actor and producer d. 2013
  • Richard Ian Cox, Welsh-Canadian voice actor
  • August 22 – Kristen Wiig, American actress and comedian
  • October 3
  • September 18 – James Marsden, American actor
  • September 14 – Andrew Lincoln, English actor
  • May 5 – Tina Yothers, American actress
  • April 14 – Adrien Brody, American actor
  • February 12 – Tara Strong, Canadian-American voice actress
  • March 20 – Jane March, English actress and model
  • June 16 – Eddie Cibrian, American actor
  • June 21 – Juliette Lewis, American actress
  • May 10 – Tora Sudiro, Indonesian actor
  • January 31 – Portia de Rossi, Australian-Canadian actress
  • April 10 – Guillaume Canet, French actor
  • April 30 – Antonino Isordia, Mexican director
  • April 22 – Christopher Sabat, American voice actor
  • August 24 – Dave Chappelle, American actor
  • March 18 – Luci Christian, American voice actress
  • September 26 – Julienne Davis, American actress and model
  • Neve Campbell, Canadian actress
  • June 15 – Neil Patrick Harris, American actor
  • July 26 – Kate Beckinsale, English actress
  • August 8 – Jessica Calvello, American voice actress
  • August 6 – Vera Farmiga, American actress
  • November 26 – Peter Facinelli, American actor
  • December 14 – Jan Uuspõld, Estonian actor
  • November 1 – Aishwarya Rai, Indian actress
  • October 26 – Seth MacFarlane, American actor, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, television producer, director and singer
  • November 27 – Sharlto Copley, South African actor

7. Debuts

  • Victor Garber – Godspell
  • John Candy – Class of 44
  • Anthony Edwards – Big Zapper
  • Rutger Hauer – Turkish Delight
  • Bernadette Peters – Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
  • Joanna Cassidy – The Outfit
  • Laura Dern – White Lightning
  • Emilio Estevez – Badlands
  • Carl Weathers – Magnum Force
  • Kathleen Quinlan – American Graffiti
  • Tatum ONeal – Paper Moon
  • Stellan Skarsgård – Anita – ur en tonarsflickas dagbok