Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Dustin Hoffman was a major dramatic force from the 60s-80: starring in 'Rain Man', 'Marathon Man', and 'Kramer vs. Kramer'. Oh, not to mention he vicariously satisfied many the teenage fantasy in 1967 classic 'The Graduate'.
'The Godfather', 'Apocalypse Now', 'The Last Picture Show' - has cinema reached these heights since? Make up your own mind, but only after you check out this collection of films nominated for the Oscars best-picture award during the 1970s.
Think 'Days of Heaven' and 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' with this collection of the greatest dramatic pictures to have come out of the 1970s. Also make sure to check out our 'Oscar Best Picture Nominees 70s' list, for the critics' distillation of the decade.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit A: our collection of the best courtroom dramas from yesteryear. Which takes the top spot: '12 Angry Men', 'To Kill a Mockingbird', or 'Breaker Morant'. You be the judge!