1973: American Graffiti


Universal Pictures

– Director: George Lucas

– Stacker score: 89.1

– Metascore: 97

– IMDb user rating: 7.4

– Runtime: 110 minutes

Before he unleashed “Star Wars,” George Lucas crafted this loving ode to early 1960s America. Dripping with nostalgia, it trails a group of teenagers as they cruise around their California town over the course of a single night. Their adventures play out against a never-ending backdrop of hit oldies tunes.