"Three Days of the Condor" Many great political thrillers emerged during the 1970s, including "The Parallax View," "All the President's Men" and this crackling 1975 entry from Pollack. Redford -- who else? -- plays a bespectacled reader for a CIA front who is forced to flee his office after all of his colleagues are mysteriously murdered when he was out to lunch. Faye Dunaway works well with Redford as a young woman he kidnaps in order to use her apartment as a hide-out. Of course, she ends up helping him and in between being pursued by the bad guys they manage a roll in the hay. Max Von Sydow, Cliff Robertson and John Houseman also star.