Year 1979

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1. Bog (1979)

PG | 90 min | Horror

Dynamite fishing in a rural swamp revives a prehistoric gill monster that must have the blood of human females in order to survive.

Director: Don Keeslar | Stars: Gloria DeHaven, Aldo Ray, Marshall Thompson, Leo Gordon

Votes: 429

2. Beyond the Reef (1979)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Romance

Tikoyo lives by the Bora Bora lagoon in the South Pacific, where he found a man-eating tiger shark when it was an orphaned baby, just a foot long. He named it Manidu, and it grew to be ... See full summary »

Director: Frank C. Clarke | Stars: Dayton Ka'ne, Maren Jensen, Kathleen Swan, Keahi Farden

Votes: 179 | Gross: $0.55M

3. Search and Destroy (1979)

PG | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The members of a Vietnam veteran's old Army unit start turning up murdered. The police soon begin to suspect that he is in fact the killer. He knows he isn't, and must find the real killer ... See full summary »

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Perry King, Don Stroud, Tisa Farrow, George Kennedy

Votes: 286

4. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Drama, History

Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

Votes: 33,077 | Gross: $23.44M

5. The Day Time Ended (1979)

PG | 79 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

Aliens visit the solar-powered house of a middle-class family, and the house is suddenly sucked into a time warp that transports it back to prehistoric times.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos | Stars: Jim Davis, Bentley Mitchum, Dorothy Malone, Marcy Lafferty

Votes: 1,416

6. Fish Hawk (1979)

G | 94 min | Drama

An embittered, hard-drinking Indian finds himself befriending a young white farmboy, and together they determine to help him end his drinking problems and return to his former life.

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Will Sampson, Don Francks, Charles Fields, Mary Pirie

Votes: 89

7. From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1979)

G | 84 min | Documentary, Music

Isaac Stern's cultural tour of China is seen, with the master violinist performing and mentoring young Chinese musicians. He visits rehearsals of the Peking Opera, meeting with their ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Isaac Stern, David Golub, Delun Li, Ching-Ling Soong

Votes: 402

8. Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

Reverend Jim Jones, the priest of an independent church in the South American country Guyana, orders his followers to commit suicide. But not all of them follow him blindly and begin to think on their own.

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Gene Barry, John Ireland, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 417

9. Human Experiments (1979)

R | 82 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A demented prison doctor performs gruesome shock therapy experiments on inmates.

Director: Gregory Goodell | Stars: Linda Haynes, Geoffrey Lewis, Ellen Travolta, Lurene Tuttle

Votes: 433

10. Joni (1979)

G | 75 min | Biography, Drama

Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.

Director: James F. Collier | Stars: Joni Eareckson Tada, Bert Remsen, Katherine De Hetre, Cooper Huckabee

Votes: 223

11. The Little Dragons (1979)

PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy

A grandfather takes his two young grandsons on a camping trip for their karate tournament, and become involved in a kidnapping by a poor country family that lives in the woods.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Charles Lane, Ann Sothern, Chris Petersen, Pat Petersen

Votes: 209

12. The Plumber (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror, Thriller

A young couple, living in a campus apartment complex, are repeatedly harassed by an eccentric plumber, who subjects them to a series of bizarre mind games while making unnecessary repairs to their bathroom.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Judy Morris, Ivar Kants, Robert Coleby, Candy Raymond

Votes: 1,853

13. The Quatermass Conclusion (1979)

102 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A separate screenplay by Nigel Kneale for theaters, parallel to the 1979 Quatermass four part mini-series. The story set in the near future involves influences from outer space that are possessing people. Professor Quatermass must save his granddaughter from the clutches of a popular and sinister cult "Planet People" that "performs raptures".

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: John Mills, Simon MacCorkindale, Barbara Kellerman, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 193

14. Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)

R | 104 min | Drama

Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Bruce MacDonald, Maggie Renzi, Adam LeFevre, Maggie Cousineau

Votes: 1,889 | Gross: $2.00M

15. The Silent Scream (1979)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

During her first semester at college, a co-ed finds housing at a seaside mansion where, following the death of a fellow-student, she becomes entangled in a murder mystery surrounding the property and its secretive tenants.

Director: Denny Harris | Stars: Rebecca Balding, Cameron Mitchell, Avery Schreiber, Barbara Steele

Votes: 1,392

16. Steel (1979)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Mike Catton was once a world-renowned construction foreman (at least in the construction world), but an accident left him with a serious fear of heights. Unable to climb the big skyscrapers... See full summary »

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Lee Majors, Jennifer O'Neill, Art Carney, Harris Yulin

Votes: 456

17. Stone Cold Dead (1979)

R | 108 min | Crime, Thriller

Sergeant Boyd's police search to find a sniper who has been shooting hookers.

Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Williams, Linda Sorensen, Belinda Montgomery

Votes: 359

18. Agatha (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie is presented. On a cold winter day, her damaged car with ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Helen Morse

Votes: 2,747

19. An Almost Perfect Affair (1979)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

A smalltime US filmmaker goes to Cannes to try to get his movie in the limelight. A wife of one of the producers there gets interested in his story and they begin an affair.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Keith Carradine, Monica Vitti, Raf Vallone, Christian De Sica

Votes: 247

20. Americathon (1979)

PG | 86 min | Comedy

In a story told in narrative flashbacks, a young TV consultant is hired by the President of a bankrupt USA to organize a telethon in order to prevent the country from being repossessed by wealthy Native Americans.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Harvey Korman, Fred Willard, Peter Riegert, Zane Buzby

Votes: 756 | Gross: $6.17M

21. The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Western

37 Metascore

The adventures of two idiotic outlaw wannabees, Amos and Theodore.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 2,417 | Gross: $20.93M

22. Arabian Adventure (1979)

G | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy

An evil magician seeks to gain power by obtaining a magic rose. A peasant boy and a Prince join forces to stop him.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Christopher Lee, Milo O'Shea, Oliver Tobias, Emma Samms

Votes: 845

23. Ashanti (1979)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Dr. Anansa Linderby (Beverly Johnson) is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Michael Caine, Peter Ustinov, Kabir Bedi, Beverly Johnson

Votes: 1,675

24. Avalanche Express (1979)

PG | 88 min | Action, Thriller

Soviet KGB General Marenkov defects to the Americans and together with his CIA handler Harry Wargrave they plan an operation meant to reveal the KGB agents in Europe.

Directors: Mark Robson, Monte Hellman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Linda Evans, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 1,189

25. Baby Snakes (1979)

R | 166 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

Rock artist Frank Zappa hosts a concert in New York City. This movie contains tons of on-stage footage, off-stage footage, and animation.

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Frank Zappa, Adrian Belew, Tommy Mars, Terry Bozzio

Votes: 803

26. Bear Island (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

On the remote Norwegian Bear Island, used as a submarine base by the Germans during World War II, U.N. scientist Larsen sends a distress signal using an emergency N.A.T.O. frequency, and is received by scientific vessel Morning Rose.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee

Votes: 2,036

27. The Bell Jar (1979)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama

As the horrors beneath the idealized 1950's come about, a successful young woman finds herself having a serious mental breakdown when she returns to New England.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Marilyn Hassett, Julie Harris, Anne Jackson, Barbara Barrie

Votes: 214

28. Best Boy (1979)

111 min | Documentary, Biography

In this documentary, the director follows the day-to-day activities of his retarded, middle-aged cousin Philly, over a three-year period.

Director: Ira Wohl | Stars: Ira Wohl, Philip Wohl, Zero Mostel, Christine O'Connor

Votes: 589

29. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure

22 Metascore

An extension of the previous film, wherein a cache of adventurers return to the overturned ship to seek several fortunes.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle

Votes: 4,670

30. The Bitch (1979)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

The owner of a trendy disco starts having problems with the men in her life and the Mafia, which is trying to move in on her place.

Director: Gerry O'Hara | Stars: Joan Collins, Antonio Cantafora, Kenneth Haigh, Ian Hendry

Votes: 892

31. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 22,960

32. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

84 Metascore

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Votes: 11,500

33. Bloodline (1979)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When her father is murdered, a pharmaceutical heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, Claudia Mori

Votes: 1,413

34. Boardwalk (1979)

98 min | Drama

In this drama, David Rosen and his wife Becky have lived in the same Coney Island neighborhood for nearly all their married life. But the area is not what it used to be, and a gang leader ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Verona | Stars: Ruth Gordon, Lee Strasberg, Janet Leigh, Joe Silver

Votes: 135

35. Boulevard Nights (1979)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

Kid brother Chuco (Danny De La Paz) is a sullen low-rider still caught up in the life. Despite their differences, their family bond is strong. But that bond is violently tested when rivals ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Richard Yniguez, Danny De La Paz, Marta DuBois, James Victor

Votes: 528

36. The Brontë Sisters (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Marie-France Pisier, Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory

Votes: 928

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37. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time where Earth is threatened by alien invaders.

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Pamela Hensley, Henry Silva

Votes: 5,030 | Gross: $21.67M

38. Buffet Froid (1979)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

Black comedy about solitude and the dehumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Bernard Blier, Jean Carmet, Denise Gence

Votes: 4,893

39. The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)

G | 98 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Bugs Bunny reflects on his past cartoon exploits.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Phil Monroe, Maurice Noble, Tom Ray | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Paul Julian, Nicolai Shutorev

Votes: 3,666

40. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Western

A prequel of sorts to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) which chronicles the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the 1969 movie.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: William Katt, Tom Berenger, Jeff Corey, John Schuck

Votes: 1,286 | Gross: $5.14M

41. California Dreaming (1979)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A nerd from Chicago tries desperately to fit in with the California surfing crowd, blind to the fact that their lives are even more boring and empty than his.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Glynnis O'Connor, Seymour Cassel, Dorothy Tristan, Dennis Christopher

Votes: 578

42. Camera Buff (1979)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Malgorzata Zabkowska, Ewa Pokas, Stefan Czyzewski

Votes: 6,145

43. The Champ (1979)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Sport

38 Metascore

A former boxer discovers that his biggest battle of all is going to be with his ex-wife, Annie, who returns after abandoning their young son seven years prior.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

Votes: 7,686 | Gross: $30.44M

44. Chapter Two (1979)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off, and just when things are moving along, the memory... See full summary »

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: James Caan, Marsha Mason, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper

Votes: 956

45. C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi