Best Picture 1979

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1.
Alien (1979)
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
2.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
3.
Manhattan (1979)
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The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
4.
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
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A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to. (100 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
5.
Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)
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A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires. (184 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
6.
All That Jazz (1979)
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Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. (123 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
7.
Mad Max (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. (88 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
8.
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
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A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany. (120 mins.)
 
9.
Tess (1979)
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A strong-willed young peasant girl becomes the affection of two men. (186 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
10.
The Brood (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders. (92 mins.)
 
11.
Time After Time (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period. (112 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
12.
Dracula (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1913, the charming, seductive and sinister vampire Count Dracula travels to England in search of an immortal bride. (109 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
13.
Being There (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
14.
10 (1979)
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A Hollywood composer goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman. (122 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
15.
...and justice for all. (1979)
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A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent. (119 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
16.
Phantasm (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
 
17.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
18.
Norma Rae (1979)
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A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved. (114 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
19.
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
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Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world. (112 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
20.
The China Syndrome (1979)
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A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant. (122 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
 
21.
Starting Over (1979)
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A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This affects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel. (105 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
22.
Breaking Away (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl. (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
23.
Tourist Trap (1979)
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A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by the owner of the place, who has the power to control his collection of mannequins. (90 mins.)
 
24.
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
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A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again. (97 mins.)
Director: Fred Walton
 
25.
The Rose (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager. (125 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
 
26.
Hair (1979)
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Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside. (121 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
27.
Yanks (1979)
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During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities... (138 mins.)
 
28.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
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When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder. (132 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
29.
Moonraker (1979)
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James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and discovers a plot to commit global genocide. (126 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
30.
The Silent Scream (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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 it's secretive tenants. (87 mins.)
Director: Denny Harris
 
31.
Last Embrace (1979)
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Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ? (102 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
32.
La tía Alejandra (1979)
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Old aunt Alejandra goes to live with a Mexican middle-class family; she's bitter and the children tease her and make her life miserable, but the old woman is truly a witch, and takes revenge. (98 mins.)
Director: Arturo Ripstein
 
33.
The Black Hole (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole. (98 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
 
34.
The Evictors (1979)
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A young couple, just married, rents a house in a village in Louisiana. But they are not welcome because... (92 mins.)
 
35.
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
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Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
36.
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Adventurers return to the overturned ship, seeking a fortune. (114 mins.)
Director: Irwin Allen
 
37.
Love at First Bite (1979)
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This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle... (96 mins.)
Director: Stan Dragoti
 
38.
Fascination (1979)
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This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women... (80 mins.)
Director: Jean Rollin
 
39.
The Amityville Horror (1979)
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Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away. (117 mins.)
 
40.
Zombie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
41.
Caligula (1979)
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula. (156 mins.)
Director: Tinto Brass
 
42.
Roller Boogie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Skaters band together to keep their roller-disco open. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
 
43.
Meteor (1979)
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The USA must join forces with the USSR in order to destroy a gigantic asteroid heading straight for Earth. (108 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
44.
Bloodline (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
When her father is murdered, a pharmaceutical heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set. (116 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
45.
¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como éste? (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Rosa, separated and with two children, has to endure the jealousy of her ex-husband, and lives anguished... (85 mins.)
Director: Fernando Colomo