Favourite Films of 1979

My favourite films of 1979.
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1.
Alien (1979)
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source planet finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
2.
Quadrophenia (1979)
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London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division... (120 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
3.
Murder by Decree (1979)
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Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
4.
Going in Style (1979)
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Three friends who are living on the dole decide to organize a bank robbery. (97 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
5.
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
 
6.
The Onion Field (1979)
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Greg Powell is a disturbed ex-con who recruits Jimmy Smith (aka Jimmy Youngblood), a petty thief, as his partner in crime... (122 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
7.
Bear Island (1979)
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On the remote Norwegian Bear Island, used as a submarine base by the Germans during WW2, U.N. scientist Larsen sends a distress signal using an emergency NATO frequency and is received by scientific vessel Morning Rose. (118 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
The In-Laws (1979)
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In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father... (103 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
11.
The Black Hole (1979)
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A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole. (98 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
 
12.
Mad Max (1979)
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In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. (88 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
13.
Rocky II (1979)
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Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch. (119 mins.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
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
 
16.
Life of Brian (1979)
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Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. (94 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
 
17.
Agatha (1979)
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A fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie is presented... (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
18.
Doing Time (1979)
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This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade... (93 mins.)
Director: Dick Clement
 
19.
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
 
20.
The Riddle of the Sands (1979)
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In the early years of the 20th Century, two British yachtsmen (Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale)... (102 mins.)
Director: Tony Maylam
 
21.
From Hell to Victory (1979)
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In 1939, at a Paris caf, six friends of various nationalities vow to meet again at the same spot after the end of WW2. (103 mins.)
Director: Hank Milestone
 
22.
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
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Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment.... (108 mins.)
 
23.
The Jerk (1979)
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An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis. (94 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
24.
Scum (1979)
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Uncompromising story of life in a Borstal prison, a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's (98 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke
 
25.
A Little Romance (1979)
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A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who goes to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance... (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill