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1.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
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Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
 
2.
Halloween (1978)
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Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
3.
Coma (1978)
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When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy. (113 mins.)
 
4.
Kumokiri Nizaemon (1978)
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Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan. (163 mins.)
Director: Hideo Gosha
 
5.
Grease (1978)
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Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? (110 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
6.
Blue Collar (1978)
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Three workers, Zeke (Richard Pryor), Jerry (Harvey Keitel) and Smokey (Yaphet Kotto), are working... (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
7.
Crippled Avengers (1978)
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Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil. (107 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
 
8.
The Silent Partner (1978)
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A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash. (106 mins.)
Director: Daryl Duke
 
9.
Long Weekend (1978)
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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood. (97 mins.)
Director: Colin Eggleston
 
10.
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
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A worried husband finds a lover for his depressed wife, but she falls in love with a bullied thirteen-year-old math prodigy and wants to have the boy's baby. (108 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
11.
Beauty and the Beast (1978)
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In this gothic rendition of the classic fairy tale, a merchant's youngest daughter is held prisoner by a mysterious winged beast. (83 mins.)
Director: Juraj Herz
 
12.
Days of Heaven (1978)
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A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
13.
On the Silver Globe (1988)
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A small group of cosmic explorers, including a woman, leaves Earth to find freedom and start a new civilization... (166 mins.)
 
14.
Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language. (85 mins.)
 
15.
Violette (1978)
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In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences. (124 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
16.
Fingers (1978)
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A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother. (90 mins.)
Director: James Toback
 
17.
The Last Waltz (1978 Documentary)
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A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
18.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
19.
The Demon (1978)
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When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears. (110 mins.)
 
20.
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
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The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable... (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
21.
Up in Smoke (1978)
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Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail. (86 mins.)
Director: Lou Adler
 
22.
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
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The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde. (114 mins.)
Director: James Fargo
 
23.
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
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Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed... (112 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
24.
The Punk Rock Movie from England (1978 Documentary)
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Documentary on the London punk-rock scene, circa '78. (86 mins.)
Director: Don Letts
 
25.
Firebird: Daybreak Chapter (1978)
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This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every samurai film ever made, it is also an extrapolation of the value of life... (137 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
26.
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
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During the early 1960s, U.S. military advisers in South Vietnam discover the same challenges that plagued the French army in Indochina ten years prior. (114 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
27.
The Shogun's Samurai (1978)
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Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers... (130 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
28.
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
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A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire. (101 mins.)
 
29.
Straight Time (1978)
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After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules... (114 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
30.
Goin' South (1978)
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Due to the lack of men after the Civil War, a small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse thief from the gallows by marrying him. They must deal with his old gang, the Sheriff, the bank, and each other. (105 mins.)
Director: Jack Nicholson
 
31.
The Six Thousand Dollar Nigger (1978)
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Super Soul Brother was originally going to be the "Black Superman". However, it ended up an action comedy... (80 mins.)
Director: Rene Martinez
 
32.
Drunken Master (1978)
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Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tien), a master of drunken martial arts. (111 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
33.
Closed Circuit (1978 TV Movie)
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A man is shot dead in his seat during a matinee screening of a Giuliano Gemma Spaghetti Western, prompting the police to close off the cinema in an attempt to gather evidence. (88 mins.)
 
34.
Convoy (1978)
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Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall. (110 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
35.
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
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A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich. (125 mins.)
 
36.
The Brink's Job (1978)
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Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950. (104 mins.)
 
37.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
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A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government. (115 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
 
38.
Piranha (1978)
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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
39.
In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)
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This drama follows the last few days in the life of Elvira (formerly Erwin) Weisshaupt. Years before... (124 mins.)
 
40.
A Hitch in Time (1978)
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On their way to school Paul and Fiona find and help a Professor Wagstaff who's trapped inside his new, untested time machine, so beginning an adventure that will send them back and forth through their local history. (57 mins.)
 
41.
The Grapes of Death (1978)
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A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies. (85 mins.)
Director: Jean Rollin
 
42.
French Fried Vacation (1978)
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Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs. (87 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
43.
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
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A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer. (104 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
44.
Starcrash (1978)
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An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn. (92 mins.)
Director: Lewis Coates
 
45.
Le mani sporche (1978 Mini-Series)
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(80 mins.)
 
46.
La via della prostituzione (1978)
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While attempting to interview an elusive gangster, photojournalist Emanuelle notices a man pushing a girl in a wheelchair through the airport... (88 mins.)
Director: Joe D'Amato
 
47.
F.I.S.T. (1978)
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A rebellious Cleveland warehouse worker rises through the ranks of a trucking industry union to become union president but his organized crime links cause his eventual downfall. (145 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
48.
Girlfriends (1978)
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A photographer and her girlfriend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone. (86 mins.)
Director: Claudia Weill
 
49.
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
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A ski-masked maniac kills apartment complex tenants with the contents of a toolbox. (93 mins.)
Director: Dennis Donnelly
 
50.
House Calls (1978)
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Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann... (98 mins.)
Director: Howard Zieff
 
51.
Patrick (1978)
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A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own. (112 mins.)
 
52.
Hooper (1978)
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Hollywood aging stuntman Sonny Hooper wants to prove that he's still got what it takes to be a great professional in this risky and under-recognized line of work. (99 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
53.
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
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The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there... (186 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
54.
The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978)
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Three people rob a bank to help a day care center that's in debt. Wolf is captured, Werner identified... (92 mins.)
 
55.
Dracula's Dog (1977)
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Russian soldiers accidentally unleash the servant of Dracula, as well as his dog, during excavations of Romania... (90 mins.)
Director: Albert Band
 
56.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Murder Under Glass (1978)
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Food critic Paul Gerard, who has been extorting money from restaurant owners in exchange for good reviews, murders one when threatened with exposure. (100 mins.)
 
57.
This Is Your Life (1955 TV Series)
Episode: Muhammad Ali (1978)
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book... (30 mins.)
 
58.
Omnibus (1967 TV Series)
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A look at "Gonzo journalist", Hunter S. Thompson with his collaborator, British illustrator, Ralph Steadman.
 
59.
Play for Today (1970 TV Series)
Episode: Red Shift (1978)
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Three men at three different times in history come to Mow Top Hill in search of sanctuary from their troubles: a Roman soldier... (75 mins.)
 
60.
21 Up (1977 Documentary)
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The... (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
61.
Quark (1977 TV Series)
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The misadventures of an outer space garbage collector and his crew. (30 mins.)
 
62.
Blake's 7 (1978 TV Series)
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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship. (50 mins.)
 
63.
The Rockford Files (1974 TV Series)
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Handsome, charmed PI Lance White (Tom Selleck) may speak lines that sound like they're from a 1940s B movie, but everyone is so attracted to him they hang on his every word. That is, everyone except Jim. (60 mins.)
 
64.
The Sweeney (1975 TV Series)
Episode: Nightmare (1978)
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A lorry containing cigars is hi-jacked, and the driver and one of the robbers are killed. The gang is... (60 mins.)
 
65.
The Sweeney (1975 TV Series)
Episode: Messenger of the Gods (1978)
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A hung-over Regan pulls local Lothario Lukey Sparrow for his part in the theft of thirty thousand pounds worth of mercury... (60 mins.)
 
66.
The Professionals (1977 TV Series)
Episode: Long Shot (1978)
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The CI5 team is charged with the protection of former American Secretary of state Dr. Harbinger at a... (50 mins.)
 
67.
The Incredible Hulk (1978 TV Series)
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A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress. (60 mins.)
 
68.
Future Boy Conan (1978 TV Series)
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After the world is nearly destroyed by a war, a young boy and his friends must fight to save the world from those who seek to conquer what is left of civilization. (24 mins.)
 
69.
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978 TV Movie)
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Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get home to Chewie's family to celebrate Life Day, which includes various forms of entertainment. (97 mins.)
Director: Steve Binder
 
70.
Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Great Santa Claus Caper (1978 TV Movie)
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When inventor/efficiency expert Alexander Graham Wolf plots to take over Santa's workshop, Comet asks for help from Raggedy Ann, Andy and their dog, Raggedy Arthur. (30 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
 
71.
Ten Minutes Older (1978 Documentary)
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A 10 minute long journey of emotions that befall children faces. Fear, Curiosity; a Smile. They all sit in a dark theater. What they see, we don't; we can only guess from their faces. (10 mins.)
Director: Herz Frank
 
72.
Wattoo Wattoo Super Bird (1978 TV Series)
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French cartoon featuring Wattoo Wattoo (a Super Bird from the planet Auguste) and his attempts to teach ecological lessons to the Earth-dwelling Zwas (geese-type creatures). (5 mins.)
Director: René Borg
 
73.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
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Six teenagers from New Jersey run off to go to a Beatles concert to meet their idols, despite not having tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
74.
Play for Today (1970 TV Series)
Episode: Scully's New Year's Eve (1978)
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984. (75 mins.)
 
75.
Disco Beaver from Outer Space (1978 TV Movie)
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National Lampoons mockery of everything that is wrong with cable TV. (51 mins.)
Director: Joshua White
 
76.
Remembering Jean Gabin (1978 Documentary)
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Profile of Jean Gabin, the great French actor of 100 films, who died in 1976 at the age of 73. Here... (55 mins.)
Director: John Musilli
 
77.
Yagyû ichizoku no inbô (1978 TV Series)
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