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1. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Unrated | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
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.
Votes: 97,158 | Gross: $5.10M
2. Halloween (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 176,629 | Gross: $47.00M
4. Kumokiri Nizaemon (1978)
163 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
5. Grease (1978)
PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance
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?
Votes: 187,838 | Gross: $188.76M
6. Blue Collar (1978)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
Three workers, Zeke (Richard Pryor), Jerry (Harvey Keitel), and Smokey (Yaphet Kotto), are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night, when they steal away from ... See full summary »
8. The Silent Partner (1978)
R | 106 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller
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.
10. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
11. Beauty and the Beast (1978)
83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
In this gothic rendition of the classic fairy tale, a merchant's youngest daughter is held prisoner by a mysterious winged beast.
13. On the Silver Globe (1988)
Unrated | 166 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A small group of cosmic explorers, including a woman, leaves Earth to find freedom and start a new civilization. They do not realize that within themselves they carry the end of their own ... See full summary »
14. Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language.
15. Violette (1978)
Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
16. Fingers (1978)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Music
A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother.
18. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.
Votes: 41,704 | Gross: $24.95M
19. The Demon (1978)
110 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
20. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.
21. Up in Smoke (1978)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Music
Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.
Votes: 31,119 | Gross: $44.36M
22. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy
The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde.
Votes: 19,086 | Gross: $106.00M
23. Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
PG | 112 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime
Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that... See full summary »
25. Hi no tori (1978)
137 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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. The Yamatai, represented by Prince Susano-O and ... See full summary »
26. Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
R | 114 min | Action, Drama, War
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.
27. The Shogun's Samurai (1978)
130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »
28. Heaven Can Wait (1978)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
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.
Votes: 15,477 | Gross: $81.64M
29. Straight Time (1978)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
Fresh off his most recent prison term, an ex con assaults his former probation officer and goes on the run.
Votes: 6,067 | Gross: $9.90M
30. Goin' South (1978)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
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.
31. The Six Thousand Dollar Nigger (1978)
R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Super Soul Brother was originally going to be the "Black Superman". However, it ended up an action comedy. Wildman Steve plays a bum who agrees to allow an experimental drug to be ... See full summary »
32. Drunken Master (1978)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy
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.
33. Circuito chiuso (1978 TV Movie)
88 min | Crime, Thriller, Western
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.
34. Convoy (1978)
PG | 110 min | Action, Drama
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.
Votes: 12,437 | Gross: $45.00M
38. Piranha (1978)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Votes: 15,467 | Gross: $6.00M
39. In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)
Not Rated | 124 min | Drama
This drama follows the last few days in the life of Elvira (formerly Erwin) Weisshaupt. Years before, Erwin told a co-worker, Anton, that he loved him. "Too bad, you aren't a woman," he ... See full summary »
40. A Hitch in Time (1978)
57 min | Family, Fantasy
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.
42. French Fried Vacation (1978)
87 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
44. Starcrash (1978)
PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
46. La via della prostituzione (1978)
88 min | Drama
While attempting to interview an elusive gangster, photojournalist Emanuelle notices a man pushing a girl in a wheelchair through the airport. Later, in another country she sees the same ... See full summary »
47. F.I.S.T. (1978)
PG | 145 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 6,022 | Gross: $20.39M
48. Girlfriends (1978)
PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
50. House Calls (1978)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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, a singular woman, closer to his own age... See full summary »
Votes: 1,477 | Gross: $28.46M
52. Hooper (1978)
PG | 99 min | Action, Comedy
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.
Votes: 4,733 | Gross: $78.00M
53. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, History
The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever ... See full summary »
54. The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
Three people rob a bank to help a day care center that's in debt. Wolf is captured, Werner identified, police suspect Christa is the third. She and Werner ask Hans, a clergyman, to launder ... See full summary »
55. Dracula's Dog (1977)
R | 90 min | Horror
Russian soldiers accidentally unleash the servant of Dracula, as well as his dog, during excavations of Romania. Together, they set out for America, to find the last descendant of the great... See full summary »
Murder Under Glass
75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Food critic Paul Gerard, who has been extorting money from restaurant owners in exchange for good reviews, murders one when threatened with exposure.
Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood
Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A look at "Gonzo journalist", Hunter S. Thompson with his collaborator, British illustrator, Ralph Steadman.
Play for Today (1970–1984)
Three men at three different times in history come to Mow Top Hill in search of sanctuary from their troubles: a Roman soldier, an English Civil War rebel and a 1970s teenager. Somehow they... See full summary »
60. 21 Up (1977)
100 min | Documentary, Biography
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »
The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
White on White and Nearly Perfect
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Action, Comedy, Crime
A lorry containing cigars is hi-jacked, and the driver and one of the robbers are killed. The gang is, in turn, attacked and wiped out by another, Irish gang, led by Farrell and Flynn, ... See full summary »
The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Messenger of the Gods
Action, Comedy, Crime
A hung-over Regan pulls local Lothario Lukey Sparrow for his part in the theft of thirty thousand pounds worth of mercury. The boy has an alibi - he was in bed with a married woman, but ... See full summary »
The Professionals (1977–1983)
60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The CI5 team is charged with the protection of former American Secretary of state Dr. Harbinger at a peace conference and Cowley's quick thinking saves him from being shot by Middle Eastern... See full summary »
68. Mirai shônen Konan (1978– )
24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
69. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978 TV Movie)
97 min | Adventure, Family, Musical
Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld to celebrate Life Day, but are impeded by an Imperial blockade. Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment.
70. Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Great Santa Claus Caper (1978 TV Movie)
30 min | Animation, Family
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.
72. Wattoo Wattoo Super Bird (1978– )
5 min | Animation, Family
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).
73. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
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.
76. Remembering Jean Gabin (1978 TV Movie)
55 min | Documentary
Profile of Jean Gabin, the great French actor of 100 films, who died in 1976 at the age of 73. Here his career is traced and he is remembered by some of the many producers, directors, ... See full summary »
78. Lucky Luke: Ballad of the Daltons (1978)
Not Rated | 82 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
In a small saloon, a man with a banjo begins to sing a song about Lucky Luke, and his recent capture of the Dalton brothers: Joe, William, Jack, and Averell.
After being sent to prison, the ... See full synopsis »