1978 Films

The ones I've seen in order of preference from most to least favourite.
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1.
Watership Down (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home. (91 mins.)
Director: Martin Rosen
 
2.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
3.
Graduate First (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A study of a group of young working class people in a French village, who are embarking upon adult life. The film follows the choices and decisions made for their futures. (86 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
4.
Grease (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
 
5.
The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In 1944, in France, the rogue American soldiers Lieutenant Robert Yeager, Private Fred Canfield, the murderer Tony... (99 mins.)
 
6.
Death on the Nile (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey? (140 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
7.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
8.
Coma (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy. (113 mins.)
 
9.
French Fried Vacation (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
 
10.
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich. (125 mins.)
 
11.
Jaws 2 (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters. (116 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
12.
Animal House (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him. (109 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
13.
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer. (104 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
14.
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable... (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
15.
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde. (114 mins.)
Director: James Fargo
 
16.
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
17.
The Water Babies (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel. (92 mins.)
Director: Lionel Jeffries
 
18.
The Swarm (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people. (116 mins.)
Director: Irwin Allen
 
19.
Piranha (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
20.
Magic (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart. (107 mins.)
 
21.
Superman (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. (143 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
22.
Damien: Omen II (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity. (107 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
 
23.
The Stud (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Fontaine Khaled is the wife of a wealthy but boring businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub... (95 mins.)
Director: Quentin Masters
“ Tied with The Wiz for 22nd place. ” - PoppyTransfusion
 
24.
The Wiz (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An adaption of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African American experience. (134 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Tied with The Stud for 22nd place. ” - PoppyTransfusion