1979 - Top of the Pops

All movies from 1979 I have seen. The Top of the Pops Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes.
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1.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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
“ 5433 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
2.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (147 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ 4267 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
3.
Life of Brian (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
“ 1997 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
4.
Manhattan (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
“ 990 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
5.
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
“ 913 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
6.
The Warriors (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down. (92 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ 777 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
7.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
“ 740 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
8.
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
“ 559 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
9.
Rocky II (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.)
“ 539 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
10.
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
“ 422 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
11.
Moonraker (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle, and discovers a plot to commit global genocide. (126 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ 305 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
12.
...and justice for all. (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ 291 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
13.
Hair (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
“ 248 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
14.
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
“ 238 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
15.
The China Syndrome (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant. (122 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
“ 203 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
16.
1941 (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor. (118 mins.)
“ 192 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
17.
The Tin Drum (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out. (142 mins.)
“ 188 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
18.
The Muppet Movie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. (95 mins.)
Director: James Frawley
“ 185 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
19.
All That Jazz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
“ 176 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
20.
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ 124 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
21.
10 (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A Hollywood composer goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman. (122 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ 89,59 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
22.
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany. (120 mins.)
“ 79,14 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
23.
Hardcore (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits. (109 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
“ 77,57 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
24.
Camera Buff (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town... (117 mins.)
“ 77,29 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
25.
Quadrophenia (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Jimmy loathes his job and parents. He seeks solace with his mod clique, scooter riding, and drugs only to be disappointed. (120 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
“ 75,86 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
26.
Over the Edge (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A group of bored teenagers rebel against authority in the community of New Granada after the death of one of their own. (95 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
“ 65,76 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
27.
Tess (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A strong-willed young peasant girl becomes the affection of two men. (186 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ 59,50 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
28.
Woyzeck (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he can not control. (82 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ 58,73 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
29.
Love on the Run (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. He is a proofreader, and is in love with Sabine... (94 mins.)
“ 58,48 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
30.
Norma Rae (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved. (114 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
“ 55,83 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
31.
The Rose (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 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
“ 51,25 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
32.
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration. (93 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
“ 43,39 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
33.
The Wanderers (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Set against the urban jungle of 1963 New York's gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers... (112 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ 41,16 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
34.
I... For Icarus (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Conspiracy thriller inspired by the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. After a fictional president is assassinated, a determined, tough prosecutor investigates the emerging conspiracy behind it. (120 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
“ 32,46 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
35.
The Champ (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J.... (121 mins.)
“ 31,65 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
36.
Siberiade (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s... (275 mins.)
“ 21,95 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
37.
Série noire (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona... (111 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
“ 21,76 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
38.
Autumn Marathon (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
School teacher is cheating on his wife and lies about it. (90 mins.)
“ 20,89 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
39.
Que Viva Mexico (1979 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state. (90 mins.)
“ 18,84 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
40.
The Main Event (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A bankrupt entrepreneur attempts to recoup some of her losses by getting a washed-out boxer she picked up as a tax loss back into the ring - an idea her protégé isn't fond of. (112 mins.)
Director: Howard Zieff
“ 14,24 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
41.
Escape to Athena (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A World War II adventure, involving a group of Allied POWs, Nazis, black market priceless art treasures, Greek resistance, a Greek monastery, and a secret German rocket base. (125 mins.)
“ 13,87 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
42.
Roots: The Next Generations (1979 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots. (840 mins.)
“ 13,62 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
43.
The Third Generation (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c... (111 mins.)
“ 12,69 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
44.
The Tempest (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Banished to a forsaken island, the Right Duke of Milan and Sorcerer Prospero gets the chance to take his revenge on the King of Naples with the assistance of his airy spirit-servant, Ariel. (95 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
“ 11,54 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
45.
The Maids of Wilko (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend... (118 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
“ 7,19 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
46.
Womanlight (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Reciprocal consolation. The background of two middle-aged people (Michel and Lydia) is gradually unfolded... (98 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
“ 6,71 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
47.
Ballad of Tara (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Tara, the young beautiful widow, returns with her two little kids from country to her village. In her way home... (110 mins.)
Director: Bahram Beizai
“ 5,09 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
48.
Knife in the Head (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
One night when seeking his estranged wife, Hoffmann goes to the youth center where she works. The police... (108 mins.)
Director: Reinhard Hauff
“ 3,89 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
49.
Messidor (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two young women from very different backgrounds journey into the countryside seeking respite from unsatisfactory lives and relationships... (123 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
“ 3,49 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
50.
Breakthrough (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
In 1944 a German sergeant gets involved in an anti-Hitler conspiracy, and saves the life of an American colonel. (111 mins.)
“ 3,28 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
51.
From Here to Eternity (1979 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Soapy look at events of Pearl Harbor just previous to the Japanese attack. (360 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
“ 3,27 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
52.
Aktorzy prowincjonalni (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The film is set in a small town near Warsaw, to which a young and coming director comes to produce a... (108 mins.)
“ 2,82 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
53.
Fleisch (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A honeymooning couple stay at a hotel in New Mexico. It all seems normal until an ambulance pulls up and takes the husband away. The wife, with the help of a truck driver, finds the awful secret to the hotel and the ambulance service. (114 mins.)
Director: Rainer Erler
“ 2,77 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
54.
Traffic Jam (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A tremendous congestion hit the Roma highway ring. The biggest traffic jam ever seen endures for more than 36 hours... (121 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini
“ 2,50 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
55.
Timm Thaler (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The series is based on the novel by German author James Krüss. It tells the story of Timm, the boy who... (25 mins.)
“ 2,00 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
56.
David (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(125 mins.)
“ 0,99 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
57.
Ein Kapitel für sich (1979 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
(366 mins.)
“ 0,95 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
58.
The Nineteen Year-Old's Map (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Yanagimachi's first feature film is about a young man who makes a map of a neighborhood in which he delivers newspapers. He keeps a dossier on each family, recording their habits and rating how much he dislikes them. (110 mins.)
“ 0,77 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
59.
Die große Flatter (1979 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
(271 mins.)
“ 0,58 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
60.
Dawn! (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Biopic of Australian 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Dawn Fraser. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Hannam
“ 0,42 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
61.
The Willi Busch Report (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(120 mins.)
“ 0,28 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
62.
Milo-Milo (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Barbara, pretty daughter an archaeology professor, arrives on the island of Milos determined to prove... (103 mins.)
Director: Nicos Perakis
“ 0,25 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
63.
Arabian Nights (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
(91 mins.)
Director: Klaus Lemke
“ 0,23 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
64.
The Wonderful Years (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(104 mins.)
Director: Reiner Kunze
“ 0,13 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
65.
“ 0,09 points ” - dziwnytenswiat