Gregor's Top 20 of 1978 +10

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1.
Heroes of the East (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all... (105 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
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2.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
5.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton... (115 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
 
6.
Drunken Master (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An undisciplined boy must learn Drunken Fist Kung Fu in order to stop an assassin. (111 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
7.
Warriors Two (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Beloved for its combination of thrilling combat choreography and hilarious physical comedy, the film tells the story of a humble cashier who discovers a plot to kill his small town mayor. (95 mins.)
 
8.
The Avenging Eagle (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly... (90 mins.)
Director: Chung Sun
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9.
Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Lupin risks death to learn the secret and intentions of a wealthy and seemingly immortal, but certainly ruthless, recluse. (102 mins.)
 
10.
Crippled Avengers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
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11.
Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of... (97 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
 
12.
Invincible Shaolin (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Three North Shaolin teachers (Lu Feng, Chang Sheng, and Sun Chien) are called on by the Manchus to teach... (98 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
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13.
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Jackie Chan is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung-fu school. Jackie Chan can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils... (98 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
14.
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
 
15.
Midnight Express (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison. (121 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
16.
Days of Heaven (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
 
17.
The Shogun's Samurai (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers... (130 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
18.
Soul of the Sword (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(85 mins.)
Director: Shan Hua
 
19.
Swordsman and Enchantress (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(89 mins.)
Director: Chu Yuan
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20.
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
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
Empire of Passion (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A married woman and her lover murder her husband and dump his body into a well. After a while, his ghost comes to haunt them while the local gossip grows stronger. (105 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
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24.
The Fury (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue when a sinister official kidnaps him to harbor his extremely powerful psychic abilities. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian DePalma
 
25.
Legend of the Bat (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Once again we follow the ultimate playboy sword master, Chu Liu Hsiang, and his faithful friend, Yi Tien Hung... (102 mins.)
Director: Chu Yuan
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26.
Lao hu tian ji (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Multi-Hand Chick asks Crazy Frog for protection after stealing someone's wallet at the casino. Foolishly he accepts... (97 mins.)
Director: Karl Maka
 
27.
Palace Carnage (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The heroic Ma Teng has developed a counter to the Flying Guillotines attack, and when word reaches The Emperor... (88 mins.)
Director: Kang Cheng, Shan Hua
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28.
Tang lang (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Shaolin Mantis (Orig. Tang lang) is a 1978 Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar-leung. Starring David Chiang and Liu Chia Hui. Shaolin Mantis tells the story of a man who learns martial arts by observing a praying mantis. (96 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
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29.
Game of Death (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him. (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
 
30.
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge. (101 mins.)
Director: Meir Zarchi