Top 10 Disco Movies

by caspian1978 | created - 17 Jan 2014 | updated - 17 Jan 2014 | Public

A list of movies that showcases NYC in the era, subject matter, cast of actors or theme.

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1. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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77 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life.

Director: John Badham | Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali

Votes: 59,011 | Gross: $94.21M

2. 54 (1998)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

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33 Metascore

The famous 1970s New York City nightclub seen and told through the eyes of a young employee.

Director: Mark Christopher | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers

Votes: 28,962 | Gross: $16.57M

3. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 204,096 | Gross: $26.40M

4. Car Wash (1976)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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This movie is about a close-knit group of employees who one day have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt, including Richard Pryor as a preaching "wonder-man" who is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Darrow Igus, Otis Day

Votes: 5,242

5. Disco Godfather (1979)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, ... See full summary »

Director: J. Robert Wagoner | Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed, Jimmy Lynch, Jerry Jones

Votes: 885

6. Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

4.7
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At a roller disco competition, two rivals find themselves becoming good friends while competing for a prize of $1000 in cash.

Director: William A. Levey | Stars: Scott Baio, Flip Wilson, Ron Palillo, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 369

7. Xanadu (1980)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

5.1
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan

Votes: 9,986 | Gross: $22.76M

8. Roller Boogie (1979)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Music

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Skaters band together to keep their roller-disco open.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Linda Blair, Jim Bray, Beverly Garland, Roger Perry

Votes: 1,363 | Gross: $13.25M

9. Thank God It's Friday (1978)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Music

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It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot new disco. The Commodores are scheduled to play if Floyd shows up with the instruments and Nicole dreams of becoming a disco star. Other ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Klane | Stars: Donna Summer, Valerie Landsburg, Terri Nunn, Chick Vennera

Votes: 1,746 | Gross: $7.30M

10. Love at First Bite (1979)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

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This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, Dick Shawn

Votes: 4,609 | Gross: $43.89M