Most Popular Feature Films/TV Series Released 1979-01-01 to 1979-12-31 With Country of Origin France


1. A Little Romance (1979)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who goes to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius who enchants them with his storytelling. In an ... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Arthur Hill

Votes: 4,319

2. Moonraker (1979)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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66 Metascore

James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and discovers a plot to commit global genocide.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel

Votes: 74,039 | Gross: $62.70M

3. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

PG | 107 min | Horror

7.6
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Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

Votes: 25,214

4. Tess (1979)

PG | 186 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A strong-willed young peasant girl becomes the affection of two men.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

Votes: 11,999

5. The Tin Drum (1979)

R | 142 min | Drama, War

7.6
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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.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 18,734

6. Laura, les ombres de l'été (1979)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Sculptor Paul meets a former great love again after a long time -- but is much more impressed by her 15-year-old daughter, Laura, who looks like her mother when Paul was in love with her. ... See full summary »

Director: David Hamilton | Stars: Maud Adams, Dawn Dunlap, James Mitchell, Maureen Kerwin

Votes: 821

7. Ashanti (1979)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Michael Caine, Peter Ustinov, Kabir Bedi, Beverly Johnson

Votes: 1,345

8. Immoral Women (1979)

109 min | Drama

5.5
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Three erotic tales: The first film features Marina Pierro as a woman who inspires more than just creativity in the minds and loins of the men of ancient Rome. In the second offering, a ... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Stars: Marina Pierro, Gaëlle Legrand, Pascale Christophe, François Guétary

Votes: 463

9. The Adolescent (1979)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place. Marie's ... See full summary »

Director: Jeanne Moreau | Stars: Simone Signoret, Francis Huster, Laetitia Chauveau, Edith Clever

Votes: 111

10. Memoirs of a French Whore (1979)

X | 100 min | Drama

6.2
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Marie (Miou-Miou) is a young girl from a working-class family who falls for Gerard (Daniel Duval) before she discovers he is a vicious, sadistic pimp. She is degraded, abused, and beaten ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Duval | Stars: Miou-Miou, Maria Schneider, Niels Arestrup, Jean Benguigui

Votes: 326

11. Fascination (1979)

80 min | Horror

6.2
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This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women, Eva (Brigitte Lahaie) and Elizabeth (Franca Mai). The women are seductive ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Franca Maï, Brigitte Lahaie, Jean-Marie Lemaire, Fanny Magier

Votes: 1,795

12. Coup de tête (1979)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.3
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François Perrin plays football at the AS Trincamp. During a training session, he gets into a fight with Bertier, the team's star, and is ordered off the field. The club's boss, who is also ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, France Dougnac, Dorothée Jemma, Maurice Barrier

Votes: 1,246

13. The Hussy (1979)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Misfit François kidnaps young Mado and takes her to live with him in the attic of his parents' home. A strange relationship evolves till the police comes upon them.

Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Claude Hébert, Madeleine Desdevises, Paulette Lahaye, Juliette Le Cauchoix

Votes: 268

14. Série noire (1979)

111 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona, a teenager, who's been made a prostitute by her own aunt. Franck would like ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Myriam Boyer, Marie Trintignant, Bernard Blier

Votes: 1,632

15. The Troops & Aliens (1979)

96 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.2
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The bungling inspector Cruchot (Funès) finds himself trying to save the residents of St. Tropez from some oil-drinking humanoid aliens. The only way to tell the aliens from the real people,... See full summary »

Director: Jean Girault | Stars: Louis de Funès, Michel Galabru, Maurice Risch, Jean-Pierre Rambal

Votes: 5,641

16. Don Giovanni (1979)

176 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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Screen adapatation of Mozart's greatest opera. Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, (whom ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Ruggero Raimondi, John Macurdy, Edda Moser, Kiri Te Kanawa

Votes: 879

17. Love on the Run (1979)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. He is a proofreader, and is in love with Sabine, a record seller. Colette, his teenager love, is now a lawyer. She buys ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Dani

Votes: 4,636

18. Flic ou voyou (1979)

107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Commissaire Stanislas Borowitz is going undercover as gangster Antonio Cerutti in order to expose corrupted policemen.

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Georges Géret, Jean-François Balmer, Claude Brosset

Votes: 1,534

19. Les soeurs Brontë (1979)

120 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Marie-France Pisier, Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory

Votes: 633

20. Viaggio con Anita (1979)

R | 120 min | Comedy

4.9
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American actress on vacation in Italy falls for her friend's married Italian lover.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Aurore Clément

Votes: 333

21. Collections privées (1979)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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Three stories. A solitary sailor falls from his boat and washes ashore on a tropical island. While seeking rescue, he's found by a nearly naked woman who is playful and compliant. He ... See full summary »

Directors: Walerian Borowczyk, Just Jaeckin, Shûji Terayama | Stars: Roland Blanche, Laura Gemser, Catherine Gandois, Marpessa Djian

Votes: 241

22. Les bronzés font du ski (1979)

90 min | Comedy

7.5
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Eight tourists who met in a holiday camp on the Ivory Coast are reunited for a skiing holiday.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Michel Blanc, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier

Votes: 5,822

23. I... comme Icare (1979)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Yves Montand, Michel Albertini, Roland Amstutz, Jean-Pierre Bagot

Votes: 2,726

24. Buffet froid (1979)

89 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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Black comedy about solitude and the dehumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Bernard Blier, Jean Carmet, Denise Gence

Votes: 3,740

25. Womanlight (1979)

98 min | Drama

6.6
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Reciprocal consolation. The background of two middle-aged people (Michel and Lydia) is gradually unfolded. Michel's wife is incurably ill. They had agreed that she would take her life on ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Romy Schneider, Romolo Valli, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 542

26. French Postcards (1979)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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An American group of exchange students come to Paris to study the language and culture for a year. The film depicts the various interactions between the students and the instructors, ... See full summary »

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Miles Chapin, Blanche Baker, David Marshall Grant, Valérie Quennessen

Votes: 406

27. From Hell to Victory (1979)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

5.2
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In 1939, at a Paris café, six friends of various nationalities vow to meet again at the same spot after the end of WW2.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: George Peppard, George Hamilton, Horst Buchholz, Anny Duperey

Votes: 297

28. Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (1979)

150 min | Drama

7.8
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In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Lea Massari

Votes: 1,486

29. Tapage nocturne (1979)

97 min | Drama

5.4
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Solange is a filmmaker. She is married and a mother. She enjoys occasional sex with her husband but also feels drawn towards a bisexual actor named Jim. This doesn't prevent her from taking... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Dominique Laffin, Marie-Hélène Breillat, Bertrand Bonvoisin, Joe Dallesandro

Votes: 128

30. Sechs Schwedinnen im Pensionat (1979)

R | 90 min | Comedy

4.9
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In a small Swiss girls' boarding school, which is also attended by 6 blond free-spirited Swedish girls, Greta, Inga, Kerstin, Lil, Astrid and Selma, Miss Klein leads a strict regiment. ... See full summary »

Director: Erwin C. Dietrich | Stars: Brigitte Lahaie, Lynn Monteil, France Lomay, Danielle Troger

Votes: 177

31. Een vrouw tussen hond en wolf (1979)

111 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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The story of a woman's love for two young men. Antwerp, 1940. Lieve marries Adriaan, a Flemish idealist who is drawn towards Germany by the occupation to the Eastern Front. She shelters the... See full summary »

Director: André Delvaux | Stars: Marie-Christine Barrault, Rutger Hauer, Roger Van Hool, Senne Rouffaer

Votes: 140

32. Traffic Jam (1979)

121 min | Drama

6.8
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A tremendous congestion hit the Roma highway ring. The biggest traffic jam ever seen endures for more than 36 hours. People blocked in their cars react at the beginning normally. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Annie Girardot, Fernando Rey, Patrick Dewaere

Votes: 628

33. Lady Oscar (1979)

124 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catriona MacColl, Barry Stokes, Christine Böhm, Jonas Bergström

Votes: 371

34. Les gardiennes du pénitencier (1979)

75 min | Drama

3.8
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After the fall of the Third Reich, all Nazi SS officers ran away in Latin American countries. There they created special laboratories to crate beautiful women for satisfaction of their ... See full summary »

Directors: Alain Deruelle, Jesús Franco | Stars: Didier Aubriot, Eugénie Laborde, Michael Bates, Monica Swinn

Votes: 90

35. L'homme en colère (1979)

97 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Au Canada, un jeune homme, passeur d'émigrés clandestins vers les Etats-Unis, tue l'un de ses clients pour lui dérober une valise pleine de dollars. Il s'enfuit à bord d'un véhicule conduit... See full summary »

Director: Claude Pinoteau | Stars: Lino Ventura, Angie Dickinson, Laurent Malet, Hollis McLaren

Votes: 193

36. Nous étions un seul homme (1979)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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During the final days of World War II, a simple French peasant rescues a wounded German soldier and nurses him back to health. As their playful camaraderie grows, two young men who should ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Vallois | Stars: Serge Avedikian, Piotr Stanislas, Catherine Albin, Lucien Guérin

Votes: 437

37. From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979)

104 min | Drama

7.0
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Two segments. The first one arranges six stories from Cesare Pavese's "Dialoghi con Leucò", taken from classical mythology. The second segment is taken from Pavese's novel "La luna e i falò... See full summary »

Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub | Stars: Olimpia Carlisi, Guido Lombardi, Gino Felici, Lori Pelosini

Votes: 193

38. Mama Turns 100 (1979)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Amparo Muñoz, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Norman Briski

Votes: 838

39. Dimenticare Venezia (1979)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.1
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A gay brother visits his childhood home where his lesbian sister still lives. They reminisce about the better past and their parents.

Director: Franco Brusati | Stars: Mariangela Melato, Eleonora Giorgi, Erland Josephson, Nerina Montagnani

Votes: 218

40. À nous deux (1979)

112 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jacques Dutronc, Jacques Villeret, Paul Préboist

Votes: 308

41. Die Buddenbrooks (1979– )

614 min | Drama

8.2
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Family saga set in 19th century Germany, chronicling the lives of three generations of the Buddenbrook family, the owners of a family business in the northern town of Luebeck. Based on the novel by Thomas Mann.

Stars: Ruth Leuwerik, Carl Raddatz, Katharina Brauren, Martin Benrath

Votes: 89

42. Panny z Wilka (1979)

118 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Anna Seniuk, Maja Komorowska, Stanislawa Celinska

Votes: 857

43. Le toubib (1979)

90 min | Drama, War

5.4
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The story is set in June 1983. Famous surgeon Jean-Marie Desprée was left by his wife 1 month ago and now he works in a modern movable hospital, where the 3rd world war is taking place.

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Alain Delon, Véronique Jannot, Bernard Giraudeau, Francine Bergé

Votes: 392

44. Photos scandale (1979)

82 min | Crime

4.7
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Juliette (Brigitte Lahaie), an an ex-prostitute whose twin passions in life are men and money. When she isn't indulging in steamy sex sessions, Juliette and her lover Chris plan to ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Roy | Stars: Marcel Charvey, Brigitte Lahaie, Muriel Montossé, Sandra Flower

Votes: 35

45. Les petites fugues (1979)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Director: Yves Yersin | Stars: Michel Robin, Fabienne Barraud, Fred Personne, Dore De Rosa

Votes: 260

46. L'enfant secret (1979)

92 min | Drama

7.1
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Four chapters based on the birth of a 'secret child', or a film, with chapter titles: "La séction Césarienne" (Caesarian section: a descriptive detail introducing the mother); "Le dernier ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Henri de Maublanc, Xuan Lindenmeyer, Cécile Le Bailly

Votes: 211

47. El sádico de Notre-Dame (1979)

94 min | Horror

6.9
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An ex-priest escapes from an asylum and kills people in God's name. This is a re-edited Spanish-language version of L'éventreur de Notre-Dame (1975) and XXX version Sexorcismes (1975) with newly shot scenes.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Jesús Franco, Lina Romay, Olivier Mathot, Lynn Monteil

Votes: 15

48. The Dogs (1979)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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After several inhabitants of a new city were bitten by dogs, a young doctor tries to stop to the climb of violence.

Director: Alain Jessua | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Victor Lanoux, Nicole Calfan, Pierre Vernier

Votes: 225

49. Seeking Asylum (1979)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Roberto has a new job as the teacher at a nursery school. The first child he meets is Gianluigi, who's mute. Roberto is spirited, bringing a TV into class, then a donkey. He takes children ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Dominique Laffin, Chiara Moretti, Carlo Monni

Votes: 409

50. Messidor (1979)

123 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two young women from very different backgrounds journey into the countryside seeking respite from unsatisfactory lives and relationships, but ultimately find that there is no way back to ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Tanner | Stars: Clémentine Amouroux, Catherine Rétoré, Franziskus Abgottspon, Gerald Battiaz

Votes: 283