Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1978

1. Halloween (1978) Halloween (1978)
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A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets. Dir: John Carpenter With: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran Horror 91 mins.
2. Grease (1978) 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. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? Dir: Randal Kleiser With: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing Musical | Romance 110 mins.
3. The Deer Hunter (1978) 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. Dir: Michael Cimino With: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale Drama | War 182 mins.
4. Superman (1978) Superman (1978)
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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. Dir: Richard Donner With: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman Action | Sci-Fi 143 mins.
5. Animal House (1978) 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. Dir: John Landis With: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce Comedy 109 mins.
6. Dawn of the Dead (1978) 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. Dir: George A. Romero With: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger Action | Horror 127 mins.
7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) 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. Dir: Philip Kaufman With: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum Horror | Sci-Fi 115 mins.
8. Watership Down (1978) 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. Dir: Martin Rosen With: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson Animation | Adventure | Drama 101 mins.
9. Midnight Express (1978) Midnight Express (1978)
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The true story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison. Dir: Alan Parker With: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins Biography | Crime | Drama 121 mins.
10. Up in Smoke (1978) Up in Smoke (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail. Dir: Lou Adler With: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin Comedy | Music 86 mins.