Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1979

1. Mad Max (1979) Mad Max (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A vengeful Australian policeman sets out to avenge his partner, his wife and his son whom were murdered by a motorcycle gang in retaliation for the death of their leader. Dir: George Miller With: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne Action | Adventure | Thriller 88 mins.
2. Alien (1979) Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Horror | Sci-Fi 117 mins.
3. Apocalypse Now (1979) 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. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola With: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall Drama | War 153 mins.
4. The Warriors (1979) The Warriors (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In 1979 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 to kill them. Dir: Walter Hill With: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright Action | Thriller 92 mins.
5. Caligula (1979) Caligula (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula. Dir: Tinto Brass With: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren Adult | Drama | History 156 mins.
6. Life of Brian (1979) Life of Brian (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. Dir: Terry Jones With: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin Comedy 94 mins.
7. Meatballs (1979) Meatballs (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp. Dir: Ivan Reitman With: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch Comedy 94 mins.
8. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A just-divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him. Dir: Robert Benton With: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander Drama 105 mins.
9. Roller Boogie (1979) Roller Boogie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Skaters band together to keep their roller-disco open. Dir: Mark L. Lester With: Linda Blair, Jim Bray, Beverly Garland Drama | Music | Romance 103 mins.
10. Manhattan (1979) 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. Dir: Woody Allen With: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway Comedy | Drama | Romance 96 mins.