Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1979

1. Mad Max (1979) Mad Max (1979)
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A vengeful Australian policeman sets out to avenge his partner, his wife and his son. Dir: George Miller With: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne Action | Adventure | Thriller 88 mins.
2. Alien (1979) Alien (1979)
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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)
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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. Escape from Alcatraz (1979) Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
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A dramatization of the one possibly successful escape from the infamous prison island in 1962. Dir: Don Siegel With: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom Action | Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller 112 mins.
5. The Warriors (1979) The Warriors (1979)
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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.
6. Meatballs (1979) Meatballs (1979)
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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.
7. Caligula (1979) Caligula (1979)
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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.
8. Quadrophenia (1979) Quadrophenia (1979)
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London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division... Dir: Franc Roddam With: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis Crime | Drama | Music 115 mins.
9. The China Syndrome (1979) The China Syndrome (1979)
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A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant. Dir: James Bridges With: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas Drama | Thriller 122 mins.
10. Being There (1979) Being There (1979)
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A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted adviser to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. Dir: Hal Ashby With: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas Comedy 130 mins.