Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1979

1. Alien (1979) Alien (1979)
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Horror | Sci-Fi 117 mins.
2. 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.
3. Caligula (1979) Caligula (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 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 Drama | History 156 mins.
4. Mad Max (1979) Mad Max (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. Dir: George Miller With: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller 88 mins.
5. Stalker (1979) Stalker (1979)
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky With: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn Drama | Sci-Fi 163 mins.
6. Going in Style (1979) Going in Style (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three friends who are living on the dole decide to organize a bank robbery. Dir: Martin Brest With: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg Comedy | Crime | Drama 97 mins.
7. Life of Brian (1979) Life of Brian (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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.
8. The Warriors (1979) The Warriors (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the near future, 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. Dir: Walter Hill With: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright Action | Thriller 92 mins.
9. Escape from Alcatraz (1979) Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world. Dir: Don Siegel With: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom Biography | Crime | Drama 112 mins.
10. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation. Dir: Robert Benton With: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander Drama 105 mins.