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 a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they 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 147 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. 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.
5. 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.
6. Stalker (1979) Stalker (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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 162 mins.
7. The Electric Horseman (1979) The Electric Horseman (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A rodeo star past his prime steal his company's horse and rides off into the desert, with a feisty female reporter accompanying him. Dir: Sydney Pollack With: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine Comedy | Western | Drama | Romance 121 mins.
8. 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.
9. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder. Dir: Robert Wise With: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi 132 mins.
10. The Amityville Horror (1979) The Amityville Horror (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away. Dir: Stuart Rosenberg With: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger Horror 117 mins.