1978 - Top of the Pops

by dziwnytenswiat | created - 18 Jul 2012 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

All movies from 1978 I have seen. The Top of the Pops Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes.

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1. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

78 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 180,263 | Gross: $47.00M

2656 points

2. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 267,708 | Gross: $48.98M

2320 points

3. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 192,655 | Gross: $188.76M

1024 points

4. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

86 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 140,154 | Gross: $134.22M

601 points

5. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 61,384 | Gross: $35.00M

506 points

6. Days of Heaven (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

Votes: 43,055

340 points

7. Jaws 2 (1978)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 58,598 | Gross: $102.92M

275 points

8. The Boys from Brazil (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

40 Metascore

A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 22,479 | Gross: $19.00M

227 points

9. Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

65 Metascore

To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Dyan Cannon

Votes: 17,486

222 points

10. Interiors (1978)

PG | 92 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Three sisters find their lives spinning out of control in the wake of their parents' sudden, unexpected divorce.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt

Votes: 15,832

186 points

11. Watership Down (1978)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.

Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Votes: 28,392

179 points

12. Autumn Sonata (1978)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Music

A married daughter who longs for her mother's love is visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Votes: 18,417

141 points

13. The Wild Geese (1978)

R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African President from the hands of a corrupt African dictator.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 10,194

120 points

14. Coma (1978)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

60 Metascore

When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Geneviève Bujold, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 14,739

115 points

15. Death on the Nile (1978)

PG | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Jane Birkin

Votes: 23,092

107 points

16. Straight Time (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

Fresh off his most recent prison term, an ex con assaults his former probation officer and goes on the run.

Directors: Ulu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 6,326 | Gross: $9.90M

103 points

17. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Music

88 Metascore

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

Votes: 13,911 | Gross: $0.32M

93,58 points

18. Heaven Can Wait (1978)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

72 Metascore

A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.

Directors: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry | Stars: Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie, Jack Warden

Votes: 15,829 | Gross: $81.64M

80,74 points

19. The Driver (1978)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A getaway driver becomes the latest assignment for a tenacious detective.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley

Votes: 11,313 | Gross: $4.91M

80,02 points

20. Coming Home (1978)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford

Votes: 10,511 | Gross: $32.65M

74,60 points

21. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

Votes: 12,009 | Gross: $21.05M

69,03 points

22. Convoy (1978)

PG | 110 min | Action, Drama

Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young

Votes: 12,753 | Gross: $45.00M

67,01 points

23. The Fury (1978)

R | 118 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A former CIA agent uses the talents of a young psychic to help retrieve his telekinetic son from terrorists, who want to use him mental powers for evil.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Charles Durning

Votes: 11,176

63,09 points

24. La Cage aux Folles (1978)

R | 110 min | Comedy

Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try to conceal their lifestyle and their ownership ... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Rémi Laurent

Votes: 8,374 | Gross: $20.42M

60,77 points

25. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, History

The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli, Antonio Ferrari

Votes: 4,197

58,18 points

26. Pretty Baby (1978)

R | 110 min | Drama

A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Frances Faye

Votes: 8,292 | Gross: $5.79M

48,82 points

27. Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)

R | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

An orchestra assmbles for a rehearsal in an ancient chapel under the inquisive eyes of a TV documentary crew, but an uprising breaks out.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Balduin Baas, Clara Colosimo, Elizabeth Labi, Ronaldo Bonacchi

Votes: 3,305

40,43 points

28. Holocaust (1978– )

475 min | Drama, Romance, War

The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.

Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 3,800

34,44 points

29. The Green Room (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama

A French little town, at the end of the twenties. Julien Davenne is a journalist whose wife Julie died a decade ago. He gathered in the green room all Julie's objects. When a fire destroys ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: François Truffaut, Nathalie Baye, Jean Dasté, Patrick Maléon

Votes: 2,213

32,47 points

30. The Medusa Touch (1978)

PG | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Psychological thriller about a novelist, a telekinetic, who causes disasters simply by thinking about them.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Richard Burton, Lee Remick, Lino Ventura, Harry Andrews

Votes: 4,476

30,18 points

31. The Brink's Job (1978)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates

Votes: 2,174 | Gross: $9.40M

28,70 points

32. Violette (1978)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean Carmet, Jean-François Garreaud

Votes: 1,716

23,15 points

33. Ecce bombo (1978)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

An ironic peak into the life of a group of Italian university students in the 1970s.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Luisa Rossi, Lina Sastri, Piero Galletti

Votes: 1,673

22,88 points

34. Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only to wind up on the lam with John's wife when the deal goes sour.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, Anthony Zerbe

Votes: 2,118

17,22 points

35. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb

Votes: 5,327 | Gross: $12.90M

17,10 points

36. Fedora (1978)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Marthe Keller, Hildegard Knef, José Ferrer

Votes: 2,823 | Gross: $2.20M

16,52 points

37. Despair (1978)

119 min | Drama

Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Andréa Ferréol, Klaus Löwitsch, Volker Spengler

Votes: 1,697

15,24 points

38. Comes a Horseman (1978)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Western, Romance

Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, George Grizzard

Votes: 1,957

13,55 points

39. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer (1978)

110 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

The "Bulldozer", a former football star, is now working as a fisherman. As a group of street-people arranges a football match against the local Armybase, he is asked to be their trainer. ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Bud Spencer, Raimund Harmstorf, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Nando Paone

Votes: 4,060

12,58 points

40. A Simple Story (1978)

110 min | Drama

A simple story about simple people. A 38 old divorced woman (Marie), who now has a lover (Serge) but decides to leave him, abort his baby, and then returns with her ex-husband (Georges). ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Romy Schneider, Claude Brasseur, Bruno Cremer, Roger Pigaut

Votes: 798

8,87 points

41. Lemon Popsicle (1978)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three friends live their lives in the 1950's each searching for someone to love.

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Yftach Katzur, Anat Atzmon, Jonathan Sagall, Zachi Noy

Votes: 2,390

8,80 points

42. The Greek Tycoon (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama

The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert

Votes: 975

5,94 points

43. Stay as You Are (1978)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance

A May-December romance. Roué Giulio Marengo, a Roman landscape architect unhappy in his marriage, meets Francesca, a young and beautiful Florentine, and then learns she might be his ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Nastassja Kinski, Francisco Rabal, Giuliana Calandra

Votes: 832

5,41 points

44. Deutschland im Herbst (1978)

123 min | Documentary, Drama

Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie ... See full summary »

Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alf Brustellin, Hans Peter Cloos, Alexander Kluge, Maximiliane Mainka, Edgar Reitz, Katja Rupé, Volker Schlöndorff, Peter Schubert, Bernhard Sinkel | Stars: Wolfgang Bächler, Heinz Bennent, Wolf Biermann, Joachim Bißmeier

Votes: 979

4,92 points

45. Co mi zrobisz, jak mnie zlapiesz (1978)

99 min | Comedy

What Will You Do When You Catch Me? is a parody of comunist times in Poland. A state-owned company director is having an afair during his delegation. Later on, his mistress turns out to be ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislaw Bareja | Stars: Krzysztof Kowalewski, Bronislaw Pawlik, Stanislaw Tym, Ewa Wisniewska

Votes: 1,089

4,87 points

46. Molière (1978)

260 min | Biography, Drama, History

Who was Moliere? He is known everywhere as one of the world's greatest playwrights. But who was he? Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in 1622, the son of a prosperous tapestry maker. His mother ... See full summary »

Director: Ariane Mnouchkine | Stars: Philippe Caubère, Marie-Françoise Audollent, Frédéric Ladonne, Odile Cointepas

Votes: 688

4,79 points

47. Stevie (1978)

PG | 102 min | Biography, Drama

This biographical film has Glenda Jackson portraying a British poet with emotional problems.

Director: Robert Enders | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Mona Washbourne, Alec McCowen, Trevor Howard

Votes: 356

4,03 points

48. Just a Gigolo (1978)

R | 147 min | Drama

After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: David Bowie, Sydne Rome, Kim Novak, David Hemmings

Votes: 656

3,50 points

49. Bez znieczulenia (1978)

131 min | Drama

A famous Polish journalist presents a problem for the powers-that-be when he displays his full political skill and knowledge on a television show featuring questions and answers on a world ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Ewa Dalkowska, Andrzej Seweryn, Krystyna Janda

Votes: 423

3,32 points

50. Wodzirej (1978)

104 min | Drama

An ironic look at a climber who decides to do anything, including throwing mud at his best friend, to get a job he thinks will launch him into a better career.

Director: Feliks Falk | Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Slawa Kwasni