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1. Screamers (1979)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Richard Johnson, Beryl Cunningham

Votes: 1,544

EA: 18.01.1979

DVD: Insel der neuen Monster 1 (german) (together with" Insel der neuen Monster 2" / Marketing Film)

2. Captain America (1979 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero.

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Reb Brown, Len Birman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Robin Mattson

Votes: 1,406

EA: 19.01.1979

DVD: Captain America - Sentinal Of Liberty (engl.) (on Box: "The Captain America Triple Bill" / 101Films)

3. Son of Hitler (1979)

92 min | Comedy

The leader of a right-wing German political party discovers that an illiterate woodcarver is actually the son of Adolf Hitler. He kidnaps the young man from a mental institution and ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Bud Cort, Peter Cushing, Felicity Dean, Leo Gordon

Votes: 82

EA: 31.01.1979

DVD: Hitler's Son (english) (FB-DVD)

4. Phantasm (1979)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester

Votes: 30,078 | Gross: $11.99M

EA: 31.01.1979

MediaBook: Phantasm - Das Böse (german) (Black Hill / Koch Media / Cover A)

5. L'infermiera di notte (1979)

96 min | Comedy

Gloria Guida stars in this Italian sex-comedy in which she plays a private nurse who is involved in a family struggle for the estate of the ailing old man she cares for.

Director: Mariano Laurenti | Stars: Gloria Guida, Alvaro Vitali, Leo Colonna, Mario Carotenuto

Votes: 290

EA: 07.02.1979

DVD: Sexy Teens und die Nachtschwester (german) (Sexy Teens Fan Box / Intergroove)

6. The Passage (1979)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, War

25 Metascore

During World War II, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees while being pursued by a sadistic German.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Malcolm McDowell, Patricia Neal

Votes: 1,477

EA: 26.02.1979

DVD: Pass Des Todes, Der (german) (KSM Klassiker)

7. Kung Fu of Seven Steps (1979)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Drama

A ruthless white haired general intends to take over a small town with the help of his "Five Hands Gang"

Directors: Chung Ting, Chung-Kuang Wang | Stars: Tien-Chi Cheng, Kai Chia, Cheng-Lan Chin, Shan Charng

Votes: 152

EA: 11.03.1979

DVD: 7 Fäuste des Todes (german) (on Box "Eastern Box" / MiB)

8. L'insegnante balla... con tutta la classe (1979)

83 min | Comedy

Girls' dance instructor Claudia Gambetti takes over the boy's gym class after gym teacher Martorelli breaks both his legs owing to one of his student's pranks. Soon both teachers and ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: Nadia Cassini, Lino Banfi, Alvaro Vitali, Paola Morra

Votes: 173

EA: 16.03.1979

DVD: Flotte Teens und Sex nach Noten (german) (german) (MIG / Flotte Teens Limited Edition 2-Box)

9. Avenging Warriors of Shaolin (1979)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy

Two friends who long to be heroes join the fight against a Ching warlord and his students. They get help from a Kung Fu student and a rebel. They also save Hung Si Quan's life.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Jason Piao Pai, Feng Lu, Meng Lo, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok

Votes: 289

EA: 24.03.1979

Blu-ray: (german)

10. Killer Nun (1979)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital,... See full summary »

Director: Giulio Berruti | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Paola Morra, Alida Valli, Massimo Serato

Votes: 1,466

EA: 10.05.1979

DVD: Killer Nun (engl.) (Shameless 03)

11. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 575,911 | Gross: $83.47M

EA: 19.05.1979

DVD: Apocalypse Now (german) (BMG)

12. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 749,534 | Gross: $78.90M

EA: 25.05.1979

BluRay: Alien - Das Unheimliche Wesen Aus Einer Fremden Welt (german) (20th Century Fox)

13. The Brood (1979)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman

Votes: 23,819

EA: 25.05.1979

DVD: Brood, The (engl.) (Anchor Bay) MediaBook: Brut, Die (german) (Wicked-Vision Media)

14. The Lady Vanishes (1979)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

While travelling in pre-war Nazi Germany, a young couple realize a passenger seems to have been kidnapped off of their train, but, no other passenger aside from themselves, recalls her.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom

Votes: 2,167

EA: 31.05.1979

DVD: Tödliche Botschaft (german) (MMP)

15. The Kung Fu Instructor (1979)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

The Kung-Fu Instructor was director Sun Cheng's homage to Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo where Ti Lung plays a righteous weapon instructor. It's the first time a Shaw Brother's director uses a ... See full summary »

Director: Chung Sun | Stars: Lung Ti, Yue Wong, Feng Ku, Angie Chiu

Votes: 252

EA: 16.06.1979

DVD: Todeshand des gelben Adlers, Die (german) (Koch Media / Shaw Brothers 6 DVD Limited Edition No. 2)

16. Moonraker (1979)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle, and discovers a plot to commit global genocide.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel

Votes: 86,035 | Gross: $70.31M

EA: 26.06.1979

DVD: Moonraker - Streng geheim (german) (MGM / Die James Bond Jubiläums-Collection)

17. Killer Fish (1979)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway, Marisa Berenson

Votes: 1,542

EA: 30.06.1979

DVD: Piranhas II - Die Rache der Killerfische (german) (Savoy Film/ Intergroove)

18. Arabian Adventure (1979)

G | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy

An evil magician seeks to gain power by obtaining a magic rose. A peasant boy and a Prince join forces to stop him.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Christopher Lee, Milo O'Shea, Oliver Tobias, Emma Samms

Votes: 797

EA: 05.07.1979

DVD: Arabian Adventure (engl.) (Optimum Classic / Studio Canal)

19. Raining in the Mountain (1979)

120 min | Action, Drama

An esquire and a General eyes a priceless handwritten scroll by Tripitaka, held in a Temple library. The Abbot of the Temple selects his successor.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Feng Hsu, Yueh Sun, Chun Shih, Feng Tien

Votes: 646

EA: 11.07.1979

DVD: Ein Hauch von Zen 2 - Regen in den Bergen (german) (King Hu Collection / WGF)

20. The Amityville Horror (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror

28 Metascore

Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud

Votes: 33,695 | Gross: $86.43M

EA: 27.07.1979

DVD: Amityville Horror (german) (Horror Cult Uncut #6 / 20th Century Fox)

21. Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Music

70 Metascore

Ramones fanatic and delinquent Riff Randell battle it out with the strict new principle of Vince Lombardi High School, Miss Togar, with help from the Ramones.

Directors: Allan Arkush, Joe Dante | Stars: P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Dey Young

Votes: 8,504

EA: 04.08.1979

Blu-ray: Rock 'n' Roll High School (german) (Anolis Mediabook)

22. Jaguar Lives! (1979)

PG | 90 min | Action

The world's new Karate hero (Joe Lewis) is out to stop drug dealers, gangs, and help save the world from an evil con (Sir Christopher Lee).

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Joe Lewis, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence, Barbara Bach

Votes: 332

EA: 09.08.1979

DVD: Jaguar Lives (engl.) (Arrow Video)

23. A Policewoman on the Porno Squad (1979)

90 min | Comedy, Crime

The adventures of Gianna, a sexy police woman (E Fenech) who wants to help a child in the search of his mother, who has ended up in trouble. She has become a prostitute and is kept prisoner... See full summary »

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Alvaro Vitali, Marzio Honorato, Franco Diogene

Votes: 193

EA: 10.08.1979

DVD: Sexy Teens und das Schlitzohr von der Sitte (german) (Sexy Teens Fan Box / Intergroove)

24. Zombie (1979)

R | 91 min | Horror

54 Metascore

Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately seeks the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver

Votes: 24,304

EA: 25.08.1979

DVD: Woodoo - Die Schreckensinsel der Zombies (german) (CMV Laservision)

25. Legend of the Mountain (1979)

Not Rated | 192 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

67 Metascore

A scholar, tasked to copy a sutra, meets with a mysterious old lady and her daughter in the mountains.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Chun Shih, Feng Hsu, Sylvia Chang, Hui Lou Chen

Votes: 576 | Gross: $0.01M

EA: 13.09.1979

DVD: Regen In Den Bergen (german) (WGF / King Hu Collection)

26. Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy

A disgraced former Kung Fu expert makes a living as a merchant with the help of a hot headed friend. When the men are harassed by gangsters, the merchant decided to teach his friend monkey boxing so they can defend their business.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Liang Liu, Hou Hsiao, Kara Wai, Lieh Lo

Votes: 839

EA: 05.10.1979

BluRay: Schlitzohr Mit Der Affentechnik, Das (german) (Great Movies) DVD: Killer mit der Affenpranke, Der (german) (on Box "Shaw Brothers Mega Box" / EuroVideo)

27. The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)

R | 75 min | Action, Drama

Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Chien Sun, Meng Lo, Feng Lu, Sheng Chiang

Votes: 1,220

EA: 02.11.1979

Blu-Ray: 5 Kampfmaschinen Der Shaolin (german) (Black Hill / Koch Media / Shaw Brothers Collection)

28. Beyond the Darkness (1979)

Unrated | 94 min | Horror

A disturbed young embalmer digs the grave of his recently deceased girlfriend and brings her body to his family villa with help from his strange housekeeper. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale, Franca Stoppi, Sam Modesto

Votes: 4,136

EA: 15.11.1979

Blu-Ray: Beyond The Darkness (engl.) (88 Films / The Italian Collection #24)

29. Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The star spangled hero must battle a villain's plan to poison America with a chemical that horrifically accelerates the aging process.

Director: Ivan Nagy | Stars: Reb Brown, Connie Sellecca, Len Birman, Christopher Lee

Votes: 989

EA: 23.11.1979

DVD: Captain America II - Death Too Soon (engl.) (on Box: "The Captain America Triple Bill" / 101Films)

30. Bear Island (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

On the remote Norwegian Bear Island, used as a submarine base by the Germans during World War II, U.N. scientist Larsen sends a distress signal using an emergency N.A.T.O. frequency, and is received by scientific vessel Morning Rose.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee

Votes: 1,974

EA: 05.12.1979

DVD: Bäreninsel in der Hölle der Arktis, Die (german) (Filmjuwelen)

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