My Top 20 by Year - 1979by miran_kor | created - 11 Feb 2014 | updated - 02 Feb 2018 | Public
Under construction and always in progress.
The Best films from this year (according to IMDb) I've seen (so far).
Out of 168 films 'seen' (ie rated at IMDb). (Feb 2018)
- Features, shorts, docs and TV movies eligible ("A film is a film is a film.").
- TV mini-series are NOT (unless stated otherwise).
- My humble rates added (for films with the same rate just once or twice though).
- Films with the same rate are ordered arbitrarily. Feel free to re-order them at your will.
- When I saw more than 20 excellent films (9/10 or above in my book) from a certain year I'll try and list them ALL. That would make some lists much longer but all the excellentia deserves to be mentioned.
Cinema = cinema (big screen) viewing TV = TV viewing PC = download OL = online viewing VHS = VHS viewing
Yet to see (among many):
Wise Blood (Huston, 1979) Dimenticare Venezia (To Forget Venice, Brusati, 1979) ...and justice for all. (Jewison, 1979) Tema (The Theme, Panfilov, 1979) Magyar rapszódia (Hungarian Rhapsody, Jancsó, 1979) Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (Christ Stopped at Eboli, Rosi, 1979) Sürü (The Herd, Ökten, 1979) I... comme Icare (I as in Icarus, Verneuil, 1979) Iskanderija... lih? (Alexandria... Why?, Chahine, 1979) Aurélia Steiner (Melbourne) (Duras, 1979, sh) New Old (Clémenti, 1979) Baraye azadi (For Liberty, Torabi, 1979, doc) The Tempest (Jarman, 1979) Don Giovanni (Losey, 1979) L'amour en fuite (Love on the Run, Truffaut, 1979) The Europeans (Ivory, 1979) Ek Din Pratidin (And Quiet Rolls the Dawn, M. Sen, 1979) Real Life (A. Brooks, 1979) The Onion Field (Becker, 1979) The In-Laws (Hiller, 1979) The Jerk (C. Reiner, 1979) Aktorzy prowincjonalni (Provincial Actors, Holland, 1979) Angi Vera (Gábor, 1979) Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (The Castle of Cagliostro, Miyazaki, 1979) Série noire (Corneau, 1979) Los sobrevivientes (The Survivors, Gutiérrez Alea, 1979) La nuit claire (Hanoun, 1979) Rosszemberek (Bad Guys, Szomjas, 1979) A kis Valentinó (Little Valentino, Jeles, 1979) Allegro barbaro (Jancsó, 1979) Kummatty (Bogeyman, Aravindan, 1979) Dalla nube alla resistenza (From the Clouds to the Resistance, Straub/Huillet, 1979) Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia (D. Munro, 1979, doc) Kataku (House of Flame, Kawamoto, 1979) The Great Santini (Carlino, 1979) Return of the Secaucus Seven (Sayles, 1979) Les soeurs Brontë (The Bronte Sisters, Téchiné, 1979) Arrebato (Rapture, Zulueta, 1979) Best Boy (I. Wohl, 1979, doc) Gal Young Un (V. Nunez, 1979) Impostors (Rappaport, 1979) Twee Vrouwen (Twice a Woman, Sluizer, 1979) Winter Kills (W. Richert, 1979) The Kids Are Alright (J. Stein, 1979) Going in Style (Brest, 1979) The Seduction of Joe Tynan (Schatzberg, 1979) A Little Romance (G. R. Hill, 1979) Bezymyannaya zvezda (An Unnamed Star, Kozakov, 1979) Les petites fugues (Yersin, 1979) The War at Home (G. Silber/B. A. Brown, 1979, doc) Genèse d'un repas (Origins of a Meal, Moullet, 1979, doc) The Wobblies (S. Bird/D. Shaffer, 1979, doc) Grauzone (Zones, Murer, 1979)
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1. All That Jazz (1979)
R | 123 min | Drama, Music, Musical
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
Votes: 25,066 | Gross: $37.82M
2. Stalker (1979)
Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.
Votes: 101,443 | Gross: $0.23M
3. The Tin Drum (1979)
R | 142 min | Drama, War
In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.
4. Manhattan (1979)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Votes: 123,619 | Gross: $45.70M
5. Womanlight (1979)
98 min | Drama
Reciprocal consolation. The background of two middle-aged people (Michel and Lydia) is gradually unfolded. Michel's wife is incurably ill. They had agreed that she would take her life on ... See full summary »
6. The Maids of Wilko (1979)
118 min | Drama, Romance
Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved ... See full summary »
7. Hair (1979)
PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.
Votes: 32,842 | Gross: $15.28M
8. The Little Grey Wolf Will Come (1979)
29 min | Animation, Short
Distant, well-worn memories of childhood are inhabited by a little gray wolf. Through astonishing imagery, the memory of all of Russia is depicted.
9. Mein Fenster (1979)
2 min | Short
10. 10 (1979)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
A Hollywood composer goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman.
Votes: 14,251 | Gross: $74.87M
Cinema. 10/10 (what else!).
11. Mama Turns 100 (1979)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In ... See full summary »
12. Siberiade (1979)
206 min | Drama, History, Romance
The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of ... See full summary »
13. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
R | 120 min | Drama
A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.
14. Messidor (1979)
123 min | Crime, Drama
Two young women from very different backgrounds journey into the countryside seeking respite from unsatisfactory lives and relationships, but ultimately find that there is no way back to ... See full summary »
15. Ajándék ez a nap (1979)
83 min | Drama
Irén and Attila, a not-so-young couple, are in love. All they want is a flat of their own where they could live together. Unfortunately, Hungary in the 70s is no place for dreams.
16. Family Nest (1977)
108 min | Drama
The breakdown of the relationship of a couple by living in a flat of the husband's parents.
17. Harpya (1979)
9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
An unknowing man rescues a rather aggressive and demanding harpy.
18. Dae (1979)
16 min | Documentary, Short
A slice of life of the Roma nomads, dedicated to their festivity called St. George's Day (May 6).
Director: Stole Popov
19. Scum (1979)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama
An uncompromising story of life in a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's.
20. The Black Stallion (1979)
G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »
21. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, 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.
Votes: 120,993 | Gross: $106.26M
22. A Perfect Couple (1979)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A repressed, middle-aged divorced U.S. Greek meets a young singer through a dating service and becomes smitten.
23. Novinar (1979)
112 min | Drama
Stressful life of a journalist in the former Yugoslavia.
24. Every Child (1979)
6 min | Family, Comedy, Animation
An abandoned baby is repeatedly left on a series of doorsteps in a well to do community, only to be rejected by each in turn until the infant arrives at the one social group that shows any ... See full summary »
26. Getting Started (1979)
Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A concert pianist prepares to begin his practising for a major concert coming up. Unfortunately, he has this procrastination problem that prevents him from getting any serious time done, ... See full summary »
A new wallpaper can change the look of a room. But the wallpaper sticks more to your hands than to where it should.
Director: Lubomir Benes
28. Yanks (1979)
R | 138 min | Drama, War
During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,942 | Gross: $3.93M