Feature Film, Released between 1979-01-01 and 1979-12-31, Rating Count at least 300 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. The Hedgehogs' War (1979)

99 min | Comedy

8.9
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'The Hedgehogs' are a group of youngsters who are trying to gain control of the empty space between the blocks of flats, which they want to convert into a basketball court. The resistance ... See full summary »

Director: Ivanka Grybcheva | Stars: Dimitar Ganev, Moris Assa, Yevgeniya Bozhikova, Dimitr Dimitrov

Votes: 758

2. Hanky Panky (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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A man's simple lie to secure his job escalates into more complex lies when his orthodox boss gets suspicious.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote

Votes: 17,676

3. National Class Category Up to 785 Ccm (1979)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

8.5
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One week in a life of Branimir Mitrovic "Floyd", a young rally driver from the National Class (up to 785cc), dreaming of promotion to the higher category. He lives a carefree life of a ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Markovic | Stars: Dragan Nikolic, Bogdan Diklic, Gorica Popovic, Rade Markovic

Votes: 3,161

4. Uncle Marin, the Billionaire (1979)

88 min | Comedy

8.4
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A Romanian peasant, visiting a friend who is working at a hotel on the Black Sea Riviera, is mistaken for a look-alike rich American businessman.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Amza Pellea, Draga Olteanu Matei, Jean Constantin, Stefan Mihailescu-Braila

Votes: 3,329

5. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.4
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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: 595,450 | Gross: $83.47M

6. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.4
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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: 774,503 | Gross: $78.90M

7. Aarilirindhu Aruvathu Varai (1979)

150 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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Aarilirunthu Aruvathu varai, Revolves around Santhanam(Rajnikanth) who solely runs his poor family of 2 brothers and a sister, after their parents death, by taking them to higher level in ... See full summary »

Director: S.P. Muthuraman | Stars: Jayalakshmi, Suruli Rajan, Rajinikanth, Cho Ramaswamy

Votes: 579

8. Vsichko e lyubov (1979)

102 min | Drama

8.2
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A boy from a poor Sofia neighborhood - Rado who is orphan and has committed several petty crimes - is sent to a borstal, or, to put it otherwise becomes a juvenile prisoner. Unfortunately, ... See full summary »

Director: Borislav Sharaliev | Stars: Ivan Ivanov, Yanina Kasheva, Valcho Kamarashev, Ibish Orhanov

Votes: 522

9. Stalker (1979)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Votes: 113,530 | Gross: $0.23M

10. Korkusuz Korkak (1979)

77 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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Mulayim sert believes that he only has 6 month to live. So to avoid meeting his fate, he decides to re do his job status, carry a time bomb, and play Russian Roulette.

Director: Natuk Baytan | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Aysen Atav, Aynur Akkum, Ajlan Aktug

Votes: 5,653

11. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

8.1
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77 Metascore

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus Christ, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 361,690 | Gross: $20.05M

12. Joi Baba Felunath: The Elephant God (1979)

112 min | Family, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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This is the second film about the detective Feluda (Soumitra Chatterjee) set in the holy city of Benares, where he (along with his cousin, Topshe and friend, Lalmohan Ganguly) goes for a ... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Parinita Banerjee, Haradhan Bannerjee, Satya Bannerjee

Votes: 1,611

13. Siberiade (1979)

206 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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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 »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Vitali Solomin, Sergey Shakurov, Natalya Andreychenko

Votes: 1,876

14. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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83 Metascore

A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 64,601 | Gross: $30.18M

15. Autumn Marathon (1979)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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School teacher is cheating on his wife and lies about it.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya | Stars: Oleg Basilashvili, Natalya Gundareva, Marina Neyolova, Evgeniy Leonov

Votes: 2,792

16. Manhattan (1979)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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83 Metascore

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.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Votes: 129,861 | Gross: $45.70M

17. Imeruli eskizebi (1979)

79 min | Comedy

7.9
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Grown up granddaughter recalls summer days spent in the village together with her grandmother Mariam and other children. Her memories are bitter sweet mix of childhood nostalgia and real life anecdotes.

Director: Nana Mchedlidze | Stars: Nana Kvateladze, Magdana Mchelidze, Nana Mchedlidze, Marine Giorgadze

Votes: 331

18. I... For Icarus (1979)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Conspiracy thriller inspired by the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. After a fictional president is assassinated, a determined, tough prosecutor investigates the emerging conspiracy behind it.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Yves Montand, Michel Albertini, Roland Amstutz, Jean-Pierre Bagot

Votes: 3,508

19. Camera Buff (1979)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Malgorzata Zabkowska, Ewa Pokas, Stefan Czyzewski

Votes: 6,191

20. All That Jazz (1979)

R | 123 min | Drama, Music, Musical

7.9
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72 Metascore

Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid career of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer

Votes: 27,572 | Gross: $37.82M

21. We Are the Bus People (1979)

138 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.8
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Adel Imam and neighbour Abdel Moneim Madbouly are taken to a Police station after an altercation with a bus conductor. They are mistakenly arrested with a group of suspected terrorists and taken to a maximum security jail.

Director: Hussein Kamal | Stars: Adel Emam, Abdel Moneim Madbouly, Saeed Abdulghani, Essad Youniss

Votes: 777

22. Vlad Tepes (1979)

114 min | Drama, History

7.8
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Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula, fights the Ottoman Turks on the battlefield and the Hungarian Boyars in his court.

Director: Doru Nastase | Stars: Stefan Sileanu, Ernest Maftei, Emanoil Petrut, Teofil Vâlcu

Votes: 979

23. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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77 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Votes: 130,862 | Gross: $106.26M

24. Vengeance Is Mine (1979)

Not Rated | 139 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the run.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Ken Ogata, Rentarô Mikuni, Chôchô Miyako, Mitsuko Baishô

Votes: 5,744

25. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.8
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A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny, Gisela Uhlen

Votes: 12,077

26. Prince Nezha's Triumph Against Dragon King (1979)

65 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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Tells the fable from Chinese mythology about the young warrior Nezha who takes on a group of evil dragons.

Directors: Shuchen Wang, Jingda Xu, Ding Xian Yan | Stars: Ke Bi, Banjô Ginga, Daisuke Gôri, Junko Hori

Votes: 842

27. Bekçiler Krali (1979)

82 min | Comedy

7.7
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The story of a guard who revolts because of exploiting reeve and tradespeople. People start to think he has an uncle working in the ministry of the interior.

Director: Osman F. Seden | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Semra Türel, Reha Yurdakul, Ekrem Dümer

Votes: 5,764

28. Égigérö fü (1979)

80 min | Comedy

7.7
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Mr Poldi, a city worker, who works in public parks, is preparing for retirement. During his 52 years of employment the green grass and the flowers became a very important part of his life. ... See full summary »

Director: György Palásthy | Stars: György Hintsch, Mónika Ullmann, János Rajz, Márta Fónay

Votes: 388

29. Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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71 Metascore

A dashing thief, his gang of desperadoes and an intrepid policeman struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches, and learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue

Votes: 26,212

30. Black Stone (1979)

Not Rated | 176 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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Inspired by a true mining tragedy the film is about people from all walks of life showing courage and character to fight the forces of nature.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee Gulzar

Votes: 2,102

31. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

150 min | Drama

7.7
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A doctor in Fascist Italy is exiled to a remote village for his political views.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Lea Massari

Votes: 1,980 | Gross: $0.07M

32. Breaking Away (1979)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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91 Metascore

A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 21,440 | Gross: $16.42M

33. Ball Lightning (1979)

82 min | Comedy

7.7
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In the flat of the retired opera singer Bílek there is a meeting of people wishing to exchange their flats. The "duodeca-exchange" is organized by a lawyer Radosta (Rudolf Hrusínský), who ... See full summary »

Directors: Zdenek Podskalský, Ladislav Smoljak | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Karel Kalas, Josef Abrhám, Daniela Kolárová

Votes: 655

34. Ne Olacak Simdi (1979)

83 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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The funny love and marriage story of 4 people 2 of who is a couple that want to divorce and the other 2 are their attorneys.

Director: Atif Yilmaz | Stars: Levent Kirca, Nevra Serezli, Sener Sen, Perran Kutman

Votes: 2,606

35. Sark Bülbülü (1979)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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After goes to city in search of a job to get the money needed for marrying Hatice, Saban becomes a popular singer.

Director: Kartal Tibet | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Aysen Cansev, Aysen Gruda, Dinçer Çekmez

Votes: 3,675

36. The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)

147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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A high school science teacher builds an atomic bomb and uses it to extort the nation, but cannot decide what he wants. Meanwhile, a determined cop is catching up to him, as is radiation poisoning.

Director: Kazuhiko Hasegawa | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kenji Sawada, Kimiko Ikegami, Kazuo Kitamura

Votes: 753

37. Baton Baton Mein (1979)

112 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Tony and Nancy daily board 9:10 Bandra to Churchgate local.Nancy is accompanied by her uncle Tom who develops friendship with Tony and introduces both of them.Nancy's mother Rosie wants her... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Tina Ambani, Asrani, David Abraham

Votes: 1,032

38. The Warriors (1979)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Votes: 92,399 | Gross: $22.49M

39. Série noire (1979)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona, a teenager, who's been made a prostitute by her own aunt. Franck would like ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Myriam Boyer, Marie Trintignant, Bernard Blier

Votes: 2,559

40. Scum (1979)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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An uncompromising story of life in a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell

Votes: 10,002

41. Five Evenings (1979)

103 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Tamara and Sasha were separated during the war. Now (1957) Sasha is visiting Moscow for five days and by chance recognizes the house where Tamara used to live. She is still living there with her nephew Slava.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Lyudmila Gurchenko, Stanislav Lyubshin, Valentina Telichkina, Larisa Kuznetsova

Votes: 1,043

42. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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74 Metascore

Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 32,144 | Gross: $76.66M

43. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 34,542 | Gross: $15.28M

44. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

PG | 112 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.6
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau

Votes: 118,601 | Gross: $43.00M

45. Don Giovanni (1979)

176 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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Mozart's opera in lush sets: Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, kills Donna Anna's father. He is then chased by Donna Anna's fiancé, Don Ottavio, as well as Donna Elvira, one of his former conquests. But the real threat lies elsewhere.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Ruggero Raimondi, John Macurdy, Edda Moser, Kiri Te Kanawa

Votes: 1,080

46. Junoon (1979)

141 min | Drama

7.6
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Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Nafisa Ali, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 482

47. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1979)

78 min | Family

7.6
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Rikki is a young mongoose who is adopted by a human family after nearly drowning in the river. He returns the favour by protecting them from two murderous cobra.

Directors: Nana Kldiashvili, Aleksandr Zguridi | Stars: Igor Alekseyev, Vera Altayskaya, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Kartashyova

Votes: 517

48. Yusuf ile Kenan (1979)

80 min | Drama

7.5
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Yusuf, 14, and Kenan, 9, are two shepherd brothers. When their father was killed as a result of a blood feud, children flee to Istanbul to find their only relative, uncle Ali. However all ... See full summary »

Director: Ömer Kavur | Stars: Cem Davran, Tamer Çeliker, Hakan Tanfer, Yalçin Avsar

Votes: 753

49. The Maids of Wilko (1979)

118 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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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 »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Anna Seniuk, Maja Komorowska, Stanislawa Celinska

Votes: 1,104

50. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Horror

7.5
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79 Metascore

Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

Votes: 31,741


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