Released between 1978-01-01 and 1978-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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81 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, Illinois to kill again.

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

Votes: 210,442 | Gross: $47.00M

2. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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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: 215,838 | Gross: $188.76M

3. Starcrash (1978)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.9
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An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, David Hasselhoff

Votes: 5,562

4. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

8.1
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86 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: 289,362 | Gross: $48.98M

5. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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19 Metascore

An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

Director: Meir Zarchi | Stars: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols

Votes: 24,276

6. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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80 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: 150,156 | Gross: $134.22M

7. Dallas (1978–1991)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

Votes: 10,591

8. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

R | 109 min | Comedy

7.5
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79 Metascore

At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst

Votes: 106,261 | Gross: $0.20M

9. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 10,533

10. Days of Heaven (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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: 47,057

11. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Unrated | 127 min | Horror, Thriller

7.9
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71 Metascore

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

Votes: 104,988 | Gross: $5.10M

12. Jaws 2 (1978)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.8
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51 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: 65,991 | Gross: $102.92M

13. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.4
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75 Metascore

When seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade a small town, replicating the residents one body at a time.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 47,498 | Gross: $24.95M

14. Coma (1978)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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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: 16,041

15. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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59 Metascore

Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), 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: 67,056 | Gross: $35.00M

16. Pretty Baby (1978)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

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: 9,080 | Gross: $5.79M

17. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

Stars: Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain, Dana Plato

Votes: 8,602

18. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 12,671

19. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The misadventures of the staff of a struggling Top 40 rock radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Howard Hesseman

Votes: 7,080

20. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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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: 12,884 | Gross: $21.05M

21. Death on the Nile (1978)

PG | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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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: 25,339

22. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in 1940's Yorkshire.

Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Votes: 2,055

23. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

2.1
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Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, but are impeded by an Imperial blockade. Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment.

Directors: Steve Binder, David Acomba | Stars: Mickey Morton, Patty Maloney, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Votes: 11,669

24. Coming Home (1978)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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61 Metascore

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: 11,461 | Gross: $32.65M

25. The Lord of the Rings (1978)

PG | 132 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt

Votes: 27,924 | Gross: $0.92M

26. Goin' South (1978)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.2
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52 Metascore

Due to the lack of men after the Civil War, a small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse thief from the gallows by marrying him. They must deal with his old gang, the Sheriff, the bank, and each other.

Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd, John Belushi

Votes: 5,802

27. Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

R | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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49 Metascore

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 7,976 | Gross: $20.00M

28. Convoy (1978)

PG | 110 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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47 Metascore

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: 13,942 | Gross: $45.00M

29. Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same.

Stars: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James, Conrad Janis

Votes: 8,756

30. Piranha (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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71 Metascore

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 17,403 | Gross: $6.00M

31. Omen II: Damien (1978)

R | 107 min | Horror

6.3
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45 Metascore

Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.

Directors: Don Taylor, Mike Hodges | Stars: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Robert Foxworth

Votes: 27,187 | Gross: $3.88M

32. The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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78 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis

Votes: 7,646 | Gross: $14.36M

33. Up in Smoke (1978)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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57 Metascore

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.

Directors: Lou Adler, Tommy Chong | Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin, Edie Adams

Votes: 34,020 | Gross: $44.36M

34. Every Which Way but Loose (1978)

PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy

6.4
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41 Metascore

The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood) and his pet orangutan Clyde (Manis the Orangutan).

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo

Votes: 21,577 | Gross: $106.00M

35. Watership Down (1978)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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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: 31,534

36. The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, War

6.6
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In 1944 France, a group of escaped American military prisoners en route to Switzerland volunteers to steal a Nazi V2 rocket warhead for the Allies.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson, Michael Pergolani

Votes: 8,424

37. Grange Hill (1978–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.

Stars: Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell, Lee Cornes, Sally Geoghegan

Votes: 1,022

38. The Fury (1978)

R | 118 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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64 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 12,426

39. The Boys from Brazil (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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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: 23,876 | Gross: $19.00M

40. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)

Not Rated | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

Votes: 2,982

41. Heaven Can Wait (1978)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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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: 17,197 | Gross: $81.64M

42. Slave of the Cannibal God (1978)

99 min | Adventure, Horror

5.3
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A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Ursula Andress, Stacy Keach, Claudio Cassinelli, Antonio Marsina

Votes: 3,468

43. Felicity (1978)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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Young Felicity lives in a monastic school. The only way to live out her sexual fantasies is together with her girlfriend Jenny. But then she receives an invitation to her sister in ... See full summary »

Director: John D. Lamond | Stars: Glory Annen, Chris Milne, Joni Flynn, Jody Hanson

Votes: 897

44. B.J. and the Bear (1978–1981)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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A trucker and his pet chimpanzee travel the highways of America, getting into various adventures and misadventures along the way.

Stars: Greg Evigan, Eric Server, Linda McCullough, Candi Brough

Votes: 1,189

45. Faces of Death (1978)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Horror

4.2
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A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV-material to home-made super-8 movies The common factor is death by some means.

Director: John Alan Schwartz | Stars: Michael Carr, Samuel Berkowitz, Mary Ellen Brighton, Thomas Noguchi

Votes: 5,777 | Gross: $35.00M

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

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.1
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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: 5,617 | Gross: $20.38M

47. Vega$ (1978–1981)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Urich, Bart Braverman, Phyllis Davis, Greg Morris

Votes: 1,312

48. Game of Death (1978)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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36 Metascore

A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.

Directors: Robert Clouse, Bruce Lee | Stars: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Dean Jagger, Hugh O'Brian

Votes: 15,534 | Gross: $10.00M

49. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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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: 14,892 | Gross: $0.32M

50. Drunken Master (1978)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy

7.6
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Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Siu Tin Yuen), a Master of drunken martial arts.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jung-Lee Hwang, Dean Shek

Votes: 33,060


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