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



1. Grease (1978)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko 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: 269,507 | Gross: $188.76M

2. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

7.7
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87 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: 269,742 | Gross: $47.00M

3. 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 Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of several friends in a small steel mill town in Pennsylvania.

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

Votes: 336,749 | Gross: $48.98M

4. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

R | 109 min | Comedy

7.4
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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: 120,771 | Gross: $0.20M

5. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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81 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: 173,977 | Gross: $134.22M

6. Pretty Baby (1978)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.5
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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: 10,999 | Gross: $5.79M

7. Death on the Nile (1978)

PG | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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59 Metascore

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: 34,570

8. Jaws 2 (1978)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

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: 78,296 | Gross: $102.92M

9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.4
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75 Metascore

When strange seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade San Francisco, replicating the city's residents one body at a time.

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

Votes: 60,228 | Gross: $24.95M

10. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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19 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 28,575

11. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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: 79,562 | Gross: $35.00M

12. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Unrated | 127 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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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: 119,928 | Gross: $5.10M

13. 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: 33,338 | Gross: $0.92M

14. Convoy (1978)

PG | 110 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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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 the same title by C.W. McCall.

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

Votes: 16,866 | Gross: $45.00M

15. Every Which Way but Loose (1978)

PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy

6.3
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41 Metascore

The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde.

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

Votes: 27,457 | Gross: $106.00M

16. Watership Down (1978)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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64 Metascore

Hoping to escape destruction by human developers and save their community, a colony of rabbits, led by Hazel and Fiver, seek out a safe place to set up a new warren.

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

Votes: 36,683

17. 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: 21,800 | Gross: $6.00M

18. Damien: Omen II (1978)

R | 107 min | Horror

6.2
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45 Metascore

Damien the Antichrist, now about to turn 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: 32,251 | Gross: $3.88M

19. Days of Heaven (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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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: 58,005

20. The Boys from Brazil (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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: 28,157 | Gross: $19.00M

21. 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: 9,236 | Gross: $14.36M

22. Coma (1978)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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: 19,236

23. Hooper (1978)

PG | 99 min | Action, Comedy

6.3
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70 Metascore

Hollywood aging stuntman Sonny Hooper wants to prove that he's still got what it takes to be a great professional in this risky and under-recognized line of work.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent, Sally Field, Brian Keith

Votes: 7,037 | Gross: $78.00M

24. Blue Collar (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

When three workers try to steal from the local union, they instead discover corruption and decide to use this information for blackmail.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 8,814

25. 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: 7,244

26. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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53 Metascore

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: 15,324 | Gross: $21.05M

27. Game of Death (1978)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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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: 20,575 | Gross: $10.00M

28. Up in Smoke (1978)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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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: 38,605 | Gross: $44.36M

29. The Toolbox Murders (1978)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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A ski-masked maniac kills apartment complex tenants with the contents of a toolbox.

Director: Dennis Donnelly | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Wesley Eure, Nicolas Beauvy

Votes: 4,217

30. Good Guys Wear Black (1978)

PG | 95 min | Action

5.0
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An ex-US Army commando must find the reason why his comrades from his unit are being systematically murdered before he is next.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, James Franciscus, Lloyd Haynes

Votes: 3,330 | Gross: $18.33M

31. 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: 13,628 | Gross: $32.65M

32. 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: 21,335 | Gross: $81.64M

33. Foul Play (1978)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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45 Metascore

A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.

Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts

Votes: 15,567 | Gross: $45.00M

34. The Wild Geese (1978)

R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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: 13,084

35. Corvette Summer (1978)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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53 Metascore

A high school grad and a hooker-in-training try to track down his stolen Corvette.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Mark Hamill, Annie Potts, Eugene Roche, William Bryant

Votes: 3,273 | Gross: $15.50M

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

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.1
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27 Metascore

A small-town band hits it big, but it must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

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

Votes: 6,626 | Gross: $20.38M

37. Drunken Master (1978)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy

7.4
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68 Metascore

Wong Fei-Hung is a mischievous yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents his frustrated father has him disciplined by a master of drunken martial arts.

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

Votes: 40,182

38. The Fury (1978)

R | 118 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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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: 15,409

39. Force 10 from Navarone (1978)

PG | 118 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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42 Metascore

During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Franco Nero

Votes: 18,286

40. Felicity (1978)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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Teenager Felicity studies at a remote Roman Catholic Church boarding school and seeks indulgence in popular erotic novels Story of O, Emmanuelle and in a lesbian love affair with her friend Jenny.

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

Votes: 1,203

41. Magic (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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49 Metascore

A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter

Votes: 11,185 | Gross: $25.94M

42. Warlords of the Deep (1978)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Two deep-sea explorers and their crew must survive a master race of beings and monstrous creatures when they discover the fabled city of Atlantis.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Shane Rimmer, Lea Brodie

Votes: 2,249

43. Battlestar Galactica (1978)

PG | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

Directors: Richard A. Colla, Alan J. Levi | Stars: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 9,872

44. Slave of the Cannibal God (1978)

99 min | Adventure, Horror

5.2
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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: 4,326

45. The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, War

6.5
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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: 9,765

46. The Great Train Robbery (1978)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.9
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68 Metascore

England, 1850s. A master criminal aims to rob a train of a large sum of gold. Security is incredibly tight and the task seems an impossible one. However, he has a plan and just the right people to carry it out.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb

Votes: 18,000 | Gross: $13.03M

47. The Stud (1978)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

4.2
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Fontaine is the London wife of Benjamin, a wealthy Arab businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, "The Hobo", and partying. She hires a handsome manager, Tony, to run her club, ... See full summary »

Director: Quentin Masters | Stars: Joan Collins, Oliver Tobias, Sue Lloyd, Mark Burns

Votes: 1,027

48. The Driver (1978)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

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: 16,487 | Gross: $4.91M

49. Stay as You Are (1978)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Stuck in a dysfunctional marriage, a middle-aged architect has a chance encounter with an alluring student and they start an affair. He wants to be loved; she needs a meaningful relationship. However--could he be her missing father?

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Nastassja Kinski, Francisco Rabal, Mónica Randall

Votes: 1,404

50. Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

R | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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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: 10,503 | Gross: $20.00M


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