Oscar 1978: the nominated films

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1. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

92 Metascore

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Votes: 242,504 | Gross: $39.20M

2. The Goodbye Girl (1977)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict

Votes: 11,798 | Gross: $102.00M

3. Julia (1977)

PG | 117 min | Drama

58 Metascore

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 8,298

4. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,173,356 | Gross: $322.74M

5. The Turning Point (1977)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tom Skerritt

Votes: 4,043 | Gross: $33.60M

6. Equus (1977)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy's disturbing obsession with horses.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright

Votes: 7,125

7. A Special Day (1977)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler's visit to Italy in May 1938.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Françoise Berd

Votes: 10,464

8. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

77 Metascore

Anxious about his future after high school, a 19-year-old Italian-American from Brooklyn tries to escape the harsh reality of his bleak family life by dominating the dance floor at the local disco.

Director: John Badham | Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali

Votes: 66,847 | Gross: $94.21M

9. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 173,823 | Gross: $132.09M

10. Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

R | 136 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton

Votes: 6,370 | Gross: $16.90M

11. The Late Show (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

A grumpy semi-retired private investigator partners with a quirky female client to catch the people who murdered his partner.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy, Eugene Roche

Votes: 2,170

12. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)

R | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Kathleen Quinlan, Ben Piazza, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 1,018

13. Oh, God! (1977)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

56 Metascore

When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 8,185 | Gross: $41.69M

14. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

Recounted in flashback are the romantic perils of Mathieu, a middle-aged French sophisticate as he falls for his nineteen year-old former chambermaid Conchita.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau

Votes: 19,080 | Gross: $0.06M

15. Iphigenia (1977)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Irene Papas, Kostas Kazakos, Kostas Karras, Tatiana Papamoschou

Votes: 1,440

16. Madame Rosa (1977)

105 min | Drama

Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and... See full summary »

Director: Moshé Mizrahi | Stars: Simone Signoret, Michal Bat-Adam, Samy Ben-Youb, Gabriel Jabbour

Votes: 984

17. Operation Thunderbolt (1977)

PG | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Yehoram Gaon, Gila Almagor, Assi Dayan, Klaus Kinski

Votes: 782

18. Airport '77 (1977)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under one hundred feet of water.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland

Votes: 8,999 | Gross: $30.00M

19. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

55 Metascore

James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel

Votes: 92,620 | Gross: $46.80M

20. Islands in the Stream (1977)

PG | 104 min | Drama

An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Gilbert Roland, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 1,213 | Gross: $8.00M

21. A Little Night Music (1977)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Frederick Egerman (Len Cariou) is very happy in his marriage to a seventeen-year-old virgin, Anne (Lesley-Anne Down). Only she's been a virgin for the whole eleven months of the marriage, ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Prince | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Rigg, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down

Votes: 658

22. The Other Side of Midnight (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A Greek tycoon's mistress tries to track down and find her ex-World War II lover.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone

Votes: 1,485 | Gross: $24.65M

23. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy

50 Metascore

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

Votes: 42,509 | Gross: $126.74M

24. The Message (1976)

PG | 177 min | Biography, Drama, History

This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 41,282

25. Pete's Dragon (1977)

G | 128 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

46 Metascore

An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

Directors: Don Chaffey, Don Bluth | Stars: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 21,259 | Gross: $40.10M

26. The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King (Sir Michael Hordern) and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward (Richard Chamberlain) wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Gemma Craven, Annette Crosbie, Edith Evans

Votes: 2,368

27. The Rescuers (1977)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn

Votes: 54,700 | Gross: $71.22M

28. You Light Up My Life (1977)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Laurie has been in show business since she was a child. Her dream is to be a singer, songwriter and actress. Her father wants her to be a comedian like him and Laurie only tries because it ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Brooks | Stars: Didi Conn, Joe Silver, Michael Zaslow, Stephen Nathan

Votes: 548

29. The Deep (1977)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

41 Metascore

In Bermuda, two amateur treasure-hunting divers have a run-in with local criminals when they inadvertently discover the secret cargo of a World War II shipwreck.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Dick Anthony Williams, Robert Shaw

Votes: 10,482 | Gross: $6.84M

30. Sorcerer (1977)

PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

Votes: 15,982 | Gross: $12.00M



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