Movies & TV I Have Seen of 1979

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1. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 744,214 | Gross: $78.90M

2. All Quiet on the Western Front (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, War

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm

Votes: 7,302

3. The Amityville Horror (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror

28 Metascore

Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud

Votes: 33,508 | Gross: $86.43M

4. And Justice for All (1979)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg

Votes: 28,761

5. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

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: 571,565 | Gross: $83.47M

6. The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Western

37 Metascore

The adventures of two idiotic outlaw wannabees, Amos and Theodore.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 2,249 | Gross: $20.93M

7. Arabian Adventure (1979)

G | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy

An evil magician seeks to gain power by obtaining a magic rose. A peasant boy and a Prince join forces to stop him.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Christopher Lee, Milo O'Shea, Oliver Tobias, Emma Samms

Votes: 785

8. Bear Island (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

On the remote Norwegian Bear Island, used as a submarine base by the Germans during World War II, U.N. scientist Larsen sends a distress signal using an emergency N.A.T.O. frequency, and is received by scientific vessel Morning Rose.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee

Votes: 1,952

9. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure

An extension of the previous film, wherein a cache of adventurers return to the overturned ship to seek several fortunes.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle

Votes: 4,460

10. Kung Fu Fever (1979)

80 min | Action, Drama

Shortly after his death, friends and enemies of Bruce Lee search for his unpublished final book.

Director: Si-Hyeon Kim | Stars: Dragon Lee, Min Kyu Choi, Ron Van Clief, Amy Chum

Votes: 56

11. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 21,970

12. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

84 Metascore

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 »

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Votes: 11,066

13. The Brood (1979)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman

Votes: 23,578

14. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time where Earth is threatened by alien invaders.

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Pamela Hensley, Henry Silva

Votes: 4,742 | Gross: $21.67M

15. The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)

G | 98 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Bugs Bunny reflects on his past cartoon exploits.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Phil Monroe, Maurice Noble, Tom Ray | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Paul Julian, Nicolai Shutorev

Votes: 3,421

16. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Western

A prequel of sorts to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) which chronicles the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the 1969 movie.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: William Katt, Tom Berenger, Jeff Corey, John Schuck

Votes: 1,207 | Gross: $5.14M

17. Captain America (1979 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero.

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Reb Brown, Len Birman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Robin Mattson

Votes: 1,400

18. California Dreaming (1979)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A nerd from Chicago tries desperately to fit in with the California surfing crowd, blind to the fact that their lives are even more boring and empty than his.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Glynnis O'Connor, Seymour Cassel, Dorothy Tristan, Dennis Christopher

Votes: 547

19. Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The star spangled hero must battle a villain's plan to poison America with a chemical that horrifically accelerates the aging process.

Director: Ivan Nagy | Stars: Reb Brown, Connie Sellecca, Len Birman, Christopher Lee

Votes: 987

20. The China Syndrome (1979)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

81 Metascore

A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

Votes: 25,422 | Gross: $51.72M

21. The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)

PG | 113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A supersonic airborne disaster. In order to survive a flight headed for the Moscow Olympics, passengers of the Concorde must endure aerial acrobatics to dodge missiles and survive a device that decompresses the plane.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Alain Delon, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, George Kennedy

Votes: 5,251 | Gross: $13.00M

22. Cuba (1979)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller

A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train General Batista's Army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 2,312 | Gross: $0.53M

23. Dracula (1979)

R | 109 min | Horror, Romance

67 Metascore

In 1913, the charming, seductive and sinister vampire Count Dracula travels to England in search of an immortal bride.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 8,612 | Gross: $20.16M

24. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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: 109,270 | Gross: $43.00M

25. Kill the Golden Goose (1979)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two former friends find themselves battling against each others. Government officials and powerful business men pulling the strings.

Director: Elliott Hong | Stars: Brad Weston, Bong Soo Han, Ed Parker, Seaward Forbes

Votes: 49

26. Agatha (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie is presented. On a cold winter day, her damaged car with ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Helen Morse

Votes: 2,664

27. A Slice of Death (1979)

R | 84 min | Action, Adventure

International favorite, David Chiang, stars as the great Chih Shim, the monk who saved the Southern Shaolin Temple. Joining him is Lo Lieh, the Shaws' first international star who returns ... See full summary »

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: David Chiang, Lieh Lo, Lily Li, Norman Chu

Votes: 228

28. The Magnificent Butcher (1979)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A hot headed young butcher, who is also a kung fu disciple, gets embroiled in a feud with a rival shaolin temple.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Tak-Hing Kwan, Biao Yuen, Pai Wei

Votes: 2,041

29. Escape to Athena (1979)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A World War II adventure, involving a group of Allied P.O.W.s, Nazis, black market priceless art treasures, Greek resistance, a Greek monastery, and a secret German rocket base.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 4,107

30. The Fifth Musketeer (1979)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

When French King Louis XIV (Beau Bridges) learns that his twin brother, Philippe (Beau Bridges), could usurp his crown, he sets out to imprison him in the Bastille prison but four loyal musketeers are protecting Philippe.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Ursula Andress, Beau Bridges, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 610

31. A Force of One (1979)

PG | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When the detectives of an undercover police unit are being mysteriously killed by a martial artist, a professional kickboxer is hired to assist them.

Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Chuck Norris, Clu Gulager, Ron O'Neal

Votes: 3,154 | Gross: $20.17M

32. Goldengirl (1979)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport

A neo-Nazi doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised, and conditioned since she was a child in preparation of the Olympics.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Susan Anton, James Coburn, Curd J├╝rgens, Leslie Caron

Votes: 327

33. The Frisco Kid (1979)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

38 Metascore

A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 8,167 | Gross: $9.35M

34. The Great Train Robbery (1978)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

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

Votes: 14,882 | Gross: $13.03M

35. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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: 33,307 | Gross: $15.28M

36. Hanover Street (1979)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

32 Metascore

Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Plummer, Alec McCowen

Votes: 4,359 | Gross: $3.00M

37. Hardcore (1979)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

Votes: 7,948

38. H.O.T.S. (1979)

R | 98 min | Comedy

College exploitation film focusing on the wild escapades of the women of H.O.T.S. Sorority. The antics include but are certainly not limited to a wet t-shirt contest, a sky-diving episode, ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Seth Sindell | Stars: Susan Kiger, Lisa London, Pamela Jean Bryant, Kimberly Cameron

Votes: 1,633

39. Hurricane (1979)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama

The desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and an American painter, against the will of her father. Amid this man-made tension comes a hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Jason Robards, Mia Farrow, Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard

Votes: 500

40. Jaguar Lives! (1979)

PG | 90 min | Action

The world's new Karate hero (Joe Lewis) is out to stop drug dealers, gangs, and help save the world from an evil con (Sir Christopher Lee).

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Joe Lewis, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence, Barbara Bach

Votes: 330

41. The Jerk (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

61 Metascore

A simple minded, sheltered country boy suddenly decides to leave his family home to experience life in the big city, where his naivety is both his best friend, and worst enemy.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

Votes: 50,623 | Gross: $73.69M

42. The Kid from Left Field (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Jackie Robinson "J.R." Cooper is a kid who loves baseball, and also the son of a former major leaguer now down on his luck (and now a vendor working the stands at games).

Director: Adell Aldrich | Stars: Gary Coleman, Robert Guillaume, Gary Collins, Ed McMahon

Votes: 179

43. The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)

R | 75 min | Action, Drama

Director Chang Cheh reunites the Five Venoms in his second biggest cult hit in the West. It's Lo Meng's most memorable performances whose showdown with fellow Venom Kuo Chue is artistically violent while being graphically artsy.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Chien Sun, Meng Lo, Feng Lu, Sheng Chiang

Votes: 1,202

44. Killer Fish (1979)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway, Marisa Berenson

Votes: 1,517