1979 Movies
This Old House

This Old House

This Old House
TMDb: 5.4
30,60 min

TV’s original home-improvement show, following one whole-house renovation over several episodes.

Status: Returning Series
Genre: Documentary
The Sadist of Notre Dame (1979)

The Sadist of Notre Dame (1979)

The Sadist of Notre Dame (1979)
IMDb: 5.4
94 min

Jesus Franco directs and stars in this cut-copy-and-paste-version of one of his own movies. Here, he plays a mad priest going around killing sinful people in the name of God,…

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Fearless Hyena (1979)

Fearless Hyena (1979)

Fearless Hyena (1979)
IMDb: 6.7
98 min

Lung (Jackie Chan) is a talented fighter but prefers to spend his time loafing around and picking fights, despite orders from his grandfather (James Tien) not to fight. Unknown to…

Genre: Action, Comedy
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979)

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979)

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979)
IMDb: 6.5
97 min

Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now…

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Zulu Dawn (1979)

Zulu Dawn (1979)

Zulu Dawn (1979)
IMDb: 6.7
98 min

In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership.

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Yanks (1979)

Yanks (1979)

Yanks (1979)
IMDb: 6.4
138 min

During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don’t much like the…

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Genre: Drama, War
Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Woyzeck
IMDb: 7.1
82 min

Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them…

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Genre: Drama
Wise Blood (1979)

Wise Blood (1979)

Wise Blood (1979)
IMDb: 7.1
106 min

A Southerner–young, poor, ambitious but uneducated–determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
When a Stranger Calls (1979)

When a Stranger Calls (1979)

When a Stranger Calls (1979)
IMDb: 6.5
97 min

A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

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Tropic of Desire (1979)

Tropic of Desire (1979)

Tropic of Desire (1979)
IMDb: 5.5
75 min

The infamous World War II cat house, The Pink Flamingo, is the setting where Frances, the warm-hearted madam, caters to the sex starved servicemen. Includes nostalgia, via the sets and…

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Genre: Drama
Tourist Trap (1979)

Tourist Trap (1979)

Tourist Trap (1979)
IMDb: 6.2
90 min

After their car breaks down, a group of young travelers find themselves stranded at a roadside museum run by the mysterious Mr. Slausen and populated by his collection of supernatural…

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Genre: Horror
Time After Time (1979)

Time After Time (1979)

Time After Time (1979)
IMDb: 7.1
112 min

The Wildest Chase Of The Century! London 1893 is home to a killer with a macabre nickname… and also to a visionary genius who would write The Time Machine. But…

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Tim (1979)

Tim (1979)

Tim (1979)
IMDb: 6.4
109 min

Handsome but backward gardener Tim Melville has a new woman in his life. She is Mary, his widowed employer, a woman who had given up on love until she had…

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Genre: Drama, Romance
The Warriors (1979)

The Warriors (1979)

The Warriors (1979)
IMDb: 7.6
92 min

Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York’s gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus,…

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The Wanderers (1979)

The Wanderers (1979)

The Wanderers (1979)
IMDb: 7.4
112 min

The streets of the Bronx are owned by ’60s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard…

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Genre: Drama
The Visitor (1979)

The Visitor (1979)

The Visitor (1979)
IMDb: 5.2
108 min

An ancient intergalactic warrior arrives on Earth to put a stop to a demonic child’s plot to reproduce Satan’s next generation of evil.

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The Villain (1979)

The Villain (1979)

The Villain (1979)
IMDb: 5.4
89 min

Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming….

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Genre: Comedy, Western
The Tin Drum (1979)

The Tin Drum (1979)

The Tin Drum (1979)
IMDb: 7.5
142 min

Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third…

Genre: Drama, War
The Shape of Things to Come (1979)

The Shape of Things to Come (1979)

The Shape of Things to Come (1979)
IMDb: 3.1
98 min

Planet Earth is a devastated wasteland, and what’s left of humanity has colonized the Moon in domed cities. Humanity’s continued survival depends on an anti-radiation drug only available on planet…

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The Rose (1979)

The Rose (1979)

The Rose (1979)
IMDb: 7.0
125 min

Rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster’s romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperilled by the demands of life on the road.

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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
The Plumber (1979)

The Plumber (1979)

The Plumber (1979)
IMDb: 6.5
76 min

At first simply grating, the presence of a hard-edged, macho plumber who damages more than he repairs and returns day after day soon turns menacing for the intellectual wife of…

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
IMDb: 6.7
92 min

A group of Australian SAS regiment soldiers are deployed to Vietnam around 1967/8 and encounter the realities of war, from the numbing boredom of camp life and long range patrols,…

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Genre: Action, Comedy, War
The Muppet Movie (1979)

The Muppet Movie (1979)

The Muppet Movie (1979)
IMDb: 7.6
95 min

A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner…

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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
IMDb: 7.8
120 min

Maria marries a young soldier in the last days of World War II, only for him to go missing in the war. She must rely on her beauty and ambition…

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Genre: Drama
The Magnificent Butcher (1979)

The Magnificent Butcher (1979)

The Magnificent Butcher (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
108 min

A plump butcher student of ‘Wong Fei Hung’, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as ‘Five Dragons’. He is accused of raping the Head…

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Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)

Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)

Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)
IMDb: 7.1
75 min

Jin bei tong opens with a group of escort/guards preparing to move a shipment of gold from the local government to an area stricken by famine… one of the very…

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Genre: Action, Drama
The Jerk (1979)

The Jerk (1979)

The Jerk (1979)
IMDb: 7.2
94 min

After discovering he’s not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from…

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Genre: Comedy
The Jericho Mile (1979)

The Jericho Mile (1979)

The Jericho Mile (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
97 min

Rain Murphy is a man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, and engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. While his…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
The In-Laws (1979)

The In-Laws (1979)

The In-Laws (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
103 min

In preparation for his daughter’s wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom’s father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag…

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The Hussy (1979)

The Hussy (1979)

The Hussy (1979)
IMDb: 6.7
90 min

Twenty-year old misfit François earns his living by gathering boxes and bottles to resell to local shopkeepers. He lives with his grossly insensitive mother and stepfather. Mado is a gawky…

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Genre: Drama
The Evictors (1979)

The Evictors (1979)

The Evictors (1979)
IMDb: 5.5
92 min

In the 1940s, a young couple moves into a remote house near a small town in Louisiana. The house has a history of violence that seems to be repeating itself…

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The Europeans (1979)

The Europeans (1979)

The Europeans (1979)
IMDb: 6.2
90 min

Eugenia Young is an intelligent, sophisticated expatriate who originally hails from New England in the US. Along with her artist brother, she returns to her family in the US for…

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Genre: Drama, Romance
The Electric Horseman (1979)

The Electric Horseman (1979)

The Electric Horseman (1979)
IMDb: 6.4
121 min

Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal….

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The Driller Killer (1979)

The Driller Killer (1979)

The Driller Killer (1979)
IMDb: 5.1
96 min

An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of…

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The Dark (1979)

The Dark (1979)

The Dark (1979)
IMDb: 4.2
92 min

At night the Mangler stalks the streets of Los Angeles, killing and mutilating random victims. On the trail are a TV reporter, the father of one of the victims, and…

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The Concorde… Airport ’79 (1979)

The Concorde… Airport ’79 (1979)

The Concorde… Airport ’79 (1979)
IMDb: 4.5
113 min

The last of the ‘Airport’ series again stars George Kennedy as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat…

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The China Syndrome (1979)

The China Syndrome (1979)

The China Syndrome (1979)
IMDb: 7.4
122 min

While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicize the incident, but…

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Genre: Drama, Thriller
The Brood (1979)

The Brood (1979)

The Brood (1979)
IMDb: 6.9
92 min

A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist’s therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the…

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The Black Stallion (1979)

The Black Stallion (1979)

The Black Stallion (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
118 min

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it…

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The Black Hole (1979)

The Black Hole (1979)

The Black Hole (1979)
IMDb: 6.0
98 min

The explorer craft USS Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering…

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The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror (1979)
IMDb: 6.3
117 min

George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of…

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Genre: Horror
Tess (1979)

Tess (1979)

Tess (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
170 min

A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This…

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Genre: Drama, Romance
Star Virgin (1979)

Star Virgin (1979)

Star Virgin (1979)
IMDb: 6.5
78 min

The film is about a Star Virgin who lives with a robot in space and one day she starts to become aroused. She starts to question the robot about sex…

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
IMDb: 6.4
132 min

When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.

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Six Swedish Girls in a Boarding School (1979)

Six Swedish Girls in a Boarding School (1979)

Six Swedish Girls in a Boarding School (1979)
IMDb: 5.0
90 min

Miss Klein runs a boarding-school. The girls that go there are really “free spirited.” They chloroform a peeping Tom, lock two plumbers in the dormitories, strip for a gamekeeper and…

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Genre: Comedy
Scum (1979)

Scum (1979)

Scum (1979)
IMDb: 7.6
98 min

This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively…

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Genre: Crime, Drama
Screams of a Winter Night (1979)

Screams of a Winter Night (1979)

Screams of a Winter Night (1979)
IMDb: 5.0
91 min

Ten college friends take a winter weekend camping trip to Lake Durand. The group holes up in an old cabin where the original owners were once found dead, with local…

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Genre: Horror, Mystery
Island of the Fishmen (1979)

Island of the Fishmen (1979)

Island of the Fishmen (1979)
IMDb: 5.1
81 min

Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.

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Scavenger Hunt (1979)

Scavenger Hunt (1979)

Scavenger Hunt (1979)
IMDb: 6.0
116 min

Old Mr. Parker has made millions inventing and selling games. At the beginning of the movie, he dies and his relatives gather for the reading of the will. However, Old…

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Genre: Comedy
Saint Jack (1979)

Saint Jack (1979)

Saint Jack (1979)
IMDb: 7.0
112 min

Jack Flowers is an American hustler trying to make his fortune in 1970s Singapore in small time pimping. His dreams of building a fortune by running a brothel himself and…

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Genre: Drama
Roots of Evil (1979)

Roots of Evil (1979)

Roots of Evil (1979)
IMDb: 3.8
85 min

A young karate master tries to defend his karate school and take revenge on those responsible for his master’s death.

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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Roller Boogie (1979)

Roller Boogie (1979)

Roller Boogie (1979)
IMDb: 4.5
103 min

Teen lovers Bobby and Terry band together with other roller skaters to try and prevent a powerful mobster taking over the land their favourite skating rink sits on, and compete…

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Genre: Drama, Music
Rocky II (1979)

Rocky II (1979)

Rocky II (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
119 min

After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can’t put his life…

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Genre: Drama, Sport
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)
IMDb: 6.7
93 min

A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

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Genre: Comedy, Music
Queen of the Blues (1979)

Queen of the Blues (1979)

Queen of the Blues (1979)
IMDb: 2.9
62 min

A seedy striptease club in London’s West End becomes the target for unpleasant crooks.

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Genre: Drama
Prophecy (1979)

Prophecy (1979)

Prophecy (1979)
IMDb: 5.5
102 min

A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside.

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Phantasm (1979)

Phantasm (1979)

Phantasm (1979)
IMDb: 6.8
89 min

A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

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Old Boyfriends (1979)

Old Boyfriends (1979)

Old Boyfriends (1979)
IMDb: 5.5
103 min

John Belushi was the high school sweetheart who ruined her reputation with lies. Richard Jordan was the college lover that she almost married. Keith Carradine is the unstable brother of…

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Genre: Drama
Norma Rae (1979)

Norma Rae (1979)

Norma Rae (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
114 min

Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to…

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Genre: Drama
My Brilliant Career (1979)

My Brilliant Career (1979)

My Brilliant Career (1979)
IMDb: 7.1
100 min

A young woman who is determined to maintain her independence finds herself at odds with her family who wants her to tame her wild side and get married.

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Murder by Decree (1979)

Murder by Decree (1979)

Murder by Decree (1979)
IMDb: 6.9
124 min

Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London’s East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned…

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Genre: Mystery, Thriller
More American Graffiti (1979)

More American Graffiti (1979)

More American Graffiti (1979)
IMDb: 5.3
110 min

College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late ’60s.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Moonraker (1979)

Moonraker (1979)

Moonraker (1979)
IMDb: 6.3
126 min

After Drax Industries’ Moonraker space shuttle is hijacked, secret agent James Bond is assigned to investigate, traveling to California to meet the company’s owner, the mysterious Hugo Drax. With the…

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Meteor (1979)

Meteor (1979)

Meteor (1979)
IMDb: 5.0
108 min

After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid “Orpheus” is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which…

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Meatballs (1979)

Meatballs (1979)

Meatballs (1979)
IMDb: 6.2
94 min

Tripper is the head counselor at a budget summer camp called Camp Northstar. In truth, he’s young at heart and only marginally more mature than the campers themselves. Tripper befriends…

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Genre: Comedy
Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan (1979)
IMDb: 7.9
96 min

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend’s mistress.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Malibu High (1979)

Malibu High (1979)

Malibu High (1979)
IMDb: 4.9
90 min

When a high school senior is dumped by her boyfriend, her grades fall drastically…to avoid failing, she begins seducing her male teachers. Thus begins her downward spiral into drug addiction…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Malabimba: The Malicious Whore (1979)

Malabimba: The Malicious Whore (1979)

Malabimba: The Malicious Whore (1979)
IMDb: 5.9
98 min

Bimba, a teenage temptress, plunges her entire family—including her widowed father, wanton aunt, invalid uncle and even a beloved nun—into the depths of sexual depravity. Is she possessed by demonic…

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Genre: Drama, Horror
Mad Max (1979)

Mad Max (1979)

Mad Max (1979)
IMDb: 6.9
88 min

Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground…

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La Luna (1979)

La Luna (1979)

La Luna (1979)
IMDb: 6.5
142 min

While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.

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Genre: Drama
Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Life of Brian
IMDb: 8.0
94 min

Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he’s not dodging his followers or being…

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Genre: Comedy
Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979)

Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979)

Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979)
IMDb: 7.1
106 min

Kao has purchased a new wife, but an enemy has paid her more money to kill him. Kao must recruit a pair of swordsmen to help defend himself and his…

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Genre: Action, Drama
Last Embrace (1979)

Last Embrace (1979)

Last Embrace (1979)
IMDb: 6.1
102 min

Secret agent Harry Hannan suffers a mental breakdown when a botched mission in Mexico results in the death of his wife. He is sent to a mental asylum, after which…

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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
IMDb: 7.8
105 min

Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now…

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Genre: Drama
Knockabout (1979)

Knockabout (1979)

Knockabout (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
92 min

After being cheated out of some money, two small time crooks convince a martial arts expert to take them on as students.

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Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Killer Nun (1979)

Killer Nun (1979)

Killer Nun (1979)
IMDb: 5.0
88 min

A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital, whose…

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Killer Fish (1979)

Killer Fish (1979)

Killer Fish (1979)
IMDb: 4.0
101 min

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

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I’m for the Hippopotamus (1979)

I’m for the Hippopotamus (1979)

I’m for the Hippopotamus (1979)
IMDb: 6.7
92 min

In Africa, Slim and Tom don’t like it when a German tyrant starts selling all of the African wildlife to Canadian zoos. Slim and Tom must teach this guy a…

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Hardcore (1979)

Hardcore (1979)

Hardcore (1979)
IMDb: 7.0
108 min

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

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Genre: Crime, Drama
Hanover Street (1979)

Hanover Street (1979)

Hanover Street (1979)
IMDb: 6.0
109 min

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.

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