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on 18 Jul 2009 11:53

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Best Films of 1979

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People who added this item 59  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
34. The Rose (1979)
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People who added this item 40  Average listal rating (25 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 4.2 
33. The Concorde: Airport '79 (1979)
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People who added this item 1  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4  IMDB Rating 3.8 
32. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (1979)
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People who added this item 438  Average listal rating (239 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.2 
31. Caligula (1979)
I had heard plenty of bad things about this movie but with such an impressive cast I refused to believe it was bad... and now I can finally agree.
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People who added this item 167  Average listal rating (98 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating
30. 10 (1979)
She's like a '10' - Tommy Callahan
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People who added this item 497  Average listal rating (311 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.2 
29. The Amityville Horror (1979)
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People who added this item 55  Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.7 
28. The Champ (1979)
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People who added this item 50  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
27. A Little Romance (1979)
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People who added this item 55  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.2 
26. The Electric Horseman (1979)
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People who added this item 330  Average listal rating (198 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.9 
25. 1941 (1979)
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People who added this item 538  Average listal rating (329 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
24. Hair (1979)
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People who added this item 115  Average listal rating (70 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
23. La Cage aux Folles (1978)
The French movie later made into the American "The Birdcage". It's a fun romp in the life of a few drag queens
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People who added this item 646  Average listal rating (437 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
22. The Warriors (1979)
Warriors... Warriors... Come out and plaaaaaay
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People who added this item 48  Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
21. The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)
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People who added this item 109  Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
20. Norma Rae (1979)
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People who added this item 184  Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
19. Quadrophenia (1979)
A great The Who soundtrack but the story is tough to get into.
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People who added this item 348  Average listal rating (167 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
18. All That Jazz (1979)
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People who added this item 167  Average listal rating (107 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.2 
17. Meatballs (1979)
Classic low-brow comedy
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People who added this item 581  Average listal rating (379 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.4 
16. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
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People who added this item 1457  Average listal rating (934 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
15. Mad Max (1979)
A very low-budget Aussie exploitation film that doesn't really hold up as well as its sequels with better editing and bigger budgets.
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People who added this item 2248  Average listal rating (1465 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
14. Life of Brian (1979)
Funny, yes, but perhaps the weakest of Monty Python's movies
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People who added this item 159  Average listal rating (93 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
13. Breaking Away (1979)
If you don't like Italians you will love this movie
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People who added this item 538  Average listal rating (374 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.2 
12. Moonraker (1979)
Bond in space! Can it get any better than this?
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People who added this item 235  Average listal rating (147 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
11. ...And Justice for All (1979)
Nothing too interesting about this Al Pacino starrer. Not until the final courtroom scene does this movie come out of its shell.
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People who added this item 1456  Average listal rating (820 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
10. Manhattan (1979)
Woody Allen classic
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People who added this item 824  Average listal rating (559 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
9. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Eastwood escapes The Rock, and it's one of the better prison escape movies I've seen
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People who added this item 187  Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
8. The China Syndrome (1979)
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People who added this item 933  Average listal rating (545 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
7. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
classic performances in this classic example of a movie benefiting from its time.
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People who added this item 1180  Average listal rating (792 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
6. Rocky II (1979)
Solid follow-up to the classic. Nothing profound just fun entertainment
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People who added this item 3864  Average listal rating (2642 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
5. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 545  Average listal rating (312 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
4. Being There (1979)
A classic that so many movies have mimicked. Forrest Gump being the most successful. I'm assuming Zemeckis had full intentions of naming Gump's maid Louise after the maid, Louise, in the film.
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People who added this item 575  Average listal rating (332 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
3. The Muppet Movie (1979)
Nearly every line is quotable and every scene iconic. Watched it many times growing up.
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People who added this item 483  Average listal rating (314 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
2. The Jerk (1979)
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People who added this item 3300  Average listal rating (1946 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
1. Apocalypse Now (1979)


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Top 35 Films from the last year of the decade, ...ah yes the 70s were a great decade for films.


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Comments

Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jun 11 8:12
Stalker and Quadrophenia are pretty good, also.
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jun 11 17:10
How is The Jerk better than Apocalypse Now??
Posted: 3 years, 12 months ago at Sep 1 15:35
If they're ranked in order I would take issue with the postings. I know comedies don't get the respect they deserve, but "The Jerk" at #1? Norma Rae and The China Syndrome are better and like the other post Apocalypse Now!

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