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on 18 Jul 2009 11:53

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Best Films of 1979

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30. 10 (1979)
She's like a '10' - Tommy Callahan
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People who added this item 520  Average listal rating (321 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.2 
29. The Amityville Horror (1979)
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People who added this item 59  Average listal rating (43 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.7 
28. The Champ (1979)
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People who added this item 55  Average listal rating (27 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
27. A Little Romance (1979)
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People who added this item 56  Average listal rating (34 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.2 
26. The Electric Horseman (1979)
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People who added this item 548  Average listal rating (335 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
25. Hair (1979)
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People who added this item 121  Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
24. 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 671  Average listal rating (454 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
23. 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 
22. The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie (1979)
Basically live the TV specials, but bigger
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People who added this item 117  Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
21. Norma Rae (1979)
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People who added this item 190  Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
20. Quadrophenia (1979)
A great The Who soundtrack but the story is tough to get into.
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People who added this item 367  Average listal rating (180 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
19. All That Jazz (1979)
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People who added this item 175  Average listal rating (108 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.2 
18. Meatballs (1979)
Classic low-brow comedy
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People who added this item 600  Average listal rating (393 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
17. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Like the TV show, but bigger... and better
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People who added this item 340  Average listal rating (205 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.9 
16. 1941 (1979)
To me this is in the same ballpark as classic spoofs like Airplane and Top Secret, but somehow is now regarded as a failure. I find it funny in many parts
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People who added this item 1518  Average listal rating (972 ratings) 6.9  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 2294  Average listal rating (1496 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 171  Average listal rating (101 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 561  Average listal rating (387 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 249  Average listal rating (157 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 1503  Average listal rating (847 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
10. Manhattan (1979)
Woody Allen classic

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People who added this item 861  Average listal rating (583 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 206  Average listal rating (124 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
8. The China Syndrome (1979)
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People who added this item 983  Average listal rating (584 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 1221  Average listal rating (814 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 3993  Average listal rating (2730 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
5. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 567  Average listal rating (329 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
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 591  Average listal rating (343 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 500  Average listal rating (325 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
2. The Jerk (1979)
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People who added this item 3394  Average listal rating (2002 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
1. Apocalypse Now (1979)


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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz

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, 8 months ago at Jun 11 8:12
Stalker and Quadrophenia are pretty good, also.
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Jun 11 17:10
How is The Jerk better than Apocalypse Now??
Posted: 4 years, 6 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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