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Added by Stehako on 18 Jul 2009 11:53
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Best Films of 1979

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10 (1979)
She's like a '10' - Tommy Callahan
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People who added this item 562 Average listal rating (358 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 71 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Champ (1979)
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 581 Average listal rating (356 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Hair (1979)
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People who added this item 141 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 747 Average listal rating (511 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Warriors (1979)
Warriors... Warriors... Come out and plaaaaaay
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Basically live the TV specials, but bigger
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People who added this item 139 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Norma Rae (1979)
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People who added this item 203 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Quadrophenia (1979)
A great The Who soundtrack but the story is tough to get into.
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People who added this item 413 Average listal rating (210 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
All That Jazz (1979)
Schneider does Fosse
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People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Meatballs (1979)
Classic low-brow comedy
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People who added this item 640 Average listal rating (420 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
Like the TV show, but bigger... and slightly better.
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People who added this item 359 Average listal rating (216 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.9
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 1770 Average listal rating (1143 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
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 389 Average listal rating (260 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Brood (1979)
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People who added this item 2438 Average listal rating (1563 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Life of Brian (1979)
Funny, yes, but perhaps the weakest of Monty Python's movies
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People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Breaking Away (1979)
If you don't like Italians you will love this movie
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People who added this item 614 Average listal rating (423 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Moonraker (1979)
Bond in space! Can it get any better than this?
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People who added this item 268 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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 1613 Average listal rating (910 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Manhattan (1979)
Woody Allen classic

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People who added this item 953 Average listal rating (642 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6


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 1065 Average listal rating (639 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8


classic performances in this classic example of a movie benefiting from its time.
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People who added this item 1359 Average listal rating (908 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Rocky II (1979)


Solid follow-up to the classic. Nothing profound just fun entertainment.


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People who added this item 4378 Average listal rating (2982 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 627 Average listal rating (370 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
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 643 Average listal rating (367 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6


Nearly every line is quotable and every scene iconic. Watched it many times growing up.

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People who added this item 541 Average listal rating (352 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Jerk (1979)


One of my favorite comedies of all time. Very re-watchable.
'I'm in the phonebook! I'm somebody!"
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People who added this item 3613 Average listal rating (2129 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5




One of the greatest war films of all time. Fuck it, one of the greatest films of all time. Holds up very well. The film is great on its own, but once you know the story behind the experience becomes that much greater.
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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz

One of the best Top 5s I can think of, overall, here are the Top 30 films from the last year of the decade, ...ah yes the 70s were a great decade for films and this year gives it a solid ending.

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