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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 502  Average listal rating (316 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.2 
29. The Amityville Horror (1979)
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People who added this item 56  Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.7 
28. The Champ (1979)
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People who added this item 52  Average listal rating (26 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
27. A Little Romance (1979)
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People who added this item 54  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 331  Average listal rating (202 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.9 
25. 1941 (1979)
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People who added this item 539  Average listal rating (332 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
24. Hair (1979)
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People who added this item 117  Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.2  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 656  Average listal rating (447 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)
Basically live the TV specials, but bigger
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People who added this item 115  Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
20. Norma Rae (1979)
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People who added this item 187  Average listal rating (104 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 356  Average listal rating (173 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
18. All That Jazz (1979)
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People who added this item 169  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 586  Average listal rating (382 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
16. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Like the TV show, but bigger... and better
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People who added this item 1478  Average listal rating (955 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 2254  Average listal rating (1484 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 164  Average listal rating (96 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 543  Average listal rating (378 ratings) 5.9  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 240  Average listal rating (151 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 1466  Average listal rating (832 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
10. Manhattan (1979)
Woody Allen classic

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People who added this item 837  Average listal rating (574 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 194  Average listal rating (116 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
8. The China Syndrome (1979)
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People who added this item 953  Average listal rating (565 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 1196  Average listal rating (806 ratings) 6.5  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 3900  Average listal rating (2689 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
5. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 549  Average listal rating (317 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 580  Average listal rating (338 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 492  Average listal rating (318 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
2. The Jerk (1979)
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People who added this item 3328  Average listal rating (1979 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, 5 months ago at Jun 11 8:12
Stalker and Quadrophenia are pretty good, also.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Jun 11 17:10
How is The Jerk better than Apocalypse Now??
Posted: 4 years, 2 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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