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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 520 Average listal rating (350 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Champ (1979)
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 548 Average listal rating (345 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Hair (1979)
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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (84 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 671 Average listal rating (492 ratings) 7.6 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 117 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Norma Rae (1979)
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People who added this item 190 Average listal rating (114 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 367 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
All That Jazz (1979)
Schneider does Fosse
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Meatballs (1979)
Classic low-brow comedy
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People who added this item 600 Average listal rating (403 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 340 Average listal rating (212 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 1518 Average listal rating (1089 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 343 Average listal rating (240 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Brood (1979)
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People who added this item 2294 Average listal rating (1527 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 171 Average listal rating (110 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 561 Average listal rating (407 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 249 Average listal rating (162 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 1503 Average listal rating (886 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Manhattan (1979)
Woody Allen classic

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People who added this item 861 Average listal rating (622 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 983 Average listal rating (615 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 1221 Average listal rating (865 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 3993 Average listal rating (2864 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 567 Average listal rating (356 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 591 Average listal rating (359 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7


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 (341 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 3394 Average listal rating (2068 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 ago at Jun 11 8:12
Stalker and Quadrophenia are pretty good, also.
Posted: 6 years ago at Jun 11 17:10
How is The Jerk better than Apocalypse Now??
Posted: 5 years, 9 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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