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Best Films of 1979

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She's like a '10' - Tommy Callahan
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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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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 141 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
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A great The Who soundtrack but the story is tough to get into.
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Schneider does Fosse
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People who added this item 198 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Classic low-brow comedy
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Like the TV show, but bigger... and slightly better.
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People who added this item 361 Average listal rating (221 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.8
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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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 394 Average listal rating (270 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
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Funny, yes, but perhaps the weakest of Monty Python's movies
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If you don't like Italians you will love this movie
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Bond in space! Can it get any better than this?
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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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Woody Allen classic

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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 231 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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classic performances in this classic example of a movie benefiting from its time.
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Solid follow-up to the classic. Nothing profound just fun entertainment.


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

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One of my favorite comedies of all time. Very re-watchable.
'I'm in the phonebook! I'm somebody!"
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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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Caligula
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The Rose



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Posted: 8 years, 3 months ago at Jun 11 8:12
Stalker and Quadrophenia are pretty good, also.
Posted: 8 years, 3 months ago at Jun 11 17:10
How is The Jerk better than Apocalypse Now??
Posted: 8 years 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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