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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 568 Average listal rating (359 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 58 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 586 Average listal rating (356 ratings) 7.3 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 761 Average listal rating (514 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 140 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Norma Rae (1979)
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People who added this item 208 Average listal rating (119 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 420 Average listal rating (212 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
All That Jazz (1979)
Schneider does Fosse
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People who added this item 197 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Meatballs (1979)
Classic low-brow comedy
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People who added this item 647 Average listal rating (422 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 361 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 1796 Average listal rating (1160 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 393 Average listal rating (262 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Brood (1979)
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People who added this item 2455 Average listal rating (1574 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 196 Average listal rating (117 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 618 Average listal rating (424 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 269 Average listal rating (165 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 1632 Average listal rating (918 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Manhattan (1979)
Woody Allen classic

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People who added this item 968 Average listal rating (653 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 230 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 1082 Average listal rating (645 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 1378 Average listal rating (920 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 4452 Average listal rating (3027 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 630 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 646 Average listal rating (369 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 545 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 3660 Average listal rating (2148 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: 7 years, 3 months ago at Jun 11 8:12
Stalker and Quadrophenia are pretty good, also.
Posted: 7 years, 3 months ago at Jun 11 17:10
How is The Jerk better than Apocalypse Now??
Posted: 7 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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