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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 557 Average listal rating (354 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Champ (1979)
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 575 Average listal rating (353 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Hair (1979)
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People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.1 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 730 Average listal rating (501 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 134 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Norma Rae (1979)
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People who added this item 202 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 7.1 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 404 Average listal rating (203 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
All That Jazz (1979)
Schneider does Fosse
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People who added this item 192 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Meatballs (1979)
Classic low-brow comedy
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People who added this item 632 Average listal rating (411 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 357 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 1724 Average listal rating (1115 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 386 Average listal rating (258 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Brood (1979)
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People who added this item 2406 Average listal rating (1549 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 187 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 606 Average listal rating (415 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 266 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 1596 Average listal rating (901 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Manhattan (1979)
Woody Allen classic

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People who added this item 940 Average listal rating (633 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 225 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 1049 Average listal rating (624 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 1325 Average listal rating (883 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 4287 Average listal rating (2912 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 614 Average listal rating (364 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 638 Average listal rating (364 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 533 Average listal rating (348 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 3564 Average listal rating (2093 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, 5 months ago at Jun 11 8:12
Stalker and Quadrophenia are pretty good, also.
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Jun 11 17:10
How is The Jerk better than Apocalypse Now??
Posted: 6 years, 3 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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