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Added by Stehako on 18 Jul 2009 11:53
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Best Films of 1979

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People who added this item 236 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
10 (1979)
She's like a '10' - Tommy Callahan
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People who added this item 599 Average listal rating (392 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Champ (1979)
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People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 603 Average listal rating (378 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Hair (1979)
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People who added this item 155 Average listal rating (101 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 829 Average listal rating (579 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Warriors (1961)
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 147 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Norma Rae (1979)
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People who added this item 222 Average listal rating (129 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 440 Average listal rating (230 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
All That Jazz (1979)
Schneider does Fosse
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People who added this item 684 Average listal rating (466 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 373 Average listal rating (234 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.8
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 1919 Average listal rating (1257 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
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 420 Average listal rating (286 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Brood (1979)
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People who added this item 209 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Meatballs (1979)
Classic low-brow summer camp comedy with the great Bill Murray
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People who added this item 2582 Average listal rating (1689 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Life of Brian (1979)


Funny, yes, but perhaps the weakest of Monty Python's movies. Still, it has wisely reminded us to always look on the bright side of life.


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People who added this item 208 Average listal rating (127 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 665 Average listal rating (463 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 287 Average listal rating (185 ratings) 7.4 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 1668 Average listal rating (961 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Manhattan (1979)
Woody Allen classic

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People who added this item 1006 Average listal rating (689 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 254 Average listal rating (155 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 1164 Average listal rating (713 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 1464 Average listal rating (1005 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Rocky II (1979)


Solid follow-up to the classic. Nothing profound just fun entertainment.


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People who added this item 4691 Average listal rating (3302 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 647 Average listal rating (391 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Being There (1980)


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 677 Average listal rating (391 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 569 Average listal rating (374 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 3830 Average listal rating (2372 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4




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.

Also-Seen
Rated 4/10

Caligula
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
The Rose



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