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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 237 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.1
10 (1979)
She's like a '10' - Tommy Callahan
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People who added this item 602 Average listal rating (393 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Champ (1979)
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 611 Average listal rating (383 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Hair (1979)
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People who added this item 159 Average listal rating (104 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 846 Average listal rating (589 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 149 Average listal rating (82 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 448 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Schneider does Fosse
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People who added this item 692 Average listal rating (468 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 377 Average listal rating (235 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 1939 Average listal rating (1272 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 426 Average listal rating (288 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Brood (1979)
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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (139 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 2603 Average listal rating (1709 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 212 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
If you don't like Italians you will love this movie
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People who added this item 674 Average listal rating (471 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 299 Average listal rating (191 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 1672 Average listal rating (965 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Woody Allen classic

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People who added this item 1013 Average listal rating (694 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 255 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 1182 Average listal rating (726 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 1483 Average listal rating (1019 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 4734 Average listal rating (3336 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 654 Average listal rating (395 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 680 Average listal rating (394 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 574 Average listal rating (379 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1


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 3875 Average listal rating (2408 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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