My Favorite Top 30 Movies of 1979by pardonemepaddre | created - 01 Jun 2017 | updated - 10 months ago | Public
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1. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Votes: 342,472 | Gross: $20.05M
2. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Votes: 121,442 | Gross: $106.26M
3. All That Jazz (1979)
R | 123 min | Drama, Music, Musical
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
Votes: 25,178 | Gross: $37.82M
5. The Silent Partner (1978)
R | 106 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller
A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.
6. Hair (1979)
PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.
Votes: 32,933 | Gross: $15.28M
7. Manhattan (1979)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Votes: 123,919 | Gross: $45.70M
8. The Black Stallion (1979)
G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »
11. Movie Movie (1978)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, World War I aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.
12. Cuba (1979)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller
A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train General Batista's Army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.
Votes: 2,288 | Gross: $0.53M
14. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 563,031 | Gross: $83.47M
15. Time After Time (1979)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period.
19. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.
Votes: 107,388 | Gross: $43.00M
20. The Great Train Robbery (1978)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Votes: 14,684 | Gross: $13.03M
21. And Justice for All (1979)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.
22. Hardcore (1979)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama
A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits.
23. Caligula (1979)
Unrated | 156 min | Adult, Drama, History
Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.
Votes: 31,848 | Gross: $23.44M
24. Winter Kills (1979)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
The Pickering Commission concluded that a lone gunman killed US President Kegan in 1960, in Philadelphia. 19 years later a dying man confesses to be the real shooter hired to kill him. Kegan's brother and filthy rich father investigate.
Votes: 1,939 | Gross: $1.08M
25. Luna (1979)
R | 142 min | Drama
While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.
26. A Little Romance (1979)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who go to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius, who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt... See full summary »
27. The Rose (1979)
R | 125 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.
Votes: 7,421 | Gross: $29.20M
28. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Horror
Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.
29. Yanks (1979)
R | 138 min | Drama, War
During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,954 | Gross: $3.93M