1978

by MarcoPolato | created - 08 Aug 2015 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

La mia personale classifica dell'anno cinematografico 1978

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1. The Brink's Job (1978)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates

Votes: 2,478 | Gross: $9.40M

2. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

86 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 291,505 | Gross: $48.98M

3. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, History

Peasant life in a feudal farm in rural Italy at the end of the 19th century.

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli, Antonio Ferrari

Votes: 4,837

4. The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, War

In 1944 France, a group of escaped American military prisoners en route to Switzerland volunteers to steal a Nazi V2 rocket warhead for the Allies.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson, Michael Pergolani

Votes: 8,463

5. La Cage aux Folles (1978)

R | 97 min | Comedy

Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try to conceal their lifestyle and their ownership ... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Rémi Laurent

Votes: 9,112 | Gross: $20.42M

6. A Wedding (1978)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

The daughter of a Louisville truck driver marries the scion of a very wealthy family, but reception at the family estate is boycotted by the invited guests.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Carol Burnett, Desi Arnaz Jr., Paul Dooley, Amy Stryker

Votes: 3,077

7. L'insegnante viene a casa (1978)

90 min | Comedy

Luisa De Dominicus is a Milanese piano teacher who moves to Lucca to be with the man she loves: Ferdinando 'Bonci' Marinotti, a city councilman campaigning for mayor on a platform of moral ... See full synopsis »

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Renzo Montagnani, Alvaro Vitali, Marco Gelardini

Votes: 265

8. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

R | 109 min | Comedy

79 Metascore

At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst

Votes: 106,784 | Gross: $0.20M

9. Where Are You Going on Holiday? (1978)

127 min | Comedy

Three episodes, three funny couples and many great italians actors.

Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Luciano Salce, Alberto Sordi | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Stefania Sandrelli, Pietro Brambilla, Clara Colosimo

Votes: 377

10. Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 1,918

11. The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music

78 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis

Votes: 7,682 | Gross: $14.36M

12. Big Wednesday (1978)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

54 Metascore

The lives of some California surfers from the early 1960s to the 1970s.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey, Patti D'Arbanville

Votes: 5,661

13. Heaven Can Wait (1978)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

72 Metascore

A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.

Directors: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry | Stars: Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie, Jack Warden

Votes: 17,307 | Gross: $81.64M

14. Loggerheads (1978)

94 min | Comedy

In Weimar Germany, twin brothers Hermann and Gustav find themselves on opposite extremes: Hermann is a loyal sympathizer of the emerging Nazi party and Gustav is an anarchist who prints and spreads anti-Nazi propaganda.

Directors: Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia | Stars: Adriano Celentano, Claudio Bigagli, François Bastien, Giuseppe Diamanti

Votes: 260

15. Ecce bombo (1978)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

An ironic peak into the life of a group of Italian university students in the 1970s.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Luisa Rossi, Lina Sastri, Piero Galletti

Votes: 1,847

16. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

In 1964, six teenagers from New Jersey run off to see The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) in the hope of meeting their idols. However, they don't have tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Marc McClure, Susan Kendall Newman

Votes: 4,037

17. Days of Heaven (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

Votes: 47,569

18. Amori miei (1978)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

Anna wants to improve her marriage to sculptor Marco but ends up having an affair with her new teacher Antonio as well. While performing a careful balancing act alternating between her two ... See full summary »

Director: Steno | Stars: Monica Vitti, Johnny Dorelli, Enrico Maria Salerno, Edwige Fenech

Votes: 89

19. The Schoolteacher Goes to Boys' High (1978)

86 min | Comedy

Edwige Fenech stars in this Italian sex-comedy as the new teacher in all-boys Catholic school. All of the boys desire for the chance to "learn" more about their new teacher, but only 1 student gets the opportunity.

Director: Mariano Laurenti | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Renzo Montagnani, Alvaro Vitali, Leo Colonna

Votes: 280

20. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 218,251 | Gross: $188.76M

21. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

80 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 151,102 | Gross: $134.22M

22. Per vivere meglio, divertitevi con noi (1978)

115 min | Comedy

A very close encounter - For having suffered the violence of seven Himalayan Sherpas the Countess Valentina Contarini, has fallen ill of "fallophobia". Healers a supposed extraterrestrial, ... See full summary »

Director: Flavio Mogherini | Stars: Monica Vitti, Renato Pozzetto, Johnny Dorelli, Catherine Spaak

Votes: 57

23. Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

65 Metascore

To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.

Directors: Blake Edwards, Art Leonardi | Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Dyan Cannon

Votes: 18,864

24. Uppercut (1978)

110 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

After his fishing boat is "periscoped", ex US footballer Bulldozer docks in an Italian port, where local criminals and American soldiers fight each other. Locals discover Bulldozer's talents and challenge the Yanks to a football game.

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Bud Spencer, Raimund Harmstorf, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Nando Paone

Votes: 4,532

25. Quando c'era lui... caro lei! (1978)

94 min | Comedy

Three friends remember the good old times of fascist Italy, when "He" (dictator Mussolini) ruled the country.

Director: Giancarlo Santi | Stars: Paolo Villaggio, Hugo Pratt, Gianni Cavina, Maria Grazia Buccella

Votes: 70

26. Saxophone (1978)

89 min | Comedy

A young busker goes around in Milan with his saxophone, whereby he always plays the same tune and he experiences surrealistic adventures throughout the big city. Meanwhile, a wealthy woman from the local "jet set" falls in love with him.

Director: Renato Pozzetto | Stars: Renato Pozzetto, Mariangela Melato, Teo Teocoli, Cochi Ponzoni

Votes: 78

27. Professor Kranz tedesco di Germania (1978)

113 min | Comedy

The story of a German scientist/stage magician eking out a miserly life in Rio de Janeiro's favelas until getting involved in an improbable kidnapping and ransom plot.

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Paolo Villaggio, José Wilker, Vittoria Chamas, Maria Rosa

Votes: 94



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