Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1978: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey

Fasten your seatbelts, folks! We’re about to take a cinematic time machine back to 1978, a year that gifted us with an unforgettable array of silver screen gems. From heart-stopping thrillers to tear-jerking dramas, from side-splitting comedies to out-of-this-world sci-fi epics, 1978 had it all. So, dust off your bell-bottoms, crank up the Bee Gees on your 8-track, and prepare to revisit the year that brought us some of the most iconic films in history. Whether you’re a movie buff, a nostalgia junkie, or just curious about what made the 70s so groovy, our list of the “Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1978” is sure to entertain and enlighten. So, without further ado, let’s rewind the reel and dive into a year of cinema that truly rocked our world.
Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Release Date: 1978-10-08

Genres: Drama

“Autumn Sonata” is a powerful drama released in 1978, starring Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann. The film tells the story of Charlotte Andergast, a renowned pianist who reunites with her daughter Eva after a long absence. Their troubled relationship is explored over an emotional night, where they confront the wounds of the past. As the night unfolds, Charlotte is shocked to discover that her mentally impaired daughter, Helena, is now living with Eva. With a stellar cast and a gripping storyline, this movie is a must-watch for fans of intense family dramas.

Cast: Ingrid Bergman (Charlotte Andergast) , Liv Ullmann (Eva) , Lena Nyman (Helena) , Halvar Björk (Viktor) , Marianne Aminoff (Charlotte’s Private Secretary) , Arne Bang-Hansen (Uncle Otto) , Gunnar Björnstrand (Paul) , Erland Josephson (Josef) , Linn Ullmann (Young Eva) , Georg Løkkeberg (Leonardo) , Mimi Pollak (Piano Instructor) , Eva von Hanno (Nurse (uncredited)) , Knut Wigert (Professor (uncredited))

Directors: Ingmar Bergman

Writers: Ingmar Bergman

Tags: loss of loved one, marriage, pianist, invalid, mother daughter reunion, mother daughter relationship

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter

Release Date: 1978-03-09

Genres: Drama, War

“The Deer Hunter” is a gripping movie released in 1978 that follows a group of working-class friends who enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War. Expecting a noble adventure, they are instead thrown into a chaotic and hellish experience. The film explores the profound changes that occur within the characters, particularly Steven, who married his pregnant girlfriend before leaving, and Michael and Nick, who both loved the same woman. With an incredible cast including Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep, this movie is a must-watch for its powerful portrayal of the impact of war on individuals.

Cast: Robert De Niro (Michael Vronsky) , Christopher Walken (Nikanor “Nick” Chevotarevich) , John Cazale (Stan) , John Savage (Steven Pushkov) , Meryl Streep (Linda) , George Dzundza (John) , Rutanya Alda (Angela) , Pierre Segui (Julien) , Amy Wright (Bridesmaid) , Richard Kuss (Linda’s Father) , Joe Grifasi (Bandleader) , Dennis Watlington (Cab Driver) , Shirley Stoler (Steven’s Mother) , Chuck Aspegren (Axel) , Mary Ann Haenel (Stan’s Girl) , Mady Kaplan (Axel’s Girl) , Paul D’Amato (Sergeant) , Christopher Colombi Jr. (Wedding Man) , Victoria Karnafel (Sad Looking Girl) , Jack Scardino (Cold Old Man) , Joe Strnad (Bingo Caller) , Helen Tomko (Helen) , Charlene Darrow (Red Head) , Jane-Colette Disko (Girl Checker) , Michael Wollet (Stock Boy)

Directors: Michael Cimino

Writers: Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino

Tags: suicide, vietnam veteran, post-traumatic stress disorder, pennsylvania, usa, small town, vietnam, saigon, friends, russian roulette, escape, wedding, deer hunting, steel worker, anti war, revolver, drunkenness, viet cong, romantic triangle, prisoner of war camp, slavic american



Release Date: 1978-10-24

Genres: Horror, Thriller

“Halloween” is a classic horror film from 1978 that made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year. Starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis, the movie follows the chilling story of Michael Myers, who escapes from a mental hospital after fifteen years and returns to his hometown to continue his killing spree. With a suspenseful plot set in the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois, this movie is a must-watch for horror enthusiasts.

Cast: Donald Pleasence (Dr. Sam Loomis) , Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode) , P.J. Soles (Lynda Van Der Klok) , Nancy Kyes (Annie Brackett) , Charles Cyphers (Sheriff Leigh Brackett) , Kyle Richards (Lindsey Wallace) , Brian Andrews (Tommy Doyle) , John Michael Graham (Bob Simms) , Nancy Stephens (Marion Chambers) , Arthur Malet (Graveyard Keeper) , Mickey Yablans (Richie) , Brent Le Page (Lonnie) , Adam Hollander (Keith) , Robert Phalen (Dr. Wynn) , Tony Moran (Michael Myers (age 21)) , Will Sandin (Michael Myers (age 6)) , Sandy Johnson (Judith Myers) , David Kyle (Boyfriend) , Peter Griffith (Laurie’s Father) , Nick Castle (The Shape) , Barry Bernardi (Dead Mechanic (uncredited)) , Joseph Cornelius (Classmate (uncredited)) , George O’Hanlon Jr. (Mr. Peter Myers (uncredited)) , Darla Rae (Student (uncredited)) , Gwen Van Dam (Sanitarium Nurse (uncredited))

Directors: John Carpenter

Writers: Debra Hill, John Carpenter

Tags: mask, babysitter, halloween, police, stalking, serial killer, marijuana, maniac, killing spree, family, evil, psychotic, escaped killer

Midnight Express

Midnight Express

Release Date: 1978-08-31

Genres: Drama, Crime

“Midnight Express” is a gripping 1978 movie based on a true story. It follows Billy Hayes, a young man who gets caught smuggling drugs in Turkey and is sentenced to over 30 years in prison. With intense performances by Brad Davis and John Hurt, this film explores Hayes’ desperate attempts for freedom, whether through legal appeals or a daring escape known as the “Midnight Express.”

Cast: Brad Davis (Billy Hayes) , Irene Miracle (Susan) , Bo Hopkins (Tex) , Paolo Bonacelli (Rifki) , Paul L. Smith (Hamidou) , Randy Quaid (Jimmy Booth) , Norbert Weisser (Erich) , John Hurt (Max) , Mike Kellin (Mr. Hayes) , Franco Diogene (Yesil) , Michael Ensign (Stanley Daniels) , Gigi Ballista (Chief Judge) , Kevork Malikyan (Prosecutor) , Peter Jeffrey (Ahmet) , Joe Zammit Cordina (Airport Customs Officer) , Yashaw Adem (Airport Police Chief) , Raad Rawi (Airport Security Chief) , Tony Boyd (Aslan) , Zannino (Police Detective) , Mihalis Giannatos (Court Translator) , Vic Tablian (Star) , Ahmed El Shenawi (Negdir)

Directors: Alan Parker

Writers: Oliver Stone, William Hoffer, Billy Hayes

Tags: prison, airport, 1970s, drug smuggling, attempt to escape, court, based on true story, escape, lawyer, torture, hashish, brutality, masturbation, istanbul, turkey

Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven

Release Date: 1978-09-13

Genres: Drama, Romance

“Days of Heaven” is a captivating drama set in 1916, where a steel worker from Chicago accidentally commits a crime and escapes to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister. They find themselves working in the wheat fields of a stern farmer, leading to a series of events that unfold against the backdrop of stunning landscapes. Starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, and Sam Shepard, this critically acclaimed movie was one of the best voted films of 1978.

Cast: Richard Gere (Bill) , Brooke Adams (Abby) , Sam Shepard (The Farmer) , Linda Manz (Linda) , Robert J. Wilke (The Farm Foreman) , Jackie Shultis (Linda’s Friend) , Stuart Margolin (Mill Foreman) , Timothy Scott (Harvest Hand) , Gene Bell (Dancer) , Doug Kershaw (Fiddler) , Richard Libertini (Vaudeville Leader) , Frenchie Lemond (Vaudeville Wrestler) , Sahbra Markus (Vaudeville Dancer) , Bob Wilson (Accountant) , Muriel Jolliffe (Headmistress) , John Wilkinson (Preacher) , King Cole (Farm Worker) , Terrence Malick (Mill Worker (uncredited))

Directors: Terrence Malick

Writers: Terrence Malick

Tags: love triangle, chicago, illinois, husband wife relationship, texas, field, farm, marriage, love, poverty, class differences, farmer, jealous husband, harvest

Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead

Release Date: 1978-09-02

Genres: Horror

“Dawn of the Dead” is a thrilling horror movie released in 1978. Set in the midst of a zombie outbreak, the film follows two SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his girlfriend as they take shelter in a secluded shopping mall. With a talented cast including David Emge, Ken Foree, and Gaylen Ross, this movie is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!”

Cast: David Emge (Stephen “Flyboy” Andrews) , Ken Foree (Peter Washington) , Scott H. Reiniger (Roger “Trooper” DeMarco) , Gaylen Ross (Francine “Fran” Parker) , David Crawford (Dr. James Foster) , David Early (Sidney Berman) , Richard France (Dr. Milliard Rausch) , Howard Smith (TV Commentator) , Daniel Dietrich (Dan Givens) , Fred Baker (Police Commander) , James A. Baffico (Wooley) , Rod Stouffer (Roy Tucker) , Jese Del Gre (Old Priest) , Clayton McKinnon (Officer in Project Apt.) , John Rice (Officer in Project Apt.) , Ted Bank (Officer at Police Dock) , Randy Kovitz (Officer at Police Dock) , Patrick McCloskey (Officer at Police Dock) , Joseph Pilato (Officer at Police Dock) , Pasquale Buba (Motorcycle Raider) , Tony Buba (Motorcycle Raider) , Tom Savini (Motorcycle Raider) , Larry Vaira (Motorcycle Raider) , Marty Schiff (Motorcycle Raider) , Taso N. Stavrakis (Motorcycle Raider)

Directors: George A. Romero

Writers: George A. Romero, Dario Argento

Tags: helicopter, materialism, machete, bite, chaos, martial law, state of emergency, infection, army, shopping mall, biker, truck, gore, zombie, motorcycle gang, exploding head, cult film, mall, tv production, zombie apocalypse, pittsburgh, pennsylvania

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

Release Date: 1978-02-02

Genres: Action, Adventure

“The 36th Chamber of Shaolin” is a martial arts film released on February 2, 1978. Set during the anti-Ching movement, the movie follows Lui, who escapes a brutal Manchu attack and dedicates himself to learning martial arts for revenge. Starring Gordon Liu Chia-hui, Lo Lieh, and John Cheung Ng-Long, this action-packed film showcases Lui’s journey as he trains in the Shaolin temple’s 36 chambers to become a formidable warrior.

Cast: Gordon Liu Chia-hui (Liu Yu-De / Monk San Ta) , Lo Lieh (General Tien Ta) , John Cheung Ng-Long (Lord Cheng) , Wilson Tong (Lord Tang San-yao) , Wa Lun (Liu Yu-De’s Classmate) , Hon Kwok-Choi (Lin Zhen) , Lau Kar-Wing (General Yin) , Wai Wang (Teacher Ho) , Chan Sze-Kai (Yien Pin) , Wong Ching-Ho (Liu Yu-De’s Father) , Woo Wang-Daat (Shaolin Abbot) , Lee Hoi-Sang (Shaolin Justice Officer) , Hao Li-Jen (Abbot in Charge of Top Chamber) , Shum Lo (Abbot in Charge of Dining Hall) , Chan Shen (Abbot in Charge of Wrist Chamber) , Chiang Nan (Abbot in Charge of Eye Chamber) , Wang Han-Chen (Abbot in Charge of Leg Chamber) , Norman Chui (Lu Ah-Cai) , Gam Tin-Chue (Magistrate / Townsfolk) , Keung Hon (Abbot in Charge of Cleanliness) , Yuen Siu-Tien (Abbot in Charge of Boxing Chamber) , Wong Yu (Miller Six) , Hsiao Ho (Shaolin Monk) , Ting Tung (Soldier) , Szu-Chia Chen (Chen Yen-ping)

Directors: Lau Kar-leung

Writers: Ni Kuang

Tags: martial arts, kung fu, government, shaolin, kammer, shaolin kung fu, teachers and students



Release Date: 1978-07-07

Genres: Romance, Comedy

“Grease” is a beloved 1978 movie that tells the story of Sandy and Danny, two young lovers who meet during summer break. When they unexpectedly find themselves attending the same high school, they must navigate the challenges of rekindling their romance amidst their quirky group of friends. Starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, this iconic film captures the essence of teenage love and friendship in a fun and entertaining way.

Cast: John Travolta (Danny Zuko) , Olivia Newton-John (Sandy Olsson) , Stockard Channing (Betty Rizzo) , Jeff Conaway (Kenickie) , Barry Pearl (Doody) , Michael Tucci (Sonny) , Kelly Ward (Putzie) , Didi Conn (Frenchy) , Jamie Donnelly (Jan) , Dinah Manoff (Marty Maraschino) , Eve Arden (Principal McGee) , Frankie Avalon (Teen Angel) , Joan Blondell (Vi) , Edd Byrnes (Vince Fontaine) , Sid Caesar (Coach Calhoun) , Alice Ghostley (Mrs. Murdock) , Dody Goodman (Blanche) , Susan Buckner (Patty Simcox) , Lorenzo Lamas (Tom Chisum) , Fannie Flagg (Nurse Wilkins) , Dick Patterson (Mr. Rudie) , Eddie Deezen (Eugene Felnic) , Darrell Zwerling (Mr. Lynch) , Ellen Travolta (Waitress) , Annette Charles (Cha Cha DiGregorio)

Directors: Randal Kleiser

Writers: Bronte Woodard, Allan Carr, Warren Casey, Jim Jacobs

Tags: california, flying car, street gang, jealousy, cheerleader, carnival, musical, australia, high school, rivalry, dance competition, based on play or musical, high school graduation, high school friends, tv show in film, gossip, makeover, clique, nostalgic, greaser, school dance, animated credits, pep rally, wrong side of the tracks, mooning, opposites attract, letterman jacket, girl gang, track and field, summer romance, 1950s, sweethearts, street racing, west side story, goody two shoes, rival gang, going steady, two-faced, good girl bad boy, music movie

Drunken Master

Drunken Master

Release Date: 1978-10-05

Genres: Action, Comedy

“Drunken Master” is a 1978 martial arts film starring Jackie Chan, Yuen Siu-Tien, and Hwang Jang-Lee. Set in 1978, the movie follows a mischievous young man who is sent to train under a brutal old beggar. As he learns the secret of the Drunken Fist, he embarks on an action-packed journey filled with thrilling fights and Jackie Chan’s signature stunts. Released on October 5, 1978, this movie was among the 20 best voted films of that year.

Cast: Jackie Chan (Wong Fei-Hung) , Yuen Siu-Tien (Beggar So) , Hwang Jang-Lee (Yim Tit-sam) , Lam Kau (Wong Kei-Ying) , Linda Lin Ying (Fei-Hung’s Aunt) , Dean Shek (Professor Kai-Hsien) , Chiang Kam (Da Kuai-Dai) , Max Lee Chiu-Chun (Ying’s Student) , Yuen Shun-Yi (Chen Kuo-Wei) , Fung Ging-Man (Li Wan-Hao) , Tino Wong (Jerry Li) , San Kuai (Iron Head Rat) , Hsu Hsia (King of Sticks Hsu Ching Tien) , Lee Chun-Wa (Gorilla) , Tong Ching (Hung’s cousin) , Huang Ha (Master Chao) , Brandy Yuen Jan-Yeung (Ying’s student) , Hoh Tin-Shing (Ying’s student) , Lam Tit-Ching (Restaurant boss’s son) , Wong Chi-Ming (Buck-Toothed Waiter) , Tam Bo (Waiter) , Law Keung (Waiter) , Yuen Woo-ping (Man with Bucket of Greens)

Directors: Yuen Woo-ping

Writers: Yuen Woo-ping, Ng See-Yuen, Lung Hsiao

Tags: kung fu, trainer, sake, uncle, dojo, master, drunken master, drunken boxing

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow

Release Date: 1978-03-01

Genres: Action, Comedy

“Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow” is a 1978 martial arts film starring Jackie Chan, Yuen Siu-Tien, and Hwang Jang-Lee. Set in a world where a young orphan is constantly mistreated, the story takes a thrilling turn when he befriends an old man who happens to be the last master of the snake fist fighting style. As Jackie becomes the old man’s student, he finds himself entangled in an epic battle against the master of the eagle’s claw style, who is determined to wipe out the snake fist clan. Released on March 1, 1978, this action-packed movie is a must-watch for martial arts enthusiasts.

Cast: Jackie Chan (Chien Fu) , Yuen Siu-Tien (Beggar, Pai Chang Tien) , Hwang Jang-Lee (Master Shang Kuan Yin) , Dean Shek (Teacher Li) , Roy Horan (Priest) , Fung Hak-On (Master Chao Chi-Chih) , Yao Lin Chen (Master Hung) , Tino Wong (Three Provinces Champ) , Peter Chan Lung (Teacher Lian) , Hsu Hsia (Su Chen) , Fung Ging-Man (Teacher Chui) , Chiang Kam (Tao Kuei)

Directors: Yuen Woo-ping

Writers: Yuen Woo-ping, Ng See-Yuen, Chi Yuan Hsi, Huo An Hsi, Clifford Choi Gai-Gwong, Siao Lung

Tags: martial arts, beggar

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Release Date: 1978-12-20

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” is a thrilling sci-fi movie released on December 20, 1978. Starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Art Hindle, Lelia Goldoni, Kevin McCarthy, Don Siegel, and Tom Luddy, the film follows Matthew Bennell as he discovers that his friends and their close relatives are being replaced by mysterious invaders. As the tension rises and the number of replacements grows, Bennell and his friends must find a way to escape or face the same fate.

Cast: Donald Sutherland (Matthew Bennell) , Brooke Adams (Elizabeth Driscoll) , Leonard Nimoy (Dr. David Kibner) , Jeff Goldblum (Jack Bellicec) , Veronica Cartwright (Nancy Bellicec) , Art Hindle (Dr. Geoffrey Howell) , Lelia Goldoni (Katherine Hendley) , Kevin McCarthy (Running Man) , Don Siegel (Taxi Driver) , Tom Luddy (Ted Hendley) , Stan Ritchie (Stan) , David Fisher (Mr. Gianni) , Tom Dahlgren (Detective) , Garry Goodrow (Dr. Boccardo) , Jerry Walter (Restaurant Owner) , Maurice Argent (Chef) , Sam Conti (Street Barker) , Wood Moy (Mr. Tong) , R. Wong (Mrs. Tong) , Rose Kaufman (Outraged Woman) , Joe Bellan (Harry) , Sam Hiona (Policeman #1) , Lee McVeigh (Policeman #2) , Al Nalbandian (Rodent Man) , Lee Mines (School Teacher)

Directors: Philip Kaufman

Writers: W.D. Richter, Jack Finney

Tags: san francisco, california, based on novel or book, 1970s, psychoanalysis, remake, alien, apocalypse, alien invasion, alien infection, epidemic, biologist, doppelgänger

The Driver

The Driver

Release Date: 1978-06-08

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

“The Driver” is a thrilling crime film from 1978 that revolves around a talented getaway driver who has never been caught. When a determined detective sets out to apprehend him, the Driver seeks assistance from a cunning individual known as The Player. Starring Ryan O’Neal, Bruce Dern, and Isabelle Adjani, this action-packed movie will keep you on the edge of your seat as the cat-and-mouse chase unfolds.

Cast: Ryan O’Neal (The Driver) , Bruce Dern (The Detective) , Isabelle Adjani (The Player) , Ronee Blakley (The Connection) , Matt Clark (Red Plainclothesman) , Felice Orlandi (Gold Plainclothesman) , Joseph Walsh (Glasses) , Rudy Ramos (Teeth) , Denny Macko (Exchange Man) , Frank Bruno (The Kid) , Will Walker (Fingers) , Sandy Brown Wyeth (Split) , Tara King (Frizzy) , Richard Carey (Floorman) , Fidel Corona (Card Player) , Victor Gilmour (Boardman) , Nick Dimitri (Blue Mask) , Bob Minor (Green Mask) , Angelo Lamonea (Patron) , Patrick Burns (Patron) , Karen Kleiman (Patron) , Thomas Myers (Passenger) , Bill McConnell (Passenger) , Peter Jason (Commuter) , William Hasley (Commuter)

Directors: Walter Hill

Writers: Walter Hill

Tags: gambling, casino, robbery, detective, card game, anti hero, witness, heist, bag of money, los angeles, california, criminal, cult film, getaway driver, set up, neo-noir, train station, bar, car chase

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

Release Date: 1978-09-29

Genres: Mystery

“Death on the Nile” is a thrilling murder mystery set in 1978. Join the brilliant detective Hercule Poirot, played by Peter Ustinov, as he embarks on a luxurious cruise down the Nile. When a newlywed heiress is found dead on board, Poirot must race against time to uncover the killer’s identity before the ship reaches its final destination. With a star-studded cast including Jane Birkin, Lois Chiles, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, and Angela Lansbury, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Cast: Peter Ustinov (Hercule Poirot) , Jane Birkin (Louise Bourget) , Lois Chiles (Linnet Ridgeway Doyle) , Bette Davis (Marie Van Schuyler) , Mia Farrow (Jacqueline de Bellefort) , Jon Finch (James Ferguson) , Olivia Hussey (Rosalie Otterbourne) , I.S. Johar (Mr. Choudhury) , George Kennedy (Andrew Pennington) , Angela Lansbury (Salome Otterbourne) , Simon MacCorkindale (Simon Doyle) , David Niven (Colonel Race) , Maggie Smith (Miss Bowers) , Jack Warden (Ludwig Bessner) , Harry Andrews (Barnstaple) , Sam Wanamaker (Rockford) , Celia Imrie (Maid (uncredited)) , Saeed Jaffrey (Servant (uncredited)) , Barbara Hicks (Schoolteacher (uncredited))

Directors: John Guillermin

Writers: Anthony Shaffer, Agatha Christie

Tags: based on novel or book, egypt, paddleboat, pyramid, cruise, nile, sphinx, murder, whodunit, cobra, shipboard, murder mystery, 1930s



“Superman” is a classic 1978 movie that tells the story of Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter at the Daily Planet who secretly possesses superhuman powers. When the villainous Lex Luthor threatens to take over the world, Clark must embrace his alter-ego as Superman to save the day. Starring Christopher Reeve as the iconic superhero, alongside Margot Kidder as Lois Lane and Gene Hackman as the nefarious Lex Luthor, this film is a must-watch for any fan of action-packed superhero adventures.

Cast: Christopher Reeve (Clark Kent / Superman) , Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) , Gene Hackman (Lex Luthor) , Jackie Cooper (Perry White) , Ned Beatty (Otis) , Glenn Ford (Pa Kent) , Phyllis Thaxter (Ma Kent) , Jack O’Halloran (Non) , Valerie Perrine (Eve Teschmacher) , Marlon Brando (Jor-El) , Maria Schell (Vond-Ah) , Terence Stamp (General Zod) , Susannah York (Lara) , Jeff East (Young Clark Kent) , Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen) , Sarah Douglas (Ursa) , Diane Sherry Case (Lana Lang) , Trevor Howard (1st Elder (uncredited)) , Harry Andrews (2nd Elder (uncredited)) , Vass Anderson (3rd Elder (uncredited)) , John Hollis (4th Elder (uncredited)) , James Garbutt (5th Elder (uncredited)) , Michael Gover (6th Elder (uncredited)) , David Neal (7th Elder (uncredited)) , William Russell (8th Elder (uncredited))

Directors: Richard Donner

Writers: Mario Puzo, Tom Mankiewicz, David Newman, Robert Benton, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Leslie Newman

Tags: saving the world, journalist, crime fighter, secret identity, nuclear missile, galaxy, superhero, based on comic, destruction of planet, criminal, sabotage, super power, north pole, midwest, newspaper office, superhuman strength, aftercreditsstinger, save the day, evil genius, rural life

Animal House

Animal House

Release Date: 1978-07-27

Genres: Comedy

“Animal House” is a hilarious comedy set in a 1962 college, where the strict Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to kick out the rowdy Delta Tau Chi Fraternity. But these troublemakers have other plans in mind, leading to a series of outrageous and unforgettable antics. Starring John Belushi and Tim Matheson, this classic film from 1978 is a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh.

Cast: John Belushi (John “Bluto” Blutarski) , Tim Matheson (Eric “Otter” Stratton) , John Vernon (Dean Vernon Wormer) , Verna Bloom (Marion Wormer) , Tom Hulce (Larry “Pinto” Kroger) , Cesare Danova (Mayor Carmine DePasto) , Peter Riegert (Donald “Boon” Schoenstein) , Mary Louise Weller (Mandy Pepperidge) , Stephen Furst (Kent “Flounder” Dorfman) , James Widdoes (Robert Hoover) , Bruce McGill (Daniel Simpson Day) , Mark Metcalf (Doug Neidermeyer) , DeWayne Jessie (Otis Day) , Karen Allen (Katy) , James Daughton (Greg Marmalard) , Martha Smith (Barbara Sue “Babs” Jansen) , Sarah Holcomb (Clorette DePasto) , Lisa Baur (Shelly) , Kevin Bacon (Chip Diller) , Donald Sutherland (Dave Jennings) , Douglas Kenney (Stork) , Chris Miller (Hardbar) , Bruce Bonnheim (B.B.) , Joshua Daniel (Mothball) , Sunny Johnson (Otter’s Co-Ed)

Directors: John Landis

Writers: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller

Tags: college, fraternity, dean, fraternity house, national lampoon’s, probation, 1960s, college freshman, anarchic comedy

Pretty Baby

Pretty Baby

Release Date: 1978-04-05

Genres: Drama

“Pretty Baby” is a thought-provoking drama set in 1978 that tells the story of Violet, a 12-year-old girl whose life takes an unexpected turn when her mother, a New Orleans prostitute, introduces her to a photographer named Bellocq. As Violet navigates the harsh realities of her new world, she becomes determined to reunite with Bellocq, leading to a poignant exploration of innocence, love, and the sacrifices one must make. Starring Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, and Susan Sarandon, this captivating film delves into the complexities of relationships and the consequences of choices made in a vibrant and captivating setting.

Cast: Brooke Shields (Violet) , Keith Carradine (Bellocq) , Susan Sarandon (Hattie) , Frances Faye (Nell) , Antonio Fargas (Professor) , Matthew Anton (Red Top) , Diana Scarwid (Frieda) , Barbara Steele (Josephine) , Gerrit Graham (Highpockets) , Don Hood (Alfred Fuller) , Seret Scott (Flora) , Cheryl Markowitz (Gussie) , Susan Manskey (Fanny) , Laura Zimmerman (Agnes) , Miz Mary (Odette) , Mae Mercer (Mama Mosebery) , Pat Perkins (Ola Mae) , Von Eric Thomas (Nonny) , Sasha Holliday (Justine) , Lisa Shames (Antonia) , Henry Braden (Harry) , Patrick M. Burke (Fanny’s Customer) , C.C. Courtney (Naval Officer) , Joe Catalanotto (Hattie’s Customer) , Philip H. Sizeler (Senator)

Directors: Louis Malle

Writers: Louis Malle, Polly Platt

Tags: prostitute, photographer, brothel, virgin, new orleans, louisiana, photography, young prostitute, loss of virginity, brothel madam, 1910s, child prostitution

Odds and Evens

Odds and Evens

Release Date: 1978-10-28

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Action

“Odds and Evens” is a hilarious 1978 movie starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. It follows a clumsy government agent who enlists the help of a knowledgeable trucker to take down an illegal operation in Florida. With a mix of comedy and action, this film is a must-watch for fans of Hill and Spencer’s dynamic duo.

Cast: Terence Hill (Johnny Firpo) , Bud Spencer (Charlie Firpo) , Luciano Catenacci (Paragoulis the Greek) , Marisa Laurito (Sister Susanna) , Kim McKay (Pupa) , Salvatore Borgese (Nynfus) , Jerry Lester (Mike Firpo) , Woody Woodbury (Admiral O’Connor) , Carlo Reali (Marine Officer) , Riccardo Pizzuti (Mancino) , Giancarlo Bastianoni (Verdone) , Enzo Maggio (Tappo) , Giovanni Cianfriglia (Gangster at Car Race) , Claudio Ruffini (Pinky) , Sergio Smacchi (Smilzo) , Salvatore Basile (Gangster with Cigar) , Antonio Verzura (Gangster) , Jack McDermott (Lt. o’connor) , Massimo Ciprari (Man in Pool Billard Pub (uncredited)) , Bobby Gale (Pedro (uncredited)) , Giuseppe Pedersoli (Naval officer (uncredited)) , Mimmo Poli (Shop Owner (uncredited)) , Liana Tabacchino (Woman in the billiard pub (uncredited))

Directors: Sergio Corbucci

Writers: Sergio Corbucci, Mario Amendola, Sabatino Ciuffini, Bruno Corbucci

Tags: casino, florida, intelligence, gangster, navy



Release Date: 1978-08-02

Genres: Drama

“Interiors” is a captivating drama released in 1978 that delves into the complex dynamics of a family in turmoil. When Eve’s husband leaves her, their three daughters struggle to navigate their own emotional struggles while trying to support their shattered mother. With a stellar cast including Geraldine Page, Diane Keaton, and Sam Waterston, this thought-provoking film explores themes of jealousy, insecurity, and the consequences of unexpected decisions.

Cast: Geraldine Page (Eve) , Kristin Griffith (Flyn) , Mary Beth Hurt (Joey) , Richard Jordan (Frederick) , Diane Keaton (Renata) , E.G. Marshall (Arthur) , Maureen Stapleton (Pearl) , Sam Waterston (Mike) , Missy Hope (Young Joey) , Kerry Duffy (Young Renata) , Nancy Collins (Young Flyn) , Penny Gaston (Young Eve) , Roger Morden (Young Arthur) , Henderson Forsythe (Judge Bartel)

Directors: Woody Allen

Writers: Woody Allen

Tags: ocean, depression, beach, suicide attempt, funeral, poet, white rose, family relationships, divorce, nervous breakdown, beach house, interior decorator, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship

They Called Him Bulldozer

They Called Him Bulldozer

Release Date: 1978-09-15

Genres: Action, Comedy

“They Called Him Bulldozer” is a 1978 movie starring Bud Spencer and Raimund Harmstorf. It tells the story of a former football star turned fisherman who is asked to train a group of street-people for a football match against the local Army base. With his boat damaged by a submarine and no work, he agrees to take on the challenge.

Cast: Bud Spencer (Bulldozer) , Raimund Harmstorf (Sergeant Kempfer) , Ottaviano Dell’Acqua (Gerry) , Nando Paone (Ghigo) , Enzo Santaniello (Red-haired boy) , Marco Stefanelli (Tony) , Giovanni Vettorazzo (Spitz) , Reinhard Kolldehoff (Colonel Martin) , Joe Bugner (Alberto Sarticoli ‘Orso’) , Luigi Bonos (Meccanico) , Renato Chiantoni (Ozgur) , Piero Del Papa (Haircutter) , Totò Mignone (Father of Tony) , Mike Morris (one in the gambling den) , Gigi Reder (Curatolo) , Artemio Antonini (Osvaldo’s Thug #1 (uncredited)) , Fortunato Arena (Osvaldo’s Thug #2 (uncredited)) , Giancarlo Bastianoni (Orso’s Henchman #1 (uncredited)) , Omero Capanna (Croupier (uncredited)) , Giovanni Cianfriglia (Soldier #4 (uncredited)) , Roberto Dell’Acqua (Odd Gambler (uncredited)) , Nello Pazzafini (Gambler (uncredited)) , Riccardo Petrazzi (Gambler (uncredited)) , Osiride Pevarello (Waiter (uncredited)) , Riccardo Pizzuti (Soldier #1 (uncredited))

Directors: Michele Lupo

Writers: Rainer Brandt, Marcello Fondato, Francesco Scardamaglia

Tags: italy, american football, boat, fisherman, sports, military spoof, soldier, brawl



“Coma” is a thrilling medical mystery that takes place in 1978. Starring Geneviève Bujold and Michael Douglas, the movie follows a young doctor who uncovers a disturbing secret at her hospital. As seemingly healthy patients mysteriously fall into comas after routine surgeries, she suspects a hidden agenda and sets out to uncover the truth. With a stellar cast and a gripping storyline, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Geneviève Bujold (Dr. Susan Wheeler) , Michael Douglas (Dr. Mark Bellows) , Elizabeth Ashley (Mrs. Emerson) , Rip Torn (Dr. George) , Richard Widmark (Dr. Harris) , Lois Chiles (Nancy Greenly) , Hari Rhodes (Dr. Morelind) , Richard Doyle (Jim) , Alan Haufrect (Dr. Marcus) , Lance LeGault (Vince) , Michael MacRae (Chief Resident) , Frank Downing (Kelly) , Gary Barton (Computer Technician) , Betty McGuire (Nurse) , Tom Selleck (Sean Murphy) , Charles Siebert (Dr. Goodman) , William Wintersole (Lab Technician) , Ernest Anderson (First Doctor) , Harry Basch (Second Doctor) , Maury Cooper (Third Doctor) , Joni Palmer (Dance Instructor) , Joanna Kerns (Diane) , Kay Cole (Sally) , Tom Borut (Dr. Cowans) , Philip G. Brooks (Dr. Richards)

Directors: Michael Crichton

Writers: Michael Crichton, Robin Cook

Tags: coma, boston, massachusetts, black market, organ trade

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