“Apocalypse Now” is a gripping war film set during the Vietnam War. It follows Captain Benjamin Willard, who embarks on a top-secret mission to find and eliminate a rogue Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz. With an all-star cast including Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, and Harrison Ford, this intense and thought-provoking movie takes you deep into the heart of darkness. Released in 1979, it’s definitely one of the best voted movies of that year!
“Stalker” is a captivating sci-fi film released in 1979 that takes place near a mysterious Zone, guarded by soldiers and barbed wire, where the laws of physics often go haywire. The story follows a stalker who leads two men into the Zone, where their deepest desires can come true. With a talented cast including Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, and Alisa Freyndlikh, this movie promises an intriguing journey into a world filled with anomalies and the power of human desires.
“Alien” is a thrilling sci-fi movie released in 1979. It follows the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo, who encounter a distress signal on a distant planet. Little do they know, a terrifying creature lurks within the eggs they discover, leading to a nightmarish battle for survival. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, and an ensemble cast, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
“Manhattan” is a captivating movie from 1979 that delves into the complicated life of a middle-aged television writer. Things take an unexpected turn when he finds himself falling in love with his best friend’s mistress, adding a layer of complexity to his already unconventional relationship with a teenage girl. With a stellar cast including Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and Meryl Streep, this film is a must-watch for those seeking a thought-provoking and emotionally charged story.
Life of Brian
“Life of Brian” is a hilarious comedy released in 1979 that tells the story of Brian Cohen, an ordinary Jewish man who accidentally becomes mistaken for the Messiah. With an all-star cast including Graham Chapman, John Cleese, and Michael Palin, this Monty Python classic is filled with absurdity and laughs as Brian navigates his way through followers, a strict mother, and encounters with Pontius Pilate. Released on August 17, 1979, this movie is a must-watch for anyone looking for a comical twist on Biblical lore.
“The Warriors” is a thrilling action-packed movie released on February 9, 1979. Set in New York City, it follows the story of a gang called the Warriors who are wrongly accused of killing a prominent gang leader. With the entire city’s gangs and the police hot on their trail, the Warriors must fight to clear their name and survive the dangerous streets. Starring Michael Beck, James Remar, and David Patrick Kelly, this film is a must-watch for fans of intense gang warfare and gripping storytelling.
“Being There” is a heartwarming and thought-provoking movie from 1979 that tells the story of Chance, a simple-minded gardener who has lived his entire life in the house of an old man in Washington D.C. When the old man passes away, Chance is left to navigate the outside world with only his knowledge from television. Starring talented actors like Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, and Melvyn Douglas, this film is a must-watch for its captivating storyline and brilliant performances.
Kramer vs. Kramer
“Kramer vs. Kramer” is a heartwarming drama from 1979 that tells the story of Ted Kramer, a work-focused man whose wife, Joanna, decides to leave him. Left to care for their young son Billy, Ted must navigate the challenges of housekeeping and single parenthood. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, this movie explores the complexities of family dynamics and the transformative power of love.
Escape from Alcatraz
“Escape from Alcatraz” is a thrilling prison escape movie set in 1960. Starring Clint Eastwood and Patrick McGoohan, it tells the gripping story of Frank Lee Morris and his fellow inmates as they meticulously plan their escape from the notorious Alcatraz prison. Released in 1979, this film is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys suspenseful and action-packed stories.
Nosferatu the Vampyre
“Nosferatu the Vampyre” is a captivating horror film released in 1979. Set in Transylvania, it follows Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent who falls under the spell of the mysterious Count Dracula. As Dracula travels to Wismar, a town plagued by death, he encounters Lucy, Jonathan’s wife, leading to a chilling tale of love, darkness, and the spread of a deadly plague. With a talented cast including Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, and Bruno Ganz, this movie is a must-watch for fans of vampire stories and atmospheric horror.
“Hair” is a 1979 movie that tells the story of Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who receives a draft notice during the Vietnam War. As he heads to New York, he befriends a group of long-haired hippies on his way to boot camp. Starring John Savage, Treat Williams, and Beverly D’Angelo, this film captures the journey of self-discovery and friendship amidst the backdrop of a changing society. Released on March 14, 1979, it is one of the best-voted movies of that year.
“Rocky II” is a gripping sports drama released in 1979 that follows the story of Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone, after his intense boxing match with Apollo Creed. As Rocky tries to rebuild his life outside the ring with his wife Adrian, played by Talia Shire, he finds himself unable to escape the allure of the boxing world. With a rematch on the horizon, Rocky and Apollo prepare for an epic showdown that promises to be both brutal and unforgettable.
“The Jerk” is a hilarious comedy classic from 1979 that follows the misadventures of Navin Johnson, a lovable dimwit who discovers he’s not really black like the rest of his family. Played by the talented Steve Martin, Navin’s journey takes him from rags to riches and back again, as he navigates the ups and downs of life in the fast lane. With a stellar cast including Bernadette Peters and Catlin Adams, this movie is a must-watch for a good laugh and a heartwarming story.
“The Brood” is a gripping psychological thriller from 1979 that follows a man’s quest to uncover the unconventional therapy techniques used on his institutionalized wife by a mysterious psychologist. As he delves deeper into the investigation, a series of brutal attacks by a group of mutant children coincides with his search for the truth. Starring Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar, this intense film will keep you on the edge of your seat.
“Mad Max” is a thrilling action film set in a post-apocalyptic world where a ruthless motorcycle gang terrorizes innocent people. The story follows Max Rockatansky, a determined police officer seeking revenge after the gang brutally attacks his loved ones. Starring Mel Gibson and Joanne Samuel, this 1979 release is hailed as one of the best movies of the year, offering an adrenaline-pumping ride filled with intense action and a gripping tale of vengeance.
Zombie Flesh Eaters
“Zombie Flesh Eaters” is a thrilling horror film set on the Caribbean island of Matul. It follows a determined doctor named David Menard, played by Richard Johnson, who battles against a relentless wave of cannibal zombies rising from the dead. When Anne, portrayed by Tisa Farrow, and reporter Peter West, played by Ian McCulloch, arrive on the island in search of Anne’s missing father, they find themselves caught in the terrifying chaos of the zombie attacks. Released in 1979, this movie promises an intense and suspenseful experience for horror enthusiasts.
“Phantasm” is a thrilling horror movie from 1979 that follows a young boy and his friends as they confront a mysterious grave robber called the Tall Man. With an arsenal of terrifying weapons, the Tall Man poses a grave threat to the group. Starring Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester, Terrie Kalbus, Kenneth V. Jones, Susan Harper, Lynn Eastman-Rossi, and David Arntzen, this spine-chilling film was released on March 28, 1979, and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
“Star Trek: The Motion Picture” is a thrilling sci-fi film released in 1979. It follows Admiral Kirk as he takes command of the Starship Enterprise to intercept and investigate a dangerous space entity heading towards Earth. With a stellar cast including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and DeForest Kelley, this movie promises an exciting adventure through space and the unknown.
The Amityville Horror
“The Amityville Horror” is a chilling supernatural thriller released in 1979. Starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder, the movie follows the Lutz family as they move into their dream house, only to discover a dark and haunting secret. Based on a true story, the film takes a terrifying turn when a priest is called in to rid their home of a demonic presence.
“Moonraker” is a thrilling James Bond film released in 1979. When Drax Industries’ Moonraker space shuttle gets hijacked, Agent 007, played by Roger Moore, is assigned to investigate. With the help of scientist Dr. Holly Goodhead, Bond uncovers the mysterious Hugo Drax’s evil plans for humanity, all while battling his old nemesis, Jaws, and embarking on an action-packed journey that takes him from California to Venice, Rio, the Amazon, and even outer space.
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