1979

Kindaichi Kosuke no boken
6.4

Kindaichi Kosuke no boken

Obayashi’s take on the famous Kosuke Kindaichi series, made popular partly thanks to the numerous movie-adaptions by Kon Ichikawa, the most known ...
Luna
6.5

Luna

Aug. 29, 1979

Luna

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 ...
The North Avenue Irregulars
6.8

The North Avenue Irregulars

When crooks set up operations in a traditional town, a minister and a group of church ladies are willing to do anything, no matter how wacky, to ...
North Dallas Forty
7.0

North Dallas Forty

Aug. 03, 1979

North Dallas Forty

A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
Escape to Athena
5.7

Escape to Athena

May. 21, 1979

Escape to Athena

During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don’t want only their freedom, but ...
Hanover Street
6.0

Hanover Street

Nov. 29, 1979

Hanover Street

Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.
Wise Blood
7.1

Wise Blood

Oct. 24, 1979

Wise Blood

A Southerner–young, poor, ambitious but uneducated–determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do ...
The Concorde… Airport ’79
4.5

The Concorde… Airport ’79

The last of the ‘Airport’ series again stars George Kennedy as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni, this time having to contend with ...
L’Enfant secret
6.6

L’Enfant secret

Dec. 02, 1979

L’Enfant secret

Jean-Baptiste, a filmmaker, and Elie, an actress, fall in love. To fight their unhappiness, they cling to their children: Jean-Baptiste to his ...
The Frisco Kid
6.4

The Frisco Kid

Jul. 06, 1979

The Frisco Kid

Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation’s new rabbi. An innocent and ...
Over the Edge
7.4

Over the Edge

Nov. 02, 1979

Over the Edge

The music of Cheap Trick, The Cars, and The Ramones highlights this realistic tale of alienated suburban youth on the rampage. Dillon makes his ...
S.O.S. Titanic
6.3

S.O.S. Titanic

Sep. 23, 1979

S.O.S. Titanic

The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.
Zulu Dawn
6.7

Zulu Dawn

May. 14, 1979

Zulu Dawn

In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership.
Jaguar Lives!
4.3

Jaguar Lives!

Aug. 09, 1979

Jaguar Lives!

The world’s newest kung fu legend, Joe Lewis, takes on evil gangsters and saves the world.
The Driller Killer
5.2

The Driller Killer

Jun. 15, 1979

The Driller Killer

An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him ...
The Electric Horseman
6.4

The Electric Horseman

Dec. 21, 1979

The Electric Horseman

A former champion rodeo rider is reduced to using his saddle skills to promote a breakfast cereal in a gaudy Las Vegas show. When he’s ...
Apocalypse Now
8.4

Apocalypse Now

Aug. 15, 1979

Apocalypse Now

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, “does not exist, nor will it ...
The Fifth Musketeer
5.3

The Fifth Musketeer

Apr. 06, 1979

The Fifth Musketeer

King Louis XIV has without his knowledge a twin brother, Philippe, but when he is told, he immediately locks up his brother in the Bastille. The ...
Disco Godfather
5.4

Disco Godfather

Sep. 04, 1979

Disco Godfather

Retired cop and celebrity DJ Tucker Williams (aka The Disco Godfather) takes to the streets as a dangerous hallucinogenic drug called Angel Dust ...
The In-Laws
7.3

The In-Laws

Jun. 15, 1979

The In-Laws

In preparation for his daughter’s wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom’s father. Vince, a manic fellow ...
Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku
6.0

Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku

This is a film about a real person. Sanada Yukimura fought a war against Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Starting Over
6.5

Starting Over

Oct. 05, 1979

Starting Over

After divorcing his ambitious singer wife, a middle-aged man begins a new relationship with a teacher.
Kamisamaga kureta akanbô
5.3

Kamisamaga kureta akanbô

Sayoko is desperate to bear a child of her own, but her live-in boyfriend Shinsaku strenuously objects to the idea. One day, someone leaves ...
Einstein’s Universe
7.4

Einstein’s Universe

Jan. 01, 1979

Einstein’s Universe

A documentary produced in 1979 to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Albert Einstein. Narrated and hosted by Peter Ustinov and written by ...
Jûhassai, umi e
7.1

Jûhassai, umi e

Aug. 18, 1979

Jûhassai, umi e

Kei and Atsuo were both enrolled in summer school. Kei was an honor student, and Atsuo was the polar opposite – but opposites attract. ...
Play Motel
5.0

Play Motel

Jan. 01, 1979

Play Motel

The motel has a special room designed for sexual activities. It also has a habit of photographing sex act engines and extorting the parties ...
The War at Home
7.6

The War at Home

Dec. 01, 1979

The War at Home

Documentary film about the anti-war movement in the Madison, Wisconsin area during the time of the Vietnam War. It combines archival footage and ...
Scum
7.6

Scum

Sep. 12, 1979

Scum

This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the ...
Youth – Part II

Youth – Part II

Feb. 10, 1979

Youth – Part II

Isamu, a star athlete in high school, becomes a race cyclist. He wins his debut races, but soon his opponents see through his lack of strategy ...
Mad Max
6.9

Mad Max

Apr. 12, 1979

Mad Max

Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that ...