Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1979: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey

Fasten your seatbelts, folks! We’re about to take a cinematic time machine back to 1979, a year that gifted us with an eclectic mix of unforgettable movies. From the heart-stopping horror of “Alien” to the knee-slapping hilarity of “Monty Python’s Life of Brian”, 1979 was a year that truly had it all. So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and prepare to be transported back to a time when shoulder pads were in, disco was king, and the silver screen was graced with some of the most iconic films of all time. Whether you’re a film buff, a nostalgia junkie, or just looking for a good old-fashioned movie night, our list of the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1979 is sure to have something for everyone. So, without further ado, let’s rewind the reel and dive into a year of cinema that was as diverse as it was unforgettable. Lights, camera, action!
Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Release Date: 1979-08-15

Genres: Drama, War

“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!

Cast: Martin Sheen (Captain Benjamin Willard) , Frederic Forrest (Jay ‘Chef’ Hicks) , Albert Hall (Chief Phillips) , Laurence Fishburne (Tyrone ‘Clean’ Miller) , Sam Bottoms (Lance B. Johnson) , Marlon Brando (Colonel Walter Kurtz) , Robert Duvall (Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore) , Dennis Hopper (Photojournalist) , G. D. Spradlin (General Corman) , Harrison Ford (Colonel Lucas) , Jerry Ziesmer (Jerry, Civilian) , Scott Glenn (Lieutenant Richard M. Colby) , James Keane (Kilgore’s Gunner) , Kerry Rossall (Mike from San Diego) , Tom Mason (Supply Sergeant) , Cynthia Wood (Playmate of the Year) , Colleen Camp (Miss May) , Linda Carpenter (Playmate) , Aurore Clément (Roxanne Sarrault) , Jack Thibeau (Soldier in Trench) , Glenn Walken (Lieutenant Carlsen) , Damien Leake (Machine Gunner) , Marc Coppola (AFRS Announcer) , Bill Graham (Agent) , Jerry Ross (Johnny from Malibu / Mike from San Diego)

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Joseph Conrad, John Milius, Michael Herr

Tags: cia, drug abuse, journalist, based on novel or book, guerrilla warfare, vietnam, vietnam war, vietcong, cambodia, secret mission, army, insanity, epic, surrealism, tribe, mission, green beret, jungle, descent into madness, brutality, riverboat, military, anti war



Release Date: 1979-05-25

Genres: Science Fiction, Drama

“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.

Cast: Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy (Stalker) , Anatoliy Solonitsyn (Writer) , Nikolay Grinko (Professor) , Alisa Freyndlikh (Stalker’s Wife) , Natasha Abramova (Martha, Stalker’s Daughter) , Faime Jurno (Writer’s Companion) , Evgeniy Kostin (Lyuger, Owner of Cafe) , Raymo Rendi (Police Patrol)

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky

Writers: Andrei Tarkovsky, Arkadiy Strugatskiy, Boris Strugatskiy

Tags: based on novel or book, wish, guard, stalker, alien, strugatsky, writer, soldier, existentialism, meditative, zone, philosophical, beautifully filmed



Release Date: 1979-05-25

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction

“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.

Cast: Sigourney Weaver (Ripley) , Tom Skerritt (Dallas) , Ian Holm (Ash) , Yaphet Kotto (Parker) , John Hurt (Kane) , Veronica Cartwright (Lambert) , Harry Dean Stanton (Brett) , Bolaji Badejo (The Alien) , Helen Horton (Mother (voice)) , Roy Scammell (The Alien (uncredited)) , Eddie Powell (The Alien (uncredited))

Directors: Ridley Scott

Writers: Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett

Tags: android, spacecraft, countdown, space marine, space suit, beheading, space travel, dystopia, biology, cowardice, space, alien, female protagonist, cult film, parasite, space opera, cosmos, xenomorph



Release Date: 1979-04-25

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

“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.

Cast: Woody Allen (Isaac Davis) , Diane Keaton (Mary Wilkie) , Michael Murphy (Yale) , Mariel Hemingway (Tracy) , Meryl Streep (Jill) , Anne Byrne Hoffman (Emily) , Karen Ludwig (Connie) , Michael O’Donoghue (Dennis) , Gary Weis (Television Director) , Kenny Vance (Television Producer) , Tisa Farrow (Party Guest) , Damion Sheller (Ike’s Son) , Wallace Shawn (Jeremiah) , Helen Hanft (Party Guest) , Bella Abzug (Guest of Honor) , Victor Truro (Party Guest) , Charles Levin (Television Actor #1) , Karen Allen (Television Actor #2) , David Rasche (Television Actor #3) , Mark Linn-Baker (Shakespearean Actor) , Frances Conroy (Shakespearean Actress) , Bill Anthony (Porsche Owner #1) , John Doumanian (Porsche Owner #2) , Raymond Serra (Pizzeria Waiter) , Tobin Bell (Man on Street (uncredited))

Directors: Woody Allen

Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman

Tags: new york city, adultery, based on novel or book, lolita, based on true story, love, mistress, black and white, writer, relationship, divorce, true crime, manhattan, new york city, married

Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Release Date: 1979-08-17

Genres: Comedy

“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.

Cast: Graham Chapman (Wise Man #2 / Brian Cohen / Biggus Dickus) , John Cleese (Wise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Official / First Centurion / Deadly Dirk / Arthur) , Terry Gilliam (Man Even Further Forward / Revolutionary / Jailer / Blood and Thunder Prophet / Frank / Audience Member / Crucifee) , Eric Idle (Mr. Cheeky / Stan ‘Loretta’ / Harry the Haggler / Culprit Woman / Warris / Intensely Dull Youth / Jailer’s Assistant / Otto / Lead Singer Crucifee) , Terry Jones (Mandy Cohen / Colin / Simon the Holy Man / Bob Hoskins / Saintly Passer-by / Alarmed Crucifixion Assistant) , Michael Palin (Wise Man #3 / Mr. Big Nose / Francis / Mrs. A / Ex-Leper / Announcer / Ben / Pontius Pilate / Boring Prophet / Eddie / Shoe Follower / Nisus Wettus) , Terence Bayler (Gregory) , Carol Cleveland (Mrs. Gregory) , Kenneth Colley (Jesus) , Neil Innes (A Weedy Samaritan) , Charles McKeown (False Prophet / Blind Man / Giggling Guard / Stig) , John Young (Matthias, Son of Deuteronomy of Gath) , Gwen Taylor (Mrs. Big Nose) , Sue Jones-Davies (Judith Iscariot) , Peter Brett () , John Case (Pilate’s Wife) , Chris Langham (Alfonso / Giggling Guard) , Andrew MacLachlan (Another Official Stoners Helper / Giggling Guard) , Bernard McKenna (Parvus / Official Stoners Helper / Giggling Guard) , Spike Milligan (Spike) , George Harrison (Mr. Papadopolous (uncredited)) , Charles Knode (Passer-by (uncredited))

Directors: Terry Jones

Writers: Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle

Tags: jewry, roman empire, three kings, crucifixion, bethlehem, independence movement, satire, parody, religion, sermon on the mount, cult film, anarchic comedy

The Warriors

The Warriors

Release Date: 1979-02-09

Genres: Action, Thriller

“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.

Cast: Michael Beck (Swan) , James Remar (Ajax) , David Patrick Kelly (Luther) , Dorsey Wright (Cleon) , David Harris (Cochise) , Deborah Van Valkenburgh (Mercy) , Brian Tyler (Snow) , Steve James (Baseball Fury) , Tom McKitterick (Cowboy) , Marcelino Sanchez (Rembrandt) , Terry Michos (Vermin) , Roger Hill (Cyrus) , Lynne Thigpen (D.J.) , Mercedes Ruehl (Policewoman) , John Snyder (Gas Station Man) , Irwin Keyes (Policeman in Park) , Antone Pagán (Gang Leader on Subway Stairs (uncredited)) , Sonny Landham (Policeman in Subway Station) , Thomas G. Waites (Fox (uncredited)) , Johnny Barnes (Turnbull A.C.) , George Lee Miles (Gramercy Riff) , Paul Greco (Sully) , Iris Klein (Lizzie (as Iris Alahanti)) , Tony Clark (Police) , Robert Townsend (Baseball Fury (uncredited))

Directors: Walter Hill

Writers: Walter Hill, David Shaber, Sol Yurick

Tags: new york city, street gang, disc jockey, gang war, gangster, coney island, gang, gang member, cult film, new york subway, girl gang, warrior, the warriors

Being There

Being There

Release Date: 1979-12-19

Genres: Comedy, Drama

“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.

Cast: Peter Sellers (Chance) , Shirley MacLaine (Eve Rand) , Melvyn Douglas (Benjamin Rand) , Jack Warden (President ‘Bobby’) , Richard Dysart (Dr. Robert Allenby) , Richard Basehart (Vladimir Skrapinov) , Ruth Attaway (Louise) , David Clennon (Thomas Franklin) , Fran Brill (Sally Hayes) , Denise DuBarry (Johanna Franklin) , Alice Hirson (First Lady) , Jerome Hellman (Gary Burns) , John Harkins (Sidney Courtney) , James Noble (Kaufman) , Mitch Kreindel (Dennis Watson) , Oteil Burbridge (Lolo) , Richard Venture (Wilson) , Sam Weisman (Colson) , Elya Baskin (Karpatov) , Hal Ashby (Man at File Cabinet at the Washington Post (uncredited))

Directors: Hal Ashby

Writers: Robert C. Jones, Jerzy Kosiński

Tags: washington dc, usa, based on novel or book, usa president, identity, autism, impotence, botanist

Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer

Release Date: 1979-12-07

Genres: Drama

“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.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman (Ted Kramer) , Meryl Streep (Joanna Kramer) , Jane Alexander (Margaret Phelps) , Justin Henry (Billy Kramer) , Howard Duff (John Shaunessy) , George Coe (Jim O’Connor) , JoBeth Williams (Phyllis Bernard) , Bill Moor (Gressen) , Howland Chamberlain (Judge Atkins) , Jack Ramage (Spencer) , Jess Osuna (Ackerman) , Nicholas Hormann (Interviewer) , Ellen Parker (Teacher) , Shelby Brammer (Ted’s Secretary) , Carol Nadell (Mrs. Kline) , Donald Gantry (Surgeon) , Joe Seneca (Partygoer) , David Golden (Grocer) , Sean Albertson (Boy in Hospital (uncredited)) , Iris Klein (Partygoer (as Iris Alhanti))

Directors: Robert Benton

Writers: Robert Benton, Avery Corman

Tags: husband wife relationship, custody battle, marriage, divorce, family, couple, selfishness, manhattan, new york city, child custody, abandonment

Escape from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz

Release Date: 1979-06-22

Genres: Drama, Thriller

“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.

Cast: Clint Eastwood (Frank Morris) , Patrick McGoohan (Warden) , Roberts Blossom (Doc) , Jack Thibeau (Clarence Anglin) , Fred Ward (John Anglin) , Paul Benjamin (English) , Larry Hankin (Charley Butts) , Bruce M. Fischer (Wolf) , Frank Ronzio (Litmus) , Fred Stuthman (Johnson) , David Cryer (Wagner) , Hank Brandt (Associate Warden) , Ray K. Goman (Cellblock Captain) , Blair Burrows (Fight Guard) , Madison Arnold (Zimmerman) , Garry Goodrow (Weston) , Ron Vernan (Stone) , Ed Vasgersian (Cranston) , Matthew Locricchio (Exam Guard #1) , Bob Balhatchet (Medical Technical Assistant) , Stephen Bradley (Exam Guard #2) , Regina Baff (Lucy) , Joe Miksak (Police Sgt.) , Candace Bowen (English’s Daughter) , Don Michaelian (Beck)

Directors: Don Siegel

Writers: Richard Tuggle, J. Campbell Bruce

Tags: prison, san francisco, california, based on novel or book, island, alcatraz prison, prison warden, based on true story, prison escape, 1960s, escape plan

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Release Date: 1979-01-17

Genres: Drama, Horror

“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.

Cast: Klaus Kinski (Count Dracula) , Isabelle Adjani (Lucy Harker) , Bruno Ganz (Jonathan Harker) , Roland Topor (Renfield) , Walter Ladengast (Dr. Van Helsing) , Martje Grohmann (Mina) , Carsten Bodinus (Schrader) , Beverly Walker (Abbess) , Jacques Dufilho (Captain) , Clemens Scheitz (Clerk) , John Leddy (Coachman) , Rudolf Wolf (Coachman) , Štefan Husár (Coachman) , Lo van Hensbergen (Councilman) , Johan te Slaa (Crier) , Jan Groth (Harbormaster) , Bo van Hensbergen (Inspector) , Claude Chiarini (Inspector) , Margiet van Hartingsveld (Maiden) , Tim Beekman (Pallbearer) , Roger Berry Losch (Sailor) , Rijk de Gooyer (Town Official) , Dan van Husen (Warden) , Werner Herzog (Hand and Feet in Box with Rats (uncredited))

Directors: Werner Herzog

Writers: Bram Stoker, Werner Herzog

Tags: transylvania, small town, coffin, castle, vampire, bed, ship, bite, house, cowardliness, doctor, gypsies, german expressionism, dracula



Release Date: 1979-03-14

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, War

“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.

Cast: John Savage (Claude Hooper Bukowski) , Treat Williams (George Berger) , Beverly D’Angelo (Sheila Franklin) , Annie Golden (Jeannie Ryan) , Dorsey Wright (Lafayette aka Hud) , Don Dacus (Woof) , Miles Chapin (Steve Wright) , Richard Bright (Fenton) , Nicholas Ray (The General) , Charlotte Rae (Lady in Pink) , Michael Jeter (Sheldon) , Ren Woods (Aquarius Soloist) , Nell Carter (Ain’t Got No / White Boys) , Antonia Rey (Mrs. Berger) , George J. Manos (Mr. Berger) , Fern Tailer (Sheila’s Mother) , Linda Surh (Vietnamese Girl) , Charlayne Woodard (White Boys) , Melba Moore (“3-5-0-0” Soloist) , Megan Murphy (Dancer) , Grand L. Bush (Flesh Failures) , Sharmagne Leland-St. John (Party Guest / Lady in White (uncredited)) , Cheryl Barnes (Hud’s Fiancée)

Directors: Miloš Forman

Writers: Gerome Ragni, James Rado

Tags: new york city, hippie, free love, commune, vietnam war, musical, army, skinny dipping, 1960s, music movie

Rocky II

Rocky II

Release Date: 1979-06-15

Genres: Drama

“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.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Robert “Rocky” Balboa) , Talia Shire (Adrianna “Adrian” Balboa) , Burt Young (Paulie Pennino) , Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed) , Burgess Meredith (Mickey Goldmill) , Tony Burton (Tony “Duke” Evers) , Joe Spinell (Tony Gazzo) , Leonard Gaines (Agent) , Sylvia Meals (Mary Anne Creed) , Frank McRae (Meat Foreman (uncredited)) , Al Silvani (Cutman (uncredited)) , John Pleshette (Director (uncredited)) , Stu Nahan (Announcer (uncredited)) , Bill Baldwin (Commentator (uncredited)) , Jerry Ziesmer (Salesman (uncredited)) , Paul Micale (Father Carmine (uncredited)) , Earl Montgomery (Employment Manager (uncredited)) , Herb Nanas (Employment Manager (uncredited)) , Stuart K. Robinson (Johnny (uncredited)) , Frank Stallone (Singer (uncredited)) , Charles “Honi” Coles (Singer (uncredited)) , Doug Flor (Singer (uncredited)) , Robert Kondyra (Singer (uncredited)) , James Zazzarino (Singer (uncredited)) , Eddie ‘El Annimal’ Lopez (Fighter (uncredited))

Directors: Sylvester Stallone

Writers: Sylvester Stallone

Tags: transporter, coma, husband wife relationship, intensive care, hero, love of one’s life, publicity, boxer, training, world champion, victory, sports, hospital, boxing

The Jerk

The Jerk

Release Date: 1979-12-14

Genres: Comedy

“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.

Cast: Steve Martin (Navin R. Johnson) , Bernadette Peters (Marie Kimble Johnson) , Catlin Adams (Patty Bernstein) , Mabel King (Mother) , Richard Ward (Father) , Carl Gottlieb (Iron Balls McGinty) , Dick Anthony Williams (Taj) , Bill Macy (Stan Fox) , M. Emmet Walsh (Madman) , Dick O’Neill (Frosty) , Maurice Evans (Hobart) , Helena Carroll (Hester) , Ren Woods (Elvira) , Pepe Serna (Punk #1) , Sonny Terry (Blues Singer) , Brownie McGhee (Blues Singer) , Jackie Mason (Harry Hartounian) , Gene LeBell (Con Man) , Carl Reiner (Self) , Larry Hankin (Circus Hand (uncredited)) , Howard Hesseman (Carnival Worker (uncredited)) , Rob Reiner (Truck Driver Picking Up Navin (uncredited)) , Gailard Sartain (Guy with Cracked Airplane Seats (uncredited)) , Lenny Montana (Con Man)

Directors: Carl Reiner

Writers: Carl Gottlieb, Steve Martin, Michael Elias

Tags: blow, neominstrelsy, phone book, sharecropper, tennis court

The Brood

The Brood

Release Date: 1979-05-25

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction

“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.

Cast: Oliver Reed (Dr. Hal Raglan) , Samantha Eggar (Nola Carveth) , Art Hindle (Frank Carveth) , Henry Beckman (Barton Kelly) , Nuala Fitzgerald (Juliana Kelly) , Cindy Hinds (Candice Carveth) , Susan Hogan (Ruth Mayer) , Gary McKeehan (Mike Trellan) , Robert A. Silverman (Jan Hartog) , Nicholas Campbell (Chris) , Felix Silla (Creature) , Michael Magee (Inspector) , Joseph Shaw (Coroner) , Larry Solway (Lawyer) , Reiner Schwarz (Dr. Birkin) , Chris Britton (Man in Auditorium) , Mary Swinton (Wendy) , John Ferguson (Creature)

Directors: David Cronenberg

Writers: David Cronenberg

Tags: mutant, toronto, canada, transformation, psychologist, divorce, cult film, psychotherapist, canuxploitation

Mad Max

Mad Max

“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.

Cast: Mel Gibson (Max Rockatansky) , Joanne Samuel (Jessie Rockatansky) , Hugh Keays-Byrne (Toecutter) , Steve Bisley (Jim Goose, Main Force Patrol Officer) , Tim Burns (Johnny the Boy) , Roger Ward (Fifi) , Lisa Aldenhoven (Nurse) , David Bracks (Mudguts) , Bertrand Cadart (Clunk) , David Cameron (Underground Mechanic) , Robina Chaffey (Singer) , Stephen Clark (Sarse) , Mathew Constantine (Toddler) , Jerry Day (Ziggy) , Reg Evans (Station Master) , Howard Eynon (Diabando) , Max Fairchild (Benno) , John Farndale (Grinner) , Peter Felmingham (Senior Doctor) , Sheila Florance (May Swaisey) , Nic Gazzana (Starbuck) , Hunter Gibb (Lair) , Vincent Gil (Nightrider) , Andrew Gilmore (Silvertongue) , Jonathan Hardy (Labatouche)

Directors: George Miller

Writers: George Miller, James McCausland, Byron Kennedy

Tags: chain, baby, exploitation, villain, bridge, post-apocalyptic future, dystopia, matter of life and death, australia, benzine, biker, vigilante, cop, partner, truck, motorcycle, motorcycle gang, exploding car, cult film, adventurer, action hero, good versus evil

Zombie Flesh Eaters

Zombie Flesh Eaters

Release Date: 1979-08-25

Genres: Horror

“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.

Cast: Tisa Farrow (Anne Bowles) , Ian McCulloch (Peter West) , Richard Johnson (Dr. David Menard) , Olga Karlatos (Paola Menard) , Al Cliver (Brian Hull) , Auretta Gay (Susan Barrett) , Stefania D’Amario (Menard’s Nurse) , Ugo Bologna (Ann’s Father (uncredited)) , Omero Capanna (Zombie (uncredited)) , Lucio Fulci (Newspaper Editor (uncredited)) , Franco Fantasia (Matthias (uncredited)) , Captain Haggerty (Boat Zombie (uncredited)) , Ottaviano Dell’Acqua (Worm-Eye Zombie (uncredited)) , Dakar (Lucas (uncredited)) , Leo Gavero (Fritz (uncredited)) , Leslie Thomas (Coroner (uncredited)) , James Sampson (James (uncredited))

Directors: Lucio Fulci

Writers: Elisa Briganti

Tags: new york city, boat, voodoo, zombie, shark, tropical island, video nasty, caribbean



Release Date: 1979-03-28

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction

“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.

Cast: Angus Scrimm (The Tall Man) , A. Michael Baldwin (Michael ‘Mike’ Pearson) , Bill Thornbury (Jody Pearson) , Reggie Bannister (Reggie) , Kathy Lester (Lady in Lavender) , Terrie Kalbus (Fortuneteller’s Granddaughter) , Kenneth V. Jones (Caretaker) , Susan Harper (Girlfriend) , Lynn Eastman-Rossi (Sally) , David Arntzen (Toby) , Ralph Richmond (Bartender) , Bill Cone (Tommy) , Laura Mann (Double Lavender) , Mary Ellen Shaw (Fortuneteller) , Myrtle Scotton (Maid) , Kate Coscarelli (Funeral Guest) , Dac Coscarelli (Funeral Guest)

Directors: Don Coscarelli

Writers: Don Coscarelli

Tags: coffin, funeral, undertaker, cult film, evil, hearse, ice cream man  , mausoleum, tall man, sentinals, sphere

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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.

Cast: William Shatner (Admiral James T. Kirk) , Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock) , DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard McCoy) , Stephen Collins (Captain William Decker) , Persis Khambatta (Lieutenant Ilia / The Probe) , James Doohan (Montgomery Scott) , George Takei (Lt. Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu) , Walter Koenig (Lt. Pavel Chekov) , Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Cmdr. Uhura) , Majel Barrett (Dr. Christine Chapel) , Grace Lee Whitney (CPO Janice Rand) , Mark Lenard (Klingon Captain) , Billy Van Zandt (Alien Boy) , Roger Aaron Brown (Epsilon Technician) , Gary Faga (Airlock Technician) , Franklyn Seales (Crew Member) , Joel Kramer (Klingon Crewman) , David Gautreaux (Cmdr. Branch) , John Gowans (Assistant to Rand) , Howard Itzkowitz (Cargo Deck Ensign) , Jon Rashad Kamal (Lt. Cmdr. Sonak) , Marcy Lafferty (Chief DiFalco) , Michele Povill (Lieutenant) , Jeri McBride (Technician) , Terrence O’Connor (Chief Ross)

Directors: Robert Wise

Writers: Alan Dean Foster, Harold Livingston

Tags: artificial intelligence, man vs machine, san francisco, california, self sacrifice, starship, spacecraft, teleportation, space opera, reunited friends, outer space

The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror

Release Date: 1979-07-26

Genres: 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.

Cast: James Brolin (George Lutz) , Margot Kidder (Kathy Lutz) , Rod Steiger (Father Delaney) , Don Stroud (Father Richard Bolen) , Murray Hamilton (Father Ryan) , John Larch (Farther Nuncio) , Natasha Ryan (Amy) , K.C. Martel (Greg) , Meeno Peluce (Matt) , Michael Sacks (Jeff) , Irene Dailey (Aunt Helena) , Helen Shaver (Carolyn) , Amy Wright (Jackie) , Marc Vahanian (Jimmy) , Elsa Raven (Mrs. Townsend) , Eddie Barth (Agucci) , Hank Garrett (Bartender) , James Tolkan (Coroner) , J.R. Miller (Boy) , Val Avery (Sgt. Gionfriddo)

Directors: Stuart Rosenberg

Writers: Sandor Stern, Jay Anson

Tags: halloween, haunted house, long island, new york, possession, paranormal, new home, exorcist, psychotronic, indian burial ground, newspaper article, pets, haunted, religious horror



“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.

Cast: Roger Moore (James Bond) , Lois Chiles (Dr. Holly Goodhead) , Michael Lonsdale (Hugo Drax) , Richard Kiel (Jaws) , Corinne Cléry (Corinne Dufour) , Geoffrey Keen (Sir Frederick Gray) , Bernard Lee (M) , Desmond Llewelyn (Q) , Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny) , Toshirô Suga (Cha) , Emily Bolton (Manuela) , Blanche Ravalec (Dolly) , Irka Bochenko (Blonde Beauty) , Mike Marshall (Col. Scott) , Leila Shenna (Hostess Private Jet) , Anne Lonnberg (Museum Guide) , Jean-Pierre Castaldi (Pilot Private Jet) , Walter Gotell (General Gogol) , Douglas Lambert (Mission Control Director) , Arthur Howard (Cavendish) , Alfie Bass (Consumptive Italian) , Brian Keith (U.S. Shuttle Captain) , George Birt (Captain Boeing 747) , Kim Fortune (R.A.F. Officer) , Lizzie Warville (Russian Girl)

Directors: Lewis Gilbert

Writers: Ian Fleming, Christopher Wood

Tags: venice, italy, based on novel or book, mass murder, rio de janeiro, space marine, space suit, marcus square, space battle, secret base, gondola, laser, utopia, space travel, boat chase, mi6, astronaut, british secret service, space shuttle, cable car

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