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Galaxy Express 999 (1979)

Galaxy Express 999 (1979)

Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
IMDb: 7.4
128 min

In the future, one can achieve immortality by obtaining a mechanized body. Orphaned, young Tetsuro hitches a ride on the space train Galaxy Express 999 in the hope of obtaining...

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The Tempest (1979)

The Tempest (1979)

The Tempest (1979)
IMDb: 6.4
95 min

Prospero, a potent magician, lives on a desolate isle with his virginal daughter, Miranda. He’s in exile, banished from his duchy by his usurping brother and the King of Naples....

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Genre: Drama
Don’t Go in the House (1979)

Don’t Go in the House (1979)

Don’t Go in the House (1979)
IMDb: 5.7
82 min

As a child, Donald was tormented by his mother who used fire as a punishment. Now a deranged adult, Donald stalks women at clubs, then takes them home where he...

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Genre: Horror
Woyzeck (1979)

Woyzeck (1979)

Woyzeck (1979)
IMDb: 7.1
82 min

Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them...

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Genre: Drama
Yanks (1979)

Yanks (1979)

Yanks (1979)
IMDb: 6.4
138 min

During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don’t much like the...

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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Winter Kills (1979)

Winter Kills (1979)

Winter Kills (1979)
IMDb: 6.1
97 min

19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father’s...

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When a Stranger Calls (1979)

When a Stranger Calls (1979)

When a Stranger Calls (1979)
IMDb: 6.5
97 min

A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

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Wanda Nevada (1979)

Wanda Nevada (1979)

Wanda Nevada (1979)
IMDb: 5.5
107 min

In the American Southwest of the 1950s, middle-aged vagabond Beaudray Demerille survives as a cardsharp who moves from town to town. But his latest victory brings him unwanted spoils in...

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Genre: Drama
Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)
IMDb: 5.2
93 min

A NASA spacecraft proves Einstein right when, traveling faster than light, it ends up near King Arthur’s Camelot. On board are big-hearted Tom Trimble and Hermes, the look-alike robot he...

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Stalker (1979)

Stalker (1979)

Stalker (1979)
IMDb: 8.1
162 min

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A...

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Starting Over (1979)

Starting Over (1979)

Starting Over (1979)
IMDb: 6.4
105 min

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

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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Scum (1979)

Scum (1979)

Scum (1979)
IMDb: 7.6
98 min

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 inmates and actively...

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Genre: Crime, Drama, TV Movie
Scavenger Hunt (1979)

Scavenger Hunt (1979)

Scavenger Hunt (1979)
IMDb: 5.9
116 min

An eccentric games inventor dies and leaves behind an inheritance worth hundreds of millions of dollars – which will only be given to the person or team, amongst his family...

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Genre: Comedy
Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
IMDb: 7.6
102 min

After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin the Third and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of expertly crafted counterfeit bills, he decides to track down...

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Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)
IMDb: 6.7
93 min

A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

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Genre: Comedy, Music
Roller Boogie (1979)

Roller Boogie (1979)

Roller Boogie (1979)
IMDb: 4.5
103 min

Teen lovers Bobby and Terry band together with other roller skaters to try and prevent a powerful mobster taking over the land their favourite skating rink sits on, and compete...

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Genre: Drama, Romance
Real Life (1979)

Real Life (1979)

Real Life (1979)
IMDb: 7.1
99 min

A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series “An American Family”.

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Genre: Comedy
Prophecy (1979)

Prophecy (1979)

Prophecy (1979)
IMDb: 5.5
102 min

When a dispute occurs between a logging operation and a nearby Native American tribe, Dr. Robert Verne and his wife, Maggie, are sent in to mediate. Chief John Hawks insists...

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Over the Edge (1979)

Over the Edge (1979)

Over the Edge (1979)
IMDb: 7.4
95 min

The music of Cheap Trick, The Cars, and The Ramones highlights this realistic tale of alienated suburban youth on the rampage. Dillon makes his screen debut in this updated, well-done...

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Genre: Crime, Drama
Murder by Decree (1979)

Murder by Decree (1979)

Murder by Decree (1979)
IMDb: 6.9
124 min

Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London’s East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned...

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More American Graffiti (1979)

More American Graffiti (1979)

More American Graffiti (1979)
IMDb: 5.3
110 min

College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late ’60s.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
La Luna (1979)

La Luna (1979)

La Luna (1979)
IMDb: 6.5
142 min

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 heroin addiction.

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Genre: Drama
Love at First Bite (1979)

Love at First Bite (1979)

Love at First Bite (1979)
IMDb: 6.1
96 min

Dracula and Renefield relocate to 70’s era New York in search of Cindy Sondheim (the reincarnation of Dracula’s one true love, Mina Harker). “Trouble adjusting” is a wild understatement for...

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Dragon Fist (1979)

Dragon Fist (1979)

Dragon Fist (1979)
IMDb: 6.2
97 min

After the death of his master, martial arts student Tong Huo-wan travels with his adoptive family to seek redress from the man responsible but finds himself torn between righteousness and...

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Genre: Action, Drama
A Little Romance (1979)

A Little Romance (1979)

A Little Romance (1979)
IMDb: 7.5
108 min

A young American girl and a young French boy meet in Paris and fall in love, with the assistance of an old man and his stories.

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Laura (1979)

Laura (1979)

Laura (1979)
IMDb: 5.8
95 min

A blinded French sculptor completes a statue of a friend’s daughter by using his sense of touch.

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Genre: Drama, Romance
The Magnificent Butcher (1979)

The Magnificent Butcher (1979)

The Magnificent Butcher (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
108 min

A plump butcher student of ‘Wong Fei Hung’, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as ‘Five Dragons’. He is accused of raping the Head...

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Genre: Action, Comedy
Last Embrace (1979)

Last Embrace (1979)

Last Embrace (1979)
IMDb: 6.1
102 min

Secret agent Harry Hannan suffers a mental breakdown when a botched mission in Mexico results in the death of his wife. He is sent to a mental asylum, after which...

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The In-Laws (1979)

The In-Laws (1979)

The In-Laws (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
103 min

In preparation for his daughter’s wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom’s father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag...

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Hardcore (1979)

Hardcore (1979)

Hardcore (1979)
IMDb: 7.0
108 min

A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of...

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Genre: Crime, Drama
Fearless Hyena (1979)

Fearless Hyena (1979)

Fearless Hyena (1979)
IMDb: 6.7
97 min

Lung is a talented fighter but prefers to spend his time loafing around and picking fights, despite orders from his grandfather not to fight. Unknown to him, a brutal general...

Genre: Action, Comedy
H.O.T.S. (1979)

H.O.T.S. (1979)

H.O.T.S. (1979)
IMDb: 4.6
98 min

Four girls spurned by the popular Sorority on campus decide to start their own and steal all the men on campus away from the house that rejected them.

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Genre: Comedy
The Frisco Kid (1979)

The Frisco Kid (1979)

The Frisco Kid (1979)
IMDb: 6.4
114 min

Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation’s new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con...

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Genre: Comedy, Western
Fascination (1979)

Fascination (1979)

Fascination (1979)
IMDb: 6.1
80 min

A thief seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women, Eva and Elizabeth. The women are seductive and teasing, but turn out to be part of a vampiric cult...

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Genre: Drama, Horror
A Force of One (1979)

A Force of One (1979)

A Force of One (1979)
IMDb: 5.1
90 min

Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.

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Escape to Athena (1979)

Escape to Athena (1979)

Escape to Athena (1979)
IMDb: 5.7
125 min

During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a Greek island are trying to escape. They not only want their freedom, but also seek an ineffable...

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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
The Electric Horseman (1979)

The Electric Horseman (1979)

The Electric Horseman (1979)
IMDb: 6.4
122 min

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 asked to perform with a...

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Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
IMDb: 7.7
220 min

In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom...

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The Third Generation (1979)

The Third Generation (1979)

The Third Generation (1979)
IMDb: 6.8
110 min

A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms, after...

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Genre: Crime, Drama
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
IMDb: 5.6
111 min

A “prequel” of sorts to “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” chronicling the two outlaws’ lives in the years before the events portrayed in the Newman/Redford movie.

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Genre: Western