Top 1979 IMDb Rated Movies

List of highest IMDb ranked movies released in 1979 as rated by IMDb users. How many if these have you watched? Putlocker New Site - Watch Full Movies & TV-Series Online For Free - Official Putlocker

[#1] Apocalypse Now (1979)

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.


Duration: 147 min

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.4 (603,283 votes)

[#2] Alien (1979)

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

Genre: Documentary

Creator: Carl Sagan

Studio: Carl Sagan Productions

Cast: Carl Sagan,...

Country: US

Duration: 117 min

Release: 1980

Networks: PBS

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.4 (784,048 votes)

[#3] Life of Brian (1979)

Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python's signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.

Genre: Comedy

Director: Terry Jones

Cast: Carol Cleveland, Charles McKeown, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman,...

Country: UK

Duration: 94 min

Release: 1979

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.1 (365,587 votes)

[#4] Being There (1979)

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Hal Ashby

Cast: Alice Hirson, David Clennon, Denise DuBarry, Fran Brill,...

Country: Germany, US

Duration: 130 min

Release: 1979

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.0 (65,285 votes)

[#5] All That Jazz (1979)

Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.

Genre: Drama

Director: Bob Fosse

Cast: Ann Reinking, Anthony Holland, Ben Vereen, Cliff Gorman,...

Country: US

Duration: 123 min

Release: 1979

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.9 (28,059 votes)

[#6] Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director: Woody Allen

Cast: Anne Byrne Hoffman, Bella Abzug, Damion Sheller, Diane Keaton,...

Country: US

Duration: 96 min

Release: 1979

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.9 (130,982 votes)

[#7] Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.


Duration: 105 min

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.8 (132,565 votes)

[#8] Breaking Away (1979)

Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one day, and even takes up the Italian culture, much to his friends and parents annoyance.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Peter Yates

Cast: Amy Wright, Barbara Barrie, Daniel Stern, Dennis Christopher,...

Country: US

Duration: 100 min

Release: 1979

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.7 (21,607 votes)

[#9] The Warriors (1979)

Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail.

Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama

Creator: Donald P. Bellisario

Cast: John Hillerman, Larry Manetti, Roger E. Mosley, Tom Selleck,...

Country: US

Duration: 93 min

Release: 1980

Networks: CBS

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.6 (93,477 votes)

[#10] Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1960. Frank Lee Morris is transferred to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison located on a rocky island. Although no one has ever managed to escape from there, Frank and other inmates begin to carefully prepare an escape plan.

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Director: Don Siegel

Cast: Blair Burrows, Bruce M. Fischer, Clint Eastwood, David Cryer,...

Country: US

Duration: 113 min

Release: 1979

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.6 (120,688 votes)