1979 Movies and Series

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The Rose of Versailles (1979)

The Rose of Versailles (1979)

The Rose of Versailles (1979)
IMDb: 8.3
30 min

Raised from birth as a man, the Lady Oscar commands the palace guards at Versailles in the years before the French Revolution. Her beauty and noble spirit make her a...

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Genre: Animation, Drama
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You Can’t Do That on Television (1979)

You Can’t Do That on Television (1979)

You Can’t Do That on Television (1979)
IMDb: 8.1
30 min

You Can’t Do That on Television is a Canadian television program that first aired locally in 1979 before airing internationally in 1981. It featured pre-teen and teenaged actors in a...

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Genre: Comedy
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Prisoner (1979)

Prisoner (1979)

Prisoner (1979)
IMDb: 8.2
50 min

Prisoner is an Australian soap opera that is set in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women’s prison.

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Genre: Drama, Soap
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Doraemon (1979)

Doraemon (1979)

Doraemon (1979)
IMDb: 8.0
11 min

Doraemon is an anime TV series created by Fujiko F. Fujio and based on the manga series of the same name. This anime is the much more successful successor of...

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Minder (1979)

Minder (1979)

Minder (1979)
IMDb: 7.7
60 min

This comedy drama series featured Terry McCann, a former boxer with a conviction for G.B.H., and Arthur Daley, a second-hand car dealer with an eye for a nice little earner....

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Benson (1979)

Benson (1979)

Benson (1979)
IMDb: 7.1
30 min

A butler deals with life at the governor’s mansion.

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Genre: Comedy
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Knots Landing (1979)

Knots Landing (1979)

Knots Landing (1979)
IMDb: 6.7
44 min

The domestic adventures, misdeeds and everyday interactions of five families living on a cul-de-sac in a small California community.

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Genre: Drama, Soap
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Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
IMDb: 7.5
107 min

Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent, goes to Transylvania to visit the mysterious Count Dracula and formalize the purchase of a property in Wismar. Once Jonathan is caught under his...

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Genre: Drama, Horror
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The Tin Drum (1979)

The Tin Drum (1979)

The Tin Drum (1979)
IMDb: 7.5
162 min

Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third...

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Genre: Drama, History, War
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My Brilliant Career (1979)

My Brilliant Career (1979)

My Brilliant Career (1979)
IMDb: 7.2
100 min

A young woman who is determined to maintain her independence finds herself at odds with her family who wants her to tame her wild side and get married.

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Genre: Drama, Romance
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The Onion Field (1979)

The Onion Field (1979)

The Onion Field (1979)
IMDb: 6.8
122 min

An LA police officer is murdered in the onion fields outside of Bakersfield. However, legal loopholes could keep his kidnappers from receiving justice, and his partner is haunted by overwhelming...

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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Tim (1979)

Tim (1979)

Tim (1979)
IMDb: 6.4
109 min

Handsome but backward gardener Tim Melville has a new woman in his life. She is Mary, his widowed employer, a woman who had given up on love until she had...

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Genre: Drama, Romance
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The Visitor (1979)

The Visitor (1979)

The Visitor (1979)
IMDb: 5.1
108 min

An ancient intergalactic warrior arrives on Earth to put a stop to a demonic child’s plot to reproduce Satan’s next generation of evil.

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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
IMDb: 4.6
114 min

After “The Poseidon Adventure”, in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting...

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Long Weekend (1979)

Long Weekend (1979)

Long Weekend (1979)
IMDb: 6.6
92 min

When a suburban couple goes camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn’t in an accommodating mood.

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The Dukes of Hazzard (1979)

The Dukes of Hazzard (1979)

The Dukes of Hazzard (1979)
IMDb: 7.1
60 min

Cousins Bo and Luke Duke and their car “General Lee”, assisted by Cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, have a running battle with the authorities of Hazzard County (Boss Hogg and...

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
IMDb: 7.0
N/A

20th-century astronaut Buck Rogers awakens in the 25th century after a freak accident puts him in suspended animation for 500 years. Upon returning to Earth and discovering the planet is...

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The Facts of Life (1979)

The Facts of Life (1979)

The Facts of Life (1979)
IMDb: 6.8
30 min

The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it the longest running sitcom...

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Hart to Hart (1979)

Hart to Hart (1979)

Hart to Hart (1979)
IMDb: 6.6
60 min

Wealthy couple Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a self-made millionaire and his journalist wife, moonlight as amateur detectives.

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Quadrophenia (1979)

Quadrophenia (1979)

Quadrophenia (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
120 min

Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job....

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Genre: Drama, Music
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The Wanderers (1979)

The Wanderers (1979)

The Wanderers (1979)
IMDb: 7.4
117 min

The streets of the Bronx are owned by ’60s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard...

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Genre: Drama
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Tess (1979)

Tess (1979)

Tess (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
171 min

A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This...

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Genre: Drama, Romance
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The Black Stallion (1979)

The Black Stallion (1979)

The Black Stallion (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
118 min

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it...

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Genre: Adventure, Family
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The Great Santini (1979)

The Great Santini (1979)

The Great Santini (1979)
IMDb: 7.2
115 min

As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot.

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Genre: Drama
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Norma Rae (1979)

Norma Rae (1979)

Norma Rae (1979)
IMDb: 7.3
110 min

Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to...

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Genre: Drama
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The Rose (1979)

The Rose (1979)

The Rose (1979)
IMDb: 7.0
125 min

Rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster’s romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperilled by the demands of life on the road.

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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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The Champ (1979)

The Champ (1979)

The Champ (1979)
IMDb: 6.9
121 min

The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago...

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Genre: Drama, Family
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Dracula (1979)

Dracula (1979)

Dracula (1979)
IMDb: 6.5
109 min

Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic. Count Dracula is a subject of fatal attraction to more than one English maiden lady, as he seeks an immortal bride.

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Genre: Horror, Romance
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Meatballs (1979)

Meatballs (1979)

Meatballs (1979)
IMDb: 6.3
92 min

Tripper is the head counselor at a budget summer camp called Camp Northstar. In truth, he’s young at heart and only marginally more mature than the campers themselves. Tripper befriends...

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Genre: Comedy
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Tourist Trap (1979)

Tourist Trap (1979)

Tourist Trap (1979)
IMDb: 6.2
90 min

After their car breaks down, a group of young travelers find themselves stranded at a roadside museum run by the mysterious Mr. Slausen and populated by his collection of supernatural...

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Genre: Horror
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The Villain (1979)

The Villain (1979)

The Villain (1979)
IMDb: 5.4
89 min

Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming....

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Genre: Comedy, Western
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Meteor (1979)

Meteor (1979)

Meteor (1979)
IMDb: 5.1
107 min

After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid “Orpheus” is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which...

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Alien (1979)

Alien (1979)

Alien (1979)
IMDb: 8.4
117 min

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...

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Genre: Documentary
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Apocalypse Now (1979)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Apocalypse Now (1979)
IMDb: 8.4
N/A
147 min

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...

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Life of Brian (1979)

Life of Brian (1979)

Life of Brian (1979)
IMDb: 8.1
94 min

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...

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Genre: Comedy
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Being There (1979)

Being There (1979)

Being There (1979)
IMDb: 8.0
130 min

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...

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan (1979)
IMDb: 7.9
96 min

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.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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All That Jazz (1979)

All That Jazz (1979)

All That Jazz (1979)
IMDb: 7.9
123 min

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...

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Genre: Drama
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
IMDb: 7.8
N/A
105 min

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...

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Breaking Away (1979)

Breaking Away (1979)

Breaking Away (1979)
IMDb: 7.7
100 min

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...

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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