Movies from 1979

1941

1941 (1979)   3/53/53/53/53/5

118 mins     Action , Comedy, War      

Do you know what the problem with Steven Spielberg's "1941" is, it is public expectations especially those of 1979 as this wasn't a movie with a story it was a parody, it was a forerunner to "Airplane" with lots of daft gags ...

Agatha

Agatha (1979)   3/53/53/53/53/5

105 mins     Drama, Mystery, Thriller      

Whilst Agatha Christie is known for the numerous murder/mystery thrillers with many if not all having been adapted to the big and small screen she was also a woman of mystery. Or to be precise for 11 days in 1926 she was a wo...

Alien

Alien (1979)   5/55/55/55/55/5

117 mins     Horror, Sci-Fi      

I was far too young back in 1979 to watch Ridley Scott's "Alien" and it wasn't until the start of the 90s that I finally managed to watch his sci-fi adventure/ horror. That didn't stop it leaving a lasting impression on me as...

All That Jazz

All That Jazz (1979)   3/53/53/53/53/5

123 mins     Drama, Musical      

Let me say right away "All That Jazz" is not going to be for everyone as we have this mix of dramatization and fantasy. We can go from one minute watching Gideon running a packed audition and then the next he seems to be back...

The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror (1979)   2/52/52/52/52/5

117 mins     Horror      

I guess it is true what they say, as you get older the mind starts to play tricks on you or at least that is the only way I can account for how I feel having watched "The Amityville Horror". Now I had watched "The Amityville ...

An American Christmas Carol

An American Christmas Carol (1979)   3/53/53/53/53/5

98 mins     Drama, Fantasy, TV Movie      

An American Christmas Carol: Henry Winkler stars as Benedict Slade a miser during the Great Depression who is paid a visit from three ghostly figures...

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now (1979)   4/54/54/54/54/5

153 mins     Drama, War      

Apocalypse Now: Francis Ford Coppola's visually stunning foray into the Vietnam War with Martin Sheen as Captain Willard and Marlon Brando as Colonel Kurtz...

Arabian Adventure

Arabian Adventure (1979)   3/53/53/53/53/5

98 mins     Adventure , Fantasy      

Imagine the scene; the bosses of a studio are walking through an old storage warehouse when they stumble across the sets and props from an old 1940s Arabian adventure movie. Seduced by the nostalgia of the movies they watched...

Avalanche Express

Avalanche Express (1979)   2/52/52/52/52/5

88 mins     Action , Thriller      

There is no hiding from the fact and that is "Avalanche Express" is a disappointing movie, the storyline is dull and at times implausible, the acting is a bit ropey and the action well it's less than exciting. And it is also ...

Bear Island

Bear Island (1979)   3/53/53/53/53/5

118 mins     Action , Thriller      

Alistair MacLean is a name which anyone who loves movies will be aware of, he wrote some of the best action adventures ever made which have stood the test of time such as "Where Eagles Dare". Unfortunately "Bear Island" is no...

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)   2/52/52/52/52/5

114 mins     Action , Adventure , Drama      

Whilst director and producer Irwin Allen wasn't the first man to make a disaster movie he was pivotal to the success of the genre during the 70s. But ironically you could also say that he also played a part in the ending of t...

Birth of the Beatles

Birth of the Beatles (1979)   3/53/53/53/53/5

104 mins     Biography, Drama      

Whilst I am a fan of The Beatles music I'm not a dedicated fan which means whilst I know some of their story I don't know the ins and outs as well as others do. I say this because I watched "Birth of the Beatles" as a movie f...

The Bitch

The Bitch (1979)   1/51/51/51/51/5

89 mins     Drama, Romance      

"The Bitch is a great movie" is a phrase which I doubt will ever be said, or at least said in sincerity because frankly "The Bitch" isn't even a good movie. Coming quickly off of the back of "The Stud", "The Bitch" sees Joan ...

Cactus Jack

Cactus Jack (1979)   2/52/52/52/52/5

89 mins     Comedy, Western      

I remember seeing "Cactus Jack", also known as "The Villain", once during the 80s at around the time I was just getting in to movies and at that point in my young life thought it was hilarious. 30 years later and whilst havin...

Captain America

Captain America (1979)   2/52/52/52/52/5

97 mins     Action , Sci-Fi, TV Movie      

Captain America (1979) Reb Brown stars as Steve Rogers who after almost being killed is inject with the FLAG formula which makes him become super human and Captain America...

The Castle of Cagliostro

The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)   3/53/53/53/53/5

100 mins     Adventure , Animation, Family      

The Castle of Cagliostro: a thief tries to rescue a beautiful damself from a Count who keeps her prisoner in his castle...

The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome (1979)   4/54/54/54/54/5

122 mins     Drama, Thriller      

When ever a movie is being released and one of the actors unfortunately dies it can quite often lead to and increase interest. Whilst no one died prior to the release of "The China Syndrome", or at least no one I am aware of,...

Christmas Lilies of the Field

Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979)   4/54/54/54/54/5

100 mins     Drama, TV Movie      

Christmas Lilies of the Field: Billy Dee Williams stars as Homer Smith who on returning to the desert and the Nuns finds himself helping them again...

The Corn Is Green

The Corn Is Green (1979)   3/53/53/53/53/5

93 mins     Drama, TV Movie      

"The Corn Is Green" is based on the biographical play by Emlyn Williams and over the years the central role of Miss Moffat has been played on stage by Ethel Barrymore and in an earlier movie by Bette Davis. Because of that th...

The Day Time Ended

The Day Time Ended (1979)   2/52/52/52/52/5

79 mins     Sci-Fi      

I will give you 2 reasons why you might want to watch "The Day Time Ended" and the first is the cast. This 70s sci-fi movie features Jim Davis who many will remember from Dallas, the attractive Dorothy Malone as well as Chris...

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