Year 1978 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1978 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, tense and interesting films and TV shows about / with murder, death, violence, brutality, telephone call, friendship, cigarette smoking, restaurant, storytelling and crying plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1978: Year of the Gun (1991), Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988), The Dawn Rapists (1978), Vice (2018), The Amazing Mr. Bickford (1987), Borg vs McEnroe (2017), Francofonia (2015), Eunice (1982), Prime Time Soap (2011), The Hijack That Went South (2013).

List of year 1978 movies

Year of the Gun (1991)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this thriller, American novelist David Raybourne (Andrew McCarthy) accidentally becomes entangled in the Red Brigade's terrorist plan to kidnap Italian Premier Aldo Moro during a research trip to Rome. As the terrorists attempt to kill ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: politics, danger, assassination, journalism, photojournalist, political intrigue, mistaken identity, culture clash, terrorism, murder, kidnapping, journalist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, venice
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Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Garfield plays multiple roles including ancient Egyptian royalty, a fairyland kitten, a movie 'stunt cat" and more!
Style: anthology
Plot: love, astronaut, friendship, mother, caveman, studio, death, second chance, escape, king, pharaoh, angel ...
Time: 80s, 70s, future, prehistory, prehistoric times ...
Place: egypt, europe, africa, north africa
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Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, Ann Rule becomes friends with Ted Bundy. Based on a book by Ann Rule.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, dark
Plot: serial killer, murder, legal, life is a bitch, police investigation, investigation, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, police detective, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, year 1978
Place: utah, seattle, usa, seattle washington, florida
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The Dawn Rapists (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Crime drama centering on a gang of rapists, the aftermath of their crimes on the victims and the gang members being brought to justice.
Style: suspense
Plot: forced sex, anal rape, pregnant woman nude, rape, gang, pregnant woman, kidnapping, rough sex, sexual humiliation, nipples, violence against women, lifting up dress ...
Time: year 1978, 70s
Place: spain, europe
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 7.2
 113K
Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, iraq war, war on terror, politician, intrigue, u.s. congress, u.s. constitution, political leader, tragic event, mentor ...
Time: year 1976, year 2003, year 1968, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, cambodia, pentagon, united states ...
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The Amazing Mr. Bickford (1987)
Genre: Animation, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Several pieces of Frank Zappa's music are set against clay animation by Bruce Bickford.
Style: clay animation, adult animation, claymation, cult film
Plot: cult, cult figure
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1978
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Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of the world's greatest tennis icons – Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.
Style: based on true events, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: tennis player, tennis, professional sports, rivalry, arrogance, american abroad, childhood flashback, male objectification, coach, engaged couple, fiance fiancee relationship, press conference ...
Time: year 1980, 80s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: monte carlo, sweden, monaco, new york, london
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 6.7
 3K
Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, museum, art, painting, art museum, world, war, nazi occupied france, portrait painting, architecture ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1978, year 1939, year 1918 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, germany, france, russia ...
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 8.2
 166
Eunice (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Moments in four different years in the lives of the Harper family beginning with 1955 as a hopeful Eunice prepares to go to a party, and her brother Phillip, a recent college graduate, departs for New York In 1963, a married Eunice and her husband ...
Plot: porch swing, loss of mother, mother daughter relationship, divorce, marriage, watching a movie
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, year 1978, year 1973 ...
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Prime Time Soap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Brazil, in 1978, under the dictatorship, the country lives the euphoria of disco fever and the fantasy life of Dancin' Days, a prime time soap. After a fatal incident, Amanda, a high-class prostitute addicted to TV, and her maid Dora, are ...
Plot: revolutionary, disco, diplomat, dictatorship, prostitute, coming out, journey, gay slur, gay teenager, gay, dancing, gay interest ...
Time: year 1978
Place: sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro
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The Hijack That Went South (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aarno Lamminparras hijacked an airplane with a gun in 1978. A true story.
Style: based on true events
Plot: abduction, airplane, hostage, hijacking, reporter, money, heist, mental disorder, airport, journalist, passenger, pilot ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
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 7.3
 462
The Calm (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man in his twenties leaves prison after a three-year sentence. He wants to start a new life in a place where he is not known and dreams only of a job, a wife and a family. He succeeds partially in fulfilling these dreams, but then runs into ...
Plot: bigger dreams, labor union, strike, ex convict, construction worker, politics, worker, shipyard, corruption, twenty something
Time: year 1977, year 1978, year 1979, year 1980, year 1976
Place: poland
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Yoga (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Once taken her job because of her appearance, a confident and enthusiastic woman, Hyo-jung visits a mysterious yoga institute run by an ex-actress where her radically changed friend told her to go. At the intensive training course, a young yoga ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, sinister ...
Plot: yoga, curse, dark secret, ritual, mysterious woman, evil spirit, ghost, demonic possession, surrealism, murder, meditation, mysticism ...
Time: year 1978
Place: south korea
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Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Donald Trump has it all. Money, power, respect, and an Eastern European bride. But all his success didn’t come for nothing. First, he inherited millions of dollars from his rich father, then he grabbed New York City by the balls. Now you can learn ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: parody, satire, looking at self in mirror, rap, mirror, tower, fireworks, marriage, book, time traveler, telephone conversation, homeless man ...
Time: year 1977, year 1983, year 1986, year 1978, year 1973
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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The Minstrel Killer (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a series of haunting murders plagues a small Texas town, law officers Tex Holland and Pike McGraw lead the investigation. The murders turn out to be the most shocking and vile acts of sadism to ever hit the once peaceful community. With a ...
Plot: torture, kidnapping, knife, murder, pig, m 16, slavery, racism, minstrel, mercenary, prostitute, whip ...
Time: year 1978, 70s
Place: texas
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 7.2
 154K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, humorous, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: drug cartel, drug trafficking, cia, bare ass, true crime, cocaine, pilot, money laundering, drug smuggling, illegal drugs, united states of america, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1982 ...
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, central america, panama ...
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Mi mejor enemigo (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After losing their bearings, a group of Chilean soldiers learns some lessons about their enemy's humanity in this dark comedy set during the 1970s war between Chile and Argentina. Digging in where they are, the troop soon discovers a nearby ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, tragicomedy, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: military, soldier, friendship, anti war, culture clash, human nature, society, patrol, island, border, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: chile, argentina, latin america, patagonia, south america
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All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: disappearance, mystery, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, crimes, high society, domestic violence, overbearing parent, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1971, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., florida, paris france ...
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Tony Manero (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Chile, Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from "Saturday Night Fever".
Style: rough, serious, realistic, contemplative, bleak
Plot: dancing, nightlife, showbiz, crimes, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, contests and competitions, follow your dream, life is a bitch, bar, music ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile
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 7.1
 773
Ogro (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: At the close of 1973, Franco is still governing Spain with an iron hand. Opposition parties are forbidden; labor movements are repressed; and Basque nationalists are mercilessly hunted. The caudillo is aging, though, and the future of the régime is ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: terrorism, murder, eta terrorist group, franco regime (francoism), terrorist attack, terrorist bombing, terrorist group, bomb, fascism, eta, terrorist, shot to death ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, year 1973
Place: basque country, spain, madrid
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Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: bipolar disorder, family relations, parents and children, husband wife relationship, mental illness, neighbor, medication, trust, semi autobiographical, nervous breakdown, youth, absent parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978, year 1967, 1960s ...
Place: usa, boston, new york, massachusetts, new england
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 8.4
 378K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, good versus evil, supernatural ability, supernatural power, ghost, demon, angel, god or devil, vampire, deadly creature, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa, arizona
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 7.1
 135K
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for ...
Style: psychological, sad, melancholic, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: distopia, cloning, existentialism, childhood, boarding school, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, love triangle, life is a bitch, alternate reality, dishonesty ...
Time: year 1978, year 1985, year 1994, 80s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe
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Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, fbi, faith, undercover, traitor, spy, bomb, prison, working undercover, suicide bomber, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: sudan, london, nova scotia, chicago illinois, washington d.c. ...
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 7.3
 156K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, feel good ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, save the world, heroes, double life, megalomaniac, crime fighter, good versus evil, adventure, danger, self sacrifice, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, year 1948, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, kansas ...
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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of ...
Style: scary, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: voodoo, hallucination, anthropologist, zombie, jungle, rite, superstition, supernatural, uncover truth, leadership, danger, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1978, 70s
Place: haiti, boston
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Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, interrogation, mind game, police investigation, mental illness, mystery, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, who done it ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.0
 87K
Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, adult animation, rough ...
Plot: revolution, muslim, freedom, life is a bitch, society, depression, rebellion, self discovery, politics, coming of age, childhood, oppression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, sweden, moscow russia ...
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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: animal life, pets, inheritance, penguins, family relations, bird, animal training, parents and children, birds, unlikely friendships, family, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980, year 1978, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, usa, antarctica, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 163K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, mayor, politics, gay slur, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1970, year 1975 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, phoenix arizona ...
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