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, realistic, suspense, intense, interesting and talky films and TV shows about / with murder, death, violence, cigarette smoking, friendship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, storytelling and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Poland, Brazil and other countries.
year 1978
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year 1978 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1978: Halloween (1978), American Made (2017), Superman (1978), Christine (1983), Never Let Me Go (2010), Zodiac (2007), American Hustle (2013), Milk (2008), The Amazing Mr. Bickford (1987), Borg vs McEnroe (2017).

List of year 1978 movies

 7.8
 203K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, slasher, psychopath, violence, masked killer, small town, psychiatrist, teenage life, mental patient, evil, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
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 7.2
 126K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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, exciting, captivating, emotional, humorous
Plot: pilot, cia, illegal drugs, drug smuggling, smuggler, fbi, money, drug dealer, drug trafficking, trial, cocaine, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1978, year 1982, year 1980, year 1984, year 1985 ...
Place: latin america, colombia, usa, central america, nicaragua ...
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 7.3
 146K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada, Panama
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, serious, feel good, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, secret identity, north pole, criminal, sabotage, nuclear missile, crime fighter, galaxy, adventure, megalomaniac, good versus evil ...
Time: year 1978, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1966
Place: midwest, new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.7
 62K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsession, vengeance, chase, survival, objects come to life, supernatural, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal, classic car, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1978, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california
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 7.2
 129K
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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, heartbreaking, sad, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: cloning, love and romance, friendship, boarding school, true love, love triangle, childhood, life is a bitch, dishonesty, couples, existentialism, jealousy ...
Time: year 1994, 1990s, year 1985, year 1978
Place: europe, england
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 7.7
 384K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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 7.2
 414K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: tense, intense, suspense, cynical, clever ...
Plot: fbi, cons and scams, partners in crime, political corruption, mayor, criminal heroes, partners, organized crime, manipulation, romancing partners, working undercover, romantic triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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 7.6
 155K
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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, politics, discrimination, gay, election, mayor, politician, homosexuality, murder, protest, homosexual, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, phoenix arizona ...
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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
Plot: cult figure, cult
Time: 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, tennis player, rivalry, arrogance, professional sports, childhood flashback, coach, male objectification, american abroad, determination, verbal abuse, father son relationship ...
Time: year 1980, year 1978
Place: monte carlo, sweden
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 6.6
 2K
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: semi documentary
Plot: nazism, nazi occupation, art museum, art, museum, louvre, painting, war, world, blockade, eiffel tower paris, sculpture ...
Time: 12th century, 1940s, year 1967, year 1959, year 1939 ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, vichy, germany, paris france, russia ...
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Switched at Birth (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: This is the story of the two babies who were switched at birth. A few years later when one of the girls gets sick and tests revealed that she was not the daughter of the couple who raised her. Eventually she dies. And the couple most especially the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: single parent, mistaken identity, parents and children, custody, family life, family problems, family relations, babies and infants, track down, death in the family, legal, youth ...
Time: year 1978, year 1987
Place: florida
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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.
Style: dark humor, gothic, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, friendship, werewolf, blood, social misfits, buddies, immortality, supernatural, roommate, reality tv, stylish, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: new zealand
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 8.7
 890K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, violence, court, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Breaking the Limits (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on true events. In 1980s Poland, Jerzy Górski is a young man who finds the determination to struggle against his drug addiction through athletic training, with the aim of competing in the US Ironman Triathlon.
Plot: sport, prison, escape, bare breasts, cigarette smoking, kiss, doctor, wheelchair, punched in the face, dancing, winner, funeral ...
Time: year 1990, year 1978, year 1984
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My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jeffrey Dahmer struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy. During his teenage years he slowly transforms, edging closer to the serial killer he becomes.
Plot: sociopath, coming of age, social outcast, high school, divorce, serial killer, period piece, wager, wristwatch, teenage protagonist, child custody, male objectification ...
Time: year 1978, year 1991
Place: washington d.c., ohio
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 6.3
 765
Funkytown (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in Montreal during the disco phenomenon some 35 years ago, Funkytown follows the life of a group of colorful characters. We follow their lives and tribulations as everyone converges on a regular basis at Montreal's hot disco spot: ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: disco, nightclub, politics, gays and lesbians, musician's life, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, youth, social relations, actor's life, dancer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1982 ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal quebec, montreal
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 8.2
 150
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 ...
Style: based on sketch comedy
Plot: divorce, marriage, mother daughter relationship, watching a movie, loss of mother
Time: year 1978, year 1963, 1960s, 1950s, year 1955 ...
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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: diplomat, disco, dictatorship, prostitute, murder, torture, journey, grandmother grandson relationship, gay sex, dance, gay slur, lesbian kiss ...
Time: year 1978
Place: sao paulo brazil
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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: airplane, hostage, money, prime minister, husband wife relationship, suicidal thoughts, pilot, sniper, ransom, airport, reporter, journalist ...
Time: year 1978
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 7.6
 400
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: worker, construction worker, ex convict, corruption, politics, bigger dreams, labor union, strike, shipyard
Time: year 1979, year 1976, year 1977, year 1980, year 1978
Place: poland
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 3.5
 519
The Prey (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six campers jaunt off to North Point, where they're promptly stalked and killed by a ghoulish man who ultimately is just looking for a little love.
Plot: slasher, camping, human monster, dead girl, murder witness, backwoods, perversion, gypsy, sex orgy, deformity, sadistic killer, terror ...
Time: year 1978
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 4.9
 465
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: asian horror, suspense, sinister
Plot: yoga, fear, friendship, elevator, flashback, rivalry, school, rules, dormitory, spirit, dark fantasy, death by strangulation ...
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 ...
Plot: parody, telephone, handshake, book, telephone call, boy, dog, jumping into water, looking at self in mirror, marriage, wedding, wig ...
Time: year 1978, year 1983, year 1973, year 1986
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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: pig, torture, kidnapping, sheriff, shotgun, knife, meat hook, 2d animation, mercenary, banjo, slasher, m 16 ...
Time: year 1978
Place: texas
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 6.4
 9K
Trophy Wife (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A housewife takes over her husband's umbrella business after his illness.
Style: clever, humorous, stylized, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: feminism, factory, farce, mayor, battle of the sexes, workplace, boss and employee, congress, couple relations, small town, social differences, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978, 1950s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: tragicomedy, dark humor, semi serious, bleak, clever ...
Plot: soldier, military, anti war, military life, human nature, friendship, culture clash, confined, society, hapless soldier, infantrymen, patrol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 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, gloomy, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: missing person, murder, high society, disappearance, dysfunctional marriage, mentally unstable, mystery, abortion, domestic violence, drugs/alcohol, childhood trauma, patriarch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1971, year 1978, year 1972 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 6.8
 3K
Tony Manero (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Chile, Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from "Saturday Night Fever".
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: dance, social misfits, bar, desire for fame, music, crimes, crime, society, life is a bitch, dancer's life, performer's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile
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 7.1
 633
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, eta, terrorist bombing, terrorist attack, murder, terrorist group, revolution, terrorist, bomb, fascism, shot to death, explosion ...
Time: year 1978, year 1973
Place: basque country, spain, madrid
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