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 suspense, realistic, captivating, serious, based on true events and cult film films and TV shows about / with murder, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, death, cigarette smoking, friendship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, violence and father daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Spain and other countries.
year 1978
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year 1978 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1978: The Kitchen (2019), Riot (2018), Funan (2018), The Dawn Rapists (1978), Vice (2018), The Amazing Mr. Bickford (1987), Borg vs McEnroe (2017), Francofonia (2015), Switched at Birth (1991), What We Do in the Shadows (2014).

List of year 1978 movies

 5.3
 9K
The Kitchen (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Irish mob story set in 1970s Hell's Kitchen. After the mobsters are sentenced to jail, their wives take their place — and do as good of a job, if not better.
Style: tense, cynical, captivating, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: organized crime, armed robbery, gangster, friendship, jeweler, courtroom, mafia, extortion, shooting, gambling, gangsters, boss ...
Time: year 1979, year 1978
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 484
Riot (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the 1970s Gay Rights Movement in Australia through the eyes of dedicated activist Lance Gowland. As Lance deals with his sexuality, he must also juggle work, family and relationships.
Plot: gay, lesbian, pubic hair, police raid, police, gay cruising, short shorts, man undressing, police brutality, male underwear, male nudity, pay phone ...
Time: year 1978, year 1974, year 1972
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 6.9
 499
Funan (2018)
Genre: Animation
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cambodia, Reunion
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cambodia, once the ancient kingdom of Funan, April 17th, 1975. The entire country falls under the tyranny of Angkar, the communist party of the Khmer Rouge. The cities are abandoned, the population is thrown to the roads and forced to walk towards ...
Plot: communism, struggle for survival, starvation, suicide, full moon, execution, frog, stabbed, river crossing, little boy, fire, escape ...
Time: 20th century, year 1977, year 1978, year 1975
Place: cambodia
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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, pregnant woman, rape, kidnapping, gang, violence against women, nipples, lust, sex, voyeur ...
Time: year 1978
Place: europe, spain
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 7.2
 101K
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: captivating, realistic, psychological, humorous, cynical
Plot: u.s. president, vice president, iraq war, war on terror, politician, intrigue, political leader, u.s. constitution, political campaign, u.s. congress, mentor, money ...
Time: year 1976, year 1973, year 2003, year 1963, 2010s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, america, united states, cambodia ...
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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: cult film, clay animation
Plot: cult, cult figure
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 player, tennis, rivalry, professional sports, arrogance, american abroad, childhood flashback, coach, male objectification, engaged couple, verbal abuse, press conference ...
Time: year 1980, year 1978, 20th century
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: nazi occupation, nazism, art, art museum, museum, painting, louvre, napoleon bonaparte, war, world, french resistance, military uniform ...
Time: 12th century, year 1939, year 1959, year 1978, year 1918 ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia, france, paris france, vichy ...
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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: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: mistaken identity, single parent, parents and children, track down, babies and infants, death in the family, family problems, family life, legal, youth, family relations, custody ...
Time: year 1987, year 1978
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, absurd, gothic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, goth, friendship, parody, werewolf, supernatural, immortality, blood, social misfits, buddies, roommate, reality tv ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: new zealand
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 8.7
 921K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, 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, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1955 ...
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.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, exciting, captivating
Plot: sport, drug addict, drugs, running, swimming, winner, competition, sport competition, interrogation, accident, training, hospital ...
Time: year 1978, year 1990, year 1984
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My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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.
Style: psychological, sentimental, captivating, melancholic
Plot: sociopath, coming of age, high school, social outcast, teenage protagonist, father son relationship, fear, friendship, socially awkward, roommate, doctor patient relationship, divorce ...
Time: year 1978, year 1991
Place: ohio, washington d.c.
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 6.3
 778
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: serious, suspense, disturbing, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: disco, nightclub, addiction, nightlife, lifestyle, actor's life, society, artists and showbiz, social decay, drug addiction, politics, gay hustler ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976, year 1971 ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
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 8.2
 157
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: loss of mother, watching a movie, marriage, divorce, mother daughter relationship
Time: 1960s, 1950s, year 1973, year 1978, year 1963 ...
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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: disco, prostitute, dictatorship, diplomat, gay, gay slur, murder, torture, gay kiss, grandfather grandson relationship, attempted rape, 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, husband wife relationship, money, hijacker, hijacking, pilot, sniper, airport, ransom, prime minister, reporter, journalist ...
Time: year 1978
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 7.4
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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: corruption, politics, strike, labor union, construction worker, ex convict, bigger dreams, shipyard, worker
Time: year 1978, year 1980, year 1977, year 1976, year 1979
Place: poland
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 3.9
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The Prey (1983)
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.
Style: cult film
Plot: slasher, camping, darkness, blood, mental illness, guilt, rage, kiss, friendship, lust, outdoor sex, violence ...
Time: year 1978
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 4.7
 475
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, sinister, suspense
Plot: yoga, darkness, accidental death, punishment, fear, restaurant, hearing voices, school, friendship, flashback, prayer, blood ...
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, handshake, telephone call, boy, telephone, casino, time traveler, telephone conversation, rap, dog, wedding, wig ...
Time: year 1973, year 1986, year 1978, year 1983
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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: meat hook, minstrel, m 16, mercenary, banjo, slavery, racism, whip, hick, farm, knife, torture ...
Time: year 1978
Place: texas
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 7.1
 146K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime
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, emotional, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: drug cartel, drug trafficking, cocaine, bare ass, pilot, money laundering, cia, cia agent, illegal drugs, united states of america, drug dealer, smuggler ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1978, year 1980 ...
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, central america, panama ...
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 6.4
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Trophy Wife (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A housewife takes over her husband's umbrella business after his illness.
Style: humorous, stylized, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: feminism, mayor, workplace situations, farce, workplace, factory, family business, social differences, society, power relations, obnoxious boss, boss and employee ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 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: biting, dark humor, semi serious, tragicomedy, realistic ...
Plot: military, soldier, friendship, society, human nature, anti war, military life, hapless soldier, infantrymen, culture clash, confined, 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, serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, domestic violence, mystery, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, high society, crimes, love affair, overbearing parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1971, year 1982, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, u.s. capitol building ...
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 6.8
 3K
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: realistic, bleak, rough, serious
Plot: dance, dance contest, contests and competitions, crimes, life is a bitch, dancer's life, performer's life, crime, follow your dream, desire for fame, social misfits, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile
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 7.1
 664
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: eta, terrorism, terrorist bombing, terrorist group, terrorist attack, murder, shot to death, fascism, basque, revolution, explosion, terrorist ...
Time: 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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: bipolar disorder, family relations, parents and children, husband wife relationship, mental illness, trust, medication, neighbor, nervous breakdown, youth, depression, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1967, year 1978, 1960s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
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 8.4
 357K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, supernatural ability, monster, ghost, demon, good versus evil, killings, vampire, god or devil, characters in danger, curses spells and rituals, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978, year 1983, year 1973 ...
Place: usa, arizona
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