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, tense, talky and intense films and TV shows about / with murder, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, friendship, death, father son relationship, violence, storytelling, brutality and telephone call plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, Poland, Brazil and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1978: American Made (2017), Superman (1978), Christine (1983), Never Let Me Go (2010), Zodiac (2007), Halloween (1978), American Hustle (2013), Milk (2008), Borg vs McEnroe (2017), Francofonia (2015).
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Goodfellas (1990)
Crime, Drama
USA
146 min.
 8.7
Supernatural (2005)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.5
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Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
Biography, Drama, Sport
Sweden, Denmark, Finland
107 min.
 7.0
Breaking the Limits (2017)
Biography, Drama, Sport
Poland
108 min.
 7.4

List of year 1978 movies

 7.2
 121K
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.
Plot: cia, pilot, illegal drugs, fireworks, bare ass, drugs, telephone call, money, helicopter, sex scene, arrest, telephone conversation ...
Time: year 1978, 20th century, year 1985, year 1982, year 1980 ...
Place: latin america, colombia, usa, central america, panama ...
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 7.3
 143K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada
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, good versus evil, double life, secret identity, nuclear missile, sabotage, crime fighter, galaxy, criminal, north pole, adventure ...
Time: year 1978, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1966
Place: midwest, new york, usa, california, kansas ...
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 6.7
 59K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror
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, chase, vengeance, survival, objects come to life, supernatural, murder, brutality, betrayal, classic car, violence, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1957, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california
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 7.2
 126K
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, serious, gloomy, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: cloning, boarding school, friendship, love and romance, true love, life is a bitch, love triangle, dishonesty, couples, childhood, existentialism, jealousy ...
Time: year 1994, 1990s, year 1978, year 1985
Place: england, europe
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 7.7
 370K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, paranoia, investigation, journalist, crimes, code, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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 7.8
 185K
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, suspense, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, violence, teenage life, masked killer, small town, psychiatrist, evil, doctors and patients, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
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 7.3
 404K
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: cons and scams, partners in crime, fbi, political corruption, mayor, criminal heroes, partners, organized crime, deception, manipulation, romancing partners, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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 7.6
 151K
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, discrimination, politics, election, mayor, politician, protest, homosexual, gay, homosexuality, murder, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1975 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
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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, coach, american abroad, male objectification, childhood flashback, determination, father son relationship, nightclub ...
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: art, painting, nazism, art museum, nazi occupation, museum, louvre, world, war, death, fear, seine river ...
Time: 12th century, year 1967, year 1959, year 1944, year 1972 ...
Place: france, paris france, germany, st. petersburg russia, 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: single parent, mistaken identity, parents and children, courtroom drama, custody, family life, family problems, family relations, babies and infants, track down, death in the family, legal ...
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, gothic, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, friendship, social misfits, blood, werewolf, buddies, immortality, supernatural, roommate, reality tv, stylish, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: new zealand
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 8.7
 859K
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, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, friendship, shooting, violence, drug dealing, prison, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
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, drug addict, birthday present, suicide by hanging, underwater scene, hit by a car, cemetery, accident, hospital, urination, vomiting, girlfriend ...
Time: year 1990, year 1984, year 1978
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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: coming of age, sociopath, social outcast, divorce, high school, serial killer, period piece, physical exam, watching someone, man wearing glasses, heavy breathing, destroying property ...
Time: year 1978, year 1991
Place: washington d.c., ohio
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 6.3
 760
Funkytown (2011)
Genre: Drama
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, politics, gays and lesbians, nightclub, musician's life, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, youth, social relations, actor's life, dancer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1980, year 1977 ...
Place: canada, montreal quebec
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 8.2
 142
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, loss of mother
Time: year 1973, year 1963, year 1955, year 1978, 1950s ...
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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, diplomat, dictatorship, prostitute, torture, love, lesbian kiss, gay slur, murder, gay kiss, attempted rape, grandfather grandson relationship ...
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, mental instability, hijacker, hijacking, passenger, sniper, suicidal thoughts, pilot, journalist, reporter, ransom, airport ...
Time: year 1978
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 7.6
 379
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, strike, labor union, politics, corruption, shipyard, ex convict, construction worker, worker
Time: year 1977, year 1978, year 1980, year 1976, year 1979
Place: poland
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 3.5
 509
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, american horror, sadistic horror, campfire story, sex orgy, body count, slashing, sadistic psychopath, butcher, stalking, hillbilly ...
Time: year 1978
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 453
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: sinister, suspense, asian horror
Plot: yoga, dead woman, terror, race against time, female ghost, cruelty, curse, dark secret, ritual, actress, accidental death, supernatural power ...
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, tower, ugly american, lawsuit, fireworks, sculpture, demolition, homeless man, jumping into water, looking at self in mirror, trial, toilet ...
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: hick, cattle prod, meat hook, cannibal, slasher, pig, m 16, minstrel, mercenary, banjo, slavery, racism ...
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
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, bleak, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, military, anti war, military life, human nature, friendship, culture clash, confined, society, hapless soldier, infantrymen, island ...
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, mentally unstable, dysfunctional marriage, mystery, abortion, cross dressing, domestic violence, high society, disappearance, drugs/alcohol, childhood trauma ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 2000s, year 1978, year 1982 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., florida, paris france ...
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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: serious, bleak, 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
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 600
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: bomb, terrorism, eta, flashback, murder, terrorist, explosion, revolution, basque, fascism, shot to death
Time: year 1978, year 1973
Place: madrid, basque country, spain
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: bipolar disorder, parents and children, family relations, youth, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, mental illness, columbia university, absent mother, interracial marriage, machete, ancestry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1978
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england
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