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, talky, intense and tense films and TV shows about / with murder, death, violence, father son relationship, mother son relationship, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, friendship, mother daughter relationship and photograph plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Chile and other countries.
year 1978
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year 1978 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1978: The Amazing Mr. Bickford (1987), Borg vs McEnroe (2017), Francofonia (2015), Switched at Birth (1991), What We Do in the Shadows (2014), Goodfellas (1990), Breaking the Limits (2017), My Friend Dahmer (2017), Funkytown (2011), Eunice (1982).

List of year 1978 movies

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 player, tennis, rivalry, professional sports, arrogance, american abroad, coach, male objectification, childhood flashback, determination, fiance fiancee relationship, 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: nazi occupation, nazism, painting, art museum, museum, louvre, art, world, war, gravestone, palace, water ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, year 1942, year 1972, year 1918 ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, vichy, france, germany, paris france ...
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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: realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: single parent, mistaken identity, parents and children, family relations, custody, babies and infants, legal, family life, track down, death in the family, family problems, youth ...
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, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, friendship, werewolf, blood, social misfits, goth, buddies, supernatural, immortality, roommate, reality tv, stylish ...
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, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1963 ...
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, bicycle, escape, prison, tango, female full frontal nudity, drugs, bare breasts, swimming, cemetery, hospital, running ...
Time: year 1984, year 1990, 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: sociopath, divorce, coming of age, high school, social outcast, serial killer, american flag, grocery store, singing, mirror ball, gay slur, bicycle ...
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, politics, nightclub, drug abuse, clubbing, youth, social relations, actor's life, lifestyle, society, gender, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1978, year 1977 ...
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: watching a movie, marriage, divorce, mother daughter relationship, loss of mother
Time: year 1978, year 1973, year 1955, year 1963, 1960s ...
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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 sex, torture, grandfather grandson relationship, gay kiss, attempted rape, high school, journey ...
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, pilot, hostage, suicidal thoughts, husband wife relationship, money, prime minister, sniper, ransom, journalist, airport, reporter ...
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: corruption, politics, labor union, strike, ex convict, bigger dreams, shipyard, construction worker, worker
Time: year 1978, year 1977, year 1979, year 1976, year 1980
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, dead girl, sexual perversion, human monster, deformity, butcher, maniac, perversion, psychopathic killer, backwoods, gypsy ...
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, sinister, suspense
Plot: yoga, terror, snake, demonic possession, dead woman, darkness, serial murder, bleeding to death, accidental death, supernatural power, evil spirit, occult ...
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, birthday cake, swimming pool, model, book, marriage, wedding, boy, handshake, nightclub, courtroom, wig ...
Time: year 1986, year 1973, 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: slasher, pig, slavery, racism, whip, hick, cattle prod, prostitute, murder, exploitation, meat hook, m 16 ...
Time: year 1978
Place: texas
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 7.2
 130K
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, captivating, exciting, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: pilot, cia, drug trafficking, illegal drugs, drug smuggling, smuggler, fbi, drug dealer, money, colonel, cia agent, arrested ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, year 1984, year 1978, year 1982 ...
Place: latin america, colombia, nicaragua, arkansas, panama ...
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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: humorous, stylized, clever, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: feminism, factory, mayor, farce, workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, love and romance, couple relations, power relations, small town, family business ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1977, 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: dark humor, tragicomedy, realistic, biting, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, military, friendship, military life, culture clash, society, anti war, human nature, hapless soldier, confined, infantrymen, history of chile ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: chile, argentina, latin america, south america, patagonia
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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, family secret, crimes, overbearing parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1972, year 1982 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
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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: rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: dance, crime, social misfits, desire for fame, showbiz, totalitarianism, lifestyle, society, performer's life, contests and competitions, dancer's life, ambition ...
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: eta, terrorism, terrorist group, terrorist attack, murder, terrorist bombing, basque, terrorist, fascism, shot to death, explosion, bomb ...
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: bipolar disorder, youth, parents and children, family relations, rain, ancestry, destroying property, tarot cards, cardboard box, sleepover, trust, drink ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978, year 1967, 1960s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england
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 8.5
 347K
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, good versus evil, ghost, monster, death, search, curses spells and rituals, peril, characters in danger, killings, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 1978, 2010s ...
Place: usa, arizona
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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, friendship, love and romance, boarding school, true love, childhood, love triangle, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, jealousy, loneliness ...
Time: 1990s, year 1978, year 1985, year 1994
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, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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 7.0
 53K
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, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, fbi, faith, undercover, traitor, prison, working undercover, bomb, track down, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: sudan, marseille, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nova scotia ...
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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, sentimental, feel good, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, megalomaniac, secret identity, newspaper, good versus evil, north pole, criminal, sabotage, galaxy, nuclear missile, crime fighter ...
Time: year 1978, year 1966, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: midwest, new york, 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: atmospheric, scary, surreal, tense, exciting ...
Plot: voodoo, zombie, death certificate, zombification, airliner, amazon, tarantula, spider, jungle, chained, superstition, rite ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1978
Place: haiti, boston
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