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The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1979 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, talky and clever films and TV shows about / with death, murder, husband wife relationship, violence, brutality, dialogue, chase, danger, storytelling and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1979: Fargo (2014), Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011), Argo (2012), Private Parts (1997), 20th Century Women (2016), Zodiac (2007), Scavenger Hunt (1979), Christine (1983), Knife + Heart (2018), Goodfellas (1990).
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Argo
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
USA
120 min.
 7.7
Private Parts
Biography, Comedy, Drama
USA
109 min.
 6.8
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Knife + Heart
Drama, Romance, Thriller
France, Mexico, Switzerland
110 min.
 5.9
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Biography, Drama, Romance
UK
105 min.
 6.7

List of year 1979 movies

 9.0
 245K
Fargo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, based on true events, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, multiple storylines, police investigation, crime, crimes, sheriff, gory, female police officer, twists & turns, cons and scams, shooting, escapades ...
Time: year 1979, contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family ...
Style: realistic, serious, dramatic, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, society, wiretap, kgb, near death experience, concert, on the road, love and romance ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia
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 7.7
 513K
Argo
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, factual, captivating ...
Plot: hostage, daring rescue, cia, u.s. embassy, behind enemy lines, government official, government agency, secret mission, politics, rescue mission, courage, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, year 2001 ...
Place: iran, middle east, usa, california, langley virginia ...
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 6.8
 31K
Private Parts
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, witty, realistic ...
Plot: radio, censorship, rebelliousness, free speech, celebrity culture, radio show, splatter, pornography, media satire, media, storytelling, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, usa, detroit, washington d.c.
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20th Century Women
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – ...
Style: melancholic, talky, reflective, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, loneliness, teenager, cancer, parenthood, women, coming-of-age, adolescence, relationships, childhood, existentialism, mentor ...
Time: 80s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: california
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 7.7
 366K
Zodiac
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, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, investigation, crime, murder, police, murder mystery, uncover truth, paranoia, obsession, violence, code ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1971 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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Scavenger Hunt
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Old Mr. Parker has made millions inventing and selling games. At the beginning of the movie, he dies and his relatives gather for the reading of the will. However, Old Mr. Parker is a game player to the last, and his will stipulates a Scavenger Hunt ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, contests and competitions, adventure, treasure hunt, car chase, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, scavenger hunt, escapades, rivalry, fish out of water, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, twentieth century
Place: california, san diego california
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 6.7
 59K
Christine
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, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vengeance, obsession, classic car, chase, objects come to life, supernatural, murder, brutality, betrayal, bullying, survival, cars ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1957, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california
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 5.9
 238
Knife + Heart
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, a Parisian TV executive seeks to restore her credibility with an ambitious production after it is initially disrupted by a serial killer.
Plot: lgbt, serial killer, stabbed in the heart, burlesque, nude, gay pornography, blow job, crow, filmmaking, police inspector, telephone conversation, stabbing ...
Time: year 1979
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 8.7
 851K
Goodfellas
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: stylized, realistic, dark humor, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, organized crime, gangsters, mafia, violence, gangster, mentor, corruption, greed, brutality, heist, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, year 1955 ...
Place: new york, usa, florida, bronx new york city
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The Godfather: Part III
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: stylized, bleak, serious, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, organized crime, assassination, corruption, betrayal, violence, guilt, gangster, revenge, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, atlantic city new jersey ...
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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, breast sucking, breast cancer, older woman younger man relationship, female nudity, flashback
Time: year 1979
Place: liverpool
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 3.0
 6K
Seed
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After surviving the electric chair, convicted serial killer Max Seed is buried alive. He digs himself out of the grave and goes on a killing spree. Taking revenge on the men who put him there and random unfortunates alike.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gory, electric chair, master criminal, serial killer, slasher, supernatural ability, zombie, revenge, death row, mind game, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
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Marjorie Prime
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A service which creates holographic projections of late family members allows an elderly woman to spend time with a younger version of her deceased husband.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: reading a letter aloud, blowing out candles on a birthday cake, hand bandage, dead husband, vanity, obituary, dead son, scotch whiskey, biology, sadness, smiling, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: year 1979
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 7.7
 81K
The Warriors
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, chase, crime, vengeance, survival, gang, murder, violence, brutality, revenge, gangster, friendship ...
Time: future, 80s, near future, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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Time After Time
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Wildest Chase Of The Century! London 1893 is home to a killer with a macabre nickname... and also to a visionary genius who would write The Time Machine. But what if H.G. Wells' invention wasn't fiction? And what if Jack the Ripper ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, adventure, romance, serial killer, chase, murder, fish out of water, hotel, time loop, violence, utopia, space travel ...
Time: 19th century, future, 70s, victorian, 20th century ...
Place: san francisco, california, london, europe, usa ...
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Shadow People
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: mysterious character, uncover truth, mystery, small town, life is a bitch, down on your luck, small town life, deadly, dishonesty, supernatural, listener, radio dj ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 1979
Place: usa, cambodia, kentucky
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Mafia Only Kills in Summer
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Palermo, 1979. The Giammarresi are a normal family — father, mother, a ten year old son and a daughter of sixteen — struggling with the problems of everyday life. Seemingly ordinary problems, oh, and the Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia. ...
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia
Time: year 1979
Place: italy, sicily
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Station
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A detective goes out of his way to crack the case of a serial killer who specialises in murdering police officers.
Plot: olympics, suicide note, salute, shooting, police officer, train station, suicide, snow, divorce
Time: year 1968, year 1976, year 1979
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 7.6
 375
The Calm
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, shipyard, worker, construction worker, ex convict, labor union, strike, corruption, politics
Time: year 1980, year 1977, year 1978, year 1976, year 1979
Place: poland
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Blue Vengeance
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Considered too dangerous to be on the force, ex-cop Mickey McCardle is tormented by the brutal murder of his partner. Obsessed, McCardle must rise from the shambles of his life and take up a trail of revenge. Stars Joe Ambrose and Tom Billett.
Plot: crossbow, revenge, jousting, loincloth, escaped mental patient, troubled marriage, brooklyn bridge, junkyard, post traumatic stress, heavy metal, long hair, barbed wire ...
Time: year 1989, year 1979
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Goodbye, Mr. President
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Asko Mertanen is a waiter who is very interested in shooting. He gets fed up how the things are run in Finland, so he thinks that the best way to change them is to shoot the Finnish president.
Plot: assassination of president, sadistic psychopath, anti establishment, shooting range, alibi, president, janitor, accomplice, shooting, shaved head, sniper, sniper rifle ...
Time: year 1979
Place: finland
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 6.9
 2K
Dalida
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième ...
Plot: female singer, woman, dice, anorexia, dispute, abortion, show, pregnant, pregnant woman, suicide attempt, scrabble, gunshot ...
Time: year 1971, year 1967, year 1940, year 1972, year 1979 ...
Place: montmartre paris, egypt, india, italy, cairo egypt ...
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Tales from the Golden Age
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Tales from the Golden Age is composed of 5 unconventional short stories, each one dealing with the late communist period in Romania, told through its urban myths from the perspective of ordinary people. The title of the film refers to the alluded ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: social decay, society, human spirit, life is a bitch, friends, family relations, communism, dictatorship, pretense, christmas, life changing experience, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979
Place: europe, romania
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 6.9
 157
Windhorse
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Clandestinely filmed on location in Chinese-ruled Tibet (several actors and crew members had their names withheld for fear of reprisal), documentarian Paul Wagner's compelling drama follows three young Tibetans faced with moral dilemmas: a ...
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: religions or cults, politics, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, murder, clergy, innocence lost, political corruption, wartime life, injustice, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1979
Place: tibet, asia, china, himalaya, nepal
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The Company You Keep
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: police investigation, journalism, single father, politics, robbery, lawyer, terrorism, murder, surveillance, fugitives, chase, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971, year 1972, year 1979
Place: michigan, usa, new york, boston, california ...
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Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, police, woman in danger, law enforcement, psychopathic killer, man in bathtub ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: france
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 6.9
 22K
Zombie
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to a famous scientist. A journalist travels to the Antilles with the daughter of the scientist. They discover a terrifying disease which is turning the islanders into horrifying ...
Style: scary, bloody, serious, rough, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, gory, mad scientist, island, shark, violence, cannibalism, survival, voodoo, supernatural, apocalypse, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: manhattan new york city
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Hell of the Living Dead
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies. NB: Not to be confused with the 1981 American-made film with the same title.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, jungle, deadly creature, gory, mad scientist, slasher, man versus machine, race against time, rescue, survival, apocalypse, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: barcelona spain, europe, italy, spain
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 7.0
 311K
Super 8
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, serious, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: small town, alien, adventure, mystery, childhood, friendship, monster, train, coming of age, deadly creature, aliens, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future, year 1958 ...
Place: ohio, usa
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