Year 1979 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1979 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, talky, clever and suspense films and TV shows about / with death, husband wife relationship, murder, violence, brutality, chase, crimes, dialogue, life is a bitch and cigarette smoking plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1979: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), Fargo (2014), Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011), Argo (2012), Private Parts (1997), Knife + Heart (2018), 20th Century Women (2016), Zodiac (2007), Scavenger Hunt (1979), Christine (1983).
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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)
Biography, Drama
Russia
128 min.
 6.5
Goodfellas (1990)
Crime, Drama
USA
146 min.
 8.7
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Knife + Heart (2018)
Drama, Romance, Thriller
France, Mexico, Switzerland
110 min.
 6.0
Balloon (2018)
Drama, History, Thriller
Germany
120 min.
 7.9

List of year 1979 movies

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Five years after meeting her three fathers, Sophie Sheridan prepares to open her mother’s hotel. In 1979, young Donna Sheridan meets the men who each could be Sophie’s biological father.
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, scenic, captivating
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: flashback, friendship, mother daughter relationship, girl band, boyfriend, dating, holiday, reunion, pregnant woman, blonde woman, female friendship, hotel ...
Time: year 1979, contemporary
Place: greece, paris france, stockholm sweden, oxford university
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 9.0
 249K
Fargo (2014)
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: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, crime, crimes, police investigation, psychopath, law enforcement, killings, crime gone awry, small town life, americana, disorder, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)
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, based on true events, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, society, wiretap, near death experience, concert, kgb, on the road, love and romance ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, soviet union
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 7.7
 517K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: tense, suspenseful, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, danger, behind enemy lines, american abroad, hostage, government agency, daring rescue, hollywood, government official, u.s. embassy, hidden identity, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, year 2001 ...
Place: usa, iran, langley virginia, middle east, washington d.c. ...
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 6.8
 32K
Private Parts (1997)
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, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: radio, radio show, erection, media, radio dj, rebelliousness, celebrity culture, sexuality, childhood memory, eroticism, youth, becoming an adult ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, detroit, washington d.c.
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 6.0
 833
Knife + Heart (2018)
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: serial killer, lgbt, gay pornography, stabbing, nightmare, homosexual, sex scene, telephone conversation, police inspector, stabbed in the heart, film producer, stabbed in the chest ...
Time: year 1979
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20th Century Women (2016)
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: single mother, feminism, feminist, coming-of-age, parent child relationship, generation gap, punk music, balcony, coming of age, loneliness, teenager, cancer ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 80s
Place: california
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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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Scavenger Hunt (1979)
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: scavenger hunt, car chase, chase, contests and competitions, adventure, contest, treasure hunt, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, escapades, rivalry, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, twentieth century
Place: california, san diego california
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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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 7.9
 651
Balloon (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape DDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: electrician, physicist, lieutenant colonel, two on a motorcycle, secret plan, first kiss, u.s. embassy, american abroad, pharmacist, sewing machine, manhunt, sewing ...
Time: year 1979, year 1989
Place: east germany, west germany, kindergarten, east berlin east germany
Is relevant ?
 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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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
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: epic, gloomy, stylized, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, helicopter, christianity, ambition, assassination, organized crime, vatican, pope, confession, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
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: brother sister relationship, fish, milk, pizza, casino, bisexual, ex husband ex wife relationship, snoring, sunglasses, boxer shorts, illness, theatre audience ...
Time: year 1981, year 1979
Place: england, california, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 3.0
 6K
Seed (2006)
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: electric chair, revenge, death row, gory, criminal's revenge, master criminal, serial killer, slasher, supernatural ability, zombie, mind game, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
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Marjorie Prime (2017)
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: swimming pool, tent, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, snowing, violinist, photograph, cell phone, birthday cake, motorboat, beach, jealousy, peanut butter ...
Time: year 1979
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 82K
The Warriors (1979)
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, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gang war, urban, chase, vengeance, girl gang, disc jockey, street gang, survival, murder, gang member, warrior ...
Time: year 1979, near future, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Time After Time (1979)
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, serious, atmospheric, psychotronic, tense ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, fish out of water, serial killer, jack the ripper, adventure, culture clash, romance, museum, changing the past or future, chases and races, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, victorian, 1890s ...
Place: california, san francisco, london, europe, usa ...
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Shadow People (2013)
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, realistic, scary
Plot: mysterious character, small town, uncover truth, mystery, 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 (2016)
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
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 129
Station (1981)
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: divorce, snow, police officer, suicide, train station, shooting, olympics, suicide note, salute
Time: year 1976, year 1979, year 1968
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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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Blue Vengeance (1989)
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: revenge, crossbow, jousting, attempted rape, decapitation, motorcycle, barbed wire, older man younger woman relationship, sword fight, nightclub, hanging, arrow ...
Time: year 1979, year 1989
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Goodbye, Mr. President (1987)
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, president, janitor, anti establishment, shooting range, shaved head, accomplice, shooting, alibi, car chase, chase ...
Time: year 1979
Place: finland
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 2K
Dalida (2016)
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, gunshot, vomiting, letter, festival, suicide, pregnancy, ambulance, loss of loved one, arrest, snowing ...
Time: year 1979, year 1986, year 1967, year 1971, year 1972 ...
Place: egypt, montmartre paris, cairo egypt, paris france, italy ...
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Tales from the Golden Age (2009)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: communism, social decay, society, human spirit, life is a bitch, friends, family relations, dictatorship, pretense, christmas, life changing experience, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979
Place: europe, romania
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 157
Windhorse (1998)
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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: politics, murder, religions or cults, buddhist monk, buddhism, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, clergy, innocence lost, political corruption, wartime life ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1979
Place: tibet, china, asia, himalaya, nepal
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The Company You Keep (2012)
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, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: on the run, hidden identity, robbery, police chief, newspaper, fugitives, police investigation, journalism, haunted by the past, chases and races, special agents, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971, year 1972, year 1979
Place: michigan, usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, new york state ...
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Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, crime, danger, police, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, woman in danger, law enforcement, psychopathic killer, lie ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: france
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 6.9
 22K
Zombie (1979)
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, island, shark, violence, tropical island, plague, gory, cannibalism, mad scientist, back from the dead, survival, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: manhattan new york city
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