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 suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, suspense and interesting films and TV shows about / with death, storytelling, husband wife relationship, chase, father son relationship, murder, dialogue, mentor, runaway and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
year 1979
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year 1979 movies
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), Super 8 (2011), Scavenger Hunt (1979).

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: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: flashback, friendship, mother daughter relationship, dating, girl band, boyfriend, holiday, pregnant woman, reunion, blonde woman, female friendship, hotel ...
Time: year 1979, contemporary
Place: greece, stockholm sweden, paris france, oxford university
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 9.0
 265K
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, captivating, atmospheric, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, psychopath, killings, small town life, americana, law enforcement, gory, crime gone awry, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
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, dramatic, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, addiction, society, life is a bitch, drug abuse, kgb, near death experience, concert, wiretap, on the road, love and romance ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, soviet union
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 7.7
 530K
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, government official, u.s. embassy, hidden identity, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, year 1981 ...
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, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: radio, radio show, erection, media, radio dj, rebelliousness, celebrity culture, sexuality, youth, eroticism, becoming an adult, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., detroit
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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, male nudity, homosexual, blow job, film producer, lesbian relationship, police inspector, telephone conversation, filmmaking, pornography ...
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: feminism, feminist, single mother, coming-of-age, balcony, generation gap, punk music, parent child relationship, coming of age, loneliness, teenager, cancer ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 80s
Place: california
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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, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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 7.0
 318K
Super 8 (2011)
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, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, young heroes, adventure, secret, childhood, alien, danger, heroes, youth, investigation, filmmaking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1958, 1960s ...
Place: ohio, usa
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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, competition, treasure hunt, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, twentieth century
Place: california, san diego california
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 6.7
 62K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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, vengeance, chase, survival, objects come to life, supernatural, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal, classic car, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1978, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california
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Birds of Passage (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous Wayuu family get involved in a booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion ...
Plot: marijuana, drug trafficking, desert, ritual, dream, sex scene, necklace, coffee, indigenous people, drug trade, tradition versus modernity, beach ...
Time: 1960s, year 1980, year 1968, year 1979, year 1971
Place: colombia, south america
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The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are a detective, who becomes ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, tense, exciting
Plot: heist, prison escape, bank robber, investigation, police detective, love, crimes, fbi, horse ranch, bank robbery, bank, escapades ...
Time: year 1966, year 1979, year 1960, year 1963, year 1955 ...
Place: texas, missouri, oklahoma, dallas texas, montana ...
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 4.4
 20K
Soul Plane (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following a ridiculously awful flight that leads to his pet's death, Nashawn Wade files a lawsuit against the airline, and wins a multimillion-dollar settlement. Determined to create a better flying experience, Nashawn starts his own airline, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, champagne, hip hop, disorder, drugs/alcohol, music, culture clash, strong sexual content, nightclub, chaos, black people, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.7
 64
Golden Youth (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rose, a 16-year-old girl who was abandoned by her parents and taken in by social services, and her fiancé, 22-year-old Michel, are enjoying their first great and innocent love affair in Paris in 1979, at the height of the popularity of the Le ...
Plot: champagne, female nudity, bare breasts, drinking champagne, youth, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male nudity, toilet, teenage girl, photograph, lesbian kiss ...
Time: year 1979
Place: paris france
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 7.8
 941
Balloon (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 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: border patrol, berlin wall, german history, escape plan, american abroad, teenage boy, teenage girl, interrogation, deserter, child in peril, sewing, pharmacy ...
Time: year 1989, year 1979
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, kindergarten, east berlin east germany, west germany
Is relevant ?
 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, suspense, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, violence, court, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1950s ...
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, stylized, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, helicopter, christianity, assassination, organized crime, lawyer, confession, pope, vatican, gangsters, crime, ambition ...
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: older woman younger man relationship, cancer, actress, backstage, stepmother stepson relationship, knocking on a door, femme fatale, beach house, photo shoot, coughing, pills, breast cancer ...
Time: year 1981, year 1979
Place: liverpool, england, manhattan new york city, california, empire state building 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, criminal's revenge, gory, 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: peanut butter, golf club, girl, cake, female nudity, swimming, rain, bar, promise, father daughter relationship, dead brother, telephone call ...
Time: year 1979
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 85K
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, street gang, chase, disc jockey, vengeance, warrior, girl gang, survival, murder, gang member, urban ...
Time: near future, year 1979, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, coney island brooklyn 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, atmospheric, serious, psychotronic, tense ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, fish out of water, serial killer, adventure, culture clash, romance, museum, jack the ripper, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: mysterious character, small town, mystery, uncover truth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, small town life, deadly, dishonesty, supernatural, listener, radio dj ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, year 2008
Place: usa, kentucky, cambodia
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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
 135
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: suicide, olympics, salute, suicide note, divorce, snow, shooting, train station, police officer
Time: year 1968, year 1979, year 1976
Is relevant ?
 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: worker, construction worker, ex convict, corruption, politics, bigger dreams, labor union, strike, shipyard
Time: year 1979, year 1976, year 1977, year 1980, year 1978
Place: poland
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 112
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: crossbow, revenge, jousting, flashback, husband wife relationship, mental institution, loincloth, escaped mental patient, heavy metal, long hair, barbed wire, drug dealer ...
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, murder, waiter, obsession, disguise, police, wig, corruption, female nudity, gun, anti establishment ...
Time: year 1979
Place: finland
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 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, letter, snowing, vomiting, festival, gunshot, prison, death, airport, singing, suicide, singing in a car ...
Time: year 1940, year 1972, year 1967, year 1986, year 1979 ...
Place: italy, montmartre paris, paris france, cairo egypt, egypt ...
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