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, captivating, suspense, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with death, friendship, father son relationship, cigarette smoking, telephone call, husband wife relationship, flashback, murder, family relations and kiss plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
year 1979
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year 1979 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1979: Escape From Pretoria (2020), Three Faces (2018), Balloon (2018), Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), Fargo (2014), Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011), The Traitor (2019), The Kitchen (2019), In the Name of the Land (2019), Lucky Number Slevin (2006).

List of year 1979 movies

Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison…
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison escape, apartheid, political persecution, escape, jail, escape plan, freedom, political prisoner, human rights, political activism, racism, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: australia, south africa, africa, adelaide south australia, cape town south africa ...
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 7.0
 3K
Three Faces (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help—oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: empowerment, tradition, social justice, missing girl, missing person, actress, young girl, passion, family relations, society, friendship, suicide ...
Time: year 1979
Place: iran
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 7.5
 7K
Balloon (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, USA
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: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, based on true events
Plot: border patrol, balloon, escape plan, german history, berlin wall, secret plan, manhunt, husband wife relationship, interrogation, stasi, couples, danger ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s, year 1989
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany, germany, berlin germany ...
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Japan
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: mother daughter relationship, singing, female friendship, friendship, boyfriend, dancing, sailboat, greek island, pregnant woman, reunion, blonde, holiday ...
Time: year 1979, contemporary, 70s
Place: greece, oxford university, mediterranean sea, paris france, stockholm sweden ...
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 8.9
 309K
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, witty, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, neo noir, small town, police investigation, psychopath, snow, crime, killings, small town life, americana, female police officer, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006, 70s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
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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, near death experience, concert, kgb, wiretap, on the road, rebellion ...
Time: year 1979, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, soviet union
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 7.1
 7K
The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, suspense, factual
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, informant, assassination, assassination attempt, judge, murder, death threat, trial, italian history, organized crime, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy, sicily italy, europe ...
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 5.5
 14K
The Kitchen (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Irish mob story set in 1970s Hell's Kitchen. After the mobsters are sentenced to jail, their wives take their place — and do as good of a job, if not better.
Style: cynical, suspense, captivating, tense, surprise ending
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, armed robbery, gangster, shooting, extortion, courtroom, jeweler, mafia, friendship, irish mob, boss ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, year 1978
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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In the Name of the Land (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to find Claire his fiancée and take over the family farm. Twenty years later, the farm expanded, so did the family. It's the time of happy days, at least at the beginning. The debts accumulate and ...
Plot: bathtub, egg, photograph, beach, cemetery, suicide by poison, death of father, birthday, chick, vinyl record, husband wife relationship, fire ...
Time: year 1979, year 1996, 1990s, 90s
Place: france
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, master criminal, neo noir, manipulations, mysterious character, crime, disorder, twists & turns, crimes, deception, mystery, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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T2: Trainspotting (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Style: intense, thought provoking, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: drug addiction, revenge, friendship, addiction, junkie, heroin, violence, theft, blackmail, extortion, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, year 1979, year 1974, 80s
Place: scotland, bulgaria, scottish highlands, london, amsterdam ...
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Birds of Passage (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, France
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 ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: corruption, revenge, marijuana, marriage, wealth, murder, death, humiliation, money, baby, smuggling, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1971, year 1979, year 1980 ...
Place: colombia, south america
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 4.5
 21K
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, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, airplane, society, drugs/alcohol, disorder, strong sexual content, music, black people, weed, airline, parody, champagne ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
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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 ...
Style: touching, captivating, melancholic, thought provoking
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, terminal illness, breast cancer, promise, dying, femme fatale, lie, mother daughter relationship, theatre audience, doctor, cancer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1981
Place: liverpool, los angeles, england, california, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 3.0
 7K
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, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: electric chair, serial killer, revenge, death row, sadistic horror, psychopath, gory, slasher, danger, deadly, mind game, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
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Marjorie Prime (2017)
Genre: Drama, 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: emotional, suspense, psychological, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: marriage, dead husband, old woman, husband wife relationship, doctor, friendship, death, flash forward, aging, love, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, future, year 1979
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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: uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural, life is a bitch, listener, radio dj, paralysis, down on your luck, small town, dishonesty, viral video ...
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: bandit, cosa nostra, mafia
Time: year 1979
Place: italy, sicily
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 7.3
 462
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, labor union, strike, ex convict, construction worker, politics, worker, shipyard, corruption, twenty something
Time: year 1977, year 1978, year 1979, year 1980, year 1976
Place: poland
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 6.7
 70K
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: objects come to life, obsession, car, chase, classic car, survival, supernatural, vengeance, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1958, 50s ...
Place: california, detroit, southern california
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 7.4
 164K
Carrie (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telekinesis, abusive mother, rage, cruelty, high school life, social misfits, prom, humiliation, vengeance, teen angst, teenage life, classmate ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, near future, future, year 1979
Place: usa
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Max Embarrassing 2 (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada, Russia, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 1979: Cousins Carole and Jérôme go on an organized trip to Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. During the day, posing as tourists celebrating their engagement, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening they slip away from the group and meet ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: secret agents, undercover, working undercover, teenage life, youth, love, tourist, cousin cousin relationship, secret, female director, cousins in love, jewish ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1989, year 1979
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
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 6.1
 273
Sus (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Election Night 1979: Margaret Thatcher is about to come into power. A young black man is held on suspicion of murdering his pregnant wife. Officers Karn and Wilby, racist to the core and high on the prospect of a Conservative Party victory, try to ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, murder, injustice, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, society, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, police brutality, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: england, europe
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Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Style: stylized, realistic, factual, entertaining, serious ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, pianist, aids, celebrity, showbiz, destructive relationship, couples, age difference, lifestyle, surgery, foster parent ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, southern california, california
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A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam pay tribute to their late Monty Python colleague Graham Chapman in this hilarious, 3-D animated adaptation of Chapman's brazenly fictionalized life story. (TIFF)
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, surreal, witty ...
Plot: monty python, actor's life, artists and showbiz, writer's life, fictional biography, father son relationship, broadway, world war two, drinking problem, christmas, friends, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, year 1979
Place: england, europe, ibiza, new york, new zealand
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Clandestine Childhood (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: family relations, school, hidden identity, family life, parents and children, dishonesty, youth, disorder, false identity, political activist, activist, hiding ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 6K
Any Day Now (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, district attorney, gay adoption, gay relationship, gay slur, gay, gay parent, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rivalry, civil rights, social problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 6.8
 69K
The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, arrest, organized crime, poisoning, mafia, family relations, notoriety, crime family, psychopath, merciless, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1975 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Style: humorous, cynical, surreal, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalist, journalism, media satire, friendship, rivalry, jealousy, dog, newsroom, tv news, media, parody, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1979, year 1980, 70s ...
Place: california, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san diego california
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A Matter of Sex (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama - Jean Stapleton, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: bank, discrimination, strike, life is a bitch, power relations, injustice, labor union, strong female presence, feminism, workplace situations, boss and employee, price of justice ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, year 1976, year 1978, year 1977
Place: minnesota, midwest
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