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, suspenseful, serious, talky, clever and interesting films and TV shows about / with death, husband wife relationship, murder, violence, cigarette smoking, flashback, storytelling, crimes, father son relationship and arrest plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK 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), T2: Trainspotting (2017), Birds of Passage (2018), The Old Man & the Gun (2018), Soul Plane (2004), Golden Youth (2019), Balloon (2018), Knife + Heart (2018).

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, scenic, sentimental, captivating
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, mother daughter relationship, dating, holiday, pregnant woman, girl band, blonde woman, reunion, boyfriend, female friendship, dancing, sailboat ...
Time: year 1979, contemporary
Place: greece, stockholm sweden, paris france, oxford university
Is relevant ?
 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, witty, clever ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, killings, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, americana, crime gone awry, sheriff, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
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, emotional ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, addiction, society, life is a bitch, drug abuse, concert, kgb, near death experience, wiretap, love and romance, on the road ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, soviet union
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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: surprise ending, reflective, melancholic, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: revenge, drug addiction, addiction, friendship, heroin, violence, prison escape, nightclub, bar, prison, bar fight, apartment ...
Time: year 1979, year 1974, 2010s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, bulgaria, edinburgh scotland
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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: cane, banana, horse race, donkey, marijuana, held at gunpoint, swimming pool, desert, male nudity, wealth, coffin, beach ...
Time: year 1979, 1960s, year 1971, year 1968, year 1980
Place: south america, colombia
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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, exciting, tense
Plot: heist, prison escape, bank robber, investigation, fbi, bank, horse ranch, bank robbery, police detective, crimes, love, escapades ...
Time: year 1955, year 1958, year 1963, year 1944, year 1957 ...
Place: texas, missouri, oklahoma, california, st. louis missouri ...
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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, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, hip hop, society, music, drugs/alcohol, disorder, strong sexual content, black people, airline, parody, champagne, stupidity ...
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: bohemian, telephone call, kiss, cigarette smoking, dancing, painter, bare breasts, lesbian kiss, champagne, drugs, female nudity, playing guitar ...
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, child in peril, teenage boy, interrogation, teenage girl, lieutenant colonel, american abroad, pharmacy, sewing ...
Time: year 1989, year 1979
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, kindergarten, east berlin east germany, west germany
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Knife + Heart (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 102 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, film producer, sex scene, homosexual, nightmare, gay, telephone call, drugs, stabbed in the chest, obsession, lesbian ...
Time: year 1979
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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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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, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, pope, vatican, confession, lawyer, ambition, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, 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 ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, cancer, airplane ticket, x ray, dressing room, singing, female nudity, sex, running, train, bare breasts, rain ...
Time: year 1979, year 1981
Place: liverpool, california, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
Is relevant ?
 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: scary, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: electric chair, death row, revenge, computers and web, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, chases and races, woman in danger, violence spree, mind game, slasher ...
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: beach house, loneliness, temper, old man, island, pill, suspicion, bible, sweater, hologram, bullying, artificial intelligence ...
Time: year 1979
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 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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gang war, street gang, warrior, chase, vengeance, murder, survival, false accusation, gay slur, danger, girl gang ...
Time: near future, year 1979, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, bronx 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 machine, time travel, museum, serial killer, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, adventure, jack the ripper, fall in love, deadly, supernatural romance ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 70s, victorian england ...
Place: san francisco, california, 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: listener, dishonesty, deadly, small town life, paralysis, supernatural, down on your luck, uncover truth, life is a bitch, mystery, mysterious character, 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: shooting, train station, police officer, olympics, snow, divorce, suicide, suicide note, salute
Time: year 1976, year 1968, year 1979
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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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 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: revenge, crossbow, junkyard, motorcycle, hanging, drug dealer, husband wife relationship, mental institution, flashback, loincloth, escaped mental patient, murder ...
Time: year 1989, year 1979
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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, waiter, disguise, wig, murder, gun, police, redemption, cop killer, assassination, police detective ...
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, airport, singing, death, ambulance, loss of loved one, pregnancy, arrest, letter, crying, hotel, prison ...
Time: year 1940, year 1972, year 1971, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: montmartre paris, egypt, paris france, cairo egypt, italy ...
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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, balcony, punk music, parent child relationship, generation gap, coming of age, loneliness, teenager, cancer ...
Time: 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: california
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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: gloomy, offbeat, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: communism, friends, life is a bitch, life changing experience, family relations, pretense, human spirit, social decay, christmas, dictatorship, society, theft ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: romania, europe
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, sincere, bleak, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, murder, wartime life, life is a bitch, state affairs, crimes, coming of age, religions or cults, innocence lost, political corruption, society, clergy ...
Time: 90s, year 1979, year 1998
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, realistic, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: robbery, hidden identity, on the run, police chief, newspaper, police investigation, journalism, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, special agents, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, year 1979, year 1971
Place: michigan, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new york state ...
Is relevant ?
 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: suspenseful, tense, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, behind enemy lines, danger, american abroad, rescue mission, daring rescue, hostage, race against time, secret agents, escapades, life risking, government agency ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, iran, langley virginia, middle east, washington d.c. ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, crime, danger, woman in danger, deadly, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police officer, booby trap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: france
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