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 captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic and serious films and TV shows about / with death, crimes, danger, flashback, father son relationship, friendship, murder, storytelling, husband wife relationship and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1979: Three Faces (2018), Balloon (2018), Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), Fargo (2014), Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011), The Man Standing Next (2020), Escape From Pretoria (2020), Phantasm: Ravager (2016), Curse of Dracula (1979), Septembers of Shiraz (2015).

List of year 1979 movies

 7.1
 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: sentimental, psychological, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: empowerment, tradition, social justice, missing girl, missing person, young girl, passion, actress, family relations, society, friendship, suicide ...
Time: year 1979
Place: iran
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 7.5
 7K
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: captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense, based on true events
Plot: border patrol, balloon, escape plan, german history, berlin wall, manhunt, husband wife relationship, secret plan, interrogation, stasi, couples, danger ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s, year 1989
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany, berlin germany, east berlin ...
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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, female friendship, singing, friendship, boyfriend, sailboat, dancing, greek island, pregnant woman, reunion, dating, blonde ...
Time: year 1979, contemporary, 70s
Place: greece, oxford university, paris france, stockholm sweden, mediterranean sea ...
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 8.9
 302K
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, small town, police investigation, crime, snow, killings, small town life, policewoman, neo noir, law enforcement, psychopath, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 70s ...
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, emotional ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, addiction, society, life is a bitch, drug abuse, concert, near death experience, kgb, wiretap, rebellion, love and romance ...
Time: year 1979, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, soviet union
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The Man Standing Next (2020)
Genre: History, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of the President Park who controls the KCIA, the organization with an edge over any branch of government. The director of KCIA, KIM Gyu-pyeong, is the seemingly most prospective second-in-command. In ...
Plot: assassination, assassination of president, dictator, dictatorship, politics
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: paris france, washington d.c., seoul, usa, east asia ...
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Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
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…
Plot: political activism, prison escape, apartheid, racism, political persecution, political activist, maximum security prison, escape plan, afrikaans, south african, penitentiary, political prisoner ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: australia, africa, adelaide south australia, cape town south africa, south australia ...
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Phantasm: Ravager (2016)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Brothers Mike and Jody join family friend Reggie to battle the Tall Man and his evil minions from another dimension, for the final time.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: desert, disorder, another dimension, friendship, friend, society, adventure, friends, youth, danger, ball, tall man ...
Time: contemporary, year 1979
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Curse of Dracula (1979)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
Story: The Curse of Dracula is an American horror television series that premiered on February 27, 1979 on NBC as part of the series Cliffhangers.
Style: cliffhanger
Plot: vampire, teacher, gothic horror, female vampire, mind control, college professor, dracula, predator, good versus evil, fake identity, female protagonist, immortality ...
Time: year 1979, 70s
Place: san francisco
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Septembers of Shiraz (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the critically acclaimed debut novel by Iranian American author Dalia Sofer, a secular Jewish family is caught up in the maelstrom of the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: interrogation, political prisoner, jewish, party, revolution, family relations, danger, couples, society, rivalry, friendship, crimes ...
Time: year 1979
Place: tehran iran
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 5.4
 12K
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, tense, captivating, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: organized crime, gangster, armed robbery, gangsters, friendship, extortion, jeweler, courtroom, mafia, shooting, female protagonist, boss ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, year 1979
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: autobiography, knife, nightclub, suicide, cemetery, sea, farming, cycling, field, christmas, suicide threat, egg ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1979, year 1996
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: master criminal, manipulations, mysterious character, mistaken identity, crime, twists & turns, crimes, deception, neo noir, mafia, disorder, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dramatized account of how the staff of the Canadian Embassy helped a group of American diplomats escape from Iran during the Iranian Revolution.
Plot: hostage, rescue, embassy, ambassador
Time: year 1979
Place: iran, canada
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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, captivating, exciting, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: drug addiction, revenge, friendship, addiction, junkie, heroin, violence, blackmail, theft, extortion, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, year 1979, year 1974
Place: scotland, bulgaria, london, edinburgh scotland, 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, captivating, factual, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: wealth, revenge, murder, corruption, marijuana, marriage, money, humiliation, baby, death, smuggling, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1980, year 1971, 80s ...
Place: colombia, south america
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The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, false name, smiling, bank robbery, police detective, love, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1942, year 1945, year 1956, year 1952 ...
Place: texas, oklahoma, milwaukee wisconsin, san francisco, dallas texas ...
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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, music, strong sexual content, disorder, drugs/alcohol, black people, airline, parody, champagne, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.0
 252
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 ...
Style: melancholic, disturbing, sexy, unusual plot structure
Plot: swinger couple, nightclub, drugs, sex scene, youth, wife swapping, relationships, escapades, money, wife husband relationship, female director, disco ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: paris france
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Knife + Heart (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, 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.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: serial killer, lgbt, psycho sexual, hardcore, filmmaking, nightmare, obsession, stabbing, drugs, film producer, burlesque, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979
Place: paris france
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 8.7
 975K
Goodfellas (1990)
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, pittsburgh, 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, saga, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, family relations, pope, lawyer, confession, vatican ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 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 ...
Style: touching, melancholic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, terminal illness, femme fatale, breast cancer, dying, promise, doctor, lie, theatre audience, mother daughter relationship, cancer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 80s, year 1981
Place: liverpool, england, new york, california, los angeles ...
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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: rough, disturbing, serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: electric chair, serial killer, revenge, death row, sadistic horror, psychopath, mind game, murder, danger, slasher, false accusation, violence spree ...
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: emotional, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: old woman, marriage, doctor, husband wife relationship, dead husband, friendship, death, aging, flash forward, couple relations, future dystopia, love ...
Time: contemporary, year 1979, future
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 7.6
 90K
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: cult film, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, gang war, warrior, street gang, chase, vengeance, murder, survival, false accusation, danger, gay slur, disc jockey ...
Time: 70s, near future, year 1979, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn 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, cult film ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, jack the ripper, museum, serial killer, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, adventure, changing the past or future, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, victorian england ...
Place: san francisco, london, california, 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, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, listener, life is a bitch, radio dj, paralysis, dishonesty, small town, down on your luck, 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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 6.9
 155
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: police officer, divorce, snow, shooting, olympics, salute, suicide note, suicide, train station
Time: year 1968, year 1979, year 1976
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