The Best Movies of 1979   (92) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1979, # 39 Overall Apocalypse Now 1979 Coppola, Francis Ford USA BDS
# 2 for 1979, # 178 Overall Manhattan 1979 Allen, Woody USA BD
# 3 for 1979, # 254 Overall Alien 1979 Scott, Ridley UK BDS
# 4 for 1979, # 257 Overall Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 Benton, Robert USA BD
# 5 for 1979, # 302 Overall The Marriage of Maria Braun 1979 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner West Germany D
# 6 for 1979, # 342 Overall Being There 1979 Ashby, Hal USA / UK / West Germany / Japan BD
# 7 for 1979, # 440 Overall All That Jazz 1979 Fosse, Bob USA BDS
# 8 for 1979, # 450 Overall The Tin Drum 1979 Schlöndorff, Volker West Germany / France / Poland / Yugoslavia BDS
# 9 for 1979, # 466 Overall Breaking Away 1979 Yates, Peter USA D
# 10 for 1979, # 592 Overall Monty Python's Life of Brian 1979 Jones, Terry UK BD
# 11 for 1979, # 710 Overall The China Syndrome 1979 Bridges, James USA D
# 12 for 1979, # 742 Overall My Brilliant Career 1979 Armstrong, Gillian Australia BY
# 13 for 1979, # 839 Overall Mad Max 1979 Miller, George Australia BD
# 14 for 1979, # 891 Overall Wise Blood 1979 Huston, John USA / West Germany D
# 15 for 1979, # 975 Overall Tess 1979 Polanski, Roman France / UK BD
# 16 for 1979, # 1095 Overall Best Boy 1979 Wohl, Ira USA Y
# 17 for 1979, # 1110 Overall Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979 Herzog, Werner West Germany / France D
# 18 for 1979, # 1131 Overall The Black Stallion 1979 Ballard, Carroll USA BD
# 19 for 1979, # 1175 Overall Quadrophenia 1979 Roddam, Franc UK BD
# 20 for 1979, # 1216 Overall Norma Rae 1979 Ritt, Martin USA D
# 21 for 1979, # 1258 Overall Stalker 1979 Tarkovsky, Andrei West Germany / Soviet Union BY
# 22 for 1979, # 1292 Overall The Jerk 1979 Reiner, Carl USA BD
# 23 for 1979, # 1341 Overall Christ Stopped at Eboli 1979 Rosi, Francesco France / Italy D
# 24 for 1979, # 1468 Overall Heartland 1979 Pearce, Richard USA Y
# 25 for 1979, # 1543 Overall Hair 1979 Forman, Milos USA / West Germany BD
# 26 for 1979, # 1557 Overall 10 1979 Edwards, Blake USA BD
# 27 for 1979, # 1562 Overall The Muppet Movie 1979 Frawley, James UK / USA D
# 28 for 1979, # 1567 Overall Real Life 1979 Brooks, Albert USA Y
# 29 for 1979, # 1637 Overall Love on the Run 1979 Truffaut, François France D
# 30 for 1979, # 1672 Overall Vengeance Is Mine 1979 Imamura, Shohei Japan BD
# 31 for 1979, # 1725 Overall Hardcore 1979 Schrader, Paul USA D
# 32 for 1979, # 1737 Overall The Warriors 1979 Hill, Walter USA BD
# 33 for 1979, # 1758 Overall Going in Style 1979 Brest, Martin USA D
# 34 for 1979, # 1871 Overall North Dallas Forty 1979 Kotcheff, Ted USA Y
# 35 for 1979, # 1926 Overall The Great Santini 1979 Carlino, Lewis John USA Y
# 36 for 1979, # 1975 Overall The Third Generation 1979 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner West Germany D
# 37 for 1979, # 2055 Overall Bye Bye Brazil 1979 Diegues, Carlos France / Brazil / Argentina D
# 38 for 1979, # 2078 Overall Over the Edge 1979 Kaplan, Jonathan USA D
# 39 for 1979, # 2080 Overall The Wanderers 1979 Kaufman, Philip USA BDS
# 40 for 1979, # 2084 Overall Angi Vera 1979 Gábor, Pál Hungary
# 41 for 1979, # 2095 Overall The Europeans 1979 Ivory, James UK Y
# 42 for 1979, # 2167 Overall Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 Arkush, Allan / Dante, Joe / Zucker, Jerry USA BD
# 43 for 1979, # 2168 Overall A Little Romance 1979 Hill, George Roy France / USA DS
# 44 for 1979, # 2183 Overall Oblomov 1979 Mikhalkov, Nikita Soviet Union D
# 45 for 1979, # 2202 Overall The Butterfly Murders 1979 Tsui, Hark Hong Kong
# 46 for 1979, # 2211 Overall Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears 1979 Menshov, Vladimir Soviet Union Y
# 47 for 1979, # 2291 Overall The Seduction of Joe Tynan 1979 Schatzberg, Jerry USA D
# 47 for 1979, # 2291 Overall Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 Wise, Robert USA BDS
# 48 for 1979, # 2306 Overall Time After Time 1979 Meyer, Nicholas USA BD
# 49 for 1979, # 2324 Overall The Rose 1979 Rydell, Mark USA BD
# 50 for 1979, # 2329 Overall 1941 1979 Spielberg, Steven USA YS
# 51 for 1979, # 2340 Overall Escape from Alcatraz 1979 Siegel, Don USA BD
# 52 for 1979, # 2377 Overall Camera Buff 1979 Kieslowski, Krzysztof Poland D
# 53 for 1979, # 2384 Overall Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 1979 Irvin, John UK BD
# 54 for 1979, # 2423 Overall Siberiada 1979 Konchalovsky, Andrei Soviet Union Y
# 55 for 1979, # 2425 Overall Buffet Froid 1979 Blier, Bertrand France D
# 55 for 1979, # 2425 Overall David 1979 Lilienthal, Peter West Germany V
# 55 for 1979, # 2425 Overall Gal Young 'Un 1979 Nunez, Victor USA
# 55 for 1979, # 2425 Overall In for Treatment 1979 Kok, Marja / van Zuylen, Erik Netherlands
# 56 for 1979, # 2485 Overall Saint Jack 1979 Bogdanovich, Peter USA D
# 57 for 1979, # 2513 Overall Love at First Bite 1979 Dragoti, Stan USA DS
# 57 for 1979, # 2513 Overall Moonraker 1979 Gilbert, Lewis UK / France / USA BDS
# 57 for 1979, # 2513 Overall Murder by Decree 1979 Clark, Bob UK / Canada D
# 57 for 1979, # 2513 Overall The Onion Field 1979 Becker, Harold USA BD
# 57 for 1979, # 2513 Overall Rocky II 1979 Stallone, Sylvester USA BDS
# 57 for 1979, # 2513 Overall Starting Over 1979 Pakula, Alan J. USA D
# 57 for 1979, # 2513 Overall Zulu Dawn 1979 Hickox, Douglas USA / South Africa / Netherlands DS
# 58 for 1979, # 2515 Overall Winter Kills 1979 Richert, William USA D
# 59 for 1979, # 2558 Overall Mama Turns 100 1979 Saura, Carlos Spain / France Y
# 59 for 1979, # 2558 Overall The Nest 1979 de Armiñán, Jaime Spain / Argentina
# 59 for 1979, # 2558 Overall To Forget Venice 1979 Brusati, Franco France / Italy
# 59 for 1979, # 2558 Overall Young Girls of Wilko 1979 Wajda, Andrzej Poland / France Y
# 60 for 1979, # 2563 Overall Free Radicals 1979 Lye, Len UK
# 61 for 1979, # 2565 Overall From the Clouds to the Resistance 1979 Huillet, Danièle / Straub, Jean-Marie Italy / West Germany / UK / France
# 62 for 1979, # 2579 Overall Meatballs 1979 Reitman, Ivan Canada BD
# 63 for 1979, # 2588 Overall Yanks 1979 Schlesinger, John USA / West Germany / UK Y
# 64 for 1979, # 2590 Overall The Whole Shootin' Match 1979 Pennell, Eagle USA D
# 65 for 1979, # 2599 Overall The Adventures of the Exquisite Corpse, Part IV: Charmed Particles 1979 Noren, Andrew USA
# 65 for 1979, # 2599 Overall Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens 1979 Meyer, Russ USA
# 65 for 1979, # 2599 Overall Doomed Love 1979 de Oliveira, Manoel Portugal
# 65 for 1979, # 2599 Overall Richard Pryor: Live in Concert 1979 Margolis, Jeff USA Y
# 65 for 1979, # 2599 Overall Ticket of No Return 1979 Ottinger, Ulrike West Germany
# 66 for 1979, # 2608 Overall French Postcards 1979 Huyck, Willard France / West Germany / USA D
# 66 for 1979, # 2608 Overall L'Adolescente 1979 Moreau, Jeanne France / West Germany
# 67 for 1979, # 2614 Overall The In-Laws 1979 Hiller, Arthur USA BD
# 67 for 1979, # 2614 Overall A Perfect Couple 1979 Altman, Robert USA D
# 68 for 1979, # 2623 Overall Peanuts Holiday: Ultimate Collection Edition 1979 Melendez, Bill / Roman, Phil USA B
# 69 for 1979, # 2632 Overall Tale of Tales 1979 Norstein, Yuri Soviet Union
# 70 for 1979, # 2642 Overall ...And Justice for All 1979 Jewison, Norman USA BD
# 71 for 1979, # 2647 Overall Rapture 1979 Zulueta, Iván Spain
# 72 for 1979, # 2651 Overall The Bogeyman 1979 Aravindan, Govindan India
NR The Great Train Robbery 1979 Crichton, Michael UK BD
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack