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List of 1978 Movies and TV Shows

Browse the full list of 1978 movies and TV shows streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!

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1. The Deer Hunter

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8.1/10
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87/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Halloween

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7.8/10
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85/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween Night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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3. Superman

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7.3/10
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82/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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7.4/10
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81/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement", realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. But who can he trust to help him and who has already been snatched?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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5. Grease

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7.2/10
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81/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG-13
Musical, Romance

What it's about: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Animal House

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7.5/10
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81/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. Days of Heaven

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7.9/10
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80/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. Midnight Express

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7.6/10
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77/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American government, or the "Midnight Express".

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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9. The Last Waltz

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8.2/10
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76/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Documentary, Musical

What it's about: Martin Scorsese's documentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and other rock legends.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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10. Watership Down

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7.6/10
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75/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Animation, Cult

What it's about: When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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11. Autumn Sonata

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8.3/10
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75/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional night, the pair reopen the wounds of the past. Charlotte gets another shock when she finds out that her mentally impaired daughter, Helena, is out of the asylum and living with Eva.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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12. Drunken Master

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7.6/10
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75/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A mischievous young man is sent to hone his martial arts skills with an older, alcoholic kung fu master.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. Up in Smoke

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7.0/10
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73/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: An unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer, Anthony Stoner ditches his strict parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit Pedro de Pacas. While the drug-ingesting duo is soon arrested for possession of marijuana, Anthony and Pedro get released on a technicality, allowing them to continue their many misadventures and ultimately compete in a rock band contest, where they perform the raucous tune "Earache My Eye."

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix & IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. Dallas

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6.9/10
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71/100
Year: 1978-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 14
Drama, Romance

What it's about: The world's first mega-soap, and one of the most popular ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. Famous for one of the best cliffhangers in TV history, as the world asked "Who shot J.R.?" A slow-burner to begin with, Dallas hit its stride in the 2nd season, with long storylines and expert character development. Dallas ruled the airwaves in the 1980's.

Where to Watch: 355 episodes (99%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV). 357 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Blue Collar

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7.5/10
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71/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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16. The Boys from Brazil

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7.0/10
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70/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Tubi TV & Vudu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Heaven Can Wait

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6.9/10
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69/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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18. Battlestar Galactica

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7.1/10
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69/100
Year: 1978-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When the 12 Colonies of Man are wiped out by a cybernetic race called the Cylons, Commander Adama and the crew of the battlestar Galactica lead a ragtag fleet of human survivors in search of a "mythical planet" called Earth.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (NBC). 14 episodes (58%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. Gates of Heaven

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7.4/10
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69/100
Released: 1978
Documentary, Comedy

What it's about: A documentary about the men who run a pet cemetery, and the men and women who bury their pets.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Mubi & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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20. The Buddy Holly Story

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7.2/10
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68/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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21. The First Great Train Robbery

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6.9/10
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68/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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22. The Tree of Wooden Clogs

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7.9/10
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68/100
Released: 1978
Drama, History

What it's about: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him help them, although this represents a great sacrifice. The boy has to wake up very early and walk several miles to get to the school. One day the boy's shoes break when returning home, but they do not have money to buy other. What can they do?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. Straight Time

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7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo86%
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67/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. Girlfriends

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7.1/10
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67/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A photographer and her best friend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. Coma

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6.9/10
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66/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that looks after them. The young doctor suspects there is more to this than meets the eye.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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26. Interiors

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7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo79%
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66/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Drama, Independent

What it's about: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, all bets are off when an ebullient stranger enters the picture.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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27. Magic

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6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo83%
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66/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $14.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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28. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

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7.3/10
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66/100
Released: 1978
Crime, Independent

What it's about: The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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29. Big Wednesday

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo70%
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66/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Drama, Sport

What it's about: Three 1960s California surfers fool around, drift apart and reunite years later to ride epic waves.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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30. Revenge of the Pink Panther

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6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo78%
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65/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau is dead. At least that is what the world—and Charles Dreyfus—believe when a dead body is discovered in Clouseau's car after being shot off the road. Naturally, Clouseau knows differently and, taking advantage of not being alive, sets out to discover why an attempt was made on his life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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31. Long Weekend

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6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo83%
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65/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG-13
Horror, Cult

What it's about: When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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32. The Silent Partner

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7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo60%
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65/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Miles Cullen is a bored teller at a bank in a Toronto mal. When he accidentally learns that his bank is about to be robbed, instead of informing his bosses or contacting the police, he cleverly devises a way of keeping the cash.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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33. Orchestra Rehearsal

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7.2/10
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64/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama, Musical

What it's about: Orchestra Rehearsal (Italian: Prova d'orchestra) is a 1978 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. It follows an Italian orchestra as the members go on strike against the conductor. The film was shown out of competition at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. Considered by some to be underrated Orchestra Rehearsal was the last collaboration between composer Nino Rota and Fellini, due to Rota's death in 1979.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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34. Convoy

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6.3/10
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64/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms & Tubi TV).

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35. Jaws 2

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5.7/10
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64/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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36. Empire of Passion

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7.0/10
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63/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him. One night, after the husband had plenty of sake to drink and was in bed, they strangle him and dump his body down a well. To avert any suspicions, she pretends her husband has gone off to Tokyo to work. For three years the wife and her lover secretly see each other. Finally, suspicions become very strong and people begin to gossip. To make matters worse, her husband's ghost begins to haunt her and the law arrives to investigate her husband's disappearance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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37. The Lord of the Rings

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6.2/10
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63/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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38. Taxi

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7.6/10
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63/100
Year: 1978-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Comedy

What it's about: Louie De Palma is a cantankerous, acerbic taxi dispatcher in New York City. He tries to maintain order over a collection of varied and strange characters who drive for him. As he bullies and insults them from the safety of his “cage,” they form a special bond among themselves, becoming friends and supporting each other through the inevitable trials and tribulations of life.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (19%) are available to watch free online (CBS & Tubi TV). 81 episodes (71%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & CBS All Access).

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39. The Fury

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6.4/10
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63/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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40. Pretty Baby

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6.6/10
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63/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as a working girl by her mother's madam and Hattie skips town to get married, Violet quickly loses her innocence and focuses on reuniting with Bellocq. But a life with Bellocq is compromised for Violet after her mother returns to town.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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41. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

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7.7/10
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63/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to seek revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hiyah) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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42. The Wild Geese

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6.8/10
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62/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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43. Force 10 from Navarone

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6.4/10
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62/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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44. Koko: A Talking Gorilla

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7.4/10
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62/100
Released: 1978
Documentary

What it's about: Koko: A Talking Gorilla is a documentary directed by Barbet Schroeder. The film is a study of Dr. Penny Patterson and her current scientific study, Koko, a gorilla.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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45. Piranha

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5.9/10
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61/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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46. The Meetings of Anna

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7.5/10
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60/100
Released: 1978
Drama, Travel

What it's about: Anna is a film director whose job takes her all over western Europe. In each place she either already has some intimate connection, or readily makes one. People seem drawn to her, but inevitably insist on sharing their inmost secrets and discontents with her, despite her obvious and profound lack of interest in these revelations. This does not deter Anna from continuing to meet people, and she genuinely connects with them occasionally, as when she sees her mother briefly in Brussels.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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47. Goin' South

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6.2/10
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59/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the gallows by marrying him.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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48. The Shout

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6.7/10
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59/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A traveller by the name of Crossley, forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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49. Jubilee

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6.1/10
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59/100
Released: 1978
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Queen Elizabeth I visits late twentieth-century Britain to find a depressing landscape where life has changed since her time.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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50. 20/20

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6.5