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List of 1979 Movies and TV Shows

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1. Alien

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8.4/10
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95/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

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

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2. Apocalypse Now

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8.4/10
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93/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. Life of Brian

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8.1/10
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92/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python's signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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4. Stalker

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8.2/10
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87/100
Released: 1979
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep-seated desires are granted.

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

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5. Manhattan

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7.9/10
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85/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

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

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6. Kramer vs. Kramer

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7.8/10
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85/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.

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

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7. Escape From Alcatraz

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7.6/10
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84/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1960. Frank Lee Morris is transferred to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison located on a rocky island. Although no one has ever managed to escape from there, Frank and other inmates begin to carefully prepare an escape plan.

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

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8. The Warriors

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7.6/10
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83/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: 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' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail.

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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Mad Max

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6.9/10
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83/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. After some grisly events at the hands of a motorcycle gang, Max sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge.

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

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10. Being There

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8.0/10
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83/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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11. Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

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7.7/10
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81/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Animation, Anime

What it's about: After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin III and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of fake money, the so called "Goat Bills", he decides to track down the counterfeiter responsible - and steal any other treasures he may find in the Castle of Cagliostro, including the 'damsel in distress' he finds imprisoned there.

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

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12. Hair

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7.6/10
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81/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: "Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. Claude heads to New York upon receiving his draft notice, leaving the family ranch in Oklahoma. He arrives in New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture before reporting in for boot camp.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. The Muppet Movie

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7.6/10
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80/100
Released: 1979Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!

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

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14. All That Jazz

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7.9/10
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80/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Drama, Musical

What it's about: Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV).

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15. Rocky II

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. Soon enough, the "Master of Disaster" and the "Italian Stallion" are set on a collision course for a climactic battle that is brutal and unforgettable.

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

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16. Nosferatu the Vampyre

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7.5/10
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79/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Horror, Drama

What it's about: Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent, goes to Transylvania to visit the mysterious Count Dracula and formalize the purchase of a property in Wismar. Once Jonathan is caught under his evil spell, Dracula travels to Wismar where he meets the beautiful Lucy, Jonathan's wife, while a plague spreads through the town, now ruled by death.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Peacock, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel, Fandor & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. The Jerk

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7.2/10
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78/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in the fast lane isn't all it's cracked up to be and, in the end, all that really matters to Johnson is his true love.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. Breaking Away

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7.7/10
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77/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one day, and even takes up the Italian culture, much to his friends and parents annoyance.

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

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19. Quadrophenia

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7.3/10
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77/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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20. The Tin Drum

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7.5/10
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76/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.

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

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21. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

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8.2/10
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76/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Comedy, Documentary

What it's about: Richard Pryor delivers monologues on race, sex, family and his favorite target—himself, live at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, California.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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22. ...And Justice for All

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7.4/10
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76/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is forced to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial under the threat of being disbarred.

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

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23. The Marriage of Maria Braun

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7.8/10
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76/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Maria marries a young soldier in the last days of World War II, only for him to go missing in the war. She must rely on her beauty and ambition to navigate the difficult post-war years alone.

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

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24. Phantasm

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6.7/10
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76/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. The Black Stallion

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7.3/10
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75/100
Released: 1979Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a deserted island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training the horse to race against the fastest ones in the world.

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

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26. The Brood

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6.9/10
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75/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Drama, Cult

What it's about: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.

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

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27. The China Syndrome

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7.4/10
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75/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicize the incident, but soon finds herself entangled in a sinister conspiracy to keep the full impact of the incident a secret.

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

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28. The Wanderers

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7.4/10
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74/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: The streets of the Bronx are owned by '60s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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29. Salem's Lot

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6.8/10
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74/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.

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

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30. Vengeance Is Mine

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7.8/10
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74/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu is on the run from the police.

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

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31. Tess

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7.3/10
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73/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge.

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

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32. Scum

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7.6/10
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73/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the 'old hands'. This film is a re-make, by the same director and writer, of a 1977 BBC teleplay banned before broadcast [see Scum (1991)].

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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33. Time After Time

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7.1/10
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72/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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 escaped capture fleeing his own time to take refuge in ours - with Wells himself in pursuit?

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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34. Camera Buff

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7.9/10
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72/100
Released: 1979
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Filip buys an 8mm movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen when he is sent to regional film festivals with his first works but his focus on movie making also leads to domestic strife and philosophical dilemmas.

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

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35. The In-Laws

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7.3/10
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72/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chases and misadventures from New York to Central America.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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36. All Quiet on the Western Front

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7.1/10
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71/100
Released: 1979
Drama

What it's about: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to bear, and as his friends die or become gravely wounded, Paul questions the sanity of fighting over a few hundreds yards of war-torn countryside.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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37. Over the Edge

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7.4/10
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71/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The music of Cheap Trick, The Cars, and The Ramones highlights this realistic tale of alienated suburban youth on the rampage. Dillon makes his screen debut in this updated, well-done "Rebel Without a Cause." Shelved for several years, the movie was finally released after Dillon made it big. Sleeper with excellent direction and dialogue.

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

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38. The Dukes of Hazzard

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7.1/10
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71/100
Year: 1979-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Cousins Bo and Luke Duke and their car "General Lee", assisted by Cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, have a running battle with the authorities of Hazzard County (Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane), plus a string of ne'er-do-wells often backed by the scheming Hogg.

Where to Watch: 144 episodes (97%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV). 149 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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39. Woyzeck

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7.1/10
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71/100
Released: 1979
Drama

What it's about: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts Woyzeck on a diet of peas. This serves to drive him close to madness, and the discovery that Marie is involved in an affair with the local drum major exacerbates the situation. Pushed too far, Woyzeck resorts to violence.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Shout Factory TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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40. The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie

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7.3/10
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71/100
Released: 1979Rated: G
Animation, Family

What it's about: A collection of Warner Brothers short cartoon features, "starring" the likes of Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Wile.E.Coyote. These animations are interspersed by Bugs Bunny reminiscing on past events and providing links between the individual animations which are otherwise unconnected. This 1979 feature-length compilation includes several of his best cartoons. Among the 11 shorts shown in their entirety are the classics "Robin Hood Daffy," "What's Opera, Doc?," "Bully for Bugs," and "Duck Amuck". The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie provides a showcase not only for Jones's razor-sharp timing, but for the work of his exceptional crew, which included designer Maurice Noble, writer Mike Maltese, composers Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn, and voice actor Mel Blanc.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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41. Real Life

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7.1/10
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69/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Comedy

What it's about: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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42. The Great Santini

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7.2/10
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69/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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43. Meatballs

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6.2/10
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69/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Comedy

What it's about: Tripper is the head counselor at a budget summer camp called Camp Northstar. In truth, he's young at heart and only marginally more mature than the campers themselves. Tripper befriends Rudy, a loner camper who has trouble fitting in. As Tripper inspires his young charges to defeat rival Camp Mohawk in the annual Olympiad competition, Rudy plays matchmaker between Tripper and Roxanne, a female counselor at Northstar.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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44. Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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6.4/10
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69/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.

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

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45. Heartland

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7.3/10
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69/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Independent, Drama

What it's about: Disarmingly realistic in its depiction of the realities of frontier life, Heartland is a strong antidote to the cliches of traditional Westerns. This semi-documentary slice of life is based on the diaries of Elmore Randall Stewart about her days on the Wyoming frontier in the early 20th century. It's a strongly feminist statement about a woman raising her small daughter alone and scrapping for a living by working for a shy Scottish rancher. Director Richard Pearce brings an endearing touch to a film that is helped greatly by the dazzling cinematography of Fred Murphy. Conchata Ferrell and Rip Torn star in this small film that substitutes veracity for a high-powered plot.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy).

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46. North Dallas Forty

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7.0/10
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69/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.

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

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47. Rock 'n' Roll High School

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6.7/10
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69/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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48. Zombie Flesh Eaters

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6.9/10
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68/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Horror

What it's about: On the Caribbean island of Matul, white doctor David Menard is trying to stem the tide of cannibal zombies that are returning from the dead. Arriving on the island are Anne and reporter Peter West who are looking for Anne's missing father. The pair soon find themselves under attack from the zombies.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime, Shudder & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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49. Moonraker

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6.3/10
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68/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: After Drax Industries' Moonraker space shuttle is hijacked, secret agent James Bond is assigned to investigate, traveling to California to meet the company's owner, the mysterious Hugo Drax. With the help of scientist Dr. Holly Goodhead, Bond soon uncovers Drax's nefarious plans for humanity, all the while fending off an old nemesis, Jaws, and venturing to Venice, Rio, the Amazon...and outer space.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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50. My Brilliant Career

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7.1/10
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68/100
Released: 1979Rated: G
Biography, Independent

What it's about: A young woman who is determined to maintain her independence finds herself at odds with her family who wants her to tame her wild side and get married.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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