1979 in film

The year 1979 in film involved many significant events.

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Highest-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1979 released films by North American gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1979
Rank Title Distributor Box-office gross
1 Kramer vs. Kramer Columbia Pictures $106,260,000[1]
2 The Amityville Horror American International Pictures $86,432,520[2]
3 Rocky II United Artists $85,182,160[3]
4 Apocalypse Now $83,471,511[4]
5 Star Trek: The Motion Picture Paramount Pictures $82,258,456[5]
6 Alien Fox $80,931,801[6]
7 10 Warner Bros. $74,865,517[7]
8 The Jerk Universal Pictures $73,691,419[8]
9 Moonraker United Artists $70,308,099[9]
10 The Muppet Movie Associated Film Distribution $65,200,000[10]

Highest-grossing films (international)Edit

Highest-grossing films of 1979 (international markets)
International market Title Distributor Gross (local currency) Gross (US$) Production country
India Suhaag Sharma Cine Associates 100,000,000[11] $12,310,000[12] India
Japan Galaxy Express 999 Toei ¥16,500,000,000[13] $76,120,000[14] Japan
Soviet Union Sholay R. K. Films 15,000,000 руб[n 1] $23,290,000[n 2] India
United Kingdom Superman Columbia-EMI-Warner £11,547,308[18][19] $24,455,309[20] United States

Major eventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Category/Organization 37th Golden Globe Awards
January 26, 1980
33rd BAFTA Awards
March 20, 1980
52nd Academy Awards
April 14, 1980
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Kramer vs. Kramer Breaking Away Manhattan Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Director Francis Ford Coppola
Apocalypse Now
Robert Benton
Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actor Dustin Hoffman
Kramer vs. Kramer
Peter Sellers
Being There
Jack Lemmon
The China Syndrome
Dustin Hoffman
Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actress Sally Field
Norma Rae
Bette Midler
The Rose
Jane Fonda
The China Syndrome
Sally Field
Norma Rae
Best Supporting Actor Melvyn Douglas
Being There
Robert Duvall
Apocalypse Now
Robert Duvall
Apocalypse Now
Melvyn Douglas
Being There
Best Supporting Actress Meryl Streep
Kramer vs. Kramer
Rachel Roberts
Yanks
Meryl Streep
Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Screenplay, Adapted Robert Benton
Kramer vs. Kramer
Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Manhattan
Robert Benton
Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Screenplay, Original Steve Tesich
Breaking Away
Best Original Score Carmine Coppola and Francis Ford Coppola
Apocalypse Now
Ennio Morricone
Days of Heaven
Georges Delerue
A Little Romance
Ralph Burns
All That Jazz
Best Original Song "The Rose"
The Rose
N/A "It Goes Like It Goes"
Norma Rae
Best Foreign Language Film La Cage aux Folles N/A The Tin Drum

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, United States
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), directed by Volker Schlöndorff, W. Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

David, directed by Peter Lilienthal, West Germany

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1979 Wide-release moviesEdit

January–MarchEdit

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1 Take Down Buena Vista Distribution / American Film Consortium Kieth Merrill (director/screenplay); Eric Hendershot (screenplay); Edward Herrmann, Lorenzo Lamas, Maureen McCormick, Kathleen Lloyd, Maxx Payne, Stephen Furst, Kevin Hooks, Toney Smith, Salvador Feliciano, Boyd Silversmith, Nicholas Beauvy, Scott Burgi, Lynn Baird, Ron Bartholomew, Vincent Roberts, David M. Thorne, Ray Perry Comedy, Drama, Sports Live Action
26 Richard Pryor: Live in Concert Special Event Entertainment / Elkins Entertainment / SEE Theater Network Jeff Margolis (director); Richard Pryor (screenplay); Richard Pryor Comedy Live Action
29 Love on the Run AMLF / Gala / Les Films du Carrosse François Truffaut (director/screenplay); Marie-France Pisier, Jean Aurel, Suzanne Schiffman (screenplay); Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Dorothée, Dani, Daniel Mesguich, Julien Bertheau, Rosy Varte, Jean-Pierre Ducos, Marie Henriau, Julien Dubois, Pierre Dois, Alain Ollivier, Monique Dury, Emmanuel Clot Comedy, Drama Live Action
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2 ABBA: The Movie Warner Bros. / Polar Music / Reg Grundy Productions Lasse Hallström (director/screenplay); Robert Caswell (screenplay); Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Robert Hughes, Tom Oliver, Stig Anderson, Richard Norton, Bruce Barry Drama, Documentary Live Action
The First Great Train Robbery United Artists / Dino De Laurentiis Company / Starling Films Michael Crichton (director/screenplay); Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb, Malcolm Terris, Robert Lang, Michael Elphick, Wayne Sleep, Pamela Salem, Gabrielle Lloyd, George Downing, James Cossins, André Morell, Peter Benson, Janine Duvitski, Peter Butterworth Heist, Neo-Noir, Crime Live Action
9 Agatha Warner Bros. / Casablanca FilmWorks / First Artists Michael Apted (director); Kathleen Tynan, Arthur Hopcraft (screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Helen Morse, Celia Gregory, Paul Brooke, Carolyn Pickles, Timothy West, Tony Britton, Alan Badel, Robert Longden, Donald Nithsdale, Yvonne Gilan, Sandra Voe, Barry Hart, David Hargreaves, Tim Seely, Jill Summers, Chris Fairbank, Liz Smith, Peter Arne Drama, Thriller Live Action
Hardcore Columbia Pictures / A-Team Productions Paul Schrader (director/screenplay); George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent, Gary Rand Graham, Larry Block, Marc Alaimo, Leslie Ackerman, Hal Williams, Reb Brown, Leonard Gaines, David Nichols, Charlotte McGinnes, Ilah Davis, Paul Marin, Will Walker, James Helder Neo-Noir, Crime, Drama Live Action
Murder by Decree AVCO Embassy Pictures Bob Clark (director); John Hopkins (screenplay): Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Susan Clark, Anthony Quayle, John Gielgud, Frank Finlay, Donald Sutherland, Geneviève Bujold, Peter Jonfield, Roy Lansford Mystery, Thriller Live Action
The North Avenue Irregulars Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Bruce Bilson (director); Don Tait (screenplay); Edward Herrmann, Barbara Harris, Susan Clark, Karen Valentine, Michael Constantine, Cloris Leachman, Steve Franken, Patsy Kelly, Douglas Fowley, Virginia Capers, Ruth Buzzi, Herb Voland, Ivor Francis, Louisa Moritz, Marjorie Bennett, Ceil Cabot, Melora Hardin, Dena Dietrich, Cliff Osmond, Carl Ballantine, Alan Hale, Jr., Frank Campanella, Chuck Henry, Jack Perkins, Tom Pedi, Gary Morgan, Don Stanley, Bobby Rolofson, Dick Fuchs, Damon Bradley Daskin, Linda Lee Lyons, David Ketchum, David Rode, Pitt Herbert, Bill McLean Comedy, Crime Live Action
Quintet 20th Century Fox Robert Altman (director/screenplay); Frank Barhydt, Patricia Resnick (screenplay); Paul Newman, Vittorio Gassman, Fernando Rey, Bibi Andersson, Brigitte Fossey, Nina Van Pallandt, David Langton, Thomas Hill, Monique Mercure, Craig Richard Nelson, Anne Gerety, Maruska Stankova, Michel Maillot, Max Fleck, Françoise Berd Sci-Fi Live Action
The Warriors Paramount Pictures Walter Hill (director/screenplay); David Shaber (screenplay); Michael Beck, James Remar, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Marcelino Sánchez, David Harris, Tom McKitterick, Brian Tyler, Dorsey Wright, Terry Michos, David Patrick Kelly, Roger Hill, Edward Sewer, Lynne Thigpen, Thomas G. Waites, Joel Weiss, Paul Greco, Craig R. Baxley, A.J. Bakunas, Steve James, Bill Anagnos, Mercedes Ruehl, Irwin Keyes, Sonny Landham, John Snyder, Jery Hewitt, Kate Klugman, Konrad Sheehan, Dennis Gregory, Ginny Ortiz Action, Thriller Live Action
11 Elvis ABC / Dick Clark Productions / Worldvision Enterprises John Carpenter (director); Anthony Lawrence (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Season Hubley, Bing Russell, Robert Gray, Pat Hingle, Melody Anderson, Charles Cyphers, Ellen Travolta, Will Jordan, Joe Mantegna, Peter Hobbs, Ed Begley Jr., James Canning, Elliott Street, Charlie Hodge Biography Live Action
23 Fast Break Columbia Pictures / Kings Road Entertainment Jack Smight (director); Marc Kaplan, Sandor Stern (screenplay); Gabe Kaplan, Harold Sylvester, Bernard King, Randee Heller, Michael Warren, Bert Remsen, Reb Brown, Larry Fishburne, John Chappell, Richard Brestoff, Mavis Washington Comedy Live Action
26 The Passage Hemdale Film Distribution / Monday Films J. Lee Thompson (director); Bruce Nicolaysen (screenplay); Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Malcolm McDowell, Patricia Neal, Kay Lenz, Christopher Lee, Michael Lonsdale, Marcel Bozzuffi, Paul Clemens, Peter Arne, Neville Jason, Robert Brown, Jim Broadbent, Robert Rhys Action, War Live Action
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2 Norma Rae 20th Century Fox Martin Ritt (director); Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay); Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley, Gail Strickland, Gregory Walcott, Morgan Paull, John Calvin, Noble Willingham, Grace Zabriskie, Robert Broyles Drama Live Action
The Odd Angry Shot Roadshow Film Distributors / Samson Productions / Australian Film Commission / New South Wales Film Corporation Tom Jeffrey (director/screenplay); Graham Kennedy, Bryan Brown, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt, Graeme Blundell, Ian Gilmour, Richard Moir, Tony Barry, Ray Meagher, Frankie J. Holden, Joy Westmore, Brian Wenzel, Max Cullen, Tim Page, Harold Hopkins, Ron Wilson, Graham Sproule, Graham Rouse, John Allen, Brandon Burke, Mike Harris, Johnny Garfield, Roger Newcombe, Brian Evis War, Action Live Action
Real Life Paramount Pictures Albert Brooks (director/screenplay); Monica Johnson, Harry Shearer (screenplay); Albert Brooks, Charles Grodin, Frances Lee McCain, J.A. Preston, Matthew Tobin, Jennings Lang, David Spielberg, Norman Bartold, Julie Payne, Johnny Haymer, Leo McElroy, Lisa Urette, Robert Stirrat Comedy Live Action
7 Starcrash New World Pictures / Bancom Audiovision Corporation / Film Enterprise Productions Luigi Cozzi (director/screenplay); Nat Wachsberger, R.A. Dillon (screenplay); Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, David Hasselhoff, Joe Spinell, Robert Tessier, Nadia Cassini, Judd Hamilton, Christopher Plummer Space Opera Live Action
8 The Promise Universal Pictures Gilbert Cates (director); Garry Michael White, Fred Weintraub (screenplay); Kathleen Quinlan, Stephen Collins, Beatrice Straight, Laurence Luckinbill, William Prince, Bibi Besch, Michael O'Hare, Paul Ryan, Michael Collins Drama Live Action
14 Hair United Artists Pictures / CIP Filmproduktion GmbH Miloš Forman (director); Michael Weller (screenplay); John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright, Don Dacus, Cheryl Barnes, Melba Moore, Ronnie Dyson, Nell Carter, Richard Bright, Ellen Foley, Miles Chapin, Charlotte Rae, Laurie Beechman, Nicholas Ray, Antonia Rey, Geogre J. Manos, Michael Jeter, Renn Woods, David Rose Musical, War, Comedy, Drama Live Action
Tourist Trap Compass International Pictures / Manson International Pictures / Mid-America Releasing / Charles Band Productions David Schmoeller (director/screenplay); J. Larry Carroll (screenplay); Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood, Tanya Roberts, Dawn Jeffory-Nelson, Keith McDermott, Linnea Quigley Slasher, Horror Live Action
Voices United Artists / Cinema International Corporation Robert Markowitz (director); John Herzfeld (screenplay); Michael Ontkean, Amy Irving, Alex Rocco, Herbert Berghof, Barry Miller, Allan Rich, Viveca Lindfors Drama Live Action
16 California Dreaming American International Pictures John D. Hancock (director); Ned Wynn (screenplay); Glynnis O'Connor, Dennis Christopher, Seymour Cassel, Tanya Roberts, Dorothy Tristan, John Calvin, Todd Susman, Alice Playten Comedy, Drama Live Action
The China Syndrome Columbia Pictures / IPC Films / Major Studio Partners James Bridges (director/screenplay); Mike Gray, T.S. Cook (screenplay); Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady, Wilford Brimley, James Hampton, Peter Donat, Richard Herd, Daniel Valdez, Stan Bohrman, James Karen Drama, Neo-Noir, Thriller Live Action
The Riddle of the Sands Rank Film Distributors / Worldmark Productions Tony Maylam (director/screenplay); John Bailey (screenplay); Michael York, Simon MacCorkindale, Jenny Agutter, Alan Badel, Michael Sheard, Hans Meyer, Wolf Kahler, Olga Lowe, Jurgen Andersen, Ronald Markham Spy, Thriller Live Action
17 The Story of Heidi Zuiyo Randi Kiger, Vic Perrin Drama Animation
21 The Bell Jar AVCO Embassy Pictures Larry Peerce (director); Marjorie Kellogg (screenplay); Marilyn Hassett, Julie Harris, Anne Jackson, Barbara Barrie, Robert Klein, Donna Mitchell, Mary Louise Weller, Jameson Parker, Thaao Penghlis, Scott McKay, Meg Mundy Drama Live Action
23 Boulevard Nights Warner Bros. Michael Pressman (director); Desmond Nakano (screenplay); Richard Yniguez, Danny De La Paz, Marta DuBois, Carmen Zapata, James Victor, Victor Millan, Garret Pearson, Betty Carvalho, Gary Cervantes, Jerado Carmona, Jesse Aragon, Roberto Covarrubia, Eliseo Estrada, Dawson Mays Neo-Noir, Crime Live Action
28 Phantasm AVCO Embassy Pictures / New Breed Productions Don Coscarelli (director/screenplay); Angus Scrimm, Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester, Bill Cone, Mary Ellen Shaw, Terrie Kalbus, Lynn Eastman Science, Fantasy, Horror Live Action

April–JuneEdit

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4 The Champ United Artists / Cinema International Corporation Franco Zeffirelli (director); Frances Marion, Walter Newman (screenplay); Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden, Arthur Hill, Joan Blondell, Strother Martin, Elisha Cook Jr., Stefan Gierasch, Mary Jo Catlett, Kristoff St. John, Dana Elcar Neo-Noir, Drama, Sports Live Action
6 The Fifth Musketeer Columbia Pictures Ken Annakin (director); David Ambrose, George Bruce (screenplay); Beau Bridges, Sylvia Kristel, Ursula Andress, Cornel Wilde, Ian McShane, Lloyd Bridges, José Ferrer, Alan Hale Jr., Olivia de Havilland, Rex Harrison, Helmut Dantine, Patrick Pinney Adventure Live Action
Love at First Bite American International Pictures / Melvin Simon Productions Stan Dragoti (director); Robert Kaufman (screenplay); George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, Arte Johnson, Dick Shawn, Ronnie Schell, Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Barry Gordon, Bob Basso, Bryan O'Byrne, Ralph Manza, Michael Pataki Comedy, Horror Live Action
A Perfect Couple 20th Century Fox Robert Altman (director/screenplay); Allan F. Nicholls (screenplay); Paul Dooley, Marta Heflin, Titos Vandis, Belita Moreno, Henry Gibson, Dimitra Arliss, Allan F. Nicholls, Dennis Franz, Mona Golabek, Joel Crothers, Ann Ryerson, Poppy Lagos, Margery Bond, Susan Blakeman, Melanie Bishop Romance, Comedy Live Action
12 Hurricane Paramount Pictures / Dino De Laurentiis Productions Jan Troell (director); Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay); Jason Robards, Mia Farrow, Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard, Timothy Bottoms, James Keach, Dayton Ka'ne, Ariirau Tekurarere, Bernadette Sarcione Romance, Adventure Live Action
Mad Max Warner Bros. / Roadshow Film Distributors / Kennedy Miller Productions George Miller (director/screenplay); James McCausland (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward, Geoff Parry, Jonathan Hardy, Brendan Heath, Sheila Florence, John Ley, Steve Millichamp, Vincent Gil, Lulu Pinkus, Reg Evans, Karen Moregold Action, Thriller Live Action
13 Firepower Associated Film Distribution / ITC Entertainment / Michael Winner Productions Michael Winner (director); Gerard Wilson (screenplay); Sophia Loren, James Coburn, O. J. Simpson, Eli Wallach, Anthony Franciosa, George Grizzard, Vincent Gardenia, Victor Mature, Jake LaMotta, Hank Garrett, George Touliatos, Conrad Roberts, Billy Barty, Vincent Beck, Dominic Chianese, Andrew Duncan, Paul D'Amato Thriller Live Action
20 Ashanti Warner Bros. / Columbia Pictures Richard Fleischer (director); Stephen Geller (screenplay); Michael Caine, Peter Ustinov, Kabir Bedi, Beverly Johnson, Omar Sharif, Rex Harrison, William Holden, Zia Mohyeddin, Winston Ntshona, Jean-Luc Bideau, Olu Jacobs, Johnny Sekka, Tariq Yunus, Tyrone Jackson, Marne Maitland, Eric Pohlmann, Akosua Busia Action, Adventure Live Action
Tilt Warner Bros. Rudy Durand (director/screenplay); Brooke Shields, Ken Marshall, Charles Durning, Lorenzo Lamas, Don Stark, John Crawford, Geoffrey Lewis, Karen Lamm, Robert Brian Berger, Harvey Lewis Comedy, Drama Live Action
25 Manhattan United Artists Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Anne Byrne, Michael O'Donoghue, Wallace Shawn, Karen Ludwig, Charles Levin, Karen Allen, David Rasche, Mark Linn-Baker, Frances Conroy Romance, Comedy Live Action
27 An Almost Perfect Affair Paramount Pictures Michael Ritchie (director); Walter Bernstein, Don Peterson (screenplay); Keith Carradine, Monica Vitti, Raf Vallone, Christian De Sica, Dick Anthony Williams, Anna Maria Horsford, Katya Berger, Andy Ho, Henri Garcin, Sady Rebbot, Gérard Buhr, Chau Luang Ham, Jean-Pierre Zola, François Viaur, Farrah Fawcett Romance, Comedy Live Action
Dreamer 20th Century Fox Noel Nosseck (director); James Proctor, Larry Bischof (screenplay); Tim Matheson, Susan Blakely, Jack Warden, Richard B. Shull, Barbara Stuart, Owen Bush, John Crawford, Marya Small, Matt Clark, Morgan Farley, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Speedy Zapata, JoBe Cerny, Azizi Johari, Dick Weber, Chris Schenkel, Nelson Burton Jr., Julian Byrd, Rita Ascot Boyd Sports Live Action
A Little Romance Orion Pictures George Roy Hill (director/screenplay); Allan Burns (screenplay); Laurence Olivier, Arthur Hill, Sally Kellerman, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Broderick Crawford, David Dukes, Anna Massey, Dominique Lavanant, Mike Marshall, Andrew Duncan, Claudette Sutherland, Graham Fletcher-Cook, Ashby Semple, Claude Brosset, Jacques Maury, Peter Maloney, Isabel Duby Romance, Comedy Live Action
Saint Jack New World Pictures Peter Bogdanovich (director/screenplay); Howard Sackler, Paul Theroux (screenplay); Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers, Joss Ackland, Rodney Bewes, Mark Kingston, Lisa Lu, George Lazenby, Peter Bogdanovich, Monika Subramaniam, Judy Lim, Joseph Noël Crime, Comedy Live Action
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1 Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider Universal Pictures Steve Carver (director); Michael Gleason (screenplay); David Carradine, Brenda Vaccaro, L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Terry Kiser, Jesse Vint, Noble Willingham, Ralph James, Bill Bartman, David Hayward II, Whit Clay, Jack Hunsucker Comedy Live Action
3 Winds of Change Sanrio Communications Takashi Masunaga (director/screenplay); Ovid (screenplay); Anthology Animation
4 Last Embrace United Artists Jonathan Demme (director); David Shaber (screenplay); Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, John Glover, Sam Levene, Charles Napier, Christopher Walken, Jacqueline Brookes, Andrew Duncan, David Margulies, Marcia Rodd, Gary Goetzman, Lou Gilbert, Mandy Patinkin, Max Wright, Sandy McLeod Neo-Noir, Thriller Live Action
7 The Ballad of the Daltons René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Morris, Pierre Watrin (directors); Roger Carel, Daniel Ceccaldi, Jacques Balutin, Jacques Deschamps, Jacques Fabbri, Gérard Hernandez, Henri Labussière, Jacques Legras, Jacques Morel, Pierre Trabaud, Jean-Marc Thibault, Rosy Varte, Pierre Tornade, René Goscinny, Michel Elias, Bernard Haller, Roger Lumont, Ada Lonati, Henri Poirier, Henri Virlojeux, Eric Kirsty, Georges Atlas, Gisèle Grimm, Lawrence Riesner Comedy Animation
11 Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens Russ Meyer (director/screenplay); Roger Ebert (screenplay); Kitten Natividad, Anne Marie, June Mack, Uschi Digard, Stuart Lancaster, Steve Tracy, DeForest Covan, Russ Meyer, Ken Kerr, Candy Samples, Lola Langusta, Patrick Wright, Michael E. Finn, Sharon Hill, Henry Rowland, Robert E. Pearson, Don Scarbrough, Aram Katcher, Mary Gavin Sexploitation Live Action
12 Ravagers Columbia Pictures / Cinecorp Richard Compton (director); Donald S. Sanford (screenplay); Richard Harris, Ernest Borgnine, Ann Turkel, Art Carney, Anthony James, Alana Stewart, Woody Strode, Seymour Cassel, Bob Westmoreland, Kate Bray, Brian Carney, Kurt Grayson, Gordon Hyde, George Stokes Sci-Fi, Action Live Action
14 The Kids Are Alright New World Pictures Jeff Stein (director); The Who Rockumentary Live Action
15 Zulu Dawn American Cinema Releasing Douglas Hickox (director); Cy Endfield, Anthony Storey (screenplay); Burt Lancaster, Peter O'Toole, Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport, Michael Jayston, Peter Vaughan, Denholm Elliott, James Faulkner, John Mills, Christopher Cazenove, Bob Hoskins, Ronald Pickup, Ronald Lacey, Ken Gampu, Simon Sabela, Abe Temba, Gilbert Tiabane Adventure, War Live Action
17 Winter Kills AVCO Embassy Pictures William Richert (director/screenplay); Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Sterling Hayden, Belinda Bauer, Dorothy Malone, Tomas Milian, Toshiro Mifune, Richard Boone, Ralph Meeker, David Spielberg, Brad Dexter, Gladys Hill, Joe Spinell, Irving Selbst, Sidney Lanier, Lissette Álvarez, Byron Morrow, John Warner, Tisa Farrow, Gianni Russo, Kim O'Brien, Erin Gray, Elizabeth Taylor, Ed Madsen Black Comedy Live Action
18 Hanover Street Columbia Pictures / Hanover Street Productions Peter Hyams (director/screenplay); Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Plummer, Alec McCowen, Richard Masur, Michael Sacks, John Ratzenberger, Jay Benedict, Patsy Kensit, Max Wall, Shane Rimmer, Sherrie Hewson, Eric Stine, Jeff Hawke War, Romance Live Action
Over the Edge Orion Pictures Jonathan Kaplan (director); Charles S. Haas, Tim Hunter (screenplay); Michael Kramer, Matt Dillon, Pamela Ludwig, Vincent Spano, Harry Northup, Tom Fergus, Andy Romano, Ellen Geer, Richard Jamison, Julia Pomeroy Coming-of-Age, Crime, Drama Live Action
25 Alien 20th Century Fox / Brandywine Productions Ridley Scott (director); Dan O'Bannon (screenplay); Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Bolaji Badejo, Helen Horton Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Warner Bros. Irwin Allen (director); Nelson Gidding (screenplay); Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden, Shirley Knight, Slim Pickens, Angela Cartwright, Mark Harmon, Shirley Jones, Karl Malden, Veronica Hamel, Paul Picerni, Patrick Culliton, Dean Raphael Ferrandini Action, Adventure, Disaster Live Action
Jaws (re-release) Universal Pictures / Zanuck/Brown Company Steven Spielberg (director); Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb (screenplay); Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey Kramer, Susan Backlinie, Lee Fierro, Peter Benchley Thriller Live Action
The Prisoner of Zenda Universal Pictures / The Mirisch Corporation Richard Quine (director); Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais (screenplay); Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries, Elke Sommer, Gregory Sierra, Simon Williams, Jeremy Kemp, Catherine Schell, Stuart Wilson, John Laurie, Graham Stark Comedy Live Action
Wanda Nevada United Artists Peter Fonda (director); Dennis Hackin (screenplay); Peter Fonda, Brooke Shields, Fiona Lewis, Luke Askew, Ted Markland, Severn Darden, Paul Fix, Henry Fonda Western, Comedy Live Action
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1 The Brood New World Pictures / Canadian Film Development Corporation David Cronenberg (director/screenplay); Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Nuala Fitzgerald, Susan Hogan, Nicholas Campbell, Michael Magee, Robert A. Silverman, Larry Solway, Gary McKeehan, Cindy Hinds, Harry Beckman Horror Live Action
Phantasm AVCO Embassy Pictures / New Breed Productions Don Coscarelli (director/screenplay); Angus Scrimm, Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester, Bill Cone, Mary Ellen Shaw, Terrie Kalbus, Lynn Eastman Science, Fantasy, Horror Live Action
6 Escape to Athena Associated Film Distribution / ITC Entertainment George P. Cosmatos (director); Edward Anhalt, Richard S. Lochte (screenplay); Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven, Stefanie Powers, Claudia Cardinale, Richard Roundtree, Sonny Bono, Elliott Gould, Anthony Valentine, Siegfried Rauch, Richard Wren, Michael Sheard, Philip Locke, Steve Ubels, Paul Picerni, Paul Stassino Adventure, Comedy, War Live Action
8 Players Paramount Pictures Anthony Harvey (director); Arnold Schulman (screenplay); Ali MacGraw, Dean Paul Martin, Maximilian Schell, Steve Guttenberg, Pancho Gonzalez, Guillermo Vilas, Ilie Năstase, John McEnroe Romance, Drama Live Action
The Plumber CEL (video) Peter Weir (director/screenplay); Judy Morris, Ivar Kants, Robert Coleby, Candy Raymond, Henri Szeps Thriller Live Action
15 Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 20th Century Fox Richard Lester (director); Allan Burns (screenplay); Tom Berenger, William Katt, Jeff Corey, John Schuck, Michael C. Gwynne, Peter Weller, Brian Dennehy, Christopher Lloyd, Jill Eikenberry, Joel Fluellen, Regina Baff, Peter Brocco, Vincent Schiavelli, Hugh Gillin, Sherril Lynn Rettino, Elya Baskin Western Live Action
The Driller Killer Rochelle Films / Cult Epics Abel Ferrara (director); Nicholas St. John (screenplay); Jimmy Laine, Carolyn Manz, Baybi Day, Harry Schultz II, Alan Wynroth, Maria Helhoski, James O'Hara, Richard Howorth, Rhodney Montreal, Butch Morris Black Comedy, Slasher Live Action
Goldengirl AVCO Embassy Pictures / Backstage Productions Joseph Sargent (director); John Kohn (screenplay); Susan Anton, James Coburn, Leslie Caron, Robert Culp, Harry Guardino, Curt Jurgens, James A. Watson, Jr., Ward Costello, Michael Lerner, John Newcombe, Nicolas Coster, Jessica Walter Sci-Fi, Sports, Drama Live Action
The In-Laws Warner Bros. Arthur Hiller (director); Andrew Bergman (screenplay); Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault, Penny Peyser, Arlene Golonka, Michael Lembeck, Paul Lawrence Smith, Carmine Caridi, Ed Begley Jr., James Hong, David Paymer, Kent Williams, John Hancock, John Finnegan, Eduardo Noriega, Rosana Soto, Carmen Dragon, Sammy Smith, Barbara Dana, Rozsika Halmos, Alvaro Carcano, Jorge Zepeda, Sergio Calderon, Danny Kwan Action, Comedy Live Action
The Night the Prowler International Harmony / Chariot Films / New South Wales Film Corporation Jim Sharman (director); Patrick White (screenplay); Ruth Cracknell, John Frawley, Kerry Walker, John Derum, Maggie Kirkpatrick, Terry Camilleri, Harry Neilson Drama, Comedy Live Action
Prophecy Paramount Pictures John Frankenheimer (director); David Seltzer (screenplay); Robert Foxworth, Talia Shire, Armand Assante, Victoria Racimo, Richard A. Dysart, George Clutesi, Burke Byrnes, Tom McFadden, Graham Jarvis, Kevin Peter Hall, Tom McLoughlin, Mia Bendixsen, Johnny Timko, Charles H. Gray, Everett Creach, Charles Flemmer Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
Rocky II United Artists / Chartoff-Winkler Productions Sylvester Stallone (director/screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Tony Burton, Sylvia Meals, Seargeoh Stallone, Joe Spinell, Paul J. Micale, Jeff Temkin, Lou Filippo, Brent Musburger, Stu Nahan, Bill Baldwin, LeRoy Neiman Sports, Drama Live Action
Walk Proud Universal Pictures Robert L. Collins (director); Evan Hunter (screenplay); Robby Benson, Sarah Holcomb, Henry Darrow, Pepe Serna, Trinidad Silva, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Lawrence Pressman, Brad Sullivan, Irene DeBari, Eloy Casados, Panchito Gómez, Rod Masterson, Ángel Salazar, Daniel Faraldo, Tony Alvarenga, Aesop Aquarian, Gary Carlos Cervantes, Lee Fraser, Claudio Martinez, Rose Portillo, Luis Reyes, Judith Searle Drama Live Action
The Water Babies The Samuel Goldwyn Company Lionel Jeffries (director); Michael Robson (screenplay); James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw, Joan Greenwood, David Tomlinson, Tommy Pender, Samantha Gates, Paul Luty, Jon Pertwee, Lance Percival, David Jason, Una Stubbs, Olive Gregg, Cass Allan, Liz Proud Family Live Action/Animation
22 Escape from Alcatraz Paramount Pictures / The Malpaso Company Don Siegel (director); Richard Tuggle (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau, Larry Hankin, Frank Ronzio, Roberts Blossom, Paul Benjamin, Bruce M. Fischer, Madison Arnold, Don Michaelian, Danny Glover Action Live Action
The Kirlian Witness Paramount Pictures Jonathan Sarno (director); Nancy Snyder, Nancy Boykin, Joel Colodner, Ted Le Plat, Lawrence Tierney, Maia Danziger Thriller Live Action
The Main Event Warner Bros. / First Artists / Barwood Films Howard Zieff (director); Gail Parent, Andrew Smith (screenplay); Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand, Whitman Mayo, Patti D'Arbanville, Chu Chu Malave, Richard Lawson, James Gregory Sports, Romance, Comedy Live Action
The Muppet Movie Associated Film Distribution / Henson Associates / ITC Films James Frawley (director); Jerry Juhl, Jack Burns (screenplay); Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Caroll Spinney, Steve Whitmire, Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton, Scott Walker, H.B. Haggerty, Bruce Kirby, James Frawley, Melinda Dillon, Dom DeLuise, James Coburn, Madeline Kahn, Telly Savalas, Carol Kane, Paul Williams, Milton Berle, Elliott Gould, Edgar Bergen, Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Orson Welles, Tim Burton, John Landis, Kathryn Mullen, Bob Payne, Eren Ozker, Bruce Schwartz, Michael Earl Davis, Carolyn Wilcox, Olga Felgemacher, Buz Suraci, Tony Basilicato, Adam Hunt Musical, Road, Comedy Live Action
Nightwing Columbia Pictures Arthur Hiller (director); Martin Cruz Smith, Steve Shagan, Bud Shrake (screenplay); Nick Mancuso, David Warner, Kathryn Harrold, Stephen Macht, Ben Piazza, Strother Martin, Charles Hallahan, George Clutesi Horror Live Action
27 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Vincent McEveety (director); Don Tait (screenplay); Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson, Kenneth Mars, Elyssa Davalos, Jack Elam, Robert Pine, Harry Morgan, Ruth Buzzi, Audrey Totter, Richard X. Slattery, John Crawford, Ralph Manza, Cliff Osmond, Morgan Paull, Gary McLarty, Nick Ramus, Bryan O'Byrne, Robert Totten, Shug Fisher, Roger Mobley, Stu Gilliam, A.J. Bakunas, David S. Cass Sr., George Chandler, Jack Perkins, Art Evans, Peter Renaday, Mickey Gilbert, Ted Gehring, James Almanzar, Rex Holman, Joe Baker, Allan Studley Comedy, Western Live Action
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Shaw Brothers Studio / World Northal Lau Kar-leung (director); I Kuang (screenplay); Gordon Liu, Lo Lieh, Wang Yu, Yu Yang, Hsu Shao-Chiang, Wu Hang-Sheng, Hoi Sang Lee Kung Fu Live Action
29 Bloodline Paramount Pictures Terence Young (director); Laird Koenig (screenplay); Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, Claudia Mori, Irene Papas, Michelle Phillips, Maurice Ronet, Romy Schneider, Omar Sharif, Beatrice Straight, Gert Fröbe, Marcel Bozzuffi, Pinkas Braun, Ivan Desny, Vadim Glowna, Walter Kohut, Wolfgang Preiss, Hans von Borsody, Charles Millot Thriller Live Action
Meatballs Paramount Pictures / Famous Players / Canadian Film Development Corporation / Haliburton Films Ivan Reitman (director); Len Blum, Dan Goldberg, Janis Allen, Harold Ramis (screenplay); Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Russ Banham, Kristine DeBell, Sarah Torgov, Jack Blum, Keith Knight, Matt Craven, Chris Makepeace, Hadley Kay, Cindy Girling, Todd Hoffman, Margot Pinvidic, Norma Dell'Agnese Comedy Live Action
Moonraker United Artists / Eon Productions / Les Productions Artistes Associés Lewis Gilbert (director); Christopher Wood (screenplay); Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel, Corinne Cléry, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Toshiro Suga, Emily Bolton, Blanche Ravalec, Irka Bochenko, Michael Marshall, Leila Shenna, Anne Lonnberg, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Walter Gotell, Alfie Bass, Claude Carliez Spy, Action Live Action
Up from the Depths New World Pictures Charles B. Griffith (director); Anne Dyer, Alfred Sweeney (screenplay); Sam Bottoms, Susanne Reed, Virgil Frye, Kedric Wolfe, Charles Howerton, Denise Hayes, R. Lee Ermey Horror Live Action

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3 J-Men Forever Pan-Canadian Film Distributors / International Harmony Richard Patterson (director); Peter Bergman, Philip Proctor (screenplay); Peter Bergman, M.G. Kelly, Philip Proctor Comedy Live Action
5 Arabian Adventure Associated Film Distribution / EMI Films / British Lion Films Kevin Connor (director); Brian Hayles (screenplay); Christopher Lee, Milo O'Shea, Oliver Tobias, Emma Samms, Puneet Sira, Peter Cushing, Capucine, Mickey Rooney, John Wyman, John Ratzenberger, Shane Rimmer, Hal Galili, Art Malik, Milton Reid, Elisabeth Welch, Suzanne Danielle, Roy Stewart Fantasy, Adventure Live Action
6 Nutcracker Fantasy Sanrio Takeo Nakamura (director); Shintaro Tsuji, Eugene A. Fournier, Thomas Joachim (screenplay) Animation
11 The Last of the Knucklemen Umbrella Entertainment / Hexagon Productions Tim Burstall (director/screenplay); Gerard Kennedy, Michael Preston, Peter Hehir, Dennis Miller, Michael Caton, Steve Rackman, Michael Duffield, Steve Bisley, Stewart Faichney, Gerry Duggan Drama Live Action
Plague Group 1 Films / Harmony Ridge Ed Hunt (director/screenplay); Barry Pearson (screenplay); Daniel Pilon, Kate Reid, Celine Lomez, Michael J. Reynolds, John Kerr Sci-Fi Live Action
13 Breaking Away 20th Century Fox Peter Yates (director); Steve Tesich (screenplay); Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley, Robyn Douglass, Hart Bochner, P.J. Soles, Amy Wright, John Ashton Coming-of-Age, Comedy, Drama Live Action
Dracula Universal Pictures / The Mirisch Company John Badham (director); W.D. Richter (screenplay); Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan, Jan Francis, Trevor Eve, Tony Haygarth, Sylvester McCoy, Janine Duvitski, Teddy Turner Horror Live Action
The Frisco Kid Warner Bros. Robert Aldrich (director); Michael Elias, Frank Shaw (screenplay); Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio, George DiCenzo, Leo Fuchs, Penny Peyser, William Smith, Jack Somack, Beege Barkette, Shay Duffin, Frank De Vol, Joe Kapp, Clyde Kusatsu, Vincent Schiavelli, Ian Wolfe, Martin Garner, Cliff Pellow, Eda Reiss Merin, Walter Janowitz Western, Comedy Live Action
The Wanderers Orion Pictures Philip Kaufman (director/screenplay); Rose Kaufman (screenplay); Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen, Toni Kalem, Jim Youngs, Tony Ganios, Alan Rosenberg, Dolph Sweet, William Andrews, Erland van Lidth, Linda Manz, Michael Wright, Samm-Art Williams, Val Avery, Dion Albanese, Olympia Dukakis, Richard Price, Wayne Knight Comedy, Drama Live Action
26 The Europeans Levitt-Pickman / Merchant Ivory Productions James Ivory (director); Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay); Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Wesley Addy, Tim Woodward, Tim Choate, Lisa Eichhorn, Kristin Griffith, Nancy New, Norman Snow, Helen Stenborg, Gedda Petry Period, Drama Live Action
Unidentified Flying Oddball Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Russ Mayberry (director); Don Tait (screenplay); Dennis Dugan, Jim Dale, Ron Moody, Kenneth More, John Le Mesurier, Rodney Bewes, Sheila White, Robert Beatty, Cyril Shaps, Kevin Brennan, Ewen Solon, Pat Roach, Reg Lye Comedy, Family, Adventure Live Action
27 The Amityville Horror American International Pictures / Cinema 77 / Professional Films, Inc. Stuart Rosenberg (director); Sandor Stern (screenplay); James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Murray Hamilton, Don Stroud, John Larch, Natasha Ryan, K.C. Martel, Meeno Peluce, Michael Sacks, Helen Shaver, Amy Wright, Val Avery, Elsa Raven, Irene Dailey, Eddie Barth, James Tolkan, Marc Vahanian, Ellen Saland Horror Live Action
A Force of One American Cinema Releasing Paul Aaron (director); Pat E. Johnson, Ernest Tidyman (screenplay); Chuck Norris, Jennifer O'Neill, Clu Gulager, Ron O'Neal, Bill Wallace, Eric Laneuville, James Whitmore Jr., Clint Ritchie, Pepe Serna, Ray Vitte, Chu Chu Malave, Mel Novak, Kevin Geer, Karen Obediear, Taylor Lacher, Lisa James, Eugene Butler Action, Martial Arts Live Action
The Villain Columbia Pictures / Rastar Hal Needham (director); Robert G. Kane (screenplay); Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde, Foster Brooks, Strother Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Jack Elam, Mel Tillis, Robert Tessier Western, Comedy Live Action
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3 The Concorde ... Airport '79 Universal Pictures David Lowell Rich (director); Eric Roth (screenplay); Alain Delon, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, Eddie Albert, Bibi Andersson, Charo, Sybil Danning, John Davidson, Monica Lewis, Andrea Marcovicci, Mercedes McCambridge, Martha Raye, Avery Schreiber, Cicely Tyson, Jimmie Walker, David Warner, George Kennedy, Sylvia Kristel, Pierre Jalbert, Nicolas Coster, Robin Gammell, Ed Begley Jr., Jon Cedar, Macon McCalman, Kathleen Maguire, Stacy Heather Tolkin, Marneen Fields, Harry Shearer Action, Drama, Thriller, Disaster Live Action
More American Graffiti Universal Pictures / Lucasfilm Bill L. Norton (director/screenplay); Paul Le Mat, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Charles Martin Smith, Mackenzie Phillips, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard, Anna Bjorn, Scott Glenn, Mary Kay Place, Wolfman Jack, Richard Bradford, Harrison Ford, James Houghton, Manuel Padilla, Jr., Will Seltzer, Jon Gries, Delroy Lindo, Rosanna Arquette, Naomi Judd, Steve Evans, Wayne Coy, John Lansing, Monica Tenner, Carol-Ann Williams, Tom Baker Coming-of-Age, Comedy Live Action
5 Meetings with Remarkable Men Enterprise Pictures Ltd. Peter Brook (director); G.I. Gurdjieff, Jeanne de Salzmann (screenplay); Dragan Maksimović, Terence Stamp, Mikica Dimitrijevic, Warren Mitchell, Athol Fugard, David Markham, Natasha Parry, Colin Blakely, Grégoire Aslan, Tom Fleming, Andrew Keir, Donald Sumpter, Gerry Sundquist, Martin Benson, Bruce Purchase, Roger Lloyd-Pack Biography, Drama Live Action
10 Americathon United Artists / Lorimar Neal Israel (director/screenplay); Michael Mislove, Monica Johnson (screenplay); John Ritter, Harvey Korman, Peter Riegert, Fred Willard, Jay Leno, Chief Dan George, Zane Buzby, Nancy Morgan, Meat Loaf, Elvis Costello, Tommy Lasorda, Howard Hesseman, Cybill Shepherd, Allan Arbus, David Opatoshu, George Carlin Comedy Live Action
Hot Stuff Columbia Pictures / Rastar Dom DeLuise (director); Michael Kane, Donald E. Westlake (screenplay); Dom DeLuise, Suzanne Pleshette, Jerry Reed, Ossie Davis, Luis Avalos, Pat McCormick, Marc Lawrence, Sydney Lassick, Robert George Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama Live Action
Sunburn Paramount Pictures / Fawcett-Majors Productions / Tuesday Films / Hemdale Film Corporation / Bind Films Richard C. Sarafian (director); James Booth, John Daly, Stephen Oliver (screenplay); Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Charles Grodin, Art Carney, Joan Collins, William Daniels, John Hillerman, Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Joan Goodfellow, Jack Kruschen, Alejandro Rey, Seymour Cassel, Alex Sharp, Bob Orrison, Robin Clarke, Jorge Luke, Joanna Rush, Delroy White, Christa Walter Comedy Live Action
15 Apocalypse Now United Artists / Omni Zoetrope Francis Ford Coppola (director/screenplay); John Milius (screenplay); Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Larry Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, G.D. Spradlin, Jerry Ziesmer, Harrison Ford, Scott Glenn, Colleen Camp, Cynthia Wood, Linda Beatty, Bill Graham, Francis Ford Coppola, Vittorio Storaro, R. Lee Ermey, Michael Herr Epic, War Live Action
Caligula Produzioni Atlas Consorziate (P.A.C.) / Analysis Film Releasing Corporation / Penthouse Films International / Felix Cinematografica Tinto Brass (director/screenplay); Giancarlo Lui, Bob Guccione (directors); Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Guido Mannari, Patrick Allen, Giancarlo Badessi, Adriana Asti, Leopoldo Trieste, Paolo Bonacelli, Joss Ackland, John Steiner, Mirella D'Angelo, Richard Parets, Osiride Pevarello, Anneka Di Lorenzo, Bruno Brive, Paula Mitchell, Donato Placido, Lori Wagner, Valerie Rae Clark, Susanne Saxon, Jane Hargrave, Carolyn Patsis, Bonnie Dee Wilson Historical, Drama Live Action
Star Wars (re-release) 20th Century Fox / Lucasfilm George Lucas (director/screenplay); Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Phil Brown, Shelagh Fraser, Jack Purvis, Eddie Byrne, Denis Lawson, Garrick Hagon, Don Henderson, Leslie Schofield, Richard LeParmentier, Alex McCrindle, Alfie Curtis, Peter Geddis, Michael Leader, Robert Clarke Action, Adventure, Fantasy Live Action
17 Monty Python's Life of Brian Cinema International Corporation / HandMade Films / Python (Monty) Pictures / Orion Pictures Terry Jones (director); Monty Python (screenplay); Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terence Bayler, Carol Cleveland, Charles McKeown, Kenneth Colley, Neil Innes, John Young, Gwen Taylor, Sue Jones-Davies, Chris Langham, Andrew MacLachlan, Bernard McKenna, Randy Feelgood, George Harrison, Charles Knode, Spike Milligan Comedy Live Action
My Brilliant Career GUO Film Distributors / The New South Wales Film Corporation / Margaret Fink Productions Gillian Armstrong (director); Eleanor Witcombe (screenplay); Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb, Max Cullen, Aileen Britton, Peter Whitford, Patricia Kennedy, Alan Hopgood, Julia Blake, David Franklin, Gordon Piper, Simone Buchanan, Marion Shad, Aaron Wood, Sue Davies Period, Drama Live Action
The Prisoner of Zenda Universal Pictures / The Mirisch Corporation Richard Quine (director); Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais (screenplay); Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries, Elke Sommer, Gregory Sierra, Simon Williams, Jeremy Kemp, Catherine Schell, Stuart Wilson, John Laurie, Graham Stark Comedy Live Action
Rich Kids United Artists Robert M. Young (director); Judith Ross (screenplay); Trini Alvarado, Jeremy Levy, Kathryn Walker, John Lithgow, Terry Kiser, David Selby, Roberta Maxwell, Paul Dooley, Beatrice Winde, Irene Worth Comedy, Drama Live Action
The Seduction of Joe Tynan Universal Pictures Jerry Schatzberg (director); Alan Alda (screenplay); Alan Alda, Barbara Harris, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Kimbrough, Carrie Nye, Michael Higgins, Blanche Baker, Maureen Anderman, Robert Christian, Maurice Copeland, Marian Hailey, Chris Arnold, John Badila, Lu Elrod Drama Live Action
24 Rock 'n' Roll High School New World Pictures Allan Arkush (director); Richard Whitley, Russ Dvonch, Joseph McBride (screenplay); P.J. Soles, Vince Van Patten, Clint Howard, Dey Young, Ramones, Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Dick Miller, Don Steele, Loren Lester, Grady Sutton, Alix Elias, Daniel Davies, Lynn Farrell, Herbie Braha Musical, Comedy Live Action
31 City on Fire AVCO Embassy Pictures / Astral Bellevue Pathé Alvin Rakoff (director); Jack Hill, Dave Lewis, Céline La Frenière (screenplay); Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen, James Franciscus, Ava Gardner, Henry Fonda, Jonathan Welsh, Hilary Farr, Mavor Moore, Richard Donat, Donald Pilon, Cec Linder, Murray Cruchley, Anthony Sherwood, Nancy Beatty, Terry Haig, Ken James, Jefferson Mappin, Jérôme Tiberghien, Mel Ryane Disaster, Action Live Action
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7 Patrick Filmways Australian Distributors / Australian International Film Corporation / Australian Film Commission / Victorian Film Corporation Richard Franklin (director); Everett De Roche (screenplay); Robert Thompson, Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Bruce Barry, Julia Blake, Helen Hemingway, Maria Mercedes, Walter Pym, Frank Wilson, John P. Boddie Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
14 Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle International Harmony Picha (director/screenplay); Boris Szulzinger (director); Anne Beatts, Michael O'Donoghue (screenplay); Johnny Weissmuller Jr., John Belushi, Bill Murray, Christopher Guest, Brian Doyle-Murray, Emily Prager, Pat Bright, Adolph Caesar, Judy Graubart, Andrew Duncan, Guy Sorel, Bob Perry, Deya Kent, M. Vernon, Tony Jackson, John Baddeley Comedy Adult Animation
The Tempest Derek Jarman (director/screenplay); Heathcote Williams, Toyah Willcox, Karl Johnson, Peter Bull, Richard Warwick, David Meyer, Neil Cunningham, Jack Birkett, Christopher Biggins, Peter Turner, Ken Campbell, Elisabeth Welch, Claire Davenport, Helen Wellington-Lloyd, Kate Temple, Angela Wittingham Drama, Fantasy Live Action
19 The Onion Field AVCO Embassy Pictures / Black Marble Productions Harold Becker (director); Joseph Wambaugh (screenplay); John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson, Ronny Cox, David Huffman, Christopher Lloyd, Dianne Hull, Priscilla Pointer, K Callan, Sandy McPeak, Lillian Randolph, Steve Conte, John de Lancie Neo-Noir, Crime, Drama Live Action
Yanks Universal Pictures / CIP Filmproduktion GmbH John Schlesinger (director); Colin Welland, Walter Bernstein (screenplay); Richard Gere, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane, Lisa Eichhorn, Rachel Roberts, Chick Vennera, Arlen Dean Snyder, Annie Ross, Wendy Morgan, Tony Melody, Derek Thompson, Joe Gladwin Drama Live Action
21 Heartland Levitt-Pickman / Filmhaus / The National Endowment for the Humanities / Wilderness Women Richard Pearce (director); Beth Ferris, William Kittredge, Elinore Randall Stewart (screenplay); Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus, Megan Folsom, Lilia Skala, Amy Wright, Jerry Hardin, Jeff Boschee, Mary Boylan, Bob Sirucek Western, Drama Live Action
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video New Line Cinema Michael O'Donoghue (director/screenplay); Mitch Glazer, Dirk Wittenborn, Emily Prager (screenplay); Michael O'Donoghue, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Don Novello, Carrie Fisher, Margot Kidder, Teri Garr, Sid Vicious, Paul Shaffer, Debbie Harry, Root Boy Slim, Klaus Nomi, Robert Delford Brown, Patty Oja Comedy Live Action
28 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie Warner Bros. / Chuck Jones Enterprises Chuck Jones (director/screenplay); Phil Monroe (director); Michael Maltese (screenplay); Mel Blanc, Joan Gerber, Arthur Q. Bryan, Paul Julian Comedy, Family Animation
La Luna 20th Century Fox / Fiction Cinematografica Bernando Bertolucci (director/screenplay); Giuseppe Bertolucci, Clare Peploe (screenplay); Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar, Tomas Milian, Renato Salvatori, Fred Gwynne, Alida Valli, Elisabetta Campeti, Franco Citti, Roberto Benigni, Carlo Verdone, Peter Eyre Drama Live Action
A Man, a Woman, and a Bank AVCO Embassy Pictures / Bennettfilms Inc. / McNichol Noel Black (director); Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans, Stuart Margolin (screenplay); Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Paul Mazursky, Leigh Hamilton, Allan Kolman, Kung-Wu Huang Comedy, Crime Live Action
Sleeping Beauty (re-release) Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Clyde Geronimi, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman, Les Clark (directors); Erdman Penner (screenplay); Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Taylor Holmes, Bill Thompson, Bobby Amsberry, Candy Candido, Pinto Colvig, Hans Conried, Dallas McKennon, Marvin Miller, Helene Stanley, Ed Kemmer, Jane Fowler, Frances Bavier, Madge Blake, Spring Byington, Don Barclay Musical, Fantasy Animation
Time After Time Orion Pictures Nicholas Meyer (director/screenplay); Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, Mary Steenburgen, Charles Cioffi, Patti D'Arbanville, Joseph Maher, Kent Williams Sci-Fi Live Action
When a Stranger Calls Columbia Pictures / Melvin Simon Productions Fred Walton (director/screenplay); Steve Feke (screenplay); Charles Durning, Carol Kane, Colleen Dewhurst, Tony Beckley, Carmen Argenziano, Rutanya Alda, William Boyett, Ron O'Neal, Rachel Roberts, Kirsten Larkin, Michael Champion, Steven Anderson, Lenora May Mystery, Thriller Live Action
Wise Blood New Line Cinema John Huston (director); Benedict Fitzgerald, Michael Fitzgerald (screenplay); Brad Dourif, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton, Dan Shor, Amy Wright, Mary Nell Santacroce, John Huston, William Hickey, J.L. Parker, Marvin Sapp, Betty Lou Groover Black Comedy, Drama Live Action

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1 Siberiade Mosfilm Andrei Konchalovsky (director/screenplay); Valentin Yezhov (screenplay); Vladimir Samoilov, Natalya Andrejchenko, Vitaly Solomin, Nikita Mikhalkov, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Sergey Shakurov Drama Live Action
Skatetown, U.S.A. Columbia Pictures / Rastar William A. Levey (director); Nick Castle (screenplay); Scott Baio, Patrick Swayze, Flip Wilson, Maureen McCormick, Greg Bradford, Ron Palillo, Judy Landers, Ruth Buzzi, Dorothy Stratten, Joe E. Ross, Dave Mason, Billy Barty, Katherine Kelly Lang, David Landsberg, Sydney Lassick, Murray Langston, Bill Kirchenbauer, Vic Dunlop, Denny Johnston, Len Bari, April Allen Comedy, Musical Live Action
5 10 Orion Pictures Blake Edwards (director/screenplay); Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber, Dee Wallace, Sam J. Jones, Nedra Volz, Brian Dennehy, Max Showalter, Peter Sellers Romance, Comedy Live Action
Nosferatu the Vampyre 20th Century Fox / Gaumont / Werner Herzog Filmproduktion / Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen Werner Herzog (director/screenplay); Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor, Walter Ladengast, Dan van Husen, Jan Groth, Carsten Bodinus, Martje Grohmann, Rijk de Gooyer, Clemens Scheitz, John Leddy, Tim Beekman, Lo van Hensbergen, Margiet van Hartingsveld Horror Live Action
Starting Over Paramount Pictures Alan J. Pakula (director); James L. Brooks (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning, Frances Sternhagen, Mary Kay Place, Austin Pendleton, Jay O. Sanders, Wallace Shawn, Daniel Stern, Ben Pesner, Kevin Bacon Comedy Live Action
17 The Black Stallion United Artists / American Zoetrope Carroll Ballard (director); Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg, William D. Wittliff (screenplay); Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Michael Higgins, Ed McNamara, Doghmi Larbi, John Burton, John Buchanan, Kristen Vigard, Fausto Tozzi, John Karlsen, Leopoldo Trieste, Frank Cousins, Don Hudson, Marne Maitland, Tom Dahlgren Adventure Live Action
19 ...And Justice for All. Columbia Pictures Norman Jewison (director); Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson (screenplay); Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Lahti, Sam Levene, Robert Christian, Thomas Waites, Larry Bryggman, Craig T. Nelson, Dominic Chianese, Victor Arnold, Vincent Beck, Michael Gorrin, Baxter Harris, Joe Morton, Alan North, Tom Quinn, Beverly Sanders, Connie Sawyer, Charles Siebert, Robert Symonds, Keith Andes Drama, Neo-Noir Live Action
Avalanche Express 20th Century Fox / Lorimar Mark Robson (director); Abraham Polonsky (screenplay); Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Linda Evans, Maximilian Schell, Joe Namath, Horst Buchholz, Mike Connors, Claudio Cassinelli, Kristina Nel, David Hess, Günter Meisner, Sylva Langova, Cyril Shaps, Vladek Sheybal, Arthur Brauss, Sky du Mont, Richard Marner, Arnold Drummond, Paul Glawion, Dan van Husen Adventure, Thriller Live Action
Chilly Scenes of Winter United Artists Joan Micklin Silver (director/screenplay); John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt, Peter Riegert, Kenneth McMillan, Gloria Grahame, Nora Heflin, Jerry Hardin, Tarah Nutter, Mark Metcalf, Griffin Dunne Romance, Comedy Live Action
French Postcards Paramount Pictures Willard Huyck (director/screenplay); Gloria Katz (screenplay); Miles Chapin, Blanche Baker, David Marshall Grant, Valérie Quennessen, Debra Winger, Mandy Patinkin, Marie-France Pisier, Jean Rochefort, Lynn Carlin, George Coe, Christophe Bourseiller, Francois Lalande, Anémone, Veronique Jannot, Marie-Anne Chazel, Laurence Ligneres, Andre Penvern Romance, Comedy Live Action
Jesus Warner Bros. / Inspirational Films / Genesis Project Peter Sykes, John Krish (directors); Barnet Fishbein (screenplay); Brian Deacon, Rivka Neumann, Yosef Shiloach, Talia Shapira, Alexander Scourby, Mosko Alkalai, Eli Cohen, Eli Danker, Dina Doron, Rula Lenska, Niko Nitai, Ori Levy, Kobi Assaf, Moti Baharav, Ya'ackov Ben-Sira, Ze'ev Berlinski, Peter Frye, Nisim Gerama, David Goldberg, Timothy Mark Hanson, Yftach Katzur, Miki Mfir, Yitzhak Ne'eman, Shmuel Ornstein, Richard Peterson, Milo Rafi, Gad Roll, Israel Rubinek, Michael Schneider, Nahum Shalit, Shmuel Tal, Michael Warshaviak, Leonid Weinstein, Rolf Brin, Dov Friedman, Kevin O'Shea, Yossi Pollak, Dada Rubin Biblical, Drama Live Action
Meteor American International Pictures / Meteor Joint Venture / Palladium Productions / Shaw Brothers Ronald Neame (director); Stanley Mann, Edmund H. North (screenplay); Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Martin Landau, Trevor Howard, Richard Dysart, Henry Fonda, Joseph Campanella, Bo Brundin, Roger Robinson, Michael Zaslow, Bibi Besch, Sybil Danning Sci-Fi, Disaster Live Action
26 Derek and Clive Get the Horn Universal Pictures Russell Mulcahy (director); Peter Cook, Dudley Moore (screenplay); Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Judy Huxtable, Richard Branson, Nicola Austine Documentary, Comedy Live Action
The Great Santini Orion Pictures / Bing Crosby Productions Lewis John Carlino (director/screenplay); Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe, Stan Shaw, Brian Andrews, Paul Gleason, Julie Anne Haddock, David Keith, Paul Mantee, Theresa Merritt, Lisa Jane Persky, Michael Strong, Joe A. Dorsey Drama Live Action
The Magician of Lublin Cannon Films / Golan-Globus Productions Menahem Golan (director/screenplay); Sheldon Patinkin, Irving S. White (screenplay); Alan Arkin, Louise Fletcher, Shelley Winters, Lisa Whelchel, Elspeth March, Valerie Perrine, Maia Danziger, Zachi Noy, Friedrich Schoenfelder, Shaike Ophir, Lou Jacobi, Warren Berlinger, Linda Bernstein Drama Live Action
The Lady Vanishes Group 1 Films / Hammer Film Productions Anthony Page (director); George Axelrod (screenplay); Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom, Arthur Lowe, Ian Carmichael, Gerald Harper, Jenny Runacre, Jean Anderson, Madlena Nedeva, Madge Ryan, Rosalind Knight, Vladek Sheybal, Wolf Kahler, Barbara Markham, Peter Schratt Comedy, Mystery Live Action
31 Tess Columbia Pictures Roman Polanski (director/screenplay); Gérard Brach, John Brownjohn (screenplay); Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin, Rosemary Martin, Carolyn Pickles, Richard Pearson, David Markham, Pascale de Boysson, Suzanna Hamilton, Caroline Embling, Tony Church, Sylvia Coleridge, Fred Bryant, Tom Chadbon, Arielle Dombasle, Dicken Ashworth, Lesley Dunlop Drama Live Action
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The Prize Fighter New World Pictures / TriStar Pictures Michael Preece (director); Tim Conway, John Myhers (screenplay); Tim Conway, Don Knotts, David Wayne, Irwin Keyes, Cisse Cameron, John Myhers, Ted Henning, Robin Clarke, Mary Ellen O'Neill, Michael LaGuardia, George Nutting Comedy Live Action
2 Bear Island United Artists / Selkirk Films / Canadian Film Development Corporation / Bear Island Films Don Sharp (director/screenplay); David Butler, Murray Smith (screenplay); Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Lloyd Bridges, Bruce Greenwood, Barbara Parkins, Patricia Collins, Mark Jones, August Schellenberg, Candace O'Connor, Michael Collins, Michael J. Reynolds, Lawrence Dane, Hagan Beggs, Nicholas Cortland, Joseph Golland, Richard Wren, Robert Stelmach, Terry Waterhouse Thriller Live Action
Promises in the Dark Orion Pictures Jerome Hellman (director); Loring Mandel (screenplay); Marsha Mason, Ned Beatty, Susan Clark, Michael Brandon, Kathleen Beller, Paul Clemens, Donald Moffat, Philip Sterling, Bonnie Bartlett, James Noble, Peggy McCay, Fran Bennett, Arthur Rosenberg, Robert Doran, Lenora May, Alexandra Johnson, Eloise Hardt, Bernie Kuby, Karen Anders, Edith Fields, Alice Beardsley Drama Live Action
Quadrophenia World-Northal Corporation / The Who Films Ltd Franc Roddam (director/screenplay); Dave Humphries, Martin Stellman, Pete Townshend (screenplay); Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, Ray Winstone, Gary Shail, Garry Cooper, Trevor Laird, Andy Sayce, Kate Williams, Michael Elphick, Kim Neve, Benjamin Whitrow, Daniel Peacock, Jeremy Child, John Phillips, Timothy Spall, Patrick Murray, George Innes, John Bindon, P.H. Moriarty, Hugh Lloyd, Gary Holton, John Altman, Jesse Birdsall, Olivier Pierre, Julian Firth, Simon Gipps-Kent, Mickey Royce, James Lombard, Dave Cash, John Blundell Drama Live Action
Running Universal Pictures Steven Hilliard Stern (director/screenplay); Michael Douglas, Susan Anspach, Chuck Shamata, Eugene Levy, Philip Akin, Gordon Clapp, Lawrence Dane, Lesleh Donaldson, Robin Duke, David Eisner, Giancarlo Esposito, Marvin Goldhar, Jim McKay, Tony Rosato, Murray Westgate, Trudy Young, Robert Hannah, Shawn Lawrence, Jennifer McKinney, Monica Parker Sports, Drama Live Action
6 Don Giovanni New Yorker Films Joseph Losey (director/screenplay); Rolf Liebermann, Patricia Losey, Renzo Rossellini, Frantz Salieri (screenplay); Ruggero Raimondi, John Macurdy, Edda Moser, Kiri Te Kanawa, Kenneth Riegel, José van Dam, Teresa Berganza, Malcolm King, Eric Adjani Drama Live Action
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh United Artists / Lorimar Productions Gilbert Moses (director); Jaison Starkes, Edmond Stevens (screenplay); Julius Erving, Jonathan Winters, Meadowlark Lemon, Jack Kehoe, Margaret Avery, James Bond III, Michael V. Gazzo, Peter Isacksen, Dwayne Mooney, Daryl Mooney, Nicholas Pryor, M. Emmet Walsh, Stockard Channing, Flip Wilson, Debbie Allen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Julius Carry, Jerry Chambers, Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, Clayton Hill, Eric Mercury, Branscombe Richmond, Joe Seneca, Harry Shearer, Marv Albert, Chick Hearn, The Sylvers, The Spinners, Jerry Tarkanian, Ron Carter, Connie Hawkins, Lou Hudson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Luther Rackley, Norm Nixon, Alfred Beard Jr., Luther "Ticky" Burden, Spencer Haywood, Lonnie Shelton, Mychal Thompson, John Williamson, Donald Chaney, Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell, Kevin Stacom, Curtis Lowe, Leon Douglas, Christopher J. Ford, Bob Lanier, John Shumate, Eric Money, Kevin Porter Sports, Fantasy, Comedy Live Action
7 The Rose 20th Century Fox Mark Rydell (director); Bo Goldman, Bill Kirby (screenplay); Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, Barry Primus, David Keith, Sandra McCabe, Will Hare, James Keane, Doris Roberts, Danny Weis, Mark Leonard, Steve Hunter, Sylvester, Michael Greer Drama Live Action
8 Eagle's Wing Rank Film Distributors / Peter Shaw Productions Anthony Harvey (director); John Briley (screenplay); Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Harvey Keitel, Stéphane Audran, John Castle, Caroline Langrishe, Jorge Russek, Manuel Ojeda, Jorge Luke, Pedro Damian, Claudio Brook, José Carlos Ruiz, Farnesio de Bernal, Cecilia Camacho, Enrique Lucero Western Live Action
14 All Quiet on the Western Front CBS / Norman Rosemont Productions / Marble Arch Productions / ITC Entertainment Delbert Mann (director); Paul Monash (screenplay); Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm, Patricia Neal, Mark Elliott, Dai Bradley, Dominic Jephcott, Ewan Stewart, Michael Sheard, Mary Miller, Matthew Evans, George Winter, Mark Drewry, Colin Mayes, Katerina Lirova Drama Live Action
Boardwalk Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Stratford Travellers Films Stephen Verona (director/screenplay); Leigh Chapman (screenplay); Ruth Gordon, Lee Strasberg, Janet Leigh, Joe Silver, Eddie Barth, Teri Keane, Eli Mintz, Lillian Roth, Altovise Davis, Merwin Goldsmith, Michael Ayr, Forbesy Russell, Chevi Colton, Rashel Novikoff, Kim Delgado Drama Live Action
The Cat and the Canary Grenadier Films Radley Metzger (director/screenplay); Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Edward Fox, Wendy Hiller, Olivia Hussey, Beatrix Lehmann, Carol Lynley, Daniel Massey, Peter McEnery, Wilfrid Hyde-White Mystery, Horror, Comedy Live Action
The Silent Scream American Cinema Releasing / Speculator Productions Denny Harris (director/screenplay); Ken Wheat, Jim Wheat, Wallace E. Bennett (screenplay); Rebecca Balding, Barbara Steele, Cameron Mitchell, Yvonne De Carlo, Avery Schreiber, John Widelock, Steve Doubet, Brad Rearden, Juli Andelman, Jack Stryker, Thelma Pelish, Tina Tyler, Jason Zahler Slasher Live Action
17 Salem's Lot CBS / Warner Bros. Television Distribution Tobe Hooper (director); Paul Monash (screenplay); David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres, Ed Flanders, Fred Willard, Julie Cobb, Kenneth McMillan, Geoffrey Lewis, Barney McFadden, Marie Windsor, Bonnie Bartlett, George Dzundza, Elisha Cook Jr., Clarissa Kaye, Ned Wilson, Barbara Babcock, Joshua Bryant, James Gallery, Reggie Nalder, Brad Savage, Ronnie Scribner Horror Live Action
Birds (1979 film)
21 Mountain Family Robinson Pacific International Enterprises John Cotter (director); Arthur R. Dubs (screenplay); Robert Logan, Susan Damante-Shaw, Heather Rattray, Ham Larsen, George Buck Flower, William Bryant Family Live Action
The Visitor American International Pictures / The International Picture Show Company / Brouwersgracht Investments / Film Ventures International / Swan American Film Giulio Paradisi (director); Luciano Comici, Robert Mundi (screenplay); John Huston, Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen, Shelley Winters, Joanne Nail, Sam Peckinpah, Paige Conner, Neal Boortz, Steve Somers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Franco Nero Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
23 Birth of the Beatles Richard Marquand (director); John Kurland, Jacob Eskendar (screenplay); Stephen MacKenna, Rod Culbertson, John Altman, Ray Ashcroft, Ryan Michael, David Nicholas Wilkinson, Brian Jameson, Wendy Morgan, Gary Olsen, Linal Haft, Eileen Kennally, Richard Marner, Alyson Spiro, Nigel Havers, Paula Jacobs Biography Live Action
Yesterday's Hero Columbia Pictures Neil Leifer (director); Jackie Collins (screenplay); Ian McShane, Suzanne Somers, Adam Faith, Paul Nicholas, Sam Kydd, Glynis Barber, Trevor Thomas, Sandy Ratcliff, Alan Lake, Matthew Long, Paul J. Medford, Paul Desbois, Eric Deacon, George Moon, Jack Haig, Damian Elwes, Cary Elwes, John Motson Drama Live Action
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7 Love and Bullets Associated Film Distribution / ITC Entertainment Stuart Rosenberg (director); Wendell Mayes, John Melson (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Rod Steiger, Henry Silva, Strother Martin, Bradford Dillman, Michael V. Gazzo, Paul Koslo, Val Avery, Sam Chew Jr., Billy Gray, Jerome Thor, Joseph Roman, Albert Salmi, John Hallam, Sidney Kean, Lorraine Chase Action, Crime Live Action
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Paramount Pictures Robert Wise (director); Harold Livingston (screenplay); William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Majel Barrett, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Persis Khambatta, Stephen Collins, Grace Lee Whitney, David Gautreaux, Mark Lenard Sci-Fi Live Action
Wise Blood New Line Cinema John Huston (director); Benedict Fitzgerald, Michael Fitzgerald (screenplay); Brad Dourif, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton, Dan Shor, Amy Wright, Mary Nell Santacroce, John Huston, William Hickey, J.L. Parker, Marvin Sapp, Betty Lou Groover Black Comedy, Drama Live Action
14 1941 Universal Pictures Steven Spielberg (director); Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale (screenplay); Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Christopher Lee, Tim Matheson, Toshirō Mifune, Warren Oates, Robert Stack, Treat Williams, Penny Marshall, Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Eddie Deezen, Walter Olkewicz, Dianne Kay, Slim Pickens, Kerry Sherman, Wendie Jo Sperber, John Candy, John Voldstad, Perry Lang, Geno Silva, Patti LuPone, Whitney Rydbeck, Lucinda Dooling, Frank McRae, Steven Mond, Dub Taylor, Luis Contreras, Lionel Stander, Michael McKean, Susan Backlinie, David L. Lander, Joe Flaherty, Don Calfa, Ignatius Wolfington, Lucille Benson, Elisha Cook Jr., Hiroshi Shimizu, Rita Taggart, Maureen Teefy, Akio Mitamura, Mickey Rourke, Samuel Fuller, Audrey Landers, John Landis, Dick Miller, Donovan Scott, Andy Tennant, Jack Thibeau, Jerry Hardin, Robert Houston, James Caan, Sydney Lassick, Debbie Rothstein Period, War, Comedy Live Action
Chapter Two Columbia Pictures / Rastar Robert Moore (director); Neil Simon (screenplay); James Caan, Marsha Mason, Valerie Harper, Joseph Bologna, Alan Fudge, Judy Farrell, Debra Mooney, Isabel Cooley, Imogene Bliss, Barry Michlin, Ray Young, Greg Zadikov, Dr. Paul Singh, Sumant, Cheryl Blanchi Romance, Comedy Live Action
The Jerk Universal Pictures / Aspen Film Society Carl Reiner (director); Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, Michael Elias (screenplay); Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, M. Emmet Walsh, Jackie Mason, Dick O'Neill, Mabel King, Richard Ward, Bill Macy, Catlin Adams, Maurice Evans, Helena Carroll, Ren Woods, Carl Gottlieb, Frances E. Williams, Carl Reiner, Dick Anthony Williams, Sharon Johansen, Alfred Dennis, Rob Reiner, Larry Hankin Comedy Live Action
The War at Home New Front Films / Catalyst Films / Wisconsin Educational Television Network Glenn Silber, Barry Alexander Brown (directors); Blake Kellogg Documentary Live Action
19 Being There United Artists / Lorimar Productions Hal Ashby (director); Jerzy Kosiński (screenplay); Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart, Than Wyenn, David Clennon, Fran Brill, Ruth Attaway, Denise DuBarry, Sam Weisman, Alice Hirson, Arthur Rosenberg, Jerome Hellman, James Noble, John Harkins, Elya Baskin, Richard McKenzie, Oteil Burbridge, Hoyt Clark Harris Jr. Comedy, Drama Live Action
The Human Factor United Artists Otto Preminger (director); Tom Stoppard (screenplay); Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Robert Morley, Ann Todd, Nicol Williamson, Iman, Joop Doderer, Richard Vernon, Angela Thorne, Fiona Fullerton, Tony Haygarth, Tony Vogel, Martin Benson, Marianne Stone, Tom Chatto, Adrienne Corri, Sylvia Coleridge, Frank Williams Neo-Noir, Thriller Live Action
Kramer vs. Kramer Columbia Pictures Robert Benton (director/screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry, Howard Duff, George Coe, JoBeth Williams, Howland Chamberlain, Petra King, Melissa Morell, Dan Tyra Drama Live Action
Roller Boogie United Artists / Compass International Pictures Mark L. Lester (director); Barry Schneider (screenplay); Linda Blair, Jim Bray, Albert Insinnia, Jimmy Van Patten, Kimberly Beck, Stoney Jackson, Beverly Garland, Mark Goddard Romance, Musical, Drama Live Action
20 All That Jazz 20th Century Fox Bob Fosse (director/screenplay); Robert Alan Aurthur (screenplay); Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen, Erzsébet Földi, Keith Gordon, David Margulies, Michael Tolan, Max Wright, William LeMassena, Deborah Geffner, John Lithgow, Jules Fisher, Chris Chase, Anthony Holland, Sandahl Bergman, Jennifer Nairn-Smith, Ben Masters, Robert Levine, C.C.H. Pounder, Wallace Shawn, Tito Goya, Michael Hinton, Eileen Casey, Bruce Anthony Davis, Gary Flannery, Danny Ruvolo, Leland Schwantes, John Sowinski, Candace Tovar, Rima Vetter Musical, Drama Live Action
21 Baby Snakes Intercontinental Absurdities Frank Zappa, Bruce Bickford (directors); Frank Zappa, Terry Bozzio, Roy Estrada, Adrian Belew, Ed Mann, Patrick O'Hearn, Peter Wolf, Tommy Mars Concert Live Action
The Black Hole Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution Gary Nelson (director); Gerry Day, Jeb Rosebrook (screenplay); Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowall, Slim Pickens, Tom McLoughlin Sci-Fi Live Action
Cuba United Artists / Holmby Pictures Richard Lester (director); Charles Wood (screenplay); Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Héctor Elizondo, Denholm Elliott, Martin Balsam, Chris Sarandon, Alejandro Rey, Lonette McKee, Danny De La Paz, Louisa Moritz, Dave King, Walter Gotell, David Rappaport, Wolfe Morris, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Maria Charles, Pauline Peart, Earl Cameron, John Morton, Stefan Kalipha, Ram John Holder, Willis Bouchey, Ana Obregón, Michael Lees, Tony Mathews, Leticia Garrido, Anna Nicholas, Anthony Pullen Shaw, Raul Newney, James Turner Adventure, Neo-Noir, Thriller Live Action
C.H.O.M.P.S. American International Pictures / Hanna-Barbera Productions Don Chaffey (director); Joseph Barbera, Duane Poole, Dick Robbins (screenplay); Wesley Eure, Valerie Bertinelli, Conrad Bain, Chuck McCann, Red Buttons, Hermione Baddeley, Jim Backus Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family Live Action
The Electric Horseman Universal Pictures / Columbia Pictures / Wildwood Enterprises / Rastar Films Sydney Pollack (director); Paul Gaer, Robert Garland (screenplay); Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson, John Saxon, Nicolas Coster, Allan Arbus, Wilford Brimley, Will Hare, Basil Hoffman, Timothy Scott, James B. Sikking Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western Live Action
Scavenger Hunt 20th Century Fox / Melvin Simon Productions Michael Schultz (director); Steven A. Vail, Henry Harper (screenplay); Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers, Ruth Gordon, Cloris Leachman, Cleavon Little, Roddy McDowall, Robert Morley, Richard Mulligan, Tony Randall, Dirk Benedict, Willie Aames, Stephanie Faracy, Stephen Furst, Richard Masur, Meat Loaf, Pat McCormick, Vincent Price, Avery Schreiber, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liz Torres, Carol Wayne, Stuart Pankin, Maureen Teefy, Missy Francis, Julie Anne Haddock, Henry Polic II, Emory Bass, David Hollander, Shane Sinutko, Hal Landon Jr., Marji Martin, Jerado Decordovier, Byron Webster Comedy Live Action
25 Going in Style Warner Bros. Martin Brest (director/screenplay); George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan, Pamela Payton-Wright, Siobhan Keegan, Brian Neville Comedy, Crime, Drama, Caper Live Action

BirthsEdit

Notable deathsEdit

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 11 Jack Soo 61 US Actor
16 Peter Butterworth 63 UK Actor, Writer
16 Ted Cassidy 46 US Actor
18 Cyril J. Mockridge 82 UK Composer
25 Dick Crockett 63 US Stuntman, Actor
February 12 Jean Renoir 84 US Director, Writer, Actor
16 Louise Allbritton 58 US Actress
17 William Gargan 73 US Actor
19 Leigh Jason 74 US Director
28 Jane Hylton 51 UK Actress
March 1 Dolores Costello 75 US Actress
2 Edith Craig 71 US Actress
6 John Robinson 70 UK Actor
9 Barbara Mullen 64 UK Actress
19 John Tate 64 UK Actor Invasion
22 Ben Lyon 78 US Actor, Writer
24 Yvonne Mitchell 63 UK Actress
April 4 Edgar Buchanan 76 US Actor
6 Norman Tokar 59 US Director
10 Nino Rota 67 Italy Composer
24 John Carroll 72 US Actor
May 6 Rosemary La Planche 55 US Actress
8 Victor Saville 83 UK Producer, Director
10 Beatrice Campbell 56 UK Actress
11 Joan Chandler 55 US Actress
26 George Brent 80 US Actor
29 Mary Pickford 87 US Actress, Producer, Writer
June 2 Larisa Shepitko 41 Soviet Union Director
2 Jim Hutton 45 US Actor
6 Jack Haley 80 US Actor
11 John Wayne 72 US Actor, Producer, Director
12 Henry Berman 65 US Editor, Producer
14 David Butler 84 US Director
16 Nicholas Ray 67 US Director, Writer, Actor
19 Nick Grinde 86 US Director
21 Julian Orchard 49 UK Actor, Writer
July 2 Larisa Shepitko 41 USSR Director, Writer, Actress
8 Michael Wilding 66 UK Actor, Producer
13 Corinne Griffith 84 US Actress
22 Kathleen Case 45 US Actress
25 Eric Pohlmann 66 Germany Actor
26 Virginia Brissac 96 US Actress
27 Ettore Manni 52 Italy Actor
27 Shirley Mason 79 US Actress
28 George Seaton 68 US Director
28 Frederick Stafford 51 Czechoslovakia Actor
31 Beatrix Lehmann 76 UK Actress The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
August ?? Betty Henderson 72 UK Actress
6 Kurt Kasznar 65 Austria Actor
7 Vicente Salumbides 85 Philippines Actor
10 Dick Foran 69 US Actor
17 Vivian Vance 70 US Actress
21 Stuart Heisler 82 US Director
30 Jean Seberg 40 US Actress
September 1 Doris Kenyon 81 US Actress
2 Felix Aylmer 90 UK Actor
12 Les Clark 71 US Animator
12 Jocelyne LaGarde 54 Tahiti Actress Hawaii
17 Willis Goldbeck 80 US Screenwriter
22 Frederick Piper 76 UK Actor
23 Catherine Lacey 75 UK Actress
26 John Cromwell 91 US Director
26 Arthur Hunnicutt 69 US Actor
27 Gracie Fields 81 UK Actress, Singer
October 1 Dorothy Arzner 82 US Director
3 Dorothy Peterson 81 US Actress
12 Celia Lovsky 82 Austria Actress
15 Geoffrey Moon ?? ?? Actor
17 John Stuart 81 UK Actor
30 Graham Ashley 52 UK Actor
November 2 Saro Urzì 66 Italy Actor
5 Amedeo Nazzari 71 Italy Actor
8 Sydney Tafler 63 UK Actor
11 Dimitri Tiomkin 85 Russia Composer
20 Michael Darbyshire 62 UK Actor, Writer
22 George Froeschel 88 US Screenwriter
23 Merle Oberon 68 US Actress, Producer
30 Joyce Grenfell 69 UK Actress
30 Zeppo Marx 78 US Actor, Director
December 5 Jesse Pearson 49 US Actor Bye Bye Birdie
5 Lesley Selander 70 US Director
9 James Neilson 70 US Director
10 Ann Dvorak 68 US Actress
11 Claire Carleton 66 US Actress
12 Jon Hall 64 US Actor, Director
22 George Pollock 72 UK Director
23 Ernest B. Schoedsack 86 US Director, Cinematographer, Producer
25 Michael Collins 57 Canada Actor
25 Lee Bowman 79 US Actor
25 Joan Blondell 73 US Actress

DebutsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  1. ^ 60 million tickets sold,[15] average ticket price of 25 kopecks[16]
  2. ^ 64.4 руб per $100 in 1979[17]