1978 Movies Rankedby zzzorf | created - 11 Jun 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
These are all the movies from the year 1978 that I have watched & rated since joining IMDb in July 2016. This is not a complete list of everything I have watched ever as my memory isn't that good but is a complete list since joining and thus keeping track. I have them listed in order of my ratings from top to bottom.
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1. Up in Smoke (1978)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Music
Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.
Votes: 33,843 | Gross: $44.36M
2. Pretty Baby (1978)
R | 110 min | Drama
A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917.
Votes: 9,008 | Gross: $5.79M
3. Felicity (1978)
R | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Young Felicity lives in a monastic school. The only way to live out her sexual fantasies is together with her girlfriend Jenny. But then she receives an invitation to her sister in ... See full summary »
4. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government.
5. Piccole labbra (1978)
77 min | Drama
A writer returns home from World War I. He has developed a very bad case of post traumatic stress disorder. He contemplates suicide, but becomes interested in the 12 year old niece of the ... See full summary »
6. Cock Crows at Eleven (1978)
109 min | Drama, Thriller
Federico is a child-killer running from the law. Wounded, he is taken in by a 12 year old girl named Simona. Their strange love affair is interrupted by Simona's depressed, oversexed mother... See full summary »
7. Piranha (1978)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Votes: 17,273 | Gross: $6.00M
8. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade a small town, replicating the residents one body at a time.
Votes: 46,974 | Gross: $24.95M
9. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Jimmie Blacksmith, the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father, falls victim to much racist abuse after marrying a white woman, and goes on a killing spree and finds himself on the run in the aftermath.
10. Damien: Omen II (1978)
R | 107 min | Horror
Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.
Votes: 26,977 | Gross: $3.88M
11. The Swarm (1978)
PG | 116 min | Horror, Thriller
A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people.
Votes: 6,301 | Gross: $10.00M
12. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Unrated | 127 min | Horror, Thriller
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Votes: 104,318 | Gross: $5.10M
13. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
Votes: 149,264 | Gross: $134.22M
14. The Deer Hunter (1978)
R | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 287,204 | Gross: $48.98M
15. Halloween (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
Votes: 208,149 | Gross: $47.00M
16. The Boys from Brazil (1978)
R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller
A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Votes: 23,765 | Gross: $19.00M
17. Blue Fin (1978)
PG | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele', this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South ... See full summary »
18. Patrick (1978)
PG | 96 min | Horror
A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.
19. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
R | 97 min | Action
The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them.
20. Coming Home (1978)
R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War
A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.
Votes: 11,371 | Gross: $32.65M
21. Days of Heaven (1978)
PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance
A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.
22. The Lord of the Rings (1978)
PG | 132 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
Votes: 27,795 | Gross: $0.92M
23. The Big Sleep (1978)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Grizzled American private detective in England investigates a complicated case of blackmail turned murder involving a rich but honest elderly general, his two loose socialite daughters, a pornographer and a gangster.
24. Behind Convent Walls (1978)
95 min | Drama, Romance
A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these ... See full summary »