Year 1978

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1. Absolution (1978)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Richard Burton, Dominic Guard, David Bradley, Billy Connolly

Votes: 1,152

2. The Fifth Floor (1978)

R | 90 min | Thriller

College disco dancer is wrongly committed to an insane asylum.

Director: Howard Avedis | Stars: Bo Hopkins, Dianne Hull, Patti D'Arbanville, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 239

3. Coming Attractions (1978)

R | 84 min | Comedy

Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: "The Howard Huge Story", "Skate-boarders from Hell", "The Invasion of the Penis ... See full summary »

Director: Ira Miller | Stars: Royce D. Applegate, Lewis Arquette, Tom Baker, Dorothy Van

Votes: 459

Loose shoes

4. The Squeeze (1978)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A retired safe cracker is recruited by a young conman to return to the "business" for a million dollar heist.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Karen Black, Edward Albert, Lionel Stander

Votes: 326

5. American Hot Wax (1978)

PG | 91 min | Drama, History, Music

The story of Alan Freed, the pioneering disc jockey who was instrumental in introducing and popularizing rock 'n' roll in the 1950s.

Director: Floyd Mutrux | Stars: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman

Votes: 1,096

6. Battlestar Galactica (1978)

PG | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

Directors: Richard A. Colla, Alan J. Levi | Stars: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 7,953

7. Blood Feud (1978)

R | 112 min | Thriller

In pre-World War II Sicily, just as the fascists come to power, two men fall in love with the same woman. The changes in their country's politics ultimately take all three on a journey across the ocean to New York City.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Giancarlo Giannini, Turi Ferro

Votes: 478

8. Circle of Iron (1978)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A young martial artist embarks on an adventure, encountering other martial artists in battle until one day he meets an aging blind man who will show him the true meaning of martial arts and life.

Director: Richard Moore | Stars: David Carradine, Jeff Cooper, Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 2,009

9. Despair (1978)

119 min | Drama

In early-1930s Berlin, an elegant Russian émigré and eccentric chocolatier convinces himself that he has seen his doppelgänger, and hatches a murderous plan to trade his existence for an entirely new one. Will he get over the deep despair?

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Andréa Ferréol, Klaus Löwitsch, Volker Spengler

Votes: 1,871

10. An Enemy of the People (1978)

G | 103 min | Drama

A scientist stands against an entire town when he discovers their medicinal spa is polluted.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Steve McQueen, Bibi Andersson, Charles Durning, Richard Dysart

Votes: 1,038

11. Good Guys Wear Black (1978)

PG | 95 min | Action

An ex-US Army commando must find the reason why his comrades from his unit are being systematically murdered before he is next.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, James Franciscus, Lloyd Haynes

Votes: 2,564 | Gross: $18.33M

12. Ice Castles (1978)

PG | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

51 Metascore

A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Lynn-Holly Johnson, Robby Benson, Colleen Dewhurst, Tom Skerritt

Votes: 2,930 | Gross: $20.71M

13. Just a Gigolo (1978)

R | 147 min | Drama

After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: David Bowie, Sydne Rome, Kim Novak, David Hemmings

Votes: 709

14. The Legacy (1978)

R | 102 min | Horror

A millionaire, a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker, a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow. Five of the most powerful people in the world, and Maggie (... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, John Standing, Ian Hogg

Votes: 2,340

15. Northern Lights (1978)

95 min | Drama, History

NORTHERN LIGHTS has the feel of an old black and white photograph discovered in an attic. The bitter-sweet story of young lovers caught up in an political struggle waged by farmers against ... See full summary »

Directors: John Hanson, Rob Nilsson | Stars: Robert Behling, Susan Lynch, Joe Spano, Ray Ness

Votes: 150 | Gross: $0.01M

16. On the Yard (1978)

R | 102 min | Drama

In prison, one prisoner buys some smokes from another. Then he admits he can't pay for it and becomes indebted to him and the interest is rising daily.

Director: Raphael D. Silver | Stars: John Heard, Thomas G. Waites, Mike Kellin, Richard Bright

Votes: 156

17. Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)

R | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

An orchestra assmbles for a rehearsal in an ancient chapel under the inquisive eyes of a TV documentary crew, but an uprising breaks out.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Balduin Baas, Clara Colosimo, Elizabeth Labi, Ronaldo Bonacchi

Votes: 3,619

18. Starcrash (1978)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, David Hasselhoff

Votes: 5,607

19. Autumn Sonata (1978)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Music

A married daughter who longs for her mother's love is visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Votes: 21,904

20. Avalanche (1978)

PG | 91 min | Action, Drama

The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Rock Hudson, Mia Farrow, Robert Forster, Jeanette Nolan

Votes: 1,663

21. The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

31 Metascore

In this third film of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promoter/hustler who takes the pint-sized baseball team to Japan for a match against the country's best ... See full summary »

Director: John Berry | Stars: Tony Curtis, Jackie Earle Haley, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Antonio Inoki

Votes: 2,532 | Gross: $14.00M

22. The Bees (1978)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When South America killer bees, corporately smuggled into the United States, mutates into intelligent insects and attacks helpless people, young scientist work desperately to end the threat as the menace swarms in on the city areas.

Director: Alfredo Zacarías | Stars: John Saxon, Angel Tompkins, John Carradine, Claudio Brook

Votes: 768

23. The Betsy (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama

The aging, retired founder of an auto giant comes out of retirement to try to develop a safe, fuel-efficient car.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katharine Ross, Tommy Lee Jones

Votes: 1,328 | Gross: $17.69M

24. Nurse Sherri (1978)

R | 88 min | Horror

A hospital nurse is possessed by an evil spirit, and proceeds to kill off the hospital's patients.

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Geoffrey Land, Jill Jacobson, Marilyn Joi, Katherine Pass

Votes: 535

Beyond the Living

25. The Big Fix (1978)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

An ex-'60s radical now working as a private eye is hired by an old flame to investigate a political smear campaign. The case becomes more dangerous as it unfolds.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Anspach, Bonnie Bedelia, John Lithgow

Votes: 1,271

26. 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.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone, Candy Clark

Votes: 3,804

27. Big Wednesday (1978)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

54 Metascore

The lives of some California surfers from the early 1960s to the 1970s.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey, Patti D'Arbanville

Votes: 5,641

28. Blackout (1978)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller

Thriller about four sadistic criminals who, after escaping during a transfer, take over a posh Manhattan apartment complex and start looting and terrorizing its occupants during New York City's famous 1977 blackout.

Director: Eddy Matalon | Stars: James Mitchum, Robert Carradine, Belinda Montgomery, June Allyson

Votes: 297

29. Bloodbrothers (1978)

R | 116 min | Drama

49 Metascore

A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Tony Lo Bianco, Richard Gere, Lelia Goldoni

Votes: 765

30. Blood Relatives (1978)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Homicide detective Steve Carella is trying to solve the brutal murder of 17-year-old Muriel Stark. Her younger cousin Patricia, who saw the killer and barely escaped with her life, helps him. However, the case soon takes a bizarre turn.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Aude Landry, Lisa Langlois, Laurent Malet

Votes: 757

31. Born Again (1978)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

Charles Colson was involved in the infamous Watergate scandal that brought down the administration of former President Richard Nixon. Colson was sentenced to prison for the crimes he ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Dean Jones, Anne Francis, Jay Robinson, Dana Andrews

Votes: 103

32. The Boss' Son (1978)

101 min | Crime, Drama

Bobby needs money and the easiest way is to ask his father for a job. But Dad decides his son should start at the bottom of his carpet business and earn his way to a better position. Bobby ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Asher Brauner, Rudy Solari, Rita Moreno, Henry G. Sanders

Votes: 38

33. The Boys from Brazil (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

40 Metascore

A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 23,947 | Gross: $19.00M

34. The Boys in Company C (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

In 1967, five young men undergo boot camp training before being shipped out to Vietnam. Once they get there, the experience proves worse than they could have imagined.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Canning, Michael Lembeck

Votes: 2,747

35. Brass Target (1978)

PG | 111 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

In 1945, General Patton sends Germany's confiscated gold reserves to Frankfurt, but the Army train is robbed by plotters who also hire a Swiss hitman to kill the General.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Sophia Loren, John Cassavetes, Max von Sydow, George Kennedy

Votes: 1,034 | Gross: $5.01M

36. The Brink's Job (1978)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates

Votes: 2,470 | Gross: $9.40M

37. The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music

78 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis

Votes: 7,664 | Gross: $14.36M

38. Bye Bye Monkey (1978)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A man walking on the beach near New York City finds the corpse of King Kong. He also finds Kong's orphaned son, and takes it to a friend who lives in the city, and they decide to raise it.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, James Coco, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 1,013

39. California Suite (1978)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine

Votes: 6,081

40. Caravans (1978)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History

In 1948, at the U.S. embassy in Zadestan, a young diplomat is ordered to find the missing daughter of an influential U.S. Senator.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin, Christopher Lee, Jennifer O'Neill

Votes: 727 | Gross: $1.00M

41. Casey's Shadow (1978)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call "Casey's Shadow", looks to be a loser, but comes out a champion.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Robert Webber, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 497

42. The Cat and the Canary (1978)

98 min | Comedy, Mystery, Horror

A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.

Director: Radley Metzger | Stars: Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Edward Fox, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 1,080

43. The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

Three scientists help an Alien feline, stranded on Earth, to repair its damaged spacecraft in order to return home but their efforts are hampered by inept army officials and foreign spies.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 3,926

44. 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.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,485

45. The Cheap Detective (1978)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

San Francisco, 1940, detectives, dames, documents, Nazis, and a treasure.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, Sid Caesar

Votes: 3,685

46. The Children of Sanchez (1978)

R | 126 min | Drama

The Sanchez clan has seen the worst of times living in impoverished Mexico but they have survived by sticking together. When Sanchez's oldest daughter Consuelo plans to change direction and... See full summary »

Director: Hall Bartlett | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Dolores del Rio, Lupita Ferrer, Katy Jurado

Votes: 527

47. China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)

R | 102 min | Romance, Western

The railroad hires a condemned killer to murder an uncooperative rancher but the assassin fails to deliver, prompting the railroad men to go after him instead.

Directors: Monte Hellman, Tony Brandt | Stars: Jenny Agutter, Warren Oates, Fabio Testi, Sam Peckinpah

Votes: 931

48. The Class of Miss MacMichael (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

In the tradition of classic classroom dramas such as To Sir, with Love (1967), comes the story of dedicated teacher Conor MacMichael (Glenda Jackson), who tries to reach out and give to her... See full summary »

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Michael Murphy, Rosalind Cash

Votes: 404