1978

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow

IMDb: 7.5
1978
98min

Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the “snake fist” fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man’s student and finds himself in battle with the master of the “eagle’s claw” style, who has vowed to destroy the snake fist clan.

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She he ba bu

She he ba bu

She he ba bu

IMDb: 6.5
1978
96min

Jackie Chan stars as the young warrior Hsu Yiu Fong. Hsu has been entrusted with the book of the “Art of the Snake and Crane,” after the mysterious disappearance of the eight Shaolin Masters who had written it. He must fight off numerous clans who are all attempting to steal the book from him, to find out the true reason for the disappearance of the Shaolin Masters.

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Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

IMDb: 7.1
1978
125min

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. This film is adapted from a television series that aired on ABC from September 17, 1978, to August 17, 1980. The first and fifth episodes of the series were edited into this theatrical feature film. Taken together, the two episodes ran 148 minutes, without commercials, while the film runs 125 minutes.

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Empire of passion

Empire of passion

Empire of passion

IMDb: 6.6
1978
105min

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

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Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

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1978
10min

Considers one possible conceptual model for human existence

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The Toolbox Murders

The Toolbox Murders

The Toolbox Murders

IMDb: 5.3
1978
93min

No one is safe when a killer, wielding the deadly contents of his toolbox, methodically stalks his prey.

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The Brink’s Job

The Brink’s Job

The Brink’s Job

IMDb: 6.3
1978
104min

After a long period of bad luck, small-time criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink’s security transports, netting $30,000. Surprisingly, their robbery doesn’t make the press. Curious, Tony then checks out Brinks’ headquarters and discovers their security standards are unbelievably lax.

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Interiors

Interiors

Interiors

IMDb: 7.4
1978
93min

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

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Movie Movie

Movie Movie

Movie Movie

IMDb: 6.5
1978
105min

Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.

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The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family

The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family

The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family

IMDb: 6.4
1978
105min

The Wilderness Family now face terrifying times in fierce winter storms, an avalanche, and being attacked by a ferocious pack of hungry wolves. Watch as America’s favorite family stands strong together to prove that the best things in life are really free.

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Absolution

Absolution

Absolution

IMDb: 6.5
1978
95min

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 Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend Blakey and buried him in the forest. When Goddard investigates the matter, he finds a buried scarecrow. Goddard is outraged, but, due to the seal of confession, he knows he cannot expel Stanfield. Shortly after, Stanfield once again enters the confession booth, telling Goddard that what before was a practical joke, he has now made happen. In disbelief, Goddard once again goes to the forest to investigate the matter. This time, he discovers Blakey’s dead body. The plot soon thickens as Stanfield’s fellow student Arthur Dyson mysteriously disappears…

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The Wiz

The Wiz

The Wiz

IMDb: 5.3
1978
134min

A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross) lives with her Aunt Em (Theresa Merritt) and Uncle Henry (Stanley Greene). Extremely introverted, she has, as Aunt Em teases her, “never been south of 125th Street”, and refuses to move out and on with her life.

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Halloween

Halloween

Halloween

IMDb: 7.8
1978
91min

In John Carpenter’s horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

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Every Which Way But Loose

Every Which Way But Loose

Every Which Way But Loose

IMDb: 6.3
1978
110min

Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He’s also the best bar-room brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love – with a flighty singer who leads him on a screwball chase across the American Southwest. Nothing’s in the way except a motorcycle gang, and legendary brawler Tank Murdock.

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Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait

IMDb: 6.9
1978
101min

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

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Coma

Coma

Coma

IMDb: 6.9
1978
113min

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

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Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

IMDb: 7.0
1978
86min

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

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Grease

Grease

Grease

IMDb: 7.2
1978
110min

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

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The Driver

The Driver

The Driver

IMDb: 7.2
1978
91min

The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He promises pardons to a gang if they help to convict him in a set-up robbery. The Driver seeks help from The Player to mislead the detective.

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Superman

Superman

Superman

IMDb: 7.3
1978
143min

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

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Animal House

Animal House

Animal House

IMDb: 7.6
1978
109min

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

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Watership Down

Watership Down

Watership Down

IMDb: 7.7
1978
88min

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

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The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter

IMDb: 8.1
1978
183min

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

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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

IMDb: 6.2
1978
132min

The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron’s reign over Middle-earth.

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Jaws 2

Jaws 2

Jaws 2

IMDb: 5.7
1978
116min

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Coming Home

IMDb: 7.3
1978
127min

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance, but when her husband, Bob (Bruce Dern), returns unexpectedly, she must decide between staying with him and pursuing her new love.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

IMDb: 7.4
1978
115min

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

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Paradise Alley

Paradise Alley

Paradise Alley

IMDb: 5.8
1978
107min

Sylvester Stallone is fighting the odds again, this time in the wrestling ring. As Cosmo Carboni, he and his two brothers dream of getting out of Hell’s Kitchen (circa 1946) and into the big time. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley, a sleazy private club where the floorshow consists of raucous wrestling matches with big purses. Stallone not only starred in and wrote this action-packed film, he also made his directorial debut in this tale of three guys who could take anything Hell’s Kitchen could dish out.

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Convoy

Convoy

Convoy

IMDb: 6.3
1978
110min

Truckers form a mile long “convoy” in support of a trucker’s vendetta with an abusive sheriff…Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.

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Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead

IMDb: 8.0
1978
127min

During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

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The Boys In Company C

The Boys In Company C

The Boys In Company C

IMDb: 7.0
1978
125min

Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they purposely lose a soccer game against a South Vietnamese team, they can spend the rest of their tour playing exhibition games behind the lines.

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Long Weekend

Long Weekend

Long Weekend

IMDb: 6.7
1978
92min

When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn’t in an accommodating mood.

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The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

IMDb: 7.0
1978
110min

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

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Game of Death

Game of Death

Game of Death

IMDb: 6.1
1978
94min

Billy Lo is a Hong Kong-based movie actor, who is a box office draw. His girlfriend, Ann Morris, is a singer who is also climbing to the top. Now it seems the syndicate wants Billy and Ann to join their “management firm”. But Billy knows that they will be treated like property, so he refuses and tells her to do the same. So they try to “encourage” him to join but he still refuses. He would be advised that they will not stop, so he must stop them, permanently. He is even more hesitant to do that but when an attempt on his life is made, he fakes his death and alters his appearance, and decides to go after the syndicate; taking them out one at a time.

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Good Guys Wear Black

Good Guys Wear Black

Good Guys Wear Black

IMDb: 5.0
1978
95min

The former leader of a commando rescue attempt into Vietnam tries to discover why his squad members are being murdered, one-by-one, after the war is over.

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Midnight Express

Midnight Express

Midnight Express

IMDb: 7.6
1978
121min

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

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Warlords of the Deep

Warlords of the Deep

Warlords of the Deep

IMDb: 5.7
1978
96min

Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition’s ship, attracted by the fabulous treasures of Atlantis. The diving bell disabled, a deep sea monster attacks the boat. They are all dragged to the bottom of the sea where they meet the inhabitants of the lost continent, an advanced alien race that makes sailors their slaves.

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Eyes of Laura Mars

Eyes of Laura Mars

Eyes of Laura Mars

IMDb: 6.1
1978
104min

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.

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Five Deadly Venoms

Five Deadly Venoms

Five Deadly Venoms

IMDb: 7.2
1978
98min

A kung-fu student is instructed by his dying teacher to track down five of the teacher’s ex-students. Each of the five is equipped with a lethal martial arts skill, and the teacher fears this might be used for evil purposes. However, not only does the teacher not know the identity of the students (who all wore masks under his training), but some of the students also don’t know each other!

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Patrick

Patrick

Patrick

IMDb: 6.1
1978
112min

A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

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