Best Adventure Movies of 1979


Mad Max

6.8/10 IMDB

In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face ofa police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max Rockatansky. And when the bikers brutalize Max's best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for – revenge!

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward, Lisa Aldenhoven, David Bracks, Bertrand Cadart, David Cameron ..
Directed by: George Miller
Release date: 1979-04-12

The Muppet Movie

7.6/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton, Edgar Bergen, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks ..
Directed by: James Frawley
Release date: 1979-06-22

The Black Stallion

7.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Michael Higgins, Ed McNamara, Doghmi Larbi, Cass-Olé, John Burton ..
Directed by: Carroll Ballard
Release date: 1979-10-13

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

6.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Stephen Collins, Persis Khambatta, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Majel Barrett ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1979-12-07


6.2/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Corinne Cléry, Richard Kiel, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Toshirô Suga ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1979-06-26

Time After Time

7.1/10 IMDB

Writer H. G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to modern day San Francisco after the infamous serial killer steals his time machine to escape the 19th century.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, Mary Steenburgen, Charles Cioffi, Kent Williams, Andonia Katsaros, Patti D'Arbanville, James Garrett, Keith McConnell, Leo Lewis ..
Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
Release date: 1979-08-31

The Black Hole

5.9/10 IMDB

The explorer craft USS Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled by Dr. Hans Reinhardt and his monstrous robot companion, but the initial wonderment and awe the Palomino crew feel for the ship and its resistance to the power of the black hole turn to horror as they uncover Reinhardt's plans.

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Ernest Borgnine, Yvette Mimieux, Joseph Bottoms, Roddy McDowall, Slim Pickens, Tom McLoughlin, Gary Nelson ..
Directed by: Gary Nelson
Release date: 1979-12-18

The In-Laws

7.3/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault, Penny Peyser, Arlene Golonka, Michael Lembeck, Paul L. Smith, Ed Begley Jr., James Hong ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1979-06-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

7.0/10 IMDB

This Emmy Award winner for Best Animated Special is based on the first book of C.S. Lewis' acclaimed series, "The Chronicles of Narnia." Four children pass through a mystic portal in a wardrobe and discover the magical kingdom of Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures. There, an evil witch's spell has cast the land into eternal winter. Fearing that an ancient prophecy is coming to fruition, and that the children are Narnia's rightful rulers, the White Witch tricks their youngest brother into betraying his family, enacting an ancient magic that she can use to halt the fulfillment of the prophecy. Now, only Aslan, noble lion and High King above all kings in Narnia, can help them defeat the witch, restore springtime to Narnia, and claim their rightful places on the throne.

Starring: Simon Adams, Sheila Hancock, Arthur Lowe, Leo McKern, Victor Spinetti, Susan Sokol, Reg Williams, Simon Adams, Victor Spinetti, Dick Vosburgh ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1979-04-01

Zulu Dawn

6.6/10 IMDB

In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Denholm Elliott, Bob Hoskins, Peter O'Toole, John Mills, Nigel Davenport, Simon Ward, Phil Daniels, Peter Vaughan, Ronald Lacey ..
Directed by: Douglas Hickox
Release date: 1979-05-14


5.0/10 IMDB

After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon satellite "Hercules" but discovers soon that it doesn't have enough fire power. Their only chance to save the world is to join forces with the USSR who have also launched such an illegal satellite. But will both governments agree?

Starring: Sean Connery, Karl Malden, Henry Fonda, Brian Keith, Natalie Wood, Trevor Howard, Martin Landau, Richard Dysart, Joseph Campanella, Bo Brundin ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1979-10-19

Hanover Street

6.0/10 IMDB

Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Plummer, Alec McCowen, Max Wall, Patsy Kensit, Shane Rimmer, Sherrie Hewson, Cindy O'Callaghan, Di Trevis ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1979-05-18

Orphan Train

7.2/10 IMDB

Telling of the story of the Orphan Trains. The first form of foster care in the United States.

Starring: Jill Eikenberry, Kevin Dobson, Glenn Close, Linda Manz, Graham Fletcher-Cook ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1979-12-22
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : The London Connection

The London Connection

6.6/10 IMDB

A missing formula, a defecting Eastern European scientist kidnapped on his arrival in London, car chases, foot chases, air chases, British secret service and a couple of American tourist caught in the middle.

Starring: Jeffrey Byron, Roy Kinnear, Mona Washbourne, David Kossoff, Nigel Davenport, David Battley, Larry Cedar ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1979-12-21

Bear Island

5.8/10 IMDB

A group of people converge on a barren Arctic island. They have their reasons for being there but when a series of mysterious accidents and murders take place, a whole lot of darker motives become apparent. Could the fortune in buried Nazi gold be the key to the mystery? Donald Sutherland and Vanessa Redgrave investigate

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Barbara Parkins, Lloyd Bridges, Lawrence Dane, Patricia Collins, Michael J. Reynolds, Nicholas Cortland ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1979-12-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : The Little Prince

The Little Prince

7.1/10 IMDB

The Little Prince questions the universe in this story of innocence and wonder.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Michele Mariana, Dal McKennon ..
Directed by: Will Vinton
Release date: 1979-05-07

Escape to Athena

5.6/10 IMDB

During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a Greek island are trying to escape. They not only want their freedom, but also seek an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the summit of the island's mountain.

Starring: Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven, Stefanie Powers, Claudia Cardinale, Richard Roundtree, Sonny Bono, Elliott Gould, Anthony Valentine, Siegfried Rauch ..
Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Release date: 1979-05-21

Black Jack

6.8/10 IMDB

In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from the grim jaws of "justice." He takes to the countryside in the company of Tolly, a teenaged boy who is able to translate Black Jack's odd speech into something comprehensible. They join up with Belle, an aristocratic teenager who has escaped from the madhouse her family imprisoned her in when she grew troublesome. Together, the three join a carnival. However, as it becomes clear that the girl is far from crazy, love between Tolly and Belle grows. This story, set in the mid-18th century, is based on a novel by Leon Garfield.

Starring: Jean Franval, Stephen Hirst, Louise Cooper, Phil Askham, Pat Wallis, John Young, William Moore, Doreen Mantle, Russell Waters, Brian Hawksley ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1979-09-09


5.4/10 IMDB

Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.

Starring: Michael Caine, Peter Ustinov, Kabir Bedi, Omar Sharif, Beverly Johnson, Rex Harrison, William Holden, Zia Mohyeddin, Winston Ntshona, Tariq Yunus ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1979-03-09


5.6/10 IMDB

A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

Starring: Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Hector Elizondo, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam, Denholm Elliott, Danny De La Paz, Lonette McKee, Alejandro Rey ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1979-12-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : The Prisoner of Zenda

The Prisoner of Zenda

5.1/10 IMDB

Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London cabby. Throw in two(!) lovely blondes, treachery, and a battle for life and honour, and enjoy life at its zaniest.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Stuart Wilson, Lynne Frederick, Elke Sommer, Gregory Sierra, Catherine Schell, Jeremy Kemp, John Laurie, Ian Abercrombie ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1979-08-17

Tarka the Otter

6.7/10 IMDB

Set in the English countryside of the 1920s - when otter hunting was still legal - this film follows the life of Tarka the Otter from his birth into adulthood. We witness his close shaves, and his struggle with a man who tries to keep our furry hero as a pet.

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Peter Bennett, Edward Underdown, Brenda Cavendish, John Leeson, Reg Lye, George Waring, Stanley Lebor, Max Faulkner ..
Directed by: David Cobham
Release date: 1979-11-01

A Force of One

5.1/10 IMDB

Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Jennifer O'Neill, Clu Gulager, Ron O'Neal, Bill Wallace, Eric Laneuville, James Whitmore Jr., Clint Ritchie, Pepe Serna, Raymond Vitte ..
Directed by: Paul Aaron
Release date: 1979-06-01

Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure

5.9/10 IMDB

In 1620, the Assembly of the Pilgrims decides to emigrate to the young America because of the persecution they suffer by the English crown. The film tells the adventurous journey of the Pilgrims to an unknown land and future.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Richard Crenna, Jenny Agutter, David Dukes, Michael Beck, Trish Van Devere, Nicolas Surovy, William Converse-Roberts ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1979-11-21

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

4.6/10 IMDB

After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a small amount of plutonium.

Starring: Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden, Shirley Knight, Shirley Jones, Karl Malden, Slim Pickens, Veronica Hamel ..
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Release date: 1979-05-18

Mountain Family Robinson

6.4/10 IMDB

A family goes "back to nature" by homesteading in the Colorado Rockies.

Starring: Robert Logan, Susan Damante, Heather Rattray, Ham Larsen, George Buck Flower, Cal Bartlett, Jim Davidson, William Bryant ..
Directed by: Jack Couffer
Release date: 1979-11-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Steel


5.8/10 IMDB

Mike Catton was once a world-renowned construction foreman (at least in the construction world), but an accident left him with a serious fear of heights. Unable to climb the big skyscrapers while under construction, he retired and became a truck driver. But when an old friend needs him to help put up a building, and when the old friend gets harassed and threatened by an Evil Corporate Type, he comes out of retirement and assembles the creme de la creme of the construction world. Together, they race against time to finish the building while the Evil Corporate Type tries to stop them.

Starring: Lee Majors, Jennifer O'Neill, Art Carney, Harris Yulin, George Kennedy, Glynn Rubin, Susan Kingsley, Bea Silvern, Redmond Gleeson, Terry Kiser ..
Directed by: Steve Carver
Release date: 1979-10-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : The Legend of Black Thunder Mountain

The Legend of Black Thunder Mountain

5.6/10 IMDB

Separated from a wagon train, Mr. Parish and the children are attaced by armed men, forcing young Anna and Jamie to flee into the wilderness with their father's fate unknown. They don't realize they carry a secret treasure map, but with gold-hunting George and Buzz in pursuit and wild-eyed mountain man McTavish on the loose, there's plenty to fear. Yet help comes from the unlikeliest of places, including a ferocious wolf pack, the majestic wild eagle, Balderdash, and even a maternal grizzly, which they name after their friend Mrs. Mullen.

Release date: 1979-01-08

Killer Fish

4.1/10 IMDB

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

Starring: Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway, Marisa Berenson, James Franciscus, Anthony Steffen, Roy Brocksmith, Dan Pastorini, Frank Pesce, Gary Collins ..
Directed by: Antonio Margheriti
Release date: 1979-12-07


5.0/10 IMDB

A mercenary is hired by the FBI to track down a powerful recluse criminal, a woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta.

Starring: Sophia Loren, James Coburn, O.J. Simpson, Eli Wallach, Anthony Franciosa, George Grizzard, Vincent Gardenia, Victor Mature, Billy Barty, Peter Savage ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1979-04-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Concrete Cowboys

Concrete Cowboys

5.0/10 IMDB

Two Montana saddletramps head to Nashville to open up a detective agency. At first, the agency begins on a lark, but soon they get involved in a case involving a kidnapped singer.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Jerry Reed, Morgan Fairchild, Claude Akins, Roy Acuff, Barbara Mandrell ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1979-10-16
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : The Glove

The Glove

5.3/10 IMDB

In this actioner, a bounty hunter is assigned to bring back an enormous and angry ex-convict who wears a deadly glove made of leather and steel. Rock'em sock'em mayhem ensues.

Starring: John Saxon, Rosey Grier, Joanna Cassidy, Joan Blondell, Jack Carter, Aldo Ray, Keenan Wynn, Howard Honig, Michael Pataki, Frances E. Williams ..
Directed by: Ross Hagen
Release date: 1979-12-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Wild Horse Hank

Wild Horse Hank

5.2/10 IMDB

A teenage girl tries to save a herd of wild horses from a local gang intending on capturing and selling them for dog meat. Unfortunately the nearest Federal land where the horses will be safe lies one hundred and fifty miles away, over badlands and a mountain range.

Starring: Linda Blair, Richard Crenna, Helen Hughes, Lloyd Berry, Al Waxman, Michael Wincott, Stephen E. Miller, Richard Fitzpatrick, James D. Morris, Michael J. Reynolds ..
Directed by: Eric Till
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Beyond the Reef

Beyond the Reef

4.6/10 IMDB

Tikoyo lives by the Bora Bora lagoon in the South Pacific, where he found a man-eating tiger shark when it was an orphaned baby, just a foot long. He named it Manidu, and it grew to be sixteen feet long. Tikoyo believes that his companion houses the soul of a wise old man, and helps him guard the sacred black pearls in the lagoon. In fact, Manidu does protects Tikoyo and his girlfriend Diana, only eating those who are their enemies, or who seek to destroy their environment, or steal the pearls.

Starring: Dayton Ka'ne, Maren Jensen, Keahi Farden, Kathleen Swan ..
Directed by: Frank C. Clarke
Release date: 1979-12-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : The Billion Dollar Threat

The Billion Dollar Threat

5.1/10 IMDB

A mad scientist plans to destroy the earth's ozone layer.

Starring: Dale Robinette, Ralph Bellamy, Keenan Wynn, Patrick Macnee, Robert Tessier, Harold Sakata, Beth Specht, Karen Specht, William Bryant, Stephen Keep Mills ..
Directed by: Barry Shear
Release date: 1979-04-14

Captain America

3.7/10 IMDB

An artist, Steve Rogers, is nearly murdered by spies, looking for his late father's national secrets. He is saved during surgery when a secret formula is injected into him; this serum not only heals him but also gives him fantastic strength and lightning reflexes. To help him solve the mystery behind his father’s murder and bring those guilty to justice, a government agency equips him with a special motorcycle loaded with gadgets and an indestructible shield. Now armed, he battles against the nation's enemies as the Sentinel of Liberty, Captain America.

Starring: Reb Brown, Len Birman, Heather Menzies, Robin Mattson, Joseph Ruskin, Frank Marth, Lance LeGault, Steve Forrest, Harry Johnson, James Ingersoll ..
Directed by: Rod Holcomb
Release date: 1979-01-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Dynamite Johnson

Dynamite Johnson

4.6/10 IMDB

Master Johnson Yap stars as Dynamite Johnson a crippled boy who undergoes an operation by bionic doctors to make him superbionic. In the same hospital is a man suffering from terrible burns inflicted by a giant robot dragon (which looks like it is made from silver cardboard) and his delirious ramblings are overhead by Johnson (with his superbionic ears) leading to an investigation which uncovers an evil Nazi plot for world domination.

Starring: Marrie Lee, Johnson Yap, Ken Metcalfe, Joseph Zucchero, Franco Guerrero ..
Directed by: Bobby A. Suarez
Release date: 1979-05-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Savage Water

Savage Water

3.1/10 IMDB

A group of holidaymakers have booked themselves a dream trip with the Wild West White Water River Boat Company. Their journey will take them along the great Colorado so they can experience first hand the beauty of the Grand Canyon and the ferocity of the water crashing over the rapids. Once they are well away from civilisation, things take a turn for the worse as it's realised that someone on board has their own reason for wanting to be stranded in the Canyon without interference from the authorities. Before long, the group begin getting bumped off one by one by an unseen maniac with a hunting knife and a murderous agenda. It seems that the killer wants to turn the mighty Colorado into a river of blood… (IMDb)

Starring: Bridget Agnew, Ron Berger, Pat Comer, Gil Van Waggoner, Clayton King, Mike Wackor, Paul Kiener, Gil Van Waggoner, Ron Berger, Bridget Agnew ..
Directed by: Paul Kiener
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Gold of the Amazon Women

Gold of the Amazon Women

4.0/10 IMDB

An adventurer searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain who is also after the treasure.

Starring: Bo Svenson, Anita Ekberg, Donald Pleasence, Richard Romanus, Bob Minor, Maggie Jean Smith, Bond Gideon, Susan Miller, Mary Peters, Ian Edward ..
Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Release date: 1979-03-06

The Paradise Connection

8.4/10 IMDB

A top Chicago lawyer goes to Hawaii to locate his missing son who abandoned a promising law career and has become involved in drug smuggling.

Starring: Buddy Ebsen, Marj Dusay, Brian Kerwin, Bonnie Ebsen, Michael Biehn, Paul Lambert, John Colicos, Danny Kamekona, Zulu ..
Directed by: Michael Preece
Release date: 1979-09-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : King Solomon's Treasure

King Solomon's Treasure

3.9/10 IMDB

Three adventurers lead an expedition into darkest Africa in search of the treasure of King Solomon, and on the way encounter hostile natives, volcanoes, dinosaurs and a lost Phoenician city ruled by a beautiful queen.

Starring: Britt Ekland, David McCallum, John Colicos, Patrick Macnee, Yvon Dufour, Ken Gampu, Wilfrid Hyde-White, John Quentin, Véronique Béliveau, Sam Williamson ..
Directed by: Alvin Rakoff
Release date: 1979-05-31
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : The Capture of Bigfoot

The Capture of Bigfoot

3.4/10 IMDB

A series of killings occur, with no suspects, the locals soon decide that Bigfoot is responsible.

Starring: Janus Raudkivi, Randolph Rebane, Stafford Morgan, Katherine Hopkins, Richard Kennedy, Otis Young, John F. Goff, George Buck Flower ..
Directed by: Bill Rebane
Release date: 1979-11-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Mistress of the Apes

Mistress of the Apes

3.5/10 IMDB

Jenny Neumann takes a group of men into the jungles of Kenya to look for her husband, and instead finds a tribe of caveman-looking "Near-Men" who all seem terribly attracted to her beautiful blond hair.

Starring: Jenny Neumann, Barbara Leigh, Garth Pillsbury, Walt Robin, Stuart Lancaster, Mark Rhudy, Marius Mazmanian, Barry Buchanan, Blayne Dennis, Dale Kalberg ..
Directed by: Larry Buchanan
Release date: 1979-11-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Librianna, Bitch of the Black Sea

Librianna, Bitch of the Black Sea

4.3/10 IMDB

An American journalist is sent undercover to Russia to infiltrate an anti-Communist group whose main weapon is sex. The leader of the group is Librianna, seen as a true heroine by the people of Russia.

Starring: Pezda Vanutcka, Vladick Cadoy ..
Release date: 1979-06-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Donovan's Kid

Donovan's Kid

7.0/10 IMDB

Timothy Donovan, a con-man, returns to San Francisco to see his wife and daughter. Realizing his family is under the control of his wife's domineering uncle, Timothy Donovan teams up with fellow con-man to free them.

Starring: Darren McGavin, Mickey Rooney, Shelley Fabares, Michael Conrad, Murray Hamilton, Katy Kurtzman, Martin Kove, Ross Martin, Rusty Gilligan, Jere Rae Mansfield ..
Directed by: Bernard McEveety
Release date: 1979-01-07

Survival Run

4.6/10 IMDB

A group of teenagers drive out into the desert in search of sex, beer, and general good times. When their van breaks down, they find a group of prospectors who welcome the kids and offer them a place to stay until they can get help. It soon becomes evident, however, that there is more to these prospectors than they claim, and soon the teens are fleeing for their lives.

Starring: Peter Graves, Ray Milland, Vincent Van Patten, Cosie Costa, Robby Weaver, Susan Pratt, Marianne Sauvage, Randi Meryl, Daniel Ades, Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ..
Directed by: Larry Spiegel
Release date: 1979-04-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women

Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women

4.4/10 IMDB

Six men crash-land on a South Pacific island inhabited by hostile females.

Starring: Steven Keats, Jaime Lyn Bauer, Jayne Kennedy, Kathryn Davis, Rosalind Chao, Deborah Shelton, Susie Coelho, Sandy McPeak, Michael McGreevey, Clint Walker ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1979-12-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : The Adventures of Sinbad

The Adventures of Sinbad

7.2/10 IMDB

Sinbad is a story teller who weaves great adventures about- himself. Whether they are true or not, no one knows. For this is the story of the eight adventures of Sinbad- as told by Sinbad. A ship saved by Sinbad and Sabu. A treasure map to the treasure of Alexander the Great, which mysteriously disappears from the ship. The beautiful Shireen, the woman who has stolen the heart of Sinbad. The evil Amir who wants the treasure for himself to own the world. The deadly Melik, who will stop at nothing and kill anyone to have the treasure. A perilous voyage to a mysterious island where the treasure is said to be held.

Starring: Peter Corbett, Barbara Frawley, Ron Haddrick, Philip Hinton, Bevan Wilson ..
Directed by: Ryszard S?apczy?ski
Release date: 1979-11-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Mandrake


7.0/10 IMDB

Mandrake, a famous magician, and his assistant Lothar come to the aid of an amusement-park owner who is being blackmailed by a madman who is killing the park's customers until he gets his money.

Starring: Anthony Herrera, Robert Reed, Peter Haskell, Simone Griffeth, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Hank Brandt, Gretchen Corbett, Harry Blackstone Jr., James Hong, Sab Shimono ..
Directed by: Harry Falk
Release date: 1979-01-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1979 : Samurai


6.8/10 IMDB

Lee Cantrell, a young San Francisco attorney by day, at night becomes a samurai warrior, and battles a crazed multi-millionaire who is planning to destroy the city with an earthquake machine.

Starring: Joe Penny, Dana Elcar, Beulah Quo, James Shigeta, Charles Cioffi, Geoffrey Lewis, Norman Alden, Morgan Brittany, Ralph Manza, Shane Sinutko ..
Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
Release date: 1979-04-29

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