Best Crime Movies of 1978

1.

Midnight Express

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

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".

Starring: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Randy Quaid, John Hurt, Michael Ensign, Paul L. Smith, Norbert Weisser, Mike Kellin, Paolo Bonacelli ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1978-08-31
2.

The Driver

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley, Matt Clark, Felice Orlandi, Joseph Walsh, Denny Macko, Rudy Ramos, Frank Bruno ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1978-06-08
3.

The First Great Train Robbery

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb, Malcolm Terris, Robert Lang, Michael Elphick, Wayne Sleep, Pamela Salem, Gabrielle Lloyd ..
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Release date: 1978-12-14
4.

Revenge of the Pink Panther

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau is dead. At least that is what the world—and Charles Dreyfus—believe when a dead body is discovered in Clouseau's car after being shot off the road. Naturally, Clouseau knows differently and, taking advantage of not being alive, sets out to discover why an attempt was made on his life.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Andrew Sachs, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Dyan Cannon, Robert Webber, Tony Beckley, Robert Loggia, Paul Stewart, André Maranne ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1978-01-08
5.

Blue Collar

4.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.

Starring: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Bellaver, George Memmoli, Lucy Saroyan, Lane Smith, Cliff DeYoung, Borah Silver ..
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Release date: 1978-02-10
6.

Straight Time

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, M. Emmet Walsh, Rita Taggart, Kathy Bates, Sandy Baron, Jake Busey, Peter Kwong ..
Directed by: Ulu Grosbard
Release date: 1978-03-18
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Columbo: Murder Under Glass
7.

Columbo: Murder Under Glass

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Columbo (Peter Falk) investigates a famous restaurant critic for murder.

Starring: Peter Falk, Louis Jordan, Shera Danese, Mako Iwamatsu, Michael V. Gazzo, Louis Jourdan, Richard Dysart, Larry D. Mann, France Nuyen ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1978-01-30
8.

The Silent Partner

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Toronto, Canada. A few days before Christmas, Miles Cullen, a bored teller working at a bank branch located in a shopping mall, accidentally learns that the place is about to be robbed when he finds a disconcerting note on one of the counters.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Céline Lomez, Michael Kirby, Sean Sullivan, John Candy, Gail Dahms-Bonine, Michael Donaghue, Jack Duffy ..
Directed by: Daryl Duke
Release date: 1978-09-07
9.

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.

Starring: Tom E. Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Ray Barrett, Jack Thompson, Don Crosby, Angela Punch McGregor, Steve Dodd, Peter Carroll, Ruth Cracknell, Elizabeth Alexander ..
Directed by: Fred Schepisi
Release date: 1978-06-21
10.

Who'll Stop the Rain

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying to evade crooked narcotics agents.

Starring: Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Masur, Ray Sharkey, Gail Strickland, Charles Haid, David Opatoshu, Joaquín Martínez ..
Directed by: Karel Reisz
Release date: 1978-08-02
11.

The Cheap Detective

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A spoof of the entire 1940s detective genre. San Francisco private detective, Lou Pekinpaugh is accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress—his partner's wife.

Starring: Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, Sid Caesar, Stockard Channing, James Coco, Dom DeLuise, Louise Fletcher, John Houseman, Madeline Kahn ..
Directed by: Robert Moore
Release date: 1978-06-23
12.

The Brink's Job

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

In 1950, a group of unlikely criminal masterminds commits the robbery of the century. Led by Tony Pino (Peter Falk), a petty thief fresh out of prison, and Joe McGinnis (Peter Boyle), who specializes in planning lucrative capers, the gang robs Brink's main office in Boston of more than $2 million. However, things begin to go awry when the FBI gets involved, the cops start cracking down on the gang and McGinnis refuses to hand over the loot...

Starring: Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino, Sheldon Leonard, Kevin O'Connor, Gerard Murphy, Patrick Hines ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1978-12-08
13.

The Big Sleep

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

Private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) investigates a case of blackmail involving the two wild daughters of a rich general, a pornographer and a gangster. This neo-noir remake of the iconic 1946 Bogart film transfers the setting of Raymond Chandler's novel from 1940s California to 1970s London.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Candy Clark, Richard Boone, Joan Collins, John Mills, Oliver Reed, James Stewart, Edward Fox, Harry Andrews ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1978-03-13
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Closed Circuit
14.

Closed Circuit

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

During a spaghetti western screening a man is shot dead, the doors are locked and the police is called in to investigate.

Starring: Tony Kendall, Giuliano Gemma, Aurore Clément, Ettore Manni, Luciano Catenacci, Flavio Bucci, Brizio Montinaro, Loris Bazzocchi, William Berger, Alfredo Pea ..
Directed by: Giuliano Montaldo
Release date: 1978-01-01
15.

Hi-Riders

3.0
4.9/10 IMDB

Story of a group of drag races and the young boy and girl who join them.

Starring: Mel Ferrer, Stephen McNally, Darby Hinton, Ralph Meeker, Neville Brand, Diane Peterson, Wm. J. Beaudine, Karen Fredrik ..
Directed by: Greydon Clark
Release date: 1978-03-17
16.

Sweeney 2

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

The plot is set on a group of bank robbers, who are both violent and successful, strangely getting away each time with an amount around the £60,000 mark, and often leaving behind cash in excess of this sum. The robbers are willing to kill their own team, to get away. As Jack Regan himself puts it after the first raid in the film: "I've never seen so many dead people". Armed with gold-plated Purdey shotguns, they evaded Regan and the Flying Squad for quite some time, before Regan finds encouragement from his Detective Chief Superintendent who was sent down for corruption because Jack wouldn't testify in court for him.

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Denholm Elliott, Nigel Hawthorne, Ken Hutchison, Anna Gaël, Derrick O'Connor, Georgina Hale, Brian Hall, James Warrior ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1978-03-30
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Give Us Tomorrow
17.

Give Us Tomorrow

2.8
5.6/10 IMDB

Masked intruders take the family of a bank manager hostage in order to rob his bank.

Starring: Sylvia Syms, James Kerry, Donna Evans, Richard Shaw, Mark Elwes, Derren Nesbitt, Alan Guy, Matthew Haslett ..
Directed by: Donovan Winter
Release date: 1978-11-30
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : The One Man Jury
18.

The One Man Jury

2.8
5.5/10 IMDB

Officer Jim Wade is a loose cannon on the force with a reputation for roughing up suspects, informants, witnesses, and just about everybody else who rubs him the wrong way. When women start being killed by a mysterious serial murderer called The Slasher, Wade vows to put a stop to the killing spree, regardless of whether through legal means or not.

Starring: Jack Palance, Christopher Mitchum, Pamela Susan Shoop, Joe Spinell, Cara Williams, Jeff McCracken, Alexandra Hay, Angel Tompkins ..
Directed by: Charles Martin
Release date: 1978-09-29
19.

Money Movers

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house.

Starring: Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux, Candy Raymond, Jeanie Drynan, Bryan Brown, Alan Cassell, Gary Files, Ray Marshall, Hu Pryce ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 1978-10-24
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Skin-Flicks
20.

Skin-Flicks

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

A young director is a struggling filmmaker making hardcore features for the mob. His latest feature, he hopes, will be his big break into the world of "mainstream" film-making, but will the mafia allow him to realize his dream?

Starring: Heather Young, Sharon Mitchell, Jamie Gillis, Herschel Savage, Tony Mansfield, Joey Silvera, Robert Kerman, Bethanna, Jill Monroe, Dory Devon ..
Directed by: Gerard Damiano
Release date: 1978-11-12
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : My Boys Are Good Boys
21.

My Boys Are Good Boys

2.7
4.5/10 IMDB

Teenagers at a correctional facility devise a plan to rob an armored van.

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Ida Lupino, Sean Roche, Lloyd Nolan, David Doyle, Kerry Lynn, Robert Cokjlat ..
Directed by: Bethel Buckalew
Release date: 1978-01-01
22.

Siege

2.7
7.7/10 IMDB

A drama about a community of senior citizens who are terrorized by a ruthless neighborhood gang. After learning that the police are stymied because the victims are too scared to testify against the bullying leader, a semi-retired toolmaker decides to take a stand.

Starring: Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sidney, Dorian Harewood, James Sutorius ..
Directed by: Richard Pearce
Release date: 1978-04-26
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : L'ultimo guappo
23.

L'ultimo guappo

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Eurocrime/Poliziotteschi movie from 1978

Starring: Mario Merola, Walter Ricciardi, Luciano Catenacci, Sonia Viviani, Nunzio Gallo, Nello Pazzafini, Gennaro Beneduce, Olimpia Di Maio, Fabrizio Forte ..
Directed by: Alfonso Brescia
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : The Death Train
24.

The Death Train

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

An insurance investigator comes to a small town to investigate the death of a man insured by his company. The local residents believe his death was caused by his being run over by a ghost train. However, the investigator is sure there is a more rational explanation...

Starring: Hugh Keays-Byrne, Ingrid Mason, Max Meldrum, Ken Goodlet, Terry Camilleri ..
Directed by: Igor Auzins
Release date: 1978-08-21
25.

Naples... Serenade Caliber 9

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

Don Salvatore Savastano, a boss involved in the smuggling of contraband cigarettes, is forced to watch four masked robbers kill his wife and his only son in a restaurant where he and his family are celebrating the young boy’s first Holy Communion. From that moment on Don Salvatore has no other purpose in life but to get his revenge on the four assassins. Thanks to Gennarino, an orphan boy he befriends and protects, Don Salvatore manages to unmask his son’s murderers but is subsequently captured. Gennarino rescues him from being torn to pieces by a bomb.......

Starring: Mario Merola, Aldo Canti, Ria De Simone, Lucio Montanaro, Lucio Crocetti, Nino Vingelli, Alessandro Partexano, Bruno Romagnoli, Nunzio Gallo, Marco Girondino ..
Directed by: Alfonso Brescia
Release date: 1978-04-18
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Somebody Killed Her Husband
26.

Somebody Killed Her Husband

2.5
4.9/10 IMDB

A woman's husband is murdered and she and her lover must find the killer or stand accused of doing it themselves.

Starring: Farrah Fawcett, Jeff Bridges, John Wood, Tammy Grimes, John Glover, Patricia Elliott, Mary McCarty, Laurence Guittard, Vincent Robert Santa Lucia, Beeson Carroll ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1978-09-29
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Seagulls Fly Low
27.

Seagulls Fly Low

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

In this obscure 1978 thriller Maurizio Merli is cast somewhat against type as a professional killer. I say somewhat because, as we soon learn, he's not really a bad guy and more a victim of circumstance: a Vietnam veteran who grew tired of the war and deserted, he found himself in Italy where he was forced into working for businessman-cum-criminal Micheli, played by Mel Ferrer.

Starring: Maurizio Merli, Nathalie Delon, Mel Ferrer, Dagmar Lassander, Orlando Urdaneta, Andrea Esterhazy, Mario Patumi, Franco Garofalo, Domenico Maggio, Leo Stamp ..
Directed by: Giorgio Cristallini
Release date: 1978-11-01
28.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

2.4
4.5/10 IMDB

Director Paul Morrissey applies a hefty dose of humor to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective story in this interpretation of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Comedian Peter Cook takes on the role of brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, who's not so gifted here as he relegates much of the investigation of demonic dogs to his bumbling sidekick, Watson (Dudley Moore), while he spends time with his mother and searches for an assistant.

Starring: Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Denholm Elliott, Joan Greenwood, Hugh Griffith, Irene Handl, Terry-Thomas, Max Wall, Kenneth Williams, Roy Kinnear ..
Directed by: Paul Morrissey
Release date: 1978-07-21
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Tomorrow Never Comes
29.

Tomorrow Never Comes

2.4
5.1/10 IMDB

Coming back from an extended business trip, Frank discovers that his girlfriend Janie is now working at a new resort hotel where the owner has given her a permanent place to stay, as well as other gifts, in exchange for her affections. The two of them get into a fight and things quickly get out of control and the police are called and in turns into a hostage situation...

Starring: Oliver Reed, Susan George, Raymond Burr, John Ireland, Stephen McHattie, Donald Pleasence, Paul Koslo, John Osborne, Richard Donat, Cec Linder ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Don't Shoot on Children
30.

Don't Shoot on Children

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Dino and Marco are two brothers who live alone with their sick father. Marco is on drugs, and Dino becomes involved with a gang of dangerous criminals and is roped into pulling a bank heist with them.

Starring: Giancarlo Prete, Eleonora Giorgi, Italo Gasperini, Marco Gelardini, Antonella Lualdi, Giampiero Albertini, Claudio Antonaci, Spartaco Battisti, Roberto Messina, Sandra Trouvé ..
Directed by: Gianni Crea
Release date: 1978-12-22
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Expensive Tastes
31.

Expensive Tastes

2.3
6.7/10 IMDB

Home from a date, a couple is brutally attacked in the man's apartment. After the smoke clears, the ashamed woman pleads that the police not be told. A suspicious cop persuades a lady friend to date the same man, and a similar attack ensues. It's revealed that the seemingly innocent man was in on the act, as a clever method to violate women.

Starring: Joey Silvera, Fanie Essex, Elaine Wells, Phaery Burd, John Leslie, Eileen Wells, Ken Scudder, John Seeman, Dan Egan ..
Directed by: Maria Lease
Release date: 1978-05-19
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Speedtrap
32.

Speedtrap

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in a private investigator to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come and show up his men, one of the officers is a former girlfriend who's more than willing to help him out in any way she can.

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Tyne Daly, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Loggia, Morgan Woodward, Timothy Carey ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1978-02-17
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Jungle Blue
33.

Jungle Blue

2.3
4.8/10 IMDB

Jungle Blue tells the story of a group of sinister explorers hunting for fortune in the jungles of South America. Along the way they meet a tree-swinging wild man, his sex-crazed companion gorilla, and hoards of scantily clad natives.

Starring: Candida Royalle, Nina Fause, Iris Medina, Annette Haven, Bill Cable, Jose Ferraro, Kathie Kori, Susan Fuentes, Rose Renae, Maria Thay ..
Directed by: Carlos Tobalina
Release date: 1978-01-01
34.

Blackjack

2.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Some ex-convicts who have recently gotten out of prison plan a series of highly organized robberies of some Las Vegas casinos.

Starring: William Smith, Tony Burton, Frank Christi, Damu King, Paris Earl, Ernie Banks, Ted Harris, Tom Scott, Diane Sommerfield, Angela May ..
Directed by: John Evans
Release date: 1978-11-01
35.

Killer's Moon

2.2
4.8/10 IMDB

Four mental patients - who, due to unauthorized experiments, believe they're living in a dream and have shed all moral imperatives - escape and find their way to the nearest bus-load of stranded schoolgirls.

Starring: Anthony Forrest, David Jackson, Tom Marshall, Georgina Kean, Alison Elliot, Jane Hayden, Joanne Good, Peter Spraggon, Jayne Lester, Lisa Vanderpump ..
Directed by: Alan Birkinshaw
Release date: 1978-07-06
36.

Death Force

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

Leon Isaac Kennedy is Doug Russell, an American who steals a shipment of gold in the Philippines with two Vietnam War buddies, who cut his throat and throw him overboard. Russell washes ashore an island inhabited by two Japanese soldiers stranded there since World War II. They nurse him back to health and he is taught martial arts and the art of the samurai. Back in the States, his treacherous pals, Marelli and Maghee, use their loot and viciousness to muscle their way into Los Angels mafia turf.

Starring: Jayne Kennedy, Leon Isaac Kennedy, James Iglehart, Carmen Argenziano, Joe Mari Avellana, Joonee Gamboa, Leo Martinez, Armando Federico, Cathy Sabino, James Monroe Iglehart ..
Directed by: Cirio H. Santiago
Release date: 1978-09-01
37.

Matilda

2.0
3.5/10 IMDB

A small-time talent agent discovers an amazing boxing kangaroo and figures to use it as his stepping-stone into the big time.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Clive Revill, Harry Guardino, Roy Clark, Lionel Stander, Art Metrano, Karen Carlson, Robert Mitchum, Larry Pennell, Roberta Collins ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1978-06-22
38.

Women in Cellblock 9

2.0
4.3/10 IMDB

A group of female freedom-fighters led by Karine Levere is caught by the warden of a women's prison, located somwhere in the South American jungle. None of them will reveal the secrets of their organisation or the names of their collaborators in the cities, so they are handed over to Dr. Costa who, after four years inactivity in Europe, is delighted to be able to practice his torture techniques once more. Laverne fails to resist the inhuman treatments and reveals all. The only hope of saving the organization is for the girls to warn the city cell before it's too late. They trick the prison guard into having sex with them, knock him out and break out of prison. The warden and Dr. Costa must prevent them from revealing the practices inside the prison. The hunt is on and it's shoot to kill...

Starring: Karine Gambier, Howard Vernon, Susan Hemingway, Aida Gouveia, Esther Studer, Dora Doll, Cesar Anahory ..
Directed by: Jesús Franco
Release date: 1978-03-17
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Texas Detour
39.

Texas Detour

2.0
5.2/10 IMDB

Teenagers' van gets stolen and while the local authorites refuse to help they decidet to take manners to their own hands.

Starring: Patrick Wayne, Mitch Vogel, Lindsay Bloom, R. G. Armstrong, Priscilla Barnes, Anthony James, Michael Mullins, Cameron Mitchell, Kathy O'Dare, Michael Allen Honaker ..
Directed by: Howard Avedis
Release date: 1978-06-06
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : The Playbirds
40.

The Playbirds

1.9
4.2/10 IMDB

In order to unmask a pathological killer who is targeting the beautiful centrefolds of Playbirds magazine, a sexy policewoman Lucy Sheridan puts her life and reputation on the line by sleeping with millionaire publisher Harry Dougan. The Chief Superintendant and Police Commissioner are keeping a close eye on her, but time is running out fast.

Starring: Mary Millington, Glynn Edwards, Gavin Campbell, Windsor Davies, Derren Nesbitt, Alan Lake, Dudley Sutton, Sandra Dorne, Penny Spencer, Ballard Berkeley ..
Directed by: Willy Roe
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : A Double Life
41.

A Double Life

1.6
7.3/10 IMDB

After the death of his parents, millionaire playboy Jack Cole is framed on charges of embezzlement. In prison, Cole learns various tricks of the criminal trade - lockpicking, safecracking, electronic surveillance, etc. Upon his release, Cole uses his wealth and his newly learned talents to help others, leaving his calling card, a "sword of justice", at the scene.

Starring: J.D. Cannon, Alex Courtney, Cristina Ferrare, Larry Hagman, Jack Kelly, June Lockhart, Nehemiah Persoff, Dack Rambo, Bert Rosario ..
Directed by: Daniel Haller
Release date: 1978-01-17
42.

Superdome

1.6
2.7/10 IMDB

It's Superbowl. And there's a lot of drama, one of the players, Dave Wolecki, has been so preoccupied with the game and if his bum knee will hold out until the game, has been completely ignoring his wife. And McCauley, the team's star quarterback, is being courted by a management firm, and the man the firm has assigned to get him into the firm has been told that if he doesn't get him, he will be out. But that's nothing compared to the real drama. There's a killer running around. It seems that the syndicate doesn't want the highly favored Cougars to win. They tried to get the team's trainer to drug or incapacitate some players, and when he refuses he is killed. So, the team's manager has to try and find out who the killer is, before he does some real damage.

Starring: David Janssen, Edie Adams, Clifton Davis, Peter Haskell, Ken Howard, Susan Howard, Van Johnson, Vonetta McGee, Donna Mills, Ed Nelson ..
Directed by: Jerry Jameson
Release date: 1978-01-09
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : To Kill a Cop
43.

To Kill a Cop

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Earl Eischied is a man with his hands full. As the Chief of Detectives in New York City he is trying to break up a group of black militants that are on a crime spree including the killing of a police officer. He is also trying to battle with a mayor and police commissioner that want him out of his job.

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Desi Arnaz Jr., Christine Belford, Scott Brady, George DiCenzo, Eddie Egan, Alan Fudge, Nathan George, Rosey Grier, Julius Harris ..
Directed by: Gary Nelson
Release date: 1978-04-10
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Perfect Gentlemen
44.

Perfect Gentlemen

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Women whose husbands are incarcerated decide to band together to rob a hotel safe.

Starring: Lauren Bacall, Ruth Gordon, Sandy Dennis, Lisa Pelikan, Robert Alda, Stephen Pearlman, Steve Allie Collura, Dick O'Neill, Rick Garcia, Robert Kya-Hill ..
Directed by: Jackie Cooper
Release date: 1978-03-14
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : A Girl's Best Friend
45.

A Girl's Best Friend

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

The story involves a hectic and hilarious chase as Mrs. Leautrec (Juliet Anderson) and her dashing son Paul (Ron Jeremy) stalk three incredibly beautiful diamonds through the ballrooms and bedrooms of Europe, using love and lust as tools of their trade. Hot on the trail of the third and finest diamond, our notorious heroes find themselves at an elegant New York disco where Mrs. Leautrec meets the diamond's owner, Mr. Greenfield, while Paul strikes an unusual sexual bargain with "The Lady in Red" (Samantha Fox). Mr. Greenfield, a multi-millionaire, invites Paul and his mother to his annual masquerade and orgy. As hundreds of masked party-goers publicly pursue their favorite perversions, Paul and his mother are caught in a devious trap, causing them to lose the diamond to another thief (Veronica Hart).

Starring: Juliet Anderson, Ron Jeremy, Veronica Hart, Bobby Astyr, Robert Kerman, Linda Vale, Merle Michaels, Veri Knotty, Pat Finnegan, Dave Ruby ..
Directed by: Henri Pachard
Release date: 1978-05-11
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : High Roller
46.

High Roller

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Las Vegas private eye Dan Tanna probes the murder of Marilyn Ochs, a teenage prostitute who ran away from home because she didn't get along well with her mother Loretta's new husband Merle.

Starring: Robert Urich, Will Sampson, Chick Vennera, Michael Lerner, Elissa Leeds, Red Buttons, June Allyson, Edd Byrnes, Scatman Crothers, Greg Morris ..
Directed by: Richard Lang
Release date: 1978-04-25
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Little Orphan Dusty
47.

Little Orphan Dusty

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Dusty is a runaway teenage girl who gets attacked and gang-raped by a group of savage motorcyclists. She gets taken into the household of a sympathetic artist named Frankie whom she falls in love with, but has problems adjusting to his artistic and social lifestyle.

Starring: John Holmes, Rhonda Jo Petty, April Grant, Turk Lyon, Valerie Parker, Ric Lutze, Mike Ranger, Jo Boyc, Rick Carson, Jakie Boyc ..
Directed by: Jourdan Alexander, Bob Chinn
Release date: 1978-08-06
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Sahara Cross
48.

Sahara Cross

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

While working for an oil company in Tunisia, Jean Ballard (Franco Nero) and his team are incensed when a terrorist attack kills one of their members. But as they pursue their attackers across the desert, the team's revenge plan transforms into a heist. Now, the terrorists will become instruments in a clever plot that could score Jean and his cohorts a cool $2 million, and the Sahara becomes a scene of sabotage and suspense in this Italian thriller.

Starring: Franco Nero, Michel Constantin, Pamela Villoresi, Luca Biagini, Antonio Cantafora, Emilio Locurcio, Luciano Bartoli, Geoffrey Copleston, Pietro Valsecchi, Antonio Ferrante ..
Directed by: Tonino Valerii
Release date: 1978-07-24
Best Crime Movies of 1978 : Boiling Point
49.

Boiling Point

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A hold-up man Jon Martin, flees the scene of his crime, only to end up hiding out at the house of the same cop who's chasing him!

Starring: Phaedra Grant, Eileen Wells, Lisa Sue Corey, Paula Brown, John Leslie, Jon Martin, John Seeman, Desiree Cousteau, Andy Fields, Eda Halleck ..
Directed by: Paul Levis
Release date: 1978-01-01
50.

Murder at the Mardi Gras

1.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A bubble-brained Philadelphia waitress witnesses a murder during the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans and finds herself stalked by the killer.

Starring: Barbi Benton, James Borders, Didi Conn, David Dahlgren, Bill Daily, Louis Dezseran, David Wm Gray, David Groh, Gregg Henry, Wolfman Jack ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1978-05-10

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