Best Drama Movies of 1978

1.

The Deer Hunter

6.6
8.1/10 IMDB

A group of working-class friends decide 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.

Starring: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, George Dzundza, Rutanya Alda, Pierre Segui, Amy Wright, Richard Kuss ..
Directed by: Michael Cimino
Release date: 1978-03-09
2.

Midnight Express

6.1
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
3.

Days of Heaven

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

In 1916, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer.

Starring: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Linda Manz, Sam Shepard, Robert J. Wilke, Stuart Margolin, Timothy Scott, Jackie Shultis, Gene Bell, Doug Kershaw ..
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Release date: 1978-09-13
4.

Watership Down

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Michael Graham Cox, John Bennett, Ralph Richardson, Simon Cadell, Terence Rigby, Roy Kinnear, Richard O'Callaghan, Denholm Elliott ..
Directed by: Martin Rosen
Release date: 1978-10-14
5.

Interiors

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

When Eve, an interior designer, is deserted by her husband of many years, Arthur, the emotionally glacial relationships of the three grown-up daughters are laid bare. Twisted by jealousy, insecurity and resentment, Renata, a successful writer; Flyn, a woman crippled by indecision; and Joey, a budding actress; struggle to communicate for the sake of their shattered mother. But when their father unexpectedly falls for another woman, his decision to remarry sets in motion a terrible twist of fate…

Starring: Diane Keaton, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt, Richard Jordan, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Page, Maureen Stapleton, Sam Waterston, Missy Hope, Kerry Duffy ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1978-08-02
6.

Coming Home

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin, a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Robert Carradine, Robert Ginty, Mary Gregory, Kathleen Miller, Beeson Carroll, Willie Tyler ..
Directed by: Hal Ashby
Release date: 1978-02-15
7.

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
8.

Magic

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter, E.J. André, Jerry Houser, David Ogden Stiers, Lillian Randolph, Joe Lowry, Robert Hackman ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1978-11-08
9.

The Boys from Brazil

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen, Steve Guttenberg, Denholm Elliott, Rosemary Harris, John Dehner, John Rubinstein ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1978-10-05
Best Drama Movies of 1978 : Pretty Baby
10.

Pretty Baby

4.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Hattie, a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet. When Violet is brought on as a working girl by her mother's madam and Hattie skips town to get married, Violet quickly loses her innocence and focuses on reuniting with Bellocq. But a life with Bellocq is compromised for Violet after her mother returns to town.

Starring: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Frances Faye, Antonio Fargas, Matthew Anton, Diana Scarwid, Barbara Steele, Gerrit Graham, Don Hood ..
Directed by: Louis Malle
Release date: 1978-04-05
11.

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
12.

Coma

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A young female 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.

Starring: Geneviève Bujold, Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Ashley, Richard Widmark, Rip Torn, Lois Chiles, Hari Rhodes, Gary Barton, Frank Downing, Alan Haufrect ..
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Release date: 1978-01-06
13.

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
14.

The Lord of the Rings

4.7
6.2/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt, Simon Chandler, Dominic Guard, Norman Bird, Michael Graham Cox, Anthony Daniels, David Buck ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1978-11-15
15.

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
16.

Force 10 From Navarone

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

World War II, 1943. Mallory and Miller, the heroes who destroyed the guns of Navarone, are sent to Yugoslavia in search of a ghost from the past.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Barbara Bach, Edward Fox, Franco Nero, Carl Weathers, Richard Kiel, Alan Badel, Michael Byrne, Philip Latham ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1978-08-16
17.

Damien: Omen II

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Since the sudden and highly suspicious death of his parents, 12-year-old Damien has been in the charge of his wealthy aunt and uncle. Widely feared to be the Antichrist, Damien relentlessly plots to seize control of his uncle's business empire—and the world. Anyone attempting to unravel the secrets of Damien's sinister past or fiendish future meets with a swift and cruel demise.

Starring: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Robert Foxworth, Lance Henriksen, Elizabeth Shepherd, Nicholas Pryor, Lew Ayres, Sylvia Sidney, Lucas Donat ..
Directed by: Don Taylor, Mike Hodges
Release date: 1978-06-09
18.

Every Which Way but Loose

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Beverly D'Angelo, Geoffrey Lewis, Ruth Gordon, Walter Barnes, Bill McKinney, John Quade, Dan Vadis, Roy Jenson ..
Directed by: James Fargo
Release date: 1978-12-16
19.

Eyes of Laura Mars

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Laura Mars is a renowned New York City fashion photographer who features sensual and violent images in her controversial work. Suddenly, she gains the ability to see visions from a serial killer's perspective — and it happens to be her friends and associates that he is stalking.

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif, René Auberjonois, Raul Julia, Darlanne Fluegel, Michael Tucker, Frank Adonis, Lisa Taylor, Rose Gregorio ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1978-08-02
20.

Big Wednesday

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Three 1960s California surfers fool around, drift apart and reunite years later to ride epic waves.

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey, Patti D'Arbanville, Lee Purcell, Sam Melville, Reb Brown, Robert Englund, Joe Spinell, Hank Worden ..
Directed by: John Milius
Release date: 1978-05-26
Best Drama Movies of 1978 : Centennial
21.

Centennial

4.3
8.3/10 IMDB

The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Release date: 1978-10-01
22.

F.I.S.T.

4.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged connections with the Mob.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle, Melinda Dillon, David Huffman, Tony Lo Bianco, James Karen, Brian Dennehy, Frank McRae, Richard Herd ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1978-04-26
23.

The Buddy Holly Story

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.

Starring: Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis, William Jordan, Maria Richwine, Amy Johnston, Dick O'Neill, Fred Travalena, Neva Patterson ..
Directed by: Steve Rash
Release date: 1978-05-18
24.

Same Time, Next Year

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner and, although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year—in the same hotel room—and the years pass each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on.

Starring: Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar, Bernie Kuby ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1978-04-23
25.

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
26.

Killer of Sheep

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.

Starring: Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry, Jack Drummond ..
Directed by: Charles Burnett
Release date: 1978-11-14
27.

An Unmarried Woman

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Cliff Gorman, Patricia Quinn, Kelly Bishop, Novella Nelson, Raymond J. Barry, Lisa Lucas, Linda Miller ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1978-05-24
28.

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
Best Drama Movies of 1978 : Les Misérables
29.

Les Misérables

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.

Starring: Richard Jordan, Anthony Perkins, Caroline Langrishe, Ian Holm, Christopher Guard, Angela Pleasence, Claude Dauphin, Cyril Cusack, Celia Johnson, Joyce Redman ..
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Release date: 1978-12-27
30.

Despair

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Berlin, 1930, during the rise of Nazism. Hermann Hermann, a Russian emigrant and chocolate manufacturer, married to the capricious Lydia, loses his temper more and more every day when dealing with his workers and other businessmen; until he meets Felix, a vagrant, who seems to be physically identical to him; a disconcerting fact that leads Hermann Hermann to plot a particular way out of a fake world he actually hates.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Andréa Ferréol, Klaus Löwitsch, Volker Spengler, Peter Kern, Gottfried John, Alexander Allerson, Bernhard Wicki, Adrian Hoven, Hark Bohm ..
Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Release date: 1978-09-20
31.

Girlfriends

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A photographer and her best friend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone.

Starring: Melanie Mayron, Anita Skinner, Christopher Guest, Bob Balaban, Eli Wallach, Roderick Cook, Kenneth McMillan, Amy Wright, Kathryn Walker, Viveca Lindfors ..
Directed by: Claudia Weill
Release date: 1978-08-11
32.

Fedora

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

An ambitious Hollywood hustler becomes involved with a reclusive female star whom he tries to lure out of retirement.

Starring: William Holden, Marthe Keller, Hildegard Knef, José Ferrer, Frances Sternhagen, Mario Adorf, Stephen Collins, Henry Fonda, Michael York, Hans Járay ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1978-06-29
33.

An Enemy of the People

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A small forest town is trying to promote itself as a place for tourists to come enjoy the therapeutic hot springs and unspoiled nature. Dr. Stockmann, however, makes the inconvenient discovery that the nature around the village is not so unspoiled. In fact, the runoff from the local tanning mill has contaminated the water to a dangerous degree. The town fathers argue that cleaning up the mess would be far too expensive and the publicity would destroy the town's reputation, so therefore news of the pollution should be suppressed. Dr. Stockmann decides to fight to get the word out to the people, but receives as very mixed reaction.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Charles Durning, Bibi Andersson, Eric Christmas, Michael Cristofer, Richard Dysart, Michael Higgins, Richard Bradford, Ham Larsen, John Levin ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1978-03-17
Best Drama Movies of 1978 : A Wedding
34.

A Wedding

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the ageing priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather over-zealously, and Dino's grandma expires in bed just as the reception starts. Could be quite an occasion.

Starring: Carol Burnett, Desi Arnaz Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Howard Duff, Mia Farrow, Vittorio Gassman, Lillian Gish, Nina van Pallandt, John Cromwell, Paul Dooley ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1978-08-29
Best Drama Movies of 1978 : Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg Castle
35.

Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg Castle

3.5
8.7/10 IMDB

TANNHÄUSER UND DER SÄNGERKRIEG AUF WARTBURG is a grand opera by Richard Wagner in three acts. After experiencing boundless sensuality and freedom with the fun-loving Venus (soprano), the singer Tannhäuser (Tenor) finds it impossible to conform to the cultured setting of his betrothed Elizabeth (soprano), who loves him. During a singing contest, Tannhäuser describes the affair with Venus as the ultimate love experience and because of that, he is cast out from the established society. Thanks to Elizabeth's intervention, he is allowed to undertake a pilgrimage to the Pope to ask for the Holy Father's pardon. If the Pope accepts to forgive him, he would be allowed to take back his place in society. Tannhäuser accepts. But fate will not allow him to meet with his beloved Elizabeth again in this life. This is a recording of the legendary staging by Götz Friedrich for the 1978 Bayreuth Festival conducted by Sir Colin Davis.

Starring: Gwyneth Jones, Spas Wenkoff, Bernd Weikl, Hermann Hans Sotin, Robert Schunk, Franz Mazura, John Pickering, Heinz Feldhoff, Klaus Brettschneider, Irene Hammann ..
Directed by: Thomas Olofsson
Release date: 1978-07-10
36.

Fingers

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A wanna-be concert pianist spends his days making a living by collecting debts for his Mafioso father, a lifestyle that could eventually ruin his dreams of a musical career.

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tisa Farrow, Jim Brown, Michael V. Gazzo, Marian Seldes, Tanya Roberts, Danny Aiello, Ed Marinaro, Tony Sirico, Carole Francis ..
Directed by: James Toback
Release date: 1978-03-02
37.

Gray Lady Down

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.

Starring: Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Stephen McHattie, Ronny Cox, Dorian Harewood, Rosemary Forsyth, Hilly Hicks, Charles Cioffi ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1978-03-10
Best Drama Movies of 1978 : Ice Castles
38.

Ice Castles

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

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 the world — and herself — that she still has the potential to realize her dreams.

Starring: Robby Benson, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Colleen Dewhurst, Tom Skerritt, Jennifer Warren, David Huffman, Diane Reilly, Craig T. McCullen, Kelsey Ufford, Leonard Lilyholm ..
Directed by: Donald Wrye
Release date: 1978-12-31
39.

Suddenly, Love

3.5
7.4/10 IMDB

Despite their different backgrounds working class Regina Malloy and wealthy Jack Graham fall in love leading to marriage and the birth of a son. All is bliss until tragedy strikes.

Starring: Cindy Williams, Paul Shenar, Eileen Heckart, Joan Bennett, Scott Brady, Lew Ayres, Kurt Kasznar, Kristine DeBell, Hayden Rorke, Lulu Baxter ..
Directed by: Stuart Margolin
Release date: 1978-12-04
Best Drama Movies of 1978 : American Hot Wax
40.

American Hot Wax

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950s. Freed was a source of great controversy: criticized by conservatives for corrupting youth with the "devil's music"; hated by racists for promoting African American music for white consumption; persecuted by law enforcement officials and finally brought down by the "payola" scandals.

Starring: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman, Chuck Berry, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Moosie Drier, Carl Weaver ..
Directed by: Floyd Mutrux
Release date: 1978-03-17
Best Drama Movies of 1978 : Absolution
41.

Absolution

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

At a Catholic boys' school, domineering disciplinarian Father Goddard rules over his pupils with an iron hand. When one of his teenage charges confesses to murder, the dogmatic but deeply repressed Goddard finds his faith challenged and his life spiralling dangerously out of control.

Starring: Richard Burton, Dominic Guard, Billy Connolly, Andrew Keir, Willoughby Gray, Preston Lockwood, James Ottaway, Brook Williams, Robin Soans, Trevor Martin ..
Directed by: Anthony Page
Release date: 1978-06-05
Best Drama Movies of 1978 : Romeo & Juliet
42.

Romeo & Juliet

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows doth with their death bury their parents' strife.

Starring: John Gielgud, Alan Rickman, Patrick Ryecart, Rebecca Saire, Celia Johnson, Michael Hordern, Joseph O'Conor, Laurence Naismith, Anthony Andrews, Jacqueline Hill ..
Directed by: Alvin Rakoff
Release date: 1978-12-03
43.

FM

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play; running the station the way they want to, it has made them a ratings success.

Starring: Martin Mull, Cleavon Little, Norman Lloyd, Eileen Brennan, Michael Brandon, James Keach, Cassie Yates, Alex Karras, Don Dolan, Alex Karras ..
Directed by: John A. Alonzo
Release date: 1978-04-20
44.

International Velvet

3.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Hopkins, Nanette Newman, Peter Barkworth, Dinsdale Landen, Sarah Bullen, Jeffrey Byron, Richard Warwick, Daniel Abineri ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1978-07-19
45.

Go Tell the Spartans

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these advisers and their South Vietnamese counterparts defend the village of Muc Wa against multiple attacks by Viet-Cong guerrillas.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Marc Singer, Joe Unger, David Clennon, Evan C. Kim, John Megna, Hilly Hicks, Dolph Sweet, Clyde Kusatsu ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1978-07-12
Best Drama Movies of 1978 : The Lost Boys
46.

The Lost Boys

3.4
8.1/10 IMDB

The story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the Llewelyn-Davies family. Barrie writes PETER PAN for the five boys, and later adopts George, Jack, Peter, Michael, and Nicholas.

Starring: Ian Holm, Anna Cropper, William Hootkins, Maureen O'Brien, Ann Bell, Tim Pigott-Smith, Christopher Blake ..
Directed by: Rodney Bennett
Release date: 1978-10-11
Best Drama Movies of 1978 : The Troupe
47.

The Troupe

3.4
7.2/10 IMDB

The movie, set in the Israeli 1969 War of Attrition, tells the story of a prestigious military band, and the tensions and ego crises new band members cause when joining the band. Will the band survive?

Starring: Gidi Gov, Liron Nir-Gad, Meir Swissa, Sassi Keshet, Doval'e Glickman, Gali Atari, Gilat Ankori, Tuvia Tzafir ..
Directed by: Avi Nesher
Release date: 1978-04-08
48.

The Shout

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Bored while officiating a cricket match at a psychiatric hospital, Crossley tells Graves (a visitor) the tale of a mysterious stranger (also named Crossley) who invades the lives and house of a local musician and his wife. The stranger claims knowledge of real magic, which he uses to displace his host and dominate his wife. The musician must find a way to combat Crossley and his seemingly implacable powers. Graves doubts Crossley's claim that the story is true, and begins to believe that Crossley is actually one of the patients.

Starring: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt, Robert Stephens, Tim Curry, Julian Hough, Carol Drinkwater, John Rees, Jim Broadbent, Susan Wooldridge ..
Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski
Release date: 1978-06-16
49.

A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Legendary ballplayer and humanitarian Lou Gehrig and his relationship with his stalwart wife, Eleanor are portrayed in this film that focuses on the Hall of Famer's life off the baseball field. Featuring unflinching looks at the Gehrig's relationship, as well as Lou's feud with Babe Ruth. This film is for anyone interested in baseball. [imdb]

Starring: Blythe Danner, Edward Herrmann, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ramon Bieri, Jane Wyatt, Patricia Neal, Georgia Engel, Michael Lerner, David Ogden Stiers, Valerie Curtin ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1978-01-15
Best Drama Movies of 1978 : Richard II
50.

Richard II

3.3
8.0/10 IMDB

Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a weak and ineffective king - wasteful in his spending habits, unwise in his choise of chansellors, and detached from his country and its people. When he seizes the land of his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, both the commoners and the barons decide that their king has gone too far...

Starring: Derek Jacobi, Jon Finch, John Gielgud, Charles Gray, Wendy Hiller, Mary Morris, David Swift, Clifford Rose, Charles Keating, Richard Owens ..
Directed by: David Giles
Release date: 1978-12-10

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