Best 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.

Dawn of the Dead

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Crawford, David Early, Richard France, Howard Smith, Daniel Dietrich, Fred Baker ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1978-09-02
3.

Halloween

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Michael Myers escaped from the Illinois State Mental Hospital after 15 years of treatment for the brutal murder of his sister and has returned to Haddonfield to relieve his crime. What follows is a reign of terror. He came home for Halloween and may return.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Nancy Kyes, Nick Castle, Tony Moran, Will Sandin, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards, Brian Andrews ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1978-10-24
4.

Midnight Express

6.2
7.6/10 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
5.

Eraserhead

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates, Judith Roberts, Laurel Near, T. Max Graham, Jennifer Chambers Lynch, Hal Landon Jr., Jean Lange ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1978-02-03
6.

Grease

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

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?

Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn, Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci, Kelly Ward, Jamie Donnelly, Dinah Manoff ..
Directed by: Randal Kleiser
Release date: 1978-07-07
7.

Superman

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1978-12-13
8.

Animal House

5.9
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Tom Hulce, Cesare Danova, Peter Riegert, Mary Louise Weller, Stephen Furst, James Widdoes ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1978-07-27
9.

The Last Waltz

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

Martin Scorsese's documentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and other rock legends.

Starring: Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1978-05-01
10.

Days of Heaven

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

In 1910, 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. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

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

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