Best Mystery Movies of 1978

1.

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1978 : Red Shift
2.

Red Shift

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Three men at three different times in history come to Mow Top hill in search of sanctuary from their troubles. A Roman soldier, a medieval rebel and a 1970s young man. Somehow they seem linked through an energy within the hill and an axe. Is history doomed to repeat itself or can loving another person free them?

Starring: Stephen Petcher, Lesley Dunlop, Bernard Gallagher, Stella Tanner, Ken Hutchison, James Hazeldine, Michael Elphick, Daragh O'Malley, Freddie Fletcher, Robert Brown ..
Directed by: John Mackenzie
Release date: 1978-01-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1978 : Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle
3.

Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle

2.8
5.3/10 IMDB

The boat Black Whale III sails into the Bermuda Triangle with the Marvin family aboard, intending to search for the remains of Atlantis. Along the way they discover a doll floating in the water, which Diana Marvin—the family's youngest daughter—takes as her own. Diana appears to become possessed by the doll, and starts saying that everyone will die, and telling people the order they will die in. She also locks the ship's cook in the freezer, who almost dies before he is freed. One night, the ship follows a Fresnel lens signaling an SOS even though nothing appears on the radar. They abandon the search after the signal identifies itself as a ship that was lost years ago.

Starring: Gregory Bayless, Joe Bernardoni, Fred Buch, Lou Colombo, Ray Crawford, John Dodson, Robert Garrison, James R. Geeting, Eric Henshaw ..
Directed by: Donald Brittain, Laurin Render
Release date: 1978-07-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1978 : A Child's Voice
4.

A Child's Voice

1.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A popular radio personality writes and broadcasts ghost stories over the air. He receives a strange call warning him not to finish his latest story, which is about a child who dies assisting in a magician's show.

Starring: T.P. McKenna, R.D. Smith, Stephen Brennan, June Tobin, Valentine Dyall ..
Directed by: Kieran Hickey
Release date: 1978-10-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1978 : Fiona on Fire
5.

Fiona on Fire

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Fiona, a rich, beautiful and successful model in New York City, is found shot to death, and her boyfriend becomes the prime suspect. The tough detective assigned to the case discovers that Fiona has kept a small book with information about all her friends and lovers.

Starring: Amber Hunt, Gloria Leonard, Marlene Willoughby, Jamie Gillis, Robert Kerman, Sam Dean, Crystal Sync ..
Directed by: Kenneth Schwartz
Release date: 1978-11-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1978 : Are You in the House Alone?
6.

Are You in the House Alone?

0.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number.

Starring: Kathleen Beller, Blythe Danner, Tony Bill, Dennis Quaid, Alan Fudge, Robin Mattson, Scott Colomby ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1978-09-20
7.

Foul Play

0.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Eugene Roche, Dudley Moore, Marilyn Sokol, Brian Dennehy, Marc Lawrence, Rachel Roberts, Frances Bay ..
Directed by: Colin Higgins
Release date: 1978-07-14
8.

Long Weekend

0.0
6.7/10 IMDB

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

Starring: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Roy Day, Michael Aitkens, Sue Kiss von Soly ..
Directed by: Colin Eggleston
Release date: 1978-10-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1978 : Absolution
9.

Absolution

0.0
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. Also starring Billy Connolly (in his first feature-film role), Dominic Guard ,Kes star Dai Bradley, and the inimitable Brian Glover, and written by the great Anthony Shaffer, Absolution is one of British cinema’s most underrated chillers, not least for a towering central performance by Burton.

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
10.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

0.0
7.4/10 IMDB

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?

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum, Art Hindle, Lelia Goldoni, Kevin McCarthy, Don Siegel, Tom Luddy ..
Directed by: Philip Kaufman
Release date: 1978-12-19

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