Best Mystery Movies of 1979

1.

...And Justice for All

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is forced to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial under the threat of being disbarred.

Starring: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Christine Lahti, Lee Strasberg, Jeffrey Tambor, Sam Levene, Robert Christian, Thomas G. Waites, Larry Bryggman ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1979-10-19
2.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

5.3
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
3.

Salem's Lot

4.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.

Release date: 1979-11-17
4.

When a Stranger Calls

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

Starring: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Colleen Dewhurst, Tony Beckley, Rutanya Alda, Carmen Argenziano, Kirsten Larkin, Ron O'Neal, Heetu, Rachel Roberts ..
Directed by: Fred Walton
Release date: 1979-10-26
5.

The In-Laws

3.9
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
6.

Tourist Trap

3.8
6.2/10 IMDB

After their car breaks down, a group of young travelers find themselves stranded at a roadside museum run by the mysterious Mr. Slausen and populated by his collection of supernatural mannequins.

Starring: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood, Tanya Roberts, Dawn Jeffory, Keith McDermott, Shailar Coby, Arlecchino, Victoria Richart ..
Directed by: David Schmoeller
Release date: 1979-03-16
7.

Murder by Decree

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London's East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned psychic, Robert Lees, Holmes finds that the murders may have its roots in a Royal indiscretion and that a cover-up is being managed by politicians at the highest level, all of whom happen to be Masons.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, John Gielgud, Donald Sutherland, Geneviève Bujold, Susan Clark, Anthony Quayle, Frank Finlay ..
Directed by: Bob Clark
Release date: 1979-02-01
8.

Long Weekend

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

When a suburban couple goes 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, Colin Eggleston ..
Directed by: Colin Eggleston
Release date: 1979-03-29
9.

Agatha

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

England, 1926. An American journalist looks for mystery writer Agatha Christie when she suddenly disappears without explanation, leaving no trace.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Helen Morse, Celia Gregory, Paul Brooke, Carolyn Pickles, Timothy West, Tony Britton, Alan Badel ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1979-02-09
10.

The Lady Vanishes

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 classic. On the eve of the Second World War, a train carrying an assortment of passengers, pulls out of a small town in Bavaria. When one of the passengers, a kindly old lady, mysteriously disappears the other passengers are led into confrontation with the Nazis and a desperate race for freedom.

Starring: Cybill Shepherd, Elliott Gould, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom, Arthur Lowe, Ian Carmichael, Gerald Harper, Jenny Runacre, Jean Anderson, Madlena Nedeva ..
Directed by: Anthony Page
Release date: 1979-04-30

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