Best Thriller Movies of 1979

1.

The Warriors

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail.

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, Dorsey Wright, David Harris, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Brian Tyler, Steve James, Tom McKitterick, Marcelino Sanchez ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1979-02-09
2.

Escape from Alcatraz

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1960. Frank Lee Morris is transferred to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison located on a rocky island. Although no one has ever managed to escape from there, Frank and other inmates begin to carefully prepare an escape plan.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau, Fred Ward, Paul Benjamin, Larry Hankin, Bruce M. Fischer, Frank Ronzio, Fred Stuthman ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1979-01-25
3.

Mad Max

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face ofa police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max Rockatansky. And when the bikers brutalize Max's best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for – revenge!

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward, Lisa Aldenhoven, David Bracks, Bertrand Cadart, David Cameron ..
Directed by: George Miller
Release date: 1979-04-12
4.

The China Syndrome

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicize the incident, but soon finds herself entangled in a sinister conspiracy to keep the full impact of the incident a secret.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady, James Hampton, Peter Donat, Wilford Brimley, Richard Herd, Daniel Valdez, Stan Bohrman ..
Directed by: James Bridges
Release date: 1979-03-16
5.

...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
6.

Moonraker

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

After Drax Industries' Moonraker space shuttle is hijacked, secret agent James Bond is assigned to investigate, traveling to California to meet the company's owner, the mysterious Hugo Drax. With the help of scientist Dr. Holly Goodhead, Bond soon uncovers Drax's nefarious plans for humanity, all the while fending off an old nemesis, Jaws, and venturing to Venice, Rio, the Amazon...and even outer space.

Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Corinne Cléry, Richard Kiel, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Toshirô Suga ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1979-06-26
7.

Time After Time

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Writer H. G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to modern day San Francisco after the infamous serial killer steals his time machine to escape the 19th century.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, Mary Steenburgen, Charles Cioffi, Kent Williams, Andonia Katsaros, Patti D'Arbanville, James Garrett, Keith McConnell, Leo Lewis ..
Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
Release date: 1979-08-31
8.

Hardcore

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in search for his runaway teenage daughter who’s making porno films in the pits of Los Angeles.

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent, Leonard Gaines, Dave Nichols, Gary Graham, Larry Block, Marc Alaimo, Leslie Ackerman ..
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Release date: 1979-02-09
9.

Salem's Lot

4.7
6.7/10 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
10.

When a Stranger Calls

4.5
6.4/10 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
11.

Tourist Trap

4.4
6.1/10 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
12.

Long Weekend

4.0
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
13.

Murder by Decree

3.5
6.8/10 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, Chris Wiggins ..
Directed by: Bob Clark
Release date: 1979-02-01
14.

Agatha

3.5
6.2/10 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
15.

The Plumber

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

At first simply grating, the presence of a hard-edged, macho plumber who damages more than he repairs and returns day after day soon turns menacing for the intellectual wife of a distracted doctor.

Starring: Ivar Kants, Judy Morris, Robert Coleby, Candy Raymond, Henri Szeps, Yomi Abioudan, Beverley Roberts, Bruce Rosen, Daphne Grey, Meme Thorne ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1979-06-08
16.

Meteor

3.3
5.0/10 IMDB

After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon satellite "Hercules" but discovers soon that it doesn't have enough fire power. Their only chance to save the world is to join forces with the USSR who have also launched such an illegal satellite. But will both governments agree?

Starring: Sean Connery, Karl Malden, Henry Fonda, Brian Keith, Natalie Wood, Trevor Howard, Martin Landau, Richard Dysart, Joseph Campanella, Bo Brundin ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1979-10-19
17.

S.O.S. Titanic

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.

Starring: David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Susan Saint James, David Warner, Ian Holm, Helen Mirren, Harry Andrews, Warren Clarke, Maurice Roëves, Ian Abercrombie ..
Directed by: William Hale
Release date: 1979-09-23
18.

The Lady in Red

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A farm girl's life turns upside down after being in the wrong place at the wrong time. She moves to Chicago and becomes trapped in a vicious cycle of prostitution and crime.

Starring: Pamela Sue Martin, Robert Conrad, Louise Fletcher, Robert Hogan, Laurie Heineman, Glenn Withrow, Christopher Lloyd, Dick Miller, Nancy Parsons, Alan Vint ..
Directed by: Lewis Teague
Release date: 1979-07-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1979 : Murder by Natural Causes
19.

Murder by Natural Causes

3.2
7.6/10 IMDB

Allison, the unfaithful wife of a famous mentalist with a heart problem, together with her lover tries to kill him by scaring him to death, but the whole thing goes downhill when it turns out that he knew about it all along.

Starring: Hal Holbrook, Katharine Ross, Richard Anderson, Barry Bostwick, Bill Fiore, Phil Leeds, Eve McVeagh, Jeff Donnell, Victoria Carroll, Judith Marie-Bergan ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1979-02-17
20.

The Lady Vanishes

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

On the eve of World War II, zany heiress Amanda Kelly travels by train to Switzerland. While passing through Germany, she meets a sweet elderly lady, who suddenly vanishes. Distraught, she questions her fellow passengers who claim that the woman was never there. Unsure if it's all in her mind or if there's a more sinister plot afoot, Amanda teams up with photographer Robert Condon to discover the truth.

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
21.

The Evictors

3.2
5.4/10 IMDB

In the 1940s, a young couple moves into a remote house near a small town in Louisiana. The house has a history of violence that seems to be repeating itself…

Starring: Vic Morrow, Michael Parks, Jessica Harper, Sue Ane Langdon, Dennis Fimple, Bill Thurman, Jimmy Clem, Harry Thomasson, John H. Meyer, Foster Litton ..
Directed by: Charles B. Pierce
Release date: 1979-04-17
22.

Winter Kills

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father's attempts to control his actions, Nick follows the clues that have been handed to him. As he progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to discern the real trails from the dead ends, and increasingly dangerous as unknown parties try to stop Nick from uncovering the truth.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Sterling Hayden, Dorothy Malone, Tomas Milian, Belinda Bauer, Ralph Meeker, Toshir? Mifune ..
Directed by: William Richert
Release date: 1979-05-11
23.

The Human Factor

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

A low-ranking Secret Service agent is conned into supplying information to Eastern Bloc countries. Although he is not a suspect due to his unimportant position, when his office partner is hauled in as a suspect he realises he has got himself into very deep water.

Starring: Nicol Williamson, Richard Attenborough, Derek Jacobi, John Gielgud, Iman, Joop Doderer, Robert Morley, Ann Todd, Anthony Woodruff, Keith Marsh ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1979-12-18
24.

Last Embrace

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Secret agent Harry Hannan suffers a mental breakdown when a botched mission in Mexico results in the death of his wife. He is sent to a mental asylum, after which he eventually returns to work. But, once again, he begins to doubt his sanity when he receives a bizarre death threat written in Hebrew. Not knowing which of his colleagues wants to kill him, Hannan teams up with pretty young college student Ellie Fabian to attempt to unravel the mystery.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, John Glover, Sam Levene, Charles Napier, Christopher Walken, Jacqueline Brookes, David Margulies, Andrew Duncan, Marcia Rodd ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1979-05-04
25.

The Dumb Waiter

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

A woman on her way home notices a car following her.

Starring: Geraldine James, John White, David Casey, Hilary Gasson, John White ..
Directed by: Robert Bierman
Release date: 1979-08-01
26.

Thirst

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.

Starring: Chantal Contouri, Max Phipps, David Hemmings, Henry Silva, Shirley Cameron, Robert Thompson, Rod Mullinar, Rosie Sturgess, Walter Pym, Amanda Muggleton ..
Directed by: Rod Hardy
Release date: 1979-09-28
27.

Silent Scream

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs. Engels prefers to stay in her room in the attic, but her son Mason helps the students get settled. Soon one of the students is killed. The policemen on the case begin uncovering the Engels family secret as the remaining students become endangered

Starring: Rebecca Balding, Barbara Steele, Yvonne De Carlo, Avery Schreiber, Steve Doubet, Brad Rearden, Juli Andelman, John Widelock, Cameron Mitchell, Tina Tyler ..
Directed by: Denny Harris
Release date: 1979-11-23
28.

Bear Island

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

A group of people converge on a barren Arctic island. They have their reasons for being there but when a series of mysterious accidents and murders take place, a whole lot of darker motives become apparent. Could the fortune in buried Nazi gold be the key to the mystery? Donald Sutherland and Vanessa Redgrave investigate

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Barbara Parkins, Lloyd Bridges, Lawrence Dane, Patricia Collins, Michael J. Reynolds, Nicholas Cortland ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1979-12-05
29.

The Concorde... Airport '79

3.0
4.4/10 IMDB

Aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni must contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps.

Starring: Alain Delon, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, Sylvia Kristel, George Kennedy, Eddie Albert, Bibi Andersson, Charo, John Davidson, Andrea Marcovicci ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1979-08-17
Best Thriller Movies of 1979 : Charlie Muffin
30.

Charlie Muffin

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Charlie Muffin, top British Intelligence operative, has just broken up a major Soviet spy network in England. However, a new Director with new ideas takes over and wants Charlie out. But then a high-ranking Soviet spy-master hints that he wants to defect, and both British Intelligence and the CIA want him and will do anything to get him. Charlie may be the only man who can bring the defection off successfully, but is the whole thing an elaborate set-up? And when your so-called allies are stabbing each other and you in the back to get this prize, whom can Charlie trust on either side?

Starring: David Hemmings, Jennie Linden, Sam Wanamaker, Ralph Richardson, Ian Richardson, Pinkas Braun, Shane Rimmer, Clive Revill, Donald Churchill, Christopher Godwin ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1979-12-11
31.

Cuba

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

Starring: Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Hector Elizondo, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam, Denholm Elliott, Danny De La Paz, Lonette McKee, Alejandro Rey ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1979-12-21
32.

Dominique

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

The wife of a greedy man comes back to haunt him after he scares her to death.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Jean Simmons, Jenny Agutter, Simon Ward, Ron Moody, Flora Robson, David Tomlinson, Judy Geeson, Michael Jayston ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1979-01-01
33.

Stranger in Our House

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

A well-to-do family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. While the rest of the family and those around them are completely charmed by Julia, teenaged daughter Rachel comes to suspect that her cousin has an ulterior agenda – one that possibly includes witchcraft.

Starring: Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate, Fran Drescher, Jeff McCracken, Jeff East, Carol Lawrence, Macdonald Carey, James Jarnigan, Kerry Arquette ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1979-08-16
34.

A Force of One

2.8
5.1/10 IMDB

Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Jennifer O'Neill, Clu Gulager, Ron O'Neal, Bill Wallace, Eric Laneuville, James Whitmore Jr., Clint Ritchie, Pepe Serna, Raymond Vitte ..
Directed by: Paul Aaron
Release date: 1979-06-01
35.

Radio On

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Set in 1970s Britain, a man drives from London to Bristol to investigate his brother's death. The purpose of his trip is offset by his encounters with a series of odd people.

Starring: David Beames, Lisa Kreuzer, Sandy Ratcliff, Andrew Byatt, Sue Jones-Davies, Sting, Sabina Michael, Katja Kersten, Paul Hollywood, Sally Watkins ..
Directed by: Chris Petit
Release date: 1979-11-30
36.

Natural Enemies

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A man plots to kill his wife and children, seeking advice by disguising his plan as a fictional story for his business.

Starring: Hal Holbrook, Louise Fletcher, Peter Armstrong, Elizabeth Berridge, Steve Austin, José Ferrer, Viveca Lindfors, Alisha Fontaine, Steve Austin, Jim Pappas ..
Directed by: Jeff Kanew
Release date: 1979-11-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1979 : Search and Destroy
37.

Search and Destroy

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

The hunter becomes the prey as a Vietnam veteran (Perry King) tries to ferret out the real culprit after being tagged as the prime suspect in the murders of his former Army pals.

Starring: Perry King, Don Stroud, Tisa Farrow, George Kennedy, Tony Sheer, Phil Aikin, Rummy Bishop, Daniel Buccos, Rob Garrison, John Kerr ..
Directed by: William Fruet
Release date: 1979-07-05
Best Thriller Movies of 1979 : Rich Kids
38.

Rich Kids

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings

Starring: Trini Alvarado, Jeremy Levy, John Lithgow, David Selby, Roberta Maxwell, Paul Dooley, Olympia Dukakis, Jill Eikenberry, Patti Hansen, Terry Kiser ..
Directed by: Robert M. Young
Release date: 1979-08-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1979 : Casting the Runes
39.

Casting the Runes

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Like NIGHT OF THE DEMON, this adaptation is based only very loosely on the original ghost story by M.R. James. However, it does feature eerie scenic views and is directed by Lawrence 'Ghost Story for Christmas' Gordon Clark.

Starring: Iain Cuthbertson, Jan Francis, Bernard Gallagher, Joanna Dunham, Edward Petherbridge, Christopher Good, Patricia Shakesby, David Calder, Jane Lowe, Alan Downer ..
Directed by: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Release date: 1979-04-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1979 : Tales of the Unexpected: Edward the Conqueror
40.

Tales of the Unexpected: Edward the Conqueror

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Elderly marrieds Edward and Louisa discover a stray cat in their garden. It reacts so positively to Louisa's classical piano playing that she is convinced the cat is the reincarnation of Franz Liszt. Edward grows tired of her obsession and decides to get rid of the cat.

Starring: Roald Dahl, Wendy Hiller, Joseph Cotten, Phil Brown ..
Directed by: Rodney Bennett
Release date: 1979-05-05
Best Thriller Movies of 1979 : The Hard Way
41.

The Hard Way

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

John Connor is a soon-to-retire hitman that agrees to take on one last job. After years plying his deadly trade, he has finally had enough. Seeking to retire to Dublin and maybe salvage his dying marriage, Connor wants to leave the lonely world of the marksman behind him and melt into the background. Unfortunately, his handler O'Neal is reluctant to let him go, and, after much coertion, manages to talk him into accepting one final job.

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Lee Van Cleef, Edna O'Brien, Donal McCann, Ronan Wilmot, Kevin Flood, Joe Lynch, Derek Lord, Michael Muldoon, John Cowley ..
Directed by: Michael Dryhurst
Release date: 1979-06-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1979 : Hanging by a Thread
42.

Hanging by a Thread

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A group of old friends on an outing re-live various traumas and tragedies via flashback whilst trapped high above a ravine in a disabled cable-car.

Starring: Sam Groom, Patty Duke, Joyce Bulifant, Oliver Clark, Bert Convy, Burr DeBenning, Peter Donat, Donna Mills, Cameron Mitchell, Roger Perry ..
Directed by: Georg Fenady
Release date: 1979-05-08
Best Thriller Movies of 1979 : She's Dressed to Kill
43.

She's Dressed to Kill

2.6
5.4/10 IMDB

A fashion designer gives a private showing at her mansion over a weekend, but someone starts killing off the models.

Starring: John Rubinstein, Jessica Walter, Connie Sellecca, Jim McMullan, Clive Revill, Gretchen Corbett, Barbara Cason, Cathie Shirriff, Corinne Calvet, Eleanor Parker ..
Directed by: Gus Trikonis
Release date: 1979-12-10
44.

Snapshot

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

A young hairdresser enters into the modeling world while fearing retaliation from her puritanical mother and stalker ex-boyfriend.

Starring: Chantal Contouri, Robert Bruning, Sigrid Thornton, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Denise Drysdale, Vincent Gil, Jon Sidney, Jacqui Gordon, Julia Blake, Christine Amor ..
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 1979-06-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1979 : The Death of Ocean View Park
45.

The Death of Ocean View Park

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

A group of celebrants find themselves trapped in an amusement park that is being torn apart by a hurricane during a Fourth of July holiday. The real Ocean View Park in Norfolk, Virginia, scheduled for demolition by the city, actually was blown up and burned down during the filming.

Starring: Mike Connors, Diana Canova, Perry Lang, Caroline McWilliams, James Stephens, Mare Winningham, Martin Landau ..
Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer
Release date: 1979-10-19
46.

Stone Cold Dead

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

Sergeant Boyd's police search to find a sniper who has been shooting hookers.

Starring: Richard Crenna, Paul Williams, Belinda Montgomery, Chuck Shamata, Alberta Watson, Andrée Cousineau, Monique Mercure, George Chuvalo, Jennifer Dale, Frank Moore ..
Directed by: George Mendeluk
Release date: 1979-09-14
Best Thriller Movies of 1979 : Erótica
47.

Erótica

2.5
5.1/10 IMDB

Two men commit a robbery. One is caught but the other escapes. He ends his escape on a lonely and deserted beach where he meets a beautiful woman named Erótica. They start a passionate love affair that is interrupted when the other con man escapes from prison and joins them. A sexual/sentimental love triangle begins leading to a violent confrontation between the two men.

Starring: Jorge Rivero, Rebeca Silva, Jaime Moreno, Emilio Fernández, Elizabeth Dupeyrón, René Barrera ..
Directed by: Emilio Fernández
Release date: 1979-08-23
Best Thriller Movies of 1979 : Sanctuary of Fear
48.

Sanctuary of Fear

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

A Manhattan priest with a penchant for solving crimes goes to the aid of a young actress. She is becoming enmeshed in a series of bizarre incidents she can't explain, and her complaints to the police have gone ignored.

Starring: Barnard Hughes, Michael McGuire, George Hearn, Robert Schenkkan, David Rasche, Fred Gwynne, Elizabeth Wilson, Kay Lenz, Peter Maloney, Saul Rubinek ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1979-04-23
49.

Avalanche Express

2.5
4.9/10 IMDB

CIA agent Harry Wargrave is sent to aid Gen. Marenkov, a senior Russian official, who is defecting to the west. Wargrave decides they should travel to safety on a train across Europe, the "Atlantic Express". During the journey, they must survive attacks by terrorists and an avalanche, all planned by Russian spy-catcher Nikolai Bunin.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Linda Evans, Joe Namath, Horst Buchholz, Maximilian Schell, Mike Connors, Arthur Brauss, David Hess, Sylva Langová ..
Directed by: Mark Robson, Monte Hellman
Release date: 1979-09-27
50.

Bloodline

2.5
4.6/10 IMDB

When her father is murdered, Elizabeth Roffe, a pharmaceutical company heiress, becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set. The investigation leads to one of Elizabeth's family members to be the culprit.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, Ben Gazzara, Ben Gazzara, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, James Mason ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1979-06-29

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