1979 August Movies

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Apocalypse Now

  • 99%
  • R
  • 153 min
  • Drama

Based on Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness, this is a controversial addition to the multitude of Vietnam war movies in existence. We follow Captain Willard on his mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe. Notes taken by Coppola's wife have recently been used to create "Hearts Of Darkness" - a fascinating and revealing account of the making of this movie.

Life of Brian (1979)

Life of Brian

    • NONE
    • 94 min
    • Comedy

    Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood's depiction of all things biblical with their second film. The setting is Judea 33 A.D, a time of poverty and chaos, with no shortage of messiahs, followers willing to believe in them, and exasperated Romans trying to impose some order. At the centre of it all is Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman), a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd and truly hilarious circumstances...

    More American Graffiti (1979)

    More American Graffiti

    • 22%
    • PG
    • 110 min
    • Comedy

    The sights and sounds of the '60s. There were bittersweet times. There were funny times. And it was all unforgettable.

    The Concorde: Airport '79 (1979)

    The Concorde: Airport '79

      • PG
      • 123 min
      • Action

      This film is the last of the 'Airport' genre which stars George Kennedy again in his aviation-disaster struck role as Joe Patroni who has to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps!

      Zombie (1979)


        • R
        • 91 min
        • Horror

        A young woman wants to search for her father who is missing since he made an expidition to the antilles. She starts the search together with her friends and a reporter. They arrive at an island where they get confronted with zombies. The zombies long eagerly for human flesh. In spite of desperate defence the situation becomes hopeless. More and more undead corpses crawl up and walk arround looking for flesh...

        North Dallas Forty (1979)

        North Dallas Forty

        • 87%
        • R
        • 119 min
        • Comedy

        A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.

        Time After Time (1979)

        Time After Time

        • 86%
        • PG
        • 112 min
        • Adventure

        The Wildest Chase Of The Century! London 1893 is home to a killer with a macabre nickname... and also to a visionary genius who would write The Time Machine. But what if H.G. Wells' invention wasn't fiction? And what if Jack the Ripper escaped capture fleeing his own time to take refuge in ours - with Wells himself in pursuit?

        Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

        Rock 'n' Roll High School

        • 79%
        • PG
        • 93 min
        • Comedy

        A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

        La luna (1979)

        La luna

          • R
          • 142 min
          • Drama

          While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.

          Doing Time (1979)

          Doing Time

            • PG-13
            • 93 min
            • Comedy

            Times are hard for habitual guest of Her Majesty Norman Stanley Fletcher. The new prison officer, Beale, makes MacKay look soft and what's more, an escape plan is hatching from the cell of prison godfather Grouty and Fletcher wants no part of it. The breakout is set for the day of a morale-raising football match between a 'celebrity' football team and the inmates of Slade. Everything is going to plan until Godber is injured on the goal post. In the ensuing confusion, Fletcher finds himself on...

            Galaxy Express 999 (1979)

            Galaxy Express 999

              • PG
              • 128 min
              • Animation

              Tetsuro Hoshino, orphaned by the Cyborgs, lives in a slum in the shadow of their megapolis. He steals a pass for Galaxy Express 999, and is saved by a mysterious woman called Maitre, a living image of his mother who had been killed by the Cyborgs. Wearing a special pendant, he sets out for Andromeda where he can obtain eternal life and avenge his parents' death. On his odyssey, he meets a gallery of fantastic characters that help him exterminate the evil Star of Andromeda which had been...

              Hot Stuff (1979)

              Hot Stuff

                • PG
                • 91 min
                • Comedy

                When a police department's burglary task force is facing the possibility of being shut down because of their low conviction rate decides to try a new approach to apprehending their targets. They take over a pawn shop where thieves go to unload their merchandise. They record them as they bring stuff in and get them to tell them where they got it. Eventually they're threatened by the mob.

                In Search of Historic Jesus (1979)

                In Search of Historic Jesus

                  • 91 min
                  • Documentary

                  Re-created Biblical tableaux mixed with interviews.

                  Jaguar Lives! (1979)

                  Jaguar Lives!

                    • 90 min
                    • Action

                    The world's newest kung fu legend, Joe Lewis, takes on evil gangsters and saves the world.

                    My Brilliant Career (1979)

                    My Brilliant Career

                    • 100%
                    • G
                    • 100 min
                    • Biography

                    The heroine, Sybylla (Davis), a headstrong girl growing up in early 20th century Australia, has the opportunity of marriage to a wealthy young man (Harry played by Niel) whom she loves, but rejects it in order to maintain her independence, preferring to take a job as governess/housekeeper to the family of an illiterate neighbor to whom her father owes money. Written by Anonymous

                    The Odd Couple (1979)

                    The Odd Couple

                      • Unrated
                      • 97 min
                      • Action

                      Hailed as possibly the greatest classical weapons movie ever made and starring world-renowned martial arts master, director and action-choreographer, Sammo Hung. This film showcases some of the most spectacular and intricate weapons duels ever committed to film. Sammo Hung and Lau Kar Wing play dual roles as both masters and students of the sword and spear styles of kung fu. Comic mayhem ensues when the students get kidnapped and the masters must rescue them.

                      The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)

                      The Prisoner of Zenda

                        • PG
                        • 108 min
                        • Adventure

                        Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London cabby. Throw in two(!) lovely blondes, treachery, and a battle for life and honour, and enjoy life at its zaniest.

                        Tora-san, the Matchmaker (1979)

                        Tora-san, the Matchmaker

                          • Unrated
                          • 107 min
                          • Comedy

                          Tora-san helps out a runaway bride.

                          Uno sceriffo extraterrestre... poco extra e molto terrestre (1979)

                          Uno sceriffo extraterrestre... poco extra e molto terrestre

                            • 89 min
                            • Action

                            A young humanoid alien who gets stranded on earth hooks up with a grizzled old sheriff in a western town and tries to help him solve a tough case, but the sheriff doesn't want any help from a "kid."

                            Womanlight (1979)


                              • Unrated
                              • 98 min
                              • Documentary

                              Reciprocal consolation. The background of two middle-aged people (Michel and Lydia) is gradually unfolded. Michel's wife is incurably ill. They had agreed that she would take her life on this day. All telephone cables were cut and Michel should leave France for months. But he goes forth and back between the airport and his home street. Once when opening the door of a taxi he destroys Lydia's shopping carrier. They sit down in a café while he writes her a check. During this...