1979 December Movies

All That Jazz (1979)

All That Jazz

  • 87%
  • R
  • 123 min
  • Drama

Bob Fosse's semi-autobiographical film celebrates show business stripped of glitz or giddy illusions. Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theatre. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him--his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

  • 42%
  • G
  • 132 min
  • Adventure

An alien phenomenon of unprecedented size and power is approaching Earth, destroying everything in its path. The only starship in range is the U.S.S. Enterprise--still in drydock after a major overhaul. As Captain Decker readies his ship and his crew to face this menace, the legendary Admiral James T. Kirk arrives with orders to take command of the Enterprise and intercept the intruder. But it has been three years since Kirk last commanded the Enterprise on its historic five year mission...is...

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Kramer vs. Kramer

  • 86%
  • PG
  • 105 min
  • Drama

Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy. When he has learned to adjust his life to these new responsibilities, Joanna resurfaces and wants Billy back. Ted however refuses to give him up, so they go to court to fight for the custody of their son.

The Jerk (1979)

The Jerk

  • 84%
  • R
  • 94 min
  • Comedy

Navin is an idiot. Hew grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family. But at his 18th birthday he feels he wants to discover the rest of the world and sets out to St. Louis... Everyone exploits his naivety, but then a simple invention brings him a fortune.

Being There (1979)

Being There

  • 95%
  • PG
  • 130 min
  • Comedy

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.

The Black Hole (1979)

The Black Hole

  • 43%
  • PG
  • 98 min
  • Action

The explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled by Dr. Hans Reinhardt and his monstrous robot companion, Maximillian. But the initial wonderment and awe the Palomino crew feel for the ship and its resistance to the power of the black hole turn to horror as they uncover Reinhardt's plans.

1941 (1979)

1941

    • PG
    • 118 min
    • Action

    It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps Captain, a civilian with a deranged sense of Nationalism, civilian defenders, and a Motor Pool crew all end up chasing a Japanese sub planning to attack LA.

    Gas Pump Girls (1979)

    Gas Pump Girls

      • R
      • 86 min
      • Comedy

      June and her friends take over a service station formerly run by her uncle. They perform every trick in the book to attract the customers.

      The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

      The Castle of Cagliostro

        • 110 min
        • Animation

        A thief called the Wolf becomes embroiled in a greedy count's plot to marry a princess he holds captive.

        The Electric Horseman (1979)

        The Electric Horseman

        • 68%
        • PG
        • 122 min
        • Comedy

        Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are going drug the horse in case its too frisky, he rides off into the desert...

        Doctor Who The Horns of Nimon: Part One (1979)

        "Doctor Who" The Horns of Nimon: Part One

          • Unrated
          • 26 min
          • Adventure

          After colliding with a spaceship, The Doctor, Romana and K-9 learn young natives from a peaceful planet called Aneth are being transported into a great labyrinth called "The Power Complex" where the evil bull-like Nimon demands that all his victims who enter The Power Complex are sacrificed so The Nimon can return to the Skonnan Empire back to glory. When Romana is taken captive and also chosen for sacrifice, The Doctor and K-9 travel to the heart of the maze as they set out to...

          An American Christmas Carol (1979)

          An American Christmas Carol

            • Unrated
            • 98 min
            • Drama

            In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized to collect on unpaid loans. Assuming the roles of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future from Charles Dickens' classic story, the three apparitions force Slade to face the consequences of his skinflint ways, and he becomes a caring,...

            Baby Snakes (1979)

            Baby Snakes

              • R
              • 166 min
              • Documentary

              Rock artist Frank Zappa hosts a concert in New York City. This movie contains tons of on-stage footage, off-stage footage, and animation.

              Bear Island (1979)

              Bear Island

                • PG
                • 118 min
                • Action

                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

                Beyond the Reef (1979)

                Beyond the Reef

                  • 91 min
                  • Adventure

                  Tikoyo lives by the Bora Bora lagoon in the South Pacific, where he found a man-eating tiger shark when it was an orphaned baby, just a foot long. He named it Manidu, and it grew to be sixteen feet long. Tikoyo believes that his companion houses the soul of a wise old man, and helps him guard the sacred black pearls in the lagoon. In fact, Manidu does protects Tikoyo and his girlfriend Diana, only eating those who are their enemies, or who seek to destroy their environment, or steal the pearls.

                  Buffet froid (1979)

                  Buffet froid

                    • 89 min
                    • Comedy

                    An absurd black comedy that cunningly reverses the conventions of the crime thriller to comment on the alienating and dehumanizing effects of contemporary urban life. Alphonse Tram is unwittingly involved in several murders despite having no memory of committing the crimes. His confusion lead him to confess to his neighbour, Inspector Morvandieu. Alphonse and Morvandieu become the axis around which murders occur.

                    C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)

                    C.H.O.M.P.S.

                      • PG
                      • 89 min
                      • Family

                      A young man invents a robot dog that has super strength, x-ray vision and can detect crimes being committed. A greedy businessman tries to steal the boy's invention from him.

                      Casper's First Christmas (1979)

                      Casper's First Christmas

                        • Unrated
                        • 24 min
                        • Animation

                        Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw, Auggie Doggie and Doggie Daddy are driving merrily down the road. Soon they find themselves lost and soon come across a tall house cited for demolition. In that houses lives Casper the friendly ghost. Yogi and pals decide to spend Christmas with him, but soon they meet a not-so-friendly ghost, Casper's uncle Hairy Scary. He scares all the friends away, but soon learns the true meaning of Christmas when he hears of...

                        Chapter Two (1979)

                        Chapter Two

                        • 40%
                        • 124 min
                        • Comedy

                        George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off. And just when things are moving along, the memory of his first wife comes between them.

                        Cuba (1979)

                        Cuba

                        • 44%
                        • R
                        • 122 min
                        • Adventure

                        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.