1979 May Movies

Alien (1979)

Alien

  • 97%
  • R
  • 117 min
  • Horror

On what should have been a trip back to Earth, the Nostromo, a mining freighter, is automatically re-routed to a desolate planet after receiving an SOS coming from it. After the crew is awakened, they investigate the source of the SOS, and discover a derelict alien ship on the planet. One of the crew members is put into a coma by an alien creature while investigating the ship. But the alien parasite dies and the crew think all is well. But the small ordeal was only a prelude for greater things...

Breaking Away (1979)

Breaking Away

  • 94%
  • PG
  • 100 min
  • Comedy

Breaking Away is a bittersweet comedy about a bicycle enthusiast in a small college town spending his post-high school summer trying to sort out his future while training for the two biggest races of his life.

Phantasm (1979)

Phantasm

  • 64%
  • R
  • 88 min
  • Horror

A young man named Jody attends the funeral of his friend, the victim of a bizarre murder. Jody's younger brother, Mike, watches the funeral from a hillside through high-powered binoculars. After the guests have departed, Mike watches a funeral attendant put the unburied casket into a waiting hearse. Looking to expose the strange ongoings at the mortuary, Mike breaks in at night. There he discovers spectral creatures in habiting the embalming cellar. He also finds a silver sphere with...

The Brood (1979)

The Brood

  • 79%
  • R
  • 92 min
  • Horror

A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.

The Muppet Movie (1979)

The Muppet Movie

  • 90%
  • G
  • 95 min
  • Adventure

Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate.

Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979)

Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens

    • NC-17
    • 93 min
    • Comedy

    Believe it or not even in Smalltown USA there are still people who are unfulfilled and unrelieved in the midst of plenty. Levonna & Lamar could have the perfect relationship if it were not Lamar's obsession with rear entry. After submitting to the one last time Levonna comes up with a plan. While Lamar is trying find other tail to try his technique on, Levonna becomes Lola with aid of a wig and a Mexican accent. A Mexican cocktail later Lola finally has Lamar straight, but he...

    Die Blechtrommel (1979)

    Die Blechtrommel

      • R
      • 142 min
      • Drama

      Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. So he refuses the society and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time. However, (almost) nobody listens to him, so the catastrophe goes on...

      A Vacation in Hell (1979)

      A Vacation in Hell

        • Unrated
        • 97 min
        • Action

        Five tourists, four women and one man, escape from the group in a holiday camp at a tropical place and get lost. They have to find the way back, but problems are still to come... Written by Miguel Ángel Díaz González

        Air Crew (1979)

        Air Crew

          • Unrated
          • 144 min
          • Action

          This movie is about a crew of a passenger plane and consists of two parts. The first part tells about personal lives of the characters, their successes and failures, relationships inside their families and between each others. The second part has them land the plane in the airport of a city called Bidri, which was damaged by an earthquake. They try to fly people to safety, but just as they land, another earthquake hits, and now the chances of a successful takeoff are slim... Written by ...

          American Nitro (1979)

          American Nitro

            • Unrated
            • 75 min
            • Documentary

            Drag racing documentary. See the stars of funny car racing with their crews and hang arounds. An absolute must see if you're into drag racing.

            Anatomy of a Seduction (1979)

            Anatomy of a Seduction

              • 96 min
              • Drama

              The story of a divorced woman who begins an affair with the college-age son of her best friend, and the effects it has on her relationship with her own son, who is not much younger than her lover.

              Armee der Liebenden oder Revolte der Perversen (1979)

              Armee der Liebenden oder Revolte der Perversen

                • Unrated
                • 107 min
                • Documentary

                Personal diary-style documentary of German Gay rights activist Von Praunheim's sojourn in the U.S. Grace Jones is seen writhing her way through "I Need A Man" at a rally and is sharply criticized for doing so by a Lesbian feminist. Written by Anonymous

                Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

                Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

                  • 114 min
                  • Action

                  After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a small amount of plutonium.

                  Dummy (1979)

                  Dummy

                    • Unrated
                    • 96 min
                    • Drama

                    A deaf and dumb young man is accused of murdering a prostitute and defended by a deaf lawyer.

                    Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider (1979)

                    Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider

                      • PG
                      • 98 min
                      • Comedy

                      A World War I deserter competes in the first long-distance motorcycle race.

                      Grandma (1979)

                      Grandma

                        • PG
                        • 90 min
                        • Documentary

                        The story about a family that must maintain a insatiable grandmother.

                        - Written by

                        Pablo Benitez

                        H.G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come (1979)

                        H.G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come

                          • PG
                          • 98 min
                          • Sci-Fi

                          Planet Earth is a devastated wasteland, and what's left of humanity has colonized the Moon in domed cities. Humanity's continued survival depends on an anti-radiation drug only available on planet Delta Three, which has been taken over by Omus, a brilliant but mad mechanic who places no value on human life. Omus wants to come to the Moon to rule and intends to attack it by ramming robot-controlled spaceships into the domes. Dr. John Caball, his son Jason, Jason's friend, Kim,...

                          H.O.T.S. (1979)

                          H.O.T.S.

                          • 33%
                          • R
                          • 98 min
                          • Comedy

                          "I promise to do everything within my power, using all my abilities, talents, and assets to win every man on campus away from Pi Sorority, so help me H.O.T.S. So help me H.O.T.S." With that pledge, the lovely members of the H.O.T.S. begin their titillatting crusade to party down and woo every male on the unsuspecting college campus. But all is not well for the fledgling sorority, as the snooty, prim, and proper girls of the Pi Sorority try to stop the H.O.T.S. girls at every turn.

                          Hanover Street (1979)

                          Hanover Street

                          • 57%
                          • PG
                          • 109 min
                          • Action

                          Set in London during WWII, Lieutenant David Halloran (Harrison Ford) an American bomber pilot serving with the RAAF and Margaret Sellinger (Lesley-Anne Down) a British nurse meet in Hanover Street during an air raid. Although she is married, Sellinger and Halloran rapidly fall in love. Her husband Paul Sellinger (Christopher Plummer), a member of British intelligence, is pleasant but fairly dull.

                          Last Embrace (1979)

                          Last Embrace

                          • 33%
                          • R
                          • 102 min
                          • Thriller

                          A government agent can't tell whether he"s going mad or his colleagues are really trying to kill him.