1979 Top Ten List

  • Manhattan (Woody Allen)
  • Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Life of Brian (Terry Jones)
  • Alien (Ridley Scott)
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  • All That Jazz (Bob Fosse)
  • The China Syndrome (James Bridges)
  • The Black Stallion (Carroll Ballard)
  • Wise Blood (John Huston)
  • Last Hurrah for Chivalry (John Y.S. Woo)
  • Additional 1979 Films By Rating

  • Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton)
  • The In-Laws (Arthur Hiller)
  • Chilly Scenes of Winter (Joan Micklin Silver)
  • The Castle of Cagliostro (Hayao Miyazaki)
  • More American Graffiti (B.W.L. Norton)
  • Dirty Ho (Liu Chia-liang)
  • Breaking Away (Peter Yates)
  • Being There (Hal Ashby)
  • Scum (Alan Clarke)
  • Bush Mama (Haile Gerima)
  • Last Embrace (Jonathan Demme)
  • Hardcore (Paul Schrader)
  • My Brilliant Career (Gill Armstrong)
  • The Warriors (Walter Hill)
  • Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  • The Jerk (Carl Reiner)
  • The Tin Drum (Volker Schlöndorff)
  • Vengeance Is Mine (Shohei Imamura)
  • Meatballs (Ivan Reitman)
  • Luna (Bernardo Bertolucci)
  • Mad Max (George Miller)
  • Love on the Run (François Truffaut)
  • Rock 'n' Roll High School (Allan Arkush)
  • The Brontë Sisters (André Téchiné)
  • ...And Justice for All. (Norman Jewison)
  • When a Stranger Calls (Fred Walton)
  • Buffet froid (Bertrand Blier)
  • Caligula (Tinto Brass)