Best award winning movies with a different slant from 1979

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a different slant from 1979! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a different slant from 1979, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Apocalypse Now (1979)

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

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1979-08-15 | Drama / War

Cast

Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Rating

rating icon 8.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #27 for
    with mercenaries
  2. Ranked #34 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #67 for
    extraordinary

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2 Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

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1979-04-25 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

Rating

rating icon 7.739
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #58 for
    with marital problems
  2. Ranked #85 for
    vainglorious
  3. Ranked #100 for
    narcissist

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3 Vengeance Is Mine (1979)

A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu is on the run from the police.

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1979-04-21 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Ken Ogata, Rentaro Mikuni

Rating

rating icon 7.523
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #29 for
    reverse shot
  2. Ranked #48 for
    implacable
  3. Ranked #61 for
    great story

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4 The Tin Drum (1979)

Oskar Matzerath is a very unusual boy. Refusing to leave the womb until promised a tin drum by his mother, Agnes, Oskar is reluctant to enter a world he sees as filled with hypocrisy and injustice, and vows on his third birthday to never grow up. Miraculously, he gets his wish. As the Nazis rise to power in Danzig, Oskar wills himself to remain a child, beating his tin drum incessantly and screaming in protest at the chaos surrounding him.

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1979-05-02 | Drama / History

Cast

Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler

Rating

rating icon 6.964
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #80 for
    freak show
  2. Ranked #100 for
    waggish
  3. Ranked #133 for
    eschatological

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5 Being There (1979)

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.

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1979-12-19 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #82 for
    with biblical reference
  2. Ranked #90 for
    prosaic
  3. Ranked #237 for
    eschatological

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6 Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent, goes to Transylvania to visit the mysterious Count Dracula and formalize the purchase of a property in Wismar. Once Jonathan is caught under his evil spell, Dracula travels to Wismar where he meets the beautiful Lucy, Jonathan's wife, while a plague spreads through the town, now ruled by death.

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1979-01-17 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #58 for
    impressionistic
  2. Ranked #153 for
    haunting visual
  3. Ranked #183 for
    haunting imagery

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7 Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

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.

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1979-12-07 | Drama

Cast

Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep

Rating

rating icon 7.574
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #38 for
    with marital problems
  2. Ranked #45 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  3. Ranked #79 for
    critically acclaimed

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8 Alien (1979)

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

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1979-05-25 | Horror / Science Fiction

Cast

Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt

Rating

rating icon 8.155
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #25 for
    interplanetary
  2. Ranked #73 for
    lovecraftian
  3. Ranked #94 for
    bloodcurdling

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9 All That Jazz (1979)

Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. 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.

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1979-12-16 | Drama

Cast

Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange

Rating

rating icon 7.469
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #14 for
    razzle-dazzle
  2. Ranked #60 for
    hugely talented
  3. Ranked #61 for
    glitzy

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10 Dracula (1979)

Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Count Dracula is a subject of fatal attraction to more than one English maiden lady, as he seeks an immortal bride.

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1979-07-20 | Horror / Romance

Cast

Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier

Rating

rating icon 6.35
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #76 for
    like Pride & Prejudice
  2. Ranked #109 for
    matte shot
  3. Ranked #116 for
    canonical

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