Movie Releases by User Score

Days of Heaven 1.

Days of Heaven

September 13, 1978 | PG
One of the most critically acclaimed films of all time, Days Of Heaven is a moving story about two men who love the same woman. A fugitive from the slums of Chicago, finds himself pitted against a shy, rich Texan for the love of Abby. Writer/director Malick's film is an extraordinary cinematic achievement of sight and sound. [Paramount Pictures]
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.4
Halloween 2.

Halloween

October 25, 1978 | R
On Halloween night in 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After being in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield, Illinois to kill.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Eraserhead 3.

Eraserhead

February 3, 1978 | Not Rated
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.8
The Deer Hunter 4.

The Deer Hunter

December 8, 1978 | R
The Deer Hunter tracks a group of steelworker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the cool hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. Robert De Niro gives an outstanding performance as Michael, the natural leader of the group. The Deer Hunter is a searing drama of friendship and courage - and what happens to these qualities under hardship. (Universal)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Superman 5.

Superman

December 15, 1978 | PG
An adventure re-told, spanning the Man of Steel's life from his Krypton infancy and Midwest boyhood to his career as Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent and through his titanic struggle with archnemesis Lex Luthor. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
An Unmarried Woman 6.

An Unmarried Woman

March 5, 1978 | R
A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of sixteen years leaves her for a younger woman.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Animal House 7.

Animal House

July 28, 1978 | R
In 1962, the dean of Faber College plans to rid his campus of the delinquent Delta House fraternity.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
The Buddy Holly Story 8.

The Buddy Holly Story

May 18, 1978 | PG
The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Blue Collar 9.

Blue Collar

February 10, 1978 | R
Three workers, Zeke (Richard Pryor), Jerry (Harvey Keitel), and Smokey (Yaphet Kotto), are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night, when they steal away from their wives to have some fun, they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only six hundred dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some "hot" material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost ten thousand dollars by their robbery.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.2
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 10.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

December 22, 1978 | PG
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one with clones devoid of emotion.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.8
Who'll Stop the Rain 11.

Who'll Stop the Rain

August 2, 1978 | R
Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only to wind up on the lam with John's wife when the deal goes sour.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Heaven Can Wait 12.

Heaven Can Wait

June 28, 1978 | PG
A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.9
Piranha 13.

Piranha

August 3, 1978 | R
When flesh-eating piranhas are inadvertently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.2
Hooper 14.

Hooper

July 28, 1978 | PG
Hollywood aging stuntman Sonny Hooper wants to prove that he's still got what it takes to be a great professional in this risky and under-recognized line of work.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Grease 15.

Grease

June 16, 1978 | PG
Danny's the bad boy leader of the T-Bird's. Sandy's the innocent Australian transfer. With the debilitating shadow of 50's high school politics dooming their budding relationship, will Danny and Sandy be able to change before it is too late to end up together?
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.3
The Duellists 16.

The Duellists

January 13, 1978 | PG
A small feud between two Napoleonic officers evolves into a decades-long series of duels.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.7
Martin 17.

Martin

May 10, 1978 | R
A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Interiors 18.

Interiors

August 2, 1978 | PG
Three sisters find their lives spinning out of control in the wake of their parents' sudden, unexpected divorce.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.0
Pretty Baby 19.

Pretty Baby

April 5, 1978 | TV-MA
A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.0
Revenge of the Pink Panther 20.

Revenge of the Pink Panther

July 19, 1978 | PG
To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.2
Straight Time 21.

Straight Time

March 17, 1978 | R
After being released on parole, a career burglar assaults his former probation officer, returns to a life of crime, and goes on the run.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
The Fury 22.

The Fury

March 10, 1978 | TV-MA
A former CIA agent uses the talents of a young psychic to help retrieve his telekinetic son from terrorists, who want to use his mental powers for evil.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.0
Watership Down 23.

Watership Down

November 1, 1978 | TV-MA
A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.1
The Boys in Company C 24.

The Boys in Company C

February 2, 1978 | R
In 1967, five young men undergo boot camp training before being shipped out to Vietnam. Once they get there, the experience proves worse than they could have imagined.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Coming Home 25.

Coming Home

February 15, 1978 | R
A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Coma 26.

Coma

January 6, 1978 | TV-PG
When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.3
Midnight Express 27.

Midnight Express

October 6, 1978 | R
Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.7
Death on the Nile 28.

Death on the Nile

September 29, 1978 | PG
As Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Metascore:
59
User Score:
6.9
Up in Smoke 29.

Up in Smoke

September 15, 1978 | R
Cheech & Chong unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.9
The Driver 30.

The Driver

July 28, 1978 | PG
A getaway driver becomes the latest assignment for a tenacious detective.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.5
F.I.S.T. 31.

F.I.S.T.

April 28, 1978 | PG
A rebellious Cleveland warehouse worker rises through the ranks of a trucking industry union to become union president but his organized crime links cause his eventual downfall.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Big Wednesday 32.

Big Wednesday

May 26, 1978 | PG
The lives of some California surfers from the early 1960s to the 1970s.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Paradise Alley 33.

Paradise Alley

September 22, 1978 | PG
Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York City, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.3
Corvette Summer 34.

Corvette Summer

June 2, 1978 | PG
A high school grad and a hooker-in-training try to track down his stolen Corvette.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
tbd
The Wiz 35.

The Wiz

October 24, 1978 | G
An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.8
Goin' South 36.

Goin' South

October 6, 1978 | PG
Due to the lack of men after the Civil War, a small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse-thief from the gallows by marrying him. They must deal with his old gang, the sheriff, the bank - and each other.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
tbd
Jaws 2 37.

Jaws 2

June 16, 1978 | PG
Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
7.2
Ice Castles 38.

Ice Castles

December 31, 1978 | PG
A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential to realize her dreams.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
tbd
Magic 39.

Magic

November 8, 1978 | TV-PG
A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
tbd
Eyes of Laura Mars 40.

Eyes of Laura Mars

August 2, 1978 | R
A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
tbd
Convoy 41.

Convoy

June 28, 1978 | PG
Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
6.3
The End 42.

The End

May 10, 1978 | TV-14
Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds that he hasn't much longer to live and has bungled his attempts at suicide.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
tbd
Damien: Omen II 43.

Damien: Omen II

June 9, 1978 | R
Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.8
Foul Play 44.

Foul Play

July 14, 1978 | PG
A shy San Francisco librarian (Goldie Hawn) and a bumbling cop (Chevy Chase) fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
7.4
Force 10 from Navarone 45.

Force 10 from Navarone

December 8, 1978 | PG
During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
6.6
Every Which Way But Loose 46.

Every Which Way But Loose

December 20, 1978 | PG
The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
6.7
Comes a Horseman 47.

Comes a Horseman

October 25, 1978 | TV-PG
Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and Frank fight back through stampedes, jealousy, betrayal, and sabotage, they eventually find love.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
tbd
The Boys from Brazil 48.

The Boys from Brazil

October 6, 1978 | R
A Nazi hunter in Paraguay (Laurence Olivier) discovers a bizarrely sinister plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
7.3
Capricorn One 49.

Capricorn One

June 2, 1978 | PG
A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret.
Metascore:
38
User Score:
4.9
King of the Gypsies 50.

King of the Gypsies

December 20, 1978 | R
In the criminal and violent world of modern-day Gypsies based in New York City, their 'king' Zharko Stepanowicz passes his leadership to his unwilling grandson, leaving the skipped father resentful.
Metascore:
38
User Score:
tbd
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan 51.

The Bad News Bears Go to Japan

June 30, 1978 | PG
In this third film of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promoter/hustler who takes the pint-sized baseball team to Japan for a match against the country's best little league baseball team which sparks off a series of adventures and mishaps the boys come into.
Metascore:
31
User Score:
tbd
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 52.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

July 24, 1978 | PG
Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.
Metascore:
27
User Score:
tbd

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