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Movies Set in 1978

Public list by WPS with 112 movies or TV shows/series

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Halloween(1978)

R
| 1h 31min | Horror, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 2,374 votes)

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween Night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

The Dirt(2019)

1h 48min | Drama, Music, History, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 522 votes)

The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.

Grown Ups(2010)

PG-13
| 1h 42min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 2,738 votes)

After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The Black Phone(2022)

R
| 1h 42min | Horror, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 2,138 votes)

Finney Blake, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.

Life of Pi(2012)

PG
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 6,246 votes)

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Zodiac(2007)

R
| 2h 37min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 4,569 votes)

A cartoonist teams up with an ace reporter and a law enforcement officer to track down an elusive serial killer.

Halloween II(1981)

R
| 1h 32min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 863 votes)

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.

The Ring(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Horror, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 2,891 votes)

Rachel Keller is a journalist investigating a videotape that may have killed four teenagers. There is an urban legend about this tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. Rachel tracks down the video... and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the Ring so she can save herself and her son.

Men in Black II(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 28min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 4,658 votes)

Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. Now it's a race against the clock as Jay must convince Kay – who not only has absolutely no memory of his time spent with the MIB, but is also the only living person left with the expertise to save the galaxy – to reunite with the MIB before the earth submits to ultimate destruction.

Fear Street: 1978(2021)

1h 49min | Mystery, Horror
3.6/5 (with 774 votes)

In 1978, two rival groups at Camp Nightwing must band together to solve a terrifying mystery when horrors from their towns' history come alive.

Directed by Leigh Janiak - With Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, McCabe Slye

Death Becomes Her(1992)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
3.4/5 (with 1,129 votes)

Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to be a great deal more complicated than a mere murder plot.

Halloween Kills(2021)

R
| 1h 46min | Horror, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 1,108 votes)

The nightmare isn't over as unstoppable killer Michael Myers escapes from Laurie Strode's trap to continue his ritual bloodbath. Injured and taken to the hospital, Laurie fights through the pain as she inspires residents of Haddonfield, to rise up against Myers. Taking matters into their own hands, the Strode women and other survivors form a vigilante mob to hunt down Michael and end his reign of terror once and for all.

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American Hustle(2013)

R
| 2h 18min | Drama, Crime
3.4/5 (with 3,321 votes)

A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.

Boogie Nights(1997)

R
| 2h 36min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,450 votes)

Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

American Made(2017)

R
| 1h 55min | Action, Crime, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 1,951 votes)

The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

Christine(1983)

R
| 1h 50min | Horror
3.4/5 (with 892 votes)

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.

Mr. Popper's Penguins(2011)

PG
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.0/5 (with 1,312 votes)

Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland — and the rest of his world upside-down.

Mask(1985)

PG-13
| 2h | Drama
3.6/5 (with 188 votes)

A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and his biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

Donnie Brasco(1997)

R
| 2h 7min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 1,976 votes)

An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and identifies more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

Shottas(2002)

R
| 1h 35min | Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 131 votes)

A raw urban drama about two friends raised on the dangerous streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Biggs and Wayne take on the "Shotta" way of life to survive. As young boys, they begin a life of crime, eventually moving to the US where they begin a ruthless climb from the bottom. They remain bound to each other by their shottas loyalty as they aggressively take control of the Jamaican underworld.

Eddie the Eagle(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Drama, History, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 973 votes)

The feel-good story of Michael 'Eddie' Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself—even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

Once Upon a Time in High School(2004)

3.7/5 (with 34 votes)

A model student transfers to the notorious Jungmoon High School known for its severe corporal punishment by teachers and power struggles between school gangs.

Directed by Yoo Ha - With Kwon Sang-woo, Han Ga-in, Lee Jeong-jin, Seo Dong-won

The Poison Rose(2019)

R
| 1h 38min | Thriller, Crime
2.3/5 (with 141 votes)

A down-on-his-luck PI is hired by his old flame to investigate a murder. But while the case at first appears routine, it slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crimes, suspects and dead bodies.

The Devil's Rejects(2005)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama, Horror, Crime
3.4/5 (with 597 votes)

The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding out in a backwater motel, the wanted siblings wait to rendezvous with their errant father, Captain Spaulding, killing whoever happens to stand in their way.

Flight of the Navigator(1986)

3.5/5 (with 348 votes)

12-year-old David is accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, but when he awakens eight years have passed. His family is overjoyed to have him back, but is just as perplexed as he is that he hasn't aged. When a NASA scientist discovers a UFO nearby, David gets the chance to unravel the mystery and recover the life he lost.

K.G.F: Chapter 1(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 36min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 77 votes)

A period drama set in the 1970s, KGF follows the story of a fierce rebel who rises against the brutal oppression in Kolar Gold Fields and becomes the symbol of hope to legions of downtrodden people.

Directed by Prashanth Neel - With Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Achyuth Kumar, Malavika Avinash, Vasishta N. Simha

Life of Crime(2013)

R
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Crime
2.9/5 (with 166 votes)

Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

The Serpent and the Rainbow(1988)

R
| 1h 38min | Horror, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 196 votes)

A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti, it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.

The Kitchen(2019)

PG-13
| 1h 42min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 301 votes)

The mobster husbands of three 1978 Hell's Kitchen housewives are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia's matters into their own hands — proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition… literally.

The Wiz(1978)

3.0/5 (with 113 votes)

Dorothy Gale, a shy kindergarten teacher, is swept away to the magic land of Oz where she embarks on a quest to return home.

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