The best movies from the year 1978

List of the 10 best movies of the year 1978, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Days of Heaven
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Days of Heaven

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n 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

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The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (L'hypothese du tableau vole)
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The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (L'hypothese du tableau vole)

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wo narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, featuring real people, sometimes moving, in an effort to explain the series' significance.

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In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni
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In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni

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n girum imus nocte et consumimur igni is a 1978 film by the situationist Guy Debord, the title of which is a medieval Latin palindrome meaning “we turn in the night and are consumed by fire”.

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A Geisha (Gion bayashi)
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A Geisha (Gion bayashi)

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n the post-war Gion district of Kyoto, the geisha Miyoharu agrees to apprentice the 16 year-old Eiko, whose mother was a former geisha who had just died. After a year of training they have to find a large sum of money before Eiko can debut. Miyoharu borrows the money from the tea-house owner, Okimi, who in turn obtains the money from the businessman Kusuda. Kusuda fancies Eiko himself and wants to give Miyoharu to Kanzaki in order to close a large business deal. However both geishas have minds of their own and, going against tradition, want to be able to say no to clients. Written by Will Gilbert

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The Last Waltz
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The Last Waltz

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artin Scorsese's rockumentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Ringo Starr and other rock legends.

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America's Sweetheart: The Mary Pickford Story
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America's Sweetheart: The Mary Pickford Story

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Hababam Sınıfı Tatilde (Hababam sinifi tatilde)
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Hababam Sınıfı Tatilde (Hababam sinifi tatilde)

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azy, uneducated male students mostly coming from money, share a very close band. They live together in the dormitory of this private highschool, where they daily plan their latest pranks on teachers or the other classes. Because of the financial crisis, the headmaster agrees to enroll female students. As the new students try to fit in, a struggle between both parties start, trying to prank the other part away. The prank war continues until PE-Teacher decides to take the class out on a trip for a becoming scouts.

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The Girl with the Red Scarf (Selvi Boylum, Al Yazmalim)
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The Girl with the Red Scarf (Selvi Boylum, Al Yazmalim)

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elvi Boylum, Al Yazmalım (English title: The Girl with the Red Scarf) is a 1978 Turkish romantic drama film directed by Atıf Yılmaz. It is an adaptation of Kirgiz writer Cengiz Aytmatov's short story "The Red Scarf".

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Vertical Features Remake
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Vertical Features Remake

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ertical Features Remake is a film by Peter Greenaway. It portrays the work of a fictional Institute of Reclamation and Restoration as they attempt to assemble raw footage taken by ornithologist Tulse Luper into a short film, in accordance with his notes and structuralist film theory. The footage consists mostly of vertical landscape features, such as trees and posts, shot in the English landscape. It contains four restoration attempts, each with a documentary-like introduction:

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Pour mémoire (Pour memoire)
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Pour mémoire (Pour memoire)

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foundry in Perche was established in 1876. This is a final homage paid to the ancestral occupation of foundrymen, whose actions have been repeated innumerable times through the years and which are now going to disappear forever.

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