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American films of 1978

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A list of American films released in 1978.

The Deer Hunter won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1978. Superman was the highest-grossing film of 1978.



A-B

Title Director Cast Genre/Note
Almost Summer Martin Davidson Bruno Kirby, Lee Purcell, Didi Conn Comedy
Alucarda Juan Lopez Moctezuma Tina Romero, Susana Kamini, Claudio Brook Horror México
American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince Martin Scorsese Steven Prince, Martin Scorsese Documentary
American Hot Wax Floyd Mutrux Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Laraine Newman Comedy, Musical
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes John De Bello David Miller, George Wilson, Costa Dillon, Eric Christmas Comedy
Avalanche Corey Allen Rock Hudson, Mia Farrow, Robert Forster Disaster
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan John Berry Tony Curtis, Jackie Earle Haley Comedy
Battlestar Galactica Richard A. Colla Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene Science fiction
The Betsy Daniel Petrie Laurence Olivier, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall Drama
The Big Fix Jeremy Kagan Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Anspach, Bonnie Bedelia, John Lithgow Mystery
Big Wednesday John Milius Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey Drama
Bloodbrothers Robert Mulligan Paul Sorvino, Tony Lo Bianco, Richard Gere Drama
Blue Collar Paul Schrader Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto Drama, Crime
Born Again Irving Rapper Dean Jones, Anne Francis, Dana Andrews Drama
The Boys from Brazil Franklin J. Schaffner Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason Thriller
The Boys in Company C Sidney J. Furie Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, R. Lee Ermey, James Whitmore, Jr. Drama, War
The Brink's Job William Friedkin Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands Comedy, Crime
The Buddy Holly Story Steve Rash Gary Busey, Charles Martin Smith, Don Stroud Biography

C-G

Title Director Cast Genre Note
California Suite Herbert Ross Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Walter Matthau, Elaine May Comedy written by Neil Simon
Capricorn One Peter Hyams Elliott Gould, Sam Waterston, James Brolin, O. J. Simpson, Brenda Vaccaro, Hal Holbrook, Telly Savalas Suspense
Caravans James Fargo Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin, Behrouz Vossoughi Adventure
Casey's Shadow Martin Ritt Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Murray Hamilton Drama
The Cat from Outer Space Norman Tokar Sandy Duncan, Roddy McDowall Science fiction
The Cheap Detective Robert Moore Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Sid Caesar, Dom DeLuise Comedy written by Neil Simon
Coma Michael Crichton Geneviève Bujold, Michael Douglas, Richard Widmark Thriller Based on Robin Cook novel
Comes a Horseman Alan J. Pakula James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards Western
Coming Home Hal Ashby Jon Voight, Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern Drama Oscar for Voight
Convoy Sam Peckinpah Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw Drama, Action based on C.W. McCall song
Corvette Summer Matthew Robbins Mark Hamill, Annie Potts, Danny Bonaduce Comedy, Action
The Dain Curse E.W. Swackhamer James Coburn, Héctor Elizondo, Jean Simmons Mystery Based on James M. Cain novel
Damien: Omen II Don Taylor William Holden, Lee Grant Horror sequel to The Omen
Dawn of the Dead George A. Romero David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross Horror Night of the Living Dead sequel
Days of Heaven Terrence Malick Richard Gere, Brooke Adams Drama 4 Oscar nominations
Death Dimension Al Adamson Jim Kelly, Harold Sakata, George Lazenby Action
Deathsport Allan Arkush Claudia Jennings, David Carradine Action
The Deer Hunter Michael Cimino Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, John Savage, John Cazale Drama, War Won 5 Oscars
A Different Story Paul Aaron Meg Foster, Perry King, Valerie Curtin Drama
A Distant Thunder Donald W. Thompson Patty Dunning Drama
The Driver Walter Hill Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani Crime drama
The End Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Sally Field Comedy
An Enemy of the People George Schaefer Steve McQueen, Charles Durning, Bibi Andersson Drama
Every Which Way but Loose James Fargo Clint Eastwood, Ruth Gordon, Beverly D'Angelo Comedy
Eyes of Laura Mars Irvin Kershner Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif Thriller
F.I.S.T. Norman Jewison Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Melinda Dillon Drama
FM John A. Alonzo Alex Karras, Cleavon Little, Martin Mull Comedy
Fedora Billy Wilder William Holden, Marthe Keller, Hildegard Knef, Frances Sternhagen Drama
Fingers James Toback Harvey Keitel, Michael V. Gazzo, Danny Aiello Drama
Foul Play Colin Higgins Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Dudley Moore Comedy
The Fury Brian De Palma Kirk Douglas, Amy Irving, John Cassavetes Horror
Gates of Heaven Errol Morris Lucille Billingsley, Errol Morris Documentary
Gay USA Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. Footage of 1977 gay pride events Documentary
Girlfriends Claudia Weill Melanie Mayron, Eli Wallach, Bob Balaban Comedy drama
Go Tell the Spartans Ted Post Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson War, Drama Based on Daniel Ford novel
Goin' South Jack Nicholson Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, John Belushi Comedy, Western
Good Guys Wear Black Ted Post Chuck Norris, Dana Andrews, Anne Archer Action
Gray Lady Down David Greene Charlton Heston, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox Adventure
Grease Randal Kleiser John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing Musical Based on Broadway show
The Greek Tycoon J. Lee Thompson Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset Drama

H-L

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Halloween John Carpenter Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis Horror
Harper Valley PTA Richard C. Bennett Barbara Eden, Nanette Fabray, Ronny Cox Comedy
Heaven Can Wait Warren Beatty, Buck Henry Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Jack Warden, Dyan Cannon Comedy, Fantasy Here Comes Mr. Jordan remake
Holocaust Marvin J. Chomsky Meryl Streep, Michael Moriarty, Rosemary Harris Drama 4 Emmy awards
Hooper Hal Needham Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jan-Michael Vincent, James Best Action
Hot Lead and Cold Feet Robert Butler Don Knotts, Jim Dale, Darren McGavin, Karen Valentine Western, Comedy
House Calls Howard Zieff Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Art Carney Comedy
I Spit on Your Grave Meir Zarchi Camille Keaton Thriller
I Wanna Hold Your Hand Robert Zemeckis Nancy Allen, Marc McClure Comedy
Ice Castles Donald Wrye Lynn-Holly Johnson, Robby Benson Drama
Interiors Woody Allen Geraldine Page, Diane Keaton, Maureen Stapleton, E. G. Marshall Drama
International Velvet Bryan Forbes Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer Drama, Family National Velvet sequel
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Philip Kaufman Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy Science fiction Remake of 1956 film
Jaws 2 Jeannot Szwarc Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Lorraine Gary Thriller Jaws sequel
Jennifer Brice Mack Lisa Pelikan, Nina Foch, Bert Convy Horror
King of the Gypsies Frank Pierson Eric Roberts, Brooke Shields, Shelley Winters Drama
Laserblast Michael Rae Kim Milford, Keenan Wynn Science fiction
The Last Waltz Martin Scorsese The Band, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan Documentary
The Legacy Richard Marquand Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Roger Daltrey Horror
Let Me Die a Woman Doris Wishman Harry Reems, Dr. Leo Wollman Exploitation
The Lord of the Rings Ralph Bakshi Voices of John Hurt, Billy Barty Fantasy, Animated

M-S

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Magic Richard Attenborough Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith Suspense From William Goldman novel
The Magic of Lassie Don Chaffey James Stewart, Mickey Rooney Family
The Manitou William Girdler Tony Curtis, Ann Sothern, Susan Strasberg Horror
Mean Dog Blues Mel Stuart Gregg Henry, Kay Lenz, Scatman Crothers Drama
Midnight Express Alan Parker Brad Davis, John Hurt, Randy Quaid Drama, Biography From Billy Hayes book
Moment by Moment Jane Wagner Lily Tomlin, John Travolta Drama
Movie Movie Stanley Donen George C. Scott, Art Carney, Ann Reinking, Harry Hamlin Comedy, Musical
National Lampoon's Animal House John Landis Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce, John Belushi, John Vernon, Peter Riegert, Karen Allen, Verna Bloom, Kevin Bacon, Donald Sutherland Comedy first film for Belushi, Riegert, Allen, Bacon
A Night Full of Rain Lina Wertmüller Giancarlo Giannini, Candice Bergen Romance U.S./Italian production
Oliver's Story John Korty Ryan O'Neal, Candice Bergen, Ray Milland Drama, Romance Sequel to Love Story
Olly Olly Oxen Free Richard Colla Katharine Hepburn, Kevin McKenzie Family
The One and Only Carl Reiner Henry Winkler, Kim Darby Comedy
Paradise Alley Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Conway, Anne Archer Drama
Piranha Joe Dante Bradford Dillman, Barbara Steele, Dick Miller Horror, Comedy
Planet of Dinosaurs James Shea James Whitworth, Charlotte Speer Science fiction
Pretty Baby Louis Malle Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Keith Carradine Drama
Rabbit Test Joan Rivers Billy Crystal, Doris Roberts, Alex Rocco Comedy
Remember My Name Alan Rudolph Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Perkins, Moses Gunn Thriller
Renaldo and Clara Bob Dylan Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Harry Dean Stanton Drama, Concert
Return from Witch Mountain John Hough Christopher Lee, Bette Davis, Jack Soo Family
Revenge of the Pink Panther Blake Edwards Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Dyan Cannon Comedy Pink Panther sequel
Same Time, Next Year Robert Mulligan Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn Comedy From Bernard Slade play
Sextette Ken Hughes Mae West, Dom DeLuise, Tony Curtis Comedy
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Michael Schultz Peter Frampton, The Bee Gees, George Burns Musical Based on Beatles album
Silent Partner Daryl Duke Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York Crime drama
Slow Dancing in the Big City John G. Avildsen Paul Sorvino, Anne Ditchburn Drama
Somebody Killed Her Husband Lamont Johnson Farrah Fawcett, Jeff Bridges Comedy
Straight Time Ulu Grosbard Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey Crime drama
Superman Richard Donner Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Ned Beatty, Valerie Perrine, Glenn Ford Superhero film, Action Based on DC Comics character
The Swarm Irwin Allen Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Fred MacMurray, Richard Widmark, Katharine Ross, Bradford Dillman, Lee Grant Disaster film, Science fiction

T-Z

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Thank God It's Friday Robert Klane Jeff Goldblum, Debra Winger, The Commodores Comedy
The Toolbox Murders Dennis Donnelly Cameron Mitchell Horror
Two Solitudes Lionel Chetwynd Stacy Keach, Jean-Pierre Aumont Drama
Uncle Joe Shannon Joseph Hanwright Burt Young, Madge Sinclair Drama
An Unmarried Woman Paul Mazursky Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates Drama
Up in Smoke Lou Adler Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Tom Skerritt Comedy
A Wedding Robert Altman Carol Burnett, Lillian Gish, Mia Farrow, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Lauren Hutton, Geraldine Chaplin, Vittorio Gassman Comedy
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Ted Kotcheff George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Morley Comedy
Who'll Stop the Rain Karel Reisz Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld Drama, Action
The Wiz Sidney Lumet Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Lena Horne Musical
Wolf Lake Burt Kennedy Rod Steiger, David Huffman, Robin Mattson Thriller
Youngblood Noel Nosseck Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, T. K. Carter Drama
Zero to Sixty Don Weis Darren McGavin, Sylvia Miles, Joan Collins Comedy

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