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A list of films produced in the United Kingdom in 1979 (see 1979 in film):


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Agatha Michael Apted Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave Mystery
Alien Ridley Scott Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt Sci-fi Co-production with the US
Anti-Clock Jane Arden Drama
Arabian Adventure Kevin Connor Christopher Lee, Oliver Tobias, Milo O'Shea Fantasy/adventure
Bear Island Don Sharp Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave Adventure Co-production with Canada
The Bitch Gerry O'Hara Joan Collins, Kenneth Haigh Drama
Bloody Kids Stephen Frears Derrick O'Connor, Gary Holton Drama
The Cat and the Canary Radley Metzger Honor Blackman, Michael Callan Thriller
Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair Willy Roe Alan Lake, Glynn Edwards Comedy
Derek and Clive Get the Horn Russell Mulcahy Peter Cook, Dudley Moore Documentary
Dracula John Badham Frank Langella, Kate Nelligan, Laurence Olivier Horror
Eagle's Wing Anthony Harvey Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Harvey Keitel Western
Escape to Athena George P. Cosmatos Roger Moore, Telly Savalas World War II/adventure
The Europeans James Ivory Lee Remick, Robin Ellis Literary drama Entered into the 1979 Cannes Film Festival
Firepower Michael Winner Sophia Loren, James Coburn Action
The First Great Train Robbery Michael Crichton Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down Crime/adventure
A Game for Vultures James Fargo Richard Harris, Joan Collins, Richard Roundtree Thriller
The Golden Lady José Ramón Larraz Ina Skriver, Suzanne Danielle Thriller
The Great Riviera Bank Robbery Francis Megahy Ian McShane, Warren Clarke Crime/thriller
Hanover Street Peter Hyams Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down World War II/romance
The Human Factor Otto Preminger Richard Attenborough, Nicol Williamson Thriller
Jesus Peter Sykes, Peter Heyman Brian Deacon, Yosef Shiloach Biblical
The Kids Are Alright Jeff Stein The Who Documentary
The Lady Vanishes Anthony Page Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd Mystery
Le Pétomane Ian MacNaughton Leonard Rossiter, Graham Stark Comedy
Licensed to Love and Kill Lindsay Shonteff Gareth Hunt, Fiona Curzon Spy/action
Lost and Found Melvin Frank George Segal, Glenda Jackson Romance/comedy
Meetings with Remarkable Men Peter Brook Terence Stamp, Athol Fugard Drama Entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival
Monty Python's Life of Brian Terry Jones The members of Monty Python, Gwen Taylor, Charles McKeown Comedy Number 28 in the BFI Top 100 British films
Moonraker Lewis Gilbert Roger Moore, Michael Lonsdale, Lois Chiles Spy/action Filmed in French studios
Murder by Decree Bob Clark Christopher Plummer, James Mason Mystery
The Music Machine Ian Sharp Gerry Sundquist, Patti Boulaye Musical
North Sea Hijack Andrew McLaglen Roger Moore, Anthony Perkins, James Mason Action
The Passage J. Lee Thompson Anthony Quinn, James Mason World War II
The Plank Eric Sykes Eric Sykes, Arthur Lowe Comedy
Quadrophenia Franc Roddam Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett Musical
The Quatermass Conclusion Piers Haggard John Mills, Barbara Kellerman Sci-fi Based on the TV series Quatermass
Quincy's Quest Robert Reed Tommy Steele, Mel Martin Family
Radio On Christopher Petit David Beames Mystery/road
The Riddle of the Sands Tony Maylam Michael York, Jenny Agutter Adventure
Scum Alan Clarke Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth Prison drama
A Sense of Freedom John Mackenzie David Hayman, Fulton Mackay Drama
Sunburn Richard C. Sarafian Farrah Fawcett, Charles Grodin Crime/comedy Co-production with the US
Tarka the Otter David Cobham Henry Williamson, Gerald Durrell Family
The Tempest Derek Jarman Heathcote Williams, Toyah Willcox Shakespearean
Tess Roman Polanski Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth Literary drama
That Summer Harley Cokeliss Ray Winstone, Tony London Drama
The World Is Full of Married Men Robert Young Anthony Franciosa, Carroll Baker Drama
Yanks John Schlesinger Richard Gere, Vanessa Redgrave, Lisa Eichhorn World War II
Yesterday's Hero Neil Leifer Ian McShane, Suzanne Somers Drama

Most Popular Films at the British Box Office in 1979

See also


  1. ^ Harper, Sue; Smith, Justin (2013). British Film Culture in the 1970s: The Boundaries of Pleasure. Edinburgh Press. p. 273.