Over the Hill: 40th Anniversary Films Still Mandatory to Movie History

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Cinema in the late 1970s entertained audiences with action-adventures, sci-fi fantasies, thrillers, and profound dramas that would inspire franchises and other movie projects in the decades to follow. Those films set the stage for a few favorite series and cult classics still beloved today. This year, 1979 is celebrating its big 40th anniversary.

In honor of those memorable movies (for better or worse) that have stood the test of time, we look back on a few of Mandatory’s Best 40th Anniversary Films from the tumultuous decade.

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