When we recently provided a guide to the films of 1969, it became obvious that there’s no reason the 50-year-olds should have all the fun, so what you’re reading now is our look at some of the film highlights from 1979 which are celebrating 40th anniversaries in 2019. And what’s most impressive is just how many film classics there are among them, from the original Alien (after all those sequels, you may forget just how scary that first film was), to Woody Allen moving more towards serious comedy (as much as that sounds like an oxymoron) with Manhattan, and the second installment of the Rocky saga (which continues to this day in the form of Creed).

Remembering the Biggest Movies of 1969 Celebrating Their 50th Anniversaries

There are also acclaimed dramas, like Sally Field in Norma Rae or Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer; the Vietnam epic from director Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now; the 11th James Bond film, goofy fun like Bill Murray’s Meatballs and the open gang warfare of The Warriors, with so much more.

To check out our look at 25 classic films from 1979 turning 40 this year, just scroll down!