My Own World Wide Movie Awards 1980

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1.
All That Jazz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. (123 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
“ BEST movie of the year ” - hansbearnl
 
2.
Life of Brian (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. (94 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
“ WORST movie of the year ” - hansbearnl
 
3.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Best sci-fi or fantasy ” - hansbearnl
 
4.
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany. (120 mins.)
“ Best war or western ” - hansbearnl
 
5.
Phantasm (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ Best horror or thriller ” - hansbearnl
 
6.
The Muppet Movie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. (95 mins.)
Director: James Frawley
“ Best family entertainment ” - hansbearnl
 
7.
Taro the Dragon Boy (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young boy has to make a voyage to a distant lake to save his mother, who has been turned into a dragon. (75 mins.)
“ Best animated ft. length ” - hansbearnl
 
8.
Voorbij, voorbij (1981 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During World War II in the Netherlands, resistance-leader Arie is shot by the Dutch SS-man Niels. Arie's comrades pledge to avenge his death... (65 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Best movie from the Netherlands ” - hansbearnl
 
9.
Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Generel Sanada, seeking retribution for the murder of his father and a lost battle, both conceived by the Shogun, devises a series of brilliant plans to thwart the Shogun's overwhelming strength. (148 mins.)
Director: Sadao Nakajima
“ Best movie from Asia ” - hansbearnl
 
10.
The Tin Drum (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with... (142 mins.)
“ Best movie from Europe ” - hansbearnl
 
11.
The Rose (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager. (125 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
“ Best musical ” - hansbearnl
 
12.
Army of Lovers or Revolt of the Perverts (1979 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Personal diary-style documentary of German Gay rights activist Von Praunheim's sojourn in the U.S. Grace... (107 mins.)
“ Best documentary ” - hansbearnl
 
13.
Julius Caesar (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic. (161 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wise
“ Best movie based on historical or real life events ” - hansbearnl
 
14.
The Tempest (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Banished to a forsaken island, the Right Duke of Milan and sorcerer Prospero, gets the chance to vindicate the King of Naples, with the assistance of his airy spirit-servant, Ariel. (95 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
“ Best gay/lesbian themed movie ” - hansbearnl
 
15.
Being There (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ Peter Sellers: Best actor in a leading role ” - hansbearnl
 
16.
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany. (120 mins.)
“ Hanna Schygulla, best actress in a leading role. 2nd award for Die Ehe der Maria Braun ” - hansbearnl
 
17.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
“ Meryl Streep, best actress in a supporting role ” - hansbearnl
 
18.
Hair (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted. (121 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Michael Jeter: best actor in a supporting role ” - hansbearnl
 
19.
All That Jazz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. (123 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
“ Bob Fosse: Best director. 2nd award for All That Jazz ” - hansbearnl
 
20.
Arabian Adventure (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An evil magician seeks to gain power by obtaining a magic rose. A peasant boy and a prince join forces to stop him. (98 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
“ Rosemary Burrows: Best achievement in costume design ” - hansbearnl
 
21.
All That Jazz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. (123 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
“ Giuseppe Rotunno: best achievement in cinematography. 3rd award for All That Jazz ” - hansbearnl
 
22.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Nick Allder and others: best achievement in special effects. 2nd award for Alien ” - hansbearnl
 
23.
All That Jazz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. (123 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
“ Fern Buchner: best achievement in make-up. 4th award for All That Jazz ” - hansbearnl
 
24.
Hair (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted. (121 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Best soundtrack or original score. 2nd award for Hair ” - hansbearnl
 
25.
Boardwalk (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In this drama, David Rosen and his wife Becky have lived in the same Coney Island neighborhood for nearly all their married life... (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen Verona
“ Best movie poster ” - hansbearnl
 
26.
To the Manor Born (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to... (30 mins.)
“ Best television series or mini-series ” - hansbearnl
 
27.
Doraemon (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Doraemon is a robotic cat that comes from the 22nd century. He comes to 20th century and stays with Nobi Family. The Nobis love Doraemon very much. So Doraemon always help the Nobis with the devices from 22nd century.
“ Best Animated television series ” - hansbearnl
 
28.
Hair (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted. (121 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Twyla Harp: best achievement in dance/fight choreography. 3rd award for Hair. ” - hansbearnl
 
29.
Being There (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ Best comedy ” - hansbearnl