My Own World Wide Movie Awards 1981

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1. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 942,784 | Gross: $290.48M

BEST movie of the Year!

2. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror

6.0
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During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi

Votes: 42,756

WORST movie of the year

3. Kagemusha (1980)

PG | 162 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu

Votes: 25,995

Best movie from Asia

4. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)

150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love.

Director: Vladimir Menshov | Stars: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

Votes: 8,962 | Gross: $2.50M

Best movie from Europe

5. Retrato de Teresa (1979)

103 min | Drama

7.2
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Teresa is overwhelmed: with a husband, three young sons, a job as a crew leader in a textile factory, and volunteer commitments as cultural leader of her union. Her husband, Ramón, wants ... See full summary »

Director: Pastor Vega | Stars: Idalia Anreus, Miguel Benavides, Samuel Claxton, Elsa Gay

Votes: 110

Best movie from Latin America

6. Lieve jongens (1980)

Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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DEAR BOYS explores the sexual fantasies of a middle-age writer and the handsome young men who dominate his life. Wolf, a successful writer of romantic novels, is plagued by self doubt and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul de Lussanet | Stars: Hugo Metsers, Hans Dagelet, Bill van Dijk, Albert Mol

Votes: 131

Best movie from the Netherlands

7. Une histoire sans importance (1980)

44 min | Drama, Short

7.1
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A coming of age story about two great friends during the school years whose friendship is truly tested when one of the boys start to develop different feelings for the other. At first, it ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Duron | Stars: Philippe Bories, Bernard Flamain, Jeanne Barthélémy, Raymond Barthélémy

Votes: 135

Best gay or lesbian themed movie

8. How to Eat Like a Child (1981 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Darien Dash, Corey Feldman, Andrew Freeman

Votes: 19

Best family entertainment

9. The Long Riders (1980)

R | 100 min | Western

7.1
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64 Metascore

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Keith Carradine

Votes: 8,078 | Gross: $23.00M

Best western or war movie

10. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 942,784 | Gross: $290.48M

2nd award: best sci-fi or fantasy movie

11. Can't Stop the Music (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

4.5
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This is a pseudo autobiography of disco's The Village People.

Director: Nancy Walker | Stars: Ray Simpson, David Hodo, Felipe Rose, Randy Jones

Votes: 3,163 | Gross: $2.00M

Best musical

12. Gnomes (1980 TV Movie)

45 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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A family of gnomes preparing for the wedding of their oldest son must engage in a battle of wits with an enemy family of vicious trolls.

Directors: Jack Zander, Lars Calonius | Stars: Lee Richardson, Arthur Anderson, Rex Everhart, Anne Francine

Votes: 589

Best animated ft. length

13. Zigeunerweisen (1980)

Not Rated | 144 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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A surreal period film following an university professor and his eerie nomad friend as they go through loose romantic triangles and face death in peculiar ways.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani, Kisako Makishi, Akaji Maro

Votes: 672

Best thriller/horror

14. The Fantastic World of M.C. Escher (1980)

50 min | Documentary

6.2
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Director: Michele Emmer | Star: M.C. Escher

Votes: 42

Best documentary

15. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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60 Metascore

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Votes: 155,174 | Gross: $57.23M

Best comedy

16. O anthropos me to garyfallo (1980)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed. A ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Tzimas | Stars: Alekos Alexandrakis, Angelos Antonopoulos, Kostas Kazakos, Vangelis Kazan

Votes: 360

Best movie based on historial or real life events/biography

17. Are You Being Served in Australia? (1980–1981)

25 min | Comedy

7.0
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When Mr. Humphries takes over as head of the mens-wear department at Bone Brothers in Australia, his character and experiences remain exactly the same as it was behind the counter in Grace ... See full summary »

Stars: John Inman, June Bronhill, Reg Gillam, Basil Clarke

Votes: 88

Best television series or mini-series

18. Nirusu no fushigi na tabi (1980–1981)

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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This is an animated adaptation of the classic story of Nils Holgerson, a naughty boy who is transformed to a very little dwarf and goes through many adventures, flying with a band of wild geese.

Stars: Alexander Allerson, Helga Anders, Leo Bardischewski, Simone Brahmann

Votes: 1,491

Best animated television series

19. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 942,784 | Gross: $290.48M

3rd award: Best director : Irvin Keshner

20. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 942,784 | Gross: $290.48M

4th award: Best actor in a leading role David Prowse

21. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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58 Metascore

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Votes: 17,567 | Gross: $0.00M

Irene Carra, Best actress in a leading role

22. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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63 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 691,408 | Gross: $44.02M

Scatman Crothers, Best actor in a supporting role

23. Fade to Black (1980)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A shy, lonely film buff embarks on a killing spree against those who browbeat and betray him, all the while stalking his idol, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike.

Director: Vernon Zimmerman | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson, Gwynne Gilford, Norman Burton

Votes: 2,181

Eve Brent, Best actress in a supporting role

24. Flash Gordon (1980)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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58 Metascore

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

Votes: 41,554

Gil Taylor, best achievement in cinematography

25. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 942,784 | Gross: $290.48M

5th award: John Mollo, best achievement in costume design

26. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors.

Directors: Jimmy T. Murakami, Roger Corman | Stars: George Peppard, Robert Vaughn, Richard Thomas, John Saxon

Votes: 6,116

Sue Dolph, best achievement in makeup

27. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 942,784 | Gross: $290.48M

6th award: Brian Johnson, and others. best achievement in special/visual effects

28. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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58 Metascore

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Votes: 17,567 | Gross: $0.00M

2nd award: Michael Gore, best soundtrack or original score

29. Can't Stop the Music (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

4.5
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This is a pseudo autobiography of disco's The Village People.

Director: Nancy Walker | Stars: Ray Simpson, David Hodo, Felipe Rose, Randy Jones

Votes: 3,163 | Gross: $2.00M

2nd award: Arlene Phillips and Heather Seymour for best achievement in dance (or fight) choreography

30. Phobia (1980)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

3.8
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A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Michael Glaser, Susan Hogan, John Colicos, David Bolt

Votes: 357 | Gross: $0.06M

Best movie poster

31. Der Ring des Nibelungen (1980– )
Episode: Das Rheingold (1980)

164 min | Fantasy, Drama, Music

8.4
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Donald McIntyre, Martin Egel, Siegfried Jerusalem, Heinz Zednik

Votes: 81

Special Achievement for an outstanding production : for the Ring der Nibelungen Serie: Das Rheingold, Siegfried, Die Walkure, Gotterdammerung