My Own World Wide Movie Awards 1981

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1.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ BEST movie of the Year! ” - hansbearnl
 
2.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew. (95 mins.)
Director: Ruggero Deodato
“ WORST movie of the year ” - hansbearnl
 
3.
Kagemusha (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (180 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Best movie from Asia ” - hansbearnl
 
4.
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions... (150 mins.)
“ Best movie from Europe ” - hansbearnl
 
5.
Retrato de Teresa (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Teresa is overwhelmed: with a husband, three young sons, a job as a crew leader in a textile factory... (103 mins.)
Director: Pastor Vega
“ Best movie from Latin America ” - hansbearnl
 
6.
Dear Boys (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
DEAR BOYS explores the sexual fantasies of a middle-age writer and the handsome young men who dominate his life... (88 mins.)
“ Best movie from the Netherlands ” - hansbearnl
 
7.
A History Without Importance (1980 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A coming of age story about two great friends during the school years whose friendship is truly tested... (44 mins.)
Director: Jacques Duron
“ Best gay or lesbian themed movie ” - hansbearnl
 
8.
How to Eat Like a Child (1981 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
“ Best family entertainment ” - hansbearnl
 
9.
The Long Riders (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ Best western or war movie ” - hansbearnl
 
10.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ 2nd award: best sci-fi or fantasy movie ” - hansbearnl
 
11.
Can't Stop the Music (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
This is a pseudo autobiography of disco's The Village People. (124 mins.)
Director: Nancy Walker
“ Best musical ” - hansbearnl
 
12.
Gnomes (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (45 mins.)
“ Best animated ft. length ” - hansbearnl
 
13.
Zigeunerweisen (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (144 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
“ Best thriller/horror ” - hansbearnl
 
14.
The Fantastic World of M.C. Escher (1980 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
(50 mins.)
Director: Michele Emmer
“ Best documentary ” - hansbearnl
 
15.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Best comedy ” - hansbearnl
 
16.
The Man with the Carnation (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested... (125 mins.)
Director: Nikos Tzimas
“ Best movie based on historial or real life events/biography ” - hansbearnl
 
17.
Are You Being Served in Australia? (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When Mr. Humphries takes over as head of the mens-wear department at Bone Brothers in Australia, his... (25 mins.)
“ Best television series or mini-series ” - hansbearnl
 
18.
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (24 mins.)
“ Best animated television series ” - hansbearnl
 
19.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ 3rd award: Best director : Irvin Keshner ” - hansbearnl
 
20.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ 4th award: Best actor in a leading role David Prowse ” - hansbearnl
 
21.
Fame (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts. (134 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ Irene Carra, Best actress in a leading role ” - hansbearnl
 
22.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Scatman Crothers, Best actor in a supporting role ” - hansbearnl
 
23.
Fade to Black (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
“ Eve Brent, Best actress in a supporting role ” - hansbearnl
 
24.
Flash Gordon (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth. (111 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
“ Gil Taylor, best achievement in cinematography ” - hansbearnl
 
25.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ 5th award: John Mollo, best achievement in costume design ” - hansbearnl
 
26.
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
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. (104 mins.)
“ Sue Dolph, best achievement in makeup ” - hansbearnl
 
27.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ 6th award: Brian Johnson, and others. best achievement in special/visual effects ” - hansbearnl
 
28.
Fame (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts. (134 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ 2nd award: Michael Gore, best soundtrack or original score ” - hansbearnl
 
29.
Can't Stop the Music (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
This is a pseudo autobiography of disco's The Village People. (124 mins.)
Director: Nancy Walker
“ 2nd award: Arlene Phillips and Heather Seymour for best achievement in dance (or fight) choreography ” - hansbearnl
 
30.
Phobia (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias. (94 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Best movie poster ” - hansbearnl
 
31.
Der Ring des Nibelungen (1980 Mini-Series)
Episode: Das Rheingold (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
“ Special Achievement for an outstanding production : for the Ring der Nibelungen Serie: Das Rheingold, Siegfried, Die Walkure, Gotterdammerung ” - hansbearnl