1980s films(watched)

View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Inferno (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches. (107 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
2.
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
“ 影武者
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
3.
Permanent Vacation (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young slacker wanders New York City searching for some meaning in life and encounters many idiosyncratic characters. (75 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
4.
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 have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
5.
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
“ 閃靈
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
6.
We're Going to Eat You (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A secret agent investigates a village that is populated by crazed, inbred cannibals. (90 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ 地獄無門
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
7.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
8.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
9.
Creepshow (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s. (120 mins.)
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
10.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. (115 mins.)
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
11.
The Hunger (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
12.
The King of Comedy (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy. (109 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
13.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
14.
Le Bal (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same... (112 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
15.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force. (131 mins.)
 
16.
Videodrome (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
17.
The Moon in the Gutter (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
He is a revenge-obssessed stevedore whose sister was brutally raped and murdered. She is a wealthy, elusive woman. They try hard to get together... or do they? (137 mins.)
“ Moon in the Gutter
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
18.
Boy Meets Girl (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend... (100 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
19.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A skirmish in Shanghai puts archaeologist Indiana Jones, his partner Short Round and singer Willie Scott crossing paths with an Indian village desperate to reclaim a rock stolen by a secret cult beneath the catacombs of an ancient palace. (118 mins.)
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
20.
Paris, Texas (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family. (147 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
21.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ 未來戰士 ” - lovejun23
 
22.
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Madrid, the housewife Gloria lives in a tiny apartment with her husband, the taxi driver and forger Antonio; her lunatic mother-in-law... (101 mins.)
Director: Pedro Almodovar
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
23.
Cat's Eye (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror. (94 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
24.
Day of the Dead (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. (96 mins.)
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
25.
Into the Night (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull... (115 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
26.
Legend (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves. (94 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
27.
Ran (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Set in Japan in the 16th century (or so), an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them, or cause them to turn on each other...and him... (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ 
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
28.
When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists... (136 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
“ When Father Was Away on Business
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
29.
Mr. Vampire (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror. (96 mins.)
Director: Ricky Lau
“ 殭屍先生 ” - lovejun23
 
30.
Aliens (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ 異形2
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
31.
Betty Blue (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Zorg is a handyman working at in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life... (120 mins.)
“ Betty Blue
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
32.
Labyrinth (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A selfish 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. (101 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
 
33.
Mao shan xiao tang (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
(88 mins.)
Director: Ying Wong
“ 茅山學堂 ” - lovejun23
 
34.
Jiang shi jia zu: Jiang shi xian sheng xu ji (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Modern grave robbing "archeologists" find perfectly preserved specimens from the past of a man, a woman... (89 mins.)
Director: Ricky Lau
“ 殭屍家族 ” - lovejun23
 
35.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
36.
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cycnicism and... (95 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
37.
The Last Emperor (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of the final Emperor of China. (163 mins.)
“ 末代皇帝 ” - lovejun23
 
38.
Wings of Desire (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. (128 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ Wings of Desire
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
39.
A Taxing Woman (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo... (127 mins.)
Director: Jûzô Itami
“ Taxing Woman 查之女
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
40.
Meng gui chai guan (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A Hong Kong police station used to be a clubhouse of the Japanese at the time of their occupation of the city during World War II... (88 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Lau
“ 猛鬼差館 ” - lovejun23
 
41.
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. Unsurprisingly... (98 mins.)
Director: Siu-Tung Ching
“ 倩女幽魂 DVD ” - lovejun23
 
42.
Ling huan xian sheng (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Expelled by a band of restless ghosts in his village, Taoist Priest Mao Ming, and his two spirit companions... (88 mins.)
Director: Ricky Lau
“ 靈幻先生 ” - lovejun23
 
43.
Rouge (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's... (96 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kwan
“ 胭脂扣
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
44.
The Romancing Star (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
(Cantonese with English subtitles) Chow Yun-fat in this hilarious offbeat comedy plays Wong, a mechanic... (102 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
“ 精裝追女仔 ” - lovejun23
 
45.
Lai Shi, China's Last Eunuch (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Affected by traditional values, young Lai Shi had himself castrated in order to become a eunuch to the Manchu Emperor... (90 mins.)
“ 中國最後一個太監 ” - lovejun23
 
46.
Beetlejuice (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
47.
Big (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body. (104 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
48.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
49.
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Tired of her husband's philanderous ways, the mother of two daughters drowns her husband. With the reluctant help of the local coroner... (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
50.
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating... (93 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
51.
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross. (164 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
52.
Mississippi Burning (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. (128 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
53.
Moonwalker (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big (Joe Pesci). (93 mins.)
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
54.
Damnation (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A lonely barfly falls in love with a married bar singer. (120 mins.)
Director: Béla Tarr
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
55.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
56.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Pepas's lover, Iván, leaves her and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. In her search for Iván... (88 mins.)
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
57.
Jing zhuong zhui nu zi zhi er (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The three romancers played by Shui-Fan Fung, Eric Tsang and Pak-cheung Chan enter show business and join the ratings-struggling Chow TV station... (93 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
“ 精裝追女仔之2 ” - lovejun23
 
58.
The Abyss (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species. (145 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
59.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. (127 mins.)
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
60.
New York Stories (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three Gotham tales. (124 mins.)
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
61.
Santa Sangre (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child... (123 mins.)
“ 聖血 Holy Blood
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
62.
Wild Orchid (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters. (105 mins.)
Director: Zalman King
“ DVD ” - lovejun23
 
63.
Violent Cop (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
“ 小心惡警
Violet Cop
DVD ” - lovejun23
 
64.
San lang zhi yi zu (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
(93 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
“ 精裝追女仔之3狼之一族 ” - lovejun23
 
65.
Yi mei dao ren (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Lam Ching-Ying returns as the famous "Vampire Buster," this time starring as the One-Eyebrow Priest... (86 mins.)
Director: Ching-Ying Lam
“ 一眉道人 ” - lovejun23
 
66.
Gui yao gui (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Impoverished teahouse worker (and martial-arts student) Abao is engaged to his boss' daughter, Little Chu... (87 mins.)
Director: Ricky Lau
 
67.
The Imp (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Ging-Keung encounters sinister turns of fate where he works, and he becomes frightened enough to consult with a Taoist priest. The priest informs him that his workplace had been the site of murdering. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Yu
 
68.
Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. (95 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker