My cinema experience

by diezman | created - 06 Oct 2012 | updated - 06 Oct 2012 | Public

I grew up in a very small town where the highlight of the week was going to the movies. Our cinema was very old with a single screen. We didn't get the "blockbusters" right away. Many times we had to wait several weeks after the initial premiere to see them. During these "off" weeks many B movies and older movies were shown. Regardless of what was showing - we all enjoyed being there!

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1. Billy Jack (1971)

GP | 114 min | Action, Drama

6.2
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Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.

Director: Tom Laughlin | Stars: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Victor Izay

Votes: 4,766 | Gross: $98.00M

2. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.

Directors: Ronald Neame, Irwin Allen | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Votes: 35,168 | Gross: $84.56M

3. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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77 Metascore

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Votes: 40,958

4. Benji (1974)

G | 86 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

6.1
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A stray dog saves two kidnapped children.

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Peter Breck, Deborah Walley, Patsy Garrett, Allen Fiuzat

Votes: 3,667 | Gross: $39.55M

5. The Devil's Rain (1975)

PG | 86 min | Horror

4.7
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A bunch of Satanists in the American rural landscape have terrible powers which enable them to melt their victims. However one of the children of an earlier victim vows to destroy them.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Eddie Albert, Ida Lupino, William Shatner

Votes: 2,446

6. Cannonball! (1976)

PG | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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This is another story of the secret Coast to Coast auto race across America The only rule is, the first to finish is the winner. Naturally, anyone driving 55 isn't going to win. They'll ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 3,630

7. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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92 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,013,726 | Gross: $322.74M

8. Rancho Deluxe (1975)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.4
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Two drifters, of widely varying backgrounds, rustle cattle and try to avoid being caught in contemporary Montana.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston, Elizabeth Ashley, Clifton James

Votes: 1,336

9. Futureworld (1976)

PG | 108 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, an ex employee is killed after he tips-off 2 other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner

Votes: 7,885

10. Jack the Giant Killer (1962)

G | 94 min | Fantasy, Family, Adventure

6.5
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A farmboy turned knight must protect a princess from the schemes of an evil wizard.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher, Walter Burke

Votes: 1,700

11. The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

G | 90 min | Family, Adventure, Animation

7.0
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Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow, Dave Monahan | Stars: Butch Patrick, Hans Conried, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler

Votes: 2,412

12. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 144,803 | Gross: $4.00M

13. Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973)

G | 88 min | Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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Digby consumes a bowl of Project X, a liquid growth formula. Soon, he becomes a sheepdog of gigantic size!

Director: Joseph McGrath | Stars: Jim Dale, Spike Milligan, Angela Douglas, John Bluthal

Votes: 558

14. Pippi Longstocking (1969)

G | 99 min | Adventure, Family

7.0
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Pippi Longstocking, a super-strong redheaded little girl, moves into her father's cottage Villa Villekulla, and has adventures with her next-door neighbors Tommy and Annika in this compilation film of the classic Swedish TV series.

Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Margot Trooger

Votes: 3,215

15. The Gumball Rally (1976)

PG | 105 min | Comedy

6.3
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A disparate group of drivers take part in a secret and illegal cross country road race.

Director: Charles Bail | Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Tim McIntire, Raul Julia, Norman Burton

Votes: 2,833

16. Eat My Dust (1976)

PG | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.4
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Darlene's into going fast, Hoover's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk-full of hot pursuits.

Director: Charles B. Griffith | Stars: Ron Howard, Christopher Norris, Brad David, Kathy O'Dare

Votes: 577

17. At the Earth's Core (1976)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Cy Grant

Votes: 3,343

18. Lifeguard (I) (1976)

PG | 96 min | Drama

6.6
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Rick is in his 30s, but still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles in California. He enjoys the fun of it, but even more the silent moments. However when he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Stephen Young, Parker Stevenson

Votes: 883

19. White Line Fever (1975)

PG | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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In the 1970s Arizona, a young married man becomes an independent long-haul driver and he risks his life fighting the corruption in the local long-haul trucking industry.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kay Lenz, Slim Pickens, L.Q. Jones

Votes: 973

20. The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Votes: 32,820 | Gross: $116.00M

21. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Larry Rayder is an aspiring NASCAR driver, Deke Sommers is mechanic. As they feel they collectively are the best, the only thing that is holding them back is money to build the best vehicle... See full summary »

Director: John Hough | Stars: Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 5,195

22. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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69 Metascore

Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 423,697 | Gross: $117.24M

23. Kenny & Company (1976)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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In the days leading up to Halloween in a Southern California suburb, 11-year-old Kenny and his best friend, Doug, play flag football, ride skateboards, get into mischief, and fend off the ... See full summary »

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: Dan McCann, A. Michael Baldwin, Jeff Roth, Ralph Richmond

Votes: 402

24. Burnt Offerings (1976)

PG | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A family moves into an old, haunted house that regenerates itself by feeding off of the life forces of its injured occupants.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 7,540

25. The Bad News Bears (1976)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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83 Metascore

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 17,540 | Gross: $42.35M

26. The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.8
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Giant spiders from another dimension invade Wisconsin.

Director: Bill Rebane | Stars: Steve Brodie, Barbara Hale, Robert Easton, Leslie Parrish

Votes: 3,000

27. The Legend of Bigfoot (1975)

G | 76 min | Documentary

3.5
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A documentary about the legendary creature, Bigfoot, with emphasis on him being the missing link.

Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Ivan Marx, Peggy Marx, Yukon Frida

Votes: 403

28. The Food of the Gods (1976)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher

Votes: 2,800

29. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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90 Metascore

After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 154,274 | Gross: $132.09M

30. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy

6.9
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51 Metascore

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

Votes: 35,452 | Gross: $126.74M

31. High Anxiety (1977)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

6.7
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55 Metascore

Mel Brooks' parody of Alfred Hitchcock films.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman

Votes: 16,687 | Gross: $31.06M

32. Orca (1977)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.6
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A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek

Votes: 8,649 | Gross: $14.72M

33. The Love Bug (1968)

G | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.5
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A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 11,596

34. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 137,380 | Gross: $134.22M

35. Superman II (1980)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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87 Metascore

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Lester, Richard Donner | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

Votes: 83,702 | Gross: $108.19M

36. Stroker Ace (1983)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

4.7
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30 Metascore

The title character, a popular NASCAR driver, clashes with the fried-chicken mogul that sponsors his racing team.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Jim Nabors, Parker Stevenson

Votes: 2,878 | Gross: $13.00M

37. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy

6.3
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The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo

Votes: 19,084 | Gross: $106.00M

38. Rocky II (1979)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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61 Metascore

Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 154,359 | Gross: $6.39M

39. Nightwing (1979)

PG | 105 min | Horror

4.7
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Killer bats plague an Indian reservation in New Mexico.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Nick Mancuso, David Warner, Kathryn Harrold, Stephen Macht

Votes: 870

40. 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: 691,020 | Gross: $44.02M

41. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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77 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Votes: 107,653 | Gross: $106.26M

42. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 114 min | Drama

7.4
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61 Metascore

A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Votes: 8,472 | Gross: $22.23M

43. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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48 Metascore

When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 69,242 | Gross: $82.26M

44. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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74 Metascore

Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 27,384 | Gross: $76.66M

45. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau

Votes: 95,405 | Gross: $43.00M

46. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 19,631

47. The Jerk (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

7.2
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An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

Votes: 46,044 | Gross: $73.69M

48. Meatballs (1979)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

6.2
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Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Russ Banham

Votes: 15,916 | Gross: $43.05M

49. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.9
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34 Metascore

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

Votes: 27,130 | Gross: $31.76M

50. The Electric Horseman (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A rodeo star past his prime steal his company's horse and rides off into the desert, with a feisty female reporter accompanying him.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson

Votes: 6,241 | Gross: $61.80M

51. The Champ (1979)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J., over whom he got custody after his wife Annie left him seven... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

Votes: 6,692 | Gross: $30.44M

52. Scavenger Hunt (1979)

PG | 116 min | Comedy

6.0
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To inherit a fortune, various addressees of a will must compete in a wild scavenger hunt to collect selected items, but cannot be simply bought.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 2,076

53. A Force of One (1979)

PG | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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When the detectives of an undercover police unit are being mysteriously killed by a martial artist, a professional kickboxer is hired to assist them.

Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Chuck Norris, Clu Gulager, Ron O'Neal

Votes: 2,678 | Gross: $20.17M

54. Roller Boogie (1979)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Music

4.4
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Skaters band together to keep their roller-disco open.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Linda Blair, Jim Bray, Beverly Garland, Roger Perry

Votes: 1,362 | Gross: $13.25M

55. The Octagon (1980)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.1
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A martial artist must defeat a plan by ninjas to create a worldwide training camp for terrorists.

Director: Eric Karson | Stars: Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef, Art Hindle

Votes: 4,080 | Gross: $18.97M

56. 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: 941,447 | Gross: $290.48M

57. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.8
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78 Metascore

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 175,940 | Gross: $83.40M

58. Caddyshack (1980)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

7.3
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48 Metascore

An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight

Votes: 88,686 | Gross: $39.85M

59. 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: 155,113 | Gross: $57.23M

60. The Blue Lagoon (1980)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.7
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31 Metascore

In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels

Votes: 54,417 | Gross: $58.85M

61. The Final Countdown (1980)

PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

Votes: 17,603 | Gross: $16.65M

62. Any Which Way You Can (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Comedy

6.0
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51 Metascore

A trucker turned prize fighter, his brother and their pet orangutan have a series of misadventures involving the mob, corrupt cops, motorcycle gangs and pretty dames.

Director: Buddy Van Horn | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith

Votes: 14,420 | Gross: $70.69M

63. Xanadu (1980)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

5.1
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan

Votes: 9,978 | Gross: $22.76M

64. Nine to Five (1980)

PG | 109 min | Comedy

6.7
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58 Metascore

Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 22,101 | Gross: $103.29M

65. Urban Cowboy (1980)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.2
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61 Metascore

Bud is a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 10,970 | Gross: $53.30M

66. Stir Crazy (1980)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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56 Metascore

Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit, however, no prison cell could keep them locked in.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

Votes: 20,396 | Gross: $101.30M

67. Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.1
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66 Metascore

The two stoners and their friends go through another series of crazy, drug-influenced misadventures.

Director: Tommy Chong | Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Evelyn Guerrero, Betty Kennedy

Votes: 9,957 | Gross: $41.68M

68. My Bodyguard (1980)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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67 Metascore

When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Paul Quandt

Votes: 7,503 | Gross: $22.48M

69. Private Benjamin (1980)

R | 109 min | Comedy, War

6.1
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A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

Votes: 19,870 | Gross: $69.85M

70. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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45 Metascore

At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 11,607 | Gross: $14.80M

71. Little Darlings (1980)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Two fifteen year-old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante, Matt Dillon

Votes: 4,134 | Gross: $34.33M

72. The Jazz Singer (1980)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond, Lucie Arnaz, Catlin Adams

Votes: 3,189 | Gross: $27.12M

73. Fatso (1980)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Dominick DiNapoli has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favorite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Bancroft | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft, Ron Carey, Candice Azzara

Votes: 1,503 | Gross: $7.65M

74. Scanners (1981)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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60 Metascore

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane

Votes: 39,291 | Gross: $14.23M

75. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.5
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85 Metascore

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 732,010 | Gross: $248.16M

76. Stripes (1981)

R | 106 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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68 Metascore

Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates

Votes: 53,358 | Gross: $85.30M

77. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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60 Metascore

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Director: John Landis | Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Votes: 74,307 | Gross: $30.57M

78. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King

Votes: 45,538 | Gross: $21.72M

79. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.6
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40 Metascore

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

Votes: 57,278 | Gross: $25.53M

80. The Cannonball Run (1981)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

6.2
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28 Metascore

A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 27,977 | Gross: $72.18M

81. Outland (1981)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.6
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In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle, James Sikking

Votes: 23,309 | Gross: $17.37M

82. Neighbors (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.6
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A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker, Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 6,500 | Gross: $29.92M

83. Dragonslayer (1981)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam

Votes: 11,927 | Gross: $14.11M

84. Nice Dreams (1981)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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54 Metascore

Disguised as ice cream vendors, Cheech and Chong make--and subsequently lose--millions of dollars selling a batch of marijuana with an unusual side effect.

Director: Tommy Chong | Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Benita Barrie, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 6,035 | Gross: $33.98M

85. Modern Problems (1981)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.0
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Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses not only to win her back, but to gain a little revenge.

Director: Ken Shapiro | Stars: Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman, Mary Kay Place

Votes: 4,252 | Gross: $26.15M

86. Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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In New York, South Bronx's main police precinct is nicknamed Fort Apache by its employees who feel like troopers surrounded by hostiles in a wild west isolated outpost.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Paul Newman, Edward Asner, Ken Wahl, Danny Aiello

Votes: 4,759 | Gross: $29.20M

87. Take This Job and Shove It (1981)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

4.9
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The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them - the one which happens to be the main ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Robert Hays, Art Carney, Barbara Hershey, David Keith

Votes: 650 | Gross: $17.57M