Best film of 1980 (no order)

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1. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

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: 719,894 | Gross: $44.02M

2. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 188,947

3. O anthropos me to garyfallo (1980)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 377

4. Parangelia! (1980)

87 min | Crime, Drama

The real story of Nikos Koemtzis, who one night knifed a company of men in a tavern, just because they wanted to dance on the song he had "ordered" from the musicians.

Director: Pavlos Tasios | Stars: Antonis Antoniou, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Katerina Gogou, Sofia Roubou

Votes: 479

5. The Blood of Hussain (1980)

112 min | Drama

A dramatic depiction of the life of Hussain, with allegorical references to the history of the Prophet Muhammad and his descendants. It is prophesied that Young Hussain will one day lead ... See full summary »

Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Salmaan Peerzada, Kika Markham, Durriya Kazi, Kabuli Baba

Votes: 66