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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: 715,582 | Gross: $44.02M

2. Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

19 Metascore

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

Votes: 96,759 | Gross: $39.75M

3. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

52 Metascore

An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Votes: 52,640 | Gross: $21.38M

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

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

82 Metascore

After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

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

Votes: 977,593 | Gross: $290.48M

5. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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: 158,115 | Gross: $57.23M

6. Attica (1980 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

The behind the scenes of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Henry Darrow, Charles Durning, Joel Fabiani, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 375

7. American Gigolo (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

57 Metascore

A Los Angeles male escort, who mostly caters to an older female clientèle, is accused of a murder which he did not commit.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

Votes: 17,999 | Gross: $23.00M

8. Alligator (1980)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger

Votes: 8,815

9. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

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: 179,867 | Gross: $83.40M

10. The Villain (1979)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Western

Facing hanging, a bank robber makes a deal with the corrupt banker to avoid execution in exchange for a dirty assignment.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde

Votes: 5,569

11. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

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

48 Metascore

When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk resumes command of the overhauled USS Enterprise in order to intercept it.

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

Votes: 70,709 | Gross: $82.26M

12. Rocky II (1979)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

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: 158,440 | Gross: $6.39M

13. Meteor (1979)

PG | 108 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

The USA must join forces with the USSR in order to destroy a gigantic asteroid heading straight for Earth.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith

Votes: 5,796

14. Mad Max (1979)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Votes: 168,179 | Gross: $8.75M

15. Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

75 Metascore

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 310,472 | Gross: $20.05M

16. The Troops & Aliens (1979)

96 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

The bungling inspector Cruchot (Funès) finds himself trying to save the residents of St. Tropez from some oil-drinking humanoid aliens. The only way to tell the aliens from the real people,... See full summary »

Director: Jean Girault | Stars: Louis de Funès, Michel Galabru, Maurice Risch, Jean-Pierre Rambal

Votes: 6,049

17. The Great Alligator (1979)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

Tourists on a tropical island anger an island god, who turns himself into a giant alligator and stalks them.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Romano Puppo

Votes: 719

18. C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A young man invents a robot dog that has super strength, x-ray vision and can detect crimes being committed. A greedy businessman tries to steal the invention from him.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Wesley Eure, Valerie Bertinelli, Conrad Bain, Chuck McCann

Votes: 647

19. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

94 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 512,509 | Gross: $83.47M

20. Alien (1979)

R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

83 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 664,086 | Gross: $78.90M

21. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979–1981)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time to become Earth's greatest hero.

Stars: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla, Mel Blanc

Votes: 5,875

22. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 140,113 | Gross: $134.22M

23. Lude godine (1977)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two teenagers - boy from the rural and girl from the urban family - fall in love. Problems arise when the girl gets pregnant. This movie was the first in one of the most popular series in ... See full summary »

Director: Zoran Calic | Stars: Rialda Kadric, Vladimir Petrovic, Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic

Votes: 991

24. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

78 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 180,197 | Gross: $47.00M

25. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 192,584 | Gross: $188.76M

26. Force 10 from Navarone (1978)

PG | 118 min | Action, Drama, War

42 Metascore

During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Franco Nero

Votes: 14,613

27. Dracula's Dog (1977)

R | 90 min | Horror

Russian soldiers accidentally unleash the servant of Dracula, as well as his dog, during excavations of Romania. Together, they set out for America, to find the last descendant of the great... See full summary »

Director: Albert Band | Stars: José Ferrer, Michael Pataki, Jan Shutan, Libby Chase

Votes: 956

28. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

81 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 267,553 | Gross: $48.98M

29. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: The Conspirators (1978)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An IRA terrorist executes an arms dealer he considers traitorous; Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Peter Falk, Clive Revill, Jeanette Nolan, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 1,123

30. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Make Me a Perfect Murder (1978)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An Emmy-winning TV executive kills her lover (who is also her boss); Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Peter Falk, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, James McEachin

Votes: 1,186

31. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: How to Dial a Murder (1978)

TV-PG | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A behavioral psychologist whose wife died under suspicious circumstances trains his dogs to kill on command using a telephone.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Peter Falk, Nicol Williamson, Kim Cattrall, Joel Fabiani

Votes: 1,293

32. The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that has special powers, including the ability to allow the cat to communicate with humans, has... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 3,442

33. Dallas (1978–1991)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

Votes: 9,599

34. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 11,537

35. Telefon (1977)

PG | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Russian officer is sent to USA to try and stop sleeper agents who will mindlessly attack government entities when they hear certain coded words.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence, Tyne Daly

Votes: 4,378

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

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 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: 1,049,405 | Gross: $322.74M

37. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera

Votes: 4,595 | Gross: $8.00M

38. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Try and Catch Me (1977)

TV-PG | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A mystery writer suspects her niece's husband of murdering her, and she exacts revenge by asphyxiating him in her house safe.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Peter Falk, Ruth Gordon, Mariette Hartley, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 1,509

39. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Murder Under Glass (1978)

TV-PG | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Food critic Paul Gerard, who has been extorting money from restaurant owners in exchange for good reviews, murders one when threatened with exposure.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Peter Falk, Louis Jourdan, Shera Danese, Richard Dysart

Votes: 1,257

40. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case (1977)

TV-PG | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sigma Society member Oliver Brandt murders his business partner when he threatens to expose him as an embezzler and constructs a seemingly foolproof alibi.

Director: Sam Wanamaker | Stars: Peter Falk, Theodore Bikel, Kenneth Mars, Sorrell Booke

Votes: 1,282

41. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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: 157,947 | Gross: $132.09M

42. CHiPs (1977–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Paul Linke

Votes: 5,904

43. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 590,079 | Gross: $28.26M

44. Silver Streak (1976)

PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 15,576

45. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

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: 439,451 | Gross: $117.24M

46. The Man in the Iron Mask (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, History

D'Artagnan and his fellow Musketeers plot to replace the ineffectual Louis XIV of France with his secretly imprisoned twin brother Philippe who is the firstborn and rightful king.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Patrick McGoohan, Louis Jourdan, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 2,082

47. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 44,593 | Gross: $25.00M

48. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Horror

A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 25,901 | Gross: $52.61M

49. The Enforcer (1976)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 35,669 | Gross: $46.20M

50. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Old Fashioned Murder (1976)

TV-PG | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery