Feature Film, Released between 1980-01-01 and 1980-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



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

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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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 and a bounty hunter named Boba Fett all over the galaxy.

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

Votes: 1,140,504 | Gross: $290.48M

2. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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66 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 879,678 | Gross: $44.02M

3. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 13,906 | Gross: $3.27M

4. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.2
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89 Metascore

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Votes: 316,613 | Gross: $23.38M

5. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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78 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 216,465

6. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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60 Metascore

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Votes: 180,213 | Gross: $57.23M

7. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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72 Metascore

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 11,941 | Gross: $7.14M

8. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 46,164 | Gross: $54.80M

9. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.7
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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: 210,843 | Gross: $83.40M

10. The Man with the Carnation (1980)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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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: 466

11. The Long Good Friday (1980)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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An up-and-coming gangster is tested by the insurgence of an unknown, very powerful threat.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Votes: 18,804

12. Alexander the Great (1980)

210 min | Drama, History

7.5
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The film gives a romanticized biography of Theodoros Kolokotronis, a Greek historical hero serving as a metaphor for Greece itself. Drawing upon a circular view of Greek history, the film ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Eva Kotamanidou, Mihalis Giannatos, Grigoris Evangelatos

Votes: 838

13. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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87 Metascore

Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, the legendary country singer who rose from humble, poverty-stricken beginnings in Kentucky to worldwide superstardom and changed the sound and style of country music forever.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Votes: 16,457 | Gross: $67.18M

14. Shogun Assassin (1980)

R | 85 min | Action, Adventure

7.4
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When the wife of the Shogun's Decapitator is murdered and he is ordered to commit suicide by the paranoid Shogun, he and his four-year-old son escape and become assassins for hire, embarking on a journey of blood and violent death.

Directors: Robert Houston, Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ôki, Shôgen Nitta

Votes: 9,631

15. The Secret Life of Nikola Tesla (1980)

115 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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Life and times of Nikola Tesla, famous scientist whose inventions were stolen, but whose greatest contribution to mankind remain a mystery to this day.

Director: Krsto Papic | Stars: Petar Bozovic, Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Strother Martin

Votes: 1,246

16. Stardust Memories (1980)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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While attending a retrospective of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault

Votes: 20,914 | Gross: $10.39M

17. Resurrection (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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A woman enters the afterlife briefly after a car crash that kills her husband. But she survives - and finds herself possessing strange powers.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom

Votes: 2,654 | Gross: $3.91M

18. Out of the Blue (1980)

R | 94 min | Drama

7.3
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A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell, Don Gordon

Votes: 2,335

19. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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73 Metascore

A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

Votes: 51,879 | Gross: $30.03M

20. The Falls (1980)

Not Rated | 195 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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92 BBC documentary-style shorts that record the lives of 92 victims of the VUE (Violent Unexplained Event), each with last names beginning with "Fall."

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Peter Westley, Aad Wirtz, Michael Murray, Lorna Poulter

Votes: 1,376

21. 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: 103,633 | Gross: $39.85M

22. Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) (1980)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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Charlie Brown and his friends travel to Europe as exchange students.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Scott Beach, Bill Melendez, Daniel Anderson, Casey Carlson

Votes: 2,750 | Gross: $2.01M

23. Babylon (1980)

95 min | Drama

7.3
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80 Metascore

The movie centres around Brindsley Forde's character Blue. He fronts a reggae sound system based in West London. The film captures the trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled London in the early eighties.

Director: Franco Rosso | Stars: David N. Haynes, Trevor Laird, Victor Romero Evans, Brian Bovell

Votes: 1,013 | Gross: $0.11M

24. Atlantic City (1980)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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85 Metascore

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 14,865

25. Somewhere in Time (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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29 Metascore

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Votes: 26,470 | Gross: $9.71M

26. Narcissus and Psyche (1980)

261 min | Drama

7.2
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Narcisus and Psyche is based on a novel by Sandor Weores which was adapted by Vilmos Csaplar and director Gabor Body for a feature-length, 140-minute film. Borrowing the character of Psyche... See full summary »

Director: Gábor Bódy | Stars: Patricia Adriani, Udo Kier, György Cserhalmi, Agnes Horvath

Votes: 301

27. Inside Moves (1980)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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63 Metascore

After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Roary begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright

Votes: 1,496

28. Gloria (1980)

PG | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, Julie Carmen, Tony Knesich

Votes: 8,429

29. Germany Pale Mother (1980)

123 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. The house is destroyed and ... See full summary »

Director: Helma Sanders-Brahms | Stars: Eva Mattes, Ernst Jacobi, Elisabeth Stepanek, Angelika Thomas

Votes: 674

30. The Changeling (1980)

R | 107 min | Horror

7.2
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70 Metascore

After the death of his wife and daughter in a car crash, a music professor staying at an old mansion is dragged into a decades-old murder of a child by an inexplicable presence in the mansion's attic.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh

Votes: 29,766

31. Brubaker (1980)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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54 Metascore

The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Morgan Freeman, Jane Alexander

Votes: 15,745 | Gross: $37.12M

32. Fun Is Beautiful (1980)

97 min | Comedy

7.2
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Carlo Verdone plays a multitude of characters, including a bully, a priest, a hippie and an anxiogenous man.

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Renato Scarpa, Verónica Miriel, Mario Brega

Votes: 2,154

33. Gregory's Girl (1980)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Clare Grogan

Votes: 7,435

34. Touched by Love (1980)

PG | 95 min | Drama

7.1
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A young nurse becomes determined to reach an unresponsive teenage cerebral palsy patient by encouraging her to write to her favorite rock singer, Elvis Presley.

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Deborah Raffin, Diane Lane, Michael Learned, John Amos

Votes: 368

35. 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: 8,540 | Gross: $22.48M

36. Hopscotch (1980)

R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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Grounded with a desk job by incompetent superiors, a clever CIA agent retires and writes a tell all memoir that will embarrass his bosses, prompting him to go on the run and elude them.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

Votes: 6,912

37. Dressed to Kill (1980)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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74 Metascore

A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

Votes: 34,638 | Gross: $31.90M

38. The Constant Factor (1980)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

7.1
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A young man is facing death of his mother. A petty corruption at his job leads to him being framed and robbed of his only desire to climb mountains in Himalayas, as his father did and where he died.

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Tadeusz Bradecki, Zofia Mrozowska, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Cezary Morawski

Votes: 726

39. The Big Red One (1980)

R | 113 min | Drama, War

7.1
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77 Metascore

A hardened sergeant and the four core members of his infantry unit try to survive World War II as they move from battle to battle throughout Europe.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco

Votes: 18,474

40. Twelve Months (1980)

65 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.0
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A young girl meets the Spirits of the Twelve Months when she is sent out during a winter snowstorm to collect galanthus, a flower that blooms in April.

Director: Kimio Yabuki | Stars: Shinobu Ôtake, Ai Kanzaki, Joan Shepard, Tokuko Sugiyama

Votes: 320

41. Windwalker (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.0
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In 1797 Utah, an aged Cheyenne patriarch helps his kin to fight off a raiding party of rival Crow warriors and he tells his grandchildren the story of their family.

Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Trevor Howard, Nick Ramus, James Remar, Serene Hedin

Votes: 969 | Gross: $18.64M

42. The Stunt Man (1980)

R | 131 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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77 Metascore

A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out and falls for the leading lady.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

Votes: 8,582 | Gross: $7.06M

43. The Ninth Configuration (1980)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.0
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46 Metascore

A former marine arrives at a mental asylum housed in a remote castle to run it. There he attempts to rehabilitate the patients by letting them act out their craziest fantasies and desires.

Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders

Votes: 6,329

44. The Long Riders (1980)

R | 100 min | Biography, Crime, Western

7.0
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Keith Carradine

Votes: 9,675 | Gross: $23.00M

45. The Idolmaker (1980)

PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marcucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

Votes: 1,169

46. The Earthling (1980)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: William Holden, Ricky Schroder, Jack Thompson, Olivia Hamnett

Votes: 1,383

47. Bad Timing (1980)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A psychiatrist, living in Vienna, enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital from an overdose, an inspector becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 8,029

48. Gilda Live (1980)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.9
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A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

Directors: Mike Nichols, Lorne Michaels | Stars: Gilda Radner, Don Novello, Paul Shaffer, Nils Nichols

Votes: 566 | Gross: $2.26M

49. The Club (1980)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.9
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Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy, Frank Wilson, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 919

50. Breaking Glass (1980)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Musical

6.9
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A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Phil Daniels, Hazel O'Connor, Jon Finch, Jonathan Pryce

Votes: 1,170


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