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Best Films of 1980

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People who added this item 71 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 449 Average listal rating (245 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 117 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Gloria (1980)
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People who added this item 324 Average listal rating (173 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Fame (1980)
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People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
A cheap, yet big budget, gimmicky war film that has its charm and moments but I doubt this is on anyone's mid when thinking of great war films.
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People who added this item 222 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
I love the subject and the performances aren't bad but it's a rather poorly put together film.
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People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
9 to 5 (1980)
Classic Dolly Parton musical
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People who added this item 326 Average listal rating (181 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Classic Woody, but when I've least favorites
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People who added this item 81 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Stunt Man (1980)
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People who added this item 1066 Average listal rating (714 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Superman II (1980)
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People who added this item 161 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Heaven's Gate (1980)
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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Urban Cowboy (1980)
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People who added this item 409 Average listal rating (249 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Kagemusha (1980)
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People who added this item 367 Average listal rating (199 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
All That Jazz (1979)
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People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Brubaker (1980)
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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 409 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Pure De Palma. Toys the line between soap and thriller.
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People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6
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People who added this item 551 Average listal rating (359 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.2
Popeye (1980)
Robin Williams does great but this film is rather poorly made but the nostalgia factor keeps it up here on the list.
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People who added this item 195 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Richard Gere actually shows some versatility. I like the early 80s synth but the sound editing was amateur and the story loses the great interest it created, by the end.
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People who added this item 2178 Average listal rating (1277 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
David Lynch's film opens dark but doesn't get dark enough. John Hurt, while hidden behind the mask, is still powerful in this portrayal and Hopkins plays his role masterfully.
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People who added this item 132 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
This is a great Gonzo film, starring Bill Murray and Peter Boyle. I saw this after 'Fear and Loathing' and still Gilliam's take is the superior one but Murray's performance is awesome, right in line with Depp's, possibly better with time...
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People who added this item 183 Average listal rating (115 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Sissy Spacek nails Loretta Lynn in this biopic about the popular country singer.
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People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (170 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1


Even as a guy I can appreciate the heroism of the film's heroine.

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People who added this item 1332 Average listal rating (878 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
The beginning to my favorite slasher saga (possibly the only one I've consistently enjoyed (even 2009's))
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People who added this item 396 Average listal rating (224 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
A slow burner helmed by Redford (directing debut), where every scene becomes intense for various reasons.
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People who added this item 2026 Average listal rating (1326 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
Did James Brown know he was even in a movie?
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
Stir Crazy (1980)


Rodeos, prison, and chicken suits. Wilder and Pryor were the best comedy duo in the 70s/80s
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People who added this item 1785 Average listal rating (1286 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Airplane! (1980)


My grandmother can jive talk, too.

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People who added this item 1876 Average listal rating (1220 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Raging Bull (1980)




Scorsese, De Niro and Pesci, a combo that's unstoppable.
You know it's a good year when a Scorsese film is ranked 4th.
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People who added this item 5682 Average listal rating (3915 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)




An insanely good horror film (a genre I'm not usually a fan of) that begs you to read between the lines in every scene (thanks to Kubrik's genius)

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People who added this item 770 Average listal rating (531 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Caddyshack (1980)




A goofy and glorious look into the world of country clubs. Every other line is qualified to be a classic.

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The best of the saga, I was blown away with every single scene, as a kid. Now every scene is iconic and it's repeat value hasn't waned much at all in the past thirty years.

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