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Best Films of 1980

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People who added this item 71  Average listal rating (43 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
35. Forbidden Zone (1980)
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People who added this item 449  Average listal rating (229 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
34. Altered States (1980)
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People who added this item 117  Average listal rating (65 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
33. Gloria (1980)
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People who added this item 324  Average listal rating (170 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
32. Fame (1980)
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People who added this item 101  Average listal rating (70 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
31. The Final Countdown (1980)
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 (134 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
30. The Big Red One (1980)
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People who added this item 18  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
29. The Secret of Nikola Tesla (1980)
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 (134 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.6 
28. 9 to 5 (1980)
Classic Dolly Parton musical
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People who added this item 326  Average listal rating (179 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.5 
27. Stardust Memories (1980)
Classic Woody, but when I've least favorites
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People who added this item 81  Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
26. The Stunt Man (1980)
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People who added this item 1066  Average listal rating (693 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
25. Superman II (1980)
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People who added this item 161  Average listal rating (86 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
24. Heaven's Gate (1980)
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People who added this item 100  Average listal rating (62 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.1 
23. Urban Cowboy (1980)
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People who added this item 409  Average listal rating (232 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
22. Kagemusha (1980)
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People who added this item 367  Average listal rating (183 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
21. 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 
20. Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
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People who added this item 131  Average listal rating (77 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.1 
19. Brubaker (1980)
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People who added this item 79  Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
18. The Ninth Configuration (1980)
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People who added this item 409  Average listal rating (261 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.1 
17. Dressed to Kill (1980)
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People who added this item 149  Average listal rating (107 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
16. Any Which Way You Can (1980)
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People who added this item 551  Average listal rating (353 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating 5.1 
15. 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 (119 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.2 
14. American Gigolo (1980)
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 (1223 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
13. The Elephant Man (1980)
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 (84 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
12. Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
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 (107 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
11. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
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 (167 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.1 
10. Private Benjamin (1980)


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 (850 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.5 
9. Friday the 13th (1980)
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 (214 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
8. Ordinary People (1980)
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 (1299 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
7. The Blues Brothers (1980)
Did James Brown know he was even in a movie?
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People who added this item 136  Average listal rating (97 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
6. 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 (1242 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
5. Airplane! (1980)


My grandmother can jive talk, too.

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People who added this item 1876  Average listal rating (1167 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
4. 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 (3781 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
3. 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 (516 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
2. 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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People who added this item 5071  Average listal rating (3397 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
1. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Ba... (1980)







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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