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Best Films of 1980

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35. Forbidden Zone (1980)
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People who added this item 437  Average listal rating (224 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
34. Altered States (1980)
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People who added this item 110  Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
33. Gloria (1980)
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People who added this item 309  Average listal rating (166 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.5 
32. Fame (1980)
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People who added this item 95  Average listal rating (72 ratings) 6.2  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 214  Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
30. The Big Red One (1980)
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People who added this item 16  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 191  Average listal rating (132 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 313  Average listal rating (176 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.4 
27. Stardust Memories (1980)
Classic Woody, but when I've least favorites
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People who added this item 75  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
26. The Stunt Man (1980)
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People who added this item 1039  Average listal rating (687 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
25. Superman II (1980)
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People who added this item 155  Average listal rating (83 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
24. Heaven's Gate (1980)
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People who added this item 97  Average listal rating (61 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.1 
23. Urban Cowboy (1980)
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People who added this item 396  Average listal rating (228 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
22. Kagemusha (1980)
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People who added this item 356  Average listal rating (178 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
21. All That Jazz (1979)
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People who added this item 107  Average listal rating (68 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.1 
20. Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
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People who added this item 120  Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.1 
19. Brubaker (1980)
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People who added this item 76  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
18. The Ninth Configuration (1980)
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People who added this item 390  Average listal rating (256 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.1 
17. Dressed to Kill (1980)
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People who added this item 144  Average listal rating (105 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.9 
16. Any Which Way You Can (1980)
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People who added this item 545  Average listal rating (350 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating 5.1 
15. Popeye (1980)
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People who added this item 188  Average listal rating (119 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.1 
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 2132  Average listal rating (1204 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
13. The Elephant Man (1980)
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People who added this item 127  Average listal rating (81 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 175  Average listal rating (105 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 230  Average listal rating (168 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating
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 1300  Average listal rating (833 ratings) 6.3  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 375  Average listal rating (205 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
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 1985  Average listal rating (1291 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 131  Average listal rating (93 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 1744  Average listal rating (1227 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 1821  Average listal rating (1143 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 5572  Average listal rating (3751 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 755  Average listal rating (514 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 4990  Average listal rating (3372 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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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz





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