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Added by Stehako on 27 Jun 2009 03:34
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Best Films of 1980

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People who added this item 570 Average listal rating (316 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Gloria (1980)
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People who added this item 366 Average listal rating (195 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Fame (1980)
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People who added this item 139 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 276 Average listal rating (165 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
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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 273 Average listal rating (186 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Classic Dolly Parton musical
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People who added this item 364 Average listal rating (202 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Classic Woody, but when I've least favorites
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People who added this item 1237 Average listal rating (834 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Superman II (1980)
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People who added this item 786 Average listal rating (528 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Fog (1980)
People who added this item 214 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 119 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
Urban Cowboy (1980)
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People who added this item 462 Average listal rating (241 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
All That Jazz (1979)
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People who added this item 142 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (105 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Brubaker (1980)
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People who added this item 501 Average listal rating (292 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 544 Average listal rating (350 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Pure De Palma. Tows the line between soap and thriller.
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People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 626 Average listal rating (399 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.3
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 266 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
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 2483 Average listal rating (1412 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 165 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 239 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.1 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 283 Average listal rating (200 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2


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

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People who added this item 1607 Average listal rating (1048 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
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 488 Average listal rating (255 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
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 179 Average listal rating (129 ratings) 6.5 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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This movie is fucking great. I can't believe I haven't heard more about it. It should be mentioned with the other great 70's and 80's maverick movies. Why isn't it? I must know.

It does a lot of great things in here that mess with viewer, what David Lynch later perfected in "Inland Empire".

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People who added this item 2259 Average listal rating (1458 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 2073 Average listal rating (1442 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Airplane! (1980)


My grandmother can jive talk, too.

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People who added this item 2213 Average listal rating (1418 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
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 6529 Average listal rating (4540 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4




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 884 Average listal rating (597 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz





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