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Best Films of 1980

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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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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 237 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
9 to 5 (1980)
Classic Dolly Parton musical
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Classic Woody, but when I've least favorites
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People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Stunt Man (1980)
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Urban Cowboy (1980)
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People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
Brubaker (1980)
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Pure De Palma. Toys the line between soap and thriller.
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People who added this item 592 Average listal rating (371 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.2
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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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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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 154 Average listal rating (94 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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Sissy Spacek nails Loretta Lynn in this biopic about the popular country singer.
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Even as a guy I can appreciate the heroism of the film's heroine.

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People who added this item 1513 Average listal rating (951 ratings) 6.3 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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A slow burner helmed by Redford (directing debut), where every scene becomes intense for various reasons.
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Did James Brown know he was even in a movie?
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People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (109 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 1978 Average listal rating (1357 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8


My grandmother can jive talk, too.

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People who added this item 2117 Average listal rating (1290 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2




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 6272 Average listal rating (4121 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 835 Average listal rating (559 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3




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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