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Favorite Drama Films: 1980-1981

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Directed by: John Carpenter
Produced by: Debra Hill and Larry Franco
Written by: John Carpenter and Nick Castle
Cinematography: Dean Cundey and Jim Lucas
Edited by: Todd Ramsay
Music by: John Carpenter and Alan Howarth

Distributed by: AVCO Embassy
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Directed by: Michael Apted
Produced by: Sean Daniel, Bob Larson, and Bernard Schwartz
Written by: Thomas Rickman
Based on the book by: Loretta Lynn and George Vecksey
Cinematography: Rolf D. Bode
Edited by: Arthur D. Schmidt

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8


Directed by: Harold Becker
Produced by: Howard Jaffe and Stanley Jaffe
Written by: Darryl Ponicsan, James Lineberger, and Robert Michael Kamen
Based on the novel, "Father Sky" by Devrey Freeman
Cinematography: Owen Roizman
Edited by: Maury Winetrobe
Music by: Maurice Jarre

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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Directed by: Ted Berman, Richard Rich, and Art Stevens
Produced by: Ron Miller, Wolfgang Reitherman, and Art Stevens Written by: Larry Clemmons, Ted Berman, David Michener, Peter Young, Burny Mattinson, Steve Hulett, Earl Kress, and Vance Gerry
Based on the novel by: Daniel P. Mannix
Edited by: James Koford and Jim Melton
Music by: Buddy Baker
Songs and lyrics by: Richard Rich, Jeffrey C. Patch, Richard O. Johnson, Stan Fidel, and Jim Stafford

Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures
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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3


Directed by: John Irvin
Produced by: Larry De Wayy, Norman Jewison, and Patrick Palmer
Written by: Gary De Vore and George Malko
Based on the novel by: Fredrick Forsyth
Cinematography: Jack Cardiff
Edited by: Antony Gibbs
Music by: Geoffrey Burgon

Distributed by: United Artists
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Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: George Lucas, Frank Marshall, Howard J. Kazanjian, and Robert Watts
Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, and Philip Kasdan
Cinematography: Douglas Slocombe
Edited by: Michael Kahn
Music by: John Williams

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilms
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People who added this item 633 Average listal rating (409 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Excalibur (1981)


Directed by: John Boorman
Produced by: John Boorman, Robert A. Eisenstein, and Edgar F. Gross
Written by: John Boorman and Rospo Pallenberg
Based on the novel by, "Le Morte D'Arthur" by: Thomas Malory Cinematography: Alex Thomson
Edited by: John Merritt and Donn Cambern
Music by: Trevor Jones

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 492 Average listal rating (307 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1


Directed by: Brian De Palma
Produced by: George Litto
Written by: Brian De Palma
Edited by: Gerald B. Greenberg
Cinematography: Ralp B. Bode
Music by: Pino Donaggio

Distributed by: Filmways Pictures
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Directed by: Robert Redford
Produced by: Robert L. Schwary
Written by: Alvin Sargent
Based on the novel by: Judith Christ
Cinematography: John Bailey
Edited by: Jeff Kanew

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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People who added this item 533 Average listal rating (335 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4


Directed by: Brian DePalma
Written by: Brian DePalma and Bill Mesce, Jr.
Produced by: George Litto and Fred C. Caruso
Cinematography: Vilmos Zsigmond (
Edited by: Paul Hirsch
Music by: Pino Donaggio

Distributed by: Orion Pictures
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Directed by: Hugh Hudson
Produced by: Dodi Fayed, David Puttnam, and Jake Eberts
Written by: Colin Weiland
Cinematography: David Waitkin
Edited by: Terry Rawlins
Music by: Vangelis

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 2137 Average listal rating (1306 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2


Directed by: Martin Scorcese
Produced by: Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler, and Peter Savage
Written by: Paul Schrader and Mardick Martin
Based on the book, "Raging Bull: My Story" by: Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter, and Peter Savage
Cinematography: Michael Chapman
Edited by: Thelma Schoonmacher

Distributed by: United Artist
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People who added this item 6310 Average listal rating (4133 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4


Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Produced by: Stanley Kubrick
Written by: Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson
Based on the novel by: Stephen King
Cinematography: John Alcott
Edited by: Ray Lovejoy
Music by: Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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Directed by: Dennis Hopper
Produced by: Jean Gontier, Gary Jules Jouvenant, Paul Lewis, and Leonsrd Yakir
Written by: Dennis Hopper, Gary Jules Jouvenant, Brenda Nielsen, and Leonard Yakir
Cinematography: Marc Champion
Edited by: Doris Dyck
Music by: Tom Lavin

Distributed by: Discovery Films
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Directed by: John Glen
Produced by: Albert R. Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson
Written by: Michael G. Wilson and Richard Maibaum
Based on the novel by: Ian Fleming
Cinematography: Alan Hume
Edited by: John Grover
Music by: Bill Conti
Song and lyrics by: Bill Conti and Mark Leeson

Distributed by: United Artists
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Directed by: Irvin Kerschner
Produced by: Gary Kurtz, George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Robert Watts, and Howard Kazajian
Written by: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, and Lawrence Kasden
Based on characters created by: George Lucas
Cinematography: Peter Suschitzky
Edited by: Paul Hirsch
Music by: John Williams

Distributed by: 2Oth Century Fox and Lucasfilms
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People who added this item 305 Average listal rating (185 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7


Directed by: Mark Rydell
Produced by: Bruce Gilbert
Written by: Ernest Thompson
Based on the play by: Ernest Thompson
Cinematography: Billy Williams
Edited by: Robert L. Wolfe
Music by: David Grusin

Distributed by: ITC Films and Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 539 Average listal rating (289 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9


Directed by: Ken Russell
Produced by: Howard Gottfried and Daniel Melnick
Written by and based on novel by: Paddy Chayefsky
Edited by: Stuart Baird
Cinematography: Jordan S. Cronenweth
Music by: John Corigliano

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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Directed by: Paul Schrader
Produced by: Jerry Bruckheimer and Freddie Fields
Written by: Paul Schrader
Cinematopgraphy: John Bailey
Edited by: Richard Halsy
Music by: Giogrio Moroder

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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People who added this item 1304 Average listal rating (873 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6


Directed by: George Miller
Produced by: Byron Kennedy
Written by: Terry Hayes, George Miller, and Brian Hannant
Based on a concept by: George Miller and Bryon Kennedy Cinematography: Dean Semler
Edited by: David Stiven, Michael Balson, and Tim Wellburn
Music by: Brian May

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 354 Average listal rating (182 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6


Directed by: Alan Parker
Written by: Christopher Gore
Produced by: David De Silva and Alan Marshall
Cinematography: Michael Seresis
Edited by: Gerry Hambling
Music by: Michael Gore
Music and lyrics by: Michael Gore, Robert F. Colesberry, Dean Pitchford, and Lesley Gore

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 266 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4


Directed by: Michael Mann
Produced by: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bonnie Caan, Michael Mann, and Richard Brams
Written by: Michael Mann
Based on the novel "The Home Invaiders" by: Frank Hohimer
Cinematography: Donald E. Thorin
Edited by: Dov Henning
Music by: Tangerine Dream and Craig Safan

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 80 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 4.8
Endless Love (1981)


Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
Produced by: Keith Barish and Dyson Lovell
Written by: Judith Rascoe
Based on the novel, by: Scott Spencer
Cinematography: David Watkins
Edited by: David J. Sheridan
Music by: Jonathan Turnick
Music and lyrics by: Lionel Richie

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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