1980 Movies
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
IMDb: 8.7
124 min

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi…

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The Big Brawl (1980)

The Big Brawl (1980)

The Big Brawl (1980)
IMDb: 5.8
95 min

A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.

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Genre: Action, Comedy
Six Swedish Girls at a Pump (1980)

Six Swedish Girls at a Pump (1980)

Six Swedish Girls at a Pump (1980)
IMDb: 4.3
75 min

A gas station becomes the center of social life in the village after six Swedish girls start working there.

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Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
A Place Beyond Shame (1980)

A Place Beyond Shame (1980)

A Place Beyond Shame (1980)
IMDb: 5.3
72 min

Seka discovers much to her horror that she has lost her sex drive to the point were she can no longer stand having a man even touching her. Seka seeks…

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Genre: Action, Adventure
Bella (1980)

Bella (1980)

Bella (1980)
IMDb: 5.9
85 min

Fetching and eager teenage lass Bella catches her mother Susan having an adulterous tryst with next door neighbor Tom while her father Bob is away on a business trip. Bella…

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Genre: Drama, Romance
Champagne for Breakfast (1980)

Champagne for Breakfast (1980)

Champagne for Breakfast (1980)
IMDb: 6.4
102 min

Champagne, a successful young professional, has just been promoted to Vice President of her company. But all work and no play can fizzle out anyone’s social life! Champange takes a…

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Genre: Comedy
Fade to Black (1980)

Fade to Black (1980)

Fade to Black (1980)
IMDb: 5.9
102 min

Eric Binford watches a lot of movies. He is the truest definition of a film geek. One day, his sanity takes a turn for the worse and he begins acting…

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The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (1980)

The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (1980)

The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (1980)
IMDb: N/A
54 min

The adventures of three Puerto Rican brothers scraping by while contending with the ghost of their dead father. The three brothers are tasked with refurbishing the house of Miss Malloy,…

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Genre: Drama
The Young Master (1980)

The Young Master (1980)

The Young Master (1980)
IMDb: 7.2
105 min

Youthful martial arts master Lung is searching for his missing brother, when he is mistaken for a criminal on the run. He must prove his innocence by solving the case…

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Genre: Action, Comedy
Macabre (1980)

Macabre (1980)

Macabre (1980)
IMDb: 6.0
89 min

A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities…

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Genre: Horror
The Pink Ladies (1979)

The Pink Ladies (1979)

The Pink Ladies (1979)
IMDb: 6.0
72 min

A group of racquetball-plying married women indulge in sexual fantasies; so do their frustrated husbands.

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Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
California Gigolo (1980)

California Gigolo (1980)

California Gigolo (1980)
IMDb: 5.6
70 min

A hustler tries to make a living by seducing various wealthy women and showing them a good time.

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Genre: Drama
Night of the Zombies (1980)

Night of the Zombies (1980)

Night of the Zombies (1980)
IMDb: 5.0
99 min

A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies. NB: Not to be confused…

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Zombie Holocaust (1980)

Zombie Holocaust (1980)

Zombie Holocaust (1980)
IMDb: 5.2
84 min

After Malukan immigrants engage in a string of corpse mutilations at various New York City hospitals, a doctor and a morgue assistant travel to the Maluku Islands to investigate.

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Genre: Horror
Xanadu (1980)

Xanadu (1980)

Xanadu (1980)
IMDb: 5.2
96 min

A beautiful muse inspires an artist and his older friend to convert a dilapidated auditorium into a lavish rollerskating club.

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Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
IMDb: 6.7
99 min

Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

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Genre: Biography, Comedy
Used Cars (1980)

Used Cars (1980)

Used Cars (1980)
IMDb: 6.8
113 min

When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it’s up to the lot’s hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner’s…

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Genre: Comedy
Urban Cowboy (1980)

Urban Cowboy (1980)

Urban Cowboy (1980)
IMDb: 6.4
132 min

After moving to Pasadena, Texas, country boy Bud Davis starts hanging around a bar called Gilley’s, where he falls in love with Sissy, a cowgirl who believes the sexes are…

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Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties (1980)

Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties (1980)

Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties (1980)
IMDb: 4.5
96 min

Two pretty chorus girls, Cecile and Brigitte, who have been sentenced to prison terms, agree to undertake risky undercover work for Senator Conolly in exchange for their freedom. Investigating the…

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Genre: Thriller
To All a Goodnight (1980)

To All a Goodnight (1980)

To All a Goodnight (1980)
IMDb: 4.7
87 min

It’s Christmas break at the Calvin Finishing School for Girls, and the students are planning a big party while the president of the school is away. A group of boys…

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Tinseltown (1980)

Tinseltown (1980)

Tinseltown (1980)
IMDb: 6.4
85 min

Mary Jo Harmon is a small town country girl who dreams of moving to Hollywood to pursue her ambition of becoming a famous movie star. But no sooner than arriving,…

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Genre: Comedy
The Unseen (1980)

The Unseen (1980)

The Unseen (1980)
IMDb: 5.3
89 min

Freelance reporter Jennifer and her two friends, Karen and Vicki, accept an invitation for cheap room and board in a large farmhouse offered by a friendly, but shady, museum owner…

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
The Stunt Man (1980)

The Stunt Man (1980)

The Stunt Man (1980)
IMDb: 7.1
131 min

While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director…

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The Shining

The Shining

The Shining
IMDb: 8.4
146 min

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world…

Genre: Horror, Thriller
The Private Eyes (1980)

The Private Eyes (1980)

The Private Eyes (1980)
IMDb: 6.8
91 min

The lord and lady of a capacious manor are killed, and the lord’s ghost seems to have returned to knock off the staff one by one, causing Inspector Winship and…

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Genre: Comedy, Mystery
The Octagon (1980)

The Octagon (1980)

The Octagon (1980)
IMDb: 5.2
103 min

Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds…

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The Nude Bomb (1980)

The Nude Bomb (1980)

The Nude Bomb (1980)
IMDb: 5.2
94 min

When KAOS develops a bomb that can dissolve all clothing, Maxwell Smart is brought in to foil the evil plot.

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The Ninth Configuration (1980)

The Ninth Configuration (1980)

The Ninth Configuration (1980)
IMDb: 7.0
118 min

Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane’s many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a…

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The Mountain Men (1980)

The Mountain Men (1980)

The Mountain Men (1980)
IMDb: 6.4
102 min

The story concerns two grizzled mountain men — Bill Tyler and Henry Frapp — during the dying days of the fur-trapping era. The plot begins when Running Moon runs away…

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The Mirror Crack’d (1980)

The Mirror Crack’d (1980)

The Mirror Crack’d (1980)
IMDb: 6.2
105 min

Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

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The Long Riders (1980)

The Long Riders (1980)

The Long Riders (1980)
IMDb: 7.0
100 min

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank…

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The Last Hunter (1980)

The Last Hunter (1980)

The Last Hunter (1980)
IMDb: 6.1
95 min

During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped beind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.

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The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark (1980)

The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark (1980)

The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark (1980)
IMDb: 5.7
97 min

The only chance to escape a desert island is to convert the plane carrying many different animals into a boat.

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Genre: Adventure, Family
The Island (1980)

The Island (1980)

The Island (1980)
IMDb: 5.3
109 min

David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes…

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The Hollywood Knights (1980)

The Hollywood Knights (1980)

The Hollywood Knights (1980)
IMDb: 6.3
91 min

Led by their comedic and pranking leader, Newbomb Turk, the Hollywood Knights car gang raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from drag racing to Vietnam to…

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Genre: Comedy
The Hearse (1980)

The Hearse (1980)

The Hearse (1980)
IMDb: 4.9
99 min

A schoolteacher moves into her deceased aunt’s house in a small Californian town, and is harassed by unfriendly locals and a mysterious hearse.

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The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980)

The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980)

The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980)
IMDb: 3.4
88 min

Xaviera Hollander has to navigate some sleazy studio politics to see the production of the film version of her memoirs.

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Genre: Comedy
The Godsend (1980)

The Godsend (1980)

The Godsend (1980)
IMDb: 5.3
93 min

An English family of six takes in a pregnant woman who disappears shortly after giving birth. They raise the baby girl as their own, but over the years the strange…

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Genre: Drama, Horror
The Fog (1980)

The Fog (1980)

The Fog (1980)
IMDb: 6.8
89 min

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about…

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
The Final Countdown (1980)

The Final Countdown (1980)

The Final Countdown (1980)
IMDb: 6.7
103 min

During routine manoeuvres near Hawaii in 1980, the aircraft-carrier USS Nimitz is caught in a strange vortex-like storm, throwing the ship back in time to 1941—mere hours before the Japanese…

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The Exterminator (1980)

The Exterminator (1980)

The Exterminator (1980)
IMDb: 5.7
99 min

A man’s best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone…

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The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man
IMDb: 8.2
124 min

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his “owner” as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and…

Genre: Drama, History
The Earthling (1980)

The Earthling (1980)

The Earthling (1980)
IMDb: 7.0
97 min

Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, a man returns home to Australia to die in the wildness. His plans become complicated when he meets a young man and decides to…

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Genre: Adventure, Drama
The Dogs of War (1980)

The Dogs of War (1980)

The Dogs of War (1980)
IMDb: 6.3
102 min

Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.

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The Children (1980)

The Children (1980)

The Children (1980)
IMDb: 5.5
93 min

A nuclear-plant leak turns a bus-load of children into murderous atomic zombies with black fingernails.

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The Changeling (1980)

The Changeling (1980)

The Changeling (1980)
IMDb: 7.2
107 min

After a tragic event happens, composer John Russell moves to Seattle to try to overcome it and build a new and peaceful life in a lonely big house that has…

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Genre: Horror
The Chain Reaction (1980)

The Chain Reaction (1980)

The Chain Reaction (1980)
IMDb: 5.4
92 min

Contaminated by a nuclear-plant spill, an Australian worker hides with a woman and tries to warn the public.

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The Blue Lagoon (1980)

The Blue Lagoon (1980)

The Blue Lagoon (1980)
IMDb: 5.8
104 min

Two small children and a ship’s cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are…

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The Big Red One (1980)

The Big Red One (1980)

The Big Red One (1980)
IMDb: 7.1
113 min

A veteran sergeant of World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt….

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Genre: Drama, War
The Apple (1980)

The Apple (1980)

The Apple (1980)
IMDb: 4.3
90 min

In the glitzy, glittering futuristic world of 1994, music is king — and the man who controls it is all-powerful malicious mogul Mr. Boogalow. Now he has his eye on…

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The Alien Dead (1980)

The Alien Dead (1980)

The Alien Dead (1980)
IMDb: 2.6
74 min

A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents. The people on the houseboat become zombies who feed on the alligators…

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Terror Train (1980)

Terror Train (1980)

Terror Train (1980)
IMDb: 5.9
97 min

A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year’s Eve costume party aboard a…

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Taboo (1980)

Taboo (1980)

Taboo (1980)
IMDb: 7.2
86 min

Barbara’s husband leaves her after he is disappointed with her. She is left with her son, Paul, and no one else. She is set up on a blind date with…

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Genre: Drama
Super Fuzz (1980)

Super Fuzz (1980)

Super Fuzz (1980)
IMDb: 6.4
97 min

While delivering a parking ticket to a small village in the Florida everglades, Officer Dave Speed finds himself in the middle of a radiation experiment conducted by the American government…

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Stir Crazy (1980)

Stir Crazy (1980)

Stir Crazy (1980)
IMDb: 6.8
111 min

New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe have no jobs and no prospects, so they decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, landing jobs wearing woodpecker costumes to…

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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Stardust Memories (1980)

Stardust Memories (1980)

Stardust Memories (1980)
IMDb: 7.3
89 min

While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Spetters (1980)

Spetters (1980)

Spetters (1980)
IMDb: 6.6
120 min

A Dutch film, post-Saturday Night Fever, which follows the lives of three young men who are amateur dirt-bike motorcycle racers. They each fall in love with a young woman who,…

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Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Somewhere in Time (1980)

Somewhere in Time (1980)

Somewhere in Time (1980)
IMDb: 7.2
103 min

Young writer Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to “Come back to me”. Mystified, he tries to…

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Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
IMDb: 5.3
100 min

The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.

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Genre: Action, Comedy
Shogun Assassin (1980)

Shogun Assassin (1980)

Shogun Assassin (1980)
IMDb: 7.4
85 min

A Shogun who grew paranoid as he became senile sent his ninjas to kill his samurai. They failed but did kill the samurai’s wife. The samurai swore to avenge the…

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Genre: Action, Adventure
Saturn 3 (1980)

Saturn 3 (1980)

Saturn 3 (1980)
IMDb: 5.2
96 min

In the future, Earth is overcrowded and the population relies on distant bases to be fed. In the Saturn 3 station, Major Adam and the scientist Alex, who is also…

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Running Scared (1980)

Running Scared (1980)

Running Scared (1980)
IMDb: 5.3
96 min

It’s 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one…

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Roadie (1980)

Roadie (1980)

Roadie (1980)
IMDb: 5.2
106 min

A young Texas good ol’ boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.

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Genre: Comedy, Music
Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)

Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)

Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
IMDb: 7.0
99 min

The workers of a dye factory have their pay cut by 20% when the factory owner brings in some Manchu thugs to try and increase production. Desperate to reclaim their…

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Genre: Action, Comedy
Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Raging Bull
IMDb: 8.2
129 min

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

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Genre: Drama, History
Prom Night (1980)

Prom Night (1980)

Prom Night (1980)
IMDb: 5.4
92 min

This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates….

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Prisoner of Paradise (1980)

Prisoner of Paradise (1980)

Prisoner of Paradise (1980)
IMDb: 5.8
75 min

In Bob Chinn’s big budget mix of X rated war epic and Nazisploitation, John Holmes stars as an American G.I. who gets marooned on a tropical island after his ship…

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Genre: Adventure, Drama
Ordinary People (1980)

Ordinary People (1980)

Ordinary People (1980)
IMDb: 7.7
124 min

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of…

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Genre: Drama
North Sea Hijack (1980)

North Sea Hijack (1980)

North Sea Hijack (1980)
IMDb: 6.3
95 min

When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop…

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Nightmare City (1980)

Nightmare City (1980)

Nightmare City (1980)
IMDb: 5.6
88 min

In a nameless European city, a local reporter and his doctor wife try to escape from hordes of blood thirsty zombies, undead people exposed to nuclear radioactivity, while the military…

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Nightkill (1980)

Nightkill (1980)

Nightkill (1980)
IMDb: 5.5
97 min

The wife of a wealthy industrialist finds herself caught-up in a web of intrigue & murder which was created by her own deceit. When she tries to escape the results…

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The Night of the Hunted (1980)

The Night of the Hunted (1980)

The Night of the Hunted (1980)
IMDb: 5.7
87 min

A woman is taken to a mysterious clinic whose patients have a mental disorder in which their memories and identities are disintegrating as a result of a strange environmental accident.

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New Year’s Evil (1980)

New Year’s Evil (1980)

New Year’s Evil (1980)
IMDb: 4.9
85 min

During a New Year’s Eve celebration, a punk-rock singer gets a phone call saying that when New Year’s strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered–and she will be…

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Genre: Horror, Thriller
My Bodyguard (1980)

My Bodyguard (1980)

My Bodyguard (1980)
IMDb: 7.1
102 min

Clifford Peach, an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money….

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Mother’s Day (1980)

Mother’s Day (1980)

Mother’s Day (1980)
IMDb: 5.4
91 min

Three girls discover that two men are willing to do anything to impress Mother and what impresses Mother is watching her sons commit acts of rape and murder. Now these…

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Melvin and Howard (1980)

Melvin and Howard (1980)

Melvin and Howard (1980)
IMDb: 6.8
95 min

The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Mary Millington’s True Blue Confessions (1980)

Mary Millington’s True Blue Confessions (1980)

Mary Millington’s True Blue Confessions (1980)
IMDb: 4.7
45 min

A tribute to Britain’s number one sex symbol of the 1970’s – Mary Millington. Made a year after her tragic death, this film uses archive footage from all aspects of…

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Genre: Drama
Maniac (1980)

Maniac (1980)

Maniac (1980)
IMDb: 6.5
87 min

A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and…

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Genre: Horror
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)
IMDb: 7.4
103 min

Young Cedric Errol and his widowed mother live in genteel poverty in 1880s Brooklyn after the death of his father. Cedric’s grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, has long ago disowned…

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Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Khubsoorat (1980)

Khubsoorat (1980)

Khubsoorat (1980)
IMDb: 7.7
126 min

Nirmala Gupta runs her household and family in a very strict and authoritarian manner. While most of her family resents this, they do obey her and carry out her instructions,…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family