1980 Movies

The Shining (1980)

The Shining

  • 90%
  • R
  • 146 min
  • Horror

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in up in the secluded mountains of Colorado. Jack, being a family man, takes his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd) to the hotel to keep him company throughout the long, isolated nights. During their stay, strange things occur when Jack's son Danny sees gruesome images powered by a force called 'the shining' and Jack is heavily affected by this. Along with writer's block and the demons of the hotel haunting him,...

Caddyshack (1980)


  • 76%
  • NONE
  • 98 min
  • Comedy

Comical goings on at an exclusive golf club. All the members are wealthy and eccentric, and all the staff are poor and slightly less eccentric. The main character is 'Danny'; he's a caddy who will do almost anything to raise money to go to college. There are many subplots, including the assistant green keeper's pursuit of a cute (obviously stuffed) gopher.

The Blue Lagoon (1980)

The Blue Lagoon

  • 12%
  • R
  • 104 min
  • Adventure

Two young children are swept up on a desert island after a shipwreck. The film follows them as they grow up and become more mature, without the intervention of grown ups.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

  • 94%
  • PG
  • 124 min
  • Action

After receiving a vision from Obi-Wan Kenobi and fleeing the ice world of Hoth with his friends after an Imperial attack, Luke Skywalker travels to the marsh planet of Dagobah, where he is instructed in the ways of the Force by the legendary Jedi master Yoda. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Princess Leia make their way to planet Bespin, where they are greeted by Han's old friend, a shifty gambler named Lando Calrissian. Ambushed by the Empire shortly after their arrival, Han and his friends are...

The Blues Brothers (1980)

The Blues Brothers

  • 87%
  • R
  • 133 min
  • Action

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church stopped its support and will sell the place to the education authority, and the only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from god" they seem to...

Airplane! (1980)


  • 98%
  • PG
  • 88 min
  • Comedy

This is a spoof of the airport disaster movies. When the crew of an airplane are struck by some form of virus, the fate of the passengers depends on an ex-war pilot who is the only one able to land the plane safely! The passengers represent a selection of interesting wacky characters who seem to take every word for its literal meaning.

Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Cannibal Holocaust

    • NC-17
    • 95 min
    • Adventure

    An anthropologist heads a rescue party into the South American jungle to find a missing film team making a documentary on cannibal tribes but can only return with their footage, which reveals their crueler intentions.

    Friday the 13th (1980)

    Friday the 13th

    • 58%
    • R
    • 95 min
    • Horror

    Despite repeated warnings to stay away, a group of fun-loving but none-too-bright teenagers set out to reopen the eerie Camp Crystal Lake, which closed 20 years earlier after a series of bizarre and unexplained deaths. Now someone is lurking in the woods, spying on the happy campers, and plotting a gory, grisly revenge on those who would disturb the camp's slumber.

    Flash Gordon (1980)

    Flash Gordon

    • 82%
    • PG
    • 111 min
    • Action

    A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.

    The Elephant Man (1980)

    The Elephant Man

    • 91%
    • PG
    • 124 min
    • Biography

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

    The Private Eyes (1980)

    The Private Eyes

      • PG
      • 91 min
      • Comedy

      Don Knotts and Tim Conway star in The Private Eyes, a 1980 comedy about two bumbling detectives solving a murder. It's an impressively incompetent affair. Every ancient joke falls with a muffled thud as Knotts and Conway ham their way through the pointless story: 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. There'

      Raging Bull (1980)

      Raging Bull

      • 97%
      • R
      • 129 min
      • Biography

      Based on the life and career of boxer Jake LaMotta, Raging Bull focuses on Jake's rage and violence that makes him virtually unstoppable in the ring. The same anger also drives Jake to beat his wife and his brother Joey, and sends Jake down a self-destructive spiral of paranoia and rage.

      Ordinary People (1980)

      Ordinary People

      • 91%
      • R
      • 124 min
      • Drama

      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 a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

      Popeye (1980)


      • 59%
      • PG
      • 114 min
      • Adventure

      The comic strip and animated sailor hero comes to life in this meticulous live action production that looks at the origins of Popeye and his battle against arch-rival Bluto. Nearly all the characters from the strip are reproduced here.

      Cruising (1980)


      • 50%
      • R
      • 102 min
      • Crime

      A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S&M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has to learn and practice the complex rules and signals of this little society.

      The Long Riders (1980)

      The Long Riders

      • 78%
      • 99 min
      • History

      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 raids because of revenge.

      Urban Cowboy (1980)

      Urban Cowboy

      • 77%
      • PG
      • 132 min
      • Drama

      Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the city to visit his uncle. He starts hanging out at Gilley's, owned by Mickey Gilley himself. He takes a job at the refinery where his uncle works. He also meets Sissy, a cowgirl, and they fall in love and suddenly get married. And then their marriage is shattered when Bud sees Sissy allegedly seeing con man Wes, who teaches her how to ride the mechanical bull...and plans to rob Gilley's. When a bull-riding contest is announced, Bud decides to sign up....

      Superman II (1980)

      Superman II

      • 88%
      • PG
      • 127 min
      • Action

      Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to marry Lois, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

      Dressed to Kill (1980)

      Dressed to Kill

      • 84%
      • R
      • 105 min
      • Mystery

      A mysterious, tall, blonde woman, wearing sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and now she's after the prostitute who witnessed it.

      Nine to Five (1980)

      Nine to Five

        • PG
        • 110 min
        • Comedy

        Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage in the grossest manner of the women who work with him. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep Hart tied up?