1980 Adventure Movies

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 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.

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.

    Popeye (1980)

    Popeye

    • 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.

    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.

    Heaven's Gate (1980)

    Heaven's Gate

    • 47%
    • R
    • 149 min
    • Action

    Michael Cimino's bleak anti-western based on events in 1890s Wyoming. Sheriff James Averill attempts to protect immigrant farmers from wealthy cattle interests, and also clashes with a hired gun, Nathan Champion, over the woman they both love, Ella Watson. Both men find themselves questioning their roles in the furious conflict between wealthy landowners and European immigrants attempting to build new lives on the American frontier, which culminates in a brutal pitched battle.

    Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

    Battle Beyond the Stars

    • 45%
    • PG
    • 104 min
    • Action

    A farm-boy sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by an evil tyrant and his armada. Roger Corman's post Star Wars take on The Seven Samurai.

    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.

    Saturn 3 (1980)

    Saturn 3

      • R
      • 88 min
      • Adventure

      On a Saturn space station, Adam and Alex are two scientists seeking new forms of food for the impoverished planet earth. Their idyllic life is interrupted by the arrival of Captain James, a psychopathic maniac from earth who brings with him a 'helper' in the form of a murderous robot who gradually develops a mind of its own.Saturn 3 is an entertaining fusion of sci-fi, horror and suspense culminating in the ultimate battle of man against machine.

      Eaten Alive! (1980)

      Eaten Alive!

        • 92 min
        • Adventure

        A woman's search for her missing sister leads her to the jungles of New Guinea, where she and an expatriate guide encounter a cult leader and flesh-hungry natives.

        Any Which Way You Can (1980)

        Any Which Way You Can

        • 20%
        • PG
        • 116 min
        • Action

        Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come along and arrange another fight, he is pushed into it. A motorcycle gang and an orangutan called Clyde all add to the 'fun'.

        The Dogs of War (1980)

        The Dogs of War

        • 67%
        • R
        • 102 min
        • Action

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

        Shogun Assassin (1980)

        Shogun Assassin

          • R
          • 85 min
          • Action

          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 death of his wife and roams the countryside with his toddler son in search of vengeance.

          Death Ship (1980)

          Death Ship

          • 20%
          • R
          • 91 min
          • Adventure

          Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realise that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors aboard and killing them off one by one.

          Bronco Billy (1980)

          Bronco Billy

          • 80%
          • PG
          • 116 min
          • Action

          An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

          Challenge of the Tiger (1980)

          Challenge of the Tiger

            • Unrated
            • 86 min
            • Action

            Two CIA agents - a kung fu master (Bruce Le) and a suave womanizer (Richard Harrison) - track the stolen formula for a super-sterility drug from Spain to Hong Kong, battling Neo-Nazi terrorists and a Vietnamese spy ring for its possession.

            - Written by

            Brian Lindsey

            Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)

            Cheech and Chong's Next Movie

              • R
              • 99 min
              • Comedy

              Cheech must deal with losing his job, his angry neighbor, and trying to score with sexy Donna. Meanwhile, Chong meets Cheech's cousin Red and the two have a wild time in Hollywood with a big bag of buds and a cool Ferrari. Along the way they meet everyone from Pee Wee Herman to really cool aliens.

              Contamination (1980)

              Contamination

                • R
                • 95 min
                • Horror

                A ship pulls into New York Harbor with no one on board. The police find a cargo full of green pulsating eggs. Upon contact, the eggs explode spreading a green acid like substance that seeps into the skin and explodes. It is later discovered that the eggs are being manufactured in South America by a one-eyed Martian that grew from a tiny seed a former astronaut brought back from a expedition to Mars.

                Devil Hunter (1980)

                Devil Hunter

                  • Unrated
                  • 102 min
                  • Adventure

                  The story is set amongst jungle tribes that live in fear of the devil. Laura Crawford is a model who gets kidnapped by a gang of thugs whilst working in South America. They take her into the jungle and demand a huge ransom. Laura is guarded by some ridiculous looking native who calls himself "The Devil" and has to go through all manner of unpleasantries until the gang get their ransom. Chained maidens are offered in supplication and the devil demonstrates eating pussy in a grossly...

                  Escape from Hell (1980)

                  Escape from Hell

                    • Unrated
                    • 93 min
                    • Drama

                    A women's prison camp is located deep in the tropical rain forest. Sadistic guards and a warden from hell make life almost unbearable for the inmates, and any infraction of the rules is dealt with swiftly and savagely. The camp doctor is horrified at what he sees happening, and drinks heavily to push the horror away. Finally the inmates have had had enough, and they enlist the help of the doctor to try and escape. Written by Ed Sutton <[email protected]>