1980 Biography Movies

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.

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.

Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

Coal Miner's Daughter

  • 100%
  • PG
  • 125 min
  • Biography

At only thirteen years of age, Loretta Webb marries Doolittle Lynn and is soon responsible for a sizeable family. Loretta appears destined to a life of homemaking, but Doolittle recognises his wife's musical talent, and buys her a guitar as an anniversary present one year. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the gruelling, tumultuous path to country music greatness.

The Hunter (1980)

The Hunter

  • 55%
  • PG
  • 97 min
  • Action

He's not as fast as he used to be ... That's makes him human. He's a bounty hunter... And that's what makes him dangerous.

The Idolmaker (1980)

The Idolmaker

  • 88%
  • PG
  • 117 min
  • Biography

Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.

The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980)

The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd

    • Unrated
    • 145 min
    • Biography

    This is the story of the doctor whose farm John Wilkes Booth went to after assassinating Abraham Lincoln. Eventually he was wrongfully accused and tried and convicted as a member of the conspiracy that assassinated Lincoln. Though he claimed to be innocent, he was still convicted and suffered immense hardship. While his wife tries to do what she can to get him released. Written by <[email protected]>

    Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

    Where the Buffalo Roam

    • 25%
    • R
    • 96 min
    • Biography

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