1980 May 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,...

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...

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.

Cruising (1980)

Cruising

  • 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 Big Red One (1980)

The Big Red One

  • 91%
  • PG
  • 113 min
  • Action

A veteran sergeant of the 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. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and France, ending in a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia where they face the true horror of war.

Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

Humanoids from the Deep

  • 56%
  • 80 min
  • Horror

They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.

Fame (1980)

Fame

  • 80%
  • R
  • 134 min
  • Drama

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts

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.

Hollywood Knights (1980)

Hollywood Knights

    • R
    • 91 min
    • Comedy

    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 high school love.

    Hussy (1980)

    Hussy

      • R
      • 95 min
      • Drama

      Beaty is a prostitute working out of a high-class London cabaret where Emory is a technician. They begin an affair encumbered by her job, his lack of money, and their pasts: Beaty has a ten-year-old son who lives with her ex, and she has a dangerous former boyfriend; Emory has a wife who died in questionable circumstances and a shady friend who shows up with a scheme for making lots of money. Beaty and Emory want to sort things out, but the odds are against them. Life is no cabaret. Written...

      Benji at Work

        • Documentary

        This video offers the viewer an inside look at canine film celebrity Benji, as he gets ready for his starring performances in such films as For the Love of Benji, Hawmps!, and Oh, Heavenly Dog! Benji's trainer works with him until he gets his part, his tricks, and his remarkable expressions down just right. Appearing with Benji are film stars Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif, and Chevy Chase

        Black Angel (1980)

        Black Angel

          • 25 min
          • Short

          Black Angel centers on Sir Maddox, a medieval knight, who returns from the Crusades to find that his family is missing. As he makes his way through a mystical realm where he encounters a beautiful maiden, who appears to him as he is drowning. The knight learns that the maiden is being held prisoner by a black knight and in order to free her must confront this the Black Angel.

          Breaker Morant (1980)

          Breaker Morant

            • PG
            • 107 min
            • Drama

            In this Australian New Wave classic, three soldiers become scapegoats in a trial meant to draw attention from the crimes of their commanders.

            Carny (1980)

            Carny

              • R
              • 107 min
              • Drama

              A carnival comes to a small town. Eighteen year old Donna meets Frankie and Patch, two carnival hustlers. They earn their living by mercilessly taunting spectators to try to dump one of them into the water by throwing balls. Donna is tired of her work as a waitress and follows them through the South.

              Happy Birthday, Gemini (1980)

              Happy Birthday, Gemini

                • 107 min
                • Comedy

                Based on the off-Broadway smash of the 1970's; a poor Harvard student's romance with a girl hits a rough spot when he realizes , on his 21st birthday, that he's in love with her brother.

                Mon Oncle D'Amérique (1980)

                Mon Oncle D'Amérique

                  • PG
                  • 125 min
                  • Comedy

                  The didactic film is built around the ideas of French physician, writer and philosopher Henri Laborit, who plays himself in the film. It uses the stories of three people to illustrate Laborit's theories on evolutionary psychology regarding the relationship of self and society.

                  Out of the Blue (1980)

                  Out of the Blue

                  • 90%
                  • R
                  • 94 min
                  • Drama

                  Dennis Hopper is a hard-drinking truck driver who loses control of his truck under the influence and slams it into a busload of screaming children. After serving his five year jail sentence, Hopper finds his daughter, Cebe (Linda Manz), the love of his live, grown into a rebellious punk in a backwater town, having barely been looked after by her junkie mon (Sharron Farrell). Cebe's hopes of once again becoming a "normal" family painfully proves to be doomed, as she desperately tries to hold...

                  Patrick Still Lives! (1980)

                  Patrick Still Lives!

                    • Unrated
                    • 97 min
                    • Horror

                    Patrick, a young man whose father runs a remote spa, is injured in a roadside incident and is in a coma. Some years later, during the off season, five people arrive at the clinic - an ambitious politician and his wife, a swimming star who's the son of a wealthy investor, and a tough-talking man and woman who arrive together but sleep in separate rooms. They're greeted by Lydia, the doctor's new assistant, and by two viciously barking dogs. The dogs' keeper warns Davis, the...

                    Rising Damp (1980)

                    Rising Damp

                      • 98 min
                      • Comedy

                      Stingy English landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers Cooper, an arts student, and Philip, an African jock, making both pay for a room they must share. However Rigsby's favorite lodger, miss Jones, now flirts with both boys rather then the old goat, despite his pitiful attempts to be generous. Crossed by her still overprotective dad, she actually prefers an affair with slick veteran Seymour, who is really only interested in her money

                      Salto Nel Vuoto (1980)

                      Salto Nel Vuoto

                        • Unrated
                        • 120 min
                        • Drama

                        Mauro, a judge, is worried about his older sister Marta, who took care of him since he was a boy, and is now affected by psychic problems and suicide fantasies. She seems to recover from her depression when Mauro acquaints her with Giovanni, a brilliant actor at the edge of legality. Mauro become unconsciously jealous of this relationship, and try to get Giovanni arrested... Written by Francesco Benzi <[email protected]>