1980 May Movies

 (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, Jack has a complete mental breakdown and the situation takes a sinister turn for the worse.

 (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.

 (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 imprisoned by Darth Vader. Luke leaves Dagobah to rescue his friends, and is met by Vader and a startling revelation.

 (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

 (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.

 (1980)

Humanoids from the Deep

  • 56%
  • 80 min
  • Horror

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

 (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.

 (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.

     (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.

    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