1980 November 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.

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.

Maniac (1980)

Maniac

    • R
    • 87 min
    • Drama

    A schizoid serial killer randomly stalks and kills various young women in New York, which he sees as revenge for the mistreatment he got while being raised by his own abusive mother.

    The Long Good Friday (1980)

    The Long Good Friday

    • 95%
    • R
    • 114 min
    • Crime

    Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his action, and Harold wants to know who they are. He finds out soon enough, and bloody mayhem ensues.

    Angela Markado (1980)

    Angela Markado

      • Unrated
      • 150 min
      • Crime

      Angela Delmar (Hilda Koronel) works as a waitress for one of the seedier bars in Manila. There she meets five patrons of the bar, who also turn out to be a gang specializing in drugging and raping girls and later on selling them to prostitution.

      Babylon (1980)

      Babylon

        • Unrated
        • 95 min
        • Documentary

        Babylon follows the story of David, a working class musician and black man in South East London. By day he works as a mechanic, at night David is a Mic controller at a local dance hall. The film centers around the racial divide of London in the 80's, the lack of opportunities available to black people and poverty. David loses his job, gets beaten up and charged by the police, forcing him to go on the run. Then breaking up with his girlfriend, all of his frustrations culminate in...

        Christmas Evil (1980)

        Christmas Evil

          • R
          • 100 min
          • Horror

          Widely recognized as the best of the Christmas horror efforts, Christmas Evil is the story of a boy who loves Christmas. He is scarred as a boy when he learns that Santa is not real. Throughout the rest of his life, the toy-maker tries to make the Christmas spirit a reality. He becomes obsessed with the behavior of children and the quality of the toys he makes. When he is met with hypocrisy and cynicism, the resulting snap causes him to go on a yuletide killing spree to complete this dark...

          City After Dark (1980)

          City After Dark

            • Unrated
            • 150 min
            • Drama

            The hidden nightlife of ordinary people living in Manila unveils. Lovers and families' conflicts are radically pitted against each other as they live in the night streets rampant with drugs and prostitution. The outstanding narrative explicitly unravels the various characters and episodes. This landmark film of Ishmael Bernal depicts the darkness of city life so vividly that it was once prohibited to use the word 'Manila' on its title. Written by Pusan International Film...

            High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980)

            High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane

              • Unrated
              • 96 min
              • Drama

              Will Kane returns to the town of Hadleyville (a year after the events of High Noon) which is in the hands of a corrupt sheriff and his two aides. J.D. Ward, the man that replaced Kane as sheriff, is a tyrant who shoots up the horses Will has just purchased. Ward is after Ben Irons and his men because of wanted posters, even though Ward knows they are innocent. Ben gets away. Ward pursues him. Kane decides to help Ben. Ben dies from a gunshot wound. Ward is going to arrest Kane for helping Ben,...

              Homeward Bound (1980)

              Homeward Bound

                • G
                • 120 min
                • Drama

                A divorced man and his estranged, incurably ill teenage son get together for a final summer vacation and they end up at the divorce's estranged father's vineyard where they try to reconsile their differences.

                La casa sperduta nel parco (1980)

                La casa sperduta nel parco

                  • NR
                  • 91 min
                  • Horror

                  Alex (David Hess) is a darkly sinister thug driving around New York City at night when he spots a young woman (Karoline Mardeck) driving alongside him. He follows the woman to a nearby park where he cuts her off, gets out of his car, and runs into hers where he throws her into the back seat and proceeds to savagely rape her before strangling her to death. He takes her locket as a trophy to another one of his many killings.

                  Mama Dracula (1980)

                  Mama Dracula

                    • Unrated
                    • 90 min
                    • Comedy

                    A female vampire must bathe in the blood of virgins in order to stay alive. The trouble is that virgins are in short supply nowadays, and she is running into major problems in finding one.

                    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.

                      Shogun's Ninja (1980)

                      Shogun's Ninja

                        • R
                        • 117 min
                        • Action

                        In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that two daggers are the key to the hiding place of the treasured gold. Spanning decades, the quest for the missing daggers takes Shiranui through war and ancient tradition. Written by Yocke

                        Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980)

                        Sir Henry at Rawlinson End

                          • Unrated
                          • 71 min
                          • Comedy

                          Sir Henry at Rawlinson End is a 1980 British film based on the eponymous character created by Vivian Stanshall. It starred Trevor Howard as Sir Henry and Stanshall himself as Henry's brother Hubert. Unusually, the film was released in sepia toned monochrome. As complex as the mind of its creator, Vivian Stanshall, the plot of Sir Henry at Rawlinson End revolves around attempts to exorcise the ghost of Humbert, the brother of Sir Henry (Trevor Howard). Humbert was accidentally killed in a...

                          Taxi Zum Klo (1980)

                          Taxi Zum Klo

                          • 87%
                          • Unrated
                          • 96 min
                          • Comedy

                          Frank Ripploh is a bit of a rascal: he's a bearded and shaggy-haired teacher, and he's gay with a very active sex life and an interest in making films. He keeps his personal life and teaching separate, but he sometimes corrects student papers in public toilets as he waits to score. He cruises constantly, and one evening, he meets Bernd. They become lovers. While Bernd is attentive and caring, Frank gets bored and continues his polymorphously perverse ways. For how long will Bernd and...

                          Tender Cousins (1980)

                          Tender Cousins

                            • R
                            • 92 min
                            • Drama

                            Summer 1939 in the Provence, France: the 14 years old Julien has a crush on his cousin Julia, who lives together with his family in their small hotel. Unfortunately she ignores him, because she's several years older. Then the hotel guest Charles enters the competition, a slimy twenty-something who lusts for the girl, despite the fact that he's engaged. Written by Tom Zoerner <[email protected]>

                            Thanksgiving in the Land of Oz

                              • Unrated
                              • 25 min

                              Dorothy is carried back to Oz by a green turkey balloon on the final Thanksgiving she is to spend with her aunt and uncle, who are moving to a retirement community. She meets Jack Pumpkinhead, The Hungry Tiger, and Tic Toc (sic), and must stop the evil Tyrone the Terrible Toy Tinkerer (looking suspiciously like John R. Neil's depiction of the Nome King), who brings the balloon to life.

                              - Written by

                              Scott Hutchins <[email protected]> ...

                              The Age of the Earth (1980)

                              The Age of the Earth

                                • Unrated
                                • 140 min
                                • Documentary

                                The day that Pier Paolo Pasolini was killed, Glauber Rocha decided to make this film about the life of Christ in the Third World. Starting from a dialectical synthesis between capitalism and socialism, and a search of interracial relationships in Brazil, Rocha created a work of religious and prophetic tone that results in a kind of bewilderment contemplative, now lyrical, now frantic, soaked in a new messianism. In his last film, the director proposed a tune of sounds and images...

                                The Apple (1980)

                                The Apple

                                  • PG
                                  • 90 min
                                  • Comedy

                                  Musical set in the 'future', e.g. 1994. A young couple enters the world of the music industry, but also the world of drugs.