Temporal Top Ten – 1980

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Number of movies seen from this year – 60
Number of movies reviewed – 52 (Including 6 Encore Reviews)


As you can see, I have seen ‘relatively’ few movies from 1980.

Being that I was only 6 that year, the large majority of these movies were not seen in the theater and were mostly seen on cable years later.

As far a my memory tells me, I only had the pleasure of seeing #6 in the theater.

#7 is a guilty pleasure of mine and I’m quite most if you have never seen it or perhaps even heard of it.

#1 for me was very easy to choose because it is very high on my personal all-time favorites.

Only two Oscar Best Picture Nominees make my list and I have always felt that the remaining two that I’ve seen (The Elephant Man and The Coal Miner’s Daughter) are so inferior to the two that cracked my top ten.  I’ve never seen Tess, so I don’t have an opinion on that yet.

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Honorable Mention – Fame

10. Gideon’s Trumpet

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9. Raging Bullblues brothers

8. The Blues Brothersmidnight

7. Midnight Madnesssuperman

6. Superman IIairplane

5. Airplanecaddyshack

4. Caddyshackshogun

3. Shogunordinary

2. Ordinary People


1. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1980


  1. 9 to 5
  2. Airplane!
  3. American Gigolo
  4. Any Which Way You Can
  5. Atlantic City
  6. Big Red One, The
  7. The Blues Brothers
  8. Breaker Morant
  9. Bronco Billy
  10. Brubaker
  11. Caddyshack
  12. Coal Miner’s Daughter
  13. The Dogs of War
  14. Dressed to Kill
  15. The Elephant Man
  16. Fame
  17. Fatso
  18. The Final Countdown
  19. Flash Gordon
  20. Forbidden Zone
  21. The Formula
  22. Gideon’s Trumpet
  23. The Gods Must Be Crazy
  24. Herbie Goes Bananas
  25. Honeysuckle Rose
  26. Hopscotch
  27. How to Beat the High Cost of Living
  28. Hunter, The
  29. Inside Moves
  30. The Jazz Singer
  31. The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark
  32. Little Darlings
  33. The Long Riders
  34. Melvin and Howard
  35. Midnight Madness Encore Review
  36. My Bodyguard
  37. Oh, God! Book II
  38. Ordinary People
  39. Popeye
  40. Private Benjamin
  41. Raging Bull
  42. Raise the Titanic!
  43. Resurrection
  44. The Return of the King
  45. The Sea Wolves
  46. Seems Like Old Times
  47. The Shining
  48. Shogun
  49. Smokey and the Bandit II
  50. Somewhere in Time
  51. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back   Encore Review  Encore Review 2 3 4 5
  52. Stir Crazy
  53. Stunt Man, The
  54. Superman II  Encore Review
  55. Tom Horn
  56. Tribute
  57. Up the Academy
  58. Urban Cowboy
  59. Used Cars
  60. Xanadu





12 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1980

  1. Some good choices with an obvious #1, though you’re right, I’ve never even heard of 7. I really liked Coal Miner’s Daughter, 9 to 5, and Somewhere in Time, but I can understand why you may not. There were some really good movies this year!

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  3. Ha, I loved Midnight Madness when I was a kid! With a side of (the book) The Westing Game. Would be weird to see it now…Netflix doesn’t have it for a rewatch–I checked a little while ago. *laugh*


  4. Insofar as it is one of my five favorite films ever, Ordinary People would clearly be number 1 for me. I’m glad to see you rank it ahead of Raging Bull, though.

    And while I wouldn’t have it first, Empire is clearly is good.

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