Temporal Top Ten – 1980

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Number of movies seen from this year – 62
Number of movies reviewed – 55 (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. Gloria
  24. The Gods Must Be Crazy
  25. Herbie Goes Bananas
  26. Hollywood Knights, The
  27. Honeysuckle Rose
  28. Hopscotch
  29. How to Beat the High Cost of Living
  30. Hunter, The
  31. Inside Moves
  32. The Jazz Singer
  33. The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark
  34. Little Darlings
  35. The Long Riders
  36. Melvin and Howard
  37. Midnight Madness Encore Review
  38. My Bodyguard
  39. Oh, God! Book II
  40. Ordinary People
  41. Popeye
  42. Private Benjamin
  43. Raging Bull
  44. Raise the Titanic!
  45. Resurrection
  46. The Return of the King
  47. The Sea Wolves
  48. Seems Like Old Times
  49. The Shining
  50. Shogun
  51. Smokey and the Bandit II
  52. Somewhere in Time
  53. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back   Encore Review  Encore Review 2 3 4 5
  54. Stir Crazy
  55. Stunt Man, The
  56. Superman II  Encore Review
  57. Tom Horn
  58. Tribute
  59. Up the Academy
  60. Urban Cowboy
  61. Used Cars
  62. 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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