Temporal Top Ten – 1980

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Number of movies seen from this year – 65
Number of movies reviewed – 61 (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. Cruising
  14. The Dogs of War
  15. Dressed to Kill
  16. The Elephant Man
  17. Fame
  18. Fatso
  19. The Final Countdown
  20. Flash Gordon
  21. Forbidden Zone
  22. The Formula
  23. Gideon’s Trumpet
  24. Gloria
  25. The Gods Must Be Crazy
  26. Heaven’s Gate
  27. Herbie Goes Bananas
  28. Hollywood Knights, The
  29. Honeysuckle Rose
  30. Hopscotch
  31. How to Beat the High Cost of Living
  32. Hunter, The
  33. Inside Moves
  34. The Jazz Singer
  35. The Kidnapping of the President
  36. The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark
  37. Little Darlings
  38. The Long Riders
  39. Melvin and Howard
  40. Midnight Madness Encore Review
  41. My Bodyguard
  42. Oh, God! Book II
  43. Ordinary People
  44. Popeye
  45. Private Benjamin
  46. Raging Bull
  47. Raise the Titanic!
  48. Resurrection
  49. The Return of the King
  50. The Sea Wolves
  51. Seems Like Old Times
  52. The Shining
  53. Shogun
  54. Smokey and the Bandit II
  55. Somewhere in Time
  56. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back   Encore Review  Encore Review 2 3 4 5
  57. Stir Crazy
  58. Stunt Man, The
  59. Superman II  Encore Review
  60. Tom Horn
  61. Tribute
  62. Up the Academy
  63. Urban Cowboy
  64. Used Cars
  65. 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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