Temporal Top Ten – 1980

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Number of movies seen from this year – 67
Number of movies reviewed – 67 (Including 9 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. Blue Lagoon, The
  8. Blues Brothers, The
  9. Breaker Morant
  10. Bronco Billy
  11. Brubaker
  12. Caddyshack
  13. Coal Miner’s Daughter
  14. Cruising
  15. Dogs of War, The
  16. Dressed to Kill
  17. The Elephant Man
  18. Fame
  19. Fatso
  20. Final Countdown, The
  21. Flash Gordon
  22. Forbidden Zone
  23. Formula, The
  24. Friday the 13th
  25. Gideon’s Trumpet
  26. Gloria
  27. Gods Must Be Crazy, The
  28. Heaven’s Gate
  29. Herbie Goes Bananas
  30. Hollywood Knights, The
  31. Honeysuckle Rose
  32. Hopscotch
  33. How to Beat the High Cost of Living
  34. Hunter, The
  35. Inside Moves
  36. Jazz Singer, The
  37. Kidnapping of the President, The
  38. Last Flight of Noah’s Ark, The
  39. Little Darlings
  40. Long Riders, The
  41. Melvin and Howard
  42. Midnight Madness Encore Review
  43. My Bodyguard
  44. Oh, God! Book II
  45. Ordinary People
  46. Popeye
  47. Private Benjamin
  48. Raging Bull
  49. Raise the Titanic!
  50. Resurrection
  51. Return of the King, The
  52. Sea Wolves, The
  53. Seems Like Old Times
  54. Shining, The
  55. Shogun
  56. Smokey and the Bandit II
  57. Somewhere in Time
  58. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back   Encore Review  Encore Review 2 3 4 5 6 7
  59. Stir Crazy
  60. Stunt Man, The
  61. Superman II  Encore Review
  62. Tom Horn
  63. Tribute
  64. Up the Academy
  65. Urban Cowboy
  66. Used Cars
  67. 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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