Temporal Top Ten – 1980

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Number of movies seen from this year – 52
Number of movies reviewed – 32 (Including 3 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.

My Top Tenfame

10. Fameraging bull

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