The Best Movies of 1980   (86) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1980, # 17 Overall Raging Bull 1980 Scorsese, Martin USA BD
# 2 for 1980, # 122 Overall Atlantic City 1980 Malle, Louis USA / Canada / France DS
# 3 for 1980, # 287 Overall Airplane! 1980 Abrahams, Jim / Zucker, David / Zucker, Jerry USA BDS
# 4 for 1980, # 340 Overall The Elephant Man 1980 Lynch, David UK / USA D
# 5 for 1980, # 350 Overall The Big Red One 1980 Fuller, Samuel USA D
# 6 for 1980, # 352 Overall Star Wars: Episode V -
The Empire Strikes Back
1980 Kershner, Irvin USA BDS
# 7 for 1980, # 386 Overall The Shining 1980 Kubrick, Stanley UK BD
# 8 for 1980, # 423 Overall Ordinary People 1980 Redford, Robert USA D
# 9 for 1980, # 443 Overall Kagemusha 1980 Kurosawa, Akira Japan BD
# 10 for 1980, # 509 Overall Mon Oncle d'Amérique 1980 Resnais, Alain France Y
# 11 for 1980, # 557 Overall Coal Miner's Daughter 1980 Apted, Michael USA DS
# 12 for 1980, # 585 Overall The Last Metro 1980 Truffaut, François France BDS
# 13 for 1980, # 654 Overall Melvin and Howard 1980 Demme, Jonathan USA Y
# 14 for 1980, # 740 Overall Breaker Morant 1980 Beresford, Bruce Australia BD
# 15 for 1980, # 772 Overall Berlin Alexanderplatz 1980 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner Italy / West Germany D
# 16 for 1980, # 891 Overall The Long Good Friday 1980 Mackenzie, John UK BD
# 17 for 1980, # 1160 Overall Bad Timing 1980 Roeg, Nicolas UK D
# 18 for 1980, # 1173 Overall The Stunt Man 1980 Rush, Richard USA BD
# 19 for 1980, # 1228 Overall Loulou 1980 Pialat, Maurice France D
# 20 for 1980, # 1294 Overall Heaven's Gate 1980 Cimino, Michael USA BD
# 21 for 1980, # 1411 Overall American Gigolo 1980 Schrader, Paul USA BD
# 22 for 1980, # 1653 Overall Dressed to Kill 1980 De Palma, Brian USA BD
# 23 for 1980, # 1723 Overall Gloria 1980 Cassavetes, John USA Y
# 24 for 1980, # 1822 Overall Gates of Heaven 1980 Morris, Errol USA BD
# 25 for 1980, # 1866 Overall The Ninth Configuration 1980 Blatty, William Peter USA Y
# 26 for 1980, # 1913 Overall The Blues Brothers 1980 Landis, John USA BDS
# 27 for 1980, # 1941 Overall Fame 1980 Parker, Alan USA BD
# 28 for 1980, # 1969 Overall Return of the Secaucus 7 1980 Sayles, John USA Y
# 29 for 1980, # 2031 Overall Every Man for Himself 1980 Godard, Jean-Luc France / Austria / West Germany / Switzerland BD
# 30 for 1980, # 2089 Overall My Bodyguard 1980 Bill, Tony USA BD
# 31 for 1980, # 2146 Overall The Gods Must Be Crazy 1980 Uys, Jamie Botswana D
# 31 for 1980, # 2146 Overall The Long Riders 1980 Hill, Walter USA BDS
# 32 for 1980, # 2149 Overall Confidence 1980 Szabó, István Hungary
# 33 for 1980, # 2202 Overall The Contract 1980 Zanussi, Krzysztof Poland
# 33 for 1980, # 2202 Overall From the Life of Marionettes 1980 Bergman, Ingmar West Germany / Sweden Y
# 33 for 1980, # 2202 Overall Resurrection 1980 Petrie, Daniel USA Y
# 34 for 1980, # 2220 Overall Superman II 1980 Lester, Richard / Donner, Richard UK BD
# 35 for 1980, # 2268 Overall Friday the 13th 1980 Cunningham, Sean S. USA BD
# 36 for 1980, # 2314 Overall Altered States 1980 Russell, Ken USA BDS
# 36 for 1980, # 2314 Overall Popeye 1980 Altman, Robert USA D
# 37 for 1980, # 2333 Overall Caddyshack 1980 Ramis, Harold USA BDS
# 38 for 1980, # 2399 Overall The Handyman 1980 Lanctôt, Micheline Canada
# 38 for 1980, # 2399 Overall I Sent a Letter to My Love 1980 Mizrahi, Moshé France
# 38 for 1980, # 2399 Overall Shogun Assassin 1980 Houston, Robert / Misumi, Kenji / Weisman, David Japan / USA
# 38 for 1980, # 2399 Overall Stir 1980 Wallace, Stephen Australia
# 39 for 1980, # 2452 Overall Out of the Blue 1980 Hopper, Dennis Canada Y
# 40 for 1980, # 2484 Overall The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle 1980 Temple, Julien UK DS
# 40 for 1980, # 2484 Overall Radio On 1980 Petit, Christopher UK / West Germany D
# 40 for 1980, # 2484 Overall Rude Boy 1980 Hazan, Jack / Mingay, David UK D
# 40 for 1980, # 2484 Overall Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 1980 Roberts, Steve UK
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Bronco Billy 1980 Eastwood, Clint USA DS
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Brubaker 1980 Rosenberg, Stuart / Rafelson, Bob USA D
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall The Dogs of War 1980 Irvin, John UK D
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Flash Gordon 1980 Hodges, Mike USA / UK DS
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall The Fog 1980 Carpenter, John USA BDS
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Hide in Plain Sight 1980 Caan, James USA V
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Hopscotch 1980 Neame, Ronald USA D
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall 9 to 5 1980 Higgins, Colin USA DS
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Private Benjamin 1980 Zieff, Howard USA D
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Prom Night 1980 Lynch, Paul Canada D
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Seems Like Old Times 1980 Sandrich, Jay USA D
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Stardust Memories 1980 Allen, Woody USA DS
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Stir Crazy 1980 Poitier, Sidney USA BDS
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Urban Cowboy 1980 Bridges, James USA DS
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Used Cars 1980 Zemeckis, Robert USA D
# 41 for 1980, # 2485 Overall Willie & Phil 1980 Mazursky, Paul USA V
# 42 for 1980, # 2532 Overall Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers 1980 Blank, Les USA BD
# 42 for 1980, # 2532 Overall The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter 1980 Field, Connie USA
# 42 for 1980, # 2532 Overall Moon Breath Beat 1980 Bechtold, Lisze USA
# 43 for 1980, # 2563 Overall The Idolmaker 1980 Hackford, Taylor USA Y
# 43 for 1980, # 2563 Overall Special Treatment 1980 Paskaljevic, Goran Yugoslavia
# 44 for 1980, # 2566 Overall Grown-Ups 1980 Leigh, Mike UK Y
# 44 for 1980, # 2566 Overall Hardly Working 1980 Lewis, Jerry USA Y
# 44 for 1980, # 2566 Overall The Little Richard Story 1980 Klein, William West Germany
# 44 for 1980, # 2566 Overall The Metaphor 1980 Vidor, King USA
# 45 for 1980, # 2574 Overall Constans 1980 Zanussi, Krzysztof Poland
# 46 for 1980, # 2575 Overall The Black Marble 1980 Becker, Harold USA D
# 46 for 1980, # 2575 Overall Divine Madness 1980 Ritchie, Michael USA D
# 46 for 1980, # 2575 Overall One-Trick Pony 1980 Young, Robert M. USA S
# 47 for 1980, # 2617 Overall City After Dark, Manila by Night 1980 Bernal, Ishmael Philippines
# 47 for 1980, # 2617 Overall Germany, Pale Mother 1980 Sanders-Brahms, Helma West Germany D
# 47 for 1980, # 2617 Overall Inferno 1980 Argento, Dario Italy BD
# 47 for 1980, # 2617 Overall Journeys from Berlin/1971 1980 Rainer, Yvonne USA / UK / West Germany
# 47 for 1980, # 2617 Overall Who's Singing Over There? 1980 Sijan, Slobodan Yugoslavia
NR Somewhere in Time 1980 Szwarc, Jeannot USA BDS
NR Tom Horn 1980 Wiard, William USA D
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack