Top 1980 IMDb Rated Movies

List of highest IMDb ranked movies released in 1980 as rated by IMDb users. How many if these have you watched? 123Movies.to: Watch All Movies & TV-Series on ONE place | Da official 123Movies.to

[#1] The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Country: US

Duration: 124 min

Release: 1980

IMDb: 8.7 (1,093,782 votes)

[#2] The Shining (1980)

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Director:

Country: UK, US

Duration: 144 min

Release: 1980

IMDb: 8.4 (840,216 votes)

[#3] Raging Bull (1980)

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Country: US

Duration: 129 min

Release: 1980

IMDb: 8.2 (303,211 votes)

[#4] The Elephant Man (1980)

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

Genre: Drama, History

Director:

Country: UK, US

Duration: 124 min

Release: 1980

IMDb: 8.1 (207,237 votes)

[#5] Kagemusha (1980)

Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the powerful ruler. He soon begins to appreciate life as Shingen, but his commitment to the role is tested when he must lead his troops into battle against the forces of a rival warlord.

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War

Director:

Country: Japan, US

Duration: 180 min

Release: 1980

IMDb: 8.0 (32,331 votes)

[#6] The Blues Brothers (1980)

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best: play music. So they get their old band together, and set out on their way—while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

Genre: ActionComedyCrimeMusic

Director:

Country: US

Duration: 133 min

Release: 1980

IMDb: 7.9 (172,890 votes)

[#7] Ordinary People (1980)

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Country: US

Duration: 124 min

Release: 1980

IMDb: 7.7 (44,188 votes)

[#8] Airplane! (1980)

Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and Striker's vengeful former Air Force captain, who must both talk him down.

Genre: Comedy

Director: , ,

Country: US

Duration: 88 min

Release: 1980

IMDb: 7.7 (201,634 votes)

[#9] The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

A Coca-Cola bottle dropped from an airplane raises havoc among a normally peaceful tribe of African bushmen who believe it to be a utensil of the gods.

Genre: Action, Comedy

Director:

Country: Botswana, South Africa

Duration: 109 min

Release: 1980

IMDb: 7.3 (49,808 votes)

[#10] Caddyshack (1980)

At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist Judge Smails, and then the caddy golf tournament which Smails sponsors.

Genre: Comedy

Director:

Country: US

Duration: 98 min

Release: 1980

IMDb: 7.3 (99,490 votes)