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List Rules Only movies released in 1980,

1980 was a rock solid year for movies... these are the best movies made in 1980. From Airplane! to The Empire Strikes back (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, FOLKS), 1980 had it all. Even Raging Bull came out in 1980.

You'll seriously be amazed by how many legendary films, how many absolute classic films came out in 1980.

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Superman II Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp

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The Elephant Man Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

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Coal Miner's Daughter Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Beverly DAngelo

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Any Which Way You Can Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell, Ruth Gordon

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Stir Crazy Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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The Gods Must Be Crazy Marius Weyers, Jamie Uys, Ken Gampu

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My Bodyguard Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack

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Private Benjamin Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks, Craig T. Nelson

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Dressed to Kill Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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9 to 5 Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Seems Like Old Times Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Charles Grodin

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Cheech & Chong's Next Movie Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Cheech Marin

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Brubaker Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Hunter Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, LeVar Burton

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Used Cars Kurt Russell, Michael McKean, Jack Warden

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Big Red One Mark Hamill, Lee Marvin, Robert Carradine

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1980
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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Dimos Dicoudis added Carny Jodie Foster, Gary Busey, Robbie Robertson

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Dimos Dicoudis added Resurrection Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth

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Dimos Dicoudis added Kagemusha Tatsuya Nakadai, Kenichi Hagiwara, Kaori Momoi

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Dimos Dicoudis added Atlantic City Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster, Wallace Shawn

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Flash Gordon Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti

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American Gigolo Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Bill Duke - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Dimos Dicoudis added Fatso Anne Bancroft, Dom DeLuise, Robert Costanzo

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Dimos Dicoudis added Somewhere in Time Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, William H. Macy

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Last Metro Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Outsider Gabriel Byrne, Sterling Hayden, Patricia Quinn

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Little Darlings Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal, Cynthia Nixon

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Dogs of War Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Jim Broadbent

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John Carpenter's The Fog Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Tom Welling

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The Final Countdown Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

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Altered States Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Bob Balaban

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The Blue Lagoon Brooke Shields, William Daniels, Leo McKern

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Smokey and the Bandit II Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

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Bronco Billy Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, George Wendt

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Inspector Blunder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1980
Inspector Blunder Coluche, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Lavanant

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The Umbrella Coup Gert Fröbe, Pierre Richard, Gordon Mitchell

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Motel Hell Rory Calhoun, Wolfman Jack, Paul Linke - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Return to the 36th Chamber Chia Hui Liu, Hsiao Ho

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Dimos Dicoudis added Heaven's Gate Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Bridges

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Urban Cowboy John Travolta, Bonnie Raitt, Debra Winger

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Prom Night is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1980
Prom Night Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen

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Dimos Dicoudis added Ordinary People Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin