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List of the best 1980 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 1980, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and The Blues Brothers are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 1980, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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

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Superman II Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp

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The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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Flash Gordon Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti

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

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

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The Exterminator Samuel L. Jackson, Samantha Eggar, Stan Getz

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Cruising Al Pacino, Ed O'Neill, Karen Allen

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The Big Red One Mark Hamill, Lee Marvin, Robert Carradine

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The Big Brawl Jackie Chan, José Ferrer, Rosalind Chao

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The Young Master Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Tien Feng

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Bandish Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna, nm2147526

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

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The Stunt Man Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco

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How to Beat the High Cost of Living Jessica Lange, Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James

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Hero at Large Kevin Bacon, John Ritter, Anne Archer

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The Octagon Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Carter

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The Final Countdown Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

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The Hunter Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, LeVar Burton

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The First Deadly Sin Bruce Willis, Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway

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The Mountain Men Charlton Heston, Brian Keith, John Glover

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Abdullah Raj Kapoor, Kader Khan, Sanjeev Kumar

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The Victim Sammo Hung, Wilson Tong, Bryan Leung

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Chambal Ki Kasam Farida Jalal, Shatrughan Sinha, Ranjeet

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Cry of the Innocent Cyril Cusack, Alexander Knox, Nigel Davenport

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When Time Ran Out Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bissett, William Holden

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Popeye Robin Williams, Linda Hunt, Dennis Franz

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Gamera, Super Monster Toshie Takada, Keiko Kudo, Yaeko Kojima

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Rebel Intruders Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, Feng Lu

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Scorching Sun, Fierce Winds, Wild Fire Phillip Ko, Lo Lieh, Angela Mao

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Stir Bryan Brown, Gary Waddell, Max Phipps

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Kaali Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Manorama

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Do Aur Do Paanch Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Kader Khan

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The Rivals of the Silver Fox Chia Hui Liu, Phillip Ko, Wang Ho

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Young Hero Hwang Jang-lee, Wang Han Chen, Yeong-mun Kwon

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That Sinking Feeling John Gordon Sinclair, Robert Buchanan, Tom Mannion

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Bare Behind Bars Serafim Gonzalez, Meiry Vieira, Márcia Fraga

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Triangular Duel Joseph Kuo, Nancy Yen, Chiang-lung Wen

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The Sea Wolves Roger Moore, Gregory Peck, David Niven

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The Nude Bomb Rhonda Fleming, Sylvia Kristel, Pamela Hensley

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The Young Avenger Norman Chu, Jimmy Wang

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Hopscotch Walter Matthau, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

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Used Cars Kurt Russell, Michael McKean, Jack Warden

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Harlequin Broderick Crawford, David Hemmings, Robert Powell

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Billa Rajinikanth, Reena Roy, Helen

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Half a Loaf of Kung Fu Jackie Chan, Wu Ma, Dean Shek

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Be Forever Yamato Masatō Ibu, Akira Kamiya, Takeshi Aono

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Ol' Dirty Kung Fu Tao Chiang, Charles Heung, Yuen Siu-tien