Action The Best Action Movies of 1980  

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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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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
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Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp
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Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg
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Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti
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Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds
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Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell, Ruth Gordon
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Mark Hamill, Lee Marvin, Robert Carradine
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Samuel L. Jackson, Samantha Eggar, Stan Getz
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Al Pacino, Ed O'Neill, Karen Allen
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Jackie Chan, José Ferrer, Rosalind Chao
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Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna, nm2147526
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Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Tien Feng
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Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson
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Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco
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Charlton Heston, Brian Keith, John Glover
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Jessica Lange, Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James
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Kevin Bacon, John Ritter, Anne Archer
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Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Carter
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Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross
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Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, LeVar Burton
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Toshie Takada, Keiko Kudo, Yaeko Kojima
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Bruce Willis, Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway
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Sammo Hung, Wilson Tong, Bryan Leung
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Farida Jalal, Shatrughan Sinha, Ranjeet
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Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bissett, William Holden