80s The Best Family Movies of 1980  

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List of the best 1980 family movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. The films on this list can be enjoyed by everyone in your family, including children and grandparents. If you're looking for movies without swearing or violence, then these are great picks for you. These are all the family 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.

This list is made up of many different movies, including Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and The Watcher in the Woods. This isn't necessarily a list of all family 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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My Bodyguard Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack

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Herbie Goes Bananas Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Alex Rocco

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Popeye Robin Williams, Linda Hunt, Dennis Franz Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Watcher in the Woods Bette Davis, Kyle Richards, David McCallum

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Xanadu Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Cliff Richard

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The World of Strawberry Shortcake Robert Ridgely, Russi Taylor, Bob Holt

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Scout's Honor Gary Coleman, Katherine Helmond, Harry Morgan

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A Snow White Christmas Arte Johnson, Larry D. Mann, Diane Pershing

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Little Miss Marker Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis, Bob Newhart

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Man Pasand Dev Anand, Girish Karnad, Mehmood Ali

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Little Lord Fauntleroy Patrick Stewart, Alec Guinness, Ricky Schroder

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Insaaf Ka Tarazu Shreeram Lagoo, Raj Babbar, Iftekhar

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Twelve Months Kōji Yakusho, Ichirō Nagai, Hidekatsu Shibata

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A Christmas Without Snow James Cromwell, John Houseman, Michael Learned Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Geet Gaata Chal Sachin Pilgaonkar, Madan Puri, Leela Mishra

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Easter Fever Catherine O'Hara, Garrett Morris, Melleny Brown

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Taxi Chor Mithun Chakraborty, Bharat Bhushan, Jagdeep

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Patita Mithun Chakraborty, Vishal Krishna, Shoma Anand

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Fatty Finn Paul Hogan, Rebecca Rigg, Christopher Khayman Lee

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Soup or Sonic Mel Blanc, Paul Julian

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Aarani Mantalu Chiranjeevi, Prasad Babu, Subhashini

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Sitara Mithun Chakraborty, Agha, Yunus Parvez

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Der Spiegel des großen Magus Gerry Wolff, Eberhard Esche

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Spaced Out Bunny Mel Blanc

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Jyoti Bane Jwala Ashok Kumar, Kader Khan, Shreeram Lagoo

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Little Virgil and Orla Frogsnapper Karl Stegger, Jess Ingerslev, Gotha Andersen

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Punnami Naagu Madhavi, Chiranjeevi, Rati Agnihotri

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Nakili Manishi Chiranjeevi, Sangitha, Nandamuri Balakrishna

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Nutcase Ian Mune, Jon Gadsby, Ian Watkin

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Makkala Sainya Vishnuvardhan, Poornam Vishwanathan, Sumithra

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The Return of the King John Huston, Casey Kasem, Roddy McDowall

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Abdullah Raj Kapoor, Kader Khan, Sanjeev Kumar

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Aap To Aise Na The Madan Puri, Raj Babbar, Om Shivpuri

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Mogudu Kaavali Chiranjeevi, Nutan Prasad, Gayathri

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Prema Tarangalu Chiranjeevi, Jayasudha, Sujatha

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The Boy Who Drank Too Much Scott Baio, Ed Lauter, Don Murray