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The Best Romance Movies of 1980

Updated January 20, 2021 1.8k votes 266 voters 6.8k views24 items

List of the best 1980 romance movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. If watching men and women fall in love is your idea of a good movie, then these films are definitely worth checking out. These are all the romance 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 is a list that includes movies like Airplane! and Heaven's Gate. This isn't necessarily a list of all romance movies from 1980, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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    Urban Cowboy

    John Travolta, Bonnie Raitt
    Urban Cowboy is a 1980 American western romantic drama film about the love-hate relationship...  more

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    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen
    Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David...  more

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    Somewhere in Time

    Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer
    Somewhere in Time is a 1980 romantic fantasy film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. It is a film...  more

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    The Blue Lagoon

    Brooke Shields, William Daniels
    The Blue Lagoon is a 1980 American romantic adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser. The...  more

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    Xanadu

    Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly
    Xanadu is a 1980 American romantic musical fantasy film written by Richard Christian Danus and...  more

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    Seems Like Old Times

    Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase
    Seems Like Old Times is a 1980 comedy film starring Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, and Charles...  more

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    Bronco Billy

    Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood
    Bronco Billy is a 1980 American film starring Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke. It was directed...  more
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    Heaven's Gate

    Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe
    Heaven's Gate is a 1980 American epic Western film written and directed by Michael Cimino. It...  more

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    Little Miss Marker

    Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis
    Little Miss Marker is a 1980 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Walter...  more
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    Atlantic City

    Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster
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    Atlantic City is a 1980 French-Canadian romantic film directed by Louis Malle. Filmed in late...  more
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    Stardust Memories

    Sharon Stone, Woody Allen
    Stardust Memories is a 1980 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen and...  more

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    Loving Couples

    Susan Sarandon, Shirley MacLaine
    Loving Couples is a 1980 American romantic comedy film written by Martin Donovan and directed...  more

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    Superman II

    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve
    Superman II is a 1980 British-American superhero film directed by Richard Lester. It is a...  more

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    It's My Turn

    Michael Douglas, Dianne Wiest
    It's My Turn is a 1980 romantic comedy-drama film starring Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas,...  more
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    Kallukkul Eeram

    P. Bharathiraja, Goundamani
    Kallukkul Eeram is a 1980 Kollywood film directed by P. S. Nivas, starring P. Bharathiraja,...  more
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    Bandish

    Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna
    Bandish is a 1980 Hindi film directed by K. Bapaiah and starring Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini...  more
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    Red Rose

    Rajesh Khanna, Poonam Dhillon
    Red Rose is a 1980 Hindi thriller film starring Rajesh Khanna and Poonam Dhillon. It was...  more
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    La Boum

    Sophie Marceau, Dominique Lavanant
    La Boum is a 1980 French comedy film directed by Claude Pinoteau and starring Sophie Marceau,...  more
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    Serial

    Christopher Lee, Tuesday Weld
    Serial is a 1980 comedy film produced by Paramount Pictures. The screenplay, by Rich Eustis...  more
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    The Last Metro

    Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu
    The Last Metro is a 1980 drama film made by Les Films du Carrosse, written and directed by the...  more
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    Jane Austen in Manhattan

    Sean Young, Anne Baxter
    Jane Austen in Manhattan is a Merchant Ivory Film made for LWT in 1980, but released for...  more
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    Johnny

    Rajinikanth, Sridevi
    Johnny is a Tamil film directed by Mahendran. It had Rajinikanth and Sridevi in the main roles...  more
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    Shaan

    Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee Gulzar
    Shaan is a 1980 Indian Hindi action-thriller film. The film was directed by Ramesh Sippy after...  more
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    Do Aur Do Paanch

    Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini
    Do Aur Do Paanch is a 1980 Hindi action comedy movie produced by C. Dhandyadupani and directed...  more