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List Rules The highest rated movies of 1980, according to the aggregated ratings at www.rottentomatoes.com

Here is a list of the top 50 highest rated movies from Rotten Tomatoes for 1980. The list is comprised of popular box office movies, along with independent films as rated on Rotten Tomatoes website for the year 1980. The list answers the question, “What is the highest rated movie of 1980, according to Rotten Tomatoes?” The 1980 movies with 20 or more critic reviews compete for the top spot on Rotten Tomatoes website based on their Tomatometer Scores. The top critics are generally those that write for a notable newspaper and to be a critic for the site, the original review must be popular and get a certain amount of ‘likes’ regardless of whether the review is positive or negative. Each of the 50 highest rated movies of 1980 has a picture of the movie next to the title so that readers can see what the film looks like. Each film also lists the name of the director, or directors, which worked on the movie.Rotten Tomatoes is not just about the highest rated movies of a certain year, but also offers reviews, information, and news pertaining to movies that are just released or have been in the theater.

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Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Atlantic City Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster, Wallace Shawn

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Breaker Morant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Breaker Morant Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Gloria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Gloria Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, Tom Noonan

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The Long Good Friday is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
The Long Good Friday Pierce Brosnan, Helen Mirren, Bob Hoskins

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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The Stunt Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
The Stunt Man Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco

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The Big Red One is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
The Big Red One Mark Hamill, Lee Marvin, Robert Carradine

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Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Ordinary People Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin

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The Elephant Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
The Elephant Man Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

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Slap Shot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Slap Shot Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

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Private Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Private Benjamin Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks, Craig T. Nelson

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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Altered States is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Altered States Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Bob Balaban

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Shadow Warrior is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Shadow Warrior

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My Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
My Bodyguard Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack

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Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Dressed to Kill Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz

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9 to 5 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
9 to 5 Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin

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Flash Gordon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Flash Gordon Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti

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Fame is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Fame Debbie Allen, Irene Cara, Meg Tilly

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The Long Riders is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
The Long Riders Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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Brubaker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Brubaker Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford

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Stardust Memories is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Stardust Memories Sharon Stone, Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling

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The Fog is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
The Fog

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American Gigolo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
American Gigolo Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Bill Duke

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Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1980
Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer