Year 1980 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1980 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, humorous, bleak and harsh films and TV shows about / with death, murder, violence, father son relationship, blood, husband wife relationship, chase, cigarette smoking, party and photograph plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Italy and other countries.
year 1980
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year 1980 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1980: Borg vs McEnroe (2017), The Smurfs (1981), Billionaire Boys Club (2018), Birds of Passage (2018), Freaks and Geeks (1999), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Chappaquiddick (2017), 6 Days (2017), Goodfellas (1990), The Godfather: Part III (1990).

List of year 1980 movies

Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of the world's greatest tennis icons – Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.
Style: based on true events, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: tennis player, tennis, rivalry, professional sports, arrogance, american abroad, coach, male objectification, childhood flashback, determination, fiance fiancee relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: year 1980, year 1978
Place: monte carlo, sweden
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 7.2
 13K
The Smurfs (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Classic Saturday-morning cartoon series featuring magical blue elf-like creatures called Smurfs. The Smurfs, named for their personalities, inhabit a village of mushroom houses in an enchanted forest. These loveable creatures are led by Papa Smurf ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, feel good, funny ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: village, cat, family, good versus evil, friends, blue, friendship, mushroom, magical girl, oldtimer, disorder, adventure ...
Time: year 1980, middle ages
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Billionaire Boys Club (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s establishes a get rich quick scam that turns deadly.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, intense, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, greed, money, scheme, escapades, crimes, dishonesty, deception, betrayal, cheating, lie, friendship ...
Time: year 1980
Place: usa, los angeles
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Birds of Passage (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous Wayuu family get involved in a booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion ...
Plot: cane, banana, horse race, donkey, marijuana, held at gunpoint, swimming pool, desert, male nudity, wealth, coffin, beach ...
Time: year 1979, 1960s, year 1971, year 1968, year 1980
Place: south america, colombia
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Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: High school mathlete Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts (the "freaks"), while her brother Sam Weir navigates a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends (the "geeks").
Style: realistic, clever, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, freak, slacker, geek, retro, teenage life, friendship, high school life, suburbs, generation gap, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1980
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, sexy, based on true events ...
Plot: singer, aids, rock band, music band, fame, musician, rise to the top, gay, lgbt, friendship between men, prodigy, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1970, year 1985 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, rio de janeiro, germany
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Chappaquiddick (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
Plot: senator, scandal, suffocation, bridge, car accident, kennedy family, wheelchair, song, giving a toast, fear, father son relationship, boy ...
Time: 1960s, year 1972, year 1960, year 1980, year 1969
Place: massachusetts
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 6.2
 14K
6 Days (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the ...
Style: realistic, based on true events, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, violence, terrorism, danger, siege, embassy, military, politics, police, death, hostage situation, hostages ...
Time: year 1980
Place: england, london
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 8.7
 890K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1963 ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, pope, vatican, confession, lawyer, ambition, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, summer camp, murder, gore, psychopath, stalking, camp, serial killer, mystery killer, knife murder, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
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 7.2
 130K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, captivating, exciting, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: pilot, cia, drug trafficking, illegal drugs, drug smuggling, smuggler, fbi, drug dealer, money, colonel, cia agent, arrested ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, year 1984, year 1978, year 1982 ...
Place: latin america, colombia, nicaragua, arkansas, panama ...
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Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional
Plot: holocaust, hidden identity, dishonesty, defiant, ghetto, race against time, danger, family relations, confined, life is a bitch, war, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1976, year 1939 ...
Place: hungary, europe, budapest hungary, russia, switzerland ...
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City of the Living Dead (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman has visions that suggest the eruption of the living dead into the world through a portal, spurred on by the suicide of a priest.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, gore, violence, hanging, slasher, living dead, extreme violence, flesh eating, demon, priest, cemetery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: new england, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, georgia
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 5.8
 3K
Nightmare (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug-treated schizophrenic plagued by horrible nightmares escapes from the hospital and goes on a killing spree.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, slasher, psychopath, stalking, serial killer, violence, nightmare, gore, knife murder, family in danger, danger, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Perennially stoned Cheech and Chong tear through the city of Los Angeles, causing trouble wherever they go. After Cheech loses his job, the two pot enthusiasts head to the welfare offices where Cheech's girlfriend, Donna, works. Instead of ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, sequel to cult film, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, drug abuse, lifestyle, misfit, friendship, fish out of water, nightclub, partners, screwball, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: los angeles, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 765
Funkytown (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in Montreal during the disco phenomenon some 35 years ago, Funkytown follows the life of a group of colorful characters. We follow their lives and tribulations as everyone converges on a regular basis at Montreal's hot disco spot: ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: disco, politics, nightclub, drug abuse, clubbing, youth, social relations, actor's life, lifestyle, society, gender, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1978, year 1977 ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal quebec, montreal
Is relevant ?
 4.7
 625
The Other Hell (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern priest investigates nuns' claims that the Devil is present in their nunnery.
Style: sadistic, disturbing, suspense, satanic, demonic
Plot: nun, possession, psychopath, murder, death, sadism, insanity, paranormal phenomena, serial killer, blood splatter, female killer, female psychopath ...
Time: year 1980
Place: southern italy, europe, italy
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 7.6
 400
The Calm (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man in his twenties leaves prison after a three-year sentence. He wants to start a new life in a place where he is not known and dreams only of a job, a wife and a family. He succeeds partially in fulfilling these dreams, but then runs into ...
Plot: corruption, politics, labor union, strike, ex convict, bigger dreams, shipyard, construction worker, worker
Time: year 1978, year 1977, year 1979, year 1976, year 1980
Place: poland
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 229
Deadline (1984)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A horror film about a screenwriter who loses the ability to distinguish between his fantasy world and the real world, with disastrous consequences. As he ruminates on his place in any world and loses his grip, he also loses his wife and his ...
Plot: bush, pregnancy, head cut off, decapitation, drug addiction, killer child, vampire, covered in blood, terrorist, monk, alcoholic, severed head ...
Time: year 1980
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 363
The Blind Spot (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The true story of a journalist who investigates the backgrounds of the Oktoberfest terror attack of 1980.
Plot: journalist, husband wife relationship, unsolved crime, government conspiracy, whistleblower, witness, conspiracy, neo nazi, terrorist attack, investigative journalism, investigative reporter, german history ...
Time: year 1980, year 2006, year 2011, year 1983
Place: bavaria, munich germany
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 3.4
 9
The Tea Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Set in 1987 when cell phones were car phones and any respectable bank robber still used a gun. Two life long mid-life crisis friends decide to rob banks. With the help of an ex-con "old head" who had 25 years to think about how to get it ...
Plot: gunfight, gun action, police, gun, bank, car, bank robbery, broom, house, money, tea, blood
Time: year 1980
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10,000 Saints (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, family relations, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, family problems, urban, punk, friends, coming of age, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: usa, new york, vermont, manhattan new york city
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, society, army, musician, cafe, corruption, interrogation, suicide, teacher, psychiatrist, photographer, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, florence italy, netherlands ...
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, surprise ending, vintage ...
Plot: superhero, chase, space travel, green skin, immortal, father son relationship, father son conflict, raccoon, patricide, evil god, demi god, megalomaniac ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s
Place: missouri
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 15K
Aquarius (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa ...
Style: dramatic, interesting, tense, reflective, suspense ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, brazilian, greed, cancer, singing, neighbor, lawyer, shower, nightmare, sea, sex scene, piano ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s
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Young Drunk Punk (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Story: Ian McKay and his best friend Shinky are two young punks searching for their great destinies in the back alleys of Calgary Alberta, circa 1980. Together, these friends will face down cowboys and oilmen, hockey goons and movie snobs, odd-jobbers and ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: misfit, society, social misfits, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, youth, coming of age, friends, rebelliousness, punk, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 29
Champion Joe (1980)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 153 min.
Story: An abridged remake of the first Ashita no Joe TV series, released in 1980 to provide back-story for the second TV series to new fans who were not familiar with the first TV series or the manga.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: follow your dream, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, hopes, supportive spouse, urban ghetto, against the odds, ambition, orphan, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: year 1980
Place: tokyo, japan
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Gone with the River (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dauna dared to be different. She faced the ancestral practices of her culture and she paid the price. She made decisions which made herself suffer and others as well. Without giving up before defeats and loses, these led her to reconcile and become ...
Plot: photograph, priest, fishing, rifle, cloud, police arrest, hammock, boat, menstruation, river, classroom, pregnancy ...
Time: year 1973, year 1985, year 1970, year 1955, year 1980 ...
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Rock and Roll: The Movie (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rock and Roll the Movie follows fresh out of college guy David who moves to LA only to wind up in a bet with his teenage rock star agent idol, William Smythe over his cherished '59 T-Bird. To keep his car, David must convince a now washed-up ...
Plot: guitarist, bare breasts, spring break
Time: year 1980
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