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, tense, weird and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with death, murder, female nudity, danger, brutality, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, cigarette smoking, crimes and male nudity plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
year 1980
 108
year 1980 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1980: Borg vs. McEnroe (2017), Madman (1981), The Reader (2008), The Smurfs (1981), Billionaire Boys Club (2018), The Night Stalker (2016), A Taxi Driver (2017), The Souvenir (2019), The Traitor (2019), Bloody Birthday (1981).

List of year 1980 movies

Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic
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: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, inspirational
Plot: rivalry, tennis player, tennis, coach, father son relationship, arrogance, professional sports, male objectification, nightclub, fiance fiancee relationship, american abroad, sports history ...
Time: year 1980, 80s, year 1979, 70s, year 1976 ...
Place: monte carlo, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, new york ...
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 6K
Madman (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At a summer camp for youths, cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called.
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, psychotronic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, camp counselor, stalking, murder, teenage life, forest, exploitation, death, killing spree, psycho, youth ...
Time: year 1980, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 247K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, sexy, emotional, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, first love, forbidden love, nazi, older woman younger man sex, world war two, holocaust, secret, sex, unlikely couple ...
Time: year 1988, year 1958, year 1980, post world war two, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany, poland ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 19K
The Smurfs (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: entertaining, feel good, light, funny, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, good versus evil, friends, oldtimer, village, superhero, wizards, forest, friendship, alchemy, large family, single father ...
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, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: money, crimes, murder, greed, lie, social differences, escapades, scheme, swindle, dishonesty, deception, betrayal ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Night Stalker (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.
Style: psychological, rough, slasher, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, rape, death, crimes, murderer, rapist, serial murder, lifetime, brutality, maniac ...
Time: year 1980
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 25K
A Taxi Driver (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German ...
Style: suspense, political, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: protest, democracy, reporter, korean, historical event, society, taxi driver, murder mystery, travel, neighbor, friendship, chase ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: south korea, tokyo, seoul
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 13K
The Souvenir (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A shy but ambitious film student falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man.
Style: sweet, romantic, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love, student, mother daughter relationship, filmmaker, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, destiny, hopes, society, couples, youth ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, year 1980, year 1973, year 1975 ...
Place: london, venice, england
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 12K
The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, suspense, factual
Plot: mafia, cosa nostra, gangsters, organized crime, informant, judge, assassination, assassination attempt, death threat, murder, court, italian history ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, year 1980 ...
Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, palermo italy, europe ...
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Bloody Birthday (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1970, three children are born at the height of a total eclipse. Due to the sun and moon blocking Saturn, which controls emotions, they have become heartless killers ten years later, and are able to escape detection because of their youthful and ...
Style: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: evil child, solar eclipse, birthday, elementary school, family life, supernatural, crimes, patricide, child in peril, teenage life, violence spree, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1970, 70s
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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, bleak, emotional, serious
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, defiant, family relations, war, life is a bitch, confined, spy, nazi, betrayal, diplomacy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1944, year 1962 ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest, switzerland, new york ...
Is relevant ?
 4.7
 979
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: splatter, disturbing, slasher, sadistic, satanic ...
Plot: nun, female psychopath, possession, religion, extreme violence, female villain, demon, psychotic, unknown killer, bad girl, paranormal, supernatural ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: southern italy, europe, italy
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 6.2
 447
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: german history, investigative reporter, neo nazi, german politics, journalist, domestic terrorism, government conspiracy, whistleblower, terrorist attack, government coverup, bombing, witness ...
Time: year 1980, year 1983, year 2011, year 2006
Place: munich germany, southern germany, west germany, bavaria
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 20K
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: realistic, melancholic, talky, stylized, allegory ...
Plot: real estate, fighting the system, family, character study, manipulation, female protagonist, apartment building, nostalgia, class differences, horny, cancer, dancing ...
Time: 2010s, year 1980
Place: northeast brazil
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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events leading up to one of the largest mass suicides in history.
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: cult, commune, poison, manipulation, mass suicide, no survivors, religions or cults, psychopath, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, against humanity ...
Time: year 1980, 70s, year 1978, 1940s, year 1965
Place: africa, san francisco, california
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 615K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, political ...
Plot: cia, rescue mission, revolution, secret mission, politics, u.s. embassy, espionage, spy, hostage, american abroad, escape, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, 20th century ...
Place: middle east, iran, tehran iran, langley virginia, california ...
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Christmas Evil (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.
Style: slasher, scary, bloody, serious, psychological ...
Plot: christmas, serial killer as protagonist, serial killer, killer santa claus, holiday, killing spree, lonely, exploitation, killings, house, teenager, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, year 1980, year 1947
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 13K
Terror Train (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, intense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, masked killer, prank, serial killer, psychopath, train, survival, stalking, uninvited guest, youth, magician, new year's eve ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
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Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, police corruption, police investigation, twists and turns, conspiracy, murder mystery, uncover truth, mystery, dishonesty, police detective ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 12K
The Prowler (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, college, obsession, soldier, small town, vengeance, youth, homecoming, masked villain, love affair, masked killer ...
Time: 1940s, year 1980, year 1944, year 1945, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 19K
Prom Night (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, ...
Style: slasher, suspense, bloody, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, high school, teenager, prom, masked killer, murder, revenge, high school prom, teenage sex, female nudity, chase, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1980, 20th century
Is relevant ?
Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Professor Ayres discovers a secret in an ancient stone and when he opens a crypt, he revives zombies that kill him. He had invited three couples to visit him in his manor to reveal his discovery. However, they never get around to meeting the ...
Style: scary, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, supernatural, mad scientist, crypt, evil wins, zombie attack, violence, survival horror, exploitation, body horror, eaten alive ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: southern italy, europe, italy
Is relevant ?
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: political, thought provoking, realistic, clever, factual ...
Plot: cold war, cia, politics, womanizer, stripper, arms dealer, party, female nudity, satire, congress, congressman, christmas party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 90s, year 1988 ...
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., texas, pakistan, usa ...
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8-Bit Christmas (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In suburban Chicago during the late 1980s, ten-year-old Jake Doyle embarks on a herculean quest to get the latest and greatest video game system for Christmas.
Style: entertaining, captivating, semi serious, satirical, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: christmas, video game, holiday, nintendo, child, gift, children, game, family values, escapades, friends, satire ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century, year 1988
Place: chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the 1970s and ’80s, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and a theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance, and prosperity.
Style: cynical, serious, realistic, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: televangelist, rise and fall, religion, adultery, lgbt, family relations, secret, evangelical christianity, remorse, scandal, shadow puppet, self destructing ...
Time: year 1960, 80s, year 1976, year 2007, year 1952 ...
Place: minnesota, minneapolis minnesota, palm springs california
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 148K
Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Style: political, captivating, realistic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: u.s. president, u.s. vice president, usa politics, war on terror, u.s. government, iraq war, vice president, political campaign, heart attack, al qaeda, republican party, hospital ...
Time: september 11 2001, year 1963, 21st century, 20th century, year 1980 ...
Place: washington d.c., cambodia, wyoming, usa, america ...
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Same Love, Same Rain (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jorge is a writer for a left-leaning Buenos Aires magazine that's at odds with the country's military dictatorship. He meets lovely and intelligent actress Laura and begins an on-and-off romance that will continue for the next two decades. ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: love, totalitarian regime, loss of father, couples, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, fall in love, older man younger woman marriage, male female relationship, cheating girlfriend, crush ...
Time: 90s, year 1980
Place: argentina, latin america
Is relevant ?
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: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, pregnancy, parents and children, youth, city life, estrangement, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, drug abuse, single parent, boy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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Young Drunk Punk (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
TV show
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, sitcom, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: rebellion, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit, buddies, social misfits, society, youth, eccentric family, family life, rebelliousness, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 4.4
 799
Vice Academy (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This tale tells the story of female police cadets training to join the Hollywood vice squad. During training, the toothsome rookies are assigned to infiltrate a kiddy porn operation. Next they must go undercover and join a prostitution ring.
Style: sexy, sex comedy, weird, cult film
Plot: porn star, porn actress, eroticism, sleaze, vice, brothel, nudity (full frontal - brief), graduate, legal, makeover, hollywood, filmmaking ...
Time: year 1980
Place: california
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