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The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1980 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, talky, bleak and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with death, murder, violence, danger, father son relationship, blood, chase, husband wife relationship, storytelling and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Italy and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1980: The Smurfs (1981), Borg vs McEnroe (2017), The Blind Spot (2013), Aquarius (2016), Madman (1981), Argo (2012), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Goodfellas (1990), The Godfather: Part III (1990), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).
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Argo
Biography, Drama, Thriller
USA
120 min.
 7.7
Aquarius
Drama
Brazil, France
146 min.
 7.6
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American Made
Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
USA, Japan
115 min.
 7.2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
USA
136 min.
 7.7

List of year 1980 movies

 7.2
 13K
The Smurfs
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, good versus evil, blue, family, friends, cat, mushroom, magical girl, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, village life, adventure ...
Time: year 1980, middle ages
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Borg vs McEnroe
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
Plot: tennis, sport, headband, childhood flashback, rivalry, father son relationship, cigarette smoking, nightclub, barefoot male, coach, male objectification, long haired male ...
Time: year 1980
Place: monte carlo
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 6.2
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The Blind Spot
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, bombing, government conspiracy, whistleblower, terrorist attack, government coverup, neo nazi, investigative journalism, german history, investigative reporter, unsolved crime, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1980, year 2011, year 2006, year 1983
Place: bavaria, munich germany
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 7.6
 14K
Aquarius
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: greed, cancer, political, storytelling, character study, secrets, mentor, catastrophe, world politics, childhood, capitalism, fighting the system ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s
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 5.3
 4K
Madman
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, summer camp, wilderness, gory, ocean or sea, stalking, murder, teenage life, who done it, campfire ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: new york
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 7.7
 517K
Argo
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: 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: suspenseful, tense, clever, factual, captivating ...
Plot: hostage, daring rescue, cia, u.s. embassy, behind enemy lines, government official, government agency, secret mission, politics, rescue mission, courage, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, year 2001 ...
Place: iran, middle east, usa, california, langley virginia ...
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Charlie Wilson's War
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: talky, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, cold war, cia, russian, arms dealer, propaganda, political intrigue, president, political, drugs/alcohol, world politics, islam ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1980
Place: middle east, israel, texas, afghanistan, usa ...
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 8.7
 859K
Goodfellas
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: stylized, realistic, dark humor, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, organized crime, gangsters, mafia, violence, gangster, mentor, corruption, greed, brutality, heist, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, usa, florida, bronx new york city
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The Godfather: Part III
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: stylized, bleak, serious, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, organized crime, assassination, corruption, betrayal, violence, guilt, gangster, revenge, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
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Friday the 13th Part 2
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, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, camp, serial killer, murder, gory, vengeance, gore, blood, brutality, violence, death, summer camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
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 7.2
 114K
American Made
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Plot: cia, pilot, illegal drugs, fireworks, bare ass, drugs, telephone call, money, death of protagonist, helicopter, sex scene, arrest ...
Time: year 1978, 20th century, year 1982, year 1985, year 1980 ...
Place: latin america, colombia, usa, central america, arkansas ...
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Walking with the Enemy
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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, against humanity, war, danger, life is a bitch, hidden identity, race against time, confined, dishonesty, family relations, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1980, year 1946, year 2010 ...
Place: europe, hungary, switzerland, budapest, germany ...
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City of the Living Dead
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, macabre, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, gory, gore, slasher, supernatural, violence, blood, cannibalism, brutality, small town, splatter, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: new england, usa, georgia, new york, manhattan new york city
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 5.8
 3K
Nightmare
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, gory, family in danger, psychopath, crimes, danger, violence, gore, nightmare, stalking ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
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, not serious, witty, funny, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, weed, drugs, drug abuse, verbal byplay, buddies, friendship, screwball, stoners, nightclub, stupidity, dumb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.3
 760
Funkytown
Genre: Drama
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: serious, sexual, realistic, based on true events
Plot: disco, gays and lesbians, nightclub, musician's life, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, youth, social relations, politics, actor's life, dancer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1977, year 1978 ...
Place: canada, montreal quebec
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 4.8
 578
The Other Hell
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern priest investigates nuns' claims that the Devil is present in their nunnery.
Style: disturbing, demonic, satanic, suspense, sadistic
Plot: nun, possession, sadistic killer, female murderer, evil nun, gory violence, splatter, slashing, sadistic psychopath, extreme violence, bloody violence, female villain ...
Time: year 1980
Place: europe, italy, southern italy
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 7.6
 379
The Calm
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: bigger dreams, strike, labor union, politics, corruption, construction worker, ex convict, worker, shipyard
Time: year 1980, year 1977, year 1978, year 1976, year 1979
Place: poland
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 5.5
 222
Deadline
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: leg cut off, death by fire, anthropophagus, mercedes benz, jewish stereotype, death in childbirth, drowning in a bathtub, hanged girl, rolls royce, nuclear holocaust, death of pregnant woman, set on fire ...
Time: year 1980
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 3.4
 9
The Tea Man
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: broom, gun action, car, gunfight, bank robbery, house, money, tea, bank, gun, police, blood
Time: year 1980
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10,000 Saints
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Plot: friendship, drugs/alcohol, punk, urban, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, youth, friends, single parent, dealing with death, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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The Best of Youth
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, realistic, touching, sentimental, epic ...
Plot: idealism, psychiatry, mental illness, hospital, society, death, politics, friendship, siblings relations, tragedy, sacrifice, destiny ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: italy, europe, lebanon, rome italy, new york ...
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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: humorous, entertaining, exciting, surprise ending, funny ...
Plot: superhero, space travel, superhero team, chase, adventure, demi god, raccoon, green skin, sister sister relationship, father son relationship, patricide, megalomaniac ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s
Place: missouri
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Young Drunk Punk
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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: punk, buddies, sitcom, social misfits, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, misfit, youth, friends, rebelliousness, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: canada
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 7.1
 29
Champion Joe
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: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, follow your dream, going straight, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, urban ghetto life, ambition, hopes ...
Time: year 1980
Place: japan, tokyo
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Gone with the River
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: husband wife conflict, cloud, american indian, classroom, pregnancy, fishing, menstruation, boat, hammock, river, part animation, police arrest ...
Time: year 1973, year 1985, year 1955, year 1980, year 1960 ...
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Rock and Roll: The Movie
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: bare breasts, guitarist, spring break
Time: year 1980
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 7.1
 365
3000 Nights
Genre: Drama
Country: Palestine, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Palestinian schoolteacher gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.
Plot: childbirth, letter, school teacher, blowing out candles on a birthday cake, women's prison, birthday, strike, birthday cake, photograph, cooking, prison, blood ...
Time: year 1980
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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: serious, disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: clergy, human spirit, palaces castles and temples, murder, racism, psychopath, religions or cults, poison, suicide, cult, commune, injustice ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa
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 6.2
 404
St. Helens
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, wilderness, danger, escapades, journalism, forces of nature, racism, society, evacuation, cadillac, helicopter pilot, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: washington state, oregon
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