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 serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic and cult film films and TV shows about / with death, murder, chase, blood, violence, brutality, crimes, vengeance, storytelling and dialogue plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada 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), The Night Stalker (2016), A Taxi Driver (2017), Bloody Birthday (1981), The Other Hell (1981), Madman (1981), Christmas Evil (1980), Terror Train (1980).

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, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: tennis, tennis player, rivalry, professional sports, arrogance, childhood flashback, coach, male objectification, childhood memory, press conference, fiance fiancee relationship, american abroad ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century, year 1978, 70s ...
Place: monte carlo, sweden, monaco, eastern europe, new york ...
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 7.2
 17K
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: humorous, light, entertaining, feel good, funny ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: cat, village, family, good versus evil, friends, friendship, oldtimer, mushroom, curses spells and rituals, disorder, danger, escapades ...
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, exciting, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: money, greed, murder, lie, social differences, scheme, escapades, crimes, betrayal, cheating, dishonesty, deception ...
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, tense, slasher, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, rape, police, death, murderer, rapist, serial murder, brutality, maniac, killing spree, psychopath ...
Time: year 1980
Place: california
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 7.9
 20K
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: exciting, based on true events, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: historical event, taxi driver, protest, democracy, reporter, car chase, money, camera, society, danger, taxi, lie ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: south korea, tokyo, seoul
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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, suspenseful, psychological, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, solar eclipse, birthday, elementary school, family life, crime, crimes, supernatural, violence spree, teenage life, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1970, 70s
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 4.7
 914
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: macabre, satanic, demonic, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: possession, nun, serial killer, sadistic psychopath, occult, fear, italian horror, slasher killer, bloody violence, mad woman, bad girl, disturbed individual ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: europe, italy, southern italy
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 5.2
 5K
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, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, murder, stalking, camp counselor, slasher killer, psychopath, psycho, teenage life, danger, wilderness, forest ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1981
Place: new york
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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, christmas horror, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, investigation, serial killer, killing spree, killer santa claus, serial killer as protagonist, deadly, mentally unstable, soldier, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 40s, year 1980, year 1947
Place: new york
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 5.8
 11K
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, suspenseful, scary, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, college, psychopath, train, prank, stalking, revenge, uninvited guest, youth, danger, mind game, masked killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
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 6.9
 991
Mafia Inc (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The Gamache, tailors from father to son, have been dressing the Mafia family Paternò for three generation. Vincent "Vince" Gamache works on behalf of Frank the godfather with his eldest son Giaco. Vince, reckless and rash, seeks to earn ...
Style: contemplative, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crime boss, mob boss, family business, violence, gang war, crime family, murder, organized crime, family values, mercilessness ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 2010s, 1990s, year 1980 ...
Place: canada, venezuela, montreal, quebec, rome italy ...
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 7.2
 134K
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: captivating, realistic, psychological, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, war on terror, iraq war, politician, intrigue, u.s. constitution, u.s. congress, political leader, money, mentor ...
Time: year 2001, year 1976, 2010s, year 1968, year 1973 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, cambodia, wyoming, america ...
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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, based on true events, sexy ...
Plot: singer, rock band, musician, gay, music band, fame, musician's life, friendship between men, lgbt, aids, desire for fame, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1982, year 1984 ...
Place: england, britain, munich germany, edinburgh scotland, atlanta georgia ...
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 6.5
 13K
Chappaquiddick (2017)
Genre: Biography, 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.
Style: based on true events, captivating, tense, rough
Plot: scandal, kennedy family, car accident, senator, investigation, politics, husband wife relationship, lawyer, doctor, promise, public service, lie ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960, year 1972, year 1980 ...
Place: massachusetts
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 6.2
 20K
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: based on true events, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: embassy, rescue, hostage situation, terrorism, hostage, siege, violence, danger, military, politics, police, death ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: england, iran, london
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 3.6
 11
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: car accident, blood, house, gun action, car, broom, tea, money, police, bank robbery, injury, police officer ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1980
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 7.5
 19K
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: melancholic, realistic, talky, stylized, allegory ...
Plot: real estate, female protagonist, sex orgy, fighting the system, family, life is a bitch, character study, older woman younger man sex, manipulation, family drama, large penis, real estate agent ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s
Place: northeast brazil
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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: not serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom, offbeat ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, rebellion, friends, family relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, misfit, youth, society, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: canada
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 7.3
 33K
Marshland (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, investigation, crime, partners, kidnapping, crimes, disappearance, sadism, partners against crime, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: spain
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 7.7
 592K
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, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, rescue mission, hostage, danger, secret agents, daring rescue, hollywood, american abroad, behind enemy lines, hidden identity, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 2001 ...
Place: middle east, iran, langley virginia, usa, los angeles ...
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 5.9
 2K
Stateside (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: mental illness, fall in love, love affair, military life, teenage life, prank, romance, youth, basic training, boot camp, schizophrenia, u.s. navy ...
Time: contemporary, year 1980
Place: california, beirut lebanon, connecticut, south carolina, new york state ...
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Somewhere in Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Young writer, Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to, "Come back to me." Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, obsession, hypnosis, supernatural, love triangle, playwright, romance, love affair, love and romance, hotel, dream, supernatural romance ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 70s, 1910s, 80s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, dishonesty, police detective, riddles and clues, who done it, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
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 6.1
 11K
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, soldier, small town, vengeance, homecoming, youth, world war two, love affair, college, masked villain, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 80s, year 1980 ...
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 244K
Paul (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing ...
Style: funny, humorous, parody, sentimental, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, alien encounter, ufo, special agents, chase, space and aliens, hitchhiker, friends, disorder, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 2009, year 2008 ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, austin texas, wyoming ...
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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, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, crypt, mad scientist, danger, deadly, cannibalism, violence, survival horror, eaten alive, gory, high society ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: death, greed, hitman, sheriff, brutality, crimes, human nature, track down, peril, stolen money, psychopath, shooting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, el paso texas
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My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, killing spree, miner, psycho terror, valentine's day, characters killed one by one, danger, youth, brutality, revenge, violence ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
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 6.0
 1K
Mrs. Harris (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, biting, suspense ...
Plot: crimes of passion, murder, obsession, destructive relationship, vengeance, addiction, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, year 1980, 1960s ...
Place: florida, philadelphia, new york, virginia
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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: penguins, pets, animal life, animals, family relations, bird, inheritance, animal training, children, parents and children, birds, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1976, year 1980, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, antarctica, usa, manhattan new york city
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