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, cult film, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with murder, death, violence, chase, crimes, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, brutality and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Italy, Switzerland 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), A Taxi Driver (2017), Bloody Birthday (1981), The Other Hell (1981), Madman (1981), Christmas Evil (1980), Terror Train (1980), Finding Steve McQueen (2019).

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, professional sports, rivalry, arrogance, american abroad, childhood flashback, male objectification, coach, engaged couple, fiance fiancee relationship, press conference ...
Time: year 1980, 80s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: monte carlo, sweden, monaco, new york, london
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 15K
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, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: cat, village, good versus evil, family, friends, blue, friendship, mushroom, oldtimer, magical girl, chase, imaginary ...
Time: year 1980, middle ages
Is relevant ?
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, atmospheric, intense, exciting ...
Plot: greed, money, murder, lie, social differences, crimes, scheme, escapades, deception, dishonesty, betrayal, cheating ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 15K
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, tense, captivating
Plot: taxi driver, protest, democracy, historical event, car chase, reporter, camera, money, danger, society, taxi, gun ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: south korea, seoul, tokyo
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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: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, rough, scary ...
Plot: slasher, murder, solar eclipse, birthday, elementary school, children, family life, supernatural, crimes, crime, violence spree, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1970, 70s
Is relevant ?
 4.7
 782
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: satanic, demonic, suspense, disturbing, sadistic ...
Plot: nun, possession, gardener, undercover, evil woman, convent, villain, female villain, italian horror, death, psycho killer, fear ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: southern italy, italy, europe
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 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, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, murder, stalking, slasher, camp counselor, psychopath, teenage life, danger, wilderness, psycho, slasher killer ...
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: christmas horror, tense, scary, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, slasher, murder, obsession, killing spree, siblings relations, psychopath, gory, vengeance, haunted by the past, destiny ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 40s, year 1980, year 1947
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 10K
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, college, masked killer, psychopath, train, slasher, party, stalking, prank, revenge, youth, danger ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
Is relevant ?
Finding Steve McQueen (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions. Based on the true story of the biggest bank heist in US history.
Plot: bank robbery, heist, watergate, theft, fbi, investigator, jukebox, fbi agent, girlfriend, flashback, bar, brother ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: ohio, california
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 25K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: cooking, friendship, family, storytelling, life philosophy, relationships, book, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, cook, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 60s, 80s, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, boston, los angeles
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The Ninth Configuration (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. ...
Style: cult film, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, vietnam war, mental illness, gang, murder, psychosis, crucifix, castle, army, mental institution, absurdism, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Tuck Everlasting (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In turn-of-the-20th-century upstate New York, Winnie Foster, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a family living in the woods near her family's home who never ages thanks to a magical spring they drink from and she is entrusted to keep their secret ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, offbeat, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, immortality, in the woods, friends, family, mysterious character, imaginary, youth, aging, supernatural ability, philosophy, eternal youth ...
Time: 1900s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: new york state
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 1K
Zombi Child (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haiti, 1962: A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at the prestigious Légion d’honneur boarding school, a Haitian girl confesses an old family secret to a group ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: sisterhood, girls' boarding school, voodoo, handball, singing, parisian suburb, candle, shower, funeral, motorcycle, piano, classroom ...
Time: 2010s, year 1962, year 1980
Place: haiti
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 992K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, 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: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1955 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, bronx new york city, pittsburgh
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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, realistic, serious, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, family relations, pope, confession, lawyer, vatican ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, usa, europe, sicily ...
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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, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, serial killer, murder, gore, psychopath, serial murder, stalking, camp, knife murder, mystery killer, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1980
Place: new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 154K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
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, humorous, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: drug cartel, drug trafficking, cia, bare ass, true crime, cocaine, pilot, money laundering, drug smuggling, illegal drugs, united states of america, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1982 ...
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, central america, panama ...
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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: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, violence, buried alive, priest, cemetery, suicide, investigation, danger, rescue, psychic power, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: usa, new england, manhattan new york city, georgia, new york
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 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, bleak, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, slasher, stalking, serial killer, psychopath, violence, gore, nightmare, knife murder, danger, youth, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 462
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: bigger dreams, labor union, strike, ex convict, construction worker, politics, worker, shipyard, corruption, twenty something
Time: year 1977, year 1978, year 1979, year 1980, year 1976
Place: poland
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 386
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, neo nazi, terrorist attack, witness, whistleblower, bombing, investigative reporter, government conspiracy, government coverup, domestic terrorism, severed arm, unsolved crime ...
Time: year 2006, year 1980, year 2011, year 1983
Place: munich germany, bavaria, southern germany
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 30K
Marshland (2014)
Genre: 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, twists and turns, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, investigation, crime, partners, kidnapping, crimes, disappearance, partners against crime, woman in danger, murder, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: spain
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 7.7
 563K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, rescue mission, hostage, behind enemy lines, danger, secret agents, american abroad, daring rescue, hollywood, hidden identity, escapades, government agency ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980 ...
Place: usa, middle east, langley virginia, iran, tehran iran ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 42K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, legal, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, convict, prison, investigation, trial, law school ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
Is relevant ?
 4.4
 538
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: cult film, sex comedy
Plot: eroticism, chief of police, mullet, warehouse, sunglasses, cocaine, drug bust, porn star, graduation, fur coat, rookie, drug deal ...
Time: year 1980
Place: california
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, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, crypt, supernatural, mad scientist, danger, deadly, cannibalism, violence, survival horror, eaten alive, party, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: italy, southern italy, europe
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 93K
Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, entrepreneur, creativity, business, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, perfectionist, lifestyle, inventor, programmer ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
Is relevant ?
The Railway Man (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
Style: captivating, intense, emotional, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, war, human spirit, life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, revenge, introspection, captivity, track down, post traumatic stress disorder, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, 1940s, year 1980
Place: thailand, asia, burma, japan, england
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Style: humorous, cynical, surreal, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalist, journalism, media satire, friendship, rivalry, jealousy, dog, newsroom, tv news, media, parody, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1979, year 1980, 70s ...
Place: california, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san diego california
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