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, intense, interesting and talky films and TV shows about / with death, violence, murder, husband wife relationship, chase, father son relationship, blood, danger, storytelling and cigarette smoking plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy 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), The Blind Spot (2013), Aquarius (2016), Madman (1981), Argo (2012), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Chappaquiddick (2017).

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 player, tennis, rivalry, arrogance, professional sports, childhood flashback, american abroad, male objectification, coach, determination, nightclub, 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, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: village, good versus evil, cat, family, friends, blue, mushroom, magical girl, friendship, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, village life ...
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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: murder, greed, crimes, escapades, money, scheme, betrayal, deception, cheating, dishonesty, life philosophy, youth ...
Time: year 1980
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.2
 360
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, whistleblower, government conspiracy, terrorist attack, government coverup, german history, investigative journalism, bombing, investigative reporter, unsolved crime, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1980, year 2011, year 1983, year 2006
Place: bavaria, munich germany
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 7.6
 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, party, dancing, beach, real estate, female protagonist, listening to music, female full frontal nudity, orgy ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s
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 5.3
 4K
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, summer camp, death, psycho, forest, campfire, camp counselor, stalking, murder, slasher killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: new york
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 7.7
 517K
Argo (2012)
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: tense, suspenseful, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, danger, behind enemy lines, american abroad, hostage, government agency, daring rescue, government official, u.s. embassy, hidden identity, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, year 2001 ...
Place: usa, iran, langley virginia, middle east, washington d.c. ...
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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: talky, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: cia, cold war, politics, congress, refugee camp, helicopter, womanizer, muslim, russian, politician, deception, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 1990s
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, middle east, israel ...
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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: sexy, rough, touching, inspirational, based on true events ...
Plot: aids, rock band, fame, singer, musician, music band, rise to the top, gay, against the rules, cult figure, casanova, queen ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1985
Place: 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: suffocation, car accident, senator, scandal, bridge, kennedy family, rowboat, meeting, pride, legacy, repeated scene, police chief ...
Time: 1960s, year 1972, year 1960, year 1969, year 1980
Place: massachusetts
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 6.2
 13K
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: suspenseful, based on true events, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, violence, danger, siege, terrorism, embassy, military, politics, death, police, heroes, hostages ...
Time: year 1980
Place: england, london
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 8.7
 859K
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, suspense, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, violence, court, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1979 ...
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, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, helicopter, christianity, assassination, organized crime, vatican, pope, confession, lawyer, gangsters, crime, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, 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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, summer camp, murder, gore, camp, serial killer, psychopath, gory, stalking, mystery killer, knife murder, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
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 7.2
 121K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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.
Plot: cia, pilot, illegal drugs, fireworks, bare ass, telephone call, drugs, money, telephone conversation, fbi, arrest, sex scene ...
Time: year 1978, 20th century, year 1985, year 1982, year 1980 ...
Place: latin america, colombia, usa, central america, arkansas ...
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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: bleak, serious, 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 1975, year 1957 ...
Place: hungary, europe, russia, budapest hungary, budapest ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, gore, slasher, violence, suicide, surrealism, priest, extreme violence, flesh eating, demon, living dead ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: new england, usa, manhattan new york city, georgia, new york
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, gore, violence, nightmare, psychopath, stalking, knife murder, gory, family in danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, not serious, witty, sequel to cult film, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, verbal byplay, buddies, friendship, screwball, nightclub, nothing goes right, drug abuse, fish out of water, misfit, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.3
 760
Funkytown (2011)
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: sexual, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: disco, politics, gays and lesbians, nightclub, musician's life, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, youth, social relations, actor's life, dancer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1977, year 1978 ...
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal
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 4.8
 578
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: disturbing, demonic, satanic, suspense, sadistic
Plot: possession, nun, female villain, bloody violence, gardener, disturbed individual, mad woman, deeply disturbed person, evil woman, female serial killer, slashing, sadistic psychopath ...
Time: year 1980
Place: europe, italy, southern italy
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 379
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, strike, labor union, corruption, politics, ex convict, shipyard, construction worker, worker
Time: year 1980, year 1977, year 1978, year 1976, year 1979
Place: poland
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 5.5
 222
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: anthropophagus, leg cut off, death by fire, mercedes benz, nuclear holocaust, death in childbirth, jewish stereotype, filmmaking, death of sister, cannibal, handgun, hanged girl ...
Time: year 1980
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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: broom, gun action, house, car, gunfight, bank robbery, blood, tea, money, gun, bank, police
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, drugs/alcohol, punk, urban, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, youth, friends, single parent, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, 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, realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, political corruption, pianist, photographer, police brutality, protest, museum, psychiatrist, letter, interrogation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, sweden, denmark ...
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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, surprise ending, entertaining, light ...
Plot: superhero, chase, space travel, superhero team, demi god, raccoon, green skin, megalomaniac, patricide, father son conflict, immortal, sister sister relationship ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s
Place: missouri
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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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: buddies, punk, sitcom, social misfits, retro, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, misfit, youth, friends, rebelliousness, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 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: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, 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 (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: husband wife conflict, river, part animation, hammock, menstruation, boat, release from prison, police arrest, classroom, pregnancy, fishing, american indian ...
Time: year 1973, year 1955, year 1960, year 1985, year 1970 ...
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