Best Adventure Movies of 1980

1.

The Empire Strikes Back

7.1
8.7/10 IMDB

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz, James Earl Jones ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1980-05-20
2.

Superman II

5.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Susannah York, Clifton James ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1980-12-04
3.

The Blue Lagoon

4.9
5.8/10 IMDB

Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline and Richard make a home for themselves surrounded by exotic creatures and nature's beauty. But will they ever see civilization again?

Starring: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels, Jeffrey Kleiser, Gus Mercurio, Elva Josephson, Glenn Kohan, Bradley Pryce, Chad Timmerman ..
Directed by: Randal Kleiser
Release date: 1980-07-05
4.

Flash Gordon

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A football player and his mates travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Starring: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Chaim Topol, Ornella Muti, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed, Peter Wyngarde, Mariangela Melato, John Osborne ..
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Release date: 1980-09-01
5.

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

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 collecting unemployment, they find themselves thrown back on the streets, searching for a way to earn new income. But when Cheech's cousin, "Red" Mendoza, arrives, things get even crazier.

Starring: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Evelyn Guerrero, Betty Kennedy, Paul Reubens, Cassandra Peterson, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Shelby Chong, Edie McClurg ..
Directed by: Tommy Chong
Release date: 1980-07-18
6.

Any Which Way You Can

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come along and arrange another fight, he is pushed into it. A motorcycle gang and an orangutan called Clyde all add to the 'fun'.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Harry Guardino, Ruth Gordon, William Smith, Michael Cavanaugh, Barry Corbin, Roy Jenson, Al Ruscio ..
Directed by: Buddy Van Horn
Release date: 1980-12-17
7.

Scooby Goes Hollywood

4.2
5.9/10 IMDB

The gang goes to Hollywood as Scooby-Doo stars in his first film. When a creepy creature wants to put a stop to the film, Scooby-Doo must solve the mystery to ensure his star status remains intact.

Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Heather North, Patricia Stevens, Marilyn Schreffler, Rip Taylor, Michael Bell, Joan Gerber, Stan Jones ..
Directed by: Ray Patterson
Release date: 1980-01-01
8.

Shogun

4.1
7.8/10 IMDB

In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of the Portugese. A struggle is in the final stages for who will be the Shogun, the leader who, under the emperor, governs the land. Toranaga sees in Blackthorn things he can use to at least survive the struggle to come, and if both play their hands correctly, become Shogun.

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Toshir? Mifune, Yoko Shimada, Alan Badel, Damien Thomas, Michael Hordern, Frankie Sakai, Vladek Sheybal, Yûki Meguro, John Rhys-Davies ..
Directed by: Jerry London
Release date: 1980-11-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Shogun
9.

Shogun

3.9
8.1/10 IMDB

An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Release date: 1980-09-15
10.

Popeye

3.9
5.3/10 IMDB

Popeye is a super-strong, spinach-scarfing sailor man who's searching for his father. During a storm that wrecks his ship, Popeye washes ashore and winds up rooming at the Oyl household, where he meets Olive. Before he can win her heart, he must first contend with Olive's fiancé, Bluto.

Starring: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Richard Libertini, Donald Moffat, Donovan Scott, Roberta Maxwell, Bill Irwin, Linda Hunt ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1980-12-12
11.

The Return of the King

3.8
5.6/10 IMDB

Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.

Starring: Orson Bean, Theodore Bikel, William Conrad, John Huston, Roddy McDowall, Theodore Gottlieb, Paul Frees, Casey Kasem, Sonny Melendrez, Nellie Bellflower ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1980-05-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Shogun
12.

Shogun

3.7
7.8/10 IMDB

An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Starring: Orson Welles, Richard Chamberlain, Toshir? Mifune, Yoko Shimada, Frankie Sakai, Alan Badel ..
Directed by: Jerry London
Release date: 1980-09-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : The Earthling
13.

The Earthling

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, a man returns home to Australia to die in the wildness. His plans become complicated when he meets a young boy and decides to take him under his wing.

Starring: William Holden, Ricky Schroder, Jack Thompson, Olivia Hamnett, Alwyn Kurts, Pat Evison, Redmond Phillips, Ray Barrett, Tony Barry, Allan Penney ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1980-07-24
14.

Battle Beyond the Stars

3.5
5.5/10 IMDB

A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.

Starring: Richard Thomas, Robert Vaughn, John Saxon, George Peppard, Darlanne Fluegel, Julia Duffy, Sybil Danning, Sam Jaffe, Morgan Woodward, Earl Boen ..
Directed by: Jimmy T. Murakami
Release date: 1980-09-08
15.

Windwalker

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians without a single cowboy.

Starring: Trevor Howard, Nick Ramus, James Remar, Serene Hedin, Dusty McCrea, Silvana Gallardo, Emerson John, Jason Stevens, Roberta Deherrera, Ivan Naranjo ..
Directed by: Kieth Merrill
Release date: 1980-12-12
16.

North Sea Hijack

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.

Starring: Roger Moore, Anthony Perkins, James Mason, David Hedison, Michael Parks, Jack Watson, David Wood, Jeremy Clyde, George Baker, Faith Brook ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1980-02-18
17.

The Mountain Men

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

The story concerns two grizzled mountain men -- Bill Tyler and Henry Frapp -- during the dying days of the fur-trapping era. The plot begins when Running Moon runs away from her abusive husband Heavy Eagle and comes across the two seedy fur trappers. The mountain men take her in, unaware that Heavy Eagle has dispatched an army of Indian braves to reclaim her.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Brian Keith, Victoria Racimo, Stephen Macht, Seymour Cassel, David Ackroyd, Cal Bellini, John Glover, William Lucking, Ken Ruta ..
Directed by: Richard Lang
Release date: 1980-06-01
18.

The Dogs of War

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.

Starring: Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Winston Ntshona, JoBeth Williams, Alan Beckwith, Colin Blakely, Jean-François Stévenin, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Ed O'Neill, Jean-Pierre Kalfon ..
Directed by: John Irvin
Release date: 1980-12-17
19.

Rough Cut

3.2
5.6/10 IMDB

A romantic comedy with action and suspense. Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven, Timothy West, Patrick Magee, Al Matthews, Susan Littler, Joss Ackland, Isabel Dean, Wolf Kahler ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1980-06-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : The Last Flight of Noah's Ark
20.

The Last Flight of Noah's Ark

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

The only chance to escape a desert island is to convert the plane carrying many different animals into a boat.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Geneviève Bujold, Ricky Schroder, Tammy Lauren, John Fujioka, Vincent Gardenia, Yuki Shimoda, John P. Ryan, Dana Elcar, Austin Willis ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1980-06-24
21.

Herbie Goes Bananas

3.2
4.9/10 IMDB

The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.

Starring: Cloris Leachman, Charles Martin Smith, Stephen W. Burns, Elyssa Davalos, Joaquin Garay III, Harvey Korman, Richard Jaeckel, Alex Rocco, John Vernon, Fritz Feld ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1980-06-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Desperate Voyage
22.

Desperate Voyage

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Plummer plays a modern-day pirate who hijacks private yachts, steals the valuables on board, and sends the passengers to the bottom of the ocean. His captives on this voyage are Cliff Potts, Christine Belford, Lara Parker and Nicholas Pryor, none of whom have any intention of being tossed into the briny.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Banks, Christine Belford, Patrick O'Moore, Lara Parker, Nicholas Pryor, Glenn Deigan, Cliff Potts, Michael Swan ..
Directed by: Michael O'Herlihy
Release date: 1980-11-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?
23.

Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A young man wishes he could get away and his wish is granted in a globetrotting, song singing way.

Starring: Wayne Morton, Hal Smith, Don Messick, Joe Raposo, Ken Lundie, Sue Allen ..
Directed by: Gerard Baldwin
Release date: 1980-05-02
24.

The Island

3.0
5.3/10 IMDB

David Nau leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation in the Caribbean. When reporter Blair Maynard and his son arrive to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats, Nau and his band of raiders decide to induct them into their tribe.

Starring: Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor, Frank Middlemass, Don Henderson, Dudley Sutton, Colin Jeavons, Zakes Mokae, Jeffrey Frank, John O'Leary ..
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1980-06-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : The Pirates of Penzance
25.

The Pirates of Penzance

3.0
7.9/10 IMDB

This Pirates of Penzance is primarily a historical document, part of the Broadway Theater Archive television series. It presents, with some inevitable, tiny technical shortcomings, a live 1980 performance in Central Park, not the 1983 movie of the same name that also starred Linda Ronstadt and Kevin Kline. Those who remember that film, which had the benefit of retakes and editing, a lavish production budget, and the spaciousness of a Hollywood studio, may find this video less polished. On its own terms, it is nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable.

Starring: Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith, Patricia Routledge, Tony Azito, George Rose ..
Directed by: Joshua White, Wilford Leach
Release date: 1980-06-01
26.

Raise the Titanic

3.0
5.1/10 IMDB

To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.

Starring: M. Emmet Walsh, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer, Alec Guinness, Bo Brundin, Jason Robards, Michael Ensign, Maurice Kowalewski, J.D. Cannon ..
Directed by: Jerry Jameson
Release date: 1980-08-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Scruffy
27.

Scruffy

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

A puppy encounters a series of tragedies and losses brought on by the evils of uncaring humans as she tries to find a family and a place to call home.

Starring: Nancy McKeon, Michael Bell, June Foray, Alan Young, Frank Welker, Hans Conried, Michael Rye, Alan Dinehart, Frank Welker, Walker Edmiston ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1980-10-04
28.

Cabo Blanco

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

Giff Hoyt, a cafe owner in Cabo Blanco, Peru after World War II is caught between refuge-seeking Nazis and their enemies. After the murder of a sea explorer is passed off as accidental death by the corrupt local police, Giff becomes suspicious. The police chief also intimidates a new arrival Marie, and Giff intervenes to help her. Giff suspects Beckdorff, a Nazi refugee living in the area. Beckdorff, it emerges, is seeking to uncover sunken treasure.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Dominique Sanda, Simon MacCorkindale, Jason Robards, Fernando Rey, Camilla Sparv, Gilbert Roland, Denny Miller, James Booth, Clifton James ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1980-03-13
29.

When Time Ran Out...

2.9
4.5/10 IMDB

An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.

Starring: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, James Franciscus, Ernest Borgnine, Edward Albert, Red Buttons, Barbara Carrera, Valentina Cortese, Veronica Hamel ..
Directed by: James Goldstone
Release date: 1980-03-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Black Angel
30.

Black Angel

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

A knight returns home from the Crusades to find his village devastated by disease and his family gone. He roams the forest searching for them, until he finds a mysterious maiden who is being held prisoner by a black knight. In order to free her, he must confront her captor.

Starring: Tony Vogel, Tony Vogel, John Young, Patricia Christian, James Gibb ..
Directed by: Roger Christian
Release date: 1980-05-21
31.

The Octagon

2.8
5.0/10 IMDB

Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless arch-nemesis, McCarn , is involved with the stealthy and dangerous criminals, he is eager to settle old scores. Soon Scott is facing off against McCarn and the entire ninja horde in an effort to take them all down.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef, Art Hindle, Carol Bagdasarian, Tadashi Yamashita, Kim Lankford, Larry D. Mann, Richard Norton, Yuki Shimoda ..
Directed by: Eric Karson
Release date: 1980-08-14
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : The Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes
32.

The Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes

2.8
5.7/10 IMDB

Human astronauts Burke and Virdon, with their chimp companion Galen, are forced to become involved in the strange gladiatorial games of the district run by prefect Tolar. The trio escape the gorilla police and find an abandoned government research project with a computer containing a vast amount of recording information about the old human-ruled world. [The second of five telefilms edited from episodes of the 1974 TV series; this film combines the episodes "The Gladiators" and "The Legacy"]

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, William Smith, John Hoyt, Marc Singer, Zina Bethune, Jackie Earle Haley, Robert Phillips, Mark Lenard ..
Directed by: Don McDougall, Bernard McEveety
Release date: 1980-11-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Kavik the Wolf Dog
33.

Kavik the Wolf Dog

2.8
4.6/10 IMDB

The story of a champion Eskimo sled dog, named Kavik, who survives a plane crash in the wilds of Alaska and is found and cared for by a young boy, named Andy Evans, who brings Kavik back to his small hometown. But the dog's owner, George Hunter, takes Kavik back to his home in Colorado where the dog escapes and embarks on a 2,000-mile odyssey in search of Andy

Starring: Ronny Cox, Linda Sorensen, Andrew Ian McMillan, John Candy ..
Directed by: Peter Carter
Release date: 1980-01-01
34.

Hawk the Slayer

2.7
5.3/10 IMDB

Hawk the Slayer, after seeing both his father and bride die at the hands of his malevolent brother, Voltan, sets out for revenge and the chance to live up to his title. Tooling himself up with the "mind-sword" and recruiting a motley band of warriors: a giant, a dwarf, a one-armed man with a machine-crossbow and an elf with the fastest bow in the land; Hawk leads the battle against Voltan to free the land from the forces of evil and avenge his loved ones.

Starring: Jack Palance, John Terry, Bernard Bresslaw, Ray Charleson, Peter O'Farrell, William Morgan Sheppard, Patricia Quinn, Cheryl Campbell, Annette Crosbie, Catriona MacColl ..
Directed by: Terry Marcel
Release date: 1980-08-27
35.

High Ice

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A park ranger clashes with an egotistical army officer over how to handle a rescue operation to save three rock climbers stranded on a high elevation ledge of a mountain in Washington state.

Starring: David Janssen, Tony Musante, Madge Sinclair, Gretchen Corbett, James G. Richardson, Allison Argo, Dorian Harewood, Warren Stevens, Katherine Cannon, James Canning ..
Directed by: Eugene S. Jones
Release date: 1980-07-01
36.

Contamination

2.7
5.1/10 IMDB

A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

Starring: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Siegfried Rauch, Gisela Hahn, Carlo De Mejo, Carlo Monni, Mike Morris, Brigitte Wagner, Angelo Ragusa ..
Directed by: Luigi Cozzi
Release date: 1980-08-02
37.

Death Ship

2.7
4.8/10 IMDB

Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realise that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors aboard and killing them off one by one.

Starring: George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso, Sally Ann Howes, Kate Reid, Victoria Burgoyne, Jennifer McKinney, Danny Higham, Saul Rubinek, Murray Cruchley ..
Directed by: Alvin Rakoff
Release date: 1980-03-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : The Gold Bug
38.

The Gold Bug

2.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Shortly after the Civil War, while exploring the long deserted and reputedly haunted Sullivan's Island off Charleston S.C., a boy encounters two obsessed eccentrics living there. These men chase him away and warn him never to return or to tell anyone about them. Soon, however, they locate him and summon him back, because he has unknowingly given them a clue vital to their quest and they need his help to unravel the rest of the mystery. If he can do so, they will find buried pirate treasure and all become rich. But in joining the search, he falls under the same obsession and curse -- an ominous fate suggested by the unearthly electronic music which contributes to the film's atmosphere.

Starring: Roberts Blossom, Geoffrey Holder, Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Moberly, Sudie Bond, Anne Haney, Alix Elias, Philip Bruns ..
Directed by: Robert Fuest
Release date: 1980-02-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Las grandes aguas
39.

Las grandes aguas

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Public-works engineer entrusted with a big project faces problems in his home life and conflicts with a corrupt local businessman.

Starring: Eric del Castillo, Tina Romero, Lucy Tovar, Alfredo Wally Barrón, Miguel Manzano, Jorge Victoria, Miguel Ángel Fuentes, Alfredo Gutiérrez 'El Turco', Claudio Sorel, Guillermo Segura ..
Directed by: Servando González
Release date: 1980-12-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : War of the Shaolin Temple
40.

War of the Shaolin Temple

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Set during the Sung Dynasty, patriotic monks of the Shaolin Temple fight against foreign invasion.

Starring: Chen Kin Cheung, Chan Kian Ching, Chan Kian Ho, Chen Cha Hoi, Mark Lung, Wu Chi-Chin, Chiang Sheng, Alan Chui Chung-San, Chen Kin-Cheong ..
Directed by: Da Chiao Lin
Release date: 1980-09-14
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes
41.

Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

The fugitives Burke, Virdon and Galen try to save the life of a human blacksmith and his son, whome gorilla leader Urko has threatened with death should his horse lose another race. The trio also attempt to expose a crooked gorilla by framing him in a plot to kill Urko. [The third of five telefilms edited from episodes of the 1974 TV series; this film combines the episodes "The Horse Race" and "The Tyrant"]

Starring: Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard, John Hoyt, Meegan King, Morgan Woodward, Roddy McDowall, Klair Bybee, Michael Conrad, James Daughton ..
Directed by: Jack Starrett, Ralph Senensky
Release date: 1980-11-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes
42.

Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes

2.6
5.4/10 IMDB

When fugitive human astronaut Virdon is shot, his chimp companion Galen must charm an old flame into accepting that a book on human surgery is no hoax. Meanwhile, their friend Burke is captured by the ape authorities and is to be brainwashed by a brilliant ape scientist named Wanda. [The fourth of five telefilms edited from episodes of the 1974 TV series; this film combines the episodes "The Surgeon" and "The Interrogation"]

Starring: Ron Harper, James Naughton, Roddy McDowall, Jacqueline Scott, Martin E. Brooks, Norman Burton, Booth Colman, Mark Lenard, Phillip Montgomery, David Naughton ..
Directed by: Arnold Laven, Alf Kjellin
Release date: 1980-11-20
43.

Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii

2.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Magnum's old Navy buddy is dead and the Navy says he was a cocaine smuggler. Magnum sets out to prove his buddy was framed.

Starring: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti, Pamela Susan Shoop, W.K. Stratton, Allen Williams, Clyde Kusatsu, Robert Loggia, Dorit Stevens ..
Directed by: Roger Young
Release date: 1980-12-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : More Wild Wild West
44.

More Wild Wild West

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Robert Conrad and Ross Martin reprise their roles as Secret Service agents of the 1890s.

Starring: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Harry Morgan, Jonathan Winters, René Auberjonois, Victor Buono, Emma Samms, Liz Torres, Avery Schreiber, Joyce Brothers ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1980-10-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Swift Sword
45.

Swift Sword

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

From the director known for giving Jackie Chan a break in his early kung-fu films, Ho Meng-hua strikes gold again with Swift Sword. Starring a menagerie of established Shaw Brothers' talent like kung-fu comedienne, Wang Yu, female kung-fu fighter Hui Ying-hung (the lady Michelle Yeoh tries to emulate) and perennial bad guy Lo Lieh, it's a movie about cross people and crossed swords where our heroes discover that gold is not as precious as friendship.

Starring: Wong Yu, Nau Nau, Lo Lieh, Lily Li Li-Li, Ling Yun, Kara Hui, Chiang Tao, Bruce Tong Yim-Chaan, Wai Wang, Dick Wei ..
Directed by: Ho Meng-Hua
Release date: 1980-06-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Challenge of the Tiger
46.

Challenge of the Tiger

2.5
5.1/10 IMDB

Two CIA agents, a kung fu master and a suave womanizer, track the stolen formula for a super-sterility drug from Spain to Hong Kong, battling Neo-Nazi terrorists and a Vietnamese spy ring for its possession.

Starring: Huang Kin-Lung, Richard Harrison, Jason Hwang Jeong-Li, Chiang Tao, Pei Ju-Hua, Bolo Yeung Sze, Brad Harris, Dick Randall, Nadiuska, Jon T. Benn ..
Directed by: Huang Kin-Lung
Release date: 1980-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Farewell to the Planet of the Apes
47.

Farewell to the Planet of the Apes

2.4
4.8/10 IMDB

When the astronauts Burke and Virdon, with their chimp companion Galen, are captured in a fishing village that employs human slave labor, they must prove their worth as fishermen or be sacrificed to the 'gods of the sea,' or what the men call sharks. Escaping from the forced labor camp, the trio become involved in a plot to develop a glider to drop a fragmentation bomb on the gorilla council. [The fifth of five telefilms edited from episodes of the 1974 TV series; this film combines the episodes "Tomorrow's Tide" and "Up Above the World So High"]

Starring: Ron Harper, James Naughton, Roddy McDowall, Roscoe Lee Browne, Mark Lenard, Booth Colman, Martin E. Brooks, Joanna Barnes, Frank Aletter, Kathleen Bracken ..
Directed by: John Meredyth Lucas, Don McDougall
Release date: 1980-11-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : A Snow White Christmas
48.

A Snow White Christmas

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

The wicked queen creates an ice storm meant to get rid of the younger Snow White, but instead freezes the whole village just barely missing her. Snow White travels to the land of the Seven Friendly Giants and makes friends with them. Snow White is never safe from the wicked queen because she'll always be able to find her. Can the giants save Snow White from her vengeance, or will she end up an icicle like her parents?

Directed by: Kay Wright
Release date: 1980-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Klondike Fever
49.

Klondike Fever

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

This movie chronicles Jack London's epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields in 1898.

Starring: Jeff East, Rod Steiger, Angie Dickinson, Lorne Greene, Barry Morse, Lisa Langlois, Robin Gammell, Gordon Pinsent, Michael Hogan ..
Directed by: Peter Carter
Release date: 1980-01-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : Back to the Planet of the Apes
50.

Back to the Planet of the Apes

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

Astronauts Pete Burke and Allan Virdon crash on Earth in the far future and are captured by the apes. The men befriend a chimp named Galen who helps them to escape. In the hopes of finding a way to get back to their own time, the astronauts search for a computer in an eathquake-threatened city, with which they will be able to access their flight records. [The first of five telefilms edited from episodes of the 1974 TV series; this film combines the episodes "Escape from Tomorrow" and "The Trap"]

Starring: Ron Harper, James Naughton, Roddy McDowall, Royal Dano, Woodrow Parfrey, Norman Alden, John Milford, Mark Lenard, Booth Colman, Biff Elliot ..
Directed by: Arnold Laven, Don Weis
Release date: 1980-11-17

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