Best Adventure Movies of 1980

1.

The Blue Lagoon

4.3
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
2.

Shogun

4.1
7.9/10 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
3.

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
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : A Snow White Christmas
4.

A Snow White Christmas

3.1
6.5/10 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 : The Gold Bug
5.

The Gold Bug

2.7
7.4/10 IMDB

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 : S+H+E: Security Hazards Expert
6.

S+H+E: Security Hazards Expert

2.2
5.0/10 IMDB

Security Hazards Expert Lavinia Kean, a brilliant American espionage agent, combats the wiles of international criminal and blackmailer Cesare Magnasco.

Starring: Cornelia Sharpe, Omar Sharif, Robert Lansing, Anita Ekberg, Fabio Testi ..
Directed by: Robert Michael Lewis
Release date: 1980-02-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1980 : The Ivory Ape
7.

The Ivory Ape

1.2
5.0/10 IMDB

An ivory ape escapes from a freighter and makes its way to Bermuda. Two anthropologists want to save it, but the local authorities hire a big-game hunter to track it down and kill it.

Starring: Jack Palance, Steven Keats, Cindy Pickett, Céline Lomez, Earle Hyman, Derek Partridge ..
Directed by: Tsugunobu Kotani
Release date: 1980-04-18
8.

War of the Shaolin Temple

0.0
0.0/10 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
9.

Any Which Way You Can

0.0
6.2/10 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
10.

Hawk the Slayer

0.0
5.5/10 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

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