Best Drama Movies of 1980

1.

The Elephant Man

6.7
8.2/10 IMDB

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones, Michael Elphick, John Standing, Phoebe Nicholls, Kenny Baker ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1980-10-09
2.

Raging Bull

6.6
8.2/10 IMDB

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana, Mario Gallo, John Turturro, Joseph Bono, Frank Adonis ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1980-11-14
3.

Ordinary People

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton, M. Emmet Walsh, Elizabeth McGovern, Dinah Manoff, Fredric Lehne, James B. Sikking, Basil Hoffman ..
Directed by: Robert Redford
Release date: 1980-09-19
4.

Breaker Morant

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. The trial does not progress as smoothly as expected by the General Staff, as the defence puts up a strong fight in the courtroom.

Starring: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown, John Waters, Terence Donovan, Vincent Ball, Ray Meagher, Chris Haywood, Russell Kiefel, Lewis Fitz-Gerald ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 1980-06-11
5.

Coal Miner's Daughter

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Beverly D'Angelo, William Sanderson, Phyllis Boyens, Bill Anderson Jr., Foister Dickerson, Malla McCown, Pamela McCown ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1980-03-07
6.

The Long Good Friday

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future Olympic Games. However, a series of bombings targets his empire on the very weekend the Americans are in town. Shand is convinced there is a traitor in his organization, and sets out to eliminate the rat in typically ruthless fashion.

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Dave King, Bryan Marshall, Derek Thompson, Eddie Constantine, P.H. Moriarty, Alan Ford, Paul Barber ..
Directed by: John Mackenzie
Release date: 1980-11-01
7.

Somewhere in Time

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

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. Becoming more and more obsessed with her, by self-hypnosis he manages to travel back in time—where he meets her.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright, Bill Erwin, George Voskovec, Susan French, John Alvin, Eddra Gale, Audrey Bennett ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1980-10-02
8.

Stardust Memories

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

Starring: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault, Tony Roberts, Daniel Stern, Amy Wright, Helen Hanft, John Rothman, Sharon Stone ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1980-09-26
9.

Atlantic City

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli, Hollis McLaren, Robert Joy, Al Waxman, Robert Goulet, Moses Znaimer, Angus MacInnes ..
Directed by: Louis Malle
Release date: 1980-09-03
10.

Brubaker

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.

Starring: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Morgan Freeman, Murray Hamilton, David Keith, Matt Clark, Richard Ward, M. Emmet Walsh, Everett McGill ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1980-06-20
11.

Gloria

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Julie Carmen, John Adames, Buck Henry, Lupe Garnica, Jessica Castillo, Tom Noonan, Ronald Maccone, Lawrence Tierney, John P. Finnegan ..
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Release date: 1980-10-01
Best Drama Movies of 1980 : The Big Red One
12.

The Big Red One

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A veteran sergeant of World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson, in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and France, and ending in a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia where they face the true horror of war.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco, Kelly Ward, Stéphane Audran, Siegfried Rauch, Serge Marquand, Alain Doutey, Maurice Marsac ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1980-01-22
13.

Heaven's Gate

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Harvard graduate James Averill is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion, a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson. As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Isabelle Huppert, Sam Waterston, Brad Dourif, Jeff Bridges, Joseph Cotten, Ronnie Hawkins, Paul Koslo ..
Directed by: Michael Cimino
Release date: 1980-11-19
14.

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
15.

Fame

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Starring: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean, Antonia Franceschi, Boyd Gaines, Albert Hague, Tresa Hughes, Steve Inwood, Paul McCrane ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1980-05-16
16.

Cruising

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S&M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as a decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has to learn and practice the complex rules and signals of this little society.

Starring: Al Pacino, Karen Allen, Paul Sorvino, Richard Cox, Don Scardino, Joe Spinell, Jay Acovone, Randy Jurgensen, Barton Heyman, Kirsten Baker ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1980-02-15
17.

Urban Cowboy

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

After moving to Pasadena, Texas, country boy Bud Davis starts hanging around a bar called Gilley's, where he falls in love with Sissy, a cowgirl who believes the sexes are equal. They eventually marry, but their relationship is turbulent due to Bud's traditional view of gender roles. Jealousy over his rival leads to their separation, but Bud attempts to win Sissy back by triumphing at Gilley's mechanical bull-riding competition.

Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Barry Corbin, Cooper Huckabee, James Gammon, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Hall, Brooke Alderson ..
Directed by: James Bridges
Release date: 1980-06-06
18.

Where the Buffalo Roam

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Starring: Bill Murray, Peter Boyle, Bruno Kirby, René Auberjonois, R. G. Armstrong, Danny Goldman, Rafael Campos, DeWayne Jessie, Mark Metcalf, Joseph Ragno ..
Directed by: Art Linson
Release date: 1980-04-25
Best Drama Movies of 1980 : Little Lord Fauntleroy
19.

Little Lord Fauntleroy

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

Young Cedric Errol and his widowed mother live in genteel poverty in 1880s Brooklyn after the death of his father. Cedric's grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, has long ago disowned his son for marrying an American. But after the death of the Earl's remaining son, he decides to accept Cedric as his heir.

Starring: Ricky Schroder, Alec Guinness, Connie Booth, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely, Rolf Saxon, Rachel Kempson, Carmel McSharry, Antonia Pemberton, Antonia Pemberton ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1980-11-25
20.

American Gigolo

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him.

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, K Callan, Carole Cook, Nina van Pallandt, Bill Duke, Brian Davies, Tom Stewart, Patricia Carr ..
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Release date: 1980-02-08
21.

Bronco Billy

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers, Bill McKinney, Sam Bottoms, Dan Vadis, Sierra Pecheur, Walter Barnes, Woodrow Parfrey ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1980-06-11
22.

The Stunt Man

4.3
7.0/10 IMDB

While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director he avoids both the police and sudden death as a stuntman. The mixture of real danger and fantasy of the movie is an interesting twist for the viewer as the two blend in individual scenes.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield, Alex Rocco, Sharon Farrell, Adam Roarke, Philip Bruns, John Garwood, Jim Hess ..
Directed by: Richard Rush
Release date: 1980-06-27
23.

Bad Timing

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he's attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their friendship quickly turns into a deeply passionate love affair that threatens to overtake them both. When Milena ends up in the hospital from an overdose, Alex is taken into custody by Inspector Netusil.

Starring: Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel, Denholm Elliott, Daniel Massey, Dana Gillespie, William Hootkins, Eugene Lipinski, George Roubicek, Stefan Gryff ..
Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
Release date: 1980-03-02
24.

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
25.

Invasion

4.0
9.0/10 IMDB

Docu-drama surrounding the events leading to the Soviet Union's invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.

Starring: Julian Glover, Paul Chapman, Paul Hardwick, John Woodnutt, Ray McAnally, Ewan Hooper, Jeffrey Segal, Hugh Morton, Alan Tilvern, Anthony Langdon ..
Directed by: Leslie Woodhead
Release date: 1980-08-19
Best Drama Movies of 1980 : Shogun
26.

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 Drama Movies of 1980 : Mr. Krueger's Christmas
27.

Mr. Krueger's Christmas

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

Willy Krueger, a lonely and aging widower, lives in a basement apartment with only his cat George for company. Finishing his work for the day as the custodian for the building, he ventures out on Christmas Eve to buy a tree and on the way, he imagines he is a well-dressed gentleman while peering at some fine tailoring in a shop window along the snowy street. Returning home, he falls asleep listening to an LP by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, dreaming that he is conducting them in carols of the season. Awakening to find some carollers outside his window, he beckons them to visit him offering hot chocolate, but they leave after only one song. In trimming the tree, he places upon it the mittens left behind by Clarissa, the youngest of the carolling group. Handling figures of the small nativity beneath his tree, Willy finds himself in the manger for the very first Christmas.

Starring: James Stewart, Beverly Rowland, Kamee Aliessa, Tamara Fowler, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Tyson Lewis, Darro Glissmeyer, Rolando González, Leslie Peery Howa, Rita Jensen ..
Directed by: Kieth Merrill
Release date: 1980-12-21
28.

Resurrection

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

The story of a woman who survives the car accident which kills her husband, but discovers that she has the power to heal other people. She becomes an unwitting celebrity, the hope of those in desperate need of healing, and a lightning rod for religious beliefs and skeptics.

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom, Clifford David, Jeffrey DeMunn, Eva La Gallienne, Carlin Glynn, Pamela Payton-Wright, Lois Smith ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1980-09-26
Best Drama Movies of 1980 : Playing for Time
29.

Playing for Time

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

When a Jewish songstress is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task—using their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas chambers.

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams, Christine Baranski, Robin Bartlett, Marisa Berenson, Anna Levine, Verna Bloom, Donna Haley, Lenore Harris ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann, Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1980-09-30
30.

Babylon

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Drama telling the story of Blue, a young man of Jamaican descent living in Brixton in 1980, as he hangs out with his friends, fronts a dub sound system, loses his job, struggles with family problems and has his friendships tested by racism.

Starring: Brinsley Forde, Trevor Laird, Karl Howman, Brian Bovell, Victor Romero Evans, David N Haynes, Archie Pool, T-Bone Wilson, Mel Smith, Mark Monero ..
Directed by: Franco Rosso
Release date: 1980-11-07
Best Drama Movies of 1980 : Permanent Vacation
31.

Permanent Vacation

3.8
6.2/10 IMDB

In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.

Starring: Chris Parker, Leila Gastil, Sara Driver, Charlie Spademan, Jane Fire, Ruth Bolton, Evelyn Smith, Lisa Rosen, Richard Boes, John Lurie ..
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Release date: 1980-10-01
Best Drama Movies of 1980 : White Mama
32.

White Mama

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her companionship and protection, and she becomes the mother he never had.

Starring: Bette Davis, Ernest Harden Jr., Eileen Heckart, Virginia Capers, Anne Ramsey, Lurene Tuttle, Tony Burton, Peg Shirley, Ernie Hudson, Vincent Schiavelli ..
Directed by: Jackie Cooper
Release date: 1980-03-05
33.

The Falls

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

The exploration of the effects of an unexpected catastrophe, known as VUE (violent unknown event) through the bios of 92 survivors.

Starring: Peter Westley, Aad Wirtz, Michael Murray, Lorna Poulter, Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay, Colin Cantlie, Adam Leys, Sheila Canfield, Hilarie Thompson ..
Directed by: Peter Greenaway
Release date: 1980-11-19
34.

Inside Moves

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Rory begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds himself playing basketball for the Golden State Warriors, Rory and the rest of the bar regulars hope his success will provide a lift to their sagging spirits. Will Jerry forget his friends? What about his junkie hooker girlfriend and her pimp?

Starring: John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright, Tony Burton, Bill Henderson, Steve Kahan, Jack O'Leary, Bert Remsen, Harold Russell ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1980-12-19
35.

My Bodyguard

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Clifford Peach, an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford enlist the aid of an overgrown misfit whose mere presence intimidates students and teachers alike. But their "business relationship" soon turns personal as Clifford and the troubled loner forge a winning alliance against their intimidators - and a very special friendship with each other.

Starring: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Martin Mull, Ruth Gordon, Joan Cusack, John Houseman, Craig Richard Nelson, Tim Kazurinsky, George Wendt ..
Directed by: Tony Bill
Release date: 1980-07-11
36.

Out of the Blue

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.

Starring: Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell, Raymond Burr, Don Gordon, David L. Crowley, Jim Byrnes, John Anderson, Carl Nelson, Ron Chartier ..
Directed by: Dennis Hopper
Release date: 1980-05-01
37.

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
38.

The Competition

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her teacher, Greta, or will she condemn Paul to obscurity?

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving, Lee Remick, Sam Wanamaker, Joseph Cali, Ty Henderson, Vicki Kriegler, Bea Silvern, Philip Sterling, Gloria Stroock ..
Directed by: Joel Oliansky
Release date: 1980-12-03
39.

The Lathe of Heaven

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs. Dr. Haber, an assigned psychiatrist, discovers the gift to be real and hypnotically induces Mr. Orr to change reality for the benefit of mankind --- with bizarre and frightening results.

Starring: Bruce Davison, Kevin Conway, Peyton E. Park, Niki Flacks, Vandi Clark, Bernedette Whitehead, Jo Livingston, Margaret Avery, R.A. Mihailoff, Ben Stephenson ..
Directed by: Fred Barzyk, David R. Loxton
Release date: 1980-01-09
40.

Breaking Glass

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's band are squeezed out and she is left to cope alone in the spotlight.

Starring: Hazel O'Connor, Phil Daniels, Jon Finch, Jonathan Pryce, Peter-Hugo Daly, Mark Wingett, Gary Tibbs, Charles Wegner, Mark Wing-Davey, Hugh Thomas ..
Directed by: Brian Gibson
Release date: 1980-10-01
Best Drama Movies of 1980 : Return of the Secaucus Seven
41.

Return of the Secaucus Seven

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, D.C.

Starring: Bruce MacDonald, Maggie Renzi, Adam LeFevre, Maggie Cousineau, Gordon Clapp, Jean Passanante, Karen Trott, Mark Arnott, David Strathairn, John Sayles ..
Directed by: John Sayles
Release date: 1980-04-11
Best Drama Movies of 1980 : Gideon's Trumpet
42.

Gideon's Trumpet

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.

Starring: Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, John Houseman, Fay Wray, Sam Jaffe, Dean Jagger, Sam Jaffe, Nicholas Pryor, William Prince, Lane Smith ..
Directed by: Robert L. Collins
Release date: 1980-04-30
43.

Tom Horn

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ambitions of ranchers and corrupt officials as progress marches over him and the old west.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Billy Green Bush, Slim Pickens, Peter Canon, Elisha Cook Jr., Roy Jenson, James Kline, Geoffrey Lewis ..
Directed by: William Wiard
Release date: 1980-03-28
44.

Melvin and Howard

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

Starring: Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat, Elizabeth Cheshire, Mary Steenburgen, Chip Taylor, Melvin E. Dummar, Michael J. Pollard, Cheryl Smith, Sonny Carl Davis, Brendan Kelly ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1980-09-19
45.

Little Miss Marker

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Sorrowful Jones is a cheap bookie in 1930's. When a gambler leaves his daughter as a marker for a bet, he gets stuck with her. His life will change a great deal with her arrival and his sudden love for a woman also involved in gambling operations.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis, Bob Newhart, Lee Grant, Brian Dennehy, Kenneth McMillan, Andrew Rubin, Tom Pedi, Jacquelyn Hyde ..
Directed by: Walter Bernstein
Release date: 1980-03-21
46.

McVicar

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the true story of his life, his criminal exploits and his eventual rehabilitation.

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith, Cheryl Campbell, Billy Murray, Georgina Hale, Steven Berkoff, Brian Hall, Malcolm Tierney, Peter Jonfield, Matthew Scurfield ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1980-08-01
Best Drama Movies of 1980 : That Sinking Feeling
47.

That Sinking Feeling

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money and comes up with a complicated scheme: to steal sinks from a warehouse dressed as girls and using a stop-motion-potion.

Starring: Robert Buchanan, Billy Greenlees, John Hughes, John Gordon Sinclair, Danny Benson, David Scott, Drew Burns, Eddie Burt, Derek Millar, Eric Joseph ..
Directed by: Bill Forsyth
Release date: 1980-10-01
48.

Hero at Large

3.5
5.9/10 IMDB

An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired to to promote. He decides to dabble at being a superhero only to find that it is more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined.

Starring: John Ritter, Anne Archer, Bert Convy, Kevin McCarthy, Kevin Bacon, Harry Bellaver, Anita Dangler, Jane Hallaren, Leonard Harris, Rick Podell ..
Directed by: Martin Davidson
Release date: 1980-02-08
49.

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
50.

Times Square

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

When a 13-year-old girl befriends a defiant antisocial child of the streets, the mismatched runaways set off to the Big Apple to find their own adventure.

Starring: Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Peter Coffield, Herbert Berghof, David Margulies, Anna Maria Horsford, J. C. Quinn, Tim Choate, Elizabeth Peña ..
Directed by: Allan Moyle
Release date: 1980-10-17

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