Best Romance Movies of 1980

1.

Stardust Memories

5.3
7.3/10 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
2.

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: 1980-09-02
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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, Héctor 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
6.

Urban Cowboy

4.5
6.3/10 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
7.

Bronco Billy

4.4
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
8.

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
9.

Xanadu

3.9
5.2/10 IMDB

A beautiful muse inspires an artist and his older friend to convert a dilapidated auditorium into a lavish rollerskating club.

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan, Katie Hanley, Fred McCarren, Renn Woods, Dimitra Arliss, Sandahl Bergman, Lynn Latham ..
Directed by: Robert Greenwald
Release date: 1980-08-08
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10.

Taboo

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Barbara's husband leaves her after he is disappointed with her. She is left with her son, Paul, and no one else. She is set up on a blind date with a guy who turns out to be a swinger. Her son Paul is having sex with his girlfriend though he is shown to have some Oedipal desires. After Barbara is taken to an orgy, but refuses to participate, she goes home in a heightened state of arousal. In this state, she goes to her sleeping son and seduces him.

Starring: Kay Parker, Mike Ranger, Dorothy LeMay, Juliet Anderson, Miko Yani, Tawny Pearl, Jesse Adams, Don Fernando, Lee LeMay, Turk Lyon ..
Directed by: Kirdy Stevens
Release date: 1980-03-07

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