Best Romance Movies of 1980
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.
Fetching and eager teenage lass Bella catches her mother Susan having an adulterous tryst with next door neighbor Tom while her father Bob is away on a business trip. Bella confronts Tom and demands that he makes love to her the same way he did with Susan. Complications ensure when Bella and Susan find themselves in a fierce rivalry over which woman will Tom to herself. Written by Woodyanders
Cream in My Coffee
Past and present intertwine: An elderly couple returns to the hotel where they became close when they were young and flashbacks to the earlier visit reveal the origins of both their pleasures and problems. Somewhere between the past and the present, Dennis Potter attempted to find "the shape of a life, of two lives..."
Board and Care
Oscar Winning short film from 1980
A working-class boy falls for a girl from a wealthy family, and must compete for her with a rich boy who also wants her.
Environmentally concerned lawyer Abigail Adams works with Professor Roger Keller in his effort to protect baby seals from slaughter.
The Immoral One
A woman suffering from amnesia reconstructs her life from audiotapes and discovers that she has had a sordid past, involved in prostitution, and unusual romantic relationships.
Hardhat & Legs
Attractive socialite (Gless) falls for a construction worker with a gambling problem.
Nada, a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of an up and coming punk rock star, Billy. Soon she enters into a volatile relationship with him and must decide whether to continue with it, or return to her lover, a fellow journalist trying to track down the elusive Andy Warhol.
A Cry for Love
Divorcee Susan Blakely, with no alimony and two kids to support, begins turning to amphetamines. While at her lowest ebb, she meets an alcoholic and three-time loser in marriage--who, incredibly, turns out to be the ideal man!