Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980


The Flipside of Dominick Hide

8.3/10 IMDB

Dominick Hide, a time traveller from the year 2130, is studying the London transport system of 1980. Time travellers are supposed to be observers, and are strictly forbidden to land their flying saucers. One time traveller who broke this rule accidentally killed a dog, changing history and causing many future people to disappear. Inspired by his Great Aunt Mavis, Dominick decides to find his great great grandfather. He begins to land in 1980, where his strange clothes and speech make him seem an eccentric oddball. His quest brings him into contact with beautiful boutique owner Jane, and they fall in love. As Dominick's visits become more frequent and more prolonged, he increasingly risks his indiscretion being discovered by his boss, Caleb Line, and every moment he spends in the past increases the danger that he will catastrophically change the future

Starring: Peter Firth, Caroline Langrishe, Patrick Magee, Pippa Guard, Trevor Ray, Sylvia Coleridge, Jean Trend, Timothy Davies, Denis Lawson, Bernadette Shortt ..
Directed by: Alan Gibson
Release date: 1980-12-09
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Captive


4.8/10 IMDB

Two aliens from the planet Styrolia crashland on Earth near a farm and take the inhabitants hostage.

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, David Ladd, Lori Saunders, Dan Sturkie, Donald Bishop, Dan Sandler, Ashley Emenegger ..
Directed by: Allan Sandler, Robert Emenegger, Anne Spielberg, Ken Lavet
Release date: 1980-01-01

The Visitors

6.9/10 IMDB

Les Visiteurs is about the disappearance of a team of six extraterrestrials coming to study Earth. The Empire of the Four Planets dispatch two police detectives to find them. They slip into two human bodies just as they are about to die, those of a Frenchman Jean-Louis and a German woman Renate, and resuscitate them so as to pursue their mission.

Release date: 1980-04-03
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Starship Eros

Starship Eros

5.4/10 IMDB

1995. The all-female crew on board the Starship Eros get it on with each other when they aren't taking advantage of the virile services of their male robot servant Quasar.

Starring: Lily Rodgers, Becky Savage, Beth Evans, Mike Ranger, Angela Emerson, Tina Russell ..
Directed by: Scott McHaley
Release date: 1980-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : The Psychotronic Man

The Psychotronic Man

3.1/10 IMDB

A man discovers that he has psychotronic powers--the ability to will people to die. He begins exercising that power.

Starring: Peter Spelson, Chris Carbis, Curt Colbert, Robin Newton, Jeff Caliendo, Lindsey Novak, Irwin Lewin, Corney Morgan, Bob McDonald ..
Directed by: Jack M. Sell
Release date: 1980-04-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : The Return

The Return

0.0/10 IMDB

Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange cattle mutilations. Matters become worse when the cattle mutilations are joined by human murders and mutilations.

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Cybill Shepherd, Martin Landau, Raymond Burr, Neville Brand, Brad Rearden, Vincent Schiavelli, Ernest Anderson, Darby Hinton, Steven Hirsch ..
Directed by: Greydon Clark
Release date: 1980-03-31

Galaxy Express 999: Claire of Glass

0.0/10 IMDB

While travelling on the Galaxy Express with Maetel, Tetsuro befriends Claire who was forced by her mother to exchange her organic body for crystal glass. When danger threatens Tetsuro, Claire tries to help him.

Starring: Youko Asagami, Masako Nozawa, Masako Ikeda, Kaneta Kimotsuki ..
Release date: 1980-03-14

Hangar 18

5.3/10 IMDB

During a Space Shuttle mission a satellite rams a unidentified flying object. The UFO afterwards performs an emergency landing in the deserts of Arizona. However the White House denies it's existence because of the near presidential elections. The UFO is brought to the secret hangar 18 and the accident is claimed to incompetence of the astronauts Bancroff and Price. But the two fight against this and try to hunt down the UFO.

Starring: Darren McGavin, Robert Vaughn, Gary Collins, James Hampton, Philip Abbott, Joseph Campanella, Pamela Bellwood, Tom Hallick, Steven Keats, William Schallert ..
Directed by: James L. Conway
Release date: 1980-07-01

Flash Gordon

6.5/10 IMDB

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.

Starring: Sam 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

Altered States

6.9/10 IMDB

A research scientist explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality itself are states of mind.

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid, Thaao Penghlis, Miguel Godreau, Dori Brenner, Peter Brandon, Charles White-Eagle, Drew Barrymore ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1980-12-25

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