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Top 50 best movies in 1980

Based on MovieMeter ratings, these are the 50 best movies released in the year 1980

This is a list of the best 50 movies from 1980 and highly rated on MovieMeter.

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Top 50 best movies in 1980

1
The Shining

The Shining (1980)

Horror, Mystery
115 minutes
3
2
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
3
3
Raging Bull

Raging Bull (1980)

Biography, Sport
129 minutes
3
4
Lion of the Desert

Lion of the Desert (1980)

Alternative title: Omar Mukhtar: Lion of the Desert
Biography, Drama
173 minutes
3,83(154)
3
5
The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man (1980)

Drama, Biography
124 minutes
3
6
Ko To Tamo Peva

Ko To Tamo Peva (1980)

Alternative title: Who Sings Over There
Comedy, War
86 minutes
3,74(43)
7
Ordinary People

Ordinary People (1980)

Drama
124 minutes
3,69(375)
3
8
The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Music, Comedy
133 minutes
3
9
Kagemusha

Kagemusha (1980)

Alternative title: Kagemusha the Shadow Warrior
Drama, War
180 minutes
3,62(248)
3
10
The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday (1980)

Crime, Thriller
114 minutes
3,58(352)
2
11
Bad Timing

Bad Timing (1980)

Alternative title: Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession
Drama, Mystery
129 minutes
3,54(193)
12
'Breaker' Morant

'Breaker' Morant (1980)

Alternative title: Breaker Morant
Drama, War
107 minutes
3,53(74)
13
Neskolko Dnej iz Zhizni I.I. Oblomova

Neskolko Dnej iz Zhizni I.I. Oblomova (1980)

Alternative title: Oblomov
Drama
143 minutes
3,52(32)
14
Chère Inconnue

Chère Inconnue (1980)

Alternative title: Geachte Onbekende
Drama
112 minutes
3,50(63)
15
Tsigoineruwaizen

Tsigoineruwaizen (1980)

Alternative title: Zigeunerweisen
Mystery
144 minutes
3,50(28)
16
Constans

Constans (1980)

Alternative title: Constancy
Drama
98 minutes
3,50(22)
17
Moskva Slezam Ne Verit

Moskva Slezam Ne Verit (1980)

Alternative title: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
Comedy, Drama
140 minutes
3,47(32)
18
Gerzek Saban

Gerzek Saban (1980)

Comedy
90 minutes
3,47(30)
19
Brubaker

Brubaker (1980)

Drama, Crime
132 minutes
3,46(348)
3
20
Shi Di Chu Ma

Shi Di Chu Ma (1980)

Alternative title: The Young Master
Action, Comedy
105 minutes
3,46(77)
21
Dressed to Kill

Dressed to Kill (1980)

Horror, Thriller
105 minutes
3,45(609)
2
22
The Big Red One

The Big Red One (1980)

Alternative title: Samuel Fuller's The Big Red One
War
113 minutes
3,42(328)
2
23
La Città delle Donne

La Città delle Donne (1980)

Alternative title: City of Women
Comedy, Drama
140 minutes
3,42(68)
3
24
Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue (1980)

Alternative title: No Looking Back
Drama
94 minutes
3,41(40)
25
The Changeling

The Changeling (1980)

Horror
107 minutes
3,39(329)
1
26
Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

Drama, Music
124 minutes
3,39(123)
3
27
Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time (1980)

Romance, Drama
103 minutes
3,38(108)
28
Atlantic City

Atlantic City (1980)

Alternative title: Atlantic City, USA
Crime, Romance
104 minutes
3,36(177)
3
29
Un Mauvais Fils

Un Mauvais Fils (1980)

Alternative title: A Bad Son
Drama
110 minutes
3,36(35)
30
The Stunt Man

The Stunt Man (1980)

Action, Comedy
131 minutes
3,35(46)
31
Shao Lin Da Peng Da Shi

Shao Lin Da Peng Da Shi (1980)

Alternative title: Return to the 36th Chamber
Comedy, Action
99 minutes
3,35(39)
32
The Long Riders

The Long Riders (1980)

Western
99 minutes
3,32(251)
3
33
Gloria

Gloria (1980)

Drama, Thriller
123 minutes
3,32(128)
34
3 Hommes à Abattre

3 Hommes à Abattre (1980)

Alternative title: Three Men to Kill
Thriller
93 minutes
3,32(28)
35
Scruffy

Scruffy (1980)

Animation, Family
72 minutes
3,31(71)
36
The Ninth Configuration

The Ninth Configuration (1980)

Alternative title: De Negende Formatie
Drama
118 minutes
3,31(67)
37
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
3,31(34)
38
La Terrazza

La Terrazza (1980)

Drama
124 minutes
3,31(31)
39
The Gods Must Be Crazy

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

Comedy
109 minutes
3,30(451)
3
40
Stardust Memories

Stardust Memories (1980)

Comedy, Drama
89 minutes
3,29(145)
41
La Mort en Direct

La Mort en Direct (1980)

Alternative title: Death Watch
Drama, Scifi
128 minutes
3,29(51)
42
Le Roi et l'Oiseau

Le Roi et l'Oiseau (1980)

Alternative title: The King and the Mockingbird
Animation
87 minutes
3,29(41)
43
Altered States

Altered States (1980)

Drama, Scifi
102 minutes
3,28(248)
3
44
My Bodyguard

My Bodyguard (1980)

Comedy, Drama
96 minutes
3,27(71)
3
45
Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)

Drama, Family
100 minutes
3,27(70)
46
Mon Oncle d'Amérique

Mon Oncle d'Amérique (1980)

Alternative title: My American Uncle
Drama
125 minutes
3,27(64)
47
Shogun Assassin

Shogun Assassin (1980)

Alternative title: Kozure Ōkami
Action, Adventure
85 minutes
3,26(141)
3
48
Le Dernier Métro

Le Dernier Métro (1980)

Alternative title: The Last Metro
Drama, Romance
131 minutes
3,26(133)
49
Hong Wending San po Bai Lian Jiao

Hong Wending San po Bai Lian Jiao (1980)

Alternative title: Clan of the White Lotus
Action
95 minutes
3,25(24)
50
Les Sous-doués

Les Sous-doués (1980)

Alternative title: The Under-Gifted
Comedy
92 minutes
3,22(20)