Movies from 1980

A Christmas Without Snow

A Christmas Without Snow (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

95 mins     Drama, TV Movie      

If you've grown tired of the fluffy, commercial Christmas movies which are about snow, Santa and romance then a trip back to 1980 and "A Christmas Without Snow" could be in order. As the name suggests there is no snow in this...

Airplane!

Airplane! (1980)   4/54/54/54/54/5

88 mins     Comedy      

Spoof movies are not new but in the last decade there seems to be a new one cropping up every other year. There was the "Scary Movie" spoofs and then the likes of "Date Movie" and "Not Another Teen Movie" to name just a coupl...

American Gigolo

American Gigolo (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

117 mins     Crime, Drama, Romance      

Over the years you read things about certain movies making you want to watch them. One of those movies for me has been "American Gigolo" starring Richard Gere, a movie which having read a few reviews caused me to be intrigued...

Any Which Way You Can

Any Which Way You Can (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

115 mins     Action , Comedy      

When I reviewed "Every Which Way But Loose" I said that technically it wasn't a very good movie and I still stand by that, I will also stand by when I say that "Any Which Way You Can" is technically not a good movie either. B...

Attica

Attica (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

97 mins     Drama, TV Movie      

Pretty much every opinion I have read on "Attica" seems to come from someone either involved with the movie or who was old enough to remember the actual events of 1971. The thing is that I wasn't even born in 1971 and know no...

Battle Beyond the Stars

Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

104 mins     Action , Adventure , Comedy      

When you read the one line synopsis which sums up "Battle Beyond the Stars" as "The Magnificent Seven" in space you just have to watch in the knowledge that this sci-fi B-movie will be enjoyable for being bad. Then when you l...

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

104 mins     Adventure , Drama, Romance      

The last time I watched "The Blue Lagoon" I was a teenage boy and yes like typical teenage boys I was watching because we all knew it contained nudity. So sitting down to watch it for the first time in 25 years it was sort of...

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers (1980)   4/54/54/54/54/5

133 mins     Action , Comedy, Musical      

Is "The Blues Brothers" one of the greatest movies ever made? In truth no but it is certainly one of the most entertaining movies ever made. From the mighty duo of John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd as Jake & Elwood through to the co...

Bronco Billy

Bronco Billy (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

116 mins     Adventure , Drama, Romance      

I like "Bronco Billy", well it is a Clint Eastwood movie so what is there not to like, but although I like it I have to say it's also a little heavy handed. What do I mean, well it's as if Clint Eastwood is doing Frank Capra ...

Caddyshack

Caddyshack (1980)   4/54/54/54/54/5

98 mins     Comedy, Sport      

Someone once said to me that "Caddyshack" was the greatest golf movie ever made, I disagree. But I do think it's one of the best comedy golf movies with it's various storylines including Bill Murray battling gophers, horny ca...

Cannibal Apocalypse

Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)   2/52/52/52/52/5

96 mins     Horror, Thriller      

Cannibal Apocalypse: John Saxon stars as Norman who along with his Vietnam buddies were infected with some sort of cannibal virus and now the cannibal in them is coming out...

The Children of An Lac

The Children of An Lac (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

100 mins     Drama, TV Movie      

"The Children of An Lac" is one of those movies that if you watch aware of the true story it is based on you really want to love. Unfortunately whilst the true story on which it is based is commendable and as a whole "The Chi...

Children of Divorce

Children of Divorce (1980)   2/52/52/52/52/5

104 mins     Drama, TV Movie      

Watching "Children of Divorce" reminded me of school assemblies when a drama group would come in to act out an important message such as being aware of strange men in cars offering you sweets. As such it is hard to be over cr...

Christmas Evil

Christmas Evil (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

100 mins     Horror, Thriller      

Captivating and utterly curious are the words which spring to mind to describe "Christmas Evil" which on its original release was called "You Better Watch Out". It's curious because this is billed as a horror movie and a frie...

Cloud Dancer

Cloud Dancer (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

104 mins     Adventure , Drama      

That synopsis for "Cloud Dancer" seems like this is a movie with a lot going on from health issue, emotional issues as well as bad guys to contend with. But in truth the plot is weak with weak dialogue, weak drama and to be h...

Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)   4/54/54/54/54/5

124 mins     Biography, Drama, Musical      

Before sitting down to watch "Coal Miner's Daughter" I am pretty sure I had never even heard the name Loretta Lynn let alone heard one of her songs but as a sucker for biopics especially those which are a tale of rags to rich...

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

109 mins     Biography, Drama, TV Movie      

I will start this review as I have with some of my reviews of other historical movies by bemoaning the British education system of the 80s as I was never taught anything about Anne Frank. I have learned about her since but I ...

Dressed to Kill

Dressed to Kill (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

105 mins     Mystery, Thriller      

Dressed to Kill (1980) Nancy Allen is the witness to a brutal murder but also the main suspect forcing her to try and find the real killer...

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man (1980)   4/54/54/54/54/5

124 mins     Biography, Drama      

"The Elephant Man" is a very good movie which tells the touching and fascinating story of Joseph Carey Merrick, a man who became better known as the Elephant Man due to his disfigurement which including bone protrusions, bump...

Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb

Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980)   3/53/53/53/53/5

156 mins     Adventure , Drama, TV Movie      

But here is the thing, I am no expert on WWII or the Enola Gay so have to say right away I have no idea how much fact and fiction there is going on in "Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb". Taking a guess I would...

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