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The Shining

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

Release On: 23rd - May - 1980

Vote Count: 12539
Vote Average: 8.2/10


Porno Esotic Love

Some hardcore's action in this Joe D’ Amato cut and paster that stars Laura Gemser and Dirce Funari as lesbian lovers who work at a kinky nightclub. Gemser dances naked with a python and her junkie girlfriend Funari performs live sex acts both on and off stage (got something on your chin there, sweetie). With insert footage from Eva Nera (aka Black Cobra) and Emanuelle in Bangkok

Release On: 20th - August - 1980

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 5.9/10


The Empire Strikes Back

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Release On: 20th - May - 1980

Vote Count: 12673
Vote Average: 8.4/10


Friday the 13th

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

Release On: 9th - May - 1980

Vote Count: 1828
Vote Average: 6.4/10


Superman II

Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.

Release On: 4th - December - 1980

Vote Count: 1537
Vote Average: 6.7/10


Airplane!

The persons and events in this film are fictitious - fortunately! A masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy, Airplane! features Robert Hays as an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning; Julie Hagerty as his girlfriend/stewardess/co-pilot; and a cast of all-stars including Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar... and more. Their hilarious high jinks spoof airplane disaster flicks, religious zealots, television commercials, romantic love... the list whirls by in rapid succession. And the story races from one moment of zany fun to the next.

Release On: 2nd - July - 1980

Vote Count: 2979
Vote Average: 7.3/10


The Blue Lagoon

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?

Release On: 5th - July - 1980

Vote Count: 1261
Vote Average: 6.1/10


Le Porno Killers

An international drugs deal goes wrong, and two New York hit-women are dispatched to Rome, Italy, to get the missing pay money. Even before departure the girls (Carmen Russo and Cintia Lodetti) have a poolside hot party with two young men, and when they get to their hotel in Rome, they share a shower and an intimate moment together. At the beach, they make eye contact with a pair of Italian gigolos, then use judo and wrestling holds to dominate them - and impose their feminist supremacy. Finally, they will get close to the money, but their mission is made easier as the top men are fighting each other for it (Vassili Karis) and Mario Cutini).

Release On: 20th - April - 1980

Vote Count: 5
Vote Average: 4/10


The Blues Brothers

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts his old band back togther to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

Release On: 16th - June - 1980

Vote Count: 2928
Vote Average: 7.7/10


Cannibal Holocaust

A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.

Release On: 7th - February - 1980

Vote Count: 1002
Vote Average: 6.3/10


Altered States

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.

Release On: 25th - December - 1980

Vote Count: 401
Vote Average: 6.7/10


The Gods Must Be Crazy

A Coca-Cola bottle dropped from an airplane raises havoc among a normally peaceful tribe of African bushmen who believe it to be a utensil of the gods.

Release On: 10th - September - 1980

Vote Count: 702
Vote Average: 7.2/10


Sherkat-e Jahelan Dar Los Angeles

Iranian film made in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

Release On: 2nd - January - 1980

Vote Count: 1
Vote Average: 5/10


Flash Gordon

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

Release On: 1st - September - 1980

Vote Count: 589
Vote Average: 6.2/10


The Elephant Man

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

Release On: 2nd - October - 1980

Vote Count: 2214
Vote Average: 8.1/10


Raging Bull

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Release On: 14th - November - 1980

Vote Count: 2840
Vote Average: 8/10


The Fog

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.

Release On: 8th - February - 1980

Vote Count: 889
Vote Average: 6.7/10


Con la zia non è peccato

The rich Gloria, resident for years in the United States, returns to live in her native country in Sicily, where she is welcomed by her sister-in-law, widow Antonia and her son Saro. The beautiful Gloria does not fail to arouse particular interest in the inhabitants of the place, especially in a building speculator, the engineer De Vita, who intends at all costs to get hold Gloria's land. She will be able to seduce the man, and then allow herself to the sister-in-law and the nephew before leaving for the USA.

Release On: 23rd - December - 1980

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 6.1/10


The Final Countdown

During routine manoeuvres near Hawaii in 1980, the aircraft-carrier USS Nimitz is caught in a strange vortex-like storm, throwing the ship back in time to 1941—mere hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Release On: 31st - January - 1980

Vote Count: 363
Vote Average: 6.6/10


Il bisbetico domato

A rich farmer is well known for being very unkind. He's misanthropic, misogynous and cantankerous. Until he meets by chance a gorgeous girl...

Release On: 20th - December - 1980

Vote Count: 314
Vote Average: 7.1/10