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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: 1238
Vote Average: 6.3/10


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: 14561
Vote Average: 8.2/10


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: 2220
Vote Average: 6.4/10


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: 14288
Vote Average: 8.4/10


Η Μαύρη Εμμανουέλα

After years of abuse at the hands of her husband, a woman, Emmanouella, is pushed to the breaking point. She hires a hitman to do in her husband, but just when she thinks her troubles are at an end, the assassin blackmails her. As her husband's business partner struggles to prove her guilt, and as the hitman continues to threaten her new found security, Emmanouella struggles to keep her name clear and to keep her naive stepdaughter from becoming tangled in the web of danger she has created.

Release On: 12th - March - 1980

Vote Count: 16
Vote Average: 4.8/10


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: 8
Vote Average: 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: 1465
Vote Average: 6.2/10


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: 874
Vote Average: 7.3/10


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: 3567
Vote Average: 7.3/10


Tendres Cousines

Teenage Julien loves his teenage cousin Julia among flowers in summer of '39 France.

Release On: 19th - November - 1980

Vote Count: 34
Vote Average: 5.4/10


Flash Gordon

A football player and his mates travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Release On: 1st - September - 1980

Vote Count: 731
Vote Average: 6.2/10


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: 3418
Vote Average: 7.7/10


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: 1113
Vote Average: 6.7/10


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: 1826
Vote Average: 6.7/10


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: 3381
Vote Average: 8/10


Popeye

Popeye is a super-strong, spinach-scarfing sailor man who's searching for his father. During a storm that wrecks his ship, Popeye washes ashore and winds up rooming at the Oyl household, where he meets Olive. Before he can win her heart, he must first contend with Olive's fiancé, Bluto.

Release On: 12th - December - 1980

Vote Count: 478
Vote Average: 5.4/10


Dressed to Kill

When Liz Blake, a prostitute, sees a mysterious woman brutally slay homemaker Kate Miller, she finds herself trapped in a dangerous situation. While the police think Liz is the murderer, the real killer wants to silence the crime's only witness.

Release On: 25th - July - 1980

Vote Count: 650
Vote Average: 6.9/10


The Big Brawl

A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.

Release On: 10th - September - 1980

Vote Count: 133
Vote Average: 6.1/10


Virus

A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies. NB: Not to be confused with the 1981 American-made film with the same title.

Release On: 17th - November - 1980

Vote Count: 89
Vote Average: 5.4/10


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: 446
Vote Average: 6.6/10