Film Diary: 1980

by jones-simonleslie | created - 15 Mar 2013 | updated - 10 Apr 2013 | Public

List of films seen in 1980.

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1. Where Time Began (1977)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Also known as 'The Fabulous Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. Partially dubbed to english, but good cinematography.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Kenneth More, Pep Munné, Ivonne Sentis, Frank Braña

Votes: 445

2. Paint Your Wagon (1969)

PG-13 | 164 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

50 Metascore

Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell

Votes: 11,342 | Gross: $31.68M

3. The Odessa File (1974)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain, who commanded a concentration camp during World War II.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm

Votes: 9,239

4. Words and Music (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, June Allyson, Perry Como

Votes: 1,085

5. Horror Express (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa

Votes: 8,247

6. Death Ray 2000 (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Pilot for the television series A Man Called Sloane (1979).

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Robert Logan, Dan O'Herlihy, Penelope Windust, Ann Turkel

Votes: 44

7. A Town Like Alice (1956)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War

A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki, Tran Van Khe

Votes: 1,262

8. Pancho Villa (1972)

PG | 92 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

A double-cross in an arms deal prompts Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to raid a US Army weapons depot in Columbus, New Mexico.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Telly Savalas, Clint Walker, Chuck Connors, Anne Francis

Votes: 515

9. There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

TV personality Robert Danvers, an exceedingly vain rotter, seduces young women daily, never staying long with one. He meets his match in Marion, an American, 19, who's available but refuses... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Peter Sellers, Goldie Hawn, Tony Britton, Ruth Trouncer

Votes: 2,013

10. The One That Got Away (1957)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, War

A cocky German fighter pilot is shot down over England in 1940 and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Colin Gordon, Michael Goodliffe, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,681

11. ...And the Band Played On (1980)

95 min | Drama

The equilibrium of a small English village is upset by the arrival of a pop star and his wife. When he takes over the conductorship of the local brass band after the previous conductor ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Trevor Howard, Jack Douglas

Votes: 124

12. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical

67 Metascore

In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Votes: 36,068 | Gross: $80.50M

13. Sex and the Married Woman (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

A suburban housewife writes a novel based on her neighbors' sex lives. It becomes a runaway best seller, but causes no end of trouble in her marriage and her relationships with her neighbors.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Barry Newman, Joanna Pettet, Keenan Wynn, Dick Gautier

Votes: 37

14. Bachelor of Hearts (1958)

94 min | Comedy

German scholar Wolf Hauser arrives for a year at Cambridge. Apart from his studies he tries to muck in with the very English non-academic goings-on while romancing pretty Girton-girl Ann.

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Sylvia Syms, Ronald Lewis, Eric Barker

Votes: 99

15. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach

Votes: 20,650 | Gross: $25.00M

16. 21 Hours at Munich (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, History, Sport

A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered eleven Israeli athletes.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: William Holden, Shirley Knight, Franco Nero, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 845

17. West Side Story (1961)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

86 Metascore

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 89,936 | Gross: $43.66M

18. Gay Purr-ee (1962)

Approved | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls ... See full summary »

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees

Votes: 1,548

19. Moonfleet (1955)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Drama

A young orphan is sent to the village of Moonfleet, in Dorset, England to stay with his mother's former lover, who has the facade of a gentleman but is a leader of a gang of swashbuckling bootleggers. The duo went on a treasure hunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 3,009

20. Little Caesar (1931)

Not Rated | 79 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A small-time criminal moves to a big city to seek bigger fortune.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell, William Collier Jr.

Votes: 11,045

21. Billy Jack (1971)

GP | 114 min | Action, Drama, Western

50 Metascore

Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.

Director: Tom Laughlin | Stars: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Victor Izay

Votes: 5,259 | Gross: $98.00M

22. Ryan's Daughter (1970)

GP | 206 min | Drama, Romance

Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Christopher Jones

Votes: 8,024 | Gross: $30.85M

23. A Question of Guilt (1978 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama, Thriller

Inspired by the Alice Crimmins case in New York, Doris Winters (Tuesday Weld) is an attractive woman whose personal lifestyle is viewed by many as distasteful when she is accused of murdering her young daughter.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Tuesday Weld, Ron Leibman, Peter Masterson, Alex Rocco

Votes: 67

24. West of Zanzibar (1954)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama

The story of native tribesmen who move towards Mombasa, getting drawn info the world of ivory smuggling.

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Anthony Steel, Sheila Sim, William Simons, Orlando Martins

Votes: 122

25. Carry On Again Doctor (1969)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy

Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Jim Dale

Votes: 2,250

26. The Public Enemy (1931)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell

Votes: 16,449

27. Shaft in Africa (1973)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Private investigator John Shaft is recruited to go undercover to break up a modern slavery ring where young Africans are lured to Paris to do chain-gang work.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay, Vonetta McGee, Neda Arneric

Votes: 2,361

28. Safari (1956)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure

During the Mau Mau Uprising in British Kenya in the 1950s, settler-hunter Ken Duffield is a hired guide for a lion hunting party but he also hopes to find the Mau Mau rebel who killed his family.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Victor Mature, Janet Leigh, John Justin, Roland Culver

Votes: 467

29. Live and Let Die (1973)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

55 Metascore

007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James

Votes: 89,635 | Gross: $35.38M

30. Run for the Sun (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Thriller

In Central America, an action-adventure novelist and a journalist for a magazine find themselves at the mercy of Nazi war criminals.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Richard Widmark, Trevor Howard, Jane Greer, Peter van Eyck

Votes: 965

31. Disaster on the Coastliner (1979 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 97 min | Action, Drama

A vengeful employee of a computer-controlled railway arranges a head-on collision of passenger trains. Can it be stopped?

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr, Robert Fuller, Pat Hingle

Votes: 416

32. Reflections of Murder (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

The wife and mistress of the abusive headmaster of a boy's school plot and carry out his murder. They dump his body in the murky swimming pool at the school and await for it to surface. ... See full summary »

Director: John Badham | Stars: Tuesday Weld, Joan Hackett, Sam Waterston, Lucille Benson

Votes: 250

33. Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty

Votes: 14,606 | Gross: $13.50M

34. Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)

80 min | Comedy

Professor Davis, who teaches at a correspondence school, discovers that a Nazi Agent is trying to prevent a trade treaty being signed between England and South America. The agent is posing ... See full summary »

Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, John Mills, Basil Sydney, Henry Hewitt

Votes: 270

35. The Petrified Forest (1936)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin

Votes: 11,563

36. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 137 min | Drama, Horror

96 Metascore

A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 176,457

37. For the Love of Ada (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

Walter and Ada Bingley are celebrating their first wedding anniversary unaware that their friends and family are planning a surprise party for them.

Director: Ronnie Baxter | Stars: Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles, Barbara Mitchell, Jack Smethurst

Votes: 84

38. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)

G | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

The humorous adventures of a group of American tourists taking an eighteen-day guided bus tour of nine European countries.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane, Vittorio De Sica, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 1,648

39. Damn Yankees (1958)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A frustrated fan of the hopeless Washington Senators makes a pact with the Devil to help the baseball team win the league pennant.

Directors: George Abbott, Stanley Donen | Stars: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown

Votes: 2,276

40. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

82 min | Comedy

A hapless teacher named Will Lamb is hired by a grim school in Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost, whose spectral bagpipes signal the death of one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 403

41. Frenzy (1972)

R | 116 min | Thriller

91 Metascore

A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Votes: 38,066

42. Beau Brummell (1954)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1796, Captain George Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,204

43. Bullets or Ballots (1936)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 2,357

44. The Swan (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,135

45. The Sicilian Clan (1969)

GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama

A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Irina Demick

Votes: 6,455 | Gross: $3.00M

46. 11 Harrowhouse (1974)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Independent diamond broker and his girlfriend attempt a heist at a major Diamond Exchange house in London.

Director: Aram Avakian | Stars: Candice Bergen, Charles Grodin, James Mason, Trevor Howard

Votes: 910