Best award winning movies with Gothic atmosphere from 1980

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with Gothic atmosphere from 1980! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with Gothic atmosphere from 1980, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Elephant Man (1980)

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.

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1980-10-09 | Drama / History

Cast

Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt

Rating

rating icon 8.04
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    freak show
  2. Ranked #12 for
    carny ride
  3. Ranked #95 for
    deformed

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2 The Changeling (1980)

After a tragic event happens, composer John Russell moves to Seattle to try to overcome it and build a new and peaceful life in a lonely big house that has been uninhabited for many years. But, soon after, the obscure history of such an old mansion and his own past begin to haunt him.

Info

1980-03-28 | Horror

Cast

George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #100 for
    American Gothic
  2. Ranked #131 for
    for Stephen King's fans
  3. Ranked #146 for
    lovecraftian

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3 Raging Bull (1980)

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.

Info

1980-11-14 | Drama

Cast

Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

Rating

rating icon 7.937
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #85 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #117 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #131 for
    underdog

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4 Zigeunerweisen (1980)

A surreal period film following a university professor and his eerie nomad friend as they go through loose romantic triangles and face death in peculiar ways.

Info

1980-04-01 | Mystery / Drama

Cast

Toshiya Fujita, Naoko Ôtani

Rating

rating icon 6.549
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #35 for
    symmetry plots
  2. Ranked #194 for
    impressionistic
  3. Ranked #199 for
    sane character

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5 The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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.

Info

1980-05-20 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Rating

rating icon 8.39
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #42 for
    mythology extending
  2. Ranked #102 for
    popular
  3. Ranked #130 for
    interplanetary

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6 The Last Metro (1980)

In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.

Info

1980-09-17 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #11 for
    Grand-Guignol
  2. Ranked #113 for
    romantic character
  3. Ranked #131 for
    iconoclast

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7 The Shining (1980)

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.

Info

1980-05-23 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

Rating

rating icon 8.216
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #41 for
    lovecraftian
  2. Ranked #97 for
    for Stephen King's fans
  3. Ranked #140 for
    bloodcurdling

Trailer

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8 Atlantic City (1980)

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

Info

1980-09-03 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon

Rating

rating icon 6.772
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #74 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #130 for
    decadent
  3. Ranked #134 for
    Oscar-worthy performance

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9 The Fog (1980)

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.

Info

1980-02-07 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #27 for
    misty
  2. Ranked #89 for
    lovecraftian
  3. Ranked #142 for
    quaint

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10 Fame (1980)

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Info

1980-05-16 | Drama / Music

Cast

Irene Cara, Barry Miller

Rating

rating icon 6.445
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #17 for
    tremendously talented
  2. Ranked #65 for
    great soundtrack
  3. Ranked #71 for
    equally talented cast

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