Best award winning movies with vibrant imagery from 1980

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

1 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.

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

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2 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 6.791
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #73 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #128 for
    decadent
  3. Ranked #132 for
    Oscar-worthy performance

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3 Kagemusha (1980)

Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the powerful ruler. He soon begins to appreciate life as Shingen, but his commitment to the role is tested when he must lead his troops into battle against the forces of a rival warlord.

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1980-04-26 | Action / Drama

Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #44 for
    with mercenaries
  2. Ranked #60 for
    symmetry plots
  3. Ranked #69 for
    propulsive

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4 Ordinary People (1980)

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

Info

1980-09-19 | Drama

Cast

Donald Sutherland, Timothy Hutton

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #68 for
    therapeutic
  2. Ranked #77 for
    consoling
  3. Ranked #84 for
    deservedly won awards

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5 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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6 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.

Info

1980-10-09 | Drama / History

Cast

Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt

Rating

rating icon 8.041
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    freak show
  2. Ranked #12 for
    carny ride
  3. Ranked #96 for
    deformed

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7 Flash Gordon (1980)

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

Info

1980-09-01 | Science Fiction / Comedy

Cast

Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson

Rating

rating icon 6.22
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #48 for
    pulpy
  2. Ranked #69 for
    glitzy
  3. Ranked #72 for
    interplanetary

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8 The Stunt Man (1980)

A fugitive stumbles onto a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out and falls for the leading lady while facing off with his manipulative director.

Info

1980-06-27 | Action / Comedy

Cast

Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback

Rating

rating icon 6.662
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #18 for
    monomaniacal
  2. Ranked #103 for
    vivid depiction
  3. Ranked #120 for
    vertiginous

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9 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 #112 for
    romantic character
  3. Ranked #131 for
    iconoclast

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10 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 8.391
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People's Taste Ranking

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

Trailer

The Empire Strikes Back trailer
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