Best popcorn fun award winning movies from 1980

View today’s top 10 movies with popcorn fun from 1980 based on the crowd's interest from popular searches across the country. People have searched for the greatest movies of all time with popcorn fun from 1980.

1 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.

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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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2 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.

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1980-09-01 | Science Fiction / Comedy

Cast

Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #48 for
    pulpy
  2. Ranked #70 for
    glitzy
  3. Ranked #72 for
    interplanetary

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3 Xanadu (1980)

A beautiful muse inspires an artist and his older friend to convert a dilapidated auditorium into a lavish rollerskating club.

Info

1980-08-08 | Fantasy / Science Fiction

Cast

Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #100 for
    cheeseball
  2. Ranked #104 for
    escapist fantasy
  3. Ranked #109 for
    kitschy editing

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4 Fame (1980)

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

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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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5 Can't Stop the Music (1980)

A loose biography of seminal disco hit-makers The Village People and their composer Jacques Morali.

Info

1980-06-20 | Comedy / Music

Cast

Alex Briley, David Hodo

Rating

rating icon 5.205
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #97 for
    catchy tune
  2. Ranked #99 for
    catchy music
  3. Ranked #118 for
    kitschy editing

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6 Nine to Five (1980)

Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage of the women who work with him in the grossest manner. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house, they assume control of his department, and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep Hart tied up?

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1980-12-18 | Comedy

Cast

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin

Rating

rating icon 6.873
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #62 for
    antiquated
  2. Ranked #73 for
    hubristic
  3. Ranked #76 for
    anachronistic

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7 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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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 Superman II (1980)

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.

Info

1980-12-11 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

Rating

rating icon 6.737
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #141 for
    locking horns
  2. Ranked #199 for
    kitschy editing
  3. Ranked #289 for
    fruity

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10 Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.

Info

1980-08-15 | Action / Comedy

Cast

Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason

Rating

rating icon 5.537
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #203 for
    good ole boy
  2. Ranked #210 for
    vehicular carnage
  3. Ranked #212 for
    redneck

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