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The year 1980 in film involved some significant events.


Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Release Date Gross/Gross after inflation
1. The Empire Strikes Back 20th Century Fox May 21, 1980 $209,398,025
2. 9 to 5 20th Century Fox December 19, 1980 $103,290,500
3. Stir Crazy Columbia December 12, 1980 $101,300,000
4. Airplane! Paramount June 27, 1980 $83,453,539
5. Any Which Way You Can Warner Bros. December 17, 1980 $70,687,344
6. Private Benjamin Warner Bros. October 10, 1980 $69,847,348
7. Coal Miner's Daughter Universal March 7, 1980 $67,182,787
8. Smokey and the Bandit II Universal August 15, 1980 $66,132,626
9. The Blue Lagoon Columbia June 20, 1980 $58,853,106
10. The Blues Brothers Universal June 20, 1980 $57,229,890


Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Ordinary People
Best Director: Robert Redford - Ordinary People
Best Actor: Robert De Niro - Raging Bull
Best Actress: Sissy Spacek - Coal Miner's Daughter
Best Supporting Actor: Timothy Hutton - Ordinary People
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Steenburgen - Melvin and Howard
Best Foreign Language Film: Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears (Москва Слезам Не Верит), directed by Vladimir Menshov, USSR

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: Ordinary People
Best Actor: Robert De Niro - Raging Bull
Best Actress: Mary Tyler Moore - Ordinary People

Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Coal Miner's Daughter
Best Actor: Ray Sharkey - The Idolmaker
Best Actress: Sissy Spacek - Coal Miner's Daughter

Best Director: Robert Redford - Ordinary People
Best Foreign Language Film: Tess, United Kingdom
Golden Globe Award for World film favourite male : Roger Moore -
Golden Globe Award for World film favourite female : Jane Fonda -

Golden Raspberry Awards:

Worst Picture: Can't Stop the Music
Worst Director: Robert Greenwald - Xanadumarker
Worst Actor: Neil Diamond - The Jazz Singer
Worst Actress: Brooke Shields - The Blue Lagoon
Worst Supporting Actor: John Adames - Gloria; Laurence Olivier - The Jazz Singer
Worst Supporting Actress: Amy Irving - Honeysuckle Rose

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):
All That Jazz, directed by Bob Fosse, United States
Kagemusha, 影武者 (Shadow Warrior), directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):
Atlantic City, directed by Louis Malle, USA / Canada / France
Gloria, directed by John Cassavetes, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):
Heartland, directed by Richard Pearce, United States
Palermo or Wolfsburg (Palermo oder Wolfsburg), directed by Werner Schroeter, West Germany

Films released in 1980

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Wednesday, July 02nd 1980

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Friday, July 11th 1980

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Friday, July 25th 1980

Friday, August 01st 1980

Friday, August 08th 1980

Friday, August 15th 1980

Other movies from 1980

Wide-release movies



Film debuts

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