Top Ten Films of 1980: World Premieres
 Top Ten by U.S. Release Date (Updated) // My 1980 Oscar Ballot (Updated)

1. Raging Bull Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty A
2. Atlantic City Dir. Louis Malle. With Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Michel Piccoli A
3. The Empire Strikes Back Dir. Irvin Kershner. With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford A–
4. The Elephant Man Dir. David Lynch. With Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft A–
5. Playing for Time TV Movie. Dir. Daniel Mann. With Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander A–
6. The Stunt Man Dir. Richard Rush. With Steve Railsback, Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey A–
7. The Shining Dir. Stanley Kubrick. With Jack Nicholson, Danny Lloyd, Shelley Duvall B+
8. Airplane! Dirs. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker. With Robert Hays B+

Reviews from 1980
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©   Gloria Dir. John Cassavetes. With Gena Rowlands, John Adames, Julie Carmen, Buck Henry B–

More Grades from 1980
Unreviewed titles I have seen recently enough to grade
      9 to 5 Dir. Colin Higgins. With Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman B–
      Cruising Dir. William Friedkin. With Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Richard Cox, Don Scardino C–
      Melvin and Howard Dir. Jonathan Demme. With Paul Le Mat, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards C+
      Ordinary People Dir. Robert Redford. With Donald Sutherland, Timothy Hutton, Mary Tyler Moore B
      Private Benjamin Dir. Howard Zieff. With Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante D+
      Tribute Dir. Bob Clark. With Jack Lemmon, Robby Benson, Kim Cattrall, Robby Benson B–
      Xanadu Dir. Robert Greenwald. With Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, Gene Kelly D

Also from 1980
The memories are fading, but they're somewhere in my brain
      Coal Miner's Daughter Dir. Michael Apted. With Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo
      Resurrection Dir. Daniel Petrie. With Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Roberts Blossom

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