Zehn sehenswerte Filme aus meinem Geburtsjahr

14. Juni 2016 at 21:13




Starten wir doch einmal eine neue Reihe in diesem Format. Der Liste von zehn in meinen Augen besonders sehenswerten Filmen aus meinem Geburtsjahr 1980 soll dann auch in regelmäßiger Unregelmäßigkeit für jedes weitere Jahr eine solche Liste folgen. Ich habe noch keine Ahnung, worauf genau ich mich damit einlasse, vielleicht kommen Jahre, in denen ich keine zehn Filme zusammen bekomme. Aber das glaube ich nicht. Spannend wird es allemal, und wer weiß, was sich da im Laufe der nächsten Wochen und Monate für ein Bild ergibt und welche vermeintlich vergessenen Perlen der Filmgeschichte zu Tage gefördert werden. Eines jedenfalls kann ich schon einmal verraten: 1980 war zumindest cineastisch kein allzu schlechtes Jahr…





The Blues Brothers (1980)
The Blues Brothers poster Rating: 7.9/10 (139,942 votes)
Director: John Landis
Writer: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis
Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway
Runtime: 133 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Released: 20 Jun 1980
Plot: Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.





The Fog (1980)
The Fog poster Rating: 6.8/10 (42,697 votes)
Director: John Carpenter
Writer: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman
Runtime: 89 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror
Released: 08 Feb 1980
Plot: Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers but no one believes it. On the eve of the town's centennial many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers.





Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th poster Rating: 6.5/10 (80,897 votes)
Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Writer: Victor Miller, Sean S. Cunningham (story), Victor Miller (story)
Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan
Runtime: 95 min
Rated: X
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 09 May 1980
Plot: A group of camp counselors is stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.





Dressed to Kill (1980)
Dressed to Kill poster Rating: 7.1/10 (23,361 votes)
Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Brian De Palma
Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon
Runtime: 105 min
Rated: X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Released: 25 Jul 1980
Plot: A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.





Heaven's Gate (1980)
Heaven's Gate poster Rating: 6.7/10 (9,538 votes)
Director: Michael Cimino
Writer: Michael Cimino
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston
Runtime: 325 min
Rated: R
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Released: 19 Nov 1980
Plot: A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a sheriff born into wealth attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.





Cruising (1980)
Cruising poster Rating: 6.3/10 (11,235 votes)
Director: William Friedkin
Writer: William Friedkin, Gerald Walker (novel)
Stars: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox
Runtime: 102 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 1980-02-15
Plot: A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.





The Elephant Man (1980)
The Elephant Man poster Rating: 8.2/10 (158,090 votes)
Director: David Lynch
Writer: Christopher De Vore (screenplay), Eric Bergren (screenplay), David Lynch (screenplay), Frederick Treves (book), Ashley Montagu (in part on the book "The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity")
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud
Runtime: 124 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Biography, Drama
Released: 10 Oct 1980
Plot: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.





The Shining (1980)
The Shining poster Rating: 8.5/10 (525161 votes)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stephen King (novel), Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Diane Johnson (screenplay)
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Runtime: 146 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror
Released: 23 May 1980
Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.





Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back poster Rating: 8.8/10 (607,096 votes)
Director: Irvin Kershner
Writer: Leigh Brackett (screenplay), Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay), George Lucas (story)
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams
Runtime: 124 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Released: 20 Jun 1980
Plot: After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.





Raging Bull (1980)
Raging Bull poster Rating: 8.3/10 (190,203 votes)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Jake LaMotta (based on the book by), Joseph Carter (with), Peter Savage (with), Paul Schrader (screenplay), Mardik Martin (screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent
Runtime: 129 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Released: 19 Dec 1980
Plot: An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.