Paramount Films 70/80's

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1. American Gigolo (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

57 Metascore

A Los Angeles male escort, who mostly caters to an older female clientèle, is accused of a murder which he did not commit.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

Votes: 19,693 | Gross: $23.00M

2. Nijinsky (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Set in the early 1910s at a time of passionate artistic experimentalism, and based on biographical fact, this is the story of Vaslav Nijinsky, the young and brilliant, but headstrong ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Alan Bates, George De La Pena, Leslie Browne, Alan Badel

Votes: 605

3. Little Darlings (1980)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

45 Metascore

Two fifteen year-old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante, Matt Dillon

Votes: 4,551 | Gross: $34.33M

4. Serial (1980)

R | 86 min | Comedy

It's the end of the 1970s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Jennifer McAllister, Sam Chew Jr.

Votes: 846 | Gross: $9.87M

5. Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

22 Metascore

A group of camp counselors are 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.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

Votes: 107,912 | Gross: $39.75M

With Warner Bros.

6. Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) (1980)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Charlie Brown and his friends travel to Europe as exchange students.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Scott Beach, Bill Melendez, Daniel Anderson, Casey Carlson

Votes: 2,512 | Gross: $2.01M

7. The Outsider (1979)

R | 128 min | Drama, History, Thriller

A young American man joins the IRA in Ireland but soon finds out that he is being used for political purposes and propaganda.

Director: Tony Luraschi | Stars: Craig Wasson, Sterling Hayden, Patricia Quinn, Niall O'Brien

Votes: 157

8. Urban Cowboy (1980)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Romance, Western

61 Metascore

Bud is a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 12,155 | Gross: $53.30M

9. Rough Cut (1980)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

58 Metascore

Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.

Directors: Don Siegel, Peter R. Hunt, Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven, Timothy West

Votes: 899

10. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

78 Metascore

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 193,593 | Gross: $83.40M

11. The Hunter (1980)

PG | 97 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

31 Metascore

The story of professional bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, Kathryn Harrold, LeVar Burton

Votes: 4,429

12. Breaking Glass (1980)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Musical

A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Phil Daniels, Hazel O'Connor, Jon Finch, Jonathan Pryce

Votes: 1,053

13. Phobia (1980)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Michael Glaser, Susan Hogan, John Colicos, David Bolt

Votes: 413 | Gross: $0.06M

14. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

87 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 42,877 | Gross: $54.80M

15. Coast to Coast (1980)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Madie Levrington is a neurotic, wealthy woman who escapes from a New York mental institution where her unwholesome husband had her committed to avoid the trial of an expensive divorce. She ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Dyan Cannon, Robert Blake, Quinn K. Redeker, Michael Lerner

Votes: 348

16. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

64 Metascore

The adventures of the famous sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley

Votes: 27,321 | Gross: $49.82M

With Disney

17. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight

Votes: 15,798 | Gross: $5.67M

18. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos, Michael Lerner

Votes: 20,097 | Gross: $12.38M

With MGM

19. Atlantic City (1980)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

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.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 13,505

20. Going Ape! (1981)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Foster inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutans. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the orangutans or ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Joe Kronsberg | Stars: Tony Danza, Jessica Walter, Stacey Nelkin, Danny DeVito

Votes: 691

21. Night School (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari

Votes: 1,995 | Gross: $1.17M

22. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

26 Metascore

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King

Votes: 52,886 | Gross: $21.72M

23. Second-Hand Hearts (1981)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

28 Metascore

A high-spirited wife and her meekish husband hit the road to take back her kids from her previous marriage who live with her ex-inlaws.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Robert Blake, Barbara Harris, Collin Boone, Amber Rose Gold

Votes: 152

24. The Fan (1981)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Douglas, a record salesman, is an obsessive fan of actress Sally Ross. When his letters are rejected, he strikes out at her and her loved ones.

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Michael Biehn, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 1,698

25. The Sea Wolves (1980)

PG | 120 min | Action, History, War

During World War II, the British must attack a German ship, but it's safe in neutral Goa. As a result, they send civilians: former soldiers who are about sixty years old.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard

Votes: 3,575

26. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 825,137 | Gross: $248.16M

27. Dragonslayer (1981)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

68 Metascore

A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam

Votes: 13,669 | Gross: $14.11M

with Disney

28. S.O.B. (1981)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman

Votes: 5,108 | Gross: $14.87M

29. Victory (1981)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Sport, War

57 Metascore

As allied P.O.W.s prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Bobby Moore

Votes: 25,463 | Gross: $10.85M

30. Gas (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy

Susan Anspach stars in this comedy as a news reporter who investigates a story about stolen milk causing milk and gas prices to rise. During the course of her investigation, other people ... See full summary »

Director: Les Rose | Stars: Susan Anspach, Howie Mandel, Sterling Hayden, Helen Shaver

Votes: 303

31. Student Bodies (1981)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

41 Metascore

A murderer known as "The Breather" kills off high schoolers.

Directors: Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie | Stars: Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson, Joe Flood

Votes: 4,068 | Gross: $5.17M

32. First Monday in October (1981)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes, Jan Sterling

Votes: 1,275

33. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

65 Metascore

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 34,422 | Gross: $5.73M

34. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 13,225 | Gross: $19.03M

35. Paternity (1981)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

45 Metascore

A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached.

Director: David Steinberg | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Beverly D'Angelo, Norman Fell, Paul Dooley

Votes: 868 | Gross: $18.84M

36. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

Votes: 8,089 | Gross: $21.02M

37. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Votes: 19,324 | Gross: $40.38M

38. Venom (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

Terrorists in the process of kidnapping a child get trapped in a house with an extremely deadly snake.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson, Sarah Miles

Votes: 2,239 | Gross: $5.23M

39. Love & Money (1981)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

A billionaire businessman hires a man to influence a South American dictator. He winds up having an affair with the billionaire's wife.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Ray Sharkey, Ornella Muti, Klaus Kinski, Armand Assante

Votes: 178

40. I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama

A true story about Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon's Valium addiction and her desperate attempts to kick the habit.

Director: Jack Hofsiss | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Nicol Williamson, Dianne Wiest, Joe Pesci

Votes: 439

41. Some Kind of Hero (1982)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, Ronny Cox

Votes: 1,201 | Gross: $23.67M

42. Partners (1982)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

A straight police detective is unnerved when ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk, as a couple, to solve a series of murders in the gay community.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, John Hurt, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Douglass

Votes: 1,039 | Gross: $6.06M

43. Fighting Back (I) (1982)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Patti LuPone, Michael Sarrazin, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 414 | Gross: $3.34M

44. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 106,273 | Gross: $78.91M

45. Grease 2 (1982)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

52 Metascore

An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.

Director: Patricia Birch | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy

Votes: 30,792 | Gross: $15.17M

46. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia

Votes: 45,094 | Gross: $129.80M

47. Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

30 Metascore

Having revived from his wounds, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker, Terry Ballard

Votes: 42,624 | Gross: $36.69M