#442: The Blues Brothers

hikxum6zza7xqupfhdferqqysxg#442 – The Blues Brothers, 1980, John Landis

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a ‘mission from God’ to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best: play music. So they get their old band together, and set out on their way—while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

#456: Airplane!

8916dk3ictrzjnsqharexnxg4ya#456 – Airplane!, 1980, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, & Jerry Zucker

Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and Striker’s vengeful former Air Force captain, who must both talk him down.


#604: Berlin Alexanderplatz

6v4yhcfarqhsazimkaegbulerya#604 – Berlin Alexanderplatz, 1980, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Berlin Alexanderplatz, originally broadcast in 1980, is a 14-part television film adapted and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder from the Alfred Döblin novel of the same name, and stars Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Elisabeth Trissenaar and Gottfried John. The complete film is 15½ hours long.

#693: Kagemusha

af9d6iuplixhd9g3vviw2xgl2e2#693 – Kagemusha, (影武者), 1980, Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa’s lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the powerful ruler. He soon begins to appreciate life as Shingen, but his commitment to the role is tested when he must lead his troops into battle against the forces of a rival warlord.

#810: The Elephant Man

ib96nqeccykcunumi8dxqqefygw#810 –  The Elephant Man, 1980, David Lynch

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his “owner” as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.