Best Action Movies of 1980: Unwrapped Official Best 1980 Action Films

Top 10 Action Movies Ranked 1980 You Must Watch

Unwrapped’s Offical 10 Best Action Movies of 1980 list is finally here (I know it’s been too long). At Unwrapped, we have had the entire team, which part of the employment criteria is a love of movies, make a list of  The 10 Best Action Movies of 1980. We then put our heads together for over six months and have come up with what I believe are the most significant, most watchable  Action Movies of 1980. Ultimately this is my opinion, and I am open to feedback; however, I am pretty sure any true movie fan will agree with me. (Yes, that’s designed to irritate you, so you comment.)

Best Action Movies of 1980

The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 2h 4min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 20 June 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Super Fuzz

Super Fuzz (1980)

PG | 1h 37min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 18 September 1981 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon (1980)

PG | 1h 51min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 5 December 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Any Which Way You Can

Any Which Way You Can (1980)

PG | 1h 56min | Action, Comedy | 17 December 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 2h 13min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 20 June 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Smokey and the Bandit II

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

PG | 1h 40min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 15 August 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown (1980)

PG | 1h 43min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 August 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10


Kagemusha (1980)

PG | 2h 42min | Drama, History, War | 10 October 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10


Popeye (1980)

PG | 1h 54min | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 12 December 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

Battle Creek Brawl

Battle Creek Brawl (1980)

R | 1h 35min | Action, Comedy, Crime | 29 August 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

10 Best Action Movies of 1980

So there you have it, these are my 10 Best Action Movies of 1980. I hope you enjoyed the list and look forward to hearing from you and seeing your favourite movies from this year. I hope there are some I have not seen as I love a hidden gem.

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