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

Top 10 Thriller Movies Ranked 1980 You Must Watch

Unwrapped’s Offical 10 Best Thriller 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 Thriller 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 Thriller 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 Thriller Movies of 1980

The Fog

The Fog (1980)

R | 1h 29min | Horror, Thriller | 8 February 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 1h 35min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 9 May 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Prom Night

Prom Night (1980)

R | 1h 32min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 18 July 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 5.4/10

Terror Train

Terror Train (1980)

R | 1h 37min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 3 October 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession

Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession (1980)

R | 2h 3min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 25 October 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

Raise the Titanic

Raise the Titanic (1980)

PG | 1h 55min | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1 August 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 5.0/10

Motel Hell

Motel Hell (1980)

R | 1h 41min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 24 October 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.0/10


Gloria (1980)

PG | 2h 3min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1 October 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day (1980)

Unrated | 1h 31min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 19 September 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 5.4/10

North Sea Hijack

North Sea Hijack (1980)

PG | 1h 35min | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 18 April 1980 (USA)

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

10 Best Thriller Movies of 1980

So there you have it, these are my 10 Best Thriller 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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