This entry is part of The Movie Waffler's "Year I Made Contact" blogathon. Basically, here's just an alphabetized, non-ranked list of my ten favorite movies from my birth year—1980.
dir. Menahem Golan
It's a natural, natural, natural desire to love the hell out of this movie.
Dressed to Kill
dir. Brian De Palma
It's not my favorite De Palma movie, but it is a De Palma movie, so you knew it had to end up on here.
The Elephant Man
dir. David Lynch
The one movie that can consistently turn me into a quivering pile of Jell-O.
dir. Dario Argento
Did you like Suspiria, but get annoyed by the lack of narrative logic and cohesion? This movie probably isn't for you.
The Ninth Configuration
dir. William Peter Blatty
Just look at that poster and tell me with a straight face you don't wanna drop everything you're doing right now and watch this movie.
Out of the Blue
dir. Dennis Hopper
The best movie Dennis Hopper directed.
dir. Martin Scorsese
Another feel-good movie from 1980.
dir. Stanley Kubrick
The movie that forever instilled in me a deep-seated fear/hatred of the abominations unto God that are twins. (see also: Twins)
dir. James Bridges
John Travolta plays the ultimate macho douchebag in this movie...except for the other guy in this movie who's worse than him.
dir. Robert Zemeckis
Two words: Kurt Russell. 'Nuff said.
The nearly made its: The Blues Brothers, Caddyshack, The Stunt Man, and Superman II.