Top Ten Films of 1980: U.S. Releases
 Top Ten by World Premiere (Updated) // My 1980 Oscar Ballot (Updated)

1. Raging Bull Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty A
2. The Empire Strikes Back Dir. Irvin Kershner. With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford A–
3. The Elephant Man Dir. David Lynch. With Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft A–
4. Playing for Time TV Movie. Dir. Daniel Mann. With Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander A–
5. The Stunt Man Dir. Richard Rush. With Steve Railsback, Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey A–
6. Gates of Heaven Dir. Errol Morris. Documentary about Southern California pet cemetery B+
7. The Shining Dir. Stanley Kubrick. With Jack Nicholson, Danny Lloyd, Shelley Duvall B+
8. Airplane! Dirs. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker. With Robert Hays B+
9. Wise Blood Dir. John Huston. With Brad Dourif, Amy Wright, Dan Shor, Harry Dean Stanton B
10. The Tempest Dir. Derek Jarman. With Heathcote Williams, Karl Johnson, Toyah Willcox B

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