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A list of films produced in the United Kingdom in 1980 (see 1980 in film):


British film productions released in 1980
Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Awakening Mike Newell Charlton Heston, Susannah York, Jill Townsend Horror British-American co-production[1][2][3]
Babylon Franco Rosso Brinsley Forde, Karl Howman, Trevor Laird Crime/drama [4][5]
Bad Timing Nicolas Roeg Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel Mystery [6][7]
Brothers and Sisters Richard Woolley Sam Dale, Carolyn Pickles, Jennifer Armitage Crime [8][9]
The Dogs of War John Irvin Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger Action
The Elephant Man David Lynch Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft Historical drama
The Falls Peter Greenaway Peter Westley, Aad Wirtz, Michael Murray Mockumentary
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Piers Haggard Peter Sellers, Helen Mirren Comedy
Flash Gordon Mike Hodges Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson Sci-fi/fantasy Soundtrack and additional music by Queen
The Gamekeeper Ken Loach Entered into the 1980 Cannes Film Festival
George and Mildred Peter Frazer-Jones Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy Comedy
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Julien Temple Malcolm McLaren, Steve Jones, Sid Vicious Mockumentary
Hawk the Slayer Terry Marcel Jack Palance, John Terry Adventure
Hussy Matthew Chapman Helen Mirren, John Shea Drama
The Long Good Friday John Mackenzie Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren Crime drama
McVicar Tom Clegg Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith, Cheryl Campbell Crime biopic
The Mirror Crack'd Guy Hamilton Angela Lansbury, Edward Fox, Kim Novak, Elizabeth Taylor Mystery
The Monster Club Roy Ward Baker Vincent Price, John Carradine Horror
Never Never Land Paul Annett Petula Clark, Cathleen Nesbitt Drama
North Sea Hijack Andrew V. McLaglen Roger Moore, James Mason Adventure aka ffolkes
Rhubarb Rhubarb Eric Sykes Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards, Bob Todd Comedy Short Film
Richard's Things Anthony Harvey Liv Ullmann, Amanda Redman, Peter Burton Drama
Rising Damp Joseph McGrath Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour Comedy
Rockshow Paul McCartney (uncredited) Wings Documentary
Rude Boy Jack Hazan, David Mingay Entered into the 30th Berlin International Film Festival
The Sea Wolves Andrew V. McLaglen Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven World War II
The Shillingbury Blowers Val Guest Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Trevor Howard Drama
The Shining Stanley Kubrick Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd Horror
Silver Dream Racer David Wickes David Essex, Beau Bridges Sports
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End Steve Roberts Trevor Howard, Patrick Magee Comedy
Superman II Richard Lester Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve Adventure Co-production with the US
Sweet William Claude Whatham Sam Waterston, Jenny Agutter Drama
That Sinking Feeling Bill Forsyth John Gordon Sinclair Comedy
There Goes the Bride Terry Marcel Phil Silvers, Graham Stark, Sylvia Syms Comedy
The Watcher in the Woods John Hough Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards Thriller
The Wildcats of St Trinian's Frank Launder Sheila Hancock, Michael Hordern Comedy

See also


  1. ^ "The Awakening (1980)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Binion, Cavett (March 13, 2015). "The Awakening". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "The Awakening". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  4. ^ "Babylon (1980)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on July 21, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Deming, Mark (March 13, 2015). "Babylon". AllMovie.
  6. ^ "Babylon (1980)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on August 5, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  7. ^ Rasmussen, Linda (March 13, 2015). "Bad Timing". AllMovie.
  8. ^ "Brothers and Sisters (1980)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on August 4, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  9. ^ Mannikka, Eleanor (March 13, 2015). "Brothers and Sisters". AllMovie.