The best movies from the years 1980 in genre Mystery

List of the best movies from the years 1980, in genre Mystery. Order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
No Way Out
10

No Way Out

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avy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in charge of the murder investigation. He begins to uncover shocking clues about the case, but when details of his encounter with Susan surface, he becomes a suspect as well.

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Videodrome
9

Videodrome

A

sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.

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Midnight Run
8

Midnight Run

A

n accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.

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Blow Out
7

Blow Out

A

soundman accidentally records the evidence that proves a car "accident" was murder, and consequently finds himself in danger.

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House of Games
6

House of Games

A

psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led my a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

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Missing
5

Missing

B

ased on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US State department which supports the right-wing dictatorship.

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The Thing
4

The Thing

S

cientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

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Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander)
3

Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander)

T

hrough the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. Ingmar Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander as his swan song, and it is the legendary director’s warmest and most autobiographical film, a four-time Academy Award–winning triumph that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality.

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Blue Velvet
2

Blue Velvet

T

he discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.

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The Thin Blue Line
1

The Thin Blue Line

E

rrol Morris's unique documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas.

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