The best movies from the years 1980 in genre Romance

List of the best movies from the years 1980, in genre Romance. Order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Making Love
10

Making Love

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perfect typical LA couple find their happily-ever-after life broken when Zach confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men.

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A Room with a View
9

A Room with a View

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hen Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans? Nominated for eight Academy Awards (1986), including Best Picture, and winner of three, this is one the most charming and delightful romantic comedies ever filmed.

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The Purple Rose of Cairo
8

The Purple Rose of Cairo

C

ecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.

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Airplane!
7

Airplane!

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till craving for the love of his life, ex-Air Force pilot Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as cabin crew. Elaine doesn't want to be with Ted anymore, but when the crew and passengers fall ill from food poisoning, Ted might be the only one who can save them.

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Castle in the Sky (Tenku no shiro Rapyuta)
6

Castle in the Sky (Tenku no shiro Rapyuta)

T

he orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world.

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Zelig
5

Zelig

F

ictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, and others.

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A Short Film About Love (Krotki film o milosci)
4

A Short Film About Love (Krotki film o milosci)

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9-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when the two finally meet, they discover that they have a lot more in common than appeared at first sight...

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Henry V
3

Henry V

G

ritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

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Wings of Desire (Der Himmel uber Berlin)
2

Wings of Desire (Der Himmel uber Berlin)

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ings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants to become a mortal human thus giving up his heavenly life. Filmed in black and white and with a feeling of celebrating life.

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The Princess Bride
1

The Princess Bride

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n this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

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