1980's Unseen Movies

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1. Father Figure (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A man's extra-marital affair drives his wife to commit suicide, after which his younger son grows close to him but the older son hates him.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Hal Linden, Timothy Hutton, Jeremy Licht, Martha Scott

Votes: 55

2. Portrait of an Escort (1980 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

Jordan West is a divorcée who moonlights at a professional dating service to make ends meet. But her secret job causes gossip among her neighbors and trouble at the real estate office where... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Susan Anspach, Tony Bill, Cyd Charisse, Kevin McCarthy

Votes: 32

3. The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Sharon Gless, Frank Converse, Helen Hunt, Bill Beyers

Votes: 154

4. Return of the Rebels (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

An aging motorcycle gang assemble for a twenty-five-year reunion to help out former member Mary Beth, a widowed operator of a popular campground which is being threatened by a band of arrogant groupies.

Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Barbara Eden, Don Murray, Christopher Connelly, Michael Baseleon

Votes: 127

5. A Question of Honor (1982 TV Movie)

134 min | Crime, Drama, Action

Fictionalized account of the death of a New York City policeman who had been involved in a federal corruption investigation within the department after accidently having been caught in the ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Paul Sorvino, Robert Vaughn, Tony Roberts

Votes: 51

6. The Renegades (1982 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

In this drama, undercover investigators are recruited from the streets to prevent arms smugglers from getting their weapons to street gangs.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Philip Casnoff, Randy Brooks, Cheryl Paris

Votes: 98

7. Missing Pieces (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Mystery

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Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Ron Karabatsos, John Reilly, Louanne

Votes: 62

8. Now and Forever (1983)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

A couple's seemingly "perfect" marriage is shaken when the husband is charged with rape.

Director: Adrian Carr | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Robert Coleby, Carmen Duncan, Christine Amor

Votes: 101

9. The First Time (1983)

R | 96 min | Comedy

A young film student pursues a woman while studying under a bizarre, eccentric film professor.

Director: Charlie Loventhal | Stars: Tim Choate, Krista Errickson, Marshall Efron, Wendy Fulton

Votes: 124

10. Sessions (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

High-priced call girl Lee Churchill, is examining her life via therapy "sessions". Her double-life is unknown to her parents, sister and 'straight' man with whom she falls in love.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Veronica Hamel, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jill Eikenberry, David Marshall Grant

Votes: 38

11. Going Back (1984)

79 min | Drama, Romance

In 1964 two high school friends, Brice and Cleveland leave their suburban neighborhood in Michigan to spend the summer in the countryside before going off to college. They are befriended by... See full summary »

Director: Ron Teachworth | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Christopher Howe, Perry Mallette, Susan Waderlow Yamasaki

Votes: 147

12. Letting Go (1985 TV Movie)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Jack Bender | Stars: John Ritter, Sharon Gless, Joe Cortese, Kit McDonough

Votes: 155

13. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, War

After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Votes: 45,252

14. Ocean Drive Weekend (1985)

PG-13 | 77 min | Comedy

More fun than Malibu Beach and wilder than Ft. Lauderdale, Ocean Drive is the place to score. It's American Graffiti meets Animal House.

Director: Bryan Jones | Stars: John Aschenbrenner, Jef Bailey, Dan Byrd, Della Cole

Votes: 23

15. Badge of the Assassin (1985 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama

Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: James Woods, Yaphet Kotto, Alex Rocco, David Harris

Votes: 251

16. Hostage Flight (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Thriller

Trans Allied Flight 136 is hijacked in flight and diverted by its four captors to New York's JFK Airport. When the plane departs for London and the terrorists begin murdering hostages, the passengers begin to fight back.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Ned Beatty, Barbara Bosson, René Enríquez, Jack Gilford

Votes: 136

17. Thursday's Child (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Don Murray, Jessica Walter, Rob Lowe

Votes: 89

18. For Better or For Worse (1989 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

A honeymooning couple become entangled in a plot to recover plates for counterfeiting U.S. dollars. She thinks she's just retired from a government "dirty jobs" department, but her ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Quintano | Stars: Kim Cattrall, Robert Hays, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 255 | Gross: $0.05M

19. C.O.D. (1981)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

Albert Zack is a struggling, bumbling, advertising salesman hired to save the Beaver Bra Company from impending doom. He is charged with signing five specific, world-famous, busty woman as ... See full summary »

Directors: Chuck Vincent, Sigi Krämer | Stars: Nicholas Saunders, Marilyn Joi, Carole Davis, Samantha Fox

Votes: 83

20. Roses Are for the Rich (1987 TV Movie)

182 min | Drama

In a small town in Appalachia, Autumn's young husband is killed in a suspicious mine explosion. She vows vengeance on mine owner Douglas Osborne and dedicates her life to destroying him, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Lisa Hartman, Bruce Dern, Joe Penny, Richard Masur

Votes: 141

21. Cease Fire (1985)

R | 97 min | Drama

Tim Murphy is a Vietnam Vet. When he loses his job he starts to relive all the pain and horror of his time in Vietnam. The stresses and strains nearly destroy his marriage and his family. ... See full summary »

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Don Johnson, Lisa Blount, Robert F. Lyons, John Archie

Votes: 174

22. Sweet Lies (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

An insurance investigator is visiting Paris on assigment. He is soon made the object of a seduction bet amongst three ladies. Problems arise when the girls realize they are really falling ... See full summary »

Director: Nathalie Delon | Stars: Treat Williams, Joanna Pacula, Julianne Phillips, Laura Manszky

Votes: 200

23. Fever Pitch (1985)

R | 96 min | Drama

An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - professional gambling.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Catherine Hicks, Giancarlo Giannini, Bridgette Andersen

Votes: 234 | Gross: $0.62M

24. Marie (1985)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

A woman is determined to reveal the truth about an insidious political corruption. In doing so she risks her safety, career and reputation but will not stop asking questions until the truth is known.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Keith Szarabajka, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 746 | Gross: $2.51M

25. Hard Choices (1985)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

A teenaged boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is... See full summary »

Director: Rick King | Stars: Margaret Klenck, Gary McCleery, John Seitz, John Sayles

Votes: 114

26. Beginner's Luck (1985)

R | 84 min | Comedy

A law student finds himself involved in a menage-a-trois with a free-spirited neighboring couple. Complications ensue when his fiancé unexpectedly shows up and he has to ensure she doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Mouris | Stars: Sam Rush, Riley Steiner, Charles Homet, Kate Fitzgerald

Votes: 41

27. Betrayed by Innocence (1986 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama

A married commercial filmmaker is charged with statutory rape when it is revealed that his lover is only 16.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Lee Purcell, Barry Bostwick, Cristen Kauffman

Votes: 54

28. Loose Ends (1986 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Comedy

A film crew arrives at a beach resort area to shoot a movie, and encounters trouble with the local teens.

Director: John Blanchard | Stars: Colleen Camp, Kenneth Welsh, Charles Dennis, Damian Lee

Votes: 45

29. Separate Vacations (1986)

R | 91 min | Comedy

A young architect finds himself in a situation that he never had to deal with before--now that he is successful (and married), sexy young women are throwing themselves at him. He and his wife take separate vacations to follow their urges.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: David Naughton, Jennifer Dale, Mark Keyloun, Lally Cadeau

Votes: 224

30. Sex Appeal (1986)

R | 81 min | Comedy

This is the story of young Tony Cannelloni as he attempts to break away from his overbearing mom and strike out on his own. He sets himself up with a new apartment, look, and lifestyle to ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Vincent | Stars: Louie Bonanno, Tally Chanel, Jerome Brenner, Marie Sawyer

Votes: 148

31. Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo (1986 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

A story of the lives of a family from South Carolina torn apart after the murder of Bill and Myrtle Moon. Although the killer is caught the judicial system takes too long for the Moons ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Brad Davis, Roxanne Hart, Brad Dourif, Michael Beach

Votes: 133

32. Where Are the Children? (1986)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Two children are kidnapped and held for ransom by a madman. Soon, however, the children's father begins to suspect that their mother may possibly have had something to do with the crime.

Director: Bruce Malmuth | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Max Gail, Harley Cross, Elisabeth Harnois

Votes: 210

33. Las Vegas Weekend (1986)

83 min | Comedy

Computer nerd starts winning big in Las Vegas, finds women being attracted to him.

Director: Dale Trevillion | Stars: Barry Hickey, Jace Damon, Macka Foley, Vickie Benson

Votes: 39

34. Assassination (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A presidential bodyguard is assigned to protect an objecting first lady, as repeated attempts are made on her life.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Stephen Elliott, Jan Gan Boyd

Votes: 2,681 | Gross: $6.08M

35. Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (1987)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

Sociopathic socialite plots her father's murder.

Stars: Lee Remick, Tate Donovan, John Glover, Linda Kelsey

Votes: 81

36. Tomorrow's a Killer (1987)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A detective tries to track down a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes while at the same time having to deal with his girlfriend's mental problems, which are gradually deteriorating ... See full summary »

Director: George Kaczender | Stars: David Birney, Season Hubley, Suzanne Snyder, Susannah York

Votes: 170

37. Daddy (1987)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama

Two high schoolers are unprepared for the reality of parenthood when the girl becomes pregnant.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, John Karlen, Tess Harper, J.J. Cohen

Votes: 224

38. The Last Innocent Man (1987 TV Movie)

Unrated | 109 min | Thriller

A criminal defense attorney is seduced by a beautiful woman and reluctantly takes on the defense of her estranged husband who is charged with murder, but finds his career threatened because... See full summary »

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Ed Harris, Roxanne Hart, David Suchet, Bruce McGill

Votes: 301

39. Assault and Matrimony (1987 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

Silvia and Edgar have been married for a long time, but can't stand each other now. But a divorce would mean having to sell their dream house, which both of them want to keep. Instead they ... See full summary »

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, John Hillerman, Michelle Phillips

Votes: 95

40. Stamp of a Killer (1987 TV Movie)

95 min | Thriller

A pregnant mother and her young son become the target of a killer.

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: John Aylward, Joseph Hacker, Judith Light, Audra Lindley

Votes: 58

41. Street Justice (1987)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

A forgotten CIA agent escapes after 12 years and returns to his corrupt New Jersey hometown.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Michael Ontkean, Joanna Kerns, Catherine Bach, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 79

42. Nights in White Satin (1987)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

When her friend, a social worker, is killed in a drive-by shooting, the young Lisa is thrown out of track: she lives on the streets of L.A. There she's found by the successful photographer ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Barnard | Stars: Kip Gilman, Priscilla Harris, Michael Laskin, Kim Waltrip

Votes: 78

43. Under the Boardwalk (1988)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

Nick Rainwood and Allie Yorpin are a modern day Romeo and Juliet living in southern California, separated by the unbridgeable gulf of their backgrounds and torn between loyalty to their "gangs" and their real desires.

Director: Fritz Kiersch | Stars: Richard Joseph Paul, Danielle von Zerneck, Keith Coogan, Steve Monarque

Votes: 281 | Gross: $0.15M

44. Call Me (1988)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

A journalist agrees to meet an obscene caller at a bar, and ends up witnessing a murder.

Director: Sollace Mitchell | Stars: Patricia Charbonneau, Stephen McHattie, Boyd Gaines, Sam Freed

Votes: 492 | Gross: $0.25M

45. The Suicide Club (1988)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

A woman traumatized by her brother's suicide is inducted into a world of games involving murder.

Director: James Bruce | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Robert Joy, Lenny Henry, Madeleine Potter

Votes: 69

46. Lady Avenger (1988)

82 min | Action, Drama

Maggie's brother is brutally killed by a gang of thugs. Maggie is in prison but is allowed to leave to go to her brother's funeral. At the funeral, she takes off and goes on a quest for her... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Peggy McIntaggart, Tony Josephs, Jacolyn Leeman, Michelle Bauer

Votes: 108

47. Fresh Kill (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror