Birth Year Challenge: Part 1

For this challenge you can only pick films that were released in the year you were born (I'm going with Letterboxd dates to avoid UK/US release date confusion), the total amount of films to watch is the same as your current age.

There is no time limit on the challenge, only to watch all the films before your next Birthday, or you'll have to add another film!

All the films have to be first time watches.

Track the tag #BYC to read everyone's reviews.

PROGRESS: 29/41

All movies I've seen from 1980.
All movies from 1980 still on my watchlist.

I've tried to pick a cross section of films, those that were nominated for awards, those classed as video nasties…

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  • City of the Living Dead

    1

  • The Changeling

    2

  • Spetters

    3

  • Making The Shining

    4

  • The Long Good Friday

    5

  • The Elephant Man

    6

  • Contamination

    7

  • Nine to Five

    8

  • The Victim

    9

  • North Sea Hijack

    10

  • Fade to Black

    11

  • Saturn 3

    12

  • Cruising

    13

  • Encounter of the Spooky Kind

    14

  • The Final Countdown

    15

  • Cardiac Arrest

    16

  • Without Warning

    17

  • Christmas Evil

    18

  • Zombie Holocaust

    19

  • Altered States

    20

  • The Ninth Configuration

    21

  • Sitting Ducks

    22

  • Death Ship

    23

  • New Year's Evil

    24

  • Gamera: Super Monster

    25

  • The Mirror Crack'd

    26

  • Galaxina

    27

  • Contraband

    28

  • Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century

    29

  • Kagemusha

    30

  • The Big Red One

    31

  • Coal Miner's Daughter

    32

  • Raging Bull

    33

  • The Long Riders

    34

  • Battle Beyond the Stars

    35

  • Kung Fu of 8 Drunkards

    36

  • Don't Answer the Phone!

    37

  • Heart Beat

    38

  • The Stunt Man

    39

  • Harlequin

    40

  • Hussy

    41