Birth Year Challenge

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: 14/39

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

  • Nine to Five

    3

  • The Victim

    4

  • Altered States

    5

  • Saturn 3

    6

  • The Final Countdown

    7

  • Cardiac Arrest

    8

  • Without Warning

    9

  • Christmas Evil

    10

  • Sitting Ducks

    11

  • Zombie Holocaust

    12

  • New Year's Evil

    13

  • Galaxina

    14

  • Battle Beyond the Stars

    15

  • The Big Red One

    16

  • Coal Miner's Daughter

    17

  • Contamination

    18

  • Cruising

    19

  • Death Ship

    20

  • Don't Answer the Phone!

    21

  • Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century

    22

  • The Elephant Man

    23

  • Fade to Black

    24

  • Fish Heads

    25

  • Heart Beat

    26

  • Kagemusha

    27

  • Kung Fu of 8 Drunkards

    28

  • The Long Good Friday

    29

  • The Long Riders

    30

  • Making 'The Shining'

    31

  • The Ninth Configuration

    32

  • Ffolkes

    33

  • Raging Bull

    34

  • Serial

    35

  • Spooky Encounters

    36

  • The Stunt Man

    37

  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

    38

  • Harlequin

    39