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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: 18/39

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

  • Making 'The Shining'

    3

  • Nine to Five

    4

  • The Victim

    5

  • Saturn 3

    6

  • The Final Countdown

    7

  • Cardiac Arrest

    8

  • Without Warning

    9

  • Christmas Evil

    10

  • Zombie Holocaust

    11

  • Altered States

    12

  • The Ninth Configuration

    13

  • Sitting Ducks

    14

  • New Year's Evil

    15

  • The Mirror Crack'd

    16

  • Galaxina

    17

  • Contraband

    18

  • Battle Beyond the Stars

    19

  • The Big Red One

    20

  • Coal Miner's Daughter

    21

  • Contamination

    22

  • Death Ship

    23

  • Don't Answer the Phone!

    24

  • Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century

    25

  • The Elephant Man

    26

  • Fade to Black

    27

  • Fish Heads

    28

  • Heart Beat

    29

  • Kagemusha

    30

  • Kung Fu of 8 Drunkards

    31

  • The Long Good Friday

    32

  • The Long Riders

    33

  • North Sea Hijack

    34

  • Raging Bull

    35

  • Serial

    36

  • Spooky Encounters

    37

  • The Stunt Man

    38

  • Harlequin

    39