I really don’t know if it’s from the '80s, but I think so. It’s about a family that moves in a house and there are three orbs that are trapped there. One is evil and won’t let the other two leave. If I’m remembering right, they're mother and son.
This is possibly, The Haunted, a 1991 TV movie.
The plot summary from Wikipedia identifies three spirits:
The Smurl family move into their new home on Chase Street only to find that it is plagued with three spirits and a demon. The demon wants to destroy their family and they are constantly desperate until they find the Warren family to get rid of them.
The spirits don't appear as orbs, exactly, but they do appear as uncertain, shadowy blurs on a number of occasions.
The whole thing is on YouTube.