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October 22, 2009

1980s – Best of Decade Top 100

Filed under: 1980s,Best of Decade — misterjiggy @ 10:26 pm

TOP 100 – EIGHTIES

Submitted 2010 in response to a RTCD Refugees Best of Decade poll.  Titles in blue made the ultimate consensus list. Titles in purple did not make consensus list.  Disclaimer – my submission was subject to certain self imposed quotas on director, genre, etc.

  1. DO THE RIGHT THING  [SPIKE LEE]  (1989)
  2. BLUE VELVET  [DAVID LYNCH]  (1986)
  3. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL  [STEVEN SPIELBERG]  (1982)
  4. CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS  [WOODY ALLEN]  (1989)
  5. THE RIGHT STUFF  [PHILIP KAUFMAN]  (1983)
  6. THE SHINING  [STANLEY KUBRICK] (1980) 
  7. THE VANISHING (Spoorloos)  [GEORGE SLUIZER]  (1988)
  8. RAISING ARIZONA  [JOEL COEN]  (1987)
  9. VERONIKA VOSS (Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss)  [RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER]  (1982)
  10. THE VERDICT  [SIDNEY LUMET]  (1982)
  11. THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO  [WOODY ALLEN]  (1985)
  12. LE RAYON VERT (The Green Ray) (Summer) [ERIC ROHMER] (1986)
  13. THE ROAD WARRIOR  [GEORGE MILLER]  (1981)
  14. FITZCARRALDO  [WERNER HERZOG]  (1982)
  15. ALIENS  [JAMES CAMERON]  (1986)
  16. FANNY AND ALEXANDER (Fanny och Alexander)  [INGMAR BERGMAN]  (1982)
  17. CINEMA PARADISO (Nuovo cinema paradise)  [GIUSEPPE TORNATORE] (1989)
  18. BODY HEAT  [LAWRENCE KASDEN]  (1981)
  19. EMPIRE OF THE SUN  [STEVEN SPIELBERG] (1987)
  20. DANGEROUS LIASONS  [STEPHEN FREARS] (1988)
  21. HEATHERS  [MICHAEL LEHMANN] (1989)
  22. THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA (Narayama bushiko)  [SHOHEI IMAMURA] (1983)
  23. DRUGSTORE COWBOY  [GUS VAN SANT] (1989)
  24. JEAN DE FLORETTE  [CLAUDE BERRI] (1986)
  25. ZELIG  [WOODY ALLEN]  (1983)
  26. BLADE RUNNER  [RIDLEY SCOTT]  (1982)
  27. THE NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS (La Notte di San Lorenzo)  [PAOLO TAVIANI & VITTORIO TAVIANI]  (1982)
  28. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK  [IRVING KERSHNER] (1980)
  29. ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA  [SERGIO LEONE]  (1984)
  30. CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS (Vivement dimanche!) (Finally, Sunday) [FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT]  (1983)
  31. BLOOD SIMPLE  [JOEL COEN]  (1984)
  32. SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE  [STEVEN SODERBERGH]  (1989)
  33. BLACK RAIN (Kuroi ama) [SHOHEI IMAMURA]  (1989)
  34. PARIS, TEXAS  [WIM WENDERS]  (1984)
  35. THE ELEPHANT MAN  [DAVID LYNCH] (1980)
  36. EL NORTE [GREGORY NAVA]  (1983)
  37. JESUS OF MONTREAL (Jésus de Montréal)  [DENYS ARCAND]  (1989)
  38. RADIO DAYS  [WOODY ALLEN] (1987)
  39. VAGABOND (Sans toit ni loi)  [AGNÈS VARDA]  (1985)
  40. SAY ANYTHING…  [CAMERON CROWE]  (1989)
  41. RAGING BULL  [MARTIN SCORSESE]  (1980)
  42. BACK TO THE FUTURE  [ROBERT ZEMEKIS]  (1985)
  43. MONSIEUR HIRE  [PATRICE LECONTE]  (1989)
  44. HANNAH AND HER SISTERS  [WOODY ALLEN] (1986)
  45. BLOW OUT  [BRIAN DE PALMA] (1981)
  46. CUTTER’S WAY (Cutter and Bone)  [IVAN PASSER] (1981)
  47. SUPERMAN II  [RICHARD LESTER] (1980)
  48. COUP DE TORCHON (Clean Slate)  [BERTRAND TAVERNIER] (1981)
  49. POLTERGEIST  [TOBE HOOPER] (1982)
  50. THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS  [STEVE KLOVES] (1989)
  51. FULL METAL JACKET  [STANLEY KUBRICK] (1987)
  52. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK  [STEVEN SPIELBERG] (1981)
  53. ANOTHER WOMAN  [WOODY ALLEN] (1988)
  54. THE GEISHA (Yokiro)  [HIDEO GOSHA] (1983)
  55. AFTER HOURS  [MARTIN SCORSESE] (1985)
  56. SOMETHING WILD  [JONATHAN DEMME] (1986)
  57. RAN  [AKIRA KUROSAWA] (1985)
  58. LOLA  [RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER] (1981)
  59. VICTOR/VICTORIA  [BLAKE EDWARDS] (1982)
  60. TAMPOPO  [JUZO ITAMI] (1985)
  61. NOTRE HISTOIRE (Our Story) (Separate Rooms) [BERTRAND BLIER] (1984)
  62. THE LAST EMPEROR  [BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI] (1987)
  63. LOCAL HERO [BILL FORSYTH] (1982)
  64. DIE HARD  [JOHN MCTIERNAN] (1988)
  65. MATEWAN  [JOHN SAYLES] (1987)
  66. SALAAM BOMBAY!  [MIRA NAIR] (1988)
  67. THE FLAMINGO KID  [GARY MARSHALL] (1984)
  68. THE AVIATOR’S WIFE (La Femme de l’aviateur) [ERIC ROHMER] (1981)
  69. MY FAVORITE YEAR  [RICHARD BENJAMIN] (1982)
  70. DINER  [BARRY LEVINSON] (1982)
  71. MELVIN AND HOWARD  [JONATHAN DEMME] (1980)
  72. COME AND SEE  [ELEM KLIMOV] (1985)
  73. WITNESS  [PETER WEIR] (1985)
  74. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY…  [ROB REINER] (1989)
  75. REDS  [WARRE N BEATTY] (1981)
  76. WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de …) [PED. ALMODÓVAR] (1988)
  77. A CHRISTMAS STORY  [BOB CLARK] (1983)
  78. BULL DURHAM  [RON SHELTON] (1988)
  79. DOWN BY LAW  [JIM JARMUSCH] (1986)
  80. KAGEMUSHA  [AKIRA KUROSAWA] (1980)
  81. AIRPLANE!   [JIM ABRAHAMS, DAVID ZUCKER & JERRY ZUCKER] (1980)
  82. SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT  [SPIKE LEE] (1986)
  83. AND THE SHIP SAILS ON (E la nave va)  [FEDERICO FELLINI] (1983)
  84. GALLIPOLI  [PETER WEIR] (1981)
  85. SHADOWS IN PARADISE (Varjoja paratiisissa) [AKI KAURISMÄKI] (1986)
  86. THIS IS SPINAL TAP  [ROB REINER] (1984)
  87. TOOTSIE  [SYDNEY POLLACK] (1982)
  88. À NOS AMOURS (To Our Loves)  [MAURICE PIALAT] (1983)
  89. FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF  [JOHN HUGHES] (1986)
  90. THE BIG RED ONE  [SAMUEL FULLER] (1980)
  91. MISSING  [COSTA-GAVRAS] (1982)
  92. AMADEUS  [MILOS FORMAN] (1984)
  93. STORY OF WOMEN (Une affaire de femmes)  [CLAUDE CHABROL] (1988)
  94. THE SEVENTH CONTINENT (Der Siebente Kontinent)  [MICHAEL HANEKE] (1989)
  95. WINGS OF DESIRE (Der Himmel über Berlin)  [WIM WENDERS] (1987)
  96. THE THING  [JOHN CARPENTER] (1982)
  97. DAS BOOT  [WOLFGANG PETERSEN] (1981)
  98. MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Tonari no Tortoro) [HAYAO MIYAZAKI] (1988)
  99. ROGER & ME  [MICHAEL MOORE] (1989)
  100. TANNER ’88  [ROBERT ALTMAN] (1988)

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