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October 23, 2009

THE 80s – YEAR BY YEAR MOVIE LISTS

Filed under: 1980s,Year By Year Lists — misterjiggy @ 12:57 am

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1980

… Joey, have you ever been in a… in a Turkish prison?

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  1. THE SHINING [STANLEY KUBRICK] (UK)
  2. RAGING BULL [MARTIN SCORSESE]
  3. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK [IRVING KERSHNER] (Fox)
  4. THE ELEPHANT MAN [DAVID LYNCH]
  5. STARDUST MEMORIES [WOODY ALLEN]
  6. SUPERMAN II [RICHARD LESTER]
  7. MON ONCLE D’AMÉRIQUE [ALAIN RESNAIS] (F)
  8. ORDINARY PEOPLE [ROBERT REDFORD]
  9. THE BIG RED ONE [SAMUEL FULLER]
  10. MELVIN AND HOWARD [JONATHAN DEMME]
  11. AIRPLANE! [JIM ABRAHAMS, DAVID ZUCKER & JERRY ZUCKER]
  12. BAD TIMING [NICOLAS ROEG] (UK)
  13. ‘BREAKER’ MORANT [BRUCE BERESFORD] (A)
  14. KAGEMUSHA [AKIRA KUROSAWA] (J)
  15. ATLANTIC CITY [LOUIS MALLE] (C)
  16. CITY OF WOMEN (La Città della donne) [FEDERICO FELLINI] (I)
  17. THE BLUES BROTHERS [JOHN LANDIS]
  18. DRESSED TO KILL [BRIAN DEPALMA]
  19. OUT OF THE BLUE [DENNIS HOPPER]
  20. THE STUNT MAN [RICHARD RUSH]
  21. FAME [ALAN PARKER]
  22. THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY [JOHN MACKENZIE] (UK)
  23. GLORIA [JOHN CASSAVETES]
  24. THE LONG RIDERS [WALTER HILL]
  25. TOM HORN [WILLIAM WIARD]
  26. LOULOU [MAURICE PIALAT] (F)
  27. THE CHANGELING [PETER MEDAK] (C)
  28. 9 TO 5 [COLIN HIGGINS]
  29. HOPSCOTCH [RONALD NEAME]
  30. MY BODYGUARD [TONY BILL]
  31. HEAVEN’S GATE [MICHAEL CIMINO]
  32. THE LAST METRO [FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT] (F)
  33. CADDYSHACK [HAROLD RAMIS]
  34. ZIGEUNERWEISEN (Tsigoineruwaizen) [SEIJUN SUZUKI] (J)
  35. STIR CRAZY [SIDNEY POITIER]
  36. THE FOG [JOHN CARPENTER]
  37. URBAN COWBOY [JAMES BRIDGES]
  38. AMERICAN GIGOLO [PAUL SCHRADER]
  39. FROM THE LIFE OF MARIONETTES (Aus dem Laben  der Marionetten) [INGMAR BERGMAN] (S)
  40. LITTLE DARLINGS [RONALD F. MAXWELL]
  41. JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT [SIDNEY LUMET]
  42. THE COMPETITION [JOEL OLIANSKY]
  43. FRIDAY THE 13TH [SEAN S. CUNNINGHAM]
  44. CRUISING [WILLIAM FRIEDKN]
  45. WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM [ART LINSON]
  46. HERO AT LARGE [MARTIN DAVIDSON]
  47. FATSO [ANNE BANCROFT]
  48. POPEYE [ROBERT ALTMAN]
  49. THE ISLAND [MICHAEL RITCHIE]
  50. THE FORMULA  [JOHN G. AVILDSEN] (Steve Shagan – MGM)
  51. PROM NIGHT [PAUL LYNCH] (C)
  52. THE BLUE LAGOON [RANDAL KLIESER]
  53. TERROR TRAIN  [ROGER SPOTTISWOODE] (Astral) (C)
  54. THE NUDE BOMB [CLIVE DONNER]
  55. SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT II [HAL NEEDHAM]
  56. FLASH GORDON [MIKE HODGES]
  57. MANIAC [WILLIAM LUSTIG]
  58. XANADU [ROBERT GREENWALD]

Other (Unranked): POTO AND CABENGO [JEAN-PIERRE GORIN] (d); LIGHTNING OVER WATER [WIM WENDERS] (d); GROWN-UPS [MIKE LEIGH] (BBC2 Playhouse) (TV); WERNER HERZOG EATS HIS SHOE / GARLIC IS AS GOOD AS TEN MOTHERS [LES BLANC] (d/s)

1981

…You aren’t too smart, are you? I like that in a man

  1. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK [STEVEN SPIELBERG]
  2. THE ROAD WARRIOR [GEORGE MILLER] (A)
  3. BLIND CHANCE (Przypadek) [KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI] (P) (IMDB 1987)
  4. BODY HEAT [LAWRENCE KASDEN]
  5. LOLA [RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER] (G)
  6. BLOW OUT [BRIAN DE PALMA]
  7. CUTTER’S WAY (Cutter and Bone)  [IVAN PASSER]
  8. COUP DE TORCHON (Clean Slate)  [BERTRAND TAVERNIER] (F)
  9. MY DINNER WITH ANDRE [LOUIS MALLE]
  10. THE AVIATOR’S WIFE (La Femme de l’aviateur) [ERIC ROHMER] (F)
  11. THEY ALL LAUGHED [PETER BOGDANOVICH]
  12. SOUTHERN COMFORT  [WALTER HILL]
  13. REDS [WARREN BEATTY]
  14. GALLIPOLI [PETER WEIR] (A)
  15. GREGORY’S GIRL [BILL FORSYTH] (UK)
  16. DAS BOOT [WOLFGANG PETERSEN] (G)
  17. PRINCE OF THE CITY [SIDNEY LUMET]
  18. THIEF [MICHAEL MANN]
  19. MEPHISTO [ISTVÁN SZABÓ] (H)
  20. POSSESSION [ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI] (F/G)
  21. THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR (La Femme d’à côté) [FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT] (F)
  22. ON GOLDEN POND [MARK RYDELL]
  23. ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK [JOHN CARPENTER]
  24. PENNIES FROM HEAVEN [HERBERT ROSS]
  25. THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN [KAREL REISZ]
  26. LILI MARLEEN  [RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER] (G)
  27. DOCUMENTEUR [AGNÈS VARDA] (F)
  28. RAGTIME [MILOS FORMAN]
  29. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY [JOHN GLEN]
  30. AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON [JOHN LANDIS]
  31. MODERN ROMANCE [ALBERT BROOKS]
  32. THE EVIL DEAD [SAM RAIMI]
  33. CHARIOTS OF FIRE [HUGH HUDSON] (UK)
  34. QUEST FOR FIRE [JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD] (C)
  35. BLOOD WEDDING (Bodas de sangre)  [CARLOS SAURA] (SP)
  36. TICKET TO HEAVEN [RALPH L. THOMAS]
  37. TRUE CONFESSIONS [ULU GROSBARD]
  38. THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE [BOB RAFELSON]
  39. STRIPES [IVAN REITMAN]
  40. HISTORY OF THE WORLD: PART ONE [MEL BROOKS]
  41. HÔTEL DES AMÉRIQUES [ANDRÉ TÉCHINÉ] (F)
  42. …ALL THE MARBLES  [ROBERT ALDRICH] (William Aldrich – MGM)
  43. ABSENCE OF MALICE [SYDNEY POLLACK] (Pollack – Mirage/Columbia)
  44. ARTHUR [STEVE GORDON]
  45. NEIGHBORS [JOHN G. AVILDSEN]
  46. THE HOWLING [JOE DANTE]
  47. TAPS [HAROLD BECKER]
  48. WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY? [JOHN BADHAM]
  49. FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER [RONALD NEAME]
  50. OUTLAND [PETER HYAMS]
  51. PORKY’S [BOB CLARK] (C)
  52. HALLOWEEN II [RICK ROSENTHAL]
  53. MS. 45 [ABEL FERRARA]
  54. THE FINAL CONFLICT [GRAHAM BAKER]
  55. WOLFEN [MICHAEL WADLEIGH]
  56. VICTORY [JOHN HUSTON]
  57. THE CANNONBALL RUN [HAL NEEDHAM]
  58. ROLLOVER [ALAN J. PAKULA]
  59. CLASH OF THE TITANS [DESMOND DAVIS]
  60. GHOST STORY [JOHN IRVIN]
  61. SHARKY’S MACHINE [BURT REYNOLDS]
  62. MOMMIE DEAREST [FRANK PERRY]
  63. CONTINENTAL DIVIDE [MICHAEL APTED]
  64. FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 [STEVE MINER]
  65. PATERNITY  [DAVID STEINBERG]
  66. MY BLOODY VALENTINE [GEORGE MIHALKA]
  67. ENDLESS LOVE [FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI]
  68. CIRCLE OF TWO  [JULES DASSIN] (C)
  69. HELL NIGHT [TOM DESIMONE]
  70. PRIVATE LESSONS  [ALAN MYERSON]
  71. TARZAN THE APE MAN [JOHN DEREK]
  72. CAVEMAN [CARL GOTTLIEB]

Other (unranked) VERNON, FLORIDA [ERROL MORRIS] (d); HEAVY METAL [GERALD POTTERTON & JIMMY T. MURAKAMI] (C) (a); THE FOX AND THE HOUND [BERMAN, RICH & STEVENS] (a); SPRINGTIME IN GREENLAND [JOHN PAIZS] (C) (s); MUR MURS [AGNÈS VARDA] (F) (d)

 1982

…We all know most marriages depend on a firm grasp of football trivia.

  1. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL [STEVEN SPIELBERG]
  2. VERONIKA VOSS (Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss)  [RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER] (G)
  3. THE VERDICT [SIDNEY LUMET]
  4. FITZCARRALDO [WERNER HERZOG] (G)
  5. FANNY AND ALEXANDER (Fanny och Alexander)  [INGMAR BERGMAN] (S)
  6. BLADE RUNNER [RIDLEY SCOTT]
  7. THE NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS (La Notte di San Lorenzo)  [PAOLO TAVIANI & VITTORIO TAVIANI] (I)
  8. POLTERGEIST [TOBE HOOPER]
  9. MOONLIGHTING [JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI] (UK)
  10. MISSING [COSTA-GAVRAS]
  11. VICTOR/VICTORIA [BLAKE EDWARDS]
  12. TOOTSIE [SYDNEY POLLACK]
  13. DINER [BARRY LEVINSON]
  14. LE BEAU MARRIAGE (The Good Marriage)  [ERIC ROHMER] (F)
  15. MY FAVORITE YEAR [RICHARD BENJAMIN]
  16. THE THING [JOHN CARPENTER]
  17. SHOOT THE MOON [ALAN PARKER]
  18. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP [GEORGE ROY HILL]
  19. EATING RAOUL [PAUL BARTEL]
  20. FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH [AMY HECKERLING]
  21. ONIMASA (Kiryûin Hanako no shôgai) [HIDEO GOSHA] (J)
  22. DEATHTRAP [SIDNEY LUMET]
  23. THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY [PETER WEIR]
  24. STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KHAN [NICHOLAS MEYER]
  25. WHITE DOG [SAMUEL FULLER] (Paramount)
  26. NIGHT SHIFT [RON HOWARD]
  27. UNE CHAMBRE EN VILLE (A Room in Town) [JACQUES DEMY] (Christine Couze-Renal) (F)
  28. ONE FROM THE HEART [FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA]
  29. LABYRINTH OF PASSION (Laberinto de pasiones ) [PEDRO ALMODOVAR] (SP)
  30. SMITHEREENS [SUSAN SEIDELMAN]
  31. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN [TAYLOR HACKFORD]
  32. FIRST BLOOD [TED KOTCHEFF]
  33. 48 HOURS [WALTER HILL]
  34. PINK FLOYD THE WALL [ALAN PARKER]
  35. ROCKY III [SYLVESTER STALLONE]
  36. THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS [COLIN HIGGINS]
  37. A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT SEX COMEDY [WOODY ALLEN]
  38. FRANCES [GRAEME CLIFFORD]
  39. TENEBRE [DARIO ARGENTO] (S. Argento) (I)
  40. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS  [LOU ADLER]
  41. THE BORDER  [TONY RICHARDSON]
  42. LA TRUITE [JOSEPH LOSEY]
  43. IDENTIFICATION OF A WOMAN (Identificazione di una donna) [MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI] (I)
  44. CREEPSHOW [GEORGE A. ROMERO]
  45. AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL [KEN FINKLEMAN]
  46. TRON [STEVEN LISBERGER]
  47. BASKET CASE  [FRANK HENENLOTTER]
  48. CANNERY ROW [DAVID S. WARD] (Michael Phillips – MGM)
  49. MAKING LOVE  [ARTHUR HILLER]
  50. THE ENTITY  [SIDNEY J. FURIE] (moved from 1981)
  51. IF YOU COULD SEE WHAT I HEAR [ERIC TILL]
  52. AUTHOR! AUTHOR! [ARTHUR HILLER]
  53. GREASE 2 [PATRICIA BIRCH]
  54. DEATH WISH II [MICHAEL WINNER]
  55. YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE  [GARRY MARSHALL]
  56. SWAMP THING [WES CRAVEN]
  57. CLASS REUNION [MICHAEL MILLER]
  58. ZAPPED! [ROBERT J. ROSENTHAL]
  59. SUMMER LOVERS [RANDAL KLEISER] (Filmways)
  60. HOMEWORK  [JAMES BESHEARS]
  61. MEGAFORCE [HAL NEEDHAM]

Other (unranked): BURDEN OF DREAMS [LES BLANK] (d); RICHARD PRYOR LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP [JOE LAYTON] (c); THE SECRET POLICEMAN’S OTHER BALL [ROGER GRAEF, JULIEN TEMPLE] (UK) (c); AN EXERCISE IN DISCIPLINE – PEEL [JANE CAMPION] (A) (s); VINCENT [TIM BURTON] (A/s)


1983

… Request permission to relieve bladder.

  1. THE RIGHT STUFF [PHILIP KAUFMAN]
  2. ZELIG [WOODY ALLEN]
  3. THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA (Narayama bushiko)  [SHOHEI IMAMURA] (Toei) (J)
  4. EL SUR (The South) [VICTOR ERICE] (SP)
  5. CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS (Vivement dimanche!) (Finally, Sunday) [FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT] (F)
  6. EL NORTE [GREGORY NAVA] (SP)
  7. THE GEISHA (Yokiro)  [HIDEO GOSHA] (J)
  8. AND THE SHIP SAILS ON (E la nave va)  [FEDERICO FELLINI] (I)
  9. A CHRISTMAS STORY [BOB CLARK]
  10. LOCAL HERO [BILL FORSYTH] (UK)
  11. PAULINE AT THE BEACH (Pauline à la plage)  [ERIC ROHMER] (F)
  12. RETURN OF THE JEDI [RICHARD MARQUAND] (Lucusfilm/Fox)
  13. THE DEAD ZONE [DAVID CRONENBERG] (C)
  14. À NOS AMOURS (To Our Loves)  [MAURICE PIALAT] (F)
  15. THE KING OF COMEDY [MARTIN SCORSESE] (moved from 1982)
  16. RUMBLE FISH [FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA]
  17. TERMS OF ENDEARMENT [JAMES L. BROOKS]
  18. ONE DEADLY SUMMER (L’été meurtrier) [JEAN BECKER] (F)
  19. SILKWOOD [MIKE NICHOLS]
  20. THE MAKIOKA SISTERS (Sasameyuki) [KON ICHIKAWA] (Toho) (J)
  21. EDUCATING RITA [LEWIS GILBERT]
  22. TRADING PLACES [JOHN LANDIS]
  23. STAR 80 [BOB FOSSE]
  24. MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE [NAGISA OSHIMA] (UK/J)
  25. SCARFACE [BRIAN DEPALMA]
  26. MY BROTHER’S WEDDING [CHARLES BURNETT]
  27. VIDEODROME [DAVID CRONENBERG] (C)
  28. BABY IT’S YOU [JOHN SAYLES]
  29. DANTON [ANDRZEJ WAJDA] (F)
  30. THE FOURTH MAN (De vierde man)  [PAUL VERHOEVEN] (N)
  31. VALLEY GIRL [MARTHA COOLIDGE]
  32. OCTOPUSSY [JOHN GLEN]
  33. WARGAMES [JOHN BADHAM]
  34. MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE [TERRY GILLIAM & TERRY JONES] (UK)
  35. THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS [CARL REINER]
  36. NEVER CRY WOLF [CARROLL BALLARD]
  37. RISKY BUSINESS [PAUL BRICKMAN]
  38. THE OUTSIDERS [FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA]
  39. REUBEN, REUBEN [ROBERT ELLIS MILLER]
  40. MR. MOM [STAN DRAGOTI]
  41. VACATION [HAROLD RAMIS]
  42. THE BIG CHILL [LAWRENCE KASDAN]
  43. CHRISTINE [JOHN CARPENTER]
  44. NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN [IRVING KIRSHNER]
  45. STRANGE BREW [RICK MORANIS & DAVE THOMAS]
  46. TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE [VARIOUS]
  47. BLUE THUNDER [JOHN BADHAM]
  48. ALL THE RIGHT MOVES [MICHAELCHAPMAN]
  49. BAD BOYS [RICK ROSENTHAL]
  50. CLASS [LEWIS JOHN CARLINO]
  51. SUDDEN IMPACT [CLINT EASTWOOD]
  52. SUPERMAN III [RICHARD LESTER]
  53. LOSIN’ IT  [CURTIS HANSON]
  54. PSYCHO II [RICHARD FRANKLIN]
  55. YELLOWBEARD [MEL DAMSKI]
  56. BREATHLESS [JIM MCBRIDE]
  57. THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE [FRANC RODDAM]
  58. EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS [MARTIN DAVIDSON]
  59. UNCOMMON VALOR [TED KOTCHEFF]
  60. EASY MONEY [JAMES SIGNORELLI]
  61. CUJO [LEWIS TEAGUE]
  62. MAX DUGAN RETURNS [HERBERT ROSS]
  63. D.C. CAB [JOEL SCHUMACHER]
  64. THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND [SAM PECKINPAH]
  65. LIFE IS A BED OF ROSES (La Vie est un roman)  [ALAIN RESNAIS] (F)
  66. FLASHDANCE [ADRIAN LYNE]
  67. AMITYVILLE 3-D  [RICHARD FLEISCHER]
  68. SPRING BREAK  [SEAN S. CUNNINGHAM]
  69. PORKY’S II: THE NEXT DAY [BOB CLARK]
  70. SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT III [DICK LOWRY]
  71. STAYING ALIVE [SYLVESTER STALLONE]
  72. JAWS 3-D [JOE ALVES]
  73. PRIVATE SCHOOL [NOEL BLACK]
  74. STROKER ACE [HAL NEEDHAM]
  75. DOCTOR DETROIT [MICHAEL PRESSMAN]

Other (Unranked): SANS SOLEIL (Sunless) [CHRIS MARKER] (F);  PASSIONLESS MOMENTS [JANE CAMPION] (s);  DIMENSIONS OF DIALOGUE (Moznosti dialogu) [JAN SVANKMAJER] (CZ) (a/s); SPROUT WINGS AND FLY [LES BLANK] (d/s)WINNIE THE POOH AND A DAY FOR EEYORE [RICK REINERT] (Disney) (a/s); THE DAY AFTER [NICHOLAS MEYER] (TV)

1984

…Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It’s just not really widely reported.

  1. ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA [SERGIO LEONE]
  2. BLOOD SIMPLE [JOEL COEN]
  3. PARIS, TEXAS [WIM WENDERS]
  4. AMADEUS [MILOS FORMAN]
  5. THE HOME AND THE WORLD (Ghare-Baire) [SATYAJIT RAY] (ID)
  6. THE FLAMINGO KID [GARY MARSHALL]
  7. THIS IS SPINAL TAP [ROB REINER]
  8. LOVE STREAMS [JOHN CASSAVETES]
  9. BROADWAY DANNY ROSE [WOODY ALLEN]
  10. INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM [STEVEN SPIELBERG]
  11. GREMLINS [JOE DANTE]
  12. PASSAGE TO INDIA [DAVID LEAN] (UK)
  13. NOTRE HISTOIRE (Our Story) (Separate Rooms) [BERTRAND BLIER] (F)
  14. THE HIT [STEPHEN FREARS] (UK)
  15. LOVE ONTO DEATH (L’amour à mort) [ALAIN RESNAIS] (F)
  16. ROMANCING THE STONE [ROBERT ZEMECKIS]
  17. A SOLDIER’S STORY [NORMAN JEWISON]
  18. THE TERMINATOR [JAMES CAMERON]
  19. FULL MOON IN PARIS (Les Nuits de la Pleine Lune) [ERIC ROHMER] (F)
  20. BIRDY [ALAN PARKER]
  21. SIXTEEN CANDLES [JOHN HUGHES]
  22. REPO MAN [ALEX COX]
  23. UNDER THE VOLCANO [JOHN HUSTON]
  24. NIGHT OF THE COMET [THOM EBERHARDT]
  25. NOTHING LASTS FOREVER [TOM SCHILLER] (Lorne Michaels/John Head – MGM)
  26. SPLASH [RON HOWARD]
  27. THE NATURAL [BARRY LEVINSON]
  28. RACING WITH THE MOON [RICHARD BENJAMIN]
  29. THE KILLING FIELDS [ROLAND JOFFE]
  30. CHOOSE ME [ALAN RUDOLPH]
  31. GHOST BUSTERS [IVAN REITMAN]
  32. THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET [JOHN SAYLES]
  33. THE KARATE KID [JOHN G. AVILDSEN]
  34. TOP SECRET! [JIM ABRAHAMS, DAVID ZUCKER & JERRY ZUCKER]
  35. STRANGER THAN PARADISE [JIM JARMUSCH]
  36. MOSCOW ON THE HUDSON [PAUL MAZURSKY]
  37. BEVERLY HILLS COP [MARTIN BREST]
  38. THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE [TONY RICHARDSON]
  39. BODY DOUBLE [BRIAN DE PALMA]
  40. PURPLE RAIN [ALBERT MAGNOLI]
  41. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET [WES CRAVEN]
  42. REVENGE OF THE NERDS [JEFF KANEW]
  43. IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES [CHARLES SHYER]
  44. THE ELEMENT OF CRIME (Forbrydelsens element) [LARS VON TRIER] (D)
  45. LA FEMME PUBLIQUE [ANDREW ZULAWSKI] (F)
  46. TEACHERS [ARTHUR HILLER]
  47. JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY [AMY HECKERLING]
  48. RED DAWN [JOHN MILIUS]
  49. CONAN THE DESTROYER [RICHARD FLEISCHER]
  50. STREETS OF FIRE [WALTER HIL]
  51. THE LONELY GUY [ARTHUR HILLER]
  52. MIKE’S MURDER  [JAMES BRIDGES] (Warner)
  53. FIRESTARTER [MARK. L. LESTER]
  54. STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK [LEONARD NEMOY]
  55. CLOAK & DAGGER [RICHARD FRANKLIN]
  56. POLICE ACADEMY [HUGH WILSON]
  57. THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION [W.D. RICHTER]
  58. CHILDREN OF THE CORN [FRITZ KIRSCH]
  59. GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES [HUGH HUDSON]
  60. BACHELOR PARTY [NEAL ISRAEL]
  61. FOOTLOOSE [HERBERT ROSS]
  62. OXFORD BLUES  [ROBERT BORIS]
  63. FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER [JOSEPH ZITO]
  64. CANNONBALL RUN II [HAL NEEDHAM]
  65. DUNE [DAVID LYNCH]
  66. AGAINST ALL ODDS [TAYLOR HACKFORD]
  67. THE WOMAN IN RED [GENE WILDER]
  68. WHERE THE BOYS ARE ’84  [HY AVERBACK]
  69. THE EVIL THAT MEN DO  [J. LEE THOMPSON]
  70. MISSING IN ACTION [JOSEPH ZITO]
  71. BLAME IT ON RIO [STANLEY DONEN]
  72. ANGEL [ROBERT VINCENT O’NEILL]
  73. BOLERO [JOHN DEREK]
  74. BREAKIN’/BREAKIN’ 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO [SAM FIRSTENBERG]
  75. HOT DOG… THE MOVIE [PETER MARKLE]
  76. HEAVENLY BODIES  [LAWRENCE DANE] (C)

Other: A GIRL’S OWN STORY [JANE CAMPION] (A) (s); STOP MAKING SENSE [JONATHAN DEMME] (c)7 P., CUIS., S. DE B. [AGNÈS VARDA] (F) (s); LES DITES CARIATIDES (The So-called Caryatids) [AGNÈS VARDA] (F) (s); IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER? [LES BLANK] (d/s)

1985

…Ronald Reagan? The actor? Then who’s Vice-President? Jerry Lewis?

  1. THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO [WOODY ALLEN]
  2. TAMPOPO [JUZO ITAMI] (J)
  3. BACK TO THE FUTURE [ROBERT ZEMECKIS]
  4. RAN [AKIRA KUROSAWA] (J)
  5. VAGABOND (Sans toit ni loi)  [AGNÈS VARDA] (F)
  6. WITNESS [PETER WEIR]
  7. DEATH OF A SALESMAN [VOLKER SCHLÖNDORFF]
  8. AFTER HOURS [MARTIN SCORSESE]
  9. COME AND SEE (Idi I smotri)  [ELEM KLIMOV] (R)
  10. CRIME WAVE [JOHN PAIZS] (C)
  11. MY LIFE AS A DOG (Mitt liv som hund) [LASSE HALLSTRÖM] (S)
  12. THE OFFICIAL STORY (La historia official) [LUIS PUENZO] (AR)
  13. MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS [PAUL SCHRADER]
  14. THE BREAKFAST CLUB [JOHN HUGHES]
  15. THE COLOR PURPLE [STEVEN SPIELBERG]
  16. THE SURE THING [ROB REINER]
  17. PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE [TIM BURTON]
  18. KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN [HECTOR BABENCO]
  19. PRIZZI’S HONOR [JOHN HUSTON] (John Foreman)
  20. BREWSTER’S MILLIONS [WALTER HILL]
  21. BRAZIL[TERRY GILLIAM] (UK)
  22. LOST IN AMERICA [ALBERT BROOKS]
  23. FLETCH [MICHAEL RITCHIE]
  24. NO END (Bez konca) [KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI] (P)
  25. THE GOONIES [RICHARD DONNER]
  26. COP AU VIN (Poulet au vinaigre) [CLAUDE CHABROL] (F)
  27. SILVERADO [LAWRENCE KASDEN]
  28. HEAVEN HELP US  [MICHAEL DINNER]
  29. CLUE [JONATHAN LYNN]
  30. INSIGNIFICANCE [NICOLAS ROEG] (UK)
  31. MASK [PETER BOGDANOVICH]
  32. BETTER OFF DEAD… [SAVAGE STEVE HOLLAND]
  33. A ROOM WITH A VIEW [JAMES IVORY] (Goldcrest/Merchant Ivory) (UK)
  34. MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE [STEPHEN FREARS] (UK)
  35. COCOON [RON HOWARD]
  36. REAL GENIUS [MARTHA COOLIDGE]
  37. RENDEZ-VOUS [ANDRE TECHINE] (F)
  38. ENEMY MINE [WOLFGANG PETERSON]
  39. THE JEWEL OF THE NILE [LEWIS TEAGUE]
  40. TEEN WOLF [ROD DANIEL]
  41. AGNES OF GOD [NORMAN JEWISON]
  42. JOSHUA THEN AND NOW [TED KOTCHEFF] (C)
  43. DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN [SUSAN SEIDELMAN]
  44. MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME [GEORGE MILLER, GEORGE OGILVIE]
  45. PALE RIDER [CLINT EASTWOOD]
  46. TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. [WILLIAM FRIEDKIN]
  47. FOOL FOR LOVE [ROBERT ALTMAN] (Yoram Globus/Menahem Golan – Cannon)
  48. VISION QUEST [HAROLD BECKER]
  49. LADYHAWKE [RICHARD DONNER]
  50. TARGET [ARTHUR PENN]
  51. ST. ELMO’S FIRE [JOEL SCHUMACHER]
  52. COMMANDO [MARK L. LESTER]
  53. WEIRD SCIENCE [JOHN HUGHES]
  54. THAT WAS THEN…THIS IS NOW  [CHRISTOPHER CAIN]
  55. MY AMERICAN COUSIN [SANDY WILSON] (C)
  56. SUMMER RENTAL [CARL REINER]
  57. FRIGHT NIGHT [TOM HOLLAND]
  58. MARIE [ROGER DONALDSON]
  59. THE EMERALD FOREST [JOHN BOORMAN]
  60. A VIEW TO A KILL [JOHN GLEN]
  61. JUST ONE OF THE GUYS  [LISA GOTTLIEB]
  62. MISCHIEF  [MEL DAMSKI]
  63. EUROPEAN VACATION [AMY HECKERLING]
  64. ROCKY IV [SYLVESTER STALLONE]
  65. RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II [GEORGE COSMATOS]
  66. POLICE ACADEMY 2: THEIR FIRST ASSIGNMENT [JERRY PARIS]
  67. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE [JACK SHOLDER]
  68. PERFECT  [JAMES BRIDGES]
  69. VOLUNTEERS  [NICOLAS MEYER]
  70. SPIES LIKE US [JOHN LANDIS]
  71. HEAD OFFICE [KEN FINKLEMAN] (C)
  72. DEATH WISH 3 [MICHAEL WINNER]

Other: 28 UP [MICHAEL APTED] (d); LOUIE BLUIE [TERRY ZWIGOFF] (d); ANTONIO GAUDÍ [HIROSHI TESHIGAHARA] (J) (d); TOKYO-GA [WIM WENDERS] (G) (d); GOD’S COUNTRY [LOUIS MALLE] (TV) (d); INDIA CABARET [MIRA NAIR] (ID/UK/C) (TV) (d)

1986

…If Jesus came back and saw what’s going on in his name, he’d never stop throwing up.

  1. BLUE VELVET [DAVID LYNCH]
  2. ALIENS [JAMES CAMERON]
  3. HANNAH AND HER SISTERS [WOODY ALLEN]
  4. LE RAYON VERT (The Green Ray) (Summer) [ERIC ROHMER] (F)
  5. JEAN DE FLORETTE [CLAUDE BERRI] (F)
  6. SOMETHING WILD [JONATHAN DEMME]
  7. FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF [JOHN HUGHES]
  8. MANON DES SOURCES [CLAUDE BERRI] (F)
  9. DOWN BY LAW [JIM JARMUSCH]
  10. MONA LISA [NEIL JORDAN] (UK)
  11. THE SACRIFICE (Offret) [ANDREI TARKOVSKY] (S)
  12. PLATOON [OLIVER STONE]
  13. MANHUNTER [MICHAEL MANN]
  14. MATADOR [PEDRO ALMODÓVAR] (SP)
  15. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS [FRANK OZ]
  16. THE FLY [DAVID CRONENBERG] (C)
  17. SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT [SPIKE LEE]
  18. SHADOWS IN PARADISE (Varjoja paratiisissa) [AKI KAURISMÄKI] (Fin)
  19. STAND BY ME [ROB REINER]
  20. MALA NOCHE (Bad Night) [GUS VAN SANT]
  21. RUTHLESS PEOPLE [ABRAHAMS, ZUCKER & ZUCKER]
  22. THE NAME OF THE ROSE [JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD]
  23. THE MOSQUITO COAST [PETER WEIR]
  24. LUCUS [DAVID SELTZER]
  25. THE COLOR OF MONEY [MARTIN SCORSESE]
  26. HOOSIERS [DAVID ANSPAUGH]
  27. RIVER’S EDGE [TIM HUNTER]
  28. AT CLOSE RANGE [JAMES FOLEY]
  29. CROCODILE DUNDEE [PETER FAIMAN]
  30. STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME [LEONARD NEMOY]
  31. ABOUT LAST NIGHT… [EDWARD ZWICK]
  32. THE HITCHER [ROBERT HARMON]
  33. PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED [FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA]
  34. TOP GUN [TONY SCOTT]
  35. PRETTY IN PINK [HOWARD DEUTCH]
  36. MÉLO [ALAIN RESNAIS] (F)
  37. F/X [ROBERT MANDEL]
  38. NOTHING IN COMMON [GARY MARSHALL]
  39. THE MONEY PIT [RICHARD BENJAMIN]
  40. SHORT CIRCUIT [JOHN BADHAM]
  41. RUNNING SCARED [PETER HYAMS]
  42. ¡ THREE AMIGOS ! [JOHN LANDIS]
  43. THE KARATE KID PART II [JOHN G. AVILDSEN]
  44. BACK TO SCHOOL [ALAN METTER]
  45. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA [JOHN CARPENTER]
  46. ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS [JULIEN TEMPLE] (UK)
  47. DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS [PAUL MAZURSKY]
  48. POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE [BRIAN GIBSON]
  49. YOUNGBLOOD [PETER MARKLE]
  50. NINE ½ WEEKS [ADRIAN LYNE]
  51. HEARTBREAK RIDGE [CLINT EASTWOOD]
  52. ONE CRAZY SUMMER [SAVAGE STEVE HOLLAND]
  53. JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS  [ALLAN BURNS]
  54. THE GOLDEN CHILD [MICHAEL RITCHIE]
  55. LEGAL EAGLES [IVAN REITMAN]
  56. HOUSE [STEVE MINER]
  57. QUICKSILVER  [TOM DONNELLY]
  58. CLUB PARADISE [HAROLD RAMIS]
  59. SOUL MAN [STEVE MINER]
  60. ARMED AND DANGEROUS [MARK L. LESTER]
  61. POLICE ACADEMY 3: BACK IN TRAINING [JERRY PARIS]
  62. AMERICAN ANTHEM [ALBERT MAGNOLI]
  63. HOWARD THE DUCK [WILLIAM HUYCK]

Other (Unranked): ROUTINE PLEASURES [JEAN-PIERRE GORIN] (d); AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS [LOUIS MALLE] (d); CAPTAIN EO [FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA] (s); T’AS DE BEAUX ESCALIERS, TU SAIS (You’ve Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know) [AGNÈS VARDA] (F) (s); LUXO JR.  [JOHN LASSETER] (Pixar) (a/s)

1987

…I wanted to see exotic Vietnam… the crown jewel of Southeast Asia. I wanted to meet interesting and stimulating people of an ancient culture… and kill them

  1. EMPIRE OF THE SUN [STEVEN SPIELBERG]
  2. RAISING ARIZONA [JOEL COEN]
  3. RADIO DAYS [WOODY ALLEN]
  4. FULL METAL JACKET [STANLEY KUBRICK]
  5. HOUSEKEEPING [BILL FORSYTH]
  6. MATEWAN [JOHN SAYLES]
  7. THE LAST EMPEROR [BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI]
  8. PELLE THE CONQUEROR (Pelle erobreren)  [BILLE AUGUST] (D/S)
  9. NO WAY OUT [ROGER DONALDSON]
  10. AU REVOIR, LES ENFANTS [LOUIS MALLE] (F)
  11. WINGS OF DESIRE (Der Himmel über Berlin)  [WIM WENDERS] (G)
  12. BOYFRIENDS AND GIRLFRIENDS (L’Ami de mon amie)  [ERIC ROHMER] (F)
  13. HOUSE OF GAMES [DAVID MAMET]
  14. ROXANNE [FRED SCHEPISI]
  15. STAKEOUT [JOHN BADHAM]
  16. BABETTE’S FEAST (Babettes Gæstebud) [GABRIEL AXEL] (D/F)
  17. BROADCAST NEWS [JAMES L. BROOKS]
  18. PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES [JOHN HUGHES]
  19. THE CRY OF THE OWL (Le cri du hibou) [CLAUDE CHABROL] (F)
  20. UNDER THE SUN OF SATAN (Sous le soleil de Satan) [MAURICE PIALAT] (F)
  21. A TAXING WOMAN (Marusa no Onna)  [JUZO ITAMI] (J)
  22. HOPE AND GLORY [JOHN BOORMAN] (UK)
  23. WITHNAIL & I [BRUCE ROBINSON] (UK)
  24. WHERE IS MY FRIEND’S HOUSE? (Khane-ye doust kodjast?) [ABBAS KIAROSTAMI] (IR)
  25. MASQUES [CLAUDE CHABROL] (F)
  26. PRICK UP YOUR EARS [STEPHEN FREARS] (UK)
  27. THE DEAD [JOHN HUSTON]
  28. LAW OF DESIRE (La Ley del deseo) [PEDRO ALMODÓVAR] (SP)
  29. EDDIE MURPHY RAW [ROBERT TOWNSEND]
  30. THE UNTOUCHABLES [BRIAN DEPALMA]
  31. PREDATOR [JOHN MCTIERNAN]
  32. THE EVIL DEAD II [SAM RAIMI]
  33. THE LOST BOYS [JOEL SCHUMACHER]
  34. LETHAL WEAPON [RICHARD DONNER]
  35. INTERVISTA [FEDERICO FELLINI] (I)
  36. BABY BOOM [CHARLES SHYER]
  37. THE SECRET OF MY SUCCE$S [HERBERT ROSS]
  38. THREE O’CLOCK HIGH [PHIL JOANOU]
  39. SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL [HOWARD DEUTCH]
  40. WALL STREET [OLIVER STONE]
  41. WALKER [ALEX COX]
  42. LIGHT OF DAY [PAUL SCHRADER]
  43. THE BEDROOM WINDOW [CURTIS HANSON]
  44. THE PRINCESS BRIDE [ROB REINER]
  45. ROBOCOP [PAUL VERHOEVEN]
  46. TIN MEN [BARRY LEVINSON]
  47. ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING [CHRIS COLUMBUS]
  48. THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK [MIKE NICHOLS]
  49. FATAL ATTRACTION [ADRIAN LYNE]
  50. THREE MEN AND A BABY [LEONARD NEMOY]
  51. MOONSTRUCK [NORMAN JEWISON]
  52. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE [STEVE RASH]
  53. ISHTAR [ELAINE MAY]
  54. BEVERLY HILLS COP II [TONY SCOTT]
  55. BLACK WIDOW [BOB RAFELSON]
  56. LA BAMBA [LUIS VALDEZ]
  57. SEPTEMBER [WOODY ALLEN]
  58. GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM [BARRY LEVINSON]
  59. AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON [VARIOUS]
  60. THE BIG EASY [JIM MCBRIDE]
  61. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS [JOHN GLEN]
  62. SUMMER SCHOOL [CARL REINER]
  63. THE BELIEVERS [JOHN SCHLESINGER]
  64. PROJECT X [JONATHAN KAPLAN]
  65. LESS THAN ZERO [MAREK KANIEVSKA]
  66. HAMBURGER HILL [JOHN IRVIN]
  67. THE RUNNING MAN [PAUL MICHAEL GLASSER]
  68. BLIND DATE [BLAKE EDWARDS]
  69. SPACEBALLS [MEL BROOKS]
  70. OVERBOARD [GARRY MARSHALL]
  71. BORDER RADIO [ALLISON ANDERS, DEAN LENT & KURT VOSS]
  72. NADINE [ROBERT BENTON]
  73. THE PICK-UP ARTIST [JAMES TOBACK]
  74. HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS [WILLIAM DEAR]
  75. DIRTY DANCING [EMILE ARDOLINO]
  76. IN THE MOOD [PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON]
  77. REVENGE OF THE NERDS II: NERDS IN PARADISE [JOE ROTH]
  78. HELLO AGAIN [FRANK PERRY]
  79. DRAGNET [TOM MANKIEWICZ]
  80. BENJI THE HUNTED [JOE CAMP]
  81. OVER THE TOP [MENAHEM GOLAN]
  82. JAWS: THE REVENGE [JOESEPH SARGENT]
  83. WHO’S THAT GIRL? [JAMES FOLEY]

Other:  THE SHORT & CURLIES [MIKE LEIGH] (TV) (UK); EDDIE MURPHY RAW [ROBERT TOWNSEND] (c) 

1988

…I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.

  1. ANOTHER WOMAN [WOODY ALLEN]
  2. THE VANISHING (Spoorloos)  [GEORGE SLUIZER]
  3. DANGEROUS LIASONS [STEPHEN FREARS]
  4. DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES [TERENCE DAVIES] (UK)
  5. SALAAM BOMBAY! [MIRA NAIR] (ID)
  6. DIE HARD [JOHN MCTIERNAN]
  7. BULL DURHAM [RON SHELTON]
  8. WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de …) [PEDRO ALMODÓVAR] (SP)
  9. STORY OF WOMEN (Une affaire de femmes)  [CLAUDE CHABROL] (F)
  10. THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST [MARTIN SCORSESE]
  11. RAIN MAN [BARRY LEVINSON]
  12. EIGHT MEN OUT [JOHN SAYLES]
  13. MIDNIGHT RUN [MARTIN BREST]
  14. A FISH CALLED WANDA [CHARLES CRICHTON]
  15. TALK RADIO [OLIVER STONE]
  16. BILOXI BLUES [MIKE NICHOLS]
  17. THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING [PHILIP KAUFMAN]
  18. TIME OF THE GYPSIES (Dom za vesanje)  [EMIR KUSTURICA]
  19. RUNNING ON EMPTY [SIDNEY LUMET]
  20. WORKING GIRL [MIKE NICHOLS]
  21. DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS [FRANK OZ]
  22. ARIEL [AKI KAURISMÄKI] (Fin)
  23. THEY LIVE [JOHN CARPENTER]
  24. THE CHOCOLATE WAR [KEITH GORDON]
  25. STORMY MONDAY [MIKE FIGGIS] (UK)
  26. ALIEN NATION [GRAHAM BAKER]
  27. CAMILLE CLAUDEL [BRUNO NUYTTEN] (F)
  28. BIRD [CLINT EASTWOOD]
  29. PIN [SANDOR STERN] (C)
  30. THE ACCUSED [JONATHAN KAPLAN]
  31. MYSTIC PIZZA [DONALD PETRIE]
  32. MARRIED TO THE MOB [JONATHAN DEMME]
  33. THE NAKED GUN [DAVID ZUCKER]
  34. DOMINICK AND EUGENE [ROBERT M. YOUNG]
  35. PUNCHLINE [DAVID SELTZER]
  36. BIG [PENNY MARSHALL]
  37. FRANTIC [ROMAN POLANSKI]
  38. CHOCOLAT [CLAIRE DENIS] (F)
  39. COLORS [DENNIS HOPPER]
  40. MISSISSIPPI BURNING [ALAN PARKER]
  41. DEAD RINGERS [DAVID CRONENBERG] (C)
  42. BEETLEJUICE [TIM BURTON]
  43. WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? [ROBERT ZEMECKIS]
  44. SCROOGED [RICHARD DONNER]
  45. SHE’S HAVING A BABY [JOHN HUGHES]
  46. BETRAYED [COSTA-GAVRAS]
  47. THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST [LAWRENCE KASDAN]
  48. COMING TO AMERICA [JOHN LANDIS]
  49. SHOOT TO KILL [SPOTTISWOODE]
  50. ‘CROCODILE’ DUNDEE II [JOHN CORNELL]
  51. YOUNG GUNS [CHRISTOPHER CAIN]
  52. BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY [JAMES BRIDGES]
  53. SCHOOL DAZE [SPIKE LEE]
  54. HAIRSPRAY [JOHN WATERS]
  55. STAND AND DELIVER [RAMON MENENDEZ]
  56. SHORT CIRCUIT 2 [KENNETH JOHNSON]
  57. BEACHES [GARRY MARSHALL]
  58. THE DEAD POOL [BUDDY VAN HORN]
  59. 18 AGAIN! [PAUL FLAHERTY]
  60. EVERBODY’S ALL-AMERICAN [TAYLOR HACKFORD]
  61. WILLOW [RON HOWARD]
  62. THE GREAT OUTDOORS [HOWARD DEUTCH]
  63. BIG TOP PEE-WEE [RANDAL KLEISER]
  64. COCKTAIL [ROGER DONALDSON]
  65. CASUAL SEX? [GENEVIEVE ROBERT]
  66. TEQUILA SUNRISE [ROBERT TOWNE]
  67. SATISFACTION [JOAN FREEMAN]
  68. ACTION JACKSON [CRAIG R. BAXLEY]
  69. ARTHUR 2: ON THE ROCKS [BUD YORKIN]

Other (unranked): THE THIN BLUE LINE [ERROL MORRIS] (d); THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART II: THE METAL YEARS [PENELOPE SPHEERIS] (d)MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Tonari no Tortoro) [HAYAO MIYAZAKI] (J) (a); TANNER ’88 [ROBERT ALTMAN] (TV) (HBO); TIN TOY [JOHN LASSETER] (Pixar) (a/s)

1989

… I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.

  1. DO THE RIGHT THING [SPIKE LEE]
  2. CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS [WOODY ALLEN]
  3. JESUS OF MONTREAL (Jésus de Montréal)  [DENYS ARCAND] (C)
  4. CINEMA PARADISO (Nuovo cinema paradise)  [GIUSEPPE TORNATORE] (I)
  5. HEATHERS [MICHAEL LEHMANN]
  6. SAY ANYTHING… [CAMERON CROWE]
  7. BLACK RAIN (Kuroi ama) [SHOHEI IMAMURA] (J)
  8. DRUGSTORE COWBOY [GUS VAN SANT]
  9. SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE [STEVEN SODERBERGH
  10. MONSIEUR HIRE [PATRICE LECONTE] (F)
  11. THE SEVENTH CONTINENT (Der Siebente Kontinent)  [MICHAEL HANEKE] (G)
  12. THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS [STEVE KLOVES]
  13. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… [ROB REINER]
  14. THE ABYSS [JAMES CAMERON]
  15. ROGER & ME [MICHAEL MOORE]
  16. MYSTERY TRAIN [JIM JARMUSCH]
  17. PARENTHOOD [RON HOWARD]
  18. DEAD CALM [PHILLIP NOYCE]
  19. THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER [PETER GREENAWAY] (UK)
  20. COUSINS [JOEL SCHUMACHER]
  21. CAUSALTIES OF WAR [BRIAN DE PALMA]
  22. THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH [HAL HARTLEY]
  23. SWEETIE [JANE CAMPION] (NZ)
  24. LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN [ULI EDEL]
  25. SEA OF LOVE [HAROLD BECKER]
  26. FIELD OF DREAMS [PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON]
  27. GLORY [EDWARD ZWICK]
  28. MUSIC BOX [COSTA-GAVRAS]
  29. UNCLE BUCK [JOHN HUGHES]
  30. BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II [ROBERT ZEMECKIS]
  31. WAR OF THE ROSES [DANNY DEVITO]
  32. DEAD POETS SOCIETY [PETER WEIR]
  33. DRIVING MISS DAISY [BRUCE BERESFORD]
  34. BORN OF THE 4TH OF JULY [OLIVER STONE]
  35. LETHAL WEAPON 2 [RICHARD DONNER]
  36. HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS [JOE JOHNSTON]
  37. BATMAN [TIM BURTON]
  38. ENEMIES: A LOVE STORY [PAUL MAZURSKY]
  39. THE BIG PICTURE [CHRISTOPHER GUEST]
  40. ALWAYS [STEVEN SPIELBERG]
  41. INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE [STEVEN SPIELBERG]
  42. CHRISTMAS VACATION [JEREMIAH S. CHECHIK]
  43. MAJOR LEAGUE [DAVID S. WARD]
  44. NEW YORK STORIES [MARTIN SCORSESE, FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA & WOODY ALLEN]
  45. LONGTIME COMPANION [NORMAN RENE]
  46. AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (Ganashatru) [SATYAJIT RAY] (ID)
  47. LEAN ON ME [JOHN G. AVILDSEN]
  48. BLACK RAIN [RIDLEY SCOTT]
  49. STEEL MAGNOLIAS [HERBERT ROSS]
  50. DAD [GARY DAVID GOLDBERG]
  51. FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY [ROLAND JOFFÉ]
  52. FAMILY BUSINESS [SIDNEY LUMET]
  53. LICENSE TO KILL [JOHN GLEN]
  54. GHOSTBUSTERS II [IVAN REITMAN]
  55. GROSS ANATOMY [THOM EBERHARDT]
  56. BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE [STEPHEN HEREK]
  57. UHF [JAY LEVEY]
  58. LOVERBOY [JOAN MICKLIN SILVER]
  59. LOOK WHO’S TALKING [AMY HECKERLING]
  60. TANGO & CASH [ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY]
  61. LOCK UP [JOHN FLYNN]

Other (unranked): THE MAKING OF A LEGEND GONE WITH THE WIND [DAVID HINTON] (d); KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (Majo no takkyûbin) [HAYAO MIYAZAKI] (J) (a)THE LITTLE MERMAID [RON CLEMENTS & JON MUSKER] (Disney) (a); KNICK KNACK [JOHN LASSETER] (Pixar) (a/s); ISLE OF FLOWERS (Ilha das Flores) [JORGE FURTADO] (BZ) (s)



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