Ten Best Films of the 1980's

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Postby dylanfan23 » Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:55 pm

1)Mississippi Burning
2)Raiders of the Lost Ark
3)Raging Bull
4)The Verdict
5)Dead Poets Society
7)Born on the 4th of July
9)Broadcast News
10)Field of Dreams
11)The Color Purple
12)Ordinary People
14)Dangerous Liasons
15)Back to the Future
16)On Golden Pond
18)Hannah and Her Sisters
22)The Natural
23)Purple Rose of Cairo
24)Do the Right Thing
25)Crimes and Misdemeanors

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Postby Kova » Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:43 pm

1. Do the Right Thing (d. Lee)
2. Tender Mercies (d. Beresford)
3. Radio Days (d. Allen)
4. Diva (d. Beineix)
5. Sophie's Choice (d. Pakula)
6. Wetherby (d. Hare)
7. Platoon (d. Stone)
8. Tootsie (d. Pollack)
9. Blood Simple (d. Coen)
10. Au Revoir les Enfants (d. Malle)

Runners-up: Kagemusha/Ran (d. Kurosawa), After Hours (d. Scorsese), Fanny & Alexander (d. Bergman)

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Ten Best Films of the 1980s

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Nov 23, 2003 6:44 am

Ten Best Films of 1980

Ordinary People (Robert Redford)
The Great Santini (Lewis John Carlino)
Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme)
Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
The Stunt Man (Richard Rush)
Coal Miner's Daughter (Michael Apted)
Resurrection (Daniel Petrie)
Tess (Roman Polanski)
Fame (Alan Parker)

Ten Best Films of 1981

Reds (Warren Beatty)
Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson)
Gallipoli (Peter Weir)
On Golden Pond (Mark Rydell)
Atlantic City (Louis Malle)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan)
The French Lieutenant's Woman (Karel Reisz)
True Confessions (Ulu Grosbard)
Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer)

Ten Best Films of 1982

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg)
Tootsie (Sydney Pollack)
Sophie's Choice (Alan J. Pakula)
The Verdict (Sidney Lumet)
Victor/Victoria (Blake Edwards)
Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen)
An Officer and a Gentleman (Taylor Hackford)
Missing (Costa-Gavras)
Gandhi (Richard Attenborough)
The World According to Garp (George Roy Hill)

Ten Best Films of 1983

Terms of Endearment (James L. Brooks)
Tender Mercies (Bruce Beresford)
The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan)
The Right Stuff (Philip Kaufman)
Fanny & Alexander (Ingmar Bergman)
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Nagisa Oshima)
The Night of the Shooting Stars (Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani)
Testament (Lynne Littman)
The Dresser (Peter Yates)
Silkwood (Mike Nichols)

Ten Best Films of 1984

A Passage to India (David Lean)
Amadeus (Milos Forman)
Places in the Heart (Robert Benton)
The Killing Fields (Roland Joffé)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
A Soldier's Story (Norman Jewison)
Mass Appeal (Glenn Jordan)
Birdy (Alan Parker)
Mrs. Soffel (Gillian Armstrong)
Cal (Pat O'Connor)

Ten Best Films of 1985

The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg)
Out of Africa (Sydney Pollack)
Prizzi's Honor (John Huston)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (Hector Babenco)
Witness (Peter Weir)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen)
Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman)
The Trip to Bountiful (Peter Masterson)
Mask (Peter Bogdanovich)
Cocoon (Ron Howard)

Ten Best Films of 1986

Platoon (Oliver Stone)
A Room with a View (James Ivory)
Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen)
Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
Children of a Lesser God (Randa Haines)
My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears)
Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan)
Stand By Me (Rob Reiner)
The Mission (Roland Joffé)
The Fly (David Cronenberg)

Ten Best Films of 1987

Broadcast News (James L. Brooks)
The Dead (John Huston)
The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci)
Hope and Glory (John Boorman)
Moonstruck (Norman Jewison)
Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring (Claude Berri)
Au Revoir les Enfants (Louis Malle)
Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick)
Empire of the Sun (Steven Spielberg)
The Untouchables (Brian de Palma)

Ten Best Films of 1988

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Philip Kaufman)
Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg)
Dangerous Liaisons (Stephen Frears)
Rain Man (Barry Levinson)
The Accidental Tourist (Lawrence Kasdan)
Working Girl (Mike Nichols)
Mississippi Burning (Alan Parker)
Gorillas in the Mist (Michel Apted)
A Cry in the Dark (Fred Schepisi)
Running on Empty (Sidney Lumet)

Ten Best Films of 1989

My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan)
Born on the Fourth of July (Oliver Stone)
Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford)
Dead Poets Society (Peter Weir)
Field of Dreams (Phil Alden Robinson)
sex, lies, and videotape (Steven Soderbergh)
The Fabulous Baker Boys (Steve Kloves)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen)
Enemies, a Love Story (Paul Mazurksy)
Glory (Edward Zwick)

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Postby Heksagon » Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:10 pm

1. Blade Runner (Scott)
2. Raging Bull (Scorsese)
3. Brazil (Gilliam)
4. The Right Stuff (Kaufman)
5. The Elephant Man (Lynch)
6. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Spielberg)
7. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg)
8. RoboCop (Verhoeven)
9. The Killer (Woo)
10. Atlantic City (Malle)

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Postby Precious Doll » Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:04 am

1. Eureka (Nicolas Roeg)
2. Missing (Costa-Gavras)
3. Three Brothers (Francesco Rosi)
4. King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese)
5. Crimes of Passion (Ken Russell)
6. Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma)
7. Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg)
8. The Rainbow (Ken Russell)
9. Crimes of the Heart (Bruce Beresford)
10. Blue Velvet (David Lynch)

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Postby Larry79 » Mon Nov 17, 2003 9:52 pm

1. Raging Bull (d: Martin Scorsese)
2. Blue Velvet (d: David Lynch)
3. Amadeus (d: Milos Forman)
4. Drugstore Cowboy (d: Gus van Sant)
5. The Color Purple (d: Steven Spielberg)
6. Ran (d: Akira Kurosawa)
7. Wings of Desire (d: Wim Wenders)
8. Do the Right Thing (d: Spike Lee)
9. Cinema Paradiso (d: Guiseppe Tornatore)
10. Brazil (d: Terry Gilliam)
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Postby Eric » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:39 am

I'm a bit ignorant in this decade and am mostly adrift in horror-land. Not sure why my perennial favorites Creepshow and Poltergeist don't figure in here.

1. Day of the Dead (George A. Romero, 85)
2. Phenomena (Dario Argento, 84)
3. Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma, 80)
4. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 80)
5. Hardly Working (Jerry Lewis, 80)
6. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 89)
7. Lola (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 81)
8. The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese, 88)
9. The Church (Michele Soavi, 88)
10. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Todd Haynes, 87)

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Postby Damien » Mon Nov 17, 2003 3:28 am

Wretched decade, but not without its glories . . .

1. Skin Deep (Blake)
2. Victor/Victoria (Blake)
3. L'Argent (Robert Bresson)
4. S.O.B. (Blake)
5. Crimes And Misdemeanors (Woody Allen)
6. The Dead (John Huston)
7. Manhunter (Michael Mann)
8. Boyfriends and Girlfriends (Eric Rohmer)
9. Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme)
10. Sans Soleil (Chris Marker)
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Ten Best Films of the 1980's

Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:42 am

01. The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese)
02. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen)
03. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg)
04. The Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata)
05. Au Revoir Les Enfants (Louis Malle)
06. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick)
07. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
08. Hope & Glory (John Boorman)
09. Victor/Victoria (Blake Edwards)
10. The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky)

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