Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top 5 Movies of the Year: Part IV (1980-1989)

Probably my most bland entry in this set of lists, the 1980s really weren't my favorite decade for movies...

PART I: The 1950s
PART II: The 1960s
PART III: The 1970s

PART IV: The 1980s



1980


1. The Shining
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

2. Ordinary People
Directed by: Robert Redford

3. The Elephant Man
Directed by: David Lynch

4. Raging Bull
Directed by: Martin Scorsese

5. Kagemusha
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa





1981


1. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Directed by: Steven Spielberg

2. Gallipoli
Directed by: Peter Weir

3. Arthur
Directed by: Steve Gordon

4. Atlantic City
Directed by: Louis Malle

5. My Dinner With Andre
Directed by: Louis Malle





1982


1. Gandhi
Directed by: Richard Attenborough

2. Tootsie
Directed by: Sydney Pollack

3. Fitzcarraldo
Directed by: Werner Herzog

4. The Verdict
Directed by: Sidney Lumet

5. Blade Runner
Directed by: Ridley Scott





1983


1. The Dresser
Directed by: Peter Yates

2. The Right Stuff
Directed by: Philip Kaufman

3. The King Of Comedy
Directed by: Martin Scorsese

4. Zelig
Directed by: Woody Allen

5. Scarface
Directed by: Brian De Palma





1984


1. Amadeus
Directed by: Milos Forman

2. Paris, Texas
Directed by: Wim Wenders

3. Blood Simple
Directed by: Joel Coen

4. Once Upon A Time In America
Directed by: Sergio Leone

5. Broadway Danny Rose
Directed by: Woody Allen





1985


1. Brazil
Directed by: Terry Gilliam

2. Ran
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

3. Back To The Future
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

4. The Purple Rose Of Cairo
Directed by: Woody Allen

5. The Breakfast Club
Directed by: John Hughes





1986


1. Hannah And Her Sisters
Directed by: Woody Allen

2. Blue Velvet
Directed by: David Lynch

3. Platoon
Directed by: Oliver Stone

4. Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer
Directed by: John McNaughton

5. Stand By Me
Directed by: Rob Reiner





1987


1. Raising Arizona
Directed by: Joel Coen

2. Planes, Trains And Automobiles
Directed by: John Hughes

3. The Untouchables
Directed by: Brian De Palma

4. Broadcast News
Directed by: James L. Brooks

5. Throw Momma From The Train
Directed by: John Hughes





1988


1. Rain Man
Directed by: Barry Levinson

2. Cinema Paradiso
Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

3. A Fish Called Wanda
Directed by: Charles Crichton

4. Die Hard
Directed by: John McTiernan

5. Dead Ringers
Directed by: David Cronenberg





1989


1. Sex, Lies, And Videotape
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

2. The Killer
Directed by: John Woo

3. Field Of Dreams
Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

4. My Left Foot
Directed by: Jim Sheridan

5. Born On The Fourth Of July
Directed by: Oliver Stone

4 comments:

FilmMaster said...

Great list. I just watched Blue Velvet. Extraordinary and very bizarre. I enjoyed it a lot though. Hannah and here sisters was simply wonderful! Love Woody Allen now. Have you ever seen the 80's version of The Fly? I would have it in here.

Jeff SC said...

I forgot about The Fly... I might have put it on here, not really sure. Thanks for reading!

Myerla said...

The ending of Brazil is immense. Need to catch up on a few films, especially Woody Allen films.

Rodders said...

Great selections, its especially great to see Stand By Me there.