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The Best Films of 1985

by Christopher Beaubien • April 05, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Mishima (dir. Paul Schrader)
A Zed and Two Noughts (dir. Peter Greenaway)
Come and See (dir. Elem Klimov)
Ran (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
The Color Purple (dir. Steven Spielberg)
Witness (dir. Peter Weir)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (dir. Woody Allen)
After Hours (dir. Martin Scorsese)
Prizzi’s Honor (dir. John Huston)
Back To The Future (dir. Robert Zemeckis)
The Falcon and the Snowman (dir. John Schlesinger)
Re-Animator (dir. Stuart Gordon)
To Live and Die in L.A. (dir. William Friedkin)
Streetwise (dir. Martin Bell)
Smooth Talk (dir. Joyce Chopra)
Mask (dir. Peter Bogdanovich)
The Breakfast Club (dir. John Hughes)
My Life as a Dog (dir. Lasse Hallström)

The Best Films of 1984

by Christopher Beaubien • April 04, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Amadeus (dir. Miloš Forman)
Stranger Than Paradise (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
Gremlins (dir. Joe Dante)
Paris, Texas (dir. Wim Wenders)
The Terminator (dir. James Cameron)
Once Upon a Time in America (dir. Sergio Leone)
Blood Simple (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)
Secret Honor (dir. Robert Altman)
Ghostbusters (dir. Ivan Reitman)
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (dir. Tim Burton)
This Is Spinal Tap (dir. Rob Reiner)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (dir. Michael Radford)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (dir. Wes Craven)
Stop Making Sense (dir. Jonathan Demme)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
Repo Man (dir. Alex Cox)

The Best Films of 1983

by Christopher Beaubien • April 03, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Koyaanisqatsi (dir. Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass)
El Norte (dir. Gregory Nava)
Testament (dir. Lynne Littman)
Star 80 (dir. Bob Fosse)
The Right Stuff (dir. Philip Kaufman)
Fanny and Alexander (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
A Christmas Story (dir. Bob Clark)
Scarface (dir. Brian Depalma)
Local Hero (dir. Bill Forsyth)
Entre Nous (dir. Diane Kurys)
Terms of Endearment (dir. James L. Brooks)
Pauline at the Beach (dir. Eric Rohmer)
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (dir. Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam)
Videodrome | The Dead Zone (dir. David Cronenberg)
Return of the Jedi (dir. Richard Marquand)
Bad Boys (dir. Rick Rosenthal)
Silkwood (dir. Mike Nichols)
The Entity (dir. Sidney J. Furie)
Risky Business (dir. Paul Brickman)
Rock & Rule (dir. Clive A. Smith)

The Best Films of 1982

by Christopher Beaubien • April 02, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Diva (dir. Jean-Jacques Beineix)
The Year of Living Dangerously (dir. Peter Weir)
Moonlighting (dir. Jerzy Skolimowski)
The Verdict (dir. Sidney Lumet)
E.T. (dir. Steven Spielberg)
Fitzcarraldo | Burden of Dreams (dir. Werner Herzog)
Tootsie (dir. Sydney Pollack)
The Secret of NIMH (dir. Don Bluth)
Sophie’s Choice (dir. Alan J. Pakula)
Diner (dir. Barry Levinson)
The Draughtsman’s Contract (dir. Peter Greenaway)
An Officer and A Gentleman (dir. Taylor Hackford)
Creepshow (dir. George A. Romero)
The Thing (dir. John Carpenter)
Blade Runner (dir. Ridley Scott)
Pink Floyd: The Wall (dir. Alan Parker)

The Best Films of 1981

by Christopher Beaubien • April 01, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (dir. Steven Spielberg)
My Dinner With Andre (dir. Louis Malle)
Mephisto (dir. István Szabó)
Pennies from Heaven (dir. Herbert Ross)
Body Heat (dir. Lawrence Kasdan)
Pixote (dir. Hector Babenco)
Blind Chance (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Quest for Fire (dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud)
Gregory’s Girl (dir. Bill Forsyth)
The Evil Dead (dir. Sam Raimi)
The French Lieutenant’s Woman (dir. Karel Reisz)
Superman II (dir. Richard Lester)
Time Bandits (dir. Terry Gilliam)
Vernon, Florida (dir. Errol Morris)