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The Best Films of 1988

by Christopher Beaubien • April 08, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Talk Radio (dir. Oliver Stone)
Grave of the Fireflies (dir. Isao Takahata)
The Vanishing (dir. George Sluizer)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (dir. Robert Zemeckis)
The Thin Blue Line (dir. Errol Morris)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (dir. Philip Kaufman)
Die Hard (dir. John McTiernan)
Dead Ringers (dir. David Cronenberg)
High Hopes (dir. Mike Leigh)
The Last Temptation of Christ (dir. Martin Scorsese)
Beetlejuice (dir. Tim Burton)
Paperhouse (dir. Bernard Rose)
My Neighbor Totoro (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
Drowning by Numbers (dir. Peter Greenaway)
A Cry in the Dark (dir. Fred Schepisi)
Bull Durham (dir. Ron Shelton)
The Accidental Tourist (dir. Lawrence Kasdan)
Akira (dir. Katsuhiro Otomo)
Working Girl (dir. Mike Nichols)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (dir. David Zucker)
A Fish Called Wanda (dir. Charles Crichton)
Powaqqatsi (dir. Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass)
The Accused (dir. Jonathan Kaplan)
Mississippi Burning (dir. Alan Parker)
Heathers (dir. Michael Lehmann)
Midnight Run (dir. Martin Brest)
Big (dir. Penny Marshall)

Honourable Selection: Tanner ’88

Season 1 (dir. Robert Altman)

The Best Films of 1987

by Christopher Beaubien • April 07, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

Housekeeping (dir. Bill Forsyth)
Babette’s Feast (dir. Gabriel Axel)
House of Games (dir. David Mamet)
Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (dir. Paul Cox)
Wings of Desire (dir. Wim Wenders)
The Untouchables (dir. Brian De Palma)
Raising Arizona (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)
Prick Up Your Ears (dir. Stephen Frears)
The Princess Bride (dir. Rob Reiner)
Broadcast News (dir. James L. Brooks)
The Last Emperor (dir. Bernardo Bertolucci)
Au Revoir Les Enfants (dir. Louis Malle)
Wall Street (dir. Oliver Stone)
The Belly of an Architect (dir. Peter Greenaway)
Moonstruck (dir. Norman Jewison)
Full Metal Jacket (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (dir. John Hughes)
The Witches of Eastwick (dir. George Miller)
Near Dark (dir. Kathryn Bigelow)
Innerspace (dir. Joe Dante)
Withnail and I (dir. Bruce Robinson)
Hope and Glory (dir. John Boorman)
Robocop (dir. Paul Verhoeven)
Hamburger Hill (dir. John Irvin)
Evil Dead II (dir. Sam Raimi)
Lethal Weapon (dir. Richard Donner)

The Best Films of 1986

by Christopher Beaubien • April 06, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (dir. John McNaughton)
The Fly (dir. David Cronenberg)
Sid and Nancy (dir. Alex Cox)
Hannah and Her Sisters (dir. Woody Allen)
‘Round Midnight (dir. Bertrand Tavernier)
Aliens (dir. James Cameron)
True Stories (dir. David Byrne)
The Big Easy (dir. Jim McBride)
Vagabond (dir. Agnès Varda)
Blue Velvet (dir. David Lynch)
Platoon (dir. Oliver Stone)
Laputa: Castle in the Sky (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
Hoosiers (dir. David Anspaugh)
River’s Edge (dir. Tim Hunter)
The Great Mouse Detective (dir. Ron Clements and Burny Mattinson)
Little Shop of Horrors (dir. Frank Oz)
Mona Lisa (dir. Neil Jordan)
Peggy Sue Gets Married (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
When the Wind Blows (dir. Jimmy T. Murakami)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (dir. John Hughes)
Ruthless People (dir. Jim Abrahams)

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)