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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)

The Best Films of 1980

by Christopher Beaubien • March 30, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Raging Bull (dir. Martin Scorsese)
Mon oncle d’Amerique (dir. Alain Resnais)
The Empire Strikes Back (dir. Irvin Kershner)
The Elephant Man (dir. David Lynch)
Kagemusha (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
The Long Good Friday (dir. John Mackenzie)
The Shining (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
Coal Miner’s Daughter (dir. Michael Apted)
The Blues Brothers (dir. John Landis)
The Big Red One (dir. Samuel Fuller)
Ordinary People (dir. Robert Redford)
Atlantic City (dir. Louis Malle)
Airplane (dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker)
The Falls (dir. Peter Greenaway)
Altered States (dir. Ken Russell)
Forbidden Zone (dir. Richard Elfman)

The Best Films of 1979

by Christopher Beaubien • March 29, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Alien (dir. Ridley Scott)
Apocalypse Now (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
Manhattan (dir. Woody Allen)
Kramer vs. Kramer (dir. Robert Benton)
Being There (dir. Hal Ashby)
Nosferatu (dir. Werner Herzog)
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (dir. Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam)
Vengeance Is Mine (dir. Shohei Imamura)
Scum (dir. Alan Clarke)
The Black Stallion (dir. Carroll Ballard)
The Great Santini (dir. Lewis John Carlino)
Breaking Away (dir. Peter Yates)
The Jerk (dir. Carl Reiner)
Woyzeck (dir. Werner Herzog)

The Best Films of 1978

by Christopher Beaubien • March 28, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Days of Heaven (dir. Terrance Malick)
Gates of Heaven (dir. Errol Morris)
Halloween (dir. John Carpenter)
Dawn of the Dead (dir. George A. Romero)
Autumn Sonata (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Stroszek (dir. Werner Herzog)
Interiors (dir. Woody Allen)
An Unmarried Woman (dir. Paul Mazursky)
Superman (dir. Richard Donner)
The Deer Hunter (dir. Michael Cimino)
National Lampoon’s Animal House (dir. Ivan Reitman)
Grease (dir. Randal Kleiser)
Watership Down (dir. Martin Rosen)
American Hot Wax (dir. Floyd Mutrux)