Saturday, May 4, 2013

1980s in Film (The Whole Decade)

Here is an initial attempt at ordering the best movies from the eighties, top 35 in ascending order:

35. “Ghostbusters” (1984) Ivan Reitman

34. “The Untouchables” (1987)Brian De Palma

33. “Silverado” (1985) Lawrence Kasdan

32. “The Great Muppet Caper” (1981) Jim Henson

31. “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982) Nicholas Meyer

30. “Big Trouble in Little China” (1986) John Carpenter

29. “Karate Kid” (1984) John G. Avildsen

28. “Lost Boys” (1987) Joel Schumacher

27. “Innerspace” (1987) Joe Dante

26. “Raising Arizona” (1987) The Coen Brothers

25. “Die unendliche Geschichte” (1984) Wolfgang Peterson

24. “Wargames” (1983)John Badham

23. “Labyrinth” (1986) Jim Henson

22. “The Great Mouse Detective” (1986) Clements & Musker

21. “Die Hard” (1988) John McTiernan

20. “When Harry Met Sally” (1989) Rob Reiner

19. “Fright Night” (1985) Tom Holland

18. “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) Steven Spielberg

17. “A Christmas Story” (1983) Bob Clark

16. “Witness” (1985) Peter Weir

15. “Young Sherlock Holmes” (1985) Barry Levinson

14. “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) Steven Spielberg

13. “Blade Runner” (1982) Ridley Scott

12. “Return of the Jedi” (1983) Richard Marquand

11. “The Princess Bride” (1987) Rob Reiner

10. “A Christmas Carol” (1984) Clive Donner

9. “Back to the Future” (1985) Robert Zemeckis

8. “Batman” (1989) Tim Burton

7. “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) Lawrence Kasdan

6. “Dead Poets Society” (1989) Peter Weir

5. “The Mission” (1986) Roland Joffe

4. “Anne of Green Gables” (1985) Kevin Sulivan (with the sequel)

3. “Amadeus” (1984) Milos Forman

2. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) Steven Spielberg

1. “Chariots of Fire” (1981) Hugh Hudson

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