BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll (FULL RESULTS).

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BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll (FULL RESULTS).

Postby algroth » 04 Jul 2012, 18:34

Following on Aaron's great work for the 90s film poll, here's a the new entry to this ongoing series, this time related to the decade of the 80s. The rules are as usual, one compiles a list of 25 (TWENTY-FIVE) films, with 125 points split between them as the user so wishes, and sends them to me via PM. I'll compile them and post the final list here once the poll is closed. Please include respective directors and years of release in your list.

As last time, this is a poll related to feature films only, fiction or documentary, released from 1980 to 1989. To avoid confusions on this matter we are using the release year as listed on IMDb.

Without further due, the results:

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Tonari no Totoro [My Neighbour Totoro] (1988)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXhDvResDzQ

Votes: 3
Points: 20
Voters: Fangedango! (5), martha (7), algroth (8)

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Shoah (1985)
Directed by Claude Lanzmann

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV6mJ6T1oU0

Votes: 3
Points: 20
Voters: never/ever (7), Ghost of Harry Smith (10), Bleep (3)

49

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Idi i smotri [Come and See] (1985)
Directed by Elem Klimov

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWL-qyS_UOM

Votes: 3
Points: 36
Voters: the masked man (10), Bleep (22), algroth (4),

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After Hours (1985)
Directed by Martin Scorsese

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLHM-wPecz0

Votes: 4
Points: 10
Voters: T. Willy Rye (2), the masked man (1), TheModernist (4), Neige (3)

47

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Stranger than Paradise (1984)
Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwefGellnhk

Votes: 4
Points: 14
Voters: T. Willy Rye (1), the masked man (4), TheModernist (4), Snarfyguy (5)

46

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The Killing Fields (1984)
Directed by Roland Joffé

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z1sj7gzpCk

Votes: 4
Points: 15
Voters: never/ever (2), Thesiger (5), W.G. Kaspar (5), Neige (3)

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Radio Days (1987)
Directed by Woody Allen

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXkSvjjSees

Votes: 4
Points: 16
Voters: Davey Avon PattyMelt (5), Thesiger (5), Polishgirl (5), Bleep (1)

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The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Directed by Errol Morris

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNL5A4D0G4g

Votes: 4
Points: 16
Voters: TheWriteProfile (6), T. Willy Rye (4), the masked man (3), Ghost of Harry Smith (3)

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A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Directed by Charles Crichton

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od3UiOei2GA

Votes: 4
Points: 16
Voters: Cage Free Brown (3), never/ever (3), Fangedango! (5), W.G. Kaspar (5)

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American Werewolf in London (1981)
Directed by John Landis

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESh4t57L4Xs

Votes: 4
Points: 17
Voters: meetthesonics (5), kath (5), Qube (1), Ghost of Harry Smith (6)

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Directed by John Hughes

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNWx7_tZRcI

Votes: 4
Points: 17
Voters: Fangedango! (5), Polishgirl (5), whodathunkit (2), soundchaser (5)

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Scarface (1983)
Directed by Brian de Palma

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pQQHnqBa2E

Votes: 4
Points: 18
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), TheWriteProfile (3), beenieman (5), W.G. Kaspar (5)

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Raising Arizona (1987)
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AIfVoGUs6c

Votes: 4
Points: 19
Voters: T. Willy Rye (7), kath (5), Neige (3), Ghost of Harry Smith (4)

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The Untouchables (1987)
Directed by Brian de Palma

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIF_WdPUBFo

Votes: 4
Points: 19
Voters: Polishgirl (5), whodathunkit (4), W.G. Kaspar (5), soundchaser (5)

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Back to the Future (1985)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yosuvf7Unmg

Votes: 4
Points: 19
Voters: beenieman (5), Qube (8), the masked man (1), soundchaser (5)

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Atlantic City (1980)
Directed by Louis Malle

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsPiWrlaLAI

Votes: 4
Points: 20
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), Cage Free Brown (4), Davey Avon PattyMelt (5), Ghost of Harry Smith (6)

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The Right Stuff (1983)
Directed by Philip Kaufman

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak1n6qQS3_A

Votes: 4
Points: 20
Voters: meetthesonics (5), Cage Free Brown (5), Davey Avon PattyMelt (5), soundchaser(5)

34

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The Princess Bride (1987)
Directed by Rob Reiner

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtj_Ix5IUo8

Votes: 4
Points: 22
Voters: kath (5), Fangedango! (5), Neige (10), martha (2)

33

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Nuovo Cinema Paradiso [Cinema Paradiso] (1988)
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maV1ZYdAExw

Votes: 4
Points: 23
Voters: Thesiger (5), whodathunkit (10), W.G. Kaspar (5), Neige (3)

32

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Sans Soleil [Sunless] (1983)
Directed by Chris Marker

Fragment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiMj3QcB5N0

Votes: 4
Points: 29
Voters: the masked man (6), Neige (5), Ghost of Harry Smith (10), algroth (8)

31

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Blood Simple (1984)
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI0ov8zzfQA

Votes: 5
Points: 16
Voters: T. Willy Rye (3), Thesiger (5), Neige (5), Bleep (1), martha (2)

30

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Do the Right Thing (1989)
Directed by Spike Lee

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKeWrdPsYAc

Votes: 5
Points: 19
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), TheWriteProfile (4), T. Willy Rye (3), Cage Free Brown (3), the masked man (4)

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The King of Comedy (1983)
Directed by Martin Scorsese

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUhDp0fAW7s

Votes: 5
Points: 23
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), meetthesonics (5), TheWriteProfile (4), whodathunkit (4), soundchaser (5)

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Die Hard (1988)
Directed by John McTiernan

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIOX44m8ktc

Votes: 5
Points: 23
Voters: TheWriteProfile (3), beenieman (5), kath (5), Polishgirl (5), soundchaser (5)

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Hannah and her Sisters (1986)
Directed by Woody Allen

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtgw38Yq2Qs

Votes: 5
Points: 27
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), T. Willy Rye (11), Thesiger (5), Polishgirl (5), whodathunkit (1)

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Amadeus (1984)
Directed by Milos Forman

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNCUH0f-OCg

Votes: 5
Points: 27
Voters: meetthesonics (5), Cage Free Brown (4), kath (5), Polishgirl (5), whodathunkit (8)

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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Directed by Woody Allen

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wXqwL3akhw

Votes: 5
Points: 32
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), T. Willy Rye (12), Davey Avon PattyMelt (5), Thesiger (5), Fangedango! (5)

24

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Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Directed by Werner Herzog

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elyp8BmBEI8

Votes: 6
Points: 23
Voters: TheWriteProfile (3), never/ever(1), Davey Avon PattyMelt (5), Snarfyguy (5), Bleep (2), algroth (7)

23

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Akira (1988)
Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqp1BDXpAJU

Votes: 6
Points: 25
Voters: never/ever (4), kath (5), Fangedango! (5), Bleep (2), martha (5), algroth (4)

22

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Repo Man (1984)
Directed by Alex Cox

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLGrXGEMOSo

Votes: 6
Points: 27
Voters: meetthesonics (5), TheWriteProfile (3), Copehead (10), the maked man (3), Ghost of Harry Smith (4), martha (2)

21

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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pctzkGvdsMk

Votes: 6
Points: 30
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), beenieman (5), Cage Free Brown (9), Thesiger (5), W.G. Kaspar (5), algroth (1)

20

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Ran [Revolt] (1985)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8SSR_qcql8

Votes: 6
Points: 31
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), never/ever (2), kath (5), Neige (5), Bleep (7), algroth (7)

19

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Robocop (1987)
Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clqK5OC3BWE

Votes: 6
Points: 32
Voters: TheWriteProfile (8), whodathunkit (2), W.G. Kaspar (5), soundchaser (5), Snarfyguy (5), Bleep (7)

18

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Aliens (1986)
Directed by James Cameron

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKSQmYUaIyE

Votes: 6
Points: 33
Voters: beenieman (5), kath (5), Qube (15), W.G. Kaspar (5), Ghost of Harry Smith (2), martha (1)

17

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Fanny och Alexander [Fanny and Alexander] (1982)
Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkszXVEUHco

Votes: 6
Points: 42
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), TheWriteProfile (8), Cage Free Brown (10), Davey Avon PattyMelt (5), Thesiger (5), the masked man (9)

16

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uABsht2bgY

Votes: 7
Points: 21
Voters: beenieman (5), kath (5), Copehead (3), soundchaser (5), Bleep (1), martha (1), algroth (1)

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Der Himmel über Berlin [Wings of Desire] (1987)
Directed by Wim Wenders

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic8iGIdv80o

Votes: 7
Points: 27
Voters: TheWriteProfile (6), T. Willy Rye (3), Cage Free Brown (3), the masked man (3), Neige (3), martha (7), algroth (5)

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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Directed by John Landis

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaAEp3MxC0w

Votes: 7
Points: 33
Voters: meetthesonics (5), never/ever (6), kath (5), Fangedango! (5), W.G. Kaspar (5), soundchaser (5), martha (2)

13

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The Terminator (1984)
Directed by James Cameron

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY2w3Bk6uQ4

Votes: 8
Points: 34
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), TheWriteProfile (3), beenieman (5), kath (5), Fangedango! (5), W.G. Kaspar (5), soundchaser (5), martha (1)

12

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Paris, Texas (1984)
Directed by Wim Wenders

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e590FeeGCM

Votes: 8
Points: 41
Voters: meetthesonics (5), TheWriteProfile (3), Copehead (10), TheModernist (4), Neige (10), soundchaser (5), Ghost of Harry Smith (3), algroth (1)

11

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Das Boot [The Boat] (1981)
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mg-TTLNFX4

Votes: 8
Points: 55
Voters: meetthesonics (5), Cage Free Brown (5), never/ever (3), Thesiger (5), whodathunkit (6), W.G. Kaspar (5), Ghost of Harry Smith (6), Bleep (20)

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The Shining (1980)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Guf3HqeF3Ck

Votes: 9
Points: 37
Voters: TheWriteProfile (3), Davey Avon PattyMelt (5), Thesiger (5), kath (5), Fangedango! (5), TheModernist (4), W.G. Kaspar (5), Ghost of Harry Smith (2), Bleep (3)

9

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Airplane! (1980)
Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07pPmCfKi3U

Votes: 9
Points: 38
Voters: TheWriteProfile (3), beenieman (5), Cage Free Brown (3), never/ever (5), kath (5), Fangedango! (5), Qube (5), Copehead (3), Polishgirl (5)

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Once Upon a Time in America[/i] (1984)
Directed by Sergio Leone

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ZO-UZjN7o

Votes: 9
Points: 39
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), Cage Free Brown (5), never/ever (6), Davey Avon PattyMelt (5), Copehead (3), whodathunkit (5), TheModernist (4), Ghost of Harry Smith (3), Bleep (3)

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Raging Bull (1980)
Directed by Martin Scorsese

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHhzOM4gBIA

Votes: 9
Points: 47
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), T. Willy Rye (7), Cage Free Brown (10), never/ever (1), Fangedango! (5), whodathunkit (10), TheModernist (4), Ghost of Harry Smith (2), Bleep (3)

6

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Directed by Irvin Kershner

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96v4XraJEPI

Votes: 9
Points: 48
Voters: T. Willy Rye (7), never/ever (10), Fangedango! (5), Qube (6), Copehead (3), Polishgirl (5), soundchaser (5), Ghost of Harry Smith (2), Bleep (5)

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Withnail & I (1987)
Directed by Bruce Robinson

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2kyACi-Lbg

Votes: 11
Points: 54
Voters: TheWriteProfile (6), T. Willy Rye (5), Qube (4), Copehead (10), the masked man (1), Polishgirl (5), TheModernist (9), soundchaser (5), Ghost of Harry Smith (2), Snarfyguy (5), Bleep (2)

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Brazil (1985)
Directed by Terry Gilliam

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvBF3Lxla98

Votes: 13
Points: 84
Voters: TheWriteProfile (3), T. Willy Rye (5), Cage Free Brown (5), kath (5), Fangedango! (5), Copehead (10), the masked man (10), whodathunkit (6), Neige (10), Ghost of Harry Smith (4), Snarfyguy (5), martha (7), algroth (9)

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Blade Runner (1982)
Directed by Ridley Scott

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhJ7Mf2Oxs

Votes: 15
Points: 87
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), TheWriteProfile (8), T. Willy Rye (10), Cage Free Brown (3), never/ever (15), kath (5), Fangedango! (5), Copehead (3), TheModernist (4), W.G. Kaspar (5), Neige (5), soundchaser (5), Snarfyguy (5), Bleep (2), martha (7)

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This is Spinal Tap (1984)
Directed by Rob Reiner

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFl7Cq2fvqI

Votes: 16
Points: 90
Voters: TheWriteProfile (6), T. Willy Rye (9), never/ever (8), Davey Avon PattyMelt (5), kath (5), Fangedango! (5), Qube (7), Copehead (10), the masked man (6), Polishgirl (5), whodathunkit (4), TheModernist (4), W.G. Kaspar (5), Neige (4), Snarfyguy (5), Bleep (2)

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Blue Velvet (1986)
Directed by David Lynch

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nz1x_XYU0I

Votes: 16
Points: 101
Voters: GoogaMooga (5), TheWriteProfile (13), T. Willy Rye (7), beenieman (5), Cage Free Brown (3), never/ever (6), Thesiger (5), Fangedango! (5), Copehead (10), the masked man (10), whodathunkit (8), TheModernist (9), Neige (5), Ghost of Harry Smith (3), Snarfyguy (5), Bleep (2)
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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby beenieman » 06 Jul 2012, 01:39

If I'd done this in 1991 it would be easy but movies prior to the 90's have dated and the pickings looking through a 2012 glass get slimmer & slimmer. I had a look at this a couple of months ago & could see a struggle to get 25.

If you have some lists to serve as prompts that would be helpful.

And thanks for continuing the series. I've found these polls very enjoyable.
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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby Sneelock » 06 Jul 2012, 02:21

Here's a list of 100.
http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/m ... e_80s.html
I didn't see "Ernest Goes to Camp" on the list so I don't know if it can be taken very seriously.
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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby beenieman » 06 Jul 2012, 03:49

Cage Free Brown wrote:Here's a list of 100.
http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/m ... e_80s.html
I didn't see "Ernest Goes to Camp" on the list so I don't know if it can be taken very seriously.

It doesn't seem a serious list at all does it? Not because of the absence of Ernest movies though.
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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby beenieman » 06 Jul 2012, 06:16

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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby beenieman » 06 Jul 2012, 10:16

Cage Free Brown wrote:Here's a list of 100.
http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/m ... e_80s.html
I didn't see "Ernest Goes to Camp" on the list so I don't know if it can be taken very seriously.


It includes Arthur though!!!

The following I've never sen. The rest at least I've started.

4. Amadeus - (1984, Milos Forman) (F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce)
6. Cinema Paradiso - (1988, Giuseppe Tornatore) (Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio)
9. Ran - (1985, Akira Kurosawa) (Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao)
10. Do the Right Thing - (1989, Spike Lee) (Spike Lee, John Turturro)
13. The Elephant Man - (1980, David Lynch) (John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins)
16. Brazil - (1985, Terry Gilliam) (Jonathan Pryce, Robert DeNiro)
19. Tootsie - (1982, Sydney Pollack) (Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange)
24. Gandhi - (1982, Richard Attenborough) (Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen)
26. The Princess Bride - (1987, Rob Reiner) (Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn)
27. The Big Chill - (1983, Lawrence Kasdan) (Kevin Kline, Glenn Close)
28. Fast Times at Ridgemont High - (1982, Amy Heckerling) (Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh)
30. A Christmas Story - (1983, Bob Clark) (Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon)
31. Poltergeist - (1982, Tobe Hooper) (Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams)
34. Crimes and Misdemeanors - (1989, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Martin Landau)
37. Rain Man - (1988, Barry Levinson) (Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise)
38. Ordinary People - (1980, Robert Redford) (Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore)
40. Hannah and Her Sisters - (1986, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Mia Farrow)
41. When Harry Met Sally - (1989, Rob Reiner) (Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan)
42. Henry V - (1989, Kenneth Branagh) (Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi)
43. Blood Simple - (1984, Joel Coen) (John Getz, Frances McDormand)
44. The Right Stuff - (1983, Philip Kaufman) (Scott Glenn, Ed Harris)
45. The Color Purple - (1985, Steven Spielberg) (Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg)
46. Kagemusha - (1980, Akira Kurosawa) (Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki)
48. The Little Mermaid - (1989, Ron Clements, John Musker) (Jodi Benson, Sam Wright)
49. Tender Mercies - (1983, Bruce Beresford) (Robert Duvall, Tess Harper)
50. Chariots of Fire - (1981, Hugh Hudson) (Ben Cross, Ian Charleson)
51. Salvador - (1986, Oliver Stone) (James Woods, James Belushi)
52. Atlantic City - (1980, Louise Malle) (Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon)
53. My Left Foot - (1989, Jim Sheridan) (Daniel Day Lewis, Fiona Shaw)
54. Glory - (1989, Edward Zwick) (Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman)
55. Jean de Florette - (1986, Claude Berri) (Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand)
57. The Last Metro - (1980, Francois Truffaut) (Gerard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve)
58. A Room With a View - (1986, James Ivory) (Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter)
59. A Passage to India - (1984, David Lean) (Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee)
60. Missing - (1982, Costa Gavras) (Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek)
61. Places in the Heart - (1984, Robert Benton) (Sally Field, John Malcovich)
62. A Soldier's Story - (1984, Norman Jewison) (Adolph Caesar, Howard E. Rollins)
66. Driving Miss Daisy - (1989, Bruce Beresford) (Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy)
67. Fanny and Alexander - (1982, Ingmar Bergman) (Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve)
70. Broadcast News - (1987, James L. Brooks) (William Hurt, Holly Hunter)
72. Bull Durham - (1988, Ron Shelton) (Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins)
73. The Vanishing - (1988, George Sluizer) (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets)
74. Hope and Glory - (1987, John Boorman) (Sebastian Rice Edwards, Sarah Miles)
75. My Dinner with Andre - (1981, Louise Malle) (Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory)
76. Field of Dreams - (1989, Phil Alden Robinson) (Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones)
77. Hoosiers - (1986, David Anspaugh) (Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper)
79. The Breakfast Club - (1985, John Hughes) (Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez)
83. Kiss of the Spider Woman - (1985, Hector Babenco) (William Hurt, Raul Julia)
84. The Color of Money - (1986, Martin Scorsese) (Paul Newman, Tom Cruise)
85. She's Gotta Have It - (1986, Spike Lee) (Tracy Camilla Johns, Spike Lee)
87. The Executioner's Song - (1982, Lawrence Schiller) (Tommy Lee Jones, Rosanna Arquette)
88. Moonstruck - (1987, Norman Jewison) (Cher, Nicolas Cage)
90. Local Hero - (1983, Bill Forsyth) (Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert)
91. Melvin and Howard - (1980, Jonathan Demme) (Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat)
92. Dangerous Liaisons - (1988, Stephen Frears) (Glenn Close, John Malcovich)
95. The Last Temptation of Christ - (1988, Martin Scorsese) (Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel)
96. Mona Lisa - (1986, Neil Jordan) (Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine)
98. Out of Africa - (1985, Sydney Pollack) (Meryl Streep, Robert Redford)
99. Stand By Me - (1986, Rob Reiner) (River Phoenix, Corey Feldman)
100. Lost in America - (1985, Albert Brooks) (Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty)

What should I check out for my list?
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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby inthenextlife » 06 Jul 2012, 10:43

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Cage Free Brown wrote:Here's a list of 100.
http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/m ... e_80s.html
I didn't see "Ernest Goes to Camp" on the list so I don't know if it can be taken very seriously.


It includes Arthur though!!!

The following I've never sen. The rest at least I've started.

4. Amadeus - (1984, Milos Forman) (F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce)
6. Cinema Paradiso - (1988, Giuseppe Tornatore) (Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio)
9. Ran - (1985, Akira Kurosawa) (Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao)
10. Do the Right Thing - (1989, Spike Lee) (Spike Lee, John Turturro)
13. The Elephant Man - (1980, David Lynch) (John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins)
16. Brazil - (1985, Terry Gilliam) (Jonathan Pryce, Robert DeNiro)
19. Tootsie - (1982, Sydney Pollack) (Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange)
24. Gandhi - (1982, Richard Attenborough) (Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen)
26. The Princess Bride - (1987, Rob Reiner) (Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn)
27. The Big Chill - (1983, Lawrence Kasdan) (Kevin Kline, Glenn Close)
28. Fast Times at Ridgemont High - (1982, Amy Heckerling) (Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh)
30. A Christmas Story - (1983, Bob Clark) (Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon)
31. Poltergeist - (1982, Tobe Hooper) (Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams)
34. Crimes and Misdemeanors - (1989, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Martin Landau)
37. Rain Man - (1988, Barry Levinson) (Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise)
38. Ordinary People - (1980, Robert Redford) (Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore)
40. Hannah and Her Sisters - (1986, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Mia Farrow)
41. When Harry Met Sally - (1989, Rob Reiner) (Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan)
42. Henry V - (1989, Kenneth Branagh) (Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi)
43. Blood Simple - (1984, Joel Coen) (John Getz, Frances McDormand)
44. The Right Stuff - (1983, Philip Kaufman) (Scott Glenn, Ed Harris)
45. The Color Purple - (1985, Steven Spielberg) (Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg)
46. Kagemusha - (1980, Akira Kurosawa) (Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki)
48. The Little Mermaid - (1989, Ron Clements, John Musker) (Jodi Benson, Sam Wright)
49. Tender Mercies - (1983, Bruce Beresford) (Robert Duvall, Tess Harper)
50. Chariots of Fire - (1981, Hugh Hudson) (Ben Cross, Ian Charleson)
51. Salvador - (1986, Oliver Stone) (James Woods, James Belushi)
52. Atlantic City - (1980, Louise Malle) (Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon)
53. My Left Foot - (1989, Jim Sheridan) (Daniel Day Lewis, Fiona Shaw)
54. Glory - (1989, Edward Zwick) (Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman)
55. Jean de Florette - (1986, Claude Berri) (Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand)
57. The Last Metro - (1980, Francois Truffaut) (Gerard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve)
58. A Room With a View - (1986, James Ivory) (Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter)
59. A Passage to India - (1984, David Lean) (Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee)
60. Missing - (1982, Costa Gavras) (Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek)
61. Places in the Heart - (1984, Robert Benton) (Sally Field, John Malcovich)
62. A Soldier's Story - (1984, Norman Jewison) (Adolph Caesar, Howard E. Rollins)
66. Driving Miss Daisy - (1989, Bruce Beresford) (Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy)
67. Fanny and Alexander - (1982, Ingmar Bergman) (Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve)
70. Broadcast News - (1987, James L. Brooks) (William Hurt, Holly Hunter)
72. Bull Durham - (1988, Ron Shelton) (Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins)
73. The Vanishing - (1988, George Sluizer) (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets)
74. Hope and Glory - (1987, John Boorman) (Sebastian Rice Edwards, Sarah Miles)
75. My Dinner with Andre - (1981, Louise Malle) (Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory)
76. Field of Dreams - (1989, Phil Alden Robinson) (Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones)
77. Hoosiers - (1986, David Anspaugh) (Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper)
79. The Breakfast Club - (1985, John Hughes) (Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez)
83. Kiss of the Spider Woman - (1985, Hector Babenco) (William Hurt, Raul Julia)
84. The Color of Money - (1986, Martin Scorsese) (Paul Newman, Tom Cruise)
85. She's Gotta Have It - (1986, Spike Lee) (Tracy Camilla Johns, Spike Lee)
87. The Executioner's Song - (1982, Lawrence Schiller) (Tommy Lee Jones, Rosanna Arquette)
88. Moonstruck - (1987, Norman Jewison) (Cher, Nicolas Cage)
90. Local Hero - (1983, Bill Forsyth) (Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert)
91. Melvin and Howard - (1980, Jonathan Demme) (Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat)
92. Dangerous Liaisons - (1988, Stephen Frears) (Glenn Close, John Malcovich)
95. The Last Temptation of Christ - (1988, Martin Scorsese) (Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel)
96. Mona Lisa - (1986, Neil Jordan) (Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine)
98. Out of Africa - (1985, Sydney Pollack) (Meryl Streep, Robert Redford)
99. Stand By Me - (1986, Rob Reiner) (River Phoenix, Corey Feldman)
100. Lost in America - (1985, Albert Brooks) (Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty)

What should I check out for my list?

16, 31, 42, 52, 72,83, 87. 43 is by far the best film on that list. Before the Cohen brothers started disappearing up their own arses and working with George 'fucking' Clooney.
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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby beenieman » 06 Jul 2012, 12:10

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16, 31, 42, 52, 72,83, 87. 43 is by far the best film on that list. Before the Cohen brothers started disappearing up their own arses and working with George 'fucking' Clooney.


Some I was thinking of myself though your comment about Clooney is just silly. Thanks.
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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby The Write Profile » 06 Jul 2012, 12:28

And more to the point, the Coens have made some excellent films since their first with Clooney- particularly A Serious Man, True Grit and No Country for Old Men. Of their work with Clooney, I really enjoyed Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, thought Intolerable Cruelty was flat and Burn After Reading largely got by on its energy but was a bit messy.

I agree that Blood Simple was a great debut, tho. In many ways, it laid down much of the DNA for the Coens' subsequent work- right down to the twisty, noirish plot and bizarre incidental characters.

Pretty much every film on that list is worth seeing, even if I don't necessarily like them all, if that makes sense.

Oh, and cheers for setting this up, algroth!
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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby inthenextlife » 06 Jul 2012, 13:12

The Write Profile wrote:And more to the point, the Coens have made some excellent films since their first with Clooney- particularly A Serious Man, True Grit and No Country for Old Men. Of their work with Clooney, I really enjoyed Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, thought Intolerable Cruelty was flat and Burn After Reading largely got by on its energy but was a bit messy.

I agree that Blood Simple was a great debut, tho. In many ways, it laid down much of the DNA for the Coens' subsequent work- right down to the twisty, noirish plot and bizarre incidental characters.

Pretty much every film on that list is worth seeing, even if I don't necessarily like them all, if that makes sense.

Oh, and cheers for setting this up, algroth!

I'll give you 'No Country For Old Men'. Superb.
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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby inthenextlife » 06 Jul 2012, 13:13

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16, 31, 42, 52, 72,83, 87. 43 is by far the best film on that list. Before the Cohen brothers started disappearing up their own arses and working with George 'fucking' Clooney.


Some I was thinking of myself though your comment about Clooney is just silly. Thanks.

I take it you've never seen 'Solaris' then?
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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby algroth » 06 Jul 2012, 18:23

I've seen Soderbergh's Solaris, it was shit. I've also seen Syriana, Good Night and Good Luck, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Three Kings, Ocean's Eleven and Michael Clayton, and all those are either good or excellent (particularly the first two).

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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby algroth » 06 Jul 2012, 18:55

beenieman wrote:
Cage Free Brown wrote:Here's a list of 100.
http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/m ... e_80s.html
I didn't see "Ernest Goes to Camp" on the list so I don't know if it can be taken very seriously.


It includes Arthur though!!!

The following I've never sen. The rest at least I've started.

4. Amadeus - (1984, Milos Forman) (F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce)
6. Cinema Paradiso - (1988, Giuseppe Tornatore) (Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio)
9. Ran - (1985, Akira Kurosawa) (Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao)
10. Do the Right Thing - (1989, Spike Lee) (Spike Lee, John Turturro)
13. The Elephant Man - (1980, David Lynch) (John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins)
16. Brazil - (1985, Terry Gilliam) (Jonathan Pryce, Robert DeNiro)
19. Tootsie - (1982, Sydney Pollack) (Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange)
24. Gandhi - (1982, Richard Attenborough) (Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen)
26. The Princess Bride - (1987, Rob Reiner) (Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn)
27. The Big Chill - (1983, Lawrence Kasdan) (Kevin Kline, Glenn Close)
28. Fast Times at Ridgemont High - (1982, Amy Heckerling) (Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh)
30. A Christmas Story - (1983, Bob Clark) (Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon)
31. Poltergeist - (1982, Tobe Hooper) (Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams)
34. Crimes and Misdemeanors - (1989, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Martin Landau)
37. Rain Man - (1988, Barry Levinson) (Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise)
38. Ordinary People - (1980, Robert Redford) (Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore)
40. Hannah and Her Sisters - (1986, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Mia Farrow)
41. When Harry Met Sally - (1989, Rob Reiner) (Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan)
42. Henry V - (1989, Kenneth Branagh) (Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi)
43. Blood Simple - (1984, Joel Coen) (John Getz, Frances McDormand)
44. The Right Stuff - (1983, Philip Kaufman) (Scott Glenn, Ed Harris)
45. The Color Purple - (1985, Steven Spielberg) (Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg)
46. Kagemusha - (1980, Akira Kurosawa) (Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki)
48. The Little Mermaid - (1989, Ron Clements, John Musker) (Jodi Benson, Sam Wright)
49. Tender Mercies - (1983, Bruce Beresford) (Robert Duvall, Tess Harper)
50. Chariots of Fire - (1981, Hugh Hudson) (Ben Cross, Ian Charleson)
51. Salvador - (1986, Oliver Stone) (James Woods, James Belushi)
52. Atlantic City - (1980, Louise Malle) (Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon)
53. My Left Foot - (1989, Jim Sheridan) (Daniel Day Lewis, Fiona Shaw)
54. Glory - (1989, Edward Zwick) (Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman)
55. Jean de Florette - (1986, Claude Berri) (Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand)
57. The Last Metro - (1980, Francois Truffaut) (Gerard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve)
58. A Room With a View - (1986, James Ivory) (Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter)
59. A Passage to India - (1984, David Lean) (Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee)
60. Missing - (1982, Costa Gavras) (Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek)
61. Places in the Heart - (1984, Robert Benton) (Sally Field, John Malcovich)
62. A Soldier's Story - (1984, Norman Jewison) (Adolph Caesar, Howard E. Rollins)
66. Driving Miss Daisy - (1989, Bruce Beresford) (Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy)
67. Fanny and Alexander - (1982, Ingmar Bergman) (Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve)
70. Broadcast News - (1987, James L. Brooks) (William Hurt, Holly Hunter)
72. Bull Durham - (1988, Ron Shelton) (Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins)
73. The Vanishing - (1988, George Sluizer) (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets)
74. Hope and Glory - (1987, John Boorman) (Sebastian Rice Edwards, Sarah Miles)
75. My Dinner with Andre - (1981, Louise Malle) (Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory)
76. Field of Dreams - (1989, Phil Alden Robinson) (Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones)
77. Hoosiers - (1986, David Anspaugh) (Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper)
79. The Breakfast Club - (1985, John Hughes) (Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez)
83. Kiss of the Spider Woman - (1985, Hector Babenco) (William Hurt, Raul Julia)
84. The Color of Money - (1986, Martin Scorsese) (Paul Newman, Tom Cruise)
85. She's Gotta Have It - (1986, Spike Lee) (Tracy Camilla Johns, Spike Lee)
87. The Executioner's Song - (1982, Lawrence Schiller) (Tommy Lee Jones, Rosanna Arquette)
88. Moonstruck - (1987, Norman Jewison) (Cher, Nicolas Cage)
90. Local Hero - (1983, Bill Forsyth) (Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert)
91. Melvin and Howard - (1980, Jonathan Demme) (Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat)
92. Dangerous Liaisons - (1988, Stephen Frears) (Glenn Close, John Malcovich)
95. The Last Temptation of Christ - (1988, Martin Scorsese) (Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel)
96. Mona Lisa - (1986, Neil Jordan) (Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine)
98. Out of Africa - (1985, Sydney Pollack) (Meryl Streep, Robert Redford)
99. Stand By Me - (1986, Rob Reiner) (River Phoenix, Corey Feldman)
100. Lost in America - (1985, Albert Brooks) (Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty)

What should I check out for my list?


I reckon you'd like Salvador and Glory.

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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby beenieman » 06 Jul 2012, 18:57

inthenextlife wrote:
beenieman wrote:
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16, 31, 42, 52, 72,83, 87. 43 is by far the best film on that list. Before the Cohen brothers started disappearing up their own arses and working with George 'fucking' Clooney.


Some I was thinking of myself though your comment about Clooney is just silly. Thanks.

I take it you've never seen 'Solaris' then?

Name an actor without a Solaris on his resume?
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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby Sneelock » 06 Jul 2012, 19:01

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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby T. Willy Rye » 06 Jul 2012, 19:59

beenieman wrote:
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88. Moonstruck - (1987, Norman Jewison) (Cher, Nicolas Cage)


Moonstruck embodies everything I hate. Quirky New York family whose members who have endearingly retained some of their cultural identity, it's also a romcom and it's cast includes Nicholas Cage and fucking Cher. But I really like it. I'm feeling kinda vulnerable about this.

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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby algroth » 06 Jul 2012, 21:45

I kinda like that too. Weird, innit? Then again, I also really like Nic Cage.

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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby meetthesonics » 07 Jul 2012, 14:19

Finished my list but can't remember if we need to include the director and year of release.

Funny decade for film from the perspective of 2012.
Pretty strong early on but quickly moves to largely frivolous and strictly entertainment around 84 or so. The decade's later attempts at serious/artistic cinema seem overly earnest and...lacking.
Can't for the life of me imagine suffering through say Platoon or Do The Right Thing today.
It's like film makers in the '80s, consciously or not, refuted, other than a few exceptions, the more substantial cinema of the 70s. (Although you can also argue that began once the Jaws, Star Wars type blockbusters arrived on scene mid decade.)
Other thoughts on '80s movies:
Having looked through several lists this morning to refresh my memory, I'm surprised at how...uneventful the '80s were movie wise. Plenty of stories, blockbusters and all for sure, but few truly worthwhile films. Was surprised to see how many movies I liked at the time but have me wondering what the world I was thinking now.
(Though, think movies overall are worse now for whatever that's worth.)
All the same, I had no problem coming up with 25 movies, had to trim a bit actually. There are plenty of '80s films I like, both then and now, but few I'd rank truly great.
Which is to say, light weight popcorn fare makes up the bulk of my list, a few exceptions aside.
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Re: BCB's Top Films of the '80s poll.

Postby meetthesonics » 07 Jul 2012, 14:24

Oh hell. General error when I try to PM. Will send my list later.
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