Rankings 1980-1989

1980:
1980 Endy Awards

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. The Big Red One
3. Heaven’s Gate
4. The Shining
5. Dangerous Encounters – First Kind
6. Airplane!
7. The Blues Brothers
8. Popeye
9. The Victim
10. The Fog
11. Caddyshack
12. The Young Master
13. Nine to Five
14. The Sword
15. Kagemusha
16. The Happenings
17. Dressed to Kill
18. Encounters of the Spooky Kind
19. Moana with Sound
20. Ordinary People
21. Mon oncle d’Amérique
22. We’re Going to Eat You
23. The Enigmatic Case
24. Flash Gordon
25. The Spooky Bunch
26. Cute Girl
27. Return to the 36th Chamber
28. The Buddhist Fist
29. Raging Bull
30. Breaker Morant
31. Heroes Shed No Tears
32. The Stunt Man
33. Stardust Memories
34. Clan of the White Lotus
35. Shogun Assassin
36. Superman II
37. American Gigolo
38. Laughing Time
39. The Gods Must Be Crazy
40. Herbie Goes Bananas

1981:
1981 Endy Awards

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. One from the Heart
3. Reds
4. Excalibur
5. Pennies from Heaven
6. Le pont du Nord
7. Modern Romance
8. The Road Warrior
9. The Story of Woo Viet
10. The Aviator’s Wife
11. They All Laughed
12. The Prodigal Son
13. Thief
14. My Young Auntie
15. The Garden of Earthly Delights
16. Cutter’s Way
17. Escape from New York
18. Martial Club
19. Time Bandits
20. The Great Muppet Caper
21. Lola
22. Dreadnaught
23. Das Boot
24. Stripes
25. Security Unlimited
26. Bewitched
27. Blow Out
28. Body Heat
29. The Evil Dead
30. My Dinner with Andre
31. An American Werewolf in London
32. Masked Avengers
33. Gallipoli
34. Clash of the Titans
35. Halloween II
36. For Your Eyes Only
37. Return of the Sentimental Swordsman
38. Victory
39. All the Wrong Clues (…For the Right Solution)
40. On Golden Pond
41. Play While You Play (aka Cheerful Wind)
42. Neighbors
43. Taps
44. Chariots of Fire
45. The Fox and the Hound
46. Dragonslayer

1982:
1982 Endy Awards

1. Nomad
2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
3. Chan is Missing
4. The Miracle Fighters
5. Fitzcarraldo
6. The Thing
7. White Dog
8. Boat People
9. The Atomic Café
10. Conan the Barbarian
11. A Good Marriage
12. Ninja in the Dragon’s Den
13. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
14. The Secret of NIMH
15. The Slumber Party Massacre
16. Passion
17. The Verdict
18. In Our Time
19. Blade Runner
20. Carry On Pickpocket
21. The Green Green Grass of Home
22. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
23. Une chambre en ville
24. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
25. Buddha’s Palm
26. Burden of Dreams
27. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
28. Poltergeist
29. The Dead and the Deadly
30. Legendary Weapons of China
31. First Blood
32. Legend of a Fighter
33. King of Comedy
34. Airplane II: The Sequel
35. An Officer and a Gentleman
36. 48 Hrs
37. Rocky III
38. Sophie’s Choice
39. Human Lanterns
40. Aces Go Places
41. Cannery Row
42. An Exercise in Discipline – Peel
43. Cat People
44. House of Traps
45. Centipede Horror
46. Tootsie
47. Five Element Ninjas
48. The World According to Garp
49. Gandhi
50. Brave Archer and His Mate
51. Diner
52. Tron
53. Annie
54. The Man from Snowy River
55. Cat vs. Rat
56. The Dark Crystal
57. Pink Floyd: The Wall
58. The Man Who Saves the World (Turkish Star Wars)

1983:
1983 Endy Awards

1. Sans soleil
2. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
3. Pauline at the Beach
4. The Right Stuff
5. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain
6. Videodrome
7. Zelig
8. That Day, On the Beach
9. Three Crowns of the Sailor
10. Scarface
11. The Boys from Fengkuei
12. Christine
13. Return of the Jedi
14. The Boxer’s Omen
15. Trading Places
16. Winners & Sinners
17. WarGames
18. Project A
19. Shaolin Intruders
20. The Hunger
21. Aces Go Places II
22. National Lampoon’s Vacation
23. Strange Brew
24. Growing Up
25. The Lady is the Boss
26. Eddie Murphy: Delirious
27. Duel to the Death
28. Terms of Endearment
29. The Sandwich Man
30. Shaolin vs. Lama
31. Seeding of a Ghost
32. Risky Business
33. Never Cry Wolf
34. Sleepaway Camp
35. Gorky Park
36. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
37. Brainstorm
38. Holy Flame of the Martial World
39. Twilight Zone: The Movie
40. Something Wicked This Way Comes
41. The Outsiders
42. Octopussy
43. Mr. Mom
44. Superman III
45. Never Say Never Again
46. The High Road to China
47. Krull
48. Breathless

1984:
1984 Endy Awards

1. Shanghai Blues
2. Wheels on Meals
3. Stranger Than Paradise
4. Starman
5. The Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter
6. Choose Me
7. Stop Making Sense
8. Gremlins
9. This Is Spinal Tap
10. The Terminator
11. Long Arm of the Law
12. Body Double
13. Amadeus
14. Ghostbusters
15. Purple Rain
16. Love in a Fallen City
17. Yellow Earth
18. Streets of Fire
19. The Cotton Club
20. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
21. Love Streams
22. Footloose
23. The Natural
24. Boy Meets Girl
25. A Summer at Grandpa’s
26. Full Moon in Paris
27. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
28. The Times of Harvey Milk
29. The Karate Kid
30. Repo Man
31. Blood Simple
32. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
33. Cherie
34. Sixteen Candles
35. Furious
36. Once Upon a Time in America
37. Dune
38. The Siamese Twins
39. Broadway Danny Rose
40. The Happy Ghost
41. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
42. Teppanyaki
43. Red Dawn
44. Paris, Texas
45. Beverly Hills Cop
46. Top Secret!
47. The Bounty
48. Breakin’
49. Drunken Tai Chi
50. Cloak & Dagger
51. Dreamscape
52. Aces Go Places III: Our Man from Bond Street
53. Conan the Destroyer
54. The Last Starfighter
55. Abnormal Family: Older Brother’s Bride
56. Revenge of the Nerds
57. The Killing Fields
58. Romancing the Stone
59. Police Academy
60. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan
61. 1984
62. The Never Ending Story
63. Splash
64. Supergirl
65. Nightmare on Elm Street
66. Tank

1985:
1985 Endy Awards

1. Ran
2. The Time to Live, The Time to Die
3. Police Story
4. Desperately Seeking Susan
5. Taipei Story
6. To Live and Die in LA
7. After Hours
8. Yes, Madam
9. A Room with a View
10. Trouble in Mind
11. My Name Ain’t Suzie
12. Day of the Dead
13. Back to the Future
14. The Purple Rose of Cairo
15. Silverado
16. Out of Africa
17. Ladyhawke
18. Clue
19. Working Class
20. Lost in America
21. Women
22. Come and See
23. The Illegal Immigrant
24. Brazil
25. Return to Oz
26. The Breakfast Club
27. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
28. The Legend of the Stardust Brothers
29. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
30. Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars
31. Explorers
32. Disciples of the 36th Chamber
33. Fletch
34. Mr. Vampire
35. Commando
36. My Lucky Stars
37. Real Genius
38. The Color Purple
39. The Goonies
40. Rocky IV
41. Witness
42. Puppy Love
43. Weird Science
44. Mismatched Couples
45. That’s Dancing!
46. Happy Ghost II
47. National Lampoon’s European Vacation
48. Rambo: First Blood Part II
49. Journey of the Doomed
50. St. Elmo’s Fire
51. Young Sherlock Holmes
52. The Black Cauldron
53. Teen Wolf
54. Spies Like Us
55. Legend
56. D.A.R.Y.L.
57. White Nights
58. A View to a Kill
59. The Man with One Red Shoe
60. King Solomon’s Mines
61. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
62. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
63. The Jewel of the Nile
64. Red Sonja

1986:
1986 Endy Awards

1. The Green Ray
2. The Terrorizers
3. A Better Tomorrow
4. Peking Opera Blues
5. Bound for the Fields, the Mountains and the Seacoast
6. Aliens
7. The Fly
8. Manhunter
9. Big Trouble in Little China
10. Dream Lovers
11. Platoon
12. Righting Wrongs
13. The Horse Thief
14. Hannah and Her Sisters
15. Love Unto Waste
16. The Mission
17. Dust in the Wind
18. Top Gun
19. Down By Law
20. Hoosiers
21. Something Wild
22. Sunday in the Park with George
23. Passion
24. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
25. Royal Warriors
26. Jimi Plays Monterey
27. Castle in the Sky
28. Pretty in Pink
29. ‘Round Midnight
30. Millionaire’s Express
31. Under the Cherry Moon
32. The Name of the Rose
33. Labyrinth
34. Salvador
35. The Color of Money
36. Martial Arts of Shaolin
37. The Armour of God
38. Happy Ghost III
39. Aces Go Places IV: You Never Die Twice
40. Blue Velvet
41. The Karate Kid Part II
42. Heroes Shed No Tears
43. Three Amigos
44. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
45. The River’s Edge
46. Sherman’s March
47. Stand By Me
48. She’s Gotta Have It
49. Howard the Duck
50. The Transformers: The Movie
51. The Great Mouse Detective
52. Heat
53. The Golden Child
54. The Magic Crystal
55. Down and Out in Beverly Hills
56. Sid and Nancy
57. Short Circuit
58. Crocodile Dundee
59. Flight of the Navigator
60. No Retreat, No Surrender
61. SpaceCamp
62. Where’s Officer Tuba?
63. Gung Ho
64. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
65. Wildcats
66. Police Academy 3: Back in Training
67. Iron Eagle
68. Highlander
69. F/X
70. Gothic

1987:
1987 Endy Awards

1. Broadcast News
2. City on Fire
3. The Princess Bride
4. Rouge
5. Red Sorghum
6. Final Victory
7. Predator
8. Ishtar
9. Evil Dead II
10. Eastern Condors
11. Raising Arizona
12. Prince of Darkness
13. Moonstruck
14. A Chinese Ghost Story
15. My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend
16. Daughter of the Nile
17. RoboCop
18. An Autumn’s Tale
19. Empire of the Sun
20. The Romance of Book and Sword/Princess Fragrance
21. The Witches of Eastwick
22. Neo Tokyo
23. Full Metal Jacket
24. Magnificent Warriors
25. Near Dark
26. Project A 2
27. Wings of Desire
28. Radio Days
29. Slumber Party Massacre II
30. The Last Emperor
31. Matewan
32. Throw Mama from the Train
33. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
34. The Living Daylights
35. Prison on Fire
36. No Way Out
37. Roxanne
38. Withnail & I
39. Some Kind of Wonderful
40. Lethal Weapon
41. Babette’s Feast
42. Less than Zero
43. A Better Tomorrow II
44. Adventures in Babysitting
45. Innerspace
46. Woman Demon Human
47. The Untouchables
48. Dirty Dancing
49. Iron Angels
50. Beverly Hills Cop II
51. Dragnet
52. Rich and Famous
53. Heaven
54. Seven Years Itch
55. Spaceballs
56. Wall Street
57. Maurice
58. Tragic Hero
59. The Secret of My Success
60. The Romancing Star
61. Good Morning, Vietnam
62. Fatal Attraction
63. The Lost Boys
64. The Haunted Cop Shop
65. Stakeout
66. The Running Man
67. Three Men and a Baby
68. La Bamba
69. Suspect
70. Batteries Not Included
71. Project X
72. Mannequin
73. Harry and the Hendersons
74. Baby Boom
75. Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold
76. Ernest Goes to Camp
77. Summer School
78. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
79. Back to the Beach
80. Masters of the Universe
81. Teen Wolf Too
82. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

1988:
1988 Endy Awards

1. My Neighbor Totoro
2. School on Fire
3. The Last Temptation of Christ
4. Dangerous Liaisons
5. Distant Voices, Still Lives
6. They Live
7. Die Hard
8. The Moderns
9. Painted Faces
10. As Tears Go By
11. Chocolat
12. Bull Durham
13. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
14. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
15. Heathers
16. Eight Men Out
17. Beetlejuice
18. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad
19. Akira
20. On the Run
21. Grave of the Fireflies
22. The Thin Blue Line
23. Tiger on the Beat
24. Chicken and Duck Talk
25. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
26. The Eighth Happiness
27. Midnight Run
28. Starry is the Night
29. Coming to America
30. The Big Heat
31. Stand And Deliver
32. Hairspray
33. Police Story 2
34. A Fish Called Wanda
35. The Milagro Beanfield War
36. Gangs
37. Tiger Cage
38. Final Justice
39. Dragons Forever
40. Frantic
41. The Vanishing
42. In the Line of Duty 3
43. Gorillas in the Mist
44. Alien Nation
45. Songs from the Life of Leonard Cohen
46. Willow
47. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
48. Rain Man
49. The Accused
50. License to Drive
51. Young Guns
52. Scrooged
53. Shoot to Kill
54. Working Girl
55. Talk Radio
56. Big
57. Mystic Pizza
58. Twins
59. Biloxi Blues
60. The Seventh Sign
61. Beaches
62. Mississippi Burning
63. Funny Farm
64. The Presidio
65. The Great Outdoors
66. Big Business
67. Red Heat
68. I Love Maria
69. Crocodile Dundee II
70. Rambo III
71. Short Circuit 2
72. Cocktail
73. The Dead Pool
74. Action Jackson
75. Caddyshack II
76. My Stepmother is an Alien
77. Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach

1989:
1989 Endy Awards

1. Do the Right Thing
2. The Killer
3. A City of Sadness
4. Kiki’s Delivery Service
5. Henry V
6. Pedicab Driver
7. A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon
8. When Harry Met Sally. . .
9. My Heart is that Eternal Rose
10. Eight Taels of Gold
11. All About Ah-Long
12. The ‘Burbs
13. God of Gamblers
14. A Fishy Story
15. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
16. Full Moon in New York
17. Lonesome Dove
18. Wallace & Grommit: A Grand Day Out
19. Batman
20. The Abyss
21. Miracles: Mr. Canton & Lady Rose
22. Field of Dreams
23. Drugstore Cowboy
24. Violent Cop
25. Say Anything. . .
26. Dead Poets Society
27. Mystery Train
28. Glory
29. In the Line of Duty 4
30. Crimes and Misdemeanors
31. Sweetie
32. Casino Raiders
33. Roger & Me
34. Major League
35. License To Kill
36. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
37. The Decalogue
38. Back to the Future Part II
39. Valmont
40. Road House
41. UHF
42. The Fabulous Baker Boys
43. The Iceman Cometh
44. Lethal Weapon 2
45. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
46. Aces Go Places V: The Terracotta Hit
47. Cinema Paradiso
48. Steel Magnolias
49. The Little Mermaid
50. Wild Search
51. Weekend at Bernie’s
52. Parenthood
53. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
54. The Blonde Fury
55. My Left Foot
56. Just Heroes
57. Look Who’s Talking
58. Driving Miss Daisy
59. Family Business
60. The Dream Team
61. Three Fugitives
62. Ghostbusters II
63. Her Alibi
64. The Gods Must Be Crazy II
65. Uncle Buck
66. Sex, Lies and Videotape
67. Turner & Hooch
68. See No Evil, Hear No Evil
69. Fletch Lives
70. The Karate Kid Part III
71. The Wizard
72. Troop Beverly Hills
73. We’re No Angels
74. K-9
75. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
76. Who’s Harry Crumb?
77. Police Academy 6: City Under Siege