Rankings 1980-1989

1980:

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 Victim
8. The Blues Brothers
9. Popeye
10. Caddyshack
11. Dressed to Kill
12. Raging Bull
13. Encounters of the Spooky Kind
14. Mon oncle d’Amérique
15. The Fog
16. Moana with Sound
17. The Sword
18. Kagemusha
19. The Happenings
20. We’re Going to Eat You
21. Stardust Memories
22. The Enigmatic Case
23. Flash Gordon
24. Superman II
25. Cute Girl
26. Ordinary People
27. The Buddhist Fist
28. Breaker Morant
29. Heroes Shed No Tears
30. The Stunt Man
31. Shogun Assassin
32. American Gigolo
33. Return to the 36th Chamber
34. Laughing Time
35. The Gods Must Be Crazy
36. Herbie Goes Bananas

1981:

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

1982:

1. One from the Heart
2. Nomad
3. Fitzcarraldo
4. White Dog
5. The Miracle Fighters
6. Boat People
7. The Atomic Café
8. A Good Marriage
9. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
10. Ninja in the Dragon’s Den
11. Passion
12. The Verdict
13. Une chambre en ville
14. Legendary Weapons of China
15. Conan the Barbarian
16. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
17. Blade Runner
18. The Secret of NIMH
19. The Thing
20. Legend of a Fighter
21. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
22. Burden of Dreams
23. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
24. King of Comedy
25. An Exercise in Discipline – Peel
26. Poltergeist
27. Five Element Ninjas
28. Airplane II: The Sequel
29. Cat People
30. Aces Go Places
31. Sophie’s Choice
32. First Blood
33. 48 Hrs
34. The Dead and the Deadly
35. An Officer and a Gentleman
36. Rocky III
37. Tootsie
38. Cat vs. Rat
39. The World According to Garp
40. Gandhi
41. Brave Archer and His Mate
42. Diner
43. Tron
44. The Dark Crystal
45. Pink Floyd: The Wall
46. The Man Who Saves the World (Turkish Star Wars)

1983:

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

1984:

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

1985:

1. Ran
2. The Time to Live, The Time to Die
3. The Purple Rose of Cairo
4. Police Story
5. To Live and Die in LA
6. Back to the Future
7. Taipei Story
8. After Hours
9. Yes, Madam
10. Trouble in Mind
11. Silverado
12. Out of Africa
13. Ladyhawke
14. Brazil
15. Come and See
16. Clue
17. Working Class
18. Day of the Dead
19. Return to Oz
20. Lost in America
21. A Room with a View
22. The Breakfast Club
23. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
24. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
25. Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars
26. Explorers
27. Disciples of the 36th Chamber
28. Fletch
29. Mr. Vampire
30. Commando
31. My Lucky Stars
32. Real Genius
33. The Color Purple
34. The Goonies
35. Rocky IV
36. Witness
37. Weird Science
38. Mismatched Couples
39. That’s Dancing!
40. Happy Ghost II
41. National Lampoon’s European Vacation
42. Rambo: First Blood Part II
43. Journey of the Doomed
44. St. Elmo’s Fire
45. Young Sherlock Holmes
46. The Black Cauldron
47. Teen Wolf
48. Spies Like Us
49. Legend
50. D.A.R.Y.L.
51. White Nights
52. A View to a Kill
53. The Man with One Red Shoe
54. King Solomon’s Mines
55. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
56. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
57. The Jewel of the Nile
58. Red Sonja

1986:

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

1987:

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

1988:
1988 Endy Awards

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

1989:
1989 Endy Awards

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