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. Superman II
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. American Gigolo
37. Laughing Time
38. The Gods Must Be Crazy
39. Herbie Goes Bananas

1981:
1981 Endy Awards

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. One from the Heart
3. Pennies from Heaven
4. Modern Romance
5. Le pont du Nord
6. Reds
7. The Road Warrior
8. Excalibur
9. They All Laughed
10. The Aviator’s Wife
11. The Prodigal Son
12. Thief
13. My Young Auntie
14. The Garden of Earthly Delights
15. Cutter’s Way
16. Martial Club
17. Time Bandits
18. Escape from New York
19. The Great Muppet Caper
20. Lola
21. Dreadnaught
22. Das Boot
23. Stripes
24. Security Unlimited
25. Bewitched
26. Blow Out
27. Body Heat
28. The Evil Dead
29. My Dinner with Andre
30. An American Werewolf in London
31. Masked Avengers
32. Gallipoli
33. Clash of the Titans
34. For Your Eyes Only
35. Return of the Sentimental Swordsman
36. Victory
37. All the Wrong Clues (…For the Right Solution)
38. On Golden Pond
39. Play While You Play (aka Cheerful Wind)
40. Neighbors
41. Taps
42. Chariots of Fire
43. The Fox and the Hound
44. 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. Passion
15. The Verdict
16. Blade Runner
17. The Secret of NIMH
18. Carry On Pickpocket
19. The Green Green Grass of Home
20. Une chambre en ville
21. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
22. Burden of Dreams
23. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
24. Poltergeist
25. The Dead and the Deadly
26. Legendary Weapons of China
27. First Blood
28. Legend of a Fighter
29. King of Comedy
30. Airplane II: The Sequel
31. An Officer and a Gentleman
32. 48 Hrs
33. Rocky III
34. Sophie’s Choice
35. Human Lanterns
36. Aces Go Places
37. Cannery Row
38. An Exercise in Discipline – Peel
39. Cat People
40. House of Traps
41. Centipede Horror
42. Tootsie
43. Five Element Ninjas
44. The World According to Garp
45. Gandhi
46. Brave Archer and His Mate
47. Diner
48. Tron
49. Annie
50. The Man from Snowy River
51. Cat vs. Rat
52. The Dark Crystal
53. Pink Floyd: The Wall
54. 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. That Day, On the Beach
6. Zelig
7. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain
8. Videodrome
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. The Lady is the Boss
25. Eddie Murphy: Delirious
26. Duel to the Death
27. Terms of Endearment
28. Seeding of a Ghost
29. Risky Business
30. Never Cry Wolf
31. Gorky Park
32. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
33. Brainstorm
34. Holy Flame of the Martial World
35. Twilight Zone: The Movie
36. Something Wicked This Way Comes
37. The Outsiders
38. Octopussy
39. Mr. Mom
40. Superman III
41. Never Say Never Again
42. The High Road to China
43. Krull
44. 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. Yellow Earth
14. Ghostbusters
15. Purple Rain
16. Once Upon a Time in America
17. Streets of Fire
18. The Cotton Club
19. Sixteen Candles
20. Amadeus
21. A Summer at Grandpa’s
22. Full Moon in Paris
23. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
24. The Karate Kid
25. Furious
26. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
27. Love Streams
28. Repo Man
29. Footloose
30. Dune
31. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
32. The Natural
33. Boy Meets Girl
34. Cherie
35. Blood Simple
36. Broadway Danny Rose
37. The Times of Harvey Milk
38. Love in a Fallen City
39. The Happy Ghost
40. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
41. Teppanyaki
42. Red Dawn
43. Paris, Texas
44. Beverly Hills Cop
45. Top Secret!
46. The Bounty
47. Drunken Tai Chi
48. Cloak & Dagger
49. Dreamscape
50. Aces Go Places III: Our Man from Bond Street
51. Conan the Destroyer
52. The Last Starfighter
53. Abnormal Family: Older Brother’s Bride
54. Revenge of the Nerds
55. The Killing Fields
56. Romancing the Stone
57. Police Academy
58. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan
59. 1984
60. The Never Ending Story
61. Splash
62. Supergirl
63. Nightmare on Elm Street
64. Tank

1985:
1985 Endy Awards

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

1986:
1986 Endy Awards

1. A Better Tomorrow
2. The Green Ray
3. Peking Opera Blues
4. Bound for the Fields, the Mountains and the Seacoast
5. Aliens
6. The Terrorizers
7. The Fly
8. Manhunter
9. Big Trouble in Little China
10. Dream Lovers
11. Righting Wrongs
12. Hannah and Her Sisters
13. Dust in the Wind
14. Platoon
15. Love Unto Waste
16. The Mission
17. The Horse Thief
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. ‘Round Midnight
29. Millionaire’s Express
30. Under the Cherry Moon
31. The Name of the Rose
32. Labyrinth
33. Salvador
34. The Color of Money
35. Martial Arts of Shaolin
36. The Armour of God
37. Happy Ghost III
38. Aces Go Places IV: You Never Die Twice
39. Blue Velvet
40. The Karate Kid Part II
41. Pretty in Pink
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. The Transformers: The Movie
50. The Great Mouse Detective
51. Heat
52. The Golden Child
53. The Magic Crystal
54. Down and Out in Beverly Hills
55. Sid and Nancy
56. Short Circuit
57. Crocodile Dundee
58. Flight of the Navigator
59. No Retreat, No Surrender
60. SpaceCamp
61. Gung Ho
62. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
63. Wildcats
64. Police Academy 3: Back in Training
65. Iron Eagle
66. Highlander
67. F/X
68. 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. My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend
14. A Chinese Ghost Story
15. Moonstruck
16. Daughter of the Nile
17. RoboCop
18. An Autumn’s Tale
19. Empire of the Sun
20. The Witches of Eastwick
21. Neo Tokyo
22. Full Metal Jacket
23. Magnificent Warriors
24. Near Dark
25. Project A 2
26. Wings of Desire
27. Radio Days
28. The Last Emperor
29. Matewan
30. Throw Mama from the Train
31. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
32. The Living Daylights
33. Prison on Fire
34. No Way Out
35. Roxanne
36. Withnail & I
37. Some Kind of Wonderful
38. Lethal Weapon
39. Babette’s Feast
40. Less than Zero
41. A Better Tomorrow II
42. Adventures in Babysitting
43. Innerspace
44. Heaven
45. The Untouchables
46. Dirty Dancing
47. Beverly Hills Cop II
48. Dragnet
49. Rich and Famous
50. Seven Years Itch
51. Spaceballs
52. Wall Street
53. Maurice
54. The Secret of My Success
55. The Romancing Star
56. Good Morning, Vietnam
57. Fatal Attraction
58. The Lost Boys
59. Stakeout
60. The Running Man
61. Three Men and a Baby
62. La Bamba
63. Suspect
64. Batteries Not Included
65. Project X
66. Mannequin
67. Harry and the Hendersons
68. Baby Boom
69. Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold
70. Ernest Goes to Camp
71. Summer School
72. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
73. Back to the Beach
74. Masters of the Universe
75. Teen Wolf Too
76. 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. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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. Akira
20. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
21. The Thin Blue Line
22. Tiger on the Beat
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. Police Story 2
32. A Fish Called Wanda
33. The Milagro Beanfield War
34. Tiger Cage
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. 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. 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. Full Moon in New York
24. Lonesome Dove
25. Wallace & Grommit: A Grand Day Out
26. Field of Dreams
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

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