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

1981:

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

1982:

1. One from the Heart
2. Nomad
3. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
4. The Miracle Fighters
5. Fitzcarraldo
6. Boat People
7. White Dog
8. The Atomic Café
9. A Good Marriage
10. Conan the Barbarian
11. Ninja in the Dragon’s Den
12. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
13. Passion
14. The Verdict
15. Blade Runner
16. The Secret of NIMH
17. Carry On Pickpocket
18. The Thing
19. Une chambre en ville
20. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
21. Legendary Weapons of China
22. Burden of Dreams
23. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
24. Legend of a Fighter
25. King of Comedy
26. Poltergeist
27. The Dead and the Deadly
28. First Blood
29. Airplane II: The Sequel
30. 48 Hrs
31. An Officer and a Gentleman
32. Rocky III
33. Aces Go Places
34. An Exercise in Discipline – Peel
35. Cat People
36. House of Traps
37. Sophie’s Choice
38. Tootsie
39. Five Element Ninjas
40. The World According to Garp
41. Gandhi
42. Brave Archer and His Mate
43. Diner
44. Tron
45. Cat vs. Rat
46. The Dark Crystal
47. Pink Floyd: The Wall
48. 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. 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. Trading Places
15. Winners & Sinners
16. WarGames
17. Project A
18. Shaolin Intruders
19. The Hunger
20. Aces Go Places II
21. National Lampoon’s Vacation
22. Strange Brew
23. The Lady is the Boss
24. The Green Green Grass of Home
25. Eddie Murphy: Delirious
26. Duel to the Death
27. Terms of Endearment
28. Risky Business
29. Never Cry Wolf
30. Gorky Park
31. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
32. Brainstorm
33. Holy Flame of the Martial World
34. Twilight Zone: The Movie
35. Something Wicked This Way Comes
36. The Outsiders
37. Octopussy
38. Mr. Mom
39. Superman III
40. Never Say Never Again
41. The High Road to China
42. Krull
43. 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. Long Arm of the Law
15. Once Upon a Time in America
16. Streets of Fire
17. The Cotton Club
18. Sixteen Candles
19. Amadeus
20. A Summer at Grandpa’s
21. Full Moon in Paris
22. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
23. The Karate Kid
24. Furious
25. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
26. Love Streams
27. Repo Man
28. Footloose
29. Dune
30. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
31. The Natural
32. Boy Meets Girl
33. Cherie
34. Blood Simple
35. Broadway Danny Rose
36. The Times of Harvey Milk
37. Love in a Fallen City
38. The Happy Ghost
39. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
40. Teppanyaki
41. Red Dawn
42. Paris, Texas
43. Beverly Hills Cop
44. Top Secret!
45. The Bounty
46. Drunken Tai Chi
47. Cloak & Dagger
48. Dreamscape
49. Aces Go Places III: Our Man from Bond Street
50. Conan the Destroyer
51. The Last Starfighter
52. Revenge of the Nerds
53. The Killing Fields
54. Romancing the Stone
55. Police Academy
56. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan
57. 1984
58. The Never Ending Story
59. Splash
60. Supergirl
61. Nightmare on Elm Street
62. Tank

1985:

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:

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

1987:

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