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. Popeye
9. Caddyshack
10. The Young Master
11. Nine to Five
12. The Victim
13. Dressed to Kill
14. Raging Bull
15. Encounters of the Spooky Kind
16. Mon oncle d’Amérique
17. The Fog
18. Moana with Sound
19. The Sword
20. Kagemusha
21. The Happenings
22. We’re Going to Eat You
23. The Enigmatic Case
24. Flash Gordon
25. Superman II
26. Cute Girl
27. Ordinary People
28. Return to the 36th Chamber
29. The Buddhist Fist
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:

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:

1. Nomad
2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
3. The Miracle Fighters
4. Fitzcarraldo
5. Boat People
6. White Dog
7. The Atomic Café
8. Conan the Barbarian
9. A Good Marriage
10. Ninja in the Dragon’s Den
11. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
12. Passion
13. The Verdict
14. Blade Runner
15. The Secret of NIMH
16. Carry On Pickpocket
17. The Thing
18. Une chambre en ville
19. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
20. Burden of Dreams
21. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
22. Poltergeist
23. The Dead and the Deadly
24. Legendary Weapons of China
25. First Blood
26. Legend of a Fighter
27. King of Comedy
28. Airplane II: The Sequel
29. An Officer and a Gentleman
30. 48 Hrs
31. Rocky III
32. Sophie’s Choice
33. Human Lanterns
34. Aces Go Places
35. An Exercise in Discipline – Peel
36. Cat People
37. House of Traps
38. Centipede Horror
39. Tootsie
40. Five Element Ninjas
41. The World According to Garp
42. Gandhi
43. Brave Archer and His Mate
44. Diner
45. Tron
46. Cat vs. Rat
47. The Dark Crystal
48. Pink Floyd: The Wall
49. 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. 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. The Green Green Grass of Home
26. Eddie Murphy: Delirious
27. Duel to the Death
28. Terms of Endearment
29. Seeding of a Ghost
30. Risky Business
31. Never Cry Wolf
32. Gorky Park
33. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
34. Brainstorm
35. Holy Flame of the Martial World
36. Twilight Zone: The Movie
37. Something Wicked This Way Comes
38. The Outsiders
39. Octopussy
40. Mr. Mom
41. Superman III
42. Never Say Never Again
43. The High Road to China
44. Krull
45. Breathless

1984:

1. Wheels on Meals
2. Shanghai Blues
3. Stranger Than Paradise
4. Choose Me
5. Starman
6. The Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter
7. Stop Making Sense
8. Gremlins
9. This Is Spinal Tap
10. The Terminator
11. Ghostbusters
12. Long Arm of the Law
13. Purple Rain
14. Body Double
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. Abnormal Family: Older Brother’s Bride
53. Revenge of the Nerds
54. The Killing Fields
55. Romancing the Stone
56. Police Academy
57. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan
58. 1984
59. The Never Ending Story
60. Splash
61. Supergirl
62. Nightmare on Elm Street
63. 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. Bound for the Fields, the Mountains and the Seacoast
5. Aliens
6. The Terrorizers
7. The Fly
8. Manhunter
9. Righting Wrongs
10. Big Trouble in Little China
11. Dream Lovers
12. Hannah and Her Sisters
13. Dust in the Wind
14. Down By Law
15. Platoon
16. Love Unto Waste
17. The Mission
18. Top Gun
19. Hoosiers
20. Something Wild
21. Sunday in the Park with George
22. Passion
23. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
24. Royal Warriors
25. Jimi Plays Monterey
26. Castle in the Sky
27. ‘Round Midnight
28. Millionaire’s Express
29. Under the Cherry Moon
30. The Name of the Rose
31. Labyrinth
32. Salvador
33. The Color of Money
34. Martial Arts of Shaolin
35. The Armour of God
36. Happy Ghost III
37. Aces Go Places IV: You Never Die Twice
38. Blue Velvet
39. The Karate Kid Part II
40. Pretty in Pink
41. Heroes Shed No Tears
42. Three Amigos
43. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
44. The River’s Edge
45. Sherman’s March
46. Stand By Me
47. She’s Gotta Have It
48. The Transformers: The Movie
49. The Great Mouse Detective
50. Heat
51. The Golden Child
52. The Magic Crystal
53. Down and Out in Beverly Hills
54. Sid and Nancy
55. Short Circuit
56. Crocodile Dundee
57. Flight of the Navigator
58. No Retreat, No Surrender
59. SpaceCamp
60. Gung Ho
61. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
62. Wildcats
63. Police Academy 3: Back in Training
64. Iron Eagle
65. Highlander
66. F/X
67. 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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