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 Victim
11. The Fog
12. The Young Master
13. Nine to Five
14. The Sword
15. Dressed to Kill
16. Encounters of the Spooky Kind
17. Moana with Sound
18. Kagemusha
19. The Happenings
20. Ordinary People
21. We’re Going to Eat You
22. The Enigmatic Case
23. Flash Gordon
24. Superman II
25. Cute Girl
26. Mon oncle d’Amérique
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:

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. Chan is Missing
4. The Miracle Fighters
5. Fitzcarraldo
6. White Dog
7. Boat People
8. The Atomic Café
9. Conan the Barbarian
10. A Good Marriage
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. Burden of Dreams
22. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
23. Poltergeist
24. The Dead and the Deadly
25. Legendary Weapons of China
26. First Blood
27. Legend of a Fighter
28. King of Comedy
29. Airplane II: The Sequel
30. An Officer and a Gentleman
31. 48 Hrs
32. Rocky III
33. Sophie’s Choice
34. Human Lanterns
35. Aces Go Places
36. An Exercise in Discipline – Peel
37. Cat People
38. House of Traps
39. Centipede Horror
40. Tootsie
41. Five Element Ninjas
42. The World According to Garp
43. Gandhi
44. Brave Archer and His Mate
45. Diner
46. Tron
47. Cat vs. Rat
48. The Dark Crystal
49. Pink Floyd: The Wall
50. 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. 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:

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. 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:

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