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. The Spooky Bunch
26. Superman II
27. Cute Girl
28. Return to the 36th Chamber
29. The Buddhist Fist
30. Raging Bull
31. Breaker Morant
32. Heroes Shed No Tears
33. The Stunt Man
34. Stardust Memories
35. Clan of the White Lotus
36. Shogun Assassin
37. American Gigolo
38. Laughing Time
39. The Gods Must Be Crazy
40. Herbie Goes Bananas

1981:
1981 Endy Awards

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

1985:
1985 Endy Awards

1. Ran
2. The Time to Live, The Time to Die
3. Police Story
4. Desperately Seeking Susan
5. To Live and Die in LA
6. After Hours
7. Yes, Madam
8. A Room with a View
9. Taipei Story
10. Back to the Future
11. Trouble in Mind
12. My Name Ain’t Suzie
13. The Purple Rose of Cairo
14. Silverado
15. Out of Africa
16. Ladyhawke
17. Clue
18. Working Class
19. Day of the Dead
20. Lost in America
21. Women
22. Come and See
23. The Illegal Immigrant
24. Brazil
25. Return to Oz
26. The Breakfast Club
27. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
28. The Legend of the Stardust Brothers
29. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
30. Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars
31. Explorers
32. Disciples of the 36th Chamber
33. Fletch
34. Mr. Vampire
35. Commando
36. My Lucky Stars
37. Real Genius
38. The Color Purple
39. The Goonies
40. Rocky IV
41. Witness
42. Puppy Love
43. Weird Science
44. Mismatched Couples
45. That’s Dancing!
46. Happy Ghost II
47. National Lampoon’s European Vacation
48. Rambo: First Blood Part II
49. Journey of the Doomed
50. St. Elmo’s Fire
51. Young Sherlock Holmes
52. The Black Cauldron
53. Teen Wolf
54. Spies Like Us
55. Legend
56. D.A.R.Y.L.
57. White Nights
58. A View to a Kill
59. The Man with One Red Shoe
60. King Solomon’s Mines
61. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
62. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
63. The Jewel of the Nile
64. 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. Platoon
12. Righting Wrongs
13. Hannah and Her Sisters
14. Dust in the Wind
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. Pretty in Pink
29. ‘Round Midnight
30. Millionaire’s Express
31. Under the Cherry Moon
32. The Name of the Rose
33. Labyrinth
34. Salvador
35. The Color of Money
36. Martial Arts of Shaolin
37. The Armour of God
38. Happy Ghost III
39. Aces Go Places IV: You Never Die Twice
40. Blue Velvet
41. The Karate Kid Part II
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. Howard the Duck
50. The Transformers: The Movie
51. The Great Mouse Detective
52. Heat
53. The Golden Child
54. The Magic Crystal
55. Down and Out in Beverly Hills
56. Sid and Nancy
57. Short Circuit
58. Crocodile Dundee
59. Flight of the Navigator
60. No Retreat, No Surrender
61. SpaceCamp
62. Gung Ho
63. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
64. Wildcats
65. Police Academy 3: Back in Training
66. Iron Eagle
67. Highlander
68. F/X
69. 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 Romance of Book and Sword/Princess Fragrance
21. The Witches of Eastwick
22. Neo Tokyo
23. Full Metal Jacket
24. Magnificent Warriors
25. Near Dark
26. Project A 2
27. Wings of Desire
28. Radio Days
29. Slumber Party Massacre II
30. The Last Emperor
31. Matewan
32. Throw Mama from the Train
33. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
34. The Living Daylights
35. Prison on Fire
36. No Way Out
37. Roxanne
38. Withnail & I
39. Some Kind of Wonderful
40. Lethal Weapon
41. Babette’s Feast
42. Less than Zero
43. A Better Tomorrow II
44. Adventures in Babysitting
45. Innerspace
46. Woman Demon Human
47. Heaven
48. The Untouchables
49. Dirty Dancing
50. Beverly Hills Cop II
51. Dragnet
52. Rich and Famous
53. Seven Years Itch
54. Spaceballs
55. Wall Street
56. Maurice
57. Tragic Hero
58. The Secret of My Success
59. The Romancing Star
60. Good Morning, Vietnam
61. Fatal Attraction
62. The Lost Boys
63. Stakeout
64. The Running Man
65. Three Men and a Baby
66. La Bamba
67. Suspect
68. Batteries Not Included
69. Project X
70. Mannequin
71. Harry and the Hendersons
72. Baby Boom
73. Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold
74. Ernest Goes to Camp
75. Summer School
76. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
77. Back to the Beach
78. Masters of the Universe
79. Teen Wolf Too
80. 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. Starry is the Night
28. Coming to America
29. The Big Heat
30. Stand And Deliver
31. Hairspray
32. Police Story 2
33. A Fish Called Wanda
34. The Milagro Beanfield War
35. Tiger Cage
36. Final Justice
37. Dragons Forever
38. Frantic
39. The Vanishing
40. In the Line of Duty 3
41. Gorillas in the Mist
42. Alien Nation
43. Songs from the Life of Leonard Cohen
44. Willow
45. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
46. Rain Man
47. The Accused
48. License to Drive
49. Young Guns
50. Scrooged
51. Shoot to Kill
52. Working Girl
53. Talk Radio
54. Big
55. Mystic Pizza
56. Twins
57. Biloxi Blues
58. The Seventh Sign
59. Beaches
60. Mississippi Burning
61. Funny Farm
62. The Presidio
63. The Great Outdoors
64. Big Business
65. Red Heat
66. Crocodile Dundee II
67. Rambo III
68. Short Circuit 2
69. Cocktail
70. The Dead Pool
71. Action Jackson
72. Caddyshack II
73. My Stepmother is an Alien
74. 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