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. 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. Superman II
37. Friday the 13th
38. American Gigolo
39. Laughing Time
40. The Gods Must Be Crazy
41. Herbie Goes Bananas

1981:
1981 Endy Awards

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

1982:
1982 Endy Awards

1. Nomad
2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
3. Chan is Missing
4. The Miracle Fighters
5. Fitzcarraldo
6. Conan the Barbarian
7. The Thing
8. White Dog
9. The Slumber Party Massacre
10. Boat People
11. Ninja in the Dragon’s Den
12. A Good Marriage
13. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
14. The Atomic Café
15. The Secret of NIMH
16. Passion
17. The Verdict
18. In Our Time
19. Blade Runner
20. Carry On Pickpocket
21. The Green Green Grass of Home
22. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
23. Une chambre en ville
24. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
25. Buddha’s Palm
26. Burden of Dreams
27. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
28. Poltergeist
29. The Dead and the Deadly
30. Legendary Weapons of China
31. First Blood
32. Legend of a Fighter
33. King of Comedy
34. Airplane II: The Sequel
35. An Officer and a Gentleman
36. 48 Hrs
37. Rocky III
38. Sophie’s Choice
39. Human Lanterns
40. Aces Go Places
41. Cannery Row
42. An Exercise in Discipline – Peel
43. Cat People
44. House of Traps
45. Centipede Horror
46. Tootsie
47. Five Element Ninjas
48. The World According to Garp
49. Gandhi
50. Brave Archer and His Mate
51. Diner
52. Tron
53. Annie
54. The Man from Snowy River
55. Cat vs. Rat
56. The Dark Crystal
57. Pink Floyd: The Wall
58. The Man Who Saves the World (Turkish Star Wars)

1983:
1983 Endy Awards

1. Sans soleil
2. The Right Stuff
3. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
4. Pauline at the Beach
5. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain
6. Videodrome
7. Scarface
8. Christine
9. Conquest
10. The Dead Zone
11. The Boxer’s Omen
12. The Boys from Fengkuei
13. Three Crowns of the Sailor
14. That Day, On the Beach
15. Return of the Jedi
16. Zelig
17. Trading Places
18. Winners & Sinners
19. WarGames
20. Project A
21. The Hunger
22. Growing Up
23. Aces Go Places II
24. Strange Brew
25. Duel to the Death
26. The Lady is the Boss
27. Shaolin Intruders
28. National Lampoon’s Vacation
29. Eddie Murphy: Delirious
30. Terms of Endearment
31. The Sandwich Man
32. Shaolin vs. Lama
33. Seeding of a Ghost
34. Risky Business
35. Never Cry Wolf
36. Sleepaway Camp
37. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
38. Something Wicked This Way Comes
39. The Outsiders
40. A Christmas Story
41. Gorky Park
42. Brainstorm
43. Holy Flame of the Martial World
44. Twilight Zone: The Movie
45. Octopussy
46. Mr. Mom
47. Superman III
48. Never Say Never Again
49. The High Road to China
50. Krull
51. 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. The Muppets Take Manhattan
49. Breakin’
50. Drunken Tai Chi
51. Cloak & Dagger
52. Dreamscape
53. Aces Go Places III: Our Man from Bond Street
54. Conan the Destroyer
55. The Last Starfighter
56. Abnormal Family: Older Brother’s Bride
57. Revenge of the Nerds
58. The Killing Fields
59. Romancing the Stone
60. Police Academy
61. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan
62. 1984
63. The Never Ending Story
64. Splash
65. Supergirl
66. Nightmare on Elm Street
67. Tank

1985:
1985 Endy Awards

1. Ran
2. The Time to Live, The Time to Die
3. Police Story
4. Desperately Seeking Susan
5. Taipei Story
6. To Live and Die in LA
7. After Hours
8. Yes, Madam
9. A Room with a View
10. Trouble in Mind
11. My Name Ain’t Suzie
12. Day of the Dead
13. Lost in America
14. Back to the Future
15. The Purple Rose of Cairo
16. Silverado
17. Out of Africa
18. Ladyhawke
19. Clue
20. Working Class
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. The Green Ray
2. The Terrorizers
3. Peking Opera Blues
4. A Better Tomorrow
5. His Motorbike, Her Island
6. Aliens
7. The Fly
8. Bound for the Fields, the Mountains and the Seacoast
9. Big Trouble in Little China
10. Manhunter
11. Dream Lovers
12. Platoon
13. Righting Wrongs
14. The Horse Thief
15. Hannah and Her Sisters
16. Love Unto Waste
17. Peggy Sue Got Married
18. The Mission
19. Dust in the Wind
20. Top Gun
21. Down By Law
22. Hoosiers
23. Royal Warriors
24. The Color of Money
25. Something Wild
26. Sunday in the Park with George
27. Passion
28. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
29. Jimi Plays Monterey
30. Castle in the Sky
31. Pretty in Pink
32. ‘Round Midnight
33. Millionaire’s Express
34. Under the Cherry Moon
35. The Name of the Rose
36. Labyrinth
37. Salvador
38. Martial Arts of Shaolin
39. The Armour of God
40. Happy Ghost III
41. Aces Go Places IV: You Never Die Twice
42. Blue Velvet
43. The Karate Kid Part II
44. Heroes Shed No Tears
45. Three Amigos
46. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
47. The River’s Edge
48. Sherman’s March
49. Stand By Me
50. She’s Gotta Have It
51. Howard the Duck
52. The Transformers: The Movie
53. The Great Mouse Detective
54. Heat
55. The Golden Child
56. The Magic Crystal
57. Down and Out in Beverly Hills
58. Sid and Nancy
59. Short Circuit
60. Crocodile Dundee
61. Flight of the Navigator
62. No Retreat, No Surrender
63. SpaceCamp
64. Where’s Officer Tuba?
65. Gung Ho
66. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
67. Wildcats
68. Police Academy 3: Back in Training
69. Iron Eagle
70. Highlander
71. F/X
72. Gothic

1987:
1987 Endy Awards

1. Broadcast News
2. City on Fire
3. The Princess Bride
4. Rouge
5. Ishtar
6. Predator
7. Final Victory
8. Red Sorghum
9. Evil Dead II
10. Eastern Condors
11. Raising Arizona
12. Prince of Darkness
13. An Autumn’s Tale
14. Moonstruck
15. A Chinese Ghost Story
16. My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend
17. Daughter of the Nile
18. RoboCop
19. Mirage
20. Empire of the Sun
21. The Romance of Book and Sword/Princess Fragrance
22. The Witches of Eastwick
23. Neo Tokyo
24. Full Metal Jacket
25. Magnificent Warriors
26. Slumber Party Massacre II
27. Matewan
28. Near Dark
29. Project A 2
30. Wings of Desire
31. Radio Days
32. The Living Daylights
33. Prison on Fire
34. No Way Out
35. The Last Emperor
36. Throw Mama from the Train
37. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
38. Roxanne
39. Withnail & I
40. Some Kind of Wonderful
41. Lethal Weapon
42. Babette’s Feast
43. Dirty Dancing
44. Iron Angels
45. Less than Zero
46. A Better Tomorrow II
47. Adventures in Babysitting
48. Innerspace
49. Woman Demon Human
50. The Untouchables
51. Beverly Hills Cop II
52. Dragnet
53. Rich and Famous
54. Heaven
55. Seven Years Itch
56. Spaceballs
57. Wall Street
58. Maurice
59. Tragic Hero
60. The Secret of My Success
61. The Romancing Star
62. Good Morning, Vietnam
63. Fatal Attraction
64. The Lost Boys
65. The Haunted Cop Shop
66. Stakeout
67. The Running Man
68. Three Men and a Baby
69. La Bamba
70. Suspect
71. Batteries Not Included
72. Project X
73. Mannequin
74. Harry and the Hendersons
75. Baby Boom
76. Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold
77. Ernest Goes to Camp
78. Summer School
79. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
80. Back to the Beach
81. Masters of the Universe
82. Teen Wolf Too
83. 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. The Moderns
9. Painted Faces
10. As Tears Go By
11. Bull Durham
12. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
13. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
14. Heathers
15. Eight Men Out
16. Chocolat
17. Beetlejuice
18. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad
19. Akira
20. On the Run
21. Grave of the Fireflies
22. The Thin Blue Line
23. Tiger on the Beat
24. Chicken and Duck Talk
25. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
26. The Eighth Happiness
27. Midnight Run
28. Starry is the Night
29. Coming to America
30. The Big Heat
31. Stand And Deliver
32. Hairspray
33. Police Story 2
34. A Fish Called Wanda
35. The Milagro Beanfield War
36. Gangs
37. Tiger Cage
38. Willow
39. Final Justice
40. Dragons Forever
41. Frantic
42. Iron Angels II
43. The Vanishing
44. In the Line of Duty 3
45. Gorillas in the Mist
46. Alien Nation
47. Songs from the Life of Leonard Cohen
48. Paper Marriage
49. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
50. Rain Man
51. The Accused
52. License to Drive
53. Young Guns
54. Scrooged
55. Shoot to Kill
56. Working Girl
57. Talk Radio
58. Big
59. Mystic Pizza
60. Comic Book Confidential
61. Twins
62. Biloxi Blues
63. The Seventh Sign
64. Beaches
65. Mississippi Burning
66. Funny Farm
67. The Presidio
68. The Great Outdoors
69. Big Business
70. Red Heat
71. I Love Maria
72. Crocodile Dundee II
73. Rambo III
74. Short Circuit 2
75. Cocktail
76. The Dead Pool
77. Action Jackson
78. Caddyshack II
79. My Stepmother is an Alien
80. 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. All About Ah-Long
12. The ‘Burbs
13. God of Gamblers
14. A Fishy Story
15. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
16. Full Moon in New York
17. Lonesome Dove
18. Wallace & Grommit: A Grand Day Out
19. Batman
20. The Abyss
21. Miracles: Mr. Canton & Lady Rose
22. Field of Dreams
23. Drugstore Cowboy
24. Violent Cop
25. Say Anything. . .
26. Dead Poets Society
27. Mystery Train
28. Glory
29. In the Line of Duty 4
30. Crimes and Misdemeanors
31. License To Kill
32. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
33. Sweetie
34. Casino Raiders
35. Roger & Me
36. Major League
37. The Decalogue
38. Back to the Future Part II
39. Valmont
40. Road House
41. UHF
42. The Fabulous Baker Boys
43. Wild Search
44. The Iceman Cometh
45. Lethal Weapon 2
46. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
47. Aces Go Places V: The Terracotta Hit
48. Cinema Paradiso
49. Steel Magnolias
50. The Blonde Fury
51. The Little Mermaid
52. Weekend at Bernie’s
53. Parenthood
54. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
55. Iron Angels III
56. My Left Foot
57. Just Heroes
58. Look Who’s Talking
59. Driving Miss Daisy
60. Princess Madam
61. Family Business
62. The Dream Team
63. Three Fugitives
64. Ghostbusters II
65. Her Alibi
66. The Gods Must Be Crazy II
67. Uncle Buck
68. Sex, Lies and Videotape
69. Turner & Hooch
70. See No Evil, Hear No Evil
71. Fletch Lives
72. The Karate Kid Part III
73. The Wizard
74. Troop Beverly Hills
75. We’re No Angels
76. K-9
77. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
78. Who’s Harry Crumb?
79. Police Academy 6: City Under Siege