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. Shogun Assassin
33. American Gigolo
34. Return to the 36th Chamber
35. Laughing Time
36. The Gods Must Be Crazy
37. 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. Lola
19. Dreadnaught
20. Das Boot
21. Stripes
22. Security Unlimited
23. Blow Out
24. Body Heat
25. The Evil Dead
26. My Dinner with Andre
27. An American Werewolf in London
28. Masked Avengers
29. Gallipoli
30. Clash of the Titans
31. For Your Eyes Only
32. Return of the Sentimental Swordsman
33. Victory
34. All the Wrong Clues (…For the Right Solution)
35. On Golden Pond
36. Play While You Play (aka Cheerful Wind)
37. Neighbors
38. Taps
39. Chariots of Fire
40. The Fox and the Hound
41. Dragonslayer

1982:

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

1985:

1. Ran
2. The Time to Live, The Time to Die
3. The Purple Rose of Cairo
4. Police Story
5. To Live and Die in LA
6. Back to the Future
7. Taipei Story
8. After Hours
9. Yes, Madam
10. Trouble in Mind
11. Silverado
12. Out of Africa
13. Ladyhawke
14. Brazil
15. Come and See
16. Clue
17. Working Class
18. Day of the Dead
19. Return to Oz
20. Lost in America
21. A Room with a View
22. The Breakfast Club
23. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
24. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
25. Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars
26. Explorers
27. Disciples of the 36th Chamber
28. Fletch
29. Mr. Vampire
30. Commando
31. My Lucky Stars
32. Real Genius
33. The Color Purple
34. The Goonies
35. Rocky IV
36. Witness
37. Weird Science
38. Mismatched Couples
39. That’s Dancing!
40. Happy Ghost II
41. National Lampoon’s European Vacation
42. Rambo: First Blood Part II
43. Journey of the Doomed
44. St. Elmo’s Fire
45. Young Sherlock Holmes
46. The Black Cauldron
47. Teen Wolf
48. Spies Like Us
49. Legend
50. D.A.R.Y.L.
51. White Nights
52. A View to a Kill
53. The Man with One Red Shoe
54. King Solomon’s Mines
55. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
56. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
57. The Jewel of the Nile
58. 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. Righting Wrongs
8. The Fly
9. Manhunter
10. Big Trouble in Little China
11. Dust in the Wind
12. Down By Law
13. Platoon
14. The Mission
15. Top Gun
16. Hoosiers
17. Something Wild
18. Sunday in the Park with George
19. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
20. Royal Warriors
21. Jimi Plays Monterey
22. Castle in the Sky
23. The Armour of God
24. ‘Round Midnight
25. Salvador
26. Aces Go Places IV: You Never Die Twice
27. The Name of the Rose
28. Labyrinth
29. The Color of Money
30. Millionaire’s Express
31. Under the Cherry Moon
32. Happy Ghost III
33. Blue Velvet
34. The Karate Kid Part II
35. Pretty in Pink
36. Heroes Shed No Tears
37. Three Amigos
38. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
39. The River’s Edge
40. Martial Arts of Shaolin
41. Sherman’s March
42. Stand By Me
43. She’s Gotta Have It
44. The Transformers: The Movie
45. The Great Mouse Detective
46. Heat
47. The Golden Child
48. The Magic Crystal
49. Down and Out in Beverly Hills
50. Sid and Nancy
51. Short Circuit
52. Crocodile Dundee
53. Flight of the Navigator
54. No Retreat, No Surrender
55. SpaceCamp
56. Gung Ho
57. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
58. Wildcats
59. Police Academy 3: Back in Training
60. Iron Eagle
61. Highlander
62. F/X
63. 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. A Chinese Ghost Story
14. Daughter of the Nile
15. Magnificent Warriors
16. RoboCop
17. The Witches of Eastwick
18. Neo Tokyo
19. Full Metal Jacket
20. Near Dark
21. Project A 2
22. Wings of Desire
23. Radio Days
24. An Autumn’s Tale
25. The Last Emperor
26. Matewan
27. Throw Mama from the Train
28. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
29. The Living Daylights
30. Prison on Fire
31. No Way Out
32. Roxanne
33. Withnail & I
34. Some Kind of Wonderful
35. Lethal Weapon
36. Babette’s Feast
37. Moonstruck
38. Less than Zero
39. A Better Tomorrow II
40. Adventures in Babysitting
41. Innerspace
42. The Untouchables
43. Dirty Dancing
44. Beverly Hills Cop II
45. Dragnet
46. Rich and Famous
47. Seven Years Itch
48. Spaceballs
49. Wall Street
50. Maurice
51. The Secret of My Success
52. The Romancing Star
53. Good Morning, Vietnam
54. Fatal Attraction
55. The Lost Boys
56. Stakeout
57. The Running Man
58. Three Men and a Baby
59. La Bamba
60. Suspect
61. Batteries Not Included
62. Project X
63. Mannequin
64. Harry and the Hendersons
65. Baby Boom
66. Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold
67. Ernest Goes to Camp
68. Summer School
69. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
70. Back to the Beach
71. Masters of the Universe
72. Teen Wolf Too
73. 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. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
8. Dangerous Liaisons
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. A Fish Called Wanda
32. The Milagro Beanfield War
33. Tiger Cage
34. Police Story 2
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. Lonesome Dove
24. Wallace & Grommit: A Grand Day Out
25. Field of Dreams
26. Full Moon in New York
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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