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. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
9. White Dog
10. The Slumber Party Massacre
11. Boat People
12. Ninja in the Dragon’s Den
13. A Good Marriage
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. Michael Jackson’s Thriller
8. Scarface
9. Christine
10. Conquest
11. The Dead Zone
12. The Boxer’s Omen
13. The Boys from Fengkuei
14. Three Crowns of the Sailor
15. That Day, On the Beach
16. Return of the Jedi
17. Zelig
18. Trading Places
19. Winners & Sinners
20. WarGames
21. Project A
22. The Hunger
23. Growing Up
24. Aces Go Places II
25. Strange Brew
26. Duel to the Death
27. The Lady is the Boss
28. Something Wicked This Way Comes
29. The Sandwich Man
30. Shaolin Intruders
31. National Lampoon’s Vacation
32. Eddie Murphy: Delirious
33. Terms of Endearment
34. Shaolin vs. Lama
35. Seeding of a Ghost
36. Risky Business
37. Never Cry Wolf
38. Sleepaway Camp
39. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
40. The Outsiders
41. A Christmas Story
42. Gorky Park
43. Brainstorm
44. Holy Flame of the Martial World
45. Twilight Zone: The Movie
46. Octopussy
47. Mr. Mom
48. Superman III
49. Never Say Never Again
50. The High Road to China
51. Krull
52. 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. The Karate Kid
13. Body Double
14. Amadeus
15. Ghostbusters
16. Purple Rain
17. Love in a Fallen City
18. Yellow Earth
19. Streets of Fire
20. The Cotton Club
21. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
22. Love Streams
23. Footloose
24. A Summer at Grandpa’s
25. Full Moon in Paris
26. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
27. Repo Man
28. Cherie
29. Blood Simple
30. Boy Meets Girl
31. The Times of Harvey Milk
32. The Natural
33. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
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. Lost in America
10. A Room with a View
11. Trouble in Mind
12. My Name Ain’t Suzie
13. Day of the Dead
14. Back to the Future
15. Mr. Vampire
16. The Purple Rose of Cairo
17. Silverado
18. Out of Africa
19. Ladyhawke
20. Clue
21. Working Class
22. Women
23. Come and See
24. The Illegal Immigrant
25. Brazil
26. Return to Oz
27. The Breakfast Club
28. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
29. It’s a Drink! It’s a Bomb!
30. The Legend of the Stardust Brothers
31. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
32. Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars
33. Explorers
34. Disciples of the 36th Chamber
35. Fletch
36. Commando
37. My Lucky Stars
38. Real Genius
39. The Color Purple
40. The Goonies
41. Rocky IV
42. Witness
43. Puppy Love
44. Weird Science
45. Mismatched Couples
46. That’s Dancing!
47. Happy Ghost II
48. Young Sherlock Holmes
49. National Lampoon’s European Vacation
50. Rambo: First Blood Part II
51. Journey of the Doomed
52. St. Elmo’s Fire
53. The Black Cauldron
54. Teen Wolf
55. Spies Like Us
56. Legend
57. D.A.R.Y.L.
58. White Nights
59. A View to a Kill
60. The Man with One Red Shoe
61. King Solomon’s Mines
62. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
63. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
64. The Jewel of the Nile
65. 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. The Fly
7. Bound for the Fields, the Mountains and the Seacoast
8. Aliens
9. Big Trouble in Little China
10. Manhunter
11. Dream Lovers
12. Platoon
13. Righting Wrongs
14. The Horse Thief
15. The Seventh Curse
16. Hannah and Her Sisters
17. Love Unto Waste
18. The Millionaires’ Express
19. Peggy Sue Got Married
20. The Mission
21. Dust in the Wind
22. Top Gun
23. Down By Law
24. Hoosiers
25. Royal Warriors
26. The Color of Money
27. Something Wild
28. Sunday in the Park with George
29. Passion
30. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
31. Jimi Plays Monterey
32. Castle in the Sky
33. Pretty in Pink
34. ‘Round Midnight
35. Under the Cherry Moon
36. The Name of the Rose
37. Labyrinth
38. Salvador
39. Martial Arts of Shaolin
40. The Armour of God
41. Happy Ghost III
42. Aces Go Places IV: You Never Die Twice
43. Blue Velvet
44. The Karate Kid Part II
45. Heroes Shed No Tears
46. Three Amigos
47. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
48. The River’s Edge
49. Sherman’s March
50. Stand By Me
51. She’s Gotta Have It
52. Howard the Duck
53. The Transformers: The Movie
54. The Great Mouse Detective
55. Heat
56. The Golden Child
57. The Magic Crystal
58. Down and Out in Beverly Hills
59. Sid and Nancy
60. Short Circuit
61. Crocodile Dundee
62. Flight of the Navigator
63. No Retreat, No Surrender
64. SpaceCamp
65. Where’s Officer Tuba?
66. Gung Ho
67. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
68. Wildcats
69. Police Academy 3: Back in Training
70. Iron Eagle
71. Highlander
72. F/X
73. 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. Spaceballs
53. Dragnet
54. Rich and Famous
55. Heaven
56. Seven Years Itch
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 Quatermain 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. Bull Durham
3. School on Fire
4. The Last Temptation of Christ
5. Dangerous Liaisons
6. Distant Voices, Still Lives
7. They Live
8. Die Hard
9. The Moderns
10. Painted Faces
11. As Tears Go By
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. Police Story 2
27. The Eighth Happiness
28. Midnight Run
29. Starry is the Night
30. Dragons Forever
31. Coming to America
32. The Big Heat
33. Stand And Deliver
34. Hairspray
35. A Fish Called Wanda
36. The Milagro Beanfield War
37. Gangs
38. Tiger Cage
39. Willow
40. Final Justice
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. The Inspector Wears Skirts
51. Rain Man
52. The Accused
53. License to Drive
54. Young Guns
55. Scrooged
56. Shoot to Kill
57. Working Girl
58. Talk Radio
59. Big
60. Mystic Pizza
61. Comic Book Confidential
62. Twins
63. Biloxi Blues
64. The Seventh Sign
65. Beaches
66. Mississippi Burning
67. Funny Farm
68. The Presidio
69. The Great Outdoors
70. Big Business
71. Red Heat
72. I Love Maria
73. Crocodile Dundee II
74. Rambo III
75. Short Circuit 2
76. Cocktail
77. The Dead Pool
78. Action Jackson
79. Caddyshack II
80. My Stepmother is an Alien
81. 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 & Gromit: 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. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
29. Glory
30. In the Line of Duty 4
31. Crimes and Misdemeanors
32. License To Kill
33. Burning Ambition
34. Sweetie
35. Casino Raiders
36. Roger & Me
37. Major League
38. The Decalogue
39. Back to the Future Part II
40. Valmont
41. Road House
42. UHF
43. The Fabulous Baker Boys
44. Wild Search
45. The Iceman Cometh
46. Lethal Weapon 2
47. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
48. Devil Hunters
49. The Blonde Fury
50. Aces Go Places V: The Terracotta Hit
51. Cinema Paradiso
52. Steel Magnolias
53. The Little Mermaid
54. Who Cares
55. Weekend at Bernie’s
56. Parenthood
57. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
58. Iron Angels III
59. My Left Foot
60. Just Heroes
61. Driving Miss Daisy
62. Princess Madam
63. Family Business
64. The Inspector Wears Skirts II
65. Uncle Buck
66. The Dream Team
67. Three Fugitives
68. Ghostbusters II
69. Her Alibi
70. Look Who’s Talking
71. The Gods Must Be Crazy II
72. Sex, Lies and Videotape
73. Turner & Hooch
74. See No Evil, Hear No Evil
75. Fletch Lives
76. The Karate Kid Part III
77. The Wizard
78. Troop Beverly Hills
79. We’re No Angels
80. K-9
81. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
82. Who’s Harry Crumb?
83. Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

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