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  • 1980
    William Friedkin | United Artists
    #14
    Cruising
  • 1980
    Stanley Kubrick | Warner Bros.
    #1
    The Shining
  • 1980
    Martin Scorsese | United Artists
    #2
    Raging Bull
  • 1980
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder | New Yorker
    #3
    In a Year with 13 Moons
  • 1980
    Akira Kurosawa | 20th Century Fox
    #4
    Kagemusha
  • 1980
    Irvin Kershner | 20th Century Fox
    #5
    Star Wars Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back
  • 1980
    Samuel Fuller | United Artists
    #6
    The Big Red One
  • 1980
    Michael Cimino | United Artists
    #7
    Heaven's Gate
  • 1980
    Errol Morris | New Yorker
    #8
    Gates of Heaven
  • 1980
    Brian De Palma | Filmways
    #9
    Dressed to Kill
  • 1980
    Bill Gunn
    #10
    Personal Problems
  • 1980
    David Lynch | Paramount
    #11
    The Elephant Man
  • 1980
    Nicolas Roeg | World Northal
    #12
    Bad Timing
  • 1980
    Jean-Luc Godard | New Yorker
    #13
    Every Man for Himself
  • 1980
    Stephen Frears
    #15
    Bloody Kids
  • 1980
    Roman Polanski | Columbia
    #16
    Tess
  • 1980
    John Cassavetes | Columbia
    #17
    Gloria
  • 1980
    Seijun Sezuki | Little More Co.
    #18
    Zigeunerweisen
  • 1980
    Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Omni Zoetrope
    #19
    Hitler: A Film from Germany
  • 1980
    Gillian Armstrong | Analysis
    #20
    My Brilliant Career
  • 1980
    Alain Resnais | New World
    #21
    My American Uncle
  • 1980
    Jonathan Demme | Universal
    #22
    Melvin and Howard
  • 1980
    Ken Russell | Warner Bros.
    #23
    Altered States
  • 1980
    Robert Zemeckis | Columbia
    #24
    Used Cars
  • 1980
    Maurice Pialat | New Yorker
    #25
    Loulou
  • 1981
    Andrzej Wajda | United Artists Classics
    #1
    Man of Iron
  • 1981
    François Truffaut | United Artists Classics
    #2
    The Last Metro
  • 1981
    Hector Babenco | Unifilms
    #3
    Pixote
  • 1981
    Brian De Palma | Filmways
    #4
    Blow Out
  • 1981
    Steven Spielberg | Paramount
    #5
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • 1981
    Warren Beatty — TS7 | Paramount
    #6
    Reds
  • 1981
    Manoel de Oliveira | Joseph Papp
    #7
    Doomed Love
  • 1981
    Eric Rohmer | New Yorker
    #8
    The Aviator's Wife
  • 1981
    John Carpenter | AVCO Embassy
    #9
    Escape from New York
  • 1981
    Terry Gilliam | AVCO Embassy
    #10
    Time Bandits
  • 1981
    David Cronenberg | AVCO Embassy
    #11
    Scanners
  • 1981
    Michael Mann | United Artists
    #12
    Thief
  • Abel Ferrara | Rochelle
    #13
    Ms. 45
    1981
    1981
    anemptytextlline
  • 1981
    Albert Brooks | Colmbia
    #14
    Modern Romance
  • 1981
    John Boorman | Orion/Warner Bros.
    #15
    Excalibur
  • 1981
    Sidney Lumet | Orion/Warner Bros.
    #16
    Prince of the City
  • 1981
    Louis Malle | New Yorker
    #17
    My Dinner with Andre
  • 1981
    Walter Hill | 20th Century Fox
    #18
    Southern Comfort
  • 1981
    Ulrich Edel | New World
    #19
    Christiane F.
  • 1981
    Ivan Passer | United Artists
    #20
    Cutter's Way
  • 1981
    Connie Field | First Run Features
    #21
    The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
  • 1981
    John Waters | New Line
    #22
    Polyester
  • 1981
    John Landis | Universal
    #23
    An American Werewolf in London
  • 1981
    K. Balachander
    #24
    Ek Duuje Ke Liye
  • 1981
    István Szabó | New Yorker
    #25
    Confidence
  • 1982
    Andrei Tarkovsky | Media Transactions
    #1
    Stalker
  • 1982
    Werner Herzog | New World
    #2
    Fitzcarraldo
  • 1982
    Ridley Scott | Warner Bros.
    #3
    Blade Runner
  • 1982
    Steven Spielberg | Universal
    #4
    E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
  • 1982
    Tobe Hooper | MGM
    #5
    Poltergeist
  • 1982
    John Carpenter | Universal
    #6
    The Thing
  • 1982
    George Miller | Warner Bros.
    #7
    Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • 1982
    Dario Argento | Titanus
    #8
    Tenebre
  • 1982
    Wolfgang Petersen | Triumph
    #9
    Das Boot
  • 1982
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Filmverlag der Autoren
    #10
    Veronika Voss
  • 1982
    Andrei Konchalovskiy | IFEX
    #11
    Siberiade
  • 1982
    Jean-Luc Godard | Parafrance
    #12
    Passion
  • 1982
    Kathleen Collins
    #13
    Losing Ground
  • 1982
    Samuel Fuller | Paramount
    #14
    White Dog
  • 1982
    Blake Edwards | MGM
    #15
    Victor/Victoria
  • 1982
    Sydney Pollack | 20th Century Fox
    #16
    The Verdict
  • 1982
    Amy Heckerling | Universal
    #17
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • 1982
    Steven Lisberger | Buena Vista
    #18
    TRON
  • 1982
    Les Blank | Flower
    #19
    Burden of Dreams
  • 1982
    Nathaniel Dorsky | Canyon Cinema
    #20
    Hours for Jerome
  • 1982
    Nils Malmros | Scandinavia Today
    #21
    Tree of Knowledge
  • 1982
    Jean-Jacques Beineix | United Artists Classics
    #22
    Diva
  • 1982
    Barry Levinson | MGM
    #23
    Diner
  • 1982
    Yilmaz Guney & Serif Goran | NEF-MK2
    #24
    Yol
  • 1982
    István Szabó | Analysis
    #25
    Mephisto
  • 1983
    Chris Marker | New Yorker
    #1
    Sans Soleil
  • 1983
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Teleculture
    #2
    Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • 1983
    Ingmar Bergman | Embassy
    #3
    Fanny and Alexander
  • 1983
    Martin Scorsese | 20th Century Fox
    #4
    The King of Comedy
  • 1983
    Brian De Palma | Universal
    #5
    Scarface
  • 1983
    James L. Brooks | Paramount
    #6
    Terms of Endearment
  • 1983
    David Cronenberg | Universal
    #7
    Videodrome
  • 1983
    Eric Rohmer | Orion Classics
    #8
    Pauline at the Beach
  • 1983
    Maurice Pialat | Gaumont
    #9
    À nos amours
  • 1983
    Godfrey Reggio | Island Alive/New Cinema
    #10
    Koyaanisqatsi
  • 1983
    Bill Forsyth | Warner Bros.
    #11
    Local Hero
  • 1983
    Philip Kaufman | Warner Bros.
    #12
    The Right Stuff
  • 1983
    Andrzej Zulawski | Limelight Intl.
    #13
    Possession
  • 1983
    Paolo & Vittorio Taviani | United Artists
    #14
    The Night of the Shooting Stars
  • 1983
    Víctor Erice | C.B. Films S.A.
    #15
    El Sur
  • 1983
    Humberto Solás | ICAIC
    #16
    Cecilia
  • 1983
    Francis Ford Coppola | Universal
    #17
    Rumble Fish
  • 1983
    Sam Raimi | New Line
    #18
    The Evil Dead
  • 1983
    Dennis Hopper | United Artists
    #19
    Out of the Blue
  • 1983
    Joseph Losey | Triumph
    #20
    The Trout
  • 1983
    Lizzie Borden | First Fun
    #21
    Born in Flames
  • 1983
    Kon Ichikawa | Tôhô
    #22
    The Makioka Sisters
  • 1983
    Nagisa Ôshima | Universal
    #23
    Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
  • 1983
    Kundan Shah
    #24
    Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
  • 1983
    Carlos Saura | Orion Classics
    #25
    Carmen
  • 1984
    Robert Bresson | Cinecom
    #1
    L'argent
  • 1984
    Andrei Tarkovsky | Grange
    #2
    Nostalgia
  • 1984
    Shohei Imamura | Kino Intl.
    #3
    The Ballad of Narayama
  • 1984
    Wim Wenders | 20th Century Fox
    #4
    Paris, Texas
  • 1984
    James Cameron | Orion
    #5
    The Terminator
  • 1984
    Milos Forman | Orion
    #6
    Amadeus
  • 1984
    John Cassavetes | Cannon
    #7
    Love Streams
  • 1984
    Rob Epstein | TC
    #8
    The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
  • 1984
    Jim Jarmusch | Samuel Goldwyn
    #9
    Stranger than Paradise
  • 1984
    Sergio Leone | Ladd
    #10
    Once Upon a Time in America
  • 1984
    Gregory Nava | Cinecom
    #11
    El Norte
  • 1984
    Joe Dante | Warner Bros.
    #12
    Gremlins
  • 1984
    Martin Brest | Paramount
    #13
    Beverly Hills Cop
  • 1984
    Alex Cox | Universal
    #14
    Repo Man
  • 1984
    Brian De Palma | Columbia
    #15
    Body Double
  • 1984
    Rob Reiner | Embassy
    #16
    This is Spinal Tap
  • 1984
    Erich Rohmer | Orion Classics
    #17
    Full Moon in Paris
  • 1984
    Bertrand Tavernier | MGM/UA Classics
    #18
    A Sunday in the Country
  • 1984
    Leos Carax | Forum
    #19
    Boy Meets Girl
  • 1984
    John Huston | Universal
    #20
    Under the Volcano
  • 1984
    John Carpenter | Columbia
    #21
    Starman
  • 1984
    Alan Rudolph | Island Alive
    #22
    Choose Me
  • 1984
    John Sayles | Cinecom
    #23
    The Brother from Another Planet
  • 1984
    Jean-Luc Godard | Intl. Spectrafilm
    #24
    First Name: Carmen
  • 1984
    Martin Bell | Angelika Films
    #25
    Streetwise
  • 1985
    Claude Lanzmann | New Yorker
    #1
    Shoah
  • 1985
    Terry Gilliam | Universal
    #2
    Brazil
  • 1985
    Akira Kurosawa | Orion Classics
    #3
    Ran
  • 1985
    Joel & Ethan Coen | Circle
    #4
    Blood Simple
  • 1985
    Robert Zemeckis | Universal
    #5
    Back to the Future
  • 1985
    Woody Allen | Orion
    #6
    The Purple Rose of Cairo
  • 1985
    Tim Burton | Warner Bros.
    #7
    Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
  • 1985
    Emir Kusturica | Cannon
    #8
    When Father Was Away on Business
  • 1985
    Jean-Luc Godard | New Yorker
    #9
    Hail Mary
  • 1985
    Martin Scorsese | Warner Bros.
    #10
    After Hours
  • 1985
    Paul Schrader | Warner Bros.
    #11
    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • 1985
    Steven Spielberg | Warner Bros.
    #12
    The Color Purple
  • 1985
    George A. Romero | UFDC
    #13
    Day of the Dead
  • 1985
    Dan O'Bannon | Orion
    #14
    The Return of the Living Dead
  • 1985
    Chi-Hwa Chen & Jackie Chan | Golden Harvest
    #15
    Police Story
  • 1985
    John Hughes | Universal
    #16
    The Breakfast Club
  • 1985
    Edward Yang
    #17
    Taipei Story
  • 1985
    Luis Puenzo | Almi
    #18
    The Official Story
  • 1985
    Albert Brooks | Warner Bros.
    #19
    Lost in America
  • 1985
    William Friedkin | MGM/UA
    #20
    To Live and Die in L.A.
  • 1985
    Robert Altman
    #21
    Secret Honor
  • 1985
    Béla Tarr
    #22
    Almanac of Fall
  • 1985
    Stuart Gordon | Empire
    #23
    Re-Animator
  • 1985
    Maurice Pialat | Gaumont
    #24
    Police
  • 1985
    Joyce Chopra | International Spectrafilm
    #25
    Smooth Talk
  • 1986
    David Lynch | Des Laurentiis
    #1
    Blue Velvet
  • 1986
    Woody Allen | Orion
    #2
    Hannah and Her Sisters
  • 1986
    Eric Rohmer | Orion Classics
    #3
    The Green Ray
  • 1986
    Andrei Tarkovsky | Orion Classics
    #4
    Sacrifice
  • 1986
    Oliver Stone | Orion
    #5
    Platoon
  • 1986
    David Cronenberg | 20th Century Fox
    #6
    The Fly
  • 1986
    John Woo | Cinema City
    #7
    A Better Tomorrow
  • 1986
    Leos Carax | AAA Classic/Revcom
    #8
    Mauvais sang
  • 1986
    James Cameron | 20th Century Fox
    #9
    Aliens
  • 1986
    Ross McElwee | First Run
    #10
    Sherman's March
  • 1986
    Agnès Varda | Grange
    #11
    Vagabond
  • 1986
    Edward Yang | Inbaubel
    #12
    The Terrorizers
  • 1986
    Jonathan Demme
    #13
    Something Wild
  • 1986
    Jim Jarmusch
    #14
    Down by Law
  • 1986
    Spike Lee | Island
    #15
    She's Gotta Have It
  • 1986
    Paul Vecchiali | Les Films de l'Atalante
    #16
    Rosa la rose, fille publique
  • 1986
    James Ivory | Cinecom
    #17
    A Room With a View
  • 1986
    Derek Jarman | Cinevista
    #18
    Caravaggio
  • 1986
    Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | ATG
    #19
    Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the Seacoast
  • Robert Harmon | TriStar
    #20
    The Hitcher
    1986
    1986
    anemptytextlline
  • 1986
    John Carpenter | 20th Century Fox
    #21
    Big Trouble in Little China
  • 1986
    Lloyd Kaufman | Troma
    #22
    The Toxic Avenger
  • 1986
    Stephen Frears | Orion Classics
    #23
    My Beautiful Launderette
  • 1986
    Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
    #24
    Kaos
  • 1986
    Nagisa Ôshima | Acteurs Auteurs Associés
    #25
    Max My Love
  • 1987
    Paul Verhoeven | Orion
    #1
    RoboCop
  • 1987
    Elem Klimov |IFEX
    #2
    Come and See
  • 1987
    Steven Spielberg | Warner Bros.
    #3
    Empire of the Sun
  • 1987
    Louis Malle | Orion Classics
    #4
    Au Revoir les Enfants
  • 1987
    Stanley Kubrick | Warner Bros.
    #5
    Full Metal Jacket
  • 1987
    James Bening
    #6
    Landscape Suicide
  • 1987
    Bernardo Bertolucci | Columbia
    #7
    The Last Emperor
  • 1987
    John Huston | Vestron
    #8
    The Dead
  • 1987
    Abbas Kiarostami
    #9
    Where is the Friend's House?
  • 1987
    James L. Brooks | 20th Century Fox
    #10
    Broadcast News
  • 1987
    Oliver Stone | 20th Century Fox
    #11
    Wall Street
  • 1987
    Brian De Palma | Paramount
    #12
    The Untouchables
  • 1987
    David Mamet | Orion
    #13
    House of Games
  • 1987
    Pedro Almodóvar | Cinevista
    #14
    Law of Desire
  • 1987
    Hou Hsiao-Hsien | Intl. Film Circuit
    #15
    Dust in the Wind
  • 1987
    John McTiernan | 20th Century Fox
    #16
    Predator
  • 1987
    Bill Forsyth | Ciolumbia
    #17
    Housekeeping
  • 1987
    John Sayles | Cinecom
    #18
    Matewan
  • 1987
    Sam Raimi | Rosebud
    #19
    Evil Dead II
  • 1987
    Rob Reiner | 20th Century Fox
    #20
    The Princess Bride
  • 1987
    Joel & Ethan Coen | 20th Century Fox
    #21
    Raising Arizona
  • 1987
    Elaine May | Columbia
    #22
    Ishtar
  • 1987
    Ching Sui-tung | Media Asia
    #23
    A Chinese Ghost Story
  • 1987
    Sammo Hung | Golden Harvest
    #24
    Eastern Condors
  • 1987
    Jûzô Itami | New Yorker
    #25
    Tampopo
  • 1988
    Jean-Luc Godard | Cannon
    #1
    King Lear
  • 1988
    Isao Takahata | Tôhô
    #2
    Grave of Fireflies
  • 1988
    Win Wenders | Orion Classics
    #3
    Wings of Desire
  • 1988
    Martin Scorsese | Universal
    #4
    The Last Temptation of Christ
  • 1988
    John McTiernan | 20th Century Fox
    #5
    Die Hard
  • 1988
    Errol Morris | Miramax
    #6
    The Thin Blue Line
  • 1988
    David Cronenberg | 20th Century Fox
    #7
    Dead Ringers
  • 1988
    Zhang Yimou | New Yorker
    #8
    Red Sorghum
  • 1988
    Pedro Almodóvar | Orion Classics
    #9
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • 1988
    Hayao Miyazaki | Tôhô
    #10
    My Neighbor Totoro
  • 1988
    Krzysztof Kieslowski | Film Polski
    #11
    A Short Film About Killing
  • 1988
    Béla Tarr | Movies Inspired
    #12
    Damnation
  • 1988
    Joan Micklin Silver | Warner Bros.
    #13
    Crossing Delancey
  • 1988
    Charles Crichton | MGM/UA
    #14
    A Fish Called Wanda
  • 1988
    Barry Levinson | MGM/UA
    #15
    Rain Man
  • 1988
    Clint Eastwood | Warner Bros.
    #16
    Bird
  • 1988
    John Carpenter | Universal
    #17
    They Live
  • 1988
    Martin Brest | Universal
    #18
    Midnight Run
  • 1988
    Tian Zhuangzhuang | Intl. Film Circuit
    #19
    The Horse Thief
  • 1988
    Chen Kaige | Intl. Film Circuit
    #20
    Yellow Earth
  • 1988
    Hou Hsiao-Hsien | Intl. Film Circuit
    #21
    A Time to Live, a Time to Die
  • 1988
    Ermanno Olmi | Columbia Italia
    #22
    The Legend of the Holy Drinker
  • 1988
    John Landis | Paramount
    #23
    Coming to America
  • 1988
    Derek Jarman | Blue Dolphin
    #24
    The Last of England
  • 1988
    Mira Nair | Cinecom
    #25
    Salaam Bombay!
  • 1989
    Spike Lee | Universal
    #1
    Do the Right Thing
  • 1989
    Hou Hsiao-Hsien | Era Intl.
    #2
    A City of Sadness
  • 1989
    Souleymane Cissé | Cinecom
    #3
    Brightness
  • 1989
    Terence Davies | Avenue
    #4
    Distant Voices, Still Lives
  • 1989
    Tim Burton | Warner Bros.
    #5
    Batman
  • 1989
    Woody Allen | Orion
    #6
    Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • 1989
    Oliver Stone | Universal
    #7
    Born on the Fourth of July
  • 1989
    Andrzej Żuławski |KADR
    #8
    On the Silver Globe
  • 1989
    Steven Soderbergh | Miramax
    #9
    Sex, Lies, and Videotape
  • 1989
    Rob Reiner | Columbia
    #10
    When Harry Met Sally...
  • 1989
    Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Streamline
    #11
    Akira
  • 1989
    Brian De Palma | Columbia
    #12
    Casualties of War
  • 1989
    Abbas Kiarostami
    #13
    Homework
  • 1989
    Marlon Riggs
    #14
    Tongues Untied
  • 1989
    Gus Van Sant | Avenue
    #15
    Drugstore Cowboy
  • 1989
    Jim Jarmusch | Orion Classics
    #16
    Mystery Train
  • 1989
    Tsui Hark | Gordon's
    #17
    Peking Opera Blues
  • 1989
    Takeshi Kitano
    #18
    Violent Cop
  • 1989
    Al Reinert | Apollo
    #19
    For All Mankind
  • 1989
    Cameron Crowe | 20th Century Fox
    #20
    Say Anything...
  • 1989
    Jacques Rivette | Metropolis
    #21
    The Gang of Four
  • 1989
    Aki Kaurismäki | Kino Intl.
    #22
    Ariel
  • 1989
    Claude Chabrol | New Yorker
    #23
    Story of Women
  • 1989
    Maurice Pialat
    #24
    Under the Sun of Satan
  • 1989
    Patrick Tam
    #25
    My Heart Is That Eternal Rose