Richard Corliss's Top Tens of 1980 - 1997

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1.
Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The intersecting stories of three people who face difficult choices in life-changing situations are used to illustrate the theories espoused by Henri Laborit about human behavior and the relationship between the self and society. (125 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
“ 1980 #1 ” - kingwilson
 
2.
The Elephant Man (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. (124 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ 1980 #2 ” - kingwilson
 
3.
Altered States (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically. (102 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ 1980 #3 ” - kingwilson
 
4.
Heart Beat (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The life and friendship between the icons of the Beat Generation - Neal Cassady, Carloyn Cassady and Jack Kerouac. (110 mins.)
Director: John Byrum
“ 1980 #4 ” - kingwilson
 
5.
Raging Bull (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 1980 #5 ” - kingwilson
 
6.
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC. (104 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
“ 1980 #6 ” - kingwilson
 
7.
Best Boy (1979 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In this documentary, the director follows the day-to-day activities of his retarded, middle-aged cousin Philly, over a three-year period. (111 mins.)
Director: Ira Wohl
“ 1980 #7 ” - kingwilson
 
8.
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever. (124 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ 1980 #8 ” - kingwilson
 
9.
Roadie (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show. (106 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
“ 1980 #9 ” - kingwilson
 
10.
Mad Max (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. (88 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ 1980 #10 ” - kingwilson
 
11.
The Mystery of Oberwald (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A hunted man breaks into the castle at Oberwald to kill the Queen, but faints before doing so. He is Sebastian... (129 mins.)
“ 1981 #1 ” - kingwilson
 
12.
Thief (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ 1981 #2 ” - kingwilson
 
13.
Reds (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States. (195 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
“ 1981 #3 ” - kingwilson
 
14.
Napoleon (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A film about the French Field Marshal's youth and early military career. (240 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
“ 1981 #4. Re-release. ” - kingwilson
 
15.
Body Heat (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband. (113 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ 1981 #5 ” - kingwilson
 
16.
Excalibur (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart (140 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ 1981 #6 ” - kingwilson
 
17.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ 1981 #7 ” - kingwilson
 
18.
Let There Be Light (1946 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A group of mentally traumatized veteran patients is followed as they go through psychiatric treatment. (58 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ 1981 #8. Re-release. ” - kingwilson
 
19.
Taxi zum Klo (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Frank Ripploh is a bit of a rascal: he's a bearded and shaggy-haired teacher, and he's gay with a very active sex life and an interest in making films... (98 mins.)
Director: Frank Ripploh
“ 1981 #9 ” - kingwilson
 
20.
Alligator (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage. (91 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
“ 1981 #10 ” - kingwilson
 
21.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. (115 mins.)
“ 1982 #1 ” - kingwilson
 
22.
Moonlighting (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there... (97 mins.)
“ 1982 #2 ” - kingwilson
 
23.
The Road Warrior (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits. (95 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ 1982 #3 ” - kingwilson
 
24.
Brideshead Revisited (1981 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian... (659 mins.)
“ 1982 #4 ” - kingwilson
 
25.
Diner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore. (110 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ 1982 #5 ” - kingwilson
 
26.
Poltergeist (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ 1982 #6 ” - kingwilson
 
27.
Blade Runner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ 1982 #7 ” - kingwilson
 
28.
Veronika Voss (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A washed up UFA actress, kept by her doctor, raises suspicion in a sports journalist. (104 mins.)
“ 1982 #8 ” - kingwilson
 
29.
Tootsie (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. (116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ 1982 #9 ” - kingwilson
 
30.
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip. (82 mins.)
Director: Joe Layton
“ 1982 #10 ” - kingwilson
 
31.
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld. (931 mins.)
“ 1983 #1 ” - kingwilson
 
32.
The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore... (105 mins.)
“ 1983 #2 ” - kingwilson
 
33.
The Big Chill (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends. (105 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ 1983 #3 ” - kingwilson
 
34.
The Right Stuff (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (193 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ 1983 #4 ” - kingwilson
 
35.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ 1983 #5 ” - kingwilson
 
36.
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before... (113 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
“ 1983 #6 ” - kingwilson
 
37.
Boat People (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A Japanese photojournalist revisits Vietnam after the Liberation and learns harsh truths about its regime and its "New Economic Zones". (109 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
“ 1983 #7 ” - kingwilson
 
38.
Christine (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it. (110 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ 1983 #8 ” - kingwilson
 
39.
Yentl (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training. (133 mins.)
“ 1983 #9 (1983 has no #10 listed) ” - kingwilson
 
40.
After the Rehearsal (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan... (70 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 1984 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
41.
L'argent (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into... (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
“ 1984 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
42.
Crimes of Passion (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A mysterious woman, fashion designer by day, prostitute by night, and accused of murder, is hounded by two men: a married father of two, and a sexually repressed preacher. (107 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ 1984 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
43.
An Englishman Abroad (1983 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy... (61 mins.)
“ 1984 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
44.
Entre Nous (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile... (110 mins.)
Director: Diane Kurys
“ 1984 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
45.
Gremlins (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ 1984 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
46.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. (229 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ 1984 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
47.
Places in the Heart (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
“ 1984 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
48.
A Sunday in the Country (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In France, before WWI. As every Sunday, an old painter living in the country is visited by his son Gonzague... (90 mins.)
“ 1984 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
49.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ 1984 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
50.
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 1985 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
51.
Blood Simple. (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. (99 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ 1985 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
52.
The Book of Mary (1985 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Marie, eleven years old, is experiencing difficult times. His parents will separate. The perception of his universe is profoundly disturbed... (28 mins.)
“ 1985 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
53.
Brazil (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ 1985 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
54.
Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In San Francisco, an immigrant Chinese widow welcomes the new year with some unhappiness: she's 62 now... (88 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
“ 1985 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
55.
Into the Night (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull... (115 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ 1985 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
56.
Out of Africa (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter. (161 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ 1985 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
57.
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world. (82 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ 1985 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
58.
Ran (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ 1985 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
59.
Wetherby (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents. (102 mins.)
Director: David Hare
“ 1985 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
60.
The Fly (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
“ 1986 #1 ” - kingwilson
 
61.
Sacrifice (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return. (149 mins.)
“ 1986 #2 ” - kingwilson
 
62.
Kaos (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Five stories by Luigi Pirandello set in turn-of-the-century Italy. (188 mins.)
“ 1986 #3 ” - kingwilson
 
63.
Shadowlands (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Noted author and scholar finds love, then must endure its loss... (92 mins.)
Director: Norman Stone
“ 1986 #4 ” - kingwilson
 
64.
The Color of Money (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback. (119 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 1986 #5 ” - kingwilson
 
65.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school. (103 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ 1986 #6 ” - kingwilson
 
66.
Bliss (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After a near-death experience, a man wonders if he actually did die and is now in Hell. (112 mins.)
Director: Ray Lawrence
“ 1986 #7 ” - kingwilson
 
67.
True Stories (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show. (90 mins.)
Director: David Byrne
“ 1986 #8 ” - kingwilson
 
68.
No Surrender (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A scheduling mixup means two groups of old-timers have reserved the same bar for a party on the same night... (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Smith
“ 1986 #9 ” - kingwilson
 
69.
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(93 mins.)
Director: Leon Marr
“ 1986 #10 (tie) ” - kingwilson
 
70.
Heartburn (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An autobiographical look at the breakup of Ephron's marriage to Carl "All the President's Men" Bernstein that was also a best-selling novel... (108 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ 1986 #10 (tie) ” - kingwilson
 
71.
Broadcast News (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly. (133 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ 1987 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
72.
Empire of the Sun (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (153 mins.)
“ 1987 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
73.
Innerspace (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him. (120 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ 1987 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
74.
The Last Emperor (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of the final Emperor of China. (163 mins.)
“ 1987 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
75.
The Princess Bride (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ 1987 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
76.
Project X (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X". (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
“ 1987 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
77.
Raising Arizona (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated. (94 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ 1987 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
78.
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos... (101 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ 1987 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
79.
The Storyteller (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Hans My Hedgehog (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A farmer's wife wishes to have a child so badly she doesn't care what it looked like. And as if by a miracle... (225 mins.)
“ 1987 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
80.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives. (118 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ 1987 (Alphabetical) ” - kingwilson
 
81.
The Singing Detective (1986 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations. (415 mins.)
“ 1988 #1 ” - kingwilson
 
82.
Wings of Desire (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. (128 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ 1988 #2 ” - kingwilson
 
83.
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross. (164 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 1988 #3 ” - kingwilson
 
84.
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm... (157 mins.)
Director: Bille August
“ 1988 #4 ” - kingwilson
 
85.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept. (110 mins.)
“ 1988 #5 ” - kingwilson
 
86.
Beetlejuice (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ 1988 #6 ” - kingwilson
 
87.
Monkey Shines (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. (113 mins.)
“ 1988 #7 ” - kingwilson
 
88.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ 1988 #8 ” - kingwilson
 
89.
Biloxi Blues (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi, Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ 1988 #9 ” - kingwilson
 
90.
Oliver & Company (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City. (74 mins.)
Director: George Scribner
“ 1988 #10 ” - kingwilson
 
91.
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series ('Trilogy', 'The Long Day Closes') is an... (85 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
“ 1989 #1 ” - kingwilson
 
92.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. (83 mins.)
“ 1989 #2 ” - kingwilson
 
93.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything. (100 mins.)
“ 1989 #3 ” - kingwilson
 
94.
Orapronobis (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(94 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
“ 1989 #4 ” - kingwilson
 
95.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first. (127 mins.)
“ 1989 #5 ” - kingwilson
 
96.
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Dennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can't come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream... (90 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
“ 1989 #6 ” - kingwilson
 
97.
Story of Women (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Marie Latour, a woman of limited schooling, raises two children in a ratty flat during World War II in occupied France... (108 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
“ 1989 #7 ” - kingwilson
 
98.
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool. (100 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
“ 1989 #8 ” - kingwilson
 
99.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. (96 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ 1989 #9 ” - kingwilson
 
100.
Heathers (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
“ 1989 #10 ” - kingwilson