<<1980's>> - THE BEST FILMS FROM THE EIGHTIES

This list is a work in progress. Remembering a great decade in film. Blockbuster films like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Ghostbusters were great, but there was so much more. It was the dawn of the independent film movement. Classic Hollywood storytelling made a resurgence. Coming-of-age films gained new insights and relevance. Social issues were explored as never before. Horror, Sci-Fi and courtroom dramas were reinvented. Music and pop culture were celebrated. Computer technology in film made the first steps toward the advances we enjoy today. It was fun and exciting.
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1.
Down by Law (1986)
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The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey. (107 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
2.
Racing with the Moon (1984)
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In 1942 California, two young men await induction into the U.S. Marines and say goodbye to their girlfriends. (108 mins.)
 
3.
Rumble Fish (1983)
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Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on. (94 mins.)
 
4.
Blood Simple. (1984)
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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
 
5.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
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Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. (103 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
6.
Desert Bloom (1986)
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The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet... (105 mins.)
Director: Eugene Corr
 
7.
Bagdad Cafe (1987)
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A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter. (95 mins.)
Director: Percy Adlon
 
8.
Paris, Texas (1984)
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Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family. (147 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
9.
Mona Lisa (1986)
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George has just been released from prison, and manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer. Initially they don't get on; he doesn't fit in with the high class customers Simone services. Will they ever get on? (104 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
10.
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
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A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial... (89 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
11.
She's Gotta Have It (1986)
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Story of a woman and her three lovers. (84 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
12.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
13.
Another Woman (1988)
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Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help. (81 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
14.
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
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An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman. (104 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
15.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
16.
Gloria (1980)
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When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York. (123 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
17.
The Long Good Friday (1980)
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Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places... (114 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
18.
Promised Land (1987)
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This gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter... (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
19.
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
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Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
20.
Desert Hearts (1985)
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It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage... (96 mins.)
Director: Donna Deitch
 
21.
Radio Days (1987)
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A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium. (88 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
22.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
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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.)
 
23.
Something Wild (1986)
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A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up. (114 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
24.
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
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A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner. (116 mins.)
 
25.
Under Fire (1983)
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Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979. (128 mins.)
 
26.
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
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A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
27.
Zelig (1983)
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"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people. (79 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
28.
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
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In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster. (84 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
29.
The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
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An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration... (98 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
30.
Insignificance (1985)
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Four 1950s icons meet in the same hotel room and two of them discover more in common between them than they ever anticipated. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
31.
Mystery Train (1989)
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Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley. (110 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
32.
Alamo Bay (1985)
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A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town. (98 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
33.
Pascali's Island (1988)
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1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears... (104 mins.)
Director: James Dearden
 
34.
Turtle Diary (1985)
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Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo... (97 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
35.
High Tide (1987)
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Story about a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator who re-enters her past when she leaves a tour... (101 mins.)
 
36.
Wild Style (1983 Documentary)
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Legendary New York graffiti artist Lee Quinones plays the part of Zoro, the city's hottest and most elusive graffiti writer... (82 mins.)
Director: Charlie Ahearn
 
37.
The Elephant Man (1980)
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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
 
38.
Scandal (1989)
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Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government. (115 mins.)
 
39.
Da (1988)
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A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home... (102 mins.)
Director: Matt Clark
 
40.
High Hopes (1988)
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Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful... (108 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
41.
Looks and Smiles (1981)
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Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield... (104 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
 
42.
Tender Mercies (1983)
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A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together. (92 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
43.
Little Dorrit (1987)
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Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost... (357 mins.)
 
44.
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
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The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback... (109 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
45.
The Last of England (1987)
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The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher. (92 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
 
46.
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
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Mr. Neville, a cocksure young artist is contracted by Mrs. Herbert, the wife of a wealthy landowner... (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
47.
Cutter's Way (1981)
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Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter. (109 mins.)
Director: Ivan Passer
 
48.
Eleni (1985)
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Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this... (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
49.
Videodrome (1983)
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A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
 
50.
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
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A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem. (108 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
51.
Matewan (1987)
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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
52.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
53.
Mike's Murder (1984)
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Betty has a crush on her tennis coach Mike. He keeps on promising to call, but never does - she doesn't know that he's a little dealer... (109 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
 
54.
Cal (1984)
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Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband... (102 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
 
55.
Local Hero (1983)
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An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected. (111 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
 
56.
Gregory's Girl (1981)
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Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection. (91 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
 
57.
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens... (105 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
58.
Steaming (1985)
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Three female frequenters of a steam room decide to fight its closure. (102 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
59.
Wetherby (1985)
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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
 
60.
September (1987)
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At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children. (82 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
61.
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
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Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a trans individual... (120 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
62.
The Dresser (1983)
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An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
63.
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
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A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law. (102 mins.)
 
64.
Working Girls (1986)
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A day in the life of several prostitutes in an upscale Manhattan whore house. The film is a stark portrayal of the women prostitutes... (93 mins.)
Director: Lizzie Borden
 
65.
Runaway Train (1985)
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Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving. (111 mins.)
 
66.
Music Box (1989)
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A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects. (124 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
67.
Stop Making Sense (1984 Documentary)
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An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads. (88 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
68.
Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
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Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue. (96 mins.)
Director: Brian Yuzna
 
69.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
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Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen... (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
70.
Melvin and Howard (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of hard-luck Melvin E. Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes. (95 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
71.
Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
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Spalding Gray discusses his participation in the film The Killing Fields and the background story about the troubles of Cambodia. (85 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
72.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
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Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold... (120 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
 
73.
Missing (1982)
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When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him. (122 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
74.
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on... (121 mins.)
 
75.
Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
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A Cajun man attempts to save his town. (103 mins.)
Director: Glen Pitre
 
76.
Angelo My Love (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Angelo My Love delves into the little understood and fascinating world of New York gypsies. Using real... (115 mins.)
Director: Robert Duvall
 
77.
Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
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Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can... (94 mins.)
Director: Chris Bernard
 
78.
Re-Animator (1985)
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A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus. (104 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
 
79.
Day of the Dead (1985)
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A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. (96 mins.)
 
80.
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
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In 1940s Texas, an elderly woman is determined to visit her childhood home for one last time. (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Masterson
 
81.
Hope and Glory (1987)
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A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2... (113 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
82.
A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Martin Fallon is an IRA bomber who tries to blow up a troop truck but instead kills a bus load of school children... (107 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
 
83.
The Chocolate War (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the... (100 mins.)
Director: Keith Gordon
 
84.
Hairspray (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (92 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
85.
Polyester (1981)
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A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet. (86 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
86.
Sherman's March (1985 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of... (157 mins.)
Director: Ross McElwee
 
87.
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
She falls in love with a broken down former NYC hotel doorman, who tells Judith vaguely that he was in the hotel business. (116 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
88.
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
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A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain. (96 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
89.
Bad Timing (1980)
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The setting is Vienna. A young American woman is brought to a hospital after overdosing on pills, apparently in a suicide attempt... (123 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
90.
Powwow Highway (1989)
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Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The... (88 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
91.
Choose Me (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Several lost-soul night-owls, including a nightclub owner, a talkback radio relationships counseller... (106 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
 
92.
The Moderns (1988)
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Nick Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris... (126 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
 
93.
The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
94.
The River Rat (1984)
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After serving time for a theft he didn't commit, all Billy wants to do is to reconnect with his daughter. However, some loose ends, like the whereabouts of the stolen loot, just won't let him go. (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Rickman
 
95.
Shy People (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures. (118 mins.)
 
96.
Silence Like Glass (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A ballet dancer is affected with cancer. (102 mins.)
Director: Carl Schenkel
“ Stark, low budget film with the feel of a stage play that offers an allegorical look at terminal cancer care from a patient's point of view. Great performance by Martha Plimpton. ” - marsblack333
 
97.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/11 X  
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
98.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
99.
Another Country (1984)
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Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies. (90 mins.)
Director: Marek Kanievska
 
100.
Withnail & I (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp... (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson