1980s

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1.
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.)
 
2.
The Color Purple (1985)
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A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades. (154 mins.)
 
3.
Amarcord (1973)
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A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town. (123 mins.)
 
4.
Ginger and Fred (1986)
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Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred... (125 mins.)
 
5.
Roma (1972)
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A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital. (120 mins.)
 
6.
The French Connection (1971)
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A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (104 mins.)
 
7.
The Exorcist (1973)
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When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
48 Hrs. (1982)
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A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer. (96 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
10.
Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
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Dossignan is a zealous rural priest. The dean Menou-Segrais tries to keep him reasonable. But Dossignan will be tempted by Satan, then will try to save the soul of Mouchette, a young girl who killed one of her lovers. (97 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
11.
Roxanne (1987)
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The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks. (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
12.
¡Three Amigos! (1986)
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Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing. (104 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
13.
All of Me (1984)
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A dying millionaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. However, something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer. (93 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
14.
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
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A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain. (93 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
15.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
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Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut. (88 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
16.
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
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A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married... (124 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
17.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
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A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll. (90 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
 
18.
If.... (1968)
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In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England. (111 mins.)
 
19.
Out of Africa (1985)
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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
 
20.
Falling in Love (1984)
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During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives... (106 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
21.
Sophie's Choice (1982)
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After spending time with his new neighbors, an aspiring writer realizes they are harboring deep secrets that will forever change him. (150 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
22.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
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An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
23.
Blade Runner (1982)
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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
 
24.
Angel Heart (1987)
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Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. (113 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
25.
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
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Two cousins unknowingly rob the mob and face the dangerous consequences. (121 mins.)
 
26.
The Outsiders (1983)
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The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. (91 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
27.
New York Stories (1989)
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A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three Gotham tales. (124 mins.)
 
28.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
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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
 
29.
The Cotton Club (1984)
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The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club... (127 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
30.
The Godfather (1972)
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The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
 
31.
The Conversation (1974)
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A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered. (113 mins.)
 
32.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (202 mins.)
 
33.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (147 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
34.
Year of the Dragon (1985)
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A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders. (134 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
35.
9½ Weeks (1986)
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A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. (117 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
36.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
37.
Mona Lisa (1986)
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A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer. (104 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
38.
Child's Play (1988)
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A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer. (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
39.
Das Boot (1981)
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The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
 
40.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
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A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. (102 mins.)
 
41.
The Tin Drum (1979)
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In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out. (142 mins.)
 
42.
Excalibur (1981)
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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
 
43.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
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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
 
44.
Ragtime (1981)
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A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City. (155 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
45.
Ordinary People (1980)
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The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son. (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
46.
The Hitcher (1986)
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A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
47.
Fright Night (1985)
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When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
48.
Foul Play (1978)
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A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church. (116 mins.)
Director: Colin Higgins
 
49.
Nine to Five (1980)
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Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him. (109 mins.)
Director: Colin Higgins
 
50.
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
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When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
51.
Love & Anarchy (1973)
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When a friend is murdered by the Facists, a melancholy farmer takes up residence in a Roman brothel as he and an anarchist prostitute plot to assassinate Mussolini. (124 mins.)
 
52.
Saturn 3 (1980)
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Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Remember, in space no one can hear you scream. (96 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
53.
The Apartment (1960)
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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
54.
Little Big Man (1970)
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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer. (139 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
55.
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
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A World War I soldier, rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack, finds a unique way of communicating with his doctors. (111 mins.)
Director: Dalton Trumbo
 
56.
Cat People (1982)
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A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard. (118 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
57.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
58.
Sisters (1972)
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A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth. (93 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
59.
Last Embrace (1979)
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Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ? (102 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
60.
The Dead Zone (1983)
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A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability. (103 mins.)
 
61.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
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A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. (102 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
62.
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
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Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands. (127 mins.)
Director: John Glen
 
63.
The Last Detail (1973)
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Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way. (104 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
64.
The Lacemaker (1977)
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Beatrice is a very reserved and quiet young woman. Her friend Marylene is left by her lover and brings... (107 mins.)
Director: Claude Goretta
 
65.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
66.
Dead of Winter (1987)
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A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot. (100 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
67.
Videodrome (1983)
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When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality. (87 mins.)