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Top Films of the 1980s (#101-200)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
101 The Big Red One 1980 Samuel Fuller 658
102 The Goonies 1985 Richard Donner 666
103 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 David Zucker 684
104 The Karate Kid 1984 John G. Avildsen 686
105 Repo Man 1984 Alex Cox 691
106 Hoosiers 1986 David Anspaugh 695
107 Heathers 1988 Michael Lehmann 696
108 A Room with a View 1985 James Ivory 701
109 Dangerous Liaisons 1988 Stephen Frears 703
110 Down by Law 1986 Jim Jarmusch 710
111 Dead Ringers 1988 David Cronenberg 719
112 The Vanishing 1988 George Sluizer 720
113 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 Steven Spielberg 723
114 Tron 1982 Steven Lisberger 727
115 Empire of the Sun 1987 Steven Spielberg 730
116 The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 Woody Allen 739
117 Out of Africa 1985 Sydney Pollack 751
118 Body Heat 1981 Lawrence Kasdan 754
119 Roger & Me 1989 Michael Moore 758
120 The Natural 1984 Barry Levinson 767
121 Babette's Feast 1987 Gabriel Axel 772
122 Ordinary People 1980 Robert Redford 781
123 The Killing Fields 1984 Roland Joffé 782
124 Reds 1981 Warren Beatty 784
125 Trading Places 1983 John Landis 786
126 Broadcast News 1987 James L. Brooks 789
127 The Little Mermaid 1989 Ron Clements and John Musker 794
128 Escape from New York 1981 John Carpenter 801
129 Nostalgia 1983 Andrei Tarkovsky 808
130 Eight Men Out 1988 John Sayles 810
131 The Abyss 1989 James Cameron 817
132 My Beautiful Laundrette 1985 Stephen Frears 832
133 My Left Foot 1989 Jim Sheridan 837
134 Time Bandits 1981 Terry Gilliam 841
135 The Color Purple 1985 Steven Spielberg 851
136 Sixteen Candles 1984 John Hughes 862
137 Diner 1982 Barry Levinson 868
138 Pee-wee's Big Adventure 1985 Tim Burton 887
139 The Verdict 1982 Sidney Lumet 895
140 Wall Street 1987 Oliver Stone 904
141 Drugstore Cowboy 1989 Gus Van Sant 907
142 Zelig 1983 Woody Allen 909
143 Re-Animator 1985 Stuart Gordon 918
144 Distant Voices, Still Lives 1988 Terence Davies 919
145 My Life as a Dog 1985 Lasse Hallström 927
146 Sophie's Choice 1982 Alan J. Pakula 928
147 Lethal Weapon 1987 Richard Donner 931
148 Gallipoli 1981 Peter Weir 955
149 Heaven's Gate 1980 Michael Cimino 961
150 The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover 1989 Peter Greenaway 966
151 The Draughtsman's Contract 1982 Peter Greenaway 968
152 Planes, Trains & Automobiles 1987 John Hughes 972
153 Back to the Future Part II 1989 Robert Zemeckis 975
154 Friday the 13th 1980 Sean S. Cunningham 976
155 The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 Martin Scorsese 983
156 Midnight Run 1988 Martin Brest 993
157 Kagemusha 1980 Akira Kurosawa 997
158 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986 John McNaughton 1001
159 After Hours 1985 Martin Scorsese 1011
160 Manon of the Spring 1986 Claude Berri 1020
161 Diva 1981 Jean-Jacques Beineix 1025
162 Hellraiser 1987 Clive Barker 1040
163 Near Dark 1987 Kathryn Bigelow 1042
164 Labyrinth 1986 Jim Henson 1050
165 The Dead 1987 John Huston 1060
166 Risky Business 1983 Paul Brickman 1065
167 Berlin Alexanderplatz 1980 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1072
168 Gremlins 1984 Joe Dante 1078
169 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 1984 Hayao Miyazaki 1096
170 Beetlejuice 1988 Tim Burton 1111
171 Manhunter 1986 Michael Mann 1137
172 The Times of Harvey Milk 1984 Rob Epstein 1148
173 Hope and Glory 1987 John Boorman 1159
174 Alice 1988 Jan Svankmajer 1175
175 Vagabond 1985 Agnčs Varda 1179
176 The Sacrifice 1986 Andrei Tarkovsky 1180
177 Henry V 1989 Kenneth Branagh 1191
178 Blow Out 1981 Brian De Palma 1193
179 Where is the Friend's Home? 1987 Abbas Kiarostami 1196
180 She's Gotta Have It 1986 Spike Lee 1197
181 First Blood 1982 Ted Kotcheff 1199
182 Tampopo 1985 Juzo Itami 1201
183 Ŕ nos amours 1983 Maurice Pialat 1206
184 Born on the Fourth of July 1989 Oliver Stone 1207
185 Kiki’s Delivery Service 1989 Hayao Miyazaki 1213
186 Sherman's March 1985 Ross McElwee 1219
187 Working Girl 1988 Mike Nichols 1230
188 Victor/Victoria 1982 Blake Edwards 1264
189 An Officer and a Gentleman 1982 Taylor Hackford 1277
190 Superman II 1980 Richard Lester 1287
191 Mephisto 1981 István Szabó 1299
192 'Breaker' Morant 1980 Bruce Beresford 1304
193 The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 Philip Kaufman 1307
194 28 Up 1984 Michael Apted 1312
195 Yeelen 1987 Souleymane Cissé 1321
196 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension 1984 W.D. Richter 1322
197 Pretty in Pink 1986 Howard Deutch 1323
198 Broadway Danny Rose 1984 Woody Allen 1324
199 Pink Floyd the Wall 1982 Alan Parker 1325
200 Sid and Nancy 1986 Alex Cox 1344
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