Highest Graded Films from the 1980s


  1. (97) Ordinary People (1980) review
  2. (96) The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988) review
  3. (93) The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) review
  4. (92) The Empire Strikes Back (1980) review
  5. (90) Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) review
  6. (90) Once Upon a Time in America (1984) review
  7. (88) A Room with a View (1985) review
  8. (87) Back to the Future (1985) review
  9. (86) Ran (1985) review
  10. (80) Aliens (1986) review
  11. (86) The Betty Ford Story (1987) review
  12. (86) 48 Hrs. (1982) review
  13. (86) Full Metal Jacket (1987) review
  14. (86) Raising Arizona (1987) review
  15. (85) Eight Men Out (1988) review
  16. (85) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) review
  17. (84) Raging Bull (1980) review
  18. (84) My Left Foot (1989) review
  19. (84) The Road Warrior (1981) review
  20. (84) Glory (1989) review
  21. (84) Trading Places (1983) review
  22. (84) Bird (1988) review
  23. (84) Little Shop of Horrors (1986) review
  24. (83) Au revoir, les enfants (1987) review
  25. (82) 'Breaker' Morant (1980) review
  26. (81) Roger & Me (1989) review
  27. (81) Dance With a Stranger (1985) review
  28. (81) A Christmas Story (1983) review
  29. (81) The Return of the Jedi (1983) review
  30. (80) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) review
  31. (79) Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) review
  32. (79) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) review
  33. (78) Chasing a Rainbow: The Life of Josephine Baker (1986) review
  34. (78) Gallipoli (1981) review
  35. (77) Das Boot (1981) review
  36. (77) Danton (1983) review
  37. (77) The Dresser (1983) review
  38. (75) The Stone Boy (1984) review
  39. (75) Under Fire (1983) review
  40. (74) Look Who's Talking (1989) review
  41. (74) Kagemusha (1980) review
  42. (74) The Thin Blue Line (1988)
  43. (74) In the Mood (1987) review
  44. (74) Brazil (1985) review
  45. (74) Cry Freedom (1987) review
  46. (74) Born on the Fourth of July (1989) review
  47. (73) Bat*21 (1988) review
  48. (73) 'Round Midnight (1986)
  49. (73) Tender Mercies (1983) review
  50. (73) Louie Bluie (1985) review
  51. (73) This Is Elvis (1981) review
  52. (73) The Man with Two Brains (1983) review
  53. (73) Angel Heart (1987) review
  54. (72) The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) review
  55. (72) Brainstorm (1983) review
  56. (72) La Bamba (1987) review
  57. (72) A Trip to Bountiful (1985) review
  58. (71) Mystery Train (1989) review
  59. (71) RoboCop (1987) review
  60. (71) The Dark Crystal (1982) review
  61. (70) Sword of Gideon (1986) review
  62. (70) The Impossible Spy (1987) review
  63. (70) Blood Ties (1986) review
  64. (70) Crusoe (1988) review
  65. (70) For All Mankind (1989) review
  66. (70) Valmont (1989) review
  67. (69) Strapless (1989) review
  68. (69) The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) review
  69. (69) El Sur (1983) review
  70. (68) Driving Miss Daisy (1989) review
  71. (68) Local Hero (1983) review
  72. (68) Romero (1989) review
  73. (68) Vagabond (1985) review
  74. (68) Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) review
  75. (68) El Norte (1983) review
  76. (68) Tootsie (1982) review
  77. (68) When Harry Met Sally (1989) review
  78. (67) The Lion of Africa (1987) review
  79. (67) Lonely Hearts (1982) review
  80. (67) The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) review
  81. (67) Gandhi (1982) review
  82. (67) Taps (1981) review
  83. (67) Nadine (1987) review
  84. (67) LBJ: The Early Years (1987) review
  85. (67) A Fish Called Wanda (1988) review
  86. (66) Badge of the Assassin (1985) review
  87. (66) A Passage to India (1984) review
  88. (66) The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) review
  89. (66) My Favorite Year (1982) review
  90. (66) The Emerald Forest (1985) review
  91. (66) Never Cry Wolf (1983) review
  92. (66) Kill Me Again (1989) review
  93. (66) Lonesome Dove (1989) review
  94. (66) Reds (1981) review
  95. (65) Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982) review
  96. (65) The Killing Fields (1984) review
  97. (65) Runaway Train (1985) review
  98. (65) Heathers (1989) review
  99. (65) Out of Africa (1985) review
  100. (65) Radio Days (1987) review
  101. (65) Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) review
  102. (65) Evil Dead II (1987) review
  103. (65) Burden of Dreams (1982) review
  104. (65) Ghostbusters (1984) review
  105. (65) Stand by Me (1986) review
  106. (65) Something About Amelia (1984) review
  107. (64) Silkwood (1983) review
  108. (64) Five Corners (1987) review
  109. (64) The Right Stuff (1983)
  110. (64) The Elephant Man (1980)
  111. (64) Running on Empty (1988) review
  112. (64) Back to the Future Part II (1989) review
  113. (64) The Blues Brothers (1980) review
  114. (64) The Fly (1986) review
  115. (64) Henry V (1989) review
  116. (64) Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) review
  117. (63) Say Amen, Somebody (1982) review
  118. (63) Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) review
  119. (63) Zelig (1983) review
  120. (63) Moonstruck (1987) review
  121. (63) Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) review
  122. (63) The Bounty (1984) review
  123. (63) Stranger Than Paradise (1984) review
  124. (62) Death of a Salesman (1985) review
  125. (62) The Mission (1986) review
  126. (62) Die Hard (1988) review
  127. (62) The Verdict (1982) review
  128. (62) Hoosiers (1986) review
  129. (62) Terms of Endearment (1983) review
  130. (61) My Bodyguard (1980) review
  131. (61) Jean de Florette (1986) review
  132. (61) Missing Children: A Mother's Story (1982) review
  133. (61) Chariots of Fire (1981) review
  134. (61) The Blob (1988) review
  135. (61) My Life as a Dog (1985) review
  136. (61) Beetlejuice (1988) review
  137. (60) Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) review
  138. (60) The Long Good Friday (1980) review
  139. (60) Quackbusters (1988) review
  140. (60) Fanny and Alexander (1982) review
  141. (60) The Dead Zone (1983) review
  142. (59) The Survivors (1983) review
  143. (59) The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
  144. (59) Hope and Glory (1987)
  145. (59) Paris, Texas (1984) review
  146. (59) The Evil Dead (1981) review
  147. (58) 84 Charing Cross Road (1987) review
  148. (58) The Name of the Rose (1986) review
  149. (57) This Is Spinal Tap (1984) review
  150. (57) George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984) review
  151. (56) Punchline (1988) review
  152. (56) Dead Poets Society (1989) review
  153. (56) Absence of Malice (1981) review
  154. (56) Broadcast News (1987) review
  155. (56) Racing with the Moon (1984) review
  156. (56) Airplane! (1980) review
  157. (55) The Competition (1980)
  158. (55) Resurrection (1980) review
  159. (55) The Breakfast Club (1985) review
  160. (55) Lucas (1986) review
  161. (55) The Thing (1982) review
  162. (55) The Shining (1980) review
  163. (54) Lethal Weapon (1987) review
  164. (54) Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
  165. (54) Agnes of God (1985) review
  166. (54) The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) review
  167. (54) Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) review
  168. (54) The Terminator (1984) review
  169. (54) Blue Velvet (1986) review
  170. (54) Amadeus (1984) review
  171. (53) Comfort and Joy (1984) review
  172. (53) Desert Bloom (1986)
  173. (53) The Long Good Friday (1980)
  174. (53) Drugstore Cowboy (1989) review
  175. (53) Platoon (1986) review
  176. (53) Sophie's Choice (1982) review
  177. (53) Only When I Laugh (1981) review
  178. (53) Octopussy (1983) review
  179. (53) Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980) review
  180. (53) Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) review
  181. (52) Courtship (1987)
  182. (52) The Razor's Edge (1984) review
  183. (52) Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987) review
  184. (52) After Hours (1985) review
  185. (52) Sid and Nancy (1986) review
  186. (52) Dreamscape (1984) review
  187. (52) Field of Dreams (1989) review
  188. (52) An American Werewolf in London (1981) review
  189. (51) Birdy (1984) review
  190. (51) All Night Long (1981) review
  191. (51) Poltergeist (1982) review
  192. (51) Rain Man (1988) review
  193. (51) Scarface (1983) review
  194. (51) The Princess Bride (1987) review
  195. (50) Atlantic City (1980) review
  196. (50) Prince of the City (1981) review
  197. (50) Witness (1985) review
  198. (50) Quest for Fire (1981)
  199. (50) A Soldier's Story (1984)
  200. (50) Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
  201. (50) About Last Night... (1986) review
  202. (50) The Vanishing (1988) review
  203. (50) The Color Purple (1985) review
  204. (50) The Color of Money (1986) review
  205. (50) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) review
  206. (50) Mississippi Burning (1988) review
  207. (50) Purple Rain (1984) review
  208. (49) Victor/Victoria (1982) review
  209. (49) Matewan (1987) review
  210. (49) Cinema Paradiso (1988) review
  211. (49) Blade Runner (1982) review
  212. (49) Predator (1987) review
  213. (48) Things Change (1988) review
  214. (48) Babette's Feast (1987) review
  215. (48) Blow Out (1981)
  216. (47) The Glass Menagerie (1987) review
  217. (47) Say Anything... (1989) review
  218. (47) The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) review
  219. (46) Missing (1982) review
  220. (46) Steel Magnolias (1989) review
  221. (46) Lion of the Desert (1981) review
  222. (45) Dressed to Kill (1980) review
  223. (44) The Last Innocent Man (1987)
  224. (44) The Untouchables (1987)
  225. (44) Possession (1981) review
  226. (43) Motel Hell (1980) review
  227. (42) The Big Red One (1980) review
  228. (42) Secret Honor (1984)
  229. (42) Another Woman (1988) review
  230. (42) Christine (1983) review
  231. (42) The Abyss (1989) review
  232. (42) Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) (1980) review
  233. (41) The Last Emperor (1987) review
  234. (41) Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) review
  235. (41) The Chosen (1982)
  236. (39) Near Dark (1987) review
  237. (38) Arthur (1981)
  238. (38) The Color of Money (1986)
  239. (37) The Man from Snowy River (1982) review
  240. (36) Ginger and Fred (1986)
  241. (32) Wings of Desire (1987)

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