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The 1980's:

(In chronological order)


Martin Scorsese: Raging Bull (1980)
Akira Kurosawa: Kagemusha (1980)
Michael Cimino: Heaven's Gate (1980)
Walter Hill: Long Riders (1980)
Bill Forsyth: Gregory's Girl (1980)
Maurice Pialat: Loulou (1980)
Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker: Airplane! (1980)
Irvin Kershner: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
David Lynch: The Elephant Man (1980)
Dario Argento: Inferno (1980)
John Landis: Blues Brothers (1980)
George Miller: Mad Max (1980)
Brian DePalma: Dressed to Kill (1980) Ingmar Bergman: Aus dem Leben der Marionetten/ From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
John Cassavetes: Gloria (1980)
Ken Russell: Altererd States (1980)
Louis Malle: Atlantic City (1980)
Andrei Konchalovsky: Sibiriada (1980)
Bertrand Tavernier: La Mort en Direct/ Death Watch (1980)
Billy Wilder: Buddy Buddy (1981)
Raul Ruiz: O Territorio/ Territory (1981)
Walter Hill: Southern Comfort (1981)
Babenco: Pixote (1981)
Manuel DeOliveira: Francisca (1981)
Agnieszka Holland: Fever (1981)
Brian DePalma: Blow Out (1981)
David Cronenberg: Scanners (1981)
Joe Dante: The Howling (1981)
John Carpenter: Escape from New York (1981)
Steven Spielberg: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
George Miller: The Road Warrior (1981)
Warren Beatty: Reds (1981)
Lawrence Kasdan: Body Heat (1981)
Blake Edwards: S.O.B. (1981)
Istvan Szabo : Mephisto (1981)
Wolfgang Petersen: Das Boot (1981)
Daniel Petrie: Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Andrzej Zulawski: Possession (1981)
Ridley Scott: Blade Runner (1982)
Carl Reiner: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Steven Lisberger: Tron (1982)
Bela Tarr: Panelkapcsolat/ Prefab People (1982)
Peter Weir: Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Walter Hill: 48 Hrs (1982)
Tobe Hooper: Poltergeist (1982)
Lindsay Anderson: Britannia Hospital (1982)
Wayne Wang: Chan's Missing (1982)
Mike Leigh: Home Sweet Home (1982)
Steven Spielberg: E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Amy Heckerling: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Sydney Pollack: Tootsie (1982)
Blake Edwards: Victor/Victoria (1982)
Chantal Akerman: Toute une Nuit (1982)
Paolo Taviani: La Notte di San Lorenzo/ The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
Peter Greenaway: The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
Ted Kotcheff: First Blood (1982)
Werner Herzog: Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Yilmaz Guney: Yol (1982)
Martin Scorsese: The King of Comedy (1982)
Fred Schepisi: Barbarosa (1982)
Susan Seidelman: Smithereens (1982)
Woody Allen: Zelig (1983)
Raul Ruiz: La Ville Des Pirates/ The City of Pirates (1983)
Raul Ruiz: Les Trois Couronnes du Matelot/ Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)
Hayao Miyazaki: Kaze no tani no Nausicaa/ Nausicaa (1983)
Sam Raimi: Evil Dead (1983)
Godfrey Reggio: Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
Penelope Spheeris: Suburbia (1983)
Wim Wenders: Paris Texas (1983)
Richard Lester: Finders Keepers (1983)
Tony Scott: Hunger (1983)
Bill Forsyth: Local Hero (1983)
Shohei Imamura: Narayama-Bushi-ko/ Ballad of Narayama (1983)
Eric Rohmer: Pauline a la Plage/ Pauline at the Beach (1983)
Yilmaz Guney: Duvar/ The Wall (1983)
David Cronenberg: Videodrome (1983)
Alex Cox: Repo Man (1983)
Andrej Tarkovsky: Nostalghia (1983)
Jim Jarmusch: Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Shinji Somai: Typhoon Club (1984)
Tsui Hark: Shanghai Blues (1984)
Roberto Benigni: Non Ci Resta Che Piangere (1984)
Paul Mazursky: Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Wolfgang Petersen: Never Ending Story (1984)
Fred Schepisi: Iceman (1984)
James Cameron: The Terminator (1984)
Alan Rudolph: Choose Me (1984)
Brian DePalma: Body Double (1984)
Dusan Makavejev: The Coca-cola Kid (1984)
Ivan Reitman: Ghostbusters (1984)
Ken Russell: Crimes of Passion (1984)
Martin Brest: Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Milos Forman: Amadeus (1984)
Robert Zemeckis: Romancing the Stone (1984)
Theodoros Angelopulos : Taxidi sta Kithira/ Voyage to Cythera (1984)
Wes Craven: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Joel Coen: Blood Simple (1984)
John Hughes: Sixteen Candles (1984)
Ron Howard: Splash (1984)
Walter Hill: Streets of Fire (1984)
Roland Joffe: The Killing Fields (1984)
Stuart Gordon: Re-Animator (1984)
Alan Parker: Birdy (1984)
Mike Leigh: Meantime (1984)
John Avildsen: Karate Kid (1984)
Aki Kaurismaki: Calamari Union (1984)
Juzo Itami: Ososhiki/ Funeral (1984)
Tenghiz Abuladze: Monanieba/ Repentance (1984)
WD Richter: Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Luis Puenzo: La Historia Oficial (1985)
Andre Techine: Rendez-vous (1985)
Edward Yang: Qing Mei Zhu Ma/ Taipei Story (1985)
Lasse Hallstrom: Mitt Liv Som Hund/ My Life as a Dog (1985)
Hou Hsiao-Hsien: A Time To Live A Time To Die (1985)
Andrei Konchalovsky: Runaway Train (1985)
Ron Howard: Cocoon (1985)
Lewis Teague: The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Susan Seidelman: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
William Friedkin: To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Agnes Varda: Sans Toi ni Loi (1985)
Elem Klimov: Idi i Smotri/ Come and See (1985)
Akira Kurosawa: Ran (1985)
Emil Kusturica: When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
Percy Adlon: Zuckerbaby (1985)
Robert Zemeckis: Back to the Future (1985)
Michael Apted: 28-Up (1985)
Nicolas Roeg: Insignificance (1985)
Terry Gilliam: Brazil (1985)
Woody Allen: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Peter Weir: Witness (1985)
John Huston: Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Martin Scorsese: After Hours (1985)
Colin Serreau: Trois Hommes et un Couffin/ Three Man and a Cradle (1985)
Spike Lee: She's Gotta Have It (1986)
Stephen & Timothy Quay: Street of Crocodiles (1986)
Tsui Hark: Peking Opera Blues (1986)
John Hughes: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Wu Tianming: Lao Jing/ Old Well (1986)
Denys Arcand: Le Decline de L'Empire Americain (1986)
Oliver Stone: Platoon (1986)
Russell Mulcahy: Highlander (1986)
Roman Polanski: Pirates (1986)
Alan Rudolph: Trouble in Mind (1986)
Martin Scorsese: The Color of Money (1986)
Woody Allen: Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
David Lynch: Blue Velvet (1986)
Stephen Herek: Critters (1986)
Randa Haines: Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Pedro Almodovar: Matador (1986)
James Ivory: A Room With A View (1986)
Francis Ford Coppola: Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Eric Rohmer: Le Rayon Vert/ The Green Ray (1986)
Jim Jarmusch: Down by Law (1986)
Jonathan Demme: Something Wild (1986)
Theodoros Angelopulos : O Melissokomos/ The beekeeper /Il Volo (1986)
Andrej Tarkovsky: Sacrifice (1986)
John Woo: Yingxiong Bense/ A Better Tomorrow (1986)
Mary Lambert: Siesta (1987)
Manuel DeOliveira: O Meu Caso/ Mon Cas/ My Case (1987)
Peter Greenaway: Belly of An Architect (1987)
Clive Barker: Hellraiser (1987)
Abbas Kiarostami: Khaneh-Je Doost Kojast/ Where is my Friend's House (1987)
Juzo Itami: Marusa No Onna/ Taxing Woman (1987)
Stephen Frears: Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
Richard Donner: Lethal Weapon (1987)
Aki Kaurismaki: Hamlet Goes Business (1987)
Paul Verhoeven: Robocop (1987)
Brian DePalma: The Untouchables (1987)
John Sayles: Matewan (1987)
Percy Adlon: Out of Rosenheim/ Baghdad Cafè (1987)
Stanley Kubrick: Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Andre` Techine`: Les Innocents (1987)
Joel Coen: Raising Arizona (1987)
Norman Jewison: Moonstruck (1987)
Adrian Lyne: Fatal Attraction (1987)
Bernardo Bertolucci: The Last Emperor (1987)
Souleyman Cisse: Yeelen (1987)
Errol Morris: The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Aleksandr Sokurov: Dni Zatmenia/ Days of the Eclipse (1988)
John Carpenter: They Live (1988)
Aki Kaurismaki: Ariel (1998)
Katsuhiro Otomo: Akira (1988)
Isao Takahata: Hotaru no Haka/ Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Jose-Luis Cuerda: Amanece que no es Poco (1988)
Krzysztof Kieslowski: Dekalog (1988)
Alexander Sokurov: Dni Zatmenia/ Days of Eclipse(1988)
Vasily Pichul: Malankaya/ Little Vera (1988)
Toshiharu Ikeda: Evil Dead Trap (1988)
Peter Jackson: Bad Taste (1988)
Shohei Imamura: Kuroi Ame/ Black Rain (1988)
Alan Parker: Mississippi Burning (1988)
Hayao Miyazaki: Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Mike Leigh: High Hopes (1988)
Claire Denis: Chocolat (1988)
Manuel DeOliveira: Os Canibais (1988)
Pedro Almodovar: Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios/ Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
David Cronenberg: Dead Ringers (1988)
Philip Kaufman: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Peter Greenaway: Drowning by Numbers (1988)
Barry Levinson: Rain Man (1988)
Charles Crichton: A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Giuseppe Tornatore: Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Jonathan Demme: Married to the Mob (1988)
Mike Nichols: Working Girl (1988)
Robert Zemeckis: Who Framed Roger Rabbitt (1988)
Theodoros Angelopulos : Topio Stin Omichli/ Landscape In The Mist (1988)
Tim Burton: Beetlejuice (1988)
Wim Wenders: Der Himmel uber Berlin/ Wings of Desire (1988)
Istvan Szabo : Hanussen (1988)
John McTiernan: Die Hard (1988)
Roman Polanski: Frantic (1988)
Mira Nair: Salaam Bombay (1988)
Michael Almereyda: Twister (1989)
Abbas Kiarostami: Namayeh Nazdik/ Close-Up (1989)
Shinya Tsukamoto: Tetsuo the Iron Man (1989)
Ildiko Enyendi: "My Twentieth Century" (1989)
Peter Greenaway: A Zed and Two Noughts (1986)
Julien Temple: "Absolute Beginners" (1986)
Yimou Zhang: Ju Dou (1989)
Peter Greenaway: The Cook The Thief His Wife And Her Lover (1990)
Steve Kloves: The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
John Hughes: Uncle Buck (1989)
Bela Tarr: Karhozat/ Damnation (1989)
Michael Haneke: Der Siebente Kontinent/ The Seventh Continent (1989)
Bae Yong-Kyun: Why Has Bodhi Dharma Left For The East (1989)
Steven Soderbergh: Sex Lies and Videotape (1989)
Bertrand Tavernier: La Vie est rien d'Autre/ Life and Nothing But (1989)
Julian Temple: Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)
Walter Hill: Johnny Handsome (1989)
Aki Kaurismaki: Tulitikkutehtaan Tytto/ Match Factory Girl (1989)
Aki Kaurismaki: Leningrad Cowboys go America (1989)
Gus Van Sant: Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Terry Gilliam: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)
John Woo: Die Xue Shuang Xiong/ The Killer (1989)
Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing (1989)
Katsuhiro Otomo: Akira (1989)
Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Beiqing Chengshi/ City of Sadness (1989)
Emir Kusturica: Dom za Vesanje/ Time of the Gypsies (1989)
Patrice Leconte: Monsieur Hire (1989)

The Best of the Decade
  1. Andrej Tarkovsky: Nostalghia (1983)
  2. Theodoros Angelopulos : Topio Stin Omichli/ Landscape In The Mist (1988)
  3. Wim Wenders: Der himmel uber Berlin/ Wings of Desire (1988)
  4. Theodoros Angelopulos : O Melissokomos/ The Beekeeper (1986)
  5. Terry Gilliam : Brazil (1985)
  6. Andrej Tarkovsky: Sacrifice (1986)
  7. Peter Greenaway: A Zed and Two Noughts (1986)
  8. Manuel DeOliveira: Francisca (1981)
  9. Theodoros Angelopulos : Taxidi sta Kithira/ Voyage to Cythera (1984)
  10. Ridley Scott: Blade Runner (1982)
  11. Brian DePalma: Dressed to Kill (1980)
  12. Peter Greenaway: The Cook The Thief His Wife And Her Lover (1989)
  13. Bae Yong-Kyun: Why Has Bodhi Dharma Left For The East (1989)
  14. Bela Tarr: Panelkapcsolat/ Prefab People (1982)
  15. Shohei Imamura: Narayama-Bushi-ko/ Ballad of Narayama (1983)
  16. John Woo: Die Xue Shuang Xiong/ Killer (1989)
  17. David Lynch: Blue Velvet (1986)
  18. Wim Wenders: Paris Texas (1983)
  19. Raul Ruiz: Les Trois Couronnes du Matelot/ Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)
  20. Eric Rohmer: Le Rayon Vert/ Green Ray (1986)
  21. Steven Spielberg: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  22. Akira Kurosawa: Ran (1985)
  23. Aki Kaurismaki: Calamari Union (1984)
  24. Jim Jarmusch: Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
  25. Istvan Szabo : Mephisto (1981)
  26. James Cameron: The Terminator (1984)
  27. Nicolas Roeg: Insignificance (1985)
  28. Martin Scorsese: After Hours (1985)
  29. Peter Greenaway: Belly of An Architect (1987)
  30. Abbas Kiarostami: Khaneh-Je Doost Kojast/ Where is my Friend's House (1987)
  31. Blake Edwards: Victor/Victoria (1982)
  32. Aki Kaurismaki: Hamlet Goes Business (1987)
  33. Alexander Sokurov: Dni Zatmenia/ Days of Eclipse (1988)
  34. Brian DePalma: Body Double (1984)
  35. Peter Greenaway: Drowning by Numbers (1988)
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The Best of 1980
  1. Brian DePalma: Dressed to Kill (1980)
  2. Martin Scorsese: Raging Bull (1980)
  3. George Miller: Mad Max
  4. Akira Kurosawa: Kagemusha
  5. John Landis: Blues Brothers
  6. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker: Airplane!
  7. Walter Hill: Long Riders
  8. Irvin Kershner: The Empire Strikes Back
  9. John Cassavetes: Gloria
  10. Ingmar Bergman: Aus dem Leben der Marionetten/ From the Life of the Marionettes
  11. Michael Cimino: Heaven's Gate
  12. Louis Malle: Atlantic City
The Best of 1981
  1. Manuel DeOliveira: Francisca
  2. Istvan Szabo : Mephisto
  3. Steven Spielberg: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  4. George Miller: The Road Warrior
  5. Brian DePalma: Blow Out
  6. John Carpenter: Escape from New York
  7. Wolfgang Petersen: Das Boot
  8. Billy Wilder: Buddy Buddy
  9. Blake Edwards: S.O.B.
  10. Daniel Petrie: Fort Apache the Bronx
  11. Lawrence Kasdan: Body Heat
  12. Raul Ruiz: O Territorio/ Territory
The Best of 1982
  1. Ridley Scott: Blade Runner (1982)
  2. Bela Tarr: Panelkapcsolat/ Prefab People
  3. Blake Edwards: Victor/Victoria (1982)
  4. Yilmaz Guney: Yol
  5. Sydney Pollack: Tootsie
  6. Martin Scorsese: The King of Comedy
  7. Wayne Wang: Chan's Missing
  8. Peter Greenaway: The Draughtsman's Contract
  9. Werner Herzog: Fitzcarraldo
  10. Steven Spielberg: E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
The Best of 1983
  1. Andrej Tarkovsky: Nostalghia
  2. Wim Wenders Paris Texas
  3. Raul Ruiz: Les Trois Couronnes du Matelot/ Three Crowns of the Sailor
  4. Alex Cox: Repo Man
  5. Shohei Imamura: Narayama-Bushi-ko/ Ballad of Narayama
  6. Hayao Miyazaki: Kaze no tani no Nausicaa/ Nausicaa
  7. Yilmaz Guney: Duvar/ The Wall
  8. Eric Rohmer: Pauline a la Plage/ Pauline at the Beach
  9. Penelope Spheeris: Suburbia
  10. Raul Ruiz: La Ville Des Pirates/ The City of Pirates (1983)
The Best of 1984
  1. Theodoros Angelopulos : Taxidi sta Kithira/ Voyage to Cythera
  2. James Cameron: The Terminator
  3. Aki Kaurismaki: Calamari Union
  4. Jim Jarmusch: Stranger Than Paradise
  5. Brian DePalma: Body Double (1984)
  6. Ivan Reitman: Ghostbusters
  7. Shinji Somai: Typhoon Club
  8. Tsui Hark: Shanghai Blues
The Best of 1985
  1. Terry Gilliam : Brazil
  2. Akira Kurosawa: Ran (1985)
  3. Nicolas Roeg: Insignificance
  4. Martin Scorsese: After Hours
  5. Susan Seidelman: Desperately Seeking Susan
  6. Andrei Konchalovsky: Runaway Train
  7. Agnes Varda: Sans Toi ni Loi
  8. John Huston: Prizzi's Honor
  9. Woody Allen: The Purple Rose of Cairo
The Best of 1986
  1. Theodoros Angelopulos : O Melissokomos/ The Beekeeper /Il Volo
  2. Andrej Tarkovsky: Sacrifice
  3. Peter Greenaway: A Zed and Two Noughts
  4. David Lynch: Blue Velvet
  5. Eric Rohmer: Le Rayon Vert/ Green Ray
  6. Francis Ford Coppola: Peggy Sue Got Married
  7. Jonathan Demme: Something Wild
  8. Alan Rudolph: Trouble in Mind
  9. Woody Allen: Hannah and Her Sisters
  10. Oliver Stone: Platoon
  11. Jim Jarmusch: Down by Law
  12. Roman Polanski: Pirates
The Best of 1987
  1. Peter Greenaway: Belly of An Architect
  2. Abbas Kiarostami: Khaneh-Je Doost Kojast/ Where is my Friend's House
  3. Aki Kaurismaki: Hamlet Goes Business
  4. Souleyman Cisse: Yeelen
  5. Bernardo Bertolucci: The Last Emperor
  6. Percy Adlon: Out of Rosenheim/ Baghdad Cafè
  7. Adrian Lyne: Fatal Attraction
  8. Manuel DeOliveira: O Meu Caso/ Mon Cas/ My Case
  9. Clive Barker: Hellraiser
  10. Joel Coen: Raising Arizona
  11. Stanley Kubrick: Full Metal Jacket
The Best of 1988
  1. Theodoros Angelopulos : Topio Stin Omichli/ Landscape In The Mist
  2. Wim Wenders: Der himmel uber Berlin/ Wings of Desire
  3. Alexander Sokurov: Dni Zatmenia/ Days of Eclipse
  4. Peter Greenaway: Drowning by Numbers
  5. Krzysztof Kieslowski: Dekalog
  6. Barry Levinson: Rain Man
  7. Jonathan Demme: Married to the Mob
  8. Mike Nichols: Working Girl
  9. Charles Crichton: A Fish Called Wanda
  10. Roman Polanski: Frantic
  11. John Sayles: Eight Men Out
  12. Shohei Imamura: Kuroi Ame/ Black Rain
  13. Jose-Luis Cuerda: Amanece que no es Poco
  14. John Carpenter: They Live
The Best of 1989
  1. Peter Greenaway: The Cook The Thief His Wife And Her Lover
  2. Bae Yong-Kyun: Why Has Bodhi Dharma Left For The East
  3. John Woo: Die Xue Shuang Xiong/ Killer
  4. Aki Kaurismaki: Leningrad Cowboys go America
  5. Bela Tarr: Karhozat/ Damnation
  6. Yimou Zhang: Ju Dou
  7. Gus Van Sant: Drugstore Cowboy
  8. Jim Jarmusch: Mystery Train
  9. Patrice Leconte: Monsieur Hire
  10. Steve Kloves: The Fabulous Baker Boys
  11. Michael Haneke: Der Siebente Kontinent/ The Seventh Continent
  12. Aki Kaurismaki: Tulitikkutehtaan Tytto/ Match Factory Girl
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