Films of the 1980s: Top 150 movies of 1980s FINAL RESULTS

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Films of the 1980s: Top 150 movies of 1980s FINAL RESULTS

Postby Petri » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:17 pm

And again it's time for the results of

Top 150 movies of the 1980s by Acclaimed Music Forumers.


Before I start the countdown here's some things concerning the presentation, the voters and the formula.

Fans section: You are fan if the movie is in your top 30. If you have seen less than 60 movies you are fan of every movie in your top half.

Haters section: You are "hater" of the bottom 10 % of your movies (rounded up). So if you voted 80 movies you are hater of 8 movies, 81 movies hater of 9 movies etc. I know many don't (and some who really does) hate a single movie in this top 150 but haters section is often informative and funny.

I used the same calculation formula that I used in the 1990s film poll.
So in this formula the basics are the same (as before 1990s poll): a movie gets 2100/(i+20) where i is rank of the movie. The haven’t seen ones get a score that an average movie would had get (if you have seen 100 movies the not-seen ones get score that #50,5 would have gotten). But after that I weighted the sums so that everyone has same sum of points to share. That means more you have seen more your opinion weights (if someone had seen all 150 movies his/her coeffient would have been 1 that is maximum). In practice this means that the movies that were high on the lists of people who has seen less movies are a bit lower on the final list than before and vice versa. I think this is fare (+ if you have seen less movies more likely you have seen only movies you enjoy, so your bottom movies don’t suffer that much). I will add the original rank (right after new rank) too so you can check were the movie would have been if I had used the original formula.

I want to thank you all who voted. And especially I want to thank all who commented the movies!
Last but not least the super-very-special thanks to bonnielaurel who collected the movie quotes (all 150).

I actually haven't read the comments yet and haven't looked the results neither. So every group of five is going to be a surprise to me as well. (Of course I have checked that there shouldn't been errors etc etc. so I have seen some results by accident but I try to forget them.

I will release first #100-#26 and after that #150-#101 and finally top 25. I think it's more exciting if you don't know in the beginning which movies missed the top 100 (there are many surprises for sure).


Here are the 18 brave voters in alphabetical order.

acr0320 (voted for 118 movies)
andyd1010 (32)
antonius (97)
BleuPanda (104)
bonnielaurel (127)
bootsy (49)
Bruno (92)
Depeche Mode (45)
Dexter (136)
Gillingham (91)
Greg (130)
Michel (123)
Midaso (97)
Miguel (75)
Neil (87)
notbrianeno (37)
Petri (139)
whuntva (100)


If you notice any errors (you are (not) among the fans/haters when you should (not) be etc.) let me know right away.

Looks like there is a chance for an AM update (at least if closing the Error and rating changes threads have anything to do with that). Mean while and before the big update you can follow these results. 8-)

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Re: Films of the 1980s: Top 150 movies of 1980s FINAL RESULTS

Postby Petri » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:27 pm

The bottom 15 contains a lot of movies bootsy loves but apparently many of the others put them in the bottom half. Everry movie between #137-#150 has at least 10 voters (more than a half of the total). The fans and haters section may not be in the ascending (descending) order (but all the fans and haters are there though).


You are in a position unsuitable to give orders
150. (150.) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)



Director: Steven Spielberg

Country: USA

Points: 376,78

Year rank: #15 of 1984

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #21

Votes: 16

Fans: andyd1010 #9, bootsy #21

Haters: whuntva #97/100, BleuPanda #102/104, Dexter #131/136, antonius #95/97, notbrianeno #36/37

Comment(s): A disgusting and soulless film. I still don't understand why this gets a pass when Crystal Skull does not, as I feel Temple of Doom is the weaker film. (whuntva)







We had a band powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline.
149. (149.) The Blues Brothers (1980)



Director: John Landis

Country: USA

Points: 396,54

Year rank: #11 of 1980

Rank in last round: 97 (Down 52)

Votes: 16

Fans: bootsy #19

Haters: acr0320 #117/118, notbrianeno #35/37

Comment(s): Perhaps a bit overrated, but very funny and certainly a well-made movie. I know the cameos will sit well with the AM crowd. (whuntva)







You underestimate the power of the Dark Side.
148. (148.) Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)



Director: Richard Marquand

Country: USA

Points: 399,56

Year rank: #6 of 1983

Rank in last round: 69 (Down 79)

Votes: 17

Fans: andyd1010 #10, whuntva #14, bootsy #24

Haters: bonnielaurel #125/127, BleuPanda #96/104 antonius #90/97 acr0320 #108/118

Comment(s): While a bit anticlimactic in parts, a fitting end to the Vader part of the story at least. (whuntva)







Look out, Mister Potato Head!
147. (147.) Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)



Director: Tim Burton

Country: USA

Points: 408,46

Year rank: #13 of 1985

Rank in last round: 82 (Down 65)

Votes: 11

Fans: Greg #24

Haters: BleuPanda #103/104, whuntva #92/100, Michel #112/123, Dexter #123/136, acr0320 #112/118

Comment(s): A silly film, but one that does have artistic merit with its cinematography and direction. Don't know if it belongs in the final though. (whuntva)







So we have all these possibilities before we stampede towards the clitoris.
146. (146.) The Meaning of Life [Monty Python's The Meaning of Life] (1983)



Director: Terry Jones

Country: UK

Points: 410,53

Year rank: #14 of 1983

Rank in last round: 90 (Down 56)

Votes: 10

Fans:

Haters: Neil #86/87, Miguel #72/75, whuntva #96/100, Dexter #124/136

Comment(s): Even as a huge Monty Python fan I couldn't really get into this one. Too crude and debauched for its own good. (whuntva)







For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!
145. (142.) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)



Director: Nicholas Meyer

Country: USA

Points: 411,04

Year rank: #14 of 1982

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #12

Votes: 10

Fans: bootsy #10

Haters: bonnielaurel #124/127, BleuPanda #101/104, antonius #93/97, Petri #135/139, Bruno #88/92

Comment(s): One of the greatest genre films ever made. While perhaps a bit cheesy even by Star Trek standards, holds up with its memorable villain and great soundtrack. (whuntva)







You taught me that people will do anything for a potato.
144. (145.) Empire of the Sun (1987)



Director: Steven Spielberg

Country: USA

Points: 411,74

Year rank: #14 of 1987

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #11

Votes: 10

Fans: Miguel #25

Haters: Neil #84/87 Dexter #134/136 acr0320 #110/118

Comment(s): None







My practices aren't designed for your enjoyment.
143. (141.) Hoosiers (1986)



Director: David Anspaugh

Country: USA | UK

Points: 414,74

Year rank: #12 of 1986

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #46

Votes: 10

Fans: bootsy #15

Haters: BleuPanda #104/104, Greg #128/130

Comment(s): The tried-and-true, cliche and predictable plot for this movie is here, but the direction and Gene Hackman make it a good experience (whuntva)







When I was growing up, if we wanted a jacuzzi, we had to fart in the tub.
142. (143.) Trading Places (1983)



Director: John Landis

Country: USA

Points: 415,53

Year rank: #13 of 1983

Rank in last round: 67 (Down 75)

Votes: 14

Fans: Neil #18, bootsy #23

Haters: Gillingham #90/91, antonius #88/97, Midaso #90/97

Comment(s): None







They're savages, Mr. President.
141. (144.) Escape From New York (1981)



Director: John Carpenter

Country: USA

Points: 415,96

Year rank: #14 of 1981

Rank in last round: 89 (Down 52)

Votes: 14

Fans: Miguel #21 Greg #23 notbrianeno #15

Haters: Gillingham #87/91 Michel #118/123 acr0320 #111/118 Petri #137/139 Bruno #84/92 Midaso #95/97

Comment(s): While not one of Carpenter's best films, Escape from New York still delivers as an edgy thriller with a good soundtrack, memorable dialogue and a great hero. (whuntva)







This "super-man" is nothing of the kind. I've discovered his weakness.
140. (139.) Superman II (1980)



Director: Richard Lester, Richard Donner

Country: USA

Points: 418,28

Year rank: #15 of 1980

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #13

Votes: 10

Fans: bootsy #22 Miguel #17

Haters: Michel #119/123 Dexter #127/136 acr0320 #113/118 Petri #132/139

Comment(s): A good sequel, but the Donner Cut is the preferred version. (whuntva)







I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
139. (140.) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)



Director: Robert Zemeckis

Country: USA

Points: 422,70

Year rank: #13 of 1988

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #12

Votes: 15

Fans: Neil #20

Haters: whuntva #91/100 Gillingham #84/91 antonius #89/97

Comment(s): A grand artistic move and a unique style of film, but there's something about it that irks me and keeps me from calling it "great", only "pretty good". I don't know if it's the story or the characters, but I feel a bit guilty for not going all the way with this one. (whuntva)







Dead or alive, you're coming with me!
138. (137.) RoboCop (1987)



Director: Paul Verhoeven

Country: USA

Points: 425,87

Year rank: #8 of 1987

Rank in last round: 99 (Down 39)

Votes: 16

Fans: Depeche Mode #16

Haters: acr0320 #114/118 Midaso #92/97

Comment(s): Brazen satire of corporatism. Gritty and comedic at the same time. (whuntva)







All is nothing, therefore nothing must end.
137. (136.) My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)



Director: Jim Sheridan

Country: Ireland | UK

Points: 427,20

Year rank: #15 of 1989

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #18

Votes: 11

Fans: None

Haters: None

Comment(s): Thought it would be standard Oscar Bait, but found myself in tears by the end. Myself having to deal with a disability and the stigma therein, I could relate to the film. (whuntva)







The thing I can't stand about you, mate, is you're always so bloody cheerful.
136. (135.) Gallipoli (1981)



Director: Peter Weir

Country: Australia

Points: 428,54

Year rank: #10 of 1981

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #17

Votes: 7

Fans: None

Haters: Greg #121/130

Comment(s): I think it needed to focus more on the actual battle to leave an impact. (whuntva)





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I've known the fear of losing, but now I'm almost too frightened to win.
135. (138.) Chariots of Fire (1981)



Director: Hugh Hudson

Country: UK

Points: 430,20

Year rank: #13 of 1981

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #27

Votes: 10

Fans: None

Haters: None

Comment(s): Held up surprisingly well and had a great soundtrack propelling it. (whuntva)







You can't bluff someone who's not paying attention.
134. (134.) House of Games (1987)



Director: David Mamet

Country: USA

Points: 432,02

Year rank: #11 of 1987

Rank in last round: 81 (Down 53)

Votes: 11

Fans: Miguel #29

Haters: whuntva #100/100

Comment(s): A film I didn't find very memorable when I saw it for this poll (whuntva)







We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.
133. (130.) Dead Poets Society (1989)



Director: Peter Weir

Country: USA

Points: 435,60

Year rank: #8 of 1989

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #12

Votes: 16

Fans: Neil #21 andyd1010 #13

Haters: Greg #129/130 Midaso #88/97

Comment(s): A well made film, but as I have placed my school days far behind me, I had nothing to latch onto. (whuntva)







Is there anybody out there?
132. (132.) Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)



Director: Alan Parker

Country: UK

Points: 437,66

Year rank: #11 of 1982

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #30

Votes: 12

Fans: None

Haters: Dexter #136/136 bootsy #49/49

Comment(s): The extended music video for one of the most analyzed and acclaimed pieces of modern music. While I can share complaints about Pink being a weak character, I was able to feel something from this movie nonetheless. (whuntva)







You are in a position unsuitable to give orders
131. (121.) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)



Director: Steven Spielberg

Country: USA

Points: 437,98

Year rank: #14 of 1989

Rank in last round: 86 (Down 45)

Votes: 16

Fans: andyd1010 #2 bootsy #13 Bruno #29

Haters: BleuPanda #94/104 Dexter #130/136

Comment(s): Spins the Indiana Jones formula in a new direction, dealing with the theme of aging adventurers in a way I didn't see coming. A worthy sequel to the great original film. (whuntva)







Get to the chopper!
130. (127.) Predator (1987)



Director: John McTiernan

Country: USA

Points: 438,41

Year rank: #12 of 1987

Rank in last round: 78 (Down 52)

Votes: 14

Fans: Depeche Mode #18 Miguel #9

Haters: bonnielaurel #122/127 BleuPanda #95/104 Michel #121/123 acr0320 #118/118

Comment(s): A unique military sci-fi film with one of cinema's most creative and unique monsters. (whuntva)







Don't call me Elvis!
129. (131.) Mystery Train (1989)



Director: Jim Jarmusch

Country: USA | Japan

Points: 439,84

Year rank: #9 of 1989

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #35

Votes: 8

Fans:

Haters: None

Comment(s): An anthology film about an interesting subject. Jarmusch's unique magical realism setting got me to think about what the film was saying more than what it was showing, which is not a bad thing, mind you. (whuntva)







It looks like a political meeting, but it smells more like Klan to me.
128. (133.) Mississippi Burning (1988)



Director: Alan Parker

Country: USA

Points: 440,44

Year rank: #12 of 1988

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #22

Votes: 12

Fans: bonnielaurel #15

Haters: Dexter #129/136 bootsy #46/49 Midaso #93/97

Comment(s): None







We're going to get you. Not another peep. Time to go to sleep.
127. (123.) The Evil Dead (1981)



Director: Sam Raimi

Country: USA

Points: 441,93

Year rank: #15 of 1981

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #14

Votes: 12

Fans: Neil #22 notbrianeno #5

Haters: Gillingham #91/91 bonnielaurel #119/127 Michel #122/123 Dexter #132/136

Comment(s): While the sequel/remake was better in reveling in its own tropes, Evil Dead as a horror film is still as compelling and frightening as the day it came out. (whuntva)







Do you ever get the feeling that there's something going on that you don't know about?
126. (129.) Diner (1982)



Director: Barry Levinson

Country: USA

Points: 442,17

Year rank: #13 of 1982

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #16

Votes: 7

Fans:

Haters: Neil #85/87 Bruno #83/92

Comment(s): None







We enjoy your films, particularly the early funny ones.
125. (128.) Stardust Memories (1980)



Director: Woody Allen

Country: USA

Points: 446,71

Year rank: #7 of 1980

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #19

Votes: 10

Fans:

Haters: Dexter #133/136 Depeche Mode #41/45 acr0320 #107/118

Comment(s): Very megalomaniacal and I pretty much hated this while watching, but I'm more likely to give it another chance than other films from the bottom of my list. (Depeche Mode)







My satori is this: Zen in the art of buttering bread!
124. (126.) Diva (1981)



Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix

Country: France

Points: 447,26

Year rank: #12 of 1981

Rank in last round: 47 (Down 77)

Votes: 7

Fans:

Haters: whuntva #95/100

Comment(s): I don't really hate any of these films, but this was the film in the final I found the least memorable. (whuntva)







We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
123. (119.) Henry V (1989)



Director: Kenneth Branagh

Country: UK

Points: 451,82

Year rank: #13 of 1989

Rank in last round: 72 (Down 51)

Votes: 9

Fans: whuntva #28 Miguel #11

Haters: Neil #80/87 Petri #139/139

Comment(s): Branagh was born to be a director, and this is the finest film Shakespeare ever, rivaled only by Kenneth's later take on Hamlet. (whuntva)







You're not my class, Canton, and you never will be. You'd have to die first and be born again.
122. (125.) Heaven's Gate (1980)



Director: Michael Cimino

Country: USA

Points: 453,46

Year rank: #14 of 1980

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #11

Votes: 11

Fans: Michel #30 Greg #14

Haters: Neil #79/87 bonnielaurel #116/127 Dexter #135/136 Bruno #85/92

Comment(s): None







I'd find an excuse and give him a beating every other week.
121. (122.) خانه دوست کجاست؟ [Where Is My Friend's House?] (1987)



Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Country: Iran

Points: 454,49

Year rank: #9 of 1987

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Not a single vote!

Votes: 7

Fans: whuntva #23

Haters: None

Comment(s): This film surprised me watching for the poll. It was an intimate look at a culture I had little knowledge of beforehand. Abbas knew how to capture his culture in a way few directors can. (whuntva)





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You're a true vulgarian, aren't you?
120. (124.) A Fish Called Wanda (1988)



Director: Charles Crichton

Country: UK | USA

Points: 455,99

Year rank: #9 of 1988

Rank in last round: 71 (Down 49)

Votes: 15

Fans: Neil #16

Haters: Miguel #70/75 Greg #127/130

Comment(s): A well-written story with good characters. While it wasn't "laugh-out-loud funny" for me, the absurdism of this movie was enough to get me into the more "comedic" aspect of the film. (whuntva)







I feel like a pig shat in my head.
119. (120.) Withnail & I (1987)



Director: Bruce Robinson

Country: UK

Points: 457,94

Year rank: #7 of 1987

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #39

Votes: 8

Fans:

Haters: bonnielaurel #118/127

Comment(s): A good buddy comedy and has some memorable lines. Griffiths and McGann are a great comedy dream team. (whuntva)







Let us pray for the victims and for their executioners as well.
118. (116.) Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)



Director: Louis Malle

Country: France

Points: 459,45

Year rank: #6 of 1987

Rank in last round: 57 (Down 61)

Votes: 10

Fans: antonius #16

Haters: Greg #122/130

Comment(s): An interesting premise; I was surprised by how well it captured the mind and ideas of a child. (whuntva)







All you care about is the dollar, you're a bunch of whores.
117. (117.) The Verdict (1982)



Director: Sidney Lumet

Country: USA

Points: 460,68

Year rank: #10 of 1982

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #11

Votes: 11

Fans:

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







Your hands will never be clean, no matter how often you wash.
116. (118.) Lola (1981)



Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Country: West Germany

Points: 461,83

Year rank: #11 of 1981

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #23

Votes: 7

Fans: bonnielaurel #27 Greg #27

Haters: Michel #120/123 acr0320 #115/118

Comment(s): None







Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?
115. (114.) The Breakfast Club (1985)



Director: John Hughes

Country: USA

Points: 463,50

Year rank: #6 of 1985

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #11

Votes: 15

Fans: Neil #24 bonnielaurel #17 bootsy #18

Haters: Michel #111/123

Comment(s): The scenario of people locked in a room played in an interesting, topical way. Liked more than I was expecting (whuntva) At first glance the five pupils are stereotypes: the athlete, the basket case etc. They're recognizable by their clothes and their manner of speaking. However through dialogue they gradually turn out to have more depth and start to see what they have in common, like problems with grown-up's authority and peer pressure. (bonnielaurel)







Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
114. (102.) The Princess Bride (1987)



Director: Rob Reine

Country: USA

Points: 467,28

Year rank: #5 of 1987

Rank in last round: 88 (Down 26)

Votes: 15

Fans: andyd1010 #12 Miguel #18 notbrianeno #7

Haters: Petri #136/139

Comment(s): A clever take on the fantasy genre that uses witty banter in the best ways. I watched it multiple times and can quote all the best scenes with my brother. Really funny. (whuntva)







She shouldn't be picking up idiots at the beach.
113. (112.) Pauline à la plage [Pauline at the Beach] (1983)



Director: Éric Rohmer

Country: France

Points: 467,75

Year rank: #15 of 1983

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Not a single vote!

Votes: 5

Fans: bonnielaurel #24

Haters: Michel #117/123

Comment(s): None







I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple and don't notice it.
112. (111.) The Color Purple (1985)



Director: Steven Spielberg

Country: USA

Points: 468,99

Year rank: #11 of 1985

Rank in last round: 53 (Down 59)

Votes: 11

Fans: Neil #6

Haters: Petri #138/139

Comment(s): A strong film, but perhaps a bit "conventional". (whuntva)







You should have seen the Atlantic Ocean back then.
111. (113.) Atlantic City (1980)



Director: Louis Malle

Country: Canada | France

Points: 469,33

Year rank: #6 of 1980

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #15

Votes: 9

Fans: None

Haters: Neil #82/87

Comment(s): A well-acted movie that did only the bare minimum for being good. I just think I liked others on the list more. (whuntva)







If you're looking for a pigeon, go to the park.
110. (109.) To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)



Director: William Friedkin

Country: USA

Points: 469,40

Year rank: #14 of 1985

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #29

Votes: 8

Fans: Midaso #10

Haters: acr0320 #109/118 Petri #126/139

Comment(s): None







You ever dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight?
109. (110.) Batman (1989)



Director: Tim Burton

Country: USA

Points: 471,05

Year rank: #10 of 1989

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #13

Votes: 15

Fans: whuntva #5 bootsy #14 Bruno #19

Haters: Miguel #73/75 Midaso #94/97 notbrianeno #37/37

Comment(s): One of the best portrayals of the motives of a superhero--really gets into the nitty gritty of a color-saturated comic book world. I don't think there has yet been a better superhero movie. (whuntva)







Beware, evil-doers, whoever you are!
108. (115.) Radio Days (1987)



Director: Woody Allen

Country: USA

Points: 471,06

Year rank: #10 of 1987

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #55

Votes: 9

Fans: bonnielaurel #5

Haters: Depeche Mode #44/45 Bruno #87/92

Comment(s): Old radio songs bring back memories of the golden days. Joe relates them in a very subjective way, portraying the days of World War II as a beatiful era. There's a contrast between the modest lifestyle in Queens and the glorious radio building in Manhattan. The good thing about radio is that you needed imagination. In Joe's fantasy the Masked Avenger had an athletic body. In reality he looked like Wallace Shawn. In those days warnings about the dangerous influence of the radio. (bonnielaurel) Woody at his most inconsequential and dull. (Depeche Mode)







She blew in like the wind.
107. (107.) Sans Toit Ni Loi [Vagabond] (1985)



Director: Agnès Varda

Country: France

Points: 471,55

Year rank: #12 of 1985

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #13

Votes: 7

Fans: Michel #29

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







I am the owner of my body.
106. (108.) ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto! [What Have I Done To Deserve This?] (1984)



Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Country: Spain

Points: 472,02

Year rank: #14 of 1984

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Not a single vote!

Votes: 4

Fans: bonnielaurel #19

Haters: None

Comment(s): Not often is a cleaning lady the protagonist. Almodóvar shows life in an average apartment block in Madrid. the woman is surrounded by excentric characters with deviant sexual behavior and low moral principles.







I want happiness now, on my terms.
105. (106.) L'argent [Money] (1983)



Director: Robert Bresson

Country: France

Points: 475,28

Year rank: #9 of 1983

Rank in last round: 60 (Down 45)

Votes: 10

Fans: antonius #20

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







I wish I were big.
104. (92.) Big (1988)



Director: Penny Marshall

Country: USA

Points: 476,68

Year rank: #11 of 1988

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #26

Votes: 13

Fans: Neil #27 andyd1010 #14 Miguel #4 Bruno #26

Haters: Gillingham #85/91 Michel #116/123 Greg #126/130 Midaso #89/97

Comment(s): None







Pick up the phone and call the professionals!
103. (91.) Ghostbusters (1984)



Director: Ivan Reitman

Country: USA

Points: 476,87

Year rank: #12 of 1984

Rank in last round: 92 (Down 11)

Votes: 17

Fans: Neil #12 andyd1010 #8 bootsy #16 Greg #26 Bruno #28

Haters: Gillingham #82/91 Miguel #74/75 antonius #97/97 Petri #134/139 Midaso #96/97

Comment(s): A fun film, but I feel most of what made it work was a product of its time. So my nostalgic attachment is not as great as most of the Internet. (whuntva)







You never had your hands on a teat before.
102. (97.) Witness (1985)



Director: Peter Weir

Country: USA

Points: 478,40

Year rank: #10 of 1985

Rank in last round: 91 (Down 11)

Votes: 11

Fans: bonnielaurel #26 Miguel #13

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







Fame or infamy, what does it matter? I shan't be forgotten.
101. (104.) Another Country (1984)



Director: Marek Kanievska

Country: UK

Points: 478,67

Year rank: #13 of 1984

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #19

Votes: 5

Fans: Miguel #27

Haters: acr0320 #116/118

Comment(s): None





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Postby Petri » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:12 pm

And here we go! And right away we find the first #1 of a voter.


Nobody, and I mean nobody, can talk a junkie out of using.
100. (98.) Drugstore Cowboy (1989)



Director: Gus Van Sant

Country: USA

Points: 479,67

Year rank: #5 of 1989

Rank in last round: 59 (Down 41)

Votes: 11

Fans: Miguel #15, Petri #27

Haters: antonius #91/97

Comment(s): None







The shadow of a man can never stand up and walk on its own.
99. (105.) 影武者 [Kagemusha] (1980)



Director: Akira Kurosawa

Country: Japan | USA

Points: 479,88

Year rank: #9 of 1980

Rank in last round: 76 (Down 23)

Votes: 7

Fans:

Haters: Petri #131/139

Comment(s): None







Would you pay me a pound for every grain in my hand?
98. (103.) Local Hero (1983)



Director: Bill Forsyth

Country: UK

Points: 480,39

Year rank: #8 of 1983

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #12

Votes: 7

Fans: Midaso #29

Haters: BleuPanda #97/104

Comment(s): None







Chasing sheep is a tiresome habit best left to shepherds.
97. (101.) The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)



Director: Peter Greenaway

Country: UK

Points: 480,93

Year rank: #12 of 1982

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #17

Votes: 6

Fans: Michel #13

Haters: Greg #118/130

Comment(s): None







There's plain few problems that can't be solved with a little sweat and hard work.
96. (90.) Pale Rider (1985)



Director: Clint Eastwood

Country: USA

Points: 481,82

Year rank: #15 of 1985

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #15

Votes: 8

Fans: Miguel #1

Haters: bonnielaurel #120/127, bootsy #45/49

Comment(s): None





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Next group of five. I will continue tomorrow.


Do you maggots understand that?
95. (94.) Full Metal Jacket (1987)



Director: Stanley Kubrick

Country: UK | USA

Points: 483,36

Year rank: #2 of 1987

Rank in last round: 66 (Down 29)

Votes: 18

Fans: Depeche Mode #4, Bruno #17, Gillingham #22, Michel #25

Haters: andyd1010 #31/32, whuntva #93/100

Comment(s): Has some memorable quotes and unique scenes, but ends up as an uneven film. (whuntva)
Perhaps my favorite thing here is the sudden shift in storylines, something people complain about when they don't love this film. Overall, it makes it's point clearly and loudly, but that element brings a more subtle message. (Depeche Mode)
There were two movies that everyone voted (had seen). Full Metal Jacket was other of them.







Oh Lord, give each of us his own death.
94. (84.) 楢山節考 [The Ballad of Narayama] (1983)



Director: Shohei Imamura

Country: Japan

Points: 484,96

Year rank: #11 of 1983

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #15

Votes: 5

Fans: Miguel #7, antonius #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): A strong film capturing the environment of rural Japan--in a way that feels absent from movies today. (whuntva)







If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster.
93. (95.) Koyaanisqatsi (1982)



Director: Godfrey Reggio

Country: USA

Points: 485,20

Year rank: #8 of 1982

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #13

Votes: 10

Fans: BleuPanda #19, Petri #25

Haters: antonius #94/97, Greg #124/130

Comment(s): A film about something. It's not about "nothing". It may perhaps be its own greatest deconstruction in showing human activity and motion with the static camera. A film of "stock footage" if you will. More interesting as an experiment than a film (whuntva)







You know, pretending to be a man does have its disadvantages.
92. (87.) Victor/Victoria (1982)



Director: Blake Edwards

Country: USA | UK

Points: 485,72

Year rank: #15 of 1982

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #23

Votes: 6

Fans: Miguel #12

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







There's what right and there's what's right and never the twain shall meet.
91. (100.) Raising Arizona (1987)



Director: Joel & Ethan Coen

Country: UK

Points: 485,91

Year rank: #4 of 1987

Rank in last round: 56 (Down 35)

Votes: 15

Fans: Neil #10, Petri #17, notbrianeno #18

Haters: None

Comment(s): As an early Coen Brothers film, they hadn't hit their stride yet. However this film still managed to be funny and unique in a way only the Coens could pull off. (whuntva)






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Here's next group of five. The differences in points are very small. A single voter could have changed quite a lot. Also the results differ quite a bit from the last round.


All my life I've been going around waiting for something.
90. (89.) Offret [The Sacrifice] (1986)



Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Country: Sweden | UK | France

Points: 486,59

Year rank: #10 of 1986

Rank in last round: 41 (Down 49)

Votes: 10

Fans: Gillingham #11

Haters: Miguel #69/75

Comment(s): None







They pull a knife, you pull a gun.
89. (93.) The Untouchables (1987)



Director: Brian De Palma

Country: USA

Points: 488,83

Year rank: #3 of 1987

Rank in last round: 44 (Down 45)

Votes: 16

Fans: Bruno #10, bonnielaurel #25

Haters: Midaso #91/97

Comment(s): None







Getting ready to go to school was like getting ready for extended dee-sea diving.
88. (99.) A Christmas Story (1983)



Director: Bob Clark

Country: USA

Points: 488,97

Year rank: #10 of 1983

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #16

Votes: 9

Fans: whuntva #6, notbrianeno #16

Haters: andyd1010 #30/32, Neil #81/87

Comment(s): A movie that speaks to all ages and relatable in many ways. A myth about the film is the lack of narrative, but I disagree. There is setup with the Christmas wish, and a quest to get that gun. And the way it does it so subtly is genius. And yes, I do realize I ranked this higher than in the yearly poll. I guess it's a mood thing. (whuntva)







Don't admire people too much. They'll disappoint you sometimes.
87. (80.) Ordinary People (1980)



Director: Robert Redford

Country: Drama

Points: 490,02

Year rank: #12 of 1980

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #32

Votes: 9

Fans: Midaso #6

Haters: Greg #120/130

Comment(s): Perhaps a bit unfairly hated for beating Raging Bull, Ordinary People is still a good family drama. The central cast is a great dysfunctional family and the film editing allows the film to tell its story true to the title. (whuntva)







At times I feel like I really don't exist.
86. (85.) Le Dernier Métro [The Last Metro] (1980)



Director: François Truffaut

Country: France

Points: 490,25

Year rank: #13 of 1980

Rank in last round: 83 (Down 3)

Votes: 6

Fans: bonnielaurel #14, Miguel #24

Haters: None

Comment(s): Truffaut uses the old device of the play within the play. The stage director feels frustrated over not being able to control everything. A great scene is when Depardieu gives the antisemitic critic what he deserves. Maurice Risch as the technician provides comic relief in this Occupation drama. (bonnielaurel)






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In this group of five we have movies from 5 (or 6) different countries.

Any comments (should I slow down or speed up the pace)?


Be afraid. Be very afraid.
85. (82.) The Fly (1986)



Director: David Cronenberg

Country: Canada

Points: 491,75

Year rank: #9 of 1986

Rank in last round: 77 (Down 8)

Votes: 11

Fans: Gillingham #20, Midaso #27

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







Rejoice at the thought of death.
84. (88.) Der siebente Kontinent [The Seventh Continent] (1989)



Director: Michael Haneke

Country: Austria

Points: 491,81

Year rank: #12 of 1989

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #16

Votes: 5

Fans: Depeche Mode #22, Michel #28, Petri #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







Greetings from the Humungus!
83. (79.) Mad Max 2 [The Road Warrior] (1981)



Director: George Miller

Country: Australia

Points: 493,83

Year rank: #3 of 1981

Rank in last round: 51 (Down 32)

Votes: 14

Fans: notbrianeno #9, Greg #25, Dexter #30, Bruno #30

Haters: bonnielaurel #126/127

Comment(s): I would say it's the best of the series, but with Fury Road doing pretty much the same thing but even better, I'm not sure where I'd rank it now. (whuntva)







Don't worry. I won't steal your memories.
82. (83.) Mon Oncle D'Amerique [My American Uncle] (1980)



Director: Alain Resnais

Country: France

Points: 494,07

Year rank: #5 of 1980

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #12

Votes: 7

Fans: None

Haters: None

Comment(s): An odd film, but one I found myself getting into around the end. (whuntva)







Shut up and take the pain!
81. (76.) Platoon (1986)



Director: Oliver Stone

Country: USA | UK

Points: 494,75

Year rank: #8 of 1986

Rank in last round: 39 (Down 42)

Votes: 15

Fans: acr0320 #15, Gillingham #18, Depeche Mode #20, Bruno #24, Neil #25

Haters: Petri #130/139

Comment(s): Good film that I expected to be longer. (whuntva)





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Postby antonius » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:04 pm

Some comments:
The pace of the rollout is fine by me. I only have time to check the results in the evening and I go over the results in one viewing.
About the calculation formula: it doesn't seem to make a lot of difference which of the two you use? Maximum difference is 9 places up until now.
And it seems that there are quite a few new entries in the list
The only films I haven't heard about until now are "Der siebente Kontinent" and "A Christmas Story".

And it's "Mon Oncle D'Amérique". Faute de frappe.

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Next group.
Here we have a movie that has 6 fans but also 4 haters including two last positions.


I get my boxer shorts at K-Markt in Cincinatti.
80. (96.) Rain Man (1988)



Director: Barry Levinson

Country: USA

Points: 494,88

Year rank: #6 of 1988

Rank in last round: 70 (Down 10)

Votes: 17

Fans: Bruno #8, bonnielaurel #11, acr0320 #29, Neil #30

Haters: BleuPanda #99/104, Depeche Mode #45/45

Comment(s): A well-directed film that I feel trivializes a condition of which I have firsthand experience. (whuntva)

Dustin Hoffman has studied real life examples to prepare this role of autistic savant. The only implausible scene is when he can see the number of toothpicks in one glance. His brother also has a lack of social skills, but he evolves during his car ride. Abbott and Costello's baseball sketch will be remembered because of this. (bonnielaurel)







I'm sick of being good.
79. (86.) Mujeres al borde de unataque de nervios [Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown] (1988)



Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Country: Spain

Points: 495,77

Year rank: #15 of 1988

Rank in last round: 45 (Down 34)

Votes: 10

Fans: Petri #23

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







We can't be direct, so we end up saying the weirdest things.
78. (78.) My Dinner with Andre (1981)



Director: Louis Malle

Country: USA

Points: 496,76

Year rank: #4 of 1981

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #41

Votes: 7

Fans: Midaso #12

Haters: Greg #130/130, Bruno #86/92

Comment(s): They say in film school to "never write exposition in a diner". Well, this film is nothing BUT exposition in a diner. My Dinner with Andre captures you with what is being said, not what is being done. And as a performance piece was quite interesting. (whuntva)







I am serious... And don't call me Shirley.
77. (69.) Airplane! (1980)



Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

Country: USA

Points: 498,42

Year rank: #10 of 1980

Rank in last round: 95 (Up 18)

Votes: 16

Fans: andyd1010 #5, Bruno #12, notbrianeno #17, Depeche Mode #19, acr0320 #20, Dexter #28

Haters: Miguel #75/75, Midaso #97/97, Gillingham #89/91, Greg #119/130

Comment(s): None







If I knew the answers to everything I would be teaching theology in Paris.
76. (67.) Der Name der Rose [The Name of the Rose] (1986)



Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Country: West Germany | Italy | France

Points: 499,14

Year rank: #15 of 1986

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #18

Votes: 6

Fans: Miguel #5, Michel #27

Haters: Dexter #125/136

Comment(s): None






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Postby Petri » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:31 am

antonius wrote:And it's "Mon Oncle D'Amérique". Faute de frappe.

Thanks. No idea where the extra i came from.

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I'm not stubborn. Life is stubborn towards me.
75. (68.) Le rayon vert [The Green Ray] (1986)



Director: Éric Rohmer

Country: France

Points: 499,80

Year rank: #13 of 1986

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #33

Votes: 5

Fans: Miguel #8, Midaso #16

Haters: BleuPanda #98/104, Michel #115/123

Comment(s): None







Too bad we're not young, so we could dance in the park.
74. (77.) Dom Za Vesanje (Time of the Gypsies) (1988)



Director: Emir Kusturica

Country: Yugoslavia

Points: 499,84

Year rank: #14 of 1988

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #25

Votes: 8

Fans: Michel #17

Haters: None

Comment(s): An odd film, but one with heart, character, and genuine emotion. (whuntva)







Life moves pretty fast. I you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
73. (60.) Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)



Director: John Hughes

Country: USA

Points: 500,39

Year rank: #6 of 1986

Rank in last round: 98 (Up 25)

Votes: 13

Fans: bootsy #8, notbrianeno #14, Neil #17, Bruno #23

Haters: Gillingham #86/91

Comment(s): It's funny enough for the normal fans but artsy enough for the film connoisseurs. Ferris Bueller's Day Off has a little something in it for everyone. (whuntva)







An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
72. (81.) Gandhi (1982)



Director: Richard Attenborough

Country: UK

Points: 500,91

Year rank: #7 of 1982

Rank in last round: 75 (Up 3)

Votes: 13

Fans: whuntva #4, Bruno #18

Haters: BleuPanda #100/104

Comment(s): Complex character study of a complex man that I felt did him justice. Ben Kingsley could easily have won three Oscars, one for each stage of Gandhi's life. (whuntva)







What do they want from me now? After all, I'm just an actor.
71. (74.) Mephisto (1981)



Director: István Szabó

Country: Hungary | West Germany

Points: 501,51

Year rank: #8 of 1981

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #37

Votes: 7

Fans: bonnielaurel #6, whuntva #29

Haters: None

Comment(s): Another film I knew next to nothing about going in but knocked my socks off! The staging, the direction, the ideas, they all came together in such a fantastical way. (whuntva)

Klaus Maria Brandauer plays a man who's constantly acting, whether it's on or off stage. Hendrik Hoefgen is based on Gustaf Gründgens, an actor who believed he could stay in Germany in the 1930s without selling his soul. It's based on a novel by Klaus Mann, who believed that artists couldn't stay neutral in politically dire times. (bonnielaurel)






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You act like big men, but you have tiny weenies.
70. (71.) Pixote, a lei do mais fraco [Pixote, the Law of the Weakest] (1981)



Director: Hector Babenco

Country: Brazil

Points: 503,01

Year rank: #6 of 1981

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #32

Votes: 6

Fans: antonius #8, Petri #26

Haters: None

Comment(s): A unique spin on Brazilian culture that I wondered how real it was. My Jaw was on the floor the whole time. (whuntva)







You aren't too smart, are you? I like that in a man.
69. (70.) Body Heat (1981)



Director: Lawrence Kasdan

Country: USA

Points: 503,83

Year rank: #7 of 1981

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #24

Votes: 13

Fans: Neil #11, bonnielaurel #23, Midaso #23, Bruno #27

Haters: whuntva #94/100

Comment(s): It wasn't my style of film. I forgot most of it soon after seeing it. (whuntva)







The uglier the art, the more it's worth.
68. (65.) After Hours (1985)



Director: Martin Scorsese

Country: USA

Points: 506,56

Year rank: #5 of 1985

Rank in last round: 73 (Up 5)

Votes: 13

Fans: Midaso #9, Miguel #16

Haters: Dexter #126/136

Comment(s): It's a different kind of Scorsese than what we are used to. It delivers in some areas, but falls short in others, making it one of his lesser movies in my book. (whuntva)







I'll swallow your soul!
67. (64.) Evil Dead II (1987)



Director: Sam Raimi

Country: USA

Points: 506,89

Year rank: #15 of 1987

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #28

Votes: 9

Fans: Neil #13, acr0320 #19, whuntva #27, BleuPanda #29

Haters: bonnielaurel #121/127, Petri #128/139

Comment(s): Pulpy? Yes. Cheesy? Sure. But a great movie BECAUSE of all that. Film doesn't always have to be high art, but Raimi knows how to make a genre film that is glorious in all its trademarks and tropes. (whuntva)







I don't care what I see outside. My vision is within!
66. (73.) A Room with a View (1985)



Director: James Ivory

Country: UK

Points: 507,07

Year rank: #8 of 1985

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #14

Votes: 9

Fans: Dexter #15

Haters: None

Comment(s): None






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I just met a wonderful new man. He's fictional, but you can't have everything.
65. (75.) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)



Director: Woody Allen

Country: USA

Points: 507,37

Year rank: #9 of 1985

Rank in last round: 38 (Down 27)

Votes: 12

Fans: bonnielaurel #13, acr0320 #17

Haters: Neil #87/87, Depeche Mode #42/45

Comment(s): Woody Allen approaches a serious topic with humour. During the Great Depression people wanted to forget about harsh reality. Under financial strain they gave in to escapist fantasies. Jeff Daniels plays the double role of the idealistic film hero and the cynical career maker. The film within the film doesn't make sense, because soon no one is looking for that purple rose anymore. (bonnielaurel)

Dislike time travel stories. (Depeche Mode)







I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?
64. (58.) Stand by Me (1986)



Director: Rob Reiner

Country: USA

Points: 507,58

Year rank: #7 of 1986

Rank in last round: 79 (Up 15)

Votes: 13

Fans: Neil #9, notbrianeno #13, Midaso #19, Bruno #25

Haters: None

Comment(s): Captures both nostalgia and horror. Interesting mix of both. (whuntva)







As long as there's, you know, sex and drugs, I can do without the rock and roll.
63. (72.) This Is Spinal Tap (1984)



Director: Rob Reiner

Country: USA

Points: 508,77

Year rank: #6 of 1984

Rank in last round: 24 (Down 39)

Votes: 15

Fans: andyd1010 #11, whuntva #16, Dexter #24

Haters: antonius #96/97, notbrianeno #34/37

Comment(s): Laugh a minute ratio is very high. I can't think of one groaner in this script. (whuntva)







I gave her my heart; she gave me a pen.
62. (61.) Say Anything... (1989)



Director: Cameron Crowe

Country: USA

Points: 512,33

Year rank: #11 of 1989

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #24

Votes: 9

Fans: Neil #4 , Greg #29, acr0320 #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): Interesting movie, not just another teen drama. Captures emotion where needed and has a good soundtrack. (whuntva)







Between our rooms there is a corridor of fifteen meters.
61. (63.) Garde à vue [The Inquisitor] (1981)



Director: Claude Miller

Country: France

Points: 513,76

Year rank: #9 of 1981

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #11

Votes: 3

Fans: Michel #15, Gillingham #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







Garde à vue was the least seen movie in the final (only 3 votes). This Is Spinal Tap almost tripled its rank.

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The best plans can be wiped out at any moment by what we call fate.
60. (54.) Spoorloos (The Vanishing) (1988)



Director: George Sluizer

Country: Netherlands

Points: 514,89

Year rank: #10 of 1988

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #23

Votes: 11

Fans: Midaso #8, Depeche Mode #9, Dexter #21

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







One drop plus one drop makes a bigger drop, not two.
59. (66.) Nostalghia [Nostalgia] (1983)



Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Country: Italy | Soviet Union

Points: 515,83

Year rank: #7 of 1983

Rank in last round: 28 (Down 31)

Votes: 9

Fans: Greg #3, Gillingham #25

Haters: Miguel #68/75

Comment(s): A fan of Tartakovsky, but I didn't "feel" as much from this one as a few other films of his. Good cinematography as usual, but lacking in the ideas department. It didn't blow my mind like "Rublev" or "Stalker" did. (whuntva)







You just want to trade me for a big, black mule.
58. (62.) 红高粱 [Red Sorghum] (1987)



Director: Yimou Zhang

Country: China

Points: 516,00

Year rank: #13 of 1987

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #12

Votes: 7

Fans: Petri #16, bonnielaurel #29, antonius #29

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







The Earth speaks to all of us, and if we listen we can understand.
57. (59.) 天空の城ラピュタ [Laputa: Castle in the Sky] (1986)



Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Country: Japan

Points: 516,12

Year rank: #14 of 1986

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #14

Votes: 6

Fans: antonius #14, Petri #15

Haters: None

Comment(s): It's rare to see animation this "epic", but Miyazaki's almost perfect track record pulls it off. (whuntva)







Try the cock, Albert. It's a delicacy, and you know where it's been.
56. (57.) The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989)



Director: Peter Greenaway

Country: UK

Points: 517,76

Year rank: #6 of 1989

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #17

Votes: 10

Fans: antonius #10, Midaso #18, bonnielaurel #22

Haters: Gillingham #88/91

Comment(s): None





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Postby bonnielaurel » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:44 pm

That last quote is from "The Color Purple".

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Postby prosecutorgodot » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:38 am

Great rollout, Petri! As usual I have only seen a few of these. I'm happy about Laputa! I'm thinking Raiders of the Lost Ark and My Neighbor Totoro are probably my favorites from this decade.

Thanks to BonnieLaurel too for these quotes.

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Postby Petri » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:59 am

bonnielaurel wrote:That last quote is from "The Color Purple".

Thanks fixed (somehow The Color Puirple quote was twice in the presentation sheet). If you notice any other errors please notify.

prosecutorgodot wrote:Great rollout, Petri! As usual I have only seen a few of these. I'm happy about Laputa! I'm thinking Raiders of the Lost Ark and My Neighbor Totoro are probably my favorites from this decade.

Thanks to BonnieLaurel too for these quotes.

Thanks prosecutorgodot! :) Nice to see people are following the rollout. Laputa is also one of my favorites (as you can see in the fan section). And Totoro is my #1.

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OK here we have a second #1 by a voter.


You're back from the world war since three years, but you're still not there.
55. (55.) Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)



Director: Edgar Reitz

Country: West Germany

Points: 522,19

Year rank: #10 of 1984

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #23

Votes: 5

Fans: antonius #7, bonnielaurel #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







How can one remember thirst?
54. (53.) Sans soleil [Sunless] (1983)



Director: Chris Marker

Country: France

Points: 523,86

Year rank: #5 of 1983

Rank in last round: 33 (Down 21)

Votes: 10

Fans: BleuPanda #12, whuntva #15, Greg #18

Haters: None

Comment(s): Series of images and world at large captures the world in its nitty-gritty, not glossed over or sugarcoated. (whuntva)







Destiny doesn't exist. Only good-for-nothings talk about destiny.
53. (56.) Manon des Sources [Manon of the Spring] (1986)



Director: Claude Berri

Country: France |Switzerland | Italy

Points: 525,93

Year rank: #11 of 1986

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #19

Votes: 6

Fans: bonnielaurel #3

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







I'm choking the alligator.
52. (48.) Stranger Than Paradise (1984)



Director: Jim Jarmusch

Country: USA

Points: 525,99

Year rank: #8 of 1984

Rank in last round: 68 (Up 16)

Votes: 13

Fans: Depeche Mode #1, Greg #9

Haters: None

Comment(s): Perhaps the five star film I have least to say about. It's just all about the feeling of loneliness, and trying to fill it, in funny,bittersweet ways. I've always wanted to watch people doing mundane things in films for a change, and this was the first one that really gave it to me. (Depeche Mode)







I'll have what she's having.
51. (50.) When Harry Met Sally… (1989)



Director: Rob Reiner

Country: USA

Points: 526,06

Year rank: #7 of 1989

Rank in last round: 61 (Up 10)

Votes: 14

Fans: andyd1010 #4, bonnielaurel #7, Neil #15

Haters: bootsy #47/49, Petri #133/139, Gillingham #83/91

Comment(s): The high pace and the swift succession of witty remarks are in the style of an old screwball comedy. The dress and make-up department had a lot of work to make the actors look younger or older. Every romantic comedy of the past twenty-five years is indebted to this one. (bonnielaurel)






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Before we enter the top 50 I'm going to release the bottom 50. So the first posts of this thread will be edited soon.

Edit. Added #101-#150. I will fix the order of fans and haters later.

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Hopefully I'm getting this right *ahem* : "We're not crashing, we're fallinnnnggggg!!!" Something like that.
I thiiiiink that was Temple of Doom. If so, that should have been the quote ;) I can't hate this movie. It is kind of dumb, but I love watching it with my family, especially my sister, who loves Short Round.

Oh wow, I forgot about Princess Bride. That just might beat Raiders for me. That movie is endlessly quotable.

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Postby bonnielaurel » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:10 am

Apparently it's, "A boat?!" We're not sinking, we're crashing!"

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I'm treating two sets of Siamese twins with split personalities. I'm getting paid by eight people.
50. (52.) Zelig (1983)



Director: Woody Allen

Country: USA

Points: 527,47

Year rank: #3 of 1983

Rank in last round: 20 (Down 30)

Votes: 13

Fans: Petri #14, Miguel #14, antonius #15, Michel #18

Haters: Bruno #92/92

Comment(s): None







Why does everything that's good for you have to taste so bad?
49. (49.) 風の谷のナウシカ [Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind] (1984)



Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Country: Japan

Points: 532,95

Year rank: #11 of 1984

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #12

Votes: 7

Fans: antonius #4, Greg #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): Everything Miyazaki did afterward can be seen in some form in this film. It is a mesmerizing experience featuring unique worldbuilding. (whuntva)







Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
48. (51.) The King of Comedy (1982)



Director: Martin Scorsese

Country: USA

Points: 534,20

Year rank: #9 of 1982

Rank in last round: 65 (Up 17)

Votes: 12

Fans: bonnielaurel #4, BleuPanda #24

Haters: Dexter #128/136

Comment(s): You can blame Rupert Pupkin for being obsessed with fame, but you can also sympathize with him. What he really wants is to prove to his math teacher that he isn't a nobody after all. In his fantasy he's a celebrity, and he loses touch with reality. Robert De Niro is dressed like someone who's ready to climb the stage at any time. He and Jerry Lewis used improvisation. Scorsese shows some of the weirdos that can be found in New York.  (bonnielaurel)







If I was an imitation, a perfect imitation, how would you know if it was really me?
47. (46.) The Thing (1982)



Director: John Carpenter

Country: USA

Points: 543,26

Year rank: #3 of 1982

Rank in last round: 18 (Down 29)

Votes: 15

Fans: Gillingham #15, Greg #17, BleuPanda #20, bootsy #20, antonius #24, Midaso #26

Haters: None

Comment(s): Took what made the original book scary and visualized it. Visual effects at their peak. (whuntva)







I can be different!
46. (47.) Tootsie (1982)



Director: Sydney Pollack

Country: USA

Points: 543,85

Year rank: #6 of 1982

Rank in last round: 94 (Up 48)

Votes: 13

Fans: Miguel #6, Dexter #11, Neil #14

Haters: bootsy #48/49

Comment(s): One of the last great story-driven comedy movies. Hoffman and his character make for a funny scenario and a great story on top of that. (whuntva)






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prosecutorgodot wrote:Hopefully I'm getting this right *ahem* : "We're not crashing, we're fallinnnnggggg!!!" Something like that.
I thiiiiink that was Temple of Doom. If so, that should have been the quote ;) I can't hate this movie. It is kind of dumb, but I love watching it with my family, especially my sister, who loves Short Round.

Kali Ma scene was the favorite (or at least the most memorable scene) when I watched Temple of Doom in secret with my friend when I was 8. :o 8-)
One thing that I've noticed when hosting theses polls that #150 (or earlier #100) gets often far less points than #149 (#99). The difference in points is usually so huge that there are such differences only in top 10 (which is less surprising because the movies at the top have much more points (and differencies in points are bigger between #1 and #2 than #99 and #100 in individual lists).
Temple of Doom was a good candidate to be the last (it ended #15 at yearly list, everybody has seen it (so many didn't vote for it in yearly poll although they have seen it, it's an action orientated hit in English...) But the movie got almost 20 points less than #149 Blues Brothers (the gap is actually bigger than between #147 Pee-wee's Big Adventure and #137 My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown.
And the same has happen almost every time (#150 vs. #149 Point Break (over 15 points), #150 Gladiator vs. #149 Casino Royale (over 30 poins!), #100 The Fighter vs. #99 Interstellar (almost 40 poins!). When usually the differencies in points between movies next to their rank are 1-2 points in the bottom third.

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Postby Petri » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:17 pm

I'm actaully more surprised the low ranking of The Last Crusade (is it so much worse than The Raiders of Lost Ark?). Of course for example Back to the Future part II didn't even qualify.

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I think that sex is overrated.
45. (45.) sex, lies, and videotape (1989)



Director: Steven Soderbergh

Country: USA

Points: 544,20

Year rank: #4 of 1989

Rank in last round: 42 (Down 3)

Votes: 13

Fans: Neil #7, Depeche Mode #8, Michel #9, Petri #29

Haters: Greg #123/130

Comment(s): Some of the performances in this movie, in particular Andie MacDowell, bothered me. Another film that I just considered "pretty good". (whuntva)







He can't even do the simple things, like fail locally.
44. (42.) Terms of Endearment (1983)



Director: James L. Brooks

Country: USA

Points: 553,67

Year rank: #12 of 1983

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #11

Votes: 9

Fans: Neil #8, bonnielaurel #9, antonius #23

Haters: whuntva #99/100

Comment(s): I couldn't get into this one. Sorry. (whuntva)

Shirley MacLaine's character is called Aurora, like the Roman goddess of dawn. They both wake you up early in the morning. She's the type who has an opinion about everything and blurts it out everywhere. The characters are true to life. The difference between the open Southern temperament and the reserved North is shown. Without overusing close-ups or sentimental background music it leads to one of the most emotional climaxes. (bonnielaurel)







When you shoot an elephant, he sometimes stays on his legs for ten days until he topples over.
43. (44.) Fitzcarraldo (1982)



Director: Werner Herzog

Country: West Germany

Points: 554,75

Year rank: #5 of 1982

Rank in last round: 27 (Down 16)

Votes: 10

Fans: Greg #7, Gillingham #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): Almost a remake of Herzog's own Aguirre, Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo tries to play God and fails. With Herzog's trademark of man's relationship to nature in full force here, the struggle is realized with every frame, creating an experience every bit as epic as Aguirre. (whuntva)







We are condemned to succeed.
42. (43.) Jean de Florette (1986)



Director: Claude Berri

Country: France

Points: 560,07

Year rank: #5 of 1986

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #17

Votes: 6

Fans: bonnielaurel #2, Petri #24

Haters: None

Comment(s): Gérard Depardieu plays the intellectual who grew up in town, full of idealist visions of man's return to nature. The confrontation between him and Yves Montand, with Daniel Auteuil as the naive go-between, is built up like a Greek drama. Depardieu speaks a clean, academic French, the locals have that fruity accent of the Provence. Trees, earth, water, blue skies and thunderstorm provide a lively background. (bonnielaurel)







Europe has become an obsession for you.
41. (41.) Forbrydelsens element [The Element of Crime] (1984)



Director: Lars von Trier

Country: Denmark

Points: 565,47

Year rank: #9 of 1984

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #13

Votes: 4

Fans: Greg #2, Michel #16

Haters: None

Comment(s): None






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Turn like a wheel inside a wheel.
40. (39.) Stop Making Sense (1984)



Director: Jonathan Demme

Country: USA

Points: 567,00

Year rank: #5 of 1984

Rank in last round: 34 (Down 6)

Votes: 11

Fans: Miguel #2, BleuPanda #14, Petri #20, Midaso #25

Haters: Bruno #89/92

Comment(s): The only concert film recommended as a film and not just a concert simulation. Demme's technique plus Byrne's eccentricity make it feel like a strange movie and not just a performance. Has some great focus shots and edits, making this the best concert film ever made--by a longshot. (whuntva)







It's a good scream.
39. (37.) Blow Out (1981)



Director: Brian De Palma

Country: USA

Points: 571,81

Year rank: #5 of 1981

Rank in last round: 87 (Up 48)

Votes: 13

Fans: acr0320 #7, Depeche Mode #11, bonnielaurel #12, Midaso #14, BleuPanda #23

Haters: Petri #127/139

Comment(s): A lot of images contain red, blue and white, the colours of the American flag. Inspired by Antonioni's "Blow-Up" it's about reconstructing the past with fragments of sound and vision. The suspense builds up towards an inspired ending. (bonnielaurel)







I'll be back!
38. (36.) The Terminator (1984)



Director: James Cameron

Country: USA

Points: 572,38

Year rank: #3 of 1984

Rank in last round: 35 (Down 3)

Votes: 17

Fans: bootsy #4, Bruno #11, Dexter #17, Neil #19, whuntva #22, BleuPanda #27

Haters: bonnielaurel #127/127

Comment(s): The titular robot makes the most of his 26 spoken words, and Virginia Hamilton is a convincing action girl. Has its holes, but as a time trave movie still works with its own internal logic. (whuntva)







I've made love to a lot of women, but never one named Marie.
37. (40.) Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)



Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Country: West Germany

Points: 573,68

Year rank: #8 of 1980

Rank in last round: 48 (Up 11)

Votes: 6

Fans: Greg #12, acr0320 #16, bonnielaurel #18

Haters: None

Comment(s): An impressive miniseries but took awhile to grow on me. Shows like that are fine, but rune the risk of becoming "too little, too late". Alexanderplatz fortunately did not have that problem, as it started "okay" but got better from there, as all good programs should do. (whuntva)







E.T. phone home.
36. (38.) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)



Director: Steven Spielberg

Country: USA

Points: 579,03

Year rank: #4 of 1982

Rank in last round: 96 (Up 60)

Votes: 17

Fans: Dexter #2, Bruno #7, whuntva #9, notbrianeno #12 acr0320 #27

Haters: Michel #123/123, Petri #129/139

Comment(s): A film to capture innocence and idealism in a film world lacking in that. Can't films be more lighthearted anymore? (whuntva)






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Postby prosecutorgodot » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:10 pm

Petri wrote:I'm actaully more surprised the low ranking of The Last Crusade (is it so much worse than The Raiders of Lost Ark?). Of course for example Back to the Future part II didn't even qualify.

I agree. For me these two films are pretty much on par with each other. The action in Lost Ark is better, but the father-son dynamic was pretty cool, and I prefer the ending of The Last Crusade over the ending to Lost Ark.

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Clear the Map! I can't navigate on bananas!
35. (34.) Das Boot (1981)



Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Country: West Germany

Points: 581,66

Year rank: #2 of 1981

Rank in last round: 22 (Down 13)

Votes: 13

Fans: Gillingham #6, Petri #11, Bruno #21, Miguel #23, antonius #25, Dexter #27

Haters: None

Comment(s): I couldn't finish this in one sitting--but not any fault of the film. It was too much of a heart-rending, depressing experience for just one viewing. (whuntva)







If I was an imitation, a perfect imitation, how would you know if it was really me?
34. (35.) The Thin Blue Line (1988)



Director: Errol Morris

Country: USA

Points: 586,70

Year rank: #8 of 1988

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #11

Votes: 11

Fans: Petri #9, Dexter #20, Greg #20, Gillingham #26

Haters: None

Comment(s): A unique take on a documentary--relates one specific event in glorious detail. Trademarks of the format like interviews and dramatic pans are used for story and artistic effect rather than to just check boxes. (whuntva)







Did IQs just drop badly while I was away?
33. (33.) Aliens (1986)



Director: James Cameron

Country: USA

Points: 588,98

Year rank: #2 of 1986

Rank in last round: 54 (Up 21)

Votes: 17

Fans: bootsy #6, whuntva #10, Bruno #13, Gillingham #14, acr0320 #18 , Dexter #26 BleuPanda #30

Haters: bonnielaurel #117/127, Michel #113/123, andyd1010 #29/32

Comment(s): The film people think of with the trademarks of the Alien franchise. They are like candy or ice cream, different flavors for different occaisions, but both great. (whuntva)







They were all... all against me!
32. (31.) Krótki film o zabijaniu [A Short Film About Killing] (1988)



Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Country: Poland

Points: 595,09

Year rank: #5 of 1988

Rank in last round: 25 (Down 7)

Votes: 8

Fans: antonius #3, Michel #5, Midaso #20

Haters: None

Comment(s): None







Anybody that goes up in the damn thing is gonna be Spam in a can.
31. (32.) The Right Stuff (1983)



Director: Philip Kaufman

Country: USA

Points: 596,02

Year rank: #4 of 1983

Rank in last round: 32 (Up 1)

Votes: 11

Fans: Midaso #2, acr0320 #21, Petri #22, antonius #28

Haters: Bruno #91/92

Comment(s): A three-hour epic about the rise of the space program sounds boring, but Kaufman's direction and the colorful cast get you to feel for the story and get invested. I learned a lot watching this I never thought I would. (whuntva)






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In the next group of five we're going to have first numbers ones of their years (two actually).

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After all, there is nothing real outside our perception of reality, is there?
30. (30.) Videodrome (1983)



Director: David Cronenberg

Country: Canada

Points: 597,86

Year rank: #2 of 1983

Rank in last round: 40 (Up 10)

Votes: 13

Fans: BleuPanda #7, Depeche Mode #15, Greg #16, Miguel #19, Neil #23, acr0320 #24

Haters: None

Comment(s): I didn't feel this had the story for even 90 minutes. Would have worked best as a short film and not a feature. (whuntva)







Life isn't like in the movies. Life is much harder.
29. (29.) Nuovo Cinema Paradiso [Cinema Paradiso] (1988)



Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Country: Italy

Points: 606,05

Year rank: #2 of 1988

Rank in last round: 26 (Down 3)

Votes: 12

Fans: Midaso #11, whuntva #12, acr0320 #14 Gillingham #16, BleuPanda #17 , bonnielaurel #28

Haters: Michel #114/123, Greg #125/130

Comment(s): Captures the nostalgia of the film medium by making a nostalgic film. Ennio Morricone is at his best with the score and the story of the love of cinema and transcendence of a medium is simply timeless. We need films like this to remind us of all movies can be. (whuntva)







Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?
28. (23.) Die Hard (1988)



Director: John McTiernan

Country: USA

Points: 610,92

Year rank: #1 of 1988

Rank in last round: 80 (Up 52)

Votes: 17

Fans: Neil #26 andyd1010 #3, bootsy #3, Bruno #6, Miguel #10, Depeche Mode #17, acr0320 #25

Haters: None

Comment(s): A wild romp that makes room to add tension and build the classic characters of John MacLane and Hans Gruber. Combines action with comedy in a strong script. (whuntva)







You have controlled your fear. Now release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me.
27. (19.) The Empire Strikes Back (1980)



Director: Irvin Kershner

Country: USA

Points: 622,44

Year rank: #4 of 1980

Rank in last round: 15 (Down 12)

Votes: 17

Fans: bootsy #2, whuntva #3, notbrianeno #4, andyd1010 #6, BleuPanda #13, Dexter #23, Gillingham #27, antonius #27

Haters: bonnielaurel #123/127 Bruno #90/92

Comment(s): A different director took what was standard science fantasy in a more serious direction. The first was sheer fun, this was where stuff gets real--complete with one of the greatest twists of all time. (whuntva)







Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.
26. (28.) Back to the Future (1985)



Director: Robert Zemeckis

Country: USA

Points: 628,36

Year rank: #1 of 1985

Rank in last round: 23 (Down 3)

Votes: 17

Fans: bootsy #5, Petri #7, andyd1010 #15, Bruno #15, whuntva #18, acr0320 #22, Midaso #22, Miguel #26, Neil #28

Haters: Depeche Mode #43/45 antonius #92/97

Comment(s): This film is the most "fun" of the list. It makes no sense, but it knows this. And the ride feels much more fulfilling as a result. (whuntva)

Dislike time travel stories. (Depeche Mode)






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Postby Petri » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:32 am

In this group of we have third yearly #1 (which was also a #1 of a voter (third lowest)), three(!!) highest #7's of their years including Coen Bros debut (very (pleasantly) surprised it ended up this high on the list. On the other I wished and expected to see #21 higher on the list.


Say hello to my little friend!
25. (22.) Scarface (1983)



Director: Brian De Palma

Country: USA

Points: 632,52

Year rank: #1 of 1983

Rank in last round: 52 (Up 27)

Votes: 17

Fans: bonnielaurel #1, Bruno #5, andyd1010 #7, Depeche Mode #7, Michel #11, bootsy #17, Miguel #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): Stylized and over-the-top. Over violent, but noted sensationalism with a purpose. (whuntva)

Tony Montana comes from a house with Catholic prayer cards on the wall. After his rise from dish washer to big time criminal he uses status symbols like an expensive car, a huge bathtub and a beautiful wife. The language is rude, with Latin slang words like "yayo" for "cocaïne". Brian De Palma uses red for Tony's flamboyance and green for Michelle Pfeiffer as the cool Hitchcockian blonde. There's a match cut from the palm trees on the wall to real palm trees. Giorgio Moroder's synthesizer music evokes an eighties' atmosphere. (bonnielaurel)

I do like me some scenery chewing and machismo. (Depeche Mode)







The future is not a straight line. It's filled with many crossroads.
24. (27.) Akira (1988)



Director: Katsuhiro Otomo

Country: Japan

Points: 635,54

Year rank: #7 of 1988

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank #15

Votes: 9

Fans: BleuPanda #5 , whuntva #7, Gillingham #13, antonius #18, Greg #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): One of the few films to genuinely disturb me. Beautiful and haunting; always holds my attention whenever I see it. (whuntva)







Never point a gun at anyone, unless you mean to shoot him.
23. (26.) Blood Simple (1984)



Director: Joel and Ethan Coen

Country: USA

Points: 637,13

Year rank: #7 of 1984

Rank in last round: 31 (Up 8)

Votes: 13

Fans: Neil #3, acr0320 #12, Midaso #13, Greg #19, Petri #19 , Gillingham #29

Haters: bonnielaurel #115/127

Comment(s): None







If you lie enough, you believe your own lies.
22. (25.) Shoah (1985)



Director: Claude Lanzmann

Country: France

Points: 644,96

Year rank: #7 of 1985

Rank in last round: 30 (Up 8)

Votes: 6

Fans: acr0320 #6, Midaso #7, Greg #13, Dexter #16, BleuPanda #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): It's not the type of film you'd watch for entertainment and something I could only have watched once. But it is a landmark and a testament to great cinema regardless of what I think. (whuntva)







Why must fireflies die so young?
21. (24.) 火垂るの墓 [Grave of the Fireflies] (1988)



Director: Isao Takahata

Country: Japan

Points: 646,44

Year rank: #3 of 1988

Rank in last round: 8 (Down 13)

Votes: 10

Fans: Petri #3, antonius #6, BleuPanda #15, Gillingham #19

Haters: None

Comment(s): A soul crushing film I feel is manipulative on purpose. But that should not distract from the character or heart in the story and the struggles of war from those who lived them. It is a great depiction of how so much can be told by using so little. (whuntva)






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Re: Films of the 1980s: Top 150 movies of 1980s FINAL RESULTS

Postby Petri » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:03 pm

Before we move to top 20. Here's some statistics and facts.

The movies in the top 20 ended up last time as follows (no titles or ranks on this round)

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #16, #17, #19, #29, #36, #43, Not in the final(!).

The greatest gainers
1. #36. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Up 60)
2. #28. Die Hard (Up 52)
3. #46. Tootsie (Up 48)
3. #46. Blow Out (Up 48)
5. TBA


The biggest droppers
1. #148. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Down 79)
2. #124. Diva (Down 77)
3. #142. Trading Places (Down 75)
4. #147. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (Down 65)
5. #118. Au Revoir les Enfants (Down 61)

The highest "new" entries
1. TBA
2. #24. Akira
3. #34. Thin Blue Line
4. #41. Forbrydelsens element [The Element of Crime]
5. #42. Jean de Florette


The average rank and score by yearly ranks
#rank. Average rank (Average score)
#15. #107,7 (460,13 points)
#14. 117,6 (449,81)
#13. 113,2 (455,56)
#12. 104,7 (470,57)
#11. 100,5 (472,99)
#10. 94,2 (482,08)
#9. 87,4 (491,8)
#8. 80,3 (501,68)
#7. 62,8 (537,65)
#6. 88 (486,05)
#5. 61,4 (532,02)
#4. 36,8 (611,06)
#3. 37,6 (624,23)
#2. 28,9 (645,14)
#1. 11,4 (786,07)

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Look at all these people, trying to stave of the inevitable decay of their bodies.
20. (20.) Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)



Director: Woody Allen

Country: USA

Points: 650,28

Year rank: #3 of 1986

Rank in last round: 36 (Up 16)

Votes: 12

Fans: Neil #2, bonnielaurel #8, acr0320 #8, Depeche Mode #10, Dexter #25

Haters: None

Comment(s): Five characters alternate each other as narrator: Hannah, her two sisters and her former and current husband. Their voice-overs give five different views on the same events. The hypochondriac is trying to give meaning to his life. Max von Sydow plays the most desperate character; an artist who's isolated from society.  (bonnielaurel)

Very good, but I tend to prefer films with a limited timeframe. Jumps in time slightly take me out of it here. (Depeche Mode)







I scream. You scream. We all scream. For ice cream.
19. (21.) Down by Law (1986)



Director: Jim Jarmusch

Country: USA

Points: 663,06

Year rank: #4 of 1986

Rank in last round: 9 (Down 10)

Votes: 12

Fans: Greg #4, Petri #5, Michel #6, Gillingham #7, whuntva #25, Miguel #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): Beautiful film from a countercultural and offbeat director. Tom Waits is a fine musician but also a really good actor. The three leads work well off each other. (whuntva)







Last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty.
18. (18.) Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)



Director: Woody Allen

Country: USA

Points: 671,46

Year rank: #2 of 1989

Rank in last round: 10 (Down 8)

Votes: 14

Fans: Depeche Mode #3, acr0320 #11, Dexter #14, bonnielaurel #16, Gillingham #17, Petri #21, BleuPanda #25, Michel #26

Haters: None

Comment(s): Woody Allen's best use of an ensemble cast--balancing out all those characters and giving them all memorable dialogue is no easy feat. (whuntva)

Woody Allen borrowed a question from Dostoyevsky: can you commit a crime without suffering from a bad conscience afterwards? This serious theme is alternated with comical scenes, witty one-liners and clever editing with stock footage. (bonnielaurel)

Woody Allen is very hit and miss for me and he does have a tendency to reiterate himself. However he has made a few excellent films in my book and this is one of them. Coincidentally, when he reiterated this film with Match Point(without comedy) it resulted in a film just as good, but it's not a point against the occasional lightness of this film, because there are still a lot of moral complexities to be found here. (Depeche Mode)







Am I a good man? Or a bad man? That's all...
17. (17.) The Elephant Man (1980)



Director: David Lynch

Country: USA

Points: 691,85

Year rank: #2 of 1980

Rank in last round: 5 (Down 12)

Votes: 15

Fans: antonius #5, Michel #8, bonnielaurel #10, Petri #12, Miguel #20, BleuPanda #26, Dexter #29

Haters: None

Comment(s): Lynch at his most accessible and most heartfelt. The story is familiar, but succeeds in being presented in that strange way only Lynch could deliver. (whuntva)

In Victorian London the gap between rich and poor was growing, neighbourhoods were unsafe. The black-and-white creates a dingy atmosphere and makes the physical deformity more credible. John Hurt manages to gain sympathy for his character from behind a mask. A theme is the difference between ugliness in the literal and the figurative sense.  (bonnielaurel)







Man is born crying. When he has cried enough, he dies.
16. (16.) 乱 [Ran] (1985)



Director: Akira Kurosawa

Country: Japan

Points: 692,06

Year rank: #4 of 1985

Rank in last round: 17 (Up 1)

Votes: 11

Fans: Dexter #8, Gillingham #9, acr0320 #10, Michel #19, BleuPanda #21, antonius #21, whuntva #26

Haters: None

Comment(s): In a bold transition, Kurasowa makes use of color symbolism effectively in this film. Every emotion the audience is supposed to feel is conveyed with a color onscreen. (whuntva)






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Re: Films of the 1980s: Top 150 movies of 1980s FINAL RESULTS

Postby Petri » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:16 am

#15-#11. Three movies that were number one of a voter (actually one of them was #1 of two voters :) ) and one number of its year in this goup.
The fifth highest climber will be out but the highest new entry is still in the game!!


Care for a little necrophilia?
15. (15.) Brazil (1985)



Director: Terry Gilliam

Country: UK

Points: 693,88

Year rank: #3 of 1985

Rank in last round: 43 (Up 28)

Votes: 15

Fans: Michel #3, BleuPanda #6, whuntva #8, Dexter #9, Gillingham #12, Bruno #20, Miguel #22, Midaso #28

Haters: Neil #83/87

Comment(s): A strange film and in many ways a combination of all dystopia tropes in an odd way, but a unique use of those tropes for an experience not soon forgotten. (whuntva)







Evil breaks its chains and runs through the world like a mad dog.
14. (14.) Fanny och Alexander [Fanny & Alexander] (1982)



Director: Ingmar Bergman

Country: Sweden

Points: 704,75

Year rank: #2 of 1982

Rank in last round: 16 (Up 2)

Votes: 11

Fans: Gillingham #10, Dexter #10, antonius #13, Petri #13, Midaso #15, BleuPanda #16, whuntva #21, Michel #24

Haters: None

Comment(s): The mind of a child is a curious one. While the length was burdensome, Bergman treated his subject matter with all the care and grace it needed. (whuntva)







Too many notes.
13. (12.) Amadeus (1984)



Director: Milos Forman

Country: USA | France

Points: 715,10

Year rank: #4 of 1984

Rank in last round: 29 (Up 16)

Votes: 16

Fans: whuntva #1, acr0320 #4, notbrianeno #11, Michel #12, Dexter #12, Bruno #14, Neil #29

Haters: None

Comment(s): As a musical tribute to a great composer and a fantastical take on a great life, it is brilliant. In many ways, the perfect opera. (whuntva)







Trees and people used to be good friends.
12. (13.) となりのトトロ [My Neighbor Totoro] (1988)



Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Country: Japan

Points: 716,06

Year rank: #4 of 1988

Rank in last round: 12 (No change

Votes: 9

Fans: Petri #1, Greg #6, BleuPanda #8, antonius #9, whuntva #17, Dexter #22

Haters: None

Comment(s): A comforting film. One that always puts me in a good place while watching it. (whuntva)







Why go on living when we can bury you for $49.50?
11. (10.) Once Upon a Time in America (1984)



Director: Sergio Leone

Country: USA-Italy

Points: 745,76

Year rank: #1 of 1984

Rank in last round: 7 (Down 4)

Votes: 14

Fans: Bruno #1, Midaso #1, Depeche Mode #6 , Gillingham #8, Greg #15, Petri #18, Dexter #18, BleuPanda #22

Haters: None

Comment(s): Leone's last film was a good one about the struggles of an immigrant. Well shot and well paced, Leone went out like he lived--in style. (whuntva)






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I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of fallin'.
10. (11.) Paris, Texas (1984)



Director: Wim Wenders

Country: West Germany | France | UK

Points: 751,83

Year rank: #2 of 1984

Rank in last round: 4 (Down 6)

Votes: 14

Fans: Michel #2, Midaso #4, notbrianeno #6 ,Petri #8, Greg #10, antonius #22, Gillingham #23, whuntva #24, acr0320 #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): A film where not much "happens", but it sucks you in with atmosphere and a strong lead character. (whuntva)







I mean, what is death?
9. (9.) Dekalog (1989)



Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Country: Poland

Points: 768,90

Year rank: #3 of 1989

Rank in last round: Not in the final. Year rank: Not eligible

Votes: 11

Fans: Michel #1, Midaso #5 , Depeche Mode #5, Dexter #13, acr0320 #13, whuntva #19, antonius #17, BleuPanda #18, Greg #21,

Haters: None

Comment(s): Can be enjoyed either as a fantastic whole miniseries or as ten great standalone films. Kieslowski is all about sequencing and making films greater than the sum of their parts. And what better execution of both the whole and the parts than this miniseries, which plays to his strengths in a unique way. (whuntva)

Weird to rank this as one film, but I will. Problem is that that parts are very differing in quality. First two are good,then the third one(perhaps the most dull comandment) is amazing - I would bet a couple dollars Kubrick has seen it - similarities in mood/cinematography with Eyes Wide Shut are uncanny. Fourth one was a really annoying melodrama for me on the other hand, stories about 'realness' of parents never did anything for me, I suppose I'm lacking empathy in that department. Short film about Love hit me really hard on the other hand, actors were outstanding and the nocturnal, romantic mood was palpable. I found short film about killing a bit dull, but it's good. Oddly enough, seventh part I really enjoyed, situation was complex enough and I wasn't really sure where it was gonna go, I also liked the relaxed pacing. 8-10 I didn't care much for, but at least they were better than the fourth. (Depeche Mode)







I'm here to fight, and you treat me like an imbecile.
8. (8.) Иди и смотри [Come and See] (1985)



Director: Elem Klimov

Country: Soviet Union

Points: 773,61

Year rank: #2 of 1985

Rank in last round: 11 (Up 3)

Votes: 11

Fans: BleuPanda #1 antonius #1, Petri #2, Gillingham #3, Depeche Mode #14 , Midaso #17, Dexter #19, whuntva #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): A strong testament to the sorrow of war. Complete with one of the best endings in any film. (whuntva)






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You can't do this to me. I'm an American.
7. (7.) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)



Director: Steven Spielberg

Country: USA

Points: 774,89

Year rank: #1 of 1981

Rank in last round: 19 (Up 12)

Votes: 17

Fans: andyd1010 #1, Neil #1, Dexter #3, Bruno #3, bootsy #9, acr0320 #9, notbrianeno #10, whuntva #11, Michel #23, antonius #26

Haters: None

Comment(s): Mix-and-match of adventure serial tropes knew it could never be dated if it played things familiar. It still feels like it was made today. (whuntva)







Take your pizza and get the fuck back to Africa.
6. (6.) Do the Right Thing (1989)



Director: Spike Lee

Country: USA

Points: 797,03

Year rank: #1 of 1989

Rank in last round: 14 (Up 8)

Votes: 15

Fans: bootsy #1, Dexter #4 acr0320 #5, BleuPanda #9, Greg #11, Depeche Mode #12, Gillingham #21, Michel #22, Bruno #22, Midaso #24, Petri #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): A unique type of filmmaking style employed to maximum efficacy here. The idea of realism is present here even if the situation may be a bit unrealistic. (whuntva)







If you win, you win. If you lose, you still win.
5. (5.) Raging Bull (1980)



Director: Martin Scorsese

Country: USA

Points: 853,22

Year rank: #1 of 1980

Rank in last round: 13 (Up 8)

Votes: 17

Fans: Dexter #1, Bruno #2, acr0320 #3, Greg #8, notbrianeno #8, BleuPanda #11, antonius #11, bootsy #12, whuntva #13, Michel #21, Gillingham #24, Midaso #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): Compelling character study and Art Imitates Life scenario. Beautiful film. (whuntva)







Heeere's Johnny!
4. (3.) The Shining (1980)



Director: Stanley Kubrick

Country: UK, USA

Points: 857,07

Year rank: #3 of 1980

Rank in last round: 6 (Up 2)

Votes: 17

Fans: acr0320 #1,Depeche Mode #2, notbrianeno #3, Gillingham #4, Bruno #4, Petri #6, BleuPanda #10, Michel #10, bootsy #11, Greg #22

Haters: whuntva #98/100

Comment(s): Perhaps the one film where I most disagree with the consensus. I can see how some may be sucked into its atmosphere or Nicholson's performance, but for me it was lots of filler that wasn't scary. So as a horror film, it failed. (whuntva)

One of the greatest statements against becoming a workaholic. I know, there's a lot more there but that reading struck me as most relevant to my life. Of course, cinematography, editing, score, acting are impeccable, and I'm not the biggest Jack Nicholson fan out there. (Depeche Mode)






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Re: Films of the 1980s: Top 150 movies of 1980s FINAL RESULTS

Postby Petri » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:27 am

Although there were many big changes to results of last round the top 3 movies are the same (but are they in same order?)
#3 has nine fans (out of 12 voters) and one hater.


Why am I me, and why not you?
3. (4.) Der Himmel über Berlin [Wings of Desire] (1987)



Director: Wim Wenders

Country: West Germany | France

Points: 880,78

Year rank: #1 of 1987

Rank in last round: 3 (No change)

Votes: 12

Fans: BleuPanda #2, antonius #2, Michel #4, Petri #4, Greg #5, Gillingham #5, Dexter #7, whuntva #20, acr0320 #23

Haters: Miguel #71/75

Comment(s): A touching, beautiful film. The supernatural being in a physical existence is a great idea for a story, so the irony of the angel's story is in the end the story of the human experience. (whuntva)






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Postby Petri » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:10 pm

Ok here's top 2.


He put his disease in me.
2. (2.) Blue Velvet (1986)



Director: David Lynch

Country: USA

Points: 925,52

Year rank: #1 of 1986

Rank in last round: 2 (No change)

Votes: 17

Fans: notbrianeno #1, Gillingham #2, acr0320 #2, Midaso #3, BleuPanda #3, Neil #5,Dexter #6, Michel #7, Bruno #16, antonius #19, Depeche Mode #21, bonnielaurel #21

Haters: None

Comment(s): I have always admired Lynch more than enjoyed him, and this was no exception. I was just unable to get into this one. (whuntva)







"More human than human" is our motto.
1. (1.) Blade Runner (1982)



Director: Ridley Scott

Country: USA | Hong Kong

Points: 1011,74

Year rank: #1 of 1982

Rank in last round: 1 (No change)

Votes: 18

Fans: Gillingham #1, Greg #1, whuntva #2, notbrianeno #2, Miguel #3, BleuPanda #4, Dexter #5, bootsy #7, Bruno #9, Petri #10, antonius #12, Depeche Mode #13, Michel #14, Midaso #21, acr0320 #26

Haters: andyd1010 #32/32

Comment(s): The film that almost singlehandedly kickstarted the cyberpunk genre in film. Its psychological aspects and attention to detail with worldbuilding succeed where so many other adaptations of Dick's work fail. It makes you feel like you are there in the environment with Deckard himself. (whuntva)








Blade Runner kept its #1 position (like Mulholland Dr. and Pulp Ficiton). Actually Blade Runner took early lead and never looked back (Blue Velvet was in some point lower instead).
Thank you for all who paricipated. Special thanks to all who commented (and especially for whunva who commented all 100 movies he had seen) and very special thanks for bonnielaurel for the quotes.

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Re: Films of the 1980s: Top 150 movies of 1980s FINAL RESULTS

Postby andyd1010 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:43 pm

Nice job Petri! Sorry to everyone for being pretty clueless about movies. I voted for the fewest films, I was by far the biggest fan of the film that finished last, and by far the biggest hater of the film that finished first, so clearly I'm not a film connoisseur haha. But I still enjoyed the poll, and I would like to check out more of these.

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Postby bonnielaurel » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:25 pm

Thanks for the presentation, Petri. I would have preferred a different number one, but the people have spoken. The list in general is a good overview of many highlights of the 1980s.
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Postby bootsy » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:34 am

Thanks Petri, great job.

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Postby Dexter » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:40 am

Excellent job, as always, Petri. The Top 10 is almost perfect; I'm with whuntva on 'The Shining' but maybe it will grow on me after repeat viewing, I don't know.

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Re: Films of the 1980s: Top 150 movies of 1980s FINAL RESULTS

Postby Petri » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:56 pm

andyd1010 wrote:Nice job Petri! Sorry to everyone for being pretty clueless about movies. I voted for the fewest films, I was by far the biggest fan of the film that finished last, and by far the biggest hater of the film that finished first, so clearly I'm not a film connoisseur haha. But I still enjoyed the poll, and I would like to check out more of these.


Thanks and no need to apologize. Glad you participated. On the last round, Blade Runner got also one last spot vote (it was Henrik’s least favorite movie). When I saw Blade Runner first time it did not hit me hard (I was 13 or something like that).
During the years I have watched it three time (I wanted to watch it again though, usually I watch movies only ones). Every time I’ve liked it more and at third time it really blew my mind.

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Re: Films of the 1980s: Top 150 movies of 1980s FINAL RESULTS

Postby Petri » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:00 pm

Directors with most points
1. Woody Allen 3274,35 points, 6 movies
2. Steven Spielberg 3049,41 points, 6 movies
3. Martin Scorsese 1893,99 points, 3 movies
4. Hayao Miyazaki 1765,13 points, 3 movies
5. Brian De Palma 1693,16 points, 3 movies
6. Wim Wenders 1632,62 points, 2 movies
7. Jim Jarmusch 1628,89 points, 3 movies
8. David Lynch 1617,37 points, 2 movies
9. Louis Malle 1425,54 points, 3 movies
10. Krzysztof Kieslowski 1363,99 points, 2 movies
11. Peter Weir 1342,53 points, 3 movies
12. Stanley Kubrick 1340,43 points, 2 movies
13. Akira Kurosawa 1171,94 points, 2 movies
14. James Cameron 1161,36 points, 2 movies
15. Joel & Ethan Coen 1123,04 points, 2 movies


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