Monday, January 10, 2011

The Great Films: 1980, 1981

It's getting to be that time of year again when I begin to compile my list of the 25 best movies of the year. As a prelude I revisit the Top 25 from past years. Click on the titles to learn more about the films.

1980
1. Raging Bull
2. The Empire Strikes Back
3. Lion of the Desert
4. Ordinary People
5. The Elephant Man
6. Kagemusha
7. Atlantic City
8. The Shining
9. The Long Good Friday
10. Mon Oncle D’Amérique
11. The Blues Brothers
12. Coal Miner’s Daughter
13. Airplane!
14. The Ninth Configuration
15. The Stunt Man
16. Superman II
17. Inside Moves
18. Return of the Secaucus 7
19. Caddyshack
20. Resurrection
21. The Long Riders
22. Melvin and Howard
23. The Competition
24. Urban Cowboy
25. Private Benjamin

1981
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Das Boot
3. On Golden Pond
4. Excalibur
5. Chariots of Fire
6. Pixote
7. Mephisto
8. Reds
9. Coup de Torchon
10. Gallipoli
11. Garde a Vue
12. Body Heat
13. The French Lieutenant’s Woman
14. Arthur
15. Whose Life Is It Anyway
16. Gregory’s Girl
17. The Road Warrior
18. The Chosen
19. Prince of the City
20. Ragtime
21. The Woman Next Door
22. The Gods Must Be Crazy
23. Escape From New York
24. Lili Marleen
25. Blow Out

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