Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Great Films: 1984, 1985

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.


1984
1. Amadeus
2. The Killing Fields
3. Once Upon a Time in America
4. Places in the Heart
5. The Terminator
6. Ghostbusters
7. A Soldier’s Story
8. A Passage to India
9. This Is Spinal Tap
10. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
11. Broadway Danny Rose
12. Racing with the Moon
13. Blood Simple
14. Love Streams
15. Starman
16. Romancing the Stone
17. The Cotton Club
18. Beverly Hills Cop
19. Stranger Than Paradise
20. All of Me
21. Sixteen Candles
22. 1984
23. The Bounty
24. The Stone Boy
25. Repo Man

1985
1. Ran
2. Out of Africa
3. The Color Purple
4. Back to the Future
5. Kiss of the Spider Woman
6. Witness
7. The Purple Rose of Cairo
8. The Breakfast Club
9. Brazil
10. Runaway Train
11. Mask
12. Silverado
13. The Journey of Natty Gann
14. The Trip to Bountiful
15. Vagabond
16. My Beautiful Laundrette
17. When Father Was Away on Business
18. Prizzi’s Honor
19. A Nightmare on Elm Street
20. Sweet Dreams
21. Letter to Brezhnev
22. Defence of the Realm
23. After Hours
24. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
25. Cocoon

1 comment:

Waldo Lydecker said...

THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO is one of Woody's best and deserves higher placement. The final scene brings both smiles and tears to every lover of cinema.