Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Great Films: 1986, 1987

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.

1986
1. Platoon
2. A Room With a View
3. Hannah and Her Sisters
4. Manon of the Spring
5. Aliens
6. Stand By Me
7. Castle in the Sky
8. Jean de Florette
9. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
10. Children of a Lesser God
11. Mona Lisa
12. Down By Law
13. Summer
14. Blue Velvet
15. The Color of Money
16. Ruthless People
17. The Mission
18. The Assasult
19. Hoosiers
20. Manhunter
21. Crocodile Dundee
22. Salvador
23. A Better Tomorrow
24. River’s Edge
25. Sid and Nancy

1987
1. The Last Emperor
2. The Untouchables
3. Moonstruck
4. Hope and Glory
5. Au Revoir Les Enfants
6. Wings of Desire
7. The Princess Bride
8. Full Metal Jacket
9. Matewan
10. Wall Street
11. Vincent
12. Fatal Attraction
13. Broadcast News
14. Prick Up Your Ears
15. Pelle the Conqueror
16. Empire of the Sun
17. Withnail & I
18. Babette’s Feast
19. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
20. Bagdad Café
21. House of Games
22. The Glass Menagerie
23. Lethal Weapon
24. Red Sorghum
25. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

1 comment:

Charlie Allnut said...

BLUE VELVET deserves higher. It was wicked, wicked, wicked and thoroughly compelling. Dennis Hopper was insanely watchable. But I agree that BROADCAST NEWS shouldn't be higher than an unlucky 13. It was solid, clever entertainment but not the classic some people thought.