The 50 Best 1980s Releases I’ve Seen (in preferential order)

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    1

  • Wings of Desire

    2

  • Maurice

    3

  • Chariots of Fire

    4

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    5

  • Nostalgia

    6

  • Never Cry Wolf

    7

  • Voyage to Cythera

    8

  • Raging Bull

    9

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    10

  • Matewan

    11

  • Glory

    12

  • The Last Temptation of Christ

    13

  • Stalker

    14

  • High Tide

    15

  • My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

    16

  • Clash of the Titans

    17

  • The Purple Rose of Cairo

    18

  • Dead Poets Society

    19

  • Camille Claudel

    20

  • A World Apart

    21

  • Ghostbusters

    22

  • Children of a Lesser God

    23

  • Young Sherlock Holmes

    24

  • The Elephant Man

    25

  • Mississippi Burning

    26

  • Jean de Florette

    27

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    28

  • Terms of Endearment

    29

  • Sophie's Choice

    30

  • Fanny & Alexander

    31

  • A Room with a View

    32

  • Romancing the Stone

    33

  • The Mission

    34

  • Poltergeist

    35

  • The Killing Fields

    36

  • Pelle the Conqueror

    37

  • Bull Durham

    38

  • Vagabond

    39

  • Beverly Hills Cop

    40

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    41

  • Cry Freedom

    42

  • The Sacrifice

    43

  • Tootsie

    44

  • Clean and Sober

    45

  • The Breakfast Club

    46

  • Agnes of God

    47

  • The Travelling Players

    48

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    49

  • The NeverEnding Story

    50