Best of the Decade: 1980-1989

BEST FILM OF THE DECADE
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
DIE HARD (1988)
E.T. - THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982)
GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
RAGING BULL (1980)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
RAIN MAN (1988)
THE SHINING (1980)
STAND BY ME (1986)
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)
 
Back To The Future (1985)
Back To The Future (1985)
BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE OF THE DECADE
ALIENS (1986)
BATMAN (1989)
DIE HARD (1988)
EXCALIBUR (1981)
LETHAL WEAPON (1987)
PREDATOR (1987)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
ROMANCING THE STONE (1984)
THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)
WAR GAMES (1983)

Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
BEST BIOPIC/HISTORICAL FILM OF THE DECADE
AMADEUS (1984)
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989)
THE ELEPHANT MAN (1980)
GANDHI (1982)
THE KILLING FIELDS (1984)
MASK (1985)
MISSISSIPPI BURNING (1988)
MY LEFT FOOT (1989)
RAGING BULL (1980)
THE RIGHT STUFF (1983)

Raging Bull (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
BEST COMEDY OF THE DECADE
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
BEVERLY HILLS COP (1984)
BIG (1988)
THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980)
GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
THIS IS SPINAL TAP! (1984)
TOOTSIE (1982)
TRADING PLACES (1983)
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989)
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)

Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
BEST CRIME FILM OF THE DECADE
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (1988)
A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)
LETHAL WEAPON (1987)
MIDNIGHT RUN (1988)
MISSISSIPPI BURNING (1988)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (1984)
RAISING ARIZONA (1987)
THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)
THE VERDICT (1982)
WITNESS (1985)

The Untouchables (1987)
The Untouchables (1987)
BEST DRAMA OF THE DECADE
AMADEUS (1984)
THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)
THE ELEPHANT MAN (1980)
MISSISSIPPI BURNING (1988)
PLATOON (1985)
RAGING BULL (1980)
THE RIGHT STUFF (1983)
RAIN MAN (1988)
STAND BY ME (1986)
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)

Rain Man (1988)
Rain Man (1988)
BEST FANTASY FILM OF THE DECADE
BEETLEJUICE (1988)
BRAZIL (1985)
EXCALIBUR (1981)
FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)
LABYRINTH (1986)
LEGEND (1985)
MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (1988)
THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984)
THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)
SPLASH! (1984)

Beetlejuice (1988)
Beetlejuice (1988)
BEST HORROR FILM OF THE DECADE
ALIENS (1986)
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
DEAD RINGERS (1988)
THE EVIL DEAD (1983)
THE FLY (1986)
GREMLINS (1984)
THE LOST BOYS (1987)
THE SHINING (1980)
THE THING (1982)
VIDEODROME (1983)

The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980)
BEST MUSICAL FILM OF THE DECADE
THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980)
FAME (1980)
THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER (1981)
LA BAMBA (1987)
LABYRINTH (1986)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)
THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (1984)
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (1981)
THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984)
¡THREE AMIGOS! (1986)

The Blues Brothers (1980)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
BEST ROMANCE FILM OF THE DECADE
BEACHES (1988)
BLIND DATE (1987)
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (1986)
DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988)
AN OFFICER & A GENTLEMAN (1982)
ROMANCING THE STONE (1984)
SOPHIE’S CHOICE (1982)
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1984)
TOOTSIE (1982)
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989)

When Harry Met Sally (1989)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM OF THE DECADE
ALIENS (1986)
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
BLADE RUNNER (1982)
E.T. - THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982)
PREDATOR (1987)
ROBOCOP (1987)
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)
THE TERMINATOR (1984)
THE THING (1982)

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
BEST THRILLER / MYSTERY FILM OF THE DECADE
BLOOD SIMPLE (1985)
DIE HARD (1988)
FATAL ATTRACTION (1987)
LETHAL WEAPON (1987)
MIDNIGHT RUN (1988)
MISSING (1982)
MISSISSIPPI BURNING (1988)
THE TERMINATOR (1984)
THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)
WITNESS (1985)

Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
BEST WAR / WESTERN FILM OF THE DECADE
ALIENS (1986)
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989)
DAS BOOT (1982)
FULL METAL JACKET (1987)
GLORY (1989)
THE KILLING FIELDS (1984)
AN OFFICER & A GENTLEMAN (1982)
PLATOON (1986)
A SOLDIER’S STORY (1984)
SOUTHERN COMFORT (1981)

Platoon (1986)
Platoon (1986)
BEST LEAD ACTING PERFORMANCE OF THE DECADE (MALE - DRAMA)
Tom Cruise - BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989)
Daniel Day-Lewis - MY LEFT FOOT (1989)
Robert DeNiro - RAGING BULL (1980)
Michael Douglas - WALL STREET (1987)
Henry Fonda - ON GOLDEN POND (1981)
Dustin Hoffman - RAIN MAN (1988)
Bob Hoskins - MONA LISA (1986)
John Hurt - THE ELEPHANT MAN (1980)
Timothy Hutton - ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980)
Ben Kingsley - GANDHI (1982)

Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull (1980)
Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull (1980)
BEST LEAD ACTING PERFORMANCE OF THE DECADE (FEMALE - DRAMA)
Cher - MASK (1985)
Glenn Close - FATAL ATTRACTION (1987)
Jodie Foster - THE ACCUSED (1988)
Jessica Lange - FRANCES (1982)
Shirley MacLaine - TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
Marlee Matlin - CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (1986)
Mary Tyler Moore - ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980)
Meryl Streep - SOPHIE’S CHOICE (1982)
Sigourney Weaver - ALIENS (1986)
Debra Winger - TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)

Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice (1982)
Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice (1982)
BEST LEAD ACTING PERFORMANCE OF THE DECADE (MALE - COMEDY / MUSICAL)
Michael Caine - EDUCATING RITA (1983)
Robert DeNiro - THE KING OF COMEDY (1983)
Tom Hanks - BIG (1988)
Dustin Hoffman - TOOTSIE (1982)
Steve Martin - ALL OF ME (1984)
Dudley Moore - ARTHUR (1981)
Eddie Murphy - BEVERLY HILLS COP (1984)
Bill Murray - GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
Leslie Nielsen - THE NAKED GUN (1988)
Robin Williams - GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM (1987)

Bill Murray in Ghostbusters (1984)
Bill Murray in Ghostbusters (1984)
BEST LEAD ACTING PERFORMANCE OF THE DECADE (FEMALE - MUSICAL / COMEDY)
Cher - MOONSTRUCK (1987)
Daryl Hannah - SPLASH! (1984)
Goldie Hawn - PRIVATE BENJAMIN (1980)
Michelle Pfeiffer - THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS (1989)
Meg Ryan - WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989)
Susan Sarandon - BULL DURHAM (1988)
Sissy Spacek - COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER (1980)
Jessica Tandy - DRIVING MISS DAISY (1989)
Kathleen Turner - ROMANCING THE STONE (1984)
Julie Walters - EDUCATING RITA (1983)

Sissy Spacek in Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
Sissy Spacek in Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
BEST DIRECTION OF THE DECADE
Milos Forman - AMADEUS (1984)
Roland Joffe - THE KILLING FIELDS (1984)
Stanley Kubrick - THE SHINING (1980)
Barry Levinson - RAIN MAN (1988)
Martin Scorsese - RAGING BULL (1980)
Ridley Scott - BLADE RUNNER (1982)
Steven Spielberg - RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
Oliver Stone - PLATOON (1986)
Peter Weir - WITNESS (1985)
Robert Zemeckis - BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)

Platoon (1986)
Platoon (1986)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTING PERFORMANCE OF THE DECADE (MALE - DRAMA)
Adolph Caesar - A SOLDIER'S STORY (1984)
Sean Connery - THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)
R. Lee Ermey - FULL METAL JACKET (1987)
Louis Gossett, Jr. - AN OFFICER & A GENTLEMAN (1982)
Dennis Hopper - BLUE VELVET (1986)
Haing S. Ngor - THE KILLING FIELDS (1984)
Jack Nicholson - TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
Joe Pesci - RAGING BULL (1980)
Arnold Schwarzenegger - THE TERMINATOR (1984)
Denzel Washington - GLORY (1989)
Haing S. Ngor in The Killing Fields (1984)
Haing S. Ngor in The Killing Fields (1984)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTING PERFORMANCE OF THE DECADE (FEMALE - DRAMA)
Margaret Avery - THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)
Jane Fonda - ON GOLDEN POND (1981)
Brenda Fricker - MY LEFT FOOT (1989)
Barbara Hershey - HANNAH & HER SISTERS (1986)
Anjelica Huston - PRIZZI’S HONOR (1985)
Elizabeth McGovern - ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (1984)
Cathy Moriarty - RAGING BULL (1980)
Laura San Giacomo - SEX, LIES & VIDEOTAPE (1989)
Kim Stanley - FRANCES (1982)
Dianne Wiest - HANNAH & HER SISTERS (1986)
Margaret Avery in The Color Purple
Margaret Avery in The Color Purple
BEST SUPPORTING ACTING PERFORMANCE OF THE DECADE (MALE - COMEDY / MUSICAL)
John Gielgud - ARTHUR (1981)
Charles Grodin - MIDNIGHT RUN (1988)
Michael Keaton - BEETLEJUICE (1988)
Kevin Kline - A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)
Christopher Lloyd - BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
Jack Nicholson - BATMAN (1989)
Leslie Nielsen - AIRPLANE! (1980)
Michael Palin - A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)
Sean Penn - FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)
Dean Stockwell - MARRIED TO THE MOB (1988)

Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTING PERFORMANCE OF THE DECADE (FEMALE - COMEDY / MUSICAL)
Sandra Bernhard - THE KING OF COMEDY (1983)
Jamie Lee Curtis - A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)
Joan Cusack - WORKING GIRL (1988)
Olympia Dukakis - MOONSTRUCK (1987)
Teri Garr - TOOTSIE (1982)
Glenne Headly - DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (1988)
Jessica Lange - TOOTSIE (1982)
Anne Ramsey - THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN (1987)
Kathleen Turner - THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS (1983)
Sigourney Weaver - WORKING GIRL (1988)

Jessica Lange in Tootsie (1982)
Jessica Lange in Tootsie (1982)
Terms Of Endearment (1983)
Terms Of Endearment (1983)
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST OF THE DECADE
AMADEUS (1984)
THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)
MISSISSIPPI BURNING (1988)
MOONSTRUCK (1987)
ON GOLDEN POND (1981)
ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980)
RAGING BULL (1980)
REDS (1981)
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
TOOTSIE (1982)
Stand By Me
Stand By Me
BEST SCREENPLAY OF THE DECADE (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
AMADEUS (1984)
BLADE RUNNER (1982)
THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)
DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988)
THE ELEPHANT MAN (1980)
FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)
THE NAKED GUN (1988)
ROXANNE (1987)
STAND BY ME (1986)
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)

Back To The Future (1985)
Back To The Future (1985)
BEST SCREENPLAY OF THE DECADE (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
BIG (1988)
DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989)
GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
THE KING OF COMEDY (1983)
RAIN MAN (1988)
THIS IS SPINAL TAP! (1984)
TOOTSIE (1982)
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989)
WITNESS (1985)

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
BEST ANIMATED FILM OF THE DECADE
AKIRA (1988)
FIST OF THE NORTH STAR (1987)
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1988)
KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989)
THE LAND BEFORE TIME (1988)
THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989)
MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (1988)
NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984)
THE SNOWMAN (1982)
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS (1986)

The Fly (1986)
The Fly (1986)
BEST REMAKE OF THE DECADE
AIRPLANE! (1980)
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (1988)
FATAL ATTRACTION (1987)
THE FLY (1986)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)
THE NAKED GUN (1988)
NO WAY OUT (1987)
SCARFACE (1983)
THE THING (1982)
THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)

Aliens (1986)
Aliens (1986)
BEST SEQUEL OF THE DECADE
ALIENS (1986)
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989)
THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986)
EVIL DEAD II (1987)
MAD MAX II: THE ROAD WARRIOR (1981)
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART III: THE DREAM WARRIORS (1987)
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982)
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)
STAR WARS: THE RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)
SUPERMAN II (1980)

The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY OF THE DECADE
BLADE RUNNER (1982)
DAS BOOT (1982)
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987)
GLORY (1989)
THE KILLING FIELDS (1984)
THE LAST EMPEROR (1987)
OUT OF AFRICA (1985)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
REDS (1981)
THE SHINING (1980)

Amadeus (1984)
Amadeus (1984)
BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF THE DECADE
AMADEUS (1984)
DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988)
EXCALIBUR (1981)
FANNY & ALEXANDER (1982)
LABYRINTH (1986)
THE LAST EMPEROR (1987)
RAN (1985)
A ROOM WITH A VIEW (1986)
TESS (1980)
THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)

Raging Bull
Raging Bull
BEST FILM EDITING OF THE DECADE
DIE HARD (1988)
THE KILLING FIELDS (1984)
PLATOON (1986)
RAGING BULL (1980)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
THE RIGHT STUFF (1983)
ROBOCOP (1987)
THIS IS SPINAL TAP! (1984)
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)
WITNESS (1985)

Cinema Paradiso
Cinema Paradiso
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE DECADE
CINEMA PARADISO (1989)
COME & SEE (1985)
DAS BOOT (1982)
FANNY & ALEXANDER (1982)
FITZCARRALDO (1982)
KAGEMUSHA (THE SHADOW WARRIOR) (1980)  
MY LIFE AS A DOG (1985)
RAN (1985)
A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING (1988)
WINGS OF DESIRE (1987)

An American Werewolf in London
An American Werewolf in London
BEST MAKEUP DESIGN OF THE DECADE
AMADEUS (1984)
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
BEETLEJUICE (1988)
COMING TO AMERICA (1988)
THE ELEPHANT MAN (1980)
THE FLY (1986)
LEGEND (1985)
MASK (1985)
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
SCROOGED (1988)

Chariots Of Fire (1981)
Chariots Of Fire (1981)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE OF THE DECADE - DRAMA
CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981)
THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)
GLORY (1989)
MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE (1983)
THE MISSION (1986)
THE NATURAL (1984)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (1984)
RAIN MAN (1988)
THE RIGHT STUFF (1983)
THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)
E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE OF THE DECADE - FANTASY / HORROR / SCIENCE FICTION
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
BATMAN (1989)
BEETLEJUICE (1988)
E.T. - THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982)
GREMLINS (1984)
POLTERGEIST (1982)
PREDATOR (1987)
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)
THE TERMINATOR (1984)
THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (1987)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
BEST ORIGINAL MUSICAL OR COMEDY SCORE OF THE DECADE
AFTER HOURS (1985)
BEVERLY HILLS COP (1984)
BIG (1988)
CROCODILE DUNDEE (1986)
FAME (1980)
THE GOONIES (1985)
LOCAL HERO (1983)
MIDNIGHT RUN (1988)
PURPLE RAIN (1984)
TOOTSIE (1982)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG OF THE DECADE
“Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” - ARTHUR (1981)
“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” - THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985)
“Eye Of The Tiger” - ROCKY III (1982)
“Fame” - FAME (1980)
“Fight The Power” - DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)
“Flashdance… What A Feeling” - FLASHDANCE (1983)
“Footloose” - FOOTLOOSE (1984)
“Ghostbusters” - GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
“(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” - DIRTY DANCING (1987)
“Take My Breath Away” - TOP GUN (1986)
“Up Where We Belong” - AN OFFICER & A GENTLEMAN (1982)
“Who Wants To Live Forever” - HIGHLANDER (1986)

Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN OF THE DECADE
BATMAN (1989)
BLADE RUNNER (1982)
BRAZIL (1985)
DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988)
INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)
LABYRINTH (1986)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)
THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)

The Right Stuff (1983)
The Right Stuff (1983)
BEST SOUND OF THE DECADE
AMADEUS (1984)
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
DIE HARD (1988)
E.T. - THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982)
GLORY (1989)
PLATOON (1986)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
THE RIGHT STUFF (1983)
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)
TOP GUN (1986)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
BEST SOUND (EFFECTS) EDITING OF THE DECADE
ALIENS (1986)
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
DIE HARD (1988)
E.T. - THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982)
INDIANA JONES & THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)
POLTERGEIST (1982)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
THE RIGHT STUFF (1983)
ROBOCOP (1987)
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)

The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS OF THE DECADE
THE ABYSS (1989)
ALIENS (1986)
DRAGONSLAYER (1981)
E.T. - THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)
STAR WARS: THE RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)
THE THING (1982)
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)


Mac & Me
Mac & Me
WORST FILM OF THE DECADE
BOLERO (1984)
BUTTERFLY (1982)
THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (1987)
ISHTAR (1987)
JAWS: THE REVENGE (1987)
LEONARD PART 6 (1987)
MAC & ME (1988)
MOMMIE DEAREST (1981)
THE PIRATE MOVIE (1982)
SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE (1987)