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#41 LawrenceA

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:20 PM

TOP TEN FILMS OF 1982

 

1)  The Thing

2)  Blade Runner

3)  Conan the Barbarian

4)  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

5)  E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

6)  Poltergeist

7)  The King of Comedy

8)  Gandhi

9)  The Verdict

10)  Creepshow

 

Runner-Ups:  Tootsie, Fanny & Alexander, Cat People, 48 Hrs and First Blood


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:50 PM

1977

 

  1. Annie Hall
  2. Star Wars
  3. The Ascent
  4. Providence
  5. Killer of Sheep
  6. Hitler:  A film from Germany
  7. A Grin Without a Cat
  8. The Devil, Probably
  9. Ceddo
  10. House

Runner-ups:  Julia, That Obscure Object of Desire

 

1978

 

  1. Days of Heaven
  2. Death on the Nile
  3. The Lord of the Rings
  4. Watership Down
  5. The Tree of Wooden Clogs
  6. The Battle of Chile
  7. Autumn Sonata
  8. The Deer Hunter
  9. The Shout
  10. The Last Waltz

 

Runner ups:  The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Doomed Love, The Scenic Route

 

1979

 

  1. Apocalypse Now
  2. Manhattan
  3. Monty Python’s Life of Brian
  4. Stalker
  5. Quadrophenia
  6. The Muppet Movie
  7. Being There
  8. Norma Rae
  9. Breaking Away
  10. Vengeance is Mine

 

Runner-ups:  The Human Factor, The Black Stallion

 

1980

 

  1. Tess
  2. The Shining
  3. Airplane!
  4. The Empire Strikes Back
  5. Raging Bull
  6. Breaker Morant
  7. Berlin Alexanderplatz
  8. The Elephant Man
  9. Kagemusha
  10. Gloria

Runner-ups: Melvin and Howard, From the Life of the Marionettes, Mon Oncle D'Amerique, Divine Madness, The Age of the Earth

 

1981

 

  1. The Raiders of the Lost Ark
  2. The Great Muppet Caper
  3. Time Bandits
  4. My Dinner with Andre
  5. Reds
  6. Atlantic City
  7. Cutter’s Way
  8. Prince of the City
  9. Possession
  10. Excalibur

Runner-ups: Four Friends, Pixote, The Woman Next Door


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 07:19 PM

Lawrence, I'm fascinated that On Golden Pond was the #2 box office hit of the year. Granted that Fonda and Hepburn were and are popular, but I wouldn't expect it to have made more money than mainstream comedies like 4-6, or Superman or Bond. Also that The Four Seasons made the top ten. Carol Burnett and Alan Alda were certainly popular, but the movie never had the feel of a big hit.

 

I, too, was surprised about The Four Seasons. I was also surprised that Time Bandits made the top ten. I like it, but I don't recall it being a hit. On Golden Pond, on the other hand, I do recall being a big hit, and it played at our local theater for months.



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:51 PM

TOP BOX-OFFICE OF 1981

 

1)  Raiders of the Lost Ark

2)  On Golden Pond

3)  Superman II

4)  Arthur

5)  Stripes

6)  The Cannonball Run

7)  Chariots of Fire

8)  For Your Eyes Only

9)  The Four Seasons

10)  Time Bandits

Lawrence, I'm fascinated that On Golden Pond was the #2 box office hit of the year. Granted that Fonda and Hepburn were and are popular, but I wouldn't expect it to have made more money than mainstream comedies like 4-6, or Superman or Bond. Also that The Four Seasons made the top ten. Carol Burnett and Alan Alda were certainly popular, but the movie never had the feel of a big hit.



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 11:33 AM

I haven't seen half of your list, Bogie!



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 08:17 AM

Top Ten Films of 1981

 

1.  Das Boot

2.  The Road Warrior

3.  Prince of the City

4.  Reds

5.  Coup de Torchon

6.  True Confessions

7.  Modern Romance

8.  Body Heat

9.  Les Plouffe

10.  Circle of Deceit


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:35 PM

TOP BOX-OFFICE OF 1981

 

1)  Raiders of the Lost Ark

2)  On Golden Pond

3)  Superman II

4)  Arthur

5)  Stripes

6)  The Cannonball Run

7)  Chariots of Fire

8)  For Your Eyes Only

9)  The Four Seasons

10)  Time Bandits


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:33 PM

TOP TEN FILMS OF 1981

 

1)  Raiders of the Lost Ark

2)  The Road Warrior

3)  Reds

4)  Escape from New York

5)  An American Werewolf in London

6)  Excalibur

7)  Time Bandits

8)  The Evil Dead

9)  Thief

10)  Scanners

 

Runner-ups:  Das Boot, Body Heat, The Howling, Southern Comfort and Vernon, Florida


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:25 PM

The Best Films of 1981

1. Pixote
2. Modern Romance
3. Blow Out
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
5. My Dinner with Andre
6. Thief
7. Body Heat
8. Prince of the City
9. Coup de Torchon
10. Atlantic City
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:59 PM

The Best Films of 1980

 

1. Raging Bull
2. Gates of Heaven
3. Mon Oncle d’Amerique
4. Best Boy
5. The Color of Pomegranates
6. Ordinary People
7. Kagemusha
8. Melvin and Howard
9. The Big Red One
10. The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:27 PM

Top Ten Films of 1980

 

1.  Raging Bull

2.  The Shining

3.  The Long Good Friday

4.  Breaker Morant

5.  The Empire Strikes Back

6.  Coal Miner's Daughter

7.  Mon Oncle d'Amérique  

8.  The Elephant Man

9.  Tom Horn

10. Urban Cowboy


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:05 PM

TOP BOX-OFFICE OF 1980

 

1)  The Empire Strikes Back

2)  9 to 5

3)  Stir Crazy

4)  Airplane!

5)  Any Which Way You Can

6)  Private Benjamin

7)  Coal Miner's Daughter

8)  Smokey and the Bandit II

9)  The Blue Lagoon

10)  The Blues Brothers



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:03 PM

TOP TEN FILMS OF 1980

 

1)  The Shining

2)  Raging Bull

3)  The Empire Strikes Back

4)  Caddyshack

5)  Airplane!

6)  Ordinary People

7)  The Long Riders

8)  The Stunt Man

9)  The Elephant Man

10)  Flash Gordon

 

Runner-ups:  Kagemusha, The Long Good Friday, The Last Metro, Out of the Blue and Atlantic City.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 12:02 PM

TOP BOX-OFFICE OF 1979

 

1)  Kramer vs Kramer

2)  The Amityville Horror

3)  Rocky II

4)  Apocalypse Now

5)  Star Trek: The Motion Picture

6)  Alien

7)  10

8)  The Jerk

9)  Moonraker

10)  The Muppet Movie


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 12:00 PM

TOP TEN FILMS OF 1979

 

1)  Apocalypse Now

2)  Alien

3)  Being There

4)  The Jerk

5)  All That Jazz

6)  Monty Python's Life of Brian

7)  Manhattan

8)  Kramer vs Kramer

9)  Wise Blood

10)  Time After Time

 

Runner-ups:  Phantasm, The Onion Field, The Brood, The China Syndrome, and The Warriors.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 11:53 AM

Top Ten Films of 1979

 

1.  Apocalypse Now

2.  Manhattan

3.  Alien

4.  Bye Bye Brazil

5.  All That Jazz

6.  Tess

7.  Breaking Away

8.  The Onion Field

9.  The Tin Drum

10.  10


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 11:28 AM

The Best Films of 1979

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Manhattan
3. Bush Mama
4. Stalker
5. Being There
6. The Muppet Movie
7. Alien
8. Vengeance is Mine
9. The Onion Field
10. Real Life
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:13 PM

Top Ten Films of 1978

 

1.  The Last Waltz

2.  Coming Home

3.  La Cage Aux Folles

4.  Blue Collar

5.  An Unmarried Woman

6.  The Deer Hunter

7.  Midnight Express

8.  Interiors

9.  Days of Heaven

10. Invasion of the Body Snatchers


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:08 PM

TOP TEN BOX-OFFICE OF 1978

 

1)  Grease

2)  Superman

3)  National Lampoon's Animal House

4)  Every Which Way but Loose

5)  Heaven Can Wait

6)  Hooper

7)  Jaws 2

8)  Revenge of the Pink Panther

9)  The Deer Hunter

10)  Halloween


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:06 PM

TOP TEN FILMS OF 1978

 

1)  Halloween

2)  Dawn of the Dead

3)  The Deer Hunter

4)  Straight Time

5)  The Last Waltz

6)  Days of Heaven

7)  Midnight Express

8)  Invasion of the Body Snatchers

9)  Superman

10)  Coming Home

 

 

Runner-ups:  Goin' South, Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, La Cage Aux Folles, Interiors, and King of the Gypsies


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