Favourite film for each year - Eighties

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What’s your favourite film for each year of the 80s?

1980 -
1981 -
1982 -
1983 -
1984 -
1985 -
1986 -
1987 -
1988 -
1989 -
 
1980 - The Shining
1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 - Grease 2
1983 - National Lampoon’s Vacation
1984 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1985 - National Lampoon’s European Vacation
1986 - Little Shop of Horrors
1987 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3
1988 - Scrooged
1989 - National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
 
Not very sophisticated. But fuck it.

1980 - Airplane!
1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 - Tootsie
1983 - Trading Places
1984 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1985 - Back to the Future
1986 - Little Shop of Horrors
1987 - Dirty Dancing
1988 - Die Hard
1989 - Batman
 
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Maybe forgetting some favourite but...

1980 - The Empire Strikes Back
1981 - Outland
1982 - Tootsie
1983 - Terms of Endearment
1984 - Places in the Heart
1985 - The color purple
1986 - Aliens
1987 - Dirty Dancing (because of the Soundtrack mainly, but yes)
1988 - A Fish Called Wanda
1989 - Steel Magnolias
 
1980 - Stir Crazy
1981 - Cannonball Run
1982 - The Thing
1983 - Trading Places
1984 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1985 - The Breakfast Club
1986 - Aliens
1987 - Secret Of My Success
1988 - Die Hard
1989 - Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
 
Great idea for a thread - 90's next?

Year of release according to IMDB

1980 Airplane!
1981 Blow Out
1982 Blade Runner (runner-up Fitzcarraldo)
1983 Videodrome
1984 The Terminator
1985 The Color Purple
1986 Aliens (runners-up Blue Velvet & Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
1987 Der Himmel über Berlin aka Wings of Desire (runner-up (Terror at the) Opera)
1988 Cinema Paradiso
1989 Heathers
 
1980 Airplane!
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 48hrs
1983 Return of the Jedi
1984 Ghostbusters
1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
1986 Ruthless People
1987 Lethal Weapon
1988 Mississippi Burning
1989 Road House
 
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this was quite fun to do, had to split the ticket on a couple as impossible to pick one

1980 - The Blues Brothers
1981 - Thief
1982 - The Thing
1983 - Videodrome
1984 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
1985 - Ran
1986 - The Fly
1987 - Prince of Darkness / Full Metal Jacket
1988 - My Neighbour Totoro / Akira
1989 - Do the Right Thing
 
this was quite fun to do, had to split the ticket on a couple as impossible to pick one

1980 - The Blues Brothers
1981 - Thief
1982 - The Thing
1983 - Videodrome
1984 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
1985 - Ran
1986 - The Fly
1987 - Prince of Darkness / Full Metal Jacket
1988 - My Neighbour Totoro / Akira
1989 - Do the Right Thing

I need to investigate some of these

Some of the picks were ROUGH to choose from
 
The quality of the year plays a big factor - Raiders Of The Lost Ark is my favourite Indiana Jones movie but it didn't get in my selection but the other two did!
 

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