I'm making the most definitive list of favorite movies ever.

For every year, I'm listing every movie I've seen and compare them all to each other asking one question; Which movie do I like more. Movies that score in the 80th percentile or higher, advance to the next round: Favorite of the Decade. After each Decade is done, an All Time list will be formed.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Favoritest 50 Movies of the '80's!!!

Completely breaking format, I can't in good conscience put a poster on top of a list where only five non-genre movies even make this list.  Big deal that Empire is my favorite movie of the '80's.  That tells me nothing.  That embodies, nothing.  Recognizing that the '80's was to me, at the time the golden age of sci-fi movies, and one thing educated me, and opened my world to so much more than just watching Entertainment Tonight or waiting to see what would be the 'cool' movie accepted by the masses would be.  Every issue of Starlog was like a Con before I'd ever go to a convention, like a RSS feed before the internet.  Through Starlog, I fell in love with Blade Runner before having ever seen the movie.  To be fair, because of  the below photo in an issue of Starlog, I also fell in love with this series:

  Galactica 1980 !

I looked forward to this series. I couldn't wait to see it. I apparently missed it.  Actually, I had seen an episode, but had no idea that what I saw was Galactic 1980, I still have no idea that invisible Vipers and softball games are Battlestar Galactica! So, seeing this picture and dreaming of the day when I would behold this glorious show!  See, She's in a WHITE Colonial Warrior uniform.  Well, the only time Colonial Vipers were in white uniforms was when they were aboard the ship of lights!  So, naturally, my infantile fanboy self just assumed that the plot would deepen with 1980, that Galactica would become more mystery filled and epic.

So, as for the movies, and the magazine that brought me so much enjoyment related to them;

  1. Empire Strikes Back
  2. Return of the Jedi
  3. Dune
  4. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  5. Akira
  6. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  7. Heavy Metal
  8. The Transformers: The Movie
  9. Project A-ko
  10. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  11. Blade Runner
  12. 2010
  13. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  14. The Dark Crystal
  15. Highlander
  16. Aliens
  17. Superman II
  18. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  19. RoboCop
  20. Tron
  21. Back to the Future
  22. The Final Countdown
  23. Battle Beyond the Stars
  24. Die Hard
  25. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
  26. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  27. Ghostbusters
  28. Gandahar
  29. The NeverEnding Story
  30. Predator
  31. U2: Rattle and Hum
  32. The Princess Bride
  33. The Abyss
  34. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  35. Flash Gordon
  36. G.I. Joe: The Movie
  37. Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  38. No Way Out
  39. Top Gun
  40. The Terminator
  41. Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
  42. Willow
  43. NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind
  44. Labyrinth
  45. Koyaanisqatsi
  46. Henry V
  47. Gremlins
  48. Venus Wars
  49. Spaceballs
  50. The Living Daylights


Jace Pawlak said...

Dude... Gremlins in the high 40s?!?!? Grr!!

Jace Pawlak said...

So seriously, what am I missing about Dune? I saw the over three hour long extended version...still didn't care for it or "get" it.

Cools to see The Dark Crystal on there. ;)

Where's UHF?