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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - Nominations Thread: 1980s

    And here we go!

    This is the nominations thread for the third portion of The Great Movie Tournament (third of ten) where we'll nominate and second our favorite movies for the decade of the 1980s (from 1980 to 1989). For our purposes, an eligible film must be a feature narrative film (no short films or documentaries) and its first release date must be between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989 according to IMDb (sometimes films will premiere at festivals one year but have a wide release the following year; we'll use the IMDb and Wikipedia convention of the year of initial exhibition).

    Participation is very much encouraged and extremely welcomed, but please do follow these guidelines for this nomination process (subject to adjustment):
    • You can nominate one film per post, and you can nominate another film after five other members have made their nominations.
    • You can second one film per post, and you can second another film after two other members have made their seconds.
    • If possible, please include a trailer and/or a scene from the film using Spoiler tags (this version and delete the s in https for YouTube links when embedding a video, making sure to use the full URL from the address bar, not the sharing link).
    • Nominations can also be optionally accompanied by year of release and director.

    Once 256 nominated films have been seconded, the tournament will begin, following the structure shown below (an overall event overview thread is posted with links to all the polls so members can easily navigate during the tournament). Each poll will be open for 7 days and any tiebreaker polls will be open for 4 days.
    • Round 1: 32 groups of 8 titles - top 6 move on
    • Round 2: 32 groups of 6 titles - top 4 move on
    • Round 3: 32 groups of 4 titles - top 2 move on
    • Round 4: 16 groups of 4 titles - top 2 move on
    • Round 5: 16 groups of 2 titles - top 1 moves on
    • Octofinals: 8 groups of 2 titles - top 1 moves on
    • Quarterfinals: 4 groups of 2 titles - top 1 moves on
    • Semifinals: 2 groups of 2 titles - top 1 moves on
    • Final: 1 group of 2 titles - top 1 is the winner

    This post will be updated with the list of nominated and seconded titles as they come in. You can also keep up to date with this handy Google Sheet.

    Enjoy and have fun!

    List of seconded films:
    1. Grave of the Fireflies (1988), dir. Isao Takahata
    2. The Terminator (1984), dir. James Cameron
    3. Do the Right Thing (1989), dir. Spike Lee
    4. Spaceballs (1987), dir. Mel Brooks
    5. Blade Runner (1982), dir. Ridley Scott
    6. Amadeus (1984), dir. Miloš Forman
    7. Heathers (1988), dir. Michael Lehmann
    8. The Shining (1980), dir. Stanley Kubrick
    9. Ran (1985), dir. Akira Kurosawa
    10. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), dir. Steven Spielberg
    11. The Killer (1989), dir. John Woo
    12. Wings of Desire (1987), dir. Wim Wenders
    13. The Thing (1982), dir. John Carpenter
    14. Aliens (1986), dir. James Cameron
    15. Die Hard (1988), dir. John McTiernan
    16. Full Metal Jacket (1987), dir. Stanley Kubrick
    17. The Empire Strikes Back (1980), dir. Irvin Kershner
    18. Beetlejuice (1988), dir. Tim Burton
    19. Ordinary People (1980), dir. Robert Redford
    20. Ghostbusters (1984), dir. Ivan Reitman
    21. Back to the Future (1985), dir. Robert Zemeckis
    22. Stand by Me (1986), dir. Rob Reiner
    23. The Untouchables (1987), dir. Brian De Palma
    24. Vagabond (1985), dir. Agnès Varda
    25. The Breakfast Club (1985), dir. John Hughes
    26. Raging Bull (1980), dir. Martin Scorsese
    27. Das Boot (1981), dir. Wolfgang Petersen
    28. After Hours (1985), dir. Martin Scorsese
    29. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). dir. Amy Heckerling
    30. The Princess Bride (1987), dir. Rob Reiner
    31. The Fly (1986), dir. David Cronenberg
    32. Labyrinth (1986), dir. Jim Henson
    33. Dead Poets Society (1989), dir. Peter Weir
    34. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), dir. Steven Spielberg
    35. A Christmas Story (1983), dir. Bob Clark
    36. Blue Velvet (1986), dir. David Lynch
    37. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), dir. Hayao Miyazaki
    38. Lethal Weapon (1987), dir. Richard Donner
    39. Santa Sangre (1989), dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky
    40. Scarface (1983), dir. Brian De Palma
    41. The Abyss (1989), dir. James Cameron
    42. Wall Street (1987), dir. Oliver Stone
    43. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), dir. Steven Spielberg
    44. An American Werewolf in London (1981), dir. John Landis
    45. Beverly Hills Cop (1984), dir. Martin Brest
    46. The Goonies (1985), dir. Richard Donner
    47. Superman II (1980), dir. Richard Lester
    48. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987), dir. Louis Malle
    49. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), dir. Wes Craven
    50. Return of the Jedi (1983), dir. Richard Marquand
    51. Raising Arizona (1987), dir. Joel Coen
    52. Robocop (1987), dir. Paul Verhoeven
    53. Top Gun (1986), dir. Tony Scott
    54. Field of Dreams (1989), dir. Phil Alden Robinson
    55. Airplane! (1980), dir. David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams
    56. Koyaanisqatsi (1982), dir. Godfrey Reggio
    57. Dirty Dancing (1987), dir. Emile Ardolino
    58. The Elephant Man (1980), dir. David Lynch
    59. Mad Max 2 (1981), dir. George Miller
    60. Evil Dead II (1987), dir. Sam Raimi
    61. The Lost Boys (1987), dir. Joel Schumacher
    62. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), dir. Steven Spielberg
    63. This is Spinal Tap (1984), dir. Rob Reiner
    64. Platoon (1986), dir. Oliver Stone
    65. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), dir. Woody Allen
    66. Batman (1989), dir. Tim Burton
    67. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), dir. Harold Ramis
    68. Come and See (1985), dir. Elem Klimov
    69. Gremlins (1984), dir. Joe Dante
    70. Rain Man (1988), dir. Barry Levinson
    71. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), dir. Jeremiah S. Chechik
    72. The Wall (1982), dir. Alan Parker
    73. Predator (1987), dir. John McTiernan
    74. Opera (1987), dir. Dario Argento
    75. Cinema Paradiso (1988), dir. Giuseppe Tornatore
    76. Child's Play (1988), dir. Tom Holland
    77. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), dir. Robert Zemeckis
    78. Commando (1985), dir. Mark L. Lester
    79. The Evil Dead (1981), dir. Sam Raimi
    80. Brazil (1985), dir. Terry Gilliam
    81. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), dir. John Hughes
    82. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), dir. John Hughes
    83. The Karate Kid (1984), dir. John G. Avildsen
    84. The Color Purple (1982), dir. Steven Spielberg
    85. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), dir. Stephen Herek
    86. Tootsie (1982), dir. Sydney Pollack
    87. Ms .45 (1981), dir. Abel Ferrara
    88. Big (1988), dir. Penny Marshall
    89. The Vanishing (1988), dir. George Sluizer
    90. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), dir. Hayao Miyazaki
    91. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), dir. Howard Deutch
    92. Wargames (1983), dir. John Badham
    93. Legend (1985), dir. Ridley Scott
    94. The Seventh Continent (1989), dir. Michael Haneke
    95. Caddyshack (1980), dir. Harold Ramis
    96. Pale Rider (1985), dir. Clint Eastwood
    97. Coming to America (1988), dir. John Landis
    98. Poltergeist (1982), dir. Tobe Hooper
    99. The Neverending Story (1984), dir. Wolfgang Peterson
    100. Glory (1989), dir. Edward Zwick
    101. The Blues Brothers (1980), dir. John Landis
    102. Teen Wolf (1985), dir. Rod Daniel
    103. Rocky IV (1985), dir. Sylvester Stallone
    104. Clue (1985), dir. Jonathan Lynn
    105. The King of Comedy (1982), dir. Martin Scorsese
    106. Big Trouble in Little China (1986), dir. John Carpenter
    107. Escape from New York (1981), dir. John Carpenter
    108. Once Upon a Time in America (1984), dir. Sergio Leone
    109. My Neighbor Totoro (1988), dir. Hayao Miyazaki
    110. When Harry Met Sally (1989), dir. Rob Reiner
    111. Funny Farm (1988), dir. George Roy Hill
    112. Weird Science (1985), dir. John Hughes
    113. Back to the Future Part II (1989), dir. Robert Zemeckis
    114. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), dir. Susan Seidelman
    115. They Live (1988), dir. John Carpenter
    116. The Naked Gun (1988), dir. David Zucker
    117. Angel Heart (1987), dir. Alan Parker
    118. Trading Places (1983), dir. John Landis
    119. The 'Burbs (1989), dir. Joe Dante
    120. Pretty in Pink (1986), dir. Howard Deutch
    121. Short Circuit (1986), dir. John Badham
    122. A Fish Called Wanda (1988), dir. Charles Crichton
    123. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), dir. Arthur Hiller
    124. The Running Man (1987), dir. Paul Michael Glaser
    125. The Dead Zone (1983), dir. David Cronenberg
    126. Porky's (1981), dir. Bob Clark
    127. Videodrome (1983), dir. David Cronenberg
    128. Three Amigos (1986), dir. John Landis
    129. Red Dawn (1984), dir. John Milius
    130. Steel Magnolias (1989), dir. Herbert Ross
    131. Creepshow (1982), dir. George A. Romero
    132. Tenebre (1982), dir. Dario Argento
    133. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982), dir. Robert Altman
    134. Fanny and Alexander (1982), dir. Ingmar Bergman
    135. The Little Mermaid (1989), dir. Ron Clements and John Musker
    136. Lucas (1986), dir. David Seltzer
    137. To Live and Die in LA (1985), dir. William Friedkin
    138. Uncle Buck (1989), dir. John Hughes
    139. Willow (1988), dir. Ron Howard
    140. Akira (1988). dir. Katsuhiro Otomo
    141. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), dir. George P. Cosmatos
    142. Possession (1981), dir. Andrzej Żuławski
    143. Risky Business (1983), dir. Paul Brickman
    144. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), dir. Chuck Russell
    145. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), dir. Woody Allen
    146. Summer School (1987), dir. Carl Reiner
    147. First Blood (1982), dir. Ted Kotcheff
    148. The Last Starfighter (1984), dir. Nick Castle
    149. Midnight Run (1988), dir. Martin Brest
    150. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), dir. Barry Levinson
    151. Just One of the Guys (1985), dir. Lisa Gottlieb
    152. Conan the Barbarian (1982), dir. John Milius
    153. Terms of Endearment (1986), dir. James L. Brooks
    154. Flashdance (1983), dir. Adrian Lyne
    155. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), dir. Peter Greenaway
    156. The Bear (1988), dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud
    157. Born on the Fourth of July (1989), dir. Oliver Stone
    158. Re-Animator (1985), dir. Stuart Gordon
    159. Broadcast News (1987), dir. James L. Brooks
    160. Clash of the Titans (1981), dir. Desmond Davies
    161. St. Elmo's Fire (1985), dir. Joel Schumacher
    162. Rocky III (1982), dir. Sylvester Stallone
    163. Time Bandits (1981), dir. Terry Gilliam
    164. Scrooged (1988), dir. Richard Donner
    165. The Secret of NIMH (1982), dir. Don Bluth
    166. 9½ Weeks (1986), dir. Adrian Lyne
    167. The Name of the Rose (1986), dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud
    168. Christine (1983), dir. John Carpenter
    169. Scanners (1981), dir. David Cronenberg
    170. Splash (1984), dir. Ron Howard
    171. Overboard (1987), dir. Garry Marshall
    172. Valley Girl (1983), dir. Martha Coolidge
    173. Nostalghia (1983), dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
    174. Twins (1988), dir. Ivan Reitman
    175. Sixteen Candles (1984), dir. John Hughes
    176. Drugstore Cowboy (1989), dir. Gus Van Sant
    177. The Dark Crystal (1982), dir. Jim Henson and Frank Oz
    178. Excalibur (1981), dir. John Boorman
    179. Little Shop of Horrors (1986), dir. Frank Oz
    180. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), dir. Taylor Hackford
    181. Fatal Attraction (1987), dir. Adrian Lyne
    182. The Outsiders (1983), dir. Francis Ford Coppola
    183. The Last Unicorn (1982). dir. Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass
    184. Better Off Dead (1985), dir. Savage Steve Holland
    185. The Big Chill (1983), dir. Lawrence Kasdan
    186. The Verdict (1982), dir. Sidney Lumet
    187. The Blob (1988), dir. Chuck Russell
    188. Bull Durham (1988), dir. Ron Shelton
    189. Sudden Impact (1983), dir. Clint Eastwood
    190. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), dir. Philip Kaufman
    191. The Hunger (1983), dir. Tony Scott
    192. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), dir. Steven Soderbergh
    193. For Your Eyes Only (1981), dir. John Glen
    194. Romancing the Stone (1984), dir. Robert Zemeckis
    195. Body Double (1984), dir. Brian De Palma
    196. Police Academy (1984), dir. Hugh Wilson
    197. Footloose (1984), dir. Herbert Ross
    198. Moonstruck (1987), dir. Norman Jewison
    199. Friday the 13th (1980), dir. Sean S. Cunningham
    200. My Left Foot (1989), dir. Jim Sheridan
    201. The Killing Fields (1984), dir. Roland Joffé
    202. An American Tail (1986), dir. Don Bluth
    203. Bloodsport (1988), dir. Newt Arnold
    204. Fitzcarraldo (1982), dir. Werner Herzog
    205. Innerspace (1987), dir. Joe Dante
    206. Highlander (1986), dir. Russell Mulcahy
    207. Blood Simple (1984), dir. Joel Coen
    208. A Better Tomorrow (1986), dir. John Woo
    209. House of Games (1987), dir. David Mamet
    210. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), dir. Woody Allen
    211. Withnail and I (1987), dir. Bruce Robinson
    212. Paris, Texas (1984), dir. Wim Wenders
    213. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), dir. Martin Scorsese
    214. The Blue Lagoon (1980), dir. Randal Kleiser
    215. Weekend at Bernie's (1989), dir. Ted Kotcheff
    216. Say Anything (1989), dir. Cameron Crowe
    217. Castle in the Sky (1986), dir. Hayao Miyazaki
    218. Pet Sematary (1989), dir. Mary Lambert
    219. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), dir. Richard Donner
    220. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), dir. Tony Scott
    221. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), dir. Joe Johnston
    222. The Hitcher (1986), dir. Robert Harmon
    223. Children of a Lesser God (1986), dir. Randa Haines
    224. Taps (1981), dir. Harold Becker
    225. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983), dir. Terry Jones
    226. The Land Before Time (1988), dir. Don Bluth
    227. Top Secret! (1984), dir. David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams
    228. Gallipoli (1981), dir. Peter Weir
    229. Major League (1989), dir. David S. Ward
    230. The Witches of Eastwick (1987), dir. George Miller
    231. Blow Out (1981), dir. Brian De Palma
    232. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988), dir. James Signorelli
    233. Xanadu (1980), dir. Robert Greenwald
    234. Dead Ringers (1988), dir. David Cronenberg
    235. 9 to 5 (1980), dir. Colin Higgins
    236. Ladyhawke (1985), dir. Richard Donner
    237. 48 Hrs. (1982), dir. Walter Hill
    238. Real Genius (1985), dir. Martha Coolidge
    239. Hairspray (1988), dir. John Waters
    240. Revenge of the Nerds (1984), dir. Jeff Kanew
    241. Police Story (1985); dir. Jackie Chan
    242. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), dir. Frank Oz
    243. Witness (1985), dir. Peter Weir
    244. Driving Miss Daisy (1989), dir. Bruce Beresford
    245. Working Girl (1988), dir. Mike Nichols
    246. Stripes (1981), dir. Ivan Reitman
    247. The Last Emperor (1987), dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
    248. Near Dark (1987), dir. Kathryn Bigelow
    249. Tron (1982), dir. Steven Lisberger
    250. Manhunter (1986), dir. Michael Mann
    251. Night Shift (1982), dir. Ron Howard
    252. Kickboxer (1989), dir. Mark di Salle and David Worth
    253. Cocoon (1985), dir. Ron Howard
    254. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), dir. John McNaughton
    255. The Toxic Avenger (1984), dir. Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman
    256. Turner & Hooch (1989), dir. Roger Spottiswoode

    List of films not seconded:
    1. The Fourth Man (1983), dir. Paul Verhoeven
    2. Local Hero (1983), dir. Bill Forsyth
    3. The Fox and the Hound (1981), dir. Ted Berman, Richard Rich and Art Stevens
    4. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), dir. W. D. Richter
    5. Desert Hearts (1985), dir. Donna Deitch
    6. UHF (1989), dir. Jay Levey
    7. Suburbia (1983), dir. Penelope Spheeris
    8. Something Wild (1986), dir. Jonathan Demme
    9. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), dir. Héctor Babenco
    10. No Holds Barred (1989), dir. Thomas J. Wright
    11. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), dir. Pedro Almodóvar
    12. Atlantic City (1980), dir. Louis Malle
    13. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), dir. Frank Oz
    14. Down by Law (1986), dir. Jim Jarmusch
    15. A Passage to India (1984), dir. David Lean
    16. Yentl (1983), dir. Barbra Streisand
    17. The Secret of My Success (1987), dir. Herbert Ross
    18. Cat People (1982), dir. Paul Schrader
    19. Diner (1982), dir. Barry Levinson
    20. American Gigolo (1980), dir. Paul Schrader
    21. Bad Timing (1980), dir. Nicolas Roeg
    22. Summer Rental (1985), dir. Carl Reiner
    23. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), dir. Tim Burton
    24. Dragonslayer (1981), dir. Matthew Robbins
    25. Quest for Fire (1981), dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud
    26. Threads (1984), dir. Mick Jackson
    27. Victor/Victoria (1982), dir. Blake Edwards
    28. Fame (1980), dir. Alan Parker
    29. The Quiet Earth (1985), dir. Geoff Murphy
    30. Blue Thunder (1983), dir. John Badham
    31. Three Men and a Baby (1987), dir. Leonard Nimoy
    32. Diva (1981), dir. Jean-Jacques Beineix
    33. Moscow on the Hudson (1984), dir. Paul Mazursky
    34. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989), dir. Shinya Tsukamoto
    35. Alien Nation (1988), dir. Graham Baker
    36. Ragtime (1981), dir. Miloš Forman
    37. The Big Blue (1988), dir. Luc Besson
    38. Savage Streets (1984), dir. Danny Steinmann
    39. Mask (1985), dir. Peter Bogdanovich
    40. Monster Squad (1987), dir. Fred Dekker
    41. The Transformers: The Movie (1986), dir. Nelson Shin
    42. Pixote (1980), dir. Héctor Babenco
    43. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), dir. Peter Weir
    44. Purple Rain (1984), dir. Albert Magnoli
    45. Short Circuit 2 (1988), dir. Kenneth Johnson
    46. Mystic Pizza (1988), dir. Donald Petrie
    47. Barefoot Gen (1983), dir. Mori Masaki
    48. A Room with a View (1985), dir. James Ivory
    49. Maximum Overdrive (1986), dir. Stephen King



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    I guess I can kick things off with my personal #1 film of the 1980s:

    Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
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    Spaceballs (1987)
    Mel Brooks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
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    The Lost Boys (1987)
    Joel Schumacher

    "One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    I guess I can kick things off with my personal #1 film of the 1980s:

    Grave of the Fireflies (198
    Isao Takahata

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    The Terminator
    Director: James Cameron
    Year: 1984
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
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    The Terminator
    Director: James Cameron
    Year: 1984
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDuke View Post
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    Seconded!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDuke View Post
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    Spike Lee
    Seconded!
    Love this movie - perfection!
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    Nomination #2

    Wings of Desire
    Director: Wim Wenders
    Year: 1987



    My favorite foreign film of all time. Intensely moving film about an angel that longs to be human. Give it a chance, and you will be rewarded by a wonderful cameo by Peter Falk of all people. Beautiful arthouse masterpiece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZaius View Post
    Nomination #2

    Wings of Desire
    Director: Wim Wenders
    Year: 1987



    My favorite foreign film of all time. Intensely moving film about an angel that longs to be human. Give it a chance, and you will be rewarded by a wonderful cameo by Peter Falk of all people. Beautiful arthouse masterpiece.
    This was going to be my next nomination....SECOND!

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    Nomination #1:

    The Killing Fields
    Director: Roland Joffe
    Year: 1984

    This movie profoundly opened my eyes to the hardships of a world outside of the US. Just brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZaius View Post
    Nomination #1:

    The Killing Fields
    Director: Roland Joffe
    Year: 1984

    This movie profoundly opened my eyes to the hardships of a world outside of the US. Just brilliant.

    I've never heard of this movie. Just read the synopsis on IMDB.

    I'm in.
    I'm responsible for my own happiness? I can't even be responsible for my own breakfast!

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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    I've never heard of this movie. Just read the synopsis on IMDB.

    I'm in.
    That's not a second I take it? You're just going to seek out and watch it? Looks like it's streaming on HBO: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-killing-fields

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    I will second Die Hard, the film that set the new standard by which the every-man hero would be judged moving forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZaius View Post
    I will second Die Hard, the film that set the new standard by which the every-man hero would be judged moving forward.
    I think my seconding of Die Hard was missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZaius View Post
    Nomination #1:

    The Killing Fields
    Director: Roland Joffe
    Year: 1984

    This movie profoundly opened my eyes to the hardships of a world outside of the US. Just brilliant.

    I've never heard of this movie. Just read the synopsis on IMDB.

    I'm in.
    If you enjoy it, please second it. It's a top film for sure.
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    I nominate:

    Heathers
    Release Date: 1988
    Director: Michael Lehmann

    (And I don't know how I missed adding The Terminator to my list when I was scanning the 80s years of movies.)
    "No, my friend, not you. You don’t belong here. Come with me. You belong with the special ones." - Octavio Coleman Esq.

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    Vagabond (1985)
    Agnès Varda

    Watch video (couldn't find a good trailer):

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Vagabond (1985)
    Agnès Varda

    Watch video (couldn't find a good trailer):
    SECOND

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    NOMINATION 1

    "I am your father."

    Film: The Empire Strikes Back
    Director: Irvin Kershner
    Year: 1980


    “Suddenly, like a thing falling upon me from without, came fear.” – H.G. Wells

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