6/29/08

Lists: Top 100 films of the last 25 years (part 1)


I was online the other day and found this at ew.com. It's their top 100 films of the last 25 years. I'm not entirely sure why they'd do that now... 1983 to 2008 seems like an odd time line. It's almost like they picked an arbitrary number out of a hat. Anyways, I pretty much disagreed with half of it. I don't think the best movies should necessarily be the highest grossing movies. So, I decided to make my own list. Initially it was going to be top 25... but it turned into 100. This is a three part-er, Part 1: 1983-1993. Part 2: 1994- 2007 and Part 3: The Top Ten. The movies will be displayed in year of release (with the exception of the top 10) and the List includes the name of the director(s). Again, here is their top 100, if you want to compare. I give you part 1, 1983 - 1993.


1983
Monty Python's Meaning of Life (Terry Jones)
Scarface (Brian DePalma)

1984
Amadeus (Milos Forman)
Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman)
Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch)

1985
Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
Back To The Future (Robert Zemeckis)


1986
Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen)
Down By Law (Jim Jarmusch)
Aliens (James Cameron)

1987
Robo-Cop (Paul Verhoeven)
Evil Dead 2 (Sam Raimi)
The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner)

1988
The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese)
Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
Another Women (Woody Allen)
Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Philip Kaufman)
The Vanishing (George Sluizer)


1989
Say Anything (Cameron Crowe)
How To Get Ahead in Advertising (Bruce Robinson)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg)

1990
The Godfather Part 3 (Francis Ford Coppola)
Dreams (Akira Kurosawa)
Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton)

1991
Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg)
The Silence of the Lambs (Johnathan Demme)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (James Cameron)
JFK (Oliver Stone)
Barton Fink (Joel and Ethan Cohen)


1992
Malcolm X (Spike Lee)
Chaplin (Richard Attenborough)
Glengarry Glen Ross (David Mamet)
The Player (Robert Altman)
Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)

1993
The Three Colors Trilogy (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick)
Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg)
The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese)


There you have part one of a three parter, "The Best 100 Movies of the last 25 years (as chosen by Shawn Clarke)". If you have any comments, concerns, likes, dislikes, please comment in the comments section below.

2 comments:

Lesley Denford said...

Umm, I don't see The Breakfast Club, or The Goonies, or The Labyrinth on your list anywhere. Were you even paying attention in the 80's? These movies are killer.

Aside from those little oversights, the list is pretty neat. :) I haven't seen most of these movies yet.

Shawn William Clarke said...

ah man I missed Breakfast Club!!! Labyrinth is good, but it's not Dark Crystal good.... But Dark Crystal was released in 1983 so it just misses... actually 82 was a good year, A couple other movies that would have definatly made the list from 82 are Werner Herzog's Fizzacalardo and Bergman's Franny and Alexander.