Poll

What are your top five?

Full Metal Jacket
4 (6.2%)
The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
1 (1.5%)
The Princess Bride
6 (9.2%)
Wings of Desire
6 (9.2%)
Au Revoir Les Enfants
2 (3.1%)
Hachi-ko
0 (0%)
Where is the Friend's Home?
1 (1.5%)
Sign 'o' the Times
0 (0%)
Blind Chance
1 (1.5%)
The Untouchables
3 (4.6%)
Pelle the Conqueror
1 (1.5%)
Matewan
0 (0%)
Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle
1 (1.5%)
Predator
1 (1.5%)
Empire of the Sun
0 (0%)
Evil Dead II
4 (6.2%)
The Last Emperor
1 (1.5%)
Withnail & I
1 (1.5%)
Babette's Feast
0 (0%)
Swimming to Cambodia
1 (1.5%)
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll
0 (0%)
An Autumn's Tale
0 (0%)
Something Has Happened
0 (0%)
Maurice
0 (0%)
Boyfriends and Girlfriends
1 (1.5%)
Lethal Weapon
3 (4.6%)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
0 (0%)
Radio Days
0 (0%)
Eddie Murphy: Raw
0 (0%)
The Whales of August
0 (0%)
Dark Eyes
0 (0%)
A Chinese Ghost Story
0 (0%)
Landscape Suicide
0 (0%)
RoboCop
5 (7.7%)
Bagdad Cafe
0 (0%)
Cry Freedom
1 (1.5%)
84 Charing Cross Road
0 (0%)
Alice
0 (0%)
The Year My Voice Broke
0 (0%)
Red Sorghum
0 (0%)
Little Dorrit
0 (0%)
Rouge
0 (0%)
Wall Street
1 (1.5%)
Raising Arizona
3 (4.6%)
Hope and Glory
0 (0%)
Prick Up Your Ears
0 (0%)
The Dead
2 (3.1%)
Pathfinder
1 (1.5%)
A Better Tomorrow II
0 (0%)
A Taxing Woman
0 (0%)
The Cyclist
0 (0%)
The Lost Boys
0 (0%)
Good Morning, Vietnam
3 (4.6%)
House of Games
1 (1.5%)
Housekeeping
0 (0%)
Broadcast News
1 (1.5%)
Law of Desire
0 (0%)
Un zoo la nuit
0 (0%)
The Lonely Voice of Man
0 (0%)
Spaceballs
0 (0%)
Moonstruck
0 (0%)
City on Fire
0 (0%)
Cobra Verde
1 (1.5%)
Hellraiser
0 (0%)
Near Dark
0 (0%)
The Belly of an Architect
0 (0%)
Daughter of the Nile
0 (0%)
Dirty Dancing
1 (1.5%)
Fatal Attraction
1 (1.5%)
Under the Sun of Satan
1 (1.5%)
Roxanne
0 (0%)
Walker
0 (0%)
The Witches of Eastwick
1 (1.5%)
King Lear
1 (1.5%)
Ishtar
1 (1.5%)
Border Radio
1 (1.5%)
The Man Who Planted Trees [short]
0 (0%)
The Dante Quartet [short]
1 (1.5%)

Total Members Voted: 13

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Re: Best Film of 1987
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2008, 01:55:16 PM »
Do they smoke dollar bills in that one too? I've only seen the first one.

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Re: Best Film of 1987
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2008, 02:08:58 PM »
House of Games narrowly defeats Full Metal Jacket.

I have it just the opposite... it's close though.

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Re: Best Film of 1987
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2008, 02:49:30 PM »
Sorry Bernardo & Stanley but I went with Raising Arizona
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Re: Best Film of 1987
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2008, 03:17:23 PM »
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Re: Best Film of 1987
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2008, 03:30:52 PM »
Moonstruck for sure!
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Re: Best Film of 1987
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2008, 03:33:48 PM »
I haven't seen most of these. Not even Predator. Or Full Metal Jacket.

Yeah.

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Re: Best Film of 1987
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2008, 04:19:52 PM »
Wings of Desire.  It opened my eyes to the power of a good art film and contains one of the greatest shots I've ever seen. 
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Re: Best Film of 1987
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2008, 05:07:18 PM »
Do they smoke dollar bills in that one too? I've only seen the first one.
Can't remember, but they have the audacity of bringing Chow back as the twin brother of the guy who died in the first movie. That alone is worth it. Also, the final shootout is one of the most badass action scenes in Woo's catalogue.
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Re: Best Film of 1987
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2008, 05:07:54 PM »
Do they smoke dollar bills in that one too? I've only seen the first one.
Can't remember, but they have the audacity of bringing Chow back as the twin brother of the guy who died in the first movie.

Awesome.

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Re: Best Film of 1987
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2008, 05:16:12 PM »
Bring on the 80s Far East Bracket!

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