Best Film of 1989 (ongoing survey)

 
Old 02-14-02, 05:49 PM
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Best Film of 1989 (ongoing survey)

I know we've got polls like this all the time around here, but I figure this one will be a little more comprehensive and perhaps even informative.

This thread will be for your pick for best film released during 1989 (think Oscar considerations for what's eligible). I'm not making it a poll because whether you like it or not, that would influence some people's choice.

Results will be posted in this thread, and all subsequent threads for each year, and they will be ongoing... so you can still vote here even weeks after other year's polls have begun.

Please start your post with your #1 film from 1989 (try to limit it to one - after all, that's the point - two at the most (I'll split the vote)), and yes, discussions are more than welcome!

Current Leader -- Do the Right Thing

All Years:
2000 -- Requiem For a Dream*
1999 -- Fight Club*
1998 -- (currently) Saving Private Ryan
1997 -- (currently) Boogie Nights
1996 -- Fargo*
1995 -- (currently) Braveheart
1994 -- Pulp Fiction*
1993 -- Schindler's List*
1992 -- Unforgiven*
1991 -- Silence of the Lambs*
1990 -- Goodfellas*
1989 -- Do the Right Thing*
1988 -- Die Hard*
1987 -- Full Metal Jacket*
1986 -- (currently) Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1985 -- Back to the Future*
1984 -- (currently) Ghostbusters
1983 -- Return of the Jedi*
1982 -- (currently) Blade Runner
1981 -- Raiders of the Lost Ark*
1980 -- (currently) The Empire Strikes Back
1979 -- Apocalypse Now*
1978 -- (currently) The Deer Hunter
1977 -- Star Wars*
1976

If you haven't voted on the previous years, feel free to go back and do so.

*Poll closed, winner declared.

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Old 02-14-02, 05:57 PM
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My short list:

1) Field of Dreams
2) Born on the Fourth of July
3) Do the Right Thing

I've only seen 17 from '89 though.

Just FYI, and to help you remember some other possibilities (I'm sure Sunday Morning will provide us with many more), here are Siskel & Ebert's choices:

Ebert:
1) Do the Right Thing
2) Drugstore Cowboy
3) My Left Foot
4) Born on the Fourth of Fuly
5) Roger & Me
6) The Mighty Quinn
7) Field of Dreams
8) Crimes and Misdemeanors
9) Driving Miss Daisy
10) Say Anything

Siskel:
1) Do the Right Thing
2) Roger & Me
3) Drugstore Cowboy
4) Enemies: A Love Story
5) Born on the Fourth of July
6) The Little Mermaid
7) Crimes and Misdemeanors
8) The Fabulous Baker Boys
9) Say Anything
10) The War of the Roses

...but please don't turn this into a discussion/criticism of their lists
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My pick: Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade
Other favorites:
Field of Dreams
Dead Poets Society
Glory
Batman(the only good Batman movie)
Say Anything
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Do the Right Thing is the best . . . but Roger & Me is my favorite from that year.
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My sentimental favorite, soon to be on DVD...

Say Anything
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ebert fugged up that year

the mighty quinn?
field of dreams?
driving miss daisy?

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Old 02-14-02, 07:41 PM
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This obviously won't win this, but my vote goes to

GHOSTBUSTERS II

RUNNERS UP:
Little Mermaid, The
Back to the Future Part II
Cheetah
Major League
Uncle Buck
Driving Miss Daisy
Field of Dreams
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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My vote goes to Glory.
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IMO a great year for films

1- Born on the fourth of july

other notables

batman
say anything
do the right thing
Back to the Future Part II
major league
glory
sex, lies and videotape
the adventures of baron munchausen
dead poets society
field of dreams
christmas vacation
indiana jones
crimes and misdemeanors
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"The Killer," with "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" and "Roger & Me" not far behind.
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i'm gonna go with Batman
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Definitely "Glory"
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1. Field of Dreams
2. Drugstore Cowboy
3. Born on the 4th of July
4. Kill Me Again
5. Dead Calm
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Field of dreams
batman
when harry met sally
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Glory a close second.
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Okay, I gotta resurrect this thread from the dead... hopefully we can get some more votes in since this is gonna be a very tight race.
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