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Ordinary People
4.55%
Chariots of Fire
0
0%
Gandhi
3.03%
Terms of Endearment
1.52%
Amadeus
34.85%
Out of Africa
0
0%
Platoon
36.36%
The Last Emperor
12.12%
Rain Man
6.06%
Driving Miss Daisy
1.52%
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Best "best" picture winner of the 1980's

Old 09-12-08, 01:58 AM
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Best "best" picture winner of the 1980's

The results thus far as voted by the members:

Best of 2000's: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Worst of 2000's: Crash

Best of 1990's: The Silence of the Lambs
Worst of 1990's: Shakespeare in Love

Now vote for what you consider the best "Best" picture winner of the 1980's.

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What an odd decade of best picture winners, more than the usual amount of tear jerkers/family drama. I suspect Platoon will dominate this decade.
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An underwhelming selection of films. Voted for The Last Emperor.
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Wow really lame list for that decade. I voted Amadeus because you can actually make a case for it being the best movie of 1984, though I prefer Once Upon a Time in America.
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I voted for Amadeus because of the super cool Falco soundtrack.
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Tough to pick... Only one movie in the list that does not deserve Best Picture.
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Amadeus.
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Wow - I've only seen 3 of those films. That doesn't seem right. I've been putting off seeing Platoon forever for some reason, and I'm waiting for the Blu-Ray on Last Emperor.

Out of the three I've seen (Amadeus, Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy), I'll say Amadeus.
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The Last Emperor is clearly the best movie in that list, even though I think another nominated movie, Hope and Glory, should have won Best Picture that year.
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Platoon. My 2nd favorite film about 'Nam, right after Full Metal Jacket.
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The most watchable one (for me) is Rain Man, but I'll admit Platoon is probably the best film.
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Tough choice. Platoon was good but I liked Apocalypse more, so I'll pick Emperor.

OT but what happened to John Lone? He was great and then like dropped off the planet?
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Amadeus. By far.
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So many films I fucking loathe in that list. Ugh. And the ones I like, are barely the best films of their years.

Of the list, I actually think Driving Miss Daisy is the best of the lot, followed closely by Platoon and Amadeus. The rest can all go rot.
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#1 Amadeus
#2 Platoon

Pass on the rest.
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Platoon and then maybe vangelis, the rest, meh.
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Originally Posted by iamiam View Post
OT but what happened to John Lone? He was great and then like dropped off the planet?
Still waiting for this on R1

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I would go with Amadeus. It's top-notch filmmaking and acting, a great story, and I remember watching it as a kid and liking it just as much as when I saw it again as an adult. Plus, it has always had incredible replay value to me. It's just so easy to watch; it has a bit of everything.
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Amadeus. Of all of them that's the only one that ropes me in every time I see any part of it on TV and it's great every time.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Platoon. My 2nd favorite film about 'Nam, right after Full Metal Jacket.
Come on now....

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i give up!

"Platoon"

imo those are some weak best pictures. at least not entertaining to me.

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