Top Ten By Year: 1982 Poll Results


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Previous Top Ten By Year Polls: 1925, 1958, 1978, 1992, 1930

Poll Rule Reminders: Participants could vote for up to 10 films; no more, but certainly less. Order was not required since it had no bearing on the results.)

Note: If you voted for The King of Comedy, Koyaanisqatsi, Le pont du nord, Road Warrior, Pennies from Heaven, The Entity, Stalker, or Das Boot, those votes did not count towards the final tally. To keep consistency with awkward titles that have two years associated with it, I disqualified them here (though they still appear in your individual ballots) because I consider them to be from other years.

I am slowly wading my way through 1982, which is rewarding but also exhausting in how relentlessly downbeat the year is as a whole. Saving the films I’m most excited to see for last is, in hindsight, a terrible plan. I should spread those out, right? Right.

With about 60% of the 1982 watchlist left to go, I decided to enact the (film twitter) famous poll. Seeing everyone’s votes is both an opportunity for me to make any final additions or deletions to my watchlist, and to use the enthusiasm with which people represent their favorites as fuel moving forward.

First off, thank you so much to everyone who voted! 1982 has the late 20th century reputation of 1939, considered this high water mark in cinema (a reputation I’m personally at odds with). Unsurprisingly, the number of participants in this poll far exceeded the others. 210 people voted for 194 different films! The invigorating thing about 1982 is the spectrum found within the individual ballots. More than any other year I’ve done, or may ever do, 1982 exemplifies a precise moment in history where several key genres (mainly sci-fi, fantasy, teen movie, slashers) are operating at peak exposure. And they are surrounded by all manner of other films, most prominently late-career oddities and/or extravagant projects from auteurs. I really thought it would be a much tighter race between E.T, Blade Runner, and The Thing. But The Thing proved to be the film that transcends all taste and preferences.

Taking into account the Internet oversaturation of lists/listicles, I hope it’s clear that this project is anything but tossed off. The Top Ten By Year Project is an effort to reclaim what I love about lists in the first place. Seeing what makes the collective top ten is a lot of fun, but may I direct your attention to the full breakdown of votes and the individual ballots? My hope with these polls is that, in addition to planting seeds of anticipation for the related posts to come (What I’ll Remember About the Films of 1982: A Love Letter, Favorite Shots, and the Top Ten. Poster Highlights for 1982 can be found here), they mainly serve as a resource for anyone looking for new films to watch whether it’s from seeing:

a. what ‘Film Twitter’ collectively loves
b. more importantly, the films towards the bottom of the list, the ones you’ve never heard of that are begging for (re)discovery.
c. the individual ballots from people whose taste and knowledge you value

Surprises? Disappointments? General thoughts? Leave your thoughts on the poll in the comments section! (“oh hey, people voted for Shoot the Moon. What’s that?”)

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POLL RESULTS – Top Ten By Year: 1982

1. The Thing (Carpenter / US) – 138 votes
2. Blade Runner (Scott / US)- 122 votes
3. E.T. The Extra-terrestrial (Spielberg / US) – 88 votes
4. Tootsie 
(Pollack / US) – 65 votes
5. Fanny and Alexander (Bergman / Sweden) – 64 votes
6. Fitzcarraldo (West Germany / Herzog)- 61 votes
7. Poltergeist (Hooper / US) – 56 votes
8. The Verdict (Lumet / US) – 53 votes
9. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Heckerling / US) – 47 votes
10. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Meyer / US) – 39 votes

THE REST:

35 votes:  White Dog
32 votes: Diner 
30 votes: Tenebrae
26 votes: Veronika Voss
24 votes: First Blood, Tron 
23 votes: Victor/Victoria, 48 Hrs., Burden of Dreams, The Dark Crystal
22 votes: Missing 
21 votes: My Favorite Year, The Secret of NIMH
20 votes: Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
18 votes: Querelle, One from the Heart
17 votes: Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, Conan the Barbarian
16 votes: Sophie’s Choice, Gandhi, Creepshow, Pink Floyd: The Wall
15 votes: Rocky III
12 votes: Eating Raoul, Toute une nuit, The Draughtsman’s Contract, Passion
11 votes: Cat People, The Atomic Cafe, Moonlighting
10 votes: Shoot the Moon, The World According to Garp, An Officer and a Gentlemen
9 votes: Frances, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, Night Shift, Le beau mariage, Identification of a Woman, Q: The Winged Serpent, Deathtrap
8 votes: The Last Unicorn, Made in Britain, The Snowman, Liquid Sky
7 votes: Basket Case, Chan is Missing, Une chambre en ville, Annie, Losing Ground
6 votes: Grease 2, Boat People, Night of the Shooting Stars, The State of Things, Smithereens, The Year of Living Dangerously
5 votes: Too Early / Too Late (Trop tôt/Trop tard), Starstruck, On Top of the Whale, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Ashes & Embers, Airplane II: The Sequel, Honkytonk Man, The Plague Dogs, Pieces, Yol
4 votes:  A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, New York Ripper, Class of 1984, Britannia Hospital, Time Masters, L’ange, Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip
3 votesIllusions, Vice Squad, Five Element Ninjas, Personal Best, Legandary Weapons of China, Hammett, Labyrinth of Passion, Slumber Party Massacre, Living Dead Girl
2 votes: The Last American Virgin, Megaforce, Evil Under the Sun, Friday the 13th Part 3, Beastmaster, Zapped, Angel, Ana, A Question of Silence, Time Stands Still, Tex, Human Highway,  Trance (Der Fan), Thunder, Gauche the Cellist, Nomad, The Border, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Porky’s, The Green, Green Grass of Home, Barbarosa, The Return of Martin Guerre, Swamp Thing
1 vote: Madman, Brimstone & Treacle, Death Wish II, Bonjour, Mr. Lewis, La nuit de Varennes, Fall Guy, Firefox, One Man’s War, Carry On Pickpocket, Gold, Silver Death, Bad Blood, The Worthlessm Arcadia of My Youth , The Issa Valley, Humongous, Wend Kuuni, Dimensions of Dialogue, The Man from Snowy River, Macbeth, The Miracle Fighters, Austeria, Ninja in the Dragon’s Den, Tempest, Urgh! A Music War, The Toy, Peel:, An Exercise in Discipline, The Adventures of Monica’s Gang, Il diaglo di Roma (Roman Dialogue), An Egyptian Story, Parsifal, Le Père Noël est une ordure (Santa Claus is a Stinker), 66 Scenes from America, Who Am I This Time?, Unconscious London Strata, The Outsider, Reassemblage, I, the Jury , The Who at Shea Stadium doc, Shift, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Room 666, De beeldenstorm, Visiting Hours, Scénario du film Passion, Jinxed!, P’tang, Yang, Kipperbang, Vincent, Le bête lumineuse, Fighting Back, Five Year Diary / Going Crazy, Amityville II: The Possession, Vernon, Florida, Sorceress, Inchon, Monkey Grip, Block H (Caged Women), Radio Adios, We of the, Never Never, Once There was a Dog, 1900: The Bronx Warriors, Banana Joe, Night Warning, The Simple-Minded Murderer, A Man When he is a Man, En rachâchant, Family Business, Invocation, Interrogation, Making Love, Space Adventure Cobra, The Beehive, The Dreamers (fragments), Visita ou Memórias e Confissões, The Chorus, Silent Rage, Himala, The Grey Fox, Android, The Escape Artist

INDIVIDUAL BALLOTS

@notjustmovies (Jake Cole of Not Just Movies, Movie Mezzanine, Slant, etc.):
1. Blade Runner 2. The Thing 3. Fanny and Alexander 4. Tenebre 5. Scénario du film Passion 6. Fitzcarraldo 7. Passion 8. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains 9. The Wrath of Khan 10. Halloween III

@shinbowi3
Fall Guy, White Dog, Veronika Voss, Querelle, Toute une nuit, The Thing, The King of Comedy (does not count), Cat People, Nomad, Thunder, Boat People

@Dekkoparsnip2
The Thing, Blade Runner, Fabulous Stains, Eating Raoul, Come Back 5/Dime, Fitzcarraldo, Android, Basket Case, Veronika Voss, Koyannisqatsi (does not count)

@discoshark_
Une Chambre en Ville and Fast Times at Ridgemont High

@ackack27
1. ET 2. Fast Times 3. Verdict 4. Poltergeist 5. Dark Crystal

@NileDunn
The Thing, Missing, Blade Runner, King of Comedy (does not count), Fitzcarraldo, Burden of Dreams, Poltergeist, Fanny & Alexander, Gandhi, Verdict

@timothyeraw (Tim Evans of Verite, CineOutsider and Grolsch Film Works):
1. The Thing 2. The King of Comedy (does not count) 3. Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean 4. Das Boot (does not count) 5. A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy 6. Cat People 7. Conan the Barbarian 8. The Border 9. Sophie’s Choice 10. Diner

@katharinekarlin
Diner, Fast Times, Tootsie, Pennies f Heaven (does not count), My Favorite Year, Missing, Fanny & Alexander, Personal Best, Verdict, Year of Living Dangerously

@joshuapascall
BLADE RUNNER, KING OF COMEDY (does not count), MADE IN BRITAIN, TOUTE UNE NUIT, LOSING GROUND, DINER, THE THING, E.T., FITZCARRALDO, ONE FROM THE HEART

@crolinss (Caroline Madden)
The Thing, E.T., Tootsie, An Officer and a Gentleman, Diner, King of Comedy (does not count), Poltergeist, The Secret of Nimh, 48 Hrs., Sophie’s Choice

@CinemaNeophyte
The Last Unicorn, E.T, Tootsie, An Officer and a Gentleman, The Secret of NIMH, Pennies from Heaven (does not count), Poltergeist, Conan the Barbarian, My Favorite Year, Deathtrap

@ryansinghTO
Fanny & Alexander, Victor/Victoria, The Verdict, ET, Tootsie, Blade Runner, Missing, Death Trap, Sophie’s Choice, Fast Times

@melodipopvision
1. Fanny and Alexander 2. Das Boot (does not count) 3. Tootsie 4. An Officer and a Gentleman 5. Victor/Victoria 6. Frances 7. Sophie’s Choice 8. Annie 9. Gandhi 10. Tron

@womensrites
Tenebre, The Thing, Blade Runner, The Living Dead Girl, Halloween III, Cat People, Smithereens, Veronika Voss, Losing Ground, The New York Ripper

@EricNBarroso
Blade Runner, Too Early/Too Late, Le pont du nord (does not count), The Thing, The King of Comedy (does not count), Koyaanisqatsi (does not count)

@HouseofSparrows (David Robson)
Creepshow, The Dreamers (fragments), Identification of a Woman, My Favorite Year, Querelle, The State of Things, Tempest, Tenebre, Urgh! A Music War, White Dog

@Librariandrew
Blade Runner/Come Back to the 5& Dime/The Thing/Fitzcarraldo/Eating Raoul/Le Beau Mariage/Tenebre/Veronika Voss/Starstruck/Moonlighting

@allflicker
Blade Runner, Conan the Barbarian, E.T., Gandhi, Missing, My Favorite Year, Pink Floyd The Wall, The Thing, Tootsie, The Verdict

@FakeRobHunter
Deathtrap, Silent Rage, Mad Max 2 (does not count), Poltergeist, Blade Runner, The Thing, World According to Garp, My Favorite Year, Halloween 3, Tenebre

@DavidBlakslee (David Blakslee of Criterion Reflections, Criterion Cast):
Atomic Cafe, Blade Runner, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, Fanny & Alexander, Fitzcarraldo, Ghandi, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), Pink Floyd: The Wall, Tron and World According to Garp

@cbonamus
Blade Runner, Frances, Labyrinth of Passion, Missing, Poltergeist, Querelle, Sophie’s Choice, Tootsie, Tron, Victor/Victoria

@kipjmooney
ET, Poltergeist, Verdict, Live on the Sunset Strip, Blade Runner, The Thing, Night Shift, My Favorite Year, Creepshow, 48hrs

@carlossojano
TOOTSIE, Sophie’s Choice, E.T. the Extraterrestrial, An Officer and a Gentleman, Gandhi

@seasondays
ET, FANNY & ALEXANDER, FITZCARRALDO, GANDHI, KING OF COMEDY (does not count), PINK FLOYD: THE WALL, ROCKY III, TRON, WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, WRATH OF KHAN

@AwardsConnect
ET, Tootsie, The Thing, Shoot the Moon, Victor/Victoria, Poltergeist, Creepshow, Night Shift, Deathtrap, Last American Virgin

@jslaterwilliams (Josh Slater-Williams, writer for Little White Lies, Vague Visages, etc)
Blade Runner, Cat People, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, The Draughtsman’s Contract, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, One from the Heart, Secret of NIMH, Shoot the Moon, The Thing

@bugrom
Vice Squad, The Last Unicorn, The Verdict, Space Adventure Cobra, Rocky 3, Arcadia of My Youth, Class of 1984
, 48 Hrs, Halloween III, I, The Jury

Eric Backer (Facebook user)
ET
, Blade Runner, Pink Floyd The Wall, Tootsie, The Thing , The King of Comedy (does not count), Missing, The Verdict, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The World According to Garp

Salim Garami (facebook)
Blade Runner, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), The Thing, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Fanny and Alexander, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Fitzcarraldo, Burden of Dreams, Conan the Barbarian, Fast Times at Ridgmont High

@sly_wit
DINER, TOOTSIE, BLADE RUNNER, LE RETOUR DE MARTIN GUERRE, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, FAST TIMES AT R. HIGH, LE PÈRE NOËL EST UNE ORDURE

@theangrymick (Donald G. Carder)
The Atomic Cafe, Barbarosa, The Beehive, The Grey Fox, Night of the Shooting Stars, The Return of Martin Guerre, Shoot the Moon, The Sword and the Sorcerer, White Dog, We of the Never Never

recollective (tumblr user)
E.T., On Golden Pond (does not count), Tootsie

Cinematicgestures (tumblr user)
Pennies From Heaven (does not count); The Verdict; Tootsie; Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), E.T.; The Thing; Tron; The Secret of NIMH; Fast Times at Ridgemont High; Blade Runner

@ReviewofFilm
First Blood, E.T, The King of Comedy (does not count), A Man When he is a Man, The Thing, The Green, Green Grass of Home

@mipolitico
Victor/Victoria, Deathtrap, Tootsie, Evil Under The Sun, Friday the 13th 3

@woahitsjuanito
Querelle, blade runner, the thing, victor/victoria, veronika voss, tenebre, labyrinth of passion, un chambre en ville, tootsie, e.t

@gmanreviews
Rocky III, Poltergeist, ET, Blade Runner, The Thing, The Verdict

@AzucenasGhost
Creepshow, Poltergeist, Pink Floyd – The Wall, The Thing, First Blood, Conan the Barbarian, Rocky III, Blade Runner, Tron, E.T.

@the_high_hat
Fanny and Alexander, The Thing, E.T., Blade Runner, Diner, Poltergeist, Missing, 48 Hours, Conan the Barbarian, Eating Raoul

@tobiasximenez
1) E.T., 2) STALKER (u.s. release) (does not count) 3) BLADE RUNNER, 4)ROAD WARRIOR (does not count) 5)THE THING, 6)BURDEN OF DREAMS, 7)FITZCARRALDO, 8)MISSING
9) WHITE DOG, 10) THE ATOMIC CAFÉ

@Infinitebananas
The Draughtsman’s Contract, Fitzcarraldo, Toute une nuit, La Notte di San Lorenzo (Night of the Shooting Stars), Les Maitres du temps (Time Masters), Plague Dogs, Tenebre, The Thing, Tootsie, White Dog

@generasputin
Blade Runner, Wrath of Khan, The Thing, Secret of NIMH, Rocky 3, Gandhi, Tron, Dark Crystal, King of Comedy (does not count), Plague Dogs

@creepwinks
Poltergeist, E.T., Blade Runner, The Thing, The Secret of NIMH, Tootsie, Ladies and Gentleman, the Fabulous Stains
, Burden of Dreams, Victor/Victoria, White Dog

@lonelycritic
Tootsie, The Thing, The Verdict, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Blade Runner

@_AKA_
48 HRS, THE THING, MY FAVORITE YEAR, NIGHT SHIFT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS

@craigary
Poltergeist; 48 Hours; Tootsie; State of Things; Wrath of Khan; Hammett; Verdict; ET; Fanny & Alexander; Road Warrior (does not count)

@ANTINOMOVIES
Jinxed!, White Dog, Bonjour Mr Lewis, En rachâchant, Querelle, Made in Britain, Visita ou Memorias…, King of Comedy (does not count), Tenebre

@Benladen
Swamp Thing, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Chan is Missing, The Thing, Fitzcarraldo, Tenebre, Poltergeist, Fanny & Alexander

@plsburydoughboy
Swamp Thing, Porky’s, Megaforce, Zapped, The Beastmaster, Q, Amityville 2, Grease 2, Sorceress, Inchon

@Jacobunny
BLADE RUNNER, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, E.T., CONAN THE BARBARIAN, 48 HOURS, VICE SQUAD, THE KING OF COMEDY (does not count), BANANA JOE
, 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS, THE DARK CRYSTAL

@Hoppalicious
The Verdict, 48 Hours, Fitzcarraldo, The Entity (does not count), Das Boot (does not count), Road Warrior (does not count), The Thing, Officer & A Gentleman, Fast Times, Tootsie

@Amoryarty
Blade Runner, The Thing, Boat People, Yol, King of comedy (does not count), The Simple-Minded Murderer, Made in Britain, Himala, Pink Floyd: the Wall

@OhPoorPup
Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), The Draughtsman’s Contract, Liquid Sky, Blade Runner, Beastmaster, Halloween III, Fitzcarraldo

@jmslaymaker
Too Early, Too Late, Passion, Identification of a Woman, Le beau mariage (A Good Marriage), The Thing The King of Comedy (does not count) Querelle, Fanny & Alexander

@roberthamwriter
The Thing, Blade Runner, Tootsie, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), Identification of a Woman, Veronika Voss, The Verdict, My Favorite Year, Diner

@andymannion77
Blade Runner, The Thing, 48 Hrs, The Verdict, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, Draughtsman’s Contract, Angel, Tootsie, Q, Diner

@whatsforlynch
Blade Runner, Tootsie

@McQueenTim
Victor Victoria, Honkytonk Man, Fast Times at Ridgemont, Night of Shooting Stars, Passion, Blade Runner, Green Grass of Home

@armenioja (Joe Armenio)
The King of Comedy (does not count); The Verdict; Family Business (Tom Cohen); The Thing; Une chambre en ville; Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), Too Early, Too Late; The Draughtsman’s Contract; Fitzcarraldo; Veronika Voss

@TTafelski
King of Comedy (does not count), The Thing, Radio Adios, ID of a Woman, Querelle, Der Fan, Block H (Caged Women), One from the Heart, White Dog, Tenebre

@selfstyledsiren (Farran Nehme, the Self-Styled Siren of Film Comment, NY Post, author of Missing Reels):
Fanny & Alexander, Shoot the Moon, Tootsie, Diner, ET, Victor/Victoria, My Favorite Year, Evil Under the Sun, Moonlighting & Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

@paolocase (Paolo Kagaoan)
Frances

@HotDonkeyBear
Basket Case, Blade Runner, Creepshow, The Dark Crystal, Eating Raoul, First Blood, Fitzcarraldo, Poltergeist, Tenebrae, The Thing

@toro913 (Milan Terzic)
blade runner, fanny and alexander, koyaanisqatsi (does not count), fitzcarraldo, missing, moonlighting, thing, e.t. Diner, tootsie

@cakesinthehome
Blade Runner, Eating Raoul, Fanny & Alexander, The New York Ripper, Night Warning, Pieces, Q, Tenebre, The Thing, Veronika Voss

@Andrew_Bemis
E.T., Blade Runner, The Thing, Creepshow, Tootsie, Fanny & Alexander, The Dark Crystal, Fitzcarraldo, Star Trek II, Fast Times

@bwestcineaste (Alex Heeney, writer for Seventh Row)
Gandhi, Missing

@tmibugbee (Teo Bugbee, writer for MTV News)
Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), Burden of Dreams, Fitzcarraldo, One from the Heart, The Atomic Café, Grease 2, Poltergeist, Frances, Querelle, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid

@sarahnwondrland (Aunt!)
my favorite year, ladies and gentlemen, the fabulous stains, fast times at ridgemont high, blade runner, making love, veronika Voss, dark crystal, diner, poltergeist, night shift

@suspirialex (Alex Heller-Nicholas, writer, editor at Senses of Cinema, author of Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study and more)
Tenebre, The Draughtsman’s Contract, The Living Dead Girl, White Dog, Pieces, Querelle, Veronika Voss, Monkey Grip, Identification of a Woman, Le beau mariage, First Blood

@SabinaStent (Sabina Stent, of sabinastent.com, author of The Hollywood Surreal)
Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Tootsie, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, The Snowman, Diner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Dark Crystal, Tenebre, Frances

Markusmaria (WordPress user)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner, Fanny & Alexander, Conan the Barbarian, The Verdict, The Thing, The Last Unicorn, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 48 Hrs., The Secret of NIMH

Theo (WordPress user)
Fanny and Alexander, My Favorite Year, Yol, Diner, Tootsie, Blade Runner, Shoot the Moon, Liquid Sky, Toute Une Nuit, The Night of the Shooting Stars

randomyriad (WordPress user)
Blade Runner, Pennies from Heaven (does not count), The Dark Crystal, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, The Verdict, Hammett, Fanny and Alexander, Fitzcarraldo, Annie

@stevenvenn
The Thing/Blade Runner/Fast Times At Ridgemont High/Fitzcarraldo/Veronica Voss/Secret of Nimh/

Sue Cyr (Mom):
My Favorite Year, The Snowman

@cinementalist (Kyle Stevens, Film professor, editor of New Review of Film and Television Studies)
Victor/Victoria, Querelle, Labryinth of Passion, Deathtrap, King of Comedy (does not count), Sophie’s Choice, Fanny and Alexander, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), Veronika Voss, Tootsie

@ohrachelleigh (Rachel Leigh of ohrachelleigh.com):
Blade Runner, Gandhi, Sophie’s Choice, Fanny and Alexander, Victor/Victoria, Cat People, E.T., Pink Floyd: The Wall, An Officer & a Gentlemen, Britannia Hospital

@Jee_vuh (Jeva Lange)
Smithereens, The Last Unicorn

ghostof82 (wordpress)
1. Blade Runner 2. The Thing 3. Conan the Barbarian 4. First Blood

@adam_the_k (Adam Kuntavanish, director of Special Features and Sr. Staff Critic at Next Projection):
Blade Runner, Burden of Dreams, Chan is Missing, Diner, Eating Raoul, Ladies & Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, Moonlighting, Poltergeist, The Thing, White Dog

@cruyffbedroom (of the They Shot Pictures podcast and The Next Thing):
VICTOR VICTORIA, CARRY ON PICKPOCKET, ET, LE BEAU MARIAGE, LIQUID SKY, THE THING, CAT PEOPLE, DRAUGHTSMAN CONTRACT, GAUCHE, PASSION

@billneeley32
Blade Runner, Fanny and Alexander, E.T., The Thing, The King of Comedy (does not count), The Snowman, Star Trek II, The Dark Crystal, Fitzcarraldo & Tenebre

@alexyoungen (Alex Youngen):
The Who at Shea Stadium doc, Blade Runner, The Thing, Wrath Of Khan, Veronika Voss, 66 Scenes of America, Burden Of Dreams, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), Death Wish II, The Verdict

@MoviefreakSara
Blade Runner, Conan the Barbarian, Das Boot (does not count), Diner, Poltergeist, The Road Warrior (does not count), Star Trek II, The Thing, Tootsie, Victor / Victoria

Matt (BFF):
E.T, The Thing, Blade Runner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Poltergeist, Halloween III, Creepshow, Airplane 2, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, The Snowman

theapplauseofbones (tumblr user)
E.T

@olivia8K (Alice Reilly-Gold)
Fanny and Alexander, Blade Runner, The Verdict, My Favorite Year, The Last Unicorn, The Secret of NIMH, The Thing, Deathtrap, Passion, Victor/Victoria

@loganamnosis
Dark Crystal, The Last Unicorn, E.T., Wrath of Khan, Poltergeist, The Thing, Blade Runner, Tron, Fast Times at Ridgemont High

_K_Kriheli (Kenneth Kriheli)
1) Fanny&Alexander 2) The Thing 3) ET 4) White Dog 5) Fast Times at Ridgemont High 6) Sweeney Todd 7) A Midsummer Nights Sex Comedy 8) Poltergeist 9) Room 666 10) Frances

@Jeremyrcarr
Blade Runner, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Fanny and Alexander, Fitzcarraldo, Identification of a Woman, Querelle, Tenebre, The Thing, White Dog, Yol

@EddieLove44
The Verdict, Diner, Tootsie, Gandhi, Shoot the Moon, Missing, Blade Runner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, My Favorite Year, Frances

@JeffXHayes
Fitzcarraldo, The Thing, Poltergeist, E.T., Blade Runner, White Dog, Halloween III, Tenebre, Ladies & Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, Q: The Winged Serpent

@GoldsmithLeo
Boat People

@frzeisel
Blade Runner, The Thing, Missing, Sophie’s Choice, Moonlighting, The Year of Living Dangerously, Dark Crystal, Interrogation, King Of Comedy (does not count), Victor Victoria

@soft_dread (Madeline)
Illusions (Dash), Invocation (Halpern), Tenebre, Living Dead Girl, The Chorus (Kiarostami), The Thing, Ashes and Embers, Draughtsman’s Contract, The Entity (does not count), Blade Runner (good year for shorts)

@rachel_is_here (Rachel West)
The Thing, Poltergeist, E.T, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Secret of NIMH, Blade Runner, Fitzcarraldo, Sophie’s Choice, The Last Unicorn, Gandhi

@TJtheMovieFreak
E.T., The Thing, Gandhi, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Creepshow & lesser choices Fast Times, Rocky III, Blade Runner & Tootsie

@BimboMovieBash (Charlotte)
The Dark Crystal, ET, The Thing, The world according to garp, Brimstone and Treacle, Tron, Basket Case

@KTobin78
Poltergeist, Tootsie, The Thing, Sophie’s Choice, Victor/Victoria, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Frances, Bladerunner, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid & ET

@JeffVennard
Le Beau Mariage, Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Deathtrap, ET, Fast Times, Fitzcarraldo, Burden of Dreams, Officer and a Gentleman, Tootsie, The Verdict

@JamesMalcolm
Night of the Shooting Stars, Burden of Dreams, Pieces, The Thing, Five Elements Ninja, Losing Ground, Fitzcarraldo, L’Ange, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count)

@mhcovill (Max Covill)
Blade Runner, E.T, Fanny and Alexander, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), The Thing, Poltergeist, Wrath of Khan, Gandhi, Tron, Road Warrior (does not count)

@Cinematic_Life (of This Cinematic Life):
E.T., Tootsie, Secret of NIMH, Fanny & Alexander, Missing

@danpgsimpson
1 Blade Runner 2. The Thing 3. Wrath of Khan 4. E.T 5. Fanny and Alexander 6. The Verdict 7. Gandhi 8. 48 Hrs 9. Poltergeist 10. First Blood

@JayCoyle
The Thing, The Verdict, 48 Hours, Rocky III, Missing, Eating Raoul, Airplane II, Tootsie, Bladerunner, Atomic Café

@martinfoyle
48 Hrs, Zapped, The World According to Garp, Night Shift, Angel, First Blood, Das Boot (does not count), Diva (does not count), Diner, The Verdict

@ScribeHard (Michael Nazarewycz)
E.T., Fast Times at Ridgemont High, First Blood, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, The Last American Virgin, Night Shift, An Officer and a Gentleman, 48 Hrs.

@SchmuckForALife
The Thing, ET, Poltergeist, First Blood, Tootsie, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), White Dog, Eating Raoul, Star Trek II and (fuck it) Airplane 2

@fishingwithnate
Fitzcarraldo, Fanny and Alexander, The King of Comedy, White Dog, Burden of Dreams, The Thing, Passion, Veronika Voss, The Outsider

Hivesofbees (tumblr username)
poltergeist, la nuit de varennes, diner, fitzcarraldo, une chambre en ville, veronika voss, come back to the five and dime jimmy dean jimmy dean, fanny & Alexander

@TheMadMovieMan
Blade Runner, Das Boot (does not count), E.T., The Escape Artist, A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, Poltergeist, Star Trek 2, The Thing, Tron, The Verdict

@GoresEatsFilm
THE THING, FANNY & ALEXANDER, BLADE RUNNER, FITZCARRALDO, KOYAANISQATSI, BURDEN OF DREAMS, VERDICT, TENEBRE, ASHES & EMBERS, KING OF COMEDY (does not count)

@UnpluggedCrazy (Arlo J. Wiley of the Gobbledygeek podcast):
Fanny & Alexander, ET, Diner, The Thing, Sophie’s Choice, The Verdict, Chan Is Missing, Tootsie, Fast Times, King of Comedy (does not count)

@DeusExMachina
MM: Road Warrior (does not count), Atomic Cafe, ET, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), Blade Runner, The Verdict, Gandhi, Dark Crystal, Fanny & Alexander, Tootsie

@mdbiondo
Blade Runner, Diner, Fast Times at Ridgemont, King of Comedy (does not count), Veronika Voss, Ragtime (does not count), Koyannisqatsi (does not count), Night Shift, ST2-Khan, The Thing

@danyomolloy
1) Veronika Voss 2) ET 3) The King of Comedy (does not count) 4) The Thing 5) Fitzcarraldo 6) One from the Heart 7) Diner 8) Blade Runner 9) An Officer and a Gentleman 10) White Dog

@MisterGreggles
The Thing, ET, Blade Runner, Fast Times at Ridgemont, First Blood, Rocky III, Fitzcarraldo, The Verdict, Diner, King of Comedy (does not count)

@BerenceOslo
1. P’tang, Yang, Kipperbang 2. Fanny and Alexander 3. Koyaanisqatsi (does not count) 4. Blade Runner 5. The Thing 6. E.T 7. Fitzcarraldo 8. Made in Britain 9. The Verdict 10. Liquid Sky

@BuddyBoyBaxter (Mason Daniel)
1. Blade Runner 2. The Snowman 3. Koyaanisqatsi (does not count) 4. The Thing 5. The King of Comedy (does not count) 6. Fitzcarraldo 7. The Dark Crystal 8. Tootsie 9. E.T 10. Vincent

@jaimegrijalba (Jaime Grijalba):
Atomic Café, Creepshow, Eating Raoul, E.T., Fitzcarraldo, King of Comedy (does not count), Passion, The Thing, Tootsie, On Top of the Whale

@E_Film_Blog (Michael Ewins):
1. Toute une nuit 2. Fitzcarraldo 3. Blade Runner 4. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean 5. White Dog 6. The King of Comedy (does not count) 7. The Thing 8. Basket Case 9. Fast Times at Ridgemont High 10. The New York Ripper

@newdawnfades
the thing / the king of comedy (does not count) / blade runner / halloween III / the slumber party massacre

@Kza (Kent. M. Beeson):
VIDEODROME (does not count) Q, TENEBRE, BASKET CASE, THE THING, FIRST BLOOD, E.T., POLTERGEIST, THE EVIL DEAD (does not count), THE DRAUGHTSMAN’S CONTRACT

@swen_ryan
BLADE RUNNER, KOYAANSIQATSI (does not count), and ET

@nighttraincity
The Thing, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), Une Chambre en ville, Blade Runner, Fanny &Alexander, White Dog, Peel: An Exercise in Discipline

@WonderMillFilms 
1. E.T 2. Blade Runner 3. The Thing 4. The Secret of NIMH 5. Star Trek II 6. Fitzcarraldo 7. The Verdict 8. Road Warrior (does not count) 9. Rocky III 10. Burden of Dreams

@flipyourface (Jim Gabriel)
Diner, Fanny and Alexander, 5 and Dime, Made in Britain, Moonlighting, Shoot the Moon, Time Stands Still, Tootsie, Personal Best, Querelle

@Hooraydiation
Starstruck, Halloween III, Liquid Sky, Tenebrae, Poltergeist, The Thing, Pieces, Cat People, The Entity (does not count), Class of 1984

@SchmanthonyP (Brian Schmid!):
1. Fanny and Alexander 2. The Draughtsman’s Contract 3. The Snowman 4. Gandhi 5. Toute une nuit 6. Tootsie 7. Poltergeist 8. An Egyptian Story 9. My Favorite Year 10. The Wall

@ateliertovar
the thing, tenebre, veronika voss, on top of the whale, fitzcarraldo, fanny & alexander, smithereens, q, cat people, une chambre en ville

@ME_Says (Murtada of ME Says):
Tootsie, Victor/Victoria, Officer/Gentleman, Diner, Blade Runner, Porky’s, Year of Living Dangerously, Querelle

@BarnesOnFilm (Daniel Barnes of Sacramento News and Review):
1. One from the Heart 2. Fitzcarraldo 3. E.T 4. The Thing 5. Rocky III 6. The Verdict 7. Tootsie 8. Poltergeist 9. Burden of Dreams 10. Fast Times

@FernandoFCroce (Fernando F. Croce of CinePassion):
Passion, Toute une Nuit, The Thing, One from the Heart, Honkytonk Man, White Dog, Q, On Top of the Whale, Parsifal, Yol

@leosadako
BLADE RUNNER, THE THING, KING OF COMEDY (does not count) THE VERDICT, FIRST BLOOD, QUERELLE, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, 48 HRS, DINER, TOOTSIE

@ctnash91
1. Koyaanisqatsi (does not count) 2. The Thing 3. Blade Runner 4. The Entity (does not count) 5. E.T 6. Mad Max 2: Road Warrior (does not count) 7. Tootsie 8. Fast Times at Ridgemont High 9. Poltergeist 10. Tenebre

Amanda (BFF!)
Blade Runner, E.T, The Dark Crystal, The Snowman, Losing Ground

Adam (irl friend!)
Fanny and Alexander, Tootsie, Poltergeist, Fitzcarraldo

@panicsm
E.T., Poltergiest, Grease 2, Blade Runner, Star Trek II, Annie

@labuzamovies (Peter Labuza, Author of Approaching the End, host of The Cinephiliacs. Critic for Variety, Village Voice, etc):
1. Five Year Diary/Going Crazy 2. E.T 3. Shift 4. The Thing 5. Illusions 6. Yol 7. Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean 8. On Top of the Whale 9. One from the Heart 10. The World According to Garp

@alexkittle (Alex Kittle of alexkittle.com and 366 Weird Movies):
Eating Raoul, Grease 2, Halloween III, King of Comedy (does not count), Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, Liquid Sky, Poltergeist, Smithereens, Starstruck, The Thing

@48ONIRAM (Brian!)
Blade Runner, Fitzcarraldo, The Thing, Tron, The Dark Crystal, Creepshow, Basket Case, My Favorite Year, The State of Things, The Verdict

@dallasshaldune (TJ Duane):
1. Fanny & Alexander 2. Fitzcarraldo / Burden of Dreams 3. Blade Runner 4. Missing 5. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 6. The Thing 7. Identification of a Woman 8. Veronika Voss 9. Sophie’s Choice 10. Tootsie

@derek_g (Derek Godin):
The Thing, Blade Runner, King of Comedy (does not count), Fitzcarraldo, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), White Dog, Legendary Weapons of China, First Blood, Time Masters, My Favorite Year

@thefilmtemple (Max B. O’Connell of The Film Temple, Indiewire):
E.T., THE THING, BLADE RUNNER, FITZCARRALDO, POLTERGEIST, DINER, FAST TIMES/RIDGEMONT HIGH, THE WALL,THE VERDICT, HONKYTONK MAN

@AsherFord
1. Who Am I This Time? 2. Fanny & Alexander 3. Losing Ground 4. The World According to Garp 5. Poltergeist 6. The Thing 7. Star Trek Wrath of Kahn 8. White Dog 9. Blade Runner 10. One from the Heart

@BernardoVillela (co-founder of Miller-Villela, writer/director/editor/blogger)
E.T, The Evil Dead (does not count), Honkytonk Man, Fanny and Alexander, Annie, The Adventures of Monica’s Gang, Halloween III, Stalker (does not count), Creepshow, The Toy

@juvie_cinephile (Juvie!!!)
The Thing, Veronika Voss, One from the Heart, Querelle, White Dog, Five & Dime, Fanny & Alexander TV, Ridgemont High, Made In Britain, and Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

@JimmyHempHill
Blade Runner, Fanny & Alexander, Shoot the Moon ,48Hrs, The Thing, One From the Heart, Tootsie, The Verdict, Diner, Sophie’s Choice

@AWHofbauer
10. Fitzcarraldo 9. First Blood 8. Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains 7. Boat People 6. Chan is Missing 5. Fanny and Alexander 4. White Dog 3. Ashes and Ember 2. Human Highway 1. The Thing

@PeterAPeel (Peter Avellino)
BLADE RUNNER, E.T., FAST TIMES, 48 HRS, MY FAVORITE YEAR, STAR TREK II, THE THING, TOOTSIE, THE VERDICT, VICTOR/VICTORIA

@JamesOMahony5
Blade Runner, The Draughtsman’s Contract, Fanny and Alexander, Human Highway, The Wall, Richard Pryor, Passion, Wrath of Khan, The Thing, Toute une nuit

@UltimoLee
48 Hrs, Bad Blood (Newell), Eating Raoul, E.T, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Fitzcarraldo, Made in Britain, The Thing, The World According to Garp, The Worthless

@CocoHitsNewYork (Conrado Falco of Coco Hits New York):
Fitzcarraldo, E.T.

@adamhopelies (Adam Batty, Lecturer and founder of Hope Lies At 24 Frames Per Second):
Le Pont du Nord (does not count), Le beau mariage, Passion, One from the Heart, State of Things, Hammett, Halloween III, Time Masters, King of Comedy (does not count), Cat People

@rosstmiller (Ross Miller of Thoughts on Film):
Blade Runner, The Thing, Creepshow, The Verdict, Poltergeist, E.T., Airplane II, Tron, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Missing

@HighStakes92 (Richard Harris)
ONE FROM THE HEART, FAST TIMES/RIDGEMONT HIGH, POLTERGEIST, TEX, VERDICT, THE THING, MISSING, ROCKY III, FIGHTING BACK, VICE SQUAD

@billbria
Blade Runner, The Thing, Poltergeist, ET, Tron, First Blood, Friday the 13th pt 3, Night Shift, Star Trek 2, Megaforce

@DanSchindel (of danschindel.com, Los Angeles Magazine, Movie Mezzanine, etc.):
Fanny and Alexander, Ashes & Embers, First Blood, The Plague Dogs, The Snowman, The Thing, Wrath of Khan, Conan the Barbarian, The Atomic Café, Illusions

@redroomrantings (Justine A. Smith of Vague Visages, Vice Canada, and Globe Arts):
1. Blade Runner 2. Fanny & Alexander 3. Burden of Dreams 4. Le bête lumineuse 5. White Dog 6. Veronika Voss 7. Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean 8. Fitzcarraldo 9. The Secret of NIMH 10. The Thing

@bybowes (Danny Bowes of Film School Rejects):
48 Hrs, Blade Runner, Liquid Sky, Querelle, Smithereens, Wrath of Khan, The Thing, Tootsie, The Verdict, The Year of Living Dangerously

@r_emmet (R. Emmet Sweeney of Movie Morlocks):
Moonlighting, Victor/Victoria, Le beau mariage (A Good Marriage), On Top of the Whale, Firefox

@Ewan_M
Losing Ground/Blade Runner/Made in Britain/Question of Silence/Querelle/Too Early Too Late/Burden of Dreams

@IAmNotTrevor (Trevor Dobbin of Trevor Writes)
1. The Thing 2. Wrath of Khan 3. Blade Runner 4. Toute une nuit 5. Fanny & Alexander 6. The Wall 7. Godard’s Passion 8. Five Element Ninjas 9. Tenebre 10. Halloween III

@PaulBoyne (Paul Boyne of Infinite Crescendo)
1. Wrath of Khan 2. Poltergeist 3. Blade Runner 4. Tootsie 5. The Thing 6. The Draughtsman’s Contract 7. Koyaanisqatsi (does not count) 8. Secret of NIMH 9. Pink Floyd: The Wall 10. The Dark Crystal

@oldfilmsflicker: (Marya Gates of @tcm and @FilmStruck, Cinema Fanatic, creator of #AYearWithWomen & #Noirvember)
BLADE RUNNER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE FABULOUS STAINS, FAST TIMES, LIQUID SKY, SECRET OF NIMH, SMITHEREENS, WRATH OF KHAN, STARSTRUCK, TOOTSIE, TRON

@DoubleScorpion
1. Blade Runner 2. Fanny and Alexander 3. Fitzcarraldo 4. The Thing 5. Burden of Dreams 6. Koyaanisqatsi (does not count) 7. The Atomic Café 8. First Blood 9. The Verdict 10. E.T

@SilverEmulsion (Will Kouf of Silver Emulsion)
The Thing, E.T, First Blood, Fast Times, Conan the Barbarian, Dark Crystal, White Dog, Madman, Five Element Ninjas, Richard Pryor Sunset Strip

@bathroompolice
Tootsie, The Thing, Blade Runner, The Secret of NIMH, TRON, First Blood

@sailor_P00N (Ashley! of Pussy goes Grrr)
One from the Heart, The Thing, Visiting Hours, Annie, Halloween III, The Slumber Party Massacre

@Blumez (Alec Blumenthal)
1. Fanny and Alexander 2. Fast Times at Ridgemont High 3. Burden of Dreams 4 .Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip 5. The Plague Dogs 6. Once there was a Dog 7. The King of Comedy (does not count) 8. Blade Runner 9. Vernon, Florida 10. First Blood

@eyeshakingking_ (Keefe Murphy):
1. Trop tôt, trop tard (Too Early / Too Late) 2. Ana 3. Toute une nuit 4. Passion 5. L’ange 6. Reassemblage 7. Unconscious London Strata 8. Il diaglo di Roma 9. De beeldenstorm 10. Identification of a Woman

@afterglow2046
Tron, The Sword & the Sorcerer, Moonlighting, Britannia Hospital, Last Unicorn, State of Things, Barbarosa, Tex, Fanny & Alexander, The Border

@ethanwilliams
ET, The Thing, Wrath of Khan, Blade Runner, Pink Floyd: The Wall, King of Comedy (does not count), Halloween III, Tron, Poltergeist, First Blood

@SeanMBurns (Sean Burns of Spliced Personality, etc)
1. E.T 2. 48 Hours 3. Blade Runner 4. Star Trek II 5. Fast Times at Ridgemont High 6. Come Back to the Five and Dime 7. Rocky III 8. The Thing 9. Honkytonk Man 10. Poltergeist

@CineFileBlog
Blade Runner, The Thing, First Blood, White Dog, The Verdict, My Favorite Year, Diner, Tenebrae, ET, Fast Times at Ridgemont High 

@milanpaurich (Milan Paurich)
1. E.T. 2. One From the Heart 3. Come Back to the 5 + Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean 4. Diner 5. Sophie’s Choice 6. Time Stands Still 7. Cat People 8. The Thing 9. Poltergeist 10. The Road Warrior (does not count)

@railoftomorrow (Scott Nye, writer and podcast co-host at CriterionCast, etc.):
1. Fanny and Alexander 2. The Thing 3. Blade Runner 4. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean 5. Fitzcarraldo 6. White Dog 7. The Verdict 8. Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan 9. Tootsie 10. Une chambre en ville

@surlaroute
Poltergeist, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Shoot the Moon, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, ET, Grease 2, Halloween 3, Fanny & Alexander, Britannia Hospital, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

@FCardamenis (Forrest Cardamenis of Forrest in Focus, Spectrum Culture, The Film Stage, and Movie Mezzanine):
Veronika Voss, Losing Ground, The Issa Valley, Macbeth (Tarr), Toute Une Nuit, Austeria (Kawalerowicz), Moonlighting, Fanny & Alexander, Blade Runner, and King of Comedy (does not count)

@jamesblakeewing (James Blake Ewing of Cinema Sights):
Blade Runner, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), The Thing, Creepshow, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, E.T., Tootsie

@glazomaniac (Sally Jane Black):
a question of silence, dark crystal, personal best, god’s gift (wend kuuni), ashes & embers, starstruck. new york ripper, fanny & alexander, querelle, slumber party massacre

@Honors_Zombie (Scout Tafoya, filmmaker and critic):
The Thing, Fanny and Alexander, Blade Runner, Poltergeist, The Verdict, Identification of a Woman, Diner, Missing, Humongous, Britannia Hospital

@JakeMulligan (Jake Mulligan of Dig Boston and The Boston Globe):
1. The Thing 2. Fitzcarraldo 3. The Entity (does not count) 4. The King of Comedy (does not count) 5. White Dog 6. Mad Max 2 (does not count) 7. E.T 8. Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains 9. Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean 10. Tenebrae 11. Missing (including #11 bc #3, 4, 6 do not count)

@Cinedaze (Paul Anthony Johnson of Film-Philosophy, Popmatters):
Fanny & Alexander, The Thing, Blade Runner, E.T., Creepshow, Moonlighting, Night of the Shooting Stars, Chan is Missing, Star Trek 2, Tenebre

@NickyBman
Tron, Blade Runner, The Thing, Victor/Victoria, Missing, The Fan (Der Fan)

@DianaDDrumm (Diana Drumm of Female Film Critics) 
Poltergeist, Tootsie, Annie, My Favorite Year, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, Grease 2, Best Little Whorehouse, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Victor Victoria, King of Comedy (does not count)

@KHAN2705 (Asif Khan)
Fanny and Alexander, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), Blade Runner, E.T, Fitzcarraldo, Veronika Voss, Sophie’s Choice

@rgodfrey (Ryan Godfrey):
Blade Runner, Fitzcarraldo, E.T, Tootsie, Missing, Verdict, Secret of NIMH, Chan Is Missing, Fanny & Alexander, Year of Living Dangerously

@kat_the_grape
1. Conan the Barbarian 2. Poltergeist 3. Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan 4. Blade Runner 5. The Thing 6. The Secret of NIMH 7. Tron 8. Pink Floyd: The Wall 9. Airplane II: The Sequel 10. The Dark Crystal

@dvanhouw
1. ET 2. Blade Runner 3. Fanny & Alexander 4. Fitzcarraldo 5. The Thing 6.The Verdict 7. Tootsie 8. White Dog 9. Poltergeist 10. Burden of Dreams

@astoehr (Alice S. of Pussy Goes Grrr, Movie Mezzanine, etc.):
Blade Runner, Fitzcarraldo, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), One from the Heart, The Plague Dogs, The Secret of NIMH, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Thing, Time Masters, White Dog

@erikgregersen (Erik M. Gregersen):
Blade Runner/White Dog/The Thing/Star Trek 2/Tron/Conan Barbarian/Fanny & Alexander/Q/Legendary Weapons of China/The Verdict

@faithx5 (Jandy Hardesty of The Frame):
The Man from Snowy River, Koyaanisqatsi (does not count), Annie, Blade Runner, The Thing, Atomic Cafe, Secret of NIMH

@TheEndofCinema (Sean Gilman of The End of Cinema; The George Sanders Show, and They Shot Pictures podcasts):
1. One from the Heart 2. Nomad 3. Fitzcarraldo 4. White Dog 5. The Miracle Fighters 6. Boat People 7. The Atomic Café 8. A Good Marriage 9. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 10. Ninja in the Dragon’s Den

@SebastianNebel (contributor to The Film Experience)
Burden of Dreams -Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid -Fitzcarraldo -Poltergeist -ST2 Wrath of Khan -The King of Comedy (does not count) -The Thing –TRON

@nathanielr (Nathaniel Rogers of The Film Experience)
BLADE RUNNER, TOOTSIE, VICTOR/VICTORIA, DARK CRYSTAL, VERDICT, BEST LI’L WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, SECRET OF NIMH, DEATHTRAP, ONE FROM THE HEART

@Cerium140
1. Duel to the Death (does not count) 2. Ana 3. L’Ange 4. Fehérlófia (does not count) 5. Gold, Silver, Death 6. Boat People 7. Thunder 8. Gauche the Cellist 9. Dimensions of Dialogue 10. One Man’s War

@BohemiaStable (Neil Young of Neil Young’s Film Lounge):
1. Veronika Voss 2. The Thing 3. L’ange 4. Tenebrae 5. Moonlighting 6. Basket Case 7. Fitzcarraldo 8. Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains

@Serious_Film (Michael Cusumano of Serious Film):
1. Fitzcarraldo 2. The Verdict 3. Tootsie 4. E.T 5. Blade Runner 6. The Thing 7. Fanny and Alexander 8. Diner 9. Veronika Voss 10. 48 Hours

@Doug_Tilley (Boner Vivant of No Budget Nightmares podcast)
The Thing, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 48 Hours, Q, Tootsie, Blade Runner, Conan, First Blood, Fitzcarraldo, Legendary Weapons of China

@dominicpink (Dominic Pink of A Fistful of Culture)
1. Blade Runner 2. The Thing 3. The King of Comedy (does not count) 4. Fitzcarraldo 5. Koyaanisqatsi (does not count) 6. Burden of Dreams 7. E.T 8. The Verdict 9. Wrath of Khan 10. Poltergeist

@marshlands
The Thing / Burden of Dreams / Cat People / Class of 1984 / The State of Things / White Dog / Veronika Voss / The Verdict / Year of Living Dangerously / Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean

@bmrow (Bront Morrow):
Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, The King of Comedy (does not count), Le Beau Mariage, White Dog, The Thing

@ForgottenFilmz (of Forgotten Films and podcasts Forgotten Filmcast and Walt Sent Me)
The Thing, Star Trek II, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Dark Crystal, ET, Poltergeist, Road Warrior (does not count), First Blood, Rocky III, Tootsie

@MovieNut14 (Anna of Defiant Success)
Shoot the Moon, Victor Victoria, Missing, Diner, The Verdict, My Favorite Year, Frances, The Thing, Blade Runner, Tootsie

@danheaton (Dan Heaton of Public Transportation Snob)
The Thing, Blade Runner, Star Trek II: The Wrath of KHANNNN!!!, Fitzcarraldo, E.T., TRON, The Dark Crystal, Rocky III

@willow_catelyn (of Curtsies and Hand Grenades):
1. The Thing 2. Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean 3. Blade Runner 4. Toute une nuit 5. Fast Times at Ridgemont High 6. White Dog 7. Tenebre 8. Fanny and Alexander 9. Conan the Barbarian 10. Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan

@whynotanna (of Start Focus End):
The Thing, Poltergeist, Tron, Rocky III, Creepshow, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Eating Raoul, Night Shift, Pieces, Tenebre

@KinetoscopeFilm (Kinetoscope) 
The Thing, The King of Comedy (doesn’t count), Blade Runner, Creepshow, E.T, Fitzcarraldo, Burden of Dreams, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Class of 1984, Veronika Voss

 

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Vote in the Top Ten By Year: 1982 Poll!


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It’s that time again! I’m still less than halfway done with my Top Ten By Year: 1982 research, but I thought it would be a good time to do this. I’ve conducted polls with all you fellow film lovers for some previous years of the Top Ten By Year Project; 1925, 1992, 1958, 1978 and 1930. They have been such a success, and are now an integral part of this project and its traditions.

So tell me (leave your ballots in the comments); what are your favorite films of 1982?

Order doesn’t factor in for results, but you are more than welcome submit them that way. I only want ballots with films you consider favorites. If that means it’s only 1 or 2, that’s perfectly fine!

Films that do not count: The King of Comedy, Koyaanisqatsi, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, The Entity, Diva, Le pont du nord. You are more than welcome to include them on your individual ballots and they’ll appear there, but they won’t be included in the final tally. I consider these films either 1981 or 1983.

I repeat: I don’t want 10 for the sake of 10 or even 5 for the sake of 5. Only the ones you love.

You have a week to vote. Results will go up Monday or Tuesday night. The post will contain, as always, a breakdown of all votes by numbers and individuals. The top ten is always the least interesting part of the poll. Seeing what’s below, discovering films that have there of four votes, seeing what everyone voted for as an individual, that is where the worth of the poll comes in. The poll breakdowns are excellent resources for learning about new-to-you films.