25th Anniversary Award: Best Film, 1984

Rules and Regulations


1.  This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner) [103 points / 16 votes]


2.  Blood Simple (dir. Joel Coen) [100/16]

3.  Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch) [91/15]

4.  Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone) [70/10]

5.  Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme) [67/11]

6.  The Terminator (James Cameron) [64/11]

7.  Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman) [57/10]

8.  Repo Man (Alex Cox) [36/5]

9.  Amadeus (Milos Forman) [32/5]

10.  Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders) [31/5]

11.  Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg) [28/5]

12.  Love Streams (John Cassavetes) [28/4]

13.  Body Double (Brian DePalma) [23/4]

14.  Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen) [21/4]

15.  Secret Honor (Robert Altman) [19/3]

16.  A Nightmare on Elm St. (Wes Craven) [18/3]

17.  Gremlins (Joe Dante) [17/3]

18 (tie).  Comfort and Joy (Bill Forsyth) [16/3]

Beverly Hills Cop (Martin Brest) [16/3]

20.  Dune (David Lynch) [13/3]

21.  Choose Me (Alan Rudolph) [12/3]

22.  The Killing Fields (Roland Joffé) [12/2]

23.  Sixteen Candles (John Hughes) [11/2]

24.  Nausicäa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki) [9/2]

The following films received one vote apiece:

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

Antonio Gaudi

Boy Meets Girl

The Cotton Club

The Element of Crime

Friday the 13th:  The Final Chapter

The Home and the World

The Karate Kid

The Neverending Story

Nineteen Eighty-Four


A Sunday in the Country

Terence Davies Trilogy

Top Secret!

Under the Volcano

Where the Toys Come From

A Year of the Quiet Sun