25th Anniversary Award: Best Film, 1986

Rules and Regulations


1. Blue Velvet (directed by David Lynch) [243 points/33 votes]

2. The Fly (David Cronenberg) [121/20]

3. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen) [112/18]

4. Aliens (James Cameron) [102/18]

5. Something Wild (Jonathan Demme) [67/12]

6. Down by Law (Jim Jarmusch) [67/11]

7. Manhunter (Michael Mann) [53/9]

8. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (John Hughes) [36/7]

9. The Green Ray / Summer (Eric Rohmer) [33/5]

10. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (John MacNaughton) [30/6]

11. Sid and Nancy (Alex Cox) [29/5]

12. The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky) [28/4]

13. Sherman’s March (Ross McElwee) [25/4]

14. Tampopo (Juzo Itami) [24/4]

15. Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan) [16/3]

16. Stand by Me (Rob Reiner) [15/3]

17. Hoosiers (David Anspaugh) [13/2]

18. Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter) [12/2]

19. A Better Tomorrow (John Woo) [11/2]

Down and Out in Beverly Hills (Paul Mazursky) [11/2]

Platoon (Oliver Stone) [11/2]

22. River’s Edge (Tim Hunter) [10/2]

23. Heartbreak Ridge (Clint Eastwood) [8/2]

Salvador (Oliver Stone) [8/2]

The following films received one vote apiece:

The Best of Times
Betty Blue
Castle in the Sky
The Color of Money
The Decline of the American Empire 
Jean de Florette 
Landscape Suicide
Little Shop of Horrors
Manon of the Spring
Mauvais Sang
Peggy Sue Got Married
Peking Opera Blues
A Room With a View
‘Round Midnight
Ruthless People
The Terrorizers
Three Amigos
A Time to Live and a Time to Die
True Stories
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Part 2