Films 1980s-1990s

This page contains links to all the films I have reviewed from between 1980 to 1999. Take a browse!

1980 

The Elephant Man - director David Lynch (US/UK) 
The Empire Strikes Back - director Irvin Kershner (US)
Flash Gordon - director Mike Hodges (It/UK/US) 
Kagemusha - director Akira Kurosawa (Japan)
The Long Good Friday - director John Mackenzie (UK)
Ordinary People - director Robert Redford (US)
Raging Bull - director Martin Scorsese (US) 
The Shining - director Stanley Kubrick (US) 
 

1981 

An American Werewolf in London - director John Landis (US/UK)
Chariots of Fire - director Hugh Hudson (UK)
Excalibur - director John Boorman (UK/US)
For Your Eyes Only - director John Glen (UK)

1982

Blade Runner - director Ridley Scott (US)
Gandhi - director Richard Attenborough (UK/India)
Missing - director Costa-Gravas (US)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - director Nicholas Meyer (US)
The Thing - director John Carpenter (US)
Tootsie - director Sydney Pollack (US)

1983 

Gorky Park - director Michael Apted (US)
WarGames - director John Badham (US)

1984

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension - director WD Richter (US)
Amadeus - director Milos Forman (US)
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - director Hugh Hudson (UK)
1984 - director Michael Radford (UK)
Once Upon a Time in America - director Sergio Leone (US/Italy)

1985 

Back to the Future - director Robert Zemeckis (US)
Plenty - director Fred Schepisi (UK)
Rocky IV - director Sylvester Stallone (US)

1986 

Aliens - director James Cameron (US)
Caravaggio - director Derek Jarman (UK)
The Name of the Rose - director Jean-Jacques Annaud (Itl/West Germany/Fr)
Platoon - director Oliver Stone (US)
A Room with a View - director James Ivory (UK)

1987 

The Dead - director John Huston (US)
The Living Daylights - director John Glen (UK)
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne - director Jack Clayton (UK/Ireland)
The Untouchables - director Brian de Palma (US)

1988

Dangerous Liaisons - director Stephen Frears (US)
Die Hard - director John McTiernan (US)
Midnight Run - director Martin Brest (US)
Rain Man - director Barry Levinson (US)

1989 

Back to the Future Part II - director Robert Zemeckis (US)

Dead Poet's Society - director Peter Weir (US)

Glory - director Edward Zwick (US)

Parenthood - director Ron Howard (US)

Scandal - director Michael Caton-Jones (UK)


1990 

Dances with Wolves - director Kevin Costner (US)
Goodfellas - director Martin Scorsese (US)
Pretty Woman - director Garry Marshall (US)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - director Tom Stoppard (UK)
The Russia House - director Fred Schepisi (US)
Total Recall - director Paul Verhoeven (US)
Wild at Heart - director David Lynch (US)

1991 

Beauty and the Beast - directors Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise (US)
Cape Fear - director Martin Scorsese (US)
The Fisher King - director Terry Gilliam (US) 

JFK - director - Oliver Stone (US) 
The Silence of the Lambs - director Jonathan Demme (US)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - director Nicholas Meyer (US)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day - director James Cameron (US) 
Thelma and Louise - director Ridley Scott (US)


1992 

Bram Stoker's Dracula - director Francis Ford Coppola (US)
The Crying Game - director Neil Jordan (UK/Irl)
Howards End - director James Ivory (UK)
Malcolm X - director Spike Lee (US)
The Muppet Christmas Carol - director Brian Henson (US/UK)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - director David Lynch (US)

1993 

Addams Family Values - director Barry Sonnenfeld (US)
The Age of Innocence - director Martin Scorsese (US)
Carlito's Way - director Brian de Palma (US)
Farewell My Concubine - director Chen Kaige (China)
Much Ado About Nothing - director Kenneth Branagh (UK)
Shadowlands - director Richard Attenborough (UK)
Three Colours: Blue - director Krzysztof Kieślowski (France)

1994 

Interview with the Vampire - director Neil Jordan (US)
Leon - director Luc Besson (Fr/US)
Little Women - director Gillian Armstrong (US)
The Madness of King George - director Nicholas Hytner (UK)
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - director Kenneth Branagh (US)
Quiz Show - director Robert Redford (US)
Three Colours: Red - director Krzysztof Kieślowski (France/Poland/Switzerland)
Three Colours: White - director Krzysztof Kieślowski (France/Poland)

1995

Casino - director Martin Scorsese (US)
Clueless - director Amy Heckerling (US) 
Crimson Tide - director Tony Scott (US)
Die Hard with a Vengeance - director John McTiernan (US)
Heat - director Michael Mann (US)
First Knight - director Jerry Zucker (US) 
Nixon - director Oliver Stone (US)
Othello - director Oliver Parker (UK/US)
Rob Roy - director Michael Caton-Jones (US) 
The Usual Suspects - director Bryan Singer (US)

1996

The Crucible - director Nicholas Hytner (US)
Fargo - director Joel and Ethan Coen (US)
Mission: Impossible - director Brian de Palma (US)
Primal Fear - director Gregory Hoblit (US)
Trainspotting - director Danny Boyle (UK) 

1997 

Amistad - director Steven Spielberg (US)
The Boxer - director Jim Sheridan (US)
Donnie Brasco - director Mike Newell (US)
The Full Monty - director Peter Cattaneo (UK)
Lost Highway - director David Lynch (US)
The Peacemaker - director Mimi Leder (US)
Starship Troopers - director Paul Verhoeven (US)
The Sweet Hereafter - director Atom Egoyan (Canada)
Volcano - director Mick Jackson (US)
Wilde - director Brian Gilbert (UK)

1998

Deep Impact - director Mimi Leder (US)
Election - director Alexander Payne (US)
Fallen - director Gregory Hoblit (US) 
Life is Beautiful - director Roberto Benigni (Italy)
Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon - director John Maybury (UK)  
The Mask of Zorro - director Martin Campbell (US) 
Primary Colors - director Mike Nichols (US)
The Prince of Egypt - director Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells (US)
Ronin - director John Frankenheimer (US)

1999 

Being John Malkovich - director Spike Jonze (US)
The Cider House Rules - director Lasse Hallström (US)
The End of the Affair - director Neil Jordan (UK)
The General's Daughter - director Simon West (US)
The Green Mile - director Frank Darabont (US)
Magnolia - Paul Thomas Anderson (US)
The Mummy - director Stephen Sommers (US)
Sleepy Hollow - director Tim Burton (US)
Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace - director George Lucas (US)
The Talented Mr Ripley - director Anthony Minghella (US/UK)
The Winslow Boy - director David Mamet (UK/US)
The World is Not Enough - director Michael Apted (UK)