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1. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.
Votes: 13,433 | Gross: $2.45M
2. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama
This movie is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman). In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,367 | Gross: $1.65M
4. Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional couple. They live in the midst chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people and sleep with everybody except each other. Things become interesting when Sammy's father comes to visit.
Votes: 1,314 | Gross: $1.20M
5. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 350,507 | Gross: $51.97M
6. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Votes: 63,745 | Gross: $40.08M
7. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
R | 164 min | Drama
The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.
Votes: 48,752 | Gross: $7.63M
9. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
R | 171 min | Drama, Romance
In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.
Votes: 32,319 | Gross: $10.01M
10. A Room with a View (1985)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George Emerson (Julian Sands) and his dad (Denholm Elliott) offer their rooms with views to Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) and her chaperone, Charlotte Bartlett (Dame Maggie Smith). Lucy and George get acquainted, but Lucy returns to England. George and Lucy meet again, but now she's engaged.
Votes: 37,244 | Gross: $20.97M
11. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
R | 100 min | Drama
A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Votes: 46,491 | Gross: $24.74M
12. River's Edge (1986)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.
Votes: 14,931 | Gross: $4.60M
14. The Accused (1988)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama
After a young woman suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Votes: 30,010 | Gross: $32.07M
15. The Last Wave (1977)
PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aboriginal Persons in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.
16. Gallipoli (1981)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
Votes: 35,077 | Gross: $5.73M
17. The Quiet Earth (1985)
R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.
Votes: 23,534 | Gross: $2.12M
19. Witness (1985)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
When a young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder, policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.
Votes: 81,313 | Gross: $68.71M
20. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War
A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.
Votes: 18,463 | Gross: $10.28M
23. Heavy Metal (1981)
R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks
26. UB40 and Chrissie Hynde: I Got You Babe (1985 Video)
4 min | Short, Music
A video clip directed by Jonathan Demme uniting UB40 and Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) in this cover version of "I Got You Babe". First half of the video introduces us to the band and ... See full summary »
27. The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own ... See full summary »
28. Down by Law (1986)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
Votes: 45,139 | Gross: $1.44M
29. Working Girls (1986)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama
A day in the life of several prostitutes in an upscale Manhattan whore house. The film is a stark portrayal of the women prostitutes, the male customers and the motivations of both. Watch ... See full summary »
Votes: 693 | Gross: $1.78M
30. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.
Votes: 7,501 | Gross: $1.08M
31. Anna (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
Anna is a middle-aged actress looking for work in New York City, with the help of her sometime lover, Daniel. She used to be a Czech film star married to the director Tonda, who is now ... See full summary »
Votes: 616 | Gross: $1.24M
33. The Dead (1987)
PG | 83 min | Drama
Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.
Votes: 6,786 | Gross: $4.37M
34. Dorf on Golf (1987 Video)
30 min | Short, Comedy, Sport
Avid diminutive sportsman Derk Dorf plays some golf with his clueless caddy Leonard. Unfortunately, he's bad at it, so he thinks of various ways to improve his game, including gadgets. First film in a series.
35. Housekeeping (1987)
PG | 116 min | Drama
After their mother commits suicide, two sisters end up living with their kind but peculiar aunt in their grandmother's old house in a small 1950s town.
Votes: 1,976 | Gross: $1.08M
36. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama
Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,348 | Gross: $1.41M
37. Who's That Girl (1987)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
The life of an uptight tax lawyer turns chaotic when he is asked to escort a young woman newly released from prison, who persuades him to help prove her innocence.
Votes: 9,095 | Gross: $7.31M
39. Last Rites (1988)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Angela, the beautiful Mexican mistress of a NY mobster, asks virginal Father Michael for protection after Zena, the mobster's wife, kills her cheating husband. Michael becomes torn between his vows, Angela and his sister - Zena.
Votes: 996 | Gross: $0.43M
40. Next of Kin (1989)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Votes: 8,876 | Gross: $15.94M