Stotty's 1980s Favourites


Ad Rem | 1989 | Hungary | Cakó Ferenc


After Hours | 1985 | USA | Martin Scorsese


After the Rehearsal | 1984 | Sweden | Ingmar Bergman


Airplane! | 1980 | USA | Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, & Jerry Zucker


Alice | 1988 | Czechoslovakia | Jan Švankmajer


An American Werewolf in London | 1981 | UK | John Landis


Artemis '81 | 1981 | UK | David Rudkin


Aspects of Kirkwall 4: The Ba | 1980 | UK | Margaret Tait


Au Revoir les Enfants | 1987 | France | Louis Malle


Auf Wiedersehen, Pet | 1983-04 | UK | Ian La Frenais & Dick Clement


Autumn Almanac | 1984 | Hungary | Tarr Béla


Back to the Future | 1985 | USA | Robert Zemeckis


Bad Timing | 1980 | UK | Nicolas Roeg


Beetlejuice | 1988 | USA | Tim Burton


The Beiderbecke Affair | 1985 | UK | Alan Plater


Berlin Alexanderplatz | 1980 | West Germany | Rainer Werner Fassbinder


The Black Stuff | 1980 | UK | Alan Bleasdale


Black-Adder II | 1986 | UK | Richard Curtis & Ben Elton


Black Adder the Third | 1987 | UK | Richard Curtis & Ben Elton


Blackadder's Christmas Carol | 1988 | UK | Richard Curtis & Ben Elton


Blackadder Goes Forth | 1989 | UK | Richard Curtis & Ben Elton


Blade Runner | 1982 | USA | Ridley Scott


Blood Simple | 1984 | USA | Joel & Ethan Coen


Bloody Kids | 1980 | UK | Stephen Poliakoff


Blue Velvet | 1986 | USA | David Lynch


The Blues Brothers | 1980 | USA | John Landis


Boys from the Blackstuff | 1982 | UK | Alan Bleasdale


Brazil | 1985 | UK | Terry Gilliam


The 'burbs | 1989 | USA | Joe Dante


Caught on a Train | 1980 | UK | Stephen Poliakoff


Cheers | 1982-93 | USA | James Burrows, Glen Charles, & Les Charles


A Christmas Story | 1983 | USA | Bob Clark


Cinema Paradiso | 1988 | Italy | Giuseppe Tornatore


Clockwise | 1986 | UK | Christopher Morahan


Coast to Coast | 1987 | UK | Stan Hey


Come and See | 1985 | USSR | Elem Klimov


Comrades | 1986 | UK | Bill Douglas


Confidence | 1980 | Hungary | Szabó István


The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover | 1989 | UK | Peter Greenaway


The Cow's Drama | 1984 | UK | Paul Bush


Crimes and Misdemeanors | 1989 | USA | Woody Allen


Crimewave | 1985 | USA | Sam Raimi


Csontváry | 1980 | Hungary | Huszárik Zoltán


Day of the Dead | 1985 | USA | George A. Romero


Dead Ringers | 1988 | Canada | David Cronenberg


Death and Transfiguration | 1983 | UK | Terence Davies


Dinner at Noon | 1988 | UK | Alan Bennett


Distant Voices, Still Lives | 1988 | UK | Terence Davies


Do the Right Thing | 1989 | USA | Spike Lee


Down by Law | 1986 | USA | Jim Jarmusch


Elephant | 1989 | UK | Alan Clarke


The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On | 1987 | Japan | Hara Kazuo


An Englishman Abroad | 1983 | UK | Alan Bennett


Fanny & Alexander | 1982 | Sweden | Ingmar Bergman


Ferris Bueller's Day Off | 1986 | USA | John Hughes


A Fish Called Wanda | 1988 | UK | Charles Crichton


The Fly | 1986 | Canada / USA | David Cronenberg


Full Metal Jacket | 1987 | UK / USA | Stanley Kubrick


Get Lost! | 1981 | UK | Alan Plater


Ghost | 1984 | Japan | Itō Takashi


Going Gently | 1981 | UK | Stephen Frears


The Good Companions | 1980 | UK | Alan Plater


The Green Ray | 1986 | France | Eric Rohmer


Gregory's Girl | 1981 | UK | Bill Forsyth


Grim | 1985 | Japan | Itō Takashi


Hannah and Her Sisters | 1986 | USA | Woody Allen


High Hopes | 1988 | UK | Mike Leigh


Hill Street Blues | 1981-87 | USA | Steven Bochco & Michael Kozoll


The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy | 1981 | UK | Douglas Adams


Home Sweet Home | 1982 | UK | Mike Leigh


How to Get Ahead in Advertising | 1989 | UK | Bruce Robinson


Ice Palace | 1987 | Norway | Per Blom


Ilha das Flores | 1989 | Brazil | Jorge Furtado


Insignificance | 1985 | UK | Nicolas Roeg


It's a Good Life | 1983 | USA | Joe Dante


Jean de Florette | 1986 | France | Claude Berri


Ki or Breathing | 1980 | Japan | Matsumoto Toshio


The King of Comedy | 1982 | USA | Martin Scorsese


Klipperty Klöpp | 1984 | UK | Andrew Kötting


A Light Snack | 1982 | UK | Mike Leigh


Madonna and Child | 1980 | UK | Terence Davies


Malice in Wonderland | 1982 | USA | Vince Collins


Manon des Sources | 1986 | France | Claude Berri


Manufraktur | 1985 | Austria | Peter Tscherkassky


Meantime | 1984 | UK | Mike Leigh


Midnight Run | 1988 | USA | Martin Brest


Miracle Mile | 1988 | USA | Steve De Jarnatt


Mix-Up ou Meli-melo | 1986 | France | Françoise Romand


Modern Romance | 1981 | USA | Albert Brooks


Morons from Outer Space | 1985 | UK | Mike Hodges


Narcissus | 1983 | Canada | Norman McLaren


National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation | 1989 | USA | Jeremiah S. Chechik


The Night Is Young | 1986 | France | Leos Carax


Nightmare at 20,000 Feet | 1983 | USA | George Miller


Once upon a Time in America | 1984 | Italy / USA | Sergio Leone


Only Fools and Horses.... | 1981-03 | UK | John Sullivan


Ordinary People | 1980 | USA | Robert Redford


Paris, Texas | 1984 | West Germany | Wim Wenders


Planes, Trains & Automobiles | 1987 | USA | John Hughes


Prick Up Your Ears | 1987 | UK | Stephen Frears


The Princess Bride | 1987 | USA | Rob Reiner


The Purple Rose of Cairo | 1985 | USA | Woody Allen


Radio Days | 1987 | USA | Woody Allen


Raging Bull | 1980 | USA | Martin Scorsese


Raiders of the Lost Ark | 1981 | USA | Steven Spielberg


Ran | 1985 | Japan | Kurosawa Akira


Red Dwarf | 1988- | UK | Rob Grant & Doug Naylor


Rumble Fish | 1983 | USA | Francis Ford Coppola


Say Anything... | 1989 | USA | Cameron Crowe


Say Something Happened | 1982 | UK | Alan Bennett


Scanners | 1981 | Canada | David Cronenberg


scissere | 1982 | Canada | Peter Mettler


See No Evil, Hear No Evil | 1989 | USA | Arthur Hiller


The Seventh Continent | 1989 | Austria | Michael Haneke


sex, lies, and videotape | 1989 | USA | Steven Soderbergh


Sherman's March | 1985 | USA | Ross McElwee


The Shining | 1980 | UK / USA | Stanley Kubrick


Shirley Valentine | 1989 | UK | Lewis Gilbert


Shoah | 1985 | France | Claude Lanzmann


A Short Film About Killing | 1988 | Poland | Krzysztof Kieślowski


♪The Singing Detective♫ | 1986 | UK | Dennis Potter


Southern Comfort | 1981 | USA | Walter Hill


Spacy | 1981 | Japan | Itō Takashi


Stardust Memories | 1980 | USA | Woody Allen


Stranger Than Paradise | 1984 | USA | Jim Jarmusch


Stuff | 1988-91 | UK | Alexei Sayle


Sweet Dreams | 1981 | Italy | Nanni Moretti


T.G.: Psychic Rally in Heaven | 1981 | UK | Derek Jarman


Tampopo | 1985 | Japan | Itami Jūzō


Taxi | 1978-83 | USA | James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis, & Ed. Weinberger


The Terence Davies Trilogy | 1983 | UK | Terence Davies


The Terminator | 1984 | USA | James Cameron


Thunder | 1982 | Japan | Itō Takashi


Time Bandits | 1981 | UK | Terry Gilliam


Time of the Gypsies | 1988 | Yugoslavia | Emir Kusturica


Tootsie | 1982 | USA | Sydney Pollack


28 Up | 1984 | UK | Michael Apted


The Two Ronnies | 1971-87 | UK | Ronnie Barker & Ronnie Corbett


The Unbelievable Truth | 1989 | USA | Hal Hartley


Videodrome | 1983 | Canada | David Cronenberg


Walker | 1987 | USA | Alex Cox


War Story | 1989 | UK | Peter Lord


Warsaw Bridge | 1989 | Spain | Pere Portabella


What the Butler Saw | 1987 | UK | Barry Davis


When Harry Met Sally... | 1989 | USA | Rob Reiner


Where Is My Friend's House? | 1987 | Iran | Abbas Kiarostami


The Wind | 1986 | Hungary | Varga Csaba


Wings of Desire | 1987 | West Germany | Wim Wenders


A Woman of No Importance | 1982 | UK | Alan Bennett


The Young Ones | 1982-84 | UK | Ben Elton, Rik Mayall, & Lise Mayer


A Zed & Two Noughts | 1985 | Netherlands / UK | Peter Greenaway