movies to see: Oscar winners from the 80s

Still to see:

1989 – Driving Miss Daisy. Although I don’t really have a lot of interest in seeing this one, I have to see it before I can see how it stacked up against the rest that year, bother.

1983 – Terms of Endearment. Another one I hadn’t really been interested in seeing, but I guess I have to now …

1981 – Chariots of Fire. OK, I’ve definitely seen bits of this when it’s been on TV, and I remember the song that went along with it of course, but I guess it deserves a full viewing before I render further judgment.

1980 – Ordinary People. Ah, this one I kind of want to see. I think I remember hearing about it, in the “this movie is too grown-up for you” sense.

Already saw:

1988 – Rain Man. Hmmm, not a Tom Cruise fan, so it made it hard to like this movie, although it was a great script and well done overall. My preference that year would’ve been for Dangerous Liasons.

1987 – The Last Emperor. Oooh, tough call. Nice, grand sweeping picture, but I have to say that Hope and Glory was just so well done that it would’ve gotten my vote.

1986 – Platoon. Yes!! Awesome flick. ‘Nuff said.

1985 – Out of Africa. Yawn. Too boring for me. I wasn’t thrilled by any of these choices as a best picture, although I liked The Color Purple (probably more because of the great book than the movie though) and Witness was pretty exciting.

1984 – Amadeus. Oooh, I adored this movie. But then again, I’m a huge fan of Mozart, Vienna, and the like. The Killing Fields was another amazing movie that year, so it would have been a tough call for me.

1982 – Ghandi. I vaguely remember seeing this and liking it, although E.T. definittely sticks in my mind more!

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