Special Report

The Best Classic Movie Released Every Year Since 1950

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1980: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
> Average IMDb rating: 8.7 (1,214,511)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97%
> Tomatometer: 94%
> Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Source: Courtesy of Triumph Films

1981: Das Boot
> Average IMDb rating: 8.3 (242,119)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95%
> Tomatometer: 98%
> Starring: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Source: Courtesy of Embassy Pictures

1982: Fanny and Alexander
> Average IMDb rating: 8.1 (61,374)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

 

Source: Courtesy of Kino International

1983: The Ballad of Narayama
> Average IMDb rating: 7.9 (7,930)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 88%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari, Aki Takejô

Source: Courtesy of Cinecom Pictures

1984: Stop Making Sense
> Average IMDb rating: 8.6 (14,668)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales

Source: Courtesy of New Yorker Films

1985: Shoah
> Average IMDb rating: 8.7 (9,096)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1986: Aliens
> Average IMDb rating: 8.3 (683,932)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94%
> Tomatometer: 97%
> Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

1987: The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On
> Average IMDb rating: 8.2 (1,727)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 91%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: Kenzo Okuzaki, Riichi Aikawa, Masaichi Hamaguchi, Toshio Hara

Source: Courtesy of GKIDS

1988: Grave of the Fireflies
> Average IMDb rating: 8.5 (255,791)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Source: Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

1989: A City of Sadness
> Average IMDb rating: 7.9 (4,589)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 91%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Shu-Fen Hsin, Sung-Young Chen, Jack Kao

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