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Year-by-Year Polls: 1987 (***CLOSED***)

Posted: August 4th, 2019, 10:32 pm
by Rufus-T
Welcome to the Year-by-Year Poll!

This poll is for the year 1987

These polls are fairly simple. We work our way through film history selecting a different year each time, and you list your top films from the given year. Depending on the number of voters, the poll usually produces a list of around 50-90 films and is a great way of finding recommendations. Lots of people will also list other films outside their top 20 as honorable mentions or runners-up.


The Rules

- You can vote for a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20 films.

- Feature films, documentaries, short films, TV movies, and TV mini-series are all eligible, but not continuing TV series or individual TV episodes.

- We use IMDb dates for consistency, so a title should be listed on IMDb as 1987.

- Your ballot can be either ranked or unranked, but I will assume it's ranked unless otherwise stated. For ranked ballots it makes it easier if you use a numbered list.

- IMPORTANT: Along with a list of the titles from 1987, please include the corresponding list of bare IMDb urls for the same films. Your ballot will be deemed disqualified if the IMDb urls are not included.


The Scoring

For ranked ballots, the top-ranked title will receive a number of points equal to the number of titles on the ballot, with each succeeding title receiving one fewer point. So the top title on a list of 20 films will receive 20 points, the next 19 points and so on. If the list has only 10 films, the top title will receive 10 points, the next one 9, and so on. If there are 5 films on the list, the top film will receive 5 points, the next one 4, well you get the idea.

For unranked ballots, each title will receive an equal share of the total points that would have been allotted to the ballot if it had been ranked. If there are 20 films on the ballot, this means each one would receive 10.5 points.


Some resources

1987 films with the sorted by most votes on IMDb

1987 films you've rated on IMDb

Wikipedia's 1987 in film article

1987 films you've checked on ICM

1987 films you *haven't* checked on ICM


Previous poll results as ICM lists

1940 results
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1925 results
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2018 results
1932 results
1972 results
1942 results


The Deadline

This poll will run for about 3 weeks and will close on Sunday August 25 midnight Eastern Daylight Saving Time or whenever I sign on the Monday. You may revise or add a ballot anytime until the poll is indicated closed in the subject header.

The next poll will be 1964 followed by 1994.

Thank you and happy listing!

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 4th, 2019, 11:39 pm
by blocho
I only have 53 checks from 1987, but holy moly there are some great ones.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 12:52 am
by 1SO

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 12:54 am
by rnilsson19
1. Screenplay: Road (Alan Clarke)
2. Landscape Suicide (James Benning)
3. Is-slottet (Per Blom)
4. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson)
5. Yan zhi kou (Stanley Kwan)
6. La ley del deseo (Pedro Almodovar)
7. China Girl (Abel Ferrara)
8. Maurice (James Ivory)
9. Landscape (for Manon) (Peter Hutton)
10. Art of Memory (Woody Vasulka)
11. The Flying Luna Clipper (Ikko Ono)
12. Submit to Me Now (Richard Kern)
13. Yuki yukite, shingun (Kazuo Hara)
14. L'ami de mon amie (Eric Rohmer)
15. Yeelen (Souleymane Cissé)
16. Meikyû monogatari (Rintaro/Yoshiaki Kawajiri/Katsuhiro Otomo)
17. Robotto kânibaru (Various)
18. White of the Eye (Donald Cammell)
19. Ni luo he nu er (Hsiao-hsien Hou)
20. Proini peripolos (Nikos Nikolaidis)


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093868/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206871/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097594/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094336/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093258/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093412/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092751/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093512/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1829694/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5123736/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7562368/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094066/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092963/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092550/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094349/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185481/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093871/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094320/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093633/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093791/

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 1:41 am
by morrison-dylan-fan

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 5:37 am
by gromit82

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 6:07 am
by TajSamKojiJesam
1) Landscape Suicide (James Benning)
2) Where is the Friend's Home? (Abbas Kiarostami)
3) The Lonely Voice of Man (Aleksandr Sokurov)
4) Robinson's Garden (Masashi Yamamoto)
5) Magino Village: A Tale (Shinsuke Ogawa)
6) The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Kazuo Hara)
7) Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
8) Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick)
9) The Last of England (Derek Jarman)
10) The Man Who Planted Trees (Frédéric Back)

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 6:41 am
by St. Gloede
I have been holding off watching Landscape Suicide for far too long. Will watch it this week (will try to get my ballot up later today).

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 7:52 am
by joachimt

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 8:12 am
by beavis

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 8:36 am
by albajos

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 11:46 am
by matthewscott8
beavis wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 8:12 am
5 - Na Srebrnym Globie
1988 on IMDb

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 12:10 pm
by Perception de Ambiguity
1. Are you in a Bad State? (prod.: Larry Law; dir.: Larry Law, Jo Dunnington & Linny Dunbar) [no IMDb link]
2. Mayhem (Abigail Child)
3. Poslední lup / The Last Theft (Jirí Barta)
4. Es hat mich sehr gefreut (Mara Mattuschka)
5. Mémoire des apparences / Life Is a Dream (Raoul Ruiz)
6. Art of Memory (Woody Vasulka)
7. 1000-nen kizami no hidokei / Magino Village: A Tale (Shinsuke Ogawa)
8. Face Like a Frog (Sally Cruikshank)
9. Landscape (for Manon) (Peter B. Hutton)
10. Yuki yukite, shingun / The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Kazuo Hara)
11. Eine murul / Breakfast on the Grass (Priit Pärn)
12. Zhiltsy starogo doma / The Lodgers of an Old House (Aleksey Karaev)
13. Girls Night Out (Joanna Quinn)
14. Muramasa (Osamu Tezuka)
15. Shot - Countershot (Peter Tscherkassky)
16. Academy Leader Variations (various)
17. Cérémonie d'amour / Love Rites (Walerian Borowczyk)
18. The Black Tower (John Smith)
19. Les misérables (Mara Mattuschka)
20. Kinski rigando Paganini / Kinski dreht Paganini (Christian Simonpietri)



Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 12:26 pm
by RogerTheMovieManiac88
'Comrades' is 1986 on IMDb, beavis. Remarkable film for sure!

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 2:21 pm
by Ivan0716
1. Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
2. Daughter of the Nile (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
3. Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
4. Season of Mosnters (Miklós Jancsó)
5. Where Is My Friend’s House? (Abbas Kiarostami)
6. Au Revoir les Enfants (Louis Malle)
7. Morning Patrol (Nikos Nikolaidis)
8. Ten Little Indians (Stanislav Govorukhin)
9. Prison on Fire (Ringo Lam)
10. Whooping Cough (Péter Gárdos)
11. The Untouchables (Brian De Palma)
12. A Chinese Ghost Story (Ching Siu-Tung)
13. City on Fire (Ringo Lam)
14. An Autumn’s Tale (Mabel Cheung)
15. Babette's Feast (Gabriel Axel)
16. Opera (Dario Argento)
17. StageFright: Aquarius (Michele Soavi)
18. Assa (Sergey Solovyov)
19. Under the Sun of Satan (Maurice Pialat)
20. Delirium: Photo of Gioia (Lamberto Bava)


Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 2:51 pm
by Mysterious Dude

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 3:58 pm
by St. Gloede
1. Der Himmel über Berlin / Wings of Desire (1987, Wim Wenders)
2. Withnail & I (1987, Bruce Robinson)
3. King Lear (1987, Jean-Luc Godard)
4. Bicycleran / The Cyclist (1987, Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
5. Yuki Yukite shingun / The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987, Kazuo Hara)
6. Au revoir, les Enfants (1987, Louis Malle)
7. Les innocents (1987, André Téchiné)
8. Angustia / Anguish (1987, Bigas Luna)
9. Radio Days (1987, Woody Allen)
10. The Last Emperor (1987, Bernardo Bertolucci)

11. Empire of the Sun (1987, Steven Spielberg)
12. Hong gao liang / Red Sorghum (1987, Yimou Zhang)
13. L'ami de mon amie / Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987, Éric Rohmer)
14. Full Metal Jacket (1987, Stanley Kubrick)
15. Soigne ta droite / Keep Your Right Up (1987, Jean-Luc Godard)
16. Angel Heart (1987, Alan Parker)
17. Przypadek / Blind Chance (1987, Krzysztof Kieslowski)
18. 4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (1987, Eric Rohmer)
19. King of the Children (1987, Kaige Chen)
20. The Dead (1987, John Huston)

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 5:23 pm
by Traveller

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 6:08 pm
by lynchs
Ivan0716 wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Assa (Sergey Solovyov)
finally a good, great film! :worship:

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 7:01 pm
by hurluberlu
1. Przypadek ( Krzysztof Kieslowski )
2. Full Metal Jacket ( Stanley Kubrick )
3. Der Himmel über Berlin ( Wim Wenders )
4. Radio Days ( Woody Allen )
5. Lung foo fung wan ( Ringo Lam )
6. Wall Street ( Oliver Stone )
7. Yuki yukite, shingun ( Kazuo Hara )
8. Art of Memory ( Woody Vasulka )
9. Au revoir les enfants ( Louis Malle )
10. Fu rong zhen ( Jin Xie )
11. L'ami de mon amie ( Éric Rohmer )
12. Hope and Glory ( John Boorman )
13. Dao cao ren ( Tung Wang )
14. Sien lui yau wan ( Siu-Tung Ching )
15. Ofelas ( Nils Gaup )
16. Pelle erobreren ( Bille August )
17. Comment Wang-Fo fut sauvé ( René Laloux )
18. Yeelen ( Souleymane Cissé )
19. Angel Heart ( Alan Parker )
20. Yam Daabo ( Idrissa Ouedraogo )


Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 7:20 pm
by Mate_cosido
1. Sien lui yau wan - A Chinese Ghost Story
2. The Dead
3. Khane-ye doust kodjast? - Where is My Friend's House?
4. Ni luo he nu er - Daughter of the Nile
5. RoboCop
6. Lung foo fung wan - City on Fire
7. Evil Dead II
8. The Princess Bride
9. Yuki yukite, shingun - The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
10. Gam yuk fung wan - Prison on Fire
11. Marusa no onna - A Taxing Woman
12. Yeelen - Brightness
13. Withnail & I
14. Angustia - Anguish
15. Jigoku no banken: akai megane - The Red Spectacles
16. L'homme qui plantait des arbres - The Man Who Planted Trees
17. Predator
18. Lethal Weapon
19. House of Games
20. Xiangnu xiaoxiao - A Girl from Hunan

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 7:29 pm
by Leopardi
1. Full Metal Jacket
2. Pelle erobreren (AKA Pelle the Conqueror)
3. Evil Dead II
4. Au revoir les enfants (AKA Goodbye, Children)
5. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
6. The Princess Bride
7. Radio Days
8. Monsignor Quixote
9. Marusa no onna (AKA A Taxing Woman)
10. The Last Emperor
11. Ofelas (AKA Pathfinder)
12. The Untouchables
13. Dead of Winter
14. The Whales of August
15. Travelling North
16. The Way Things Go
17. Chou tin dik tong wah (AKA An Autumn's Tale)
18. The Hidden
19. The Lost Boys
20. Cry Freedom


Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 9:06 pm
by blocho
1. Matewan
2. Pelle Erobreren
3. The Princess Bride
4. Raising Arizona
5. Full Metal Jacket
6. Ironweed
7. Miami Connection
8. Near Dark
9. Der Himmel über Berlin
10. Fatal Attraction
11. Babettes Gaestebud
12. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
13. Predator
14. Roxanne
15. Yuki Yukite, Shingun

16. Wall Street
17. Moonstruck
18. The Untouchables
19. The Lost Boys
20. No Way Out


Just missed the cut:
Angel Heart
House of Games
Hope and Glory
The Year My Voice Broke

The worst movies I saw from 1987:
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
Steel Dawn

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 5th, 2019, 9:08 pm
by lynchs
Perception de Ambiguity wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Mémoire des apparences / Life Is a Dream (Raoul Ruiz)
WOW another (good) one :woot:

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 6th, 2019, 1:59 am
by connordenney
1. WINGS OF DESIRE (Wim Wenders)
2. FULL METAL JACKET (Stanley Kubrick)
3. BLIND CHANCE (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
4. DAUGHTER OF THE NILE (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
5. RAISING ARIZONA (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093191/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093058/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084549/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093633/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093822/

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 6th, 2019, 2:12 am
by Minkin

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 6th, 2019, 5:59 am
by St. Gloede
Watched Landscape Suicide. The opening was spellbinding. Fantastic cinema. I went in blind and was surprised when it turned into a double story of two murders. The first one worked especially well. The uneasy and awkward conversations trying to pry into the murderers' minds were interesting, the first spellbinding, the second less so. The long, romanticised scene of what is presumably the first murder victim is the low point. It felt incredibly off and tacky. I also felt that the second "story" was a little tacked on. If Benning wanted to do a duality, he should have worked more on a dual imagery/structure. It does not feel like a true whole. A very good film overall, but it will not make my list.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 6th, 2019, 1:45 pm
by cinewest

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 6th, 2019, 6:22 pm
by Smoover
1. Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children)
2. L'homme qui plantait des arbres (The Man Who Planted Trees)
3. Sien lui yau wan (A Chinese Ghost Story)
4. Hong gao liang (Red Sorghum)
5. Full Metal Jacket
6. Yuki yukite, shingun (The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On)
7. Evil Dead II
8. Pelle erobreren (Pelle the Conqueror)
9. Predator
10. Out of Rosenheim
11. Shake!: Otis at Monterey
12. Cobra Verde
13. The Princess Bride
14. Chou tin dik tong wah (An Autumn's Tale)
15. Hellraiser
16. Family Viewing
17. L'ami de mon amie (My Girlfriend's Boyfriend)
18. Wall Street
19. Lethal Weapon

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092593
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093488
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093978
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093206
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093058
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092963
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092991
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093713
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093773
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095801
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093951
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094888
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093779
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093426
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093177
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093006
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092550
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094291
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093409

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 6th, 2019, 10:56 pm
by frbrown

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 5:36 am
by Ebbywebby
Wow, huge disparity in tastes. Really commercial lists vs. really esoteric lists. A hard list for me, because it was around the years I was a new film buff. So, there are a lot of films I saw in theaters *then* and never again. I guess I'll go with:

1. Wings of Desire
2. Au Revoir les Enfants
3. The Last Emperor
4. Hope and Glory
5. Full Metal Jacket
6. The Untouchables
7. Masques
8. The Dead
9. Blind Chance
10. Prick Up Your Ears
11. Radio Days
12. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
13. Intervista
14. Housekeeping

F--- The Princess Bride, Dirty Dancing and cloying '80s nostalgia. I hate feeling like my generation obliges me to gurgle over that stuff. Wish I remembered The Dead (I ranked it anyway), House of Games, Raising Arizona, Sammy & Rosie Get Laid and The Belly of an Architect better.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 7:29 am
by filmbantha

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 7:40 am
by Gordon_Gekko

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 8:11 am
by maxwelldeux
Gordon_Gekko wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 7:40 am
1. Wall Street (l) (l) (l) (l) (l)
How... unexpected. :P

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 9:31 am
by matthewscott8
Here's 10, may expand to 20 if I see a couple of goodies by month end. Ranked from 1-10.

Konets vechnosti / The End of Eternity (1987 - Andrei Yermash)
Mascara (1987 - Patrick Conrad)
Skorbnoye beschuvstviye / Anaesthesia Psychica Dolorosa / Heartbreak House (1987 - Aleksandr Sokurov)
The Belly of an Architect (1987 - Peter Greenaway)
RoboCop (1987 - Paul Verhoeven)
Comment Wang-Fo fut sauvé / How Wang-fo was saved (1987 - René Laloux)
Ironweed (1987 - Hector Babenco)
Flowers in the Attic (1987 - Jeffrey Bloom)
White of The Eye (1987 - Donald Cammell)
Dal Polo all'Equatore / From The Pole To The Equator (1987 - Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298960/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093504/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124127/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092637/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093870/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0321750/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093277/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093036/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094320/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092817/

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 9:46 pm
by Jimi Antiloop

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 10:04 pm
by Lonewolf2003
1. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
2. Red Sorghum (1987)
3. Wings of Desire (1987)
4. Withnail & I (1987)
5. The Princess Bride (1987)
6. Evil Dead II (1987)
7. L'ami de mon amie (1987)
8. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987)
9. Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987)
10. Prince of Darkness (1987)
11. Predator (1987)
12. L'homme qui plantait des arbres (1987)
13. Radio Days (1987)
14. Au revoir les enfants (1987)
15. Daughter of the Nile (1987)
16. Lethal Weapon (1987)
17. The Last Emperor (1987)
18. Project A 2 (1987)

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 11:04 pm
by Teproc
1. Full Metal Jacket
2. The Princess Bride
3. Evil Dead II
4. Ishtar
5. Der Himmel über Berlin / Wings of Desire


Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 7th, 2019, 11:46 pm
by maxwelldeux
Teproc wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 11:04 pm
1. Full Metal Jacket
2. The Princess Bride
3. Evil Dead II
4. Ishtar
5. Der Himmel über Berlin / Wings of Desire
Friendly reminder you'll need to post IMDB URLs, too.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: 1987

Posted: August 8th, 2019, 6:32 am
by Gordon_Gekko
maxwelldeux wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 8:11 am
Gordon_Gekko wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 7:40 am
1. Wall Street (l) (l) (l) (l) (l)
How... unexpected. :P
:D A few months ago the univerity of our town shows the movie in cinema. Just awsome... I waited so many years to watch it on the big screen.


Blue Horseshoe loves Anacott Steel :whistling: