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Mar 16th, 2002, 05:56 PM
Based on the the BFOT90s thread... Same thing, Oscar winners for best picture.

Mar 16th, 2002, 05:58 PM

Timothy Hutton plays a young man tormented by his past and chilled by his emotionally repressed family. Judd Hirsch is the kindly psychiatrist who helps him open up

Mar 16th, 2002, 05:58 PM

The true story of the runners on the 1924 British Olympic team. Harold Abrahams runs against prejudice and Eric Liddell runs for God. Both run through picturesque British surf.

Mar 16th, 2002, 05:59 PM

Ben Kingsley stars in this epic biography. Mahatma Gandhi fights British rule of India through nonviolent civil disobedience

Mar 16th, 2002, 06:00 PM

Debra Winger, Shirley Maclaine, and Jack Nicholson star in this four-hankie tale of an overly close mother-daughter relationship. Jack Nicholson is cast against type as an amorously roguish former astronaut.

Mar 16th, 2002, 06:01 PM

F. Murray Abraham, as court composer Salieri, boils with rage when he sees that spoiled brat Mozart is the one who has been truly gifted with musical genius. This is a costume drama that never lets the costumes get in the way.

Mar 16th, 2002, 06:02 PM

Meryl Streep stars as Karen Blixen-Finecke, a woman whose husband leaves her alone to run their African coffee plantation. Things get interesting when a dashing hunter played by Robert Redford shows up

Mar 16th, 2002, 06:02 PM

Charlie Sheen stars as a new recruit in Vietnam. His platoon is torn between the compassionate Sgt. Elias, played by Willem Dafoe, and Tom Berenger's merciless Sgt. Barnes.

Mar 16th, 2002, 06:03 PM

A visually sumptuous chronicle of the life of Pu Yi, the last emperor of China. Pu Yi, a middle-aged man in a communist reeducation camp, thinks back on his life, starting when he ascended the Imperial throne at the age of three.

Mar 16th, 2002, 06:03 PM

Mar 16th, 2002, 06:04 PM

Hot head Charlie Babbitt returns home for the reading of his father's will only to find out that he has an older brother he never knew. Dustin Hoffman plays Raymond, Charlie's autistic savant older brother. Road trip!

Mar 16th, 2002, 06:04 PM

Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman star. When Southern matriarch Miss Daisy can no longer drive herself, her son hires Hoke, beginning a 25-year friendship.

Mar 16th, 2002, 06:04 PM
I love all this movies. I voted Driving Miss Daisy. (For Jessica Tandy)

But my favorite 80's movie is The Empire of the Sun;)

Mar 16th, 2002, 06:07 PM
I really like Ordinary People, but I gave a slight edge and the vote....to Terms Of Endearment. I still cry everytime I watch that. The hospital scene where Shirley McClaine starts yelling at the nurses to give her daughter some pain medicine just breaks my heart.

Mar 16th, 2002, 07:16 PM
I can't believe Dirty Dancing ain't in there. :eek:

That film is/was class.


so i'll pick Rain Man

Mercury Rising
Mar 16th, 2002, 07:19 PM
Dirty Dancing and Flashdance hehe

Mercury Rising
Mar 16th, 2002, 07:21 PM
Of all these movies I only saw Amadeus, a veeery long time ago.

Mar 16th, 2002, 07:27 PM
Only the Oscar winners for best picture were included.

Mar 16th, 2002, 07:28 PM
My vote for 'Amadeus'

Mar 16th, 2002, 07:37 PM
Rain Man

Mar 17th, 2002, 04:42 PM
Rain Man

An absolute classic that contains some of the best acting performances i've ever seen.


Mar 17th, 2002, 04:48 PM
Rain Man! (I also liked Dirty Dancing very much:D)

Double Fault
Mar 17th, 2002, 05:02 PM
Terms of Endearment

It had it all. Humour, drama, tragedy. Shirley McClean was brilliant. I'm not a huge Jack Nicholson fan, but he was great in this film.

Shirley's hair after her beach journey in Jack's car was priceless. A brilliant film, I may have to watch it again very soon.

Mar 17th, 2002, 05:12 PM
wheres The Breakfast Club?

Mar 17th, 2002, 06:43 PM
Ordinary people is a brilliant film and gets my vote :).

Princess Fiona
Mar 17th, 2002, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by manuelanmaggielover
wheres The Breakfast Club?

Hear hear!! The Breakfast Club for me!! :D

Errm, I'm really not too good at these film polls :rolleyes: ;)

Mar 17th, 2002, 07:40 PM
Well, I've only seen Platoon and 3/4's of Rain Man. Platoon it is.