1986: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 1986. In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here. • 1986 Down by Law Hannah and Her Sisters The Sacrifice The Mission Aliens The Mosquito Coast Manon of the Spring Jean de Florette Blue Velvet Castle in the Sky True Stories Manhunter Stand by Me Three Amigos! Labyrinth River’s Edge Man Facing … [Read more...]

1985: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 1985. In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here. • 1985 A Room with a View Brazil Ran Witness Ladyhawke After Hours Back to the Future Legend Better Off Dead My Life as a Dog The Purple Rose of Cairo The Hit Fletch Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure 28 Up The Color Purple The Breakfast Club The … [Read more...]

1984: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 1984. In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here. • 1984 Amadeus Top Secret! Blood Simple This is Spinal Tap Paris, Texas Gremlins Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom The Terence Davies Trilogy* Stranger Than Paradise Stop Making Sense Birdy The Company of Wolves The Terminator The Brother from Another … [Read more...]

1983: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 1983. In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here. • 1983 Zelig Tender Mercies Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance Never Cry Wolf A Christmas Story The Right Stuff The Big Chill Local Hero Scarface The Hunger Vacation As-yet Unseen or Unratable Films of 1983 A Love … [Read more...]

1982: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 1982. In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here. • 1982 Blade Runner E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial The Dark Crystal Fanny and Alexander The King of Comedy Tron Tootsie The Thing Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan The Secret of NIMH The Year of Living Dangerously Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid The Man from Snowy … [Read more...]

1981: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 1981. In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here. • 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Chariots of Fire  Das Boot  The Great Muppet Caper My Dinner with Andre  Gallipoli  The Road Warrior  Time Bandits The Gods Must Be Crazy  The Fox and the Hound Dragonslayer Excalibur The Postman Always Rings … [Read more...]

1980: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 1980. In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here. • 1980 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back The Elephant Man Raging Bull Gates of Heaven The Shining Airplane! The Blues Brother Popeye Stardust Memories Altered States Flash Gordon As-yet Unseen or Unratable Films of 1980 A Change in Seasons … [Read more...]

1970s: Overstreet’s Favorite Films

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Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from the 1970s. In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here. • 1970s Treasures: The Mirror, Apocalypse Now, The Muppet Movie, Alien, Stalker, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's The Life of Brian, Taxi Driver, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Days of … [Read more...]

1960s: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from the 1960s.  Clearly, I have a lot to learn about this decade. But give me a break, I was born in 1970 and didn't start exploring movies much until I was in college. In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here. • 1960s Treasures: La Jetee (1962), Au Hasard Balthazar (1966), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Andrei Rublev … [Read more...]

1950s: Looking Closer's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from the 1950s.  Clearly, I have a lot to learn about this decade. But give me a break, I was born in 1970 and didn't start exploring movies much until I was in college. In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here. • 1950s Treasures: Ordet (1955), Tokyo Story (1953), Ikiru (1952), The Red Balloon (1956), One Froggy Evening … [Read more...]


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