A surprise hit from Australia, Crocodile Dundee, starring Paul Hogan, was a very popular movie with both young and older viewers. Technically, there isn't a specific day or year when he invented it. A second mad idea of the determined opera music lover was to use his rubber fortune to finance an opera house in the middle of nowhere. Well, Walt Disney World opened on October 1, 1971, but Mr. The Natural, starring Robert Redford, became an instant classic as well.
Stick with it through the dry spots because act three is straight-up terrifying, provided you've been paying attention and have all the lights off. Even The Blues Brothers was considered a complete failure at the time. Only one film, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, had any guarantee of viewership. Avildsen , Comedy , , Sci-fi screenplay by Tom Kennedy Sci-fi , , , , , , Comedy for Lange; 10 nominations , , , , Comedy , , , Sci-fi ; followed by , , , , , Drama 5 nominations; Remake of , , Thriller , , , , , Musical comedy 7 nominations; based on , Thriller , Documentary , , Thriller Fuller's final U. Dead of Night 1945 You won't find all that many British horror films from this particular era, but there's no denying that this Ealing Studios classic is one of the most beloved not to mention influential anthology horror films ever made. The lovable extra-terrestrial is lured by Halloween candy Reese's Pieces , befriended by a young boy Henry Thomas , and protected from authoritarian adults and menacing scientists who want to dissect and study the creature. Not only is the flick frequently funny and horror-nerd-friendly, but it also delivers several amusing performances and some of the coolest zombie get-ups you'll ever see.
Carnival of Souls 1962 This low-budget black-and-white indie didn't make much noise when it was released onto the drive-in circuit in the early 1960s, but it's gone on to become one of the most celebrated horror films of the decade. Blades of Glory 2007 The city of Montreal played a large roll in this 2007 comedy starring Will Ferrell. In 1986, Hollywood was rocked by the deaths of two pre-television legends: James Cagney and Cary Grant. Best Picture: The Last Emperor Best Director: Bernardo Bertolucci — The Last Emperor Best Actress: Cher — Moonstruck Best Actor: Michael Douglas — Wall Street Top 10 Movies in 1988 What were the most popular movies in 1988? Creepshow 1982 Horror anthologies may not be a huge box office draw historically speaking, but the really good ones manage to maintain a strong shelf life, and that's certainly the case with this colorful collaboration between horror juggernauts Stephen King and George Romero. A few films were surprises: The Blue Lagoon, Airplane one of my favorite comedies of all time and Friday the 13th were all very popular and made huge profits because they were relatively cheap to make. More movies than usual were directed toward mature audiences.
And after a time we become dead, a little dead. The Cabin in the Woods 2012 Much like Scream, this one plays more as a knowing parody of horror films -- but it's still packed to the rafters with jolts, kills, monsters, and full-bore horror insanity. The result is one of the most intense creature features of the 2000s. Many Hollywood movie fans know that The Lord of the Rings was filmed in New Zealand, The Beach was filmed in Thailand and Buena Vista Social Club was filmed in Cuba, but few can spout off a list of movies shot in Canada. You are the law, not some book, not the lawyers, not a marble statue, or the trappings of the court. Fanny and Alexander 1982, Swe. Saw 2004 Scoff if you like I can't hear you , but I consider this one a low-budget masterpiece, one that not only kick-started a ridiculously popular franchise, but still stands as a master class on how to wring a whole lot of scary fun out of very few resources.
Friday the 13th 1980 I wanted to include this one in the first update of this article the top 50 , but I just couldn't justify bumping another better horror movie. In fact, many movies that we consider to be classics were trashed by critics and fared poorly at the box office. Schiro Bert Linder, Mindy Silverman, Bobby Persicelli , , , , Tony Malanowski Rebecca Bach, Christopher Gummer Dark Sanity , Kory Clark, Chuck Jamison Also known as: House of Death. Try to imagine a world without Walt Disney. When I was asked to put together a ranked list of the best horror movies of all time, I thought it would be a fun project. I would argue that it most certainly is, at least in part, and that part is straight-up terrifying.
Oooh, or Midnight Meat Train. Regardless, this slasher classic itself little more than a ripoff of Halloween is still supremely creepy, provided you've ever spent time at overnight camp in New Jersey. The Innocents is about a haunted house that just might not be haunted at all, whereas The Others is about a haunted house that's haunted by, well, I'm not going to spoil it. Another popular 1986 film, Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise, did well at the box office even though most critics dismissed it as trite. And Steve Martin grew a long nose in Roxanne. What was risky about it? Places in the Heart, Country, and The River were all set far outside of the urban setting the movie industry had focused on in recent years.
Copyright © 2000 - 2019 Stephen King - All Rights Reserved. Brokeback Mountain 2005 The Canadian Rockies served as the stunning backdrop for this popular 2005 drama. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1982. Top 10 Movies in 1986 What were the most popular movies in 1986? Fox in Back to the Future 1985 Financially, 1985 was one of the worst years for the movie industry in the entire decade. The movie industry struggled to make money in 1980. Bill Murray voiced Garfield in the 2 theatrical live action movies. Faith will be given to you.
Best Picture: Amadeus Best Director: Miloš Forman — Amadeus Best Actress: Sally Field — Places in the Heart Best Actor: F. Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. This one deals with racism, slavery, and oppression in a way that's bold and unique. She gave him secret information regarding an arms shipment to the Communists so that they could escape the predicted war together, but Hamilton unwisely used the information for an exclusive story and put their lives in jeopardy. The summer brought a genuine bonanza that made 1982 a financial banner year.
Koyaanisqatsi 1982 , 87 minutes, D: Godfrey Reggio The powerful, unconventional, experimental and provocative script-less, actor-less, and dialogue-less film except for the chanting of Hopi prophecy at the end was from director Godfrey Reggio - his first attempt at a feature-length narrative film. Worth Keeter Earl Owensby, Bill Gribble , , Stephen W. Not far behind Ghostbusters at the box office, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was a wildly popular movie in 1984. In my religion, they say, 'Act as if you had faith. Plus I actually like Friday the 13th Part 2 a little more. On the surface, it's the story of a book that certainly seems to be possessed by the soul of a horrible creature, but it's also about the bond between mother and child, the fear of losing your grip on reality, and the deep instinct to protect your family at any cost. Chicago 2002 Downtown Toronto has played the role of Chicago in a number of blockbuster films, and the musical Chicago is one of them.