Undefended: Five Greatest Dramas Of The 1980s

Film Fisher Blog

Undefended: Five Greatest Dramas Of The 1980s

Undefended is posted every Friday. All FilmFisher writers are given a prompt and respond with a list of five items, none of which are explained or rationalized. This week… the five greatest dramas of the 1980s.


Brian Murnion

1. The Last Emperor

2. Chariots of Fire

3. Crimes and Misdemeanors

4. (TIE) Broadcast News | Fanny and Alexander

5. A Room with a View


Joshua Gibbs

1. Ordinary People

2. Empire of the Sun

3. Wings of Desire

4. Mosquito Coast

5. Out of Africa


Thomas Banks


2.Tender Mercies

3.Lonesome Dove

4.The Name of the Rose

5.Manon of the Spring


Timothy Lawrence

1. Raging Bull

2. Cinema Paradiso

3. Amadeus

4. Chariots of Fire

5. Field of Dreams


Remy Wilkins

1. The Decalogue

2. Crimes & Misdemeanors

3. Fanny and Alexander

4. Broadcast News

5. Raging Bull


James Banks

1. Brideshead Revisited (miniseries but a big seller on video)

2. Lonesome Dove (also a miniseries but large video seller)

3. Empire of the Sun

4. Amadeus

5. Henry V


Sean Johnson

1. Blade Runner

2. My Dinner With Andre

3. Babette’s Feast

4. Henry V (K.B.)

5. A Room With a View


Christian Leithart

1. Hoosiers

2. Breaker Morant

3. My Neighbor Totoro (drama loosely defined…)

4. Tender Mercies

5. The Untouchables

Movie, TV Show, Filmmakers and Film Studio WordPress Theme.

Press Enter / Return to begin your search or hit ESC to close

By signing in, you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy.

By creating an account you agree to Noxe's our terms and conditions and privacy policy.


Mechanicsburg, PA  17050

Center Office

Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

All Right Reserved 2022 FilmFisher.com.