Well thought out comments, although there's no denying [i]Goodbar[/i] had a different effect on me. What's remarkable, given the subjectivity of this enterprise and the high number of potential picks, is that I've enjoyed/admired nearly every film listed, and many can be found near the top of my lists.
Looking at the listed films from '80 to the present, the only movie I am inclined to debunk is [i]Scarface[/i]. I'd do that with full knowledge that: there is only one De Palma movie his fans prefer([i]The Untouchables[/i]), and that [i]Scarface[/i] has some prominent defenders (including the most popular critic from this side of the pond). The only other film listed I didn't like is [i]The Wall[/i],which I found ineffective and indulgent.
By the way, as far as year of release, I am going according to the world premiere date used at IMDb. I apologize for failing to limit myself in the number of films listed per year, particularly in the 90s films below. I am trying to figure out why I found so many great 90s films. I do make an effort to catch up with older films; several of my all-time faves were released before my birth ('61). Will some of these 90s movies devalue with the passage of time? Is it a consequence of more films from around the globe becoming available? Will the trend continue in this decade? It does make me feel feel optimistic about the future of cinema.