I’d say so. It’s really amazing and a great experience for children and adults alike. And David Bowie’s bulge! So amazing.
Harmony Korine’s best film.
Don’t make fun of this brilliant masterpiece.
My comment was not ironic. He failed to recreate the beauty with his recent effort, Trash Humpers. Alas, we will always have Labyrinth as a textbook example of cinéma vérité.
Hell yes. Ok maybe not THE greatest…There’s still Kagemusha and Ran. I do love The Labyrinth though.
No, I’d rather go with Ran, Raging Bull, Last Temptation of Christ, Blade Runner, The Shining, The Empire Strikes Back and maybe Full Metal Jacket instead.
Oh, Cruel Sandwich, will you never grow up? Is mubi going to get you laid, too?
Then STREET TRASH
Uh no. Nice try though.
To say such a thing would be ignoring Greenaway’s work in the ‘80s, After Hours, Brazil, Svankmajer’s Alice, and countless other classics. Oh, and The Thing, heh.
The King of Comedy – better king for a day than schmuck for a lifetime
Withnail and I
Evil Dead 2
Fanny and Alexander
The Element of Crime
The list goes on…
I’m surprised nobody has mentioned “Cinema Paradiso” as one of, if not the best, film of the 1980s. Much like Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth”, it’s a wonderful all ages film.
“Raging Bull” seems to be the one most frequently classed (by critics) as the best American film of the 1980s, but I have also read some strong statements made in favour of “The Right Stuff” being worthy of this title.
“Labyrinth” is a stunning film and much like “The Neverending Story”, it advanced what was possible on film. I am forever grateful to my parents for allowing my brother and I to witness these screen gems at the picture theatre, way back in the day.
Is “Labyrinth” the best film of the 1980s? At the very least, it’s definitely one of the best fantasy type movies of its decade, and I would move to say one of the best of it type in the entire history of film.
It’s also easy to forget this film is a MUSICAL of sorts! How many people forget this film is actually a MUSICAL?
Besides, why not take advantage of David Bowie’s singing talent in such a wild and wonderful work of surrealism? Mister Bowie was PERFECT for this film and his role!
Hmm i would say is the best 80s movie in ITS GENRE.
Which by the way is not really musical: is not that because Bowie is singing a couple of time then it’s a musical.
I mean, it’s fantasy and it’s for kids; as Disney teach, something like that is supposed to be there.
So, of course if you had to choose between other 80s movies like Blade Runner, The Shining or Svankmajer’s Alice, Labyrinth can’t compete, even with great Bowie acting perfectly as main role.
Too many masterpiece in 80s!
How exactly did LABYRINTH advance what was possible on film?
Do you really think Labyrinth is a good film, let alone better than; Ran, The Sacrifice, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Fanny and Alexander, Raging Bull etc rolls eyes
“No, I’d rather go with Ran, Raging Bull, Last Temptation of Christ, Blade Runner, The Shining, The Empire Strikes Back and maybe Full Metal Jacket instead.” – Yeah pretty much and ditto with The Cook, The Thief His Wife and Her Lover.
As fantasy it was certainly up there…possibly top three of the 80’s.
My 80’s fantasy ranking:
1. Company of Wolves
2. Lady Hawk
6. Last Unicorn
8. Clash of the Titans
9. Return to Oz