Kubrick's Vietnam epic — both halves P-L-E-A-S-EEEE! — is indeed one of his essential masterpieces and a definite best of the year. Kubrick's film just barely misses my Top 100 Ever, and it's only my sixth favorite from him. Then there's 19 other beauties for me from 1987. What's not on the list? The film that actually won the Best Picture Oscar, The Last Emperor. I think it's okay.