i seem to have missed this thread first time round, so, off the top of my head without thinking too hard:
- terry gilliam 1985 - funny, shocking, twisted, disturbing, surreal and still very relevant in today's terrorist times - terry's a genius, and this is his best film so far, imho.
- james cameron 1986 - you want full-on action sci-fi? you got it. includes the epic 'nuke them from orbit' quote.
- robert zemeckis 1997 - you want intelligent geeky thinking-persons' sci-fi? you got it! includes the epic 'awful waste of space' quote.
+ matrix, true romance, u-turn, reservoir dogs, casino, empire strikes back...etc