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Making Movies (album) by Dire Straits 

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Making Movies
Making Movies by Dire Straits (1980)
Overall rank: 614th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 394 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1980 (11th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (91st)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (614th)

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Dire Straits bestography

Making Movies is ranked 3rd best out of 13 albums by Dire Straits on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 230 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,695.

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Members who like this album also like: Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac and Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits.

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Making Movies track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickTunnel Of Love
 86/100 (121 votes)
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2.Track pickRomeo & Juliet
 86/100 (117 votes)
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3.Skateaway
 83/100 (81 votes)
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4.Expresso Love
 80/100 (67 votes)
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5.Hand In Hand
 77/100 (60 votes)
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6.Solid Rock
 80/100 (63 votes)
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7.Les Boys
 69/100 (60 votes)
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Making Movies rankings

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 394 votes)
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75/100
10/07/2018 14:53
74/100
 
70/100
10/07/2018 07:03
63/100
 
65/100
10/06/2018 09:08
69/100
 
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70/100
 
60/100
09/26/2018 11:16
55/100

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70/100
From Brad1770 10/07/2018 07:09
Dire Straits 3rd album is a tour de-force with one of the best album openers in rock period in "Tunnel Of Love"

I've wanted to include it on my all time list but just .... only just can't mainly due to the awful "Les Boys" and to a lesser degree the sappy-ish "Hand In Hand"

Still , this album was and still is near and very dear to me

70 Rollergirls Out Of 100
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75/100
From Jbalbinolr 11/22/2017 19:57
Great, but what they were thinking with Les Boys?!
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80/100
From garycottier 06/05/2016 12:39
An excellent Dire Straits album. Making movies, is full of great songs in, tunnel of love, Romeo and Juliet, and, espresso love. This is one of three superb Straits albums with, love over gold, and the first record. Dire straits always get a bad rap, but with excellent records like this, it's baffling.
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From CanadianGuy 07/11/2015 04:39
Great guitar album!

Favourites tracks: Solid Rock, Tunnel of Love, Romeo & Juliet
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85/100
From Gionzi 05/01/2015 09:02
Masterpiece! With this album Dire Straits reach their artistic maturity, a more dinamic going on and more fullness. Great work!
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From sammanning 04/22/2015 18:10
A personal favorite. Perfect 4 songs to start, then it tapers off a bit in quality. I've always thought that Dire Straits could have made one of the greatest albums of all time with a little more focus. Knopfler is an extremely underrated songwriter and an amazing guitarist.
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From Dharmendra 02/16/2015 09:36
Best of the band's studio-albums, I think. First heard this in 1985, 30 years on I play it and it still feels fresh.
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From Decurso 01/07/2015 12:56
A lot of emotion on this record. Romeo and Juliet and tunnel of Love are just beautiful songs, offset by a no-nonsense rocker in solid Rock. Have to say though...the live versions of most of these songs are better.
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65/100
From Garyf1972 10/07/2014 19:11
A good album not their best though 'Tunnel of Love' being my favourite Dire Straits track also like Solid Rock a good live no.
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From Gooz 05/02/2014 16:14
Tunnel of Love is one the best songs of Dire Straits IMO. A touching song.
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