Temporal Top Ten – 1984


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 117
Number of movies reviewed – 53 (including 2 Encore Reviews)


As a child of the 80’s, some of my favorite movies are from my childhood and they will always remain high on any list I create because they are so much a part of who I am.

1984 has a lot of those memories because as a ten year old, movies had already been a large part of my life.

I even remember that when I heard the release date of my #1, I promptly wrote it on my parent’s calendar which upset them more than a bit.

On the other hand, for some reason my parents didn’t care so much what movies their ten year old was watching because only three of my top ten were not seen on the big screen. #2, #7 and #10. (Yes, I was a ten year old who saw #5, 6, 8 and 9 in the theater) …I have no idea why my parents didn’t care.

I know that many of you will perhaps disagree with me, but I truly believe that #2 in many ways is even better than the original Godfather movie.

Besides #2, 3 and 10, I know all of these flicks pretty much by heart and can watch them over and over non-stop like I have been doing for 30 years.

My Top Tenamadeus

10. Amadeusteachers

9. Teachersbeverly hills cop

8. Beverly Hills Copterminator

7. The Terminatorred dawn

6. Red Dawnfootloose

5. Footloosekarate kid

4.The Karate Kidnatural

3. The Naturalonce upon a time

2. Once Upon a Time in Americatemple of doom

1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1984

  1. 1984
  2. 2010: The Year We Made Contact
  3. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  4. Against All Odds
  5. Airwolf
  6. All of Me
  7. Amadeus
  8. Bachelor Party
  9. Best Defense
  10. Beverly Hills Cop
  11. Birdy
  12. Blame It on Rio
  13. Blind Date
  14. Blood Simple
  15. Body Double
  16. The Bounty
  17. Breakin’
  18. Broadway Danny Rose
  19. The Brother from Another Planet
  20. The Buddy System
  21. Cannonball Run II
  22. Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
  23. Children of the Corn
  24. Choose Me
  25. City Heat
  26. Cloak & Dagger
  27. Conan the Destroyer
  28. The Cotton Club
  29. Country
  30. Crimes of Passion
  31. Dreamscape
  32. Dune
  33. Electric Dreams
  34. Fear City
  35. Finders Keepers
  36. Firestarter
  37. Firstborn
  38. The Flamingo Kid
  39. Flashpoint
  40. Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac
  41. Footloose
  42. G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra
  43. Ghostbusters  Encore Review
  44. Grandview, U.S.A.
  45. Gremlins
  46. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
  47. Harry & Son
  48. The Hotel New Hampshire
  49. Iceman
  50. The Ice Pirates
  51. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  52. Irreconcilable Differences
  53. Johnny Dangerously
  54. Just the Way You Are
  55. The Karate Kid
  56. Kidco
  57. The Killing Fields
  58. Lassiter
  59. The Last Days of Pompeii
  60. The Last Starfighter
  61. The Little Drummer Girl
  62. The Lonely Guy
  63. Making the Grade
  64. Micki & Maude
  65. Missing in Action
  66. Moscow on the Hudson
  67. Mrs. Soffel
  68. The Muppets Take Manhattan
  69. The Natural
  70. The NeverEnding Story
  71. Night of the Comet
  72. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  73. Nothing Lasts Forever
  74. Oh, God! You Devil
  75. Once Upon a Time in America
  76. Over the Brooklyn Bridge
  77. Oxford Blues
  78. A Passage to India
  79. The Philadelphia Experiment
  80. Places in the Heart
  81. Police Academy
  82. The Pope of Greenwich Village
  83. Protocol
  84. Purple Hearts
  85. Purple Rain
  86. The Razor’s Edge
  87. Reckless
  88. Red Dawn
  89. Repo Man
  90. Revenge of the Nerds
  91. Rhinestone
  92. The River
  93. Romancing the Stone
  94. Runaway
  95. Secret Honor
  96. Sheena
  97. Sixteen Candles
  98. A Soldier’s Story
  99. Something About Amelia
  100. Splash
  101. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  102. Starman
  103. Streets of Fire
  104. Supergirl
  105. Swing Shift
  106. Tank
  107. Teachers
  108. The Terminator  Encore Review
  109. Thief of Hearts
  110. This Is Spinal Tap
  111. Tightrope
  112. Top Secret!
  113. Under the Volcano
  114. Unfaithfully Yours
  115. Up the Creek
  116. Where the Boys Are ’84
  117. The Woman in Red



9 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1984

  1. So many great films this year! I love almost all of these, especially 1, 4, 5, and 7. I’m surprised, though, that Ghostbusters didn’t make the cut, or Places in the Heart, or Splash. It must have been a tough choice.


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  3. Indiana Jones will win any year for me. Not the best of the series (but not the worst). Still a great movie though. Not seen many of the others.


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