Temporal Top Ten – 1984


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 125
Number of movies reviewed – 113 (including 20 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. 28 Up
  3. 2010: The Year We Made Contact
  4. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  5. Against All Odds
  6. Airwolf: The Movie
  7. All of Me
  8. Amadeus
  9. Bachelor Party
  10. Best Defense
  11. Beverly Hills Cop       Encore Review
  12. Birdy
  13. Blame It on Rio
  14. Blind Date
  15. Blood Simple.   Encore Review
  16. Body Double
  17. Bostonians, The
  18. The Bounty
  19. Breakin’
  20. Broadway Danny Rose
  21. The Brother from Another Planet
  22. The Buddy System
  23. Cannonball Run II
  24. Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
  25. Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers
  26. Children of the Corn
  27. Choose Me
  28. City Heat
  29. Cloak & Dagger
  30. Conan the Destroyer
  31. The Cotton Club
  32. Country
  33. Crimes of Passion
  34. Draw!
  35. Dreamscape
  36. Dune
  37. Electric Dreams
  38. Fear City
  39. Finders Keepers
  40. Firestarter
  41. Firstborn
  42. The Flamingo Kid
  43. Flashpoint
  44. Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac
  45. Footloose  Encore Review
  46. G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra
  47. Ghostbusters  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  48. Ghoulies
  49. Grandview, U.S.A.
  50. Gremlins Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  51. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
  52. Hardbodies
  53. Harry & Son
  54. The Hotel New Hampshire
  55. Iceman
  56. The Ice Pirates
  57. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  58. Irreconcilable Differences
  59. Johnny Dangerously
  60. Just the Way You Are
  61. The Karate Kid  Encore Review Encore Review 2
  62. Kidco
  63. The Killing Fields
  64. Lassiter
  65. The Last Days of Pompeii
  66. The Last Starfighter    Encore Review
  67. The Little Drummer Girl
  68. The Lonely Guy
  69. Making the Grade
  70. Micki & Maude
  71. Missing in Action
  72. Moscow on the Hudson
  73. Mrs. Soffel
  74. The Muppets Take Manhattan
  75. The Natural
  76. The NeverEnding Story
  77. Night of the Comet
  78. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  79. Nothing Lasts Forever
  80. Oh, God! You Devil
  81. Once Upon a Time in America
  82. Over the Brooklyn Bridge
  83. Oxford Blues
  84. A Passage to India
  85. The Philadelphia Experiment
  86. Places in the Heart
  87. Police Academy  Encore Review
  88. The Pope of Greenwich Village
  89. Protocol
  90. Purple Hearts
  91. Purple Rain
  92. The Razor’s Edge
  93. Reckless
  94. Red Dawn  Encore Review
  95. Repo Man
  96. Revenge of the Nerds       Encore Review
  97. Rhinestone
  98. The River
  99. Romancing the Stone  Encore Review
  100. Runaway
  101. Secret Honor
  102. Sheena
  103. Silent Night, Deadly Night
  104. Sixteen Candles
  105. A Soldier’s Story
  106. Something About Amelia
  107. Splash
  108. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock  Encore Review
  109. Starman
  110. Streets of Fire
  111. Supergirl
  112. Swing Shift
  113. Tank
  114. Teachers
  115. The Terminator  Encore Review Encore Review 2
  116. Thief of Hearts
  117. This Is Spinal Tap
  118. Tightrope
  119. The Times of Harvey Milk
  120. Top Secret!
  121. Under the Volcano
  122. Unfaithfully Yours
  123. Up the Creek      Encore Review
  124. Where the Boys Are ’84
  125. 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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