Temporal Top Ten – 1984


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 124
Number of movies reviewed – 110 (including 18 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
  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. Harry & Son
  53. The Hotel New Hampshire
  54. Iceman
  55. The Ice Pirates
  56. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom  Encore Review
  57. Irreconcilable Differences
  58. Johnny Dangerously
  59. Just the Way You Are
  60. The Karate Kid  Encore Review Encore Review 2
  61. Kidco
  62. The Killing Fields
  63. Lassiter
  64. The Last Days of Pompeii
  65. The Last Starfighter    Encore Review
  66. The Little Drummer Girl
  67. The Lonely Guy
  68. Making the Grade
  69. Micki & Maude
  70. Missing in Action
  71. Moscow on the Hudson
  72. Mrs. Soffel
  73. The Muppets Take Manhattan
  74. The Natural
  75. The NeverEnding Story
  76. Night of the Comet
  77. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  78. Nothing Lasts Forever
  79. Oh, God! You Devil
  80. Once Upon a Time in America
  81. Over the Brooklyn Bridge
  82. Oxford Blues
  83. A Passage to India
  84. The Philadelphia Experiment
  85. Places in the Heart
  86. Police Academy  Encore Review
  87. The Pope of Greenwich Village
  88. Protocol
  89. Purple Hearts
  90. Purple Rain
  91. The Razor’s Edge
  92. Reckless
  93. Red Dawn  Encore Review
  94. Repo Man
  95. Revenge of the Nerds       Encore Review
  96. Rhinestone
  97. The River
  98. Romancing the Stone  Encore Review
  99. Runaway
  100. Secret Honor
  101. Sheena
  102. Silent Night, Deadly Night
  103. Sixteen Candles
  104. A Soldier’s Story
  105. Something About Amelia
  106. Splash
  107. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock  Encore Review
  108. Starman
  109. Streets of Fire
  110. Supergirl
  111. Swing Shift
  112. Tank
  113. Teachers
  114. The Terminator  Encore Review Encore Review 2
  115. Thief of Hearts
  116. This Is Spinal Tap
  117. Tightrope
  118. The Times of Harvey Milk
  119. Top Secret!
  120. Under the Volcano
  121. Unfaithfully Yours
  122. Up the Creek Encore Review
  123. Where the Boys Are ’84
  124. 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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