Temporal Top Ten – 1984


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 119
Number of movies reviewed – 69 (including 5 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 Across the 8th Dimension
  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. Draw!
  32. Dreamscape
  33. Dune
  34. Electric Dreams
  35. Fear City
  36. Finders Keepers
  37. Firestarter
  38. Firstborn
  39. The Flamingo Kid
  40. Flashpoint
  41. Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac
  42. Footloose
  43. G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra
  44. Ghostbusters  Encore Review
  45. Grandview, U.S.A.
  46. Gremlins
  47. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
  48. Harry & Son
  49. The Hotel New Hampshire
  50. Iceman
  51. The Ice Pirates
  52. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom  Encore Review
  53. Irreconcilable Differences
  54. Johnny Dangerously
  55. Just the Way You Are
  56. The Karate Kid  Encore Review
  57. Kidco
  58. The Killing Fields
  59. Lassiter
  60. The Last Days of Pompeii
  61. The Last Starfighter
  62. The Little Drummer Girl
  63. The Lonely Guy
  64. Making the Grade
  65. Micki & Maude
  66. Missing in Action
  67. Moscow on the Hudson
  68. Mrs. Soffel
  69. The Muppets Take Manhattan
  70. The Natural
  71. The NeverEnding Story
  72. Night of the Comet
  73. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  74. Nothing Lasts Forever
  75. Oh, God! You Devil
  76. Once Upon a Time in America
  77. Over the Brooklyn Bridge
  78. Oxford Blues
  79. A Passage to India
  80. The Philadelphia Experiment
  81. Places in the Heart
  82. Police Academy  Encore Review
  83. The Pope of Greenwich Village
  84. Protocol
  85. Purple Hearts
  86. Purple Rain
  87. The Razor’s Edge
  88. Reckless
  89. Red Dawn
  90. Repo Man
  91. Revenge of the Nerds
  92. Rhinestone
  93. The River
  94. Romancing the Stone
  95. Runaway
  96. Secret Honor
  97. Sheena
  98. Sixteen Candles
  99. A Soldier’s Story
  100. Something About Amelia
  101. Splash
  102. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  103. Starman
  104. Streets of Fire
  105. Supergirl
  106. Swing Shift
  107. Tank
  108. Teachers
  109. The Terminator  Encore Review
  110. Thief of Hearts
  111. This Is Spinal Tap
  112. Tightrope
  113. The Times of Harvey Milk
  114. Top Secret!
  115. Under the Volcano
  116. Unfaithfully Yours
  117. Up the Creek
  118. Where the Boys Are ’84
  119. 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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