Temporal Top Ten – 1984


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 127
Number of movies reviewed – 115 (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. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
  47. G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra
  48. Ghostbusters  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  49. Ghoulies
  50. Grandview, U.S.A.
  51. Gremlins Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  52. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
  53. Hardbodies
  54. Harry & Son
  55. The Hotel New Hampshire
  56. Iceman
  57. The Ice Pirates
  58. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  59. Irreconcilable Differences
  60. Johnny Dangerously
  61. Just the Way You Are
  62. The Karate Kid  Encore Review Encore Review 2
  63. Kidco
  64. The Killing Fields
  65. Lassiter
  66. The Last Days of Pompeii
  67. The Last Starfighter    Encore Review
  68. The Little Drummer Girl
  69. The Lonely Guy
  70. Making the Grade
  71. Meatballs Part II
  72. Micki & Maude
  73. Missing in Action
  74. Moscow on the Hudson
  75. Mrs. Soffel
  76. The Muppets Take Manhattan
  77. The Natural
  78. The NeverEnding Story
  79. Night of the Comet
  80. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  81. Nothing Lasts Forever
  82. Oh, God! You Devil
  83. Once Upon a Time in America
  84. Over the Brooklyn Bridge
  85. Oxford Blues
  86. A Passage to India
  87. The Philadelphia Experiment
  88. Places in the Heart
  89. Police Academy  Encore Review
  90. The Pope of Greenwich Village
  91. Protocol
  92. Purple Hearts
  93. Purple Rain
  94. The Razor’s Edge
  95. Reckless
  96. Red Dawn  Encore Review
  97. Repo Man
  98. Revenge of the Nerds       Encore Review
  99. Rhinestone
  100. The River
  101. Romancing the Stone  Encore Review
  102. Runaway
  103. Secret Honor
  104. Sheena
  105. Silent Night, Deadly Night
  106. Sixteen Candles
  107. A Soldier’s Story
  108. Something About Amelia
  109. Splash
  110. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock  Encore Review
  111. Starman
  112. Streets of Fire
  113. Supergirl
  114. Swing Shift
  115. Tank
  116. Teachers   Encore Review
  117. The Terminator  Encore Review Encore Review 2
  118. Thief of Hearts
  119. This Is Spinal Tap
  120. Tightrope
  121. The Times of Harvey Milk
  122. Top Secret!
  123. Under the Volcano
  124. Unfaithfully Yours
  125. Up the Creek      Encore Review
  126. Where the Boys Are ’84
  127. 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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