Temporal Top Ten – 1984


top ten

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