Tuesday, August 16, 2016

5 Off My Head: Siri Says 1984

Welcome back, tis the time to talk to the little lady housed inside my phone and ask her to tell me a number between one and one hundred - Hark, today it is 84! So The Movies of 1984 it is. (Coincidentally 1984 is also the "Year of the Month" over at The Film Experience - you should go see an ode to Jeff Bridges' gorgeousness that literally just got posted a minute ago.)

(Oh and you can see more of that in an old post of ours here, by the way.) Anyway I usually have had a tough time narrowing down my list to just five when it's been a year I look back upon nostalgically - two of my toughest bouts were 1988 and 1996. But 1984 turned out to be kind of easy! I have a lot of runners-up, but the five top titles were all like, "Duh." So now that I've thrilled you with high expectations of shock and awe, let's do it!

My 5 Favorite Movies of 1984

(dir. Brian De Palma)
-- released October 26th 1984 --

(dir. Wes Craven)
-- released November 16th 1984 --

(dir. Pedro Almodovar)
-- released March 30th 1984 --

(dir. James Cameron)
-- released October 26th 1984 --

(dir. Ken Russell)
-- released October 19th 1984 --


Runners-up: Gremlins (dir. Joe Dante), Ghostbusters (dir. Ivan Reitman), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (dir. Steven Spielberg), Romancing the Stone (dir. Robert Zemeckis), Blood Simple (dir. Coens), Broadway Danny Rose (dir. Woody Allen), The Company of Wolves (dir. Neil Jordan)...
...  The Muppets Take Manhattan (dir. Frank Oz), Night of the Comet (dir. Thom Eberhardt), Silent Night Deadly Night (dir. Charles E. Sellier Jr.), Sixteen Candles (dir. John Hughes), Starman (dir. John Carpenter), Supergirl (dir. Jeannot Szwarc)
What are your favorite movies of 1984?


joel65913 said...

Crimes of Passion is one strange film and The Terminator is a propulsive joyride.

My five:

American Dreamer
Romancing the Stone
Repo Man
The Times of Harvey Milk


Jason Adams said...

DAMN I can't believe I forgot HARVEY MILK -- amazing amazing film, that!

remy said...

Paris, Texas
The Terminator
Blood Simple
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Body Double

remy said...

and yeah, The Times of Harvey Milk obviously

par3182 said...

another country
paris, texas
this is spinal tap
the times of harvey milk

Pierce said...

This is Spinal Tap
The Times of Harvey Milk
The Neverending Story
Broadway Danny Rose
Repo Man

Rincon Rubio said...

Mrs Soffel, 16 Candles, Choose Me, Repo Man, The Bostonians, Paris Texas, Once Upon a Time in America, This is Spinal Tap, Birdy, Another Country, A Passage to India, Stranger Than Paradise, The Killing Fields, Stop Making Sense, Amadeus, Starman, Against All Odds, Crimes of Passion, Romancing the Stone, All of Me, Body Double, Splash, Country, The Bounty, The River, Places in the Heart, A Soldier's Story, Swing Shift, Greystoke, A Sunday in the Country, Broadway Danny Rose, Under the Volcano, The Flamingo Kid, Ghostbusters, Purple Rain, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Times of Harvey Milk, The Natural, El Norte, Cal, A Private Function, The Company of Wolves

Rincon Rubio said...

What Have I Done didnt come out in SF until 1985 so I couldn't put it on my list..

Anonymous said...

Blood simple
The terminator
This is spinal tap
Broadway Danny Rose
Once upon a time in America