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Best movies of 1984

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1. Ghostbusters (1984)
RB6K's review (which says all that need be said)


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People who added this item 2309  Average listal rating (1454 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)


The slasher film gets revived after an oversaturation period.
Freddy Krueger starts on his way to becoming a household name in horror.
Johnny Depp acts for the first time.

Need I say more?
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3. The NeverEnding Story (1984)


Sometimes I miss films being this visually creative without resorting to CGI. The effects still look great today. Plus the whole story is about the power of imagination, a theme I'm always a fan of.
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4. Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Michael Keaton at the top of his comedic game.
A cast that includes Peter Boyle, Danny DeVito, and Dom DeLuise.

And then there's this...


So why haven't you watched this yet?
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5. The Lonely Guy (1984)
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6. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
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People who added this item 2665  Average listal rating (1735 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
7. Gremlins (1984)
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8. Blood Simple (1984)
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9. The Terminator (1984)
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10. Wheels on Meals (1984)
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Runners-up


 

Top films listed in the order I like them, though repeat viewings could potentially rearrange said order.

Runners-up listed alphabetically.

Had you asked my 1984 self...
1. Ghostbusters
2. Gremlins
3. Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom
4. The NeverEnding Story
5. The Karate Kid
6. The Jungle Book (re-released to theatres)
7. Police Academy
8. The Last Starfighter
9. The Muppets Take Manhattan
10. Conan the Destroyer

**Since The Jungle Book was originally released long before I first saw it, it wasn't included in the main list**

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Mar 7 16:33
if you're interested, you can check my list : http://www.listal.com/list/top-10-best-movies-1984
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Mar 11 10:45
Hee-hee. Muppets take Manhatten still made my list... though it's been a long long while.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Mar 15 0:23
You should check out Beverly Hills Cop and Police Academy they're hilarious.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Jun 25 20:32
I like your list -
Can't believe I left Johnny Dangerously off my top 20 -
I will have to correct that.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Feb 13 14:06
Nightmare into the top 2! Yes!
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Mar 13 17:51
Beverly Hills Cop has now made it onto this list.

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