Poll

What are your top five?

Stop Making Sense
4 (6.8%)
Once Upon a Time in America
1 (1.7%)
Repentance
0 (0%)
The Times of Harvey Milk
2 (3.4%)
Amadeus
8 (13.6%)
Streetwise
2 (3.4%)
The Holy Innocents
0 (0%)
Paris, Texas
3 (5.1%)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
4 (6.8%)
The Terminator
4 (6.8%)
This Is Spinal Tap
2 (3.4%)
The Killing Fields
0 (0%)
Voyage to Cythera
0 (0%)
A Sunday in the Country
0 (0%)
Chuchelo [aka The Scarecrow]
0 (0%)
A Summer at Grandpa's
0 (0%)
Slavnosti snezenek
0 (0%)
Ghostbusters
2 (3.4%)
Love Streams
1 (1.7%)
Sexmission
0 (0%)
Blood Simple.
4 (6.8%)
The Home and the World
0 (0%)
Before Stonewall
0 (0%)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
0 (0%)
Stranger Than Paradise
1 (1.7%)
La guerre des tuques
0 (0%)
Full Moon in Paris
1 (1.7%)
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
0 (0%)
A Nightmare on Elm Street
1 (1.7%)
The Natural
0 (0%)
Broadway Danny Rose
2 (3.4%)
Secret Honor
0 (0%)
The NeverEnding Story
1 (1.7%)
A Passage to India
0 (0%)
Almanac of Fall
0 (0%)
Farewell to the Ark
0 (0%)
Antonio Gaudí
0 (0%)
Beverly Hills Cop
2 (3.4%)
Birdy
0 (0%)
Wheels on Meals
0 (0%)
Ronja Robbersdaughter
0 (0%)
Yellow Earth
0 (0%)
A Year of the Quiet Sun
0 (0%)
J'ai faim, j'ai froid
0 (0%)
The Karate Kid
0 (0%)
Sixteen Candles
0 (0%)
Gremlins
1 (1.7%)
1984
1 (1.7%)
Top Secret!
0 (0%)
Another Country
0 (0%)
The Funeral
0 (0%)
Love on the Ground
0 (0%)
Under the Volcano
0 (0%)
Where the Green Ants Dream
0 (0%)
Starman
0 (0%)
Boy Meets Girl
1 (1.7%)
Love Unto Death
0 (0%)
Class Relations
0 (0%)
Romancing the Stone
1 (1.7%)
Repo Man
3 (5.1%)
2010
0 (0%)
Body Double
0 (0%)
The Company of Wolves
0 (0%)
Choose Me
0 (0%)
The Last Starfighter
0 (0%)
Streets of Fire
2 (3.4%)
Dune
0 (0%)
Moscow on the Hudson
0 (0%)
Red Dawn
0 (0%)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
2 (3.4%)
28 Up [tv]
0 (0%)
Threads [tv]
1 (1.7%)
Ballad of the Little Soldier [tv]
0 (0%)
Pit, Pendulum, and Hope [short]
0 (0%)
Frankenweenie [short]
0 (0%)
La femme publique
1 (1.7%)
Angyali üdvözlet
1 (1.7%)

Total Members Voted: 12

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Re: Best Film of 1984
« Reply #70 on: July 31, 2017, 12:02:10 PM »
I had two memorable movie experiences with movies from this year.  The first was Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, which I watched with my 11 year old brother and she-who-would-later-be-named Mrs. oldkid.  Mrs. oldkid and I were disgusted by many of the proceedings, especially the scene with a heart, but my brother passively watched the screen, eating popcorn throughout the worst of it.

The second was a year later when I was in India and I decided to watch A Passage in India.  It was packed and I was the only white face with blonde hair.  The portrayal of the prejudiced British folks made me really uncomfortable in that setting as if they might target me for a lynching.  It was interesting how so many people dressed up to go the film.

Nausicaa
Amadeus
Buckaroo Banzai
Ghostbusters

For the fifth it could be: Gremlins, Streets of Fire, Spinal Tap or Blood Simple.

In my younger years, this was the year I watched the most films.  Not sure how, I was going to college and working.
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Re: Best Film of 1984
« Reply #71 on: July 31, 2017, 04:11:07 PM »
For the fifth it could be: Gremlins, Streets of Fire, Spinal Tap or Blood Simple.

"...could be...", I like that.

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Re: Best Film of 1984
« Reply #72 on: August 08, 2017, 07:29:42 AM »
Blood Simple.
Kaze no tani no Naushika / Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Amadeus
The Times of Harvey Milk
Stranger Than Paradise
« Last Edit: June 03, 2018, 02:22:50 PM by Teproc »

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Re: Best Film of 1984
« Reply #73 on: August 08, 2017, 01:45:41 PM »
  • Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme)
  • Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen)
  • Amadeus (Milos Forman)
  • Repo Man (Alex Cox)
  • Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
  • Two movies are in the Top 100
  • The Terminator is this year's biggest shame
  • I'd like to watch Night Of The Comet (Thom Eberhardt)
I might remember it all differently tomorrow.