Best Film of 1984 (ongoing survey)

 
Old 04-05-02, 01:21 AM
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Best Film of 1984 (ongoing survey)

I know we've got polls like this all the time around here, but I figure this one will be a little more comprehensive and perhaps even informative.

This thread will be for your pick for best film released during 1984 (think Oscar considerations for what's eligible). I'm not making it a poll because whether you like it or not, that would influence some people's choice.

Results will be posted in this thread, and all subsequent threads for each year, and they will be ongoing... so you can still vote here even weeks after other year's polls have begun.

Please start your post with your #1 film from 1984 (try to limit it to one - after all, that's the point - two at the most (I'll split the vote)), and yes, discussions are more than welcome!

Current Leader -- Ghostbusters

All Years:
2000 -- Requiem For a Dream*
1999 -- Fight Club*
1998 -- (currently) Rushmore
1997 -- (currently) Boogie Nights
1996 -- Fargo*
1995 -- (currently) Braveheart
1994 -- Pulp Fiction*
1993 -- Schindler's List*
1992 -- Unforgiven*
1991 -- Silence of the Lambs*
1990 -- Goodfellas*
1989 -- Do the Right Thing*
1988 -- Die Hard*
1987 -- Full Metal Jacket*
1986 -- (currently) Aliens / Ferris Bueller's Day Off (tie)
1985 -- Back to the Future*
1984 -- Ghostbusters*
1983 -- Return of the Jedi*
1982 -- (currently) Blade Runner
1981 -- Raiders of the Lost Ark*
1980 -- (currently) Empire Strikes Back
1979 -- Apocalypse Now*
1978 -- (currently) The Deer Hunter
1977 -- Star Wars*
1976 -- Taxi Driver*
1975 -- Jaws*
1974 -- The Godfather: Part II*
1973

If you haven't voted on the previous years, feel free to go back and do so.

*Poll closed, winner declared.

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Old 04-05-02, 01:27 AM
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I've only seen 10 from the year, only one which I consider great:

1) Paris, Texas 9/10
2) This Is Spinal Tap 7/10
3) Amadeus 7/10
4) The Killing Fields 7/10

For the heck of it:

Siskel:
1) Once Upon a Time in America
2) Amadeus
3) The Cotton Club
4) Entre Nous
5) Purple Rain
6) The Killing Fields
7) Secret Honor
8) A Passage to India
9) Micki & Maude
10) The Natural

Ebert:
1) Amadeus
2) Paris, Texas
3) Love Streams
4) This Is Spinal Tap
5) The Cotton Club
6) Secret Honor
7) The Killing Fields
8) Stranger Than Paradise
9) Choose Me
10) Purple Rain
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Old 04-05-02, 01:29 AM
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1984

#1 stop making sense: the talking heads

02. paris, texas
03. choose me
04. stranger than paradise
05. suburbia
06. crimes of passion
07. romancing the stone
08. boy meets girl
09. this is spinal tap
10. love streams

11. the hotel new hampshire
12. a nightmare on elm street
13. starman
14. broadway danny rose
15. beverly hills cop
16. body double
17. gremlins
18. the natural
19. the terminator
20. night of the comet

of note:
all of me
alphabet city
another country
the company of wolves
the cotton club
dune
electric dreams
first name: carmen
firstborn
the flamingo kid
footloose
full moon in paris
the hit
i’m almost not crazy: john cassavetes
indiana jones & the temple of doom
the karate kid
the killing fields
the last starfighter
the lonely guy
moscow on the hudson
next of kin
1984
old enough
once upon a time in america
the pope of greenwich village
repo man
the river
sixteen candles
streetwalkin’
a sunday in the country
swing shift
under the volcano
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How could i forget micky & maude. I love that film.
I love blake edwards!
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1. TEMPLE OF DOOM
2. PURPLE RAIN
3. TERMINATOR
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GHOSTBUSTERS!!!
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GHOSTBUSTERS!!!
I thought that was '85. If it was '84 then I will agree with Ghostbusters.
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The Terminator.

Off topic: How far are you going back in time? Until the 60's?
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Ghostbusters, baby.
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The Killing Fields

followed closely by Repo Man
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Amadeus in a landslide...

HMs to The Killing Fields and This is Spinal Tap.
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Amadeus

Tie for runner up: Temple of Doom and The Natural
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Originally posted by Trout


I thought that was '85. If it was '84 then I will agree with Ghostbusters.

Nope, it definitely came out in the summer of '84.
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Off topic: How far are you going back in time? Until the 60's?
Yeah, probably... unless interest completely dies out.
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Yeah, probably... unless interest completely dies out.
I'll remain interested even though there are a few years from which I have hardly seen any movies. This is fun, though! Keep the good work, JT.
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Nope, it definitely came out in the summer of '84.
Cool...I remember seeing that movie in some tiny theatre in Florida while on vacation.
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