Tuesday, September 05, 2017

1983-1984 Movies

So I have a few things to talk about with this post. First of all, I've finally made it back to one of the original Star Wars movies: Return of the Jedi (1983). So clearly that has to be number 1 on this list. But I was obsessed with The NeverEnding Story as a kid (ask my brother, it drove him crazy, lol!), and it came out in 1984. So it would be #1 from 84, but it gets edged out by Star Wars with the years combined.

I was surprised at how low The Terminator was on the list of highest-grossing films from 1984. It was #21. The Tom Hanks mermaid movie (Splash) landed at #10! What?

And finally, who remembers The Charmkins? It was a television film based on a toyline by Hasbro, in the early 1980s, which was broadcast on October 25, 1983

"Brown-Eyed Susan and the other Charmkin children of Charmland go on a quest to rescue Lady Slipper after she is kidnapped by Evil Dragonweed and whisked off to Thistledown to dance for him and his goons."

You can even watch it on YouTube! And yes, I did!


Favorite Movies of 1983-84 (definitely re-watchable):
1. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (83)
2. The NeverEnding Story (84)
3. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (84)
4. The Terminator (84)
5. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (84)
6. Superman III (83)

Good-Decent Movies of 1983-84 (might re-watch):
7. The Outsiders (83)
8. The Karate Kid (84)
9. Footloose (84)
10. The Charmkins (83)

Meh (Probably wouldn't choose to re-watch):
11. A Christmas Story (83)
12. National Lampoon's Vacation (83)


Movies of 1983-84 I haven't seen but want to watch:

  • WarGames (83)
  • Supergirl (84) - I know, I know, it's not a good movie. But I love all things related to the Superman universe so I want to watch it anyway.
  • Risky Business (83)
  • Sixteen Candles (84)
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four (84)
  • Dune (84) - I need to read the book first, but after that, is this film worth watching?
  • Ghostbusters

So which one should I watch first? :-)


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