July 29, 2009

1984: The greatest year for movies...ever?

Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly just posted a story with that title on their Web site. I am inclined to agree with him. I have culled from his list my favorites:
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  • Amadeus
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • C.H.U.D.
  • Ghostbusters
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Repo Man
  • Revenge of the Nerds
  • Romancing The Stone
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Splash
  • Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  • The Karate Kid
  • The Natural
  • The Terminator
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Top Secret!
Plus two movies with great soundtracks: Stop Making Sense and Purple Rain.
Can you name another calendar year where you can name 17 movies you loved?