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."

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. Superman III (83)

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

Meh (Probably wouldn't choose to re-watch):
12. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (84)
13. Ghostbusters
14. Nineteen Eighty-Four (84)
15. National Lampoon's Vacation (83)
16. Dune (84) 

Movies of 1983-84 I haven't seen but want to watch:
  • WarGames (83)
  • Risky Business (83)
  • Sixteen Candles (84)
  • Splash (84)

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