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FFA Movie Poll - 1984 Lists Due 7/29 (1 Viewer)

KarmaPolice

Footballguy
Links to sites to see if a movie is available to stream:

Reelgood

Can I Stream It

Just Watch

Here is what we will do.... 

1.  PM me a list - Please do this even if you want to post your list in the thread.  

2.  You must list a minimum of 10 movies, and a maximum of 20.

3. You have 200 points to distribute to your list. 

4.  Maximum points a movie can get is 30.  

5.  You can also simply post your top 10-20 movies in order and they will be awarded points in a descending order from 19-1.

6.  We are only doing movies that have a theater release from 1984.  

7.  NO PORN! , but other than that, there are no genre restrictions - comedy, horror, documentary, foreign, etc..

8.  We will use Wikipedia  for release dates, and remember, this is first theater release, NOT just U.S. release.  

EXAMPLE 1 - Points Assigned:

Titanic - 30
Austin Powers - 30
The Shining - 25
Happy Gilmore - 20
Halloween 2 - 15
Death to Smoochy- 10
Cabin in the Woods - 10
Arrival - 10
Goodfellas - 10
Godfather - 10
Chinatown - 5
The Thing - 5
Blue Velvet - 5
King of Kong - 5
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 5
Animal House - 1
Texas Chainsaw Massacre- 1
The Matrix - 1
Die Hard- 1
They Live - 1

Example 2 - Movies Ranked

1. Hoop Dreams (will be awarded 19 points)
2. Wings of Desire  (will be awarded 18 points)
3. Boogie Nights (will be awarded 17 points)
4. Kill Bill (will be awarded 16 points)
5. Predator (will be awarded 15 points)
6. The Master (will be awarded 14 points)
7. Days of Heaven (will be awarded 13 points)
8. Mallrats (will be awarded 12 points)
9. Tropic Thunder (will be awarded 11 points)
10. Psycho (will be awarded 10 points)
11. Citizen Kane  (will be awarded 10 points)
12. The Avengers (will be awarded 9 points)
13. Armageddon  (will be awarded 8 points)
14. True Lies  (will be awarded 7 points)
15. Ocean's 11  (will be awarded 6 points)
16. Magnolia (will be awarded 5 points)
17. The Love Guru (will be awarded 4 points)
18. Scream 4 (will be awarded 3 points)
19. Saw 5 (will be awarded 2 points)
20. Dunkirk (will be awarded 1 points)

 
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KarmaPolice

Footballguy
Previous Year Polls and the winners of that year:

2010   Inception

2005   Batman Begins

1999   Fight Club

1992   Reservoir Dogs

1989   Major League

1982   Blade Runner   

1974    The Godfather Part 2

1971   Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

1955-1959   12 Angry Men

 
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KarmaPolice

Footballguy
Running list of movies that have received 500+ pts in the polls:

The Godfather Part 2 -  711

Blade Runner -  693

Fight Club  -  615

The Matrix  -  606

Fast Times at Ridgemont High  - 595

Chinatown -  565

Blazing Saddles -  526

 
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KarmaPolice

Footballguy
Now that we are through the holidays, we are back to the 2 week schedule for these.  I posted in the title when votes are due.  I think a 2 week schedule will miss Labor Day, so we will stick to that unless something comes up, and maybe do one or two 3 week polls over the winter holidays.  

 

Todem

Footballguy
This is a tough tough year. I was 14 at the time. I have so many movies I like and love.....literally have to work a list down from 40 plus movies here easy.

 

KarmaPolice

Footballguy
was it @Todem that said this was the best year for movies ever?

It will be an interesting mix for sure and I am curious what will take the top spot here.   I think a good chunk of my list and votes are set in stone, but I sill want to get to a few that I haven't seen:  Amadeus, Killing Fields, and Paris Texas.   Once Upon A Time in America is one I also haven't seen, but I doubt I will pop that one in based on theme and running time.  There are some that I want to re-watch as well.  

 

Don Quixote

Footballguy
I'm good on the low brow stuff, but I think this is the first year that I have not seen a single one of the Best Picture nominees.  Have some watching to do.

 

KarmaPolice

Footballguy
This is a tough tough year. I was 14 at the time. I have so many movies I like and love.....literally have to work a list down from 40 plus movies here easy.
You are a little older than I am, but this is the start of my sweet spot for going to and loving movies.  I would have been 9, but vividly remember seeing Gremlins, Karate Kid, Last Starfighter, and Ghostbusters in our small town theater.   For me the interesting thing on re-watches is really thinking about what actually holds up and what is clouded by nostalgia.  It's been a bit since I have seen Gremlins, but IMO KK, Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop hold up but stuff like Neverending Story, Sixteen Candles, and Nerds don't as much.  

Then I have to decide how to grade out stuff I love now like Stop Making Sense, Spinal Tap, Blood Simple, and others vs. the movies of my youth...

 

Todem

Footballguy
You are a little older than I am, but this is the start of my sweet spot for going to and loving movies.  I would have been 9, but vividly remember seeing Gremlins, Karate Kid, Last Starfighter, and Ghostbusters in our small town theater.   For me the interesting thing on re-watches is really thinking about what actually holds up and what is clouded by nostalgia.  It's been a bit since I have seen Gremlins, but IMO KK, Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop hold up but stuff like Neverending Story, Sixteen Candles, and Nerds don't as much.  

Then I have to decide how to grade out stuff I love now like Stop Making Sense, Spinal Tap, Blood Simple, and others vs. the movies of my youth...
Same here. Some of the movies are a lot of nostalgia. I am ranking based on pure enjoyment and not so much about Oscar worthy. I was 14. A lot of my memories are how I felt about it when I saw it in the theater (or on VHS). All the movies I will have on my list though, are flicks I still watch and love to this day. But I do have to go through 42 films which I jotted down....so we have to think about some things.

 

wikkidpissah

Footballguy
was it @Todem that said this was the best year for movies ever?

It will be an interesting mix for sure and I am curious what will take the top spot here.   I think a good chunk of my list and votes are set in stone, but I sill want to get to a few that I haven't seen:  Amadeus, Killing Fields, and Paris Texas.   Once Upon A Time in America is one I also haven't seen, but I doubt I will pop that one in based on theme and running time.  There are some that I want to re-watch as well.  
if they had cast Mozart better (Tim Curry was the right kind of brilliant in the play) Amadeus would be my favorite movie of all time

 

KarmaPolice

Footballguy
Same here. Some of the movies are a lot of nostalgia. I am ranking based on pure enjoyment and not so much about Oscar worthy. I was 14. A lot of my memories are how I felt about it when I saw it in the theater (or on VHS). All the movies I will have on my list though, are flicks I still watch and love to this day. But I do have to go through 42 films which I jotted down....so we have to think about some things.
I get that, and I'm not either.  This just one of the first years where this clash of loves as a kid vs. mixing in some loves as an adult has taken place.  I just find it interesting to see how some of these hold up and how I am going to decide what gets left behind.   

 

KarmaPolice

Footballguy
In the other thread I hinted that after 1984, the next year we are tackling is the best year for movies in the last 2 decades.  So....what year is that?

 

Todem

Footballguy
In the other thread I hinted that after 1984, the next year we are tackling is the best year for movies in the last 2 decades.  So....what year is that?
1994?? wait....that is older than 20 years....damn time is flying.

 
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Andy Dufresne

Footballguy
The Last Starfighter and Never-ending Story are still awesome and I will brook no dissention on on the matter! :angry:

Oh and...

WOLVERIIIINNNEEEESSSS!!!!

 
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KarmaPolice

Footballguy
My first pass quick list of for sure movies that will get points from me:

Terminator, Gremlins, Beverly HIlls Cop, Karate Kid, Ghostbusters, Blood Simple, Stop Making Sense, This Is Spinal Tap, 

I listed the stuff I want to watch new above, and some others that are on deck for a re-watch or are borderline movies after the above:

Red Dawn, Last Starfighter, Nerds, Sixteen Candles, Nightmare on Elm Street, Footloose, Starman, Police Academy.  

 
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Andy Dufresne

Footballguy
Watched Sixteen Candles for the first time a couple months ago. Yuck. I missed the boat on that one back in the 80's and it's too late now.

 

KarmaPolice

Footballguy
Watched Sixteen Candles for the first time a couple months ago. Yuck. I missed the boat on that one back in the 80's and it's too late now.
I used to love it, but this is one that really doesn't hold up that well and as I stared at the list I just posted, it's probably the easiest cut.  Jake is kind of a ########, and you gotta love the gong every time they say Long Duck Dong's name... 

 

KarmaPolice

Footballguy
It was hinted around in the last thread about how you view movies through a 2018 lens and if it effects how you like it.  Some of these 80s movies or scenes from them are cringe-worthy now.  I posted a couple from Sixteen Candles, we have the nerd rape scene in Revenge of the Nerds, a lot of gay-panic jokes, and other examples.  

I think I am in the middle on this.  I am not going to call for a ban on these movies because they contain this stuff, and think we should have some historical perspective like 80s said in another thread.  On the flip side, I don't think the movie will stay at the top of my lists if they have some of that stuff that whittles away at the quality of the movie.  

 

KarmaPolice

Footballguy
2012, maybe?  I think that had a lot.
Nope, although it did have some quality stuff.  

I think I am a much bigger fan of a couple of the movies from the year than others, so it might cloud my love, but next up will be 2007.

There Will Be Blood, No Country, and Zodiac I have as 3 of the best in the decade.  The Orphanage might be the best horror movie of the decade, and then adding in others like Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Assassination of Jessie James, Into the Wild, Hot Fuzz, Sunshine, 4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days, King of Kong, The Simpsons movie, Persepolis, Superbad.

 

Ilov80s

Footballguy
I'm good on the low brow stuff, but I think this is the first year that I have not seen a single one of the Best Picture nominees.  Have some watching to do.
Amadeus is one of the best films of the 80s but I am a sucker for classical music. It's really good though and not the kind of period piece telling of Mozart's life that a more predictable movie woild be. It's really about a lunatic's twisted fued with God and the mystery surrounding his role in Mozart's death. 

Trailer

 
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Ilov80s

Footballguy
Nope, although it did have some quality stuff.  

I think I am a much bigger fan of a couple of the movies from the year than others, so it might cloud my love, but next up will be 2007.

There Will Be Blood, No Country, and Zodiac I have as 3 of the best in the decade.  The Orphanage might be the best horror movie of the decade, and then adding in others like Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Assassination of Jessie James, Into the Wild, Hot Fuzz, Sunshine, 4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days, King of Kong, The Simpsons movie, Persepolis, Superbad.
I had a big long response but I need to save it for the 07 thread.

 

wikkidpissah

Footballguy
Amadeus is one of the best films of the 80s but I am a sucker for classical music. It's really good though and not the kind of period piece a telling Mozart's life. It's really about a lunatic's twisted fued with God and the mystery surrounding his role in Mozart's death. 

Trailer
no matter the subject, it is possibly the best set & paced movie ever done. if that aint enough, i dont want you to like it

 

wikkidpissah

Footballguy
Nope, although it did have some quality stuff.  

I think I am a much bigger fan of a couple of the movies from the year than others, so it might cloud my love, but next up will be 2007.

There Will Be Blood, No Country, and Zodiac I have as 3 of the best in the decade.  The Orphanage might be the best horror movie of the decade, and then adding in others like Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Assassination of Jessie James, Into the Wild, Hot Fuzz, Sunshine, 4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days, King of Kong, The Simpsons movie, Persepolis, Superbad.
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Look out!

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Don Quixote

Footballguy
Amadeus is one of the best films of the 80s but I am a sucker for classical music. It's really good though and not the kind of period piece a telling Mozart's life. It's really about a lunatic's twisted fued with God and the mystery surrounding his role in Mozart's death. 

Trailer
That one has been on my watch list, but I haven't gotten around to it yet for some reason.  I don't think I've ever come across it On Demand or on TV.  I was thinking about it recently when Forman passed away, and looking forward to this one.

 

Ilov80s

Footballguy
I had a big long response but I need to save it for the 07 thread.
Excellent point. It is beautiful and despite the typical biopic period piece running time, it never feels long. Sadly we lost the great Milo Forman this year. 

 

krista4

Footballguy
I'm good on the low brow stuff, but I think this is the first year that I have not seen a single one of the Best Picture nominees.  Have some watching to do.
I've seen all but Places in the Heart, and I have no desire to catch up on that one.  I do think the other four are worth seeing, especially The Killing Fields and Amadeus.

 

Keith R

The Don
was it @Todem that said this was the best year for movies ever?

It will be an interesting mix for sure and I am curious what will take the top spot here.   I think a good chunk of my list and votes are set in stone, but I sill want to get to a few that I haven't seen:  Amadeus, Killing Fields, and Paris Texas.   Once Upon A Time in America is one I also haven't seen, but I doubt I will pop that one in based on theme and running time.  There are some that I want to re-watch as well.  
Once Upon a Time in America is absolutely worth seeing.  If you can, try to find the European Cut (which I have on DVD).  Blows away the U.S. theatrical version.

 

Keith R

The Don
Same here. Some of the movies are a lot of nostalgia. I am ranking based on pure enjoyment and not so much about Oscar worthy. I was 14. A lot of my memories are how I felt about it when I saw it in the theater (or on VHS). All the movies I will have on my list though, are flicks I still watch and love to this day. But I do have to go through 42 films which I jotted down....so we have to think about some things.
This is going to be the internal battle here - nostalgia vs quality. 

I'll personally lean towards quality but with some guilty pleasures thrown in.

And if you go the other way... so be it.  No wrong approach here as long as you have fun.

 

Yankee23Fan

Fair Tax!
Debate point for the thread - Johnny Dangerously is going to be in the top 5, so that isn't the issue, but here's the debate - was that Michael Keaton's best role?

Fight me.

I say it is.

 

Scoresman

Footballguy
Back in my wheelhouse with by far my favorite overall year for movies.  I would give all of the movies below 30 points if I could.  1984 was the year I started to regularly go to movies with my grade school friends, and all of the movies below pretty much defined the movie-going experience for me.  Ghostbusters remains a top 5 overall movie for me and Karate Kid is easily top 10.  I love these movies.  No other single year gives me as much movie-going nostalgia as 1984.  

Ghostbusters - 30

The Karate Kid - 30

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - 30

Gremlins - 30

The Neverending Story - 25

The Terminator - 15

Nightmare on Elm Street - 10

Beverly Hills Cop - 10

Police Academy - 10

Revenge of the Nerds - 10

 

KarmaPolice

Footballguy
Once Upon a Time in America is absolutely worth seeing.  If you can, try to find the European Cut (which I have on DVD).  Blows away the U.S. theatrical version.
I am sure it is, it's just that when I looked at it, the movie has too many of my movie mental blocks to get over:

- gangsters

- Joe Pesci 

- almost 4 hour run time.  

I could just about re-watch CHUD, Footloose, AND Breakin' if that amount of time. ;)

 

Binky The Doormat

Footballguy
Back in my wheelhouse with by far my favorite overall year for movies.  I would give all of the movies below 30 points if I could.  1984 was the year I started to regularly go to movies with my grade school friends, and all of the movies below pretty much defined the movie-going experience for me.  Ghostbusters remains a top 5 overall movie for me and Karate Kid is easily top 10.  I love these movies.  No other single year gives me as much movie-going nostalgia as 1984.  

Ghostbusters - 30

The Karate Kid - 30

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - 30

Gremlins - 30

The Neverending Story - 25

The Terminator - 15

Nightmare on Elm Street - 10

Beverly Hills Cop - 10

Police Academy - 10

Revenge of the Nerds - 10
nice list, but an '84 list without "Spinal Tap" is no list.  

 

Don Quixote

Footballguy
I can't think of "Stop Making Sense" without thinking of the Documentary Now! episode satirizing it.  The whole Documentary Now! series is one of the best things on TV.

 

KarmaPolice

Footballguy
1984 was the year I started to regularly go to movies with my grade school friends, and all of the movies below pretty much defined the movie-going experience for me.  Ghostbusters remains a top 5 overall movie for me and Karate Kid is easily top 10.  I love these movies.  
I am right there with you, but I have them flip-flopped.  KK has overtaken most 80s movies as I have gotten older and had kids, mostly as I connect more to the pseudo father/son relationship in that movie and there isn't dated f/x that hold it back.  

'84 is so good, but I do wish I could mix in a few from '85 to have one uber-year for movies from my youth.  Bring in some BttF and Goonies.  (and maybe Teen Wolf :bag:

 

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