Pick: Which movies would you go see in the theaters in 1984?

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George Orwell had dire predictions for 1984. He envisioned a dystopia. But would a dystopian society have offered up both Ghostbusters and Gremlins in the same weekend? We think not.

The cinemas were stuffed with beloved movies in 1984. Sure, there were a ton of sequels, but several iconic franchises also kicked off. Besides, the sequels were good!

Let's take a look at what was on offer throughout the year. If you had to see one of the movies on a given weekend, which would it be? See how your taste compares to others!
  1. It's a weekend in early March. Are you in the mood for some Phil Collins-soundtracked drama, punk sci-fi or rock 'n' roll comedy?
  2. The following week you're feeling up for a movie again. Are you looking for scares, laughs or childhood nostalgia?
  3. It's the end of March and there are some new things to see. Are you feeling up for goofy cops, a Tarzan reboot or rom-com adventure?
  4. Jump forward to May 4. Are you feeling up for a historical drama, breakdancing or teen comedy?
  5. On Memorial Day weekend are you going to see Stephen King, a baseball flick or Indiana Jones?
  6. On a weekend in early June are you in the mood for breakdancing, DeNiro drama or Star Trek sequel?
  7. You can't go wrong on the weekend of June 8, especially if you like to laugh.
  8. There's a lot of variety at the end of June. Will it be screwball celebrity comedy, teen classic, adult romp or sword and socery?
  9. On a hot weekend in mid-July, you could use some air conditioning. And some solid family entertainment.
  10. Let's go see a movie in late July. Are you up for a Disney reissue, Prince or college humor?
  11. Action is on tap in August. But action comes in different flavors.
  12. Things get a little more serious in September. Two of these movies were up for the Best Picture Oscar.
  13. In October, you get to choose between David Byrne, Bill Murray and Arnold.
  14. In early November, decide between Oscar bait, a horror classic or George Burns.
  15. It's early December and the holidays are just around the corner. Pick something to see.
  16. On December 14, choose between sci-fi and Richard Gere.
  17. Finally, it's Christmastime and you're with your family. Pick something new to see.

Pick: Which movies would you go see in the theaters in 1984?

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thesincerekbean 4 months ago
watched 20 of these in theaters or at the drive-in in 1984.
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Amalthea 4 months ago
64% similar.
1) I was surprised to see "Against All Odds" as the mostpopular; that movie was terrible! (I chose Spinal Tap)
2) I liked them all, but will always default to "Pete's Dragon"
3) Police Academy was my choice. Didn't care for Greystoke, & RtS was "meh"
4) Sixteen Candles was the ONLY choice
5) Hard choice between the first 2, but went with Firestarter
6) STIII was my only choice
7) OUCH!!! Can't I pick all 3? (went with Ghostbusters)
8) Didn't care for Conan; went with Karate Kid
9) I was "meh" on all 3; went with Last Starfighter
10) Another toughie; went with Purple Rain
11) Liked 'em all, but Red Dawn was the easy choice
12) Amadeus was the only choice
13) Terminator was the only choice
14) I was "meh" on all 3; went with Killing Fields
15) Didn't like any of them; went with Supergirl
16) Starman was my only choice (although I do eventually want to see Cotton Club)
17) While Disney re-releases are always a good thing, I went with Johnny Dangerously; it was such a fun movie
Snickers 12 months ago
67% similar. Most of the movies were ones I wouldn't even bother with but had to make a pick.
DerekBird 27 months ago
42% similar. I still haven't seen most of them, so I just picked the ones I would have gone to see. I am not a big fan of the modern movie even though I own 942 DVDs (counting Music, TV series and Documentaries), I prefer movies pre-1980.
DIGGER1 34 months ago
Pick: Which movies would you go see in the theaters in 1984?
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DawnGraham 39 months ago
#3,5 &12 saw all of them. #6,7,8, 10,11 saw two of them. # 9 would be none of the above.
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Steve 39 months ago
Bullshit!!!!
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TomTerrrific 39 months ago
I only matched 40%. I tend to go for science fiction and fantasy, and several of those were disappointments (Dune, for example).
UTZAAKE 39 months ago
28%. Cool!
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5. The Natural was the only movie in this entire quiz that I actually watched at a cinema. Wish I didn't because it turned out to be baseball propaganda with an ending that was the absolute opposite from what was portrayed in Bernard Malamud's novel.
Moody UTZAAKE 39 months ago
Baseball propaganda?
Barry22 39 months ago
71% That was a good year for movies, some very under-rated ones like Buckaroo Banzai, Last Starfighter and Flamingo Kid. One of my favorites from that year was Streets of Fire, really liked that movie and the music.
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