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Bracket Voting Showdown: Top Grossing Movies of 1984 Welcome back to another exciting edition of Bracket Voting! This time, we’re diving into a year that brought us some of the most iconic and beloved movies of all time: 1984. It was a year that gave us thrills, laughs, adventures, and unforgettable characters. So, grab your popcorn and get ready to vote for your favorite, as we pit the top 16 grossing movies of 1984 against each other in an epic showdown!

The Contenders

  1. Ghostbusters 鈥 Who ya gonna call? This supernatural comedy featuring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver topped the charts with its mix of humor, special effects, and memorable catchphrases.
  2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 鈥 Harrison Ford returns as the adventurous archaeologist in this thrilling sequel, taking us on a perilous journey to uncover sacred stones and rescue enslaved children.
  3. Gremlins 鈥 Cute and cuddly turns into chaos in this horror-comedy about mischievous creatures causing havoc. Don鈥檛 feed them after midnight!
  4. The Karate Kid 鈥 The ultimate underdog story, with Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso learning karate from Mr. Miyagi to face his bullies and compete in a tournament.
  5. Police Academy 鈥 A ragtag group of misfit recruits brings laughter in this comedy about an unconventional police training academy.
  6. Footloose 鈥 Kevin Bacon stars as a city teenager who moves to a small town where dancing is banned, and he sets out to overturn the strict rules.
  7. Beverly Hills Cop 鈥 Eddie Murphy shines as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who finds himself in the posh world of Beverly Hills while solving a friend’s murder.
  8. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 鈥 The Starfleet crew embarks on a mission to recover Spock’s body and bring him back to life in this sci-fi adventure.
  9. Terms of Endearment 鈥 This heartfelt drama follows the ups and downs of a mother-daughter relationship, starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger.
  10. Romancing the Stone 鈥 Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas star in this action-adventure rom-com about a romance novelist on a mission to rescue her kidnapped sister in Colombia.
  11. Splash 鈥 A romantic comedy about a man (Tom Hanks) who falls in love with a mermaid (Daryl Hannah). Love knows no bounds鈥攅ven underwater.
  12. Purple Rain 鈥 Starring Prince, this rock musical drama features a young musician trying to escape his troubled home life through his music.
  13. Tightrope 鈥 Clint Eastwood stars as a detective hunting down a serial killer while battling his own dark desires in this crime thriller.
  14. The Natural 鈥 Robert Redford plays a baseball player with a mysterious past who makes a dramatic comeback in this sports drama.
  15. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 鈥 A fresh take on the Tarzan story, starring Christopher Lambert as the man raised by apes who must find his place in human society.
  16. Revenge of the Nerds 鈥 A comedy about a group of college misfits who band together to take on the jocks and claim their place on campus.

The Bracket

Here’s how our bracket works: each round will see these films face off against each other, with your votes determining which ones advance to the next stage. Will your favorite movie from 1984 emerge victorious?

Round 1: Matchups

  1. Ghostbusters vs. Revenge of the Nerds
  2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom vs. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
  3. Gremlins vs. Romancing the Stone
  4. The Karate Kid vs. Tightrope
  5. Police Academy vs. Purple Rain
  6. Footloose vs. Splash
  7. Beverly Hills Cop vs. The Natural
  8. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock vs. Terms of Endearment
Vote for your favorites and help them advance to the next round! Will the supernatural comedy of Ghostbusters win over the college antics of Revenge of the Nerds? Can the adventure and romance of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom surpass the jungle legend of Greystoke?

How to Vote

Head over to our voting page to cast your votes for each matchup. Make sure to check back often to see which movies are advancing and to participate in the next rounds. Share your predictions and favorite moments from these classic films on social media using the hashtag #BracketVoting1984.

Why 1984?

1984 was a landmark year in cinema, delivering a diverse range of genres and unforgettable performances. These movies have left a lasting legacy, influencing filmmakers and captivating audiences for decades. Whether you’re a fan of action, comedy, drama, or sci-fi, there’s something for everyone in this bracket. So, who will take the crown as the top movie of 1984? It鈥檚 up to you to decide! Get voting, and may the best film win!