Best Action Movies of 1984

1.

The Terminator

6.4
8.1/10 IMDB

In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Bess Motta, Earl Boen, Rick Rossovich, Bill Paxton, Brian Thompson ..
Directed by: James Cameron
Release date: 1984-10-26
2.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, Roy Chiao, David Yip, Ric Young, Chua Kah Joo ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1984-05-23
3.

Beverly Hills Cop

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

The heat is on in this fast paced action-comedy starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street smart Detroit cop tracking down his best friend's killer in Beverly Hills. Axel quickly learns that his wild style doesn't fit in with the Beverly Hills Police Department, which assigns two officers to make sure things don't get out of hand. Dragging the stuffy detectives along for the ride, Axel smashes through a huge culture clash in his hilarious, high-speed pursuit of justice. Featuring cameos by Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot and Damon Wayans, Beverly Hills Cop is an exhilarating, sidesplitting adventure.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox, Paul Reiser, Gilbert R. Hill, Lisa Eilbacher, Steven Berkoff, James Russo, Jonathan Banks ..
Directed by: Martin Brest
Release date: 1984-11-30
4.

The Karate Kid

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

After some violent confrontations with his new classmates, Daniel LaRusso learns karate from Japanese handyman Mr. Miyagi, in order to defend himself.

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, Randee Heller, William Zabka, Chad McQueen, Ron Thomas, Rob Garrison, Tony O'Dell ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1984-06-22
5.

Romancing the Stone

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan flies to South America to hand it over. But she gets on the wrong bus and winds up hopelessly stranded in the jungle.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Ron Silver, Manuel Ojeda, Zack Norman, Holland Taylor, Mary Ellen Trainor, William H. Burton Jr., Kymberly Herrin ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1984-03-30
6.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Merritt Butrick, Christopher Lloyd, Robin Curtis ..
Directed by: Leonard Nimoy
Release date: 1984-06-01
7.

Dune

5.1
6.3/10 IMDB

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Arrakis—the only place where the space-travel substance Melange 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis, Jürgen Prochnow, Kenneth McMillan, Freddie Jones, Patrick Stewart, Richard Jordan, Siân Phillips, Sting, Brad Dourif ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1984-12-14
8.

The Bounty

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox, Daniel Day-Lewis, Bernard Hill, Phil Davis, Liam Neeson, Wi Kuki Kaa, Tevaite Vernette ..
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 1984-05-04
9.

Conan the Destroyer

4.9
5.9/10 IMDB

Conan is commissioned by the evil queen Taramis to safely escort a teen princess and her powerful bodyguard to a far away castle to retrieve the magic Horn of Dagoth. Unknown to Conan, the queen plans to sacrifice the princess when she returns and inherit her kingdom after the bodyguard kills Conan. The queen's plans fail to take into consideration Conan's strength and cunning and the abilities of his sidekicks: the eccentric wizard Akiro, the warrior woman Zula, and the inept Malak. Together the hero and his allies must defeat both mortal and supernatural foes in this voyage to sword-and-sorcery land.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Tracey Walter, Mako, Sarah Douglas, Olivia d'Abo, Pat Roach, Jeff Corey, Sven-Ole Thorsen ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1984-06-29
10.

Streets of Fire

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along with a former soldier, they battle through dangerous cityscapes, determined to get Ellen back.

Starring: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem Dafoe, Bill Paxton, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Lawson, Rick Rossovich, Lee Ving ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1984-06-01
11.

The Last Starfighter

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

Starring: Lance Guest, Catherine Mary Stewart, Suzanne Snyder, Barbara Bosson, John O'Leary, Dan O'Herlihy, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Norman Snow, Dan Mason ..
Directed by: Nick Castle
Release date: 1984-07-13
12.

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed. A female ape takes the tiny boy as a replacement for her own dead infant, and raises him as her son. Twenty years later, Captain Phillippe D'Arnot discovers the man who thinks he is an ape. Evidence in the tree house leads him to believe that he is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke, and thus takes it upon himself to return the man to civilization.

Starring: Christophe Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox, Richard Griffiths, Cheryl Campbell, Ian Charleson, Nigel Davenport, Nicholas Farrell ..
Directed by: Hugh Hudson
Release date: 1984-03-30
13.

Red Dawn

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town—and their country—from invading Soviet forces.

Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Darren Dalton, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, Brad Savage, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, William Smith ..
Directed by: John Milius
Release date: 1984-08-10
14.

Johnny Dangerously

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

An honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Peter Boyle, Griffin Dunne, Marilu Henner, Joe Piscopo, Maureen Stapleton, Dom DeLuise, Danny DeVito, Glynnis O'Connor, Vincent Schiavelli ..
Directed by: Amy Heckerling
Release date: 1984-12-21
15.

The Toxic Avenger

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when mop boy Melvin Junko falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.

Starring: Mitch Cohen, Andree Maranda, Jennifer Prichard, Cindy Manion, Robert Prichard, Gary Schneider, Pat Ryan, Mark Torgl, Dick Martinsen, Chris Liano ..
Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz
Release date: 1984-05-01
Best Action Movies of 1984 : G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra
16.

G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra

4.4
7.9/10 IMDB

G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra is the second G.I. Joe miniseries based on the successful Hasbro Toys and Marvel Comics property. Using a laser core stolen from G.I.Joe, Cobra activates the Weather Dominator, an incredible weapon which controls the forces of Nature itself, Cobra Commander targets Washington for destruction, but the Joe team repels the attack and the Weather Dominator explodes into three parts setting off a chain reaction of natural disasters around the world. Can G.I.Joe recover the Weather Dominator in time to beat Cobra and save the world. It aired in 1984 and most of the 1984 and even some 1985 products are given plenty of screen time. Like the first miniseries, A Real American Hero, The Revenge of Cobra was written by Ron Friedman who created the series for television, and wrote all four miniseries.

Starring: Frank Welker, Michael Bell, Kene Holiday, Neil Ross, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Gregg Berger, Chris Latta, Will Ryan, Arthur Burghardt, Bill Ratner ..
Directed by: John Walker, Sam Weiss, Jeff Hale, Norm McCabe, Kent Butterworth, Dave Brain, Dan Thompson
Release date: 1984-09-10
17.

The Hit

4.3
7.0/10 IMDB

Ex-gangster Willie Parker has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance...

Starring: John Hurt, Terence Stamp, Tim Roth, Laura del Sol, Bill Hunter, Fernando Rey, Lennie Peters, Bernie Searle, Brian Royal, Albie Woodington ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 1984-09-12
18.

Blame It on Rio

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Matthew Hollis is man on holiday in Rio with his best friend. Both men have teenage daughters with them. When Matthew falls for his best friend's amorous daughter named Jennifer, they embark on a secret, if slightly one-sided relationship. Jennifer's father is furious when he finds out about the 'older man' in his daughter's life, and sets out to hunt him down with the aid of Matthew!

Starring: Michael Caine, Michelle Johnson, Joseph Bologna, Demi Moore, Valerie Harper, José Lewgoy, Lupe Gigliotti, Michael Menaugh, Tessy Callado, Zeni Pereira ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1984-02-17
Best Action Movies of 1984 : Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper
19.

Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper

4.2
8.2/10 IMDB

Miami detective Sonny Crockett reluctantly teams with New York City cop Rico Tubbs when both of them end up pursuing a drug dealer who killed their respective partners.

Starring: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott, John Diehl, Gregory Sierra, Bill Smitrovich, Belinda Montgomery, Martin Ferrero, Mykelti Williamson ..
Directed by: Thomas Carter
Release date: 1984-09-16
20.

Against All Odds

4.1
5.9/10 IMDB

She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love her. Love turned to obsession. Obsession turned to murder. And now the price of freedom might be nothing less than their lives.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, James Woods, Alex Karras, Jane Greer, Richard Widmark, Dorian Harewood, Swoosie Kurtz, Saul Rubinek, Kid Creole ..
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 1984-03-02
21.

Missing in Action

4.1
5.4/10 IMDB

American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW camp, Special Forces Colonel James Braddock (Norris) is on a mission to locate and save remaining MIAs.

Starring: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf, James Hong, Ernie Ortega, Pierrino Mascarino, Erich Anderson, Joseph Carberry, Avi Kleinberger ..
Directed by: Joseph Zito
Release date: 1984-11-16
Best Action Movies of 1984 : The Ice Pirates
22.

The Ice Pirates

4.1
5.6/10 IMDB

The time is the distant future, where by far the most precious commodity in the galaxy is water. The last surviving water planet was somehow removed to the unreachable centre of the galaxy at the end of the galactic trade wars. The galaxy is ruled by an evil emperor (John Carradine) presiding over a trade oligarchy that controls all mining and sale of ice from asteroids and comets.

Starring: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston, John Matuszak, Ron Perlman, John Carradine, Natalie Core, Jeremy West, Bruce Vilanch ..
Directed by: Stewart Raffill
Release date: 1984-03-16
23.

Cloak & Dagger

4.0
6.5/10 IMDB

11-year-old Davey's mother is dead and his father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into possession of a spy group's secret plans, and winds up on the run from them, he must learn to rely on himself and his imaginary pal to save his skin. But, in the end, Dad proves to be his real hero.

Starring: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra, John McIntire, Eloy Casados, Doris Hargrave, William Forsythe, Robert Traynor, Jeanette Nolan ..
Directed by: Richard Franklin
Release date: 1984-08-10
24.

Cannonball Run II

3.9
5.0/10 IMDB

The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie compete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Shirley MacLaine, Telly Savalas, Jamie Farr, Marilu Henner, Susan Anton, Catherine Bach ..
Directed by: Hal Needham
Release date: 1984-06-29
25.

Supergirl

3.6
4.4/10 IMDB

After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Starring: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Brenda Vaccaro, Hart Bochner, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow, Marc McClure, Peter Cook, Matt Frewer, Kelly Hunter ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1984-07-01
26.

City Heat

3.6
5.5/10 IMDB

Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but are now bitter enemies. When Murphy's partner is slain they team up again to fight the mob.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn, Rip Torn, Irene Cara, Richard Roundtree, Tony Lo Bianco, William Sanderson, Nicholas Worth ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1984-12-05
27.

The Pope of Greenwich Village

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on. The aftermath of the robbery gets them into serious trouble with the local Mafia boss and the corrupt New York City police department.

Starring: Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan, Tony Musante, M. Emmet Walsh, Burt Young, Jack Kehoe, Philip Bosco ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1984-06-22
Best Action Movies of 1984 : G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra
28.

G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra

3.5
7.9/10 IMDB

G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra is the second G.I. Joe miniseries based on the successful Hasbro Toys and Marvel Comics property. Using a laser core stolen from G.I.Joe, Cobra activates the Weather Dominator, an incredible weapon which controls the forces of Nature itself, Cobra Commander targets Washington for destruction, but the Joe team repels the attack and the Weather Dominator explodes into three parts setting off a chain reaction of natural disasters around the world. Can G.I.Joe recover the Weather Dominator in time to beat Cobra and save the world. It aired in 1984 and most of the 1984 and even some 1985 products are given plenty of screen time. Like the first miniseries, A Real American Hero, The Revenge of Cobra was written by Ron Friedman who created the series for television, and wrote all four miniseries.

Starring: Michael Bell, B. J. Ward, Christopher Collins, Arthur Burghardt, Zack Hoffman, Bill Ratner, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Neil Ross, Kene Holiday, Morgan Lofting ..
Release date: 1984-09-10
29.

Sheena

3.5
4.8/10 IMDB

Sheena's parents are killed while on Safari. She is raised by the mystical witch woman of an African tribe. When her foster mother is framed for the murder of a political leader, Sheena and a newsman, Vic Casey, are forced to flee while pursued by the mercenaries hired by the real killer, who hopes to assume power. Sheena's ability to talk to the animals and knowledge of jungle lore give them a chance against the high tech weapons of the mercenaries.

Starring: Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, Elizabeth of Toro, France Zobda, Trevor Thomas, Clifton Jones, John Forgeham, Errol John, Sylvester Williams ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1984-08-17
Best Action Movies of 1984 : American Dreamer
30.

American Dreamer

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

American housewife Cathy Palmer loses her memory on a trip to Paris after being hit by a car. She wakes up in the hospital believing she's the fictional international spy, Rebecca Ryan.

Starring: JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Coral Browne, James Staley, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Huckleberry Fox, Jean Rougerie, Pierre Santini, Léon Zitrone ..
Directed by: Rick Rosenthal
Release date: 1984-10-26
31.

Airwolf: The Movie

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Airwolf is capable of supersonic speeds, invisible to radar and armed with ultra state-of-the-art hardware. Airwolf is the most awesome aerial weapon ever developed. When the helicopter is stolen by Libyan mercenaries, Michael Archangel, Project director for the CIA, enlists the help of Vietnam veteran Stringfellow Hawke and his closest friend Dominic Santini, to attempt to recover the Airwolf. The mission throws them into the midst of Middle Eastern violence and destruction, where they come face to face with danger, romance and intrigue in their battle to re-possess the deadliest aerial weapon ever used.

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, David Hemmings, Belinda Bauer, Deborah Pratt, Eugene Roche, W.K. Stratton, Dean Wein, Frank Annese ..
Directed by: Donald P. Bellisario
Release date: 1984-06-26
32.

Savage Streets

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and murdered her best friend.

Starring: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Robert Dryer, Linnea Quigley, Sal Landi, Johnny Venocur, Scott Mayer, Debra Blee, Lisa Freeman, Marcia Karr ..
Directed by: Danny Steinmann
Release date: 1984-08-30
33.

Flashpoint

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. Before they decide whether to keep the money or report it, they privately investigate the clues and unravel a decades old mystery.

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Jean Smart, Guy Boyd, Roberts Blossom, Tess Harper ..
Directed by: William Tannen
Release date: 1984-04-19
34.

Lust in the Dust

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west.

Starring: Tab Hunter, Divine, Lainie Kazan, Geoffrey Lewis, Henry Silva, Cesar Romero, Woody Strode, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Courtney Gains, Nedra Volz ..
Directed by: Paul Bartel
Release date: 1984-11-14
35.

Tank

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

After relocating his family - and his prized restored Sherman tank - to a small Georgia town, Sargeant Major Zack Carey butts heads with the local sheriff. Zack doesn't agree with the ways of the local police, and when the sheriff goes after Zack's son, it's time for Zack to roll out the Sherman tank and wage a little war of his own.

Starring: James Garner, Shirley Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Mark Herrier, Sandy Ward, Jenilee Harrison, James Cromwell, Dorian Harewood, G. D. Spradlin, John Hancock ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1984-03-16
36.

The Evil That Men Do

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist behind the political torture of innocent victims. Posing as a journalist, Holland lures Molloch out of his fortress-like headquarters by using his murdered friend's wife and daughter as bait. When Holland kidnaps Molloch's sister, the doctor is led on a wild chase that takes him to an abandoned opal mine where he finally comes face to face with Holland.

Starring: Charles Bronson, José Ferrer, Theresa Saldana, Joseph Maher, René Enríquez, John Glover, Raymond St. Jacques, Antoinette Bower, Enrique Lucero, Jorge Luke ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1984-03-14
37.

Ninja III: The Domination

3.1
5.3/10 IMDB

A female aerobic instructor is possessed by the soul of a fallen ninja when coming to his aid. The spirit seeks revenge on those who killed him and uses the instructor's body to carry out his mission. The only way the spirit will leave her body is with the help of another ninja.

Starring: Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett, David Chung, Dale Ishimoto, James Hong, Bob Craig, Pamela Ness, Roy Padilla, Moe Mosley ..
Directed by: Sam Firstenberg
Release date: 1984-09-14
38.

Angel

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

15 year-old Molly Stewart is a prep school honor student who moonlights as a Hollywood prostitute. After a serial killer begins stalking and murdering some of her street friends, she becomes a target herself.

Starring: Donna Wilkes, Cliff Gorman, Susan Tyrrell, Dick Shawn, Rory Calhoun, Graem McGavin, John Diehl, Elaine Giftos, Donna McDaniel, Mel Carter ..
Directed by: Robert Vincent O'Neill
Release date: 1984-04-19
39.

Lassiter

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Scotland Yard and the FBI force a thief and his girlfriend to steal Nazi diamonds from a German countess.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Jane Seymour, Lauren Hutton, Bob Hoskins, Joe Regalbuto, Ed Lauter, Warren Clarke, Christopher Malcolm, David Warbeck, Belinda Mayne ..
Directed by: Roger Young
Release date: 1984-02-17
40.

Blastfighter

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Former cop Jake 'Tiger' Sharp returns to his old hometown after having been in prison for the murder of his wife's killer. Illegal hunting seems to be widespread and inbred rednecks control the city with an iron fist. Jake manages to make himself an enemy to hillbillies and he and his newly found daughter had to flee for their lives. Fortunately, Jake a GAT that can shoot grenades and rockets ...

Starring: Michael Sopkiw, Valentina Forte, George Eastman, Stefano Mingardo, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Massimo Vanni, Elizabeth Forbes, Carlos Savage, Michele Soavi, George Williams ..
Directed by: Lamberto Bava
Release date: 1984-07-14
Best Action Movies of 1984 : Ninja's Force
41.

Ninja's Force

3.0
3.8/10 IMDB

After a dangerous top-secret formula is stolen, a government agent traces the thieves back to a mysterious island and a secret-society of Ninja's.

Starring: Romano Kristoff, Ken Watanabe, Jim Gaines, Mike Monty, Jeselle Morgan, Gwendolyn Hung, Tony Carreon, Steve Mark, Cristina Guadagno, Tony McQueen ..
Directed by: Teddy Chiu, Romano Kristoff
Release date: 1984-09-07
Best Action Movies of 1984 : Fingers on Trigger
42.

Fingers on Trigger

2.9
5.7/10 IMDB

After a man is found murdered outside a restaurant, police begin their investigation. All the clues point to Fan Kun (Stanley Fung), an ex-cop who has taken on work as a hitman, as his son is desperately in need of an operation.

Starring: Melvin Wong Gam-San, Stanley Fung, Melvin Wong Gam-Sam ..
Release date: 1984-11-28
43.

The Naked Face

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince the cops of his innocence, Dr. Stevens is forced to go after the real villains himself.

Starring: Roger Moore, Rod Steiger, Elliott Gould, Art Carney, Anne Archer, David Hedison ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1984-06-01
44.

A Breed Apart

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

A conservationist and a widow meet a mountain climber hired to steal bald-eagle eggs.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Powers Boothe, Kathleen Turner, Donald Pleasence, Brion James, John Dennis Johnston, Jayne Bentzen, Andy Fenwick, Dustin Lecate, C.K. Bibby ..
Directed by: Philippe Mora
Release date: 1984-06-01
Best Action Movies of 1984 : Crackers
45.

Crackers

2.9
5.2/10 IMDB

Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop while the owner is out of town. During the elaborate planning process, Dillard falls for a Hispanic woman, the sister of a friend. Boardwalk is assigned to case a local apartment, where he meets and falls for the maid. Amidst all these romantic hijinks, Weslake puts together a burglary plan, which is executed by the makeshift gang.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Wallace Shawn, Larry Riley, Trinidad Silva, Christine Baranski, Charlayne Woodard, Tasia Valenza, Irwin Corey ..
Directed by: Louis Malle
Release date: 1984-02-17
Best Action Movies of 1984 : Raw Courage
46.

Raw Courage

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Three marathon runners on a seventy-two mile run through the deserts of New Mexico are pursued by right-wing survivalist militants who call themselves "The Citizen's Brigade".

Starring: Ronny Cox, Art Hindle, M. Emmet Walsh, Lois Chiles ..
Directed by: Robert L. Rosen
Release date: 1984-11-16
47.

NWA Starrcade '84: The Million Dollar Challenge

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

One million dollars is on the line as NWA World's Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair takes on Dusty Rhodes with legendary boxing champion "Smokin" Joe Frazier as special guest referee. Tully Blanchard faces Ricky Steamboat for NWA World Television Championship. "The Boogie-Woogie Man" Jimmy Valiant takes on Paul Jones in a Loser-Leaves-Town Tuxedo Match and much more!

Starring: Ric Flair, Virgil Runnels, Edward McDaniel, Billy Graham, Tully Blanchard, Rick Blood Sr., Oreal Perras, Scott Simpson, Alan Rogowski, Dick Slater ..
Directed by: Virgil Runnels
Release date: 1984-11-22
Best Action Movies of 1984 : Rearview Mirror
48.

Rearview Mirror

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

When the psychopathic jailbreaker Hopps and his cousin steal a camper to continue their flight, they notice too late that there's a baby on the back seat. At first they want to kill it, but...

Starring: Lee Remick, Tony Musante, Michael Beck, Jim Antonio, Don Hann ..
Directed by: Lou Antonio
Release date: 1984-11-16
Best Action Movies of 1984 : Return of the Bastard Swordsman
49.

Return of the Bastard Swordsman

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Just when audiences thought the director couldn't get more spectacular and outrageous, he unleashed this eye-filling, mind-bending "Martial Arts World" sequel of clan rivalries, ninja atrocities, wizard sorceries, and the mythical Silkworm style that changes our hero into a veritable Spider-swordsman. The screen practically explodes with colorful characters and kung-fu -- all directed, co-written, and co-choreographed by Lu Chun-ku, and showcasing some of the best Shaw Brothers action stars. The original Bastard Swordsman was just the beginning, this superlative cult classic that out-phantasmagoricals the original.

Starring: Norman Chu, Alex Man, Lo Lieh, Phillip Ko, Chen Kuan-Tai, Chiang Tao ..
Directed by: Tony Lou Chun-Ku
Release date: 1984-05-08
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Queen of the Road

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

A school teacher quits her job and starts a new life for herself as a truck driver

Starring: Joanne Samuel, Amanda Muggleton, Shane Withington, Brian Moll, Jonathan Sweet, Chris Hession ..
Directed by: Bruce Best
Release date: 1984-01-01

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