Best Adventure Movies of 1984

1.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

6.1
7.6/10 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, Jonathan Ke 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
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2.

The NeverEnding Story

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

Starring: Barret Oliver, Gerald McRaney, Noah Hathaway, Chris Eastman, Darryl Cooksey, Nicholas Gilbert, Thomas Hill, Frank Lenart, Silvia Seidel, Tami Stronach ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Release date: 1984-04-05
3.

Dune

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune—the only place where the time-travel substance '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
4.

A Passage to India

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore, befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed.

Starring: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers, Michael Culver, Richard Wilson, Antonia Pemberton, Michael Culver ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1984-12-14
5.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

4.9
6.7/10 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: 1984-05-31
6.

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

4.6
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: Christopher 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
7.

Dreamscape

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert, Kate Capshaw, David Patrick Kelly, George Wendt, Larry Gelman, Cory 'Bumper' Yothers, Redmond Gleeson ..
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Release date: 1984-08-15
8.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.

Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Lewis Smith, Rosalind Cash, Robert Ito, Pepe Serna, Ronald Lacey ..
Directed by: W.D. Richter
Release date: 1984-08-15
9.

The Philadelphia Experiment

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.

Starring: Michael Paré, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas, Bobby Di Cicco, Louise Latham, Kene Holliday, Joe Dorsey, Michael Currie, Stephen Tobolowsky, Gary Brockette ..
Directed by: Stewart Raffill
Release date: 1984-08-03
10.

Conan the Destroyer

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Based on a character created by Robert E. Howard, this fast-paced, occasionally humorous sequel to Conan the Barbarian features the hero (Arnold Schwarzenegger) as he is commissioned by the evil queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas) to safely escort a teen princess (Olivia D'Abo) and her powerful bodyguard (Wilt Chamberlain) to a far away castle to retrieve the magic Horn of Dagon. 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 (Mako), the wild woman Zula (Grace Jones), and the inept Malak (Tracey Walter). 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 Iwamatsu, Sarah Douglas, Olivia d'Abo, Pat Roach, Jeff Corey, Sven-Ole Thorsen ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1984-06-29

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