Best Adventure Movies of 1984

1.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

6.2
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
2.

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
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: 1984-06-01
6.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

4.4
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
7.

Conan the Destroyer

4.4
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 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, the wild 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
8.

Missing in Action

4.1
5.5/10 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 Adventure Movies of 1984 : G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra
9.

G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra

3.5
8.0/10 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
10.

Airwolf: The Movie

3.4
6.8/10 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

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