Best Comedy Movies of 1984

1.

Amadeus

6.7
8.4/10 IMDB

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri. Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice, Simon Callow, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Barbara Bryne, Cynthia Nixon, Douglas Seale ..
Directed by: Miloš Forman
Release date: 1984-09-19
2.

Ghostbusters

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton, Ernie Hudson, David Margulies, Jennifer Runyon ..
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 1984-06-08
3.

This Is Spinal Tap

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

Starring: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Bruno Kirby, Ed Begley Jr., Fran Drescher, Dana Carvey, Sandy Helberg ..
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 1984-05-04
4.

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: 1984-12-05
5.

Gremlins

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman, Keye Luke, John Louie, Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Polly Holliday ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1984-06-07
6.

Sixteen Candles

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A teenage girl deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Haviland Morris, Gedde Watanabe, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Carlin Glynn, Blanche Baker, Edward Andrews ..
Directed by: John Hughes
Release date: 1984-05-04
7.

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
8.

Police Academy

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the instructors. Not everyone is there through choice, though. Social misfit Mahoney has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to a jail sentence and it doesn't take long before he falls foul of the boorish Lieutenant Harris. But before long, Mahoney realises that he is enjoying being a police cadet and decides he wants to stay... while Harris decides he wants Mahoney out!

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, G.W. Bailey, Bubba Smith, Donovan Scott, George Gaynes, Andrew Rubin, David Graf, Leslie Easterbrook, Michael Winslow ..
Directed by: Hugh Wilson
Release date: 1984-03-22
9.

Broadway Danny Rose

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. Rose's one-man talent agency represents countless incompetent entertainers, including a one-legged tap dancer, and one slightly talented one: washed-up lounge singer Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte), whose career is on the rebound.

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Craig Vandenburgh, Herb Reynolds, Frank Renzulli, Milton Berle, Joe Franklin, Paul Greco, Michael Badalucco ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1984-01-27
10.

Stranger Than Paradise

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous Florida suburb.

Starring: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark, Danny Rosen, Rammellzee, Tom DiCillo, Richard Boes, Rockets Redglare, Harvey Perr ..
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Release date: 1984-10-01
11.

Top Secret!

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric and Flammond to attempt the rescue of her father, Dr. Paul, from the Germans, who have captured the scientist in hopes of coercing him into building a new naval mine.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp, Christopher Villiers, Warren Clarke, Harry Ditson, Jim Carter, Eddie Tagoe, Omar Sharif ..
Directed by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Release date: 1984-06-08
12.

Splash

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy, Dody Goodman, Shecky Greene, Richard B. Shull, Bobby Di Cicco, Howard Morris, Lowell Ganz ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1984-03-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1984 : Frankenweenie
13.

Frankenweenie

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been.

Starring: Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver, Joseph Maher, Roz Braverman, Paul Bartel, Sofia Coppola, Jason Hervey, Paul C. Scott, Helen Boll ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1984-12-14
14.

Repo Man

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy.

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan, Del Zamora, Eddie Velez ..
Directed by: Alex Cox
Release date: 1984-02-20
15.

The Muppets Take Manhattan

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy won't take no for an answer, launching a search for someone to take them to Broadway.

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Juliana Donald, Lonny Price, Louis Zorich, Frances Bergen ..
Directed by: Frank Oz
Release date: 1984-06-27
16.

All of Me

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb, to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger's body instead, forcing him to battle Edwina for control of his own being.

Starring: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Richard Libertini, Michael Ensign, Dana Elcar, Jason Bernard, Selma Diamond, Eric Christmas ..
Directed by: Carl Reiner
Release date: 1984-09-21
17.

Revenge of the Nerds

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they're instantly rejected by every house on campus. Deciding to start their own fraternity to protect their outcast brothers, the campus nerds soon find themselves in a battle royale as the Alpha Betas try to crush their new rivals.

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese, Curtis Armstrong, Larry B. Scott, Brian Tochi, Julia Montgomery, Michelle Meyrink, Ted McGinley ..
Directed by: Jeff Kanew
Release date: 1984-07-20
18.

Moscow on the Hudson

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in love with the Italian immigrant from behind the perfume counter. We follow his life as he works his way through the American dream and tries to find work as a musician.

Starring: Robin Williams, María Conchita Alonso, Cleavant Derricks, Alejandro Rey, Savely Kramarov, Elya Baskin, Oleg Rudnik, Aleksandr Benyaminov, Lyudmila Kramarevskaya, Ivo Vrzal-Wiegand ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1984-06-04
19.

Bachelor Party

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

On the eve of his wedding to his longtime girlfriend, unassuming nice guy Rick is dragged out for a night of debauchery by his friends.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, George Grizzard, Barbara Stuart, Robert Prescott, Michael Dudikoff, William Tepper, Gary Grossman, Wendie Jo Sperber ..
Directed by: Neal Israel
Release date: 1984-06-29
20.

Night of the Comet

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous "think tank," karate chop their way through flesh-eating zombies, and, of course, find time to go to the mall.

Starring: Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, Kelli Maroney, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, Peter Fox, Michael Bowen, John Achorn, Devon Ericson ..
Directed by: Thom Eberhardt
Release date: 1984-11-16
21.

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
22.

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
23.

The Woman in Red

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

When a happily married family man, who would never consider an affair, meets a beautiful woman in red, he is totally infatuated and desperate to make her acquaintance. However, as he tries out various schemes to sneak out to meet her, he realizes that adultery is not quite as easy as it looks.

Starring: Gene Wilder, Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna, Judith Ivey, Michael Huddleston, Kelly LeBrock, Gilda Radner, Kyle T. Heffner, Michael Zorek, Stevie Myers ..
Directed by: Gene Wilder
Release date: 1984-08-15
24.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

4.4
6.2/10 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
25.

Blame It on Rio

4.2
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
26.

The Pope of Greenwich Village

4.1
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
27.

Breakin'

4.1
5.8/10 IMDB

A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.

Starring: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Ben Lokey, Christopher McDonald, Phineas Newborn III, Ice-T, Lisa Freeman, André Landzaat, Teresa Kelly ..
Directed by: Joel Silberg
Release date: 1984-01-10
28.

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
Best Comedy Movies of 1984 : Carlin on Campus
29.

Carlin on Campus

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

George Carlin hits the boards with the former Hippie-Dippie Weatherman's take on Brooklynese pronunciations of the names of sexually transmitted disease ("hoipes"), plus a prayer for the separation of church and state, feuds between breakfast foods, and the absurdity of wearing jungle camouflage in a desert.

Starring: George Carlin ..
Directed by: Steven J. Santos
Release date: 1984-06-22
30.

Electric Dreams

4.0
6.4/10 IMDB

Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline, an attractive neighbour.

Starring: Lenny Von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, Maxwell Caulfield, Bud Cort, Don Fellows, Alan Polonsky, Harry Rabinowitz, Wendy Miller, Miriam Margolyes, Holly De Jong ..
Directed by: Steve Barron
Release date: 1984-07-20
31.

Love Streams

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Two closely-bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.

Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel, Margaret Abbott, Jakob Shaw, Eddy Donno, Joan Foley, Al Ruban, Tom Badal ..
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Release date: 1984-02-20
32.

The Lonely Guy

3.9
6.2/10 IMDB

A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.

Starring: Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Merv Griffin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence, Robyn Douglass, Joyce Brothers, Elizabeth Kaitan, Andy García, Paul Benedict ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1984-01-27
33.

Cannonball Run II

3.8
5.0/10 IMDB

When a wealthy sheikh puts up $1 million in prize money for a cross-country car race, there is one person crazy enough to hit the road hard with wheels spinning fast. Legendary driver J.J McClure enters the competition along with his friend Victor and together they set off across the American landscape in a madcap action-adventure destined to test their wits and automobile skills.

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
Best Comedy Movies of 1984 : Scooby-Doo's A Nutcracker Scoob
34.

Scooby-Doo's A Nutcracker Scoob

3.7
7.9/10 IMDB

The evil is set to damper another Christmas season for the children's home. Can the Scooby gang warm his heart?

Starring: Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Heather North, Don Messick ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1984-12-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1984 : Garry Shandling: Alone in Vegas
35.

Garry Shandling: Alone in Vegas

3.6
8.2/10 IMDB

This 60-minute video is 100% Shandling, which is either good or bad news depending upon who's watching. Shandling's "average guy stuck in the farce called life" persona works quite well within the framework of the tape. Casual fans, however, might prefer the Johnny Carson-baiting Shandling of the much-later cable series It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show. Like those two projects, Alone in Vegas began as a Showtime cable special--Shandling's first, in fact.

Starring: Garry Shandling ..
Directed by: William Dear
Release date: 1984-01-01
36.

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
Best Comedy Movies of 1984 : The Brother from Another Planet
37.

The Brother from Another Planet

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.

Starring: Joe Morton, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez, Yves Rene, Ginny Yang, Daryl Edwards, Steve James, Leonard Jackson, Bill Cobbs, Maggie Renzi ..
Directed by: John Sayles
Release date: 1984-09-07
Best Comedy Movies of 1984 : Comfort and Joy
38.

Comfort and Joy

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Radio host Alan 'Dickie' Bird witnesses how an icecream van is attacked and destroyed by angry competitors. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families over the icecream market of Glasgow.

Starring: Bill Paterson, Eleanor David, Clare Grogan, Alex Norton, Patrick Malahide, Roberto Bernardi, Rikki Fulton, George Rossi, Peter Rossi, Iain McColl ..
Directed by: Bill Forsyth
Release date: 1984-10-10
39.

Choose Me

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Several lost-soul night-owls, including a nightclub owner, a talkback radio relationships counseller, and an itinerant stranger have encounters that expose their contradictions and anxieties about love and acceptance.

Starring: Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Bauchau, Rae Dawn Chong, John Larroquette, Edward Ruscha, Gailard Sartain, Robert Gould, John Considine ..
Directed by: Alan Rudolph
Release date: 1984-08-29
40.

Sheena

3.4
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 Comedy Movies of 1984 : Real Inside
41.

Real Inside

3.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Hopeful job candidate Buck Boom is dynamic, forceful, confident and creative. But can he convince Mr. Mudgin, the personnel manager, to hire him? You see, Boom is an animated character in a live-action world and Mudgin is not used to dealing with someone who is different.

Starring: Colin Fox, Martin Doyle, Linda Clark, Dustin Waln ..
Directed by: David Verrall, John Weldon
Release date: 1984-10-01
42.

Mass Appeal

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Zeljko Ivanek, Charles Durning, Louise Latham, Alice Hirson, Helene Heigh, Sharee Gregory, James Ray, Lois de Banzie, Talia Balsam ..
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Release date: 1984-12-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1984 : P.D.Q. Bach: The Abduction of Figaro
43.

P.D.Q. Bach: The Abduction of Figaro

3.4
7.9/10 IMDB

Chorus, Corpse de Ballet, Orchestra of the Minnisota Opera, the Whole Schmeer, under the direction of Professor Peter Schickele Based on several of Mozart's most famous Operas including The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi Fan Tutti and making fun of everything from Star Wars to the Maltese Falcon this is an Opera only PDQ Bach could have written.

Starring: LeRoy Lehr, Dana Krueger, Bruce Ford, Marilyn Brustadt, Lisbeth Lloyd, Michael Burt, Jack Walsh, Will Roy, John Ferrante, Arthur Kaemmer ..
Release date: 1984-04-28
44.

A Private Function

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

In the summer of 1947, Britain prepares to commemorate the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. To get around food-rationing laws, Dr. Charles Swaby, accountant Henry Allardyce and solicitor Frank Lockwood are fattening a black-market pig for the big day. Egged on by his wife, meek Gilbert Chilvers steals the swine, but the couple must conceal it from inspector Morris Wormold.

Starring: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Richard Griffiths, Denholm Elliott, Pete Postlethwaite, Tony Haygarth, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Liz Smith, Alison Steadman ..
Directed by: Malcolm Mowbray
Release date: 1984-11-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1984 : American Dreamer
45.

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
46.

The Wild Life

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.

Starring: Chris Penn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Eric Stoltz, Jenny Wright, Lea Thompson, Brin Berliner, Rick Moranis, Sherilyn Fenn, Nancy Wilson, Jack Kehoe ..
Directed by: Art Linson
Release date: 1984-09-28
47.

The Killing Floor

3.3
7.4/10 IMDB

During World War I, a poor black Southerner travels north to Chicago to get work in the city's slaughterhouses, where he becomes embroiled in the organized labor movement.

Starring: Moses Gunn, Alfre Woodard, Dennis Farina, Clarence Felder, Ted Levine, Damien Leake, Ernest Rayford, Mary Alice, Henryk Derewenda, John Mahoney ..
Directed by: Bill Duke
Release date: 1984-04-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1984 : Robert Klein: Child of the 50's, Man of the 80's
48.

Robert Klein: Child of the 50's, Man of the 80's

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

1984 Live Recording from campus of New York University.

Starring: Robert Klein ..
Directed by: Thomas Schlamme
Release date: 1984-08-24
49.

Garbo Talks

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

When New York accountant Gilbert Rolfe finds out his mother has a brain tumor, he is devastated. His incorrigible mother, Estelle, has one last wish: to meet the great Greta Garbo. Gilbert, wanting to do this last thing for her, sets out on a wild goose chase through the streets of New York City to track down the iconic star, at the expense of his personal life and much to the chagrin of his wife, Lisa. Can he find Garbo before it's too late?

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher, Catherine Hicks, Steven Hill, Howard Da Silva, Dorothy Loudon, Hermione Gingold, Harvey Fierstein, Richard B. Shull ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1984-10-12
50.

Reckless

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Rebellious footballer Johnny, falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, he is poor and broken. Tracy already has a boyfriend but he acts like a jerk, so Johnny has to win Tracy's heart - something she seems reluctant to let him do.

Starring: Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Grey, Dan Hedaya, Cliff DeYoung, Adam Baldwin, Billy Jayne, Haviland Morris, Pamela Springsteen, Kenneth McMillan ..
Directed by: James Foley
Release date: 1984-02-03

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