Best Crime Movies of 1984

1.

Once Upon a Time in America

6.8
8.3/10 IMDB

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Tuesday Weld, Treat Williams, Danny Aiello, Richard Bright, James Hayden ..
Directed by: Sergio Leone
Release date: 1984-05-23
2.

Blood Simple

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.

Starring: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, Samm-Art Williams, Deborah Neumann, Raquel Gavia, Van Brooks, Señor Marco, William Creamer ..
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 1984-09-07
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: 1984-12-05
4.

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
5.

A Soldier's Story

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

In a rural town in Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. Military lawyer, Captain Davenport—also a black man—is sent from Washington to conduct an investigation. Facing an uncooperative chain of command and fearful black troops, Davenport must battle with deceit and prejudice in order to find out exactly who really did kill the Master Sergeant.

Starring: Howard Rollins, Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, Robert Townsend, Denzel Washington, David Alan Grier, David Harris, Dennis Lipscomb, Patti LaBelle, Wings Hauser ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1984-09-14
6.

Body Double

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home's telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous woman dancing in her window. But when he witnesses the girl's murder, it leads Scully through the netherworld of the adult entertainment industry on a search for answers—with porn actress Holly Body as his guide.

Starring: Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Deborah Shelton, Guy Boyd, Dennis Franz, David Haskell, Rebecca Stanley, Barbara Crampton, Monte Landis ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1984-10-25
7.

The Cotton Club

4.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Harlem's legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide.

Starring: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Allen Garfield, Fred Gwynne, Gwen Verdon ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1984-12-14
8.

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
9.

Tightrope

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his daughters are threatened.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya, Alison Eastwood, Jenny Beck, Marco St. John, Jamie Rose, Bill Holliday, Rebecca Perle, Regina Richardson ..
Directed by: Richard Tuggle, Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1984-08-17
10.

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
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper
11.

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
12.

Runaway

4.2
5.8/10 IMDB

In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley, Stan Shaw, G.W. Bailey, Joey Cramer, Chris Mulkey, Anne-Marie Martin, Michael Paul Chan ..
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Release date: 1984-12-14
13.

Against All Odds

4.2
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
14.

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
15.

Crimes of Passion

3.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Joanna Crane lives a double life. During the day she works as fashion designer but during the night she is the high class prostitute China Blue. As she is accused for industrial spying, Bobby Grady is hired to shadow her. However, they fall in love. Meanwhile a psychopathic preacher starts stalking her.

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison, Annie Potts, John Laughlin, Stephen Lee, Gordon Hunt, Dan Gerrity, Terri Hoyos, John G. Scanlon ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1984-10-19
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : Miss Marple: The Body in the Library
16.

Miss Marple: The Body in the Library

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.

Release date: 1984-12-26
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : The Burning Bed
17.

The Burning Bed

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.

Starring: Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat, Richard Masur, Grace Zabriskie, Penelope Milford, Sonny Carl Davis, Christa Denton, James T. Callahan, Gary Grubbs, David Friedman ..
Directed by: Robert Greenwald
Release date: 1984-10-08
18.

Trancers

3.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Angel City trooper Jack Deth is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler, who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ancestors of the future's governing council.

Starring: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Biff Manard, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur, Telma Hopkins, Richard Herd, Anne Seymour, Miguel Fernandes, Pete Schrum ..
Directed by: Charles Band
Release date: 1984-11-07
19.

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
20.

Crime Inc

3.5
8.6/10 IMDB

With archive film including home movies and FBI surveillance material, the award-winning Crime Inc. tells the true story behind the world's most powerful crime syndicate, the Mob, La Cosa Nostra or The Mafia. Interviews with mob members turned informants, including former boss Jimmy 'The Weasel' Fratianno, reveal the inner workings of the mafia, from the ritual of becoming a "made" man and their code of honor, to the harrowing and detailed descriptions of their work, accompanied by equally graphic images and film footage.

Starring: Martin Short ..
Directed by: Ken Craig, Ian Stuttard
Release date: 1984-07-18
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : American Dreamer
21.

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
22.

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
23.

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
24.

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
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : Thief of Hearts
25.

Thief of Hearts

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind. She doesn't know that he has broken into her house and read her diaries, where she has recorded her deepest thoughts and fantasies.

Starring: Steven Bauer, Barbara Williams, John Getz, David Caruso, Christine Ebersole, George Wendt, Alan North, Romy Walthall Windsor, Joe Nesnow, Gordon Pulliam ..
Directed by: Douglas Day Stewart
Release date: 1984-10-19
26.

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'Neil
Release date: 1984-04-19
27.

Fear City

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again.

Starring: Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Scalia, Melanie Griffith, Rossano Brazzi, Rae Dawn Chong, Joe Santos, Michael V. Gazzo, Jan Murray, Janet Julian ..
Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Release date: 1984-07-18
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : Blonde Death
28.

Blonde Death

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A black comedy about the mediocrity of the suburbs.

Starring: Sara Lee Wade, Jack Catalano, Scott Ingram, Linda Miller, Anne Kern, Dave Shuey ..
Directed by: James Robert Baker
Release date: 1984-01-01
29.

The River Rat

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

On the lazy banks of the Mississippi, a young girl is reunited with her time-served but innocent father. But the reunion is tainted with the whereabouts of the stolen loot, and those who come looking for it...

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Martha Plimpton, Brian Dennehy, Shawn Smith, Dan Hewitt Owens, Nancy Lea Owen, Norman Bennett, Tony Frank, Angie Bolling, Roger Copeland ..
Directed by: Thomas Rickman
Release date: 1984-09-28
30.

Scream for Help

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

A teenaged girl discovers that her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but when she tells people, no one will believe her.

Starring: Rachael Kelly, Marie Masters, David Allen Brooks, Lolita Lorre, Rocco Sisto, Corey Parker, Sandra Clark, Tony Sibbald, Stacey Hughes, David Baxt ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1984-07-03
31.

Blastfighter

2.9
5.8/10 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 Crime Movies of 1984 : The Census Taker
32.

The Census Taker

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

When George and Martha let Harvey, an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their wit's end, they kill the census taker and with the help of their friends Pete and Eva, must hide the body from a determined investigator.

Starring: Greg Mullavey, Meredith MacRae, Garrett Morris, Timothy Bottoms, Jennifer Finch ..
Directed by: Bruce R. Cook
Release date: 1984-01-23
33.

Attack On Fear

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Married journalists who run a small town newspaper expose corruption and cultism at a once respected rehab center.

Starring: Paul Michael Glaser, Barbara Babcock, Kevin Conway, Alan Fudge, John H. Fields, Edith Fields, Tom Lowell ..
Directed by: Mel Damski
Release date: 1984-10-10
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : Crackers
34.

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 Crime Movies of 1984 : Death Wish Club
35.

Death Wish Club

2.8
5.6/10 IMDB

A college student falls in love with a porn star and is sucked into psychological games with her twisted sugar daddy. This is the full film of the 'Gretta' segment in NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR.

Starring: Merideth Haze, Rick Barnes, J. Martin Sellers, Toni Covington, Phyllis Guerrini, Norm Keefer, Mark E. Ridley, Theresa Jenson, David Lee Daniels, Lou Dornbush ..
Directed by: John Carr
Release date: 1984-01-01
36.

They're Playing with Fire

2.7
5.1/10 IMDB

A married college professor decides to seduce her student, whom she hired as a handyman for her yacht. The hesitant student succumbs to his buxom professor, but their romance is interrupted by her corrupt husband and a masked murderer.

Starring: Sybil Danning, Eric Brown, Andrew Prine, Paul Clemens, K.T. Stevens, Gene Bicknell, Curt Ayers, Dominick Brascia, Bill Conklin, Terese Hanses ..
Directed by: Howard Avedis
Release date: 1984-04-01
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : The Masks of Death
37.

The Masks of Death

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes has retired. But when MacDonald asks him to take on another case, he says yes. There have been some mysterious murders, and there are no visible causes for the deaths. At the same time Holmes gets this case, Graf Udo Von Felseck gives him another case: find a young and missing prince to prevent war between Germany and England. But Von Felseck is not as honest as he seems...

Starring: Peter Cushing, John Mills, Anne Baxter, Ray Milland, Anton Diffring, Gordon Jackson, Marcus Gilbert, Susan Penhaligon, Jenny Laird, Russell Hunter ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1984-12-23
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : Mikel's Death
38.

Mikel's Death

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

Opening at the funeral mass for Mikel, we flashback to those that played a part in Mikel's life and death; his estranged wife, his traditional Basque mother, a female impersonator and friend to Mikel in his coming out, and even the local priest.

Starring: Imanol Arias, Montserrat Salvador, Fernando Telletxea, Xabier Elorriaga, Ramón Barea, Amaia Lasa, Martín Adjemián, Juan María Segues, Daniel Dicenta, Carmen Chocarro ..
Directed by: Imanol Uribe
Release date: 1984-02-17
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : Mesrine
39.

Mesrine

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

Mesrine was the foremost criminal, public enemy N°1, the man most wanted in France, guilty of 39 crimes. "In the police or newspaper history, Mesrine broke all records". The film begins with his escape on May 8, 1978. Mesrine was the only man to escape from La Santé. We relive the 18 crazy months he spent on the run and his encounter with Sylvia who is swept into his madness.

Starring: Nicolas Silberg, Caroline Aguilar, Gérard Sergue, Michel Poujade, Michel Beaune, Louis Arbessier ..
Directed by: André Génovès
Release date: 1984-02-29
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : Idavelakku Sesham
40.

Idavelakku Sesham

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Advocate Rajashekaran's life turns upside-down when he receives a package of some old pictures of him getting intimate with a dancer. Worried about his reputation, he tries to find the blackmailer.

Starring: Mammootty, Sumalatha, Madhu, M G Soman, Kalaranjini, Adoor Bhasi, Silk Smitha, PK Abraham, P K Abraham ..
Directed by: Joshiy
Release date: 1984-08-17
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : Too Scared to Scream
41.

Too Scared to Scream

2.4
5.0/10 IMDB

A killer is brutally attacking several tenants that live in a high rise apartment building in New York City.

Starring: Mike Connors, Anne Archer, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Ian McShane, Ruth Ford, John Heard, Carrie Nye, Maureen O'Sullivan, Murray Hamilton, Val Avery ..
Directed by: Tony Lo Bianco
Release date: 1984-09-28
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : To Kill a Stranger
42.

To Kill a Stranger

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

Cristina Carver (Angelica Maria) finds herself in dire straits after she arrives to spend some time with her TV-reporter husband (Dean Stockwell) who is visiting a Latin American country run by a military dictator. After a car accident one day, Cristina brings the helpful Col. Kostik (Donald Pleasence) home and then kills him in self-defense when he violently attempts to rape and murder her. Terrified, she covers up her act and hides the body, yet in spite of her husband's efforts to protect her, a local police detective starts to figure out what really happened.

Starring: Angélica María, Dean Stockwell, Donald Pleasence, Aldo Ray, Juan López Moctezuma, Sergio Aragonés ..
Directed by: Juan López Moctezuma
Release date: 1984-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : The Cartier Affair
43.

The Cartier Affair

2.3
5.0/10 IMDB

Curt Taylor is a convict and owes Phil Drexler the number 1 convict in the prison. Now to settle his debt Drexler sends Curt to be the secretary for Cartier Rand so that he can steal her jewels. But he falls in love with her, which complicates things.

Starring: Joan Collins, David Hasselhoff, Ed Lauter, Randi Brooks, Steve Peck, Jordan Charney, Patricia Elliott, Charles Napier, Rita Taggart, Raymond Singer ..
Directed by: Rod Holcomb
Release date: 1984-11-03
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : Perfect Strangers
44.

Perfect Strangers

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

A hit-man tries to seduce the mother of a child who witnessed his most recent kill.

Starring: Anne Carlisle, Brad Rijn, John Woehrle, Matthew Stockley, Stephen Lack, Ann Magnuson, Otto von Wernherr, Kevin O'Connor, Bill Fagerbakke, Zachary Hains ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1984-11-01
45.

Exterminator 2

2.3
4.5/10 IMDB

The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.

Starring: Robert Ginty, John Turturro, Mario Van Peebles, Deborah Geffner, Frankie Faison, Scott 'Slo-motion' Randolph, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Bruce Smolanoff, David Buntzman, Kenny Marino ..
Directed by: Mark Buntzman
Release date: 1984-09-14
46.

Ghost Warrior

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

When skiers in Japan come across the frozen body of centuries-old samurai warrior Yoshimita, scientists secretly whisk the corpse to a high-tech laboratory in California, where they bring him back to life. But when Yoshimita escapes onto the mean streets of 1980s Los Angeles, his ancient and strict code of honor gets him both into and out of trouble. J. Larry Carroll directs this low-budget action fantasy.

Starring: Hiroshi Fujioka, Frank Schuller, Robert Kino, Janet Julian, John Calvin, Toshirô Obata, Mieko Kobayashi, Bill Morey, Andy Wood, Joan Foley ..
Directed by: J. Larry Carroll
Release date: 1984-09-30
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : Running Hot
47.

Running Hot

2.2
5.7/10 IMDB

A teen convicted of murdering his father escapes from authorities and heads for Arizona with a prostitute.

Starring: Eric Stoltz, Monica Carrico, Stuart Margolin, Virgil Frye, Richard Bradford, Louise Baker, Joe George, Laurel Patrick, Juliette Cummins, Lesley Woods ..
Directed by: Mark Griffiths
Release date: 1984-02-01
48.

Trial Run

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

Housewife Rosemary Edmonds leaves her family to take up residence in a remote cottage on the Otago coastline so that she can conduct a photographic essay on the yellow-eyed penguin. No sooner has she moved in than she becomes the victim of a series of increasingly more malevolent attacks from an unknown assailant.

Starring: Annie Whittle, Judith Gibson, Christopher Broun, Philippa Mayne, Stephen Tozer ..
Directed by: Melanie Read
Release date: 1984-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : Violated
49.

Violated

2.1
5.7/10 IMDB

An actress in New York City goes against a group of gangsters who are abusing her "party girl" friends.

Starring: Daisy White, J. C. Quinn, D. Balin, Kaye Dowd, Lisanne Falk, Carole Francis, Carl Gordon, Elizabeth Kaitan, Juliet Graham, Roger Caine ..
Directed by: Richard Cannistraro
Release date: 1984-01-02
Best Crime Movies of 1984 : The Surrogate
50.

The Surrogate

2.1
4.6/10 IMDB

Frank and Lee have marital problems: he's been impotent for 18 months, she alternates between sympathy and criticism. His temper gets the best of him, so he's seeing a psychotherapist who finds the anger and the impotence related. She recommends that Frank and Lee hire a mysterious European woman to lead them through fantasies intended to unlock passion and help them heal. At the same time this is going on, the police are investigating a series of stabbings: as corpses pile up, we wonder if Frank's temper may be behind this; or perhaps it's Eric, a cross-dressing neighbor and friend of Lee's; it may even be the European woman, who keeps popping up with new fantasies.

Starring: Art Hindle, Carole Laure, Shannon Tweed, Michael Ironside, Jim Bailey, Marilyn Lightstone, Jackie Burroughs, Barbara Law, Gary Reineke, Vlasta Vrana ..
Directed by: Don Carmody
Release date: 1984-10-15

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