Best Drama 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.

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
3.

Paris, Texas

6.6
8.1/10 IMDB

A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Hunter Carson, Aurore Clément, Bernhard Wicki, John Lurie, Jeni Vici, Sally Norvell, Socorro Valdez ..
Directed by: Wim Wenders
Release date: 1984-08-23
4.

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
5.

The NeverEnding Story

6.0
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
6.

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
7.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher, James Walker, Andrew Wilde, David Cann, Peter Frye, Roger Lloyd Pack ..
Directed by: Michael Radford
Release date: 1984-11-09
8.

Threads

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long run effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Starring: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May, Nicholas Lane, Jane Hazlegrove, Henry Moxon, June Broughton, Sylvia Stoker, Harry Beety ..
Directed by: Mick Jackson
Release date: 1984-09-23
9.

The Killing Fields

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

The real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four years, until Pol Pot's regime was toppled by the intervening Vietnamese in 1979.

Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, Craig T. Nelson, John Malkovich, Athol Fugard, Julian Sands, Spalding Gray, Bill Paterson, Graham Kennedy, Katherine Krapum Chey ..
Directed by: Roland Joffé
Release date: 1984-11-23
10.

Footloose

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock after discovering he's living in a place where music and dancing are illegal.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Chris Penn, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Laughlin, Elizabeth Gorcey, Frances Lee McCain, Jim Youngs ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1984-02-17
Best Drama Movies of 1984 : A Christmas Carol
11.

A Christmas Carol

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

A bitter old miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Starring: George C. Scott, Roger Rees, David Warner, Susannah York, Edward Woodward, Angela Pleasence, Michael Carter, Anthony Walters, Caroline Langrishe, Lucy Gutteridge ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1984-10-09
12.

The Natural

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league.

Starring: Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Robert Duvall, Richard Farnsworth, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Michael Madsen, Joe Don Baker ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1984-05-11
13.

Places in the Heart

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1930s Texas, a widow and her family fight to save their home by harvesting cotton.

Starring: Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, John Malkovich, Danny Glover, Ed Harris, Ray Baker, Amy Madigan, Terry O'Quinn, Bert Remsen, Jay Patterson ..
Directed by: Robert Benton
Release date: 1984-09-11
14.

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
15.

Birdy

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?

Starring: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron, Karen Young, Bruno Kirby, Nancy Fish, George Buck, Dolores Sage, Pat Ryan ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1984-12-14
16.

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
17.

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
Best Drama Movies of 1984 : Frankenweenie
18.

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
19.

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
20.

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
21.

Falling in Love

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married and Frank has two little kids, they meet more and more often, their friendship becoming the most precious thing in their lives.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel, Jane Kaczmarek, George Martin, David Clennon, Dianne Wiest, Victor Argo, Wiley Earl, Jesse Bradford ..
Directed by: Ulu Grosbard
Release date: 1984-11-21
22.

Purple Rain

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A victim of his own anger, the Kid is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father, the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia. But another musician, Morris, looks to steal the Kid's spotlight -- and his girl.

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III, Jerome Benton, Billy Sparks, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z ..
Directed by: Albert Magnoli
Release date: 1984-07-27
23.

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: 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
24.

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
25.

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
26.

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
27.

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 Drama Movies of 1984 : Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper
28.

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
29.

Another Country

4.2
7.0/10 IMDB

In Moscow in 1983, an American journalist interviews Guy Bennett, who recalls his last year at public school, fifty years before, and how it contributed to him becoming a spy.

Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie, Rupert Wainwright, Cary Elwes, Tristan Oliver, Anna Massey, Philip Dupuy, Guy Henry ..
Directed by: Marek Kanievska
Release date: 1984-06-01
30.

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
31.

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
32.

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
33.

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
34.

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
35.

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
Best Drama Movies of 1984 : Miss Marple: The Body in the Library
36.

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 Drama Movies of 1984 : Secret Honor
37.

Secret Honor

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

In his New Jersey study, Richard Nixon retraces the missteps of his political career, attempting to absolve himself of responsibility for Watergate and lambasting President Gerald Ford's decision to pardon him. His monologue explores his personal life and describes his upbringing and his mother. A tape recorder, a gun and whiskey are his only companions during his entire monologue, which is tinged with the vitriol and paranoia that puzzled the public during his presidency.

Starring: Philip Baker Hall ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1984-09-15
Best Drama Movies of 1984 : The Burning Bed
38.

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
Best Drama Movies of 1984 : Last Day of Summer
39.

Last Day of Summer

3.7
8.4/10 IMDB

A young woman moves into a hippy commune and spends an idyllic summer with the young brother of one of the residents.

Starring: Annette Badland, Graham McGrath, James Gaddas, Christine Winter, John Telfer, Saskia Reeves ..
Directed by: Derek Banham
Release date: 1984-06-07
Best Drama Movies of 1984 : Winter Flight
40.

Winter Flight

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

As the Falklands War looms, an RAF recruit falls for a young barmaid, but their romance is quickly complicated with some surprising news.

Starring: Reece Dinsdale, Nicola Cowper, Gary Olsen, Sean Bean, Beverley Hewitt, Shelagh Stephenson, Michael Percival, Anthony Trent, Tim Bentinck, Michael Hughes ..
Directed by: Roy Battersby
Release date: 1984-12-20
Best Drama Movies of 1984 : True West
41.

True West

3.6
8.5/10 IMDB

A videotaped stage performance of Sam Shepard's play.

Starring: John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Sam Schacht, Margaret Thomson ..
Directed by: Allan A. Goldstein
Release date: 1984-02-01
42.

Under the Volcano

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in 1939. The consul's self-destructive behaviour, perhaps a metaphor for a menaced civilization, is a source of perplexity and sadness to his nomadic, idealistic half-brother, Hugh, and his ex-wife, Yvonne, who has returned with hopes of healing Geoffrey and their broken marriage.

Starring: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews, Ignacio López Tarso, Katy Jurado, James Villiers, Dawson Bray, Hugo Stiglitz, Günter Meisner, Carlos Riquelme ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1984-06-12
43.

Suburbia

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family until a tragedy tears them apart.

Starring: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien, Wade Walston, Flea, Maggie Ehrig, Grant Miner, Christina Beck, Andrew Pece ..
Directed by: Penelope Spheeris
Release date: 1984-04-13
44.

Racing with the Moon

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

In a small coastal California town, Henry and Nicky are pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievous and irresponsible, Nicky gets into trouble which forces the other two to become involved, testing their relationship, as well as the friendship between the boys.

Starring: Sean Penn, Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth McGovern, John Karlen, Rutanya Alda, Max Showalter, Crispin Glover, Barbara Howard, Bob Maroff, Carol Kane ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1984-03-23
Best Drama Movies of 1984 : The Brother from Another Planet
45.

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
46.

The Razor's Edge

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

An American WWI vet undertakes a spiritual quest that takes him from Paris to Nepal to the Himalayas and back to his hometown. Upon his return, he discovers he is not the only one who has changed.

Starring: Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Catherine Hicks, Denholm Elliott, James Keach, Peter Vaughan, Brian Doyle-Murray, Stephen Davies, Saeed Jaffrey, Faith Brook ..
Directed by: John Byrum
Release date: 1984-10-19
47.

Country

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Jewell and Gil are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gil has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but Jewell decides to fight for her family.

Starring: Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley, Matt Clark, Theresa Graham, Levi L. Knebel, Jim Haynie, Sandra Seacat, Alex Harvey, Stephanie-Stacy Poyner ..
Directed by: Richard Pearce
Release date: 1984-09-29
48.

The River

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Farming family battles severe storms, a bank threatening to reposses their farm, and other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn, Billy Green Bush, Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch, Don Hood, James Tolkan, Bob W. Douglas, Andy Stahl ..
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Release date: 1984-12-01
49.

Mrs. Soffel

3.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Kate Soffel is married to a prison warden in Pittsburgh, and is the mother of their four children. Ed Biddle is a convicted murderer awaiting execution on death row with his brother Jack. When Kate meets Eddie through her Bible readings to the prisoners, she is drawn to him, and they pursue a clandestine relationship. She agrees to help the brothers escape, and begins a treacherous journey with them to freedom in Canada.

Starring: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Edward Herrmann, Trini Alvarado, Jennifer Dundas, Danny Corkill, Harley Cross, Terry O'Quinn, Pippa Pearthree ..
Directed by: Gillian Armstrong
Release date: 1984-12-26
50.

Beat Street

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.

Starring: Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet, Rae Dawn Chong, Leon W. Grant, Saundra Santiago, Robert Taylor, Mary Alice, Shawn Elliott, Duane Jones, Doug E. Fresh ..
Directed by: Stan Lathan
Release date: 1984-06-08

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