Best Drama Movies of 1984

1.

Once Upon a Time in America

6.9
8.4/10 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
8.3/10 IMDB

The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival, Antonio Salieri—now confined to an insane asylum.

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: 1984-09-06
3.

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
Best Drama Movies of 1984 : The Karate Kid
4.

The Karate Kid

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense. Armed with newfound confidence, skill and wisdom, Daniel ultimately faces off against his tormentors in this hugely popular classic underdog tale.

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
5.

Paris, Texas

5.9
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: 1984-05-19
6.

Threads

5.7
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
7.

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: 1984-11-02
8.

Blood Simple

5.5
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
9.

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.

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
10.

A Christmas Carol

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

An old bitter 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

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