Best Family Movies of 1984

1.

The NeverEnding Story

5.9
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
2.

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: 1984-12-17
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Frankenweenie
3.

Frankenweenie

5.1
7.3/10 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 ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1984-12-14
4.

The Muppets Take Manhattan

4.8
6.9/10 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
5.

Places in the Heart

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.

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
6.

Cloak & Dagger

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

11-year-old Davey's mother is dead and his father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into possession of a spy group's secret plans, and winds up on the run from them, he must learn to rely on himself and his imaginary pal to save his skin. But, in the end, Dad proves to be his real hero.

Starring: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra, John McIntire, Eloy Casados, Doris Hargrave, William Forsythe, Robert Traynor ..
Directed by: Richard Franklin
Release date: 1984-08-10
7.

The Ewok Adventure

3.4
5.5/10 IMDB

The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing when they are captured. The next day, the Ewok Deej is looking for his two sons when they find Cindel all alone in the shuttle (Mace and Cindel were looking for the transmitter to send a distress call), when Mace appears with his emergency blaster. Eventually, the four-year old Cindel is able to convince the teenage Mace that the Ewoks are nice. Then, the Ewoks and the Towani's go on an adventure to find the elder Towanis.

Starring: Aubree Miller, Fionnula Flanagan, Warwick Davis, Tony Cox, Debbie Lee Carrington, Daniel Frishman, Guy Boyd, Kevin Thompson, Burl Ives, Margarita Fernández ..
Directed by: John Korty
Release date: 1984-11-25
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Garfield in the Rough
8.

Garfield in the Rough

3.3
7.9/10 IMDB

Garfield is taken on a camping trip by Jon, much against his will. A series of very funny disasters follow. But not all is well, as a panther has escaped from the local zoo and is stalking them. Will our hero survive to eat another lasagna and kick Odie off the table again?

Starring: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, George Wendt, Hal Smith, Orson Bean, Desiree Goyette ..
Directed by: Phil Roman
Release date: 1984-10-26
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Little Ears: The Velveteen Rabbit
9.

Little Ears: The Velveteen Rabbit

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

First published in 1922, Margery Williams' enchanting story about a toy rabbit is a classic of children's literature. This gentle rendition comes alive through Meryl Streep's soothing narration, George Winston's beautiful music score, and David Jorgensen's charming illustrations.

Starring: Meryl Streep ..
Directed by: Mark Sottnick
Release date: 1984-12-31
Best Family Movies of 1984 : Love Leads the Way: A True Story
10.

Love Leads the Way: A True Story

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of Morris Frank and the first U.S. Seeing Eye Dog, Buddy.

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Ernest Borgnine, Susan Dey, Glynnis O'Connor, Richard Speight Jr., Arthur Hill, Patricia Neal, Eva Marie Saint, Bill Ewin, Ralph Bellamy ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1984-10-07

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