Best History Movies of 1984

1.

Amadeus

6.7
8.3/10 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: 1984-09-06
2.

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
3.

Birdy

5.3
7.3/10 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
4.

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
Best History Movies of 1984 : The Jesse Owens Story
5.

The Jesse Owens Story

3.3
7.1/10 IMDB

The Jesse Owens Story is a biographical film about the black athlete Jesse Owens. Dorian Harewood plays the Olympic gold-winning athlete. The drama won a 1985 Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for two more.

Starring: Dorian Harewood, Dan Ammerman, Tom Bosley, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Ronny Cox, Norman Fell, George Kennedy, Vic Tayback, Barry Corbin ..
Directed by: Richard Irving
Release date: 1984-07-09
Best History Movies of 1984 : The Tragedy of Coriolanus
6.

The Tragedy of Coriolanus

3.3
7.3/10 IMDB

BBC rendition of Shakespeare's Coriolanus

Starring: Alan Howard, Patrick Godfrey, Irene Worth, Mike Gwilym, Heather Canning, Joss Ackland, Paul Jesson, Ray Roberts, Leon Lissek, Jon Rumney ..
Directed by: Elijah Moshinsky
Release date: 1984-03-26
7.

Before Stonewall

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

New York City's Stonewall Inn is regarded by many as the site of gay and lesbian liberation since it was at this bar that drag queens fought back against police June 27-28, 1969. This documentary uses extensive archival film, movie clips and personal recollections to construct an audiovisual history of the gay community before the Stonewall riots.

Starring: Rita Mae Brown, Red Jordan Arobateau, Ann Bannon, Lisa Ben, Gladys Bentley, Allen Ginsberg, Martin Duberman ..
Directed by: Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg
Release date: 1984-09-15
Best History Movies of 1984 : Love Leads the Way: A True Story
8.

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
Best History Movies of 1984 : The Life and Death of King John
9.

The Life and Death of King John

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

The reign of England's King John is threatened by Philip of France who demands that John's nephew Arthur be placed on the throne. Pragmatic and decisive, King John moves to plactate the French, but there are others who seek disputre his authority.

Starring: Leonard Rossiter, Mary Morris, John Thaw, George Costigan, Phyllida Law, Gorden Kaye, Claire Bloom, William Whymper, Robert Brown, John Castle ..
Directed by: David Giles
Release date: 1984-11-24
Best History Movies of 1984 : Virgin People
10.

Virgin People

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Three sisters live in a paradise where men are metaphorically and literally serpents of temptation.

Starring: Janet Bordon, Myrna Castillo, Pepsi Paloma, Ernie Garcia, Joonee Gamboa ..
Directed by: Celso Ad. Castillo
Release date: 1984-01-20

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