Best 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.

The Terminator

6.4
8.1/10 IMDB

In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Bess Motta, Earl Boen, Rick Rossovich, Bill Paxton, Brian Thompson ..
Directed by: James Cameron
Release date: 1984-10-26
5.

Ghostbusters

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton, Ernie Hudson, David Margulies, Jennifer Runyon ..
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 1984-06-08
6.

This Is Spinal Tap

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

Starring: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Bruno Kirby, Ed Begley Jr., Fran Drescher, Dana Carvey, Sandy Helberg ..
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 1984-05-04
7.

Stop Making Sense

6.1
8.6/10 IMDB

A concert film documenting Talking Heads at the height of their popularity, on tour for their 1983 album "Speaking in Tongues." The band takes the stage one by one and is joined by a cadre of guest musicians for a career-spanning and cinematic performance that features creative choreography and visuals.

Starring: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Steven Scales, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Lynn Mabry, Ednah Holt ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1984-11-16
8.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, Roy Chiao, David Yip, Ric Young, Chua Kah Joo ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1984-05-23
9.

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
10.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Starring: John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Leslie Hoffman, Joe Unger, Charles Fleischer ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1984-11-09
11.

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
12.

The NeverEnding Story

5.9
7.3/10 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
13.

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
14.

Gremlins

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman, Keye Luke, John Louie, Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Polly Holliday ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1984-06-07
15.

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
16.

Sixteen Candles

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A teenage girl deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Haviland Morris, Gedde Watanabe, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Carlin Glynn, Blanche Baker, Edward Andrews ..
Directed by: John Hughes
Release date: 1984-05-04
17.

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
18.

Romancing the Stone

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan flies to South America to hand it over. But she gets on the wrong bus and winds up hopelessly stranded in the jungle.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Ron Silver, Manuel Ojeda, Zack Norman, Holland Taylor, Mary Ellen Trainor, William H. Burton Jr., Kymberly Herrin ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1984-03-30
19.

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
20.

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
21.

Footloose

5.5
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
22.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Merritt Butrick, Christopher Lloyd, Robin Curtis ..
Directed by: Leonard Nimoy
Release date: 1984-06-01
Best Movies of 1984 : A Christmas Carol
23.

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
24.

Broadway Danny Rose

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. Rose's one-man talent agency represents countless incompetent entertainers, including a one-legged tap dancer, and one slightly talented one: washed-up lounge singer Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte), whose career is on the rebound.

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Craig Vandenburgh, Herb Reynolds, Frank Renzulli, Milton Berle, Joe Franklin, Paul Greco, Michael Badalucco ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1984-01-27
25.

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
26.

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
27.

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
28.

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
29.

Top Secret!

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric and Flammond to attempt the rescue of her father, Dr. Paul, from the Germans, who have captured the scientist in hopes of coercing him into building a new naval mine.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp, Christopher Villiers, Warren Clarke, Harry Ditson, Jim Carter, Eddie Tagoe, Omar Sharif ..
Directed by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Release date: 1984-06-08
30.

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
31.

Splash

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy, Dody Goodman, Shecky Greene, Richard B. Shull, Bobby Di Cicco, Howard Morris, Lowell Ganz ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1984-03-09
32.

Dune

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Arrakis—the only place where the space-travel substance Melange 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis, Jürgen Prochnow, Kenneth McMillan, Freddie Jones, Patrick Stewart, Richard Jordan, Siân Phillips, Sting, Brad Dourif ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1984-12-14
33.

A Soldier's Story

5.1
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 Movies of 1984 : Frankenweenie
34.

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
35.

Starman

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

When an alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona, the government tries to stop them.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Phalen, Tony Edwards, John Walter Davis, Dirk Blocker, Sean Stanek, George Buck Flower ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1984-12-13
36.

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
37.

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

5.0
6.0/10 IMDB

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Crystal Lake.

Starring: Kimberly Beck, Erich Anderson, Corey Feldman, Barbara Howard, Crispin Glover, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Clyde Hayes, Lawrence Monoson, Joan Freeman ..
Directed by: Joseph Zito
Release date: 1984-04-13
38.

Repo Man

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy.

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan, Del Zamora, Eddie Velez ..
Directed by: Alex Cox
Release date: 1984-02-20
39.

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
40.

Conan the Destroyer

4.9
5.9/10 IMDB

Conan is commissioned by the evil queen Taramis to safely escort a teen princess and her powerful bodyguard to a far away castle to retrieve the magic Horn of Dagoth. Unknown to Conan, the queen plans to sacrifice the princess when she returns and inherit her kingdom after the bodyguard kills Conan. The queen's plans fail to take into consideration Conan's strength and cunning and the abilities of his sidekicks: the eccentric wizard Akiro, the warrior woman Zula, and the inept Malak. Together the hero and his allies must defeat both mortal and supernatural foes in this voyage to sword-and-sorcery land.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Tracey Walter, Mako, Sarah Douglas, Olivia d'Abo, Pat Roach, Jeff Corey, Sven-Ole Thorsen ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1984-06-29
41.

Streets of Fire

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along with a former soldier, they battle through dangerous cityscapes, determined to get Ellen back.

Starring: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem Dafoe, Bill Paxton, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Lawson, Rick Rossovich, Lee Ving ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1984-06-01
42.

2010

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft and its sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.

Starring: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, Keir Dullea, Douglas Rain, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Savely Kramarov, Taliesin Jaffe, James McEachin ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1984-12-06
43.

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
44.

The Muppets Take Manhattan

4.9
6.8/10 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
45.

The Last Starfighter

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

Starring: Lance Guest, Catherine Mary Stewart, Suzanne Snyder, Barbara Bosson, John O'Leary, Dan O'Herlihy, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Norman Snow, Dan Mason ..
Directed by: Nick Castle
Release date: 1984-07-13
46.

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
47.

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
48.

All of Me

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb, to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger's body instead, forcing him to battle Edwina for control of his own being.

Starring: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Richard Libertini, Michael Ensign, Dana Elcar, Jason Bernard, Selma Diamond, Eric Christmas ..
Directed by: Carl Reiner
Release date: 1984-09-21
49.

The Company of Wolves

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

An adaptation of Angela Carter's fairy tales. Young Rosaleen dreams of a village in the dark woods, where Granny tells her cautionary tales in which innocent maidens are tempted by wolves who are hairy on the inside. As Rosaleen grows into womanhood, will the wolves come for her too?

Starring: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Tusse Silberg, Brian Glover, Stephen Rea, Kathryn Pogson, Graham Crowden, Micha Bergese, Georgia Slowe ..
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release date: 1984-09-21
50.

Revenge of the Nerds

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they're instantly rejected by every house on campus. Deciding to start their own fraternity to protect their outcast brothers, the campus nerds soon find themselves in a battle royale as the Alpha Betas try to crush their new rivals.

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese, Curtis Armstrong, Larry B. Scott, Brian Tochi, Julia Montgomery, Michelle Meyrink, Ted McGinley ..
Directed by: Jeff Kanew
Release date: 1984-07-20

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