Best Music Movies of 1984

1.

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
2.

Stop Making Sense

5.4
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
3.

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
4.

Purple Rain

4.8
6.6/10 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
5.

Suburbia

3.7
7.0/10 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
6.

Beat Street

3.6
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
Best Music Movies of 1984 : Genesis - The MAMA Tour
7.

Genesis - The MAMA Tour

3.4
8.6/10 IMDB

Genesis Live - The Mama Tour is a 1985 home video featuring footage from a Genesis concert in February 1984. It was filmed at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, and directed by Jim Yukich.

Starring: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Daryl Stuermer, Chester Thompson ..
Directed by: James Yukich
Release date: 1984-02-26
8.

Electric Dreams

3.4
6.5/10 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
9.

Dire Straits: Alchemy Live

3.3
9.0/10 IMDB

00 - Intro (Saturday Night At The Movies) 01 - Once Upon a Time in the West 02 - Expresso Love 03 - Romeo & Juliet 04 - Private Investigations 05 - Sultans of Swing 06 - Two Young Lovers 07 - Tunnel of Love 08 - Telegraph Road 09 - Solid Rock 10 - Going Home - Theme from 'Local Hero'

Starring: Mark Knopfler, Alan Clark, Mel Collins, John Illsley, Hal Lindes, Terry Williams, Mark Knopfler ..
Directed by: Peter Sinclair
Release date: 1984-06-17
10.

Breakin'

3.3
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

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