Best Mystery Movies of 1984
A Soldier's Story
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.
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.
Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his daughters are threatened.
Against All Odds
She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love her. Love turned to obsession. Obsession turned to murder. And now the price of freedom might be nothing less than their lives.
Miss Marple: The Body in the Library
Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.
Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but are now bitter enemies. When Murphy's partner is slain they team up again to fight the mob.
Scooby-Doo's A Nutcracker Scoob
The evil is set to damper another Christmas season for the children's home. Can the Scooby gang warm his heart?
Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. Before they decide whether to keep the money or report it, they privately investigate the clues and unravel a decades old mystery.
Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again.
Kelly, a young woman, has been plagued by nightmares of a burning man her entire life. Upon entering college, she pledges a sorority that forces them to perform an initiation night prank. With several of her friends, she breaks into a store and unfortunately discovers that it is impossible to exit from the building after it is entered illegally. Trapped in a new nightmare, Kelly must fight for survival.
Scream for Help
A teenaged girl discovers that her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but when she tells people, no one will believe her.
A man from the city walks around the country side. He tries to find out what farmers are hiding below the plastic belts on their territory.
The Naked Face
Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince the cops of his innocence, Dr. Stevens is forced to go after the real villains himself.
After a small earthquake in a small and quiet town, local citizens start to have a bizarre, violent and self-destructive behavior...
Sins of the Past
A ring of call girls leaves the "business" when one of them is murdered. The survivors change their names and leave town. However, they are reunited 15 years later when another one of them is murdered and the rest realize that they are all being tracked by the same serial killer.
A family awakens to find themselves trapped in their own home, all windows and doors sealed by impenetrable walls.
The Masks of Death
Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) has retired. But when MacDonald (Gordon Jackson) asks him to take on another case, he says yes. There have been some mysterious murders, and there are no visible causes for the deaths. At the same time Holmes gets this case, Graf Udo Von Felseck (Anton Diffring) gives him another case: find a young and missing prince to prevent war between Germany and England. But Von Felseck is not as honest as he seems...
Betty has a crush on her tennis instructor Mike. He promises to call her for a date, but never does – she doesn’t know he sells drugs on the side. After botching a deal on someone else’s turf, Mike has to disappear for a while. He contacts Betty – then he’s killed before they can meet. Betty tries to find out what happened, leading her straight into a hornet's nest of vice.
Don't Open Till Christmas
Somebody with very little Christmas spirit is killing anyone in a Santa suit one London holiday season, and Scotland Yard has to stop him before he makes his exploits an annual tradition.
Invitation to Hell
Family man Matt Winslow accepts a new job in Silicon Valley and quickly finds that his associates are obsessed with a mysterious local country club whose manager, Jessica Jones, holds sway over the community.
A Talent for Murder
A famed mystery writer and her doctor ex-lover solve her daughter-in-law's murder.
Haunters of the Deep
Josh Holman encounters the ghost of a child mine worker with a special warning on the headlands of his Cornish home town, as an old tin mine is about to be re-opened after the discovery of valuable deposits of ore.
Paul, a computer whiz who spends more time with his machine than with his girlfriend, finds that he has been chosen as a worthy opponent for Mestema, an evil wizard who has spent centuries searching for a challenging foe. After having his computer changed into a wristband weapon, Paul does battle with a variety of monsters before finally coming face to face with the ultimate adversary.
A sociology instructor finds her new teaching duties at a private college interrupted by the presence of a killer.
Haunted by the drowning death of his own daughter, a police investigator embarks on an obsessive 10-year hunt for the identity of a dead boy, to the detriment of his family life.
Housewife Rosemary Edmonds leaves her family to take up residence in a remote cottage on the Otago coastline so that she can conduct a photographic essay on the yellow-eyed penguin. No sooner has she moved in than she becomes the victim of a series of increasingly more malevolent attacks from an unknown assailant.
Ordeal by Innocence
Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from a hostile family, he is determined to solve the crime.
Not for Publication
A tabloid reporter and her new photographer, who've recently started working for the mayor of New York City, stumble upon evidence of conspiracy and political corruption that may involve their beloved mayor.
Calendar Girl Murders
Millionaire Richard Trainor is rolling out a new spread featuring a beautiful nude model for each month of the year. However, the party is ruined when Miss January is pushed off a building and later Miss February is knifed to death. Homicide detective Dan Stoner is assigned to the case which leads to the seductive former model Cassie Bascombe. What connection is she to the case and will the killer be caught before they reach Miss December?
The Inside Man
In 1981, after the successful test of a submarine tracker device developed by the Swedish scientist Paul Mandell and sponsored by the US government through his representative Miller, his industry is totally burned and the laser device is stolen. Stig Larsson from the Swedish Secret Agency suspects of an inside job and brings the Swedish Marine Thomas Kallin to investigate Paul undercover as his driver. The naive Kallin is double-crossed but continues his investigation while Larsson finds the truth about the heist.
The Phantom Treehouse
Two Australian children chase a cat and a dog into a swamp near thier homes. Here they find a treehouse which they never noticed before. Inside the treehouse is a trapdoor which brings them to a wild and wonderful world with pirates, talking trees and bunyips!
A motorist who comes upon an auto accident finds a bottle at the scene. The bottle contains a demon who proceeds to possess him.
A young businessman, out joging one night, sees a beautiful woman undressing in her bedroom window and he is compelled to return every night to watch her, until one night he witnesses a murder in the same apartment and soon becomes the prime suspect because of a variety of circumstances evolving from his voyeurism.
More Than Murder
Private eye Mike Hammer tries to clear his friend, Captain Chambers, who has been framed for cocaine possession.
Partners In Crime
Carole Stanwyck and Sydney Kovack were both married to the same man, a private detective. When he is killed, they both attend his memorial. When they learn how he was killed, they can't help but investigate his murder themselves. They are aided by a couple of guys who works for him, and his mother, a police lieutenant who likes Sydney.
The Drover's Wife
The Australian myth of the ‘drover's wife' retold from a different perspective.
Treasure: In Search of the Golden Horse
A young woman follows clues across America, searching for a missing statuette of a golden horse. Viewers were invited to solve the film's mystery to find a real buried treasure hidden somewhere in the United States. No one solved the puzzle by the contest's deadline, and in 1989 the money was donated to charity.
Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues
Professor and students camp out to find Bigfoot-type creature.
A girl starts her own investigation after the police fail to catch a local serial killer.
An American in West Berlin finds himself caught up in murder and intrigue after his associate is killed and a diplomat's daughter is found dead in his room.
The Cold Room
A girl visiting modern day East Germany with her estranged father begins reliving the horrifying events that happened to a young girl living there during World War II.
Hot School Reunion
A series of mysterious letters to old schoolmates bring a bunch of lovely girls back to a secret meeting place. Old sexual longings are replaced by lots of new lovemaking that is sure to stir up hot passions for everyone, including the viewer.
A short film created for Spanish TV touching on the subject of Catalonia's struggle for independence, interspersed with symbolic images.
Street Hawk The Movie
Feature-length pilot of the 1980s action series following the exploits of motorbike riding superhero Jesse Mach (Rex Smith). Deskbound after being seriously injured in an accident that left his colleague dead, LA cop Jesse is approached by federal agent and engineer Norman Tuttle (Joe Regalbuto), who enlists him to work as an undercover agent for the government. To this end, Tuttle provides Jesse with a powerful motorcycle called Street Hawk - but Jesse is soon using Street Hawk to settle his own personal vendetta.
The Fear of Ancestral Rites
Eun-ji, Mal-suk, and Da-hi live in the dorms of Han-yang Hospital. A series of strange occurrences happen. In the midst of these happenings, Eun-ji surprisingly discovers in her room a necklace she gave to her old boyfriend. In the past, Eun-ji and Baek-chu, the boyfriend, loved each other. But when Baek-chu got severely burned, Eun-ji left him. Baek-chu came after Eun-ji trying to kill her. He missed a step and fell into the ocean and died. With a foreboding premonition, Eun-ji goes to the villa she and Baek-chu frequently stayed in the past. Eun-ji discovers Baek-chu there alive. Eun-ji is thrown into a fire by Baek-chu. When she is half-dead, Baek-chu pulls her out and throws himself into the fire and dies.
When a ladies' man disappears, a string of beautiful women go looking for him, including his ex-wife, his new fiancée and a sexy private eye.