Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984

1.

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
2.

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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Frankenweenie
6.

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
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

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
11.

The Toxic Avenger

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when mop boy Melvin Junko falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.

Starring: Mitch Cohen, Andree Maranda, Jennifer Prichard, Cindy Manion, Robert Prichard, Gary Schneider, Pat Ryan, Mark Torgl, Dick Martinsen, Chris Liano ..
Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz
Release date: 1984-05-01
12.

Night of the Comet

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous "think tank," karate chop their way through flesh-eating zombies, and, of course, find time to go to the mall.

Starring: Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, Kelli Maroney, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, Peter Fox, Michael Bowen, John Achorn, Devon Ericson ..
Directed by: Thom Eberhardt
Release date: 1984-11-16
13.

Dreamscape

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in their sleep from a heart attack, Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert, Kate Capshaw, David Patrick Kelly, George Wendt, Larry Gelman, Cory 'Bumper' Yothers, Redmond Gleeson ..
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Release date: 1984-08-15
14.

Firestarter

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

As youths, Andy McGee and his future wife, Vicky, participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie, begins to exhibit the ability of setting fires solely with her mind. This volatile talent makes the youngster extremely dangerous and soon she becomes a target for the enigmatic agency known as "The Shop."

Starring: David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher, Moses Gunn, Antonio Fargas ..
Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Release date: 1984-05-11
15.

The Philadelphia Experiment

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.

Starring: Michael Paré, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas, Bobby Di Cicco, Louise Latham, Kene Holliday, Joe Dorsey, Michael Currie, Stephen Tobolowsky, Gary Brockette ..
Directed by: Stewart Raffill
Release date: 1984-08-03
16.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.

Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Lewis Smith, Rosalind Cash, Robert Ito, Pepe Serna, Ronald Lacey ..
Directed by: W.D. Richter
Release date: 1984-08-15
17.

Runaway

4.2
5.8/10 IMDB

In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley, Stan Shaw, G.W. Bailey, Joey Cramer, Chris Mulkey, Anne-Marie Martin, Michael Paul Chan ..
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Release date: 1984-12-14
18.

The Ice Pirates

4.2
5.6/10 IMDB

In the not too distant future, where by far the most precious commodity in the galaxy is water. The last surviving water planet was somehow removed to the unreachable centre of the galaxy at the end of the galactic trade wars. The galaxy is ruled by an evil emperor presiding over a trade oligarchy that controls all mining and sale of ice from asteroids and comets.

Starring: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston, John Matuszak, Ron Perlman, John Carradine, Natalie Core, Jeremy West, Bruce Vilanch ..
Directed by: Stewart Raffill
Release date: 1984-03-16
19.

C.H.U.D.

4.1
5.6/10 IMDB

A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, band together to try and determine what the creatures are and how to stop them.

Starring: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist, Laure Mattos, Brenda Currin, Justin Hall, Michael O’Hare, Cordis Heard, Sam McMurray ..
Directed by: Douglas Cheek
Release date: 1984-08-31
20.

The Ewok Adventure

4.0
5.3/10 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
21.

Trancers

3.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Angel City trooper Jack Deth is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler, who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ancestors of the future's governing council.

Starring: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Biff Manard, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur, Telma Hopkins, Richard Herd, Anne Seymour, Miguel Fernandes, Pete Schrum ..
Directed by: Charles Band
Release date: 1984-11-07
22.

Supergirl

3.6
4.4/10 IMDB

After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Starring: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Brenda Vaccaro, Hart Bochner, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow, Marc McClure, Peter Cook, Matt Frewer, Kelly Hunter ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1984-07-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : The Brother from Another Planet
23.

The Brother from Another Planet

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.

Starring: Joe Morton, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez, Yves Rene, Ginny Yang, Daryl Edwards, Steve James, Leonard Jackson, Bill Cobbs, Maggie Renzi ..
Directed by: John Sayles
Release date: 1984-09-07
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra
24.

G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra

3.5
7.9/10 IMDB

G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra is the second G.I. Joe miniseries based on the successful Hasbro Toys and Marvel Comics property. Using a laser core stolen from G.I.Joe, Cobra activates the Weather Dominator, an incredible weapon which controls the forces of Nature itself, Cobra Commander targets Washington for destruction, but the Joe team repels the attack and the Weather Dominator explodes into three parts setting off a chain reaction of natural disasters around the world. Can G.I.Joe recover the Weather Dominator in time to beat Cobra and save the world. It aired in 1984 and most of the 1984 and even some 1985 products are given plenty of screen time. Like the first miniseries, A Real American Hero, The Revenge of Cobra was written by Ron Friedman who created the series for television, and wrote all four miniseries.

Starring: Michael Bell, B. J. Ward, Christopher Collins, Arthur Burghardt, Zack Hoffman, Bill Ratner, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Neil Ross, Kene Holiday, Morgan Lofting ..
Release date: 1984-09-10
25.

Sheena

3.5
4.8/10 IMDB

Sheena's parents are killed while on Safari. She is raised by the mystical witch woman of an African tribe. When her foster mother is framed for the murder of a political leader, Sheena and a newsman, Vic Casey, are forced to flee while pursued by the mercenaries hired by the real killer, who hopes to assume power. Sheena's ability to talk to the animals and knowledge of jungle lore give them a chance against the high tech weapons of the mercenaries.

Starring: Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, Elizabeth of Toro, France Zobda, Trevor Thomas, Clifton Jones, John Forgeham, Errol John, Sylvester Williams ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1984-08-17
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Apple Mac: 1984
26.

Apple Mac: 1984

3.3
7.8/10 IMDB

The 60-second ad - which has been named the greatest TV commercial of all time by TV Guide and Advertising Age magazines - aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII in 1984, just two days before Apple would change the world with the introduction of the Mac.

Starring: Anya Major, David Graham ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 1984-01-22
27.

Airwolf: The Movie

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Airwolf is capable of supersonic speeds, invisible to radar and armed with ultra state-of-the-art hardware. Airwolf is the most awesome aerial weapon ever developed. When the helicopter is stolen by Libyan mercenaries, Michael Archangel, Project director for the CIA, enlists the help of Vietnam veteran Stringfellow Hawke and his closest friend Dominic Santini, to attempt to recover the Airwolf. The mission throws them into the midst of Middle Eastern violence and destruction, where they come face to face with danger, romance and intrigue in their battle to re-possess the deadliest aerial weapon ever used.

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, David Hemmings, Belinda Bauer, Deborah Pratt, Eugene Roche, W.K. Stratton, Dean Wein, Frank Annese ..
Directed by: Donald P. Bellisario
Release date: 1984-06-26
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Iceman
28.

Iceman

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A team of Arctic researchers find a 40,000 year-old man frozen in ice and bring him back to life. Anthropologist Dr. Stanley Shephard wants to befriend the Iceman and learn about the man's past while Dr. Diane Brady and her surgical team want to discover the secret that will allow man to live in a frozen state.

Starring: Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, John Lone, Josef Sommer, David Strathairn, Danny Glover, James Tolkan, David Petersen, Richard Monette, Amelia Hall ..
Directed by: Fred Schepisi
Release date: 1984-04-13
29.

Futuropolis

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

The heroes of futuropolis are Captain Garth, Spud, Liutenant Luna and Cosmo. These four space cadets are sent to investigate series of mutations and destructions of peaceful worlds. The brain behind this chaos is Lord Egghead, the inventor of the "mutation ray".

Starring: Tom Campagnoli, Mike Cody, Stan Garth, Catherine Schultz, Cassandra Cossitt, Kirk Condyles, Kelly Alder, Denise Aloma, Dave Braken, Mark Copeland ..
Directed by: Steve Segal, Phil Trumbo
Release date: 1984-09-13
30.

Impulse

2.9
5.9/10 IMDB

After a small earthquake in a small and quiet town, local citizens start to have a bizarre, violent and self-destructive behavior...

Starring: Tim Matheson, Meg Tilly, Hume Cronyn, John Karlen, Bill Paxton, Amy Stryker, Claude Earl Jones, Peter Jason, Allan Graf, Sherri Stoner ..
Directed by: Graham Baker
Release date: 1984-09-28
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Quest
31.

Quest

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

On a distant planet, descendants of a crashed spaceship are subjected to mysterious forces that cause them to age and die in just eight days. They must also live in caves to escape the bitter cold of night and the killing heat of day. One young boy is determined to find his way back to the ship that brought them there. But how will accomplish this in the short time left to him?

Starring: John Abbott, Noah Hathaway, David Comfort, Michael Mancini, Damian Cavalieri, Jay W. MacIntosh, Bill Erwin, Les Tremayne, Sam Fontana, Michael Wagner ..
Directed by: Saul Bass, Elaine Bass
Release date: 1984-10-01
32.

Nothing Lasts Forever

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

An artist fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City's Holland Tunnel. He winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser.

Starring: Zach Galligan, Apollonia van Ravenstein, Lauren Tom, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sam Jaffe, Paul Rogers, Imogene Coca, Anita Ellis, Eddie Fisher ..
Directed by: Tom Schiller
Release date: 1984-09-06
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Stars of the Roller State Disco
33.

Stars of the Roller State Disco

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Video-shot on studio sets, Stars of the Roller State Disco borders on science fiction of the dystopian variety. Unemployed youngsters spend their days at the roller disco of the title, circling round and round, before being called to take up low-paid jobs as they become available. They leave the building in a wash of light, though we do not go through that door with them. For others it's a subsistence existence of vending machine food, video games, with sex and drug freely available as distractions. (Television @ The Digital Fix)

Starring: Perry Benson, Cathy Murphy, Paul McKenzie, Bernice Rowe, Gary Beadle, Suzette Llewellyn, Kate Hardie, Gillian Taylforth, Gary Hailes, David Sibley ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1984-12-04
34.

Night Shadows

2.7
5.0/10 IMDB

When two brothers, Josh and Mike, go to a small southern town for a vacation, they find most of the residents either dead or missing. When Mike himself goes missing, Josh teams up with the local sheriff and an attractive school teacher to find him until Josh discovers that the whole town and most of it's people have been infected by a form of toxic waste, and they have all turned into toxic vampires whom prowl the streets at night for human blood!

Starring: Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins, Jody Medford, Lee Montgomery, Marc Clement, Cary Guffey, Jennifer Warren, Danny Nelson, Mary Nell Santacroce, Stuart Culpepper ..
Directed by: John “Bud” Cardos
Release date: 1984-08-01
35.

Voyage of the Rock Aliens

2.6
5.1/10 IMDB

Aliens land in the mythical town of "Speelburgh, U.S.A" searching for the source of rock & roll. What they find is a gang of teenagers, led by Dee Dee and Frankie, along with Frankie's posse/rock band, the Pack. The leader of the aliens takes a shine to Dee Dee and all sorts of trouble breaks out.

Starring: Pia Zadora, Craig Sheffer, Ruth Gordon, Tom Nolan, Michael Berryman, Alison La Placa, Marc Jackson, Peter Stelzer, Wallace Merck, Brad Sergi ..
Directed by: James Fargo
Release date: 1984-03-09
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Aquaman: The Cast of the Angler
36.

Aquaman: The Cast of the Angler

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

The Angler claims he will use a toxin which will kill sea life unless a ransom is paid. Aquaman races to stop him.

Starring: Thomas DeWier, Thomas Farr, Jeff Klein, Gordon Goodman, Linda Phillips, Doug Cooper, Brian Martinez, Tony Cruz, Gene Ireland ..
Directed by: Thomas Farr, Jeff Klein
Release date: 1984-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Hyperspace
37.

Hyperspace

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

Because of a small navigation mistake Lord Buckethead lands on Earth instead of "in a galaxy far, far away". But he is still looking for the princess and the secret transmissions.

Starring: Alan Marx, Paula Poundstone, Chris Elliott, Robert Bloodworth, R.C. Nanney, Lisa Huss, Gordon Petersen, Susan Gellner, Lane Davidson, Joy Laurens ..
Directed by: Todd Durham
Release date: 1984-09-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Z for Zachariah
38.

Z for Zachariah

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Based on a book of the same name, depicting events in a Welsh valley after a nuclear holocaust, in which almost everyone has dies, leaving just two families. Eventually just one girl and one man are left, and the majority of the film is about how they cope with the situation and each other.

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Pippa Hinchley, David Daker, Angela Galbraith, Andrew Hughes, David Davenport, Nickola Sterne ..
Directed by: Anthony Garner
Release date: 1984-02-28
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Apple Mac: 1984
39.

Apple Mac: 1984

2.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Apple and Ridley Scott presented the most awaited event of 1984: the introduction of Apple Macintosh personal computer to the world. With a concept directly influenced by George Orwell's classic novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four", Scott offers a heroine who destroys the repressive present led by the Big Brother in order to bring a future full of new perspectives.

Starring: David Graham, Anya Major ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 1984-01-22
40.

The Dungeonmaster

2.5
4.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Jeffrey Byron, Richard Moll, Leslie Wing, Chris Holmes, Cleve Hall, R.J. Miller, Danny Dick, Gina Calabrese, Blackie Lawless, Tony Richards ..
Directed by: Steven Ford, Charles Band, David Allen, John Carl Buechler, Peter Manoogian, Ted Nicolaou, Rosemarie Turko
Release date: 1984-08-24
41.

Destination Dune

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A short documentary that was originally produced to promote the film at conventions and publicity events in the lead-up to its release.

Starring: Percy Rodriguez, Frank Herbert, David Lynch, Raffaella De Laurentiis ..
Directed by: Paul Sammon
Release date: 1984-01-01
42.

Ghost Warrior

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

When skiers in Japan come across the frozen body of centuries-old samurai warrior Yoshimita, scientists secretly whisk the corpse to a high-tech laboratory in California, where they bring him back to life. But when Yoshimita escapes onto the mean streets of 1980s Los Angeles, his ancient and strict code of honor gets him both into and out of trouble. J. Larry Carroll directs this low-budget action fantasy.

Starring: Hiroshi Fujioka, Frank Schuller, Robert Kino, Janet Julian, John Calvin, Toshirô Obata, Mieko Kobayashi, Bill Morey, Andy Wood, Joan Foley ..
Directed by: J. Larry Carroll
Release date: 1984-09-30
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Voyager from the Unknown
43.

Voyager from the Unknown

2.2
6.8/10 IMDB

It is 1984. Jeffrey Jones is an 11-year-old orphan entrusted to his uncle and aunt. One evening, Phineas Bogg crashes through his bedroom window. As the young boy's dog rushes to the intruder, he bites into the book in Bogg's hand. In the ensuing panic, while trying to snatch the book from the fangs of the animal, Jeffrey swings out the window. Bogg jumps into the void to catch him and both are projected into time. Phineas Bogg is part of a group called the "Travellers". As they try to return Jeffrey to his own time, they encounter famous people from the past — while trying not to alter the path of history.

Starring: Jon-Erik Hexum, Meeno Peluce, Suzanne Barnes, Ed Begley Jr., Sam Chew Jr., Sondra Currie, Lee de Broux, Peter Frechette, Will Kuluva, John McLiam ..
Directed by: James D. Parriott, Winrich Kolbe
Release date: 1984-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Strangers in Paradise
44.

Strangers in Paradise

2.2
4.4/10 IMDB

Mesmerist Jonathan Sage escapes Nazi Germany via a cryogenic tube. In the 1980s, a group of Fascist Americans thaw him out, hoping to use him as a way to rid their community of homosexuals, free-thinkers, and other "radicals." The story is interspersed with many rock dance numbers. -Joe Arthur(via imdb)

Starring: Ulli Lommel, Suzanna Love ..
Directed by: Ulli Lommel
Release date: 1984-01-01
45.

Bloodsuckers from Outer Space

2.0
4.6/10 IMDB

A mysterious and invisible alien presence has landed in rural Texas and has started turning the nearby townspeople into white-faced, bloodthirsty killers. As the local authorities begin to investigate the strange and violent goings on, a photographer and his girlfriend find themselves trapped in the midst of an unexpected rural bloodbath, which seeks to turn them into another pair of bloodsuckers from outer space...

Starring: Robert Bradeen, Big John Brigham, Thom Meyers, Laura Ellis, Dennis Letts, Glen Coburn, Rick Garlington, Wayne Greene, Christopher Heldman, Kris Nicolau-Sharpley ..
Directed by: Glen Coburn
Release date: 1984-01-03
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Frankenstein
46.

Frankenstein

1.9
4.6/10 IMDB

A scientist who is obsessed with creating life finally does it, with tragic results.

Starring: Robert Powell, David Warner, Carrie Fisher, John Gielgud, Terence Alexander, Susan Wooldridge, Michael Cochrane, Graham McGrath, Edward Judd, James Coyle ..
Directed by: James Ormerod
Release date: 1984-12-27
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : The Phantom Treehouse
47.

The Phantom Treehouse

1.9
8.1/10 IMDB

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!

Directed by: Paul Williams
Release date: 1984-12-25
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : The Next One
48.

The Next One

1.9
4.8/10 IMDB

An astronaut's widow and her young son meet a stranger from the future on a Greek island.

Starring: Keir Dullea, Adrienne Barbeau, Peter Hobbs, Jeremy Licht, Faidon Georgitsis, Betty Arvaniti, Danos Lygizos, Mihalis Giannatos, Stephen Chapman, Robert Spellman ..
Directed by: Nico Mastorakis
Release date: 1984-09-15
49.

What Waits Below

1.9
4.7/10 IMDB

The US military is running a test for a special type of radio transmitter, to be used to communicate with submarines, in a deep system of underground caves in Central America. When the signal from one of the transmitters suddenly disappears, a team of soldiers led by Major Elbert Stevens and cave specialists led by Rupert 'Wolf' Wolfsen including scientist Leslie Peterson are sent in to find out what happened. Exploring deep underground, they stumble upon a tribe of albino cave-dwellers who have apparently been isolated from the rest of the world for thousands of years. The cave-dwellers are hurt by radio frequencies and are able to see in infra-red frequencies, tracking the explorers by their body heat.

Starring: Robert Powell, Timothy Bottoms, Lisa Blount, Anne Heywood, Richard Johnson, A.C. Weary, Liam Sullivan, Jackson Bostwick, Richard Beauchamp, Gary Carlos Cervantes ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1984-11-19
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1984 : Chocky
50.

Chocky

1.7
7.7/10 IMDB

Matthew Gore is an intelligent boy chosen by a mysterious extraterrestrial visitor to be a source of information about life on Earth. As his schoolwork and artistic talent improve dramatically he arouses the suspicion of powerful groups who wish to tap into the amazing fund of knowledge to which he is now party.

Directed by: Christopher Hodson, Vic Hughes
Release date: 1984-01-09

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