Best Thriller 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.

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
3.

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: 1984-10-10
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.

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
6.

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
7.

Red Dawn

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town—and their country—from invading Soviet forces.

Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Darren Dalton, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, Brad Savage, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, William Smith ..
Directed by: John Milius
Release date: 1984-08-10
8.

Johnny Dangerously

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

An honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Peter Boyle, Griffin Dunne, Marilu Henner, Joe Piscopo, Maureen Stapleton, Dom DeLuise, Danny DeVito, Glynnis O'Connor, Vincent Schiavelli ..
Directed by: Amy Heckerling
Release date: 1984-12-21
9.

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
10.

Tightrope

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya, Alison Eastwood, Jenny Beck, Marco St. John, Jamie Rose, Bill Holliday, Rebecca Perle, Regina Richardson ..
Directed by: Richard Tuggle, Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1984-08-17
11.

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
12.

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

4.4
5.9/10 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
13.

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
14.

The Hit

4.3
7.0/10 IMDB

Ex-gangster Willie Parker has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance...

Starring: John Hurt, Terence Stamp, Tim Roth, Laura del Sol, Bill Hunter, Fernando Rey, Lennie Peters, Bernie Searle, Brian Royal, Albie Woodington ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 1984-09-12
15.

Silent Night, Deadly Night

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.

Starring: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson, Britt Leach, Nancy Borgenicht, H.E.D. Redford, Danny Wagner, Linnea Quigley, Leo Geter ..
Directed by: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Release date: 1984-11-09
16.

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
17.

Children of the Corn

4.2
5.6/10 IMDB

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.

Starring: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R. G. Armstrong, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Anne Marie McEvoy, Robby Kiger, Julie Maddalena, Jonas Marlowe, John Philbin ..
Directed by: Fritz Kiersch
Release date: 1984-03-09
18.

Against All Odds

4.1
5.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, James Woods, Alex Karras, Jane Greer, Richard Widmark, Dorian Harewood, Swoosie Kurtz, Saul Rubinek, Kid Creole ..
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 1984-03-02
19.

Missing in Action

4.1
5.4/10 IMDB

American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW camp, Special Forces Colonel James Braddock (Norris) is on a mission to locate and save remaining MIAs.

Starring: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf, James Hong, Ernie Ortega, Pierrino Mascarino, Erich Anderson, Joseph Carberry, Avi Kleinberger ..
Directed by: Joseph Zito
Release date: 1984-11-16
20.

Crimes of Passion

4.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Joanna Crane lives a double life. During the day she works as fashion designer but during the night she is the high class prostitute China Blue. As she is accused for industrial spying, Bobby Grady is hired to shadow her. However, they fall in love. Meanwhile a psychopathic preacher starts stalking her.

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison, Annie Potts, John Laughlin, Stephen Lee, Gordon Hunt, Dan Gerrity, Terri Hoyos, John G. Scanlon ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1984-10-19
21.

Firstborn

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with it. Until he discovers Sam's illegal activities.

Starring: Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet, Corey Haim, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Gartin, James Harper, Larry Atlas ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1984-10-26
22.

Cal

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.

Starring: John Lynch, Helen Mirren, Donal McCann, Ray McAnally, John Kavanagh, J.J. Murphy, Stevan Rimkus, Catherine Gibson, Louis Rolston, Tom Hickey ..
Directed by: Pat O'Connor
Release date: 1984-08-24
23.

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
24.

Savage Streets

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and murdered her best friend.

Starring: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Robert Dryer, Linnea Quigley, Sal Landi, Johnny Venocur, Scott Mayer, Debra Blee, Lisa Freeman, Marcia Karr ..
Directed by: Danny Steinmann
Release date: 1984-08-30
25.

Flashpoint

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Jean Smart, Guy Boyd, Roberts Blossom, Tess Harper ..
Directed by: William Tannen
Release date: 1984-04-19
Best Thriller Movies of 1984 : Thief of Hearts
26.

Thief of Hearts

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind. She doesn't know that he has broken into her house and read her diaries, where she has recorded her deepest thoughts and fantasies.

Starring: Steven Bauer, Barbara Williams, John Getz, David Caruso, Christine Ebersole, George Wendt, Alan North, Romy Windsor, Joe Nesnow, Gordon Pulliam ..
Directed by: Douglas Day Stewart
Release date: 1984-10-19
27.

Tank

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

After relocating his family - and his prized restored Sherman tank - to a small Georgia town, Sargeant Major Zack Carey butts heads with the local sheriff. Zack doesn't agree with the ways of the local police, and when the sheriff goes after Zack's son, it's time for Zack to roll out the Sherman tank and wage a little war of his own.

Starring: James Garner, Shirley Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Mark Herrier, Sandy Ward, Jenilee Harrison, James Cromwell, Dorian Harewood, G. D. Spradlin, John Hancock ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1984-03-16
28.

Sole Survivor

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

After inexplicably surving a plane crash, TV station worker Denise tries to get on with her life. After she learns that she was actually supposed to die in the crash, the unseen specter of death starts sending its minions, people that have recently died, to collect her.

Starring: Anita Skinner, Kurt Johnson, Robin Davidson, Caren L. Larkey, Andrew Boyer, Daniel Bryan Cartwell, Brinke Stevens, Al Valletta, Susan Jennifer Sullivan, Toni Lawrence ..
Directed by: Thom Eberhardt
Release date: 1984-03-16
29.

The Evil That Men Do

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist behind the political torture of innocent victims. Posing as a journalist, Holland lures Molloch out of his fortress-like headquarters by using his murdered friend's wife and daughter as bait. When Holland kidnaps Molloch's sister, the doctor is led on a wild chase that takes him to an abandoned opal mine where he finally comes face to face with Holland.

Starring: Charles Bronson, José Ferrer, Theresa Saldana, Joseph Maher, René Enríquez, John Glover, Raymond St. Jacques, Antoinette Bower, Enrique Lucero, Jorge Luke ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1984-03-14
30.

Angel

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

15 year-old Molly Stewart is a prep school honor student who moonlights as a Hollywood prostitute. After a serial killer begins stalking and murdering some of her street friends, she becomes a target herself.

Starring: Donna Wilkes, Cliff Gorman, Susan Tyrrell, Dick Shawn, Rory Calhoun, Graem McGavin, John Diehl, Elaine Giftos, Donna McDaniel, Mel Carter ..
Directed by: Robert Vincent O'Neill
Release date: 1984-04-19
31.

Lassiter

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Scotland Yard and the FBI force a thief and his girlfriend to steal Nazi diamonds from a German countess.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Jane Seymour, Lauren Hutton, Bob Hoskins, Joe Regalbuto, Ed Lauter, Warren Clarke, Christopher Malcolm, David Warbeck, Belinda Mayne ..
Directed by: Roger Young
Release date: 1984-02-17
Best Thriller Movies of 1984 : Al-Majhoul
32.

Al-Majhoul

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

At an isolated Canadian area Madiha lives with her mother; they run a small motel after they immigrated from Egypt when the mother got divorced. Madiha doesn't know that she has a brother in Cairo named Nagi, And she hate the way they make their living by sedating the few customers who arrive to the motel, steal their money and using their deaf/mute servant to get ride of the bodies in the near by lake. Nagi arrives to Canada after his father dies trying to locate his mother and sister, he arrives to the motel and checks in hiding his personality trying yo get to know his mother first and understand why his father didn't want him to have anything to do with her..

Starring: Sanaa Gamil, Naglaa Fathy, Ezzat El Alaili, Adel Adham, Somaya El Alfy, Medhat Ghali ..
Directed by: Ashraf Fahmy
Release date: 1984-06-23
33.

The Little Drummer Girl

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.

Starring: Diane Keaton, Yorgo Voyagis, Klaus Kinski, Sami Frey, Eli Danker, Anna Massey, Julian Firth, Bill Nighy, David Suchet, Ben Levine ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1984-10-19
34.

Fear City

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Scalia, Melanie Griffith, Rossano Brazzi, Rae Dawn Chong, Joe Santos, Michael V. Gazzo, Jan Murray, Janet Julian ..
Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Release date: 1984-07-18
Best Thriller Movies of 1984 : The Initiation
35.

The Initiation

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Vera Miles, Daphne Zuniga, Clu Gulager, James Read, Marilyn Kagan, Robert Dowdell, Patti Heider, Frances Peterson, Hunter Tylo, Paula Knowles ..
Directed by: Larry Stewart, Peter Crane
Release date: 1984-12-07
36.

Scream for Help

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Rachael Kelly, Marie Masters, David Allen Brooks, Lolita Lorre, Rocco Sisto, Corey Parker, Sandra Clark, Tony Sibbald, Stacey Hughes, David Baxt ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1984-07-03
37.

The Naked Face

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Roger Moore, Rod Steiger, Elliott Gould, Art Carney, Anne Archer, David Hedison ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1984-06-01
38.

Impulse

2.9
5.8/10 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 Thriller Movies of 1984 : Sins of the Past
39.

Sins of the Past

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Kim Cattrall, Barbara Carrera, Kirstie Alley, Debby Boone, Tracy Reed, Anthony Geary, John Anderson, John Richard Petersen ..
Directed by: Peter H. Hunt
Release date: 1984-04-02
40.

Gwendoline

2.9
5.2/10 IMDB

A beautiful woman hires an intrepid adventurer to help find her father, who has disappeared in the jungle while searching for a rare and priceless butterfly. Along the way they run into cannibals, a race of Amazon warriors and all the usual attractions one would expect to find in a lost jungle.

Starring: Tawny Kitaen, Brent Huff, Zabou Breitman, Bernadette Lafont, Jean Rougerie ..
Directed by: Just Jaeckin
Release date: 1984-02-08
Best Thriller Movies of 1984 : Best Kept Secrets
41.

Best Kept Secrets

2.9
5.8/10 IMDB

Blaise Dietz (Patty Duke Astin) plays the wife of police officer Blaise Dietz (Frederic Forrest), who wants to join a special investigative unit. Forrest is denied this position on the basis of information concerning his wife. The information, which reveals a dicey extramarital affair, was culled from a department surveillance file that was supposed to have been destroyed by court order. Blaise battles through legal channels to expose the police force's illegal actions, even as she and her husband suffer the innuendoes and cold shoulders from his fellow officers.

Starring: Patty Duke, Frederic Forrest, Peter Coyote, Meg Foster, Albert Salmi, Miriam Colón, David Clennon, Pepe Serna, Richard Bradford, Carmen Argenziano ..
Directed by: Jerrold Freedman
Release date: 1984-03-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1984 : Raw Courage
42.

Raw Courage

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Three marathon runners on a seventy-two mile run through the deserts of New Mexico are pursued by right-wing survivalist militants who call themselves "The Citizen's Brigade".

Starring: Ronny Cox, Art Hindle, M. Emmet Walsh, Lois Chiles ..
Directed by: Robert L. Rosen
Release date: 1984-11-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1984 : Death Wish Club
43.

Death Wish Club

2.8
5.5/10 IMDB

A college student falls in love with a porn star and is sucked into psychological games with her twisted sugar daddy. This is the full film of the 'Gretta' segment in NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR.

Starring: Merideth Haze, Rick Barnes, J. Martin Sellers, Toni Covington, Phyllis Guerrini, Norm Keefer, Mark E. Ridley, Theresa Jenson, David Lee Daniels, Lou Dornbush ..
Directed by: John Carr
Release date: 1984-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1984 : Murder: Ultimate Grounds for Divorce
44.

Murder: Ultimate Grounds for Divorce

2.8
4.8/10 IMDB

Roger Cunningham and his wife Valerie go on a camping trip with another couple and find themselves stranded. Arguments arise, and secrets begin coming out: accusations of affairs, marriages of convenience, and homosexuality

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Toyah Willcox, Terry Raven, Leslie Ash ..
Directed by: Morris Barry
Release date: 1984-01-01
45.

Special Effects

2.7
5.3/10 IMDB

Reality and illusion collide in this thriller about a megalomaniacal movie director who murders a young would-be actress, then sets about making a feature about the deed, casting the dead woman's clueless husband as the patsy, and finding a dead ringer to play the part of the dead actress.

Starring: Zoë Lund, Eric Bogosian, Brad Rijn, Kevin O'Connor, Bill Oland, H. Richard Greene, Steven Pudenz, Heidi Bassett, John Woehrle, Kitty Summerall ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1984-11-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1984 : The Masks of Death
46.

The Masks of Death

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

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...

Starring: Peter Cushing, John Mills, Anne Baxter, Ray Milland, Anton Diffring, Gordon Jackson, Marcus Gilbert, Susan Penhaligon, Jenny Laird, Russell Hunter ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1984-12-23
47.

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
Best Thriller Movies of 1984 : Mike's Murder
48.

Mike's Murder

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Debra Winger, Mark Keyloun, Darrell Larson, Brooke Alderson, Paul Winfield, Robert Crosson, Dan Shor, Kym Malin, William Ostrander, Gregory Hormel ..
Directed by: James Bridges
Release date: 1984-03-09
49.

The Jigsaw Man

2.6
5.1/10 IMDB

Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB against each other.

Starring: Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Susan George, Robert Powell, Charles Gray, Morteza Kazerouni, Michael Medwin, Eric Sevareid, Sabine Sun, David Kelly ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1984-08-24
50.

Don't Open Till Christmas

2.6
4.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Edmund Purdom, Belinda Mayne, Mark Jones, Gerry Sundquist, Alan Lake, Kelly Baker, Kevin Lloyd, Wendy Danvers, Pat Astley, Laurence Harrington ..
Directed by: Edmund Purdom
Release date: 1984-12-07

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