Best War Movies of 1984



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

The Killing Fields

7.8/10 IMDB

New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg is on assignment covering the Cambodian Civil War, with the help of local interpreter Dith Pran and American photojournalist Al Rockoff. When the U.S. Army pulls out amid escalating violence, Schanberg makes exit arrangements for Pran and his family. Pran, however, tells Schanberg he intends to stay in Cambodia to help cover the unfolding story — a decision he may regret as the Khmer Rouge rebels move in.

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

A Soldier's Story

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

Red Dawn

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

Missing in Action

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

Swing Shift

5.9/10 IMDB

In 1941 America, Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and with the other girls become increasingly expert workers. As the war drags on Kay finally dates her trumpet playing foreman and life gets complicated

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Belita Moreno, Holly Hunter, Sudie Bond, Patty Maloney, Lisa Pelikan ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1984-04-13

Soldiers in Hiding

7.7/10 IMDB

A portrait of several Vietnam War veterans living "off the grid." Upon returning home from the war, these men found themselves unable to exist in normal society due to the lasting psychological scars from Vietnam, and, subsequently, chose to live a life of solitude and survival in the American wilderness.

Starring: Bob Gunton ..
Directed by: Malcolm Clarke
Release date: 1984-11-11

His Majesty's Sergeant

4.8/10 IMDB

His Majesty's Sergeant is a film produced by the late Ghanaian director Ato Yanney. A story of racial conflict set in the war-torn Burmese forest during 1944 when three soldiers, an African, an Indian and a Briton, end up hiding together. Three disparate bands, Jafa (Tommy Ebow Ansah), Singh (Surinder Singh Ghuman) and Jake (Tony Trent) are embroiled in their own differences of attitude, prejudice, rank and race equality. The film is a fascinating portrayal about the fight for Independence and the Commonwealth nations which helped Britain to win the war.

Starring: Tommy Ansah, surrinder singh ghuman, tony trent, george williams ..
Directed by: Ato Yanney
Release date: 1984-01-01

Purple Hearts

5.7/10 IMDB

A Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.

Starring: Ken Wahl, Cheryl Ladd, Stephen Lee, Annie McEnroe, Paul McCrane, Cyril O'Reilly, David Harris, Hillary B. Smith, R. Lee Ermey, Drew Snyder ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1984-03-30

The Blood of Others

5.3/10 IMDB

In the German-occupied Paris, Helene is torn between the love for her boyfriend Jean, working for the resistance and the German administrator Bergmann, who will do anything to gain her affection.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Michael Ontkean, Sam Neill, Lambert Wilson, Stéphane Audran, Alexandra Stewart, Roger Miremont, Marie Bunel, John Vernon, Christine Laurent ..
Directed by: Claude Chabrol
Release date: 1984-05-02

Massive Retaliation

4.6/10 IMDB

Three families that are best friends head to their secret retreat when WW3 seems to be nearing. The adults arrive at the retreat and must endure the stress to come while the children are separated from the adults and have their own troubles along the way.

Starring: Tom Bower, Karlene Crockett, Peter Donat, Marilyn Hassett, Susan O'Connell, Michael Pritchard, Jason Gedrick, Bobcat Goldthwait, Mimi Fariña, Johnny Weissmuller Jr. ..
Directed by: Thomas A. Cohen
Release date: 1984-09-01
Best War Movies of 1984 : Rainy Day Women

Rainy Day Women

7.4/10 IMDB

In 1940, during World War II, an officer is sent to investigate rumours of German spies in a sleepy village where various people are the victims of war hysteria.

Starring: Charles Dance, Cyril Cusack, Suzanne Bertish, Lindsay Duncan, Ian Hogg, Gorden Kaye, Joanna Foster, Gwyneth Strong, Anthony Langdon, Anna Mottram ..
Directed by: Ben Bolt
Release date: 1984-04-10
Best War Movies of 1984 : The Last Winter

The Last Winter

5.3/10 IMDB

Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the same blurred image of a foreign newsreel.

Starring: Yona Elian, Kathleen Quinlan, Stephen Macht, Zipora Peled, Yehuda Fuchs, Michael Schneider, Avi Oriah, Brian Aaron, Michael Shillo, Yossi Werzansky ..
Directed by: Riki Shelach Nissimoff
Release date: 1984-01-01
Best War Movies of 1984 : The House

The House

6.5/10 IMDB

Set in 1884, and based on the assumption that Britain is one of the Baltic states between Russia and Latvia, making it part of Europe instead of an off-shore island. It is winter 1884. To gain access to the sea, England has declared war on Latvia and believes herself to be winning. But Russia has sided with Latvia and England is doomed. The action takes place on New Year’s Eve in a country house on the Anglo-Latvian border. The guests are a cross section of the ruling classes.

Starring: Stephen Rea, Jonathan Cecil, Nigel Hawthorne, Dudley Sutton, Alun Armstrong, Caroline Embling, Diana Hardcastle, Ingrid Pitt, Roderic Leigh, Richard Marner ..
Directed by: Mike Figgis
Release date: 1984-09-27
Best War Movies of 1984 : Flaming Borders

Flaming Borders

6.3/10 IMDB

Directed by Sahib Haddad.

Starring: Tohma Al-Tamimi, Qasim Al-Malakh, Hind Kamil, Miqdad Abdulreda, Nizar al-Samarrai, Kana'an Ali, Sami Kaftan, Star Khudair ..
Directed by: Sahib Haddad
Release date: 1984-09-13
Best War Movies of 1984 : Slash


4.0/10 IMDB

Peter Harris and Major Scott team up together to save the country form a communist uprising.

Starring: Romano Kristoff, Mike Monty, Gwendolyn Hung, Paul Vance, Nick Nicholson, Ronnie Patterson ..
Directed by: Jun Gallardo
Release date: 1984-01-01
Best War Movies of 1984 : The Bengal Lancers!

The Bengal Lancers!

4.5/10 IMDB

30 minutes of footage left after the finances collapsed.

Starring: Michael York, Miles O'Keeffe, Emma Sutton, Christopher Lee, Ronald Lacey, Trevor Howard, Mahmud Sipra, Helen Cherry, Nana Patekar ..
Directed by: Stephen Weeks
Release date: 1984-06-01
Best War Movies of 1984 : Vulcan: Spirit of Woodford

Vulcan: Spirit of Woodford

0.0/10 IMDB

The Avro Vulcan is a jet-powered delta wing strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984. Experience the grace and beauty of this majestic aircraft from its early years to the current 603 s re-build at its birthplace - AVRO, Woodford. With some never before seen vintage footage, together with current footage of the 603 s restoration and interviews with ex-crew members, this video explores the Vulcan's pedigree and illustrious career. The Spirit of Woodford is very much alive!

Directed by: Colin Webb
Release date: 1984-06-01
Best War Movies of 1984 : Destination D-Day

Destination D-Day

0.0/10 IMDB

On a cold February night in 1944, two British frogmen crawled on to a Normandy beach from the freezing sea to take samples of sand for scientific analysis from under the noses of German sentries. It was one of the most audacious of all the incredible operations that went into the planning of the Allied invasion of Europe. Throughout Britain during the 12 months before June 1944, men had been searching for the weak points in the vast German defences - all to ensure that D-Day, when it came, would be successful. The late Sir Huw Wheldon, then a major in the 6th Airborne Division, landed with his unit on 6 June to help defend the left flank of the invasion force against counter-attack. In this programme he tells the story of the Allied plans and preparations which helped ensure the success of Operation Overlord.

Starring: Huw Wheldon ..
Release date: 1984-05-29

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