Best War Movies of 1984

1.

Threads

5.7
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
2.

The Killing Fields

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

The real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four years, until Pol Pot's regime was toppled by the intervening Vietnamese in 1979.

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: 1984-11-02
3.

Red Dawn

4.7
6.4/10 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
4.

Missing in Action

4.1
5.5/10 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
5.

A Soldier's Story

3.8
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
6.

Swing Shift

3.1
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
7.

Utu

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the British until betrayal leads him to seek utu (revenge). The settler Williamson in turn seeks revenge after Te Wheke attacks his homestead. Meanwhile Wiremu, an officer for the British, seems to think that resistance is futile.

Starring: Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Tim Elliott, Kelly Johnson, Wi Kuki Kaa, Ilona Rodgers, Merata Mita, Faenza Reuben, John Bach, Tom Poata ..
Directed by: Geoff Murphy
Release date: 1984-06-27
8.

Purple Hearts

2.4
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
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9.

The Blood of Others

2.3
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
10.

Massive Retaliation

1.9
5.5/10 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. This is a great story in the fact that many of these types of movies deal in violence while this one deals in the psychological aspect of the situation.

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

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