Film Diary: 1984

by jones-simonleslie | created - 19 Jul 2013 | updated - 11 Nov 2013 | Public

Films seen in 1984.

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1. In Name Only (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance

After a wealthy man finds out his wife is a gold digger, he meets and falls for a widowed mother, and complications ensue.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn

Votes: 2,447

2. The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Anthology movie about three owners of a yellow Rolls-Royce. A British diplomat buys the car for his French wife. A mobster's girlfriend has an affair in Italy. An American woman drives a Yugoslavian partisan to Ljubljana on the eve of the Nazi invasion.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Shirley MacLaine, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 2,994

3. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

58 Metascore

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Votes: 18,977 | Gross: $0.00M

4. Murder by Decree (1979)

PG | 124 min | Mystery, Thriller

Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Susan Clark

Votes: 4,467

5. For the Love of Benji (1977)

G | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

Benji sniffs out a bogus CIA agent in Athens, Greece.

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Patsy Garrett, Benji, Art Vasil, Allen Fiuzat

Votes: 922 | Gross: $22.26M

6. Bitter Sweet (1933)

93 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A young girl falls in love with a young conductor in Vienna, and they marry. Their marriage, however, is threatened by a wealthy man who sets his sights on the wife.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Fernand Gravey, Miles Mander, Clifford Heatherley

Votes: 60

7. Thunderball (1965)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

64 Metascore

James Bond heads to the Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 97,748 | Gross: $63.60M

8. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

PG | 168 min | Drama, History, Romance

55 Metascore

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp

Votes: 4,873

9. Bronco Billy (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 10,150 | Gross: $24.27M

10. Merry Andrew (1958)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Downtrodden but creative English school-teacher (Danny Kaye) on archeological trip discovers joys of love and circus life with acrobat (Pier Angeli).

Director: Michael Kidd | Stars: Danny Kaye, Pier Angeli, Salvatore Baccaloni, Noel Purcell

Votes: 672

11. Slap Shot (1977)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

61 Metascore

A failing ice hockey team finds success with outrageously violent hockey goonery.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Strother Martin, Jennifer Warren

Votes: 32,592 | Gross: $28.00M

12. On the Beat (1962)

106 min | Comedy

Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he fails the height test (amongst others). One day he gets out his father's old uniform and "walks the beat". This leads to a level ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Jennifer Jayne, Raymond Huntley, David Lodge

Votes: 776

13. Daisy Miller (1974)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In this comedy of manners, Frederick Winterbourne tries to figure out the bright and bubbly Daisy Miller, only to be helped and hindered by false judgments from their fellow friends.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Barry Brown, Cloris Leachman, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 1,002

14. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 137 min | Drama, Horror

96 Metascore

A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 177,107

15. The Mechanic (1972)

PG | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

51 Metascore

An aging hitman befriends a young man who wants to be a professional killer. Eventually it becomes clear that someone has betrayed them.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland

Votes: 11,587

16. Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Sidney Toler, Phyllis Brooks, Victor Sen Yung, Eddie Collins

Votes: 1,441

17. Lady Luck (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

A woman marries a gambler with the hopes of reforming him, but things don't quite work out the way she planned.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Robert Young, Barbara Hale, Frank Morgan, James Gleason

Votes: 279

18. The Optimists of Nine Elms (1973)

PG | 110 min | Drama

A retired entertainer makes his living as a street musician on the streets of London. Two young children befriend the old musician, brightening his otherwise colorless life.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Peter Sellers, Donna Mullane, John Chaffey, David Daker

Votes: 315

19. Sebastian (1968)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance

British mathematician Sebastian (Sir Dirk Bogarde), working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with decrypter Rebecca Howard (Susannah York). This leads them to a complicated ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Susannah York, Lilli Palmer, John Gielgud

Votes: 484

20. Three Hats for Lisa (1965)

99 min | Comedy, Musical

Three young Cockneys take a day off work to meet a foreign movie star at Heathrow airport. She joins them and their taxi driver while she collects some typically British hats. The main rule... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Joe Brown, Sophie Hardy, Sidney James, Una Stubbs

Votes: 99

21. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family

The schoolgirls of St. Trinian's are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the headmistress' brother.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley

Votes: 2,162

22. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 620,381 | Gross: $4.36M

23. Tugboat Annie (1933)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

Annie the tugboat captain tries to help two young lovers come together.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 548

24. Swingers' Paradise (1964)

Not Rated | 113 min | Music, Musical, Romance

A group of (literally) drifting popsters find themselves involved in a grim sand-and-sandals desert movie. They reckon a few song-and-dance numbers would liven things up.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Cliff Richard, Walter Slezak, Susan Hampshire, Hank B. Marvin

Votes: 238

25. Mister Roberts (1955)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.

Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 14,569 | Gross: $21.20M

26. The Carey Treatment (1972)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

At a Boston hospital, Dr. Carey becomes an amateur sleuth to help clear a colleague who's accused of botching an illegal abortion that kills a 15 year old girl.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: James Coburn, Jennifer O'Neill, Pat Hingle, Skye Aubrey

Votes: 1,169

28. Slayground (1983)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama

Thieves run over a child while escaping after a robbery. A deadly hitman who likes to taunt his targets is hired to track them down. Stone moves to England, but the assassin follows. Loosely based on Donald Westlake's cult crime novel.

Director: Terry Bedford | Stars: Peter Coyote, Mel Smith, Billie Whitelaw, Philip Sayer

Votes: 329 | Gross: $0.15M

29. Charlie Chan in Reno (1939)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a divorce, finds herself accused of murdering the woman her husband planned to marry after the decree became final.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Sidney Toler, Ricardo Cortez, Phyllis Brooks, Slim Summerville

Votes: 1,201

30. I Dream Too Much (1935)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical

Jonathan Street is a struggling composer when he meets and marries Annette. The problem is that Jonathan was drunk and does not want to be married. Annette does go with him to Paris and ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Lily Pons, Henry Fonda, Eric Blore, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 381

31. Eagle's Wing (1979)

PG | 111 min | Western

A white trapper steals a white mustang called "Eagle Wing" from a Kiowa Indian, who pursues him to get his horse back.

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Harvey Keitel, St├ęphane Audran

Votes: 643

32. The Big Street (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A busboy in requited love with a nightclub performer grows closer to her after she is paralyzed in an attack by her gangster boyfriend.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball, Barton MacLane, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 1,080

33. So Long at the Fair (1950)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery

Vicky Barton visits Paris with her brother Johnny, only to discover the following morning he has gone missing, and the hotel staff have no recollection of his presence.

Directors: Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher | Stars: Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde, David Tomlinson, Marcel Poncin

Votes: 1,425

34. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

G | 102 min | Drama, Romance

Three American women working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 2,846

35. Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry... See full summary »

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Alastair Sim

Votes: 952

36. The Paleface (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Western

Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong, Iris Adrian

Votes: 3,385

37. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford

Votes: 7,929

38. Katherine (1975 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 97 min | Drama

A harrowing look at the 1960s and early 1970s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Art Carney, Sissy Spacek, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner

Votes: 288

39. The Man in the Iron Mask (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, History

D'Artagnan and his fellow Musketeers plot to replace the ineffectual Louis XIV of France with his secretly imprisoned twin brother Phillipe, who is the firstborn and rightful King.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Patrick McGoohan, Louis Jourdan, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 2,323

40. That's Your Funeral (1972)

79 min | Comedy

The animosity between two rival undertakers is amplified when drug traffickers attempt to use coffins and hearses to smuggle their wares.

Director: John Robins | Stars: Bill Fraser, Raymond Huntley, David Battley, Dennis Price

Votes: 133

41. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

Charlie's investigation of a phony psychic during the 1939 World Exposition on San Francisco's Treasure Island leads him to expose a suicide as murder.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Sidney Toler, Cesar Romero, Pauline Moore, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 1,489