Year 1984

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1. The Soldier's Tale (1984)

Not Rated | 51 min | Animation

A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil.

Directors: R.O. Blechman, Christian Blackwood | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dusan Makavejev, Galina Panova, Andre Gregory

Votes: 85

2. Repentance (1984)

PG | 153 min | Comedy, Drama

The day after the funeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden and is secretly reburied. But the corpse keeps returning, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Tengiz Abuladze | Stars: Avtandil Makharadze, Zeinab Botsvadze, Ia Ninidze, Ketevan Abuladze

Votes: 3,643 | Gross: $0.22M

3. Code Name: Wild Geese (1984)

R | 101 min | Action

Commander Robin Wesley, leader of a group of mercenaries, go to the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia to overthrow the dictator, who is a major manufacturer and dealer of the world's opium.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Klaus Kinski

Votes: 868

4. Paroles et musique (1984)

109 min | Drama, Music, Romance

When Peter, Margaux's American writer husband, leaves Paris in a funk and heads home, she finds herself the single parent of two near teens. She also gets a new assignment at work: to find,... See full summary »

Director: Élie Chouraqui | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Christopher Lambert, Richard Anconina, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 332

Love Songs

5. The Sea Serpent (1985)

92 min | Adventure, Horror

A serpent, created by radioactivity, threatens a Spanish coastal town.

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Taryn Power, Jared Martin, Ray Milland

Votes: 280

6. Shadows Run Black (1984)

88 min | Crime, Horror

A detective investigates a series of killings committed by a serial killer known as "The Black Angel." He begins to suspect that it might not be just a random group of murders.

Director: Howard Heard | Stars: Elizabeth Trosper, William J. Kulzer, Shea Porter, George Engelson

Votes: 351

7. City Limits (1984)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A series of teenage gangs struggle against each other in a not-so-distant future. Eventually they united against an evil corporation, as represented by evil CEO Robby Benson who wants to control everything.

Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: John Stockwell, Darrell Larson, Rae Dawn Chong, James Earl Jones

Votes: 1,131

8. Mr. Wrong (1984)

88 min | Horror, Thriller

Meg moves out of her parents' home and buys a beautiful old Jaguar in a bid for independence. She begins to get strange feelings about the car. It seems to have a presence beyond the usual ... See full summary »

Director: Gaylene Preston | Stars: Heather Bolton, David Letch, Perry Piercy, Suzanne Lee

Votes: 178

Dark of the Night

9. Deadly Impact (1984)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Action film star Fred Williamson teams with Bo Svenson in this thrill-packed crime drama.

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Bo Svenson, Fred Williamson, Marcia Clingan, Giovanni Lombardo Radice

Votes: 144

10. The Dungeonmaster (1984)

PG-13 | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer's girlfriend as the prize.

Directors: David Allen, Charles Band, John Carl Buechler, Steven Ford, Peter Manoogian, Ted Nicolaou, Rosemarie Turko | Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Richard Moll, Leslie Wing, Gina Calabrese

Votes: 1,729

11. Godzilla 1985 (1985)

PG | 82 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

31 Metascore

Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan.

Directors: Koji Hashimoto, R.J. Kizer, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi, Ken Tanaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi

Votes: 5,710 | Gross: $4.12M

12. Grace Quigley (1984)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Nick Nolte, Kit Le Fever, Chip Zien

Votes: 591

13. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

25 Metascore

A group of bikers, heading to a race, become stranded in the desert and find themselves fighting off a family of inbred cannibals who live off the land.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Robert Houston, David Nichols, Virginia Vincent, James Whitworth

Votes: 5,264

14. Lily in Love (1984)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

Broadway star Fitzroy Wynn (Christopher Plummer) is thrilled when his wife Lily (Dame Maggie Smith) writes a new script with a brilliant lead role. While egocentric Fitz thinks himself ... See full summary »

Director: Károly Makk | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Maggie Smith, Elke Sommer, Adolph Green

Votes: 150 | Gross: $0.38M

15. MacArthur's Children (1984)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

In this drama at the end of World War II, the inhabitants of a small Japanese fishing village must come to terms with their nation's defeat and the sudden occupation of General MacArthur ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Takaya Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Omori, Shiori Sakura, Masako Natsume

Votes: 160

16. Nickel Mountain (1984)

88 min | Drama

Henry Soames owns a rural diner, and has befriended Willard Freud and Callie Wells. One day Willard and Callie get the news that Callie is pregnant, and Willard splits. Henry takes in ... See full summary »

Director: Drew Denbaum | Stars: Michael Cole, Heather Langenkamp, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 108

17. Night Patrol (1984)

R | 85 min | Comedy

A hapless police officer is transferred to the night shift even as he clandestinely pursues a career as a stand up comedian.

Director: Jackie Kong | Stars: Linda Blair, Pat Paulsen, Jaye P. Morgan, Jack Riley

Votes: 1,229

18. A Private Function (1984)

R | 92 min | Comedy

In post-World War II Britain, food rationing continues, leading a married couple to become involved in the flourishing bacon black market.

Director: Malcolm Mowbray | Stars: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 2,395 | Gross: $2.53M

19. Secret Places (1984)

PG | 98 min | Drama

Secret Places follows the story of schoolgirls in England during WW2.

Director: Zelda Barron | Stars: Marie Theres Relin, Tara MacGowran, Claudine Auger, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 86

20. She (1984)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In a post-apocalyptic world, She aids two brothers' quest to rescue their kidnapped sister. Along the way, they battle weird creatures before standing against the odds to defeat the evil Norks.

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Sandahl Bergman, David Goss, Quin Kessler, Harrison Muller

Votes: 1,202

21. Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Green Knights challenges King Arthur's knights. But only young Gawain takes it and decapitates him. The knight takes his head and now gives Gawain one year to learn about virtues, knighthood and then face the challenge himself.

Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Cyrielle Clair, Leigh Lawson, Sean Connery

Votes: 1,822

22. The Toxic Avenger (1984)

R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

42 Metascore

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

Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Babtist, Cindy Manion

Votes: 23,493

23. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

The vicissitudes of Gloria, a neurotic housewife, and her family's peculiar characters.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Carmen Maura, Gonzalo Suárez, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma

Votes: 8,164

24. What Waits Below (1984)

PG | 88 min | Action, Horror

The U.S. government has been using deep caves in Central America as bases for a special type of radio transmitter used for communicating with submaries. When the signal from one of these ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Robert Powell, Timothy Bottoms, Lisa Blount, Richard Johnson

Votes: 430

25. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

70 Metascore

Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.

Director: W.D. Richter | Stars: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 22,813 | Gross: $6.25M

26. After the Rehearsal (1984 TV Movie)

R | 70 min | Drama

Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin, Lena Olin, Nadja Palmstjerna-Weiss

Votes: 1,996

27. Alphabet City (1984)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A New York City drug dealer decides to get out of the business, but has to flee from mobsters.

Director: Amos Poe | Stars: Vincent Spano, Michael Winslow, Kate Vernon, Jami Gertz

Votes: 561

28. The Ambassador (1984)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An American ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East conflict through unconventional methods, but his efforts are hampered at every turn and his personal life threatened.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn, Rock Hudson, Fabio Testi

Votes: 528

29. American Dreamer (1984)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Coral Browne

Votes: 1,352 | Gross: $5.02M

30. Angel (1984)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Molly, a highschooler, secretly earns her living as Angel, a street prostitute whose only family and friends are the ones she works with on the streets. She has to survive against a serial killer who is targeting people of her profession.

Director: Robert Vincent O'Neil | Stars: Cliff Gorman, Susan Tyrrell, Dick Shawn, Rory Calhoun

Votes: 2,417 | Gross: $17.49M

31. Another Country (1984)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies.

Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie

Votes: 5,018

32. The Bay Boy (1984)

R | 107 min | Drama

A teenage boy living in a Cape Breton coal mining community during the 1930's finds himself contemplating life and is haunted by a murder he witnessed in town.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Kiefer Sutherland, Peter Donat, Alan Scarfe

Votes: 620 | Gross: $0.16M

33. The Bear (1984)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Family

Biopic about the great college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the University of Alabama.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Gary Busey, Cynthia Leake, Carmen Thomas, Cary Guffey

Votes: 267 | Gross: $2.69M

34. Beat Street (1984)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Music

68 Metascore

An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet, Leon W. Grant

Votes: 3,285 | Gross: $16.60M

35. Best Defense (1984)

R | 94 min | Comedy, War

29 Metascore

A military weapons engineer struggles to do his job responsibly, while a hapless tank commander has to live with the consequences in combat years later.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, Kate Capshaw, George Dzundza

Votes: 5,296 | Gross: $19.27M

36. Beyond the Walls (1984)

R | 103 min | Drama

In Israel's Central Prison, the security officer is corrupt, supplying drugs and stirring the hatred between Jewish and Arab prisoners to his advantage. Uri, in for 12 years for armed ... See full summary »

Director: Uri Barbash | Stars: Arnon Zadok, Mohammad Bakri, Assi Dayan, Rami Danon

Votes: 286

37. The Blade Master (1982)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Muscle-bound Ator and his mute East Asian sidekick travel from the ends of the earth to save his aged mentor from the evil, mustachioed Zor.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Lisa Foster, David Brandon, Charles Borromel

Votes: 3,338

38. Blame It on Rio (1984)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

22 Metascore

Best friends and their daughters vacation in Rio de Janeiro only for one to fall for the other's daughter.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Michael Caine, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 9,474 | Gross: $18.64M

39. Blame It on the Night (1984)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

When his unmarried mother dies, custody of 13-year-old Job is assumed by his alleged father, Chris, whom he has never seen. Job is an enthusiastic cadet at a military academy, and Chris ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Taft | Stars: Nick Mancuso, Byron Thames, Leslie Ackerman, Richard Bakalyan

Votes: 161 | Gross: $0.20M

40. Blind Date (1984)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can't find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Kirstie Alley, James Daughton, Lana Clarkson

Votes: 733

41. Body Double (1984)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

69 Metascore

A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Deborah Shelton

Votes: 26,637 | Gross: $8.80M

42. Body Rock (1984)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Music, Musical

Chilly is just a guy from the streets with a talent for break-dancing. When his wicked moves catch the eye of an industry pro, Chilly finds his dreams of fame and fortune coming true, for better or for worse.

Director: Marcelo Epstein | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Vicki Frederick, Cameron Dye, Michelle Nicastro

Votes: 404 | Gross: $1.69M

43. Bolero (1984)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Set in the 1920s, a young woman sets out to lose her virginity. Her mission leads her to a Moroccan sheikh and a Spanish bullfighter.

Director: John Derek | Stars: Bo Derek, George Kennedy, Andrea Occhipinti, Ana Obregón

Votes: 4,798 | Gross: $8.91M

44. The Bostonians (1984)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Madeleine Potter

Votes: 1,686 | Gross: $1.01M

45. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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