1984 Movies

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1. Dune (1984)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

39 Metascore

A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

Votes: 127,117 | Gross: $30.93M

2. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Votes: 310,203 | Gross: $5.32M

3. Sixteen Candles (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

61 Metascore

A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

Votes: 105,271 | Gross: $23.69M

4. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama

53 Metascore

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.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 51,167 | Gross: $38.38M

5. Splash (1984)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

71 Metascore

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy. He falls in love with her, not knowing who or what she is.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy

Votes: 69,086 | Gross: $62.10M

6. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

33 Metascore

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 Camp Crystal Lake.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Kimberly Beck

Votes: 45,315 | Gross: $32.98M

7. Streets of Fire (1984)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan

Votes: 18,046 | Gross: $8.09M

8. 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: 28,897 | Gross: $8.80M

9. Blood Simple (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

82 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 87,432 | Gross: $2.15M

10. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, History

62 Metascore

Fed up with their Captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship's crew decides to take action.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

Votes: 24,643 | Gross: $8.60M

11. Bachelor Party (1984)

R | 105 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate bachelor party.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, George Grizzard

Votes: 35,471 | Gross: $38.44M

12. Repo Man (1984)

R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

82 Metascore

A young punk recruited by a car repossession agency finds himself in pursuit of a Chevrolet Malibu that is wanted for a $20,000 bounty - and has something otherworldly stashed in its trunk.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash

Votes: 33,879 | Gross: $3.57M

13. The Ice Pirates (1984)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

In a distant future scarce of water, space pirates get caught after stealing ice from a spaceship. They are sold to a princess looking for her dad. He might have found a planet abundant with water.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston

Votes: 9,815 | Gross: $14.26M

14. Ghoulies (1984)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

26 Metascore

A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.

Director: Luca Bercovici | Stars: Peter Liapis, Lisa Pelikan, Michael Des Barres, Jack Nance

Votes: 8,119 | Gross: $35.00M

15. Hardbodies (1984)

R | 88 min | Comedy

1 Metascore

Frumpy singles Hunter, Rounder and Ashby rent a beach house to take advantage of the surf, sun and scores of available women. Not having what it takes, the men hire a sexy young surfer, Scotty, to help them meet girls.

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Grant Cramer, Teal Roberts, Gary Wood, Michael Rapport

Votes: 3,127 | Gross: $7.12M

16. Night of the Comet (1984)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 18,504 | Gross: $14.42M

17. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

56 Metascore

Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned U.S.S. Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis Planet to recover Spock's body.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 74,676 | Gross: $76.47M

18. 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: 9,891 | Gross: $18.64M

19. Electric Dreams (1984)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Lenny von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, Maxwell Caulfield, Bud Cort

Votes: 6,939 | Gross: $2.19M

20. Up the Creek (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy

Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Tim Matheson, Jennifer Runyon, Stephen Furst, Dan Monahan

Votes: 3,137 | Gross: $11.70M

21. Impulse (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After a small earthquake in a tiny, quiet town, local citizens start to exhibit bizarre, violent and self-destructive behaviour.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Tim Matheson, Meg Tilly, Hume Cronyn, John Karlen

Votes: 1,254 | Gross: $2.50M

22. Dreamscape (1984)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

63 Metascore

A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert

Votes: 13,709 | Gross: $11.48M

23. Gwendoline (1984)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Gwendoline, a runaway nun, arrives in Hong Kong on a mission to find her father, who was last seen in the legendary Land of the Yik Yak searching for a rare butterfly. She's guided on her perilous journey by the selfish mercenary Willard.

Director: Just Jaeckin | Stars: Tawny Kitaen, Brent Huff, Zabou Breitman, Bernadette Lafont

Votes: 2,601 | Gross: $1.34M

24. Breakin' (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

53 Metascore

A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.

Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Ben Lokey

Votes: 5,870 | Gross: $38.68M

25. Firstborn (1984)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

A teen must protect his family when his mother's sinister new boyfriend begins exerting his authority in their home.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet, Corey Haim

Votes: 2,174 | Gross: $6.25M

26. Savage Streets (1984)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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

Directors: Danny Steinmann, Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Robert Dryer, Johnny Venokur

Votes: 4,025

27. City Heat (1984)

PG | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

39 Metascore

Slick Private Investigator Mike Murphy (Burt Reynolds) and tough Police Lieutenant Speer (Clint Eastwood), once partners, now bitter enemies, reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn

Votes: 9,051 | Gross: $38.35M

28. The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

44 Metascore

A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors forty years into the future.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Michael Paré, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas, Bobby Di Cicco

Votes: 14,152 | Gross: $8.10M

29. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

Votes: 13,786 | Gross: $2.49M

30. They're Playing with Fire (1984)

R | 96 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A married college professor decides to seduce her student, whom she hired as a handyman for her yacht. The hesitant student succumbs to his buxom professor, but their romance is interrupted by her corrupt husband and a masked murderer.

Director: Howard Avedis | Stars: Sybil Danning, Eric Brown, Andrew Prine, Paul Clemens

Votes: 750

31. Razorback (1984)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

As a vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback, the husband of one of the victims is joined by a hunter and a farmer in a search for the beast.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood

Votes: 5,818 | Gross: $0.15M

32. The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)

R | 81 min | Adventure, Fantasy

The mighty warrior, Kain, crosses the barren wastelands of the planet Ura, where two arch enemies, Zeg and the evil degenerate Balcaz, fight incessantly for control of the village's only well.

Director: John C. Broderick | Stars: David Carradine, Luke Askew, María Socas, Anthony De Longis

Votes: 1,609 | Gross: $2.89M

33. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

55 Metascore

A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Susie Coelho

Votes: 3,756 | Gross: $15.10M

34. Trancers (1984)

PG-13 | 76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

A gruff bounty hunter travels back in time to 1980s Los Angeles to stop a twisted criminal who can transform people into zombie-like creatures.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur

Votes: 5,525

35. The Initiation (1984)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

An amnesiac sorority member who has been plagued by a recurring nightmare is stalked alongside other coeds by a killer in a deserted department store where they are completing a hazing ritual.

Directors: Larry Stewart, Peter Crane | Stars: Vera Miles, Clu Gulager, Daphne Zuniga, James Read

Votes: 2,975

36. Meatballs Part II (1984)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

21 Metascore

Second in the series of Meatball movies. A group of kids attempt to save a summer camp that's a financial failure.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Richard Mulligan, Hamilton Camp, John Mengatti, Kim Richards

Votes: 2,246 | Gross: $5.41M

37. 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: 3,493 | Gross: $16.60M

38. Fear City (1984)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and maimed by a psycho-killer. A conflicted ex-boxer-turned-talent-manager and his business partner and friend, who represent some of the girls, set out to find him before he strikes again.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Scalia, Melanie Griffith

Votes: 3,086

39. 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: 5,776

40. Oxford Blues (1984)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

19 Metascore

A young American hustler pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford, where he must enroll to obtain her.

Director: Robert Boris | Stars: Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Amanda Pays, Julian Sands

Votes: 2,939 | Gross: $8.79M

41. Sole Survivor (1984)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

A lone survivor of a plane crash is haunted by a feeling unworthy of survival. Dead people start coming after her to collect her.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Anita Skinner, Caren L. Larkey, Peggy McClure, Roberta Kay

Votes: 1,507

42. Hot Moves (1984)

R | 85 min | Comedy

Four Venice Beach boys make a pact to lose their virginity before beginning their senior year of high school.

Director: Jim Sotos | Stars: Michael Zorek, Adam Silbar, Jeff Fishman, Johnny Timko

Votes: 596 | Gross: $2.73M

43. Surf II (1983)

R | 91 min | Comedy

Evil Nerd Menlo wants to get revenge on some surfers by selling a bad batch of soda called Buzz Cola which turns people into mutant zombies. It's up to Jocko, Chuck, Bob and their surfer ... See full summary »

Director: Randall M. Badat | Stars: Eddie Deezen, Linda Kerridge, Terry Kiser, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 594



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