1984

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1. Footloose (1984)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

42 Metascore

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 72,402 | Gross: $80.04M

2. 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: 29,978 | Gross: $8.80M

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

76 Metascore

The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 211,380 | Gross: $25.50M

4. Zombie Island Massacre (1984)

R | 95 min | Horror

Americans on vacation in the Caribbean take a tour of a nearby island at night and watch a local voodoo ritual. Soon after, they find themselves stranded on the island and under attack by unseen foes. One by one they meet violent ends.

Director: John Carter | Stars: David Broadnax, Rita Jenrette, Tom Cantrell, Diane Clayre Holub

Votes: 757

5. 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: 14,015 | Gross: $2.49M

6. The Wild Beasts (1984)

Unrated | 92 min | Horror

The water supply for a large city zoo becomes contaminated with PCP, and the animals go crazy and get loose.

Director: Franco Prosperi | Stars: Lorraine De Selle, Antonio Di Leo, Ugo Bologna, Louisa Lloyd

Votes: 901

7. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

60 Metascore

A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 203,824 | Gross: $90.82M

8. Teachers (1984)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

39 Metascore

A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Judd Hirsch, Ralph Macchio

Votes: 3,958 | Gross: $27.77M

9. 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: 2,869 | Gross: $17.49M

10. 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: 3,567 | Gross: $16.60M

11. The Cotton Club (1984)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Music

68 Metascore

Meet the jazz musicians, dancers, owner and guests (e.g. gangster Dutch Schultz) of The Cotton Club in 1928-30s Harlem.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee

Votes: 16,920 | Gross: $25.93M

12. One Night Stand (1984)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

In Australia, four teenagers in a Sydney theater are astounded to hear the news that a nuclear war has broken out in Eastern Europe. They try to figure out the best way they can survive the coming conflagration.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Tyler Coppin, Cassandra Delaney, Jay Hackett, Saskia Post

Votes: 182

13. 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: 6,030 | Gross: $0.15M

14. Death Warmed Up (1984)

R | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.

Director: David Blyth | Stars: Michael Hurst, Margaret Umbers, William Upjohn, Norelle Scott

Votes: 1,039

15. Supergirl (1984)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

42 Metascore

After losing a powerful orb, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow

Votes: 19,324 | Gross: $13.60M

16. White Fire (1984)

R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Two Russian siblings living in Istanbul, Turkey, who work in the diamond fencing business, scheme to steal the newly discovered legendary diamond White Fire, but their rivals have other plans in mind.

Director: Jean-Marie Pallardy | Stars: Robert Ginty, Fred Williamson, Belinda Mayne, Jess Hahn

Votes: 571

17. 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: 130,998 | Gross: $30.93M

18. The Last Starfighter (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason

Votes: 39,253 | Gross: $28.73M

19. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

78 Metascore

Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

Votes: 17,506 | Gross: $27.19M

20. 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: 3,139

21. Fall Break (1984)

86 min | Horror, Thriller

A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father.

Directors: Buddy Cooper, John Douglass | Stars: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock, Connie Rogers

Votes: 4,330

22. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 134,835 | Gross: $20.16M

23. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

R | 90 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese

Votes: 49,972 | Gross: $40.90M

24. 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: 3,204 | Gross: $7.12M

25. Lust in the Dust (1984)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Western

A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Tab Hunter, Divine, Lainie Kazan, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 2,943 | Gross: $0.73M

26. Against All Odds (1984)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

42 Metascore

A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Alex Karras

Votes: 11,339 | Gross: $25.10M

27. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 52,595 | Gross: $34.70M

28. 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: 36,360 | Gross: $38.44M

29. Wheels on Meals (1984)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two Chinese friends, who operate a food truck in Barcelona, Spain, use their martial arts expertise to help their private investigator friend protect the pickpocket Sylvia, who's been targeted by a ruthless gang.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Biao Yuen, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Benny Urquidez

Votes: 12,338

30. Missing in Action (1984)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

43 Metascore

Colonel Braddock launches a mission deep into the jungles of Vietnam to find the POW camp that he escaped from and free the Americans still held captive there.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf

Votes: 14,129 | Gross: $22.81M

31. 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: 46,520 | Gross: $32.98M

32. 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: 19,127 | Gross: $14.42M

33. Tausend Augen (1984)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

Set in Hamburg in winter. Gabriele dreams of sunny Australia and her lover who sends her taped messages. Gabriele lives with her parents and is studying marine biology, but at night works ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christoph Blumenberg | Stars: Barbara Rudnik, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Karin Baal, Peter Kraus

Votes: 100

34. 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: 1,569

35. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

70 Metascore

A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Votes: 203,447 | Gross: $148.17M

36. 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: 25,587

37. The Final Executioner (1984)

95 min | Action, Sci-Fi

After a nuclear holocaust, as the rest of society regresses to primitivism, a small, "elite" group that has managed to escape radioactive contamination takes it upon itself to exterminate ... See full summary »

Director: Romolo Guerrieri | Stars: William Mang, Marina Costa, Harrison Muller, Woody Strode

Votes: 200

38. 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: 927

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39. Ninja Busters (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Comedy

Two pals tired of being losers and constantly rejected by women, decide to change their lives with learning martial arts. Through hard work they become kung fu masters, role models, find ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Kyriazi | Stars: Sid Campbell, Dalia Guiterrez, Eric Lee, Nancy Lee

Votes: 96

40. 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: 34,901 | Gross: $3.57M

41. Up the Creek (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy

Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life, until he has to win a river rafting race with three college buddies.

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

Votes: 3,254 | Gross: $11.70M

42. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

Votes: 170,020 | Gross: $234.76M

43. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

A human soldier is sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop an almost indestructible cyborg killing machine, sent from the same year, which has been programmed to execute a young woman whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 809,149 | Gross: $38.40M

44. 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: 319,485 | Gross: $5.32M

45. 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: 107,774 | Gross: $23.69M

46. 1984 (1984)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi