Best Picture 1984

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1.
Paris, Texas (1984)
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Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family. (147 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
2.
Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
3.
A Passage to India (1984)
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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. (164 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
4.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
5.
Blood Simple. (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. (99 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
6.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
7.
Love Streams (1984)
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Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart. (141 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
8.
Romancing the Stone (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
9.
Poison for the Fairies (1984)
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A 10 year old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn. (90 mins.)
 
10.
Gremlins (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
11.
Dangerous Moves (1984)
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Two masters of chess duel each other not only in their game but also in their different ideologies.... (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Dembo
 
12.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
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A skirmish in Shanghai puts archaeologist Indiana Jones, his partner Short Round and singer Willie Scott crossing paths with an Indian village desperate to reclaim a rock stolen by a secret cult beneath the catacombs of an ancient palace. (118 mins.)
 
13.
Another Country (1984)
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Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies. (90 mins.)
Director: Marek Kanievska
 
14.
Starman (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them. (115 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
15.
Body Double (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences. (114 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
16.
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant... (135 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
 
17.
Top Secret! (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany. (90 mins.)
 
18.
The Company of Wolves (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine and she has a disturbing dream involving wolves which appears to take place in the woods visible from her bedroom window. (95 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
19.
Ghostbusters (1984)
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Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
20.
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
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In Madrid, the housewife Gloria lives in a tiny apartment with her husband, the taxi driver and forger Antonio; her lunatic mother-in-law... (101 mins.)
Director: Pedro Almodovar
 
21.
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
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In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster. (84 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
22.
Frankenweenie (1984 Short Film)
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A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science. (29 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
23.
Thief of Hearts (1984)
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A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind... (100 mins.)
 
24.
Abwärts (1984)
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It's Friday evening. The lift repairman leaves the building and wants to finish his work on Monday.... (90 mins.)
Director: Carl Schenkel
 
25.
Streets of Fire (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
26.
The Natural (1984)
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An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent. (138 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
27.
The Killing Fields (1984)
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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. (141 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
28.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. (102 mins.)
 
29.
Lace (1984 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother... (240 mins.)
Director: Billy Hale
 
30.
Splash (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is. (111 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
31.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
32.
A Soldier's Story (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II. (101 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
33.
The Bostonians (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future. (122 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
34.
Night of the Comet (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive. (95 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
35.
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeff Kanew
 
36.
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body. (105 mins.)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
 
37.
Making the Grade (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A spoiled rich young man hires a young hustler, who lives in a broken car and owes money to a dicey loan shark, to take his place in his elite prep school and graduate for him. (105 mins.)
Director: Dorian Walker
 
38.
The Karate Kid (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. (126 mins.)
 
39.
Places in the Heart (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the Deep South in the 1930s, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
40.
Country (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus... (105 mins.)
Director: Richard Pearce
 
41.
La muerte de Mikel (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Opening at the funeral mass for Mikel, we flashback to those that played a part in Mikel's life and death; his estranged wife... (90 mins.)
Director: Imanol Uribe
 
42.
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on... (121 mins.)
 
43.
Blame It on Rio (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Best friends and their daughters holiday in Rio only for one to fall for the other's daughter. (100 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
44.
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills. (105 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
45.
The River (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A farming family battles severe storms, a bank is threatening to repossess their farm, and there are other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm. (122 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
 
46.
Runaway (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target. (99 mins.)
 
47.
All of Me (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A dying millionnaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. But something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer. (93 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
48.
Footloose (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. (107 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
49.
Tightrope (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women... (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Tuggle
 
50.
Angel (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
15 year-old Molly is the best in her class in high school. Nobody suspects that the model pupil earns... (94 mins.)
 
51.
The Flamingo Kid (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Set in Brooklyn, 1963, Jeffrey Willis has just finished high school and isn't quite sure what the future holds... (100 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
52.
Crimes of Passion (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A mysterious woman, fashion designer by day, prostitute by night, and accused of murder, is hounded by two men: a married father of two, and a sexually repressed preacher. (107 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
53.
The Cotton Club (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club... (127 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
54.
Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
55.
Savage Streets (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend. (93 mins.)
Director: Danny Steinmann
 
56.
The Initiation (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends. (97 mins.)
Director: Larry Stewart
 
57.
Impulse (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
After a small earthquake in a small and quiet town, local citizens start to have a bizarre, violent and self-destructive behaviour... (91 mins.)
Director: Graham Baker
 
58.
They're Playing with Fire (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
Director: Howard Avedis
 
59.
Razorback (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed... (95 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
60.
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it. (94 mins.)
Director: Sam Firstenberg
 
61.
Supergirl (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch. (105 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
62.
Perfect Strangers (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A hit-man tries to seduce the mother of a child who witnessed his most recent kill. (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
63.
Swing Shift (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an aircraft plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
64.
Calendar Girl Murders (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Millionaire Richard Trainor is celebrating the fact that his new calendar featuring twelve nude woman is a huge success... (100 mins.)
 
65.
Children of the Corn (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed. (92 mins.)
Director: Fritz Kiersch