My Top 25 of 1984

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1.
The Company of Wolves (1984)
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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
 
2.
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
 
3.
Splash (1984)
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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
 
4.
Lensman (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Kimball Kinnison, a young man from the agricultural planet Mquie and his Valerian companinon, Buscirk... (107 mins.)
 
5.
Racing with the Moon (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 1942 California, two young men await induction into the U.S. Marines and say goodbye to their girlfriends. (108 mins.)
 
6.
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
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Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess. (103 mins.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
Electric Dreams (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman. (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
 
9.
Firestarter (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic. (114 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
 
10.
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
 
11.
Ghostbusters (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
12.
The Initiation (1984)
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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
 
13.
The Wild Life (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David. (96 mins.)
Director: Art Linson
 
14.
The Karate Kid (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting. (126 mins.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
Repo Man (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result. (92 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
17.
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
 
18.
Breakin' (1984)
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A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds. (90 mins.)
Director: Joel Silberg
 
19.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
20.
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
 
21.
Thief of Hearts (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind... (100 mins.)
 
22.
The Flamingo Kid (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Jeffrey Willis has just finished high school and isn't quite sure what the future holds. His parents... (100 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
23.
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem. (108 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
24.
Girls Nite Out (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A killer, wearing a dancing bear suit, stalks a variety of cheerleaders during an all-night scavenger hunt at a remote Ohio college. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Deubel
 
25.
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