1984

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1.
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
 
2.
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
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A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial... (89 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
3.
A Summer at Grandpa's (1984)
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A coming-of-age story about a young brother and sister whom spend a pivotal summer in the country with their grandparents. (93 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
4.
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
“ aka What Have I Done To Deserve This ” - maddox-richard
 
5.
Dune (1984)
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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. (137 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
6.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
7.
The Terminator (1984)
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A seemingly indestructible humanoid 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
 
8.
Sleepwalker (1984)
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Rich couple Angela & Richard travel to the home of brother and sister Alex and Marion for dinner but... (51 mins.)
Director: Saxon Logan
 
9.
Repo Man (1984)
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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
 
10.
The Karate Kid (1984)
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A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. (126 mins.)
 
11.
Favourites of the Moon (1984)
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Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 41st Venice International Film Festival, this absurdist comedy... (101 mins.)
Director: Otar Iosseliani
 
12.
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
 
13.
Blood Simple. (1984)
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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
 
14.
Night of the Comet (1984)
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A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists. (95 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
15.
Long Arm of the Law (1984)
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Illeagal immigrants from mainland live in poverty and crimes. (100 mins.)
Director: Johnny Mak
 
16.
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
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Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated. (94 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
17.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
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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
 
18.
Utu (1984)
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In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty... (118 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
 
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.
Sexmission (1984)
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Two scientists are placed in hibernation and should be awaken after three years. But when they wake up, it turns out that it has been fifty years, and they are the only two males in a new, underground society composed exclusively of women. (117 mins.)
 
21.
The Holy Innocents (1984)
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Spain, 1960s. People from a very poor family work in the country, at the service of a rich family of landowners... (107 mins.)
Director: Mario Camus
 
22.
Strangers in Paradise (1984)
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Mesmerist Jonathan Sage escapes Nazi Germany via a cryogenic tube. In the 1980s, a group of Fascist Americans thaw him out... (84 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
 
23.
Boy Meets Girl (1984)
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Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend... (100 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
24.
Repentance (1984)
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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... (153 mins.)
Director: Tengiz Abuladze
 
25.
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
 
26.
Gremlins (1984)
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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
 
27.
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. (145 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
28.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
29.
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
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The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte... (98 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
 
30.
Meantime (1984 TV Movie)
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An odd film, primarily looking at how the dole affects the underclass in Britain. Tim Roth stars as Colin... (102 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
31.
My New Partner (1984)
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Rene is a "ripou", a rotten cop who makes ends meet by accepting bribes, presents and free drinks from the people he should be putting in jail... (107 mins.)
Director: Claude Zidi
 
32.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
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A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
33.
Kaos (1984)
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Five stories by Luigi Pirandello set in turn-of-the-century Italy. (188 mins.)
 
34.
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984 Documentary)
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A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Epstein
 
35.
Cal (1984)
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Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband... (102 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
 
36.
Choose Me (1984)
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Several lost-soul night-owls, including a nightclub owner, a talkback radio relationships counseller... (106 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
 
37.
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
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After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior. (79 mins.)
 
38.
Romancing the Stone (1984)
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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
 
39.
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
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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
 
40.
Top Secret! (1984)
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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.)
 
41.
Wheels on Meals (1984)
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Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective... (108 mins.)
Director: Samo Hung
 
42.
The Crazy Family (1984)
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The Kobayashi family finally get the chance to move out of their tiny, cramped Tokyo apartment in favour of the suburban house of their dreams... (106 mins.)
Director: Sogo Ishii
 
43.
La femme publique (1984)
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An unexperienced young actress is invited to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's 'The Possessed'... (113 mins.)
 
44.
Body Double (1984)
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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
 
45.
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
 
46.
Purple Rain (1984)
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A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise. (111 mins.)
Director: Albert Magnoli
 
47.
Tightrope (1984)
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New Orleans single dad and cop Wes Block goes after a serial rapist-killer but when he gets too close to the target the hunter suddenly becomes the hunted. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Tuggle
 
48.
Places in the Heart (1984)
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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
 
49.
Si shui liu nian (1984)
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Coral, a Hong Kong woman tortured by city life, went back to her home town to visit her two old friends... (96 mins.)
Director: Ho Yim
 
50.
Bianca (1984)
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Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods... (96 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
51.
Tong chiu ho fong nui (1984)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Ling-Cheng Fang
 
52.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: W.D. Richter
 
53.
The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)
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Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children, Mace and Cindel, on a quest to find their parents. (96 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
54.
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
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At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeff Kanew
 
55.
Oxford Blues (1984)
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A young American hustler pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford, where he must enroll to obtain her. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Boris
 
56.
The Toxic Avenger (1984)
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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. (82 mins.)
 
57.
The Ice Pirates (1984)
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In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess... (91 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
 
58.
Fear City (1984)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
59.
Firstborn (1984)
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A teen must protect his family when his mother's sinister new boyfriend begins exerting his authority in their home. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
60.
Mishaps of Seduction and Conquest (1984 Video)
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(15 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
61.
Threads (1984 TV Movie)
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Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization. (112 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
62.
Last Day of Summer (1984 TV Movie)
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(54 mins.)
Director: Derek Banham
 
63.
Alive from Off Center (1984 TV Series)
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An avant-garde omnibus that features works by off-the-wall artists in many different disciplines.
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
64.
The Living Planet (1984 TV Series)
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David Attenborough discusses the biomass and life in a variety of eco-systems spanning many of the environments found on Earth (from tropical to polar). (660 mins.)
 
65.
Hill Street Blues (1981 TV Series)
Episode: Fuchs Me? Fuchs You! (1984)
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Corrupt cop Marino is arrested and spills the beans on his entire precinct including revelations about Marty Nichols. The cop killer hits Coffey in the arm before calling to say he'll give himself up Freddie's diner. (60 mins.)
 
66.
The Octopus (1984 Mini-Series)
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Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus")... (402 mins.)
 
67.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV Series)
Episode: The Crooked Man (1984)
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Col. Barclay is found dead and his wife is arrested for the murder, but Holmes is convinced a missing door key will reveal the true killer. (60 mins.)
 
68.
Tenko (1981 TV Series)
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WWII drama follows a group of British, Dutch, and Australian women; from the bombing of Singapore to their years spent in prison camps and eventually to the end of the war where the survivors try to readjust to civilian life. (50 mins.)
 
69.
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983 TV Series)
Episode: When the Boat Goes Out (1984)
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Work on the site ends with a bang as Barry's bike explodes, demolishing the hut and destroying most of the lads' possessions. As the smoke subsides, the crew decides who will stay on in Germany and who will head for home (60 mins.)
Director: Anthony Garner
 
70.
Minder (1979 TV Series)
Episode: The Balance of Power (1984)
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Arthur stands as an independent candidate at the local bye-election but the seat holds the balance of... (60 mins.)
 
71.
Minder (1979 TV Series)
Episode: Sorry Pal, Wrong Number (1984)
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Arthur's latest money-making scheme, in partnership with veteran con artist J.J. Mooney, involves a race tipping scam with an imaginary office... (60 mins.)
 
72.
Minder (1979 TV Series)
Episode: Rocky Eight and a Half (1984)
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After watching a pirate boxing match Arthur suggests to Terry that he should get back into the ring and fight Jackie Wilson... (60 mins.)
 
73.
Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984 Mini-Series)
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Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry. (156 mins.)
 
74.
Lace (1984 Mini-Series)
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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
 
75.
The Master (1984 TV Series)
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An aging American ninja master and his headstrong young apprentice search for the elder man's daughter. (60 mins.)
 
76.
Fist of the North Star (1984 TV Series)
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In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak... (25 mins.)
 
78.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV Series)
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem. (60 mins.)
 
79.
Cover Up (1984 TV Series)
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A fashion photographer and a veteran special forces soldier posing as her model go on intelligence missions around the world. (60 mins.)
 
80.
Scully (1984 Mini-Series)
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Scully, a Liverpudlian teenage, dreams of playing for Liverpool FC. His imagination twists the world around him, including 'visions' of Kenny Dalglish. But in reality he must deal with family, friends and above all avoid the school Panto. (60 mins.)
 
81.
Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
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A geologist employed by an Australian mining company finds himself disputing the rights of some aborigines who believe their land to be sacred. (100 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
82.
Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
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An artist fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City's Holland Tunnel. He winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser. (82 mins.)
Director: Tom Schiller
 
83.
Los Sures (1984 Documentary)
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In the late 70s and early 80s, Los Sures was one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City. In fact... (57 mins.)
 
84.
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
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A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills. (105 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
85.
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982 TV Series)
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An intelligent, fearless boy living in a superstitious Transylvanian village goes out into the world to figure out what everyone else is afraid of, "the shivers". The king hires him to rid the castle of ghosts and evil spirits. (50 mins.)
 
86.
The Last Starfighter (1984)
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A 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. (101 mins.)
Director: Nick Castle