Most Popular Feature Films Released 1984-01-01 to 1984-12-31
2. Footloose (1984)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
Votes: 52,191 | Gross: $80.00M
3. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 607,563 | Gross: $38.40M
4. 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.
Votes: 223,866 | Gross: $5.30M
6. Sixteen Candles (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
Votes: 75,218 | Gross: $20.50M
7. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.
Votes: 274,049 | Gross: $51.60M
8. Dune (1984)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 97,770 | Gross: $27.40M
10. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 151,135 | Gross: $26.51M
11. Gremlins (1984)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Votes: 144,146 | Gross: $148.17M
12. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.
Votes: 127,844 | Gross: $234.76M
13. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 105,982 | Gross: $4.67M
14. Police Academy (1984)
R | 96 min | Comedy
A group of good-hearted but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.
Votes: 88,652 | Gross: $81.20M
15. Firstborn (1984)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Thriller
Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,530 | Gross: $6.20M
16. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Votes: 333,923 | Gross: $179.87M
17. Red Dawn (1984)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama, War
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
18. Supergirl (1984)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.
Votes: 14,448 | Gross: $13.60M
22. Blood Simple. (1984)
R | 99 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 68,042 | Gross: $2.15M
23. Children of the Corn (1984)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 35,176 | Gross: $14.60M
24. Romancing the Stone (1984)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.
Votes: 64,740 | Gross: $74.90M
25. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
27. Paris, Texas (1984)
R | 147 min | Drama
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.
28. Body Double (1984)
R | 114 min | Mystery, Thriller
A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.
29. Top Secret! (1984)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music
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.
30. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 29,864 | Gross: $32.60M
34. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 59,523 | Gross: $76.40M
36. The Bounty (1984)
PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British ... See full summary »
Votes: 18,169 | Gross: $8.60M
37. The Killing Fields (1984)
R | 141 min | Drama, History, War
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.
Votes: 42,396 | Gross: $34.60M
38. The Cotton Club (1984)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Music
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.
Votes: 12,857 | Gross: $25.90M
40. Starman (1984)
PG | 115 min | Romance, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 33,491 | Gross: $28.70M
PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama
A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. The mother dies soon after. ... See full summary »
Votes: 14,953 | Gross: $45.90M
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension.
43. Firestarter (1984)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.
Votes: 22,982 | Gross: $15.10M
45. Purple Rain (1984)
R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical
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.
46. Against All Odds (1984)
R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 8,103 | Gross: $25.10M
47. The Woman in Red (1984)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte - an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her - but what would his wife say?
Votes: 10,377 | Gross: $25.30M
49. The Toxic Avenger (1984)
R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
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.