Most Popular Feature Films Released 1984-01-01 to 1984-12-31
2. 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: 152,261 | Gross: $26.51M
3. 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: 52,564 | Gross: $80.00M
5. 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: 75,662 | Gross: $20.50M
6. 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: 106,385 | Gross: $4.67M
7. 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: 610,836 | Gross: $38.40M
8. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 275,492 | Gross: $51.60M
9. 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: 225,160 | Gross: $5.30M
10. 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: 335,700 | Gross: $179.87M
11. 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: 35,469 | Gross: $14.60M
13. 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: 98,111 | Gross: $27.40M
14. 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: 145,040 | Gross: $148.17M
15. 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: 128,492 | Gross: $234.76M
16. 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. 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: 88,958 | Gross: $81.20M
20. 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: 14,508 | Gross: $13.60M
21. 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.
22. 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: 30,170 | Gross: $32.60M
23. 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.
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: 64,985 | Gross: $74.90M
25. 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.
26. 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.
28. Sheena (1984)
PG | 117 min | Adventure, Fantasy
Sheena's white parents are killed while on Safari. She is raised by the mystical witch woman of an African tribe. When her foster mother is framed for the murder of a political leader, ... See full summary »
29. 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: 68,348 | Gross: $2.15M
30. Racing with the Moon (1984)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1942 California, two young men await induction into the U.S. Marines and say goodbye to their girlfriends.
Votes: 3,333 | Gross: $5.40M
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: 15,008 | Gross: $45.90M
32. The Last Starfighter (1984)
PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A video game expert finds himself transported to another planet after conquering the last starfighter video game only to find out it was a test
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: 42,538 | Gross: $34.60M
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.
39. 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: 59,829 | Gross: $76.40M
42. 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: 8,126 | Gross: $25.10M
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. Bolero (1984)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
Follows the tale of a young woman's sexual awakening and subsequent journey around the world in pursuit of her ideal lover. Encounters include an Arabian sheik and a Spanish bullfighter. ... See full summary »
47. Ghoulies (1984)
PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.
Votes: 5,906 | Gross: $35.00M
50. Runaway (1984)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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.