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1. Where the Boys Are (1984)

R | 94 min | Comedy

Four college coeds, virginal Jennie, outgoing Carole, wealthy and spoiled Southern belle Sandra and horny Laurie, travel to Fort Lauderdale for their Easter week of Spring Break, and become... See full summary »

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Lisa Hartman, Lorna Luft, Wendy Schaal, Lynn-Holly Johnson

Votes: 835 | Gross: $10.53M

2. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

61 Metascore

An unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Votes: 39,901 | Gross: $47.95M

3. Last Winter (1984)

R | 89 min | Drama, War

Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the ... See full summary »

Director: Riki Shelach Nissimoff | Stars: Yona Elian, Kathleen Quinlan, Stephen Macht, Zipora Peled

Votes: 55

4. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 17,804 | Gross: $25.53M

5. Meatballs Part II (1984)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

Second in the series of Meatball movies. A group of kids attempt to save a summer camp that's a financial failure.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Richard Mulligan, Hamilton Camp, John Mengatti, Kim Richards

Votes: 2,078 | Gross: $5.41M

6. Flashpoint (1984)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two Texas border guards, a young hotshot and his older and more cynical partner, find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in ... See full summary »

Director: William Tannen | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway

Votes: 1,875 | Gross: $3.85M

7. The Evil That Men Do (1984)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A professional killer comes out of retirement to investigate and avenge the brutal murder of an old friend.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Theresa Saldana, Joseph Maher, José Ferrer

Votes: 3,045 | Gross: $13.10M

8. Places in the Heart (1984)

PG | 111 min | Drama

70 Metascore

In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan

Votes: 9,397 | Gross: $34.90M

9. Songwriter (1984)

R | 94 min | Drama, Music

Doc Jenkins is a singer/songwriter who tries to leave his singer/songwriter roots to be a music "mogul", and gets tangled up in a bad publishing deal. He enlists a team of cronies, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Melinda Dillon, Rip Torn

Votes: 455 | Gross: $0.87M

10. Blame It on the Night (1984)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

When his unmarried mother dies, custody of 13-year-old Job is assumed by his alleged father, Chris, whom he has never seen. Job is an enthusiastic cadet at a military academy, and Chris ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Taft | Stars: Nick Mancuso, Byron Thames, Leslie Ackerman, Richard Bakalyan

Votes: 155 | Gross: $0.20M

11. Lovelines (1984)

R | 93 min | Comedy

Greed, lust, dirty tricks and bloody fist fights... All those things that make life worth living. When Piper and Rick, the two hottest properties in the Battle of the Bands want to make it,... See full summary »

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Greg Bradford, Mary Beth Evans, Michael Winslow, Don Michael Paul

Votes: 217 | Gross: $0.29M

12. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

Votes: 12,032 | Gross: $2.49M

13. Supergirl (1984)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

42 Metascore

After losing a powerful orb, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Hart Bochner

Votes: 16,878 | Gross: $13.60M

14. Birdy (1984)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

Votes: 19,695 | Gross: $1.46M

15. Runaway (I) (1984)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley

Votes: 10,515 | Gross: $6.77M

16. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

55 Metascore

A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Susie Coelho

Votes: 3,342 | Gross: $15.10M

17. Heaven Help Us (1985)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy, John Heard, Mary Stuart Masterson

Votes: 3,697 | Gross: $6.07M

18. The Last Dragon (1985)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, Julius Carry

Votes: 11,805 | Gross: $25.75M

19. Alamo Bay (1985)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Amy Madigan, Ed Harris, Ho Nguyen, Donald Moffat

Votes: 904 | Gross: $0.38M

20. Private Resort (1985)

R | 82 min | Comedy

34 Metascore

The story of two adolescent boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the week-end. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.

Director: George Bowers | Stars: Rob Morrow, Johnny Depp, Emily Longstreth, Karyn O'Bryan

Votes: 7,070 | Gross: $0.33M

21. Little Treasure (1985)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Desperate for a better life, a failed dancer turned stripper teams up with a hunky aimless bartender to find her late father's buried treasure.

Director: Alan Sharp | Stars: Margot Kidder, Ted Danson, Burt Lancaster, Joseph Hacker

Votes: 235

22. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

47 Metascore

John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 138,632 | Gross: $150.42M

23. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

50 Metascore

A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 19,973 | Gross: $11.60M

24. The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama

45 Metascore

A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon, Richard Bradford

Votes: 8,019 | Gross: $3.10M

25. Real Genius (1985)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Votes: 27,987 | Gross: $13.00M

26. Volunteers (1985)

R | 107 min | Comedy

55 Metascore

Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 7,885 | Gross: $19.88M

27. Sweet Dreams (1985)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

Votes: 3,813 | Gross: $9.09M

28. My Man Adam (1985)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A pizza delivery lad, who fantasises about his dream girl and what heroic deed he can perform to make her notice him, gets involved in a murder.

Director: Roger L. Simon | Stars: Raphael Sbarge, Page Hannah, Veronica Cartwright, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 119 | Gross: $0.09M

29. Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The legend of Santa Claus is put in jeopardy when an unscrupulous toy manufacturer attempts to take over Christmas.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 10,549 | Gross: $23.72M

30. Head Office (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

31 Metascore

Lazy, womanizing Jack gets employed at the NYC HQ of the multinational conglomerate, INC. Crazy chaos, promotions, firings, suicides etc. seem to be the way of the day.

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Eddie Albert, Lori-Nan Engler, Merritt Butrick

Votes: 1,280 | Gross: $3.39M

31. Iron Eagle (1986)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Thriller, War

41 Metascore

A young pilot plans a rescue mission when his father, an Air Force Colonel, is shot down over enemy territory and captured.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Jason Gedrick, David Suchet, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 12,377 | Gross: $24.16M

32. La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding (1985)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

Third and final film of the La Cage aux Folles series has Renato's drag queen lover Albin learning he can inherit a vast fortune from a distant relative. But the catch is Albin must marry (... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Michel Serrault, Ugo Tognazzi, Antonella Interlenghi, Saverio Vallone

Votes: 687 | Gross: $0.35M

33. The Hitcher (1986)

R | 97 min | Thriller

32 Metascore

A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 39,400 | Gross: $5.84M

34. Odd Jobs (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

Four students who work on different jobs during their vacations in summer are tired of doing the same thing every year. Therefore they decide to open up a moving company together and ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Story | Stars: Paul Reiser, Robert Townsend, Scott McGinnis, Rick Overton

Votes: 349

35. Rad (1986)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, Bill Allen, Talia Shire

Votes: 4,537 | Gross: $2.02M

36. Band of the Hand (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Juvenile lost causes are reformed by a war veteran using survival tactics.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Stephen Lang, Michael Carmine, Lauren Holly, John Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 2,514 | Gross: $4.87M

37. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

29 Metascore

Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul, Randy Brooks

Votes: 4,055 | Gross: $1.31M

38. Short Circuit (1986)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 51,817 | Gross: $40.70M



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