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Movies: Popular Movies of 1984

Movies in chronological context: 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1984th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 984th year of the 2nd millennium, the 84th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1980s decade. ()

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The Terminator(1984)

3.8/5 (with 4,562 votes)

In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom(1984)

PG
| 1h 58min | Adventure, Action
3.7/5 (with 3,241 votes)

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.

Ghostbusters(1984)

PG
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 3,142 votes)

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.

Gremlins(1984)

PG
| 1h 46min | Fantasy, Horror, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 2,309 votes)

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

Once Upon a Time in America(1984)

R
| 3h 49min | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 1,733 votes)

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.

A Nightmare on Elm Street(1984)

R
| 1h 31min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 1,703 votes)

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Amadeus(1984)

R
| 2h 40min | Music, Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 1,438 votes)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri. Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.

The NeverEnding Story(1984)

3.6/5 (with 1,397 votes)

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

Beverly Hills Cop(1984)

R
| 1h 45min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,351 votes)

The heat is on in this fast paced action-comedy starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street smart Detroit cop tracking down his best friend's killer in Beverly Hills. Axel quickly learns that his wild style doesn't fit in with the Beverly Hills Police Department, which assigns two officers (Judge Reinhold & John Ashton) to make sure things don't get out of hand. Dragging the stuffy detectives along for the ride, Axel smashes through a huge culture clash in his hilarious, high-speed pursuit of justice. Featuring cameos by Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot and Damon Wayans, Beverly Hills Cop is an exhilarating, sidesplitting adventure.

The Karate Kid(1984)

PG
| 2h 6min | Action, Kids & Family, Drama
3.6/5 (with 1,342 votes)

After some violent confrontations with his new classmates, Daniel LaRusso learns karate from Japanese handyman Mr. Miyagi, in order to defend himself.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind(1984)

PG
| 1h 57min | Adventure, Animation, Fantasy
4.0/5 (with 1,128 votes)

After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Police Academy(1984)

R
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Crime
3.3/5 (with 863 votes)

New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the instructors. Not everyone is there through choice, though. Social misfit Mahoney has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to a jail sentence and it doesn't take long before he falls foul of the boorish Lieutenant Harris. But before long, Mahoney realises that he is enjoying being a police cadet and decides he wants to stay... while Harris decides he wants Mahoney out!

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Dune(1984)

PG-13
| 2h 17min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 796 votes)

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune—the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.

Sixteen Candles(1984)

PG
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 791 votes)

A teenage girl deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.

Footloose(1984)

PG
| 1h 47min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 700 votes)

When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock after discovering he's living in a place where music and dancing are illegal.

Romancing the Stone(1984)

3.4/5 (with 602 votes)

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan flies to South America to hand it over. But she gets on the wrong bus and winds up hopelessly stranded in the jungle.

Paris, Texas(1984)

R
| 2h 26min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 491 votes)

A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.

Conan the Destroyer(1984)

PG
| 1h 43min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
3.1/5 (with 489 votes)

Conan is commissioned by the evil queen Taramis to safely escort a teen princess and her powerful bodyguard to a far away castle to retrieve the magic Horn of Dagon. Unknown to Conan, the queen plans to sacrifice the princess when she returns and inherit her kingdom after the bodyguard kills Conan. The queen's plans fail to take into consideration Conan's strength and cunning and the abilities of his sidekicks: the eccentric wizard Akiro, the wild woman Zula, and the inept Malak. Together the hero and his allies must defeat both mortal and supernatural foes in this voyage to sword-and-sorcery land.

This Is Spinal Tap(1984)

R
| 1h 22min | Music, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 472 votes)

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

Splash(1984)

PG
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 450 votes)

A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock(1984)

3.3/5 (with 438 votes)

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.

Nineteen Eighty-Four(1984)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 438 votes)

George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Blood Simple(1984)

R
| 1h 37min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 414 votes)

The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.

Nothing Left to Do but Cry(1984)

NR
| 1h 53min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 399 votes)

A teacher (Saverio) and a schoolkeeper (Mario) get lost in the Italian countryside. They find themselves in the late 15th century, they met Leonardo da Vinci and try to teach him how to play cards, they try to stop Columbus, they sing beatles's song etc...

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter(1984)

R
| 1h 31min | Horror
3.0/5 (with 387 votes)

After the Crystal Lake Massacres, Jason is pronounced dead and taken to the hospital morgue, where he is mysteriously revived, allowing his diabolical killing spree to continue at the camp where the gruesome slaughtering began. But this time, in addition to terrified teenagers, he meets a young boy named Tommy who has a special talent for horror masks and make up, leading up to a horrifying, bloody battle! Has Jason finally met his match?

Top Secret!(1984)

PG
| 1h 30min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 341 votes)

Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric and Flammond to attempt the rescue of her father, Dr. Paul, from the Germans, who have captured the scientist in hopes of coercing him into building a new naval mine.

Children of the Corn(1984)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 303 votes)

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.

2010(1984)

PG
| 1h 56min | Thriller, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 301 votes)

While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft and its sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.

Starman(1984)

3.4/5 (with 249 votes)

When 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.

Red Dawn(1984)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Action, Thriller, War, Drama
3.2/5 (with 242 votes)

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town—and their country—from invading Soviet forces.

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