The Best of 1984by riverman211179 | created - 09 Dec 2010 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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2. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
Votes: 131,927 | Gross: $0.50M
3. When the Tenth Month Comes (1984)
95 min | Drama
Duyen faces a daily struggle to care for her young son and her weakened father-in-law, while keeping secret the fact that her husband died in a battle during the war.
4. Maria's Lovers (1984)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ... See full summary »
6. Paris, Texas (1984)
R | 145 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.
Votes: 77,948 | Gross: $2.18M
7. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.
Votes: 345,375 | Gross: $51.97M
8. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama
A New Yorker's life is thrown into a tailspin when his younger cousin surprise visits him, starting a strange, unpredictable adventure.
Votes: 31,908 | Gross: $2.44M
9. After the Rehearsal (1984 TV Movie)
R | 70 min | Drama
Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She ... See full summary »
10. A Passage to India (1984)
PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.
Votes: 15,904 | Gross: $27.19M
11. 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 who visited the club, those who ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.
Votes: 15,251 | Gross: $25.93M
12. 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: 286,018 | Gross: $5.32M
13. Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined.
Votes: 10,310 | Gross: $25.10M
15. The Hit (1984)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Ten years later, after ratting on his old mobster friends in exchange for personal immunity, two hit men drive a hardened criminal to Paris for his execution. However, while on the way, whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.
Votes: 6,695 | Gross: $0.88M
16. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In 1984, a human soldier is tasked to stop an indestructible cyborg killing machine, both sent from 2029, from executing a young woman, whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation.
Votes: 752,007 | Gross: $38.40M
18. The Element of Crime (1984)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor.
19. My New Partner (1984)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
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. When his partner retires, he must team up ... See full summary »
Approved | 135 min | Adventure, Drama
A missing heir of respected Scottish family, raised in African jungles by animals, finally returns to his estate only to realize that difference between the two worlds is really significant.
Votes: 16,830 | Gross: $45.90M
21. The Killing Fields (1984)
R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
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: 48,346 | Gross: $34.70M
22. Reckless (1984)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,777 | Gross: $8.29M
23. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
PG | 84 min | Comedy
In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.
Votes: 22,385 | Gross: $10.60M
24. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure
In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Votes: 416,354 | Gross: $179.87M
26. 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: 3,886 | Gross: $6.05M
27. Until September (1984)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A 'salt of the Earth' Missouri woman on vacation in Paris slowly gives in to the advances of a pushy and very much married French yuppie. Will their unconventional romance last until September, when she has to return home?
Votes: 557 | Gross: $4.24M
28. 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: 152,006 | Gross: $234.76M
29. The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.
Votes: 7,455 | Gross: $5.10M
30. The Flamingo Kid (1984)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A recent high school graduate unsure of his future gets a summer job at the Flamingo beach club, and meets the charismatic Phil Brody.
Votes: 4,642 | Gross: $23.86M
31. The Karate Kid (1984)
PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family
A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.
Votes: 162,126 | Gross: $90.82M
33. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.
Votes: 191,508 | Gross: $25.50M
34. Crimes of Passion (1984)
R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A mysterious woman, fashion designer by day and prostitute by night, is hounded by two men: a married father of two children and a sexually repressed preacher.
Votes: 5,904 | Gross: $2.91M
35. Cudo nevidjeno (1984)
92 min | Comedy
A well-meaning man tries to convince the inhabitants of a small village who are busy gossiping about the new girl in the village to support his plan to build a tunnel that would connect their village to the sea. Things go horribly wrong.