Top Movies of 1984


The top movies of 1984 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. The Terminator

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Cameron
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Paul Winfield
Plot: A human and a cyborg are sent from the future, one to protect the mother of a boy who will someday be needed to save the world, and one to kill her.

2. Amadeus

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Milos Forman
Actors: Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham ., Elizabeth Berridge, Jeffrey Jones, Simon Callow, Christine Ebersole
Plot: Amadeus is an up and coming composer, but the powers that be never allow him to receive recognition, as told by Antonio Salieri, the man who claims he murdered Amadeus.

3. Ghostbusters

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Ivan Reitman
Actors: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson
Plot: A unlikely group of friends, and parapsychology professors, start a business catching ghosts and demons in New York City.

4. Once Upon a Time in America

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sergio Leone
Actors: Robert De Niro, Tuesday Weld, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams
Plot: Noodles, a Jewish gangster, returns to his stomping grounds where he tries to forget the past and the tragic events that occurred.

5. Nausicań of the Valley of the Wind ( Kaze no tani no Naushika )

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: Shia LaBeouf, Alison Lohman, Mark Hamill, Mark Silverman, Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman
Plot: Far in the future the Earth has been devastated by the "Seven Days of Fire." Now only pockets of humanity survive and in one are, Princess Nausica? works to understand the toxic jungle while preventing war.

6. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone
Plot: After escaping from Hong Kong, Indiana Jones, a night-club singer and his 12-year old companion land in India where whey must help a village regain it's mysterous stones, along with their children, from a dangerous cult.

7. This is Spinal Tap

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Rob Reiner
Actors: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Ed Begley Jr., Rob Reiner, Fran Drescher
Plot: A mock rockumentary following the trials and tribulations of Spinal Tap, a British rock band trying to make their American comeback.

8. A Nightmare on Elm Street

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Wes Craven
Actors: Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley
Plot: A dead serial child molester haunts a teenagers on Elm st. in their dreams. Don't fall asleep of or Freddy will come for you.

9. Beverly Hills Cop

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Brest
Actors: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff
Plot: A Detroit cop (Eddie Murphy) takes a leave of absence to look into the murder of a troubled old friend. The trail leads to Beverly Hills, where the irreverent Murphy investigates his friend's former employer (Steven Berkoff). Improvising his way through Beverly Hills, Murphy's "bad cop" approach rubs the local "good cops" (John Ashton, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox) the wrong way... until his investigation actually turns up some real evidence.

10. Paris, Texas

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Wim Wenders
Actors: Harry Dean Stanton, Aurore ClÚment, Dean Stockwell, Socorro Valdez, Nastassja Kinski, Hunter Carson
Plot: A wondering man is discovered by his brother in the desert. The man has lost his memory but quickly remembers his horrible past and begins to interact with them.

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