Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1984: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey

Fasten your seatbelts, folks, because we’re about to take a cinematic DeLorean ride back to 1984! A year that gifted us with a treasure trove of unforgettable movies that have since become the stuff of legend. From the Ghostbusters busting ghouls in New York City, to a certain Karate Kid crane-kicking his way into our hearts, 1984 was a year that truly had it all. So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and prepare to be transported back to a time when shoulder pads were high, hair was big, and the movies were even bigger. Whether you’re a film buff, a nostalgia junkie, or just someone who appreciates the classics, this list of the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1984 is sure to hit all the right notes. So, without further ado, let’s rewind the tape and dive headfirst into this nostalgic cinematic journey. Lights, camera, action!
Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Release Date: 1984-05-23

Genres: Drama, Crime

“Once Upon a Time in America” is a captivating movie set in 1984 that tells the story of a former Jewish gangster who returns to his old neighborhood in Manhattan after 30 years. Starring Robert De Niro, James Woods, and Elizabeth McGovern, the film explores the protagonist’s journey as he confronts the haunting memories and regrets of his past life. With a stellar cast and a gripping storyline, this movie is definitely worth watching if you’re a fan of crime dramas.

Cast: Robert De Niro (David ‘Noodles’ Aaronson) , James Woods (Maximilian ‘Max’ Bercovicz) , Elizabeth McGovern (Deborah Gelly) , Treat Williams (James Conway O’Donnell) , Tuesday Weld (Carol) , Joe Pesci (Frankie Monaldi) , Burt Young (Joe) , James Hayden (Patrick ‘Patsy’ Goldberg) , William Forsythe (Philip ‘Cockeye’ Stein) , Larry Rapp (‘Fat’ Moe Gelly) , Amy Ryder (Peggy) , Scott Schutzman Tiler (Young Noodles) , Rusty Jacobs (Young Max / David Bailey) , Jennifer Connelly (Young Deborah) , Brian Bloom (Young Patsy) , Adrian Curran (Young Cockeye) , Mike Monetti (Young ‘Fat’ Moe Gelly) , Noah Moazezi (Dominic) , James Russo (Bugsy) , Darlanne Fluegel (Eve) , Danny Aiello (Police Chief Vincent Aiello) , Richard Bright (Chicken Joe) , Frank Gio (Beefy) , Ray Dittrich (Trigger) , Mario Brega (Mandy)

Directors: Sergio Leone

Writers: Sergio Leone, Franco Ferrini, Leonardo Benvenuti, Franco Arcalli, Enrico Medioli, Piero De Bernardi, Harry Grey

Tags: new york city, life and death, corruption, street gang, rape, sadistic, lovesickness, sexual abuse, regret, based on novel or book, prohibition era, money laundering, opium, gangster, mafia boss, murder, memory, jewish american, torture, brooklyn bridge, childhood friends, 1920s, 1960s, 1930s

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

Release Date: 1984-08-23

Genres: Drama

“Paris, Texas” is a captivating movie from 1984 that tells the story of a man who mysteriously emerges from the desert with no memory of his past. With the help of his brother, he embarks on a journey to rediscover his identity and the life he left behind. Starring an impressive cast including Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski, this film is a must-watch for anyone seeking a thought-provoking and emotional experience.

Cast: Harry Dean Stanton (Travis Henderson) , Nastassja Kinski (Jane Henderson) , Dean Stockwell (Walt Henderson) , Hunter Carson (Hunter Henderson) , Aurore Clément (Anne Henderson) , Bernhard Wicki (Doctor Ulmer) , John Lurie (‘Slater’) , Jeni Vici (‘Stretch’) , Sally Norvell (‘Nurse Bibs’) , Socorro Valdez (Carmelita) , Claresie Mobley (Car Rental Clerk) , Viva (Woman on TV (as Viva Auder)) , Tom Farrell (Screaming Man) , Sam Berry (Gas Station Attendant) , Edward Fayton (Hunter’s Friend) , Justin Hogg (Hunter – Age 3) , Sharon Menzel (Comedienne) , The Mydolls (Rehearsing Band) , Brandy Tipton (Hunter’s Girlfriend (scenes deleted))

Directors: Wim Wenders

Writers: Sam Shepard, L.M. Kit Carson, Walter Donohue

Tags: sibling relationship, regret, texas, peep show, van, mute, redemption, los angeles, california, on the road, desert, family, modern-day western, neo-western, new german cinema



Release Date: 1984-09-19

Genres: History, Music, Drama

“Amadeus” is a captivating movie set in 18th century Vienna, showcasing the intense rivalry between the talented composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the envious Antonio Salieri. Fueled by jealousy, Salieri becomes consumed by his obsession with Mozart’s downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men. With a stellar cast including F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce, this 1984 film offers a gripping portrayal of ambition, talent, and the destructive power of envy.

Cast: F. Murray Abraham (Antonio Salieri) , Tom Hulce (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) , Elizabeth Berridge (Constanze Mozart) , Roy Dotrice (Leopold Mozart) , Simon Callow (Emanuel Schikaneder) , Christine Ebersole (Katerina Cavalieri) , Jeffrey Jones (Emperor Joseph II) , Barbara Bryne (Mrs. Weber) , Cynthia Nixon (Lorl) , Douglas Seale (Count Arco) , Charles Kay (Count Orsini-Rosenberg) , Kenny Baker (Parody Commendatore) , Martin Cavina (Young Salieri) , Roderick Cook (Count Von Strack) , Milan Demjanenko (Karl Mozart) , Peter DiGesu (Francesco Salieri) , Patrick Hines (Kappelmeister Bonno) , Nicholas Kepros (Archbishop Colloredo) , Philip Lenkowsky (Salieri’s Servant (uncredited)) , Lisbeth Bartlett (Papagena (uncredited)) , Richard Frank (Father Vogler (uncredited)) , Herman Meckler (Priest (uncredited)) , Jonathan Moore (Baron Van Swieten (uncredited)) , Brian Pettifer (Hospital Attendant (uncredited)) , Vincent Schiavelli (Salieri’s Valet (uncredited))

Directors: Miloš Forman

Writers: Peter Shaffer

Tags: italy, austria, composer, opera, talent, emperor, musician, marriage crisis, mozart, god, murder, vienna, austria, envy, 18th century

Nothing Left to Do but Cry

Nothing Left to Do but Cry

Release Date: 1984-12-20

Genres: Comedy

“Nothing Left to Do but Cry” is a hilarious and heartwarming movie released in 1984. It follows the adventures of two friends who accidentally travel back in time to the year 1492. Along the way, they meet a charming teenager and together, they try to change history. With a talented cast including Massimo Troisi and Roberto Benigni, this film is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good mix of comedy and adventure.

Cast: Massimo Troisi (Mario) , Roberto Benigni (Saverio) , Amanda Sandrelli (Pia) , Iris Peynado (Astriaha) , Carlo Monni (Vitellozzo) , Lidia Venturini (Parisina) , Paolo Bonacelli (Leonardo da Vinci) , Nicola Morelli (Ugolone) , Elisabetta Pozzi (la locandiera) , Fiorenzo Serra (uomo in chiesa) , Peter Boom (predicatore itinerante) , Loris Bazzocchi () , Jole Silvani () , Mario Diano () , Ronaldo Bonacchi ()

Directors: Roberto Benigni, Massimo Troisi

Writers: Roberto Benigni, Massimo Troisi, Giuseppe Bertolucci

Tags: leonardo da vinci, travel, middle ages

The Terminator

The Terminator

Release Date: 1984-10-26

Genres: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

“The Terminator” is a thrilling sci-fi film released in 1984. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, it follows the story of a cyborg assassin sent back in time to eliminate Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead a rebellion against powerful supercomputers. With an incredible cast including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Michael Biehn, this action-packed movie explores the battle between humans and an almost indestructible killing machine.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator) , Michael Biehn (Kyle Reese) , Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) , Paul Winfield (Lieutenant Ed Traxler) , Lance Henriksen (Detective Vukovich) , Rick Rossovich (Matt Buchanan) , Bess Motta (Ginger Ventura) , Earl Boen (Dr. Peter Silberman) , Dick Miller (Pawnshop Clerk) , Shawn Schepps (Nancy) , Bruce M. Kerner (Desk Sergeant) , Franco Columbu (Future Terminator) , Bill Paxton (Punk Leader) , Brad Rearden (Punk (uncredited)) , Brian Thompson (Punk (uncredited)) , William Wisher (Policeman (uncredited)) , Ken Fritz (Policeman (uncredited)) , Tom Oberhaus (Policeman (uncredited)) , Ed Dogans (Cop in Alley (uncredited)) , Joe Farago (TV Anchorman (uncredited)) , Hettie Lynne Hurtes (TV Anchorwoman (uncredited)) , Tony Mirelez (Station Attendant (uncredited)) , Philip Gordon (Mexican Boy (uncredited)) , Anthony Trujillo (Mexican Boy (uncredited)) , Stan Yale (Derelict (uncredited))

Directors: James Cameron

Writers: Gale Anne Hurd, James Cameron, William Wisher

Tags: saving the world, artificial intelligence, rebel, cyborg, laser gun, shotgun, killer robot, villain, time travel, dystopia, slasher, los angeles, california, urban setting, future war, savior, tech noir, time paradox, action hero, griffith observatory, good versus evil, 2020s, terminator



Release Date: 1984-06-08

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy

“Ghostbusters” is a hilarious and thrilling movie from 1984 that follows a group of parapsychologists who start their own business as ghost exterminators. With an all-star cast including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver, the team battles supernatural pests using their proton packs. Things get even more exciting when they are hired by a talented cellist to rid her fancy apartment of demons hiding in her refrigerator. Get ready for a wild ride filled with laughs and spooky encounters!

Cast: Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman) , Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz) , Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett) , Harold Ramis (Dr. Egon Spengler) , Rick Moranis (Louis Tully) , Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz) , William Atherton (Walter Peck) , Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) , David Margulies (Mayor) , Steven Tash (Male Student) , Jennifer Runyon (Female Student) , Slavitza Jovan (Gozer) , Michael Ensign (Hotel Manager) , Alice Drummond (Librarian) , Jordan Charney (Dean Yager) , Timothy Carhart (Violinist) , John Rothman (Library Administrator) , Tom McDermott (Archbishop) , Roger Grimsby (Self) , Larry King (Self) , Joe Franklin (Self) , Casey Kasem (Self (voice)) , John Ring (Fire Commissioner) , Norman Matlock (Police Commissioner) , Joe Cirillo (Police Captain)

Directors: Ivan Reitman

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis

Tags: new york city, library, mythology, loser, slime, nerd, supernatural, environmental protection agency, hybrid, possession, haunting, gatekeeper, giant monster, paranormal phenomena, horror spoof, paranormal investigation, urban setting, super power, receptionist, world trade center, ghost, duringcreditsstinger, ghostbusters

This Is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap

Release Date: 1984-05-04

Genres: Music, Comedy

“This Is Spinal Tap” is a hilarious mockumentary that takes you behind the scenes of a struggling metal band’s journey to reclaim their fame. With a star-studded cast including Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer, the film delves into the band’s turbulent history, name changes, and even their loyal groupies. Released in 1984, this cult classic offers a comedic glimpse into the world of rock ‘n’ roll.

Cast: Christopher Guest (Nigel Tufnel) , Michael McKean (David St. Hubbins) , Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls) , Rob Reiner (Marty DiBergi) , June Chadwick (Jeanine Pettibone) , Bruno Kirby (Tommy Pischedda) , Ed Begley Jr. (John ‘Stumpy’ Pepys) , Fran Drescher (Bobbi Flekman) , Dana Carvey (Mime Waiter) , Sandy Helberg (Angelo DiMentibelio) , Billy Crystal (Morty the Mime) , Paul Benedict (Tucker ‘Smitty’ Brown) , Howard Hesseman (Terry Ladd) , Russ Kunkel (Eric ‘Stumpy Joe’ Childs) , Joyce Hyser (Belinda) , Paul Shaffer (Artie Fufkin) , Archie Hahn (Room Service Guy) , Fred Willard (Colonel on Military Base) , Anjelica Huston (Polly Deutsch) , Brinke Stevens (Girlfriend (uncredited)) , Patrick Macnee (Sir Denis Eton-Hogg) , Tony Hendra (Ian Faith) , R.J. Parnell (Mick Shrimpton) , David Kaff (Viv Savage) , Danny Kortchmar (Ronnie Pudding)

Directors: Rob Reiner

Writers: Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean

Tags: rock star, groupie, parody, mockumentary, cult film, aftercreditsstinger, duringcreditsstinger, amplifier

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Release Date: 1984-11-09

Genres: Horror

“A Nightmare on Elm Street”, released in 1984, is an intense horror flick that revolves around a small town gripped by a mysterious wave of suicides among teenagers. The film follows Nancy Thompson, played by Heather Langenkamp, who uncovers a chilling secret: the deceased child molester Fred Krueger, played by Robert Englund, has resurfaced in the dreams of his killers’ children seeking revenge. With her boyfriend Glen, portrayed by Johnny Depp, Nancy must find a way to bring this monstrous nightmare to the real world.

Cast: Heather Langenkamp (Nancy Thompson) , John Saxon (Lieutenant Donald Thompson) , Ronee Blakley (Marge Thompson) , Amanda Wyss (Tina Gray) , Jsu Garcia (Rod Lane) , Johnny Depp (Glen Lantz) , Robert Englund (Fred Krueger) , Charles Fleischer (Dr. King) , Joseph Whipp (Sgt. Parker) , Lin Shaye (Teacher) , Joe Unger (Sergeant Garcia) , Mimi Craven (Nurse) , Jack Shea (Minister) , Ed Call (Mr. Lantz) , Sandy Lipton (Mrs. Lantz) , David Andrews (Foreman) , Jeff Levine (Coroner) , Donna Woodrum (Mrs. Gray) , Shashawnee Hall (Cop #1) , Carol Pritikin (Cop #2) , Brian Reise (Cop #3) , Ash Adams (Surfer #1) , Don Hannah (Surfer #2) , Leslie Hoffman (Hallguard) , Paul Grenier (Mrs. Gray’s Boyfriend)

Directors: Wes Craven

Writers: Wes Craven

Tags: child murder, dream, sleep, ohio, nightmare, sadism, supernatural, psychopath, murder, slasher, trapped, alcoholic, boiler room, booby trap, disfigurement, medical test, nightmare becomes reality, supernatural horror

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Release Date: 1984-05-23

Genres: Adventure, Action

“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” is an action-packed adventure film released in 1984. Starring Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, and Ke Huy Quan, the movie follows Indiana Jones as he embarks on a mission to find a mystical stone in India. Little does he know, he stumbles upon a secret cult with a sinister plan hidden in the catacombs of an ancient palace. Get ready for a thrilling ride filled with suspense, danger, and epic discoveries!”

Cast: Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones) , Kate Capshaw (Willie Scott) , Ke Huy Quan (Short Round) , Amrish Puri (Mola Ram) , Roshan Seth (Chattar Lal) , Philip Stone (Phillip Blumburtt) , Roy Chiao (Lao Che) , David Yip (Wu Han) , Ric Young (Kao Kan) , Chua Kah Joo (Chen) , Rex Ngui (Maitre d’) , Philip Tan (Chief Henchman) , Dan Aykroyd (Art Weber) , Akio Mitamura (Chinese Pilot) , Michael Yama (Chinese Co-Pilot) , D.R. Nanayakkara (Shaman) , Dharmadasa Kuruppu (Chieftain) , Stany De Silva (Sajnu) , Ruby de Mel (Village Woman) , Denavaka Hamine (Village Woman) , Iranganie Serasinghe (Village Woman) , Dharshana Panangala (Village Child) , Raj Singh (Little Maharaja) , Frank Olegario (Merchant #1) , Ahmed El Shenawi (Merchant #2)

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Writers: George Lucas, Philip Kaufman, Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz

Tags: riddle, treasure, wind, elephant, heart, crocodile, bridge, skeleton, treasure hunt, torture, india, monkey, archaeologist, conveyor belt, child driving car, mine car, rope bridge, splits, adventurer, archeology, 1930s

Blood Simple

Blood Simple

Release Date: 1984-09-07

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

“Blood Simple” is a thrilling and twisted movie set in a small-town Texas bar in 1984. When the bar owner discovers his wife’s affair with one of his employees, he hatches a plan to have them killed, leading to a series of chaotic misunderstandings, lies, and mischief. With a talented cast including John Getz, Frances McDormand, and Dan Hedaya, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Cast: John Getz (Ray) , Frances McDormand (Abby) , Dan Hedaya (Julian Marty) , Samm-Art Williams (Meurice) , M. Emmet Walsh (Loren Visser) , Deborah Neumann (Debra) , Raquel Gavia (Landlady) , Van Brooks (Man from Lubbock) , Señor Marco (Mr. Garcia) , William Creamer (Old Cracker) , Loren Bivens (Strip Bar Exhorter) , Bob McAdams (Strip Bar Senator) , Shannon Sedwick (Stripper) , Nancy Finger (Girl on Overlook) , William Preston Robertson (Radio Evangelist (voice)) , Holly Hunter (Helene Trend (voice) (uncredited)) , Barry Sonnenfeld (Marty’s Vomiting (voice) (uncredited))

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Tags: husband wife relationship, texas, lover, boss, employee, money, killer, double cross, extramarital affair, shallow grave, private detective, hired killer, neo-noir

Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop

Release Date: 1984-12-05

Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

“Beverly Hills Cop” is a hilarious action-comedy released in 1984. Starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, and John Ashton, the movie follows a witty Detroit cop as he investigates a murder case that takes him to the glamorous and contrasting world of Beverly Hills. With a perfect blend of humor and thrilling moments, this film is definitely a must-watch from 1984.

Cast: Eddie Murphy (Det. Axel Foley) , Judge Reinhold (Det. William ‘Billy’ Rosewood) , John Ashton (Det. Sgt. John Taggart) , Lisa Eilbacher (Jenny Summers) , Ronny Cox (Lt. Bogomil) , Steven Berkoff (Victor Maitland) , James Russo (Mikey Tandino) , Jonathan Banks (Zack) , Stephen Elliott (Chief Hubbard) , Gilbert R. Hill (Insp. Douglas Todd) , Art Kimbro (Det. Foster) , Joel Bailey (Det. McCabe) , Bronson Pinchot (Serge) , Paul Reiser (Det. Jeffrey Friedman) , Michael Champion (Casey) , Frank Pesce (Cigarette Buyer) , Gene Borkan (Truck Driver) , Michael Gregory (Hotel Manager) , Alice Cadogan (Hotel Clerk) , Philip Levien (Donny) , Karen Mayo-Chandler (Maitland Receptionist) , Gerald Berns (Beverly Hills Cop #1) , William Wallace (Beverly Hills Cop #2) , Israel Juarbe (Room Service Waiter) , Randy Vasquez (Bell Hop)

Directors: Martin Brest

Writers: Danilo Bach, Daniel Petrie Jr.

Tags: california, showdown, undercover, strip club, investigation, police, smuggling (contraband), swimming pool, gunfight, mansion, los angeles, california, foot chase, art gallery, detroit, michigan, warehouse, beverly hills, buddy cop, buddy comedy, country club, maverick cop, damsel in distress, bar fight



Release Date: 1984-06-07

Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

“Gremlins” is a classic 1984 movie that tells the story of Billy Peltzer, who receives a unique and adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas. However, when Billy accidentally breaks the three important rules of caring for Gizmo, chaos ensues as mischievous gremlins take over a small town. Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, and Corey Feldman, this film is a must-watch for anyone looking for a mix of comedy and horror.

Cast: Zach Galligan (Billy Peltzer) , Phoebe Cates (Kate Beringer) , Hoyt Axton (Randall Peltzer) , Frances Lee McCain (Lynn Peltzer) , Corey Feldman (Pete Fountaine) , Keye Luke (Grandfather (Mr. Wing)) , John Louie (Chinese Boy) , Dick Miller (Murray Futterman) , Jackie Joseph (Sheila Futterman) , Polly Holliday (Ruby Deagle) , Judge Reinhold (Gerald Hopkins) , Edward Andrews (Mr. Corben) , Belinda Balaski (Mrs. Joe Harris) , Scott Brady (Sheriff Frank) , Susan Burgess (Little Girl) , Harry Carey, Jr. (Mr. Anderson) , Donald Elson (Man on Street) , Jonathan Banks (Deputy Brent) , Glynn Turman (Roy Hanson) , Chuck Jones (Mr. Jones) , Arnie Moore (Pete’s Father) , Danny Llewelyn (Hungry Child) , Lois Foraker (Bank Teller) , Kenny Davis (Dorry) , Nicky Katt (Schoolchild)

Directors: Joe Dante

Writers: Chris Columbus

Tags: holiday, monster, small town, department store, bars and restaurants, human animal relationship, pet, sunlight, chain saw, salesperson, midnight, fur, banking, puppet, gremlin, ymca, puppetry, christmas, pets

Top Secret!

Top Secret!

Release Date: 1984-06-08

Genres: Comedy

“Top Secret!” is a hilarious and action-packed movie released in 1984. It follows the story of Nick Rivers, an American singer who travels to East Germany for a music festival and falls in love with Hillary Flammond. Little does he know, he gets entangled in an underground resistance movement and teams up with Agent Cedric and Flammond to rescue her captured scientist father from the Germans. With a star-studded cast including Val Kilmer and Lucy Gutteridge, this film is a must-watch for its thrilling plot and comedic moments.”

Cast: Val Kilmer (Nick Rivers) , Lucy Gutteridge (Hillary Flammond) , Peter Cushing (Bookstore Proprietor) , Jeremy Kemp (General Streck) , Christopher Villiers (Nigel) , Warren Clarke (Colonel von Horst) , Harry Ditson (Du Quois) , Jim Carter (Déjà Vu) , Eddie Tagoe (Chocolate Mousse) , Omar Sharif (Agent Cedric) , Tristram Jellinek (Major Crumpler) , Billy J. Mitchell (Martin, Nick’s Manager) , Ian McNeice (Blind Souvenir Vendor) , Michael Gough (Dr. Paul Flammond) , Gertan Klauber (East German Mayor) , John Sharp (Maitre D’) , Dimitri Andreas (Latrine) , John J. Carney (Klaus) , Marcus Powell (Little German) , Nancy Abrahams (Pregnant Woman) , Major Wiley (Porter) , Gertan Klauber (Mayor) , Richard Mayes (Biletnikov) , Vyvyan Lorrayne (Madam Bergerone) , Louise Yaffe (Cafe Diner)

Directors: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

Writers: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Martyn Burke

Tags: spy, rock ‘n’ roll, bookshop, beach, prisoner, liberation of prisoners, airplane, parachute, surfing, autoradio, ballet, spoof, anarchic comedy

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Release Date: 1984-11-09

Genres: Drama, Science Fiction

“Nineteen Eighty-Four” is a gripping adaptation of George Orwell’s renowned novel set in a future society ruled by a totalitarian regime. The story follows a man who rebels against the system by falling in love, despite his daily job of rewriting history. With a stellar cast including John Hurt and Richard Burton, this thought-provoking film, released on November 9, 1984, offers a chilling glimpse into a dystopian world where love becomes an act of defiance.

Cast: John Hurt (Winston Smith) , Richard Burton (O’Brien) , Suzanna Hamilton (Julia) , Cyril Cusack (Charrington) , Gregor Fisher (Parsons) , James Walker (Syme) , Andrew Wilde (Tillotson) , David Cann (Martin) , Peter Frye (Rutherford) , Roger Lloyd Pack (Waiter) , David Trevena (Tillotson’s Friend) , Anthony Benson (Jones) , Phyllis Logan (The Telescreen Anouncer (voice)) , Garry Cooper (Guard) , Rupert Baderman (Winston Smith as a Boy) , Corinna Seddon (Winston’s Mother) , Martha Parsey (Winston’s Sister) , Merelina Kendall (Mrs. Parsons) , P.J. Nicholas (William Parsons) , Lynne Radford (Susan Parsons) , Pip Donaghy (Inner Party Speaker) , Shirley Stelfox (The Whore) , Janet Key (The Instructress) , Hugh Walters (Artsem Lecturer) , John Hughes (Man in White Coat)

Directors: Michael Radford

Writers: George Orwell, Michael Radford

Tags: based on novel or book, fascism, totalitarian regime, dystopia, anarchist, brainwashing, orwellian

Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles

Release Date: 1984-05-04

Genres: Comedy, Romance

“Sixteen Candles” is a heartwarming coming-of-age film released in 1984. It follows the story of a teenage girl who faces the disappointment of her parents forgetting her birthday, while also navigating her crush on the popular guy at her high school. With a talented cast including Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall, this movie captures the relatable struggles and emotions of adolescence in a charming and relatable way.

Cast: Molly Ringwald (Samantha ‘Sam’ Baker) , Justin Henry (Mike Baker) , Michael Schoeffling (Jake Ryan) , Haviland Morris (Caroline Mulford) , Gedde Watanabe (Long Duk Dong) , Anthony Michael Hall (Geek ‘Farmer Ted’) , Paul Dooley (Jim Baker) , Carlin Glynn (Brenda Baker) , Blanche Baker (Ginny Baker) , Edward Andrews (Howard Baker) , Billie Bird (Dorthy Baker) , Carole Cook (Grandma Helen) , Max Showalter (Grandpa Fred) , Liane Curtis (Randy) , John Cusack (Bryce) , Darren Harris (Cliff) , Debbie Pollack (Lumberjack (as Deborah Pollack)) , Ross Berkson (Ray Gun Geek #1) , Jonathan Chapin (Jimmy Montrose) , Joan Cusack (Geek Girl #1) , Brian Doyle-Murray (Reverend) , Bekka Eaton (Female D.J.) , Pamela Elser (Shower Double) , Steven Farber (Ray Gun Geek #2) , Jami Gertz (Robin)

Directors: John Hughes

Writers: John Hughes

Tags: birthday, nerd, high school, crush, teenage crush, convertible, exchange student, night vision goggles

Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone

Release Date: 1984-03-30

Genres: Adventure, Action, Romance, Comedy

“Romancing the Stone” is a thrilling adventure film released in 1984. Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito, it tells the story of Joan Wilder, a novelist who embarks on an unexpected journey to rescue her kidnapped sister. With a mix of romance, suspense, and humor, this movie takes us on a wild ride through the South American jungle, where Joan finds herself in hilarious and perilous situations. It’s a must-watch for anyone seeking an entertaining and action-packed cinematic experience.

Cast: Michael Douglas (Jack T. Colton) , Kathleen Turner (Joan Wilder) , Danny DeVito (Ralph) , Zack Norman (Ira) , Alfonso Arau (Juan) , Manuel Ojeda (Zolo) , Holland Taylor (Gloria) , Mary Ellen Trainor (Elaine) , Eve Smith (Mrs. Irwin) , Joe Nesnow (Super) , José Chávez (Santos) , Evita Muñoz (Hefty Woman) , Camillo García (Bus Driver) , Paco Morayta (Hotel Clerk) , Rodrigo Puebla (Bad Hombre) , Jorge Zamora (Maitre’D) , Kymberly Herrin (Angelina) , William H. Burton Jr. (Jessie) , Ted White (Grogan) , Ron Silver (Vendor) , Manuel E. Santiago (Vendor) , Vince Deadrick, Sr. (Zolo’s Men) , Michael Cassidy (Zolo’s Men) , Jeff Ramsey (Zolo’s Men) , Jos Laniado (Juan Alvarez (uncredited))

Directors: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Diane Thomas

Tags: kidnapping, anti hero, crocodile, airplane, smuggling (contraband), treasure hunt, betrayal, marijuana, jungle, author, treasure map, drug lord, south america, double cross, archaeologist, novelist, jewel, opposites attract, archeology, soldier of fortune, colombia, romance novelist, romance books



Release Date: 1984-02-17

Genres: Drama, Romance

“Footloose” is a 1984 movie that tells the story of Ren, a teenager who moves from Chicago to a small town in the West. Little does he know that he’s landed in a place where music and dancing are forbidden. Starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, and John Lithgow, this film explores Ren’s journey as he challenges the town’s strict rules and fights for the freedom to express himself through music and dance. Get ready for a heartwarming tale of rebellion and self-discovery set against the backdrop of 1980s America.

Cast: Kevin Bacon (Ren McCormack) , Lori Singer (Ariel Moore) , John Lithgow (Reverend Shaw Moore) , Dianne Wiest (Vi Moore) , Chris Penn (Willard Hewitt) , Sarah Jessica Parker (Rusty) , Jim Youngs (Chuck Cranston) , John Laughlin (Woody) , Elizabeth Gorcey (Wendy Jo) , Frances Lee McCain (Ethel McCormack) , Douglas Dirkson (Burlington Cranston) , Lynne Marta (Lulu Warnicker) , Arthur Rosenberg (Wes Warnicker) , Timothy Scott (Andy Beamis) , Alan Haufrect (Coach Roger Dunbar) , Linda MacEwen (Eleanor Dunbar) , Kim Jensen (Edna) , Michael Telmont (Travis) , Leo Geter (Rich) , Ken Kemp (Jeff) , Russ McGinn (Herb) , Sam Dalton (Mr. Gurntz) , H.E.D. Redford (Widdoes) , Jay Bernard (Harvey) , David Valenza (Team member)

Directors: Herbert Ross

Writers: Dean Pitchford

Tags: dancing, dancer, dance, volkswagen beetle, dance teacher, father daughter relationship, music movie

Police Academy

Police Academy

Release Date: 1984-03-22

Genres: Comedy, Crime

“Police Academy” is a hilarious comedy released in 1984 that takes a lighthearted approach to law enforcement. Set in a time when new rules allow anyone to join the Police Force regardless of their physical attributes or intelligence, the movie follows the misadventures of social misfit Mahoney, played by Steve Guttenberg. Forced to join the Police Academy as an alternative to jail, Mahoney clashes with the strict Lieutenant Harris, but soon discovers a newfound enjoyment in his role as a police cadet. With a talented cast including Kim Cattrall and G.W. Bailey, this film is sure to keep you entertained with its comedic twists and turns.

Cast: Steve Guttenberg (Carey Mahoney) , Kim Cattrall (Karen Thompson) , G.W. Bailey (Lt. Harris) , Bubba Smith (Moses Hightower) , Donovan Scott (Leslie Barbara) , George Gaynes (Commandant Lassard) , Andrew Rubin (George Martin) , David Graf (Tackleberry) , Leslie Easterbrook (Sgt. Callahan) , Debralee Scott (Mrs. Fackler) , Michael Winslow (Larvelle Jones) , Bruce Mahler (Doug Fackler) , Ted Ross (Captain Reed) , Scott Thomson (Chad Copeland) , Brant von Hoffman (Kyle Blankes) , Marion Ramsey (Laverne Hooks) , Georgina Spelvin (Hooker) , Doug Lennox (Main Bad Guy) , George R. Robertson (Chief Hurnst) , Don Lake (Mr. Wig) , Bill Lynn (Parking Lot Manager) , Michael J. Reynolds (Office Executive) , Joyce Gordon (Mrs. Thompson) , Don Payne (Barber) , Bruce McFee (Supply Clerk)

Directors: Hugh Wilson

Writers: Hugh Wilson, Pat Proft, Neal Israel

Tags: trainer, recruit, shenanigan, police academy

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

“Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” is a thrilling sci-fi adventure released in 1984. Admiral Kirk and his loyal crew go against the odds, risking their careers, to steal the decommissioned Enterprise and journey back to the restricted Genesis planet. Their mission? To retrieve the body of their fallen comrade, Spock. With a stellar cast including William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, and Christopher Lloyd, this movie is a must-watch for any Star Trek fan.

Cast: William Shatner (Admiral James T. Kirk) , DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard McCoy) , Christopher Lloyd (Cmdr. Kruge) , James Doohan (Montgomery Scott) , George Takei (Hikaru Sulu) , Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov) , Nichelle Nichols (Cmdr. Uhura) , Robin Curtis (Lt. Saavik) , Mark Lenard (Ambassador Sarek) , Merritt Butrick (Dr. David Marcus) , Judith Anderson (Vulcan High Priestess) , James B. Sikking (Captain Styles) , Phillip R. Allen (Capt. Esteban) , Robert Hooks (Admiral Morrow) , John Larroquette (Maltz) , Carl Steven (Spock…Age 9) , Vadia Potenza (Spock…Age 13) , Stephen Manley (Spock…Age 17) , Joe W. Davis (Spock at age 25) , Miguel Ferrer (First Officer) , Branscombe Richmond (Klingon Gunner #2) , Frank Welker (Spock’s Screams) , Scott McGinnis (Starfleet Cadet “Mr. Adventure”) , Phil Morris (Trainee Foster) , Jeanne Mori (Helm Officer)

Directors: Leonard Nimoy

Writers: Harve Bennett

Tags: genesis, starship, spacecraft, teleportation, friendship, resurrection, destruction of planet, space opera, alien friendship, father son relationship, mating ritual, outer space



Release Date: 1984-03-09

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Splash, released in 1984, is a romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. The story revolves around a successful businessman who unexpectedly falls head over heels for a mermaid. With a stellar cast including Eugene Levy and John Candy, this movie promises a delightful mix of romance and comedic moments, making it one of the best-voted movies of 1984.

Cast: Tom Hanks (Allen Bauer) , Daryl Hannah (Madison) , Eugene Levy (Walter Kornbluth) , John Candy (Freddie Bauer) , Dody Goodman (Mrs. Stimler) , Shecky Greene (Mr. Buyrite) , Richard B. Shull (Dr. Ross) , Bobby Di Cicco (Jerry) , Howard Morris (Dr. Zidell) , Tony DiBenedetto (Tim, the Doorman) , Patrick Cronin (Michaelson) , Charles Walker (Michaelson’s Partner) , David Knell (Claude) , Jeff Doucette (Junior) , Royce D. Applegate (Buckwalter) , Tony Longo (Augie) , Nora Denney (Ms. Stein) , Charles Macaulay (The President) , Ronald F. Hoiseck (Dr. Johannsen) , Lou Tiano (Bartender) , Joe Grifasi (Manny) , Rance Howard (McCullough) , Corki Grazer (Wife) , Fred Lerner (Husband) , David Lloyd Nelson (Lt. Ingram)

Directors: Ron Howard

Writers: Brian Grazer, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bruce Jay Friedman

Tags: new york city, bachelor, mermaid, cape cod, produce seller

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