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1984 in film

The following is an overview of events in 1984 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

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The year's highest-grossing film was Beverly Hills Cop. Ghostbusters overtook it, however, with a re-release the following year. It was the first time in five years that the top-grossing film did not involve George Lucas or Steven Spielberg although Spielberg directed the third placed Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and executive produced the fourth placed Gremlins.[1]

U.S. box office grosses reached $4 billion for the first time and it was the first year that two films had returned over $100 million to their distributors with both Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom achieving this.[1] Beverly Hills Cop made it three for films released in 1984 after its performance during 1985 took it to rentals of $108 million.[2] Other popular films included The NeverEnding Story, which was the most expensive film produced in West Germany, The Karate Kid and Romancing the Stone. A high number of sci-fi/fantasy films were released in 1984.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1984 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1984[3]
Rank Title Distributor Box-office gross
1 Beverly Hills Cop Paramount Pictures $234,760,478
2 Ghostbusters Columbia Pictures $229,242,989
3 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Paramount Pictures $179,870,271
4 Gremlins Warner Bros. $153,083,102
5 The Karate Kid Columbia Pictures $90,815,558
6 Police Academy Warner Bros. $81,198,894
7 Footloose Paramount Pictures $80,035,402
8 Romancing the Stone 20th Century Fox $76,572,238
9 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Paramount Pictures $76,471,076
10 Splash Buena Vista/Touchstone Pictures $69,821,334


International market Title Director Production country Revenue Admissions Source(s)
Brazil Gremlins Joe Dante United States $1,505,985 N/A [4]
France Marche à l'ombre Michel Blanc France N/A 6,168,425 [5]
Hong Kong Aces Go Places 3 Tsui Hark Hong Kong HK$29,286,077 N/A [6]
India Tohfa K. Raghavendra Rao India ₹90,000,000 N/A [7]
Italy Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Steven Spielberg United States N/A 838,309 [8]
Japan Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Steven Spielberg United States ¥3,200,000,000 N/A [9]
South Korea Project A Jackie Chan Hong Kong ₩1,189,308,000 396,436 [10][11][12]
Soviet Union Disco Dancer Babbar Subhash India $75,900,000 60,900,000 [n 3][16]
Spain Gremlins Joe Dante United States $4,255,642 3,202,047 [17][4]
United States and Canada Beverly Hills Cop Martin Brest United States $234,760,478 67,150,000 [18]
West Germany Police Academy Hugh Wilson United States N/A 5,187,443 [19]



Category/Organization 42nd Golden Globe Awards
January 27, 1985
38th BAFTA Awards
March 5, 1985
57th Academy Awards
March 25, 1985
Drama Comedy or Musical
Best Film Amadeus Romancing the Stone The Killing Fields Amadeus
Best Director Miloš Forman
Wim Wenders
Paris, Texas
Miloš Forman
Best Actor F. Murray Abraham
Dudley Moore
Micki & Maude
Haing S. Ngor
The Killing Fields
F. Murray Abraham
Best Actress Sally Field
Places in the Heart
Kathleen Turner
Romancing the Stone
Maggie Smith
A Private Function
Sally Field
Places in the Heart
Best Supporting Actor Haing S. Ngor
The Killing Fields
Denholm Elliott
A Private Function
Haing S. Ngor
The Killing Fields
Best Supporting Actress Peggy Ashcroft
A Passage to India
Liz Smith
A Private Function
Peggy Ashcroft
A Passage to India
Best Screenplay, Adapted Amadeus
Peter Shaffer
The Killing Fields
Bruce Robinson
Peter Shaffer
Best Screenplay, Original Broadway Danny Rose
Woody Allen
Places in the Heart
Robert Benton
Best Original Score Maurice Jarre
A Passage to India
Ennio Morricone
Once Upon a Time in America
Maurice Jarre
A Passage to India
Purple Rain
Best Original Song "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
The Woman in Red
"I Just Called to Say I Love You"
The Woman in Red
Best Foreign Language Film A Passage to India
United Kingdom
Dangerous Moves

Golden Raspberry Awards:

Worst Picture: Bolero
Worst Director: John Derek - Bolero
Worst Actor: Sylvester Stallone - Rhinestone
Worst Actress: Bo Derek - Bolero
Worst Supporting Actor: Brooke Shields (with a moustache) - Sahara
Worst Supporting Actress: Lynn-Holly Johnson - Where the Boys Are '84
Worst Screenplay: John Derek - Bolero

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Paris, Texas, directed by Wim Wenders, France / West Germany

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

A Year of the Quiet Sun (Rok spokojnego slonca), directed by Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Love Streams, directed by John Cassavetes, United States

1984 Wide-release films in the U.S.Edit


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
13 Angel New World Pictures Robert Vincent O'Neill (director/screenplay); Joseph Michael Cala (screenplay); Cliff Gorman, Susan Tyrrell, Dick Shawn, Rory Calhoun, Donna Wilkes Action, Thriller Live action
Hot Dog…The Movie MGM/UA Peter Markle (director); Mike Marvin (screenplay); David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy N. Smith, John Patrick Neger, Frank Koppola, Shannon Tweed Sex comedy, Ski Live action
20 The Buddy System 20th Century Fox Glenn A. Jordan (director); Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Nancy Allen, Jean Stapleton, Wil Wheaton Romantic comedy Live action
27 Broadway Danny Rose Orion Pictures Corporation Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Sandy Baron, Corbett Monica, Jackie Gayle, Morty Gunty, Will Jordan Comedy Live action
The Lonely Guy Aspen Film Society / Universal Pictures Arthur Hiller (director); Ed. Weinberger, Stan Daniels, Neil Simon (screenplay); Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence, Robyn Douglass Romantic comedy Live action
El Norte American Playhouse / Channel Four Films / Independent Productions / Island Alive / Cinecom International / PBS Gregory Nava (director/screenplay); Anna Thomas (screenplay); Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago, Lupe Ontiveros, Trinidad Silva, Enrique Castillo, Tony Plana Drama Live action
3 Reckless MGM/UA James Foley (director); Chris Columbus (screenplay); Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, Kenneth McMillan, Cliff De Young, Lois Smith, Adam Baldwin Romance, Drama Live action
10 Unfaithfully Yours 20th Century Fox Howard Zieff (director); Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson, Robert Klane (screenplay); Dudley Moore, Nastassja Kinski, Armand Assante, Cassie Yates, Richard Libertini, Albert Brooks Romantic comedy Live action
17 Blame It on Rio 20th Century Fox Stanley Donen (director); Charlie Peters, Larry Gelbart (screenplay); Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore, José Lewgoy Romantic comedy Live action
Crackers Universal Pictures Louis Malle (director); Jeffrey Fiskin (screenplay); Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Wallace Shawn, Larry Riley, Trinidad Silva, Christine Baranski Comedy, Crime Live action
Footloose Paramount Pictures / Phoenix Pictures / IndieProd Company Productions Herbert Ross (director); Dean Pitchford (screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, Dianne Wiest, John Lithgow, Chris Penn, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Laughlin Musical, Dance, Drama Live action
Lassiter Warner Bros. Roger Young (director); David Taylor (screenplay); Tom Selleck, Jane Seymour, Lauren Hutton, Bob Hoskins, Joe Regalbuto, Ed Lauter, Warren Clarke Spy, Action, Adventure Live action
2 Against All Odds Columbia Pictures Taylor Hackford (director); Eric Hughes (screenplay); Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Alex Karras, Jane Greer, Richard Widmark, Dorian Harewood, Swoosie Kurtz, Saul Rubinek Romance, Neo-noir, Thriller Live action
Harry & Son Orion Pictures Paul Newman (director/screenplay); Ronald L. Buck (screenplay); Paul Newman, Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin, Wilford Brimley, Judith Ivey, Ossie Davis, Morgan Freeman, Katherine Borowitz, Maury Chaykin, Joanne Woodward Drama Live action
Repo Man Edge City / Universal Pictures Alex Cox (director/screenplay); Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris Science fiction, Comedy Live action
Sahara Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Golan-Globus / Cannon Group Andrew McLaglen (director); James R. Silke (screenplay); Brooke Shields, Lambert Wilson, Horst Buchholz, John Rhys-Davies, Ronald Lacey, John Mills Adventure, Drama Live action
This Is Spinal Tap Embassy Pictures Rob Reiner (director/screenplay); Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer (screenplay); Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Tony Hendra, Bruno Kirby Mockumentary Live action
9 Children of the Corn Angeles Entertainment Group / Cinema Group / Hal Roach Studios / Inverness / Planet Productions / New World Pictures Fritz Kiersch (director); George Goldsmith (screenplay); Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R. G. Armstrong, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Robby Kiger, Anne Marie McEvoy, Julie Maddalena, John Philbin Horror Live action
The Hotel New Hampshire Filmline Productions / The Producers' Circle / Woodfall Film Productions / Yellowbill Productions Ltd. / Orion Pictures Tony Richardson (director/screenplay); Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Rob Lowe, Nastassja Kinski, Wilford Brimley, Paul McCrane, Wallace Shawn, Lisa Banes, Jennifer Dundas, Seth Green, Matthew Modine Comedy, Drama Live action
Mike's Murder The Ladd Company / Warner Bros. James Bridges (director/screenplay); Debra Winger, Mark Keyloun, Paul Winfield, Darrell Larson, Brooke Alderson, Robert Crosson, Daniel Shor, William Ostrander Mystery, Thriller Live action
Pete's Dragon (re-release) Walt Disney Pictures Don Chaffey (director); Malcolm Marmorstein (screenplay); Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Jeff Conaway, Shelley Winters, Jane Kean, Jim Backus, Sean Marshall, Charlie Callas Musical, Fantasy, Comedy Live action, Animation
Splash Touchstone Pictures Ron Howard (director); Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bruce Jay Friedman (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Jeff Doucette, David Knell, Royce D. Applegate, Dody Goodman Romantic comedy, Fantasy Live action
16 Tank Lorimar Productions / Universal Pictures Marvin J. Chomsky (director); Dan Gordon (screenplay); James Garner, G. D. Spradlin, Shirley Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Jenilee Harrison, James Cromwell, Dorian Harewood, Mark Herrier, Sandy Ward, John Hancock Action, Comedy, Drama Live action
23 Police Academy The Ladd Company / Warner Bros. Hugh Wilson (director/screenplay); Neal Israel, Pat Proft (screenplay); Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith, Donovan Scott, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Marion Ramsey, Leslie Easterbrook, Andrew Rubin, G.W. Bailey, George Gaynes Comedy Live action
Racing with the Moon Paramount Pictures Richard Benjamin (director); Steven Kloves (screenplay); Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, Nicolas Cage, John Karlen, Rutanya Alda, Max Showalter, Bob Maroff, Crispin Glover, Barbara Howard, John Brandon Drama Live action
Slapstick of Another Kind International Film Marketing Steven Paul (director/screenplay); Jerry Lewis, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, John Abbott, Jim Backus, Samuel Fuller, Merv Griffin, Pat Morita Comedy, Sci-Fi Live action
30 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Warner Bros. Hugh Hudson (director); P.H. Vazak, Michael Austin (screenplay); Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox, Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell Adventure Live action
Misunderstood MGM/UA Jerry Schatzberg (director); Barra Grant (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas, Rip Torn, Huckleberry Fox, Maureen Kerwin, Susan Anspach Drama Live action
Purple Hearts The Ladd Company / Warner Bros. Sidney J. Furie (director/screenplay); Rick Natkin (screenplay); Ken Wahl, Cheryl Ladd, Stephen Lee, Annie McEnroe, Paul McCrane, Cyril O'Reilly War, Drama Live action
Romancing the Stone 20th Century Fox Robert Zemeckis (director); Diane Thomas (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Alfonso Arau, Manuel Ojeda Romantic comedy, Adventure Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
6 Moscow on the Hudson Columbia Pictures Paul Mazursky (director/screenplay); Leon Capetanos (screenplay); Robin Williams, María Conchita Alonso, Cleavant Derricks, Alejandro Rey, Savely Kramarov, Oleg Rudnik, Elya Baskin, Yakov Smirnoff Romantic comedy, Drama Live action
The Stone Boy 20th Century Fox Christopher Cain (director); Gina Berriault (screenplay); Robert Duvall, Jason Presson, Glenn Close, Susan Rinell, Dean Cain, Frederic Forrest, Cindy Fisher, Gail Youngs, Wilford Brimley Drama Live action
Up the Creek Samuel Z. Arkoff & Louis S. Arkoff Production / Orion Pictures Robert Butler (director); Jim Kouf (screenplay); Tim Matheson, Dan Monahan, Stephen Furst, Jeff East, Sandy Helberg, Blaine Novak, James B. Sikking, Jennifer Runyon, John Hillerman Comedy Live action
Where the Boys Are '84 ITC Productions / Tri-Star Pictures Hy Averback (director); Stu Krieger, Jeff Burkhart (screenplay); Lisa Hartman, Lorna Luft, Wendy Schaal, Howard McGillin, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Russell Todd, Alana Stewart, Christopher McDonald, Daniel McDonald Sex comedy Live action
13 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Paramount Pictures Joseph Zito (director); Barney Cohen (screenplay); Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton, Corey Feldman, E. Erich Anderson, Joan Freeman, Crispin Glover, Alan Hayes, Barbara Howard Slasher Live action
Iceman Universal Studios Fred Schepisi (director); John Drimmer, Chip Proser (screenplay); Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, John Lone, Josef Sommer, David Strathairn, Philip Akin, Danny Glover, Amelia Hall, Richard Monette, James Tolkan Science fiction Live action
Kidco 20th Century Fox Ronald F. Maxwell (director); Bennett Tramer (screenplay); Scott Schwartz, Clifton James, Charles Hallahan, Maggie Blye, Cinnamon Idles, Tristine Skyler, Elizabeth Gorcey, Ron Rifkin Comedy Live action
Phar Lap 20th Century Fox Simon Wincer (director); David Williamson (screenplay); Tom Burlinson, Towering Inferno, Richard Morgan, Robert Grubb, Martin Vaughan, Celia De Burgh, Ron Leibman, Henry Duvall, Pat Thomson, Georgia Carr Biography, Drama Live action
Swing Shift Warner Bros. Jonathan Demme (director); Nancy Dowd, Bo Goldman, Ron Nyswaner (screenplay); Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Belita Moreno, Holly Hunter War, Romance, Drama Live action
27 Love Letters New World Pictures Amy Holden Jones (director/screenplay); Jamie Lee Curtis, James Keach, Bonnie Bartlett, Matt Clark, Amy Madigan, Brian Wood, Phil Coccioletti, Larry Cedar, Rance Howard, Jeff Doucette, Sally Kirkland Romance, Drama Live action
4 Alphabet City Atlantic Releasing Corporation Amos Poe (director/screenplay); Gregory K. Heller, Robert Seidman (screenplay); Vincent Spano, Michael Winslow, Jami Gertz, Zohra Lampert, Kenny Marino, Kate Vernon Crime, Drama Live action
The Bounty Orion Pictures Corporation / Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment Roger Donaldson (director); Robert Bolt (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox, Daniel Day-Lewis, Bernard Hill, Philip Davis, Liam Neeson, Wi Kuki Kaa, Tevaite Vernette History, Drama Live action
Breakin' Cannon Films / Golan-Globus / MGM/UA Joel Silberg (director); Charles Parker, Allen DeBevoise (screenplay); Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo 'Shabba Doo' Quiñones, Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers, Ice-T, Scratcher, Ben Lokey, Phineas Newborn III, Christopher McDonald Dance, Comedy, Drama Live action
Sixteen Candles Universal Pictures / Channel Productions John Hughes (director/screenplay); Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, Paul Dooley, Justin Henry, Anthony Michael Hall, Carlin Glynn, Haviland Morris, Blanche Baker, Gedde Watanabe Coming-of-Age, Comedy Live action
11 Firestarter Dino De Laurentiis Company / Universal Pictures Mark L. Lester (director); Stanley Mann (screenplay); David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher Science fiction, Horror Live action
The Natural Tri-Star Pictures Barry Levinson (director); Roger Towne, Phil Dusenberry (screenplay); Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard Farnsworth, Joe Don Baker, Darren McGavin, Michael Madsen Sports, Drama Live action
18 Making the Grade Cannon Film Distributors / MGM/UA Dorian Walker (director); Charles Gayle, Gene Quintano (screenplay); Judd Nelson, Jonna Lee, Gordon Jump, Walter Olkewicz, Ronald Lacey, Dana Olsen Teen, Comedy Live action
23 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Lucasfilm Ltd. / Paramount Pictures Steven Spielberg (director); Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, Jonathan Ke Quan, Roy Chiao, David Yip Action, Adventure Live action
1 Once Upon a Time in America The Ladd Company / Embassy International Pictures / PSO Enterprises / Rafran Cinematografica / Warner Bros. Sergio Leone (director/screenplay); Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini (screenplay); Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Tuesday Weld, Treat Williams, Danny Aiello, William Forsythe Epic, Crime, Drama Live action
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Paramount Pictures Leonard Nimoy (director); Harve Bennett (screenplay); William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Merritt Butrick, Robin Curtis, Christopher Lloyd, Mark Lenard, Carl Steven, Vadia Potenza, Stephen Manley, Joe W. Davis Science fiction Live action
Streets of Fire Universal Pictures / RKO Pictures / A Hill-Gordon-Silver Production Walter Hill (director/screenplay); Larry Gross (screenplay); Michael Paré, Diane Lane, E. G. Daily, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem Dafoe, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Lawson, Rick Rossovich, Bill Paxton Musical, Action, Neo-noir, Comedy, Drama Live action
8 Beat Street Orion Pictures Stan Lathan (director); Andrew Davis, David Gilbert, Paul Golding, Steven Hager (screenplay); Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet, Leon W. Grant, Saundra Santiago, Robert Taylor, Lee Chamberlin, Mary Alice, Shawn Elliot, Jim Borrelli, Dean Elliott, Franc. Reyes Dance, Drama Live action
Ghostbusters Delphi Films / Black Rhino Productions / Columbia Pictures Ivan Reitman (director); Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis (screenplay); Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, William Atherton, David Margulies, Michael Ensign, Slavitza Jovan, Paddi Edwards, Ruth Hale Oliver, Alice Drummond, Jennifer Runyon, Steven Tash, Kymberly Herrin, Timothy Carhart, Reginald VelJohnson, Roger Grimsby, Larry King, Joe Franklin, Casey Kasem, Jean Kasem, Ron Jeremy Supernatural, Comedy Live action
Gremlins Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment Joe Dante (director); Chris Columbus (screenplay); Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman, Keye Luke, Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Harry Carey Jr., Belinda Balaski, Edward Andrews, Judge Reinhold, Chuck Jones, Kenny Davis, Glynn Turman, Nick Katt, Tracy Wells, John C. Becher, Gwen Willson, Jonathan Banks, Scott Brady, Arnie Moore, Joe Brooks, James MacKrell, Howie Mandel, Frank Welker, Fred Newman, Mark Dodson, Michael Winslow, Peter Cullen, Bob Bergen, Michael Sheehan, Bob Holt, Don Steele, Tom Bergeron, Richard Carlson, Jerry Goldsmith, Brad Kesten, Marvin Miller, William Schallert, Steven Spielberg, Kenneth Tobey Comedy, Horror Live action
Top Secret! Paramount Pictures Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker (directors/screenplay); Martyn Burke (screenplay); Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Christopher Villiers, Billy J. Mitchell, Jeremy Kemp, Omar Sharif, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Warren Clarke Action, Comedy Live action
15 Under the Volcano Universal Pictures John Huston (director); Guy Gallo (screenplay); Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews, Ignacio López Tarso, Katy Jurado Biography, Drama Live action
22 The Karate Kid Delphi II Productions / Jerry Weintraub Productions / Columbia Pictures John G. Avildsen (director); Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, William Zabka, Randee Heller Martial arts, Drama Live action
The Pope of Greenwich Village Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Stuart Rosenberg (director); Vincent Patrick (screenplay); Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan, Tony Musante, M. Emmet Walsh, Burt Young, Jack Kehoe, Philip Bosco, Val Avery, Joe Grifasi, Tony DiBenedetto, Ronald Maccone, Betty Miller, Tony Lip, Frank Vincent, Jacques Sandulescu, Leonard Termo Crime, Black Comedy Live action
Rhinestone 20th Century Fox Bob Clark (director); Phil Alden Robinson, Sylvester Stallone (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Dolly Parton, Richard Farnsworth, Ron Leibman, Tim Thomerson Musical, Comedy Live action
29 Bachelor Party 20th Century Fox Neal Israel (director/screenplay); Pat Proft (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, George Grizzard, Barbara Stuart, Robert Prescott, William Tepper, Wendie Jo Sperber Comedy Live action
Cannonball Run II Golden Harvest / Warner Bros. Hal Needham (director/screenplay); Harvey Miller (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jamie Farr, Marilu Henner, Telly Savalas, Shirley MacLaine, Susan Anton, Catherine Bach, Jackie Chan, Richard Kiel, Frank Sinatra Comedy Live action
Conan the Destroyer Dino De Laurentiis Company / Universal Pictures Richard Fleischer (director); Stanley Mann (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Mako, Tracey Walter, Olivia d'Abo, Sarah Douglas Sword and sorcery, Adventure Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
13 The Last Starfighter Lorimar Productions / Universal Pictures Nick Castle (director); Jonathan R. Betuel (screenplay); Lance Guest, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Preston, Norman Snow, Barbara Bosson, Chris Hebert, Dan Mason, Vernon Washington Science fiction, Space opera Live action
The Muppets Take Manhattan Henson Associates / Tri-Star Pictures Frank Oz (director/screenplay); Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses (screenplay); Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bruce Edward Hall, Kathryn Mullen, Karen Prell, Brian Muehl, Louis Zorich, Juliana Donald, Lonny Price, Cheryl McFadden, Graham Brown, Frances Bergen, Art Carney, James Coco, Dabney Coleman, Elliott Gould, Gregory Hines, Edward I. Koch, John Landis, Linda Lavin, David Lazer, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields Musical, Comedy Live action
20 Best Defense Cinema Group Ventures / Eddie Murphy Productions / Paramount Pictures Willard Huyck (director/screenplay); Gloria Katz (screenplay); Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, Kate Capshaw, George Dzundza, Helen Shaver, Mark Arnott, Peter Michael Goetz, Tom Noonan, David Rasche, Paul Comi, John Hostetter Comedy Live action
Electric Dreams MGM/UA / Virgin Films Steve Barron (director); Rusty Lemorande (screenplay); Lenny Von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, Maxwell Caulfield, Bud Cort, Don Fellows, Miriam Margolyes, Giorgio Moroder, Koo Stark Romantic comedy, Science fiction Live action
The NeverEnding Story Producers Sales Organization / Warner Bros. Wolfgang Petersen (director/screenplay); Herman Weigel (screenplay); Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Tami Stronach, Patricia Hayes, Sydney Bromley, Gerald McRaney, Moses Gunn, Alan Oppenheimer, Thomas Hill, Deep Roy, Tilo Prückner Epic, Fantasy Live action
Revenge of the Nerds Interscope Communications / 20th Century Fox Jeff Kanew (director); Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai (screenplay); Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese, Curtis Armstrong, Larry B. Scott, Brian Tochi, Julie Montgomery, Michelle Meyrink, Ted McGinley, Matt Salinger, Donald Gibb, John Goodman, Bernie Casey Comedy Live action
25 Moon Madness Films Jean Image Mike Marshall (director); Jimmy Shuman, Mike Marshall Comedy Animation
27 The Jungle Book (re-release) Walt Disney Productions Wolfgang Reitherman (director); Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Floyd Norman, Bill Peet (screenplay); Bruce Reitherman, Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, J. Pat O'Malley, Verna Felton, Clint Howard Musical, Comedy, Adventure Animation
Meatballs Part II Tri-Star Pictures Ken Wiederhorn (director); Bruce Franklin Singer (screenplay); Richard Mulligan, Hamilton Camp, John Mengatti, Kim Richards, Archie Hahn, Misty Rowe, John Larroquette, Paul Reubens, Joe Nipote, Jason Hervey, Elayne Boosler, Nancy Glass, Felix Silla, Donald Gibb Comedy Live action
Purple Rain Purple Films / Warner Bros. Albert Magnoli (director/screenplay); William Blinn (screenplay); Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III, Jerome Benton, Billy Sparks, Jill Jones, Dez Dickerson, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, The Revolution, The Time, Apollonia 6 Rock musical, Drama Live action
2 The Bostonians Almi Pictures James Ivory (director); Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay); Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Madeleine Potter, Nancy Marchand, Wesley Addy, Barbara Bryne, Linda Hunt, Charles McCaughan, Nancy New, John Van Ness Philip, Wallace Shawn Romance, Drama Live action
3 Grandview, U.S.A. CBS Theatrical Films / Warner Bros. Randal Kleiser (director); Ken Hixon (screenplay); Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Carole Cook, John Philbin, Ramon Bieri, Elizabeth Gorcey, M. Emmet Walsh, Troy Donahue, William Windom, Michael Winslow, John Cusack, Joan Cusack Comedy Live action
Joy of Sex Paramount Pictures Martha Coolidge (director); Kathleen Rowell, J.J. Salter (screenplay); Cameron Dye, Michelle Meyrink, Colleen Camp, Ernie Hudson, Lisa Langlois, Darren Dalton, Christopher Lloyd Comedy Live action
The Philadelphia Experiment Cinema Group / New World Pictures Stewart Raffill (director); Wallace C. Bennett (screenplay); Michael Paré, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas, Bobby Di Cicco, Louise Latham, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ralph Manza, Kene Holliday Science fiction Live action
10 Cloak & Dagger Universal Pictures Richard Franklin (director); Tom Holland (screenplay); Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra, William Forsythe, Tim Rossovich, Eloy Casados, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan Spy, Adventure Live action
Metropolis (re-release) Parufamet Fritz Lang (director); Thea von Harbou (screenplay); Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos, Erwin Biswanger, Heinrich George, Heinrich Gotho Sci-Fi, Drama Live action
Red Dawn MGM/UA John Milius (director/screenplay); Kevin Reynolds (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Darren Dalton, Jennifer Grey, Brad Savage, Doug Toby, Powers Boothe, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, Ron O'Neal, William Smith War, Drama Live action
15 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Sherwood Productions / 20th Century Fox W. D. Richter (director); Earl Mac Rauch (screenplay); Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Clancy Brown, Pepe Serna, Lewis Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Billy Vera, Christopher Lloyd, Rosalind Cash, Carl Lumbly Science fiction, Romance, Adventure, Comedy Live action
Dreamscape 20th Century Fox Joseph Ruben (director/screenplay); David Loughery, Chuck Russell (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert, Kate Capshaw, George Wendt, David Patrick Kelly, Chris Mulkey, Larry Gelman, Cory "Bumper" Yothers, Redmond Gleeson, Eric Gold, Peter Jason, Jana Taylor Sci-Fi, Adventure, Horror Live action
The Woman in Red Orion Pictures Gene Wilder (director/screenplay); Gene Wilder, Kelly LeBrock, Gilda Radner, Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna, Judith Ivey, Michael Zorek Romantic comedy Live action
Sheena Columbia Pictures John Guillermin (director); Lorenzo Semple Jr., Leslie Stevens (screenplay); Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, Princess Elizabeth, France Zobda, Trevor Thomas, Clifton Jones, John Forgeham, Errol John Action, Adventure, Drama Live action
Tightrope The Malpaso Company / Warner Bros. Richard Tuggle, Clint Eastwood (directors); Richard Tuggle (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya, Alison Eastwood, Jenny Beck, Rod Masterson, Marco St. John Suspense, Thriller Live action
24 Love Streams Cannon Films John Cassavetes (director/screenplay); Ted Allan (screenplay); Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel, Margaret Abbott, Jakob Shaw, Eddy Donno, Joan Foley, Al Ruban, Tom Badel, Doe Avedon, Leslie Hope Drama Live action
Oxford Blues MGM/UA / 20th Century Fox Robert Boris (director/screenplay); Rob Lowe, Amanda Pays, Julian Sands, Ally Sheedy, Julian Firth, Alan Howard, Gail Strickland, Michael Gough, Aubrey Morris, Anthony Calf, Cary Elwes Sports, Comedy, Drama Live action
29 Choose Me Island Alive Alan Rudolph (director/screenplay); Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Bauchau, Rae Dawn Chong, John Larroquette, Edward Ruscha, Gailard Sartain Romance, Comedy, Drama Live action
31 Bolero City Films / Cannon Film Distributors John Derek (director/screenplay); Bo Derek, George Kennedy, Andrea Occhipinti, Ana Obregón, Olivia d'Abo, Greg Bensen, Ian Cochrane, Mirta Miller Romance, Drama Live action
C.H.U.D. New World Pictures Douglas Cheek (director); Parnell Hall (screenplay); John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist, J. C. Quinn, Michael O'Hare, Peter Michael Goetz, Sam McMurray, Frankie R. Faison Science fiction, Horror Live action
Flashpoint HBO Pictures / Silver Screen Partners / Tri-Star Pictures William Tannen (director); Dennis Shryack, Michael Butler (screenplay); Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway, Jean Smart, Tess Harper, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Guy Boyd Action, Crime, Drama Live action
7 The Brother from Another Planet Cinecom Pictures John Sayles (director/screenplay); Joe Morton, Sidney "Piankhy" Sheriff Jr., Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez, Yves Rene, Peter Richardson, Ginny Yang, Daryl Edwards, Steve James, Leonard Jackson, Bill Cobbs Science fiction Live action
14 A Soldier's Story Columbia Pictures Norman Jewison (director); Charles Fuller (screenplay); Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier, David Harris, Dennis Lipscomb, Larry Riley, Robert Townsend, Denzel Washington, William Allen Young, John Hancock, Patti LaBelle, Trey Wilson, Wings Hauser Drama Live action
19 Amadeus The Saul Zaentz Company / Orion Pictures Miloš Forman (director); Peter Shaffer (screenplay); F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles Kay Historical, Drama Live action
21 All of Me Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment / Kings Road Entertainment / Universal Pictures Carl Reiner (director); Phil Alden Robinson, Henry Olek (screenplay); Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madolyn Smith, Richard Libertini, Dana Elcar, Jason Bernard, Selma Diamond, Eric Christmas, Gailard Sartain, Neva Patterson, Michael Ensign, Peggy Feury Fantasy, Comedy Live action
Places in the Heart Tri-Star Pictures Robert Benton (director/screenplay); Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Danny Glover, John Malkovich, Ed Harris, Ray Baker, Amy Madigan, Yankton Hatten, Gennie James, Lane Smith, Terry O'Quinn Drama Live action
Windy City CBS Theatrical Films / Warner Bros. Armyan Bernstein (director/screenplay); John Shea, Kate Capshaw, Josh Mostel, Jim Borrelli, Jeffrey DeMunn, Eric Pierpoint, Lewis J. Stadlen Drama Live action
Until September MGM/UA Richard Marquand (director); Janice Lee Graham (screenplay); Karen Allen, Thierry Lhermitte, Christopher Cazenove, Hutton Cobb, Michael Mellinger, Nitza Shaul, Rachel Robertson, Raphaelle Spencer, Joanna Pavlis, Helen Desbiez, Steve Gadler Romance, Drama Live action
28 Country Touchstone Films / Far West Productions / Pangaea Corporation Richard Pearce (director); William D. Wittliff (screenplay); Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley, Matt Clark, Therese Graham, Levi L. Knebel, Jim Haynie, Sandra Seacat, Alex Harvey, Stephanie Stacie-Poyner Drama Live action
Irreconcilable Differences Warner Bros. Charles Shyer (director/screenplay); Nancy Meyers (screenplay); Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, Drew Barrymore, Sam Wanamaker, Allen Garfield, Sharon Stone, Beverlee Reed, Hortensia Colorado, David Graf, Jessica Christensen Comedy, Drama Live action
The River Rat Paramount Pictures Thomas Rickman (director/screenplay); Martha Plimpton, Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dennehy, Shawn Smith Family, Drama Live action
The Wild Life Universal Pictures Art Linson (director); Cameron Crowe (screenplay); Christopher Penn, Eric Stoltz, Jenny Wright, Lea Thompson, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Brin Berliner, Rick Moranis, Hart Bochner, Randy Quaid Comedy, Drama Live action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
5 Teachers Aaron Russo Productions / MGM/UA Arthur Hiller (director); W. R. McKinney (screenplay); Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Judd Hirsch, Ralph Macchio, Allen Garfield, Lee Grant, Richard Mulligan, Laura Dern, Crispin Glover, Morgan Freeman Satire, Comedy, Drama Live action
12 Garbo Talks MGM/UA Sidney Lumet (director); Larry Grusin (screenplay); Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher, Catherine Hicks, Steven Hill, Howard Da Silva, Dorothy Loudon, Harvey Fierstein, Hermione Gingold Comedy, Drama Live action
Songwriter Tri-Star Pictures Alan Rudolph (director); Bud Shrake (screenplay); Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Lesley Ann Warren, Rip Torn, Melinda Dillon Satire, Comedy Live action
19 Crimes of Passion New World Pictures Ken Russell (director); Barry Sandler (screenplay); Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, John Laughlin, Annie Potts, Bruce Davison, Yvonne McCord, Stephen Lee, Louise Sorel Erotic thriller Live action
The Little Drummer Girl Warner Bros. George Roy Hill (director); John le Carré, Loring Mandel (screenplay); Diane Keaton, Yorgo Voyagis, Klaus Kinski, Moshe Ozery, Sami Frey, Michael Cristofer, Eli Danker, Ben Levine, Jonathan Sagall, Shlomit Hagoel, Juliano Mer, Sabi Dorr, Doron Nesher, Smadar Brener, Shoshi Marciano, Philipp Moog, Bill Nighy, David Suchet Spy Live action
The Razor's Edge Columbia Pictures John Byrum (director/screenplay); Bill Murray (screenplay); Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Catherine Hicks, Denholm Elliott, James Keach, Peter Vaughan, Brian Doyle-Murray, Faith Brook, Saeed Jaffrey, Richard Oldfield Drama Live action
Stop Making Sense Arnold Stiefel Company / Cinecom Pictures / Palm Pictures Jonathan Demme (director/screenplay); Talking Heads (screenplay); Talking Heads Concert Live action
Thief of Hearts Simpson/Bruckheimer / Paramount Pictures Douglas Day Stewart (director/screenplay); Steven Bauer, Barbara Williams, John Getz, David Caruso, Christine Ebersole, George Wendt Crime, Thriller, Drama Live action
26 American Dreamer CBS Theatrical Films / Warner Bros. Rick Rosenthal (director); David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf (screenplay); JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Coral Browne, Léon Zitrone Romantic comedy, Thriller Live action
Body Double Delphi II Productions / Columbia Pictures Brian De Palma (director/screenplay); Robert J. Avrech (screenplay); Craig Wasson, Gregg Henry, Melanie Griffith, Deborah Shelton, Guy Boyd, Dennis Franz, David Haskell, Al Israel, Douglas Warhit Erotic thriller Live action
Firstborn Paramount Pictures Michael Apted (director); Ron Koslow (screenplay); Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet, Corey Haim, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr. Drama Live action
Give My Regards to Broad Street MPL Communications / 20th Century Fox Peter Webb (director); Paul McCartney (screenplay); Paul McCartney, Bryan Brown, Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, Linda McCartney, Tracey Ullman, Ralph Richardson, John Paul Jones, John Bennett, John Burgess Musical, Drama Live action
Paris, Texas Road Movies / Filmproduktion GmbH / Argos Films S.A. / 20th Century Fox Wim Wenders (director); L. M. Kit Carson, Sam Shepard (screenplay); Harry Dean Stanton, Sam Berry, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément, Claresie Mobley, Hunter Carson Road, Drama Live action
The Terminator Hemdale / Pacific Western Productions / Cinema '84 / Orion Pictures James Cameron (director/screenplay); Gale Anne Hurd (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Earl Boen, Bess Motta, Rick Rossovich Science fiction, Action Live action
Terror in the Aisles Kaleidoscope Films / Universal Pictures Andrew J. Kuehn (director); Margery Doppelt (screenplay); Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen Documentary Live action
2 The Killing Fields Goldcrest Films / International Film Investors / Enigma Productions / Warner Bros. Roland Joffé (director); Bruce Robinson (screenplay); Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, Craig T. Nelson, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Spalding Gray, Bill Patterson, Athol Fugard Biography, Drama Live action
9 A Nightmare on Elm Street New Line Cinema / Media Home Entertainment / Smart Egg Pictures Wes Craven (director/screenplay); Robert Englund, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Johnny Depp, Joe Unger, Charles Fleischer Slasher Live action
No Small Affair Columbia Pictures Jerry Schatzberg (director); Craig Bolotin (screenplay); Jon Cryer, Demi Moore, George Wendt, Peter Frechette, E.G. Daily, Ann Wedgeworth, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Robbins, Hamilton Camp, Scott Getlin, Judith Baldwin, Jennifer Tilly, Kene Holliday, Tate Donovan Comedy, Drama Live action
Oh, God! You Devil Warner Bros. Paul Bogart (director); Andrew Bergman (screenplay); George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver, Roxanne Hart, Eugene Roche Comedy Live action
Samson & Sally Dansk Tegnefilm Jannik Hastrup (director/screenplay); Bent Haller, Li Vilstrup (screenplay); Jesper Klein, Helle Hertz, Per Pallesen, Bodil Udsen, Poul Thomsen, Kristen Peuliche, Berthe Qvistgaard, Claus Ryskjær, Preben Neergaard, Ole Ernst Romance, Family Animation
Silent Night, Deadly Night Slayride Productions Inc. / Tri-Star Pictures Charles E. Sellier Jr. (director); Michael Hickey (screenplay); Robert Brian Wilson, Alex Burton, Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero Slasher Live action
16 Just the Way You Are MGM/UA Édouard Molinaro (director); Allan Burns (screenplay); Kristy McNichol, Michael Ontkean, Kaki Hunter, Catherine Salviat, Robert Carradine, Alexandra Paul, Lance Guest, Tim Daly Comedy, Drama Live action
B.C. Rock Almi Pictures Tony Hendra (screenplay); Jim Vallely, Jonathan Schmock, Joseph Plewa Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy Animation
Missing in Action The Cannon Group, Inc. Joseph Zito (director); James Bruner (screenplay); Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf, Ernie Ortega, James Hong, Erich Anderson Action, Drama Live action
Night of the Comet Thomas Coleman and Michael Rosenblatt Productions / Film Development Fund / Atlantic Releasing Corporation Thom Eberhardt (director/screenplay); Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, Kelli Maroney, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, Peter Fox, John Achorn, Michael Bowen Science fiction, Horror, Comedy Live action
Night Patrol RSL Company / Vis Arts Consultants Inc. / New World Pictures Jackie Kong (director/screenplay); Murray Langston, William A. Levey, Bill Osco (screenplay); Linda Blair, Pat Paulsen, Billy Barty, Murray Langston, Pat Morita, Andrew Dice Clay, Jaye P. Morgan, Vic Dunlop Comedy Live action
21 A Christmas Story (re-release) MGM/UA Bob Clark (director/screenplay); Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown (screenplay); Peter Billingsley, Jean Shepherd, Ian Petrella, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz, R. D. Robb, Zack Ward Comedy Live action
Falling in Love Paramount Pictures Ulu Grosbard (director); Michael Cristofer (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest, David Clennon, Jane Kaczmarek, George Martin, Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo Romance, Drama Live action
Supergirl Artistry / Investors In Industry / Robert Fleming Leasing / St. Michael Finance / Tri-Star Pictures Jeannot Szwarc (director); David Odell (screenplay); Faye Dunaway, Helen Slater, Hart Bochner, Peter Cook, Mia Farrow, Marc McClure, Brenda Vaccaro, Peter O'Toole Superhero Live action
28 Gallavants Marvel Productions Art Vitello (director); Jack Mendelsohn (screenplay); Robert Lydiard, Vic Perrin, Peter Cullen, Joyce Gittlin Family Animation
5 Beverly Hills Cop Simpson/Bruckheimer / Eddie Murphy Productions / Paramount Pictures Martin Brest (director); Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff, James Russo, Stephen Elliott, Paul Reiser, Jonathan Banks, Gilbert R. Hill, Bronson Pinchot Action, Comedy Live action
7 2010 MGM/UA Peter Hyams (director/screenplay); Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, Keir Dullea, Douglas Rain, Madolyn Smith, Saveliy Kramarov, Taliesin Jaffe, James McEachin, Mary Jo Deschanel Science fiction Live action
City Heat The Malpaso Company / Warner Bros. Richard Benjamin (director); Blake Edwards ("Sam O. Brown"), Joseph C. Stinson (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn, Rip Torn, Irene Cara, Richard Roundtree, Tony Lo Bianco, William Sanderson Action, Crime, Comedy Live action
14 The Cotton Club Totally Independent Productions / American Zoetrope / Producers Sales Organization / Orion Pictures Francis Ford Coppola (director/screenplay); William Kennedy (screenplay); Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Allen Garfield, Fred Gwynne Crime, Drama Live action
Dune Dino De Laurentiis Corporation / Universal Pictures David Lynch (director/screenplay); Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif, José Ferrer, Linda Hunt, Freddie Jones, Richard Jordan, Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Silvana Mangano, Everett McGill, Kenneth McMillan, Jack Nance, Siân Phillips, Jürgen Prochnow, Paul Smith, Patrick Stewart, Sting, Dean Stockwell, Max von Sydow, Alicia Roanne Witt, Sean Young Epic, Science fiction Live action
Katy Caterpillar Televicine S.A. de C.V Ardwight Chamberlain (director); Jack Mendelsohn (screenplay); Barbara Goodson Adventure Family Animation
Mass Appeal Universal Pictures Glenn Jordan (director); Bill C. Davis (screenplay); Jack Lemmon, Željko Ivanek, Charles Durning, Louise Latham, Talia Balsam Dramedy Live action
1984 Virgin Films / Umbrella-Rosenblum Films / 20th Century Fox Michael Radford (director/screenplay); John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher, James Walker, Andrew Wilde, Corina Seddon Dystopian, Science fiction Live action
A Passage to India Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment / HBO Films / Columbia Pictures David Lean (director/screenplay); Judy Davis, Peggy Ashcroft, Victor Banerjee, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers, Michael Culver, Clive Swift, Art Malik, Saeed Jaffrey, Ann Firbank, Roshan Seth, Richard Wilson Epic, History, Drama Live action
Runaway Tri-Star Pictures Michael Crichton (director/screenplay); Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley, Stan Shaw, G.W. Bailey, Joey Cramer, Chris Mulkey, Anne-Marie Martin, Michael Paul Chan, Marilyn Schreffler Science fiction, Action Live action
Starman Columbia Pictures John Carpenter (director); Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon, Dean Riesner (screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Phalen, Tony Edwards, John Walter Davis Science fiction, Romance Live action
19 The River Universal Pictures Mark Rydell (director); Robert Dillon, Julian Barry (screenplay); Sissy Spacek, Mel Gibson, Scott Glenn, Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch, Don Hood, Billy "Green" Bush, James Tolkan Drama Live action
21 Birdy A&M Films / Tri-Star Pictures Alan Parker (director); Sandy Kroopf, Jack Behr (screenplay); Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron, Karen Young, Bruno Kirby Drama Live action
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo Tri-Star Pictures Sam Firstenberg (director); Charles Parker, Allen DeBevoise, Jan Ventura, Julie Reichert (screenplay); Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers Comedy, Musical, Drama Live action
The Flamingo Kid ABC Motion Pictures / 20th Century Fox Garry Marshall (director); Neal Marshall, Garry Marshall (screenplay); Matt Dillon, Héctor Elizondo, Richard Crenna, Janet Jones, Jessica Walter, Fisher Stevens, Bronson Pinchot, Marisa Tomei, Steven Weber, Martha Gehman, Leon Robinson Comedy Live action
Johnny Dangerously 20th Century Fox Amy Heckerling (director); Harry Colomby, Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff, Norman Steinberg (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton, Peter Boyle, Griffin Dunne, Glynnis O'Connor, Dom DeLuise, Richard Dimitri, Danny DeVito Parody, Comedy Live action
Micki & Maude Columbia Pictures Blake Edwards (director); Jonathan Reynolds (screenplay); Ann Reinking, Amy Irving, Dudley Moore, Richard Mulligan, George Gaynes, Wallace Shawn, Hard Boiled Haggerty, John Pleshette, Andre Rousimmoff Comedy Live action
Pinocchio (re-release) Walt Disney Productions / RKO Radio Pictures Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson; Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson, T. Hee (directors); Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia (screenplay); Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Walter Catlett, Charles Judels, Evelyn Venable, Frankie Darro Musical, Fantasy Animation
26 Mrs. Soffel MGM/UA Gillian Armstrong (director); Ron Nyswaner (screenplay); Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Edward Herrmann, Trini Alvarado, Jennifer Dundas, Danny Corkill, Harley Cross, Terry O'Quinn Drama Live action

Notable films released in 1984Edit

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Notable deathsEdit

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 11 Jack La Rue 70 US Actor
20 Johnny Weissmuller 79 Mexico Actor
29 Frances Goodrich 93 US Writer
February 11 Arlette Marchal 82 France Actress
15 Ethel Merman 76 US Singer, Actress
17 Lucille Benson 69 US Actress
March 1 Jackie Coogan 69 US Actor
1 Ronald Culver 83 UK Actor
5 William Powell 91 US Actor
6 Henry Wilcoxon 78 US Actor
12 Arnold Ridley 88 UK Actor, Writer
24 Sam Jaffe 93 US Actor
27 Jack Donohue 75 US Director
27 Derek Francis 60 UK Actor
April 1 George Glass 73 US Producer, Production Manager
10 Ray Middleton 77 US Actor
13 Richard Hurndall 73 UK Actor
16 Byron Haskin 84 US Director
18 Francis de Wolff 71 UK Actor
18 John Lee Mahin 81 US Screenwriter
25 Richard Benedict 64 US Actor
26 May McAvoy 84 US Actress
May 4 Diana Dors 52 UK Actress
10 Robert Moore 57 US Director
16 Andy Kaufman 35 US Actor
16 Irwin Shaw 71 US Screenwriter, Author
20 Peter Bull 72 UK Actor
21 Andrea Leeds 72 UK Actress
21 Ann Little 93 US Actress
22 John Marley 76 US Actor
28 D'Urville Martin 45 US Actor, Director
June 1 Ruthelma Stevens 80 US Actress
4 Lillian Hellman 79 US Screenwriter, Playwright
15 Ned Glass 78 US Actor
17 Nobuo Nakagawa 79 Japan Director, Screenwriter
18 Luis Moglia Barth 81 Argentine Director, Writer, Producer ¡Tango!
20 Estelle Winwood 101 UK Actress
22 Joseph Losey 75 US Director
24 William Keighley 94 US Director
July 2 Lenore Coffee 87 US Screenwriter
7 Flora Robson 82 UK Actress
11 Hugh Morton 81 UK Actor
14 Ernest Tidyman 56 UK Writer
23 Carl Foreman 69 US Writer, Producer
23 Lloyd Gough 76 US Actor
25 Akihiko Hirata 56 Japan Actor
27 James Mason 75 Switzerland Actor, Producer
29 Woodrow Parfrey 61 US Actor
29 Fred Waring 84 US Conductor
August 4 Howard Culver 66 Hong Kong Actor
4 Mary Miles Minter 82 US Actress
5 Richard Burton 58 Switzerland Actor, Producer, Director
5 Roland Kibbee 70 US Screenwriter
8 Richard Deacon 63 US Actor
25 Truman Capote 59 US Writer, Actor
29 Pina Menichelli 94 Italy Actress
September 14 Janet Gaynor 77 US Actress
17 Richard Basehart 70 US Actor, Director
19 June Preisser 64 US Actress
25 Walter Pidgeon 87 US Actor
October 9 Joan Young 84 UK Actress
10 Leonard Rossiter 57 UK Actor
11 H. Bruce Humberstone 82 US Director
16 Peggy Ann Garner 52 US Actress
21 François Truffaut 52 France Director, Producer, Actor
23 Oskar Werner 61 Germany Actor
25 Pascale Ogier 25 France Actress
26 Noel Howlett 81 UK Actor
30 June Duprez 66 UK Actress
31 Eduardo De Filippo 84 Italy Actor, Screenwriter
November 1 Norman Krasna 74 US Screenwriter, Director
13 Dorothy Arnold 66 US Actress
20 Peter Welch 62 UK Actor
December 2 Patty Elder 48 US Stuntman, Actor
3 Charles R. Davis 47 US Art Director Bustin' Loose
7 Jeanne Cagney 65 US Actress
8 Luther Adler 81 US Actor
11 Robert E. Kent 73 US Screenwriter
11 George Waggner 81 US Director
13 Margaret Livingston 89 US Actress
24 Ian Hendry 53 UK Actor
24 Peter Lawford 61 US Actor
24 Harry Waxman 72 UK Cinematographer
28 Sam Peckinpah 59 US Director, Producer

Film debutsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Disco Dancer: 60 million Soviet rubles in 1984,[13] 0.791 rubles per US dollar in 1984[14]
  2. ^ 12.43 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1984[15]
  3. ^ Disco Dancer in Soviet Union: US$75.9 million[n 1] (94.34 crore)[n 2] in 1984


  1. ^ a b "'Ghostbusters' Tops Comedies". Variety. January 16, 1985. p. 16.
  2. ^ "Nobody Climbed $100-Mil Mountain". Variety. January 1986.
  3. ^ "1984 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b "'Gremlins' Hits In Int'l Marts". Daily Variety. February 15, 1985. p. 43. highest-grossing film ever by WB in Iberia, taking in $4,255,642
    $1,505,985 in five weeks of release, making it the highest-grossing film [in Brazil] in 1984
  5. ^ "Bilan Annuel France - 1984". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Hong Kong Film Archive". Hong Kong Film Archive. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Box Office 1984". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Bilan Annuel Italie - 1984". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  9. ^ "1984年(1月~12月)". Eiren. Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  10. ^ "【ジャッキーチェン興行成績】 第10回:韓国での興行収入". KungFu Tube (in Japanese). 5 September 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  11. ^ "KOFIC 영화관 입장권 통합전산망". Korean Film Council (in Korean). September 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  12. ^ Park, Seung Hyun (2000). A Cultural Interpretation of Korean Cinema, 1988-1997. Indiana University. p. 119. Average Ticket Prices in Korea, 1974-1997 [...] * Source: Korea Cinema Yearbook (1997-1998) * Currency: won [...] Foreign [...] 1984 [...] 3,000
  13. ^ Bollywood returns to Russian screens[dead link], Russia Beyond the Headlines, September 2009
  14. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  15. ^ http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/PublicationsView.aspx?id=15268
  16. ^ Indian Films in Soviet Cinemas: The Culture of Movie-going After Stalin, page 211, Indiana University Press, 2005
  17. ^ "Bilan Annuel Espagne - 1984". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Beverly Hills Cop (1984)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Bilan Annuel Allemagne - 1984". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Tootsie". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  21. ^ "Ghostbusters". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  22. ^ "Beverly Hills Cop". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  23. ^ "Ghostbusters". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 30, 2018.

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