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.

List of years in film (table)
In home video
In television

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. boxoffice 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

United States and Canada

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

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


International marketTitleDirectorProduction countryRevenueAdmissionsSource(s)
France Marche à l'ombre Michel Blanc France N/A 6,168,425 [4]
Germany Police Academy Hugh Wilson United States N/A 5,187,443 [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 2] (94.34 crore)[n 3] in 1984</ref>[14]
Spain Gremlins Joe Dante United States N/A 3,202,047 [15]
United States and Canada Beverly Hills Cop Martin Brest United States $234,760,478 67,150,000 [16]



Category/Organization42nd Golden Globe Awards
January 27, 1985
38th BAFTA Awards
March 5, 1985
57th Academy Awards
March 25, 1985
DramaComedy or Musical
Best FilmAmadeusRomancing the StoneThe Killing FieldsAmadeus
Best DirectorMiloš Forman
Wim Wenders
Paris, Texas
Miloš Forman
Best ActorF. Murray Abraham
Dudley Moore
Micki & Maude
Haing S. Ngor
The Killing Fields
F. Murray Abraham
Best ActressSally Field
Places in the Heart
Kathleen Turner
Romancing the Stone
Maggie Smith
A Private Function
Sally Field
Places in the Heart
Best Supporting ActorHaing S. Ngor
The Killing Fields
Denholm Elliott
A Private Function
Haing S. Ngor
The Killing Fields
Best Supporting ActressPeggy Ashcroft
A Passage to India
Liz Smith
A Private Function
Peggy Ashcroft
A Passage to India
Best Screenplay, AdaptedAmadeus
Peter Shaffer
The Killing Fields
Bruce Robinson
Peter Shaffer
Best Screenplay, OriginalBroadway Danny Rose
Woody Allen
Places in the Heart
Robert Benton
Best Foreign Language FilmA 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.


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
13 AngelNew World PicturesRobert Vincent O'Neill (director/screenplay); Joseph Michael Cala (screenplay); Cliff Gorman, Susan Tyrrell, Dick Shawn, Rory Calhoun, Donna WilkesAction, ThrillerLive action
Hot Dog…The MovieMGM/UAPeter Markle (director); Mike Marvin (screenplay); David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy N. Smith, John Patrick Neger, Frank Koppola, Shannon TweedSex comedy, SkiLive action
20 The Buddy System20th Century FoxGlenn A. Jordan (director); Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Nancy Allen, Jean Stapleton, Wil WheatonRomantic comedyLive action
27 Broadway Danny RoseOrion Pictures CorporationWoody Allen (director/screenplay); Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Sandy Baron, Corbett Monica, Jackie Gayle, Morty Gunty, Will JordanComedyLive action
The Lonely GuyAspen Film Society / Universal PicturesArthur Hiller (director); Ed. Weinberger, Stan Daniels, Neil Simon (screenplay); Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence, Robyn DouglassRomantic comedyLive action
El NorteAmerican Playhouse / Channel Four Films / Independent Productions / Island Alive / Cinecom International / PBSGregory Nava (director/screenplay); Anna Thomas (screenplay); Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago, Lupe Ontiveros, Trinidad Silva, Enrique Castillo, Tony PlanaDramaLive action
3 RecklessMGM/UAJames Foley (director); Chris Columbus (screenplay); Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, Kenneth McMillan, Cliff De Young, Lois Smith, Adam BaldwinRomance, DramaLive action
10 Unfaithfully Yours20th Century FoxHoward Zieff (director); Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson, Robert Klane (screenplay); Dudley Moore, Nastassja Kinski, Armand Assante, Cassie Yates, Richard Libertini, Albert BrooksRomantic comedyLive action
17 Blame It on Rio20th Century FoxStanley Donen (director); Charlie Peters, Larry Gelbart (screenplay); Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore, José LewgoyRomantic comedyLive action
CrackersUniversal PicturesLouis Malle (director); Jeffrey Fiskin (screenplay); Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Wallace Shawn, Larry Riley, Trinidad Silva, Christine BaranskiComedy, CrimeLive action
FootlooseParamount Pictures / Phoenix Pictures / IndieProd Company ProductionsHerbert Ross (director); Dean Pitchford (screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, Dianne Wiest, John Lithgow, Chris Penn, Sarah Jessica Parker, John LaughlinMusical, Dance, DramaLive action
LassiterWarner Bros.Roger Young (director); David Taylor (screenplay); Tom Selleck, Jane Seymour, Lauren Hutton, Bob Hoskins, Joe Regalbuto, Ed Lauter, Warren ClarkeSpy, Action, AdventureLive action
2 Against All OddsColumbia PicturesTaylor Hackford (director); Eric Hughes (screenplay); Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Alex Karras, Jane Greer, Richard Widmark, Dorian Harewood, Swoosie Kurtz, Saul RubinekRomance, Neo-noir, ThrillerLive action
Harry & SonOrion PicturesPaul 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 WoodwardDramaLive action
Repo ManEdge City / Universal PicturesAlex Cox (director/screenplay); Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox HarrisScience fiction, ComedyLive action
This Is Spinal TapEmbassy PicturesRob Reiner (director/screenplay); Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer (screenplay); Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Tony Hendra, Bruno KirbyMockumentaryLive action
9 Children of the CornAngeles Entertainment Group / Cinema Group / Hal Roach Studios / Inverness / Planet Productions / New World PicturesFritz Kiersch (director); George Goldsmith (screenplay); Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Robby Kiger, Anne Marie McEvoy, Julie Maddalena, John PhilbinHorrorLive action
The Hotel New HampshireFilmline Productions / The Producers' Circle / Woodfall Film Productions / Yellowbill Productions Ltd. / Orion PicturesTony Richardson (director/screenplay); Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Rob Lowe, Nastassja Kinski, Wilford Brimley, Paul McCrane, Wallace Shawn, Lisa Banes, Jennifer Dundas, Seth Green, Matthew ModineComedy, DramaLive action
Mike's MurderThe Ladd Company / Warner Bros.James Bridges (director/screenplay); Debra Winger, Mark Keyloun, Paul Winfield, Darrell Larson, Brooke Alderson, Robert Crosson, Daniel Shor, William OstranderMystery, ThrillerLive action
Pete's Dragon (re-release)Walt Disney PicturesDon Chaffey (director); Malcolm Marmorstein (screenplay); Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Jeff Conaway, Shelley Winters, Jane Kean, Jim Backus, Sean Marshall, Charlie CallasMusical, Fantasy, ComedyLive action, Animation
SplashTouchstone PicturesRon 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 GoodmanRomantic comedy, FantasyLive action
16 TankLorimar Productions / Universal PicturesMarvin 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 HancockAction, Comedy, DramaLive action
23 Police AcademyThe 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 GaynesComedyLive action
Racing with the MoonParamount PicturesRichard Benjamin (director); Steven Kloves (screenplay); Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, Nicolas Cage, John Karlen, Rutanya Alda, Max Showalter, Bob Maroff, Crispin Glover, Barbara Howard, John BrandonDramaLive action
30 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the ApesWarner Bros.Hugh Hudson (director); P.H. Vazak, Michael Austin (screenplay); Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox, Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowellAdventureLive action
MisunderstoodMGM/UAJerry Schatzberg (director); Barra Grant (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas, Rip Torn, Huckleberry Fox, Maureen Kerwin, Susan AnspachDramaLive action
Purple HeartsThe Ladd Company / Warner Bros.Sidney J. Furie (director/screenplay); Rick Natkin (screenplay); Ken Wahl, Cheryl Ladd, Stephen Lee, Annie McEnroe, Paul McCrane, Cyril O'ReillyWar, DramaLive action
Romancing the Stone20th Century FoxRobert Zemeckis (director); Diane Thomas (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Alfonso Arau, Manuel OjedaRomantic comedy, AdventureLive action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
6 Moscow on the HudsonColumbia PicturesPaul Mazursky (director/screenplay); Leon Capetanos (screenplay); Robin Williams, María Conchita Alonso, Cleavant Derricks, Alejandro Rey, Savely Kramarov, Oleg Rudnik, Elya Baskin, Yakov SmirnoffRomantic comedy, DramaLive action
The Stone Boy20th Century FoxChristopher Cain (director); Gina Berriault (screenplay); Robert Duvall, Jason Presson, Glenn Close, Susan Rinell, Dean Cain, Frederic Forrest, Cindy Fisher, Gail Youngs, Wilford BrimleyDramaLive action
Up the CreekSamuel Z. Arkoff & Louis S. Arkoff Production / Orion PicturesRobert Butler (director); Jim Kouf (screenplay); Tim Matheson, Dan Monahan, Stephen Furst, Jeff East, Sandy Helberg, Blaine Novak, James B. Sikking, Jennifer Runyon, John HillermanComedyLive action
Where the Boys Are '84ITC Productions / Tri-Star PicturesHy 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 McDonaldSex comedyLive action
13 Friday the 13th: The Final ChapterParamount PicturesJoseph Zito (director); Barney Cohen (screenplay); Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton, Corey Feldman, E. Erich Anderson, Joan Freeman, Crispin Glover, Alan Hayes, Barbara HowardSlasherLive action
IcemanUniversal StudiosFred 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 TolkanScience fictionLive action
Kidco20th Century FoxRonald F. Maxwell (director); Bennett Tramer (screenplay); Scott Schwartz, Clifton James, Charles Hallahan, Maggie Blye, Cinnamon Idles, Tristine Skyler, Elizabeth Gorcey, Ron RifkinComedyLive action
Phar Lap20th Century FoxSimon 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 CarrBiography, DramaLive action
Swing ShiftWarner Bros.Jonathan Demme (director); Nancy Dowd, Bo Goldman, Ron Nyswaner (screenplay); Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Belita Moreno, Holly HunterWar, Romance, DramaLive action
27 Love LettersNew World PicturesAmy 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 KirklandRomance, DramaLive action
4 Alphabet CityAtlantic Releasing CorporationAmos Poe (director/screenplay); Gregory K. Heller, Robert Seidman (screenplay); Vincent Spano, Michael Winslow, Jami Gertz, Zohra Lampert, Kenny Marino, Kate VernonCrime, DramaLive action
The BountyOrion Pictures Corporation / Thorn EMI Screen EntertainmentRoger 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 VernetteHistory, DramaLive action
Breakin'Cannon Films / Golan-Globus / MGM/UAJoel 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 McDonaldDance, Comedy, DramaLive action
Sixteen CandlesUniversal Pictures / Channel ProductionsJohn Hughes (director/screenplay); Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, Paul Dooley, Justin Henry, Anthony Michael Hall, Carlin Glynn, Haviland Morris, Blanche Baker, Gedde WatanabeComing-of-Age, ComedyLive action
11 FirestarterDino de Laurentiis Company / Universal PicturesMark L. Lester (director); Stanley Mann (screenplay); David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, Louise FletcherScience fiction, HorrorLive action
The NaturalTri-Star PicturesBarry 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 MadsenSports, DramaLive action
18 Making the GradeCannon Film Distributors / MGM/UADorian Walker (director); Charles Gayle, Gene Quintano (screenplay); Judd Nelson, Jonna Lee, Gordon Jump, Walter Olkewicz, Ronald Lacey, Dana OlsenTeen, ComedyLive action
23 Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomLucasfilm Ltd. / Paramount PicturesSteven Spielberg (director); Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, Jonathan Ke Quan, Roy Chiao, David YipAction, AdventureLive action
1 Once Upon a Time in AmericaThe 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 ForsytheEpic, Crime, DramaLive action
Star Trek III: The Search for SpockParamount PicturesLeonard 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. DavisScience fictionLive action
Streets of FireUniversal Pictures / RKO Pictures / A Hill-Gordon-Silver ProductionWalter 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 PaxtonMusical, Action, Neo-noir, Comedy, DramaLive action
8 Beat StreetOrion PicturesStan 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. ReyesDance, DramaLive action
GhostbustersDelphi Films / Black Rhino Productions / Columbia PicturesIvan Reitman (director); Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis (screenplay); Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, William Atherton, David MarguliesSupernatural, ComedyLive action
GremlinsWarner Bros. / Amblin EntertainmentJoe Dante (director); Chris Columbus (screenplay); Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman, Keye Luke, Dick MillerComedy horrorLive action
Top Secret!Paramount PicturesJim 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 ClarkeAction, ComedyLive action
15 Under the VolcanoUniversal PicturesJohn Huston (director); Guy Gallo (screenplay); Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews, Ignacio López Tarso, Katy JuradoBiography, DramaLive action
22 The Karate KidDelphi II Productions / Jerry Weintraub Productions / Columbia PicturesJohn G. Avildsen (director); Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, William Zabka, Randee HellerMartial arts, DramaLive action
Rhinestone20th Century FoxBob Clark (director); Phil Alden Robinson, Sylvester Stallone (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Dolly Parton, Richard Farnsworth, Ron Leibman, Tim ThomersonMusical, ComedyLive action
29 Bachelor Party20th Century FoxNeal Israel (director/screenplay); Pat Proft (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, George Grizzard, Barbara Stuart, Robert Prescott, William Tepper, Wendie Jo SperberComedyLive action
Cannonball Run IIGolden 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 SinatraComedyLive action
Conan the DestroyerDino de Laurentiis Company / Universal PicturesRichard Fleischer (director); Stanley Mann (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Mako, Tracey Walter, Olivia d'Abo, Sarah DouglasSword and sorcery, AdventureLive action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
13 The Last StarfighterLorimar Productions / Universal PicturesNick 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 WashingtonScience fiction, Space operaLive action
The Muppets Take ManhattanHenson Associates / Tri-Star PicturesFrank 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 MuehlMusical, ComedyLive action
20 Best DefenseCinema Group Ventures / Eddie Murphy Productions / Paramount PicturesWillard 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 HostetterComedyLive action
Electric DreamsMGM/UA / Virgin FilmsSteve Barron (director); Rusty Lemorande (screenplay); Lenny Von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, Maxwell Caulfield, Bud Cort, Don Fellows, Miriam Margolyes, Giorgio Moroder, Koo StarkRomantic comedy, Science fictionLive action
The NeverEnding StoryProducers 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 PrücknerEpic, FantasyLive action
Revenge of the NerdsInterscope Communications / 20th Century FoxJeff 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 CaseyComedyLive action
25 Moon MadnessFilms Jean ImageMike Marshall (director); Jimmy Shuman, Mike MarshallComedyAnimation
27 The Jungle Book (re-release)Walt Disney ProductionsWolfgang 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 HowardMusical, Comedy, AdventureAnimation
Meatballs Part IITri-Star PicturesKen 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 GibbComedyLive action
Purple RainPurple 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 6Rock musical, DramaLive action
2 The BostoniansAlmi PicturesJames 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 ShawnRomance, DramaLive 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 CusackComedyLive action
Joy of SexParamount PicturesMartha Coolidge (director); Kathleen Rowell, J.J. Salter (screenplay); Cameron Dye, Michelle Meyrink, Colleen Camp, Ernie Hudson, Lisa Langlois, Darren Dalton, Christopher LloydComedyLive action
The Philadelphia ExperimentCienma Group / New World PicturesStewart Raffill (director); Wallace C. Bennett (screenplay); Michael Paré, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas, Bobby Di Cicco, Louise Latham, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ralph Manza, Kene HollidayScience fictionLive action
10 Cloak & DaggerUniversal PicturesRichard Franklin (director); Tom Holland (screenplay); Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra, William Forsythe, Tim Rossovich, Eloy Casados, John McIntire, Jeanette NolanSpy, AdventureLive action
Red DawnMGM/UAJohn 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 SmithWar, DramaLive action
15 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th DimensionSherwood Productions / 20th Century FoxW. 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 LumblyScience fiction, Romance, Adventure, ComedyLive action
The Woman in RedOrion PicturesGene Wilder (director/screenplay); Gene Wilder, Kelly LeBrock, Gilda Radner, Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna, Judith Ivey, Michael ZorekRomantic comedyLive action
SheenaColumbia PicturesJohn 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 JohnAction, Adventure, DramaLive action
TightropeThe 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. JohnSuspense, ThrillerLive action
24 Oxford BluesMGM/UA / 20th Century FoxRobert Boris (director/screenplay); Rob Lowe, Amanda Pays, Julian Sands, Ally Sheedy, Julian Firth, Alan Howard, Gail Strickland, Michael Gough, Aubrey Morris, Anthony Calf, Cary ElwesSports, Comedy, DramaLive action
29 Choose MeIsland AliveAlan Rudolph (director/screenplay); Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Bauchau, Rae Dawn Chong, John Larroquette, Edward Ruscha, Gailard SartainRomance, Comedy, DramaLive action
31 BoleroCity Films / Cannon Film DistributorsJohn Derek (director/screenplay); Bo Derek, George Kennedy, Andrea Occhipinti, Ana Obregon, Olivia d'Abo, Greg Bensen, Ian Cochrane, Mirta MillerRomance, DramaLive action
C.H.U.D.New World PicturesDouglas 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. FaisonScience fiction, HorrorLive action
FlashpointHBO Pictures / Silver Screen Partners / Tri-Star PicturesWilliam Tannen (director); Dennis Shryack, Michael Butler (screenplay); Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway, Jean Smart, Tess Harper, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Guy BoydAction, Crime, DramaLive action
7 The Brother from Another PlanetCinecom PicturesJohn 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 CobbsScience fictionLive action
14 A Soldier's StoryColumbia PicturesNorman 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 HauserDramaLive action
19 AmadeusThe Saul Zaentz Company / Orion PicturesMiloš Forman (director); Peter Shaffer (screenplay); F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles KayHistorical, DramaLive action
21 All of MeThorn EMI Screen Entertainment / Kings Road Entertainment / Universal PicturesCarl 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 FeuryFantasy, ComedyLive action
Places in the HeartTri-Star PicturesRobert 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'QuinnDramaLive action
Windy CityCBS Theatrical Films / Warner Bros.Armyan Bernstein (director/screenplay); John Shea, Kate Capshaw, Josh Mostel, Jim Borrelli, Jeffrey DeMunn, Eric Pierpoint, Lewis J. StadlenDramaLive action
28 CountryTouchstone Films / Far West Productions / Pangaea CorporationRichard 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-PoynerDramaLive action
Irreconcilable DifferencesWarner 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 ChristensenComedy, DramaLive action
The River RatParamount PicturesThomas Rickman (director/screenplay); Martha Plimpton, Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dennehy, Shawn SmithFamily, DramaLive action
The Wild LifeUniversal PicturesArt Linson (director); Cameron Crowe (screenplay); Christopher Penn, Eric Stoltz, Jenny Wright, Lea Thompson, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Brin Berliner, Rick Moranis, Hart Bochner, Randy QuaidComedy, DramaLive action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
5 TeachersAaron Russo Productions / MGM/UAArthur 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 FreemanSatire, Comedy, DramaLive action
12 Garbo TalksMGM/UASidney Lumet (director); Larry Grusin (screenplay); Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher, Catherine Hicks, Steven Hill, Howard Da Silva, Dorothy Loudon, Harvey Fierstein, Hermione GingoldComedy, DramaLive action
SongwriterTri-Star PicturesAlan Rudolph (director); Bud Shrake (screenplay); Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Lesley Ann Warren, Rip Torn, Melinda DillonSatire, ComedyLive action
19 Crimes of PassionNew World PicturesKen Russell (director); Barry Sandler (screenplay); Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, John Laughlin, Annie Potts, Bruce Davison, Yvonne McCord, Stephen Lee, Louise SorelErotic thrillerLive action
The Razor's EdgeColumbia PicturesJohn 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 OldfieldDramaLive action
Stop Making SenseArnold Stiefel Company / Cinecom Pictures / Palm PicturesJonathan Demme (director/screenplay); Talking Heads (screenplay); Talking HeadsConcertLive action
Thief of HeartsSimpson/Bruckheimer / Paramount PicturesDouglas Day Stewart (director/screenplay); Steven Bauer, Barbara Williams, John Getz, David Caruso, Christine Ebersole, George WendtCrime, Thriller, DramaLive action
26 American DreamerCBS Theatrical Films / Warner Bros.Rick Rosenthal (director); David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf (screenplay); JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Coral Browne, Léon ZitroneRomantic comedy, ThrillerLive action
Body DoubleDelphi II Productions / Columbia PicturesBrian 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 WarhitErotic thrillerLive action
Give My Regards to Broad StreetMPL Communications / 20th Century FoxPeter 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 BurgessMusical, DramaLive action
Paris, TexasRoad Movies / Filmproduktion GmbH / Argos Films S.A. / 20th Century FoxWim Wenders (director); L. M. Kit Carson, Sam Shepard (screenplay); Harry Dean Stanton, Sam Berry, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément, Claresie Mobley, Hunter CarsonRoad, DramaLive action
The TerminatorHemdale / Pacific Western Productions / Cinema '84 / Orion PicturesJames Cameron (director/screenplay); Gale Anne Hurd (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Earl Boen, Bess Motta, Rick RossovichScience fiction, ActionLive action
Terror in the AislesKaleidoscope Films / Universal PicturesAndrew J. Kuehn (director); Margery Doppelt (screenplay); Donald Pleasence, Nancy AllenDocumentaryLive action
2 The Killing FieldsGoldcrest 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 FugardBiography, DramaLive action
9 A Nightmare on Elm StreetNew Line Cinema / Media Home Entertainment / Smart Egg PicturesWes Craven (director/screenplay); Robert Englund, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Johnny Depp, Joe Unger, Charles FleischerSlasherLive action
No Small AffairColumbia PicturesJerry 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 DonovanComedy, DramaLive action
Oh, God! You DevilWarner Bros.Paul Bogart (director); Andrew Bergman (screenplay); George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver, Roxanne Hart, Eugene RocheComedyLive action
Samson & SallyDansk TegnefilmJannik 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 ErnstRomance, FamilyAnimation
Silent Night, Deadly NightSlayride Productions Inc. / Tri-Star PicturesCharles E. Sellier Jr. (director); Michael Hickey (screenplay); Robert Brian Wilson, Alex Burton, Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni NeroSlasherLive action
16 Just the Way You AreMGM/UAÉdouard Molinaro (director); Allan Burns (screenplay); Kristy McNichol, Michael Ontkean, Kaki Hunter, Catherine Salviat, Robert Carradine, Alexandra Paul, Lance Guest, Tim DalyComedy, DramaLive action
B.C. RockAlmi PicturesTony Hendra (screenplay); Jim Vallely, Jonathan Schmock, Joseph PlewaAdventure, Comedy, FantasyAnimation
Missing in ActionThe Cannon Group, Inc.Joseph Zito (director); James Bruner (screenplay); Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf, Ernie Ortega, James Hong, Erich AndersonAction, DramaLive action
Night of the CometThomas Coleman and Michael Rosenblatt Productions / Film Development Fund / Atlantic Releasing CorporationThom Eberhardt (director/screenplay); Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, Kelli Maroney, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, Peter Fox, John Achorn, Michael BowenScience fiction, Horror, ComedyLive action
Night PatrolRSL Company / Vis Arts Consultants Inc. / New World PicturesJackie 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 DunlopComedyLive action
21 A Christmas Story (re-release)MGM/UABob Clark (director/screenplay); Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown (screenplay); Peter Billingsley, Jean Shepherd, Ian Petrella, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz, R. D. Robb, Zack WardComedyLive action
Falling in LoveParamount PicturesUlu Grosbard (director); Michael Cristofer (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest, David Clennon, Jane Kaczmarek, George Martin, Harvey Keitel, Victor ArgoRomance, DramaLive action
SupergirlArtistry / Investors In Industry / Robert Fleming Leasing / St. Michael Finance / Tri-Star PicturesJeannot Szwarc (director); David Odell (screenplay); Faye Dunaway, Helen Slater, Hart Bochner, Peter Cook, Mia Farrow, Marc McClure, Brenda Vaccaro, Peter O'TooleSuperheroLive action
28 GallavantsMarvel ProductionsArt Vitello (director); Jack Mendelsohn (screenplay); Robert Lydiard, Vic Perrin, Peter Cullen, Joyce GittlinFamilyAnimation
5 Beverly Hills CopSimpson/Bruckheimer / Eddie Murphy Productions / Paramount PicturesMartin 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 PinchotAction, ComedyLive action
7 2010MGM/UAPeter 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 DeschanelScience fictionLive action
City HeatThe 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 SandersonAction, Crime, ComedyLive action
14 The Cotton ClubTotally Independent Productions / American Zoetrope / Producers Sales Organization / Orion PicturesFrancis Ford Coppola (director/screenplay); William Kennedy (screenplay); Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Allen Garfield, Fred GwynneCrime, DramaLive action
DuneDino De Laurentiis Corporation / Universal PicturesDavid 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 YoungEpic, Science fictionLive action
Katy CaterpillarTelevicine S.A. de C.VArdwight Chamberlain (director); Jack Mendelsohn (screenplay); Barbara GoodsonAdventure FamilyAnimation
1984Virgin Films / Umbrella-Rosenblum Films / 20th Century FoxMichael Radford (director/screenplay); John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher, James Walker, Andrew Wilde, Corina SeddonDystopian, Science fictionLive action
A Passage to IndiaThorn EMI Screen Entertainment / HBO Films / Columbia PicturesDavid 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 WilsonEpic, History, DramaLive action
RunawayTri-Star PicturesMichael 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 SchrefflerScience fiction, ActionLive action
StarmanColumbia PicturesJohn 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 DavisScience fiction, RomanceLive action
19 The RiverUniversal PicturesMark Rydell (director); Robert Dillon, Julian Barry (screenplay); Sissy Spacek, Mel Gibson, Scott Glenn, Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch, Don Hood, Billy "Green" Bush, James TolkanDramaLive action
21 BirdyA&M Films / Tri-Star PicturesAlan Parker (director); Sandy Kroopf, Jack Behr (screenplay); Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron, Karen Young, Bruno KirbyDramaLive action
The Flamingo KidABC Motion Pictures / 20th Century FoxGarry Marshall (director); Sandy Kroopf, Jack Behr (screenplay); Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo, Richard Crenna, Janet Jones, Jessica Walter, Fisher Stevens, Bronson Pinchot, Marisa Tomei, Steven Weber, Martha Gehman, Leon RobinsonComedyLive action
Johnny Dangerously20th Century FoxAmy 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 DeVitoParody, ComedyLive action
Micki & Maude20th Century FoxBlake Edwards (director); Jonathan Reynolds (screenplay); Ann Reinking, Amy Irving, Dudley Moore, Richard Mulligan, George Gaynes, Wallace Shawn, Hard Boiled Haggerty, John Pleshette, Andre RousimmoffComedyLive action
Pinocchio (re-release)Walt Disney Productions / RKO Radio PicturesBen 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 DarroMusical, FantasyAnimation
26 Mrs. SoffelMGM/UAGillian Armstrong (director); Ron Nyswaner (screenplay); Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Edward Herrmann, Trini Alvarado, Jennifer Dundas, Danny Corkill, Harley Cross, Terry O'QuinnDramaLive action

Notable films released in 1984

United States unless stated

























Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 11Jack La Rue70USActor
20Johnny Weissmuller79MexicoActor
29Frances Goodrich93USWriter
February 11Arlette Marchal82FranceActress
15Ethel Merman76USSinger, Actress
17Lucille Benson69USActress
March 1Jackie Coogan69USActor
1Ronald Culver83UKActor
5William Powell91USActor
6Henry Wilcoxon78USActor
12Arnold Ridley88UKActor, Writer
24Sam Jaffe93USActor
27Jack Donohue75USDirector
27Derek Francis60UKActor
April 1George Glass73USProducer, Production Manager
10Ray Middleton77USActor
13Richard Hurndall73UKActor
16Byron Haskin84USDirector
18Francis de Wolff71UKActor
18John Lee Mahin81USScreenwriter
25Richard Benedict64USActor
26May McAvoy84USActress
May 4Diana Dors52UKActress
10Robert Moore57USDirector
16Andy Kaufman35USActor
16Irwin Shaw71USScreenwriter, Author
20Peter Bull72UKActor
21Andrea Leeds72UKActress
21Ann Little93USActress
22John Marley76USActor
28D'Urville Martin45USActor, Director
June 1Ruthelma Stevens80USActress
4Lillian Hellman79USScreenwriter, Playwright
15Ned Glass78USActor
17Nobuo Nakagawa79JapanDirector, Screenwriter
18Luis Moglia Barth81ArgentineDirector, Writer, Producer¡Tango!
20Estelle Winwood101UKActress
22Joseph Losey75USDirector
24William Keighley94USDirector
July 2Lenore Coffee87USScreenwriter
7Flora Robson82UKActress
11Hugh Morton81UKActor
14Ernest Tidyman56UKWriter
23Carl Foreman69USWriter, Producer
23Lloyd Gough76USActor
25Akihiko Hirata56JapanActor
27James Mason75SwitzerlandActor, Producer
29Woodrow Parfrey61USActor
29Fred Waring84USConductor
August 4Howard Culver66Hong KongActor
4Mary Miles Minter82USActress
5Richard Burton58SwitzerlandActor, Producer, Director
5Roland Kibbee70USScreenwriter
8Richard Deacon63USActor
25Truman Capote59USWriter, Actor
29Pina Menichelli94ItalyActress
September 14Janet Gaynor77USActress
17Richard Basehart70USActor, Director
19June Preisser64USActress
25Walter Pidgeon87USActor
October 9Joan Young84UKActress
10Leonard Rossiter57UKActor
11H. Bruce Humberstone82USDirector
16Peggy Ann Garner52USActress
21François Truffaut52FranceDirector, Producer, Actor
23Oskar Werner61GermanyActor
25Pascale Ogier25FranceActress
26Noel Howlett81UKActor
30June Duprez66UKActress
31Eduardo De Filippo84ItalyActor, Screenwriter
November 1Norman Krasna74USScreenwriter, Director
13Dorothy Arnold66USActress
20Peter Welch62UKActor
December 2Patty Elder48USStuntman, Actor
3Charles R. Davis47USArt DirectorBustin' Loose
7Jeanne Cagney65USActress
8Luther Adler81USActor
11Robert E. Kent73USScreenwriter
11George Waggner81USDirector
13Margaret Livingston89USActress
24Ian Hendry53UKActor
24Peter Lawford61USActor
24Harry Waxman72UKCinematographer
28Sam Peckinpah59USDirector, Producer

Film debuts

See also


  1. Disco Dancer: 60 million Soviet rubles in 1984, 0.791 rubles per US dollar in 1984<ref name='russia'>Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  2. Disco Dancer in Soviet Union: US$75.9 million[n 1]
  3. 12.43 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1984[13]


  1. "'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.
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  5. "Bilan Annuel Allemagne - 1984". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  6. "Hong Kong Film Archive". Hong Kong Film Archive. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
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  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. http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/PublicationsView.aspx?id=15268
  14. Indian Films in Soviet Cinemas: The Culture of Movie-going After Stalin, page 211, Indiana University Press, 2005
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  16. "Beverly Hills Cop (1984)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
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