List of American films of 1984

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
2010Peter HyamsRoy Scheider, Helen Mirren, John Lithgow, Bob Balaban, Dana ElcarScience fictionsequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey
The Adventures of Buckaroo BanzaiW. D. RichterPeter Weller, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher LloydScience fiction20th Century Fox
Against All OddsTaylor HackfordJeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, James Woods, Richard Widmark, Dorian Harewood, Alex Karras, Jane GreerDramaremake of Out of the Past
All of MeCarl ReinerSteve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Dana ElcarComedyColumbia
Alley CatVictor M. OrdonezKarin Mani, Robert TortiAction
AmadeusMiloš FormanTom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Berridge, Jeffrey JonesBiographybio of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; won 8 Academy Awards
The AmbassadorJ. Lee ThompsonRobert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn, Donald Pleasence, Rock HudsonThrillerCannon Group
American DreamerRick RosenthalTom Conti, JoBeth Williams, Giancarlo GianniniComedyWarner Bros.
AngelRobert Vincent O'NeillDonna Wilkes, Dick Shawn, Susan TyrrellActionNew World Pictures
Bachelor PartyNeal IsraelTom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian ZmedComedy20th Century Fox
Bad MannersBobby HoustonMartin Mull, Karen BlackComedyNew World
Beat StreetStan LathanRae Dawn Chong, Guy DavisDrama, Music
Before StonewallGreta SchillerDocumentary
Best DefenseWillard HuyckDudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, Kate Capshaw, George DzundzaComedyParamount
Beverly Hills CopMartin BrestEddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Bronson Pinchot, Ronny CoxComedy1984 top-grossing film; 2 sequels
BirdyAlan ParkerMatthew Modine, Nicolas CageDramabased on William Wharton novel
Blame It on RioStanley DonenMichael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore, Valerie HarperComedyDonen's final film
Blind DateNico MastorakisKirstie Alley, Joseph Bottoms, Keir DulleaThrillerNew Line Cinema
Blood SimpleJoel Coen, Ethan CoenJohn Getz, Frances McDormand, M. Emmet Walsh, Dan Hedaya, Samm-Art WilliamsSuspensefirst film from Coen brothers
Body DoubleBrian De PalmaCraig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Deborah SheltonSuspenseColumbia
Body RockMarcelo EpsteinLorenzo Lamas, Ray SharkeyMusical
BoleroJohn DerekBo Derek, George Kennedy, Olivia d'Abo, Andrea OcchipintiDramawon 6 Razzie awards
The BostoniansJames IvoryChristopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica TandyDramabased on Henry James novel
The BountyRoger DonaldsonMel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day-Lewis, Laurence OlivierDramaremake of Mutiny on the Bounty
Breakin'Joel SilbergLucinda Dickey, Christopher McDonald, Ice-TMusical
Breakin' 2: Electric BoogalooSam FirstenbergLucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Ice-TMusicalsequel
Broadway Danny RoseWoody AllenMia Farrow, Woody Allen, Nick Apollo ForteComedy, DramaOrion
The Brother from Another PlanetJohn SaylesJoe Morton, Steve JamesComedyCinecom
The Buddy SystemGlenn A. JordanRichard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Nancy Allen, Jean StapletonComedy20th Century Fox

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
C.H.U.D.Douglas CheekJohn Heard, Daniel SternHorror, Science fictionNew World
Cannonball Run IIHal NeedhamBurt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marilu Henner, Jackie Chan, Telly Savalas, Frank SinatraComedyWarner Bros.; sequel to 1981 film; final film of Martin, Sinatra
Children of the CornFritz KierschPeter Horton, Linda HamiltonHorrorfirst in series
Choose MeAlan RudolphKeith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Geneviève Bujold, Rae Dawn ChongDrama
City HeatRichard BenjaminClint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn, Richard Roundtree, Jane Alexander, Rip TornCrime comedyWarner Bros.
Cloak & DaggerRichard FranklinHenry Thomas, Dabney ColemanAdventure, FamilyUniversal
The Company of WolvesNeil JordanAngela Lansbury, Stephen ReaFantasy, HorrorITC
Conan the DestroyerRichard FleischerArnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Olivia d'Abo, MakoAction, Fantasysequel to Conan the Barbarian
The Cotton ClubFrancis Ford CoppolaRichard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Maurice Hines, Fred Gwynne, Gwen VerdonDrama, Musicalbased on famed Harlem club
CountryRichard PearceJessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford BrimleyDramaTouchstone
CrackersLouis MalleDonald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean PennCrime comedyUniversal
Crimes of PassionKen RussellKathleen Turner, Anthony PerkinsDramaNew World
DreamscapeJoseph RubenDennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer, Kate Capshaw, Max von Sydow, David Patrick KellyScience fiction20th Century Fox
DuneDavid LynchKyle MacLachlan, Sting, Sean Young, Kenneth McMillan, Francesca Annis, José Ferrer, Patrick Stewart, Alicia Witt, Virginia MadsenScience fictionbased on the novel by Frank Herbert
Electric DreamsSteve BarronLenny Von Dohlen, Virginia MadsenComedy
The Evil That Men DoJ. Lee ThompsonCharles Bronson, José FerrerActionTri-Star
Falling in LoveUlu GrosbardRobert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Harvey KeitelRomanceParamount
Fear CityAbel FerraraTom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Melanie GriffithAction
Finders KeepersRichard LesterMichael O'Keefe, Louis Gossett, Jr., Beverly D'AngeloComedyCBS Films
FirestarterMark L. LesterDrew Barrymore, David Keith, George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Louise FletcherThrillerbased on a story by Stephen King
FirstbornMichael AptedTeri Garr, Peter Weller, Corey HaimDramaParamount
The Flamingo KidGarry MarshallMatt Dillon, Richard Crenna, Héctor ElizondoComedy20th Century Fox
A Flash of GreenVictor NunezEd Harris, Blair BrownDrama
FlashpointWilliam TannenKris Kristofferson, Treat WilliamsActionHBO Films
FootlooseHerbert RossKevin Bacon, John Lithgow, Lori Singer, Dianne Wiest, Chris PennDrama, Musicalremade in 2011
Friday the 13th: The Final ChapterJoseph ZitoCorey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Kimberly BeckHorrorsequel
GallavantsArt VitelloRobert Lydiard, Vic Perrin, Peter CullenAnimation
Garbo TalksSidney LumetAnne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie FisherDramaUnited Artists
GhostbustersIvan ReitmanBill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie PottsScience fiction, ComedyColumbia; first of series
Gimme an 'F'Paul JustmanStephen Shellen, Jennifer Cooke, Beth MillerComedy
Girls Nite OutRobert DeubelJulia Montgomery, Rutanya AldaHorror
Grandview, U.S.A.Randal KleiserJamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Troy Donahue, Carole CookDramaParamount
GremlinsJoe DanteZach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt AxtonComedy, Horrorsequel in 1990

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Hard to HoldLarry PeerceRick Springfield, Patti Hansen, Albert SalmiMusicalUniversal
Harry & SonPaul NewmanPaul Newman, Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin, Judith Ivey, Ossie Davis, Joanne WoodwardDramaOrion
HeartbreakersBobby RothPeter Coyote, Nick Mancuso, Kathryn Harrold, Max Gail, Carol WayneDramaOrion
Hot Dog... The MoviePeter MarkleDavid Naughton, Shannon TweedComedy
The Hotel New HampshireTony RichardsonJodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Rob Lowe, Nastassja Kinski, Anita Morris, Matthew ModineComedy-dramabased on a novel by John Irving
The Ice PiratesStewart RaffillRobert Urich, Mary Crosby, Anjelica HustonSci-fiMGM
IcemanFred SchepisiTimothy Hutton, John Lone, Lindsay CrouseSci-fi
Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomSteven SpielbergHarrison Ford, Jonathan Ke Quan, Kate CapshawActionsequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark
Irreconcilable DifferencesCharles ShyerRyan O'Neal, Drew Barrymore, Shelley LongComedyWarner Bros.
The Jesse Owens StoryRichard IrvingDorian Harewood, Dan AmmermanBiography
Johnny DangerouslyAmy HeckerlingMichael Keaton, Marilu Henner, Griffin Dunne, Joe Piscopo, Maureen Stapleton, Peter BoyleComedy20th Century Fox
Just the Way You AreÉdouard MolinaroKristy McNichol, Michael OntkeanComedyMGM
The Karate KidJohn G. AvildsenRalph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, William Zabka, Martin KoveDrama3 sequels plus 2010 remake
KillpointFrank HarrisRichard Roundtree, Leo Fong, Cameron MitchellAction
LaceWilliam HalePhoebe Cates, Angela Lansbury, Brooke Adams, Bess Armstrong, Anthony Quayle, Herbert LomDramaTV miniseries; based on Shirley Conran novel
LassiterRoger YoungTom Selleck, Jane Seymour, Lauren HuttonAdventure
The Last StarfighterNick CastleLance Guest, Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary StewartScience fictionLorimar
The Little Drummer GirlGeorge Roy HillDiane Keaton, Klaus Kinski, Sami FreyThrillerbased on a novel by John le Carré
The Lonely GuyArthur HillerSteve Martin, Judith Ivey, Charles GrodinComedybased on Bruce Jay Friedman book
Love LettersAmy Holden JonesJamie Lee Curtis, James Keach, Bonnie BartlettThrillerNew World Pictures
Love StreamsJohn CassavetesGena Rowlands, John CassavetesDramaCannon
Making the GradeDorian WalkerJudd Nelson, Gordon JumpComedy
Maria's LoversAndrei KonchalovskyNastassja Kinski, John Savage, Robert MitchumDramaCannon
Mass AppealGlenn JordanJack Lemmon, Željko Ivanek, Charles DurningDramabased on play
Meatballs Part IIKen WeiderhornRichard Mulligan, Kim RichardsComedysequel to Meatballs
Micki and MaudeBlake EdwardsDudley Moore, Ann Reinking, Amy IrvingComedyColumbia
Mike's MurderJames BridgesDebra Winger, Mark KeylounDramaWarner Bros.
Missing in ActionJoseph ZitoChuck Norris, James Hong, M. Emmet WalshActionCannon
Moscow on the HudsonPaul MazurskyRobin Williams, María Conchita AlonsoComedyColumbia
Mrs. SoffelGillian ArmstrongDiane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Edward Herrmann, Matthew ModineDramaMGM
The Muppets Take ManhattanFrank OzJim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave GoelzFamilyTriStar

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Naked FaceBryan ForbesRoger Moore, Rod Steiger, Elliott Gould, Anne Archer, David Hedison, Art CarneyMysterybased on a novel by Sidney Sheldon
National Lampoon's Joy of SexMartha CoolidgeCameron Dye, Colleen Camp, Ernie HudsonComedybased on sex manual
The NaturalBarry LevinsonRobert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Richard Farnsworth, Robert Prosky, Barbara Hershey, Darren McGavinDramabased on a novel by Bernard Malamud
The NeverEnding StoryWolfgang PetersenBarret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Gerald McRaneyFantasy2 sequels
Night PatrolJackie KongLinda Blair, Murray Langston, Pat PaulsenComedy
Night of the CometThom EberhardtCatherine Mary Stewart, Geoffrey LewisSci-fi
A Nightmare on Elm StreetWes CravenRobert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Amanda Wyss, Johnny DeppHorrorfirst of series
Ninja III: The DominationSam FirstenbergSho Kosugi, Lucinda DickeyAction
No Small AffairJerry SchatzbergJon Cryer, Demi Moore, George WendtComedyColumbia
Not for PublicationPaul BartelNancy Allen, David NaughtonComedy
Nothing Lasts ForeverTom SchillerZach Galligan, Lauren Tom, Bill MurrayComedynot released in theaters or on DVD
Old EnoughMarisa SilverSarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Danny AielloTeen
Once Upon a Time in AmericaSergio LeoneRobert De Niro, James Woods, Tuesday Weld, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Connelly, Treat Williams, William Forsythe, Danny AielloDramawinner of 2 BAFTA awards; Leone's last film
Over the Brooklyn BridgeMenahem GolanElliott Gould, Shelley Winters, Margaux Hemingway, Burt Young, Carol Kane, Sid CaesarComedyMGM/UA
Oxford BluesRobert BorisRob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Julian SandsComedyremake of A Yank at Oxford
Paris, TexasWim WendersHarry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean StockwellDramawon Palme d'Or at Cannes Festival
A Passage to IndiaDavid LeanJudy Davis, Peggy Ashcroft, Alec GuinnessDramabased on a novel by E. M. Forster; Lean's last film; 2 Oscars
The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-YakJust JaeckinTawny Kitaen, Brent HuffAction
The Philadelphia ExperimentStewart RaffillMichael Paré, Nancy AllenSci-fiNew World
Places in the HeartRobert BentonSally Field, John Malkovich, Danny Glover, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy MadiganDramaOscars for Field and screenplay
Police AcademyHugh WilsonSteve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, G. W. Bailey, Bubba Smith, George Gaynes, Leslie Easterbrook, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Donovan ScottComedyfirst of series
The Pope of Greenwich VillageStuart RosenbergMickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Kenneth McMillan, Geraldine Page, M. Emmet Walsh, Burt YoungCrime dramabased on a novel by Vincent Patrick
ProtocolHerbert RossGoldie Hawn, Andre Gregory, Chris SarandonComedyWarner Bros.
Purple HeartsSidney J. FurieKen Wahl, Cheryl LaddWar dramaWarner Bros.
Purple RainAlbert MagnoliPrince, Morris Day, Apollonia KoteroDramaAcademy Award for Musical Score
Racing with the MoonRichard BenjaminSean Penn, Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth McGovernDramaParamount
The Razor's EdgeJohn ByrumBill Murray, Theresa Russell, Catherine Hicks, Denholm Elliott, Brian Doyle-Murray, James KeachDramaColumbia; based on a novel by Somerset Maugham; Remake of 1946 film
RecklessJames FoleyAidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, Cliff De YoungRomance
Red DawnJohn MiliusPatrick Swayze, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Grey, Harry Dean Stanton, Powers Boothe, Ben JohnsonActionremade in 2012; Also, first film rated PG-13
Repo ManAlex CoxEmilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton, Tracey WalterComedyUniversal
Revenge of the NerdsJeff KanewAnthony Edwards, Robert Carradine, Timothy Busfield, Curtis ArmstrongComedy3 sequels
RhinestoneBob ClarkSylvester Stallone, Dolly Parton, Ron Leibman, Tim Thomerson, Richard FarnsworthMusical comedy8 Razzie nominations
The RiverMark RydellMel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott GlennDrama4 Oscar nominations
Roadhouse 66John Mark RobinsonWillem Dafoe, Judge ReinholdAction
Romancing the StoneRobert ZemeckisMichael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVitoComedyfollowed by The Jewel of the Nile
The Rosebud Beach HotelHarry HurwitzColleen Camp, Peter Scolari, Christopher LeeComedy
RunawayMichael CrichtonTom Selleck, Gene Simmons, Cynthia RhodesSci-fiTriStar
Savage StreetsDanny SteinmannLinda Blair, John VernonAction
Secret HonorRobert AltmanPhilip Baker HallDrama1-character story (Richard Nixon)
SheenaJohn GuillerminTanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan ScottAdventurebased on comic-book character
Silent MadnessSimon NuchternBelinda Montgomery, Viveca LindforsHorror
Silent Night, Deadly NightCharles E. Sellier, Jr.Lilyan Chauvin, Robert Brian Wilson, Linnea QuigleyHorror
Sixteen CandlesJohn HughesMolly Ringwald, Anthony Michael HallComedyUniversal
Slapstick of Another KindSteven PaulJerry Lewis, Madeline KahnComedybased on story by Kurt Vonnegut
A Soldier's StoryNorman JewisonHoward Rollins, Adolph Caesar, Denzel WashingtonDramabased on a play by Charles Fuller
SongwriterAlan RudolphWillie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Melinda DillonDramaTriStar
SplashRon HowardDaryl Hannah, Tom Hanks, John Candy, Eugene LevyComedyTouchstone
Star Trek III: The Search for SpockLeonard NimoyWilliam Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George TakeiScience fiction2nd sequel to Star Trek
StarmanJohn CarpenterJeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin SmithScience fictioninspired TV series
Stop Making SenseJonathan DemmeTalking HeadsDocumentary
Stranger Than ParadiseJim JarmuschJohn Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard EdsonComedy
Streets of FireWalter HillMichael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem DafoeActionUniversal
SuburbiaPenelope SpheerisJennifer Clay, Flea, Christina BeckComedy
SupergirlJeannot SzwarcHelen Slater, Peter O'Toole, Faye DunawaySuperherobased on character from DC Comics
Surf IIRandall M. BadatEddie Deezen, Cleavon Little, Eric StoltzComedy
Swing ShiftJonathan DemmeGoldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Ed HarrisDramaWarner Bros.

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
TankMarvin J. ChomskyJames Garner, C. Thomas Howell, Shirley JonesDramaLorimar
TeachersArthur HillerNick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Judd Hirsch, Ralph Macchio, Lee GrantDramaUnited Artists
The TerminatorJames CameronArnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Paul WinfieldScience fictionfirst of series
Terror in the AislesAndrew J. KuehnDonald Pleasence, Nancy AllenDocumentaryon horror films
Thief of HeartsDouglas Day StewartSteven Bauer, Barbara WilliamsDrama
This Is Spinal TapRob ReinerMichael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry ShearerComedyEmbassy Pictures
TightropeRichard TuggleClint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan HedayaThrillerWarner Bros.
Top Secret!Jim Abrahams, David ZuckerVal Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar SharifComedyParamount
The Toxic AvengerMichael Herz
Lloyd Kaufman
Mitch CohenComedy horror
Under the VolcanoJohn HustonAlbert Finney, Jacqueline BissetDramabased on Malcolm Lowry novel
Unfaithfully YoursHoward ZieffDudley Moore, Nastassja Kinski, Armand Assante, Albert BrooksComedyremake of 1948 film
Until SeptemberRichard MarquandKaren Allen, Thierry LhermitteRomance
Up the CreekRobert ButlerTim Matheson, Jennifer RunyonComedyOrion
The Warrior and the SorceressJohn C. BroderickDavid Carradine, Maria SocasAction, Fantasy
Where the Boys Are '84Hy AverbackLisa Hartman, Lorna Luft, Wendy Schaal, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Russell Todd, Alana StewartComedyremake of 1960 film
Where the Toys Come FromTheodore ThomasAnimation
The Wild LifeArt LinsonChris Penn, Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson, Rick Moranis, Ilan Mitchell-SmithComedyUniversal
The Woman in RedGene WilderGene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Joseph Bologna, Charles Grodin, Kelly Le BrockComedyAcademy Award for Best Song

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