List of American films of 1984

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A list of American films released in 1984.
Amadeus won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The highest grossing film of 1984 was Beverly Hills Cop.

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
2010 Peter Hyams Roy Scheider, Helen Mirren, John Lithgow, Bob Balaban, Dana Elcar Science fiction sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai W. D. Richter Peter Weller, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow Science fiction
Against All Odds Taylor Hackford Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, James Woods, Richard Widmark, Dorian Harewood, Alex Karras, Jane Greer Drama remake of Out of the Past
All of Me Carl Reiner Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Dana Elcar Comedy
Alley Cat Victor M. Ordonez Karin Mani, Robert Torti Action
Amadeus Miloš Forman Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Berridge Biography bio of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; won 8 Oscars
The Ambassador J. Lee Thompson Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn, Rock Hudson Thriller
American Dreamer Rick Rosenthal Tom Conti, JoBeth Williams, Giancarlo Giannini Comedy
Angel Robert Vincent O'Neill Donna Wilkes, Dick Shawn, Susan Tyrrell Drama, Action
Bachelor Party Neal Israel Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed Comedy
Bad Manners Bobby Houston Martin Mull, Karen Black Comedy
Beat Street Stan Lathan Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis Drama, Music
Before Stonewall Greta Schiller Documentary
Best Defense Willard Huyck Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, Kate Capshaw, George Dzundza Comedy
Beverly Hills Cop Martin Brest Eddie Murphy, John Ashton, Judge Reinhold Comedy 1984 top-grossing film
Birdy Alan Parker Nicolas Cage, Matthew Modine Drama based on William Wharton novel
Blame It on Rio Stanley Donen Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore, Valerie Harper Comedy Donen's final film
Blind Date Nico Mastorakis Kirstie Alley, Joseph Bottoms, Keir Dullea Thriller
Blood Simple Joel Coen, Ethan Coen John Getz, Frances McDormand, M. Emmet Walsh, Dan Hedaya, Samm-Art Williams Suspense first film from Coen brothers
Body Double Brian De Palma Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry Suspense
Body Rock Marcelo Epstein Lorenzo Lamas, Ray Sharkey Musical
Bolero John Derek Bo Derek, George Kennedy, Olivia d'Abo Drama won 6 Razzie awards
The Bostonians James Ivory Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave Drama based on Henry James novel
The Bounty Roger Donaldson Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day-Lewis Drama remake of Mutiny on the Bounty
Breakin' Joel Silberg Lucinda Dickey, Christopher McDonald, Ice-T Musical
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo Sam Firstenberg Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Ice-T Musical sequel
Broadway Danny Rose Woody Allen Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, Nick Apollo Forte Comedy, Drama
The Brother from Another Planet John Sayles Joe Morton, Steve James Comedy
The Buddy System Glenn A. Jordan Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Nancy Allen Comedy

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
C.H.U.D. Douglas Cheek John Heard, Daniel Stern Horror, Science fiction
Cannonball Run II Hal Needham Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marilu Henner, Jackie Chan, Frank Sinatra Comedy sequel to The Cannonball Run
Children of the Corn Fritz Kiersch Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton Horror
Choose Me Alan Rudolph Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Geneviève Bujold Drama
City Heat Richard Benjamin Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn Comedy
Cloak & Dagger Richard Franklin Dabney Coleman, Henry Thomas Adventure, Family
Conan the Destroyer Richard Fleischer Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Olivia d'Abo, Mako Action, Fantasy
The Cotton Club Francis Ford Coppola Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Fred Gwynne Drama, Musical
Country Richard Pearce Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley Drama
Crackers Louis Malle Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn Crime comedy
Crimes of Passion Ken Russell Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins Drama
Dreamscape Joseph Ruben Dennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer Science fiction
Dune David Lynch Kyle MacLachlan, Sting, Sean Young, Kenneth McMillan, Francesca Annis, José Ferrer, Patrick Stewart, Virginia Madsen Science fiction based on the novel by Frank Herbert
Electric Dreams Steve Barron Lenny Von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen Comedy
The Evil That Men Do J. Lee Thompson Charles Bronson, José Ferrer Action
Falling in Love Ulu Grosbard Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel Drama
Fear City Abel Ferrara Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Melanie Griffith Action
Finders Keepers Richard Lester Michael O'Keefe, Louis Gossett, Jr., Beverly D'Angelo Comedy
Firestarter Mark L. Lester Drew Barrymore, David Keith, George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Louise Fletcher Thriller based on a story by Stephen King
Firstborn Michael Apted Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Corey Haim Drama
The Flamingo Kid Garry Marshall Matt Dillon, Richard Crenna, Héctor Elizondo Comedy
Flashpoint William Tannen Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams Action
Footloose Herbert Ross Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow, Lori Singer, Dianne Wiest, Chris Penn, Sarah Jessica Parker Drama, Musical
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Joseph Zito Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Kimberly Beck Horror sequel
Gallavants Art Vitello Robert Lydiard, Vic Perrin, Peter Cullen Animation
Garbo Talks Sidney Lumet Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher Drama
Ghostbusters Ivan Reitman Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts Comedy, Science fiction
Gimme an 'F' Paul Justman Stephen Shellen, Jennifer Cooke, Beth Miller Comedy
Girls Nite Out Robert Deubel Julia Montgomery, Rutanya Alda Horror
Grandview, U.S.A. Randal Kleiser Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Troy Donahue, John Cusack, Joan Cusack Drama
Gremlins Joe Dante Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton Comedy, Horror

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Hard to Hold Larry Peerce Rick Springfield, Patti Hansen, Albert Salmi Musical
Harry & Son Paul Newman Paul Newman, Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin Drama
Heartbreakers Bobby Roth Peter Coyote, Nick Mancuso, Kathryn Harrold, Carol Wayne Drama
Hot Dog... The Movie Peter Markle David Naughton, Shannon Tweed Comedy
The Hotel New Hampshire Tony Richardson Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Rob Lowe, Nastassja Kinski Comedy drama
The Ice Pirates Stewart Raffill Robert Urich, Anjelica Huston Science fiction, Comedy
Iceman Fred Schepisi Timothy Hutton, John Lone, Lindsay Crouse Science fiction
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Steven Spielberg Harrison Ford, Jonathan Ke Quan, Kate Capshaw Action sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark
Irreconcilable Differences Charles Shyer Ryan O'Neal, Drew Barrymore, Shelley Long Comedy
The Jesse Owens Story Richard Irving Dorian Harewood, Dan Ammerman Biography
Johnny Dangerously Amy Heckerling Michael Keaton, Marilu Henner, Griffin Dunne, Joe Piscopo, Maureen Stapleton, Peter Boyle, Danny DeVito Comedy
Just the Way You Are Édouard Molinaro Kristy McNichol, Michael Ontkean Comedy
The Karate Kid John G. Avildsen Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, William Zabka Drama
Killpoint Frank Harris Richard Roundtree, Leo Fong, Cameron Mitchell Action
Lace William Hale Phoebe Cates, Angela Lansbury, Brooke Adams, Bess Armstrong, Anthony Quayle, Herbert Lom Drama TV mini-series; based on Shirley Conran novel
Lassiter Roger Young Tom Selleck, Jane Seymour, Lauren Hutton Adventure
The Last Starfighter Nick Castle Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart Science fiction
The Little Drummer Girl George Roy Hill Diane Keaton, Klaus Kinski, Sami Frey Thriller based on a novel by John le Carré
The Lonely Guy Arthur Hiller Steve Martin, Judith Ivey, Charles Grodin Comedy
Love Letters Amy Holden Jones Jamie Lee Curtis, James Keach, Bonnie Bartlett Thriller
Love Streams John Cassavetes Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes Drama
Making the Grade Dorian Walker Judd Nelson, Gordon Jump Comedy
Maria's Lovers Andrei Konchalovsky Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, Robert Mitchum Drama
Mass Appeal Glenn Jordan Jack Lemmon, Željko Ivanek, Charles Durning Comedy drama
Meatballs Part II Ken Weiderhorn Richard Mulligan, Kim Richards Comedy sequel to Meatballs
Micki and Maude Blake Edwards Dudley Moore, Ann Reinking, Amy Irving Comedy
Mike's Murder James Bridges Debra Winger, Mark Keyloun Drama
Missing in Action Joseph Zito Chuck Norris, James Hong, M. Emmet Walsh Action
Moscow on the Hudson Paul Mazursky Robin Williams, María Conchita Alonso Comedy
Mrs. Soffel Gillian Armstrong Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Edward Herrmann Drama
The Muppets Take Manhattan Frank Oz Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz Family

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Naked Face Bryan Forbes Roger Moore, Rod Steiger, Elliott Gould Mystery
National Lampoon's Joy of Sex Martha Coolidge Cameron Dye, Colleen Camp, Ernie Hudson Comedy
The Natural Barry Levinson Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Richard Farnsworth, Barbara Hershey, Darren McGavin Drama based on a novel by Bernard Malamud
The NeverEnding Story Wolfgang Petersen Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Gerald McRaney Fantasy
Night Patrol Jackie Kong Linda Blair, Murray Langston, Pat Paulsen Comedy
Night of the Comet Thom Eberhardt Catherine Mary Stewart, Geoffrey Lewis Science fiction
A Nightmare on Elm Street Wes Craven Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp Horror
Ninja III: The Domination Sam Firstenberg Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey Action
No Small Affair Jerry Schatzberg Jon Cryer, Demi Moore, George Wendt Comedy
Nothing Lasts Forever Tom Schiller Zach Galligan, Lauren Tom, Bill Murray Comedy
Old Enough Marisa Silver Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Danny Aiello Teen

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Once Upon a Time in America Sergio Leone Robert De Niro, James Woods, Tuesday Weld, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Connelly, Treat Williams, Danny Aiello Drama winner of 2 BAFTA awards; Leone's last film
Over the Brooklyn Bridge Menahem Golan Elliott Gould, Shelley Winters, Margaux Hemingway Comedy
Oxford Blues Robert Boris Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Julian Sands Comedy
Paris, Texas Wim Wenders Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell Drama
A Passage to India David Lean Judy Davis, Peggy Ashcroft, Alec Guinness Drama based on a novel by E. M. Forster; Lean's last film; won 2 Oscars
The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak Just Jaeckin Tawny Kitaen, Brent Huff Action
The Philadelphia Experiment Stewart Raffill Michael Paré, Nancy Allen Science fiction
Places in the Heart Robert Benton Sally Field, John Malkovich, Danny Glover, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan Drama Oscar for Field
Police Academy Hugh Wilson Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, G. W. Bailey Comedy
The Pope of Greenwich Village Stuart Rosenberg Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Kenneth McMillan, Geraldine Page, M. Emmet Walsh, Burt Young Crime drama based on a novel by Vincent Patrick
Protocol Herbert Ross Goldie Hawn, Andre Gregory, Chris Sarandon Comedy
Purple Hearts Sidney J. Furie Ken Wahl, Cheryl Ladd War drama
Purple Rain Albert Magnoli Prince, Morris Day, Apollonia Kotero Drama
Racing with the Moon Richard Benjamin Sean Penn, Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth McGovern Drama
The Razor's Edge John Byrum Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Catherine Hicks, Denholm Elliott Drama based on a novel by Somerset Maugham
Reckless James Foley Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, Cliff De Young Romance
Red Dawn John Milius Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Grey, Harry Dean Stanton, Ben Johnson, Powers Boothe Action
Repo Man Alex Cox Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton, Tracey Walter Comedy
Revenge of the Nerds Jeff Kanew Anthony Edwards, Robert Carradine, Timothy Busfield Comedy
Rhinestone Bob Clark Sylvester Stallone, Dolly Parton, Ron Leibman, Richard Farnsworth Comedy 8 Razzie nominations
The River Mark Rydell Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn Drama
Roadhouse 66 John Mark Robinson Willem Dafoe, Judge Reinhold Action
Romancing the Stone Robert Zemeckis Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito Comedy
The Rosebud Beach Hotel Harry Hurwitz Colleen Camp, Peter Scolari, Christopher Lee Comedy
Runaway Michael Crichton Tom Selleck, Gene Simmons, Cynthia Rhodes Science fiction
Savage Streets Danny Steinmann Linda Blair, John Vernon Action
Secret Honor Robert Altman Philip Baker Hall Drama story of Richard Nixon
Sheena John Guillermin Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass Adventure
Silent Night, Deadly Night Charles E. Sellier, Jr. Lilyan Chauvin, Robert Brian Wilson, Linnea Quigley Horror
Sixteen Candles John Hughes Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Schoeffling, Justin Henry, Gedde Watanabe, Blanche Baker, Haviland Morris Comedy
A Soldier's Story Norman Jewison Howard Rollins, Adolph Caesar, Denzel Washington Drama
Songwriter Alan Rudolph Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Melinda Dillon Drama
Splash Ron Howard Daryl Hannah, Tom Hanks, John Candy, Eugene Levy Comedy
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Leonard Nimoy William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei Science fiction 2nd sequel to Star Trek
Starman John Carpenter Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith Science fiction
Stop Making Sense Jonathan Demme Talking Heads Documentary
Stranger Than Paradise Jim Jarmusch John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson Comedy
Streets of Fire Walter Hill Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem Dafoe Action
Suburbia Penelope Spheeris Jennifer Clay, Flea, Christina Beck Comedy
Supergirl Jeannot Szwarc Helen Slater, Peter O'Toole, Faye Dunaway Superhero
Surf II Randall M. Badat Eddie Deezen, Cleavon Little, Eric Stoltz Comedy
Swing Shift Jonathan Demme Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Ed Harris Drama

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Title Director Cast Genre Note
Tank Marvin J. Chomsky James Garner, C. Thomas Howell, Shirley Jones Drama, Comedy
Teachers Arthur Hiller Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Lee Grant Drama
The Terminator James Cameron Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton Science fiction
Terror in the Aisles Andrew J. Kuehn Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen Documentary
Thief of Hearts Douglas Day Stewart Steven Bauer, Barbara Williams Drama
This Is Spinal Tap Rob Reiner Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer Comedy
Tightrope Richard Tuggle Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya Thriller
Top Secret! Jim Abrahams, David Zucker Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif Comedy
Under the Volcano John Huston Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset Drama based on Malcolm Lowry novel
Unfaithfully Yours Howard Zieff Dudley Moore, Nastassja Kinski, Armand Assante, Albert Brooks Comedy remake of 1948 film
Until September Richard Marquand Karen Allen, Thierry Lhermitte Romance
Up the Creek Robert Butler Tim Matheson, Jennifer Runyon Comedy
The Warrior and the Sorceress John C. Broderick David Carradine, Maria Socas Action, Fantasy
Where the Boys Are '84 Hy Averback Lisa Hartman, Lorna Luft, Wendy Schaal, Lynn-Holly Johnson Comedy remake of 1960 film
Where the Toys Come From Theodore Thomas Animation
The Wild Life Art Linson Chris Penn, Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson Comedy
The Woman in Red Gene Wilder Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Joseph Bologna, Kelly LeBrock Comedy

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