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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.

The year's highest-grossing film domestcally 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 (the highest grossing film worldwide that year) 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[edit]

United States[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 $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 $130,000,000[4][5][6]
6 Police Academy Warner Bros. $81,198,894
7 Footloose Paramount $80,035,402
8 Romancing the Stone Fox $76,572,238
9 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Paramount $76,471,076
10 Splash Disney $69,821,334

International[edit]

International market Title Director Production country Revenue Admissions Source(s)
Brazil Gremlins Joe Dante United States $1,505,985 N/A [7]
France Marche à l'ombre Michel Blanc France N/A 6,168,425 [8]
Hong Kong Aces Go Places 3 Tsui Hark Hong Kong HK$29,286,077 N/A [9]
India Tohfa K. Raghavendra Rao India ₹90,000,000 N/A [10]
Italy Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Steven Spielberg United States N/A 838,309 [11]
Japan Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Steven Spielberg United States ¥3,200,000,000 N/A [12]
South Korea Project A Jackie Chan Hong Kong ₩1,189,308,000 396,436 [13][14][15]
Soviet Union Disco Dancer Babbar Subhash India $75,900,000 60,900,000 [n 3][19]
Spain Gremlins Joe Dante United States $4,255,642 3,202,047 [20][7]
United States and Canada Beverly Hills Cop Martin Brest United States $234,760,478 67,150,000 [21]
West Germany Police Academy Hugh Wilson United States N/A 5,187,443 [22]

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

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
Amadeus
Wim Wenders
Paris, Texas
Miloš Forman
Amadeus
Best Actor F. Murray Abraham
Amadeus
Dudley Moore
Micki & Maude
Haing S. Ngor
The Killing Fields
F. Murray Abraham
Amadeus
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
Amadeus
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
Prince
Purple Rain
Best Original Song "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
The Woman in Red
"Ghostbusters"
Ghostbusters
"I Just Called to Say I Love You"
The Woman in Red
Best Foreign Language Film A Passage to India
United Kingdom
Carmen
France
Dangerous Moves
Switzerland

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]

January–March[edit]

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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, John Diehl, Elaine Giftos, Mel Carter, David Underwood, Ken Olfson, Peter Jason, Ross Hagen, Dick Valentine, Marc Hayashi, Bob Gorman, Todd Hoffman, Donna McDaniel, Graem McGavin, Steven M. Porter, David Anthony, Josh Cadman, Greg Lewis, Karyn Parker, Dennis Kort, Gene Ross, Jackie De Rouen, Laura Sorrenson, Joseph Michael Cala, Donna Fuller, Robert Acey, Christian Dante 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, James Saito, George Theobald, Mark Vance, Eric Watson, Lynn Wieland, Peter Vogt, Robert Fuhrmann, David Chilton, Sandy Hackett, Crystal Smith Teen, 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, Edward Winter, Keene Curtis, Milton Selzer, F. William Parker Romance, 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, Howard Storm, Gloria Parker, Jack Rollins, Milton Berle, Howard Cosell, Joe Franklin, Gerald Schoenfeld, Paul Greco, Frank Renzulli, Craig Vandenburgh, Herb Reynolds, Edwin Bordo, Gina DeAngelis Comedy Live action
The Lonely Guy Universal Pictures / Aspen Film Society Arthur Hiller (director); Ed. Weinberger, Stan Daniels, Neil Simon (screenplay); Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence, Robyn Douglass, Merv Griffin, Joyce Brothers, Julie K. Payne, Roger Robinson, Nicholas Mele, Loni Anderson Romance, Comedy Live action
El Norte PBS / American Playhouse / Channel Four Films / Independent Productions / Island Alive / Cinecom International / 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, Diane Cary, Mike Gomez Drama Live action
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3 Reckless MGM/UA James Foley (director); Chris Columbus (screenplay); Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, Kenneth McMillan, Cliff De Young, Lois Smith, Adam Baldwin, Dan Hedaya, Billy Jayne, Toni Kalem, Jennifer Grey, Haviland Morris, Pamela Springsteen 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, Richard B. Shull, Jan Triska, Leonard Mann, Betty Shabazz, Jane Hallaren, Bernard Behrens, Romance, 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, Lupe Gigliotti, Nelson Dantas Romance, 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, Tasia Valenza, Edouard DeSoto 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, Elizabeth Gorcey, Frances Lee McCain, Jim Youngs, Timothy Scott 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, Edward Peel, Christopher Malcolm, Peter Skellern, Harry Towb, Belinda Mayne, W. Morgan Sheppard, Brian Coburn, David Warbeck, Nicholas Bond-Owen Spy, Action, Adventure Live action
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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, Pat Corley 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, Tom Nowicki, Bunny Yeager, Stan Barrett Drama Live action
Repo Man Universal Pictures / Edge City Alex Cox (director/screenplay); Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Vonetta McGee, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Zander Schloss, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Helen Martin, The Circle Jerks, Richard Foronjy, Tom Finnegan, Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Jennifer Balgobin Sci-Fi, Black 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, Cliff Potts, Perry Lang, Terrence Hardiman, Steve Forrest, Tuvia Tavi 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, R.J. Parnell, David Kaff, Ed Begley Jr., Danny Kortchmar, Fran Drescher, Patrick Macnee, Julie Payne, Dana Carvey, Sandy Helberg, Zane Buzby, Billy Crystal, Paul Benedict, Howard Hesseman, Paul Shortino, Lara Cody, Andrew J. Lederer, Russ Kunkel, Victory Tischler-Blue, Joyce Hyser, Gloria Gifford, Paul Shaffer, Archie Hahn, Charles Levin, Anjelica Huston, Donald Kendrick, Fred Willard, Wonderful Smith, Robert Bauer Mockumentary Live action
4 A Streetcar Named Desire ABC / Keith Barish Productions John Erman (director); Oscar Saul (screenplay); Ann-Margret, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Erica Yohn, Fred Sadoff, Elsa Raven, Rafael Campos, Ric Mancini, Raphael Sbarge Drama Live action
9 Children of the Corn New World Pictures / Angeles Entertainment Group / Cinema Group / Hal Roach Studios / Inverness / Planet Productions 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, Jonas Marlowe Horror Live action
The Hotel New Hampshire Orion Pictures / Filmline Productions / The Producers' Circle / Woodfall Film Productions / Yellowbill Productions Ltd. 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, Cali Timmins, Anita Morris, Amanda Plummer, Lorena Gale, Joely Richardson, Robert Thomas Comedy, Drama Live action
Mike's Murder Warner Bros. / The Ladd Company James Bridges (director/screenplay); Debra Winger, Mark Keyloun, Paul Winfield, Darrell Larson, Brooke Alderson, Robert Crosson, Daniel Shor, William Ostrander Neo-Noir, Drama, 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, Charles Tyner, Gary Morgan, Cal Bartlett, Walter Barnes, Jack Collins, Robert Easton, Roger Price, Robert Foulk, Dennis Stewart, Al Checco, Henry Slate, Ben Wrigley, Joe Ross, Dinah Anne Rogers, 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, Howard Morris, Richard B. Shull, Shecky Greene, Bobby Di Cicco, Patrick Cronin, Tony Longo, Nora Denney, Joe Grifasi, Charles Macaulay, Lee Delano, Migdia Chinea Varela, Eileen Saki, Jodi Long, Patrick O'Rorke, Bill Smitrovich, Than Wyenn, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Rance Howard, Clint Howard, David Kreps, Shayla MacKarvich, Jason Late Fantasy, Romance, Comedy Live action
16 Tank Universal Pictures / Lorimar Productions 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, Guy Boyd, Randy Bass Action, Comedy, Drama Live action
23 Police Academy Warner Bros. / The Ladd Company 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, Bruce Mahler, Brant Von Hoffman, Scott Thomson, George R. Robertson, Debralee Scott, Ted Ross, Doug Lennox, Georgina Spelvin, Don Lake, Michael J. Reynolds, Joyce Gordon, Gary Farmer, John Hawkes, Kay Hawtrey, Dar Robinson, TJ Scott, Hugh Wilson 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, Eve Brent, Suzanne Adkinson, Shawn Schepps, Charles Miller, Pat Carroll, Al Hopson, Scott McGinnis, Kate Williamson, Michael Madsen, Dana Carvey, Michael Talbott, Carol Kane 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, Cheryl Campbell, Paul Geoffrey, Ian Charleson, Nigel Davenport, Nicholas Farrell, Richard Griffiths, Hilton McRae, David Suchet, John Wells, Paul Brooke, Ailsa Berk, Mak Wilson, Emil Abossolo-Mbo, Deep Roy, Tali McGregor, Peter Kyriakou, Danny Potts, Eric Langlois, Peter Elliott, John Alexander, Christopher Beck Adventure Live action
Misunderstood MGM/UA Jerry Schatzberg (director); Barra Grant (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas, Rip Torn, Huckleberry Fox, Maureen Kerwin, Susan Anspach, June Brown, Helen Ryan, Nadim Sawalha Drama Live action
Purple Hearts Warner Bros. / The Ladd Company Sidney J. Furie (director/screenplay); Rick Natkin (screenplay); Ken Wahl, Cheryl Ladd, Stephen Lee, Annie McEnroe, Paul McCrane, Cyril O'Reilly, David Harris, Hillary Bailey, R. Lee Ermey, Drew Snyder, Lane Smith, James Whitmore Jr., Kevin Elders, Sydney Squire, David Bass, Rudy Nash 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, Zack Norman, Holland Taylor, Mary Ellen Trainor, Kymberly Herrin, Ted White, Evita Muñoz, Eve Smith, Joe Nesnow, José Chávez, Camillo García, Rodrigo Puebla, Paco Morayta, Bill Burton Romance, Comedy, Adventure Live action

April–June[edit]

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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 Romance, 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, Mary Ellen Trainor, Linda Hamilton, Tom Waits Drama Live action
Up the Creek Orion Pictures / Samuel Z. Arkoff & Louis S. Arkoff Production 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, Jesse D. Goins, Julia Montgomery, Jeana Tomasino, Robert Costanzo, Frank Welker, Mark Andrews, Romy Windsor, Grant Wilson, Will Bledsoe, Ken Gibbel, Hap Lawrence Comedy Live action
Where the Boys Are '84 Tri-Star Pictures / ITC Productions 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, Louise Sorel, Jude Cole, George Coutoupis, Asher Brauner, Frank Zagarino, Dara Sedaka, Barry Marder 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, Crispin Glover, Alan Hayes, Barbara Howard, Lawrence Monoson, Joan Freeman, Judie Aronson, Camilla More, Carey More, Bruce Mahler, Lisa Freeman, Bonnie Hellman, Ted White 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 Sci-Fi, Drama 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, Basil Hoffman, Phil Rubenstein, Vincent Schiavelli, Mahlon Richmond, Allan Rich, Ron Rifkin, Benny Baker, Ken Magee, Marty Van Hoe 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, Judy Morris, James Steele, Vincent Ball, Redmond Phillips, Peter Whitford, John Stanton, Maggie Millar, Tim Robertson, Roger Newcombe, Tommy Woodcock, Len Kaserman, Paul Riley 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, Sudie Bond, Patty Maloney, Susan Peretz, Lisa Pelikan, Phillip Christon, Charles Napier, Alana Stewart Romance, Drama, War 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, Lyman Ward, Bud Cort Romance, Drama Live action
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4 Alphabet City Atlantic Releasing Corporation Amos Poe (director/screenplay); Gregory K. Heller, Robert Seidman (screenplay); Vincent Spano, Michael Winslow, Kate Vernon, Jami Gertz, Zohra Lampert, Raymond Serra, Kenny Marino, Tom Mardirosian, Clifton Powell, Tom Wright 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, Philip Martin Brown, Simon Chandler, Malcolm Terris, John Sessions, Andrew Wilde, Neil Morrissey, Richard Graham, Dexter Fletcher, Pete Lee-Wilson, Jon Gadsby, Barry Dransfield, Steve Fletcher, Jack May 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, Vidal "Lil Coco" Rodriguez, Bruno "Pop N' Taco" Falcon, Timothy "Popin' Pete" Solomon, Ana "Lollipop" Sanchez, Cooley Jaxson, Peter Bromilow, Michel Qissi, Jean-Claude van Damme 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, Edward Andrews, Billie Bird, Carole Cook, Max Showalter, Liane Curtis, John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jami Gertz, John Kapelos, Zelda Rubinstein, Darren Harris, Deborah Pollack Coming-of-Age, Comedy Live action
11 Firestarter Universal Pictures / Dino De Laurentiis Company Mark L. Lester (director); Stanley Mann (screenplay); David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher, Moses Gunn, Antonio Vargas Sci-Fi, 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, John Finnegan, Alan Fudge, Mike Starr, Anthony J. Ferrara, Sibby Sisti, Ken Grassano, Mickey Treanor, Jon Van Ness, George Wilkosz, Paul Sullivan Jr., Robert Rich III, Rachel Hall Sports, Drama Live action
18 Finders Keepers Warner Bros. / CBS Theatrical Films Richard Lester (director); Charles Dennis, Ronny Graham, Terence Marsh (screenplay); Michael O'Keefe, Beverly D'Angelo, David Wayne, Ed Lauter, Brian Dennehy, Pamela Stephenson, Louis Gossett Jr., Jack Riley, John Schuck, Timothy Blake, Jim Carrey, Robert Clothier, Jayne Eastwood, Alf Humphreys, Richard Newman, Campbell Lane Comedy Live action
Making the Grade MGM/UA / Cannon Film Distributors Dorian Walker (director); Charles Gayle, Gene Quintano (screenplay); Judd Nelson, Jonna Lee, Gordon Jump, Walter Olkewicz, Ronald Lacey, Dana Olsen, John Dye, Carey Scott, Scott McGinnis, Andrew Dice Clay, Dan Schneider Teen, Comedy Live action
23 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Paramount Pictures / Lucasfilm Ltd. 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, D.R. Nanayakkara, Pat Roach, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Dan Aykroyd, Ron Taylor, Katie Leigh, Tress MacNeille, Frank Oz Action, Adventure Live action
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1 Once Upon a Time in America Warner Bros. / The Ladd Company / Embassy International Pictures / PSO Enterprises / Rafran Cinematografica 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, Richard Bright, James Hayden, Darlanne Fluegel, Robert Harper, Noah Moazezi, James Russo, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Estelle Harris, Joey Faye, Olga Karlatos, Mario Brega, Chuck Low, Rusty Jacobs, Jennifer Connelly, Brian Bloom, Julie Cohen, Arnon Milchan, Scott Tiler, Adrian Curran, Larry Rapp, Mike Monetti, Richard Foronji, Dutch Miller, Gerard Murphy, Amy Ryder, Frank Gio, Ray Dittrich, Francesca Leone 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, Robert Hooks, James B. Sikking, Miguel Ferrer, Phillip R. Allen, John Larroquette, Catherine Shirriff, Grace Lee Whitney, Scott McGinnis, Dame Judith Anderson, Carl Steven, Vadia Potenza, Stephen Manley, Joe W. Davis, Frank Welker Sci-Fi 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, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem Dafoe, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Lawson, Rick Rossovich, Bill Paxton, Lee Ving, Stoney Jackson, Grand Bush, Robert Townsend, Mykelti Williamson, E.G. Daily, Ed Begley Jr., John Dennis Johnston 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 Elliott, Jim Borrelli, Dean Elliott, Franc. Reyes, Tonya Pinkins, Duane Jones, Afrika Bambaataa, Soulsonic Force, Jazzy Jay, Doug E. Fresh, Bernard Fowler, New York City Breakers, Rock Steady Crew, Crazy Legs, Prince Ken Swift, Clive "Kool Herc" Campbell, Treacherous Three, Grandmaster Melle Mel & the Furious Five, Wanda Dee, Brenda K. Starr, The System, Kuriaki, Devious Doze, Buck Four, Baby Love Dance, Drama Live action
Ghostbusters Columbia Pictures / Delphi Films / Black Rhino Productions 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, Judge Reinhold, Dick Miller, Glynn Turman, Keye Luke, Scott Brady, Corey Feldman, Jonathan Banks, Edward Andrews, Jackie Joseph, Belinda Balaski, Harry Carey Jr., Nick Katt, Tracy Wells, John C. Becher, Joe Brooks, Howie Mandel, Frank Welker, Don Steele, Marvin Miller, Michael Winslow, Bob Bergen, Fred Newman, Peter Cullen, Bob Holt, Steven Spielberg, Jim McKrell, Tom Bergeron, Jerry Goldsmith, William Schallert, Chuck Jones, Kenneth Tobey, Richard Carlson, Kenny Davis, Gwen Willson, Arnie Moore, Mark Dodson, Michael Sheehan, Brad Kesten 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, Harry Ditson, Jim Carter, Eddie Tagoe, John Sharp, Ian McNeice, Gertan Klauber, Richard Mayes, Vyvyan Lorrayne, Max Faulkner, Tristram Jellinek, John J. Carney, Dimitri Andreas, Doug Robinson 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, James Villiers, Dawson Bray, Carlos Riquelme, Emilio Fernández, Jim McCarthy, Hugo Stiglitz, Günter Meisner Biography, Drama Live action
22 The Karate Kid Columbia Pictures / Delphi II Productions / Jerry Weintraub Productions John G. Avildsen (director); Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, William Zabka, Randee Heller, Chad McQueen, Ron Thomas, Rob Garrison, Tony O'Dell 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, Russell Buchanan, Ritch Brinkley, Jesse Welles, Speck Rhodes, Steve Peck, Penny Santon, Jerry Potter, Phil Rubenstein, Tony Munafo, Don Hanmer, Guy Fitch, Cindy Perlman 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, Barry Diamond, Tracy Smith, Gary Grossman, Michael Dudikoff, Gerard Prendergast, Deborah Harmon, Kenneth Kimmins, Rosanne Katon, Christopher Morley, Brett Baxter Clark, Monique Gabrielle, Angela Aames, Hugh McPhillips, Billy Beck, Milt Kogan, Pat Proft, Tad Horino, Toni Alessandrini, Bradford Bancroft Comedy Live action
Cannonball Run II Warner Bros. / Golden Harvest 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, Ricardo Montalbán, Foster Brooks, Sid Caesar, Louis Nye, Richard Kiel, Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Mel Tillis, Tony Danza, Jack Elam, Charles Nelson Reilly, Michael V. Gazzo, Alex Rocco, Henry Silva, Abe Vigoda, Jim Nabors, Molly Picon, Joe Theismann, Shawn Weatherly, Dale Ishimoto, Arte Johnson, Fred Dryer, Chris Lemmon, George Lindsey, Doug McClure, Jilly Rizzo, Dub Taylor, Hal Needham, Albert Ruddy Comedy Live action
Conan the Destroyer Universal Pictures / Dino De Laurentiis Company Richard Fleischer (director); Stanley Mann (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Mako, Tracey Walter, Olivia d'Abo, Sarah Douglas, Pat Roach, Jeff Corey, Sven-Ole Thorsen, André the Giant, Ferdy Mayne, Bruce Fleischer, Pablo Talamante Sword and sorcery, Adventure Live action

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13 The Last Starfighter Universal Pictures / Lorimar Productions Nick Castle (director); Jonathan R. Betuel (screenplay); Lance Guest, Dan O'Herlihy, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart, Norman Snow, Kay E. Kuter, Barbara Bosson, Chris Hebert, Dan Mason, Vernon Washington, Peter Nelson, Peggy Pope, Meg Wyllie, Britt Leach, Owen Bush, Marc Alaimo, Wil Wheaton, Cameron Dye, Geoffrey Blake, John O'Leary, George McDaniel, Charlene Nelson, John Maio, Al Berry, Scott Dunlop, Ellen Blake, Bunny Summers Sci-Fi, Space Opera Live action
The Muppets Take Manhattan Tri-Star Pictures / Henson Associates 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, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, David Lazer, Vincent Sardi, Jr. Musical, Comedy Live action
20 Best Defense Paramount Pictures / Cinema Group Ventures / Eddie Murphy Productions 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 Warner Bros. / Producers Sales Organization 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, Darryl Cooksey, Drum Garrett, Nicholas Gilbert Epic, Fantasy Live action
Revenge of the Nerds 20th Century Fox / Interscope Communications 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, James Cromwell, Lisa Welch, David Wohl, John Goodman, Bernie Casey, Alice Hirson 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, Chad Stuart, Lord Tim Hudson, John Abbott, Ben Wright, Darleen Carr, Leo De Lyon, Hal Smith, Ralph Wright, Digby Wolfe, Bill Skiles, Pete Henderson 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, Joaquin Martinez, Donald Gibb, Blackie Dammett, Jason Luque Comedy Live action
Purple Rain Warner Bros. / Purple Films 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
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3 Grandview, U.S.A. Warner Bros. / CBS Theatrical Films 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, Kathryn Joosten, Troy Donahue, William Windom, Michael Winslow, John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Larry Brandenburg, Steve Dahl, Fern Persons, Camilla Hawke, Melissa Domke, Bruno Alexander, Fred Lerner, Tim Gamble, Milford Watson 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 New World Pictures / Cinema Group Stewart Raffill (director); Wallace C. Bennett (screenplay); Michael Paré, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas, Bobby Di Cicco, Louise Latham, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ralph Manza, Kene Holliday, Joe Dorsey, Michael Currie, Gary Brockette, Glenn Morshower, Vaughn Armstrong, Debra Troyer, Miles McNamara, James Edgcomb Sci-Fi Live action
10 Cloak & Dagger Universal Pictures Richard Franklin (director); Tom Holland (screenplay); Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra, Jeanette Nolan, John McIntire, Eloy Casados, Tim Rossovich, William Forsythe, Robert DoQui, Shelby Leverington 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, Vladek Sheybal, Frank McRae, Roy Jenson, Pepe Serna, Lane Smith, Radames Pera, Lois Kimbrell, Judd Omen War, Drama Live action
15 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension 20th Century Fox / Sherwood Productions W. D. Richter (director); Earl Mac Rauch (screenplay); Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Lewis Smith, Rosalind Cash, Robert Ito, Pepe Serna, Michael Santano, Ronald Lacey, Matt Clark, Clancy Brown, William Traylor, Carl Lumbly, Vincent Schiavelli, Dan Hedaya, Mariclare Costello, Bill Henderson, Damon Hines, Billy Vera, Laura Harrington, Yakov Smirnoff Sci-Fi, Romance, Adventure, Comedy Live action
Dreamscape 20th Century Fox / Zupnik-Curtis Enterprises Joseph Ruben (director/screenplay); David Loughery, Chuck Russell (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert, Kate Capshaw, David Patrick Kelly, George Wendt, 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, Robin Ignico, Michael Huddleston, Arthur Bailey, Kyra Stempel, Viola Kates Stimpson Romance, Comedy Live action
17 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, Sylvester Williams, Bob Sherman, Nick Brimble, Paul Gee, Dave Cooper, Oliver Litondo, Joseph Olita, Kirsty Lindsay, Kathryn Gant, Michael Shannon, Nancy Paul Action, Adventure, Drama Live action
Tightrope Warner Bros. / The Malpaso Company Richard Tuggle (director/screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya, Alison Eastwood, Jenny Beck, Marco St. John, Rod Masterson, Jamie Rose, Janet MacLachlan Suspense, Thriller Live action
19 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Showtime Entertainment / American Playhouse / International Television Group / KCET Jack Hofsiss (director); Tennessee Williams (screenplay); Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Kim Stanley, David Dukes, Penny Fuller, Macon McCalman, Thomas Hill, Fran Bennett, Ami Foster, Jake Jundef, Neta Lee-Noy Drama 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
Old Enough Orion Classics / Silver Films Marisa Silver (director/screenplay); Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Neill Barry, Danny Aiello, Alyssa Milano, Roxanne Hart, Susan Kingsley, Fran Brill, Gerry Bamman, Anne Pitoniak, Tristine Skyler, Charlie Willenger, Michael Monetti, Manny Jacobs, Gina Battist, Paul Butler 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, Bruce Payne, Richard Hunt 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, Mickey Knox, Paul Stacey, James Stacy 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, John Goodman, Jay Thomas, Hallie Foote, Graham Beckel, Jon Polito, George Martn Sci-Fi, 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, Tess Harper, Kurtwood Smith, Jean Smart, Kevin Conway, Miguel Ferrer, Guy Boyd, Roberts Blossom, Mark Slade, Terry Alexander, William Frankfather, Joaquín Martínez, Dick O'Neill Action, Crime, Drama Live action
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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, Carolyn Aaron, Bill Cobbs, Maggie Renzi, Olga Merediz, Tom Wright, Minnie Gentry, Ren Woods, Fisher Stevens, Dee Dee Bridgewater, David Strathairn, John Sayles, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Bert Simms 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 Orion Pictures / The Saul Zaentz Company Miloš Forman (director); Peter Shaffer (screenplay); F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles Kay, Kenny Baker, Barbara Bryne, Roderick Cook, Richard Frank, Patrick Hines, Cynthia Nixon, Brian Pettifer, Vincent Schiavelli, Douglas Seale, Miroslav Sekera, John Strauss, Lisabeth Bartlett, Martin Cavani, Milan Demjanenko, Peter DiGesu, Nicholas Kepros, Philip Lenkowsky, Herman Meckler, Jonathan Moore, Karl-Heinz Teuber Historical, Drama Live action
21 All of Me Universal Pictures / Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment / Kings Road Entertainment 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, Bert Remsen, Jay Patterson, Toni Hudson, De'voreaux White, Jerry Haynes Drama Live action
Windy City Warner Bros. / CBS Theatrical Films Armyan Bernstein (director/screenplay); John Shea, Kate Capshaw, Josh Mostel, Jim Borrelli, Jeffrey DeMunn, Eric Pierpoint, Lewis J. Stadlen, James Sutorius, Niles McMaster, Lisa Taylor, Nathan Davis, Louie Lanciloti, Wilbert Bradley 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 Body Rock New World Pictures Marcelo Epstein (director); Desmond Nakano, Kimberly Lynn White (screenplay); Lorenzo Lamas, Vicki Frederick, Cameron Dye, Michelle Nicastro, Ray Sharkey, Seth Kaufman, René Elizondo Dance Live action
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
Heartbreakers Orion Pictures / Jethro Films Production Bobby Roth (director/screenplay); Peter Coyote, Nick Mancuso, Carole Laure, Max Gail, James Laurenson, Carol Wayne, Jamie Rose, Kathryn Harrold, George Morfogen, Jerry Hardin, Henry G. Sanders, Walter Olkewicz 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, Lea Thompson, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Jenny Wright, Eric Stoltz, Rick Moranis, Hart Bochner, Randy Quaid, Brin Berliner, Susan Blackstone, Cari Anne Warder, Robert Ridgely, Jack Kehoe, Simone White, Beth McKinley, Michael Bowen, Ángel Salazar, Dick Rude, Reginald Farmer, Sherilyn Fenn, Leo Penn, Hildy Brooks, Lee Ving, Dean Devlin, Nancy Wilson, Ben Stein, Keone Young, Kevin Peter Hall, Kitten Natividad, Cameron Crowe, Ronnie Wood, Tommy Swerdlow, Tony Epper, Ted White, Gary Riley, Robert Chestnut, Ashley St. John, Danny Tucker Comedy, Drama Live action

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5 Teachers MGM/UA / Aaron Russo Productions 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, Royal Dano, William Schallert, Art Metrano, Madeleine Sherwood, Steven Hill, Zohra Lampert, Mary Alice, Terry Ellis, Ronald Hunter, Virginia Capers, Ellen Crawford, Vivian Bonnell, Anthony Heald, Katharine Balfour, Jeff Ware, Richard Zobel, George Dzundza Satire, Comedy, Drama Live action
8 The Burning Bed NBC / Tisch/Avnet Productions Inc. Robert Greenwald (director); Rose Leiman Goldemberg (screenplay); Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat, Richard Masur, Grace Zabriskie, Penelope Milford, Christa Denton, James T. Callahan, Gary Grubbs, David Friedman, David Andrews, James Hampton, Virgil Frye, Dixie K. Wade, Heather Rich, Justin Gocke, Elizabeth Lyn Fraser, Jeremy Ross Crime, Drama Live action
10 Comfort and Joy Universal Pictures / Thorn EMI / Lake Ltd. / Scottish Television / Kings Road Entertainment Bill Forsyth (director/screenplay); Bill Paterson, Eleanor David, Clare Grogan, Alex Norton, Patrick Malahide, Rikki Fulton, Roberto Bernardi, George Rossi, Ron Donachie, Iain McColl, Arnold Brown, Peter Rossi, Billy McElhaney, Gilly Gilchrist, Caroline Guthrie, Ona McCracken, Elizabeth Sinclair, Katy Black, Robin Black, Billy Johnstone Comedy 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, Alice Spivak, Mary McDonnell, Adolph Green, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, Greta Garbo, George Plimpton 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, Mickey Raphael 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, Rick Wakeman 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, 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, John le Carré 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, André Maranne, Bruce Boa 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 Paramount Pictures / Simpson/Bruckheimer 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 Warner Bros. / CBS Theatrical Films Rick Rosenthal (director); David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf (screenplay); JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Coral Browne, James Staley, C.D. Barnes, Huckleberry Fox, Jean Rougerie, Pierre Santini, Léon Zitrone, André Valardy, Jeffrey Kramer, Nancy Stephens Romance, Comedy, Thriller Live action
Body Double Columbia Pictures / Delphi II Productions 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, B.J. Jones, Russ Marin, Lane Davies, Barbara Crampton, Larry "Flash" Jenkins, Monte Landis, Slavitza Jovan, Rob Paulsen 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 20th Century Fox / MPL Communications Peter Webb (director); Paul McCartney (screenplay); Paul McCartney, Bryan Brown, Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, Linda McCartney, Philip Jackson, Giant Haystacks, Tracey Ullman, Ralph Richardson, George Martin, John Bennett, John Burgess, Ian Hastings, Marie Collett, Graham Dene, Anthony Bate, Leonard Fenton, Jeremy Child, John Salthouse, John Paul Jones, Eric Stewart, Jeffrey Daniel Musical, Drama Live action
Paris, Texas 20th Century Fox / Road Movies / Filmproduktion GmbH / Argos Films S.A. Wim Wenders (director); L. M. Kit Carson, Sam Shepard (screenplay); Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément, Hunter Carson, Bernhard Wicki, John Lurie, Socorro Valdez, Viva, Mydolls, Sam Berry, Claresie Mobley, Edward Fayton, Justin Hogg, Tom Farrell, Jeni Vici, Sally Norvell Road, Drama Live action
The Terminator Orion Pictures / Hemdale / Pacific Western Productions / Cinema '84 James Cameron (director/screenplay); Gale Anne Hurd (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Earl Boen, Bess Motta, Rick Rossovich, Dick Miller, Franco Columbu, Bill Paxton, Brian Thompson, Marianne Muellerleile, Shawn Schepps Science fiction, Action Live action
Terror in the Aisles Universal Pictures / Kaleidoscope Films Andrew J. Kuehn (director); Margery Doppelt (screenplay); Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen Documentary Live action
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2 The Killing Fields Warner Bros. / Goldcrest Films / International Film Investors / Enigma Productions Roland Joffé (director); Bruce Robinson (screenplay); Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, Craig T. Nelson, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Spalding Gray, Bill Patterson, Athol Fugard, Graham Kennedy, Patrick Malahide, Nell Campbell, Joanna Merlin 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, Joseph Whipp, Charles Fleischer, Lin Shaye, Leslie Hoffman, David Andrews, Ash Adams, Don Hannah, Chris Tashima, Robert Shaye, Mimi Craven, Jack Shea, Ed Call, Sandy Lipton, Jeff Levine, Donna Woodrum, Paul Grenier, Shashawnee Hall, Brian Reise, Carol Pritikin, Kathi Gibbs, John Richard Peterson, Antonia Yannouli 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, Thomas Adams, Myles Berkowitz, Arthur Taxier 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, Janet Brandt, Robert Desiderio, John Doolittle, Julie Lloyd, Belita Moreno, Jason Wingreen, Susan Peretz, Robert Picardo, Arthur Malet, James Cromwell, Arnold Johnson, Brandy Gold, Lois Wilde 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 Tri-Star Pictures / Slayride Productions, Inc. Charles E. Sellier Jr. (director); Michael Hickey (screenplay); Robert Brian Wilson, Alex Burton, Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Britt Leach, Nancy Borgenicht, H.E.D. Redford, Linnea Quigley, Leo Geter, Randy Stumpf, Will Hare, Tara Buckman, Geoff Hansen, Charles Dierkop, Donald L. Shanks, Eric Hart, A. Madeline Smith, Amy Stuyvesant, Max Robinson, Vinc Massa, John Michael Alvarez, John Bishop, Richard C. Terry, Oscar Rowland, Richard D. Clark, Tip Boxell, Judith Roberts Slasher Live action
16 Just the Way You Are MGM/UA Édouard Molinaro (director); Allan Burns (screenplay); Kristy McNichol, Michael Ontkean, Kaki Hunter, André Dussollier, Catherine Salviat, Robert Carradine, Alexandra Paul, Lance Guest, Tim Daly, Patrick Cassidy, Gérard Jugnot, André Oumansky, Billy Kearns, Joyce Gordon, Wayne Robson, Jean-Claude Ostrander, Garrick Dowhen 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 Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Thomas Coleman and Michael Rosenblatt Productions / Film Development Fund Thom Eberhardt (director/screenplay); Robert Beltran, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, Peter Fox, John Achorn, Michael Bowen, Devon Ericson, Lissa Layng, Janice Kawaye, Chance Boyer, Ivan E. Roth, Dick Rude, Chris Pedersen, Marc Poppel Sci-Fi, 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, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, R. D. Robb, Zack Ward, Yano Anaya, Tedde Moore, Jeff Gillen, Leslie Carlson 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, Jesse Bradford, Roganda Mart Romance, Drama Live action
Supergirl Tri-Star Pictures / Artistry / Investors In Industry / Robert Fleming Leasing / St. Michael Finance Jeannot Szwarc (director); David Odell (screenplay); Faye Dunaway, Helen Slater, Hart Bochner, Peter Cook, Mia Farrow, Marc McClure, Brenda Vaccaro, Peter O'Toole, Simon Ward, Maureen Teefy, David Healy, Sandra Dickinson, Matt Frewer, Kelly Hunter, Glory Annen Superhero Live action
28 Gallavants Marvel Productions Art Vitello (director); Jack Mendelsohn (screenplay); Robert Lydiard, Vic Perrin, Peter Cullen, Joyce Gittlin Family Animation
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5 Beverly Hills Cop Paramount Pictures / Simpson/Bruckheimer / Eddie Murphy Productions 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, Michael Champion, Damon Wayans, Rick Overton, Mike Pniewski, Douglas Warhit, Tom Everett, Martin Brest 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, Dana Elcar, Taliesin Jaffe, James McEachin, Natasha Shneider, Vladimir Skomarovsky, Mary Jo Deschanel, Elya Baskin, Saveliy Kramarov, Oleg Rudnik, Victor Steinbach, Jan Triska, Herta Ware, Robert Lesser, Candice Bergen, Arthur C. Clarke, Gary Lockwood Sci-Fi Live action
City Heat Warner Bros. / The Malpaso Company 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, Nicholas Worth, Robert Davi, Art LaFleur, Jack Nance, Tab Thacker, John Hancock, Jack Thibeau, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Bruce M. Fischer, Ernie Sabella, Carey Loftin, Hamilton Camp, Gene LeBell, Nick Dimitri, Arthur Malet, Beau Starr, Wiley Harker Action, Crime, Comedy Live action
14 The Cotton Club Orion Pictures / Totally Independent Productions / American Zoetrope / Producers Sales Organization 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, Gwen Verdon, Lisa Jane Persky, Maurice Hines, Julian Beck, Joe Dallesandro, Larry Fishburne, Tom Waits, John P. Ryan, Glenn Withrow, Jennifer Grey, Woody Strode, Diane Venora, Tucker Smallwood, Bill Cobbs, Rosalind Harris, Mark Margolis, Larry Marshall Crime, Drama Live action
Dune Universal Pictures / Dino De Laurentiis Corporation 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, Sci-Fi 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, Alice Hirson, Lois De Banzie, Jerry Hardin, R.J. Williams, Noni White, Gloria Stuart, John Vargas, John C. Becher Dramedy Live action
1984 20th Century Fox / Virgin Films / Umbrella-Rosenblum Films Michael Radford (director/screenplay); John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher, James Walker, Andrew Wilde, Merelina Kendall, John Boswall, Phyllis Logan, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Bob Flag, Pam Gems, Pip Donaghy, Janet Key, Hugh Walters, Shirley Stelfox, Corinna Seddon, Martha Parsey, Matthew Scurfield, Garry Cooper, Rolf Saxon, Annie Lennox Dystopian, Sci-Fi Live action
A Passage to India Columbia Pictures / Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment / HBO Films 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, Dina Pathak, Mohammed Ashiq, Ishaq Bux, Antonia Pemberton, Sandra Hotz, H.S. Krishnamurthy, Ashok Mandanna, Z.H. Khan, Rashid Karapiet 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 Sci-Fi, 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, Ted White, Dirk Blocker, M.C. Gainey, George Buck Flower, Ralph Cosham, Lu Leonard, Mickey Jones, David Wells Sci-Fi, 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 Tri-Star Pictures / A&M Films Alan Parker (director); Sandy Kroopf, Jack Behr (screenplay); Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron, Karen Young, Bruno Kirby, Marshall Bell, Elizabeth Whitcraft, Crystal Field, Nancy Fish, George Buck, Dolores Sage, Robert L. Ryan, James Santini, Maud Winchester, Sandra Beall, Victoria Nekko, John Brumfeld 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 'Shabba Doo' Quinones, Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers, Ice-T, Susie Bono, Sabrina Garcia, Cooley Jackson/Jaxson, John LaMotta, Steve "Sugarfoot" Notario, Tyler Birch Comedy, Musical, Drama Live action
The Flamingo Kid 20th Century Fox / ABC Motion Pictures Garry Marshall (director/screenplay); Neal Marshall (screenplay); Matt Dillon, Héctor Elizondo, Richard Crenna, Jessica Walter, Janet Jones, Brian McNamara, Fisher Stevens, Bronson Pinchot, Marisa Tomei, Steven Weber, Martha Gehman, Leon Robinson, Molly McCarthy, Carole Davis, Frank Campanella, Richard Stahl, Joe Grifasi, Ron McLarty, Seth Allen, Adam Klugman, Ray Roderick, Irving Metzman, Googy Gress, Eric Douglas, Tracy Reiner, Kristina Kossi, Brad Kane, Steve Witting, Novella Nelson 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, Ron Carey, Ray Walston, Dick Butkus, Byron Thames, Alan Hale Jr., Scott Thomson, Sudie Bond, Hank Garrett, Leonard Termo, Neal Israel, Jack Nance, Rick Rosenthal, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey Weissman, Bob Eubanks, James Coco, Joe Flaherty, Taylor Negron, Vincent Schiavelli Parody, Comedy Live action
Micki & Maude Columbia Pictures Blake Edwards (director); Jonathan Reynolds (screenplay); Dudley Moore, Amy Irving, Ann Reinking, Richard Mulligan, George Gaynes, Wallace Shawn, Hard Boiled Haggerty, John Pleshette, Lu Leonard, Priscilla Pointer, Robert Symonds, George Coe, Billy Beck, Ken Olfson, Emma Walton Hamilton, Andre Rousimmoff, Big John Studd, Chief Jay Strongbow, Gene LeBell, Wiley Harker, Roger Rose 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, Stuart Buchanan Musical, Fantasy Animation
Protocol Warner Bros. Herbert Ross (director); Buck Henry (screenplay); Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Richard Romanus, Andre Gregory, Gail Strickland, Cliff DeYoung, Keith Szarabajka, Ed Begley Jr., Kenneth Mars, Jean Smart, Joel Brooks, Grainger Hines, Kenneth McMillan, James Staley, Maria O'Brien Comedy Live action
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, Pippa Pearthree, William Youmans, Maury Chaykin, Joyce Ebert, Wayne Robson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Les Rubie, Paula Trueman, Katie McCombs, William Duell, Walter Massey Drama Live action

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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

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Disco Dancer: 60 million Soviet rubles in 1984,[16] 0.791 rubles per US dollar in 1984[17]
  2. ^ 12.43 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1984[18]
  3. ^ Disco Dancer in Soviet Union: US$75.9 million[n 1] (94.34 crore)[n 2] in 1984

References[edit]

  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. ^ Thomas, Bob (November 6, 1985). "The Karate Kid Returns". AP News. Associated Press. Retrieved 8 June 2020. It is the film location for Columbia Pictures’ ″Karate Kid II,″ a sequel to Hollywood’s biggest sleeper of 1984. "The Karate Kid" surprised almost everyone by amassing a domestic gross of $100 million. That’s phenomenal for a modest film with no stars and a title that sounded like a combination of Bruce Lee and a kidflick.
  5. ^ Siskel, Gene (15 June 1986). "Ralph Macchio`s Baby Face Can't Mask Maturing Talent". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  6. ^ Hurlburt, Roger (20 June 1986). "'Karate Kid II' Kayos Legacy Of Predecessor". Sun-Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2020-09-21. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ "Bilan Annuel France - 1984". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Hong Kong Film Archive". Hong Kong Film Archive. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Box Office 1984". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Bilan Annuel Italie - 1984". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  12. ^ "1984年(1月~12月)". Eiren. Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  13. ^ "【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.
  14. ^ "KOFIC 영화관 입장권 통합전산망". Korean Film Council (in Korean). September 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  15. ^ 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
  16. ^ Bollywood returns to Russian screens[dead link], Russia Beyond the Headlines, September 2009
  17. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  18. ^ http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/PublicationsView.aspx?id=15268
  19. ^ Indian Films in Soviet Cinemas: The Culture of Movie-going After Stalin, page 211, Indiana University Press, 2005
  20. ^ "Bilan Annuel Espagne - 1984". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Beverly Hills Cop (1984)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Bilan Annuel Allemagne - 1984". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Tootsie". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  24. ^ "Ghostbusters". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  25. ^ "Beverly Hills Cop". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  26. ^ "Ghostbusters". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 30, 2018.

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