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Top 100 Movies of 1984 and the Unrivaled Cinematic Brilliance of that Legendary Year / The Definitive List

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Top 100 Movies of 1984 and the Unrivaled Cinematic Brilliance of that Legendary Year / The Definitive List

Unraveling the Splendor of 1984, the Greatest Year in Movie Making History and the impact of the early 1980s on the movie industry cannot be understated. In particular, the year 1984 stands out as a pivotal moment, with films like The Terminator and The Karate Kid leaving a lasting impression on audiences. Despite many of these movies having short theatrical runs, they gained a second life through the rise of video rental stores, which allowed viewers to discover and appreciate them as “cult classics.” As someone with personal recollections of this era, I can attest to the enduring influence of these films on the popular imagination.

Many of these films were shot in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. Please click HERE to explore further and delve into the fascinating details surrounding the filming locations of these cinematic treasures.

In this article, we have curated a selection of the finest films released around 1984. While primarily focusing on that year, we couldn’t resist including a few exceptional movies from 1982, 1983, and 1985. After all, masterpieces like Back to the Future and Weird Science deserve a spot among the best of the 1980’s and were actually still in production in 1984.

Top 100 of 1984 List

Against All Odds (1984) Filmed in Los Angeles

Bachelor Party (1984)

Back To The Future (1985) Filmed in Los Angeles

Back to School (1986)

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Filmed in Los Angeles

Blame It on Rio (1984)

Breakfast Club (1985)

Breakin’ (1984)

Cannonball Run II (1984),

Cheech & Chong’s: The Corsican Brothers (1984)

Children of the Corn (1984)

C.H.U.D. (1984)

Cloak & Dagger (1984)

Conan the Destroyer (1984)

Dreamscape (1984)

Firestarter (1984)

Footloose (1984)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Gremlins (1984)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

The Karate Kid (1984) Filmed in Los Angeles

Meatballs Part II (1984)

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

The Natural (1984)

The Never Ending Story (1984)

Night of the Comet (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Filmed in Los Angeles

Dune (1984)

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Police Academy (1984)

Purple Rain (1984)

Red Dawn (1984)

Repo Man (1984)

Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

Romancing the Stone (1984)

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Splash (1984)

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

The Terminator (1984) Filmed in Los Angeles

This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Filmed in Los Angeles

Top Secret! (1984)

The Toxic Avenger (1984)

Weird Science (1985)

The Woman in Red (1984)

More movies filmed in 1984 include: Bolero (1984), The Toxic Avenger (1984), , Hardbodies (1984), The Company of Wolves (1984), The Ice Pirates (1984), Dreamscape (1984), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), Hell Behind the Bars (1984), Runaway (1984), A Soldier’s Story (1984), The Philadelphia Experiment (1984), Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), Sheena (1984), , , The Lost Empire (1984), Electric Dreams (1984), Falling in Love (1984), Streets of Fire (1984), Paris, Texas (1984), The Last Starfighter (1984) Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984), Another Country (1984), Birdy (1984), A Passage to India (1984), Rhinestone (1984), A Private Function (1984), Stranger Than Paradise (1984),
The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984), They’re Playing with Fire (1984), She (1984), Alley Cat (1984), Savage Streets (1984), The Hotel New Hampshire (1984), Cloak & Dagger (1984), Tightrope (1984),
All of Me (1984), The Brother from Another Planet (1984), Places in the Heart (1984), Beat Street (1984), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), Meatballs Part II (1984), Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984),
Ronia: The Robber’s Daughter (1984, Trancers (1984), Lola’s Secret (1984), Maria’s Lovers (1984), Story of White Coat: Indecent Acts (1984), The Wild Life (1984),
The Evil That Men Do (1984), Up the Creek (1984),

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First Published: Oct 28, 2019, 11:20

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