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The Best Movies of 1984
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Movie: Police Academy ( 1984 )
A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.
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Movie: The Terminator ( 1984 )
A seemingly indestructible robot is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a young waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against sentient machines, while a human soldier from the same war is sent to protect her at all costs.
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Movie: Once Upon a Time in America ( 1984 )
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
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Movie: The Karate Kid ( 1984 )
A Japanese martial arts instructor agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.
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Movie: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ( 1984 )
In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
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Movie: Footloose ( 1984 )
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
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Movie: Dune ( 1984 )
A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.
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Movie: Amadeus ( 1984 )
The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.
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Movie: Ghostbusters ( 1984 )
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
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Movie: Sixteen Candles ( 1984 )
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
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Movie: The Natural ( 1984 )
An unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.
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Movie: Splash ( 1984 )
A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy. He falls in love with her, not knowing who or what she is.
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Movie: The NeverEnding Story ( 1984 )
A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.
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Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street ( 1984 )
The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.
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Movie: Beverly Hills Cop ( 1984 )
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.
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Movie: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind ( 1984 )
Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
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Movie: Red Dawn ( 1984 )
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
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Movie: Top Secret! ( 1984 )
Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.
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Movie: The Bounty ( 1984 )
Fed up with their Captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship's crew decides to take action.
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Movie: Bachelor Party ( 1984 )
A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate bachelor party.
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Movie: Romancing the Stone ( 1984 )
A mousy romance novelist sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue.
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Movie: Paris, Texas ( 1984 )
Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family.
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Movie: Conan the Destroyer ( 1984 )
Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess.
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Movie: Gremlins ( 1984 )
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
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Movie: This Is Spinal Tap ( 1984 )
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
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Movie: 1984 ( 1984 )
In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.
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Movie: Children of the Corn ( 1984 )
A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.
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Movie: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock ( 1984 )
Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis Planet to recover Spock's body.
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Movie: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter ( 1984 )
After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.
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Movie: Blood Simple ( 1985 )
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.
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Movie: The Killing Fields ( 1984 )
A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.
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Movie: Revenge of the Nerds ( 1984 )
At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect.
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Movie: Body Double ( 1984 )
A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.
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Movie: Night of the Comet ( 1984 )
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.
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Movie: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension ( 1984 )
Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.
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Movie: The Last Starfighter ( 1984 )
Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.
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Movie: Purple Rain ( 1984 )
A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.
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Movie: Streets of Fire ( 1984 )
A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.
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Movie: Repo Man ( 1984 )
Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result.
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Movie: The Toxic Avenger ( 1985 )
Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.
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Movie: Supergirl ( 1984 )
After losing a powerful orb, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.
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Movie: The Woman in Red ( 1984 )
On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte, an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her, but what would his wife say?
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Movie: 2010: The Year We Make Contact ( 1984 )
A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery... and HAL.
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Movie: Blame It on Rio ( 1984 )
Best friends and their daughters vacation in Rio de Janeiro only for one to fall for the other's daughter.
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Movie: Threads ( 1984 )
The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.
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Movie: Against All Odds ( 1984 )
Against All Odds is a 1984 American romantic neo-noir thriller film directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges and James Woods alongside Jane Greer, Alex Karras, Richard Widmark and Dorian Harewood. A remake of Out of the Past (1947), the film's plot is about an aging American football star who is hired by a mobster to find his girlfriend.
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Movie: Gwendoline ( 1984 )
Gwendoline, a runaway nun, arrives in Hong Kong on a mission to find her father, who was last seen in the legendary Land of the Yik Yak searching for a rare butterfly. She's guided on her perilous journey by the selfish mercenary Willard.
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Movie: The Cotton Club ( 1984 )
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people who visited the club, those who ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.
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Movie: Starman ( 1984 )
An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
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Movie: Cannonball Run II ( 1984 )
The original characters from The Cannonball Run (1981) race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.
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Movie: Sheena ( 1984 )
Sheena grew up in the African wild, raised by a mystical witch woman. When her foster mother is framed for a murder Sheena is forced to flee, helped by her ability to talk to animals and her knowledge of the jungle.
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Movie: Hardbodies ( 1984 )
Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the chicks, they employ a student to help them. At first he's as disgusted of them and his job as his girlfriend, but soon they find out how to use the situation to everyone's benefit.
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Movie: Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes ( 1984 )
A shipping disaster in the nineteenth century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. The mother dies soon afterwards. An ape enters the house and kills the father, and a female ape takes the tiny boy as a replacement for her own dead infant, and raises him as her son. Twenty years later, Captaine Phillippe D'Arnot discovers the man who thinks he is an ape. Evidence in the tree house leads him to believe that he is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke, and thus takes it upon himself to return the man to civilization.
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Movie: Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo ( 1984 )
A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.
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Movie: Runaway ( 1984 )
In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.
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Movie: Bolero ( 1984 )
Set in the 1920s, a young woman sets out to lose her virginity. Her mission leads her to a Moroccan sheikh and a Spanish bullfighter.
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Movie: Dreamscape ( 1984 )
A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.
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Movie: The Ewok Adventure ( 1984 )
Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children, Mace and Cindel, on a quest to find their parents.
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Movie: Iceman ( 1984 )
A prehistoric Neanderthal man found frozen in ice is revived by an arctic exploration team, who then attempt to use him for their own scientific means.
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Movie: Firestarter ( 1984 )
A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.
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Movie: A Passage to India ( 1985 )
Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.
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Movie: Breakin' ( 1984 )
A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.
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Movie: All of Me ( 1984 )
A dying millionaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. However, something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.
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Movie: The Ice Pirates ( 1984 )
In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father who disappeared when he found information dangerous to the rulers. A real Space Opera with sword fights, explosions, fighting robots, monsters, bar fights and time warps.
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Movie: Stop Making Sense ( 1984 )
An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.
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Movie: The Company of Wolves ( 1984 )
A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.
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Movie: Places in the Heart ( 1984 )
In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people.
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Movie: They're Playing with Fire ( 1984 )
A married college professor decides to seduce her student, whom she hired as a handyman for her yacht. The hesitant student succumbs to his buxom professor, but their romance is interrupted by her corrupt husband and a masked murderer.
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Movie: Crimes of Passion ( 1984 )
A mysterious woman, fashion designer by day and prostitute by night, is hounded by two men: a married father of two, and a sexually repressed preacher.
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Movie: Missing in Action ( 1984 )
Colonel Braddock launches a mission deep into the jungles of Vietnam to find the POW camp that he escaped from and free the Americans still held captive there.
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Movie: Wheels on Meals ( 1984 )
Two Chinese friends, who operate a food truck in Barcelona, Spain, use their martial arts expertise to help their private investigator friend protect the pickpocket Sylvia, who's been targeted by a ruthless gang.
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Movie: The Philadelphia Experiment ( 1984 )
A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors forty years into the future.
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Movie: Frankenweenie (Short 1984) ( 1984 )
When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been.
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Movie: The Warrior and the Sorceress ( 1984 )
The mighty warrior, Kain, crosses the barren wastelands of the planet Ura, where two arch enemies, Zeg and the evil degenerate Balcaz, fight incessantly for control of the village's only well. Kain sees his opportunity and announces that his sword is for hire...but his eyes stay clearly on the beautiful captive sorceress Naja, and his newly awakened purpose.
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Movie: Tightrope ( 1984 )
New Orleans single dad and cop Wes Block goes after a serial rapist-killer but when he gets too close to the target the hunter suddenly becomes the hunted.
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Movie: The Muppets Take Manhattan ( 1984 )
Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.
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Movie: Up the Creek ( 1984 )
Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life.
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Movie: The Mutilator ( 1985 )
A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father.
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Movie: The Hotel New Hampshire ( 1984 )
The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.
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Movie: Electric Dreams ( 1984 )
An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman.
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Movie: Savage Streets ( 1984 )
A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend.
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Movie: Hot Dog... The Movie ( 1984 )
Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes.
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Movie: Johnny Dangerously ( 1984 )
Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
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Movie: C.H.U.D. ( 1984 )
A bizarre series of sudden disappearances on the streets of New York City seems to point toward something unsavory living in the sewers.
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Movie: The Pope of Greenwich Village ( 1984 )
Two cousins unknowingly rob the mob and face the dangerous consequences.
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Movie: Trancers ( 1984 )
Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler -- an evil criminal who uses powerful hypnotic powers to transform people into zombie-like creatures known as trancers. Whistler has managed to escape through time travel and is loose in 1980s L.A., but Deth is on his trail.
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Movie: Ghoulies ( 1984 )
A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.
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Movie: Falling in Love ( 1984 )
During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married and Frank has two little kids, they meet more and more often, their friendship becoming the most precious thing in their lives.
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Movie: Birdy ( 1984 )
After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.
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Movie: Tank ( 1984 )
Sergeant Major Zack arrives at a new army base with his wife, son and Sherman tank. One night at a bar he "stops" a pimp/deputy from beating a girl. The corrupt sheriff uses Zack's son for revenge and Zack uses his tank.
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Movie: Cloak & Dagger ( 1984 )
A young boy and his imaginary friend end up on the run while in possession of a top-secret spy gadget.
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Movie: The Wild Life ( 1984 )
Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.
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Movie: Invitation to Hell ( 1984 )
A family moves to a suburban town only to be coerced into joining a suspicious club.
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Movie: The Flamingo Kid ( 1984 )
A recent high school graduate unsure of his future gets a summer job at the Flamingo beach club, and meets the charismatic Phil Brody.
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Movie: Firstborn ( 1984 )
A teen must protect his family when his mother's sinister new boyfriend begins exerting his authority in their home.
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Movie: Love Streams ( 1984 )
Two closely bound, emotionally wounded souls reunite after years apart.
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Movie: Silent Night, Deadly Night ( 1984 )
Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.
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Movie: Rhinestone ( 1984 )
A country music star must turn an obnoxious New York cabbie into a singer in order to win a bet.
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Movie: Beat Street ( 1984 )
An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.
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Movie: Another Country ( 1984 )
Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies.