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1984 Wide-release films in 1984.

January–March

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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 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 Sex 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 Romantic 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 Comedy Live action
El Norte American Playhouse / Channel Four Films / Independent Productions / Island Alive / Cinecom International / PBS 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 Drama Live action
The Lonely Guy Aspen Film Society / Universal Pictures Arthur Hiller (director); Ed. Weinberger, Stan Daniels, Neil Simon (screenplay); Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence, Robyn Douglass Romantic comedy 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 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 Romantic 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 Romantic comedy Live action
Crackers Universal Pictures Louis Malle (director); Jeffrey Fiskin (screenplay); Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Wallace Shawn, [Larry Riley (actor)|Larry Riley]], Trinidad Silva, Christine Baranski 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 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 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 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 Drama Live action
Repo Man Edge City / Universal Pictures Alex Cox (director/screenplay); Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris Science fiction, Comedy 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 Mockumentary Live action
9 Children of the Corn Angeles Entertainment Group / Cinema Group / Hal Roach Studios / Inverness / Planet Productions / New World Pictures 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 Horror Live action
The Hotel New Hampshire Filmline Productions / The Producers' Circle / Woodfall Film Productions / Yellowbill Productions Ltd. / Orion Pictures Tony Richardson (director/screenplay); Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Rob Lowe, Nastassja Kinski, Wilford Brimley, Paul McCrane, Wallace Shawn, Lisa Banes, Jennifer Dundas, Seth Green Comedy, Drama Live action
Mike's Murder The Ladd Company / Warner Bros. James Bridges (director/screenplay); Debra Winger, Mark Keyloun, Paul Winfield, Darrell Larson, Brooke Alderson, Robert Crosson, Daniel Shor, William Ostrander 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 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 Romantic comedy, Fantasy Live action
16 Tank Lorimar Productions / Universal Pictures 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 Action, Comedy, Drama Live action
23 Police Academy The Ladd Company / Warner Bros. 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 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 Drama 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 Adventure Live action
Misunderstood MGM/UA Jerry Schatzberg (director); Barra Grant (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas, Rip Torn, Huckleberry Fox, Maureen Kerwin, Susan Anspach Drama Live action
Purple Hearts The Ladd Company / Warner Bros. Sidney J. Furie (director/screenplay); Rick Natkin (screenplay); Ken Wahl, Cheryl Ladd, Stephen Lee, Annie McEnroe, Paul McCrane, Cyril O'Reilly 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 Romantic comedy, Adventure Live action

April–June

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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 Romantic 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 Drama Live action
Up the Creek Samuel Z. Arkoff & Louis S. Arkoff Production / Orion Pictures 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 Comedy Live action
Where the Boys Are '84 ITC Productions / Tri-Star Pictures Hy Averback (director); Stu Krieger, Jeff Burkhart (screenplay); Lisa Hartman, Lorna Luft, Wendy Schaal, Howard McGillin, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Alana Stewart, Christopher McDonald, Daniel McDonald 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, Joan Freeman, Crispin Glover, Alan Hayes, Barbara Howard 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 Science fiction 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, Ron Rifkin 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 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 War, Romance, Drama 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 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, Jami Gertz, Zohra Lampert, Kenny Marino, Kate Vernon 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 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 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 Coming-of-Age, Comedy Live action
11 Firestarter Dino de Laurentiis Company / Universal Pictures Mark L. Lester (director); Stanley Mann (screenplay); David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher Science fiction, 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 Sports, Drama Live action
18 Making the Grade Cannon Film Distributors / MGM/UA Dorian Walker (director); Charles Gayle, Gene Quintano (screenplay); Judd Nelson, Jonna Lee, Gordon Jump, Walter Olkewicz, Ronald Lacey, Dana Olsen Teen, Comedy Live action
23 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Lucasfilm Ltd. / Paramount Pictures Stephen Spielberg (director); Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, Jonathan Ke Quan, Roy Chiao, David Yip Action, Adventure Live action
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1 Once Upon a Time in America The Ladd Company / Embassy International Pictures / PSO Enterprises / Rafran Cinematografica / Warner Bros. 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 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, Carl Steven, Vadia Potenza, Stephen Manley, Joe W. Davis Science fiction 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, E.G. Daily, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem Dafoe, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Lawson, Rick Rossovich, Bill Paxton Musical, Action, Neo-noir, Comedy, Drama Live action
6 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 Elliot, Jim Borrelli, Dean Elliott, Franc. Reyes Dance, Drama Live action
8 Ghostbusters Delphi Films / Black Rhino Productions / Columbia Pictures 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 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, Corey Feldman, Keye Luke, Dick Miller 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 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 Biography, Drama Live action
22 The Karate Kid Delphi II Productions / Jerry Weintraub Productions / Columbia Pictures John G. Avildsen (director); Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, William Zabka, Randee Heller Martial arts, Drama 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 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 Comedy Live action
Cannonball Run II Golden Harvest / Warner Bros. 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 Comedy Live action
Conan the Destroyer Dino de Laurentiis Company / Universal Pictures Richard Fleischer (director); Stanley Mann (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Mako, Tracey Walter, Olivia d'Abo, Sarah Douglas Sword and sorcery, Adventure Live action

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