Stranger Movies: 1984 Edition

by NarniaIsAwesome | created - 5 months ago | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Stranger Things 2 takes place in October/November/December of 1984. Guess what? You've time traveled to Hawkins (again) and get to see the awesome fall and winter movies of '84! Which one do you pick?

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1. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

In 1984, a human soldier is tasked to stop an indestructible cyborg killing machine, both sent from 2029, from executing a young woman, whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 759,492 | Gross: $38.40M

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

76 Metascore

The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 193,318 | Gross: $25.50M

3. Dune (1984)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

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.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

Votes: 114,898 | Gross: $30.93M

4. The Razor's Edge (1984)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Romance, War

He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.

Director: John Byrum | Stars: Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Denholm Elliott, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 4,788 | Gross: $6.55M

5. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

64 Metascore

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

Votes: 153,530 | Gross: $234.76M

6. Starman (1984)

PG | 115 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

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.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 40,380 | Gross: $28.70M

7. Night of the Comet (1984)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 17,216 | Gross: $14.42M

8. 2010 (1984)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery, and H.A.L.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

Votes: 47,740 | Gross: $40.20M

9. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

Votes: 16,047 | Gross: $27.19M

10. American Dreamer (1984)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Coral Browne

Votes: 1,348 | Gross: $5.02M

11. The Beniker Gang (1984)

G | 87 min | Drama

Five orphans in an orphanage don't want the authorities to break up the family they made of each other: Arthur, the eldest, who writes the advice column Dear Lola; Ben who eats paper; ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jennifer Dundas, Charles Fields, Jeff Alan-Lee

Votes: 309

12. Trancers (1984)

PG-13 | 76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A gruff bounty hunter travels back in time to 1980s Los Angeles to stop a twisted criminal who can transform people into zombie-like creatures.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur

Votes: 5,015

13. Toy Soldiers (1984)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama

While on a vacation in Central America, some American teenagers are kidnapped by terrorists. A rescue mission is sent after them, but they manage to escape and join up with a mercenary fighting the terrorists.

Director: David Fisher | Stars: Jason Miller, Cleavon Little, Rodolfo de Anda, Terri Garber

Votes: 468

14. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

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.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

Votes: 12,729 | Gross: $2.49M



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