1984 in film

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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 was Beverly Hills Cop. Ghostbusters overtook it however, with a re-release the following year. Other popular films included The NeverEnding Story, which was the most expensive film produced in West Germany, The Karate Kid and Romancing the Stone.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

The top ten 1984 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1984[1]
RankTitleStudioDomestic gross
1.Beverly Hills CopParamount Pictures$234,760,478
2.GhostbustersColumbia Pictures$229,242,989
3.Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomParamount Pictures / Lucasfilm$179,870,271
4.GremlinsWarner Bros.$153,083,102
5.The Karate KidColumbia Pictures$90,815,558
6.Police AcademyWarner Bros. / The Ladd Company$81,198,894
7.FootlooseParamount Pictures$80,035,402
8.Romancing the Stone20th Century Fox$78,371,200
9.Star Trek III: The Search for SpockParamount Pictures$76,572,238
10.SplashTouchstone Pictures$69,821,334



Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Amadeus
Best Director: Miloš Forman - Amadeus
Best Actor: F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
Best Actress: Sally Field - Places in the Heart
Best Supporting Actor: Haing S. Ngor - The Killing Fields
Best Supporting Actress: Peggy Ashcroft - A Passage to India
Best Foreign Language Film: La diagonale du fou (Dangerous Moves), directed by Richard Dembo, Switzerland

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: Amadeus
Best Actor: F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
Best Actress: Sally Field - Places in the Heart
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Romancing the Stone
Best Actor: Dudley Moore - Micki & Maude
Best Actress: Kathleen Turner - Romancing the Stone
Best Director: Miloš Forman - Amadeus
Best Foreign English Language Film: A Passage to India, U.K. / U.S.A.

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Paris, Texas, directed by Wim Wenders, France / W. Germany

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Year of the Quiet Sun (Rok spokojnego slonca), directed by Krzysztof Zanussi,

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Love Streams, directed by John Cassavetes, United States

Notable films released in 1984[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated
























Wide-release movies[edit]






Notable deaths[edit]

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January20Johnny Weissmuller79MexicoActorTarzan the Ape ManTarzan and His MateTarzan Finds a Son!Tarzan EscapesTarzan's New York AdventureTarzan's Secret TreasureTarzan and the Leopard WomanTarzan and the Huntress
29Frances Goodrich93USAWriter, SoundtrackIt's a Wonderful LifeFather of the BrideFather of the Bride Part IIThe Thin ManSeven Brides for Seven BrothersThe Diary of Anne FrankAfter the Thin ManEaster Parade
February15Ethel Merman76USASoundtrack, ActressAirplane!It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldThere's No Business Like Show BusinessAlexander's Ragtime BandCall Me MadamRudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July
March1Jackie Coogan69USAActor, DirectorThe KidCahill U.S. MarshalMarloweA Day's PleasureThe Shakiest Gun in the WestGirl HappyMesa of Lost WomenThe Space Children
5William Powell91USAActor, SoundtrackThe Thin ManMy Man GodfreyMister RobertsHow to Marry a MillionaireAfter the Thin ManLibeled Lady
12Arnold Ridley88UKActor, Writer, DirectorA Man for All SeasonsCarry On GirlsDad's ArmyThe Amorous Milkman
24Sam Jaffe93USAActorBen-HurThe Day the Earth Stood StillBedknobs and BroomsticksThe Asphalt JungleLost HorizonGentleman's Agreement
27Derek Francis60UKActorJabberwockyA Christmas CarolScroogeCarry On CampingThe Tomb of LigeiaTo the Devil a DaughterCarry On DoctorCarry On AbroadCarry On MatronCarry On HenryRasputin, the Mad Monk
April1George Glass73USAProducer, Production ManagerGuess Who's Coming to DinnerOne-Eyed JacksThe Men
13Richard Hurndall73UKActorI, Monster
18Francis de Wolff71UKActorFrom Russia with LoveCarry On CleoMoby DickThe Three MusketeersJesus of Nazareth
May16Andy Kaufman35USAActor, Soundtrack, WriterGod Told Me ToHeartbeepsIn God We Tru$t
20Peter Bull72UKActor, SoundtrackDr. StrangeloveThe Africian QueenScroogeSabotageThe Lavender Hill MobOliver TwistTom JonesYellowbeardDoctor Dolittle
21Andrea Leeds72UKActor, SoundtrackStage DoorAnna KareninaCome and Get ItThe Bohemian GirlThe Real Glory
21Ann Little93USAActressThe Roaring RoadThe Invaders
22John Marley76USAActorThe GodfatherLove StoryCat BallouThe Naked CityFaces
June15Ned Glass78USAActor, SoundtrackNorth by NorthwestWest Side StoryCharadeThe War of the WorldsThe Bad and the BeautifulThe Love BugThe Fortune CookieJulius Caesar
18Luis Moglia Barth81ArgentineDirector, Writer, Producer¡Tango!
July25Akihiko Hirata56JapanActorSanjuroGodzillaSamurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
27James Mason75SwitzerlandActor, ProducerNorth by NorthwestLolitaThe Verdict20,000 Leagues Under the SeaA Star Is BornThe Boys from Brazil
August4Mary Miles Minter82USAActressAnne of Green GablesNurse MarjorieThe Ghost of Rosy TaylorThe Eyes of Julia Deep
4Howard Culver66Hong KongActorHalloween IIThe Bad News BearsShampooThe SwarmThe Computer Wore Tennis ShoesThe Barefoot ExecutiveThe Million Dollar Duck
5Richard Burton58SwitzerlandActor, Producer, DirectorWho Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Nineteen Eighty-FourThe Longest DayWhere Eagles DareThe ComediansCleopatraExorcist II: The HereticBecketThe Night of the IguanaThe Spy Who Came in from The ColdThe Wild Geese
25Truman Capote59USAActor, WriterBreakfast at Tiffany'sIn Cold BloodMurder by Death
29Pina Menichelli94ItalyActress
September17Richard Basehart70USAActor, DirectorBeing ThereLa StradaMoby Dick
25Walter Pidgeon87USAActorForbidden PlanetHow Green Was My ValleyMrs. MiniverThe Bad and the BeautifulQuo Vadis, Advise and Consent, Funny Girl
October10Leonard Rossiter57UKActor2001: A Space OdysseyBarry LyndonOliver!The Pink Panther Strikes AgainThis Sporting LifeBilly LairKing RatThe Wrong Box
10Joan Young84UKActressSuddenly, Last SummerThe Fallen IdolThe Inn of the Sixth HappinessBlood from the Mummy's TombCarry On Constable
21François Truffaut52FranceDirector, ProducerThe 400 Blows
23Oskar Werner61GermanyActor, WriterFahrenheit 451Jules and Jim
25Pascale Ogier25FranceActress, Production ManagerFull Moon in Paris
26Noel Howlett81UKActorLawrence of ArabiaScroogeLust for LifeQuatermass and the PittMurder at the GallopVictimThe Kiss of the VampireWoman of StrawThe Scapegoat
November20Peter Welch62UKActorThe Admirable CrichtonThe Secret PartnerThe Silent EnemyThe Two-Headed SpyThe Long Arm
December2Patty Elder48USAStuntman, ActorDiamonds Are ForeverWhat's Up, Doc?The Sugarland ExpressEarthquakePaint Your WagonYours, Mine and Ours
3Charles R. Davis47USAArt Director, Production DesignerBustin' Loose
24Ian Hendry53UKActorRepulsionGet CarterDamien: Omen IIThe PassengerThe HillTheatre of BloodTales from the CryptSink the Bismarck!
24Peter Lawford61USAActor, Soundtrack, ProducerThe Longest DayOcean's 11Mrs. MiniverGood NewsExodusEaster Parade
24Harry Waxman72UKCinematographerThe Wicker ManThe Pink Panther Strikes AgainSwiss Family RobinsonBrighton RockThe NannyThe Day the Earth Caught FireVampyres
28Sam Peckinpah59USADirector, ProducerThe Wild BunchStraw Dogs

Film debuts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1984 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 

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