1984 Action Movies

The Karate Kid (1984)

The Karate Kid

  • 90%
  • PG
  • 126 min
  • Action

In John G. Avildsen's THE KARATE KID, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and his mother (Randee Heller) move from New Jersey to Southern California, where he's not too keen about his new home--until he meets Ali (Elizabeth Shue), an attractive girl who seems to like him. But trouble looms when Ali's ex-boyfriend (William Zabka) and his gang of ruffians start tormenting Daniel. One day, as Daniel is suffering a beating at the hands of these louts, Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an elderly Japanese...

Dune (1984)

Dune

  • 56%
  • PG-13
  • 137 min
  • Action

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune -- the only place where the time-travel substance Spice can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.

The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator

  • 100%
  • R
  • 108 min
  • Action

The plot begins in Los Angeles 2029 AD. The world was ravaged by nuclear holocaust and the surviving humans are fighting desperate war against sentient machines. From this world two time travellers arrive to Los Angeles in 1984. The first one is Terminator (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger), human looking but deadly and seemingly indestructible cyborg. His mission is to kill Sarah Connor (played by Linda Hamilton), future mother of John Connor, charismatic leader of human resistance. Another...

Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom (1984)

Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom

    • PG
    • 118 min
    • Action

    Indiana Jones finds himself on a new adventure, trekking across Asia with a gold-digging woman and a young child to rescue a village's missing children and find a magic stone. But, along the way he must contend with an evil cult.

    Red Dawn (1984)

    Red Dawn

    • 53%
    • PG-13
    • 114 min
    • Action

    It is the mid-1980s. From out of the sky, Soviet & Cuban troops begin landing on the football field of a Colorado high school. In seconds, the paratroops have attacked the school & sent a group of teenagers fleeing into the mountains. Armed only with hunting rifles, pistols & bows and arrows, the teens struggles to survive the bitter winter & Soviet KGB patrols hunting for them. Eventually trouble arises when they kill a group of Soviet soldiers on patrol in the highlands. Soon, they will wage...

    Romancing the Stone (1984)

    Romancing the Stone

    • 86%
    • PG
    • 105 min
    • Action

    The writer of romantic novels Joan Wilder travels to south America to look for and rescue her kidnapped sister. She finds herself stranded in the jungles and finds help in the form of the soldier of fortune Jack Colton. The two go through a number of adventures, deal with the bad villains Ralph and company, and end up falling in love.

    Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

    Beverly Hills Cop

    • 83%
    • R
    • 105 min
    • Action

    Detroit cop, Axel Foley, having recently watched his good friend die in front of him, heads to Beverly Hills to uncover the reason for his friend's murder. Axel slyly gains the cooperation of the Beverly Hills police department, specifically Taggart and Rosewood - two reluctant detectives, as he goes after Victor Maitland, the drug kingpin who had Foley's friend killed.

    The Bounty (1984)

    The Bounty

    • 81%
    • PG
    • 132 min
    • Action

    The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.

    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

      • PG
      • 105 min
      • Action

      Picking up where exactly where Star Trek II left off, the Enterprise and crew are returning to port for some essential repairs to their ship. When they arrive, they are shocked to discover the Enterprise is to be scrapped. When Dr. McCoy starts acting strangely, Kirk is forced to steal his old ship back and fly across space to a lonely planet to save a friend.

      The Last Starfighter (1984)

      The Last Starfighter

      • 75%
      • PG
      • 101 min
      • Action

      The Last Starfighter tells the story of Alex, a young man trapped n the life of a trailer park mechanic. His mastery of a video game leads to being recruited as the only hope of an intergalactic civilization nearly wiped out by a merciless enemy.

      Conan the Destroyer (1984)

      Conan the Destroyer

      • 26%
      • PG
      • 103 min
      • Action

      Another evil threatens to conquer the world, as Conan journeys on a search to find a magic crystal before the sorcerer Toth Amon can use it. He is also required to rescue the Princess Jehnna for the treacherous Queen Taramis who plans to betray Conan and rule the world.

      Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984)

      Kaze no tani no Naushika

        • PG
        • 117 min
        • Animation

        Nausicaä, a gentle young princess, has an empathetic bond with the giant mutated insects that evolved in the wake of the destruction of the ecosystem. Traveling by cumbersome flying ship, on the backs of giant birds, and perched atop her beloved glider, Nausicaä and her allies must negotiate peace between kingdoms battling over the last of the world's precious natural resources.

        Streets of Fire (1984)

        Streets of Fire

        • 60%
        • PG
        • 93 min
        • Action

        Michael Paré plays a biker who agrees to rescue his ex-girlfriend (a rocker played by Diane Lane) from kidnappers (led by Willem Dafoe). The ensuing battle against a nocturnal background of industrial blight, chrome, and loud music is like some fever dream of a Springsteen fan who listened to the song "Born to Run" far too often. The audacity of the film carries it a long way even after it becomes clear that Hill's experiment is crumbling under its own weight. Dafoe, who looked even spookier...

        Firestarter (1984)

        Firestarter

        • 39%
        • R
        • 114 min
        • Sci-Fi

        Drew Barrymore plays Charlie McGhee, a pre-pubescent girl whose moods of anger and frustration are manifested in the telekinetic creation of raging fires. Her parents participated in dangerous government experiments in the 60s, and their bodies were altered in ways that affected the physical and mental makeup of their child. Now the CIA wants to harness Charlie's powers and use them as weapons of destruction. They successfully kidnap her, but can they contain her fears and blistering rage?...

        Against All Odds (1984)

        Against All Odds

        • 67%
        • R
        • 128 min
        • Action

        She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love her. Love turned to obsession. Obsession turned to murder. And now the price of freedom might be nothing less than their lives.

        Supergirl (1984)

        Supergirl

        • 8%
        • PG
        • 105 min
        • Action

        After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

        Starman (1984)

        Starman

        • 79%
        • PG
        • 115 min
        • Adventure

        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.

        The Toxic Avenger (1984)

        The Toxic Avenger

        • 65%
        • NR
        • 87 min
        • Action

        The Toxic Avenger is an American cult classic comedy horror film first released in 1984 by Troma Entertainment, known for producing low budget B-movies with campy concepts. Virtually ignored upon its first release, The Toxic Avenger caught on with moviegoers after a long and successful midnight movie engagement at the famed Bleecker Street Cinemas in New York City in late 1985.

        Runaway (1984)

        Runaway

        • 47%
        • PG-13
        • 99 min
        • Action

        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.

        Sheena (1984)

        Sheena

          • PG
          • 117 min
          • Action

          Sheena's white parents are killed while on Safari. She is raised by the mystical witch woman of an African tribe. When her foster mother is framed for the murder of a political leader, Sheena and a newsman, Vic Casey are forced to flee while pursued by the mercenaries hired by the real killer, who hopes to assume power. Sheena's ability to talk to the animals and knowledge of jungle lore give them a chance against the high tech weapons of the mercenaries.