1984 was another banner year at the movies. Many favorite stars from the past were making movies and many great new actors were appearing on the scene.

Here’s a list of the top 25 box office stars of 1984, Academy Award winners, Top 80s movies from 1984 and promising new actors from that year.

This list includes movies from 1984 that should be included in every 80s fan’s collection. There were several talented new actors who appeared on the scene in 1984, including Prince

Top 25 Box Office Stars of 1981

1. Clint Eastwood


2. Bill Murray


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“The Razor’s Edge” with Teresa Russell

3. Harrison Ford

“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”

4. Eddie Murphy

“Best Defense”

5. Sally Field

“Places in the Heart” with Ed Harris

6. Burt Reynolds

7. Robert Redford

“The Natural”

8. Prince

“Purple Rain”

9. Dan Aykroyd


10. Meryl Streep

11. Debra Winger

12. Sylvester Stallone


13. Tom Hanks


“Bachelor Party”

14. Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Conan the Destroyer”

“The Terminator” with Linda Hamilton

15. Shirley MacLaine

16. Steve Martin

“The Lonely Guy”

“All of Me” with Lily Tomlin

17. Tom Cruise

18. Jack Nicholson

19. Richard Gere

20. Dolly Parton


21. Robert DeNiro

“Once Upon a Time in America”

22. Chuck Norris

23. Kevin Bacon


24. George Burns

25. Dustin Hoffman

Fay Dunaway
Matt Dillon
Isabelle Huppert

“Racing with the Moon” starring Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern and Nicolas Cage

“Romancing the Stone” starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito

“Against All Odds” starring Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges and James Woods

“Harry and Son” starring Paul Newman, Robby Benson and Ellen Barkin

“Tank” starring James Garner and Shirley Jones

“This is Spinal Tap” starring Rob Reiner and Christopher Guest

“Iceman” starring Timothy Hutton

“Moscow on the Hudson” starring Robin Williams

“Swing Shift” starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

“The Karate Kid” starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elizabeth Shue

“Star Trek III The Search for Spock”

“Sixteen Candles” starring Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall

“The Natural” starring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall and Glenn Close

“Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom” starring Harrison Ford

“Repo Man” starring Emilio Estevez

“The Muppets Take Manhattan”

“Revenge of the Nerds”

“The Woman in Red” starring Gene Wilder and Charles Grodin


“Country” starring Jessica Lange