Best award winning movies with a societal issue from 1984

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a societal issue from 1984! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a societal issue from 1984, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Burning Bed (1984)

An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.

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1984-10-08 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat

Rating

rating icon 7.036
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #48 for
    game changer
  2. Ranked #113 for
    hissable
  3. Ranked #127 for
    gaslighting

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2 A Soldier's Story (1984)

In a rural town in Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. Military lawyer, Captain Davenport—also a black man—is sent from Washington to conduct an investigation. Facing an uncooperative chain of command and fearful black troops, Davenport must battle with deceit and prejudice in order to find out exactly who really did kill the Master Sergeant.

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1984-09-14 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Howard Rollins, Adolph Caesar

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #61 for
    like Knives Out
  2. Ranked #108 for
    random killing
  3. Ranked #182 for
    bludgeoned to death

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3 A Passage to India (1984)

Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore, befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed.

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1984-12-14 | Drama / Adventure

Cast

Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #91 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #91 for
    prissy
  3. Ranked #121 for
    globetrotting

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4 Amadeus (1984)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri. Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.

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1984-09-19 | History / Music

Cast

F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce

Rating

rating icon 8.038
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    immensely talented
  2. Ranked #14 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #17 for
    bawdy

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5 The Dollmaker (1984)

During World War II, hard-luck farmer Colvis Nevels leaves his rural Kentucky home to take a factory job in bustling Detroit. Reluctantly accompanying Colvis is his long-suffering wife, Gertie, a talented woodcarver set in her traditional ways. When the perils of city life and Colvis' reckless squandering of money send the Nevels into precarious financial straits, Gertie starts a business making hand-carved dolls in order to provide for her family.

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1984-05-13 | Drama / TV Movie

Cast

Jane Fonda, Levon Helm

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #123 for
    gut-wrenching
  2. Ranked #193 for
    heartbreaker
  3. Ranked #274 for
    lumberjack

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6 Paris, Texas (1984)

A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.

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1984-07-16 | Drama

Cast

Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski

Rating

rating icon 8.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #38 for
    tour de force
  2. Ranked #83 for
    ambling
  3. Ranked #150 for
    foster father

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7 The Bostonians (1984)

A bored lawyer and a suffragette vie for the attention of a faith healer's charismatic daughter.

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1984-05-01 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave

Rating

rating icon 5.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #165 for
    like Pride & Prejudice
  2. Ranked #217 for
    daunting challenge
  3. Ranked #257 for
    virile character

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8 The Killing Fields (1984)

New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg is on assignment covering the Cambodian Civil War, with the help of local interpreter Dith Pran and American photojournalist Al Rockoff. When the U.S. Army pulls out amid escalating violence, Schanberg makes exit arrangements for Pran and his family. Pran, however, tells Schanberg he intends to stay in Cambodia to help cover the unfolding story — a decision he may regret as the Khmer Rouge rebels move in.

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1984-11-23 | Drama / History

Cast

Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor

Rating

rating icon 7.48
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #17 for
    sad
  2. Ranked #39 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #105 for
    critically acclaimed

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9 The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.

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1984-09-07 | Comedy / Science Fiction

Cast

Joe Morton, Rosanna Carter

Rating

rating icon 6.551
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #104 for
    interplanetary
  2. Ranked #158 for
    healing
  3. Ranked #210 for
    razzle-dazzle

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10 The Company of Wolves (1984)

An adaptation of Angela Carter's fairy tales. Young Rosaleen dreams of a village in the dark woods, where Granny tells her cautionary tales in which innocent maidens are tempted by wolves who are hairy on the inside. As Rosaleen grows into womanhood, will the wolves come for her too?

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1984-09-21 | Horror / Fantasy

Cast

Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #48 for
    oneiric
  2. Ranked #60 for
    cautionary tale
  3. Ranked #91 for
    impressionistic

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