Best award winning movies with Gothic atmosphere from 1984

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

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

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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 The Element of Crime (1984)

Fisher, an ex-detective, decides to take one final case when a mysterious serial killer claims the lives of several young girls. Fisher, unable to find the culprit, turns to Osbourne, a writer who was once respected for his contributions to the field of criminology. Fisher begins to use Osbourne's technique, which involves empathizing with serial killers; however, as the detective becomes increasingly engrossed in this method, things take a disturbing turn.

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1984-05-14 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #10 for
    sepia tone
  2. Ranked #54 for
    symmetry plots
  3. Ranked #59 for
    orwellian

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7 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

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1984-10-31 | Horror

Cast

Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon

Rating

rating icon 7.335
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #64 for
    Slasher Film
  2. Ranked #77 for
    Urban Legend
  3. Ranked #93 for
    like Clue

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8 The Terminator (1984)

In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?

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1984-10-26 | Action / Thriller

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn

Rating

rating icon 7.668
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #27 for
    implacable
  2. Ranked #49 for
    cyborg
  3. Ranked #89 for
    cat-and-mouse

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9 Razorback (1984)

In the Australian outback a vicious wild boar kills and causes havoc to a small community.

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1984-04-19 | Horror

Cast

Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley

Rating

rating icon 5.753
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #24 for
    Monster Movie
  2. Ranked #195 for
    lumberjack
  3. Ranked #211 for
    frothing at mouth

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10 Places in the Heart (1984)

In 1930s Texas, a widow and her family fight to save their home by harvesting cotton.

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1984-09-11 | Drama

Cast

Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse

Rating

rating icon 7.155
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #27 for
    extraordinary
  2. Ranked #134 for
    confusing
  3. Ranked #139 for
    unfaithful partner

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