Best increasingly difficult award winning movies from 1984

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

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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

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1984-05-23 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Robert De Niro, James Woods

Rating

rating icon 8.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #36 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #249 for
    elegiac
  3. Ranked #339 for
    deservedly won Oscars

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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 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed. A female ape takes the tiny boy as a replacement for her own dead infant, and raises him as her son. Twenty years later, Captain Phillippe D'Arnot discovers the man who thinks he is an ape. Evidence in the tree house leads him to believe that he is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke, and thus takes it upon himself to return the man to civilization.

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1984-03-30 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm

Rating

rating icon 6.342
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #111 for
    soggy
  2. Ranked #156 for
    like Pride & Prejudice
  3. Ranked #204 for
    fish out of water

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8 Dune (1984)

In the year 10,191, the most precious substance in the universe is the spice Melange. The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness. The spice is vital to space travel. The spice exists on only one planet in the entire universe, the vast desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune. Its native inhabitants, the Fremen, have long held a prophecy that a man would come, a messiah who would lead them to true freedom.

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1984-12-14 | Action / Science Fiction

Cast

Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis

Rating

rating icon 6.199
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #96 for
    Space Opera
  2. Ranked #247 for
    eschatological
  3. Ranked #250 for
    antiquated

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9 Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

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1984-11-09 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

John Hurt, Richard Burton

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #19 for
    orwellian
  2. Ranked #65 for
    futuristic society
  3. Ranked #243 for
    reasonably faithful

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10 The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world.

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1984-10-07 | Documentary

Cast

Harvey Milk, Harvey Fierstein

Rating

rating icon 7.324
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #138 for
    Queer Cinema
  2. Ranked #146 for
    archival footage
  3. Ranked #219 for
    deservedly won Oscars

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