The best movies from the year 1984

List of the 10 best movies of the year 1984, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Deliverance (Sadgati)
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Deliverance (Sadgati)

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adgati (The Deliverance) is a 1981 Hindi film, primarily made for TV, by Satyajit Ray, based on a short story of same name by Munshi Premchand. It is Ray's second Hindi film after Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) (1977). The film won the National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film). The film is a satire on Indian caste system; when a poor and out-caste, village shoemaker, Dukhi (Om Puri), goes to village Brahmin (Hindu priest) (Mohan Agashe) to get the date of his daughter's marriage fixed, the Brahmin in turn asks for labour without pay in exchange, the ensuing events however turn the table against the priest, who in the end has to fore-go all the lofty tradition, including that of untouchability, he held so dearly, all this life, in his life as village priest.

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Was soll bloß aus dir werden (Was soll bloss aus dir werden)
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Was soll bloß aus dir werden (Was soll bloss aus dir werden)

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n this 1984 West German film, a 12 year-old street kid in a slum of Berlin struggles to stay afloat through a commitment to his compassionate teacher and ambivalent classmates, aged 11-14, who also bear the harsh marks of impoverishment, which manifest themselves in peer ruthlessness and disrespect of adults. Movie does not, however, end in a tragic manner. Film contains frequent profanity, alcoholism, mild crime and peer violence, brief male nudity. This describes the film in German, without dubbing or subtitles.

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Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Bob Marley Story
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Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Bob Marley Story

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ward-winning biography of the man who with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer brought reggae out of Jamaica and gave it to the world. Interviews with Bob, his mom Cedella and wife Rita, Peter and Bunny, their friends and co-workers. Many performances including some rare footage of the Old Grey Whistle Tests.

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Once Upon a Time in America
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Once Upon a Time in America

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hough Sergio Leone is primarily known for his westerns, his final film is a sweeping gangster epic with meditations on friendship, loyalty, and the passage of time. Spanning decades, the film follows a group of Jewish gangsters from childhood into their glory years of prohibition, and their eventual reunion in later years.

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A Cruel Romance (Zhestokiy romans)
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A Cruel Romance (Zhestokiy romans)

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inematographic adaptation of classical Russian play "Dowry-less" by A. Ostrovsky. Noble but poor widow seeks to arrange marriage for her three daughters. She maintains "open house" or provincial form of salon hoping to attract gentlemen well-off enough to marry for love to a dowry-less.

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The rally (Raliul)
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The rally (Raliul)

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oung Thasica Pribeag follows her passion for cars and rallies, despite all the obstacles she faces.

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Stop Making Sense
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Stop Making Sense

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avid Byrne walks onto the stage and does a solo "Psycho Killer." Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz join him for two more songs. The crew is busy, still setting up. Then, three more musicians and two back-up singers join the band. Everybody sings, plays, harmonizes, dances, and runs. In this concert film, the Talking Heads hardly talk, don't stop, and always make sense.

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Rock and Roll: The Early Days
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Rock and Roll: The Early Days

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History of Rock and Roll from its origins up to the early 1960's. Includes performances by Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and the Comets, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, The Treniers, Big Joe Turner,and others. Narrated by John Heard.

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The Mikado
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The Mikado

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n a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado. He lights upon Nanki-Poo, a strolling minstrel who loves the beautiful Yum-Yum. But Yum-Yum is also loved by Ko-Ko, and Nanki-Poo, seeing no hope for his love, considers suicide. Ko-Ko offers to solve both their problems by executing Nanki-Poo, and an agreement is reached whereby Ko-Ko will allow Nanki-Poo to marry Yum-Yum for one month, at the end of which Nanki-Poo will be executed, in time for the arrival of the Mikado. But what Ko-Ko doesn't know is that Nanki-Poo is the son of the Mikado and has run away to avoid a betrothal to an old harridan named Katisha. The arrival of the Mikado brings all the threads of the tale together. This is the Stratford Festival of Canada, directed by Brian Macdonald. This is a filmed version of a stage performance, and the sets are beautifully spare and economical.

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La forza del destino
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La forza del destino

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eonora plans to elope with Don Alvaro, but he accidentally shoots and kills her father, who curses them as he dies. The lovers go on the run, but get separated. Bent on revenge, Leonora's brother Don Carlo, hunts them down.

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