Top Ten Films of 1984: World Premieres
 Top Ten by U.S. Release Date (Updated) // My 1984 Oscar Ballot (Updated)

1. This Is Spinal Tap Dir. Rob Reiner. With Christopher Guest, Michael McKean A
2. Blood Simple Dir. Joel Coen. With John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya A–
3. The Times of Harvey Milk Dir. Rob Epstein. Documentary about slain politician A–
4. What Have I Done to Deserve This? Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. With Carmen Maura A–
5. Almanac of Fall Dir. Béla Tarr. With Hédi Temessy, Erika Bodnár, Miklós Székely B. A–
6. Love Streams Dir. John Cassavetes. With John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands A–
7. The Terminator Dir. James Cameron. With Michael Biehn, Arnold Schwarzenegger B+
8. Repentance Dir. Tenghiz Abuladze. With Avtandil Makharadze, Zeinab Botsvadze B+
9. Paris, Texas Dir. Wim Wenders. With Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Hunter Carson B+
10. After the Rehearsal Dir. Ingmar Bergman. With Erland Josephson, Lena Olin, Ingrid Thulin B+

Reviews from 1984
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   After the Rehearsal Dir. Ingmar Bergman. With Erland Josephson, Lena Olin, Ingrid Thulin B+
   Another Country Dir. Marek Kanievska. With Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn C–
   The Little Drummer Girl Dir. George Roy Hill. With Diane Keaton, Yorgo Voyagis C

More Grades from 1984
Unreviewed titles I have seen recently enough to grade
      The Bostonians Dir. James Ivory. With Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve C+
      Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Dir. Jack Hofsiss. With Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones B+
      Country Dir. Richard Pearce. With Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Wilford Brimley B
      Falling in Love Dir. Ulu Grosbard. With Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Jane Kaczmarek C+
      Marlene Dir. Maximilian Schell. Documentary about silver screen icon Marlene Dietrich B+
      Places in the Heart Dir. Robert Benton. With Sally Field, Danny Glover, John Malkovich C–
      The River Dir. Mark Rydell. With Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn, Shane Bailey C
      Splash Dir. Ron Howard. With Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy B–

Also from 1984
The memories are fading, but they're somewhere in my brain
      Romancing the Stone Dir. Robert Zemeckis. With Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas
      Amadeus Dir. Miloš Forman. With F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
      The Element of Crime Dir. Lars von Trier. With Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight
      A Nightmare on Elm Street Dir. Wes Craven. With Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund
      A Passage to India Dir. David Lean. With Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft
      24 Boys per Second Dir. Unknown. Brakhage-style collage of sensual male-male footage
      Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford
      The Killing Fields Dir. Roland Joffé. With Dr. Haing S. Ngor, Sam Waterston, John Malkovich

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