40 Movies Turning 40 in 2024: The Class of 1984
In a year where one film dominated the Academy Awards, 1984 still found a way to produce a multitude of movies that are still ingrained in pop culture today.
While new franchises launched, others tried to capitalize on earlier success by launching big budget sequels. Arnold Schwarzenegger returned as the title character in Conan the Destroyer. The Indiana Jones franchise continued with Temple of Doom giving fans a prequel to the original instead of a sequel.
And then there were the sequels that flopped. Did anybody really need a Meatballs sequel without Bill Murray?
The Talking Heads were featured in what is considered one of the all-time great concert films while This Is Spinal Tap gave the music movie genre the mockumentary treatment.
Then, there was the dancing. Footloose saw Kevin Bacon trying to convince a town to overturn its ban on dancing. Not one, but two Breakin' movies attempted to cash in on the popularity of breakdancing.
40 Movies Turning 40 in 2024
Gallery Credit: Rob Carroll