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Best Films of 1983

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People who added this item 42  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.8 
50. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
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People who added this item 443  Average listal rating (294 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.9 
49. Cujo (1983)
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People who added this item 604  Average listal rating (405 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 4.9 
48. Superman III (1983)
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People who added this item 173  Average listal rating (114 ratings) 4.5  IMDB Rating 4.3 
47. Staying Alive (1983)

People who added this item 60  Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.2 
46. 10 to Midnight (1983)
Bronson delivers his usual bad-ass-yet-wooden performance. It's like Death Wish but not nearly as good and too much male nudity.
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People who added this item 12  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.9 
45. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1976)

People who added this item 116  Average listal rating (77 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
44. Blue Thunder (1983)

People who added this item 883  Average listal rating (512 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
43. The Outsiders (1983)
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People who added this item 77  Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
42. Gorky Park (1983)
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People who added this item 123  Average listal rating (77 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
41. Valley Girl (1983)
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People who added this item 200  Average listal rating (126 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.3 
40. Psycho II (1983)

People who added this item 789  Average listal rating (544 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
39. Christine (1983)
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People who added this item 178  Average listal rating (95 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
38. Silkwood (1983)
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People who added this item 129  Average listal rating (89 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.2 
37. Educating Rita (1983)
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People who added this item 564  Average listal rating (347 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
36. Never Say Never Again (1983)

People who added this item 45  Average listal rating (34 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.2 
35. Easy Money (1983)

People who added this item 31  Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
34. High Road to China (1983)
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People who added this item 44  Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.8 
33. The Survivors (1983)
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People who added this item 678  Average listal rating (397 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating
32. Flashdance (1983)
While it is an iconic 80s film it's not exactly my kind of entertainment. I will admit to appreciating some of the techniques more than I thought I would.
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People who added this item 287  Average listal rating (174 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
31. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
I loved this version as a kid, right up there with Mr. Magoo's version and at least competes with the Muppets' version
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People who added this item 74  Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.3 
30. Uncommon Valor (1983)

People who added this item 572  Average listal rating (349 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
29. Zelig (1983)
While the technique of having Allen spliced in with famous people in actual archive footage (11 years before 'Forrest Gump') the content and character was just not interesting enough to compare to how 'Forrest Gump' masterfully did.
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People who added this item 381  Average listal rating (225 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.5 
28. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
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People who added this item 22  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
27. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)
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People who added this item 1089  Average listal rating (651 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.3 
26. Videodrome (1983)
So strange and weird, yet intoxicating. Croneneberg had a hell of a year with this and The Dead Zone
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People who added this item 101  Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 5.9 
25. All the Right Moves (1983)
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People who added this item 117  Average listal rating (62 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.6 
24. Cheech and Chong: Still Smokin (1983)
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People who added this item 91  Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
23. Strange Brew (1983)
Strange indeed; but also delightful low brow northern humor
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People who added this item 148  Average listal rating (79 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
22. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
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People who added this item 409  Average listal rating (230 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
21. Rumble Fish (1983)
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People who added this item 638  Average listal rating (438 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
20. The Dead Zone (1983)
Walken is amazing in this well-made early film of Cronenberg.
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People who added this item 241  Average listal rating (153 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.3 
19. The Man with Two Brains (1983)
If you're not a big fan of Steve Martin I can't imagine enjoying this movie.
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People who added this item 620  Average listal rating (413 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
18. Octopussy (1983)
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People who added this item 172  Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
17. Sans Soleil (1983)
A beautifully poetic documentary with some of the best editing I've seen in docs.
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People who added this item 176  Average listal rating (113 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
16. Mr. Mom (1983)
Classic Keaton
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People who added this item 270  Average listal rating (180 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
15. The Big Chill (1983)
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People who added this item 365  Average listal rating (255 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.6 
14. Sudden Impact (1983)
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People who added this item 426  Average listal rating (242 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
13. Terms of Endearment (1983)
Fantastic writing in this surprisingly good ensemble cast.
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People who added this item 61  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
12. Tender Mercies (1983)
Story telling through quick scenes and wonderful music (I'm not a fan of country, but it really worked in this film.)
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People who added this item 615  Average listal rating (417 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
11. WarGames (1983)
This is when I fell in love with Ally Sheedy
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People who added this item 682  Average listal rating (382 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
10. The King of Comedy (1982)
Scorsese doing comedy? Yes please.
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People who added this item 743  Average listal rating (453 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.8 
9. Risky Business (1983)
Sex on a subway? Yes please.
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People who added this item 410  Average listal rating (210 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
8. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
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People who added this item 1536  Average listal rating (993 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
7. The Meaning of Life (1983)
Several hilarious vignettes on life, as told by the best comedy troupe ever (dammit, I wish they did more films!)
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People who added this item 739  Average listal rating (497 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
6. A Christmas Story (1983)
Who didn't watch this 20 times growing up?
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People who added this item 857  Average listal rating (600 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
5. Trading Places (1983)
Murphy plays the best cripple bum ever.
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People who added this item 305  Average listal rating (183 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
4. The Right Stuff (1983)
A great ensemble in this several part journey into the beginnings of the USA's space adventures
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People who added this item 3397  Average listal rating (2104 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. Scarface (1983)
The World is Yours.

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People who added this item 584  Average listal rating (417 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
2. Vacation (1983)
The Griswolds are probably my favorite family ever on film, even more than the Corleones

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People who added this item 4519  Average listal rating (3059 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.4 
1. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Ewoks, Jabba, and metal bra

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In the opinion of Stephen H Koontz

"The Return of the Right Vacation Stuff"

Top 40 films in the 1983rd year a.d.

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Comments

Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Aug 20 22:25
Return of the Jedi and Strange Brew are my favorites of that year. I didn't expect the latter to be on this list, and the same goes for Superman III, which is considered awful.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Aug 22 0:22
Yeah, I guess I felt I wanted to include 40 movies. I rated Superman III a 5/10.

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