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on 27 Jun 2009 03:31

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Best Films of 1983

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People who added this item 473  Average listal rating (310 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
50. Cujo (1983)
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People who added this item 634  Average listal rating (415 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 4.9 
49. Superman III (1983)
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People who added this item 186  Average listal rating (123 ratings) 4.5  IMDB Rating 4.4 
48. Staying Alive (1983)

People who added this item 66  Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.2 
47. 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) 6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
46. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1976)
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People who added this item 121  Average listal rating (81 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
45. Blue Thunder (1983)

People who added this item 939  Average listal rating (547 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
44. The Outsiders (1983)
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People who added this item 80  Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
43. Gorky Park (1983)
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People who added this item 128  Average listal rating (78 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
42. Valley Girl (1983)
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People who added this item 221  Average listal rating (139 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
41. Psycho II (1983)
Doesn't come close to the genius of the first but it actually delivers and is respectable for completely different reasons.
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People who added this item 843  Average listal rating (574 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
40. Christine (1983)
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People who added this item 188  Average listal rating (103 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
39. Silkwood (1983)
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People who added this item 139  Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.2 
38. Educating Rita (1983)
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People who added this item 48  Average listal rating (36 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.2 
37. Easy Money (1983)

People who added this item 32  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
36. High Road to China (1983)
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People who added this item 47  Average listal rating (27 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.8 
35. The Survivors (1983)
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People who added this item 712  Average listal rating (409 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.1 
34. 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 310  Average listal rating (191 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
33. 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 75  Average listal rating (60 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
32. Uncommon Valor (1983)

People who added this item 593  Average listal rating (366 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
31. Never Say Never Again (1983)
A strange entry into the 007 series. Connery comes back after 12 years for a less-than-stellar bond, Kirshner comes off of directing the best Star Wars film and is less than stellar, there is no typical intro and the theme song is less than stellar. If fact, nothing is stellar. But hey, it's still fun entertainment, perhaps a little silly, but entertaining.
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People who added this item 598  Average listal rating (369 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
30. 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 412  Average listal rating (247 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.5 
29. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
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People who added this item 23  Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
28. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)
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People who added this item 1182  Average listal rating (717 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.3 
27. 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 122  Average listal rating (66 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.6 
26. Cheech and Chong: Still Smokin (1983)
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People who added this item 95  Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.8 
25. Strange Brew (1983)
Strange indeed; but also delightful low brow northern humor
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People who added this item 107  Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 5.9 
24. All the Right Moves (1983)
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People who added this item 37  Average listal rating (16 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 8.3 
23. Style Wars (1983)
Cool documentary about the people behind the graffiti craze from the 70s and early 80s.
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People who added this item 170  Average listal rating (93 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
22. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
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People who added this item 444  Average listal rating (261 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
21. Rumble Fish (1983)
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People who added this item 675  Average listal rating (470 ratings) 7  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 257  Average listal rating (164 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 649  Average listal rating (428 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
18. Octopussy (1983)
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People who added this item 200  Average listal rating (94 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 188  Average listal rating (121 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
16. Mr. Mom (1983)
Classic Keaton
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People who added this item 290  Average listal rating (195 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
15. The Big Chill (1983)
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People who added this item 381  Average listal rating (265 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.6 
14. Sudden Impact (1983)
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People who added this item 458  Average listal rating (262 ratings) 7.2  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 65  Average listal rating (36 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 651  Average listal rating (437 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 730  Average listal rating (418 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 769  Average listal rating (477 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 444  Average listal rating (231 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
8. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
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People who added this item 1591  Average listal rating (1030 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 784  Average listal rating (525 ratings) 7.5  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 909  Average listal rating (642 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 333  Average listal rating (202 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 3571  Average listal rating (2207 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. Scarface (1983)
The World is Yours.

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People who added this item 615  Average listal rating (435 ratings) 7.2  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 4692  Average listal rating (3163 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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Top 50 films in the 1983rd year a.d.





This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Aug 21 3:25
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: 2 years, 8 months ago at Aug 22 5:22
Yeah, I guess I felt I wanted to include 40 movies. I rated Superman III a 5/10.

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