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Best Films of 1983

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People who added this item 473 Average listal rating (325 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6
Cujo (1983)
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People who added this item 634 Average listal rating (426 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 4.9
Superman III (1983)
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People who added this item 186 Average listal rating (124 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.4
Staying Alive (1983)
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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
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 121 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Blue Thunder (1983)
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People who added this item 939 Average listal rating (554 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Outsiders (1983)
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People who added this item 80 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Gorky Park (1983)
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People who added this item 128 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Valley Girl (1983)
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People who added this item 221 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
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 (594 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Christine (1983)
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People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (105 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Silkwood (1983)
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People who added this item 139 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Easy Money (1983)
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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.9
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People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.8
The Survivors (1983)
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People who added this item 712 Average listal rating (421 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
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 (204 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
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 (64 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 593 Average listal rating (379 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
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 (379 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 (256 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 1182 Average listal rating (739 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 (67 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.6
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People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
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 (66 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 5.9
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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 (96 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 444 Average listal rating (272 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Rumble Fish (1983)
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People who added this item 675 Average listal rating (483 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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 (170 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
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 (445 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Octopussy (1983)
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People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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 (123 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Mr. Mom (1983)
Classic Keaton
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People who added this item 290 Average listal rating (204 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Big Chill (1983)
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People who added this item 381 Average listal rating (268 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Sudden Impact (1983)
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People who added this item 458 Average listal rating (274 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Fantastic writing in this surprisingly good ensemble cast.
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People who added this item 65 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 (458 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
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 (444 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Scorsese doing comedy? Yes please.
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People who added this item 769 Average listal rating (493 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Sex on a subway? Yes please.
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People who added this item 444 Average listal rating (241 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
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People who added this item 1591 Average listal rating (1049 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 (553 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Who didn't watch this 20 times growing up?
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People who added this item 909 Average listal rating (672 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Murphy plays the best cripple bum ever.
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People who added this item 333 Average listal rating (215 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
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 (2268 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scarface (1983)
The World is Yours.

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People who added this item 615 Average listal rating (459 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Vacation (1983)
The Griswolds are probably my favorite family ever on film, even more than the Corleones

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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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Posted: 3 years, 5 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: 3 years, 5 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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