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Best Films of 1983

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People who added this item 510 Average listal rating (341 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6
Cujo (1983)
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People who added this item 658 Average listal rating (437 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 4.9
Superman III (1983)
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People who added this item 185 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.5
Staying Alive (1983)
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People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
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 128 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
Blue Thunder (1983)
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People who added this item 977 Average listal rating (560 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Outsiders (1983)
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People who added this item 86 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Gorky Park (1983)
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Valley Girl (1983)
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People who added this item 241 Average listal rating (150 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 897 Average listal rating (608 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Christine (1983)
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People who added this item 203 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Silkwood (1983)
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People who added this item 148 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Easy Money (1983)
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
The Survivors (1983)
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People who added this item 760 Average listal rating (435 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 363 Average listal rating (241 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 84 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 630 Average listal rating (390 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 623 Average listal rating (385 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 444 Average listal rating (272 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 1274 Average listal rating (767 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 127 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.7
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People who added this item 102 Average listal rating (72 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 (65 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 5.9
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (15 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 472 Average listal rating (282 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Rumble Fish (1983)
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People who added this item 718 Average listal rating (499 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 268 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
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 700 Average listal rating (459 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Octopussy (1983)
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People who added this item 228 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 198 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Mr. Mom (1983)
Classic Keaton
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People who added this item 325 Average listal rating (218 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Big Chill (1983)
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People who added this item 399 Average listal rating (270 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Sudden Impact (1983)
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People who added this item 489 Average listal rating (281 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Fantastic writing in this surprisingly good ensemble cast.
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People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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 691 Average listal rating (471 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 820 Average listal rating (508 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Sex on a subway? Yes please.
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People who added this item 478 Average listal rating (259 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
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People who added this item 1659 Average listal rating (1073 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 851 Average listal rating (573 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Who didn't watch this 20 times growing up?
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People who added this item 987 Average listal rating (700 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Murphy plays the best cripple bum ever and proves he is the future king of comedy.
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People who added this item 792 Average listal rating (469 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8


Scorsese and De Niro are triumphant again in this drama about a comedian who isn't a comedian, only in his fantasies... or in crime.
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People who added this item 362 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9


A great ensemble in this several part journey into the beginnings and heights of the USA's space adventures
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People who added this item 3774 Average listal rating (2333 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scarface (1983)


The World is Yours.

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People who added this item 663 Average listal rating (474 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, the end of one of the greatest trilogies.

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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: 4 years, 6 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: 4 years, 6 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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