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Best Films of 1983

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People who added this item 528 Average listal rating (347 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6
Cujo (1983)
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People who added this item 680 Average listal rating (450 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 4.9
Superman III (1983)
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People who added this item 191 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.5
Staying Alive (1983)
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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (58 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 135 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
Blue Thunder (1983)
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People who added this item 1000 Average listal rating (563 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Outsiders (1983)
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People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Gorky Park (1983)
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People who added this item 141 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Valley Girl (1983)
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People who added this item 252 Average listal rating (157 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 920 Average listal rating (613 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Christine (1983)
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People who added this item 210 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Silkwood (1983)
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People who added this item 150 Average listal rating (101 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 37 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6 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 771 Average listal rating (441 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 384 Average listal rating (252 ratings) 7.4 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 86 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 643 Average listal rating (391 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 634 Average listal rating (386 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 456 Average listal rating (277 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1316 Average listal rating (783 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 130 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.7
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People who added this item 103 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 6.8 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 108 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 5.9
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People who added this item 37 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 494 Average listal rating (289 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Rumble Fish (1983)
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People who added this item 742 Average listal rating (504 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 277 Average listal rating (175 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 714 Average listal rating (463 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Octopussy (1983)
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People who added this item 234 Average listal rating (110 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 201 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Mr. Mom (1983)
Classic Keaton
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People who added this item 334 Average listal rating (218 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Big Chill (1983)
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People who added this item 398 Average listal rating (270 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Sudden Impact (1983)
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People who added this item 506 Average listal rating (287 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Fantastic writing in this surprisingly good ensemble cast.
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People who added this item 81 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 710 Average listal rating (477 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 840 Average listal rating (511 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Sex on a subway? Yes please.
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People who added this item 505 Average listal rating (269 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
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People who added this item 1692 Average listal rating (1085 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 874 Average listal rating (578 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Who didn't watch this 20 times growing up?
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People who added this item 1019 Average listal rating (707 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 815 Average listal rating (476 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 378 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 7.6 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 3887 Average listal rating (2376 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scarface (1983)


The World is Yours.

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People who added this item 682 Average listal rating (478 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: 5 years 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: 5 years 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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