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Best Films of 1983

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People who added this item 454  Average listal rating (299 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.9 
50. Cujo (1983)
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People who added this item 612  Average listal rating (406 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 4.9 
49. Superman III (1983)
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People who added this item 179  Average listal rating (118 ratings) 4.5  IMDB Rating 4.4 
48. Staying Alive (1983)

People who added this item 61  Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.1  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) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.9 
46. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1976)
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People who added this item 117  Average listal rating (78 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
45. Blue Thunder (1983)

People who added this item 905  Average listal rating (526 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
44. The Outsiders (1983)
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People who added this item 78  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
43. Gorky Park (1983)
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People who added this item 125  Average listal rating (76 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
42. Valley Girl (1983)
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People who added this item 210  Average listal rating (134 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 803  Average listal rating (552 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
40. Christine (1983)
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People who added this item 182  Average listal rating (98 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
39. Silkwood (1983)
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People who added this item 132  Average listal rating (91 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.2 
38. Educating Rita (1983)
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People who added this item 568  Average listal rating (351 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
37. Never Say Never Again (1983)

People who added this item 46  Average listal rating (35 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.2 
36. Easy Money (1983)

People who added this item 33  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
35. High Road to China (1983)
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People who added this item 44  Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.8 
34. The Survivors (1983)
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People who added this item 689  Average listal rating (397 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating
33. 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 294  Average listal rating (181 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
32. 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 (57 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.3 
31. Uncommon Valor (1983)

People who added this item 578  Average listal rating (354 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 390  Average listal rating (233 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.5 
29. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
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People who added this item 22  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
28. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)
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People who added this item 1132  Average listal rating (674 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 119  Average listal rating (64 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.6 
26. Cheech and Chong: Still Smokin (1983)
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People who added this item 90  Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
25. Strange Brew (1983)
Strange indeed; but also delightful low brow northern humor
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People who added this item 103  Average listal rating (65 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 5.9 
24. All the Right Moves (1983)
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People who added this item 32  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 8.9  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 156  Average listal rating (84 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
22. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
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People who added this item 419  Average listal rating (242 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
21. Rumble Fish (1983)
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People who added this item 648  Average listal rating (446 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 245  Average listal rating (155 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 626  Average listal rating (419 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
18. Octopussy (1983)
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People who added this item 182  Average listal rating (81 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 178  Average listal rating (115 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
16. Mr. Mom (1983)
Classic Keaton
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People who added this item 278  Average listal rating (185 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
15. The Big Chill (1983)
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People who added this item 367  Average listal rating (257 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.6 
14. Sudden Impact (1983)
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People who added this item 432  Average listal rating (248 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 61  Average listal rating (34 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 630  Average listal rating (427 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 697  Average listal rating (397 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 753  Average listal rating (464 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 419  Average listal rating (216 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
8. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
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People who added this item 1557  Average listal rating (1013 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 753  Average listal rating (504 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 876  Average listal rating (614 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 316  Average listal rating (192 ratings) 7.5  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 3454  Average listal rating (2135 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. Scarface (1983)
The World is Yours.

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People who added this item 593  Average listal rating (428 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 4580  Average listal rating (3098 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 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: 1 year, 12 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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