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Best Films of 1983

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People who added this item 457  Average listal rating (301 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.9 
50. Cujo (1983)
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People who added this item 617  Average listal rating (408 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 4.9 
49. Superman III (1983)
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People who added this item 182  Average listal rating (120 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 917  Average listal rating (534 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 127  Average listal rating (78 ratings) 5.8  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 814  Average listal rating (557 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
40. Christine (1983)
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People who added this item 185  Average listal rating (101 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 574  Average listal rating (355 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 692  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 296  Average listal rating (184 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 583  Average listal rating (357 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 396  Average listal rating (236 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 (15 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
28. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)
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People who added this item 1144  Average listal rating (686 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 (65 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.6 
26. Cheech and Chong: Still Smokin (1983)
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People who added this item 91  Average listal rating (64 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 104  Average listal rating (66 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 162  Average listal rating (87 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
22. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
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People who added this item 424  Average listal rating (244 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
21. Rumble Fish (1983)
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People who added this item 652  Average listal rating (451 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 630  Average listal rating (421 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
18. Octopussy (1983)
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People who added this item 184  Average listal rating (84 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 180  Average listal rating (116 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
16. Mr. Mom (1983)
Classic Keaton
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People who added this item 281  Average listal rating (189 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
15. The Big Chill (1983)
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People who added this item 371  Average listal rating (259 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.6 
14. Sudden Impact (1983)
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People who added this item 442  Average listal rating (256 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 62  Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.1  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 635  Average listal rating (428 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 705  Average listal rating (401 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 757  Average listal rating (468 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 423  Average listal rating (218 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
8. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
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People who added this item 1560  Average listal rating (1018 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 759  Average listal rating (510 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 888  Average listal rating (623 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 322  Average listal rating (195 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 3482  Average listal rating (2154 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. Scarface (1983)
The World is Yours.

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People who added this item 599  Average listal rating (430 ratings) 7.1  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 4607  Average listal rating (3119 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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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