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Added by Stehako on 27 Jun 2009 03:31
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Best Films of 1983

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People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (73 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 302 Average listal rating (204 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 1006 Average listal rating (685 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 231 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Silkwood (1984)
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People who added this item 168 Average listal rating (111 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
A rare musical from the 80s, but it doesn't at all feel like an 80s movie. Her voice is great when singing, when speaking it's grating.
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People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
The Survivors (1983)
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People who added this item 834 Average listal rating (492 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
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 26 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5
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People who added this item 107 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7


The whole time I'm wondering, is William Hurt trying to have a Russian accent? It's a pretty good story with a fine ending. The Joanna Pacula is very likable and Lee Marvin is perfectly cast as "The American"
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People who added this item 135 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.9



Director: Michael Chapman
His 1st Movie
My 1st movie watched from the director.


Cruise showed pretty quickly what star power he could bring to a role. He commands it, just like any, and it's impressive at such an age... and stature. Unfortunately there isn't much to find really entertaining in this high school football movie. I can't say, past a few editing decisions, there is anything bad about it, it's just all mediocre.
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People who added this item 1067 Average listal rating (630 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7



Director: Francis Ford Copolla
His 10th Movie
My 13th movie watched from the director

This is a movie full of young actors who basically ALL went on to become big-name actors. It's pretty entertaining to see them all so young, but that was sort of a distraction from the West Side Story meets Gone With the Wind movie. It is too melodramatic for my taste. It's also a strange choice for Coppola. It's a pretty erratic director. Considered one of the greats, but has more mediocre or bad movies than good ones.
To be nicer, I would say if I had seen this as a kid I bet I would have really liked it and by this point it would still be a movie I like because of the nostalgia factor.
And finally, I'm not saying it's bad, it's a solid six.


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Top Ten Films - Francis Ford Coppola
Impressive Casts Before They Were Big


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Locations:
Tulsa, OK, USA
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People who added this item 432 Average listal rating (293 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 98 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.3
People who added this item 702 Average listal rating (441 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 164 Average listal rating (105 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Valley Girl (1983)



Director: Martha Coolidge
Her 3rd movie
My 3rd movie watched from the director

A classic 80s rom-com that has been on the list for years and finally found its moment. There is nothing great about it, but it does have an entertaining 80s feel to it and the characters are fun. The story is nothing interesting, it's mainly the overall setting that is the attraction.

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80s Teen Movies
The Star-Crossed Lovers of Cinema

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Location: Encino, CA, USA; Hollywood, CA, USA
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People who added this item 103 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.8



Director: Bob Fosse
His 5th movie (Final Movie)
My 3rd movie watched from the director



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Top Ten Performances - Keira Knightley
Favorite Writer Biopics

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Location: Los Angeles & Beverly Hills, CA, USA
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People who added this item 653 Average listal rating (409 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
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 501 Average listal rating (316 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 1423 Average listal rating (884 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
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 142 Average listal rating (81 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.4
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People who added this item 116 Average listal rating (81 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Strange Brew (1983)
Strange indeed; but also delightful low brow northern humor
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People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
Cool documentary about the people behind the graffiti craze from the 70s and early 80s.
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Director: Peter Weir
His 6th movie
My 9th movie watched from the director



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Top Ten Films - Peter Weir
Top Ten Performances - Sigourney Weaver
Top Ten Performances - Mel Gibson
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People who added this item 542 Average listal rating (327 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 496 Average listal rating (301 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6



Director: Tony Scott
His 1st movie
My 14th movie watched from the director


I'm pretty impressed with Tony Scott's first feature film. It feels and looks like 80s Michael Mann. It's incredibly 80s, but shot and acted very well. The subject matter, of vampires, doesn't interest me at all, otherwise maybe I'd be really into the movie.

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Top Ten Films - Tony Scott
Top Ten Performances - Susan Sarandon
Top Ten Performances - Catherine Deneuve
Top Ten Performances - David Bowie
80s Aesthetic
New York through the Decades

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Location: New York City, NY, USA
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People who added this item 813 Average listal rating (567 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 294 Average listal rating (192 ratings) 6.1 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 773 Average listal rating (520 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Octopussy (1983)
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People who added this item 213 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Mr. Mom (1983)
Classic Keaton
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People who added this item 366 Average listal rating (248 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Big Chill (1983)
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People who added this item 261 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
A beautifully poetic documentary with some of the best editing I've seen in docs.
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People who added this item 428 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Sudden Impact (1983)
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Fantastic writing in this surprisingly good ensemble cast.
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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.2 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 753 Average listal rating (521 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
This is when I fell in love with Ally Sheedy
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People who added this item 913 Average listal rating (583 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 530 Average listal rating (288 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1790 Average listal rating (1172 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 947 Average listal rating (627 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Who didn't watch this 20 times growing up?
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People who added this item 1101 Average listal rating (787 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 985 Average listal rating (625 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 413 Average listal rating (258 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8


A great ensemble in this several part journey into the beginnings and heights of the USA's space adventures
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Ewoks, Jabba, and metal bra, the end of one of the greatest trilogies.

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People who added this item 4176 Average listal rating (2720 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scarface (1983)


The World is Yours.

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People who added this item 742 Average listal rating (529 ratings) 7.1 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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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz

"The Return of the Right Stuff for Vacation"

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Rated 5/10

My Tutor
Rated 4/10
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Rated 2/10
Sleepaway Camp
Rated 1/10
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