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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 563 Average listal rating (378 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
Cujo (1983)
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People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (64 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 152 Average listal rating (107 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Blue Thunder (1983)
People who added this item 155 Average listal rating (99 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Valley Girl (1983)
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.2
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People who added this item 287 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
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 976 Average listal rating (665 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Christine (1983)
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People who added this item 224 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Silkwood (1984)
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People who added this item 168 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Easy Money (1983)
People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Yentl (1984)
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 62 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
The Survivors (1983)
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People who added this item 811 Average listal rating (472 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
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 1041 Average listal rating (608 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Outsiders (1983)
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People who added this item 422 Average listal rating (289 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 90 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
People who added this item 102 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Gorky Park (1983)


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 126 Average listal rating (82 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 685 Average listal rating (426 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 640 Average listal rating (399 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 489 Average listal rating (306 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1388 Average listal rating (857 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 138 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.7
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People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 6.8 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 41 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.2
Cool documentary about the people behind the graffiti craze from the 70s and early 80s.
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People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1



Director: Peter Weir
His 6th movie
My 9th movie watched from the director



Added to Lists:

Top Ten Films - Peter Weir
Top Ten Performances - Sigourney Weaver
Top Ten Performances - Mel Gibson
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People who added this item 523 Average listal rating (314 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Rumble Fish (1983)
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People who added this item 793 Average listal rating (549 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 290 Average listal rating (189 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 750 Average listal rating (500 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Octopussy (1983)
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People who added this item 211 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 359 Average listal rating (243 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Big Chill (1983)
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People who added this item 251 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
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 421 Average listal rating (294 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Sudden Impact (1983)
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People who added this item 543 Average listal rating (311 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Fantastic writing in this surprisingly good ensemble cast.
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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (51 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 733 Average listal rating (501 ratings) 6.9 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 887 Average listal rating (561 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Sex on a subway? Yes please.
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People who added this item 516 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
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People who added this item 1773 Average listal rating (1158 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 927 Average listal rating (612 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Who didn't watch this 20 times growing up?
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People who added this item 1079 Average listal rating (769 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 933 Average listal rating (579 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 401 Average listal rating (249 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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People who added this item 4087 Average listal rating (2652 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scarface (1983)


The World is Yours.

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People who added this item 722 Average listal rating (513 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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Ewoks, Jabba, and metal bra, the end of one of the greatest trilogies.

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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"

Also Seen:
Rated 4/10

The House on Sorority Row
Rated 2/10
Sleepaway Camp
Rated 1/10
Screwballs






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