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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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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 157 Average listal rating (111 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Blue Thunder (1983)
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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
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 995 Average listal rating (676 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 228 Average listal rating (132 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 60 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Easy Money (1983)
People who added this item 111 Average listal rating (72 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 (38 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.9
The Survivors (1983)
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People who added this item 822 Average listal rating (478 ratings) 6.1 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 1047 Average listal rating (613 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Outsiders (1983)
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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 105 Average listal rating (70 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 128 Average listal rating (84 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 94 Average listal rating (72 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
People who added this item 693 Average listal rating (432 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 160 Average listal rating (102 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 100 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.1 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 644 Average listal rating (401 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 493 Average listal rating (308 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 1403 Average listal rating (869 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
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 139 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.7
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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (80 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 44 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 8.4 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 206 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1



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 528 Average listal rating (318 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 486 Average listal rating (295 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 803 Average listal rating (558 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 291 Average listal rating (190 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 761 Average listal rating (510 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Octopussy (1983)
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People who added this item 212 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 360 Average listal rating (244 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Big Chill (1983)
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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (131 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 421 Average listal rating (294 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 95 Average listal rating (52 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 743 Average listal rating (511 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
This is when I fell in love with Ally Sheedy
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People who added this item 896 Average listal rating (568 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 521 Average listal rating (282 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1781 Average listal rating (1167 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 937 Average listal rating (620 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Who didn't watch this 20 times growing up?
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People who added this item 1085 Average listal rating (772 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 960 Average listal rating (605 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 406 Average listal rating (251 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 4128 Average listal rating (2687 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scarface (1983)


The World is Yours.

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People who added this item 730 Average listal rating (519 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"

Also Seen:
Rated 5/10

My Tutor
Rated 4/10
The House on Sorority Row
Rated 2/10
Sleepaway Camp
Rated 1/10
Screwballs






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