Best Picture 1983

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1.
The Outsiders (1983)
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The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. (91 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
2.
Scarface (1983)
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In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (170 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
3.
A Christmas Story (1983)
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In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
4.
À nos amours (1983)
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Suzanne is sixteen and is having sex with many boys, just for fun, but did not manage to really love one of them... (95 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
5.
Testament (1983)
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The life of a suburban American family is scarred after a nuclear attack. (90 mins.)
Director: Lynne Littman
 
6.
The 4th Man (1983)
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A man who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman who may lead him to his doom. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
7.
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)
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A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now. (13 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
8.
The Dead Zone (1983)
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A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability. (103 mins.)
 
9.
Confidentially Yours (1983)
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Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel, an estate agent that... (110 mins.)
 
10.
Dark Habits (1983)
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A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent. (114 mins.)
Director: Pedro Almodovar
 
11.
Barefoot Gen (1983)
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A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. (83 mins.)
Director: Mori Masaki
 
12.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
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After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. (131 mins.)
 
13.
V (1983 Mini-Series)
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When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist. (197 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Johnson
 
14.
Trading Places (1983)
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A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
15.
WarGames (1983)
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A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. (114 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
16.
Never Say Never Again (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated. (134 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
17.
To Be or Not to Be (1983)
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A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when what should intrude but World War II in the form of an invasion... (107 mins.)
Director: Alan Johnson
 
18.
Tender Mercies (1983)
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A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together. (92 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
19.
Curtains (1983)
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Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer. (89 mins.)
 
20.
A Blade in the Dark (1983)
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A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity. (110 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
 
21.
The House on Sorority Row (1983)
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After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation. (91 mins.)
Director: Mark Rosman
 
22.
Yellowbeard (1983)
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Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure... (96 mins.)
Director: Mel Damski
 
23.
Yentl (1983)
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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training. (133 mins.)
 
24.
Christine (1983)
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A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it. (110 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
25.
The Big Chill (1983)
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A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends. (105 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
26.
Fire and Ice (1983)
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In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord... (81 mins.)
 
27.
Sudden Impact (1983)
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A rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco. "Dirty" Harry Callahan, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case. (117 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
28.
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
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Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series. (101 mins.)
 
29.
Silkwood (1983)
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A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
30.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
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Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
31.
Rumble Fish (1983)
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Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on. (94 mins.)
 
32.
Easy Money (1983)
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To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard-living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before they get the best of him. (95 mins.)
 
33.
Educating Rita (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In London, the twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny... (110 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
34.
Risky Business (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand. (99 mins.)
Director: Paul Brickman
 
35.
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk. (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
36.
Cujo (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. (93 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
 
37.
Star 80 (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous. Based on the true story of 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten. (103 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
38.
Nate and Hayes (1983)
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A swashbuckling adventure which takes place in the mid-1800's on the South Pacific islands where bloody raids and battles were once the rule of the day. (99 mins.)
 
39.
Gorky Park (1983)
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A Moscow police officer investigates a triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level political conspiracy in the local government. (128 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
40.
Flashdance (1983)
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A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. (95 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
41.
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
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Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance. (84 mins.)
Director: Robert Hiltzik
 
42.
The Lift (1983)
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A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them... (95 mins.)
Director: Dick Maas
 
43.
House of the Long Shadows (1983)
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An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours... (102 mins.)
Director: Pete Walker
 
44.
The House of the Yellow Carpet (1983)
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Franca and her husband Antonio decide to sell a yellow rug which was a gift of Franca's stepfather. One day... (89 mins.)
Director: Carlo Lizzani
 
45.
Brainstorm (1983)
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Brilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people... (106 mins.)
 
46.
Nightmares (1983)
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Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends. (99 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
47.
Mortuary (1983)
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Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Avedis
 
48.
Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The naughty high schoolers of Angel Beach High now seek revenge on a group of KKK religious fanatics and corrupt politicians who want to shut down their Shakespeare production after they cast a Seminole transfer student in the lead. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
49.
The Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983)
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In the year 3000, the Earth has turned into a desert after nuclear war. A group of survivors runs out of water, so they need to search for the valuable water, but it will not be easy because other group also wants to get it at any cost. (83 mins.)
Director: Jules Harrison
 
50.
Two of a Kind (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller... (88 mins.)
Director: John Herzfeld
 
51.
BMX Bandits (1983)
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Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies. (88 mins.)
 
52.
Psycho II (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him. (113 mins.)
 
53.
Staying Alive (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenge yet - succeeding as a dancer on the Broadway stage. (93 mins.)
 
54.
Hercules (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
The story of the Greek mythological figure, updated in this 80's version. (98 mins.)
Director: Lewis Coates
 
56.
American Nightmare (1983)
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A man investigates the disappearance of his sister with the help of her roommate. He uncovers a trail of prostitution, incest, blackmail...and murder. (88 mins.)
Director: Don McBrearty