Top 25 Films of 1983

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1.
The Right Stuff (1983)
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (193 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
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2.
Danton (1983)
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Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety... (136 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
“ 10 ” - bwolskin-9
 
3.
The Dresser (1983)
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An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
4.
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
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5.
So Long, Stooge (1983)
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Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking... (100 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
6.
Local Hero (1983)
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An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected. (111 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
7.
Octopussy (1983)
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A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces. (131 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
8.
Zelig (1983)
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"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people. (79 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
9.
Testament (1983)
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The life of a suburban American family is scarred after a nuclear attack. (90 mins.)
Director: Lynne Littman
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
10.
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
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
11.
Risky Business (1983)
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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
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
12.
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
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13.
Entre Nous (1983)
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In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile... (110 mins.)
Director: Diane Kurys
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
14.
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
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15.
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
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A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species. (105 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
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16.
Funny Dirty Little War (1983)
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A small revolution breaks out in a small Argentine town, as one group of Peronists calls they newly elected peronist a communist... (80 mins.)
Director: Héctor Olivera
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
17.
Blue Thunder (1983)
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The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle. (109 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
18.
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
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19.
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
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20.
Le Bal (1983)
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The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same... (112 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
21.
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
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In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family. (130 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
22.
Pauline at the Beach (1983)
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Marion is about to divorce from her husband and takes her 15-year-old niece Pauline on a vacation to Granville. She meets an old love... (94 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
23.
My Best Friend's Girl (1983)
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Isabelle Huppert plays an attractive Parisienne out looking for some fun during her vacation on the... (99 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
24.
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.)
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
25.
Daniel (1983)
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Daniel Isaacson attempts to determine the true complicity of his parents Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed for espionage in the 1950s. (130 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
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