Films of 1983

These are the films I have seen from the year 1983.
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1.
Baby It's You (1983)
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In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill and new student Sheik from the other side of the tracks make their way in a first love romance. (105 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
2.
Il quartetto Basileus (1983)
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(128 mins.)
Director: Fabio Carpi
“ a/k/a 'Basileus Quartet' ” - christopherpip
 
3.
Betrayal (1983)
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Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering... (95 mins.)
 
4.
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
 
5.
Blue Skies Again (1983)
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A hard-hitting, fast, sure-handed baseball player tries to break into the sport by applying for a spot on a minor-league team... (96 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
Class (1983)
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A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected. (98 mins.)
 
8.
Cross Creek (1983)
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In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature. (127 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
9.
Cujo (1983)
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Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. (93 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
 
10.
Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (1983)
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Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales find a treasure map that leads them to a wishing well, which for a penny... (78 mins.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
Educating Rita (1983)
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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
 
14.
Eréndira (1983)
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While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground... (103 mins.)
Director: Ruy Guerra
 
15.
One Deadly Summer (1983)
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In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon... (133 mins.)
Director: Jean Becker
“ a/k/a 'L'ete meurtrier' ” - christopherpip
 
16.
Fanny Hill (1983)
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Happily engaged to her handsome fiance, Charles, Fanny is soon hit with one misfortune after another... (98 mins.)
Director: Gerry O'Hara
 
17.
First Name: Carmen (1983)
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Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob... (85 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
18.
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
 
19.
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
 
20.
Gabriela (1983)
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In 1925, Gabriela becomes cook, mistress, and then wife of Nacib, a bar owner in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels... (99 mins.)
Director: Bruno Barreto
 
21.
Heat and Dust (1983)
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Anne is investigating the life of her grand-aunt Olivia, whose destiny has always been shrouded with scandal... (133 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
22.
The Wounded Man (1983)
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A young man discovers his homosexuality and begins a relationship with a manipulative huster/petty criminal that he meets at a train station. (109 mins.)
“ a/k/a 'L'homme blesse' ” - christopherpip
 
23.
The Hunger (1983)
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A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
24.
The Inheritors (1983)
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A neo-Nazi organization is recruiting in the 1980s, and two youths of high-school age join for similar reasons... (97 mins.)
Director: Walter Bannert
 
25.
Krull (1983)
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A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet. (116 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
26.
The Lords of Discipline (1983)
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Will arrives for his last year at The Carolina Military Institute, in the Deep South USA, in the 1960s... (102 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
27.
Losin' It (1983)
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Set in 1965, four rowdy teenage guys travel to Tijuana, Mexico for a night of partying when they are joined by a heartbroken housewife who is in town seeking a quick divorce. (100 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
28.
A Love in Germany (1983)
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In May of 1983, a man turns 49 and, with his 17-year old son, journeys to the village in Baden that he left 40 years before... (132 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
29.
Lovesick (1983)
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A psychiatrist who falls in love with a patient is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it. (95 mins.)
 
30.
The Man Who Loved Women (1983)
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This is the tale of a sculptor named David who has a major womanizing problem. He goes to seek help from a psychiatrist... (110 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
31.
Max Dugan Returns (1983)
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An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life. (98 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
32.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
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During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed. (123 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
33.
Mr. Mom (1983)
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After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce and he becomes a stay-at-home dad - a job he has no clue how to do. (91 mins.)
Director: Stan Dragoti
 
34.
The Meaning of Life (1983)
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The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way. (107 mins.)
“ a/k/a 'Monty Python's The Meaning of Life' ” - christopherpip
 
35.
My Other Husband (1983)
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Alice seems to lead a quiet life: the first three days of the week, she works in Paris and and meets with friend Philip, and his little boy, Simon. The other two days, she works in a thalassotherapy center. (110 mins.)
Director: Georges Lautner
 
36.
My Tutor (1983)
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A rich father hires a tutor for his son. The son is a horny teenager and the tutor is a gorgeous blonde. Complications ensue. (97 mins.)
Director: George Bowers
 
37.
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
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The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ a/k/a 'National Lampoon's Vacation' ” - christopherpip
 
38.
Never Say Never Again (1983)
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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
 
39.
A Night in Heaven (1983)
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Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration... (83 mins.)
 
40.
El Norte (1983)
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Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better. (141 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
41.
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
 
42.
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
 
43.
Peppermint-Frieden (1983)
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A movie about little Marianne's life in a little German village 1943-1950. The peace comes in the shape... (112 mins.)
 
44.
The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
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This movie is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta of the same name, with parts of other of their operettas stirred in... (112 mins.)
Director: Wilford Leach
 
45.
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.)
 
46.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force. (131 mins.)
“ a/k/a 'Return of the Jedi' ” - christopherpip
 
47.
Reuben, Reuben (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A drunken Scottish poet, who has not written a word in years, feels compelled to regain control of his life and work after meeting a beautiful young woman. (101 mins.)
 
48.
The Right Stuff (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
49.
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
 
50.
Romantic Comedy (1983)
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Two of the screen's finest comic actors, Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen, star as successful writing partners whose timing is perfect on stage but amusingly pathetic in their love life. In HD. (103 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
51.
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
 
52.
Silkwood (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
 
53.
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Big and Little Enos are opening a sea food restaurant. They bet Sheriff Buford T. Justice that he cannot drive from Miami to the Enos ranch in Texas in a given amount of time. If Buford loses he has to give up his badge. (85 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
 
54.
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
 
55.
Spring Break (1983)
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Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun. (102 mins.)
 
56.
Star 80 (1983)
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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
 
57.
Staying Alive (1983)
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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.)
 
58.
Still Smokin (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Cheech & Chong are invited to a celebrity party/festival in Amsterdam. When they get there, however... (91 mins.)
Director: Thomas Chong
 
59.
Strange Brew (1983)
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Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it. (90 mins.)
“ a/k/a 'Strange Brew' ” - christopherpip
 
60.
Streamers (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Four young soldiers waiting to be shipped to Viet Nam deal with racial tension and their own intolerance when one soldier reveals he's gay. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
61.
Superman III (1983)
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Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel. (125 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
62.
Table for Five (1983)
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J. P. Tannen takes his three children for a vacation cruise. They usually live with their mother and step-father... (122 mins.)
 
63.
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
“ a/k/a 'Tchao pantin' ” - christopherpip
 
64.
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
 
65.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
66.
Testament (1983)
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The life of a suburban American family is scarred after a nuclear attack. (90 mins.)
Director: Lynne Littman
 
67.
To Be or Not to Be (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
 
68.
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
 
69.
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series The Twilight Zone. (101 mins.)
 
70.
Two of a Kind (1983)
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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
 
71.
Valley Girl (1983)
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Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love... (99 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
 
72.
Videodrome (1983)
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A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
 
73.
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
 
74.
Without a Trace (1983)
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This film, centering on a child's abduction, casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes... (120 mins.)
 
75.
A Woman in Flames (1983)
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Eva, an upper-class housewife, frustratedly leaves her arrogant husband and decides to enter the call girl business... (106 mins.)
 
76.
Yentl (1983)
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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training. (133 mins.)
 
77.
Zelig (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people. (79 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen