Gregor's Top 40 of 1983

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1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
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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.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
Bastard Swordsman (1983)
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Director: Chin-Ku Lu
 
7.
Duel to Death (1983)
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The best sword master from China vs the best sword master from Japan. Who will win? (86 mins.)
Director: Siu-Tung Ching
 
8.
Project A (1983)
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Fighting against pirates in "old Hong Kong". Chinese costume drama with plenty of over-the-top tongue in cheek action and music. (105 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
 
9.
Shaolin Intruders (1983)
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Shaolin Temple becomes suspect when several clan leaders are robbed and killed by the deadly Shaolin Palm technique. (89 mins.)
Director: Chia Tang
“ Shaolin Intruders ” - Movie-Mate
 
10.
Educating Rita (1983)
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A young wife decides to complete her education and take her exams. She meets a professor who teaches... (110 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
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.
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
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
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
 
16.
The Dead Zone (1983)
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A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability. (103 mins.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
Breathless (1983)
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Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man... (100 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
 
19.
Qing gong qi shi lu (1983)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Chin-Ku Lu
“ The Lady Assassin ” - Movie-Mate
 
20.
Zhang men ren (1983)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ The Lady Is The Boss ” - Movie-Mate
 
21.
Wu lin sheng huo jin (1983)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Chin-Ku Lu
“ Holy Flame Of The Martial World ” - Movie-Mate
 
22.
Shaolin vs. Lama (1983)
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Skilled fighter Sung Li Ting is looking for a Kung Fu master who can beat him in battle and teach him new techniques... (88 mins.)
Director: Tso Nam Lee
 
23.
The Scarlet and the Black (1983 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Vatican efforts, lead by Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, to save Allied POWs and downed Allied airmen as the Nazis invade Rome. (143 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
 
24.
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
 
25.
Silkwood (1983)
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The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
26.
Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
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The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his... (107 mins.)
Director: Steve Carver
 
27.
Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)
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Chinese soldiers in an ancient civil war get caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe. (95 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
28.
Demon of the Lute (1983)
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(101 mins.)
Director: Yi Sheng Lung
“ Demon of the Lute ” - Movie-Mate
 
29.
Psycho II (1983)
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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.)
 
30.
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
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The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a... (103 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
31.
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
 
32.
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
 
33.
Winners & Sinners (1983)
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Fresh from prison, five friends try to stay crime free but inadvertently find themselves caught in a Triad war. (108 mins.)
 
34.
The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
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An infamous hit-man becomes the target of a powerful oil tycoon after the former kills the latter's son. (95 mins.)
Director: Osamu Dezaki
 
35.
Shen tong shu yu xiao ba wang (1983)
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Director: Cheh Chang
“ The Weird Man ” - Movie-Mate
 
36.
Shaolin Prince (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
As the names of Chang Cheh and Liu Chia-liang became legendary, all-too-often the name of their equally valued collaborator... (100 mins.)
Director: Chia Tang
“ Shaolin Prince
Release Date: 25.02.1983 ” - Movie-Mate
 
37.
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
 
38.
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
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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.)
 
39.
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
 
40.
The Hunger (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott