My Top 20 by Year - 1983

Under construction and always in progress.

The Best films from this year (according to IMDb) I've seen (so far).

Out of 161 films 'seen' (ie rated at IMDb).
(Feb 2017)

Notes:
- Features, shorts, docs and TV movies eligible ("A film is a film is a film.").
- TV mini-series are NOT (unless stated otherwise).
- My humble rates added (for films with the same rate just once or twice though).
- Films with the same rate are ordered arbitrarily. Feel free to re-order them at your will.
- When I saw more than 20 excellent films (9/10 or above in my book) from a certain year I'll try and list them ALL. That would make some lists much longer but all the excellentia deserves to be mentioned.

Cinema = cinema (big screen) viewing
TV = TV viewing
PC = download
OL = online viewing
VHS = VHS viewing

Yet to see (among many):

L'argent (Bresson, 1983)
El sur (The South, Erice, 1983)
Pauline à la plage (Pauline at the Beach, Rohmer, 1983)
El Norte (The North, Nava, 1983)
Vivement dimanche! (Confidentially Yours, Truffaut, 1983)
La belle captive (The Beautiful Prisoner, Robbe-Grillet, 1983)
Hai tan de yi tian (That Day, on the Beach; Yang, 1983)
The Terence Davies Trilogy (Davies, 1983)
Tsisperi mtebi anu daujerebeli ambavi (Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story; Shengelaia, 1983)
My Brother’s Wedding (Burnett, 1983)
Tempo di viaggio (Voyage in Time, T. Guerra/Tarkovsky, 1983, TV, doc)
Proshchanie (Farewell, Klimov, 1983)
Slow Moves (Jost, 1983)
Colpire al cuore (Blow to the Heart, Amelio, 1983)
La ville des pirates (City of Pirates, Ruiz, 1983)
Jukkai no mosquito (Mosquito on the Tenth Floor, Sai, 1983)
Yôkirô (The Geisha, Gosha, 1983)
Eréndira (R. Guerra, 1983)
Faunovo velmi pozdní odpoledne (The Very Late Afternoon of a Faun, Chytilová, 1983)
Rue cases nègres (Sugar Cane Alley, Palcy, 1983)
Les trois couronnes du matelot (Three Crowns of the Sailor, Ruiz, 1983)
Les années 80 (The Eighties, Akerman, 1983, doc)
Kutya éji dala (The Dog's Night Song, Bódy, 1983)
Adj király katonát (The Princess, Erdöss, 1983)
Un jeu brutal (A Brutal Game, Brisseau, 1983)
Tchao pantin (So Long, Stooge; Berri, 1983)
Gabriela, Cravo e Canela (Gabriela, Barreto, 1983)
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1.
Nostalgia (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through... (125 mins.)
“ TV. 10/10. ” - miran_kor
 
2.
Danton (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
3.
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
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
4.
The Wall (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France... (117 mins.)
Director: Yilmaz Güney
“ TV. ” - miran_kor
 
5.
Konflikt (1983 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Film characters are ordinary matches. Quarrel that flared up over a trifle turns into a real battle, in which both hostile parties perished. (7 mins.)
Director: G. Bardin
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
6.
Narcissus (1983 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A balletic interpretation of the Greek myth in which dancers enact the tragedy of the beautiful youth who condemns himself to a trapped existence through excessive self-love. (22 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
7.
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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
“ TV. 10/10. ” - miran_kor
 
8.
Rumble Fish (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.)
“ PC. 9.5/10. ” - miran_kor
 
9.
Our Century (1983 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man paves his own way to his own soul through an intellectual quest, tragedies of nations and personal drama... (47 mins.)
Director: A. Peleshian
“ OL. 9.5/10. ” - miran_kor
 
10.
The Dresser (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ Cinema. 9/10. ” - miran_kor
 
11.
Carmen (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio... (102 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
12.
Angst (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house. (87 mins.)
Director: Gerald Kargl
“ PC. ” - miran_kor
 
13.
Le Bal (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
14.
One Deadly Summer (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
15.
The Meaning of Life (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way. (107 mins.)
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
16.
So Is This (1983 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(43 mins.)
Director: Michael Snow
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
17.
Disappearing Oasis, Last Oasis (1983 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
A documentary who takes an artistic approach in presenting the untouched environment between the rivers of Danube and Drava in Yugoslavia... (91 mins.)
Director: Petar Lalovic
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
18.
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
“ PC. ” - miran_kor
 
19.
The Planets (1983 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Based on the famous Gustav Holst musical suite, this musical film takes watchers on a magnificent journey of the planets of the Solar System. (50 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ PC. ” - miran_kor
 
20.
Dimensions of Dialogue (1983 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. 'Factual Discussion' depicts three heads (made up of fruit... (12 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
21.
Drill (1983 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(5 mins.)
Director: Takashi Ito
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
22.
Sans Soleil (1983 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
"He wrote me...." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory... (100 mins.)
Director: Chris. Marker
“ PC. ” - miran_kor
 
23.
How I Was Systematically Destroyed by an Idiot (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The film follows a life of a homeless, but very well read, Marxist who is coping with Che's death and... (98 mins.)
Director: Slobodan Sijan
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
24.
Les princes (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Tony Gatlif
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
25.
Three Contributions to the Slovenian Madness (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Omnibus consisting of three segments. The first story is about a fight between the boy's parents, after which he ends up in a correctional hall... (100 mins.)
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
26.
Deadlock (1983 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(4 mins.)
Director: Ferenc Rófusz
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
27.
Czarny kapturek (1983 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
(6 mins.)
Director: Piotr Dumala
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
28.
Syntagma (1983 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The body and specifically the "woman's body" is often used as a focus for questions of origin, subject-object relations... (18 mins.)
Director: Valie Export
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
29.
The Great Cognito (1983 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In clay animation, the impersonator known as The Greath Cognito literally transforms into countless faces of famous people. (4 mins.)
Director: Will Vinton
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
30.
In the White City (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A Swiss sailor jumps ship in Lisbon, tired of the noisy engine room, the ship "a floating factory of crazy people." He rents a room and does little... (108 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
“ PC. 9/10. ” - miran_kor