Most Popular Feature Films Released 1983-01-01 to 1983-12-31
2. The Outsiders (1983)
PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 60,489 | Gross: $25.60M
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 741,588 | Gross: $309.13M
5. WarGames (1983)
PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 75,181 | Gross: $79.57M
6. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.
Votes: 75,836 | Gross: $61.40M
7. Never Say Never Again (1983)
PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.
Votes: 50,883 | Gross: $55.50M
8. Risky Business (1983)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.
Votes: 64,422 | Gross: $63.50M
12. Krull (1983)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
13. Videodrome (1983)
R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
14. Valley Girl (1983)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.
16. Octopussy (1983)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 77,962 | Gross: $67.90M
18. Rumble Fish (1983)
R | 94 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 25,646 | Gross: $2.50M
19. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
PG | 101 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Votes: 27,037 | Gross: $29.50M
20. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
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.
21. The Big Chill (1983)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 26,889 | Gross: $56.40M
22. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
R | 84 min | Horror
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.
24. Staying Alive (1983)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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.
Votes: 11,830 | Gross: $63.80M
27. Psycho II (1983)
R | 113 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 17,876 | Gross: $32.00M
28. Jaws 3-D (1983)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a SeaWorld theme park after a 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.
Votes: 30,143 | Gross: $42.20M
29. Mr. Mom (1983)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 16,770 | Gross: $64.80M
30. Fire and Ice (1983)
PG | 81 min | Animation, Fantasy, Adventure
In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is a young warrior, Larn, who ... See full summary »
34. Private School (1983)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance
Christine (Phoebe Cates), a student at an exclusive all-girls private school, is in love with Jim, who attends an academy for boys nearby. Christine's arch rival Jordan also has her eye on ... See full summary »
35. Silkwood (1983)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 14,759 | Gross: $35.60M
36. Sudden Impact (1983)
R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 32,920 | Gross: $67.60M
37. Star 80 (1983)
R | 103 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 4,507 | Gross: $6.50M
38. Breathless (1983)
R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance
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. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a... See full summary »
Votes: 6,902 | Gross: $19.90M
39. Local Hero (1983)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
43. The Man with Two Brains (1983)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain.
Votes: 20,419 | Gross: $10.10M
44. Tender Mercies (1983)
PG | 92 min | Drama, Music
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.
PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Three women make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,035 | Gross: $16.50M
46. Nostalgia (1983)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, ... See full summary »
Votes: 14,545 | Gross: $0.01M
47. Easy Money (1983)
R | 95 min | Comedy
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.
48. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
PG | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,459 | Gross: $12.20M
49. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
R | 123 min | Drama, War
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.
50. Strange Brew (1983)
PG | 90 min | Comedy
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.