Movies of 1983

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1. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 863,361 | Gross: $309.13M

2. Terms of Endearment (1983)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

Votes: 49,478 | Gross: $108.42M

3. Flashdance (1983)

R | 95 min | Drama, Music, Romance

39 Metascore

A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson

Votes: 42,878 | Gross: $94.90M

4. Trading Places (1983)

R | 116 min | Comedy

69 Metascore

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche

Votes: 123,394 | Gross: $90.40M

5. Octopussy (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

63 Metascore

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.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn

Votes: 86,858 | Gross: $67.90M

6. Sudden Impact (1983)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 37,203 | Gross: $67.64M

7. Staying Alive (1983)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

23 Metascore

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.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood

Votes: 13,261 | Gross: $64.89M

8. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 59,711 | Gross: $59.95M

9. Never Say Never Again (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

68 Metascore

A S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow

Votes: 56,142 | Gross: $55.50M

10. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 666,211 | Gross: $45.60M

11. Jaws 3-D (1983)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

The sons of police chief Brody must protect customers at a SeaWorld theme park after a thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.

Director: Joe Alves | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 35,555 | Gross: $45.52M

12. Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)

R | 98 min | Comedy

38 Metascore

The naughty high schoolers of Angel Beach High now seek revenge on a group of KKK religious fanatics and corrupt politicians who want to shut down their Shakespeare production after they cast a Seminole transfer student in the lead.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Dan Monahan, Wyatt Knight, Mark Herrier, Roger Wilson

Votes: 10,053 | Gross: $33.76M

13. The Outsiders (1983)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

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.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

Votes: 68,033 | Gross: $25.60M

14. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

91 Metascore

The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 52,118 | Gross: $21.50M

15. Christine (1983)

R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

Votes: 63,538 | Gross: $21.20M

16. Cujo (1983)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro, Christopher Stone

Votes: 34,576 | Gross: $21.20M

17. The Dead Zone (1983)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

Votes: 54,677 | Gross: $20.77M

18. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

PG | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

After helping the local police with some horse thieves, a Texas Ranger aims at a drug lord with arms trade as well. They're interested in the same woman and they're both into martial arts.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera, Leon Isaac Kennedy

Votes: 9,764 | Gross: $12.23M

19. 10 to Midnight (1983)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

12 Metascore

A LAPD detective is on the trail of a very handsome young man who had been seducing and slashing many young women to death.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher, Andrew Stevens, Gene Davis

Votes: 5,731 | Gross: $7.10M

20. For Those I Loved (1983)

145 min | Biography, Drama, War

The true story of Martin Gray, a Polish survivor of the Holocaust, from how he survived the German invasion, how got captured, and how he fought back with the rebels, to his life in the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Michael York, Brigitte Fossey, Jacques Penot, Helen Hughes

Votes: 430

21. Le marginal (1983)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The story is about Commissioner Jordan who arrives in Marseille to combat drug trafficking activities in his own unique way.

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henry Silva, Carlos Sotto Mayor, Pierre Vernier

Votes: 2,105

22. Project A (1983)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy

Fighting against pirates at the turn of the 20th century, the Hong Kong navy are failing miserably. It's up to Sergeant Lung (Jackie Chan) to take matters into his own hands.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Dick Wei

Votes: 13,331

23. Le bourreau des coeurs (1983)

100 min | Comedy

Vittorio is an obscure actor who dreams to become famous. One day, he wins a TV-quiz about cinema. Thanks to he's good looking, he becomes the center of attention of women. He's hired by a ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Gion | Stars: Aldo Maccione, Anna Maria Rizzoli, Jean Parédès, André Nader

Votes: 66

24. Papy fait de la résistance (1983)

102 min | Comedy, Music, War

Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Michel Galabru, Roland Giraud, Gérard Jugnot

Votes: 2,443

25. One Deadly Summer (1983)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery

Oozing sensuality, a young woman arrives in a small town and gets married to the local mechanic. Was it love at first sight? What links her enigmatic presence to the family's piano? Is it curiosity or is it something far more sinister?

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Alain Souchon, Suzanne Flon, Jenny Clève

Votes: 3,754

26. Go for It (1983)

107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two men meet each other in a strange situation and end up being mistaken for robbers first, for secret service agents later.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Buffy Dee, David Huddleston

Votes: 7,927

27. The Scarlet and the Black (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War

Vatican efforts, lead by Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, to save Allied P.O.W.s and downed Allied airmen as the Nazis invade Rome.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud, Raf Vallone

Votes: 2,348

28. Lady Georgie (1983– )

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Georgie lives happily in an Australian farm with her family, but she doesn't know she was found in a wood and adopted. A gold bracelet is her only clue to the past. When her adoptive mother... See full summary »

Stars: Yuriko Yamamoto, Eiko Yamada, Reiko Kifuji, Miyuki Ueda

Votes: 342

29. The ComDads (1983)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime

The woman, whose troubled son has left a home, informs two different men from her past that each of them is a real father. Too different men.

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Anny Duperey, Michel Aumont

Votes: 4,720

30. My Best Friend's Girl (1983)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

Isabelle Huppert plays an attractive Parisienne out looking for some fun during her vacation on the ski slopes of Courchevel in the Alps when she starts up a relationship with a ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Coluche, Isabelle Huppert, Thierry Lhermitte, François Perrot

Votes: 824

31. Premiers désirs (1983)

93 min | Drama, Romance

Three teenage girls decide to visit a romantic island and find love. They get shipwrecked and end up on different sides of the island. Each girl begins her own romantic adventure either with a man, a boy or even another girl.

Director: David Hamilton | Stars: Monica Broeke, Patrick Bauchau, Inge Maria Granzow, Anja Schüte

Votes: 808

32. À Nos Amours (1983)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

An erratic young woman's family desperately tries to prevent her increasingly erotic ways.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat, Christophe Odent, Dominique Besnehard

Votes: 4,704

33. Confidentially Yours (1983)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel, an estate agent that knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discovers... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 5,039

34. Princess Daisy (1983 TV Movie)

190 min | Drama, Romance

The lovely Daisy is the daughter of a Russian prince and an American movie star. After her parents are killed, she flees from her half-brother Ram. She fights her way to the top of the ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Paul Michael Glaser, Robert Urich, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 295

35. Thieves and Robbers (1983)

101 min | Comedy, Crime

L.A.P.D. Captain Parker finally is going on Holiday with all his family. At the last moment he has to cancel the program to re-capture a pilferer named Tony Roma, bad copy of a Latin lover.... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Corbucci | Stars: Bud Spencer, Tomas Milian, Marc Lawrence, Margherita Fumero

Votes: 1,410

36. Dirndljagd am Kilimandscharo (1983)

85 min | Comedy

In the African holiday hotel "Leisure Lodge" there are several German tourists.

Director: Franz Marischka | Stars: Wolfgang Jansen, Wolfgang Fierek, Olli Maier, Bea Fiedler

Votes: 87

37. Fantasy Mission Force (1983)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A force of loners and fighters is put together to try and rescue Generals that are captured by the Japanese and save the war effort with the promise of gold and/or pardons of past crimes.

Director: Yen-Ping Chu | Stars: Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Jimmy Wang Yu, Yueh Sun

Votes: 1,447

38. Les branchés à Saint-Tropez (1983)

85 min | Comedy

4 friends discover the pleasures of saint-tropez.

Director: Max Pécas | Stars: Olivia Dutron, Xavier Deluc, Yves Thuillier, Alexandra Lorska

Votes: 136

39. The Thorn Birds (1983)

460 min | Drama, Romance

This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 7,345

40. Pauline at the Beach (1983)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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...

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Amanda Langlet, Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory, Féodor Atkine

Votes: 5,832



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