My Top 20 by Year - 1983by miran_kor | created - 24 Feb 2014 | updated - 09 May 2017 | Public
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). (May 2017)
- 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)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
A Russian poet and his interpreter travel to Italy to research the life of an 18th-century composer.
Votes: 17,034 | Gross: $0.01M
2. Danton (1983)
PG | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History
Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre's incitement, has begun a ... See full summary »
3. Zelig (1983)
PG | 79 min | Comedy
"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people.
Votes: 35,574 | Gross: $11.80M
4. Duvar (1983)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama
Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at ... See full summary »
5. Konflikt (1983)
7 min | Animation, Short, War
Film characters are ordinary matches. Quarrel that flared up over a trifle turns into a real battle, in which both hostile parties perished.
Director: Garri Bardin
6. Narcissus (1983)
Not Rated | 22 min | Musical, Short
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.
7. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)
PG | 13 min | Short, Horror, Music
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.
8. 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: 27,166 | Gross: $2.49M
9. Mer dare (1983)
47 min | Documentary
A man paves his own way to his own soul through an intellectual quest, tragedies of nations and personal drama. The road moving through the cosmic distances is a flight into one's internal ... See full summary »
Director: Artavazd Peleshian
10. The Dresser (1983)
PG | 118 min | Drama
An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.
Votes: 4,125 | Gross: $5.31M
11. Carmen (I) (1983)
R | 102 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then ... See full summary »
12. Angst (I) (1983)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house.
13. Le bal (1983)
109 min | History, Musical
The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same, even the musicians. You can see all kind of people dancing all the fashion dances (... See full summary »
14. One Deadly Summer (1983)
R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery
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. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She ... See full summary »
15. The Meaning of Life (1983)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical
The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.
Votes: 98,193 | Gross: $14.93M
16. So Is This (1983)
Experimental short in which sentences are formed by displaying one word at a time and at alternating speeds.
Director: Michael Snow
17. Poslednja oaza (1983)
91 min | Documentary
A documentary who takes an artistic approach in presenting the untouched environment between the rivers of Danube and Drava in Yugoslavia. This strange world, in which the laws of nature ... See full summary »
18. The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama
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.
19. The Planets (1983 TV Movie)
50 min | Documentary
Based on the famous Gustav Holst musical suite, this musical film takes watchers on a magnificent journey of the planets of the Solar System.
Director: Ken Russell
20. Moznosti dialogu (1983)
12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Three surreal depictions of failures of communication that occur on all levels of human society.
Director: Jan Svankmajer
Orig. title: Možnosti dialogu.
22. Sans Soleil (1983)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Drama
A woman narrates the contemplative writings of a seasoned world traveler, focusing on contemporary Japan.
Votes: 7,864 | Gross: $0.03M
23. Kako sam sistematski unisten od idiota (1983)
98 min | Comedy, Drama
The film follows a life of a homeless, but very well read, Marxist who is coping with Che's death and wishes to live a life of revolutions and workers' uprisings. He is a hypochondriac, ... See full summary »
Orig. title: Kako sam sistematski uništen od idiota.
24. Les princes (1983)
100 min | Drama
25. Trije prispevki k slovenski blaznosti (1983)
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, and then in jail. The second story is about ... See full summary »
27. Czarny kapturek (1983)
6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Director: Piotr Dumala
28. Syntagma (1983)
18 min | Short
The body and specifically the "woman's body" is often used as a focus for questions of origin, subject-object relations, political resistance and sexuality. Valie Export's notion of "body ... See full summary »
29. The Great Cognito (1983)
4 min | Animation, Short
In clay animation, the impersonator known as The Greath Cognito literally transforms into countless faces of famous people.
30. In the White City (1983)
108 min | Drama
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. He writes letters to his lover, ... See full summary »