Feature Film, Released between 1983-01-01 and 1983-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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65 Metascore

In 1980 Miami, 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: 727,099 | Gross: $45.60M

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

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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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: 934,089 | Gross: $309.13M

3. Barefoot Gen (1983)

TV-PG | 83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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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.

Director: Mori Masaki | Stars: Issei Miyazaki, Catherine Battistone, Yoshie Shimamura, Iona Morris

Votes: 7,049

4. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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77 Metascore

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 127,998 | Gross: $20.61M

5. Slyozy kapali (1983)

84 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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One evening after a hard day at the office, Pavel Ivanovich Vasin starts to behave quite strangely to family and friends. He leaves home and for the next 24 hours continues to do strange ... See full summary »

Director: Georgiy Daneliya | Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Iya Savvina, Nina Grebeshkova, Olga Mashnaya

Votes: 597

6. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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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: 55,359 | Gross: $21.50M

7. Zelig (1983)

PG | 79 min | Comedy

7.7
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"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan, John Buckwalter

Votes: 39,415 | Gross: $11.80M

8. El Norte (1983)

R | 141 min | Drama

7.7
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75 Metascore

After their family is killed in a government massacre, brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee Guatemala and embark on a perilous journey to "El Norte": the United States.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago

Votes: 4,730

9. The Dresser (1983)

PG | 118 min | Drama

7.6
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Personal assistant Norman struggles to get deteriorating veteran actor Sir through a difficult performance of King Lear.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Zena Walker

Votes: 4,765 | Gross: $5.31M

10. The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983)

101 min | Drama

7.5
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Three autobiographical short films made over seven years about a young gay man coming to terms with his Catholic schooling, his homosexuality and guilt, his parents and their deaths, despair and loneliness.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Phillip Mawdsley, Nick Stringer, Valerie Lilley, Robin Hooper

Votes: 489

11. Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.5
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A young unicorn named Unico must fight an evil magician and save everyone who's trapped under his spell.

Director: Moribi Murano | Stars: Katsue Miwa, Iruka, Chieko Baishô, Sumi Shimamoto

Votes: 459

12. Trading Places (1983)

R | 116 min | Comedy

7.5
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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: 132,615 | Gross: $90.40M

13. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 7,568 | Gross: $29.60M

14. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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The comedy team takes a look at life in all of its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

Directors: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 112,519 | Gross: $14.93M

15. Terms of Endearment (1983)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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: 54,191 | Gross: $108.42M

16. Tender Mercies (1983)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley

Votes: 9,192 | Gross: $8.44M

17. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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55 Metascore

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

Votes: 94,734 | Gross: $61.40M

18. In the White City (1983)

108 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

Director: Alain Tanner | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Teresa Madruga, Julia Vonderlinn, José Carvalho

Votes: 1,005

19. Project A (1983)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy

7.4
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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: 14,745

20. À Nos Amours (1983)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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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: 5,282

21. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)

R | 83 min | Comedy

7.3
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Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

Director: Richard Pryor | Stars: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney

Votes: 2,086 | Gross: $16.16M

22. Phar Lap (1983)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.3
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55 Metascore

The true story of an Australian racehorse that became a champion, with the help of a local stableboy.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Judy Morris, Martin Vaughan, Celia De Burgh

Votes: 1,600

23. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 14,825 | Gross: $2.31M

24. Local Hero (1983)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Votes: 20,983 | Gross: $5.90M

25. My Brother's Wedding (1983)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.2
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A man who has struggled personally has conflicts with his upwardly mobile lawyer brother and well to-do fiancee and is reluctantly to be the best man at their wedding.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Everett Silas, Jessie Holmes, Gaye Shannon-Burnett, Ronnie Bell

Votes: 771 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Videodrome (1983)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A programmer at a TV station that specializes in adult entertainment searches for the producers of a dangerous and bizarre broadcast.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Votes: 82,198 | Gross: $2.12M

27. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 18,018 | Gross: $35.62M

28. Rumble Fish (1983)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 31,327 | Gross: $2.49M

29. Go for It (1983)

107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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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: 8,798

30. Educating Rita (1983)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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52 Metascore

An alcoholic professor has been hired by a working-class girl for higher education.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman

Votes: 12,293 | Gross: $14.65M

31. The Dead Zone (1983)

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

7.2
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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: 60,757 | Gross: $20.77M

32. The Big Chill (1983)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

A group of seven former college friends gather for a week-end reunion at a South Carolina vacation home after the funeral of another of their college friends.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt

Votes: 32,417 | Gross: $56.20M

33. Bad Boys (1983)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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53 Metascore

Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Eric Gurry

Votes: 13,636 | Gross: $9.20M

34. Without a Trace (1983)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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60 Metascore

This movie, centering on a child's abduction, casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley R. Jaffe | Stars: Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes, Stockard Channing

Votes: 1,802

35. WarGames (1983)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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77 Metascore

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.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 89,361 | Gross: $79.57M

36. The Pirates of Penzance (1983)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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66 Metascore

After a young man leaves a band of pirates, hilarity ensues.

Director: Wilford Leach | Stars: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose

Votes: 3,199 | Gross: $0.69M

37. The Outsiders (1983)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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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: 74,216 | Gross: $25.60M

38. Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (1983)

G | 78 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.1
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On a desert island, Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales find a magic well that grants any wish and they get much more than they bargained for.

Directors: Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, Phil Monroe, Maurice Noble | Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Les Tremayne

Votes: 1,685

39. Entre Nous (1983)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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A Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries him.

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Miou-Miou, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand, Jean-Pierre Bacri

Votes: 1,651

40. Betrayal (1983)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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An affair between a literary agent and his best friend's wife. The story unfolds in reverse-chronological order.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Hodge, Avril Elgar

Votes: 1,457

41. For Those I Loved (1983)

145 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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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: 469

42. Suburbia (1983)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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73 Metascore

When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien

Votes: 4,478

43. Under Fire (1983)

R | 128 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 6,776 | Gross: $5.70M

44. Utu (1983)

Unrated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1870, a Maori warrior working with the British finds his village massacred, and vows revenge.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Tim Elliott, Kelly Johnson

Votes: 955

45. Man of Flowers (1983)

91 min | Drama

7.0
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An eccentric elderly man tries to enjoy the three things in life that he considers real beauty: collecting art, collecting flowers, and watching pretty women undress.

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: Norman Kaye, Alyson Best, Chris Haywood, Sarah Walker

Votes: 545

46. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.0
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51 Metascore

A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader - Eddie Wilson - may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Tom Berenger, Michael Paré, Joe Pantoliano, Matthew Laurance

Votes: 6,655 | Gross: $4.79M

47. Cross Creek (1983)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill

Votes: 1,572 | Gross: $0.20M

48. Twice Upon a Time (1983)

PG | 74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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Two wannabe heroes and their friends must stop a madman from giving everyone nightmares.

Directors: John Korty, Charles Swenson | Stars: Lorenzo Music, Judith Kahan, Marshall Efron, James Cranna

Votes: 1,083

49. To Be or Not to Be (1983)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.9
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61 Metascore

At the onset of WW2, a Polish actor's family and the Polish Resistance help the troupe of a theatre escape Poland and the invading Nazis.

Director: Alan Johnson | Stars: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Ronny Graham, Estelle Reiner

Votes: 10,106 | Gross: $13.03M

50. Testament (1983)

PG | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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The life of a suburban American family is scarred after a nuclear attack.

Director: Lynne Littman | Stars: Jane Alexander, William Devane, Rossie Harris, Roxana Zal

Votes: 5,632 | Gross: $2.04M


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