Feature Film, Released between 1983-01-01 and 1983-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 934,089 | Gross: $309.13M
3. Barefoot Gen (1983)
TV-PG | 83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
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.
4. 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 BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Votes: 127,998 | Gross: $20.61M
5. Slyozy kapali (1983)
84 min | Drama, Fantasy
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 »
8. El Norte (1983)
R | 141 min | Drama
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.
10. The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983)
101 min | Drama
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.
13. Never Cry Wolf (1983)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama
A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.
Votes: 7,568 | Gross: $29.60M
16. 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.
Votes: 9,192 | Gross: $8.44M
17. 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: 94,734 | Gross: $61.40M
18. 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 »
19. 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.
21. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)
R | 83 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 2,086 | Gross: $16.16M
23. 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.
Votes: 14,825 | Gross: $2.31M
24. 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.
Votes: 20,983 | Gross: $5.90M
25. My Brother's Wedding (1983)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 771 | Gross: $0.01M
26. Videodrome (1983)
R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A programmer at a TV station that specializes in adult entertainment searches for the producers of a dangerous and bizarre broadcast.
Votes: 82,198 | Gross: $2.12M
27. 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: 18,018 | Gross: $35.62M
28. Rumble Fish (1983)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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: 31,327 | Gross: $2.49M
32. The Big Chill (1983)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 32,417 | Gross: $56.20M
34. Without a Trace (1983)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Mystery
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 »
35. WarGames (1983)
PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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: 89,361 | Gross: $79.57M
37. 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: 74,216 | Gross: $25.60M
38. Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (1983)
G | 78 min | Family, Animation, Comedy
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.
39. Entre Nous (1983)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War
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.
41. 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 »
43. Under Fire (1983)
R | 128 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 6,776 | Gross: $5.70M
45. Man of Flowers (1983)
91 min | Drama
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.
46. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
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.
Votes: 6,655 | Gross: $4.79M
47. Cross Creek (1983)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 1,572 | Gross: $0.20M
49. To Be or Not to Be (1983)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 10,106 | Gross: $13.03M