Most Popular Feature Films Released 1983-01-01 to 1983-12-31


1. 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: 82,311 | Gross: $61.40M

2. The Outsiders (1983)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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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: 65,076 | Gross: $25.60M

3. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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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: 630,201 | Gross: $45.60M

4. Risky Business (1983)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.

Director: Paul Brickman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur

Votes: 70,306 | Gross: $63.50M

5. 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 a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help 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: 819,623 | Gross: $309.13M

6. Krull (1983)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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45 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis

Votes: 26,406 | Gross: $16.52M

7. Jaws 3-D (1983)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

3.6
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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: 33,162 | Gross: $45.52M

8. The Big Chill (1983)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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62 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 28,785 | Gross: $56.20M

9. Christine (1983)

R | 110 min | Horror

6.7
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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: 58,912 | Gross: $21.20M

10. 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: 117,666 | Gross: $90.40M

11. Cujo (1983)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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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: 32,267 | Gross: $21.20M

12. Never Say Never Again (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.2
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68 Metascore

A SPECTRE 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: 53,929 | Gross: $55.50M

13. 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: 47,058 | Gross: $108.42M

14. Deathstalker (1983)

R | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.5
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The warrior Deathstalker is tasked by an old witch to obtain and unite the three powers of creation - a chalice, an amulet, and a sword - lest the evil magician Munkar get them and use them... See full summary »

Director: James Sbardellati | Stars: Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Richard Brooker, Lana Clarkson

Votes: 3,072 | Gross: $11.92M

15. Flashdance (1983)

R | 95 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.1
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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: 40,982 | Gross: $94.90M

16. WarGames (1983)

PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

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: 80,295 | Gross: $79.57M

17. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

6.3
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 20,010 | Gross: $11.00M

18. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.9
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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: 56,963 | Gross: $59.95M

19. The Hunger (1983)

R | 97 min | Horror

6.7
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A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young

Votes: 19,849 | Gross: $5.98M

20. Octopussy (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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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: 83,157 | Gross: $67.90M

21. Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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50 Metascore

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.

Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

Votes: 18,301 | Gross: $64.80M

22. Sudden Impact (1983)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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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: 35,419 | Gross: $67.64M

23. All the Right Moves (1983)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.9
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62 Metascore

A high school football player desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.

Director: Michael Chapman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 13,921 | Gross: $17.23M

24. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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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: 50,163 | Gross: $21.50M

25. Class (1983)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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33 Metascore

A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected.

Director: Lewis John Carlino | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 8,435

26. Staying Alive (1983)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

4.5
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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: 12,732 | Gross: $64.89M

27. Videodrome (1983)

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

7.3
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60 Metascore

When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.

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

Votes: 70,869 | Gross: $2.12M

28. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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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: 116,603 | Gross: $19.29M

29. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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44 Metascore

Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath

Votes: 28,987 | Gross: $29.50M

30. The Dead Zone (1983)

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

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: 51,767 | Gross: $20.77M

31. Psycho II (1983)

R | 113 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia

Votes: 19,514 | Gross: $34.73M

32. Valley Girl (1983)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily, Michael Bowen

Votes: 11,266 | Gross: $16.80M

33. 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: 15,960 | Gross: $35.62M

34. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Music

6.9
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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: 5,971 | Gross: $4.79M

35. 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: 12,188 | Gross: $9.20M

36. Rumble Fish (1983)

R | 94 min | Drama

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: 27,676 | Gross: $2.49M

37. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

PG | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 9,183 | Gross: $12.23M

38. Yentl (1983)

PG | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 10,756 | Gross: $40.22M

39. Private School (1983)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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25 Metascore

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 »

Director: Noel Black | Stars: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine, Michael Zorek

Votes: 4,878 | Gross: $14.05M

40. D.C. Cab (1983)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Action

5.4
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The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Mr. T, Charlie Barnett

Votes: 3,855 | Gross: $16.13M

41. Spring Break (1983)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: David Knell, Steve Bassett, Perry Lang, Paul Land

Votes: 2,136 | Gross: $24.07M

42. Brainstorm (1983)

PG | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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Brilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people. Once the capability of tapping into "higher ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 9,631 | Gross: $8.90M

43. Fire and Ice (1983)

PG | 81 min | Animation, Fantasy, Adventure

6.6
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From their stronghold in Icepeak, the evil Queen Juliana (Eileen O'Neill) and her son, Nekron (Stephen Mendel), send forth a wave of glaciers, forcing humanity to retreat south towards the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ralph Bakshi, Tom Tataranowicz | Stars: Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor, Sean Hannon

Votes: 7,762 | Gross: $0.76M

44. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

7.6
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The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

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

Votes: 99,245 | Gross: $14.93M

45. Gorky Park (1983)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A Moscow police officer investigates a vicious triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level international political conspiracy.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen

Votes: 10,769 | Gross: $15.90M

46. Strange Invaders (1983)

PG | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he travels to where she grew up--a rural town in the Midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diana Scarwid, Michael Lerner

Votes: 2,248 | Gross: $1.36M

47. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.3
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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 »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci

Votes: 4,430 | Gross: $16.48M

48. Local Hero (1983)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 17,872 | Gross: $5.90M

49. Losin' It (1983)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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51 Metascore

Set in 1965, four rowdy teenage guys travel to Tijuana, Mexico for a night of partying when they are joined by a heartbroken housewife who is in town seeking a quick divorce.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, John Stockwell, John P. Navin Jr.

Votes: 3,583 | Gross: $1.25M

50. Nostalgia (1983)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.1
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A Russian poet and his interpreter travel to Italy to research the life of an 18th-century composer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano, Patrizia Terreno

Votes: 17,407 | Gross: $0.01M



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