Movies & TV I Have Seen of 1983

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1. All the Right Moves (1983)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

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: 14,905 | Gross: $17.23M

2. Bad Boys (1983)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 13,160 | Gross: $9.20M

3. The Big Chill (1983)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 31,074 | Gross: $56.20M

4. The Black Stallion Returns (1983)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Family

34 Metascore

A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures.

Director: Robert Dalva | Stars: Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Allen Garfield, Woody Strode

Votes: 1,909 | Gross: $9.80M

5. Blue Skies Again (1983)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Sport

A hard-hitting, fast, sure-handed baseball player tries to break into the sport by applying for a spot on a minor-league team. The only problem is that the player is female, which engenders... See full summary »

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Mimi Rogers, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Barto

Votes: 169 | Gross: $0.08M

6. Blue Thunder (1983)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern

Votes: 15,944 | Gross: $42.31M

7. Boogeyman II (1983)

R | 79 min | Horror

Lacey travels to Hollywood, to the home of a film director, where she brings along the last surviving haunted mirror shard from the end of the first movie as proof to her horrifying experiences.

Directors: Bruce Pearn, Ulli Lommel, Paul Willson | Stars: Suzanna Love, Ulli Lommel, Shannah Hall, Sholto von Douglas

Votes: 903

8. Breathless (1983)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

When Jesse Lujack steals a car in Las Vegas and drives down to LA, his criminal ways only escalate- but when will it end?

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky, Art Metrano, John P. Ryan

Votes: 7,979 | Gross: $19.91M

9. Brainstorm (1983)

PG | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

57 Metascore

Researchers develop a system where they can jump into people's minds. But when people involved bring their personal problems into the equation, it becomes dangerous - perhaps deadly.

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

Votes: 10,404 | Gross: $8.90M

10. Chained Heat (1983)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Young Carol Henderson ends up in prison where she must learn how to survive in an environment plagued by violence, murder, rape, racism, drugs and staff corruption and brutality.

Director: Paul Nicholas | Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson

Votes: 1,976 | Gross: $6.15M

11. 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: 66,799 | Gross: $21.20M

12. 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: 36,671 | Gross: $21.20M

13. Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

31 Metascore

Ensuing after the events of Clouseau's disappearance, his bosses at the Surete put a computer into service to elect a new shrewd detective, Sleigh, who turns up just as inept as Clouseau.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: David Niven, Robert Wagner, Herbert Lom, Joanna Lumley

Votes: 5,279 | Gross: $4.49M

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

G | 78 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Daffy Duck returns as the star of his own movie in this animated spoof of television's "Fantasy Island." While shipwrecked on a desert isle, Daffy and his miniature sidekick, Speedy Gonzalez, discover Yosemite Sam's hidden wishing well.

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

Votes: 1,601

15. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum

Votes: 13,560

16. D.C. Cab (1983)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy

46 Metascore

The misadventures of a group of unfortunate but street-wise cabbies working for a Washington, D.C. decrepit taxicab company.

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

Votes: 4,180 | Gross: $16.13M

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: 57,061 | Gross: $20.77M

18. Deal of the Century (1983)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

A small time arms dealer in South America to sell weapons to the revolutionaries, winds up negotiating the sale of an experimental plane to the nation's dictator.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines, Vince Edwards

Votes: 3,402 | Gross: $10.37M

19. Doctor Detroit (1983)

R | 89 min | Comedy

48 Metascore

A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant pimp, finds himself enjoying his new occupation on the streets.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Donna Dixon, Lydia Lei

Votes: 5,136 | Gross: $10.38M

20. Easy Money (1983)

R | 95 min | Comedy

48 Metascore

To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard-living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before they get the best of him.

Director: James Signorelli | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara

Votes: 7,433 | Gross: $29.31M

21. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

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: 6,440 | Gross: $4.79M

22. Eddie Macon's Run (1983)

PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A young man, harshly sentenced for a few minor infractions, escapes from a prison in Huntsville Texas and flees to Laredo, Texas, where he hopes to cross into Mexico for a reunion with his wife and small son.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Schneider, Lee Purcell, Lisa Dunsheath

Votes: 953 | Gross: $1.26M

23. Educating Rita (1983)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

In Liverpool, twenty-seven-year-old hairdresser Rita (Dame Julie Walters) decides to complete her basic education before having children, as desired by her husband Denny (Malcolm Douglas). ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 11,600 | Gross: $14.65M

24. 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: 44,583 | Gross: $94.90M

25. Gabriela (1983)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In 1925, Nacib (Marcello Mastroianni) is the owner of bar in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels. He meets Gabriela (Sonia Braga) and hires her on as a cook. They soon... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Sônia Braga, Marcello Mastroianni, Antonio Cantafora, Paulo Goulart

Votes: 906

26. Gorky Park (1983)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 11,709 | Gross: $15.90M

27. Jaws 3-D (1983)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

A giant thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in a SeaWorld theme park and it's up to the sons of police chief Brody to rescue everyone.

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

Votes: 37,242 | Gross: $45.52M

28. House of the Long Shadows (1983)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a twenty thousand dollar bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 2,854

29. Joysticks (1983)

R | 88 min | Comedy

When a top local businessman and his two bumbling nephews try to shut down the town's only video arcade, arcade employees and patrons fight back.

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Leif Green, Jim Greenleaf, Scott McGinnis

Votes: 1,689

30. The Keep (1983)

R | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

34 Metascore

Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 10,250 | Gross: $3.76M

31. A Killer in the Family (1983 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons that his life is being threatened by fellow inmates and that they should break him out of jail. However, when his sons ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Robert Mitchum, James Spader, Lance Kerwin, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 495

32. Krull (1983)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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: 28,788 | Gross: $16.52M

33. The Man Who Loved Women (1983)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A womanizing sculptor named David goes to seek help from a psychiatrist, Marianna, to cure him of his obsession with women.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews, Kim Basinger, Marilu Henner

Votes: 2,055 | Gross: $10.96M

34. 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: 10,170 | Gross: $12.23M

35. The Man with Two Brains (1983)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict

Votes: 23,087 | Gross: $10.10M

36. Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

On a desert planet, warlord Jared-Syn is trying to convince a tribe of mutants that he's their messiah and gain unlimited power hidden in a crystal. Ranger Dogen and explorer Dhyana, who's father was murdered by Syn, must stop him.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Michael Preston, Tim Thomerson, Kelly Preston

Votes: 1,503 | Gross: $5.30M

37. Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 19,989 | Gross: $64.80M

38. My Tutor (1983)

R | 97 min | Comedy

17 Metascore

A rich father hires a tutor for his son. The son is a horny teenager and the tutor is a gorgeous blonde. Complications ensue.

Director: George Bowers | Stars: Matt Lattanzi, Caren Kaye, Kevin McCarthy, Clark Brandon

Votes: 3,002 | Gross: $22.59M

39. 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.

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

Votes: 7,328 | Gross: $29.60M

40. 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: 57,897 | Gross: $55.50M

41. Now and Forever (1983)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

A couple's seemingly "perfect" marriage is shaken when the husband is charged with rape.

Director: Adrian Carr | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Robert Coleby, Carmen Duncan, Christine Amor

Votes: 102

42. 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: 89,696 | Gross: $67.90M

43. 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: 70,861 | Gross: $25.60M

44. The Osterman Weekend (1983)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

During the Cold War, a controversial television journalist is asked by the C.I.A. to persuade certain acquaintances, who are Soviet Agents of the Omega network, to defect.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 7,645 | Gross: $6.49M