Best Comedy Movies of 1983

1.

The Meaning of Life

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there's the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor. The world's most voracious glutton brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise.

Starring: Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Carol Cleveland, Simon Jones, Patricia Quinn, Judy Loe ..
Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Release date: 1983-03-31
2.

Trading Places

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, Paul Gleason, Kristin Holby, Jim Belushi, Frank Oz ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1983-06-07
3.

Eddie Murphy: Delirious

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

Taped live and in concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. in August, 1983, Eddie Murphy: Delirious captures Eddie Murphy's wild and outrageous stand-up comedy act, which he performed in New York and eighteen other cities across the U.S. to standing-room-only audiences. Eddie's comedy was groundbreaking, completely new, razor sharp and definitely funny.Eddie Murphy pontificates in his own vulgarly hilarious fashion on everything from bizarre sexual fantasies to reliving the family barbecue, and is peppered with Eddie's one-of-a-kind wit. Laugh along as Eddie reminiscences of hot childhood days and the ice cream man intermixed with classic vocal parodies of top American entertainers.Experience Eddie Murphy at his best, live and red hot! Delirious! Uncensored and Uncut!

Starring: Eddie Murphy, James Argiro ..
Directed by: Bruce Gowers
Release date: 1983-08-17
4.

A Christmas Story

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.

Starring: Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley, Jean Shepherd, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, R.D. Robb, Zack Ward, Yano Anaya, Tedde Moore ..
Directed by: Bob Clark
Release date: 1983-11-18
5.

Zelig

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, and others.

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan, John Buckwalter, Marvin Chatinover, Stanley Swerdlow, Paul Nevens, Elizabeth Kaitan, Howard Erskine, Richard Whiting ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1983-07-15
6.

National Lampoon's Vacation

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Miriam Flynn, John Candy, Eddie Bracken, Brian Doyle-Murray ..
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Release date: 1983-07-28
7.

Terms of Endearment

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow, Lisa Hart Carroll, Betty King, Huckleberry Fox, Troy Bishop ..
Directed by: James L. Brooks
Release date: 1983-11-20
8.

Local Hero

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson, Norman Chancer, Peter Capaldi, Alex Norton, Jenny Seagrove, Jennifer Black, Christopher Rozycki ..
Directed by: Bill Forsyth
Release date: 1983-02-17
9.

The Big Chill

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A couple's marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the weekend unfolds, the friends catch up with each other, play the music of their youth, reminisce, smoke marijuana, and pair off with each other.

Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, JoBeth Williams, Don Galloway, James Gillis ..
Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan
Release date: 1983-09-09
10.

Mr. Mom

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue...

Starring: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Fred Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe, Courtney-Jane White, Martin Mull, Ann Jillian, Jeffrey Tambor, Christopher Lloyd, Tom Leopold ..
Directed by: Stan Dragoti
Release date: 1983-07-22

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