Best Crime Movies of 1983

1.

Scarface

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Starring: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Miriam Colón, F. Murray Abraham, Paul Shenar, Harris Yulin, Ángel Salazar ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1983-12-08
2.

The Outsiders

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.

Starring: Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Glenn Withrow, Diane Lane, Leif Garrett ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1983-03-25
3.

Rumble Fish

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Diana Scarwid, Vincent Spano, Nicolas Cage, Chris Penn, Laurence Fishburne, William Smith ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1983-10-20
4.

Sudden Impact

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman, Paul Drake, Audrie Neenan, Jack Thibeau, Michael Currie, Albert Popwell, Mark Keyloun ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1983-12-07
5.

Gorky Park

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Police Inspector Renko tries to solve the case of three bodies found in Moscow's Gorky Park but finds his attempts to solve the crime impeded by his superiors. Working on his own, Renko seeks out more information and stumbles across a conspiracy involving the highest levels of the government.

Starring: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Joanna Pacula, Michael Elphick, Ian McDiarmid, Rikki Fulton, Richard Griffiths, Alexei Sayle, Ian Bannen ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1983-12-15
6.

Blue Thunder

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a helicopter so powerful and why it is such a secret.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern, Paul Roebling, David Sheiner, Malcolm McDowell, Joe Santos, Ed Bernard, James Murtaugh ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1983-02-05
7.

Lone Wolf McQuade

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

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 culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and the ranger, and involving the woman they both love.

Starring: Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Dana Kimmell, Robert Beltran, L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Jorge Cervera Jr., Sharon Farrell ..
Directed by: Steve Carver
Release date: 1983-04-15
8.

Vigilante

3.7
6.6/10 IMDB

New York City factory worker Eddie Marino is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. When a corrupt judge sets the thugs free, Eddie goes berserk and vows revenge.

Starring: Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, Richard Bright, Rutanya Alda, Don Blakely, Joseph Carberry, Willie Colón, Joe Spinell, Carol Lynley, Nick Barbaro ..
Directed by: William Lustig
Release date: 1983-01-04
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9.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

Starring: Ian Richardson, Donald Churchill, Denholm Elliott, Glynis Barber, Brian Blessed, Eleanor Bron, Edward Judd, Ronald Lacey, Martin Shaw, Connie Booth ..
Directed by: Douglas Hickox
Release date: 1983-11-03
10.

10 to Midnight

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders. After his bizarre behavior results in rejection from countless women, Warren Stacy begins murdering women, always while he is naked, which minimizes any physical evidence left behind. Detective Leo Kessler is convinced of Stacy’s guilt and, over the objections of his partner, plants evidence to get him behind bars. When Stacy is released on a technicality, he threatens to go after Kessler and his family, leaving Kessler to defend himself with little help from the police.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher, Andrew Stevens, Geoffrey Lewis, Gene Davis, Wilford Brimley, Robert F. Lyons, Sydna Scott, Bert Williams, Iva Lane ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1983-03-11

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