Best Movies of 1983

1.

Return of the Jedi

6.8
8.3/10 IMDB

Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz, Ian McDiarmid ..
Directed by: Richard Marquand
Release date: 1983-05-25
2.

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: 1983-12-09
3.

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
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4.

Michael Jackson's Thriller

6.0
8.7/10 IMDB

A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloody-thirsty zombies.

Starring: Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Vincent Price, Cynthia Garris, Tiana Davidson 'Thelma' Davis, Mick Garris, Hanala Sagal, Forrest J. Ackerman, Reed Armstrong, Rick Baker ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1983-11-14
5.

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
6.

Videodrome

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon "Videodrome," a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.

Starring: James Woods, Sonja Smits, Debbie Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Jack Creley, Lynne Gorman, Julie Khaner, Reiner Schwarz, David Bolt, Lally Cadeau ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1983-02-04
7.

National Lampoon's Vacation

5.9
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
8.

The Dead Zone

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Nicholas Campbell, William B. Davis, Sean Sullivan ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1983-10-21
9.

WarGames

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together with his girlfriend and a wizardly computer genius, David must race against time to outwit his opponent and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Barry Corbin, Juanin Clay, Kent Williams, Dennis Lipscomb, Joe Dorsey, Irving Metzman ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1983-06-03
10.

Eddie Murphy: Delirious

5.7
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

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