Best Music Movies of 1983

1.

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
2.

Yentl

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Rebbe Mendel is a single father who teaches the Talmud, a sacred text of Judaism, to the boys of his small Polish town. Behind closed doors, he also instructs his daughter, Yentl, despite the fact that girls are forbidden to study religious scripture. When Yentl's father dies, she still has a strong desire to learn about her faith -- so she disguises herself as a male, enrolls in a religious school, and unexpectedly finds love along the way.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff, Steven Hill, Miriam Margolyes, Ian Sears, Allan Corduner, Lynda Baron, David de Keyser ..
Directed by: Barbra Streisand
Release date: 1983-11-18
Best Music Movies of 1983 : Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
3.

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Hammersmith Odeon, London, July 3, 1973. British singer David Bowie performs his alter ego Ziggy Stardust for the very last time. A decadent show, a hallucinogenic collage of kitsch, pop irony and flamboyant excess: a musical symbiosis of feminine passion and masculine dominance that defines Bowie's art and the glam rock genre.

Starring: David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder, Mick 'Woody' Woodmansey, Angela Bowie, Ken Fordham, Brian Wilshaw, Geoffrey MacCormack, John 'Hutch' Hutchinson, Mike Garson ..
Directed by: D. A. Pennebaker
Release date: 1983-12-23
Best Music Movies of 1983 : Siouxsie & The Banshees: Nocturne
4.

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Nocturne

3.7
8.6/10 IMDB

Originally released in 1983 "Nocturne" was remastered in 2006 and released on DVD. This captures Siouxsie And The Banshees at the height of their "goth" period. It also features Cure frontman Robert Smith on guitar. If you liked the albums "Juju", "Hyaena", and "A Kiss In The Dreamhouse" you will love this. It was filmed at Royal Albert Hall.

Starring: Siouxsie Sioux, Budgie, Steven Severin, Robert Smith ..
Release date: 1983-01-01
5.

Tender Mercies

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.

Starring: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley, Ellen Barkin, Allan Hubbard, Lenny Von Dohlen, Paul Gleason, Michael Crabtree, Norman Bennett ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 1983-04-02
6.

Staying Alive

3.7
4.7/10 IMDB

It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.

Starring: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood, Julie Bovasso, Steve Bickford, Patrick Brady, Norma Donaldson, Jesse Doran, Joyce Hyser ..
Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Release date: 1983-07-11
7.

Winter Light

3.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Though best known for his collage films, Lawrence Jordan here makes exquisite study of the different aspects of light lilting through the early morning fog of California winter. Painterly gradations of color and juxtapositions in scale are beautifully arranged to music by Antonio Vivaldi.

Directed by: Lawrence Jordan
Release date: 1983-01-01
8.

The Pirates of Penzance

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In spite of being apprenticed to a Pirate King as a child, Frederic has led a very sheltered life. So when he arrives in Cornwall with his boisterous shipmates, there are a few surprises in store for him!

Starring: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose, Rex Smith, Tony Azito ..
Directed by: Wilford Leach
Release date: 1983-02-18
Best Music Movies of 1983 : Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at the El Mocambo
9.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at the El Mocambo

3.5
8.8/10 IMDB

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble burn it up at the El Mocambo, a small club, performing a small set list. During the concert Vaughan pulls off some Hendrix style guitar heroics. He does whammy bar tricks, bangs it on he floor, and makes noises with it. He also plays it behind his back.

Starring: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon ..
Directed by: Dennis Saunders
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1983 : U2: Live at Red Rocks (Under a Blood Red Sky)
10.

U2: Live at Red Rocks (Under a Blood Red Sky)

3.5
8.4/10 IMDB

1. Intro 2. Out Of Control 3. Twilight 4. An Cat Dubh 5. Into The Heart 6. Surrender 7. Two Hearts Beat As One 8. Seconds 9. Sunday Bloody Sunday 10. Cry/The Electric Co. 11. October 12. New Year's Day 13. I Threw A Brick Through A Window 14. A Day Without Me 15. Gloria 16. Party Girl 17. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock 18. I Will Follow 19. 40 Recorded at the breathtakingly beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado in 1983, this concert features Irish rock sensation U2 and front man Bono in their early glory days. The program includes five previously unreleased songs and a director's commentary. Songs featured are "Out of Control," "Into the Heart," "Surrender," "Two Hearts Beat As One," "New Year's Day," "I Threw a Brick Through a Window" and "Party Girl."

Starring: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., U2 ..
Directed by: Gavin Taylor
Release date: 1983-06-05

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