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.

Style Wars

4.2
8.1/10 IMDB

Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant's PBS documentary tracks the rise and fall of subway graffiti in New York in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Starring: Cap, Daze, Dondi, Kase 2, Eric Haze, Ed Koch, Rammellzee, Irene Cara, Gene Anthony Ray, Skeme ..
Directed by: Tony Silver
Release date: 1983-01-01
3.

Yentl

4.2
6.5/10 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
4.

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 : Diana Ross: Live in Central Park
5.

Diana Ross: Live in Central Park

3.8
8.1/10 IMDB

On July 21,1983, the legendary Diana Ross took the stage in New York's Central Park before an audience of over 800,000. Soon after the entertainer began, pouring rain and heavy wind threatened to put an end to the show, but Diana pushed on for much of the set;urging the drenched crowd to remain calm and stay with her. Eventually the torrential storm put an end to the performance;but not before Diana promised her fans she would return the next day. True to her word;Diana performed the entire concert again on July 22nd for the people of New York.

Starring: Diana Ross ..
Directed by: Steve Binder
Release date: 1983-07-25
6.

Eddie and the Cruisers

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.

Starring: Tom Berenger, Michael Paré, Joe Pantoliano, Ellen Barkin, Matthew Laurance, Helen Schneider, David Wilson, Michael 'Tunes' Antunes, Kenny Vance, John Stockwell ..
Directed by: Martin Davidson
Release date: 1983-09-23
7.

Tender Mercies

3.8
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
8.

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
9.

The Pirates of Penzance

3.7
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 Penzance with his boisterous shipmates, there are a few surprises in store for him! It all ends happily, but not before he's dodged the Old Bill, fallen in love and made some rather inconvenient discoveries.

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 : Four American Composers: Philip Glass
10.

Four American Composers: Philip Glass

3.5
7.7/10 IMDB

A television documentary produced for British Television directed by Peter Greenaway about Phillip Glass that is a recording of a performance of the Phillip Glass Ensemble in 1983 with interviews that go in depth of his style and music theory of his signature minimal sound.

Starring: Philip Glass ..
Directed by: Peter Greenaway
Release date: 1983-08-03

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