Best Romance Movies of 1983

1.

Risky Business

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too long and it is time to enjoy himself. After an unfortunate incident with the Porsche Joel must raise some cash, in a risky way.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Sean Penn, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur, Curtis Armstrong, Bronson Pinchot, Shera Danese, Raphael Sbarge, Janet Carroll ..
Directed by: Paul Brickman
Release date: 1983-08-05
2.

Yentl

4.8
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
3.

Flashdance

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

The popular 1980s dance movie that depicts the life of an exotic dancer with a side job as a welder whose true desire is to get into ballet school. It’s her dream to be a professional dancer and now is her chance.

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Kyle T. Heffner, Sunny Johnson, Philip Bruns, Micole Mercurio, Cynthia Rhodes, Lee Ving, Ron Karabatsos ..
Directed by: Adrian Lyne
Release date: 1983-04-14
4.

The Man with Two Brains

4.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A story about a brain surgeon who tries to end his unhappy marriage to spend more time with a disembodied brain.

Starring: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict, Richard Brestoff, Randi Brooks, James Cromwell, George Furth, Peter Hobbs, Earl Boen ..
Directed by: Carl Reiner
Release date: 1983-06-10
5.

Educating Rita

4.4
7.2/10 IMDB

Rita, a witty 26-year-old hairdresser, wants to 'discover' herself so she joins an Open University where she meets the disillusioned professor of literature, Dr. Frank Bryant. His marriage has failed, his new girlfriend is having an affair with his best friend and he can't get through the day without downing a bottle or two of whisky. What Frank needs is a challenge... and along comes Rita.

Starring: Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman, Jeananne Crowley, Malcolm Douglas, Godfrey Quigley, Dearbhla Molloy, Kim Fortune, Philip Hurd-Wood ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1983-06-16
6.

All the Right Moves

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could crush the player's dreams

Starring: Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson, Charles Cioffi, Gary Graham, Paul Carafotes, Chris Penn, Sandy Faison, James A. Baffico, Mel Winkler ..
Directed by: Michael Chapman
Release date: 1983-10-21
7.

Valley Girl

4.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth Daily, Deborah Foreman, Michael Bowen, Cameron Dye, Michelle Meyrink, Lee Purcell, Colleen Camp, Frederic Forrest, Joanne Baron ..
Directed by: Martha Coolidge
Release date: 1983-04-08
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8.

The Scarlet and the Black

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, but O'Flaherty's activities become so large that the Nazi's decide to assassinate him the next time he leaves the Vatican. O'Flaherty continues his work in a variety of disguises. Based on a true story. Written by John Vogel

Starring: Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, Kenneth Colley, Barbara Bouchet, Olga Karlatos, John Gielgud, Raf Vallone, Walter Gotell, Julian Holloway, Michael Byrne ..
Directed by: Jerry London
Release date: 1983-02-02
9.

Breathless

3.8
5.9/10 IMDB

Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a few days. As the film progresses, the police get closer to him, and the crimes escalate.

Starring: Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky, Art Metrano, John P. Ryan, William Tepper, Robert Dunn, Garry Goodrow, Lisa Jane Persky, James Hong, Waldemar Kalinowski ..
Directed by: Jim McBride
Release date: 1983-05-13
10.

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

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