Best Science Fiction 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.

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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

The Day After

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

In the mid-1980s, the U.S. is poised on the brink of nuclear war. This shadow looms over the residents of a small town in Kansas as they continue their daily lives. Dr. Russell Oakes maintains his busy schedule at the hospital, Denise Dahlberg prepares for her upcoming wedding, and Stephen Klein is deep in his graduate studies. When the unthinkable happens and the bombs come down, the town's residents are thrust into the horrors of nuclear winter.

Starring: Jason Robards, John Cullum, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Lithgow, Bibi Besch, Lori Lethin, Amy Madigan, William Allen Young, Jeff East ..
Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
Release date: 1983-11-28
6.

Fire and Ice

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is a young warrior, Larn, who vows to avenge this act of destruction. The evil continues, however, as Nekron's palace of ice heads straight towards Fire Keep, the great fortress ruled by the good King Jarol. When Jarol's beautiful daughter, Teegra, is abducted by Nekron's sub-human ape-like creatures, Larn begins a daring search for her. What results is a tense battle between good and evil, surrounded by the mystical elements of the ancient past.

Starring: Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor, Sean Hannon, Leo Gordon, William Ostrander, Eileen O'Neill, Elizabeth Lloyd Shaw, Micky Morton, Tamarah Park ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1983-03-25
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : V
7.

V

4.7
7.9/10 IMDB

Aliens pretending to be friendly come to Earth and are received openly. The aliens have masqueraded themselves to look just like humans. When it is discovered that the aliens' planet is dying and that they have come to rape the Earth of its natural resources, the war for Earth begins.

Release date: 1983-05-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : Twilight Zone: The Movie
8.

Twilight Zone: The Movie

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

An anthology film, presenting remakes of four episodes of the popular television series "The Twilight Zone," featuring the segments "Time Out," "Kick the Can," "It's a Good Life" and "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet."

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan, Bill Quinn, Scatman Crothers, Jeremy Licht, Donna Dixon, Bill Mumy ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg, George Miller, Joe Dante, John Landis
Release date: 1983-06-24
9.

Brainstorm

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.

Starring: Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher, Cliff Robertson, Jason Lively, Alan Fudge, Jordan Christopher, Donald Hotton, Lana Clarkson, Jason Lively ..
Directed by: Douglas Trumbull
Release date: 1983-09-30
10.

Blue Thunder

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Los Angeles, California. Officer Murphy, a veteran Metropolitan Police helicopter pilot suffering from severe trauma due to his harsh experiences during the Vietnam War, and Lymangood, his resourceful new partner, are tasked with testing an advanced and heavily armed experimental chopper known as Blue Thunder.

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
11.

The Man with Two Brains

4.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A brain surgeon 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
12.

Krull

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Francesca Annis, Alun Armstrong, David Battley, Bernard Bresslaw, Liam Neeson, John Welsh, Graham McGrath, Tony Church ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1983-07-29
13.

Superman III

4.3
5.0/10 IMDB

Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between rekindling romance with his high school sweetheart and saving himself, Superman must contend with a powerful supercomputer.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Annette O'Toole, Annie Ross, Pamela Stephenson, Robert Vaughn, Margot Kidder, Gavan O'Herlihy ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1983-06-17
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : Doctor Who: The Five Doctors
14.

Doctor Who: The Five Doctors

4.2
8.1/10 IMDB

Many incarnations of the Doctors and their old companions are taken out of time and deposited in the Death Zone on Gallifrey. There, they must battle the Master, Daleks, Cybermen and Yeti in order to reach the Dark Tower and discover the Tomb of Rassilon.

Starring: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Richard Hurndall, Tom Baker, William Hartnell, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson ..
Directed by: Peter Moffatt
Release date: 1983-11-25
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
15.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

3.8
8.0/10 IMDB

A Real American Hero is the first G.I. Joe miniseries, in it the G.I. Joe Special Missions Force must contend with COBRA who, after the successful theft of a special broadcast satellite now threaten the world with a teleportation machine called the M.A.S.S. Device. G.I. Joe tracks down the original designer who advises that the only way to counter the weapon is to build a M.A.S.S. Device of their own. However to power the device properly three rare catalytic elements are needed. Now it's a race around the world and against the clock as G.I. Joe and COBRA go M.A.S.S. to M.A.S.S.

Starring: Michael Bell, B.J. Ward, Christopher Collins, Arthur Burghardt, Morgan Lofting, Michael Bell, Michael Bell, Michael Bell, Arthur Burghardt, Christopher Collins ..
Directed by: Dan Thompson
Release date: 1983-09-12
16.

Testament

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

It is just another day in the small town of Hamlin until something disastrous happens. Suddenly, news breaks that a series of nuclear warheads has been dropped along the Eastern Seaboard and, more locally, in California. As people begin coping with the devastating aftermath of the attacks — many suffer radiation poisoning — the Wetherly family tries to survive.

Starring: Jane Alexander, William Devane, Kevin Costner, Ross Harris, Roxana Zal, Lukas Haas, Philip Anglim, Lilia Skala, Leon Ames, Lurene Tuttle ..
Directed by: Lynne Littman
Release date: 1983-11-04
17.

Manimal

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Jonathan Chase was a British college professor at New York University who had the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal. He used his powers to battle crime alongside pretty policewoman Brooke and Vietnam-war pal Ty.

Starring: Simon MacCorkindale, Melody Anderson, Reni Santoni, Michael D. Roberts ..
Release date: 1983-09-30
18.

Born in Flames

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

In near-future New York, 10 years after the “social-democratic war of liberation,” diverse groups of women organize a feminist uprising as equality remains unfulfilled.

Starring: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy, Becky Johnston, Kathryn Bigelow, Hillary Hurst, Eric Bogosian, Pat Place, Ron Vawter ..
Directed by: Lizzie Borden
Release date: 1983-04-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : Terrahawks: Expect the Unexpected
19.

Terrahawks: Expect the Unexpected

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

The first four episodes of Gerry Anderson's 1980s Supermarionation series. In 'Expect the Unexpected (Part 1)' Queen Zelda attacks and destroys a NASA Mars expedition. 'Expect the Unexpected (Part 2)' sees Zelda offer to make peace with the Terrahawks. 'Thunder Roar' finds the Terrahawks battling the mighty Sram, Lord of Felony. 'Close Call' has an investigative reporter threatens to expose the Terrahawks on worldwide television.

Starring: Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Windsor Davies, Ben Stevens, Anne Ridler, Moya Ruskin ..
Directed by: Desmond Saunders
Release date: 1983-11-15
20.

Nightmares

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town priest loses his faith and decides to leave town, but in the desert is stalked by a mysterious black pick-up truck. In the final story, a family's problem with a rat is larger than they think.

Starring: Cristina Raines, Emilio Estevez, Lance Henriksen, Richard Masur, Veronica Cartwright, Billy Jacoby, Moon Unit Zappa, Tony Plana, Joe Lambie, Robin Gammell ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1983-09-02
21.

The Deadly Spawn

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

When a meteorite touches down in the New Jersey woods carrying a monstrous alien slug, it’s up to four teens to stop it before it’s terrifying brood consumes all life on Earth!

Starring: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter, Jean Tafler, Karen Tighe, James L. Brewster, Elissa Neil, Ethel Michelson, John Schmerling, Judith Mayes ..
Directed by: Douglas McKeown
Release date: 1983-04-22
22.

Ultraman II: The Further Adventures of Ultraman

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

When, prehistoric monsters attack the earth, Commander Adams is asked to head up a paramilitary scientific team, which he agrees on the condition that he is provided with the general's new high-tech space craft. Glen, the creator of the craft, insists on being part of the team, as does a bumbling fool named Marconi. Biologist Lieutenant Ann Johnson comes on as a surprise to these two chauvinists, and finally, Lieutenant Harris, who has been appointed the host of Ultraman, joins the team upon his arrivial.

Starring: Barbara Goodson, Gary Morgan, Steven Kramer, Michael Dobson, Tom Wyner ..
Directed by: Hiroshi Jinsenji, Tom Weiner
Release date: 1983-01-01
23.

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

Three women make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their talents, they try to rescue the women.

Starring: Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Michael Ironside, Ernie Hudson, Deborah Pratt, Andrea Marcovicci, Hrant Alianak, Beeson Carroll, Cali Timmins, Aleisa Shirley ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1983-05-20
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : The Aerodrome
24.

The Aerodrome

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

In the future England is ruled by a fascist government, and one day the leaders begin the construction of a heavily guarded, mysterious airport. BBC adaptation of Rex Warner's 1941 novel of the same name. A stereotypical village in a somewhat alternative England is taken over wholesale by 'The Air Force.' Living in the village is young Roy, who has just learned he is not who he thought he was. Attempting to forge a new sense of identity, he joins the dashing Air Force, seduced by its dynamism and direct and brutal ways.

Starring: Peter Firth, Dominic Jephcott, Richard Briers, Richard Johnson, Jill Bennett, Natalie Ogle, Mary MacLeod, Mary Peach, Derek Martin, Sheila Reid ..
Directed by: Giles Foster
Release date: 1983-12-13
25.

Strange Invaders

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he goes to where she grew up--a rural town in the midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the Newmans. He meets aliens; but when he contacts the FBI, they don't believe him. He tells his story to a tabloid; and suddenly, he is chased by the aliens.

Starring: Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diana Scarwid, Michael Lerner, Louise Fletcher, Wallace Shawn, Fiona Lewis, Kenneth Tobey, June Lockhart, Charles Lane ..
Directed by: Michael Laughlin
Release date: 1983-09-16
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : Skywhales
26.

Skywhales

2.8
7.6/10 IMDB

A race of aliens living on a floating island prepares to hunt the giant Skywhales whose origins are slowly unveiled.

Directed by: Phil Austin, Derek W. Hayes
Release date: 1983-08-19
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : The Gold Diggers
27.

The Gold Diggers

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

An avant-garde examination of the relationship between women and money in society. Mixing musical, silent melodrama, and philosophical treatise into a post-punk, heady brew.

Starring: Julie Christie, David Gale, George Antoni, Kassandra Colson, Colette Laffont, Hilary Westlake, Thom Osborn, Jacky Lansley ..
Directed by: Sally Potter
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : Smorgasbord
28.

Smorgasbord

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Warren Nefron is a hopeless klutz who has some of the worst luck in the world: when he tries to end it all with a foolproof suicide plan, he still manages to mess it up. In desperation, he goes to a psychiatrist to see if there is some way for him to end his troubles.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Edelman, Foster Brooks, Zane Buzby, Dick Butkus, Francine York, John Abbott, Donna Ponterotto ..
Directed by: Jerry Lewis
Release date: 1983-04-13
29.

Prototype

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

An intelligent android (Michael) constructed by a research team is taken outdoors and successfully passed off as human in a trial run. When the government hears of this, they order their own set of tests in Washington. When the project leader realizes the military want the android for a soldier, he can't accept it, and he and Michael go into hiding to avoid their clutches.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, David Morse, Frances Sternhagen, James Sutorius, Stephen Elliott, Arthur Hill ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1983-12-07
30.

Starflight One

2.5
4.7/10 IMDB

Starflight One, a commercial aircraft that can whisk passengers around the globe in a matter of hours, embarks on its maiden voyage. The trip goes horribly awry, however, when the aircraft is forced out of the atmosphere and into outer space. As it is too dangerous to attempt reentry, Captain Cody Briggs, his passengers and his crew brave declining levels of oxygen while NASA scientists scramble to launch a rescue mission in a race against time.

Starring: Lee Majors, Hal Linden, Lauren Hutton, Ray Milland, Gail Strickland, George DiCenzo, Tess Harper, Terry Kiser, Heather McAdam, Michael Sacks ..
Directed by: Jerry Jameson
Release date: 1983-02-27
31.

Space Raiders

2.5
4.5/10 IMDB

A futuristic, sensitive tale of adventure and confrontation when a 10 year old boy is accidentally kidnapped by a spaceship filled with a motley crew of space pirates.

Starring: Vince Edwards, David Mendenhall, Drew Snyder, Patsy Pease, Thom Christopher, Luca Bercovici, Ray Stewart, George Dickerson, Michael Miller, Virginia Kiser ..
Directed by: Howard R. Cohen
Release date: 1983-07-01
32.

The Return of Captain Invincible

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

In WWII, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis and was hailed as a hero. But when he was accused of treason, he retired to Australia in disgrace. Cut to the present, when a US super secret super weapon is stolen and he's asked to come back to the States in order to help stop evil and restore his sterling reputation. Unfortunately, Captain Invincible is a drunk now...

Starring: Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick, Michael Pate, Graham Kennedy, Bill Hunter, Max Phipps, David Argue, Gus Mercurio, Noel Ferrier ..
Directed by: Philippe Mora
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : Spasms
33.

Spasms

2.5
4.4/10 IMDB

A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation.

Starring: Peter Fonda, Oliver Reed, Kerrie Keane, Al Waxman, Miguel Fernandes, Marilyn Lightstone, Angus MacInnes, Laurie Brown, Gerard Parkes, William Needles ..
Directed by: William Fruet
Release date: 1983-10-28
34.

The Being

2.5
4.4/10 IMDB

Toxic waste dumping in a small Idaho town turns a young boy into horrible mutant monster. The town's police chief and a government scientist team up to stop the monster, which is quickly killing off the town's citizenry.

Starring: Martin Landau, Marianne Gordon, Bill Osco, José Ferrer, Dorothy Malone, Ruth Buzzi, The Unknown Comic, Kinky Friedman, Johnny Dark, Kent Perkins ..
Directed by: Jackie Kong
Release date: 1983-11-18
35.

Wavelength

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

Two young lovers learn that a small group of child-like space aliens are marooned on Earth and are being held prisoner at a top secret military facility. The couple then decide to liberate the extraterrestrial castaways and help them make a rendezvous with a rescue ship sent from the alien home planet.

Starring: Robert Carradine, Cherie Currie, Keenan Wynn, Cal Bowman, James Hess, Terry Burns ..
Directed by: Mike Gray
Release date: 1983-09-16
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : Anna to the Infinite Power
36.

Anna to the Infinite Power

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Anna Hart was always an odd child, a genius, a shoplifter, desperately afraid of flickering lights, with strange prophetic dreams. Simultaneously, several strange things begin to happen. A strange, mysterious neighbor, by the name of MacKayla moves in next door to the Harts. And, most frightening of all, Anna sees her exact double on the television one night. As her investigation of the other Anna, Anna Smithson, progresses, she begins to learn the truth. The truth about a woman named Anna Zimmerman that has been dead for twenty years, and most importantly, the truth about herself

Starring: Martha Byrne, Dina Merrill, Mark Patton, Donna Mitchell, Jack Ryland, Loretta Devine, Jack Gilford, Julie Araskog ..
Directed by: Robert Wiemer
Release date: 1983-01-12
37.

The New Barbarians

2.3
4.5/10 IMDB

Two mercenaries help wandering caravans fight off an evil and aimless band of white-clad bikers after the nuclear holocaust.

Starring: Giancarlo Prete, Fred Williamson, George Eastman, Anna Kanakis, Ennio Girolami, Venantino Venantini, Massimo Vanni, Iris Peynado, Stefania Girolami Goodwin, Giovanni Frezza ..
Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari
Release date: 1983-06-10
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : The Passing
38.

The Passing

2.2
5.5/10 IMDB

The lives of two men, an elderly WWII vet and a young death row prisoner, intersect when the vet enrolls in a program to have his consciousness transplanted into a younger body...and the prisoner is forced to provide the body.

Starring: James Carroll Plaster, Welton Benjamin Johnson, John Huckert, Lynn Odell, Mark McPherson, Richard Chisolm, Steve Ingrassia, Charles Murphy, Toui Xinh Pham ..
Directed by: John Huckert
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : Somewhere, Tomorrow
39.

Somewhere, Tomorrow

2.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Lori Anderson is trying to deal with the recent tragedy of her father's death. As Lori's mother moves on, Lori finds herself stuck, consumed by grief and anger. With the lingering feeling that something about her father's passing was not right, Lori turns to his journals for answers. The events that follow catapult Lori into a strange romance with a ghost, resulting in a mysterious journey.

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Nancy Addison, Tom Shea, Rick Weber, Paul Bates, James Congdon, Kaylan Pickford, Bill Bonecutter, Melissa Reeves, Elisabeth Shue ..
Directed by: Robert Wiemer
Release date: 1983-01-01
40.

Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn

2.2
3.8/10 IMDB

A seeker named Dogen rescues Dhyana after her father is murdered by the evil Jared-Syn. To avenge her father's death, Dogen must find Jared-Syn's hideout in the mysterious "Lost City", but the only person who knows where it is an aging, burned-out seeker named Rhodes. Along the way, they will need to do battle against the hunter Baal and his Cyclopean minions for engaging Jared-Syn in a final encounter.

Starring: Jeffrey Byron, Michael Preston, Tim Thomerson, Kelly Preston, Richard Moll, R. David Smith, Larry Pennell, Marty Zagon, Mickey Fox, William Jones ..
Directed by: Charles Band
Release date: 1983-08-19
41.

Stryker

2.1
4.3/10 IMDB

The world's water supply has dried up due to some sort of apocalypse. A beautiful woman holds the secret to where one of the last springs being guarded by a group of Amazons. A "Road Warrior" like crew captures her and tries to make her talk through brutal torture. The hero (Stryker) unites with some of the remaining "good guys" and the Amazons and frees the woman. They go on to a "Road Warrior" type of concluding battle with the bad guys.

Starring: Steve Sandor, Andrea Savio, Mike Lane, William Ostrander, Julie Gray, Ken Metcalfe, Monique St. Pierre, Biff Yeager, Joseph Zucchero, Michael De Mesa ..
Directed by: Cirio H. Santiago
Release date: 1983-09-02
42.

Prisoners of the Lost Universe

2.0
3.7/10 IMDB

Three people are transported into a parallel universe. There they find that they must use modern technology, but medieval weapons, in order to save the citizenry from a murderous warlord.

Starring: Richard Hatch, Kay Lenz, John Saxon, Peter O'Farrell, Ray Charleson, Kenneth Hendel, Philip Van der Byl, Larry Taylor, Dawn Abraham, Ron Smerczak ..
Directed by: Terry Marcel
Release date: 1983-08-15
43.

BrainWaves

2.0
4.7/10 IMDB

After a traffic accident Kaylie is in coma for months and her doctors want to try a new procedure on her. To regain her consciousness, they stimulate her brain with the neural patterns of a woman who has just died. It works and Kaylie fully recovers. However, she begins to relive the dying moments of her donor and realizes that she was murdered! Along with her husband and mother, she tries to find out what happened.

Starring: Keir Dullea, Suzanna Love, Tony Curtis, Vera Miles, Ryan Seitz, Percy Rodriguez, Paul Willson, Eve Brent, Nicholas Love, Corinne Wahl ..
Directed by: Ulli Lommel
Release date: 1983-08-05
44.

Survival Zone

1.9
4.1/10 IMDB

In a post-nuclear world, a happy family of ranchers is beseiged by a roving band of ne'er do well marauders who want to eat the men and mate with the women. Having already killed and eaten an entire mission full of nuns, the family has no choice but to grab their rifles and defend their homestead. Meanwhile, the lonely, nubile daughter begins to have feelings for the buff blond stranger with no family who has wandered onto the property. It's romance, intrigue, action, and violence on the dark continent!

Starring: Gary Lockwood, Camilla Sparv, Morgan Stevens, Zoli Marki, Ian Steadman, Arthur Hall, Karl Eric Kostlin, Elizabeth Meyer, Joanie Combrink, Lillian Randall ..
Directed by: Percival Rubens
Release date: 1983-09-22
45.

The Man Who Wasn't There

1.7
3.8/10 IMDB

A minor diplomatic functionary stumbles upon a formula for invisibility.

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Lisa Langlois, Jeffrey Tambor, Art Hindle, Morgan Hart, Bruce Malmuth, Ivan Naranjo, Harold Ayer, Vincent Baggetta, Michelle Bauer ..
Directed by: Bruce Malmuth
Release date: 1983-08-12
46.

Space Ace

1.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A teenage boy named Ace must rescue Kimberly, and is able to turn into a stronger version of himself for short periods of time to stop Borf from turning anyone into babies with his Infanto Ray.

Starring: Jeff Etter, Will Finn, Lorna Cook, Don Bluth, Michael Rye ..
Directed by: Don Bluth
Release date: 1983-12-21
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : Miss Lonelyhearts
47.

Miss Lonelyhearts

1.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Although based on Nathanael West's novel that essentially trashes the journalist's trade as cold-hearted and Machiavellian, director Michael Dinner has opted to make his journalist a pathetic figure instead. The story centers on a reporter who is trapped into writing the "Miss Lonelyhearts" column for a local newspaper and then slowly comes apart emotionally and psychologically as he gets involved with the troubles of his readers. While the plot of the film remains solid, the characterization of the journalist changes the intent -- and whether that is for better or worse will depend on the viewer.

Starring: Eric Roberts, Arthur Hill, Conchata Ferrell, John P. Ryan, Sally Kemp, Gregory Itzin, Martina Deignan, Jackie Earle Haley, Rita Taggart, Vincent Schiavelli ..
Directed by: Michael Dinner
Release date: 1983-03-19
48.

Warrior of the Lost World

1.5
2.6/10 IMDB

A nomad mercenary on a high-tech motorcycle helps bring about the downfall of the evil Orwellian government, the Omega.

Starring: Robert Ginty, Persis Khambatta, Donald Pleasence, Fred Williamson, Harrison Muller Sr., Daniel Stephen, Geretta Geretta, Scott Coffey, Urs Althaus, Philip Dallas ..
Directed by: David Worth
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : Wishman
49.

Wishman

1.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Wishman is a genetic experiment condemned to spend its life in the lab. Two employees decide it deserves freedom, so they escape with it.

Starring: Linda Hamilton, Joseph Bottoms, John Reilly, Margarita Farrell, Robin Gammell, Mark Dodson, James Keach, Jason Presson, Jean Bruce Scott, Sam Weisman ..
Directed by: James Frawley
Release date: 1983-06-25
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1983 : W Is War
50.

W Is War

1.2
4.8/10 IMDB

Filipino director Willy Milan's first entry into the Maxsploitation sub-sub-genre.

Starring: Anthony Alonzo, Joonee Gamboa, Paul Vance, Alicia Alonzo, Ann Marrie, Ada Hubert, Bing Davao, John Montero ..
Directed by: Willy Milan
Release date: 1983-07-01

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