Best Thriller Movies of 1983

1.

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 Colon, F. Murray Abraham, Paul Shenar, Harris Yulin, Ángel Salazar ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1983-12-09
2.

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
3.

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
4.

Octopussy

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

James Bond is sent to investigate after a fellow “00” agent is found dead with a priceless Indian Fabergé egg. Bond follows the mystery and uncovers a smuggling scandal and a Russian General who wants to provoke a new World War.

Starring: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn, Kabir Bedi, Steven Berkoff, David Meyer, Tony Meyer, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Brown ..
Directed by: John Glen
Release date: 1983-06-05
5.

Bad Boys

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a rite of passage and respect is measured in vengeance.

Starring: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Eric Gurry, Esai Morales, Ally Sheedy, Clancy Brown, Robert Lee Rush, John Zenda, Tony Mockus Jr. ..
Directed by: Rick Rosenthal
Release date: 1983-03-25
6.

Silkwood

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson, Fred Ward, Diana Scarwid, Ron Silver, Charles Hallahan, Josef Sommer, Sudie Bond ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1983-12-14
7.

Never Say Never Again

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond and seeks revenge.

Starring: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Edward Fox, Barbara Carrera, Max von Sydow, Bernie Casey, Alec McCowen, Pamela Salem, Rowan Atkinson ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1983-10-07
8.

Sudden Impact

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman, Paul Drake, Audrie Neenan, Jack Thibeau, Michael Currie, Albert Popwell, Mark Keyloun ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1983-12-07
9.

Gorky Park

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Police Inspector Renko tries to solve the case of three bodies found in Moscow's Gorky Park but finds his attempts to solve the crime impeded by his superiors. Working on his own, Renko seeks out more information and stumbles across a conspiracy involving the highest levels of the government.

Starring: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Joanna Pacula, Michael Elphick, Ian McDiarmid, Rikki Fulton, Richard Griffiths, Alexei Sayle, Ian Bannen ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1983-12-15
10.

Psycho II

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by 'her' demands and begins to question his own sanity.

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia, Dennis Franz, Hugh Gillin, Claudia Bryar, Robert Alan Browne, Ben Hartigan, Lee Garlington ..
Directed by: Richard Franklin
Release date: 1983-06-03
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : Twilight Zone: The Movie
11.

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
12.

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
13.

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
14.

Uncommon Valor

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...

Starring: Gene Hackman, Fred Ward, Robert Stack, Patrick Swayze, Harold Sylvester, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, Tim Thomerson, Todd Allen, Reb Brown, Alice Lau Nga-Lai ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1983-12-16
15.

Cujo

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Starring: Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Christopher Stone, Ed Lauter, Kaiulani Lee, Billy Jayne, Mills Watson, Sandy Ward, Jerry Hardin ..
Directed by: Lewis Teague
Release date: 1983-08-10
16.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.2
6.7/10 IMDB

In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?

Starring: Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, Royal Dano, Vidal Peterson, Shawn Carson, Mary Grace Canfield, Richard Davalos, Jake Dengel, Jack Dodson ..
Directed by: Jack Clayton
Release date: 1983-04-29
17.

10 to Midnight

4.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Warren Stacy, an office equipment repairman, begins murdering women after they reject his advances. To minimize the evidence, Stacy always kills while naked, wearing nothing but gloves, and further evades the law with his strong alibis. Veteran detective Leo Kessler is convinced of Stacy's guilt and begins using questionable methods to catch him.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher, Andrew Stevens, Geoffrey Lewis, Gene Davis, Wilford Brimley, Robert F. Lyons, Sydna Scott, Bert Williams, Iva Lane ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1983-03-11
18.

The Star Chamber

4.0
6.3/10 IMDB

As violence escalates in Los Angeles and heinous murders are committed, Steven Hardin, a young judge of the California Supreme Court, must struggle with his tortured conscience and growing despair as he watches helplessly as the ruthless criminals brought before his court go free because clever lawyers find obscure loopholes in the law.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto, Sharon Gless, Michael Ensign, James B. Sikking, Joe Regalbuto, Don Calfa, John DiSanti, DeWayne Jessie ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1983-08-05
19.

Revenge of the Ninja

4.0
6.0/10 IMDB

After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds out that his friend has betrayed him, Cho must prepare for the greatest battle he has ever been involved in.

Starring: Shô Kosugi, Keith Vitali, Virgil Frye, Arthur Roberts, Mario Gallo, Grace Oshita, Ashley Ferrare, Kane Kosugi, John LaMotta, Mel Hampton ..
Directed by: Sam Firstenberg
Release date: 1983-09-07
20.

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 officer. 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
21.

The Osterman Weekend

3.7
5.8/10 IMDB

The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper, Chris Sarandon, Meg Foster, Helen Shaver, Burt Lancaster, Cassie Yates, Sandy McPeak ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1983-10-14
22.

Star 80

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen. Under his guidance Dorothy grows to fame as a Playboy Playmate. But when Dorothy begins pursuing an acting career, the jealous Paul finds himself elbowed out of the picture by more famous men.

Starring: Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson, Carroll Baker, Roger Rees, David Clennon, Josh Mostel, Lisa Gordon, Sidney Miller, Kathryn Witt ..
Directed by: Bob Fosse
Release date: 1983-11-10
23.

The Lords of Discipline

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Will arrives for his last year at Military Academy, in the Deep South USA, in the 1960's. A black student, Pearce, has been accepted, for the first time and Will is asked to keep an eye out for the inevitable racism. The racists come in the form of The Ten, a secret group of the elite students. They want Pearce to leave on his own free will, but are prepared to torture him to make it 'his free will'. Will is forced to help Pearce and he is prepared to risk his own career to do so.

Starring: David Keith, Robert Prosky, G. D. Spradlin, Barbara Babcock, Michael Biehn, Rick Rossovich, John Lavachielli, Mitchell Lichtenstein, Mark Breland, Malcolm Danare ..
Directed by: Franc Roddam
Release date: 1983-02-18
24.

Vigilante

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

New York City factory worker Eddie Marino is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. When a corrupt judge sets the thugs free, Eddie goes berserk and vows revenge.

Starring: Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, Richard Bright, Rutanya Alda, Don Blakely, Joseph Carberry, Willie Colón, Joe Spinell, Carol Lynley, Nick Barbaro ..
Directed by: William Lustig
Release date: 1983-01-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : Jaws 3-D
25.

Jaws 3-D

3.4
3.7/10 IMDB

This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a guest at Sea World. What follows is the shark wreaking havoc on the visitors in the park.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr., John Putch, Lea Thompson, P.H. Moriarty, Dan Blasko, Liz Morris, Lisa Maurer ..
Directed by: Joe Alves
Release date: 1983-07-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : The Gold of Love
26.

The Gold of Love

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Young Patricia wanders through a Viennese night full of lust for love, visions of drugs and violence, gleaming frenzy and dark alleys.

Starring: Alexandra Curtis, Allegra Curtis, Marie Colbin, André Heller, Regina van Tom, Hermann Strobel, Andrea Wurstbauer, Doris Bock, Margit Ovietz, Evi Meisel ..
Directed by: Eckhart Schmidt
Release date: 1983-02-25
27.

Eureka

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

An Alaskan gold prospector lives in luxury with his family on an island which gangsters want.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer, Mickey Rourke, Ed Lauter, Joe Pesci, Helena Kallianiotes, Corin Redgrave, Joe Spinell, Frank Pesce ..
Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
Release date: 1983-05-01
28.

Eddie Macon's Run

3.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Eddie Macon is running from a nightmare... running to a dream... running for his life and his time is running out. He's escaped a Texas prison for the second time (risking life imprisonment if caught) to make it back to his wife and son. Relentlessly pursued by ruthless truant officer, Carl Marzack, who feels he must prove he can still 'get his man' by returning Macon to jail at any cost.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, John Schneider, Leah Ayres, Lee Purcell, Tom Noonan, Jay O. Sanders, Matthew Meece, Nesbitt Blaisdell, John Goodman, Lou Hancock ..
Directed by: Jeff Kanew
Release date: 1983-03-23
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : China Lake
29.

China Lake

3.1
7.1/10 IMDB

China Lake tells the story of motorcycle cop Donnelly, a man who spends his vacation time driving around on his Harley in the desert highways still dressed in his uniform. Clearly halfway through this short we learn that Donnelly is deeply disturbed and psychopathic after coming across a few people that have upset him in his twisted ideal of what is right and wrong.

Starring: Charles Napier, William Sanderson, Mickey Jones, Gilmer McCormick ..
Directed by: Robert Harmon
Release date: 1983-04-06
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : Init sa Magdamag
30.

Init sa Magdamag

3.1
8.3/10 IMDB

About a woman who changes personality to please the man she's with, and about the man who brings her sexuality to full bloom.

Starring: Lorna Tolentino, Joel Torre, Dindo Fernando, Anita Linda, Leo Martinez, Wendy Villarica, Bebong Osorio, Ding Salvador, Franklin Llamas, Remy Novales ..
Directed by: Laurice Guillen
Release date: 1983-09-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : Bodies in Heat
31.

Bodies in Heat

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

The action gets hot for Detective Harry Reed when he meets a beautiful woman in need of a giant favor. Afraid that her husband is trying to kill her, she tries to enlist Harry as her own private dick. At first, he's reluctant, but he finally gives in when she offers him more than just money.

Starring: Annette Haven, Herschel Savage, Eric Edwards, Lisa De Leeuw, Billy Dee, Raysheena Mercado, Janey Robbins, Desiree Lane, Starr Johnson, Crystal Fire ..
Directed by: Paul Vatelli
Release date: 1983-05-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : A Killer in the Family
32.

A Killer in the Family

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Three teenage boys break their father out of prison only to discover that he is a murderous sociopath. Based on a true story.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, James Spader, Lance Kerwin, Eric Stoltz, Salome Jens, Lynn Carlin, Stuart Margolin, Arliss Howard, Amanda Wyss, Susan Swift ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1983-10-30
33.

Curtains

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Starring: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson, Anne Ditchburn, Lynne Griffin, Sandee Currie, Lesleh Donaldson, Deborah Burgess, Michael Wincott, Maury Chaykin ..
Directed by: Richard Ciupka
Release date: 1983-03-04
34.

Amityville 3-D

2.9
4.1/10 IMDB

To debunk the Amityville house's infamous reputation and take advantage of a rock-bottom asking price, skeptical journalist John Baxter buys the place and settles in to write his first novel. But as soon as the ink on the deed has dried, people who have come into contact with John and the house begin to meet with shocking fates. Is it all just coincidence, or is the house really the gateway to hell?

Starring: Tony Roberts, Tess Harper, Robert Joy, Candy Clark, Leora Dana, John Beal, John Harkins, Lori Loughlin, Meg Ryan, Neill Barry ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1983-11-18
35.

Chained Heat

2.9
5.0/10 IMDB

Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after driving drunk and killing a man. The prison turns out to be brimming with decadence, corruption and sleaze, where the other female inmates are sadistic crack-selling lesbian rapists and the guards and warden are no better.

Starring: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson, Stella Stevens, Henry Silva, Sharon Hughes, Kendal Kaldwell, Robert Miano, Dee Biederbeck ..
Directed by: Paul Nicholas
Release date: 1983-05-27
36.

Julie Darling

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

A teenage girl whose inaction caused her mother's death arranges a similarly gruesome fate for her stepmother and brother.

Starring: Isabelle Mejias, Sybil Danning, Anthony Franciosa, Paul Hubbard, Cindy Girling, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Michael Tregor, Natascha Rybakowski, Benjamin Schmoll, Elizabeth Paddon ..
Directed by: Paul Nicholas
Release date: 1983-03-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse
37.

Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

In this animated tale, detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate a cursed family.

Starring: Peter O'Toole ..
Release date: 1983-01-01
38.

The Final Terror

2.7
5.2/10 IMDB

A group of friends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her turf, it becomes anything but a vacation.

Starring: John Friedrich, Adrian Zmed, Daryl Hannah, Ernest Harden Jr., Lewis Smith, Rachel Ward, Akosua Busia, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Metcalf ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 1983-05-01
39.

Siege

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

During a police strike in Nova Scotia's capital city, a gang of hoodlums end up unintentionally causing the owner of a gay bar to be killed. This escalates into a string of murders with a lone survivor trying to not be next.

Starring: Tom Nardini, Brenda Bazinet, Daryl Haney, Terry-David Després, Jack Blum, Keith Knight, Doug Lennox, Jeff Pustil, Dennis O'Connor, Fred Wadden ..
Directed by: Paul Donovan, Maura O'Connell
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : Circle of Power
40.

Circle of Power

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A group of husbands with their wives participate in a reunion where everybody will find his hidden secret. The methods used are terrible, but usually work. Just usually.

Starring: Yvette Mimieux, Christopher Allport, Cindy Pickett, John Considine, Walter Olkewicz, Leo Rossi, Scott Marlowe, Carmen Argenziano, Mary McCusker ..
Directed by: Bobby Roth
Release date: 1983-09-23
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : The Haunting Passion
41.

The Haunting Passion

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Dan and Julie Evans are looking for a fresh start after Dan is cut from his pro football team due to age. They move into a palatial, coastal house and Dan starts a new career as a sportscaster, but the loss of his career has stirred up a deep vulnerability and it has spilled over into his sex life with his wife. With no outlet for her desires, Julie begins to fantasize, but it seems alarmingly real. Soon, the fantasy man is haunting her every waking moment and coming between her and Dan, and Julie comes to fear that their home may be haunted.

Starring: Jane Seymour, Gerald McRaney, Millie Perkins, Ruth Nelson, Paul Rosselli, Ivan Bonar, Lisa Britt, Ocean Hellman, Terry David Mulligan, Ted Stidder ..
Directed by: John Korty
Release date: 1983-10-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : A Caribbean Mystery
42.

A Caribbean Mystery

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Aging Major Palgrave, an idiosyncratic but charming mystery writer, reveals to Miss Marple that one of the guests at a luxurious Caribbean resort they're staying at is a Bluebeard-type wife murderer. Unfortunately, the Major succumbs to an apparently accidental overdose of alcohol and blood pressure medication before revealing the killer's identity. When it's discovered that the medicine belonged to another guest and the revealing photograph the Major was carrying is missing, Miss Marple realizes that the serial killer has struck again and more murders will follow.

Starring: Helen Hayes, Jameson Parker, Season Hubley, Cassie Yates, Zakes Mokae, Stephen Macht, Beth Howland, Lynne Moody, George Innes, Brock Peters ..
Directed by: Robert Michael Lewis
Release date: 1983-10-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair
43.

The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

When THRUSH steals a nuclear weapon and demands a ransom delivered by Napoleon Solo, UNCLE recalls him and his partner to duty.

Starring: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Patrick Macnee, George Lazenby, Tom Mason, Gayle Hunnicutt, Geoffrey Lewis, Anthony Zerbe, Keenan Wynn, Simon Williams ..
Directed by: Ray Austin
Release date: 1983-04-05
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : The Night the Bridge Fell Down
44.

The Night the Bridge Fell Down

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

A group of random individuals get stranded on a bridge that begins collapsing at both ends. Not only that, but there's a gun-wielding bank robber using the bridge as his means of escape refusing to let any of the rescuers draw near the survivors. Time is running out ...

Starring: James MacArthur, Desi Arnaz Jr., Char Fontane, Richard Gilliland, Leslie Nielsen, Eve Plumb, Barbara Rush, Gregory Sierra, Francine York, Ted Gehring ..
Directed by: Georg Fenady
Release date: 1983-02-28
45.

Mountaintop Motel Massacre

2.5
4.5/10 IMDB

After several years in an insane asylum, Evelyn, the keeper of the Mountaintop Motel, is released and resumes doing business. She kills her young charge out of anger, but convinces the police it was an accident - and pushed into insanity, she then proceeds to target her guests, first by releasing vermin into their rooms, but then by using her trusty sickle.

Starring: Anna Chappell, Bill Thurman, Will Mitchel, Virginia Loridans, Major Brock, James Bradford, Amy Hill, Maria Jones, Gregg Brazzel, Jill King ..
Directed by: Jim McCullough Sr.
Release date: 1983-07-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : Illusions
46.

Illusions

2.4
6.3/10 IMDB

An American fashion designer is told that her husband has been killed in an air crash near France. However, she starts to believe that everything is not as it appears.

Starring: Karen Valentine, Ben Masters, Brian Murray, Wayne Tippit, Joe Silver, Lyn Jackson, Victor Désy, Terrence Labrosse ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1983-01-18
47.

The Prey

2.4
4.4/10 IMDB

Three couples go on a camping trip in the woods of southern California during the summer, where a deformed man is stalking their camp.

Starring: Debbie Thureson, Steve Bond, Lori Lethin, Robert Wald, Gayle Gannes, Philip Wenckus, Jackson Bostwick, Jackie Coogan, Connie Hunter, Ted Hayden ..
Directed by: Edwin Brown
Release date: 1983-11-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : Sparkling Cyanide
48.

Sparkling Cyanide

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

One year ago on November 2, seven people sat down to dinner at the Luxembourg. One of them, Rosemary Barton, never got up. She was thought to have committed suicide due to post-flu depression.

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Deborah Raffin, Pamela Bellwood, Nancy Marchand, Josef Sommer, David Huffman, Christine Belford, June Chadwick, Barrie Ingham, Harry Morgan ..
Directed by: Robert Michael Lewis
Release date: 1983-11-05
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : Anna to the Infinite Power
49.

Anna to the Infinite Power

2.4
6.2/10 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
Best Thriller Movies of 1983 : Cross Country
50.

Cross Country

2.4
5.2/10 IMDB

After a woman is found butchered in her New York apartment, suspicion falls on her estranged husband, an ad executive who has suddenly left town on a cross-country road trip. He takes along a beautiful girl he met in a bar and a drifter he picked up along the way. A cop sets out after the husband, but he's more interested in shaking him down than bringing him back.

Starring: Richard Beymer, Nina Axelrod, Michael Ironside, Brent Carver, David Connor, George Sperdakos, Michael Kane, August Schellenberg, Bradley Paul, Roberta Weiss ..
Directed by: Paul Lynch
Release date: 1983-11-18

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