Best War Movies of 1983


Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

8.8/10 IMDB

This feature-length film is the last episode of the long-running television series M*A*S*H, which follows an army surgical team during the Korean War. After years of serving together, the close-knit unit is about to be disbanded. Capt. "Hawkeye" Pierce (Alan Alda) is recovering from a nervous breakdown, while his friends, like easygoing Capt. B.J. Hunnicut (Mike Farrell) and uptight Maj. Charles Winchester (David Ogden Stiers), deal with the impending change in their own ways.

Starring: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr, William Christopher, Allan Arbus, Rosalind Chao, Kellye Nakahara ..
Directed by: Alan Alda
Release date: 1983-02-28

Uncommon Valor

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

Under Fire

7.0/10 IMDB

Three U.S. journalists get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.

Starring: Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Alma Martinez, Holly Palance, Ella Laboriel, Hamilton Camp, Enrique Lucero ..
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Release date: 1983-10-21
Best War Movies of 1983 : The Winds of War

The Winds of War

8.1/10 IMDB

In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under Mussolini while the Empire of Japan stands ready for a major war with China. Enter the Henry family, headed by career naval officer Victor "Pug" Henry. "Winds of War" thus follows the exploits of Pug and his children, all of which are set against the backdrop of world events leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Release date: 1983-02-06
Best War Movies of 1983 : G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

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
Best War Movies of 1983 : The Scarlet and the Black

The Scarlet and the Black

7.5/10 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


6.9/10 IMDB

In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the British until betrayal leads him to seek utu (revenge). The settler Williamson in turn seeks revenge after Te Wheke attacks his homestead. Meanwhile Wiremu, an officer for the British, seems to think that resistance is futile.

Starring: Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Tim Elliott, Kelly Johnson, Wi Kuki Kaa, Ilona Rodgers, Merata Mita, Faenza Reuben, John Bach, Tom Poata ..
Directed by: Geoff Murphy
Release date: 1983-01-01

Memorial Day

6.9/10 IMDB

An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved.

Starring: Mike Farrell, Shelley Fabares, Keith Michell, Bonnie Bedelia, Robert Walden, Edward Herrmann, Bert Remsen, Alan Oppenheimer, Danny Glover, Charles Cyphers ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1983-11-23

Saigon: Year Of The Cat

5.7/10 IMDB

The year is 1974, and Barbara Dean (Judi Dench), a British assistant manager in a foreign bank in Saigon, begins a relationship with American Bob Chesneau (Frederic Forrest). She quickly realises that he works for the CIA and he knows that the fall of South Vietnam is very near.

Starring: Judi Dench, Frederic Forrest, Chic Murray, E.G. Marshall, Josef Sommer, Wallace Shawn, Roger Rees, Clarke Peters, Bob Sherman, Manning Redwood ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 1983-11-29
Best War Movies of 1983 : Ascendancy


6.2/10 IMDB

Ascendancy is a 1983 British film. It tells the story of a woman who is a member of the British landowning 'Ascendancy' in Ireland during World War I. Gradually, she learns about the Irish independence movement, and becomes involved with it.

Starring: Ian Charleson, Julie Covington, John Phillips, Susan Engel, Philip Locke, Kieran Montague, Rynagh O'Grady, Philomena McDonagh, Michael McKnight, Jeremy Sinden ..
Directed by: Edward Bennett
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best War Movies of 1983 : Privates on Parade

Privates on Parade

4.8/10 IMDB

It is 1947, the year of the communist rebellion in Malaya and the British army's SADUSEA (Song And Dance Unit South East Asia) are called to the Malayan Jungle to entertain the troops. The eccentric, bible-bashing Major Giles Flack (John Cleese) is in command of the unit. Flack is accompanied by an ageing, theatrical drama queen, Terri Dennis (Denis Quilley) who hopes to entertain the troops with his flamboyant impressions, but the bored troops find other ways to enjoy themselves.

Starring: John Cleese, Denis Quilley, Michael Elphick, Nicola Pagett, Patrick Pearson, John Standing, David Bamber, Bruce Payne, Joe Melia, Simon Jones ..
Directed by: Michael Blakemore
Release date: 1983-03-18

The Deadly Game of Nations

8.2/10 IMDB

With Israel as an example, the reality of how military force is deemed necessary to maintain national sovereignty and the price involved is examined.

Directed by: Paul Cowan
Release date: 1983-02-04
Best War Movies of 1983 : Last Plane Out

Last Plane Out

4.4/10 IMDB

An American journalist covering the civil war in Nicaragua falls in love with a beautiful Sandinista rebel.

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Julie Carmen, Mary Crosby, William Windom, David Huffman, Lloyd Battista ..
Directed by: David Nelson
Release date: 1983-09-23

Caged Fury

3.7/10 IMDB

At a hidden prison camp deep in the jungles of South East Asia, some devious Vietnamese commies are kidnapping beautiful women and brainwashing them into becoming subliminally-activated suicide bombers to further their evil aims abroad. Help isn't going to be coming anytime soon, so the all-female inmates must engineer their own escape any which way they can...

Starring: Bernadette Williams, Jennifer Lane, Taaffe O'Connell, Catherine March, Margaret Magick, Gina Alajar, Elizabeth Oropesa, Efren Reyes Jr., Joe Mari Avellana, Leo Martinez ..
Directed by: Cirio H. Santiago
Release date: 1983-10-28
Best War Movies of 1983 : The Kid Who Couldn't Miss

The Kid Who Couldn't Miss

3.8/10 IMDB

Paul Cowan's feature-length film combines fiction and reality to tell the story of how William Avery (Billy) Bishop became one of the leading fighter pilots of World War I. By no accounts a biography of Billy Bishop, the film uses a 'docu-drama' approach to show how one person goes from being a brash kid from Ontario to Canada's most decorated military figure.

Starring: Eric Peterson ..
Directed by: Paul Cowan
Release date: 1983-03-03
Best War Movies of 1983 : To the Camp and Back

To the Camp and Back

0.0/10 IMDB

1983 play. A British woman falls for a German prisoner of war, despite the fact that her fiancée was killed by Germans during the Second World War.

Starring: Phoebe Nicholls, Jan Niklas, Gary Waldhorn, Jonathan Sheller ..
Directed by: Moira Armstrong, John Glenister
Release date: 1983-02-02
Best War Movies of 1983 : The Falklands Factor

The Falklands Factor

0.0/10 IMDB

Is there nothing new under the sun? 1770. The South Atlantic. A fleet sets sail from Buenos Aires to expel the British forces and reconquer the Falkland Islands. A major international crisis explodes. What follows may sound strangely familiar, but is firmly based on the historical record and the actual speeches and writings of the time.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Malcolm Terris, Christopher Ellison, Angus MacKay, Terence Rigby, James Grout, Alun Lewis, Nicholas Gecks, David Purcell, Julia McCarthy ..
Directed by: Colin Bucksey
Release date: 1983-04-26


0.0/10 IMDB

A short anti-war animation set on a chessboard.

Directed by: Rastko ?iri?
Release date: 1983-01-01
Best War Movies of 1983 : The Last Term

The Last Term

0.0/10 IMDB

Devon 1940. The boys of the local public school are alerted after a German parachute drop and as members of the Local Defence Volunteers they prepare to put their youthful enthusiasm for war into practice.

Starring: Christopher Villiers, Robert Burbage, Adam Blackwood, Sarah Porter, David Daker, Edward Hardwicke, Nicholas Frankau ..
Directed by: Philip Bonham-Carter
Release date: 1983-04-05

Anak ng Sultan

0.0/10 IMDB

A 1983 Filipino action film about the Bangsamoro struggle and Mindanao.

Starring: Jess Lapid Jr., Marilou Bendigo, Rommel Valdez, Philip Gamboa, Jing Abalos, Nasser Tillah Sangkula, Nick Alladin, Joe Baltazar, Jing Caparas, Joseph de Cordova ..
Directed by: Jerry O. Tirazona
Release date: 1983-09-22

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