Top Movies of 1983


The top movies of 1983 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Richard Marquand
Actors: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams
Plot: Han and Leia try to destroy the new death star while Luke confronts his father and tryes to find the good in him.

2. Scarface

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Brian De Palma
Actors: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham
Plot: An illegal Cuban immigrant greedily takes control of the drug land in Florida, where he faces crime corruption, and police infiltration.

3. A Christmas Story

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Bob Clark
Actors: Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Scott Schwartz, Zack Ward, Jean Shepherd
Plot: A young boy is insistent on getting Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas while he puts up with his family during the holidays in the 1940's.

4. Fanny and Alexander

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt, Pernilla Allwin, Kristian Almgren, Carl Billquist, Allan Edwall
Plot: The trials and travails of a pair brother and sister take place against the backdrop of early twentieth century Sweden. After their father passes away, the children's mother marries a harsh bishop, and the children seek refuge with their grandfather's lover, a local merchant.

5. Richard Pryor ...Here and Now

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Documentary
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Richard Pryor
Actors: Richard Pryor
Plot: A combination stand-up special and documentary that follows Richard Pryor on one of his later tours. Still as foul-mouthed as ever - he never shies away from speaking his mind.

6. The Evil Dead

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sam Raimi
Actors: Bruce Campbell, Betsy Baker, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Theresa Tilly, Ted Raimi
Plot: Five college age friends road trip to a remote location where they are slowly swallowed by an evil presence one by one.

7. The King of Comedy

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard, Shelley Hack, Ed Herlihy
Plot: A neurotic, imbalanced would-be comic and his equally imbalanced friend go to criminal lengths to gain the attention of the host of a popular late night talk show and his audience in this pitch black comedy.

8. The Right Stuff

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Philip Kaufman
Actors: Ed Harris, Sam Shepard, Dennis Quaid, Scott Glenn, Barbara Hershey, Fred Ward
Plot: The story of the Mercury 7 Astronauts and how the space program really got started with these aging men.

9. Terms of Endearment

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: James L. Brooks
Actors: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow, Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Lisa Hart Carroll
Plot: A mother/daughter duo have differences of opinions about how run each others lives and display love in different ways.

10. Mirror, The ( Zerkalo )

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Russian
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Actors: Margarita Terekhova, Ignat Daniltsev, Larisa Tarkovskaya, Alla Demidova, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Tamara Ogorodnikova
Plot: A Russian man in his 40s is going to die - he reflects back on growing up during WWII, his adolescence and family in a film that mixes flashbacks with historical footage to tell a personal story but also explore the story of Russia itself.

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