Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1983: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey

Fasten your seatbelts, folks, because we’re about to take a cinematic DeLorean ride back to 1983! A year that gifted us with an eclectic mix of movies that still hold a special place in our hearts. From the heart-stopping thrills of “Jaws 3-D” to the heartwarming tale of “A Christmas Story”, 1983 was a year that truly had it all. So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and prepare to be transported back to a time when shoulder pads were in, Michael Jackson was moonwalking, and the movies were simply unforgettable. Whether you’re a film buff, a nostalgia junkie, or just looking for a good old-fashioned movie night, our list of the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1983 is sure to hit the spot. So, without further ado, let’s rewind the tape and dive into the cinematic gems of this iconic year.


Release Date: 1983-12-09

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

“Scarface” is a gripping crime drama released in 1983, starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, and more. The movie follows the rise and fall of Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who becomes a ruthless drug lord in Miami. As Tony’s power grows, he faces intense pressure from the police, battles with Colombian drug cartels, and battles his own drug-fueled paranoia, leading to his eventual downfall. It’s a thrilling and intense film that showcases Pacino’s incredible performance and explores the dark underbelly of the drug trade in the 1980s.

Cast: Al Pacino (Tony Montana) , Steven Bauer (Manny Ray) , Michelle Pfeiffer (Elvira) , Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Gina) , Robert Loggia (Frank Lopez) , Miriam Colon (Mama Montana) , F. Murray Abraham (Omar) , Paul Shenar (Alejandro Sosa) , Harris Yulin (Bernstein) , Ángel Salazar (Chi Chi) , Arnaldo Santana (Ernie) , Pepe Serna (Angel) , Michael P. Moran (Nick The Pig) , Al Israel (Hector The Toad) , Dennis Holahan (Banker) , Mark Margolis (Shadow) , Michael Alldredge (Sheffield) , Ted Beniades (Seidelbaum) , Richard Belzer (M.C. at Babylon Club) , Paul Espel (Luis) , John Brandon (Immigration Officer #3) , Tony Perez (Immigration Officer #2) , Garnett Smith (Immigration Officer #1) , Loren Almaguer (Dr. Munoz) , Gil Barreto (Cuban Refugee)

Directors: Brian De Palma

Writers: Oliver Stone

Tags: sibling relationship, miami, florida, corruption, loss of loved one, cuba, prohibition era, cocaine, gangster, rise and fall, remake, drug cartel, mafia, drug lord, bitterness, rise to power, miami beach, cuban refugees, drug war

Michael Jackson's Thriller

Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Release Date: 1983-11-14

Genres: Horror, Music

“Hey, I just found out about this awesome movie called ‘Michael Jackson’s Thriller’! It was released in 1983 and is one of the best voted movies of that year. The film follows Michael Jackson and his date as they go to the movies, but things take a terrifying turn when they are attacked by a horde of blood-thirsty zombies. It stars Michael Jackson himself, along with Ola Ray, Vincent Price, and other talented actors. Definitely a must-watch for any horror fan!”

Cast: Michael Jackson (Michael) , Ola Ray (Michael’s Girlfriend) , Vincent Price (Narrator (voice)) , Cynthia Garris (Zombie (uncredited)) , Tiana Davidson ‘Thelma’ Davis (Zombie (uncredited)) , Mick Garris (Zombie (uncredited)) , Hanala Sagal (Dancer (uncredited)) , Forrest J. Ackerman (Man in Movie Theater (uncredited)) , Reed Armstrong (Zombie (uncredited)) , Rick Baker (Zombie Opening the Crypt (uncredited)) , Miko C. Brando (Zombie (uncredited)) , James Canino (Zombie (uncredited)) , Greg Cannom (Zombie (uncredited)) , Michael DeLorenzo (Zombie (uncredited)) , Kim Blank (Zombie (uncredited)) , Kevin Brennan (Zombie (uncredited)) , John Command (Zombie (uncredited)) , Michelle Defevre (Zombie (uncredited)) , Tony Fields (Zombie (uncredited)) , Richard Gaines (Zombie (uncredited)) , Tony Gardner (Zombie Crawling out of a Grave (uncredited)) , Cory Hawkins (Zombie / Dancer (uncredited)) , Tom Hester (Zombie Moving the Grave Cover (uncredited)) , DeAnne Holliday (Zombie (uncredited)) , Janet Jackson (Zombie (uncredited))

Directors: John Landis

Writers: John Landis, Michael Jackson

Tags: dancing, date, narration, music video, zombie, werewolf, graveyard

Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi

“Return of the Jedi” is a thrilling sci-fi adventure released in 1983. In this epic installment of the Star Wars saga, Luke Skywalker, along with his friends Han Solo and Princess Leia, embarks on a daring mission to rescue Han from the clutches of the notorious Jabba the Hutt. As they face the Emperor’s relentless pursuit and the looming threat of the Death Star, the fate of the Rebellion hangs in the balance. With a stellar cast including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher, this movie is a must-watch for any Star Wars fan.

Cast: Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) , Harrison Ford (Han Solo) , Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) , Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) , Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) , Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) , Sebastian Shaw (Anakin Skywalker) , Ian McDiarmid (The Emperor) , Frank Oz (Yoda (voice)) , James Earl Jones (Darth Vader (voice)) , David Prowse (Darth Vader) , Alec Guinness (Ben ‘Obi-Wan’ Kenobi) , Kenny Baker (R2-D2 / Paploo) , Michael Pennington (Moff Jerjerrod) , Kenneth Colley (Admiral Piett) , Michael Carter (Bib Fortuna) , Denis Lawson (Wedge) , Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar) , Dermot Crowley (General Madine) , Caroline Blakiston (Mon Mothma) , Warwick Davis (Wicket) , Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) , Femi Taylor (Oola) , Annie Arbogast (Sy Snootles) , Claire Davenport (Fat Dancer)

Directors: Richard Marquand

Writers: George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan

Tags: sibling relationship, rebel, spacecraft, emperor, space battle, matter of life and death, forest, jabba the hutt, ewoks, desert, space opera



Release Date: 1983-07-15

Genres: Comedy

“Zelig” is a fascinating movie that takes a unique approach to storytelling. It follows the life of Leonard Zelig, a man with an extraordinary ability to blend in with anyone around him. Through clever editing, the film seamlessly places Zelig in real newsreel footage alongside famous figures like Woodrow Wilson and Babe Ruth. With a talented cast including Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, this fictional documentary offers a captivating glimpse into the life of a human chameleon. Released in 1983, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Woody Allen (Leonard Zelig) , Mia Farrow (Dr. Eudora Nesbitt Fletcher) , Patrick Horgan (The Narrator (voice)) , John Buckwalter (Dr. Sindell) , Marvin Chatinover (Glandular Diagnosis Doctor) , Stanley Swerdlow (Mexican Food Doctor) , Paul Nevens (Dr. Birsky) , Howard Erskine (Hypodermic Doctor) , Richard Whiting (Other Doctor) , Ralph Bell (Other Doctor) , Will Hussung (Other Doctor) , Gale Hansen (Freshman #1) , Michael Jeter (Freshman #2) , Peter McRobbie (Workers Rally Speaker) , Richard Litt (Charles Koslow) , Mary Louise Wilson (Sister Ruth) , Alice Beardsley (Telephone Operator) , Paula Trueman (Woman on Telephone) , Garrett M. Brown (Actor Zelig) , Marianne Tatum (Actress Fletcher) , Charles Denny (Actor Doctor) , Michael Kell (Actor Koslow) , John Rothman (Paul Deghuee) , Deborah Rush (Lita Fox) , Stanley Simmonds (Lita’s Lawyer)

Directors: Woody Allen

Writers: Woody Allen

Tags: paris, france, great depression, celebrity, mockumentary, chameleon, psychiatrist, newsreel footage, electroconvulsive therapy, 1920s, 1930s

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

Release Date: 1983-10-20

Genres: Drama, History, Adventure

“The Right Stuff” is a captivating movie released in 1983 that takes you on a thrilling journey through the formation of America’s space program. It chronicles the incredible stories of the original Mercury astronauts, including Alan Shepherd, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, and more. With a talented cast including Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, and Dennis Quaid, this film is a must-watch for anyone interested in the fascinating world of space exploration.

Cast: Sam Shepard (Chuck Yeager) , Scott Glenn (Alan Shepard) , Ed Harris (John Glenn) , Dennis Quaid (Gordon Cooper) , Fred Ward (Gus Grissom) , Barbara Hershey (Glennis Yeager) , Kim Stanley (Pancho Barnes) , Veronica Cartwright (Betty Grissom) , Pamela Reed (Trudy Cooper) , Scott Paulin (Deke Slayton) , Charles Frank (Scott Carpenter) , Lance Henriksen (Wally Schirra) , Donald Moffat (Lyndon B. Johnson) , Levon Helm (Jack Ridley / Narrator) , Mary Jo Deschanel (Annie Glenn) , Scott Wilson (Scott Crossfield) , Kathy Baker (Louise Shepard) , Mickey Crocker (Marge Slayton) , Susan Kase (Rene Carpenter) , Mittie Smith (Jo Schirra) , Royal Dano (Minister) , David Clennon (Liaison Man) , Jim Haynie (Air Force Major) , Jeff Goldblum (NASA Recruiter) , Harry Shearer (NASA Recruiter)

Directors: Philip Kaufman

Writers: Philip Kaufman, Tom Wolfe

Tags: based on novel or book, nasa, answering machine, cold war, pilot, u.s. air force, space travel, politics, historical figure, epic, flight, astronaut, space race, test pilot, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, sound barrier, space program

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

Release Date: 1983-03-31

Genres: Comedy

“Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” is a hilarious and outrageous comedy that takes on life’s big questions through a series of wild and absurd sketches. From a stuffy insurance company turning into a pirate ship to doctors trying to claim a healthy liver from a living donor, this movie is filled with bizarre and unforgettable moments. With a star-studded cast including Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Carol Cleveland, Simon Jones, Patricia Quinn, and Judy Loe, this film was voted as one of the best movies of 1983. Released on March 31, 1983, it’s a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh and a unique take on the meaning of life.

Cast: Terry Gilliam (Various Roles) , Graham Chapman (Various Roles) , John Cleese (Various Roles) , Eric Idle (Various Roles) , Terry Jones (Various Roles) , Michael Palin (Various Roles) , Carol Cleveland (Various Roles) , Simon Jones (Cedric) , Patricia Quinn (Mrs. Williams) , Judy Loe (Nurse #1) , Andrew Bicknell ((Segment “The Crimson Permanent Assurance”)) , Andrew MacLachlan (Groom) , Mark Holmes (Severed head) , Valerie Whittington (Mrs. Moore) , Jennifer Franks (Bride) , Imogen Bickford-Smith (Nurse #2) , Angela Mann (Second guest’s wife) , Matt Frewer (Cornered Executive who Jumps (segment “The Crimson Permanent Assurance”)) , Michael Caine (British Soldier (segment “Fighting Each Other”))

Directors: Terry Jones

Writers: Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle

Tags: sense of life, comedian, satire, sketch, breaking the fourth wall, cult film, aftercreditsstinger, duringcreditsstinger, vignette, the meaning of life, anarchic comedy



Release Date: 1983-02-04

Genres: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction

“Videodrome” is a gripping 1983 movie that follows Max Renn, the president of a trashy TV channel, as he stumbles upon a disturbing TV show called “Videodrome.” Intrigued by its gratuitous torture and punishment, Max decides to air the show on his channel, only to face unexpected consequences when his girlfriend auditions for it and disappears. As Max delves deeper into the truth behind “Videodrome,” he realizes that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he initially believed. Starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Debbie Harry, this thought-provoking film explores the dark side of media and its impact on society.

Cast: James Woods (Max Renn) , Sonja Smits (Bianca O’Blivion) , Debbie Harry (Nicki Brand) , Peter Dvorsky (Harlan) , Leslie Carlson (Barry Convex) , Jack Creley (Brian O’Blivion) , Lynne Gorman (Masha) , Julie Khaner (Bridey) , Reiner Schwarz (Moses) , David Bolt (Raphael) , Lally Cadeau (Rena King) , Henry Gomez (Brolley) , Harvey Chao (Japanese Salesman) , David Tsubouchi (Japanese Salesman) , Kay Hawtrey (Matron) , Sam Malkin (Sidewalk Derelict) , Bob Church (Newscaster) , Jayne Eastwood (Woman Caller) , Franciszka Hedland (Bellydancer) , David Cronenberg (Max Renn in helmet (uncredited))

Directors: David Cronenberg

Writers: David Cronenberg

Tags: suicide, paranoia, black market, hallucination, radio presenter, toronto, canada, virtual reality, dystopia, insanity, sadomasochism, surrealism, cyberpunk, brainwashing, cult film, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, snuff film, pirate broadcast

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Release Date: 1983-03-25

Genres: Crime, Drama

“The Outsiders” is a gripping 1983 movie that tells the story of two underprivileged friends, Johnny and Ponyboy, who find themselves caught in a violent clash with a ruthless gang called the Socs. When Johnny defends himself and accidentally takes a life, tensions escalate between the rival groups, leading to a series of intense and unpredictable events. With a star-studded cast including C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Glenn Withrow, Diane Lane, and Leif Garrett, this film is a must-watch from 1983.”

Cast: C. Thomas Howell (Ponyboy Curtis) , Matt Dillon (Dallas Winston) , Ralph Macchio (Johnny Cade) , Patrick Swayze (Darrel Curtis) , Rob Lowe (Sodapop Curtis) , Emilio Estevez (Two-Bit Matthews) , Tom Cruise (Steve Randle) , Glenn Withrow (Tim Shepard) , Diane Lane (Cherry Valance) , Leif Garrett (Bob Sheldon) , Darren Dalton (Randy Anderson) , Michelle Meyrink (Marcia) , Tom Waits (Buck Merrill) , Gailard Sartain (Jerry) , William Smith (Store Clerk) , Tom Hillmann (Greaser in Concession Stand) , Hugh Walkinshaw (Soc in Concession Stand) , Sofia Coppola (Little Girl) , Teresa Wilkerson Hunt (Woman at Fire) , Linda Nystedt (Nurse) , S.E. Hinton (Nurse) , Brent Beesley (Suburb Guy) , John Meier (Paul) , Ed Jackson (Motorcycle Cop) , Daniel R. Suhart (Orderly)

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola

Writers: S.E. Hinton, Kathleen Rowell

Tags: street gang, based on novel or book, children’s home, coming of age, gang, juvenile delinquent, tulsa, oklahoma, based on young adult novel, teenager

Trading Places

Trading Places

Release Date: 1983-06-07

Genres: Comedy

“Trading Places” is a hilarious 1983 comedy that tells the story of a wealthy investor and a clever street con-artist whose lives take an unexpected turn. When two heartless millionaires make a bet, these two men find themselves swapping their positions in society. Starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy, this movie is filled with laughter, wit, and a brilliant cast that will keep you entertained from start to finish.

Cast: Dan Aykroyd (Louis Winthorpe III) , Eddie Murphy (Billy Ray Valentine) , Ralph Bellamy (Randolph Duke) , Don Ameche (Mortimer Duke) , Denholm Elliott (Coleman) , Kristin Holby (Penelope Witherspoon) , Paul Gleason (Clarence Beeks) , Jamie Lee Curtis (Ophelia) , Alfred Drake (President of Exchange) , Bo Diddley (Pawnbroker) , Frank Oz (Corrupt Cop) , Jim Belushi (Harvey) , Al Franken (Baggage Handler #1) , Tom Davis (Baggage Handler #2) , Maurice Woods (Duke & Duke Employee) , Richard D. Fisher, Jr. (Duke & Duke Employee) , Jim Gallagher (Duke & Duke Employee) , Anthony DiSabatino (Duke & Duke Employee) , Bonnie Behrend (Duke & Duke Employee) , Sunnie Merrill (Duke & Duke Employee) , James Newell (Duke & Duke Employee) , Mary St. John (Duke & Duke Employee) , Bonnie Tremena (Duke & Duke Employee) , David Schwartz (Duke & Duke Employee) , Tom Degidon (Duke Domestic)

Directors: John Landis

Writers: Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris

Tags: philadelphia, pennsylvania, prostitute, butler, christmas party, rags to riches, broker, beggar, stockbroker, wager, fish out of water, millionaire, commodities, investor, big shot, hoodlum, wrongful arrest, rich snob, gorilla costume, christmas, riches to rags, santa claus costume

National Lampoon's Vacation

National Lampoon’s Vacation

Release Date: 1983-07-28

Genres: Comedy, Adventure

“National Lampoon’s Vacation” is a hilarious 1983 comedy film starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. It follows the adventurous journey of Clark Griswold as he tries to take his family to the Walley World theme park for a vacation, but encounters numerous unexpected obstacles along the way. With a star-studded cast and a release date of July 28, 1983, this movie is definitely one of the best voted films of that year!

Cast: Chevy Chase (Clark Griswold) , Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen Griswold) , Anthony Michael Hall (Rusty Griswold) , Imogene Coca (Aunt Edna) , Randy Quaid (Cousin Eddie) , Dana Barron (Audrey Griswold) , Eddie Bracken (Roy Walley) , Brian Doyle-Murray (Kamp Komfort Clerk) , Miriam Flynn (Cousin Catherine) , James Keach (Motorcycle Cop) , Eugene Levy (Car Salesman) , Frank McRae (Grover) , John Candy (Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld) , Christie Brinkley (Girl In The Red Ferrari) , Jane Krakowski (Cousin Vicki) , John P. Navin, Jr. (Cousin Dale) , Nathan Cook (Man Giving Directions) , Christopher Jackson (Pimp) , Mickey Jones (Mechanic) , John Diehl (Assistant Mechanic) , Jeannie Dimter Barton (Dodge City Cashier) , Randy Lowell (Wyatt Earp) , Virgil Wyaco II (Indian) , Gerry Black (Davenport) , James Staley (Motel Desk Clerk)

Directors: Harold Ramis

Writers: John Hughes

Tags: relatives, road trip, domestic life, family vacation, family holiday, theme park, duringcreditsstinger

Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment

Release Date: 1983-11-20

Genres: Drama, Comedy

“Terms of Endearment” is a heartwarming movie released in 1983 that revolves around the lives of Aurora, a meticulous woman in search of true love, and her daughter who is facing marital issues. With an incredible cast including Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, and Jack Nicholson, this film beautifully portrays how they support each other through their struggles and find reasons to embrace a joyful life. It’s definitely a must-watch from the best voted movies of 1983!

Cast: Shirley MacLaine (Aurora Greenway) , Debra Winger (Emma Greenway Horton) , Jack Nicholson (Garrett Breedlove) , Danny DeVito (Vernon Dahlart) , Jeff Daniels (Flap Horton) , John Lithgow (Sam Burns) , Lisa Hart Carroll (Patsy Clark) , Betty King (Rosie Dunlop) , Huckleberry Fox (Teddy Horton) , Troy Bishop (Tommy Horton) , Shane Serwin (Younger Tommy Horton) , Megan Morris (Melanie Horton) , Tara Yeakey (Baby Melanie) , Norman Bennett (Edward Johnson) , Jennifer Josey (Young Emma) , Kate Charleson (Janice) , Tom Wees (Dr. Budge) , Paul Menzel (Dr. Maise) , F. William Parker (Doctor) , Amanda Watkins (Meg) , Buddy Gilbert (Dr. Ratcher) , David Wohl (Phil) , Shelley K. Nielsen (Nurse) , Bette Croissant (Nurse) , Charles Beall (Rudyard’s Employer)

Directors: James L. Brooks

Writers: James L. Brooks, Larry McMurtry

Tags: loss of loved one, based on novel or book, parent child relationship, texas, cancer, astronaut, single mother, neighbor neighbor relationship, narcissistic mother



Release Date: 1983-06-03

Genres: Thriller, Science Fiction, Drama

“WarGames” is a thrilling 1983 movie starring Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, and Ally Sheedy. It follows the story of a high school student named David Lightman, who accidentally hacks into the Defense Department’s war computer while trying to play unreleased video games. With the help of his girlfriend and a computer genius, David must outsmart his opponent and prevent a global catastrophe. Released on June 3, 1983, this movie is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys suspenseful and action-packed films.

Cast: Matthew Broderick (David Lightman) , Dabney Coleman (McKittrick) , John Wood (Stephen Falken) , Ally Sheedy (Jennifer) , Barry Corbin (General Beringer) , Juanin Clay (Pat Healy) , Kent Williams (Cabot) , Dennis Lipscomb (Watson) , Joe Dorsey (Conley) , Irving Metzman (Richter) , Michael Ensign (Beringer’s Aide) , William Bogert (Mr. Lightman) , Susan Davis (Mrs. Lightman) , James Tolkan (Wigan) , David Clover (Stockman) , Drew Snyder (Ayers) , John Garber (Corporal in the Infirmary) , Duncan Wilmore (Major Lem) , Billy Ray Sharkey (Radar Analyst) , John Spencer (Jerry) , Michael Madsen (Steve) , James Lemp (Commander) , Gary Bisig (Deputy) , Gary Sexton (Technician) , Jason Bernard (Captain Knewt)

Directors: John Badham

Writers: Walter F. Parkes, Lawrence Lasker

Tags: video game, artificial intelligence, fbi, cold war, hacker, prosecution, norad, government, computer, nuclear threat

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Release Date: 1983-10-21

Genres: Thriller, Horror, Science Fiction

“The Dead Zone” is a captivating movie from 1983 that tells the story of Johnny Smith, a schoolteacher whose life takes a dramatic turn after a car accident leaves him in a coma for five years. When he finally wakes up, he discovers an extraordinary ability to see the past, present, and future of anyone he touches. With an incredible cast including Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, and Martin Sheen, this film is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys thrilling and thought-provoking stories.

Cast: Christopher Walken (Johnny Smith) , Brooke Adams (Sarah Bracknell) , Tom Skerritt (Sheriff George Bannerman) , Herbert Lom (Dr. Sam Weizak) , Anthony Zerbe (Roger Stuart) , Colleen Dewhurst (Henrietta Dodd) , Martin Sheen (Greg Stillson) , Nicholas Campbell (Frank Dodd) , Helene Udy (Weizak’s Mother) , Cindy Hinds (Natalie) , Sean Sullivan (Herb Smith) , Jackie Burroughs (Vera Smith) , Géza Kovács (Sonny Elliman) , Roberta Weiss (Alma Frechette) , Simon Craig (Chris Stuart) , Peter Dvorsky (Dardis) , Julie-Ann Heathwood (Amy) , Barry Flatman (Walt) , Raffi Tchalikian (Denny #1) , Ken Pogue (Vice President) , Gordon Jocelyn (Five-Star General) , Bill Copeland (Secretary of State) , Jack Messinger (Therapist) , Chapelle Jaffe (Nurse) , Ramon Estevez (Teenage Boy with Camera)

Directors: David Cronenberg

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, Stephen King

Tags: coma, sheriff, based on novel or book, sacrifice, flashback, premonition, vision, doctor, car accident, series of murders, psychic, dark hero, gothic, madness

Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish

Release Date: 1983-10-09

Genres: Crime, Drama

“Rumble Fish” is a captivating movie released in 1983 that follows the story of Rusty James, a street thug who struggles to live up to his older brother’s legendary reputation. Set during a time of intense gang warfare, Rusty James longs for the excitement of those days. Starring an impressive cast including Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, and Dennis Hopper, this film is a must-watch for fans of gritty and compelling dramas.

Cast: Matt Dillon (Rusty James) , Mickey Rourke (The Motorcycle Boy) , Diane Lane (Patty) , Dennis Hopper (Father) , Diana Scarwid (Cassandra) , Vincent Spano (Steve) , Nicolas Cage (Smokey) , Chris Penn (B.J. Jackson) , Laurence Fishburne (Midget) , William Smith (Patterson the Cop) , Michael Higgins (Mr. Harrigan) , Glenn Withrow (Biff Wilcox) , Tom Waits (Benny) , Herb Rice (Black Pool Player) , Maybelle Wallace (Late Pass Clerk) , Nona Manning (Patty’s Mom) , Sofia Coppola (Donna) , Gian-Carlo Coppola (Cousin James) , S.E. Hinton (Hooker on Strip) , Emmett Brown (Mr. Dobson) , Tracey Walter (Alley Mugger) , Lance Guecia (Alley Mugger) , Bob Maras (Policeman) , J.T. Turner (Math Teacher) , Keeva Clayton (Lake Girl)

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, S.E. Hinton

Tags: street gang, pool billiards, gay interest, gang, thug, tulsa, oklahoma, brother brother relationship, based on young adult novel



Release Date: 1983-05-11

Genres: Horror

“Christine” is a thrilling 1983 movie that revolves around Arnie Cunningham, a geeky student who becomes infatuated with a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury named Christine. As Arnie obsessively restores the car, he undergoes a transformation, gaining newfound confidence and arrogance behind the wheel of his beloved automobile. With an impressive cast including Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, and Alexandra Paul, this film takes you on a wild ride as Arnie’s friends and loved ones try to reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other. Released on May 11, 1983, “Christine” is a must-watch for fans of classic cars and gripping stories.

Cast: Keith Gordon (Arnie Cunningham) , John Stockwell (Dennis Guilder) , Alexandra Paul (Leigh Cabot) , Robert Prosky (Will Darnell) , Harry Dean Stanton (Rudolph Junkins) , Christine Belford (Regina Cunningham) , Roberts Blossom (George LeBay) , William Ostrander (Buddy Repperton) , David Spielberg (Mr. Casey) , Malcolm Danare (Moochie Welch) , Steven Tash (Richard Trelawney) , Stuart Charno (Don Vandenberg) , Kelly Preston (Roseanne) , Marc Poppel (Chuck) , Robert Darnell (Michael Cunningham) , Douglas Warhit (Bemis) , Richard Collier (Pepper Boyd) , Bruce French (Mr. Smith) , Keri Montgomery (Ellie) , Jan Burrell (Librarian) , Charles Steak (Shoppie) , Art Evans (Auto Assembly Worker (uncredited)) , John Richard Petersen (High School Student (uncredited))

Directors: John Carpenter

Writers: Stephen King, Bill Phillips

Tags: anthropomorphism, animate car, smart car, overprotective parent, inanimate objects come to life

Risky Business

Risky Business

Release Date: 1983-08-05

Genres: Romance, Comedy, Drama

“Risky Business” is a thrilling 1983 movie that follows the story of Joel Goodson, a responsible and hardworking 17-year-old. When his parents leave him alone with their Porsche in the wealthy suburbs of Chicago, Joel decides it’s time to let loose. However, things take a turn when he gets into trouble with the car and must find a risky way to raise some cash. Starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay, this film is a must-watch from 1983!”

Cast: Tom Cruise (Joel Goodson) , Rebecca De Mornay (Lana) , Curtis Armstrong (Miles) , Bronson Pinchot (Barry) , Joe Pantoliano (Guido) , Richard Masur (Rutherford) , Shera Danese (Vicki) , Raphael Sbarge (Glenn) , Janet Carroll (Joel’s Mother) , Nicholas Pryor (Joel’s Father) , Kevin Anderson (Chuck) , Sarah Partridge (Kessler) , Scott Harlan (Stan Licata) , Brent Bauer (Howie Rifkin) , Bruce A. Young (Jackie) , Francine Locke (Shower Girl) , Sheila Keenan (Nurse Bolik) , Lucy Harrington (Glenn’s Girlfriend) , Ann Cole (Call Girl) , Candace Collins (Call Girl) , Elizabeth Curran (Call Girl) , Jill DeVries (Call Girl (as Jill De Vries)) , Joyce Hazard (Call Girl) , Kerry Hill (Call Girl) , Vivian Victor (Call Girl)

Directors: Paul Brickman

Writers: Paul Brickman

Tags: brothel, high school, coming of age, prostitution

Sudden Impact

Sudden Impact

Release Date: 1983-12-07

Genres: Crime, Action, Thriller

“Sudden Impact” is a gripping crime thriller from 1983 that made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of that year. Starring Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke, the movie follows Dirty Harry Callahan, a suspended police officer, as he tracks down a young rape victim turned serial killer seeking her own form of justice. With a suspenseful plot and a stellar cast, this film is a must-watch for fans of intense action and thrilling detective stories.

Cast: Clint Eastwood (Insp. Harry Callahan) , Sondra Locke (Jennifer Spencer) , Pat Hingle (Chief Jannings) , Bradford Dillman (Captain Briggs) , Paul Drake (Mick) , Audrie Neenan (Ray Parkins) , Jack Thibeau (Kruger) , Michael Currie (Lt. Donnelly) , Albert Popwell (Horace King) , Mark Keyloun (Officer Bennett) , Kevyn Major Howard (Hawkins) , Bette Ford (Leah) , Nancy Parsons (Mrs. Kruger) , Joe Bellan (Burly Detective) , Wendell Wellman (Tyrone) , Mara Corday (Loretta – Coffee Shop Waitress) , Russ McCubbin (Eddie) , Robert Sutton (Carl) , Nancy Fish (Historical Society Woman) , Carmen Argenziano (D’Ambrosia) , Lisa Britt (Elizabeth) , Bill Reddick (Police Commissioner) , Lois de Banzie (Judge) , Matthew Child (Alby) , Mike Johnson (Assassin)

Directors: Clint Eastwood

Writers: Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Dean Riesner, Joseph Stinson, Charles B. Pierce, Earl E. Smith

Tags: heart, chase, revitalization, dirty harry



Release Date: 1983-04-14

Genres: Drama, Romance

“Flashdance” is a captivating 1983 movie that follows the inspiring journey of Alex Owens, a determined teenager with dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. Supported by her boss and lover, Nick, Alex navigates the challenges of juggling two odd jobs while pursuing her passion. Starring Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri, this film is a must-watch for anyone seeking a heartwarming story of perseverance and following one’s dreams.

Cast: Jennifer Beals (Alex Owens) , Michael Nouri (Nick Hurley) , Sunny Johnson (Jeanie Szabo) , Kyle T. Heffner (Richie) , Cynthia Rhodes (Tina Tech) , Lee Ving (Johnny C.) , Ron Karabatsos (Jake Mawby) , Lilia Skala (Hanna Long) , Philip Bruns (Frank Szabo) , Micole Mercurio (Rosemary Szabo) , Malcolm Danare (Cecil) , Belinda Bauer (Katie Hurley) , Lucy Lee Flippin (Secretary) , Durga McBroom (Heels) , Liz Sagal (Sunny) , Stacey Pickren (Margo) , Robert Wuhl (Mawby’s Regular) , Matt Landers (Mawby’s Regular) , Steve Price (Mawby’s Regular) , Frank Pesce (Mawby’s Regular) , Don Brockett (Pete) , Marc Lemberger (Mr. Freeze) , Wayne Frost (Frosty Freeze) , Debra Gordon (Dancer at Repertory) , Tony De Santis (Waiter)

Directors: Adrian Lyne

Writers: Joe Eszterhas, Thomas Hedley Jr.

Tags: dancing, dance, locksmith, music movie

Psycho II

Psycho II

Release Date: 1983-06-03

Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

“Psycho II” is a thrilling horror movie released in 1983. It follows the story of Norman Bates, a notorious serial killer who is released from a mental institution after years of treatment. As he moves back into his deceased mother’s eerie old house, he becomes haunted by her demands, leading him to question his own sanity. Starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, and other talented actors, this film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Anthony Perkins (Norman Bates) , Vera Miles (Lila Crane Loomis) , Meg Tilly (Mary) , Robert Loggia (Dr. Bill Raymond) , Dennis Franz (Warren Toomey) , Hugh Gillin (Sheriff John Hunt) , Claudia Bryar (Mrs. Emma Spool) , Robert Alan Browne (Ralph Statler) , Ben Hartigan (Judge) , Lee Garlington (Myrna) , Tim Maier (Josh) , Jill Carroll (Kim) , Chris Hendrie (Deputy Pool) , Tom Holland (Deputy Norris) , Michael Lomazow (D.A.) , Bob Hilgenberg (Public Defender) , Oz Perkins (Young Norman) , Ben Frommer (Sexton) , Gene Whittington (Diver) , Robert Traynor (Desk Clerk) , George Dickerson (County Sheriff) , Thaddeus Smith (Deputy Sheriff) , Sheila K. Adams (Deputy Woman) , Victoria Brown (Deputy Clerk) , Virginia Gregg (Norma Bates (voice) (uncredited))

Directors: Richard Franklin

Writers: Robert Bloch, Tom Holland

Tags: motel, psychopath, sequel, revenge, murder, mental illness, voyeur, mother son relationship

Twilight Zone: The Movie

Twilight Zone: The Movie

Release Date: 1983-06-24

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy

“Twilight Zone: The Movie” is a captivating anthology film released in 1983. It features remakes of three popular episodes from the TV series, including “Kick the Can,” “It’s a Good Life,” and “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” along with an intriguing original story called “Time Out.” With a star-studded cast including Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Scatman Crothers, John Lithgow, Vic Morrow, Kathleen Quinlan, Charles Hallahan, Doug McGrath, Murray Matheson, and Bill Quinn, this movie is a must-watch for fans of the iconic Twilight Zone series.

Cast: Dan Aykroyd (Passenger / Ambulance Driver (Prologue / segment “Time Out”)) , Albert Brooks (Car Driver (prologue)) , Scatman Crothers (Mr. Bloom (segment “Kick the Can”)) , John Lithgow (John Valentine (segment “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”)) , Vic Morrow (Bill Connor (segment “Time Out”)) , Kathleen Quinlan (Helen Foley (segment “It’s a Good Life”)) , Charles Hallahan (Ray (segment “Time Out”)) , Doug McGrath (Larry (segment “Time Out”)) , Murray Matheson (Mr. Agee (segment “Kick the Can”)) , Bill Quinn (Leo Conroy (segment “Kick the Can”)) , Helen Shaw (Mrs. Dempsey (segment “Kick the Can”)) , Selma Diamond (Mrs. Weinstein (segment “Kick the Can”)) , Peter Brocco (Mr. Mute (segment “Kick the Can”)) , Martin Garner (Mr. Weinstein (segment “Kick the Can”)) , Priscilla Pointer (Miss Cox (segment “Kick the Can”)) , Tanya Fenmore (Young Mrs. Weinstein (segment “Kick the Can”)) , Laura Mooney (Young Mrs. Dempsey (segment “Kick the Can”)) , Evan Richards (Young Mr. Agee (segment “Kick the Can”)) , Christopher Eisenmann (Young Mr. Mute (segment “Kick the Can”)) , Scott Nemes (Young Mr. Weinstein (segment “Kick the Can”)) , Kevin McCarthy (Uncle Walt (segment “It’s a Good Life”)) , Jeremy Licht (Anthony (segment “It’s a Good Life”)) , William Schallert (Father (segment “It’s a Good Life”)) , Nancy Cartwright (Ethel (segment “It’s a Good Life”)) , Patricia Barry (Mother (segment “It’s a Good Life”))

Directors: Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller

Writers: George Clayton Johnson, Robert Garland, John Landis, Melissa Mathison, Richard Matheson, Rod Serling, Jerome Bixby

Tags: nazi, anthology, remake, zone

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