The Best Movies of 1983   (105) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1983, # 364 Overall The Right Stuff 1983 Kaufman, Philip USA D
# 2 for 1983, # 488 Overall The Dresser 1983 Yates, Peter UK Y
# 3 for 1983, # 528 Overall The Big Chill 1983 Kasdan, Lawrence USA BD
# 4 for 1983, # 544 Overall Terms of Endearment 1983 Brooks, James L. USA D
# 5 for 1983, # 558 Overall L'Argent 1983 Bresson, Robert France / Switzerland Y
# 6 for 1983, # 614 Overall Scarface 1983 De Palma, Brian USA BD
# 7 for 1983, # 716 Overall The Fourth Man 1983 Verhoeven, Paul Netherlands Y
# 8 for 1983, # 733 Overall Local Hero 1983 Forsyth, Bill UK D
# 9 for 1983, # 861 Overall El Norte 1983 Nava, Gregory USA / UK BD
# 10 for 1983, # 869 Overall Silkwood 1983 Nichols, Mike USA YS
# 11 for 1983, # 903 Overall A Christmas Story 1983 Clark, Bob USA / Canada BD
# 12 for 1983, # 991 Overall Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance 1983 Reggio, Godfrey USA BD
# 13 for 1983, # 994 Overall Tender Mercies 1983 Beresford, Bruce USA D
# 14 for 1983, # 1055 Overall Videodrome 1983 Cronenberg, David Canada / USA BDS
# 15 for 1983, # 1061 Overall Star Wars: Episode VI -
Return of the Jedi
1983 Marquand, Richard USA BDS
# 16 for 1983, # 1079 Overall Danton 1983 Wajda, Andrzej France / Poland / West Germany D
# 17 for 1983, # 1206 Overall Entre Nous 1983 Kurys, Diane France Y
# 18 for 1983, # 1225 Overall Sans Soleil 1983 Marker, Chris France BD
# 19 for 1983, # 1282 Overall Rumble Fish 1983 Coppola, Francis Ford USA BDS
# 20 for 1983, # 1355 Overall The Ballad of Narayama 1983 Imamura, Shohei Japan BD
# 21 for 1983, # 1476 Overall Yentl 1983 Streisand, Barbra UK / USA / Czechoslovakia YS
# 22 for 1983, # 1489 Overall Risky Business 1983 Brickman, Paul USA BD
# 23 for 1983, # 1498 Overall The Ploughman's Lunch 1983 Eyre, Richard UK
# 24 for 1983, # 1550 Overall Testament 1983 Littman, Lynne USA Y
# 25 for 1983, # 1559 Overall Nostalghia 1983 Tarkovsky, Andrei Italy / France / Soviet Union Y
# 26 for 1983, # 1601 Overall utu 1983 Murphy, Geoff New Zealand V
# 27 for 1983, # 1664 Overall Zelig 1983 Allen, Woody USA Y
# 28 for 1983, # 1854 Overall Educating Rita 1983 Gilbert, Lewis UK D
# 29 for 1983, # 1901 Overall Under Fire 1983 Spottiswoode, Roger USA D
# 30 for 1983, # 1938 Overall Carmen 1983 Saura, Carlos Spain D
# 31 for 1983, # 1949 Overall In the White City 1983 Tanner, Alain Switzerland / Portugal / UK V
# 32 for 1983, # 1954 Overall WarGames 1983 Badham, John USA BD
# 33 for 1983, # 2078 Overall Octopussy 1983 Glen, John UK / USA BDS
# 34 for 1983, # 2126 Overall Trading Places 1983 Landis, John USA BD
# 35 for 1983, # 2164 Overall The Outsiders 1983 Coppola, Francis Ford USA D
# 36 for 1983, # 2168 Overall Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence 1983 Oshima, Nagisa UK / Japan BDS
# 37 for 1983, # 2200 Overall A Love in Germany 1983 Wajda, Andrzej West Germany / France Y
# 38 for 1983, # 2202 Overall Heat and Dust 1983 Ivory, James UK Y
# 39 for 1983, # 2209 Overall A Private Conversation 1983 Mikhalkov, Nikita Soviet Union
# 40 for 1983, # 2217 Overall Reuben, Reuben 1983 Miller, Robert Ellis USA
# 41 for 1983, # 2218 Overall Sugar Cane Alley 1983 Palcy, Euzhan France Y
# 42 for 1983, # 2225 Overall Careful, He Might Hear You 1983 Schultz, Carl Australia Y
# 43 for 1983, # 2235 Overall Daniel 1983 Lumet, Sidney UK / USA BD
# 44 for 1983, # 2286 Overall À nos amours 1983 Pialat, Maurice France D
# 45 for 1983, # 2301 Overall Monty Python - The Meaning of Life 1983 Jones, Terry / Gilliam, Terry UK D
# 46 for 1983, # 2305 Overall Le Dernier Combat 1983 Besson, Luc France D
# 47 for 1983, # 2315 Overall Star 80 1983 Fosse, Bob USA D
# 48 for 1983, # 2324 Overall Flashdance 1983 Lyne, Adrian USA D
# 49 for 1983, # 2340 Overall The Dead Zone 1983 Cronenberg, David USA D
# 49 for 1983, # 2340 Overall Gorky Park 1983 Apted, Michael USA DS
# 49 for 1983, # 2340 Overall Never Say Never Again 1983 Kershner, Irvin UK / USA / West Germany BD
# 50 for 1983, # 2350 Overall Baby It's You 1983 Sayles, John USA D
# 50 for 1983, # 2350 Overall To Be or Not to Be 1983 Johnson, Alan USA BD
# 51 for 1983, # 2387 Overall Eddie Murphy Delirious 1983 Gowers, Bruce USA D
# 51 for 1983, # 2387 Overall The Keep 1983 Mann, Michael UK V
# 51 for 1983, # 2387 Overall Zu : Warriors from the Magic Mountain 1983 Tsui, Hark Hong Kong D
# 52 for 1983, # 2398 Overall Betrayal 1983 Jones, David Hugh UK V
# 53 for 1983, # 2404 Overall The Family Game 1983 Morita, Yoshimitsu Japan
# 54 for 1983, # 2425 Overall The Good Fight 1983 Buckner, Noel / Dore, Mary / Sills, Sam USA D
# 54 for 1983, # 2425 Overall Life Is a Bed of Roses 1983 Resnais, Alain France D
# 54 for 1983, # 2425 Overall Twice Upon a Time 1983 Korty, John / Swenson, Charles / Gallagher, Jennifer USA
# 55 for 1983, # 2488 Overall Unknown Chaplin 1983 Brownlow, Kevin / Gill, David UK D
# 56 for 1983, # 2512 Overall The Man with Two Brains 1983 Reiner, Carl USA D
# 57 for 1983, # 2513 Overall Lianna 1983 Sayles, John USA D
# 57 for 1983, # 2513 Overall The Lords of Discipline 1983 Roddam, Franc USA D
# 57 for 1983, # 2513 Overall Mr. Mom 1983 Dragoti, Stan USA D
# 57 for 1983, # 2513 Overall National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 Ramis, Harold USA BDS
# 57 for 1983, # 2513 Overall The Star Chamber 1983 Hyams, Peter USA D
# 57 for 1983, # 2513 Overall Sudden Impact 1983 Eastwood, Clint USA BDS
# 57 for 1983, # 2513 Overall Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 Dante, Joe / Landis, John / Miller, George / Spielberg, Steven USA BDS
# 57 for 1983, # 2513 Overall Valley Girl 1983 Coolidge, Martha USA DS
# 58 for 1983, # 2515 Overall Strangers Kiss 1983 Chapman, Matthew USA
# 59 for 1983, # 2558 Overall Le Bal 1983 Scola, Ettore Italy / France / Algeria Y
# 59 for 1983, # 2558 Overall The Revolt of Job 1983 Gyöngyössy, Imre / Kabay, Barna Hungary
# 59 for 1983, # 2558 Overall War-Time Romance 1983 Todorovsky, Pyotr Soviet Union
# 60 for 1983, # 2563 Overall Thriller 1983 Landis, John USA DS
# 61 for 1983, # 2565 Overall First Name: Carmen 1983 Godard, Jean-Luc France D
# 62 for 1983, # 2587 Overall Cross Creek 1983 Ritt, Martin USA Y
# 63 for 1983, # 2588 Overall Confidentially Yours 1983 Truffaut, François France V
# 64 for 1983, # 2589 Overall Dark Circle 1983 Beaver, Chris USA
# 64 for 1983, # 2589 Overall I Married a Shadow 1983 Davis, Robin France
# 64 for 1983, # 2589 Overall Richard Pryor Here and Now 1983 Pryor, Richard USA D
# 65 for 1983, # 2594 Overall Passionless Moments 1983 Campion, Jane / Lee, Gerard Australia
# 66 for 1983, # 2598 Overall Adynata 1983 Thornton, Leslie USA
# 66 for 1983, # 2598 Overall Ananas 1983 Gitai, Amos France
# 66 for 1983, # 2598 Overall Cracking Up 1983 Lewis, Jerry USA Y
# 66 for 1983, # 2598 Overall Fellow Citizen 1983 Kiarostami, Abbas Iran
# 66 for 1983, # 2598 Overall The Gold Diggers 1983 Potter, Sally UK
# 66 for 1983, # 2598 Overall It's a Good Life (Twilight Zone: The Movie) 1983 Dante, Joe USA Y
# 66 for 1983, # 2598 Overall Les Années 80 1983 Akerman, Chantal Belgium / France
# 66 for 1983, # 2598 Overall My Brother's Wedding 1983 Burnett, Charles USA
# 66 for 1983, # 2598 Overall Selva:
A Portrait of Parvaneh Navaï
1983 Klonaris, Maria France
# 66 for 1983, # 2598 Overall Son's Big Doll 1983 Hou, Hsiao-hsien Taiwan
# 67 for 1983, # 2603 Overall Seventeen 1983 DeMott, Joel / Kreines, Jeff USA
# 68 for 1983, # 2607 Overall Angelo My Love 1983 Duvall, Robert USA
# 68 for 1983, # 2607 Overall Lone Wolf McQuade 1983 Carver, Steve USA DS
# 68 for 1983, # 2607 Overall Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 Clayton, Jack USA D
# 69 for 1983, # 2613 Overall Mickey's Christmas Carol 1983 Mattinson, Burny USA D
# 69 for 1983, # 2613 Overall Never Cry Wolf 1983 Ballard, Carroll USA D
# 70 for 1983, # 2644 Overall Diary 1983 Perlov, David Israel
# 71 for 1983, # 2650 Overall And the Ship Sails On 1983 Fellini, Federico France / Italy Y
# 71 for 1983, # 2650 Overall Three Crowns of the Sailor 1983 Ruiz, Raoul France
NR Curse of the Pink Panther 1983 Edwards, Blake UK / USA D
NR Pauline at the Beach 1983 Rohmer, Eric France BD
NR Superman III 1983 Lester, Richard UK BD
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack