Gregor's Top 40 of 1983by Movie-Mate | created - 03 Dec 2013 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
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2. Vacation (1983)
R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.
Votes: 90,841 | Gross: $61.40M
3. Videodrome (1983)
R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.
Votes: 78,268 | Gross: $2.12M
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Votes: 902,634 | Gross: $309.13M
6. Bastard Swordsman (1983)
89 min | Action, Mystery
Hsu Shao-chiang stars as a veritable "Spider-Swordsman" - master of the "Silkworm Style" - in this eye-filling, mind-bending martial arts phantasmagorical which truly warrants the description: "unforgettable."
7. Duel to the Death (1983)
R | 86 min | Action, Drama
The best sword master from China vs the best sword master from Japan. Who will win?
Duel to the Death
8. Project A (1983)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy
Fighting against pirates at the turn of the 20th century, the Hong Kong navy are failing miserably. It's up to Sergeant Lung (Jackie Chan) to take matters into his own hands.
9. Shaolin Intruders (1983)
Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Drama
Shaolin Temple becomes suspect when several clan leaders are robbed and killed by the deadly Shaolin Palm technique.
10. Educating Rita (1983)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
In Liverpool, twenty-seven-year-old hairdresser Rita (Dame Julie Walters) decides to complete her basic education before having children, as desired by her husband Denny (Malcolm Douglas). ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,605 | Gross: $14.65M
11. The Outsiders (1983)
PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.
Votes: 70,899 | Gross: $25.60M
12. Rumble Fish (1983)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Votes: 30,099 | Gross: $2.49M
13. The House on Sorority Row (1982)
R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.
Votes: 6,626 | Gross: $1.29M
14. Krull (1983)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.
Votes: 28,798 | Gross: $16.52M
18. Risky Business (1983)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.
Votes: 76,305 | Gross: $63.50M
19. Barefoot Gen (1983)
TV-PG | 83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.
20. Qing gong qi shi lu (1983)
86 min | Action, Adventure
With the impending death of the Emperor Ching one candidate for the throne hires the lady assassin to get rid of another strong contender.
The Lady Assassin
21. The Lady Is the Boss (1983)
86 min | Action, Comedy
The pre-eminent martial arts moviemaker Liu Chia-liang came up with the novel idea for this exciting and hilarious kung-fu clash between an old-fashioned kung-fu master and a hip and beautiful marketing wiz.
The Lady Is The Boss
22. Holy Flame of the Martial World (1983)
85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A brother and sister seek vengeance for the death of their parents.
Holy Flame Of The Martial World
23. Shaolin vs. Lama (1983)
88 min | Action, Drama
Skilled fighter Sung Li Ting is looking for a Kung Fu master who can beat him in battle and teach him new techniques. Shaolin monk Shao Si Yer introduces Sung Li to the Shaolin teachings, ... See full summary »
Shaolin Vs. Lama
25. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
PG | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After helping the local police with some horse thieves, a Texas Ranger aims at a drug lord with arms trade as well. They're interested in the same woman and they're both into martial arts.
Votes: 10,176 | Gross: $12.23M
26. Silkwood (1983)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History
A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant.
Votes: 17,317 | Gross: $35.62M
27. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)
Unrated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Chinese soldiers in an ancient civil war get caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe.
Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain
28. Fire and Ice (1983)
PG | 81 min | Animation, Fantasy, Adventure
At the end of the ice age, an evil queen and her son are set on conquering the world using magic and warriors. The lone survivor of a crushed village fights back as does the king of Fire Keep.
Votes: 8,885 | Gross: $0.76M
29. Demon of the Lute (1983)
101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
The lute demon Chin Mo has reappeared in the world to wreck havoc. Hsiao Feng-ling is ordered to find a special bow and arrow that can counter the demon.
Demon of the Lute
30. Psycho II (1983)
R | 113 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.
Votes: 22,273 | Gross: $34.73M
31. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
During the Cold War, a controversial television journalist is asked by the C.I.A. to persuade certain acquaintances, who are Soviet Agents of the Omega network, to defect.
Votes: 7,649 | Gross: $6.49M
33. 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)
R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which ... See full summary »
34. The Scarlet and the Black (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War
Vatican efforts, lead by Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, to save Allied P.O.W.s and downed Allied airmen as the Nazis invade Rome.
35. Winners & Sinners (1983)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Fresh from prison, five friends try to stay crime free but inadvertently find themselves caught in a Triad war.
Winners & Sinners
36. Sudden Impact (1983)
R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco. "Dirty" Harry Callahan, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.
Votes: 38,491 | Gross: $67.64M
37. 10 to Midnight (1983)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An LAPD detective and his rookie partner are on the trail of a psychopathic young man who is murdering young women.
Votes: 6,152 | Gross: $7.10M
39. Golgo 13: The Professional (1983)
Not Rated | 91 min | Animation, Action, Crime
After killing the son of a powerful oil tycoon, an assassin-for-hire becomes the target of American soldiers and superhuman killers.
41. The Weird Man (1983)
PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Fantasy
Taoist Priest Yu Ji (Cheng Tien-Chi) is a victim of Magistrate Xu Gong's (Wong Lik) desire to kill General Sun Ce (Chiu Gwok) in a grab for power. Gong's plans go awry, as Yu Ji's spirit seeks revenge, after being publicly executed.
The Weird Man
42. Shaolin Prince (1982)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy
As the names of Chang Cheh and Liu Chia-liang became legendary, all-too-often the name of their equally valued collaborator, Tang Chia, is omitted. That may be,because, unlike the previous ... See full summary »
Shaolin Prince Release Date: 25.02.1983
43. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.
Votes: 31,391 | Gross: $29.50M