Movie Releases by User Score

The Right Stuff 1.

The Right Stuff

October 21, 1983 | PG
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.0
Local Hero 2.

Local Hero

February 17, 1983 | PG
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
Mirror (1975) 3.

Mirror (1975)

August 17, 1983 | G
A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Gandhi 4.

Gandhi

February 25, 1983 | PG
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Terms of Endearment 5.

Terms of Endearment

November 23, 1983 | PG
Following the mother-daughter relationship of Aurora Greenway (MacLaine) who doesn't like it when her daughter Emma (Winger) marries Flap (Daniels).
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.5
WarGames 6.

WarGames

June 3, 1983 | PG
At the height of the Cold War, an American teenager (Matthew Broderick) finds a back door into a military central computer (WOPR) in which reality is confused with game-playing, threatening to start World War III.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
A Christmas Story 7.

A Christmas Story

November 18, 1983 | PG
This delightfully funny holiday gem tells the story of Ralphie Parker a 1940's nine-year-old who pulls out all the stops to obtain the ultimate Christmas present. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.5
Tender Mercies 8.

Tender Mercies

March 4, 1983 | PG
A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Possession 9.

Possession

October 28, 1983 | R
A woman (Isabelle Adjani) starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband (Sam Neill) for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Risky Business 10.

Risky Business

August 5, 1983 | R
A high school senior is tired of being Mr. All-American and facing such traumatic decisions as which Ivy League college to attend. His life gets turned around when he meets a sexy call girl who transforms his house into a brothel while his parents are away. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
3.8
Heart Like a Wheel 11.

Heart Like a Wheel

April 1, 1983 | PG
Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
The King of Comedy 12.

The King of Comedy

February 18, 1983 | PG
Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.1
Under Fire 13.

Under Fire

October 21, 1983 | R
Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
The Meaning of Life 14.

The Meaning of Life

March 31, 1983 | R
The comedy team takes a look at life in all of its stages in their own uniquely silly way.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.6
Koyaanisqatsi 15.

Koyaanisqatsi

April 27, 1983 | Not Rated
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.0
The Evil Dead 16.

The Evil Dead

April 24, 1983 | Unrated
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods where tape recorded incantations from the Book of the Dead unleash relentless demons that can only be killed by total body dismemberment.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.3
Trading Places 17.

Trading Places

June 8, 1983 | R
Billy Ray Valentine (Murphy), a street con man and Louis Winthorpe III, a commodities broker (Aykroyd) agree to trade places after monied Mortimer Duke (Ameche) bets Billy Ray could pull in more money than Louis could on the streets.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.2
The Dead Zone 18.

The Dead Zone

October 21, 1983 | R
After a car accident puts him into a coma for 5 years, teacher Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) wakes up to discover he can see people's futures after touching them.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.5
Never Say Never Again 19.

Never Say Never Again

October 7, 1983 | PG
A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
5.8
Blue Thunder 20.

Blue Thunder

May 13, 1983 | R
The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.7
The Pirates of Penzance 21.

The Pirates of Penzance

February 18, 1983 | G
After a young man leaves a band of pirates, hilarity ensues.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Valley Girl 22.

Valley Girl

April 29, 1983 | R
Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.2
Liquid Sky 23.

Liquid Sky

April 15, 1983 | R
A small, heroin seeking UFO lands on a Manhattan roof, observes a bizarre, drug addicted fashion model and sucks endorphin from her sexual encounters' brains.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Scarface 24.

Scarface

December 9, 1983 | X
Cuban immigrant Tony Montana (Pacino) builds a Miami drug empire in the 1980s.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.8
Lone Wolf McQuade 25.

Lone Wolf McQuade

April 15, 1983 | PG
The classic renegade Texas Ranger goes to war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and the ranger, and involving the woman they each love.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.1
The Year of Living Dangerously 26.

The Year of Living Dangerously

January 21, 1983 | PG
Guy Hamilton (Gibson) a journalist on his first job in Indonesia during the last years of President Sukarno reign. He is helped by his photographer, a half-Chinese dwarf Billy Kwan (Hunt) and diplomat Jill Bryant (Weaver) who he is having an affair with.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.7
Silkwood 27.

Silkwood

December 14, 1983 | R
Karen Silkwood (Streep), a nuclear plant worker strives to expose the safety violations at her workplace.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.4
Rumble Fish 28.

Rumble Fish

October 8, 1983 | R
Rusty James (Dillon) has been failing in his attempts to to live up to his older brother - The Motorcycle Boy's (Rourke) reputation. He returns from California to try to pass some his knowledge of life to his little brother.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.2
Star 80 29.

Star 80

November 10, 1983 | R
Bob Fosse's view of morality in the 1980's. A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband, a small-time hustler and pimp, becomes dangerously jealous. Based on the true story of 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
All the Right Moves 30.

All the Right Moves

October 21, 1983 | R
A football star (Cruise) looking for a scholarship to escape his small Pennsylvania steel town butts heads with his coach (Nelson).
Metascore:
62
User Score:
1.8
The Man with Two Brains 31.

The Man with Two Brains

June 3, 1983 | R
Widowed, world-famous neurosurgeon Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) is trapped in a loveless marriage with Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner), who is interested only in Hfuhruhurr's money. On a trip to Vienna to attend a medical conference, Hfuhruhurr falls in love with a bottled brain (voiced by Sissy Spacek), and finds himself in the middle of murders committed by the elevator killer. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.6
To Be or Not to Be 32.

To Be or Not to Be

December 16, 1983 | PG
A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when what should intrude but World War II in the form of an invasion. His wife has the habit of entertaining young Polish officers while he's on stage which is also a source of depression to him. When one of her officers comes back on a Secret Mission, the actor takes charge and comes up with a plan for them to escape.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
The Big Chill 33.

The Big Chill

September 28, 1983 | R
Good friends reunite for the funeral of a college pal. During the weekend that follows, they compare their 60's ideas with the harsh reality of their lives in the 80's, and discover that in a cold world, you need your friends to keep you warm. [Sony Pictures]
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.3
Without a Trace 34.

Without a Trace

February 4, 1983 | PG
This film, centering on a child's abduction, casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who treat her and her husband as suspects, even as she hounds them to find her child and drives away her husband (David Dukes) and friends (including Stockard Channing) with her intensity and single-mindedness.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Gorky Park 35.

Gorky Park

December 16, 1983 | TV-14
A Moscow police officer investigates a vicious triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level international political conspiracy.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
The Star Chamber 36.

The Star Chamber

August 5, 1983 | R
Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 37.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

May 25, 1983 | PG
The Millennnium Falcon flashes through hyperspace and creatures from all over the galaxy defy the Galactic Empire. After rescuing Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia (Carrie Fisher) from certain doom at the hands of crime lord Jabba the Hutt, Luke (Mark Hamill) rejoins Yoda. Only by completing his Jedi training can he become a true Jedi Knight and defeat Darth Vader and the dark side of the Force.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.3
Brainstorm 38.

Brainstorm

September 30, 1983 | PG
Brilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people. Once the capability of tapping into "higher brain functions" is added in, and you can literally jump into someone else's head and play back recordings of what he or she was thinking, feeling, seeing, etc., at the time of the recording, the applications for the project quickly spiral out of control. While Michael Brace uses the system to become close again to Karen Brace, his estranged wife who also works on the project, others start abusing it for intense sexual experiences and other logical but morally questionable purposes. The government tries to kick Michael and Lillian off the project once the vast military potential of the technology is discovered. It soon becomes obvious that the government is interested in more than just missile guidance systems. The lab starts producing mind torture recordings and other psychosis inducing material. When one of the researchers dies and tapes the experience of death, Michael is convinced that he must playback this tape to honor the memory of the researcher and to become enlightened. When another researcher dies during playback the tape is locked away and Michael has to fight against his former colleagues and the government lackeys that now run his lab in order to play back and confront the "scariest thing any of us will ever face" - death itself.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
8.5
Christine 39.

Christine

December 9, 1983 | R
A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
8.5
Cujo 40.

Cujo

August 12, 1983 | R
Cujo, a regular St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.9
National Lampoon's Vacation 41.

National Lampoon's Vacation

July 29, 1983 | R
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more difficult than they ever anticipated.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
7.8
Psycho II 42.

Psycho II

June 3, 1983 | R
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.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.0
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 43.

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

September 2, 1983 | R
During W.W. II, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British P.O.W. and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid blood-shed.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
tbd
Bad Boys 44.

Bad Boys

March 25, 1983 | R
Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
8.5
Educating Rita 45.

Educating Rita

September 21, 1983 | PG
Bored with her life as a hairdresser, and under pressure from her husband to start a family, Rita enrolls in literature tutorials at a British university determined to better herself. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.9
Sudden Impact 46.

Sudden Impact

December 9, 1983 | R
The fourth of the Dirty Harry films starring Clint Eastwood, and the first of them to be directed by Eastwood. In it, a rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco. "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood), on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.5
Breathless 47.

Breathless

May 13, 1983 | R
When Jesse Lujack steals a car in Las Vegas and drives down to LA, his criminal ways only escalate- but when will it end?
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.0
The Hunger 48.

The Hunger

April 29, 1983 | R
A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
5.8
Eddie and the Cruisers 49.

Eddie and the Cruisers

September 23, 1983 | PG
A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader - Eddie Wilson - may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album. (Original music performed by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.)
Metascore:
51
User Score:
tbd
Mr. Mom 50.

Mr. Mom

August 19, 1983 | PG
After he's laid off, a husband (Michael Keaton) swaps roles with his wife (Teri Garr). She returns to the workforce and he becomes a stay-at-home dad - a job he has no worldly idea how to handle. Comedy ensues.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
6.9
Easy Money 51.

Easy Money

August 19, 1983 | R
To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard-living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before they get the best of him.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
tbd
Doctor Detroit 52.

Doctor Detroit

May 6, 1983 | R
A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant pimp, finds himself enjoying his new occupation on the streets.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
tbd
D.C. Cab 53.

D.C. Cab

December 16, 1983 | R
The story of a shiftless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees to want to make something out of themselves. It is only when Albert is kidnapped that the cabbies must decide whether or not they are loyal to Albert and his cause.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
tbd
Krull 54.

Krull

July 29, 1983 | PG
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.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.4
Fire and Ice 55.

Fire and Ice

August 26, 1983 | PG
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.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
3.8
The Outsiders 56.

The Outsiders

March 25, 1983 | PG
The coming-of-age film based on S.E. Hinton's novel where two rival gangs fight over "turf" in 1960s Oklahoma.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
8.5
Twilight Zone: The Movie 57.

Twilight Zone: The Movie

June 24, 1983 | PG
Four big name directors re-imagine classic stories from the Twilight Zone.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
6.8
Superman III 58.

Superman III

June 17, 1983 | PG
Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and evil Man of Steel.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
4.6
High Road to China 59.

High Road to China

March 18, 1983 | PG
During WW1, an alcoholic American biplane pilot (Tom Selleck) is hired by the spoiled daughter of an industrialist (Bess Armstrong) to find her father who disappeared in Asia.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
tbd
Flashdance 60.

Flashdance

April 15, 1983 | R
Flashdance is the story of Alex Owens, a fiercely determined and beautiful 18-year-old woman, who works as a welder by day and dancer at a local bar at night. The film sparkles with the music of the '80s including the No.1 hit song sung by Irene Cara ("Flashdance-What A Feeling") and "Maniac" sung by Michael Sembello. We follow Alex's struggle to gain independence, find love, and realize her dream-to dance at the Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
39
User Score:
6.3
Yellowbeard 61.

Yellowbeard

June 24, 1983 | PG
After serving two decades in prison, Yellowbeard (Graham Chapman) breaks out determined to recover the treasure that he buried so long ago, alongside his son, old crew, and the British Navy.
Metascore:
39
User Score:
tbd
The Beyond 62.

The Beyond

November 11, 1983 | Unrated
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.
Metascore:
38
User Score:
5.0
Porky's II: The Next Day 63.

Porky's II: The Next Day

June 24, 1983 | R
The horny high schoolers of Angel Beach High now seek revenge on a group of KKK religious fanatics and corrupt politicians who want to shut down their Shakespeare production after they cast a Seminole transfer student in the lead.
Metascore:
38
User Score:
5.9
Screwballs 64.

Screwballs

April 1, 1983 | R
Frolicking youth comedy about zany high school students set in the 1960s.
Metascore:
34
User Score:
tbd
The Black Stallion Returns 65.

The Black Stallion Returns

March 25, 1983 | PG
When the Black is stolen in exotic Morrocco, his young owner must embark on a series of daring adventures to get him back. (MGM)
Metascore:
34
User Score:
tbd
The Keep 66.

The Keep

December 16, 1983 | R
Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.
Metascore:
34
User Score:
4.9
Class 67.

Class

July 22, 1983 | R
A young man in an all-guys private high school (Andrew McCarthy), at the urging of his roommate (Rob Lowe) spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected.
Metascore:
33
User Score:
tbd
Curse of the Pink Panther 68.

Curse of the Pink Panther

August 12, 1983 | PG
Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's WORST detective, NYPD Sergeant Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles his way past assassins and corrupt officials as though he were Clouseau's American cousin.
Metascore:
31
User Score:
tbd
Amityville 3-D 69.

Amityville 3-D

November 18, 1983 | PG
A reporter moves into the ominous Long Island house to debunk the recent supernatural events, and finds himself besieged by the evil manifestations which are connected to a hell-spawn demon lurking in the basement.
Metascore:
28
User Score:
4.3
Jaws 3-D 70.

Jaws 3-D

July 22, 1983 | PG
The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a SeaWorld theme park after a 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.
Metascore:
27
User Score:
4.9
Staying Alive 71.

Staying Alive

July 15, 1983 | PG
The sequel to "Saturday Night Fever," finds Tony Manero (Travolta) six years later working as a waiter and trying to land a gig on Broadway.
Metascore:
23
User Score:
7.2

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