1983

Gorky Park

Gorky Park

Gorky Park

IMDb: 6.8
1983
128min

Police Inspector Renko tries to solve the case of three bodies found in Moscow’s Gorky Park but finds his attempts to solve the crime impeded by his superiors. Working on his own, Renko seeks out more information and stumbles across a conspiracy involving the highest levels of the government.

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The House on Sorority Row

The House on Sorority Row

The House on Sorority Row

IMDb: 6.1
1983
91min

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.

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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

IMDb: 7.3
1983
123min

In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting suicide. One of the prisoners, interpreter John Lawrence, tries to explain the japanese way of thinking, but is considered a traitor.

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The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

IMDb: 7.6
1983
107min

Life’s questions are ‘answered’ in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there’s the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor. The world’s most voracious glutton brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise.

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National Lampoon’s Vacation

National Lampoon’s Vacation

National Lampoon’s Vacation

IMDb: 7.4
1983
98min

Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don’t go exactly as planned.

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Phar Lap

Phar Lap

Phar Lap

IMDb: 7.3
1983
107min

Phar Lap, the big bold chestnut reigned as the king of the turf in the depression that gripped Australia of the 1930s. From his humble beginnings the New Zealand bred horse raced on to become the hero of a nation.

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Psycho 2

Psycho 2

Psycho 2

IMDb: 6.4
1983
113min

After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother’s infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by “her” demands and begins to question his own sanity.

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Smokey and the Bandit Part 3

Smokey and the Bandit Part 3

Smokey and the Bandit Part 3

IMDb: 3.4
1983
85min

The Enos duo convince Cletus, aka The Bandit, to come out of hiding and help them promote their new restaurant. With a little coaxing, he agrees, producing an almost-creaky Trigger as his mode of transport. But his nemesis, Sheriff Buford T. Justice, is on the hunt, forcing Cletus and Trigger to hit the road. Can they steer clear of the vengeful sheriff?

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Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment

IMDb: 7.4
1983
132min

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma’s marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora’s interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking.

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Yellowbeard

Yellowbeard

Yellowbeard

IMDb: 6.0
1983
96min

For years Yellowbeard had looted the Spanish Main, making men eat their lips and swallow their hearts. Caught and convicted for tax evasion, he’s sentenced to 20 years in St. Victim’s Prison for the Extremely Naughty. In a scheme to confiscate his fabulous treasure, the Royal Navy allows him to escape and follows him, where saucy tarts, lisping demigods and some awful puns and punishments await.

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Yentl

Yentl

Yentl

IMDb: 6.6
1983
132min

A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

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Curtains

Curtains

Curtains

IMDb: 5.8
1983
89min

Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

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High Road to China

High Road to China

High Road to China

IMDb: 6.0
1983
105min

A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist’s daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.

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Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Mickey’s Christmas Carol

IMDb: 8.1
1983
26min

It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney’s A Christmas Carol. It is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions as an accompaniment to a re-release of The Rescuers.

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Olivia

Olivia

Olivia

IMDb: 4.7
1983
80min

Nightmares of the past haunt the beautiful, mysterious Olivia (Suzanna Love), a London resident who begins a passionate affair with American businessman Mike (Easy Rider’s Robert Walker, Jr.). Trapped in a loveless marriage and traumatized by memories of her mother’s brutal murder, Olivia hopes her lover will offer a chance at a new life. However, ghostly voices and brutal murders ignite a fiendish, twist-filled story of double identities, deception, and erotic terror.

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The Exterminators of the Year 3000

The Exterminators of the Year 3000

The Exterminators of the Year 3000

IMDb: 5.2
1983
90min

It’s the year 3000 and a nuclear war has turned the earth into a desert wasteland. A group of survivors living in a cave run out of water and desperately need to locate a new supply. The last guy they sent out to find water never returned, and now his 10 year old son Timmy wants to join the next search team. They think they know where there’s an untapped well of water, but to get there they have to travel through dangerous terrain controlled by a savage gang of motorcyclists under the bloodthirsty reign of ‘Crazy Bull’. On their mission, Timmy and his team run into a lonesome stranger named Alien (Robert Iannucci) who may be able to help them against the marauding motorcyclists. Can the struggling survivors looking for water in this barren world defeat Crazy Bull and his exterminating minions? Hang on tight – the battle has just begun!

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Frightmare – Alptraum

Frightmare – Alptraum

Frightmare – Alptraum

IMDb: 4.3
1983
86min

Drama students decide to pay tribute to their favorite horror star by stealing his body from his crypt for a farewell party. They fail to realize their violation of the tomb has triggered powerful black magic, and Conrad hasn’t taken his final bows yet.

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Daniel

Daniel

Daniel

IMDb: 6.7
1983
130min

The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his experiences to the memory of his parents and his belief that they were wrongfully convicted.

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Hercules

Hercules

Hercules

IMDb: 3.8
1983
98min

The film is an odd retelling of the story of Hercules battling the wizard Minos, who uses “science” in an attempt to take over the world. Hercules must stop him and rescue his princess love in the process. Part of the adventure finds Hercules battling giant robots brought to life by stop motion animation.

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Nightmares

Nightmares

Nightmares

IMDb: 5.7
1983
99min

A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid’s obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town priest loses his faith and decides to leave town, but in the desert is stalked by a mysterious black pick-up truck. In the final story, a family’s problem with a rat is larger than they think.

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Strange Invaders

Strange Invaders

Strange Invaders

IMDb: 5.5
1983
92min

Charlie’s ex-wife disappears, and he goes to where she grew up–a rural town in the midwest–to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the Newmans. He meets aliens; but when he contacts the FBI, they don’t believe him. He tells his story to a tabloid; and suddenly, he is chased by the aliens.

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Burroughs: The Movie

Burroughs: The Movie

Burroughs: The Movie

IMDb: 7.1
1983
90min

An exploration of Burroughs’ life story, as told by Burroughs himself along with many of his contemporaries, including Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, Francis Bacon, Herbert Huncke, Patti Smith, Terry Southern, and William Burroughs Jr.

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Richard Pryor: Here and Now

Richard Pryor: Here and Now

Richard Pryor: Here and Now

IMDb: 7.3
1983
95min

Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor’s later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

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The Key

The Key

The Key

IMDb: 5.5
1983
110min

After twenty years of marriage, art professor Nino Rolfe attempts to break down his wife Teresa’s conventional modesty. Noticing her affection for their daughter’s fiancé, Nino instigates her sexual interest in him as well. This sets off a chain of unexpected events and emotional complications, as Nino and his unpredictable fascist daughter find that they both enjoy being jealous.

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El Sur

El Sur

El Sur

IMDb: 8.0
1983
95min

The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north. She is fascinated by the secrets of the south which seem to be hidden in the personality of her father.

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So Long, Stooge

So Long, Stooge

So Long, Stooge

IMDb: 7.4
1983
100min

Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner named Rashid, comes to the station needing a spark plug for a stolen Moped. He and Lambert connect somehow, and a few days later, they go for a drink. The young man is too cavalier, and when he swipes Rashid’s fancy motorcycle a couple of times, he’s expendable. Lambert decides to avenge the young man and seeks information from Lola, a punk who knew Bensoussan. With surprising perseverance, she pierces Lambert’s shell; he starts to feel again, tells Lola his story, and finds new enthusiasm for life.

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The Devonsville Terror

The Devonsville Terror

The Devonsville Terror

IMDb: 4.5
1983
82min

Dr. Worley investigates a 300-year-old witch’s curse in the New England town of Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town fathers. One of the women is a reincarnation of the witch, who proceeds to exact revenge on the town males. Written by Joe Arthur

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10 to Midnight

10 to Midnight

10 to Midnight

IMDb: 6.3
1983
101min

Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders, amoral, nearly psychotic killer Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) is a serial killer who has murdered a number of women; he stabs them while they are naked to minimize leaving any physical evidence. Police detective Leo Kessler (Charles Bronson) is convinced of Stacey’s guilt and, over the objections of his partner, plants evidence to get him behind bars. When Stacey is released on a technicality, he threatens to go after Kessler and his family, leaving Kessler to defend himself against a killer with little help from the police.

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Eureka

Eureka

Eureka

IMDb: 6.0
1983
130min

An Alaskan gold prospector (Gene Hackman) lives in luxury with his family on an island gangsters want.

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Spring Break

Spring Break

Spring Break

IMDb: 4.8
1983
102min

Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun.

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Mountaintop Motel Massacre

Mountaintop Motel Massacre

Mountaintop Motel Massacre

IMDb: 4.4
1983
95min

After several years in an insane asylum, Evelyn, the keeper of the Mountaintop Motel, is released and resumes doing business. She kills her young charge out of anger, but convinces the police it was an accident – and pushed into insanity, she then proceeds to target her guests, first by releasing vermin into their rooms, but then by using her trusty sickle.

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Max Dugan Returns

Max Dugan Returns

Max Dugan Returns

IMDb: 6.6
1983
98min

An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.

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Rock & Rule

Rock & Rule

Rock & Rule

IMDb: 6.7
1983
77min

A malevolent rock star kidnaps a female singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon and her band must help her stop him.

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Mortuary

Mortuary

Mortuary

IMDb: 5.1
1983
93min

Christie Parson has constant nightmares of her father’s death whom died in a swimming pool. Christie’s mother thinks it was an accident, but Christie believes in was murder. Christie then see’s an unknown figure dressed in a cape following her and harassing her. But still nobody believes her, until her boyfriend sees the figure himself. The figure hides in the town mortuary which is owned by Hank Andrews and his demented son, Paul and both are trying to form rituals to bring back Dr. Parson’s spirit. But who is this figure and why is he harassing Christie?

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Twilight Zone: The Movie

Twilight Zone: The Movie

Twilight Zone: The Movie

IMDb: 6.5
1983
101min

Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series ‘The Twilight Zone’ for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the television show was in black-and-white), but very true to the originals, where eerie and disturbing situations gradually spin out of control. “A Quality of Mercy”, “Kick the Can”, “It’s a Good Life”, and “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”.

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Porky’s II: The Next Day

Porky’s II: The Next Day

Porky’s II: The Next Day

IMDb: 4.9
1983
98min

When the students of Angel Beach High decide to stage “An Evening With Shakespeare,” their efforts are threatened by Miss Balbricker, who views the works of Shakespeare as obscene. She enlists the help of Reverend Bubba Flavel, a religious fanatic who brings along his flock of followers to pressure the school into shutting down the production.

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The Star Chamber

The Star Chamber

The Star Chamber

IMDb: 6.3
1983
109min

Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.

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Sex, Lies and Renaissance

Sex, Lies and Renaissance

Sex, Lies and Renaissance

IMDb: 6.2
1983
98min

Happily engaged to her handsome fiance, Charles, Fanny is soon hit with one misfortune after another until she is forced to become a prostitute to survive. This is the story, with many erotic asides, of her struggle to regain her pride in herself and find happiness in life once again.

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On the Third Day

On the Third Day

On the Third Day

IMDb: 5.2
1983
95min

A headmaster and his wife return home to find one of their doors to have part of a window pane neatly cut. Looking through the house for whatever might be missing, they find a young man sitting in one of their rooms, and the phone isn’t working. The man’s behaviour is strange, but polite. He says he’s arrived from Australia and was friends there with an old friend of the headmaster. He proves to have a lot of personal knowledge about the family, so his story seems to be true. However, he definitely has a dark side, doing over-the-top “practical jokes,” producing a gun, engaging in a particularly bloody boxing match. (IMDB)

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A Blade In The Dark

A Blade In The Dark

A Blade In The Dark

IMDb: 6.0
1983
110min

A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer’s identity.

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