Temporal Top Ten – 1983


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 98
Number of movies reviewed – 78 (including 7 Encore Reviews)

My #1 for this year is a true no-brainer for me because out of the thousands of films that I’ve seen in my lifetime, this is the one that I have seen the most time (probably over 50 times).

As a 9 and 10 year old when this was in the theater, I saw it at least 14 times on the big screen.

Of the 5 Best Picture nominees that year, 3 made my list and they scored very high positions (#2, #3 and #5)

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Tender Mercies and have yet to see The Dresser (maybe one day)

My #4 is the latest addition to my repertoire of this list although I had heard of it for years.

#6, #7 and #10 are all classic comedies that are always funny no matter how many times you watch them.

Rounding out my list are a popular gangster flick and a Disney version of a classic tale.

Update 4 Jun 2017 – From Star Wars to Jedi is added at #8 bumping every subsequent film down one notch


My Top Ten

 christmas story

Honorable Mention –  A Christmas Storymickey

10. Mickey’s Christmas Carolscarface

9. Scarface

8. From Star Wars to Jedi trading places

7. Trading Placesto-be-or-not-to-be6. To Be or Not To Be

big chill

5. The Big Chillkennedy

4. Kennedyterms of endearment

3. Terms of Endearmentright stuff

2. The Right Stuffjedi

1. Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1983

  1. All the Right Moves
  2. BMX Bandits
  3. Bad Boys
  4. Betrayal
  5. Big Chill, The
  6. Bill Cosby: Himself
  7. Bill: On His Own
  8. The Black Stallion Returns
  9. Blue Thunder
  10. Brainstorm
  11. Breathless
  12. Christine
  13. A Christmas Story
  14. Class
  15. Cross Creek
  16. Curse of the Pink Panther
  17. Cujo
  18. D.C. Cab
  19. Daffy Duck’s Fantastic Island
  20. Dead Zone, The
  21. Deal of the Century
  22. Doctor Detroit
  23. Dresser, The
  24. Easy Money
  25. Eddie and the Cruisers
  26. Educating Rita
  27. Flashdance
  28. From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga
  29. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
  30. Gorky Park
  31. High Road to China
  32. The Hunger
  33. I Am the Cheese
  34. Jaws 3-D
  35. Kennedy
  36. Krull
  37. Local Hero
  38. Lone Wolf McQuade
  39. Lords of Discipline, The
  40. Losin’ It
  41. The Man Who Loved Women
  42. The Man with Two Brains
  43. Max Dugan Returns
  44. The Meaning of Life
  45. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  46. r. Mom
  47. My Tutor
  48. National Lampoon’s Vacation
  49. Never Cry Wolf
  50. Never Say Never Again
  51. A Night in Heaven
  52. Octopussy
  53. The Osterman Weekend
  54. Outsiders, The
  55. The Pirates of Penzance
  56. Porky’s II: The Next Day
  57. Private School
  58. Right of Way
  59. The Right Stuff
  60. Risky Business Encore Review
  61. Romantic Comedy
  62. Rumble Fish
  63. Running Brave
  64. Savage Island (Nate and Hayes)
  65. Scarface
  66. Silkwood
  67. Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
  68. Something Wicked This Way Comes
  69. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
  70. Special Bulletin
  71. The Star Chamber
  72. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi   Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 4 5 6
  73. Staying Alive
  74. The Sting II
  75. Strange Brew
  76. Strange Invaders
  77. Stroker Ace
  78. Sudden Impact
  79. Superman III
  80. The Survivors
  81. Tender Mercies
  82. Terms of Endearment
  83. Terry Fox Story, The
  84. Testament
  85. To Be or Not to Be
  86. Tough Enough
  87. Trading Places
  88. Trenchcoat
  89. Twilight Zone: The Movie
  90. Two of a Kind
  91. Uncommon Valor
  92. Under Fire
  93. Valley Girl
  94. WarGames
  95. The Wind in the Willows
  96. Yellowbeard
  97. Yentl
  98. Zelig


7 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1983

  1. Some excellent choices. 1, 2, 6, and 9 are among my favorites, though I also really like Yentl, WarGames, and Octopussy. Oh, and Cross Creek. Haven’t even heard of 10 though; is it good?


    • Haven’t seen Yentl in a long time, but I had trouble with a lot of the way it portrayed Jews. Probably should rewatch it.

      Wargames just missed the cut and as much as I loved Octopussy, it isn’t top ten material.

      Gotta rewatch Cross Creek one of these days because I dont remember it at all


    • I understand where ur coming from. Its usually all a numbers game based on when we were born. Which is why I probably will never be able to justify doing this prior to 1980 (I was born in 74) yes. #1 is awesome!

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