Temporal Top Ten – 1983


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 100
Number of movies reviewed – 91 (including 11 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. A Closer Look: Inside HBO’s City
  16. Cross Creek
  17. Curse of the Pink Panther
  18. Cujo
  19. D.C. Cab
  20. Daffy Duck’s Fantastic Island
  21. Dead Zone, The
  22. Deal of the Century
  23. Doctor Detroit
  24. Dresser, The
  25. Easy Money
  26. Eddie and the Cruisers
  27. Educating Rita
  28. Flashdance
  29. From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga
  30. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
  31. Gorky Park
  32. High Road to China
  33. The Hunger
  34. I Am the Cheese
  35. Jaws 3-D
  36. Joysticks
  37. Kennedy
  38. Krull
  39. Local Hero
  40. Lone Wolf McQuade
  41. Lords of Discipline, The
  42. Losin’ It
  43. The Man Who Loved Women
  44. The Man with Two Brains
  45. Max Dugan Returns
  46. The Meaning of Life
  47. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  48. Mr. Mom
  49. My Tutor
  50. National Lampoon’s Vacation
  51. Never Cry Wolf
  52. Never Say Never Again
  53. A Night in Heaven
  54. Octopussy          Encore Review
  55. The Osterman Weekend
  56. Outsiders, The
  57. The Pirates of Penzance
  58. Porky’s II: The Next Day
  59. Private School
  60. Right of Way
  61. The Right Stuff
  62. Risky Business Encore Review
  63. Romantic Comedy
  64. Rumble Fish
  65. Running Brave
  66. Savage Island (Nate and Hayes)
  67. Scarface
  68. Silkwood
  69. Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
  70. Something Wicked This Way Comes
  71. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
  72. Special Bulletin
  73. The Star Chamber
  74. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi   Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 4 5 6 7
  75. Staying Alive
  76. The Sting II
  77. Strange Brew
  78. Strange Invaders
  79. Stroker Ace
  80. Sudden Impact
  81. Superman III
  82. The Survivors
  83. Tender Mercies
  84. Terms of Endearment
  85. Terry Fox Story, The
  86. Testament
  87. To Be or Not to Be
  88. Tough Enough
  89. Trading Places      Encore Review
  90. Trenchcoat
  91. Twilight Zone: The Movie
  92. Two of a Kind
  93. Uncommon Valor
  94. Under Fire
  95. Valley Girl
  96. WarGames     Encore Review
  97. The Wind in the Willows
  98. Yellowbeard
  99. Yentl
  100. 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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