Temporal Top Ten – 1983


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 99
Number of movies reviewed – 80 (including 8 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. Kennedy
  37. Krull
  38. Local Hero
  39. Lone Wolf McQuade
  40. Lords of Discipline, The
  41. Losin’ It
  42. The Man Who Loved Women
  43. The Man with Two Brains
  44. Max Dugan Returns
  45. The Meaning of Life
  46. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  47. r. Mom
  48. My Tutor
  49. National Lampoon’s Vacation
  50. Never Cry Wolf
  51. Never Say Never Again
  52. A Night in Heaven
  53. Octopussy
  54. The Osterman Weekend
  55. Outsiders, The
  56. The Pirates of Penzance
  57. Porky’s II: The Next Day
  58. Private School
  59. Right of Way
  60. The Right Stuff
  61. Risky Business Encore Review
  62. Romantic Comedy
  63. Rumble Fish
  64. Running Brave
  65. Savage Island (Nate and Hayes)
  66. Scarface
  67. Silkwood
  68. Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
  69. Something Wicked This Way Comes
  70. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
  71. Special Bulletin
  72. The Star Chamber
  73. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi   Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 4 5 6 7
  74. Staying Alive
  75. The Sting II
  76. Strange Brew
  77. Strange Invaders
  78. Stroker Ace
  79. Sudden Impact
  80. Superman III
  81. The Survivors
  82. Tender Mercies
  83. Terms of Endearment
  84. Terry Fox Story, The
  85. Testament
  86. To Be or Not to Be
  87. Tough Enough
  88. Trading Places
  89. Trenchcoat
  90. Twilight Zone: The Movie
  91. Two of a Kind
  92. Uncommon Valor
  93. Under Fire
  94. Valley Girl
  95. WarGames
  96. The Wind in the Willows
  97. Yellowbeard
  98. Yentl
  99. 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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