Temporal Top Ten – 1983


top ten

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