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1983 in film

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The following is an overview of events in 1983 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

Contents

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1983 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Events

  • 11 February - The Rolling Stones concert film Let's Spend the Night Together opens in New York City
  • 25 May - Return of the Jedi, the final film in the original Star Wars trilogy, is released. Like the previous films, it goes on to become the top grossing picture of year.
  • 1983 was a landmark year in film. More films have gotten an R-rating than any other year thus far.
  • Nicole Kidman makes her film debut
  • Brainstorm the final film of screen star Natalie Wood is released, 2 years after her death.
  • Awards

    Academy Awards:

    Best Picture: Terms of Endearment Best Director: James L. Brooks - Terms of Endearment Best Actor: Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson - Terms of Endearment Best Supporting Actress: Linda Hunt - The Year of Living Dangerously Best Foreign Language Film: Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

    Golden Globe Awards:

    Drama: Best Picture: Terms of Endearment Best Actor (tie): Tom Courtenay - The Dresser Best Actor (tie): Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment Musical or comedy: Best Picture: Yentl Best Actor: Michael Caine - Educating Rita Best Actress: Julie Walters - Educating Rita Other Best Director: Barbra Streisand - Yentl Best Foreign Language Film: Fanny and Alexander, Sweden

    Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

    The Ballad of Narayama (楢山節考, Narayama bushiko), directed by Shohei Imamura, Japan

    Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

    Prénom Carmen (First Name: Carmen), directed by Jean-Luc Godard,

    Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

    Ascendancy, directed by Edward Bennett, United Kingdom The Beehive (La Colmena), directed by Mario Camus, Spain

    Notable films released in 1983

    U.S.A. unless stated

  • 10 to Midnight, directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Charles Bronson
  • A

  • À Nos Amours (To Our Love),directed by Maurice Pialat, starring Sandrine Bonnaire - (France)
  • Adi Shankaracharya, starring Sarvadaman Banerjee, the first film to be made in Sanskrit - (India)
  • All the Right Moves, starring Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson, Chris Penn
  • Americana, directed by and starring David Carradine
  • Among Grey Stones (Sredi serykh kamney) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • And the Ship Sails On (E la nave va), directed by Federico Fellini - (Italy)
  • Another Time, Another Place, starring Phyllis Logan - (U.K.)
  • Ardh Satya (Half Truth), directed by Govind Nihalani, starring Om Puri (Silver Lotus Award for best actor) - (India)
  • L'Argent (Money), directed by Robert Bresson - (France)
  • Ascendancy, starring Julie Covington and Ian Charleson, winner of Golden Bear award - (U.K.)
  • Austeria a.k.a. The Inn - Poland
  • Avtaar, directed by Mohan Kumar, starring Rajesh Khanna - (India)
  • B

  • BMX Bandits, starring Nicole Kidman - (Australia)
  • Baby It's You, directed by John Sayles, starring Rosanna Arquette and Vincent Spano
  • Bad Boys, starring Sean Penn, Esai Morales, Ally Sheedy, Clancy Brown
  • Le Bal (The Ball), directed by Ettore Scola - (Italy/France)
  • Balkan Express - (Yugoslavia)
  • The Ballad of Narayama (Narayama bushiko), directed by Shohei Imamura (remake of the 1958 film) - (Japan) - Palme d'Or award
  • Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no gen) - (Japan)
  • Beauty and the Beast (Skønheden og udyret) - (Denmark)
  • La Bestia y la Espada Magica (The Beast and the Magic Sword) - (Spain/Japan)
  • Betaab (Impatient), starring Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh - (India)
  • Betrayal, starring Jeremy Irons and Ben Kingsley - (U.K.)
  • Better Late Than Never, starring David Niven and Art Carney
  • The Big Chill, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Meg Tilly, JoBeth Williams
  • Bill Cosby: Himself, a stand-up comedy performance
  • The Black Stallion Returns, starring Kelly Reno and Teri Garr
  • Bloodbath at the House of Death, starring Kenny Everett - (U.K.)
  • Blue Thunder, directed by John Badham, starring Roy Scheider, Daniel Stern, Malcolm McDowell
  • Born in Flames, a documentary film by Lizzie Borden
  • The Boys from Fengkuei (Feng gui lai de ren) - (Taiwan)
  • Brainstorm, starring Christopher Walken, Louise Fletcher, Cliff Robertson and, in her final film, Natalie Wood
  • Breathless, directed by Jim McBride, starring Richard Gere
  • Bush Christmas, debut of Nicole Kidman - (Australia)
  • C

  • Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?, starring Karen Black
  • Careful, He Might Hear You - (Australia)
  • Carmen, directed by Carlos Saura - (Spain)
  • Champions, starring John Hurt - (U.K.)
  • Christine, directed by John Carpenter, starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, Harry Dean Stanton, Kelly Preston
  • A Christmas Story, directed by Bob Clark, starring Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon
  • Circle of Power, starring Yvette Mimieux and Cindy Pickett
  • City of Pirates (La Ville des pirates) - (France)
  • Class, starring Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Jacqueline Bisset, Cliff Robertson
  • Les Compères (Co-Dads), starring Gérard Depardieu and Pierre Richard - (France)
  • Confidentially Yours (Vivement Dimanche), directed by François Truffaut, starring Fanny Ardant and Jean-Louis Trintignant - (France)
  • Cracking Up, directed by and starring Jerry Lewis
  • The Crimson Permanent Assurance, a Monty Python's short film directed by Terry Gilliam - (U.K.)
  • Cross Creek, starring Mary Steenburgen, Peter Coyote, Rip Torn, Alfre Woodard
  • Curse of the Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards - (U.K.)
  • Cujo, starring Dee Wallace and Danny Pintauro
  • D

  • D.C. Cab, starring Adam Baldwin, Mr. T, Gary Busey
  • Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island
  • Daniel, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse, Ellen Barkin
  • Danton, directed by Andrzej Wajda, starring Gérard Depardieu - (France/Poland/West Germany)
  • Dark Habits (Entre tinieblas), directed by Pedro Almodóvar - (Spain)
  • The Day After (made for television), starring Jason Robards, Steve Guttenberg, JoBeth Williams, John Lithgow
  • The Dead Zone, directed by David Cronenberg, starring Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Herbert Lom, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen
  • Deadly Run (Mortelle randonnee), starring Michel Serrault and Isabelle Adjani - (France)
  • Deal of the Century, directed by William Friedkin, starring Chevy Chase, Gregory Hines, Sigourney Weaver
  • The Death of Mario Ricci (La mort de Mario Ricci), starring Gian Maria Volontè - (Switzerland/France)
  • Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle), directed by Luc Besson - (France)
  • Doctor Detroit, starring Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Donna Dixon, Fran Drescher, Lynn Whitfield
  • The Dragon That Wasn't (Or Was He?) (Als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel) - (Netherlands)
  • The Dresser, directed by Peter Yates, starring Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay - (U.K.)
  • Duvar - (Turkey)
  • E

  • Easy Money, starring Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • Eddie and the Cruisers, starring Michael Paré and Tom Berenger
  • Eddie Macon's Run, starring Kirk Douglas and John Schneider
  • Educating Rita, directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters - (U.K.)
  • El Norte, directed by Gregory Nava - (U.K./U.S.A.)
  • El Sur (The South) - (Spain)
  • Entre Nous (Between Us), starring Miou-Miou and Isabelle Huppert - (France)
  • Eréndira, starring Irene Papas - (Mexico)
  • Eureka, directed by Nicolas Roeg, starring Gene Hackman, Rutger Hauer, Theresa Russell, Mickey Rourke
  • Exposed, directed by James Toback, starring Nastassja Kinski, Rudolf Nureyev, Harvey Keitel
  • F

  • The Family Game (Kazoku Gēmu), directed by Yoshimitsu Morita - (Japan)
  • Ferestadeh - (U.S.A./West Germany)
  • Flashdance, directed by Adrian Lyne, starring Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri
  • Flesh of Your Flesh (Carne de tu carne) - (Colombia)
  • Forbidden Relations (Visszaesök) - (Hungary)
  • The Fourth Man (De Vierde Man), directed by Paul Verhoeven - (Netherlands)
  • Funny Dirty Little War (No habrá más penas ni olvido) - (Argentina)
  • G

  • Gabriela, Cravo e Canela, starring Sônia Braga and Marcello Mastroianni - (Brazil)
  • Get Crazy, starring Malcolm McDowell
  • Gorky Park, starring William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Joanna Pacuła, Ian Bannen, Brian Dennehy
  • Growing Up (Xiao Bi de gu shi) - (Taiwan)
  • Gunman (Mue puen) - (Thailand)
  • H

  • Heart Like a Wheel, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, starring Bonnie Bedelia and Beau Bridges
  • Heat and Dust, directed by James Ivory, starring Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Shashi Kapoor - (U.K.)
  • High Road to China, starring Tom Selleck and Bess Armstrong
  • The Honorary Consul, starring Michael Caine and Richard Gere - (U.K.)
  • The Hunger, directed by Tony Scott, starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon - (U.K.)
  • I-J

  • The Illusionist - (Netherlands)
  • In the White City (Dans la ville blanche), directed by Alain Tanner, starring Bruno Ganz - (Switzerland)
  • Independence Day, starring Kathleen Quinlan, David Keith, Dianne Wiest
  • Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (Just Let it Go, Friends), starring Naseeruddin Shah - (India)
  • Jaws 3-D, starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Louis Gossett Jr.
  • Un jeu brutal (A Brutal Game) - (France)
  • K

  • The Keep, directed by Michael Mann, starring Scott Glenn
  • King for a Day (Gospodin za edin den) - (Bulgaria)
  • The King of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis
  • Krull, directed by Peter Yates, starring Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Francesca Annis, Liam Neeson - (U.K.)
  • L

  • Last Year's Snow Was Falling (Padal proshlogodniy sneg) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Lianna, directed by John Sayles, starring Linda Griffiths
  • Liquid Sky, starring Anne Carlisle
  • Little House on the Prairie: A Look Back to Yesterday
  • Local Hero, directed by Bill Forsyth, starring Peter Riegert and Burt Lancaster - (U.K.)
  • Lone Wolf McQuade, starring Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera
  • The Lords of Discipline, starring David Keith and Mark Breland
  • Losin' It, starring Tom Cruise and Shelley Long
  • Lovesick, starring Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Guinness
  • M

  • The Makioka Sisters (Sasame-yuki), directed by Kon Ichikawa - (Japan)
  • The Man in the Silk Hat (L'homme au chapeau de soie), a documentary about Max Linder - (France)
  • Man of Flowers, starring Norman Kaye - (Australia)
  • The Man Who Loved Women, directed by Blake Edwards, starring Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews, Marilu Henner, Kim Basinger
  • The Man with Two Brains, directed by Carl Reiner, starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner
  • Mandi, directed by Shyam Benegal - (India)
  • Moon in the Gutter, directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, starring Gérard Depardieu and Nastassja Kinski
  • Masoom (The Innocent), starring Naseeruddin Shah - (India)
  • Max Dugan Returns, directed by Herbert Ross, starring Marsha Mason, Jason Robards, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Broderick
  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Senjō no Merī Kurisumasu), directed by Nagisa Oshima, starring David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto - (Japan/U.K.)
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol, a featurette which brings Mickey Mouse back to cinemas for first time since 1953
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, directed by Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Jones - (U.K.)
  • Mr. Mom, starring Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Martin Mull
  • My Brother's Wedding, directed by Charles Burnett
  • N

  • Nankyoku Monogatari (South Pole Story) - (Japan)
  • Narcissus - (Canada)
  • Nate and Hayes, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Michael O'Keefe
  • National Lampoon's Vacation, directed by Harold Ramis, starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo
  • Nešto između - (Yugoslavia)
  • Never Cry Wolf, starring Charles Martin Smith
  • Never Say Never Again, starring Sean Connery (as James Bond) with Barbara Carrera, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer - (U.K.)
  • A Night in Heaven, starring Christopher Atkins and Lesley Ann Warren
  • Nightmares, starring Cristina Raines and Emilio Estevez
  • Nostalghia, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky - (U.S.S.R./Italy)
  • O

  • Octopussy, starring Roger Moore (as James Bond) with Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan - (U.K.)
  • Of Unknown Origin, starring Peter Weller - (U.S.A./Canada)
  • One Deadly Summer (L'été meurtrier), starring Isabelle Adjani - (France)
  • The Osterman Weekend, directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper, Meg Foster, Helen Shaver, Burt Lancaster
  • The Outsiders, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise
  • P-Q

  • Pauline at the Beach (Pauline à la plage), directed by Éric Rohmer - (France)
  • Phar Lap, starring Tom Burlinson - (Australia)
  • The Pirates of Penzance, a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, starring Kevin Kline, Rex Smith, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt - (U.S.A./U.K.)
  • The Ploughman's Lunch, starring Jonathan Pryce - (U.K.)
  • Prénom Carmen (First Name: Carmen), directed by Jean-Luc Godard - (France) - Golden Lion award
  • Private School, starring Phoebe Cates, Matthew Modine, Betsy Russell, Ray Walston
  • Project A (A Gai Wak), starring Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung - (Hong Kong)
  • Psycho II, directed by Richard Franklin, starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly and Robert Loggia
  • R

  • Rebetiko - (Greece)
  • Reuben, Reuben, starring Tom Conti and Kelly McGillis
  • The Right Stuff, directed by Philip Kaufman, starring Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, Barbara Hershey, Pamela Reed
  • Risky Business, directed by Paul Brickman, starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay
  • Rock & Rule, an animated rock musical - (Canada)
  • Romantic Comedy, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen
  • Rumble Fish, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Vincent Spano, Diana Scarwid, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper
  • Running Brave, starring Robby Benson
  • S

  • Sagara Sangamam (The Confluence) - (India)
  • Sadma (Trauma) - (India)
  • Sahara, starring Brooke Shields and Horst Buchholz
  • Sans Soleil (Sunless), directed by Chris Marker - (France)
  • A Season in Hakkari (Hakkâri'de Bir Mevsim) - (Turkey)
  • Scarface, directed by Brian De Palma, starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia
  • The Scarlet and the Black, directed by Jerry London, starring Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud
  • Sheer Madness (Heller Wahn), directed by Margarethe von Trotta, starring Hanna Schygulla - (West Germany)
  • Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher
  • Sleepaway Camp, starring Mike Kellin
  • Smokey and the Bandit Part 3, starring Jackie Gleason and Jerry Reed
  • So Long, Stooge (Tchao Pantin), directed by Claude Berri - (France)
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes, starring Jason Robards and Jonathan Pryce
  • Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, directed by Lamont Johnson, starring Peter Strauss and Molly Ringwald
  • Star 80, directed by Bob Fosse, starring Mariel Hemingway and Eric Roberts
  • The Star Chamber, starring Michael Douglas and Hal Holbrook
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, directed by Richard Marquand, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
  • Staying Alive, directed by Sylvester Stallone, starring John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes
  • The Sting II, starring Jackie Gleason, Mac Davis, Karl Malden, Oliver Reed, Teri Garr
  • Strange Brew, starring Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas - (Canada)
  • Strange Invaders, starring Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diana Scarwid
  • Stray Dogs (Deulgae) - (South Korea)
  • Streamers, starring Matthew Modine and David Alan Grier
  • Stroker Ace, directed by Hal Needham, starring Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Jim Nabors, Ned Beatty
  • Sudden Impact, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, with Sondra Locke
  • Sugar Cane Alley (Rue Cases-Negres) - (France/Martinique)
  • Superman III, directed by Richard Lester, starring Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Annette O'Toole, Pamela Stephenson, Robert Vaughn
  • The Survivors, starring Walter Matthau and Robin Williams
  • Sweet Bunch, directed by Nikos Nikolaidis - (Greece)
  • T

  • Table for Five, starring Jon Voight, Marie-Christine Barrault, Richard Crenna, Millie Perkins, Roxana Zal
  • Tender Mercies, directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Ellen Barkin
  • Terms of Endearment, directed by James L. Brooks, starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow
  • Testament, starring Jane Alexander, William Devane, Leon Ames, Roxana Zal
  • The Last Ninja
  • The Thorn Birds, TV miniseries, starring Rachel Ward, Richard Chamberlain, Bryan Brown, Christopher Plummer, Barbara Stanwyck
  • Three Crowns of the Sailor (Les Trois couronnes du matelot) - (France)
  • Tight Quarters (Könnyű testi sértés) - (Hungary)
  • To Be or Not to Be, starring Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Tim Matheson, Charles Durning, José Ferrer
  • Toki o Kakeru Shōjo (The Little Girl who Conquered Time) - (Japan)
  • Tough Enough, starring Dennis Quaid, Warren Oates, Stan Shaw
  • Trading Places, directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche
  • Trenchcoat, starring Margot Kidder and Robert Hays
  • Twenty Years of African Cinema a.k.a. Caméra d'Afrique - (Tunisia)
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie, segments directed by John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller, starring Vic Morrow, Scatman Crothers, Kathleen Quinlan, John Lithgow
  • Twice Upon a Time
  • Two of a Kind, directed by John Herzfeld, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  • U

  • Uncommon Valor, directed by Ted Kotcheff, starring Gene Hackman, Fred Ward, Robert Stack, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Patrick Swayze
  • Under Fire, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy
  • Utu - (New Zealand)
  • V

  • Valley Girl, starring Deborah Foreman and Nicolas Cage
  • The Very Late Afternoon of a Faun (Faunovo velmi pozdní odpoledne) - (Czechoslovakia)
  • Videodrome, starring James Woods and Deborah Harry - (Canada)
  • Vigilante, starring Robert Forster
  • Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu (Love by Request) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Voyage in Time (Tempo di Viaggio), directed by Tonino Guerra and Andrei Tarkovsky - (Italy)
  • W

  • Walking, Walking (Cammina, cammina), directed by Ermanno Olmi - (Italy)
  • Walking the Edge, starring Robert Forster and Nancy Kwan
  • WarGames, directed by John Badham, starring Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Ally Sheedy
  • Wartime Romance (Voenno-polevoy roman), directed by Pyotr Todorovsky - (U.S.S.R.)
  • We Are from Jazz (My iz dzhaza) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • The Wind in the Willows, starring Richard Pearson, Ian Carmichael, David Jason and Michael Hordern - (U.K.)
  • The Winds of War, TV mini-series, starring Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Polly Bergen, Peter Graves, John Houseman, Ralph Bellamy
  • Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
  • Without a Trace, starring Kate Nelligan and Judd Hirsch
  • The Wounded Man (l'Homme blessé) - (France)
  • YZ

  • Yellowbeard, starring Graham Chapman and Peter Boyle - (U.K.)
  • Yentl, directed by and starring Barbra Streisand, with Mandy Patinkin and Amy Irving - Golden Globe Award for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
  • Zappa, directed by Bille August - (Denmark)
  • Zelig, directed by and starring Woody Allen, with Mia Farrow
  • Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (Xin shu shan jian ke), starring Sammo Hung - (Hong Kong)
  • January–March

  • January 1983
  • January 18
  • Lianna
  • January 21
  • The House on Sorority Row
  • Treasure of the Four Crowns
  • The Year of Living Dangerously
  • February 1983
  • February 4
  • The Entity
  • Videodrome
  • Without a Trace
  • February 17
  • Local Hero
  • February 18
  • Lovesick
  • The Pirates of Penzance
  • The Sting II
  • February 19 - Betrayal
  • March 1983
  • March 2
  • Sahara
  • March 4
  • Baby It's You
  • Curtains
  • My Tutor
  • March 11
  • 10 to Midnight
  • Trenchcoat
  • March 23
  • Eddie Macon's Run
  • March 25
  • Bad Boys
  • The Black Stallion Returns
  • Max Dugan Returns
  • The Outsiders
  • The Sword in the Stone (re-release)
  • Spring Break
  • March 31
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
  • April–June

  • April 1983
  • April 1
  • Heart Like a Wheel
  • Screwballs
  • April 6
  • Conquest
  • April 11
  • Flashdance
  • April 15
  • Liquid Sky
  • Lone Wolf McQuade
  • April 22
  • Exposed
  • The Deadly Spawn
  • Losin' It
  • April 29
  • The Hunger
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Valley Girl
  • May 1983
  • May 1
  • The Final Terror
  • May 6
  • Still Smokin
  • May 13
  • Blue Thunder
  • May 18
  • Moon in the Gutter
  • May 20
  • Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
  • Tough Enough
  • May 25
  • Return of the Jedi
  • May 27
  • Chained Heat
  • June 1983
  • June 3
  • The Man with Two Brains
  • Psycho II
  • WarGames
  • June 8
  • Trading Places
  • June 10
  • Octopussy
  • June 17
  • Superman III
  • June 24
  • Porky's II: The Next Day
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Yellowbeard
  • July–September

  • July 1983
  • July 1 - Stroker Ace
  • July 6 - Class
  • July 15
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (re-release)
  • Staying Alive
  • Zelig
  • July 22
  • Jaws 3-D
  • Mr. Mom
  • July 29
  • Krull
  • Private School
  • National Lampoon's Vacation
  • August 1983
  • August 5
  • Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island
  • Get Crazy
  • Risky Business
  • The Star Chamber
  • Twice Upon a Time
  • August 12
  • Cujo
  • The Man Who Wasn't There
  • Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
  • August 15
  • Prisoners of the Lost Universe
  • August 19
  • Easy Money
  • Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn
  • Yor, the Hunter from the Future
  • August 26
  • Strange Brew
  • Fire and Ice
  • Hercules
  • August 28
  • Young Warriors
  • August 31
  • Microwave Massacre
  • September 1983
  • September 2
  • Escape from the Bronx
  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
  • Mortuary
  • September 9
  • Nightmares
  • September 16
  • Revenge of the Ninja
  • Strange Invaders
  • Vigilante
  • September 21
  • Educating Rita
  • September 23
  • Eddie and the Cruisers
  • Pieces
  • September 28
  • The Big Chill
  • September 30
  • Brainstorm
  • Going Berserk
  • The Honorary Consul
  • The Lonely Lady
  • October–December

  • October 1983
  • October 7
  • Never Cry Wolf
  • Never Say Never Again
  • October 14
  • The Osterman Weekend
  • October 21
  • All the Right Moves
  • The Dead Zone
  • The Right Stuff
  • Rumble Fish
  • Under Fire (film)
  • October 28
  • The Wicked Lady
  • November 1983
  • November 2
  • National Lampoon's Movie Madness
  • November 4
  • Deal of the Century
  • Running Brave
  • November 10
  • Star 80
  • November 18
  • Amityville 3-D
  • The Being
  • A Christmas Story
  • Nate and Hayes
  • A Night in Heaven
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • November 24
  • Of Unknown Origin
  • December 1983
  • December 6
  • The Dresser
  • December 9
  • Christine
  • Scarface
  • Sudden Impact
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Yentl
  • December 12
  • Curse of the Pink Panther
  • December 14
  • Silkwood
  • December 16
  • D.C. Cab
  • The Keep
  • The Rescuers (re-release)
  • Two of a Kind
  • Uncommon Valor
  • December 30
  • The Makioka Sisters
  • Births

  • January 2 - Kate Bosworth, actress
  • January 13 - Julian Morris, British actor
  • January 16 - Marwan Kenzari, Dutch actor
  • February 21 - Mélanie Laurent, French actress
  • February 23 - Emily Blunt, English actress
  • March 1 - Lupita Nyong'o, actress and director
  • March 4 - Julieta Zylberberg, actress
  • March 10 - Carrie Underwood, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • March 31 - Ashleigh Ball, Canadian musician and voice actress
  • April 21 - Gugu Mbatha-Raw, actress
  • May 3 - Ari Magder, Canadian child actor (died 2012)
  • May 5 - Henry Cavill, British actor
  • May 6 - Gabourey Sidibe, actress
  • May 11 - Holly Valance, Australian actress and singer
  • May 14 - Amber Tamblyn, actress
  • June 10 - Leelee Sobieski, actress
  • June 24 - John Lloyd Cruz, actor
  • July 10 - Golshifteh Farahani, actress
  • August 3 - Mamie Gummer, actress
  • August 4 - Greta Gerwig, actress
  • August 7 - Brit Marling, actress
  • August 11 - Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor
  • August 14 - Mila Kunis, actress
  • August 20 - Andrew Garfield, English actor
  • August 29 - Jennifer Landon, actress
  • September 21
  • Joseph Mazzello, actor
  • Maggie Grace, actress
  • October 3 - Tessa Thompson, actress
  • October 5 - Shelby Rabara. Filipino-American Actress and Dancer
  • December 20 - Jonah Hill, actor
  • Film debuts

  • Rowan Atkinson - Never Say Never Again
  • Steven Bauer - Scarface
  • Juliette Binoche - Liberty Belle
  • Matthew Broderick - Max Dugan Returns
  • Clancy Brown - Bad Boys
  • John Cusack - Class
  • Lolita Davidovich - Class
  • Warwick Davis - Return of the Jedi
  • Vincent D'Onofrio - The First Turn-On!
  • Chris Elliott - Lianna
  • Andy García - Blue Skies Again
  • Nicole Kidman - Bush Christmas
  • Ray Liotta - The Lonely Lady
  • Rob Lowe - The Outsiders
  • Virginia Madsen - Class
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Scarface
  • Andrew McCarthy - Class
  • Kelly McGillis - Reuben, Reuben
  • Matthew Modine - Baby It's You
  • Kelly Preston - 10 to Midnight
  • Mimi Rogers - Blue Skies Again
  • Alan Ruck - Bad Boys
  • Ally Sheedy - Bad Boys
  • Casey Siemaszko - Class
  • Kiefer Sutherland - Max Dugan Returns
  • Lea Thompson - Jaws 3-D
  • Julie Walters - Educating Rita
  • References

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