List of American films of 1983

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This is a list of American films released in 1983.

In 1983:


List of films[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
10 to Midnight J. Lee Thompson Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher, Andrew Stevens Action Cannon
All the Right Moves Michael Chapman Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson, Chris Penn Drama 20th Century Fox
Americana David Carradine David Carradine, Barbara Hershey Drama
Amityville 3-D Richard Fleischer Tony Roberts, Tess Harper, Robert Joy Horror 2nd sequel to The Amityville Horror
Angelo My Love Robert Duvall Drama Cinecom
Anna to the Infinite Power Robert Wiemer Dina Merrill, Jack Gilford Sci-fi direct to TV
Baby It's You John Sayles Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano, Joanna Merlin Drama Paramount
Bad Boys Rick Rosenthal Sean Penn, Esai Morales, Reni Santoni, Ally Sheedy Drama Universal
Better Late Than Never Bryan Forbes David Niven, Maggie Smith, Art Carney Comedy
The Big Chill Lawrence Kasdan Glenn Close, Tom Berenger, Kevin Kline, JoBeth Williams, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Meg Tilly, Mary Kay Place Drama 3 Academy Award nominations
The Big Score Fred Williamson Fred Williamson, Richard Roundtree, John Saxon Action
Bill Cosby: Himself Bill Cosby Bill Cosby Comedy concert
The Black Stallion Returns Robert Dalva Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Teri Garr Family sequel to The Black Stallion
Blue Thunder John Badham Roy Scheider, Malcolm McDowell, Daniel Stern Action Columbia
Born in Flames Lizzie Borden Jeanne Satterfield 16 mm film
Brainstorm Douglas Trumbull Natalie Wood, Christopher Walken, Louise Fletcher Sci-fi Wood's final film
Breathless Jim McBride Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky Drama remake of 1960 film
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? Henry Jaglom Karen Black, Michael Emil Comedy
Chicken Ranch Nick Broomfield Documentary
Christine John Carpenter Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, Harry Dean Stanton Thriller based on novel by Stephen King
A Christmas Story Bob Clark Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon Comedy based on story by Jean Shepherd
Circle of Power Bobby Roth Yvette Mimieux Drama
Class Lewis John Carlino Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson Comedy Orion
Copkiller Roberto Faenza Harvey Keitel, John Lydon Drama
Cracking Up Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis, Herb Edelman, Zane Buzby Comedy last film Lewis directed
Cross Creek Martin Ritt Mary Steenburgen, Peter Coyote, Rip Torn, Alfre Woodard, Dana Hill Biography story of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Cujo Lewis Teague Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Christopher Stone Horror based on Stephen King novel
D.C. Cab Joel Schumacher Adam Baldwin, Mr. T, Gary Busey Comedy RKO
Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island Friz Freleng Mel Blanc, June Foray Animation Compilation
Daniel Sidney Lumet Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse Drama based on novel by E.L. Doctorow
The Day After Nicholas Meyer Jason Robards, Steve Guttenberg, JoBeth Williams, John Lithgow, John Cullum, Jeff East Drama TV film; 12 Emmy nominations
The Dead Zone David Cronenberg Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom, Brooke Adams, Tom Skeritt, Anthony Zerbe Thriller based on Stephen King novel
Deal of the Century William Friedkin Chevy Chase, Gregory Hines, Sigourney Weaver Comedy Warner Bros.
Doctor Detroit Michael Pressman Dan Aykroyd, Fran Drescher, Donna Dixon Comedy Universal
Easy Money James Signorelli Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Jason Leigh Comedy Orion
Eddie and the Cruisers Martin Davidson Michael Paré, Tom Berenger, Ellen Barkin Drama sequel in 1989
Eddie Macon's Run Jeff Kanew Kirk Douglas, John Schneider, Lee Purcell Crime Universal
El Norte Gregory Nava Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando Drama
Eureka Nicolas Roeg Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer Drama MGM/UA
Exposed James Toback Nastassja Kinski, Rudolf Nureyev, Harvey Keitel Drama MGM/UA
Ferestadeh Parviz Sayyad Parviz Sayyad, Mary Apick Drama
Fire and Ice Ralph Bakshi Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor Animation
Flashdance Adrian Lyne Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Belinda Bauer Drama Oscar for Best Song
Get Crazy Allan Arkush Malcolm McDowell, Allen Garfield, Lou Reed Comedy
Going Berserk David Steinberg John Candy, Eugene Levy, Pat Hingle Comedy
Gorky Park Michael Apted William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy Crime drama based on Martin Cruz Smith novel
Heart Like a Wheel Jonathan Kaplan Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges Biography story of Shirley Muldowney
Hercules Luigi Cozzi Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning Fantasy
High Road to China Brian G. Hutton Tom Selleck, Bess Armstrong, Wilford Brimley Adventure Warner Bros.
The House on Sorority Row Mark Ronson Kathryn McNeil, Eileen Davidson Horror
The Hunger Tony Scott Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon, David Bowie Horror MGM
Independence Day Robert Mandel Kathleen Quinlan, David Keith, Dianne Wiest Drama
Jaws 3-D Joe Alves Bess Armstrong, Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr. Thriller 2nd sequel to Jaws
The Keep Michael Mann Scott Glenn, Jürgen Prochnow, Ian McKellen Horror
The King of Comedy Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, Tony Randall Comedy 20th Century Fox
Lianna John Sayles Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries Drama United Artists
Liquid Sky Slava Tsukerman Anne Carlisle, Paula E. Sheppard Drama
Lone Wolf McQuade Steve Carver Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera Action Orion
The Lonely Lady Peter Sasdy Pia Zadora, Lloyd Bochner, Joseph Cali, Bibi Besch, Anthony Holland, Ray Liotta Drama based on Harold Robbins novel; 11 Razzie nominations
The Lords of Discipline Franc Roddam David Keith, G. D. Spradlin Drama based on Pat Conroy novel
Losin' It Curtis Hanson Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, Shelley Long Comedy Embassy
Lovesick Marshall Brickman Dudley Moore, Alec Guinness, Elizabeth McGovern Comedy Warner Bros.
The Man Who Loved Women Blake Edwards Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews, Sela Ward, Marilu Henner Drama remake of 1977 French film
The Man with Two Brains Carl Reiner Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner Comedy Warner Bros.
Man, Woman and Child Dick Richards Martin Sheen, Blythe Danner Drama from novel by Erich Segal
Max Dugan Returns Herbert Ross Jason Robards, Marsha Mason, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Broderick Comedy written by Neil Simon
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Charles Band Kelly Preston, Tim Thomerson Sci-fi
Mickey's Christmas Carol Burny Mattinson Animation Disney; 26 minutes
Mr. Mom Stan Dragoti Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Martin Mull Comedy 20th Century Fox
My Brother's Wedding Charles Burnett Drama
My Tutor George Bowers Caren Kaye, Matt Lattanzi, Crispin Glover Comedy Crown
Nate and Hayes Ferdinand Fairfax, John Hughes Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O'Keefe Action Paramount
National Lampoon's Vacation Harold Ramis Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, John Candy, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron Comedy 1st in Vacation series
Never Cry Wolf Carroll Ballard Brian Dennehy, Charles Martin Smith Drama Disney
Night Warning Bill Asher Bo Svenson, Julia Duffy, Bill Paxton Horror
A Night in Heaven John G. Avildsen Christopher Atkins, Lesley Ann Warren Drama 20th Century Fox
Nightmares Joseph Sargent Lance Henriksen, Emilio Estevez Horror
Of Unknown Origin George P. Cosmatos Peter Weller, Jennifer Dale Horror Warner Bros.
The Osterman Weekend Sam Peckinpah Rutger Hauer, Craig T. Nelson, John Hurt, Burt Lancaster, Dennis Hopper, Chris Sarandon, Meg Foster Suspense based on Robert Ludlum novel; Peckinpah's final film
The Outsiders Francis Ford Coppola C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise Drama based on S. E. Hinton novel
The Pirates of Penzance Wilford Leach Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, Angela Lansbury Operetta based on musical by Gilbert and Sullivan
Porky's II: The Next Day Bob Clark Mark Herrier, Kaki Hunter Comedy sequel to Porky's
Princess Daisy Waris Hussein Rupert Everett, Lindsay Wagner, Merete Van Kamp, Claudia Cardinale, Barbara Bach Romance based on Judith Krantz novel; TV mini-series
Private School Noel Black Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine Comedy Universal
Psycho II Richard Franklin Anthony Perkins, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia, Vera Miles Horror sequel to 1960 film
Reuben, Reuben Robert Ellis Miller Tom Conti, Kelly McGillis Romance 20th Century Fox
Revenge of the Ninja Sam Firstenberg Sho Kosugi, Arthur Roberts Action
Richard Pryor: Here and Now Richard Pryor Richard Pryor Comedy Concert
The Right Stuff Philip Kaufman Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward, Sam Shepard, Charles Frank, Lance Henriksen Drama, Biography based on book by Tom Wolfe; won 4 Academy Awards
Risky Business Paul Brickman Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay Comedy Warner Bros.
Romantic Comedy Arthur Hiller Dudley Moore, Mary Steenburgen Comedy play by Bernard Slade
Rumble Fish Francis Ford Coppola Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Nicolas Cage Drama based on S. E. Hinton novel
Running Brave D.S. Everett Robby Benson, Pat Hingle, Graham Greene Biography story of Billy Mills
Sahara Andrew V. McLaglen Brooke Shields, Lambert Wilson Drama Cannon
Scarface Brian De Palma Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia Crime drama Universal; remake of 1932 film
Silkwood Mike Nichols Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson Drama 5 Oscar nominations
Sleepaway Camp Robert Hiltzik Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten Horror
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 Dick Lowry Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick Comedy 2nd Smokey and the Bandit sequel
Something Wicked This Way Comes Jack Clayton Jonathan Pryce, Jason Robards, Pam Grier Fantasy based on Ray Bradbury story
Space Raiders Howard R. Cohen Vince Edwards Sci-fi
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Lamont Johnson Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson Sci-fi Columbia
Spring Break Sean S. Cunningham Perry Lang, Corinne Wahl Comedy Columbia
Star 80 Bob Fosse Eric Roberts, Mariel Hemingway, Cliff Robertson Drama, Biography story of Dorothy Stratten; Fosse's final film
The Star Chamber Peter Hyams Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto Crime drama 20th Century Fox
Return of the Jedi Richard Marquand Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams Science fiction 3rd Star Wars film released
Staying Alive Sylvester Stallone John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes Musical, Drama sequel to Saturday Night Fever; 5 Razzie nominations
Still Smokin Tommy Chong Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Comedy Paramount
The Sting II Jeremy Kagan Jackie Gleason, Teri Garr, Karl Malden Crime comedy sequel to The Sting
Strange Brew Rick Moranis Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow Comedy based on SCTV characters
Strange Invaders Michael Laughlin Paul Le Mat, Diana Scarwid, Nancy Allen Sci-fi, Comedy Orion
Streamers Robert Altman Matthew Modine, David Alan Grier, George Dzundza Drama based on David Rabe play
Stroker Ace Hal Needham Burt Reynolds, Jim Nabors, Ned Beatty, Loni Anderson Comedy 5 Razzie nominations
Sudden Impact Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle Crime drama 3rd sequel to Dirty Harry
Superman III Richard Lester Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Robert Vaughn, Annette O'Toole Action 2nd sequel to 1978 film
The Survivors Michael Ritchie Walter Matthau, Robin Williams, Jerry Reed Comedy Columbia
Table for Five Robert Lieberman Jon Voight, Richard Crenna, Roxana Zal Drama Warner Bros.
Tender Mercies Bruce Beresford Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Ellen Barkin Drama Academy Award for Duvall
Terms of Endearment James L. Brooks Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow Drama, Comedy won 5 Academy Awards
Testament Lynne Littman Jane Alexander, William Devane, Roxana Zal Drama Paramount
To Be or Not to Be Alan Johnson Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, José Ferrer, Tim Matheson Comedy remake of 1942 film
Tough Enough Richard Fleischer Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier, Stan Shaw, Warren Oates Drama Oates' final film
Trading Places John Landis Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy Comedy won two BAFTA awards
Trenchcoat Michael Tuchner Robert Hays, Margot Kidder Comedy Disney
Twilight Zone: The Movie John Landis, Joe Dante, George Miller, Steven Spielberg Vic Morrow, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan, Scatman Crothers, Kevin McCarthy, Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks Science fiction based on the TV series; Morrow's final film
Twice Upon a Time John Korty Animation
Two of a Kind John Herzfeld John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning Comedy 5 Razzie nominations
Uncommon Valor Ted Kotcheff Gene Hackman, Fred Ward, Tex Cobb, Patrick Swayze Action, War Paramount
Under Fire Roger Spottiswoode Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Ed Harris Drama Orion
Valley Girl Martha Coolidge Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman Comedy Atlantic
Videodrome David Cronenberg James Woods, Deborah Harry Sci-fi Universal
Vigilante William Lustig Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, Rutanya Alda Action Vestron Video
Walking the Edge Norbert Meisel Robert Forster, Nancy Kwan, Joe Spinell Action Empire Pictures
WarGames John Badham Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Ally Sheedy Drama 3 Oscar nominations
Warrior of the Lost World David Worth Donald Pleasence, Persis Khambatta, Fred Williamson Sci-fi made in Italy
Wavelength Mike Gray Robert Carradine, Keenan Wynn Sci-fi New World
Winds of War Dan Curtis Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, John Houseman, Polly Bergen, Jan-Michael Vincent War, Drama based on Herman Wouk novel; TV mini-series
Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore Rick Reinert Animation Disney; 25 minutes
Without a Trace Stanley R. Jaffe Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes Drama 20th Century Fox
Yentl Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving Musical 2 Golden Globes
Zelig Woody Allen Woody Allen, Mia Farrow Mockumentary Orion

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