List of Canadian films of 1983

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This is a list of Canadian films which were released in 1983:

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
A 20th Century Chocolate Cake Lois Siegel Greg Van Riel, Charles Fisch, Stephen Lack Comedy
All in Good Taste Anthony Kramreither Jonathan Welsh, Jim Carrey Comedy
American Nightmare Don McBrearty Horror
Au clair de la lune André Forcier Michel Côté, Pierre Girard Fantasy drama
Boys and Girls Don McBrearty Megan Follows, David Fox Short Oscar winner
A Christmas Story Bob Clark Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz Comedy Based on short stories by Jean Shepherd; Genie Awards – Director, Screenplay; made with U.S. financing
Cross Country Paul Lynch Richard Beymer, Nina Axelrod, Brent Carver, Michael Ironside Drama
Curtains Richard Ciupka John Vernon, Linda Thorson, Samantha Eggar, Anne Ditchburn, Lynne Griffin, Lesleh Donaldson Horror
Deserters Jack Darcus Alan Scarfe, Dermot Hennelly, Barbara March Drama
Flamenco at 5:15 Cynthia Scott National Film Board documentary Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject
Flasha: Exile of the Black Jews Simcha Jacobovici Documentary
For Those I Loved Robert Enrico Michael York, Brigitte Fossey, Helen Hughes Drama Canada-France co-production
Gehri Chot - Urf: Durdesh Ambrish Sangal Drama India-Canada coproduction
Going Berserk David Steinberg John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Pat Hingle, Alley Mills Comedy
I Am a Hotel Allan F. Nichols Short drama, musical
Just a Game (Rien qu'un jeu) Brigitte Sauriol Raymond Cloutier, Marie Tifo Drama
The Kid Who Couldn't Miss Paul Cowan Eric Peterson National Film Board docudrama Based partly on John Gray’s irreverent stage play Billy Bishop Goes to War.
Losin' It Curtis Hanson Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, John Stockwell, Shelley Long, John Navin Comedy Released just prior to Tom Cruise's breakout role in Risky Business and made with U.S. financing.
Lucien Brouillard Bruno Carrière Pierre Curzi, Marie Tifo Drama
Maria Chapdelaine Gilles Carle Carole Laure, Nick Mancuso historical drama Based on the novel by Louis Hémon; Genie Awards – Cinematography, Art Direction, Costumes
Narcissus Norman McLaren Jean-Louis Morin Norman McLaren's final film
Of Unknown Origin George P. Cosmatos Peter Weller, Jennifer Dale, Kenneth Welsh Horror Made with U.S. financing
Porky's II: The Next Day Bob Clark Don Monahan, Wyatt Knight, Mark Herrier, Roger Wilson, Bill Wiley Teen comedy Made with U.S. financing
Pourquoi l'étrange Monsieur Zolock s'intéressait-il tant à la bande dessinée? Yves Simoneau Jean-Louis Millette, Michel Rivard Docudrama
The Profession of Arms Michael Bryans, Tina Viljoen Documentary
Rock & Rule Clive A. Smith voices Greg Salata, Susan Roman Animated musical
The Ruffian José Giovanni Crime drama
Running Brave Don Shebib Robby Benson, Pat Hingle, August Schellenberg, Graham Greene Bio-drama on the life of Billy Mills
Screwballs Rafal Zielinski Sex Comedy
Skullduggery Ota Richter David Calderisi, Wendy Crewson Horror
Siege Paul Donovan Doug Lennox, Tom Nardini Thriller
Spasms William Fruet Peter Fonda, Oliver Reed, Kerrie Keane, Al Waxman Horror
Stations William D. MacGillivray Mike Jones Drama
Strange Brew Rick Moranis Dave Thomas Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow Comedy The adventures of the Bob and Doug McKenzie from SCTV; Golden Reel Award
The Tin Flute Claude Fournier Mireille Deyglun, Marilyn Lightstone, Michel Forget Based on the Gabrielle Roy novel
The Terry Fox Story Ralph L. Thomas Robert Duvall, Eric Fryer, Chris Makepeace, Rosalind Chao Bio-drama of amputee Terry Fox's run across Canada
Ups & Downs Paul Almond Colin Skinner, Andrew Sabiston Drama
Utilities Harvey Hart Robert Hays, Brooke Adams, John Marley Drama
Videodrome David Cronenberg James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Les Carlson Sci-fi drama Genie Award - Director
The Wars Robin Phillips Brent Carver, Martha Henry, William Hutt, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Jackie Burroughs Family drama Based on the novel by Timothy Findley; Genie Awards – Actress (Henry), Supporting Actress (Burroughs)

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