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This is a list of American films released in 1983.

In 1983:

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List of films

Title Director Cast Genre Release date Note
All the Right Moves Michael Chapman Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson, Chris Penn Drama October 21
Amityville 3-D Richard Fleischer Tony Roberts, Tess Harper, Robert Joy Horror November 18
Angelo My Love Robert Duvall Drama April 27
Anna to the Infinite Power Robert Wiemer Dina Merrill, Jack Gilford Sci-Fi
Baby It's You John Sayles Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano, Joanna Merlin Drama March 4
Bad Boys Rick Rosenthal Sean Penn, Esai Morales, Reni Santoni, Clancy Brown Drama
Basket Case Frank Henenlotter Kevin Van Hentenryck Horror, Comedy
Beyond the Limit John MacKenzie Richard Gere, Michael Caine, A Martinez Drama
The Big Chill Lawrence Kasdan Glenn Close, Tom Berenger, Kevin Kline, JoBeth Williams, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Meg Tilly, Mary Kay Place Drama
Bill Cosby: Himself Bill Cosby Bill Cosby Comedy
The Black Stallion Returns Robert Dalva Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Teri Garr Family
Blue Thunder John Badham Roy Scheider, Malcolm McDowell, Daniel Stern Action
Born in Flames Lizzie Borden Jeanne Satterfield Drama: 16 mm film
Brainstorm Douglas Trumbull Natalie Wood, Christopher Walken, Louise Fletcher Drama, Sci-Fi
Breathless Jim McBride Valerie Kaprisky, Richard Gere Drama
Christine John Carpenter Keith Gordon, Alexandra Paul Thriller
A Christmas Story Bob Clark Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon Comedy
Circle of Power Bobby Roth Yvette Mimieux Drama
Class Lewis John Carlino Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy Comedy
Corrupt Roberto Faenza Harvey Keitel, John Lydon Drama
Cross Creek Martin Ritt Mary Steenburgen, Peter Coyote, Rip Torn Biography
Cujo Lewis Teague Dee Wallace Stone, Danny Pintauro Horror
The Dead Zone David Cronenberg Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom, Brooke Adams Thriller
Deal of the Century William Friedkin Chevy Chase, Gregory Hines, Sigourney Weaver Comedy
Doctor Detroit Michael Pressman Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Fran Drescher, Lynn Whitfield Comedy
The Dresser Peter Yates Tom Courtenay, Albert Finney Drama
Easy Money James Signorelli Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Jason Leigh Comedy
Eddie and the Cruisers Martin Davidson Michael Pare, Tom Berenger, Ellen Barkin Drama
Educating Rita Lewis Gilbert Michael Caine, Julie Walters Drama
Flashdance Adrian Lyne Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri Romance, Drama
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
Heart Like a Wheel Jonathan Kaplan Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges Biopic
Heat and Dust James Ivory Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Shashi Kapoor Drama
Hercules Luigi Cozzi Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning Fantasy
High Road to China Brian G. Hutton Tom Selleck, Bess Armstrong, Wilford Brimley Adventure
The House on Sorority Row Mark Ronson Kathryn McNeil, Eileen Davidson Horror
The Hunger Tony Scott Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon, David Bowie Horror
Jaws 3-D Joe Alves Bess Armstrong, Dennis Quaid Thriller
The Keep Michael Mann Scott Glenn, Jurgen Prochnow, Ian McKellen Horror
Krull Peter Yates Lysette Anthony, Liam Neeson Sci-Fi
Local Hero Bill Forsyth Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert Comedy
Lone Wolf McQuade Steve Carver Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera Action
The Lonely Lady Peter Sasdy Pia Zadora, Lloyd Bochner, Ray Liotta Drama
The Lords of Discipline Franc Roddam David Keith, G. D. Spradlin Drama
Losin' It Curtis Hanson Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, Shelley Long Comedy
Lovesick Marshall Brickman Dudley Moore, Alec Guinness, Elizabeth McGovern Comedy
The Man Who Loved Women Blake Edwards Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews, Sela Ward, Marilu Henner Comedy, Drama
The Man with Two Brains Carl Reiner Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner Comedy
Max Dugan Returns Herbert Ross Marsha Mason, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Broderick, Jason Robards Comedy
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Charles Band Kelly Preston, Tim Thomerson Sci-Fi
Mr. Mom Stan Dragoti Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Martin Mull Comedy
My Tutor George Bowers Caren Kaye, Matt Lattanzi, Crispin Glover Comedy
Nate and Hayes Ferdinand Fairfax, John Hughes Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O'Keefe Action
National Lampoon's Vacation Harold Ramis Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, John Candy Comedy
Never Cry Wolf Carroll Ballard Brian Dennehy, Charles Martin Smith Drama
Never Say Never Again Irvin Kershner Sean Connery, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Kim Basinger 007, Action
Night Warning Bill Asher Bo Svenson, Julia Duffy, Bill Paxton Horror
A Night in Heaven John G. Avildsen Christopher Atkins, Lesley Ann Warren Drama
Nightmares Joseph Sargent Lance Henriksen, Emilio Estevez Horror
Octopussy John Glen Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan 007, Action
The Osterman Weekend Sam Peckinpah Rutger Hauer, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster Drama
The Outsiders Francis Ford Coppola Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe Drama
Porky's II: The Next Day Bob Clark Mark Herrier, Kaki Hunter Comedy
Psycho II Richard Franklin Anthony Perkins, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia, Vera Miles Horror
Reuben, Reuben Robert Ellis Miller Tom Conti, Kelly McGillis Drama, Comedy
Revenge of the Ninja Sam Firstenberg Sho Kosugi, Arthur Roberts Action
Richard Pryor: Here and Now Richard Pryor Richard Pryor Comedy
The Right Stuff Philip Kaufman Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward, Sam Shepard Drama, Biopic
Risky Business Paul Brickman Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Richard Masur Comedy
Rumble Fish Francis Ford Coppola Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Nicolas Cage Drama
Sahara Andrew V. McLaglen Brooke Shields, Lambert Wilson Drama
Scarface Brian De Palma Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Crime drama
Silkwood Mike Nichols Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson, Fred Ward Drama
Sleepaway Camp Robert Hiltzik Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten Horror
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 Dick Lowry Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick Comedy
Something Wicked This Way Comes Jack Clayton Jonathan Pryce, Jason Robards Fantasy
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
Spring Break Sean S. Cunningham Perry Lang, Corinne Wahl Comedy
Star 80 Bob Fosse Eric Roberts, Mariel Hemingway Drama, Biopic
The Star Chamber Peter Hyams Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto Drama
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Richard Marquand Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams Space opera
Staying Alive Sylvester Stallone John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes Musical, Drama
Still Smokin' Tommy Chong Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Comedy
Strange Brew Rick Moranis Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow Comedy
Strange Invaders Michael Laughlin Paul LeMat, Diana Scarwid, Nancy Allen Sci-Fi, Comedy
Streamers Robert Altman Matthew Modine, David Alan Grier, George Dzundza Drama
Stroker Ace Hal Needham Burt Reynolds, Jim Nabors, Ned Beatty, Loni Anderson Comedy
Stuck on You! Michael Herz Irwin Corey, Patricia Tallman, Brian Joerger Comedy
Sudden Impact Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle Crime drama
Superman III Richard Lester Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Robert Vaughn, Annette O'Toole Action
The Survivors Michael Ritchie Walter Matthau, Robin Williams, Jerry Reed Comedy
Tender Mercies Bruce Beresford Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Ellen Barkin Drama
Terms of Endearment James L. Brooks Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow Drama, Comedy
Testament Lynne Littman Jane Alexander, William Devane, Roxana Zal Drama
To Be or Not to Be Alan Johnson Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Jose Ferrer, Tim Matheson Comedy
Trading Places John Landis Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Ameche Comedy
Trenchcoat Michael Tuchner Robert Hays, Margot Kidder Comedy
Twilight Zone: The Movie John Landis, Joe Dante, George Miller, Steven Spielberg Vic Morrow, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan, Scatman Crothers Sci-Fi
Two of a Kind John Herzfeld John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning Romantic comedy
Uncommon Valor Ted Kotcheff Gene Hackman, Fred Ward, Randall "Tex" Cobb Action, War
Under Fire Roger Spottiswoode Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Ed Harris Drama
Valley Girl Martha Coolidge Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman Comedy
Videodrome David Cronenberg James Woods, Deborah Harry Sci-Fi
WarGames John Badham Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman Drama
Warrior of the Lost World David Worth Donald Pleasence, Persis Khambatta, Fred Williamson Sci-Fi
Wavelength Mike Gray Robert Carradine, Keenan Wynn Sci-Fi
Winds of War Dan Curtis Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, John Houseman, Polly Bergen War, Drama
Yellowbeard Mel Damski John Cleese, Madeline Kahn, James Mason Comedy
Zelig Woody Allen Woody Allen, Mia Farrow Mockumentary

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