Year 1983 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1983 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful and humorous films and TV shows about / with murder, cigarette smoking, flashback, death, violence, husband wife relationship, friendship, brutality, blood and gun plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
year 1983
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year 1983 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1983: The Teacher (2016), Deutschland 83 (2015), Maze (2017), Hostages (2017), Superman: Red Son (2020), Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2019), Day of Resurrection (1980), Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), Snowfall (2017), Yardie (2018).

List of year 1983 movies

 7.3
 3K
The Teacher (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The principal of an elementary school calls a special parents meeting after it’s alleged that the seemingly empathetic and kindly-looking teacher Mrs. Drazděchová uses her students to manipulate their parents.
Style: touching, melancholic, captivating, tense, non-linear ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, school, teacher, parent child relationship, husband wife relationship, manipulative behavior, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, psychological manipulation, colleague colleague relationship, blackmailer, boy ...
Time: year 1983, year 1991, year 1984, 80s
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe
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 8.1
 11K
Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, working undercover, political intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, undercover, military, double agent, political unrest, archive footage, border guard ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, west germany, gdr
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 5.9
 3K
Maze (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.
Style: complex, psychological, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ira, prison escape, assassination attempt, terrorist, male objectification, prison, society, danger, murder, prison riot, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: year 1983, contemporary
Place: northern ireland, ireland
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 6.2
 2K
Hostages (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Soviet Georgia, 1983. Preparations for Nika and Ana's wedding are in full swing and it's a big day for both of their elite families. For the newlyweds and their friends, however, the celebrations are in fact part of a cover-up, as they ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, disturbing
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: hijacking, youth, airplane, military, friendship, airport, trial, airplane hijack, murder, death, courtroom, cigarette smoking ...
Time: year 1983, contemporary, year 1991
Place: soviet union, georgia (former ussr), tbilisi
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Superman: Red Son (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the thick of the Cold War, Red Son introduces us to a Superman who landed in the USSR during the 1950s and grows up to become a Soviet symbol that fights for the preservation of Stalin’s brand of communism.
Style: suspense, serious, surprise ending, psychotronic, adult animation
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: super villain, alien, danger, superhuman powers, superhero, revenge, monster, journalist, reporter, super powers, human alien, flying man ...
Time: year 1961, 80s, year 1955, 50s, year 1967 ...
Place: russia, nevada, soviet union, berlin germany, moscow russia ...
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Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Separated from his daughter, a father with an intellectual disability must prove his innocence when he is jailed for the death of a commander's child.
Style: sentimental, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, twist ending
Plot: father daughter relationship, prison, cell mate, little girl, arrest, jail cell, love, friendship, false accusation, couples, injustice, family relations ...
Time: year 1983, year 2004
Place: turkey
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Day of Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Canada
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Scientists in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure to a military virus that was released in a plane crash and has wiped out the rest of the world.
Style: rough, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, experiment gone awry, nuclear holocaust, race against time, genetic engineering, air disaster, survival, apocalypse, chaos, escapades, save the world, deadly ...
Time: year 1982, year 1981, year 1983, year 1988, 80s
Place: antarctica, ussr, usa, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's WORST detective, NYPD Sgt. ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, undercover, jewel thief, robbery, goofy hero, reluctant partners, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, working undercover, partners against crime, assassination attempt ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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 8.0
 9K
Snowfall (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.
Style: realistic, cynical, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, cocaine, drugs, drug dealing, ghetto, drug, smuggling, crime, u.s. government, latinx lead, illegal drugs, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, south central los angeles, central america, nicaragua, los angeles ...
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 5.8
 2K
Yardie (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jamaica, 1973. When a young boy witnesses his brother’s assassination, a powerful Don gives him a home. But 10 years later, when he’s sent to London, his past catches up to him.
Style: tense, realistic, suspense, captivating
Plot: organized crime, car chase, murder, father daughter relationship, shot to death, danger, crimes, couples, family relations, romance, father, revolver ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, 20th century, year 1983, 80s
Place: jamaica, england, london
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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, distopia, ape, monkey, astronaut, survival, time travel, danger, rivalry, graphic violence, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, tokyo, los angeles
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 5.2
 37
Stray Cats (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two bestfriends, a gay man and a woman, are always unlucky in finding love.
Plot: parody, female executive, cold war, cologne, pickpocket, advertising agency, advertising, gay man has sex with a woman, novelist, writers, cemetery, gay ...
Time: year 1983, year 1981, 80s
Place: west germany, europe, germany
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 3.0
 819
Gingerclown (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Hungary
Duration: 83 min.
Story: 1983: A group of high school students are having a great time near Hollywood Hills at the weekend when they bump into the Loser from their school, Sam, who's just on his way home. Sam would do anything in order to get Jenny's attention, ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous
Plot: danger, teenage life, gory, kids in trouble, youth, theme park, amusement park, killer clown, high school, buddies, united states of america, hollywood sign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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 7.6
 4K
Bandit Queen (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Born a lower-caste girl in rural India's patriarchal society, "married" at 11, repeatedly raped and brutalized, Phooland Devi finds freedom only as an avenging warrior, the eponymous Bandit Queen. Devi becomes a kind a bloody Robin ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, poverty, sexism, gang, militant, guerilla warfare, bandit, village life, crimes, rape, assassination ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1981 ...
Place: india, asia
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Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend's engagement party.
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, light
Plot: ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, breakup, friendship, adultery, party, marriage engagement, dream, musician, absurdism, street life, sarcasm, engagement ...
Time: year 1983
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, venice beach california
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 5.1
 3K
Jackals (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, an estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: cult, family in danger, siege, murder, baby, home invasion, father son relationship, kidnapping, terror, night, intervention, house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
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 6.6
 57K
Mandy (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking, demonic ...
Plot: cult leader, lumberjack, chainsaw, cabin in the woods, mysticism, revenge, biker gang, husband wife relationship, violence, religious cult, kidnapping, surrealism ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, quarry
Place: united states, california, usa
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 6.6
 42K
Adrift (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Iceland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman and her fiancé find themselves caught in a hurricane after departing Tahiti by boat. She wakes up after being knocked out, only to discover him missing, and the elements threatening.
Style: sentimental, sincere, suspenseful, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Plot: survivor, storm, survival, underwater, sailboat, sailing, surfing, human spirit, vegetarian, marriage proposal, death, dancing ...
Time: year 1983
Place: tahiti, pacific ocean
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 6.5
 104K
Tag (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade. This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, teen comedy
Plot: group of friends, game, travel, classmates, rivalry, loss of virginity, classmate, chase, best friends, escapades, adventure, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, year 1983
Place: usa, denver colorado, portland oregon
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 6.7
 40K
Notorious (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS ...
Style: sincere, serious, factual, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, murder, rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, fame, music, success, ambition, drugs/alcohol, african american, life is a bitch, backstage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, 80s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, new jersey
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 5.7
 2K
Abracadabra (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, France, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A housewife struggles with her husband after he is possessed by a ghost.
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, tense, light
Plot: husband wife relationship, hypnosis, hallucination, soccer match, hospital, apartment, hotel, priest, evil spirit, exorcism, swinger, swinger couple ...
Time: year 1983
Place: madrid
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Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, USA, France, Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, homoerotic, captivating ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, gay teenager, gay relationship, first love, summer, teenage boy, gay love, homosexuality, homosexual, self discovery, gay lead character ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
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Vanishing Point (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A drama depicting life in different paths. As two men delve deep down in search for what could heal their pains, through the path of imagination, they see themselves in each other.
Plot: eating, smoking, crime scene, traffic accident, monk, car driving, butterfly, car accident, newspaper
Time: year 1983, 80s
Place: thailand
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Kill Your Friends (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, tense, dark humor
Plot: killer, murder, music industry, music business, psychopath, secret, ambition, criminal, criminal as protagonist, plan gone wrong, rivalry, lie ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1981, year 1983, year 1996 ...
Place: austin texas, europe, new york, london, england
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 5.7
 7K
Still Smokin (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cheech & Chong are invited to a celebrity party in Amsterdam. When they get there, however, it turns out that the guy who invited them has taken off with all the money. They are actually expecting Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton, so our ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, weed, mistaken identity, disorder, misfit, fish out of water, drug abuse, nothing goes right, goofy hero, friends, anti hero, media ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, transsexual, school dance, prom, friendship, pimp, family relations, small town, power relations, friends, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, chicago illinois, new york, europe, usa ...
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The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: axe murder, murderer, murder trial, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, crime and punishment, murder investigation, assassin, trial, female villain, true crime, courtroom drama, funeral ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, year 1983
Place: massachusetts
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 6.2
 375
The Blind Spot (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The true story of a journalist who investigates the backgrounds of the Oktoberfest terror attack of 1980.
Plot: journalist, government conspiracy, unsolved crime, investigative reporter, bombing, witness, whistleblower, husband wife relationship, conspiracy, severed arm, terrorist attack, neo nazi ...
Time: year 2006, year 1983, year 1980, year 2011
Place: munich germany, bavaria
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A Child's Christmases in Wales (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: One-off period comedy, peeping into the lives of a south Wales family's Christmases across the 1980s, written by comedian Mark Watson and inspired by a Dylan Thomas short story. Christmas in this household may be a less than poetic affair, but ...
Plot: family relations, christmas eve, christmas spirit, rehearsal, christmas
Time: year 1986, 80s, year 1989, year 1983
Place: wales
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Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Donald Trump has it all. Money, power, respect, and an Eastern European bride. But all his success didn’t come for nothing. First, he inherited millions of dollars from his rich father, then he grabbed New York City by the balls. Now you can learn ...
Plot: parody, satire, dog, wedding, marriage, telephone call, telephone, boy, telephone conversation, homeless, video tape, book ...
Time: year 1973, year 1986, year 1978, year 1983
Place: new york
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