1983 Action Movies

Scarface (1983)

Scarface

  • 84%
  • R
  • 170 min
  • Crime

Brian De Palma's blood-and-sun-drenched saga of a Cuban deportee's rise to the top of Miami's cocaine business has become something of a popular classic since its release; it's been referenced in rap songs and subsequent gangster movies and quoted the world over. Despite this lovefest with the dialogue, the film's brutal violence and lack of positive characters still make it controversial and disliked by certain critics. Al Pacino stars as Tony Montana, whose intelligence, guts, and ambition...

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

  • 80%
  • PG
  • 135 min
  • Action

As the Emperor himself oversees the construction of the new Death Star by Lord Darth Vader and the evil Galactic Empire, smuggler Han Solo is rescued from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt by his friends, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Chewbacca. Leaving Skywalker Jedi training with Yoda, Solo returns to the Rebel Fleet to prepare for to complete his battle with the Empire itself. During the ensuing fighting the newly returned Skywalker is captured by Vader. Can the Rebels,...

Octopussy (1983)

Octopussy

  • 43%
  • PG
  • 131 min
  • Action

When a "00" agent is found dead holding a Faberge egg, the British are suspicious and send James Bond to investigate. 007 discovers a connection between the priceless egg, an elaborate smuggling operation and a plot by a renegade Soviet general to instigate World War Three.

Never Say Never Again (1983)

Never Say Never Again

  • 63%
  • PG
  • 134 min
  • Action

SPECTRE agents under the command of Ernst Blofeld infiltrate a US air force base situated in the UK and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles. When NATO is held to ransom, the British reactive their "00" agents and send James Bond to recapture the warheads and kill Blofeld.

Hercules (1983)

Hercules

    • PG
    • 98 min
    • Adventure

    The film is an odd retelling of the story of Hercules (Lou Ferrigno) battling the wizard Minos (William Berger), who uses "science" in an attempt to take over the world. Hercules must stop him and rescue his princess love in the process. Part of the adventure finds Hercules battling giant robots brought to life by stop motion animation. The musical score by Pino Donaggio.

    Superman III (1983)

    Superman III

    • 26%
    • PG
    • 125 min
    • Action

    Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

    Blue Thunder (1983)

    Blue Thunder

    • 83%
    • R
    • 109 min
    • Action

    Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a helicopter so powerful and why it is such a secret.

    Krull (1983)

    Krull

    • 33%
    • PG
    • 121 min
    • Fantasy

    An army embarks on an immense and indescribable journey into the Black Fortress of the galaxies to subdue the planets where Krull has arranged the marriage of a Prince and Princes who are to join his alliance. English heroic fantasy film from 1983 with a fantastic score by James Horner.

    Jaws 3D (1983)

    Jaws 3D

      • NONE
      • 99 min
      • Action

      The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a Sea World theme park after a gigantic 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park.

      Rumble Fish (1983)

      Rumble Fish

      • 71%
      • R
      • 94 min
      • Drama

      Rusty James is the leader of a small, dying gang in an industrial town. He lives in the shadow of the memory of his absent, older brother -- The Motorcycle Boy. His mother has left, his father drinks, school has no meaning for him and his relationships are shallow. He is drawn into one more gang fight and the events that follow begin to change his life.

      Deathstalker (1983)

      Deathstalker

        • 80 min
        • Action

        The warrior Deathstalker is tasked by an old witch lady to obtain and unite the three powers of creation - a chalice, an amulet, and a sword - lest the evil magician Munkar get them and use them for nefarious purposes. After obtaining the sword, Deathstalker joins with other travelers going to the Big Tournament to determine the strongest warrior. The false king holds the true princess in captivity, and plots to have Deathstalker killed, and Deathstalker must fight to free the princess.

        Staying Alive (1983)

        Staying Alive

          • PG
          • 93 min
          • Drama

          Tony Manero tries to make it as a professional dancer on Broadway in this sequel to Saturday Night Fever. Stallone makes a cameo appearance.

          Sudden Impact (1983)

          Sudden Impact

          • 58%
          • R
          • 117 min
          • Action

          A vicious serial-killer is on the loose in San Francisco and the police trace a link to a small town further down the coast. When Harry Callahan upsets the press and the mayor in his usual style, he's shipped out of town to investigate while the heat is on. With the help of his new Magnum handgun Harry goes on the trail leaving behind the usual trail of dead criminals along the way.

          Sahara (1983)

          Sahara

            • PG
            • 111 min
            • Adventure

            After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik. Written by Jim Beaver <[email protected]>

            Testament (1983)

            Testament

            • 86%
            • PG
            • 90 min
            • Drama

            Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San Francisco. After the nuclear attack, contact with the outside world is pretty much cut off.

            D.C. Cab (1983)

            D.C. Cab

              • R
              • 100 min
              • Comedy

              The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees to want to make something out of themselves. It is only when Albert is kidnapped that the cabbies must decide whether or not they are loyal to Albert and his cause.

              Yellowbeard (1983)

              Yellowbeard

              • 22%
              • PG
              • 96 min
              • Action

              A 17th-century pirate in search of treasure. He's accompanied by his son, who has the location of the treasure tattooed on his head. It is a parody on the pirate movies of earlier days.

              The Keep (1983)

              The Keep

              • 27%
              • R
              • 96 min
              • Action

              Nazis take over a ancient fortress that contains a mysterious entity that wreaks havoc and death upon them.

              Losin' It (1983)

              Losin' It

              • 22%
              • R
              • 100 min
              • Action

              Teen sex comedy set in 1965 which follows four Los Angeles school friends, Woody, Dave, Spider, Wendell and the series of misadventures they get into when they travel south of the border to Tijuana, Mexico for a night of cruisin', causing trouble, and to settle a pact to lose their virginity before the night is over, while a young woman, named Kathy, accompanies them for different reasons: to arrange a quick divorce from her husband.

              Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

              Lone Wolf McQuade

                • PG
                • 107 min
                • Action

                The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and the ranger, and involving the woman they both love.