1983 April Movies

Flashdance (1983)

Flashdance

  • 30%
  • R
  • 95 min
  • Drama

Alex Owens is a female dynamo: steel worker by day, exotic dancer by night. Her dream is to get into a real dance company, though, and with encouragement from her boss/boyfriend, she may get her chance. The city of Pittsburgh co-stars. What a feeling!

Valley Girl (1983)

Valley Girl

  • 83%
  • R
  • 99 min
  • Comedy

Valley Girl is, like--Omigod!--one of the most "tubular" teen comedies of the early 1980s. This movie launched Nicolas Cage's career, and it's easy to see why: Cage is perfectly cast as a Hollywood punk who instantly falls for Julie, a San Fernando "Valley Girl"

The Hunger (1983)

The Hunger

  • 42%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Fantasy

Miriam and John are an elegant couple with a dark secret: they are vampires. Feeding on human blood, Miriam has lived for over 2000 years. She gave her lover the gift of eternal life and together they hunt. But John begins aging rapidly, he seeks the help of Dr. Sarah Roberts. Miriam is immediately drawn to Sarah, desiring her as her next immortal companion...

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Something Wicked This Way Comes

  • 60%
  • PG
  • 95 min
  • Drama

In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?

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.

    Screwballs (1983)

    Screwballs

      • R
      • 80 min
      • Comedy

      Starting a new tradition of sex comedy, T & A High School, five boys meet in the detention room thanks to the evil virgin princess urity Busch. RICK - dressed as a doctor and gave breast exams to the high school new comers. BRENT - sexually teased Purity in French class. MELVIN - caught masterbating in the meat locker. HOWIE - rearranged the mirrors in order to see up the skirts of cheerleaders after practice. And TIM - tricked into entering the girls watchroom. Each one fooled by Purity....

      A Night in Heaven (1983)

      A Night in Heaven

        • R
        • 86 min
        • Drama

        Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girls-night out, where she discovers that one of the dancers is her failing student Rick Monroe, a.k.a. "Ricky the Rocket". A heated affair between teacher & student ensues, as Faye struggles to reconcile her emotions and make consequential life choices: Continue her lustful sessions with the studly-but-shallow...

        Angelo My Love (1983)

        Angelo My Love

          • 115 min
          • Drama

          From IMDB: Angelo My Love delves into the little understood and fascinating world of New York gypsies. Using real gypsies playing fictional versions of themselves. This critically acclaimed film explores the lifestyle, rites, myths and passions of the tight-knit urban subculture. Twelve year-old Angelo Evans is the street-wise. Charmingly precocious son of a fortune teller. When the boy accuses a sleazy gypsy, Steve "Patalay" Tsigonoff, and his foul-mouthed wife, Millie, of stealing an...

          Baby It's You (1983)

          Baby It's You

          • 94%
          • R
          • 105 min
          • Comedy

          In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank Sinatra, and Jill. At first she is taken aback by his forwardness, but they soon develop a relationship, much to the chagrin of their parents. Sheik gets expelled from school, and Jill is accepted at an all-girls college. After a fight, Sheik goes to Florida to work in a club lip-synching Sinatra songs. Sheik...

          Blue Skies Again (1983)

          Blue Skies Again

            • PG
            • 96 min
            • Comedy

            A hard-hitting, fast, sure-handed baseball player tries to break into the sport by applying for a spot on a minor-league team. The only problem is that the player is female, which engenders resistance and resentment among many players and officials. Written by [email protected]

            Cracking Up (1983)

            Cracking Up

              • PG
              • 89 min
              • Comedy

              Warren Nefron is a hopeless klutz who has some of the worst luck in the world: when he tries to end it all with a foolproof suicide plan, he still manages to mess it up. In desperation, he goes to a psychiatrist to see if there is some way for him to end his troubles.

              Die Ungenierten kommen - What happened to Magdalena Jung? (1983)

              Die Ungenierten kommen - What happened to Magdalena Jung?

                • Unrated
                • 13 min

                Christoph Schlingensief puts an end to the misery of "new German film production" and at the same time kicks off a new start without stale romanticism and mysticism.

                Entre Nous (1983)

                Entre Nous

                  • 110 min
                  • Biography

                  In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries him. Lena and Madeleine meet at their children's school in Lyon in 1952 and the intensity of their relationship strains both their marriages to the breaking point.

                  Exposed (1983)

                  Exposed

                    • 100 min
                    • Drama

                    Wisconsin farm girl Elizabeth Carlson leaves family and her English teacher lover behind and escapes to New York. There she soon makes a career for herself as a fashion model. During a vernissage she's approached by a mysterious man whose motives are unclear...

                    Heart Like a Wheel (1983)

                    Heart Like a Wheel

                    • 100%
                    • PG
                    • 113 min
                    • Biography

                    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Heart Like a Wheel is a 1983 biographical film based on the life of drag racing driver Shirley Muldowney. It stars Bonnie Bedelia and Beau Bridges. The film garnered two award nominations: Bedelia for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama, and William Theiss for an Academy Award for Costume Design.

                    King Lear (1983)

                    King Lear

                      • Unrated
                      • 158 min
                      • Drama

                      Lear is an aging King who wants to retire by abdicating to his three daughters. However, in an act of petty ego stroking, he asks them who among them loves him most. While two daughters eagerly toady to him, his one loving daughter, Cordelia, refuses play along with this foolish charade. In a rage, Lear exiles her along with his one loyal aide who dares to stick up for her. This foolish move works to Lear's sorrow as his two remaining daughters cruelly and gradually strip him of his...

                      Le dernier combat (1983)

                      Le dernier combat

                        • R
                        • 92 min
                        • Sci-Fi

                        The plot explores the devastation of civilization and issues of brutality, hostility and isolation. Pierre Jolivet stars as the main character (identified only as "The Man" in the end credits) who is menaced by "The Brute" (played by Jean Reno) on his journey through a world filled by people rendered nearly mute by some unknown incident.

                        Life Is a Bed of Roses (1983)

                        Life Is a Bed of Roses

                        • 75%
                        • PG
                        • 110 min
                        • Drama

                        Three intertwined tales. On the eve of the First World War, Count Forbek starts to build a fantastic castle in the Ardennes forest. After the war he uses it to start a utopian society by brainwashing his friends, including his former fiancee, Livia, and her husband. In the present day, the castle is being used as an alternative school and, in the summer holidays, for an educational conference. At the conference, the American Nora Winkle bets Claudine that the ernest public school teacher...

                        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.

                        Love Letters (1983)

                        Love Letters

                          • R
                          • 98 min
                          • Drama

                          A story of love and obsession. A young radio personality who, after her mother dies, discovers she had been having a love affair for 15 years. Now she finds herself recreating her mother's romance by getting involved with a married man. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).