1983 Drama Movies

The Outsiders (1983)

The Outsiders

  • 65%
  • PG-13
  • 121 min
  • Crime

Based on the S.E. Hinton novel of the same name. The tension between two groups: The Greasers and The Socials "Socs" puts Ponyboy Curtis (Howell) and his best friend Johnny Cade (Macchio) in a bad spot. One night at the movies, Ponyboy and Johnny fall in love with Sherri "Cherry" Valance (Lane) and Marcia (Meyrink) once they get Dally Winston (Dillon), the toughest and meanest of the Greasers to stop attempting to "score" Cherry and Marcia. What Johnny and Ponyboy don't know is that Cherry and...

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...

Mr. Mom (1983)

Mr. Mom

  • 84%
  • PG
  • 91 min
  • Comedy

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue...

Terms of Endearment (1983)

Terms of Endearment

  • 87%
  • PG
  • 132 min
  • Comedy

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways.

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!

Class (1983)

Class

  • 25%
  • R
  • 98 min
  • Comedy

A naive prep-school boy's attempts to meet girls are forever ending in disaster. But when he hits the Chicago nightlife at his roommate's suggestion, he suddenly finds himself the object of an older woman's amorous intentions. The friendship is put on the line when it turns out that the older woman is really his roommate's mother!

Christine (1983)

Christine

  • 67%
  • R
  • 110 min
  • Drama

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.

Risky Business (1983)

Risky Business

  • 98%
  • R
  • 98 min
  • Comedy

A suburban Chicago teenager's parents leave on vacation, and he cuts loose. An unauthorised trip in his father's Porsche means a sudden need for lots of money, which he raises in a creative way.

The Right Stuff (1983)

The Right Stuff

  • 97%
  • PG-13
  • 193 min
  • Adventure

This epic chronicle of the seven pilots chosen to become astronauts for Project Mercury is based on the novel by Tom Wolfe. Deep in the desert during the 1950s, army test pilots courageously fought to break the sound barrier. These maverick men would stop at nothing to achieve winning speed. Led by their champion, Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard), they caroused at the local watering hole while sharing tales of extreme sport and bravery--until the Russians successfully sent their Sputnik satellite...

10 to Midnight (1983)

10 to Midnight

    • R
    • 101 min
    • Crime

    Charles Bronson plays a tough L.A. cop whose daughter is stalked by a cunning sex-killer in this riveting police thriller that offers a first-rate cast including Wilford Brimley.

    The Big Chill (1983)

    The Big Chill

    • 68%
    • R
    • 105 min
    • Comedy

    A seminal Thirty-Something movie in which a group of old college friends who are now all grown up and hardened by the big wide world come together for the funeral of Alex, a barely glimpsed corpse (which is played by Kevin Costner as noted in the Special Features section of the DVD), who was at one time the brightest and the best of them, and yet who never managed to achieve half as much as any of the others. The friends use the occasion to reacquaint themselves with each other and to speculate...

    Silkwood (1983)

    Silkwood

      • R
      • 131 min
      • Biography

      The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

      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.

      Nostalghia (1983)

      Nostalghia

        • 125 min
        • Drama

        The Russian poet Gortchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th century Russian composer. In a ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico. As Eugenia tries to tempt Gortchakov into infidelity, he becomes drawn to the lunatic. In a series of dreams,everything becomes intertwined.

        Star 80 (1983)

        Star 80

        • 89%
        • R
        • 103 min
        • Biography

        Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.

        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.

        Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

        Something Wicked This Way Comes

        • 60%
        • PG
        • 95 min
        • Drama

        Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out? Wishes are granted, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Based on the Ray Bradbury novel.

        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.

          Bad Boys (1983)

          Bad Boys

            • R
            • 123 min
            • Crime

            Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien has been sent to a juvenile prison for vehicular manslaughter. Most unfortunately, the person he kills is the kid brother of his nemesis Paco Moreno, who vows revenge by raping Mick's girlfriend. Paco is caught and sent to the same prison where he re-works his revenge plan, and Mick has no choice but to defend himself.

            My Tutor (1983)

            My Tutor

              • R
              • 97 min
              • Comedy

              Bobby has had trouble with French at school and so his rich parents hire a winsome 30-year-old tutor to help him with the first subject. The father is not exactly subtle about his interest in the tutor, but the woman prefers his much more sensitive son. Written by Ørnås