1983 February Movies

Videodrome (1983)

Videodrome

  • 80%
  • R
  • 87 min
  • Horror

A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.

Local Hero (1983)

Local Hero

  • 100%
  • PG
  • 111 min
  • Comedy

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

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.

The Pirates of Penzance (1983)

The Pirates of Penzance

  • 83%
  • G
  • 112 min
  • Comedy

In spite of being apprenticed to a Pirate King as a child, Frederic has led a very sheltered life. So when he arrives in Penzance with his boisterous shipmates, there are a few surprises in store for him! It all ends happily, but not before he's dodged the Old Bill, fallen in love and made some rather inconvenient discoveries.

Educating Rita (1983)

Educating Rita

  • 85%
  • 110 min
  • Drama

Rita, a hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to Denny, and at 26 doesn't want a baby. She wants to discover herself -son she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a disillusioned university professor of literature. His marriage has failed, his girlfriend is having an affair with his best friend and he can't get through the day without downing a bottle or two of whisky. He refers to himself as an appalling teacher of appalling students. What Frank needs is a challenge ... along...

Betrayal (1983)

Betrayal

  • 100%
  • R
  • 95 min
  • Drama

Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the husband's point of view, with the scenes in precise reverse chronological order. Written by Dan Hartung <[email protected]>

Cat and Dog (1983)

Cat and Dog

    • Unrated
    • 101 min
    • Comedy

    L.A.P.D. Captain Parker finally is going on Holiday with all his family. At the last moment he has to cancel the program to re-capture a pilferer named Tony Roma, bad copy of a Latin lover. He use to seduce older women and then steals their jewelry. Parker is close to sort the case out when Roma is witness of a Mafia murder. Parker Holiday flies away. Written by 1felco

    City of Lost Souls (1983)

    City of Lost Souls

      • Unrated
      • 91 min
      • Musical

      With stars like Angie Stardust (also music credits), Judith Flex, and Joaquin La Habana, director Rosa von Praunheim has fashioned a film about the teeming flip side of life in Berlin centered on eccentric characters of almost every imaginable sexual orientation, or disorientation -- most are American performers drawn to the city of "lost souls" as a place where they can give full rein to their creative natures.

      Dexter the Dragon & Bumble the Bear (1983)

      Dexter the Dragon & Bumble the Bear

        • Unrated
        • 84 min
        • Animation

        Bumble the Bear (Olivier Bommel) finds an egg that, it turns out, has a cute little dragon in it. However, this dinosaur grows huge every time it is upset. As this causes a lot of problems, Ollie Bommel has to face a difficult dilemma.

        Dixie: Changing Habits (1983)

        Dixie: Changing Habits

          • Unrated
          • 100 min
          • Comedy

          Arrested for running a house of ill repute, sentenced 90 days house arrest living in a convent, New Orleans madam Dixie Cabot (Suzanne Pleshette) is definitely out of her element. Needing to mend her ways, she learns from the convent nuns, and they learn from Dixie. Cloris Leachman is the Mother Superior who clashes with, and must supervise Dixie, and Geraldine Fitzgerald plays the sage and experienced Sister Agnes. Written by trivwhiz

          Fantasy Mission Force (1983)

          Fantasy Mission Force

            • Unrated
            • 90 min
            • Action

            Similar to "The Dirty Dozen" or one of that nature. Japan is trying to take over the world and the generals of the allied forces trying to stop the Japanese have been taken prisoner. A force of loners and fighters is put together to try and rescue the generals and save the war effort with the promise of gold and/or pardons of past crimes. Written by Ron Plumley <[email protected]>

            Lovesick (1983)

            Lovesick

            • 40%
            • PG
            • 95 min
            • Comedy

            Forget about accountants who want to fly, professors whose brains are being zapped by aliens and bored housewives passing the time. The one all-consuming problem Manhattan psychiatrist Saul Benjamin has is himself! Saul (Dudley Moore) and Chloe (Elizabeth McGovern), one of his patients, are in love. The situation could get him bounced from his profession but for lovers of romantic comedy, it's all delightful.

            Pauline à la plage (1983)

            Pauline à la plage

              • R
              • 94 min
              • Comedy

              Fifteen year old Pauline and her older cousin, model-shaped Marion, go to the emtying Atlantic coast for an autumn holiday . Marion ignores the approaches of a surfer and falls for Henri, a hedonist who is only interested in a sexual adventure and drops her soon. Pauline's little romance with a young man (Sylvain) is also spoiled by Henri.

              Qi shi tong shi (1983)

              Qi shi tong shi

                • Unrated
                • 92 min
                • Action

                A martial artist is on the hunt for lost treasure.

                The Beautiful Prisoner (1983)

                The Beautiful Prisoner

                  • Unrated
                  • 90 min
                  • Drama

                  Walter is told by his boss, Sara, to deliver an urgent letter to Henri de Corinthe. On the way he finds a beautiful woman he had been eying in a nightclub, lying in the road, bound up. He takes her to a villa to get a doctor, and ends up being locked in a bedroom with her. While she is making love to him, he has visions of surrealistic images from René Magritte's paintings. In the morning, the girl, Marie-Ange, has vanished, the villa looks derelict, and his neck is bleeding. Was it...

                  The Fighter

                    • Unrated
                    • 96 min
                    • Drama

                    Vietnam war veteran Merle is working as concierge. His small salary and the one of his wife Rindy are just enough to survive. Thus when Merle hears that there will be an amateur boxing fight he decides to participate... Written by Volker Boehm

                    The Kid With the 200 I.Q. (1983)

                    The Kid With the 200 I.Q.

                      • Unrated
                      • 96 min
                      • Comedy

                      A very intelligent teenager is sent to college where he meets his roommate, a popular jock. Therefore, he must learn to adapt to adult life, wild parties, and romance. Written by Steve Richer <[email protected]>

                      The Lords of Discipline (1983)

                      The Lords of Discipline

                      • 38%
                      • R
                      • 102 min
                      • Thriller

                      Will arrives for his last year at Military Academy, in the Deep South USA, in the 1960's. A black student, Pearce, has been accepted, for the first time and Will is asked to keep an eye out for the inevitable racism. The racists come in the form of The Ten, a secret group of the elite students. They want Pearce to leave on his own free will, but are prepared to torture him to make it 'his free will'. Will is forced to help Pearce and he is prepared to risk his own career to do so.

                      The Sting II (1983)

                      The Sting II

                        • PG
                        • 102 min
                        • Comedy

                        Lonnegan is planning to get back at Gondorff and Hooker for bilking him out of half a million. At the same time Gondorff and Hooker are planning their next caper. And their mark is a man named Macalinski, who makes Lonnegan look like a pussycat. There con is boxing match and Hooker is the fighter whom they have to make look good but Macalinski needs some convincing, and Hooker is a little rusty. Written by <[email protected]>

                        Thor the Conqueror (1983)

                        Thor the Conqueror

                          • R
                          • 91 min
                          • Adventure

                          After both his parents are brutally murdered by his fathers rival Gnut and his men the new born Thor is placed in hiding by the physical embodiment of the god Teisha. Raised in secret under the guidance of Teisha, Thor comes to maturity and goes on a quest to avenge the death of his parents and return peace to his lands, in the process he discovers a woman to take as his wife, finds and uncovers his fathers sword and masters the art of combat, all under the ever watchful eye of the amorphous...