1983 November Movies

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Sleepaway Camp

  • 73%
  • R
  • 88 min
  • Horror

Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.

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.

A Christmas Story (1983)

A Christmas Story

  • 89%
  • PG
  • 94 min
  • Comedy

A Christmas Story is a classic Christmas film about a young boy who wants an air rifle for Christmas yet his parents won't allow it saying “you’ll shoot your eye out.” The film illustrates the comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph in the winter in a small town in America in the 1940’s.

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.

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.

Yentl (1983)

Yentl

    • PG
    • 132 min
    • Drama

    A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

    Amityville 3D (1983)

    Amityville 3D

      • PG
      • 105 min
      • Horror

      A reporter moves into the ominous Long Island house to debunk it of the recent supernatural events and becomes besieged by the evil manifestations which are connected to a hell-spawn demon lurking in the basement.

      Born in Flames (1983)

      Born in Flames

        • R
        • 80 min
        • Comedy

        Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence. In New York City, in this future time, a group of women decide to...

        Bullshot (1983)

        Bullshot

          • 85 min
          • Action

          The dashing Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond - WWI ace fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, part-time sleuth and all round spiffing chap - must save the world from the dastardly Count Otto van Bruno, his wartime adversary. And, of course, win the heart of a jolly nice young lady.

          Deal of the Century (1983)

          Deal of the Century

          • 13%
          • PG
          • 99 min
          • Comedy

          Arms dealers from several companies vie to sell the most expensive and highest tech weapons to a South American dictator. There are complications; understanding the exact nature of how 'gifts' are used to grease the wheels of a sale, a religious conversion from one of the salesman and a romance that begins to grow between two competitors.

          Endgame (1983)

          Endgame

            • Unrated
            • 98 min
            • Action

            In the year 2025, a nuclear holocaust has left New York City an irradiated, but not abandoned, wasteland. The ruined city is inhabited now by scavenger packs and telepathic mutants, who are persecuted by the elite survivors. Keeping the people pacified is the reality television program Endgame, where hunters and gladiators fight to the death.

            I Am The Cheese (1983)

            I Am The Cheese

              • PG
              • 100 min
              • Drama

              Adapted from the Robert Cormier novel. This film follows the life of a young boy whose happy, if somewhat unusual life with his friends and family gradually starts to unravel, until the truth of the boy's situation is finally revealed. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <[email protected]>

              Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983)

              Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues

                • Unrated
                • 95 min
                • Western

                Brady Hawkes, Billy Montana, and Jeremiah Hawkes are on a train bound for a huge gambling event when the train is taken over by a gang of vicious killers in search of money. As ransom, the gang takes young Jeremiah hostage. Brady and Billy embark on a quest to rescue him and form a small gang of their own along the way. Written by Anonymous

                L'homme au chapeau de soie (1983)

                L'homme au chapeau de soie

                  • Unrated
                  • 75 min
                  • Documentary

                  A documentary with many excerpts from the films of French movie pioneer Max Linder, narrated by his daughter.

                  Les compères (1983)

                  Les compères

                    • PG
                    • 89 min
                    • Comedy

                    Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their help.

                    Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983)

                    Michael Jackson: Thriller

                      • Unrated
                      • 13 min
                      • Short

                      Michael Jackson and his date are watching a movie. They leave, and take a shortcut through the graveyard on the way home. Michael turns into a werepanther-type creature, and then later a zombie, as he gets down and funky in a tremendous dance scene to the tune of his song "Thriller." Written by Afterburner <[email protected]>

                      Nate and Hayes (1983)

                      Nate and Hayes

                        • PG
                        • 99 min
                        • Action

                        Nathaniel Williamsen (O'Keefe) is taken to an island mission with his fiancee Sophie (Seagrove). Their ship, the Rona, is captained by the roguish Bully Hayes (Jones), who also takes a liking to Sophie. When Sophie is kidnapped by slave trader Ben Pease (Phipps) "Nate" teams with Hayes in order to find her.

                        Nutcracker (1983)

                        Nutcracker

                          • R
                          • 92 min
                          • Drama

                          Tchaikovsky's timeless Yuletide ballet is presented in an all-new movie version with as much eloquence as one would find in a live stage production. Replete with gorgeous costumes and scenery, George Balanchine's production, adapted by Peter Martins, features the New York City Ballet with narration by Kevin Kline. From the moment the Nutcracker prince winds toymaker Drosselmeier's life-sized dolls, viewers are ushered into the captivating story of a little girl's Christmas Eve fantasy of...

                          Of Unknown Origin (1983)

                          Of Unknown Origin

                            • R
                            • 88 min
                            • Horror

                            Bart Hughes has a pretty good life, a beautiful wife, a young son, a good job with promotion prospects, and a renovated brownstone in New York. When wife and kid leave for a vacation, Bart stays behind to work on a project that will earn him that promotion, unaware that a certain inhabitant of his basement has other plans for his time. Bart goes a bit bonkers trying to kill this rat, destroying most of his house in the process. Certain allegorical elements tie the household conflict to the...

                            Running Brave (1983)

                            Running Brave

                              • PG
                              • 106 min
                              • Drama

                              The story of Billy Mills, the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.