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    What's everyone's top movies of 1983?

    Since the year 1983 is 35, what is everyone's top movies of the year 1983?

    My top 25 favorites of that year:
    1. Return of the Jedi.
    2. Bad Boys.
    3. A Christmas Story.
    4. Scarface.
    5. Trading Places.
    6. Fire and Ice.
    7. Wargames.
    8. Rock and Rule.
    9. Golgo 13 The Professional.
    10. National Lampoon's Vacation.
    11. Octopussy.
    12. Cujo.
    13. Barefoot Gen.
    14. Psycho II.
    15. Videodrome.
    16. Unico 2 The Island of Magic.
    17. Twice Upon a Time.
    18. Christine.
    19. Monty Python and the Meaning of Life.
    20. Krull.
    21. The Hunger.
    22. The Right Stuff.
    23. The Dead Zone.
    24. Twilight Zone the Movie.
    25. The Deadly Spawn.

    Honorable mentions:
    Strange Brew.
    Doctor Detroit.
    Valley Girl.
    Risky Business.
    10 till Midnight.
    Blue Thunder.
    The Keep.
    Strange Invaders.
    Of Unknown Origin.
    Zeder aka Revenge of the Dead.
    A Blade in the Dark.
    Man with Two Brains.
    Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island.
    To be or Not to be.
    Easy Money.

    Guilty pleasure:
    Sleepaway Camp.
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    I agree with many of your picks, Scarface and Trading Places both being wonderful imo.

    National Lampoon's Vacation. Christie Brinkley, alone, was worth the price of admission.

    The Right Stuff. Incredibly inspiring film with a stunning ensemble cast. Even the supporting actors were fabulous. A great performance in several scenes by John P. Ryan as the Program Director. Btw, he went on to give a similarly impressive performance in a minor role in Hoffa, one of the most watchable films ever made imo. For the record, I lived through the birth of the Mercury space program during my childhood. Trust me, it was an amazing time during which most Americans felt we could pretty much do and achieve anything...and we did.

    On another note...Valley Girl? Really?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    I agree with many of your picks, Scarface and Trading Places both being wonderful imo.

    National Lampoon's Vacation. Christie Brinkley, alone, was worth the price of admission.

    The Right Stuff. Incredibly inspiring film with a stunning ensemble cast. Even the supporting actors were fabulous. A great performance in several scenes by John P. Ryan as the Program Director. Btw, he went on to give a similarly impressive performance in a minor role in Hoffa, one of the most watchable films ever made imo. For the record, I lived through the birth of the Mercury space program during my childhood. Trust me, it was an amazing time during which most Americans felt we could pretty much do and achieve anything...and we did.

    On another note...Valley Girl? Really?!
    Valley Girl is an 80s comedy classic
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    Out of the ones you picked, I'd say Return of the Jedi and A Christmas Story. They'd both probably be in my top 10 movies of all time.

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    I pick Octopussy, Blue Thunder and Return of the Jedi.
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    As a bit of an animation buff, my list is rather short.

    • Cosgrove-Hall's stop-motion adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. Granted, it wasn't a theatrical release, and I wound up not even seeing it until the Disney Channel aired it ad nauseum, but I'll count it nonetheless. Imo, a great adaptation of one of my all-time favorite children's books.
    • It's a pity that Twice Upon A Time will probably never see the light of day again outside of the one "remastered" version on YouTube. This is one LucasFilm release that Disney will most likely keep buried for all time, for various reasons. Saw it in its one appearance on HBO.
    • I remember seeing the "making of" feature for Rock & Rule on Nickelodeon's Lights, Camera, Action, and was looking forward to seeing it in theaters. It never came. When it finally appeared on HBO, I taped it, and it became one of my favorite movies of childhood (also one of my favorite animated movies of all time).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Star View Post
    As a bit of an animation buff, my list is rather short.

    • Cosgrove-Hall's stop-motion adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. Granted, it wasn't a theatrical release, and I wound up not even seeing it until the Disney Channel aired it.
    I love Wind in the Willows. Good call my friend!

    RotJ
    Trading Places
    A Christmas Story
    Nation Lampoons Vacation
    Easy Money
    Scarface
    Mr Mom
    The Survivors
    Risky Business
    Strange Brew
    Krull
    Daniel
    Uncommon Valor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Star View Post
    As a bit of an animation buff, my list is rather short.

    • Cosgrove-Hall's stop-motion adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. Granted, it wasn't a theatrical release, and I wound up not even seeing it until the Disney Channel aired it ad nauseum, but I'll count it nonetheless. Imo, a great adaptation of one of my all-time favorite children's books.
    • It's a pity that Twice Upon A Time will probably never see the light of day again outside of the one "remastered" version on YouTube. This is one LucasFilm release that Disney will most likely keep buried for all time, for various reasons. Saw it in its one appearance on HBO.
    • I remember seeing the "making of" feature for Rock & Rule on Nickelodeon's Lights, Camera, Action, and was looking forward to seeing it in theaters. It never came. When it finally appeared on HBO, I taped it, and it became one of my favorite movies of childhood (also one of my favorite animated movies of all time).
    Loved Twice Upon a time since i saw it on HBO and it's on amazon.com on DVD with both cuts.

    Loved Rock and Rule since i was 5 years old in 86 when my parents taped me the movie on HBO and loved it since then, even had 2 copies of the film on VHS growing up and in 2005 i bought the 2-disc special edition and in 2010 i replaced the DVD with the blu-ray. One of my fave animated films growing up.
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    No love for Videodrome? That's one of my favorites of all time. Such a weird, unique flick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCanyon View Post
    Loved Twice Upon a time since i saw it on HBO and it's on amazon.com on DVD with both cuts.
    Well, color me surprised! Warner Archives, huh? I suppose that's why it never crossed my radar... Not something that would have shown up at any of my local shops. *bookmarks for later purchase*
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianCBaer View Post
    No love for Videodrome? That's one of my favorites of all time. Such a weird, unique flick...
    A TON of love here, man.. ... actually watched it over the weekend..

    If im working in my toy room.. thats one i can usually throw on..

    Id love to own a copy of the art work they used in the TV Ending..
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    I'm aware it's a comedy. "Classic" is debatable. I was just surprised to see it on a list with Jedi, Scarface, Vacation and Trading Places. Also surprised not to see Raiders. Also surprised not to see Terms of Endearment, but that's a whole different story.

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    Valley Girl is an 80s comedy classic
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianCBaer View Post
    No love for Videodrome? That's one of my favorites of all time. Such a weird, unique flick...
    It is on my list, look again
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    Quote Originally Posted by H.A.L.9000 View Post
    A TON of love here, man.. ... actually watched it over the weekend..

    If im working in my toy room.. thats one i can usually throw on..

    Id love to own a copy of the art work they used in the TV Ending..
    I'm actually mad at myself for not knowing about the alternate TV version. Silly me for assuming everything cool would be on that expensive Criterion I just got. Grumble, grumble...

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCanyon View Post
    It is on my list, look again
    My apologies! I thought you'd posted an impartial list to start us off, like a box office ranking. I'm glad it made your list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    I'm aware it's a comedy. "Classic" is debatable. I was just surprised to see it on a list with Jedi, Scarface, Vacation and Trading Places. Also surprised not to see Raiders. Also surprised not to see Terms of Endearment, but that's a whole different story.
    Of the Lost Ark? That would be Top movies of 1981.

    Space Raiders? That was 83, and a fun movie that I worked on the Blu-ray, but probably not one of my top picks for the year...

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    Right on Raiders. My bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    Of the Lost Ark? That would be Top movies of 1981.

    Space Raiders? That was 83, and a fun movie that I worked on the Blu-ray, but probably not one of my top picks for the year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    I'm aware it's a comedy. "Classic" is debatable. I was just surprised to see it on a list with Jedi, Scarface, Vacation and Trading Places. Also surprised not to see Raiders. Also surprised not to see Terms of Endearment, but that's a whole different story.
    Cult classic i meant.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Star View Post
    Well, color me surprised! Warner Archives, huh? I suppose that's why it never crossed my radar... Not something that would have shown up at any of my local shops. *bookmarks for later purchase*
    Definitely and both cuts included.
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