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List of 1983 Movies and TV Shows

Browse the full list of 1983 movies and TV shows streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!

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1. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

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8.3/10
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92/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+ & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $19.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Scarface

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Released: 1983Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. National Lampoon's Vacation

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Released: 1983Rated: R
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Trading Places

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Released: 1983Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. WarGames

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Released: 1983Rated: PG
Thriller, Science-Fiction

What it's about: High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions! Together with his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent...and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu & IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. A Christmas Story

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Released: 1983Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. The Meaning of Life

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81/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Comedy, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there's the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor. The world's most voracious glutton brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. The Dead Zone

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Released: 1983Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. The Right Stuff

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Released: 1983Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Eddie Murphy: Delirious

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8.2/10
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79/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Documentary, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: Taped live and in concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. in August, 1983, Eddie Murphy: Delirious captures Eddie Murphy's wild and outrageous stand-up comedy act, which he performed in New York and eighteen other cities across the U.S. to standing-room-only audiences. Eddie's comedy was groundbreaking, completely new, razor sharp and definitely funny.Eddie Murphy pontificates in his own vulgarly hilarious fashion on everything from bizarre sexual fantasies to reliving the family barbecue, and is peppered with Eddie's one-of-a-kind wit. Laugh along as Eddie reminiscences of hot childhood days and the ice cream man intermixed with classic vocal parodies of top American entertainers.Experience Eddie Murphy at his best, live and red hot! Delirious! Uncensored and Uncut!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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11. Mickey's Christmas Carol

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Released: 1983Rated: G
Family, Fantasy

What it's about: It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. It is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions as an accompaniment to a re-release of The Rescuers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Terms of Endearment

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7.4/10
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78/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Aurora and her daughter, Emma march to the beat of different drums. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Kanopy & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix & TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. The Outsiders

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7.1/10
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77/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Drama, Crime

What it's about: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. Videodrome

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77/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Cult

What it's about: As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon "Videodrome," a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Angst

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76/100
Released: 1983
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A killer is released from prison and breaks into a remote home to kill a woman, her handicapped son and her pretty daughter.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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16. Risky Business

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Released: 1983Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too long and it is time to enjoy himself. After an unfortunate incident with the Porsche Joel must raise some cash, in a risky way.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. Sans Soleil

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76/100
Released: 1983
Documentary, Independent

What it's about: "He wrote me..." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory expressed in words and images from places as far-flung as Japan, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, and San Francisco.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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18. Nostalgia

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8.1/10
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75/100
Released: 1983
Drama, Romance

What it's about: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his own family in his house for seven years to save them from the evils of the world. Seeing some deep truth in Domenico's act, Andrei becomes drawn to him. In a series of dreams, the poet's nostalgia for his homeland and his longing for his wife, his ambivalent feelings for Eugenia and Italy, and his sense of kinship with Domenico become intertwined.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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19. Local Hero

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Released: 1983Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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20. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

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73/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Island of Java, 1942, during World War II. British Major Jack Celliers arrives at a Japanese prison camp, run by the strict Captain Yonoi. Colonel John Lawrence, who has a profound knowledge of Japanese culture, and Sergeant Hara, brutal and simpleton, will witness the struggle of wills between two men from very different backgrounds who are tragically destined to clash…

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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21. Christine

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73/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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22. The Big Chill

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7.2/10
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73/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A couple's marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the weekend unfolds, the friends catch up with each other, play the music of their youth, reminisce, smoke marijuana, and pair off with each other.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. Bad Boys

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72/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a rite of passage and respect is measured in vengeance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax & Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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24. Blackadder

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8.1/10
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72/100
Year: 1983-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Comedy

What it's about: Through four series and a few specials, Edmund Blackadder and his greasy sidekick Baldrick conjure up cunning plans as Edmund tries to take advantage of desperate times. These situation tragedies had obvious parallels from the Dark Ages to Elizabethan times, the rule of mad George III, and The Great War.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & BritBox). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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25. Never Cry Wolf

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7.5/10
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72/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult environment he studies the wolves, and realizes that the old beliefs about wolves and their supposed threat are almost totally false. Furthermore, he learns that humans represent a far greater threat to the land, and also to the wolves, a species which plays an important role in the ecosystem of the north.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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26. El Sur

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7.9/10
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72/100
Released: 1983
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In the North of Spain, Estrella grows up captivated by her father, a doctor with mystical powers—and by the enigma of his youth in the South, a near-mythical region whose secrets haunt Estrella more and more as time goes on.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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27. Project A

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7.4/10
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71/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made a fool of.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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28. À Nos Amours

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7.3/10
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71/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men exist — diverse lovers, an overbearing brother, and the father portrayed by director Maurice Pialat himself in an unforgettable turn that displays the full magnitude of the cinema giant's tenderness, force-of-will, and presence of being.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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29. V

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Year: 1983-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: It debuted in 1983 as the two-part television miniseries V, written and directed by Johnson. It was followed in 1984 by a three-part miniseries, V: The Final Battle, and a one-hour weekly television series, V during the 1984-85 television season.A number of novels, comic books, video games and other media have been spun off from the franchise. Johnson's novel V: The Second Generation, an alternative sequel to the first miniseries which disregards V: The Final Battle and V: The Series, was released on February 5, 2008. Johnson claimed he was in negotiations for a TV adaptation of his sequel novel, but in October 2008, Warner Bros. Television announced they were producing a complete remake of V instead. This new V series ran for two truncated seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (7%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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30. Sleepaway Camp

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71/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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31. G.I. Joe

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70/100
Year: 1983-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Animation, Children

What it's about: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is a half-hour American animated television series based on the successful toyline from Hasbro and the comic book series from Marvel Comics. The cartoon had its beginnings with two five-part mini-series in 1983 and 1984, then became a regular series that ran in syndication from 1985 to 1986. Ron Friedman created the G.I. Joe animated series for television, and wrote all four miniseries. The fourth mini-series was intended to be a feature film, but due to production difficulties was released as a television mini-series.

Where to Watch: 132 episodes (95%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 104 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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32. Rumble Fish

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70/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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33. Without a Trace

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Released: 1983Rated: PG
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her and her husband suspects, even as she hounds them to find her child and drives away her husband (David Dukes) and friends (including Stockard Channing) with her intensity and single-mindedness. Squandered on a Hollywood ending that doesn't square with the real case: Etan Patz was never found.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO).

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34. The Dresser

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69/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his backstage efforts rival the pathos in the story of Lear and the Fool that is being presented on-stage, as the situation comes to a crisis.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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35. Testament

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69/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: It is just another day in the small town of Hamlin until something disastrous happens. Suddenly, news breaks that a series of nuclear warheads has been dropped along the Eastern Seaboard and, more locally, in California. As people begin coping with the devastating aftermath of the attacks — many suffer radiation poisoning — the Wetherly family tries to survive.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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36. Strange Brew

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Released: 1983Rated: PG
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug McKenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious Brewmeister Smith and two teams of vicious hockey players.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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37. Pauline at the Beach

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68/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Fifteen year old Pauline and her older cousin, model-shaped Marion, go to the emptying 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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38. The A-Team

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Year: 1983-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex United States Army Special Forces personnel who work as soldiers of fortune, while on the run from the Army after being branded as war criminals for a "crime they didn't commit".

Where to Watch: 96 episodes (97%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV). 1 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 99 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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39. Mr. Mom

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68/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: 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...

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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40. Tender Mercies

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7.4/10
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68/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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41. Danton

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7.5/10
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Released: 1983Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. Danton, well known as a spokesman of the people, had been living in relative solitude in the French countryside, but he returned to Paris to challenge Robespierre's violent rule and call for the people to demand their rights. Robespierre, however, could not accept such a challenge, even from a friend and colleague, and he blocked out a plan for the capture and execution of Danton and his allies.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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42. El Norte

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7.7/10
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68/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Independent

What it's about: Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Microsoft & Vudu). Coming soon to HBO on February 29th, 2020 (PST).

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43. Twilight Zone: The Movie

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6.5/10
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67/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone' for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the television show was in black-and-white), but very true to the originals, where eerie and disturbing situations gradually spin out of control. "A Quality of Mercy", "Kick the Can", "It's a Good Life", and "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet".

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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44. Under Fire

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7.0/10
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67/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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45. Wild Style

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7.1/10
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67/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Legendary New York graffiti artist Lee Quinones plays the part of Zoro, the city's hottest and most elusive graffiti writer. The actual story of the movie concerns the tension between Zoro's passion for his art and his personal life, particularly his strained relationship with fellow artist Rose.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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46. To Be or Not to Be

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6.8/10
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67/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of her officers comes back on a Secret Mission, the actor takes charge and comes up with a plan for them to escape. remake of Ernst Lubitsch's 1942 black comedy with the same name.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & Shout Factory TV) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz).

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47. Confidentially Yours

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7.3/10
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66/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place as Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), an estate agent who knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discover that Marie-Christine Vercel (Caroline Sihol), Julien's wife, was Massoulier's mistress, Julien is the prime suspect. But his secretary, Barbara Becker (Fanny Ardant), while not quite convinced he is innocent, defends him and leads her private investigations.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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48. And the Ship Sails On

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7.6/10
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66/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Drama, Independent

What it's about: In 1914, a cruise ship sets sail from Naples to spread the ashes of beloved opera singer Edmea Tetua near Erimo, the isle of her birth. During the voyage, the eclectic array of passengers discovers a group of Serbian refugees aboard the vessel. Peace and camaraderie abound until the ship is descended upon by an Austrian flagship. The Serbians are forced to board it, but naturally they resist, igniting a skirmish that ends in destruction.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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49. Blue Thunder

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6.4/10
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66/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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