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1. Mr. Mom (1983)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce, and he becomes a stay-at-home dad, a job he has no clue how to do.
Votes: 20,351 | Gross: $64.80M
Husband and wife switch roles.
2. The Man with Two Brains (1983)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain.
Votes: 23,487 | Gross: $10.10M
Brain transplant comedy.
3. Uncommon Valor (1983)
R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Ten years after his son went M.I.A. in Vietnam, U.S. Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in P.O.W. camps in Laos.
Votes: 8,669 | Gross: $30.50M
Group of Viet Vets re-unite to go back and rescue one of their own left behind.
4. Gorky Park (1983)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Moscow police officer investigates a vicious triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level international political conspiracy.
Votes: 12,143 | Gross: $15.90M
5. Risky Business (1983)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.
Votes: 77,895 | Gross: $63.50M
Chicago teenager looking for fun.
6. WarGames (1983)
PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.
Votes: 87,514 | Gross: $79.57M
Kid finds a back door to military computer, potentially starting WWIII.
7. The Big Chill (1983)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of seven former college friends gather for a week-end reunion at a South Carolina vacation home after the funeral of another of their college friends.
Votes: 31,712 | Gross: $56.20M
Reunion for seven college friends.
8. The Outsiders (1983)
PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.
Votes: 72,402 | Gross: $25.60M
9. Phar Lap (1983)
PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The true story of an Australian racehorse that became a champion, with the help of a local stableboy.
Champion Australian race horse.
10. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.
Votes: 92,691 | Gross: $61.40M
11. Terms of Endearment (1983)
PG | 132 min | Comedy, Drama
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems.
Votes: 52,934 | Gross: $108.42M
Very different mother and daughter.
12. Trading Places (1983)
R | 116 min | Comedy
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Votes: 130,419 | Gross: $90.40M
A snob and a street guy find their roles reversed.
13. The Right Stuff (1983)
PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
Votes: 54,439 | Gross: $21.50M
Astronauts and test pilots.
14. Scarface (1983)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama
In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Votes: 711,427 | Gross: $45.60M
A determined Cuban immigrant makes his mark in 1980 Miami.
15. Star 80 (1983)
R | 103 min | Biography, Drama
A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous. Based on the true story of 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten.
Votes: 5,554 | Gross: $6.47M
Dorothy Stratton's ascent as it affects those in her inner circle.
16. Videodrome (1983)
R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.
Votes: 80,160 | Gross: $2.12M
Prophetic story about cable TV programming.
17. The 4th Man (1983)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A man who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman who may lead him to his doom.
Stylish and shocking noir thriller.
18. Daniel (1983)
R | 130 min | Drama
Daniel Isaacson attempts to determine the true complicity of his parents Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed for espionage in the 1950s.
Votes: 1,111 | Gross: $0.28M
Story of Daniel, son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
19. Cross Creek (1983)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.
Votes: 1,513 | Gross: $0.20M
Marjorie Kinnan Rowlings moves to Florida and writes "The Yearling".
20. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Votes: 127,262 | Gross: $20.61M
A charming innocent nostalgic story that never seems to age.
21. L'Argent (1983)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama
A forged 500-franc note is passed from person to person until carelessness leads to tragedy.
A forged 500 franc note passes from person to person until it lands with an innocent person who doesn't see it for what it is. It will have devastating consequences for his life.