Zehn sehenswerte Filme aus dem Jahr 1983

25. Juli 2016 at 17:48

 

 

 

„The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena: the Videodrome. The television screen is the retina of the mind’s eye. Therefore, the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore, whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore, television is reality, and reality is less than television.“

 

 

 

Unsere kleine Zeitreise geht weiter… Die Liebe des damals dreijährigen Verfassers zum Kino und all seinen Stilblüten ist 1983 noch nicht annähernd so ausgeprägt wie heutzutage, aber lange sollte es nicht mehr dauern, bis sein älterer Bruder eben diese entfachen sollte. Die Perlen des Jahres 1983 allerdings sollten noch etwas länger im Verborgenen bleiben und es waren zweifellos nicht wenige, die es da Laufe der nächsten Jahrzehnte zu entdecken gab. Unter anderem nämlich zahlreiche, mal mehr, mal weniger gelungene Stephen King-Verfilmungen, James Bond traf auf Octopussy, Tony Montana stieg hoch und fiel noch tiefer, Chuck Norris gab den grimmigen Texas Ranger, Luke Skywalker sollte sein Schicksal erfüllen, es durfte getanzt werden, David Cronenberg manipulierte nicht zum ersten und auch nicht zum letzten Mal das menschliche Bewusstsein, die Jungs von Monthy Python entfesselten erneut ihr Gag-Feuerwerk und Kriegsspiele wurden gespielt. Wenn ihr mögt, dann begleitet mich doch kurz in das Jahr 1983 mit folgendem Querschnitt der damaligen Kinolandschaft!

 

 

 

10.

The Osterman Weekend (1983)
The Osterman Weekend poster Rating: 5.9/10 (6,238 votes)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writer: Robert Ludlum (novel), Ian Masters (adaptation), Alan Sharp (screenplay)
Stars: Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper
Runtime: 103 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Released: 04 Nov 1983
Plot: The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in ...

 

 

 

9.

The Hunger (1983)
The Hunger poster Rating: 6.6/10 (17,202 votes)
Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Ivan Davis (screenplay), Michael Thomas (screenplay), Whitley Strieber (novel)
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young
Runtime: 97 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror
Released: 29 Apr 1983
Plot: A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.

 

 

 

8.

The Dead Zone (1983)
The Dead Zone poster Rating: 7.2/10 (44,370 votes)
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Jeffrey Boam (screenplay), Stephen King (novel)
Stars: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom
Runtime: 103 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 21 Oct 1983
Plot: A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability.

 

 

 

7.

The Meaning of Life (1983)
The Meaning of Life poster Rating: 7.6/10 (85,207 votes)
Director: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam
Writer: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
Runtime: 107 min
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Released: 01 Apr 1983
Plot: The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

 

 

 

6.

Trading Places (1983)
Trading Places poster Rating: 7.5/10 (101,932 votes)
Director: John Landis
Writer: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Stars: Denholm Elliott, Dan Aykroyd, Maurice Woods, Richard D. Fisher Jr.
Runtime: 116 min
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy
Released: 08 Jun 1983
Plot: A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

 

 

 

5.

WarGames (1983)
WarGames poster Rating: 7.1/10 (70,889 votes)
Director: John Badham
Writer: Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy
Runtime: 114 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 03 Jun 1983
Plot: 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.

 

 

 

4.

Scarface (1983)
Scarface poster Rating: 8.3/10 (420,905 votes)
Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Oliver Stone (screenplay)
Stars: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Runtime: 170 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 09 Dec 1983
Plot: In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed.

 

 

 

3.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi poster Rating: 8.4/10 (581,243 votes)
Director: Richard Marquand
Writer: Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay), George Lucas (screenplay), George Lucas (story)
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams
Runtime: 134 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Released: 25 May 1983
Plot: After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force.

 

 

 

2.

Rumble Fish (1983)
Rumble Fish poster Rating: 7.3/10 (23,952 votes)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: S.E. Hinton (novel), S.E. Hinton (screenplay), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
Stars: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper
Runtime: 94 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama
Released: 21 Oct 1983
Plot: 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.

 

 

 

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Videodrome (1983)
Videodrome poster Rating: 7.3/10 (51,581 votes)
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: David Cronenberg
Stars: James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry, Peter Dvorsky
Runtime: 87 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 4 Feb 1983
Plot: 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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