1983

Inspector Gadget

Inspector Gadget

Inspector Gadget

IMDb: 6.7
1983
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Inspector Gadget is an animated television series that revolves around the adventures of a clumsy, dim-witted cyborg detective named lnspector Gadget – a human being with various bionic gadgets built into his body. Gadget’s arch-nemesis is Dr. Claw, the leader of an evil organization, known as “M.A.D.”

This is the first syndicated cartoon show from DIC Entertainment. lt originally ran from 1983 to 1986 and remained in syndication into the late 1990s. It continues to air successfully in reruns around the world.

The series was produced by companies in France, Canada, the United States, Taiwan, and Japan. It was a co-production between DIC Entertainment in France and Nelvana in Canada; the animation work was outsourced to foreign studios such as Tokyo Movie Shinsha in Japan and Cuckoo’s Nest Studio in Taiwan. It was the first animated television series to be presented in stereo.

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Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

IMDb: 7.5
1983
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Wheel of Fortune is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a competition in which contestants solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win cash and prizes determined by spinning a giant carnival wheel. The original daytime version aired on NBC from January 6, 1975, to June 30, 1989. It was on CBS from July 17, 1989, until January 11, 1991, and returned to NBC from January 14 to September 20, 1991, when it was canceled permanently. The daily syndicated version of the series premiered on September 19, 1983.

The daytime version was originally hosted by Chuck Woolery and Susan Stafford, with Charlie O’Donnell as its announcer. O’Donnell left in 1980, Woolery in 1981, and Stafford in 1982; they were replaced, respectively, by Jack Clark, Pat Sajak, and Vanna White. After Clark’s 1988 death, M. G. Kelly took over briefly as announcer until O’Donnell returned in 1989; O’Donnell remained on the daytime version until its cancellation, and continued to announce on the syndicated show until his 2010 death, after which Jim Thornton replaced him. Sajak left the daytime version in January 1989 to host the late-night talk show The Pat Sajak Show, and was replaced on that version by Rolf Benirschke. Bob Goen replaced Benirschke when the daytime show moved to CBS, then remained as host until the daytime show was canceled altogether. The syndicated version has been hosted continuously by Sajak and White since its inception.

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Educating Rita

Educating Rita

Educating Rita

IMDb: 7.1
1983
110min

Rita, a witty 26-year-old hairdresser, wants to ‘discover’ herself so she joins an Open University where she meets the disillusioned professor of literature, Dr. Frank Bryant. His marriage has failed, his new girlfriend is having an affair with his best friend and he can’t get through the day without downing a bottle or two of whisky. What Frank needs is a challenge… and along comes Rita.

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Conquest

Conquest

Conquest

IMDb: 6.5
1983
88min

A young man, armed with a magical bow and arrows, embarks on a mystical journey through a mystical land to rid it of all evil and joins forces with an outlaw to take down an evil witch bent on claiming the magic bow for evil.

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Daffy Duck’s Movie: Fantastic Island

Daffy Duck’s Movie: Fantastic Island

Daffy Duck’s Movie: Fantastic Island

IMDb: 7.0
1983
78min

Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales find a treasure map that leads them to a wishing well, which for a penny will grant any wish (through old cartoon footage). Daffy sets up a resort around the well and various Looney Tunes characters have their dreams come true. Meanwhile, Yosemite Sam and the Tasmanian Devil hunt for the varmints who stole their treasure map!

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Curse of the Pink Panther

Curse of the Pink Panther

Curse of the Pink Panther

IMDb: 4.3
1983
109min

Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world’s second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau’s enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete’s computer to select, instead, the world’s WORST detective, NYPD Sgt. Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles his way past assassins and corrupt officials as though he were Clouseau’s American cousin.

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Of Unknown Origin

Of Unknown Origin

Of Unknown Origin

IMDb: 6.2
1983
88min

A man who recently completed rebuilding a townhouse becomes obsessed with a rat infestation until it becomes an interspecies duel.

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Hardcastle and McCormick

Hardcastle and McCormick

Hardcastle and McCormick

IMDb: 6.2
1983
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Hardcastle and McCormick is an American action/drama television series from Stephen J. Cannell Productions, shown on ABC from 1983 through 1986. The series stars Brian Keith as Judge Milton C. Hardcastle and Daniel Hugh Kelly as ex-con and race car driver Mark “Skid” McCormick. The series premise was somewhat recycled from a previous Cannell series, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe.

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Frontline

Frontline

Frontline

IMDb: 8.1
1983
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Since it began in 1983, Frontline has been airing public-affairs documentaries that explore a wide scope of the complex human experience. Frontline’s goal is to extend the impact of the documentary beyond its initial broadcast by serving as a catalyst for change.

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V

V

V

IMDb: 7.3
1983
min

Fifty spaceships, each three miles across, hover ominously above Earth’s major cities. The Visitors that emerge are humanlike in appearance and extend the hand of friendship. Our planet’s resources are just what these aliens need to survive. And for its future survival, unsuspecting humankind will need… a miracle!

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Love Connection

Love Connection

Love Connection

IMDb: 6.2
1983
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Love Connection is an American television game show, hosted by Chuck Woolery, in which singles attempted to connect with a compatible partner of the opposite gender. The show debuted in syndication on September 19, 1983 and ended on July 1, 1994, after more than 2,000 shows. Reruns continued to air until September 8, 1995, and then the USA Network picked up reruns of the show the following Monday. The series was relaunched for one season in 1998 under the same title with Pat Bullard as host.

Love Connection was produced by Eric Lieber Productions in association with and distributed by Telepictures, Lorimar-Telepictures, Lorimar Television, and Warner Bros. Television.

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Mama’s Family

Mama’s Family

Mama’s Family

IMDb: 7.6
1983
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Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma’s recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter. It’s quite an adjustment for everyone, especially the cranky, argumentative Thelma.

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Fraggle Rock

Fraggle Rock

Fraggle Rock

IMDb: 7.6
1983
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The Fraggles are a fun-loving community of creatures who live in a subterranean fantasy land where they love to play, sing and dance their cares away, sharing their world with the tiny Doozers and the giant Gorgs. The series teaches empathy and tolerance and encourages children to understand people different from themselves.

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

IMDb: 7.1
1983
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When Adam, Prince of the planet Eternia, raises his magic sword he transforms into He-Man (the most powerful man in the universe). With his allies and friends, he battles the evil Skeletor and his minions to protect the secrets of Castle Greyskull.

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The A-Team

The A-Team

The A-Team

IMDb: 6.9
1983
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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”. A feature film based on the series was released by 20th Century Fox on June 11, 2010. A comic book series, A-Team: Shotgun Wedding, began March 9, 2010.

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Under Fire

Under Fire

Under Fire

IMDb: 7.1
1983
128min

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

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Project A

Project A

Project A

IMDb: 7.4
1983
106min

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.

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Star Wars Episode 6 Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode 6 Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode 6 Return of the Jedi

IMDb: 8.3
1983
135min

As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor’s newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping Princess Leia as a slave girl. Now a master of the Force, Luke Skywalker rescues his friends, but he cannot become a true Jedi Knight until he wages his own crucial battle against Darth Vader, who has sworn to win Luke over to the dark side of the Force.

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Trading Places

Trading Places

Trading Places

IMDb: 7.5
1983
116min

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

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Flashdance

Flashdance

Flashdance

IMDb: 6.1
1983
95min

The popular 1980’s dance movie that depicts the life of an exotic dancer with a side job as a welder who true desire is to get into ballet school. It’s her dream to be a professional dancer and now is her chance. The film has a great soundtrack with an Oscar winning song.

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Winners & Sinners

Winners & Sinners

Winners & Sinners

IMDb: 6.8
1983
108min

Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the counterfeit currency market.

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WarGames

WarGames

WarGames

IMDb: 7.1
1983
114min

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.

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The Outsiders

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

IMDb: 7.2
1983
91min

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.

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The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

IMDb: 7.2
1983
103min

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.

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Scarface

Scarface

Scarface

IMDb: 8.3
1983
170min

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.

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Superman III

Superman III

Superman III

IMDb: 4.9
1983
125min

Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between rekindling romance with his high school sweetheart and saving himself, Superman must contend with a powerful supercomputer.

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Still Smokin

Still Smokin

Still Smokin

IMDb: 5.7
1983
91min

Cheech & Chong are invited to a celebrity party in Amsterdam. When they get there, however, it turns out that the guy who invited them has taken off with all the money. They are actually expecting Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton, so our heroes get to be Mr. Burt and Mr. Dolly.

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Never Say Never Again

Never Say Never Again

Never Say Never Again

IMDb: 6.2
1983
134min

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 one more time to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo’s girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond and seeks revenge. This is the last time for Sean Connery as Her Majesty’s Secret Agent 007. Made outside of the traditional Broccoli production environment due to separate rights having been obtained for this specific Ian Fleming story.

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Jaws 3-D

Jaws 3-D

Jaws 3-D

IMDb: 3.6
1983
99min

This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida’s Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark’s 35-foot mother is also a guest at Sea World. What follows is the shark wreaking havoc on the visitors in the park.

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Easy Money

Easy Money

Easy Money

IMDb: 6.3
1983
95min

To inherit his mother-in-law’s colossal fortune, a hard living, gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him.

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Sudden Impact

Sudden Impact

Sudden Impact

IMDb: 6.6
1983
117min

When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it’s up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.

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The Osterman Weekend

The Osterman Weekend

The Osterman Weekend

IMDb: 5.9
1983
103min

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 this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.

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The Hunger

The Hunger

The Hunger

IMDb: 6.7
1983
97min

Miriam and John are an elegant couple with a dark secret: they are vampires. Feeding on human blood, Miriam has lived for over 2000 years. She gave her lover the gift of eternal life and together they hunt. But John begins aging rapidly, he seeks the help of Dr. Sarah Roberts. Miriam is immediately drawn to Sarah, desiring her as her next immortal companion…

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Eddie and the Cruisers

Eddie and the Cruisers

Eddie and the Cruisers

IMDb: 6.9
1983
95min

Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide — but the body was never found.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

IMDb: 6.8
1983
95min

In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?

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Bad Boys

Bad Boys

Bad Boys

IMDb: 7.2
1983
104min

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.

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Valley Girl

Valley Girl

Valley Girl

IMDb: 6.4
1983
99min

Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.

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Spacehunter Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

Spacehunter Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

Spacehunter Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

IMDb: 5.3
1983
90min

Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their talents, they try to rescue the women.

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Star 80

Star 80

Star 80

IMDb: 6.7
1983
103min

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.

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Mr. Mom

Mr. Mom

Mr. Mom

IMDb: 6.5
1983
91min

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…

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