Now, where were we… (See Part I) Ah! Here are the cinema honorable mentions of this great year.
25. Twilight Zone — The Movie (Warner Bros. Pictures) starring Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Scatman Crothers, John Lithgow, Vic Morrow and Kathleen Quinlan. Fantasy-science fiction horror
I like a movie that makes me jump! This movie will make that happen for you! Remember the famous series episode with William Shatner? Here is John Lithgow’s take on that same sketch. Both men do an excellent job! =D
28. The Outsiders (Warner Bros. Pictures) starring C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise and Leif Garrett. Drama
I had to read this S.E. Hinton book in junior high. I did not like reading SCHOOL books and then seeing the movie, but I made an exception here. The all star cast is amazing in this film. One of my favorite 80s films.
33. The Right Stuff (Warner Bros. Pictures) starring Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Barbara Hershey, Lance Henriksen, Veronica Cartwright, Jane Dornacker, Harry Shearer, Jeff Goldblum and Kim Stanley. Drama
34. Cujo (Warner Bros. Pictures) starring Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Daniel Hugh-Kelly, Christopher Stone and Ed Lauter. Horror/thriller
35. Christine (Columbia Pictures) starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky and Harry Dean Stanton. Horror/thriller
39. A Christmas Story (MGM) starring Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin and Melinda Dillon. Christmas comedy
41. Valley Girl (Orion Pictures) starring Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Michelle Meyrink and Elizabeth Daily. Romantic Comedy
42. All the Right Moves (20th Century Fox) starring Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson and Lea Thompson. Drama
45. Richard Pryor Here and Now (Columbia Pictures) stand up comedy
48. Cheech & Chong’s Still Smokin’ (Paramount Pictures) starring Cheech Marin, Thomas Chong, Hans Van In’t Veld, Carol van Herwijnen and Shireen Strooker. Comedy/music
49. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (Universal Pictures) starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Musical/sketch comedy
50. Educating Rita (Columbia Pictures) starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters. Drama/comedy
70. The Man With Two Brains (Warner Brothers) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Science fiction comedy
77. Strange Brew (MGM) starring Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow, Paul Dooley and Lynne Griffin. Comedy
I hope you have enjoyed this preview into some of the great films of 1983. Get your popcorn, candy and soda ready. Pick some of these wonderful classics and have yourself a movie night. Enjoy!
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