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Movies Released in 1983

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This list shows all films released in 1983, including films that went direct-to-video, or only got an international theatrical release. For each film, we use the first date on which it was made available to the public, which might include international theatrical or domestic video releases that were a few days, or sometimes more, earlier than the domestic (US/Canada) theatrical release. All movies announced for release in 1983 are included.

See also: Top 1983 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1983 - Most Popular 1983

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
Trailer

January, 1983

January 1 E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldilà Horror $400,000 $126,387  
Getting It On   $975,000  
Joysticks   $3,952,000  
Tough Enough Drama   $2,433,722  
 
January 7 Enigma   $0  
 
January 18 Lianna   $1,500,000  
 
January 21 The House on Sorority Row Horror   $8,184,633  
Independence Day Drama   $151,462  
Muddy River   $0  
Night of the Shooting Stars Drama   $0  
Threshold   $0  
The Year of Living Dangerously Drama   $8,601,065  

February, 1983

February 4 The Entity Horror   $13,277,558  
Videodrome Horror $5,952,000 $2,120,439  
Without a Trace Drama   $9,632,062  
 
February 11 Let's Spend the Night Together Concert/Performance   $3,282,561  
 
February 18 The King of Comedy Comedy   $2,536,242  
Local Hero Comedy   $5,767,363  
The Lords of Discipline Thriller/Suspense   $11,721,041  
Lovesick Comedy $10,100,000 $10,143,618  
The Pirates of Penzance Musical   $694,497  
The Sting II Comedy   $6,347,072  
Table for Five Drama   $2,400,000  
Twilight Time   $0  
 
February 25 Betrayal Drama   $0  
The Girl with Red Hair   $0  
One Dark Night Horror   $0  
 
February 27 Private Life   $0  

March, 1983

March 4 Baby It's You Comedy   $1,312,473  
Britannia Hospital Drama   $0  
My Tutor Comedy   $22,587,000  
Tender Mercies Drama   $8,443,124  
Vigilante Action   $5,091,888  
 
March 11 10 to Midnight Action   $7,175,592  
Say Amen, Somebody   $0  
Trenchcoat Comedy   $4,304,286  
 
March 18 The Grey Fox   $0  
High Road to China Adventure   $28,416,459  
Twice Upon a Time   $0  
 
March 23 Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Drama   $19,858  
 
March 25 Bad Boys Drama   $9,200,000  
The Black Stallion Returns Adventure   $9,851,679  
Eddie Macon's Run Action   $1,300,000  
Max Dugan Returns Comedy   $17,613,720  
The Outsiders Drama $10,000,000 $25,697,647  
Spring Break Comedy   $24,071,666  
 
March 31 The Meaning of Life Comedy   $14,929,552  

April, 1983

April 1 Heart Like a Wheel Drama   $0  
Man, Woman and Child Drama   $2,300,000  
Screwballs   $2,082,000  
To Begin Again   $0  
 
April 8 The Flight of the Eagle   $0  
Losin' It Comedy $7,000,000 $1,246,141  
 
April 15 Better Late Than Never Comedy   $24,164  
The Evil Dead Horror $375,000 $2,400,000  
Flashdance Drama $7,000,000 $90,463,574  
Lone Wolf McQuade Action $5,000,000 $12,232,628  
Rock & Rule   $0  
 
April 22 Exposed Drama   $1,352,083  
La traviata Musical   $3,594,000  
 
April 29 Blue Skies Again Comedy   $46,603  
The Draughtsman's Contract   $0  
The Hunger Horror   $4,800,000  
Koyaanisqatsi   $0  
Something Wicked This Way Comes Horror   $5,656,087  
Valley Girl Comedy   $16,800,000  

May, 1983

May 6 Alsino y el cóndor Drama   $0  
Doctor Detroit Comedy   $10,400,000  
Still Smokin Comedy   $15,543,000  
 
May 13 Blue Thunder Action   $42,313,354  
Breathless Action   $19,910,002  
 
May 20 Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Adventure   $16,478,265  
 
May 25 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi Adventure $32,500,000 $309,205,079  
 
May 27 Chained Heat Drama   $6,149,983  

June, 1983

June 3 The Man with Two Brains Comedy   $10,353,438  
Psycho II Horror   $32,000,000  
Le retour de Martin Guerre Drama   $2,522,881  
WarGames Thriller/Suspense $12,000,000 $74,433,837  
 
June 8 Trading Places Comedy   $90,400,000  
 
June 10 Octopussy Action $27,500,000 $67,900,000  
 
June 17 Etoile du Nord, L'   $0  
Fanny och Alexander Drama   $4,971,340  
Superman III Adventure $39,000,000 $59,950,623  
 
June 22 The Survivors Comedy   $14,000,000  
 
June 24 Porky's II: The Next Day Comedy   $33,759,266  
Twilight Zone: The Movie Horror $10,000,000 $29,500,000  
Yellowbeard Comedy   $4,300,000  

July, 1983

July 1 Stroker Ace Comedy   $13,000,000  
 
July 15 Deadly Force Action   $294,316  
Puberty Blues Comedy   $237,000  
Staying Alive Musical   $63,841,474  
Zelig Comedy   $11,798,616  
 
July 22 Class Comedy   $21,667,789  
Jaws 3-D Horror   $42,245,180  
Mr. Mom Comedy   $64,800,000  
 
July 29 Krull Adventure   $16,519,460  
National Lampoon’s Vacation Comedy $15,000,000 $61,400,000  
Pauline at the Beach   $0  
Private School Comedy   $14,049,540  

August, 1983

August 5 Get Crazy   $1,168,364  
Risky Business Comedy   $63,541,777  
The Star Chamber Action   $5,600,000  
 
August 12 Cujo Horror   $21,156,152  
Curse of the Pink Panther Comedy   $3,374,312  
The Man Who Wasn't There Comedy   $2,315,505  
Smokey and the Bandit III Comedy   $7,000,000  
 
August 19 The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew Comedy   $7,035,618  
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Western $1,305,000 $909,000  
Easy Money Comedy   $29,309,766  
The Golden Seal Adventure   $6,609,870  
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Adventure   $5,301,085  
Yor: Hunter From the Future Action   $2,810,199  
 
August 26 Daniel Drama   $484,068  
Fire and Ice Adventure   $760,883  
Hercules Adventure   $9,466,655  
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence Drama   $2,306,560  
Young Warriors Action   $238,534  

September, 1983

September 2 DeathStalker Action   $8,890,685  
Lonely Hearts Drama   $683,534  
Mortuary Horror   $1,722,738  
Nightmares Horror   $6,670,680  
Stryker Action   $887,080  
Turkey Shoot Action   $1,233,657  
 
September 7 Revenge of the Ninja Action   $10,325,628  
 
September 9 Leidenschaftliche Blümchen Comedy   $131,396  
 
September 15 Heat and Dust Drama   $903,037  
 
September 16 Strange Invaders Thriller/Suspense   $1,362,303  
Who Dares Wins Action   $2,108,197  
 
September 21 Cross Creek Drama   $205,970  
Educating Rita Drama   $14,688,000  
 
September 23 Eddie and the Cruisers Drama   $4,685,097  
Last Plane Out   $115,475  
Pieces Horror   $1,198,346  
 
September 28 The Big Chill Comedy   $56,077,501  
 
September 30 Brainstorm Thriller/Suspense $15,000,000 $8,921,050  
Hanna K. Drama   $110,000  
The Honorary Consul Thriller/Suspense   $4,800,000  
The Lonely Lady Drama   $1,223,220  

October, 1983

October 7 La flûte à six schtroumpfs Adventure   $11,234,220  
Never Cry Wolf Drama   $27,668,764  
Never Say Never Again Action $36,000,000 $55,500,000  
The Prey Horror   $49,677  
Romantic Comedy Comedy   $5,140,538  
Rumble Fish Drama   $2,500,000  
 
October 12 Passion   $0  
 
October 14 Possession Horror   $1,113,538  
Streamers   $0  
 
October 21 All the Right Moves Drama   $17,200,000  
The Dead Zone Horror $10,000,000 $20,766,000  
The Osterman Weekend Thriller/Suspense   $6,500,000  
The Right Stuff Action $27,000,000 $21,500,000  
Under Fire Drama   $5,700,000  
 
October 28 Going Berserk Comedy   $234,950  
Richard Pryor Here and Now Concert/Performance   $16,156,776  
The Wicked Lady Drama $8,000,000 $589,308  

November, 1983

November 4 Deal of the Century Comedy   $10,400,000  
Experience Preferred Drama   $822,650  
Running Brave Drama   $1,204,595  
Testament Drama   $1,537,122  
 
November 10 Star 80 Drama   $6,472,990  
 
November 18 Amityville 3-D Horror   $6,333,135  
A Christmas Story Comedy $3,250,000 $20,605,209  
Cross Country Thriller/Suspense   $113,880  
Nate and Hayes Adventure   $1,643,022  
A Night in Heaven Drama   $5,563,663  
Yentl Musical $12,000,000 $39,012,241  
 
November 23 Of Unknown Origin Horror   $1,080,470  
Terms of Endearment Drama   $108,423,489  

December, 1983

December 6 The Dresser Drama   $5,310,748  
 
December 9 Christine Horror   $21,200,000  
Scarface Drama $25,000,000 $44,942,821  
Sudden Impact Action   $67,642,693  
 
December 14 Silkwood Drama   $35,615,609  
 
December 16 D.C. Cab Comedy   $16,134,000  
Gorky Park Drama   $15,900,000  
The Keep Horror   $3,661,757  
The Man Who Loved Women Comedy   $11,000,000  
Reuben, Reuben   $0  
To Be or Not to Be Comedy   $13,030,214  
Two of a Kind Comedy   $23,700,000  
Uncommon Valor Action   $27,900,000  
 
December 31 Chattanooga Choo Choo Comedy   $0  
Otto er et naesehorn   $0  
Walking the Edge   $0