25th Anniversary Award: Best Film, 1983

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1. The King of Comedy [Martin Scorsese] (124 points/19 votes)

2. Videodrome [David Cronenberg] (111/18)
3. The Right Stuff [Philip Kaufman] (68/10)
4. Local Hero [Bill Forsyth] (60/9)
5. Scarface [Brian DePalma] (57/10)

6. (tie) Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life [Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam] (50/8)
6. (tie) Return of the Jedi [Richard Marquand] (50/8)
8. Sans Soleil [Chris.Marker] (45/7)
9. Trading Places [John Landis] (42/7)
10. Koyaanisqatsi [Godfrey Reggio] (40/7)
11. L’Argent [Robert Bresson] (40/6)
12. Terms of Endearment [James L. Brooks] (35/5)
13. A Christmas Story [Bob Clark] (32/6)
14. Zelig [Woody Allen] (30/6)
15. Risky Business [Paul Brickman] (26/5)
16. El Norte [Gregory Nava] (25/4)
17. The Dead Zone [David Cronenberg) (23/5)
18. WarGames [John Badham] (21/4)
19. National Lampoon’s Vacation [Harold Ramis] (19/4)
20. The 4th Man [Paul Verhoeven] (15/3)
21. Tender Mercies [Bruce Beresford] (13/2)
22. The Big Chill [Lawrence Kasdan] (10/2)
23. Nostalgia [Andrei Tarkovsky] (9/2)

The following films received one vote each:
And the Ship Sails On [Federico Fellini]
Born in Flames [Lizzie Borden]
Christine [John Carpenter]
Confidentially Yours [Francois Truffaut]
Entre Nous [Diane Kurys]
Eureka [Nicolas Roeg]
Krull [Peter Yates]
Made in Britain [Alan Clarke]
The Makioka Sisters [Kon Ichikawa]
The Man With Two Brains [Carl Reiner]
Pauline at the Beach [Eric Rohmer]
Silkwood [Mike Nichols]
STAR 80 [Bob Fosse]