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When looking at the movies that turn 40 in 2023, one thing is very clear: 1983 kind of ruled!

In 1983, a holiday classic was born with A Christmas Story. Meanwhile, a star was born in Tom Cruise thanks to Risky Business. Women started cutting up their sweatshirts thanks to Flashdance, and a new sex symbol was born thanks to that gold bikini in Return of the Jedi. We also said hello to a little friend (Scarface), gave our daughter the shot (Terms of Endearment) and were gagged with a spoon (Valley Girl.)

Here are 29 movies that turn 40 in 2023. Even the biggest cynic would agree that 1983 at the movies was totally tubular.

  • WarGames

    Released on June 3, 1983.

  • A Christmas Story

    Released on November 18, 1983.

  • National Lampoon’s Vacation

    Released on July 29, 1983.

  • Trading Places

    Released on June 8, 1983.

  • Scarface

    Released on December 9, 1983.

  • The Outsiders

    Released on March 25, 1983.

  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Released on May 25, 1983.

  • Risky Business

    Released on August 5, 1983.

  • Christine

    Released on December 9, 1983.

  • Never Say Never Again

    Released on October 7, 1983.

  • Octopussy

    Released on June 10, 1983.

  • Flashdance

    Released on April 15, 1983.

  • Staying Alive

    Released on July 15, 1983.

  • Private School

    Released on July 29, 1983.

  • The Big Chill

    Released on September 28, 1983.

  • Valley Girl

    Released on April 29, 1983.

  • Terms of Endearment

    Released on November 23, 1983.

  • Cujo

    Released on August 12, 1983.

  • Mr. Mom

    Released on August 19, 1983.

  • Sudden Impact

    Released on December 9, 1983.

  • Yentl

    Released on November 18, 1983.

  • All the Right Moves

    Released on October 21, 1983.

  • Silkwood

    Released on December 14, 1983.

  • Class

    Released on July 6, 1983.

  • The Meaning of Life

    Released on March 31, 1983.

  • Uncommon Valor

    Released on December 16, 1983.

  • Rumble Fish

    Released on October 21, 1983.

  • Bad Boys

    Released on March 25, 1983.

  • Easy Money

    Released on August 19, 1983.

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