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The Best Movies of 1982
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Movie: Fast Times at Ridgemont High ( 1982 )
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.
Movie: Blade Runner ( 1982 )
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Movie: The Thing ( 1982 )
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
Movie: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ( 1982 )
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Movie: The Dark Crystal ( 1982 )
On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.
Movie: The Beastmaster ( 1982 )
A sword-and-sorcery fantasy about a young man's search for revenge. Armed with supernatural powers, the handsome hero and his animal allies wage war against marauding forces.
Movie: Poltergeist ( 1982 )
A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.
Movie: First Blood ( 1982 )
A veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.
Movie: Conan the Barbarian ( 1982 )
A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.
Movie: Annie ( 1982 )
A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.
Movie: Grease 2 ( 1982 )
An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.
Movie: Rocky III ( 1982 )
After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.
Movie: Sophie's Choice ( 1982 )
Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust.
Movie: Tootsie ( 1982 )
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.
Movie: Airplane II: The Sequel ( 1982 )
A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?
Movie: TRON ( 1982 )
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
Movie: An Officer and a Gentleman ( 1982 )
A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend.
Movie: The King of Comedy ( 1982 )
Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.
Movie: Gandhi ( 1983 )
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ( 1982 )
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.
Movie: Friday the 13th Part III ( 1982 )
Having revived from his wounds, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree.
Movie: Swamp Thing ( 1982 )
After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.
Movie: The Secret of NIMH ( 1982 )
To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.
Movie: Creepshow ( 1982 )
An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.
Movie: 48 Hrs. ( 1982 )
A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Movie: Pink Floyd: The Wall ( 1982 )
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Movie: Zapped! ( 1982 )
A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a laboratory accident and uses them for revenge upon bullies.
Movie: Night Shift ( 1982 )
A morgue attendant is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there. However, the pimp's killers don't look too kindly on this new 'business', nor does the morgue's owner.
Movie: Paradise ( 1982 )
In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the beautiful young Sarah to his harem. Only David and Sarah narrowly escape, and all the others are slayed in the massacre. Their flight leads them to a beautiful oasis - their paradise - where they discover love and sex. However, the Jackal has not given up on Sarah yet, and David must lure him to his death, or be killed by him.
Movie: The Verdict ( 1982 )
A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.
Movie: Cat People ( 1982 )
A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.
Movie: The Man from Snowy River ( 1982 )
In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.
Movie: Class of 1984 ( 1982 )
A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school.
Movie: Alone in the Dark ( 1982 )
A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.
Movie: Forbidden World ( 1982 )
In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.
Movie: The Entity ( 1982 )
A woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.
Movie: Halloween III: Season of the Witch ( 1982 )
Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran.
Movie: The Slumber Party Massacre ( 1982 )
A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the evening.
Movie: The Year of Living Dangerously ( 1982 )
A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.
Movie: Diner ( 1982 )
A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.
Movie: The Last American Virgin ( 1982 )
The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.
Movie: Fanny and Alexander ( 1982 )
Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.
Movie: Fitzcarraldo ( 1982 )
The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.
Movie: Firefox ( 1982 )
A pilot is sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink.
Movie: The World According to Garp ( 1982 )
A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.
Movie: The Toy ( 1982 )
An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat.
Movie: Evil Under the Sun ( 1982 )
Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Movie: Basket Case ( 1982 )
A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.
Movie: Tenebrae ( 1982 )
An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.
Movie: The Last Unicorn ( 1982 )
A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil King who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.
Movie: Still of the Night ( 1982 )
A Manhattan psychiatrist probes a patient's murder and falls for the victim's mysterious mistress.
Movie: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas ( 1982 )
A town's Sheriff and regular patron of a historical whorehouse fights to keep it running when a television reporter targets it as the Devil's playhouse.
Movie: Q ( 1982 )
NYPD detectives Shepard and Powell are working on a bizarre case of a ritualistic Aztec murder. Meanwhile, something big is attacking people of New York and only greedy small time crook Jimmy Quinn knows where its lair is.
Movie: Summer Lovers ( 1982 )
A young American couple and a French woman engage in a threesome in the Greek Islands.
Movie: Koyaanisqatsi ( 1983 )
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.
Movie: Pieces ( 1982 )
The co-eds of a Boston college campus are targeted by a mysterious killer who is creating a human jigsaw puzzle from their body parts.
Movie: Silent Rage ( 1982 )
A sheriff tries to stop the killing spree of a mute maniacal murderer who, as the result of years of medical experimentation, has the ability to self-heal.
Movie: Victor Victoria ( 1982 )
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Movie: Butterfly ( 1982 )
In 1937 Nevada, silver mine caretaker Jess Tyler is reunited with his teenage daughter Kady who will do anything to persuade Jess to let her have claim to the mine.
Movie: Veronika Voss ( 1982 )
A washed up UFA actress, kept by her doctor, raises suspicion in a sports journalist.
Movie: Amityville II: The Possession ( 1982 )
A family moves into their new home, which proves to be satanic, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.
Movie: Missing ( 1982 )
When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.
Movie: The Sword and the Sorcerer ( 1982 )
A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage's dangerous future when he is recruited to help a princess foil the designs of a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer in conquering a land.
Movie: Mazes and Monsters ( 1982 )
Bound together by a desire to play "Mazes and Monsters," Robbie and his three college classmates decide to move the board game into the local legendary cavern.
Movie: The Shadow Riders ( 1982 )
After the Civil War, two brothers demobilized from the army return home and must rescue certain relatives who have been kidnapped by a band of renegade Confederates.
Movie: A Stranger Is Watching ( 1982 )
The 11-year old daughter and girlfriend of a man whose wife had been raped and killed in front of his daughter three years earlier are kidnapped by the same killer. Held captive in a bunker below Grand Central Station, the two plot their escape while the police try to track the kidnaper.
Movie: The New York Ripper ( 1982 )
A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Movie: Death Wish II ( 1982 )
Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles.
Movie: Megaforce ( 1982 )
Story about a rapid deployment defense unit that is called into action whenever freedom is threatened.
Movie: Xtro ( 1982 )
A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively.
Movie: The Plague Dogs ( 1982 )
Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague.
Movie: The Border ( 1982 )
A corrupt border Agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.
Movie: Six Pack ( 1982 )
Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases down the miscreants, who turn out to be six orphan children. He has no recourse to the law, for the corrupt local Sheriff takes most of the proceeds of their thievery in exchange for not putting them in an orphanage. They are charming rogues, who are in turn charmed by him. Disliking their arrangement with the Sheriff, they stow away with him, and he finds himself becoming a reluctant father figure. Thanks to their enthusiasm and incredible mechanical know-how, he begins to make a name for himself on the racing circuit. But the Sheriff doesn't take kindly to losing his extra income.
Movie: Liquid Sky ( 1983 )
Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model's casual sex partners begin to disappear. This increasingly bizarre scenario is observed by a lonely woman in the building across the street, a German scientist who is following the aliens, and an equally androgynous, drug-addicted male model. (Both models are played by Anne Carlisle, in a dual role.) Darkly funny and thoroughly weird.
Movie: Enigma ( 1982 )
A C.I.A. Agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot.
Movie: Savannah Smiles ( 1982 )
The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not-so-bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures to her. A surprising bond of love and redirection forms among the trio as the police close down on the supposed kidnappers.
Movie: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid ( 1982 )
Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.
Movie: The Seduction ( 1982 )
A popular anchorwoman, Jaime Douglas is stalked by an obsessed fan with a camera who wants more than just her picture.
Movie: Sorceress ( 1982 )
Sword and sorcery story of the cosmic struggle between white magic and black magic.
Movie: Ivanhoe ( 1982 )
Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He finds England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in the power-struggle for the throne of England. Will justice prevail and will all fair ladies in distress be rescued?
Movie: The Incubus ( 1982 )
In a small town, Roy Seeley and his girlfriend Mandy Pullman are camping by the lake. Out of the blue, they are attacked and Roy is murdered while Mandy is violently raped. Dr. Sam Cordell is impressed with the violence and realizes that Mandy has had the uterus ruptured. Then the librarian Carolyn Davies is also violently raped and murdered. Lieutenant Drivas believes that the women have been raped by a gang while Sam and Sheriff Hank Walden believe that only one man did. The snoopy reporter Laura Kincaid is always interfering with the investigation and Sam has a love affair with her. Meanwhile the young Tim Galen, who dates Sam's daughter Jenny Cordell, discloses that he has premonitory visions of the deaths, but his grandmother Agatha Galen tries to convince him that he has nothing to do with the murders. But when Jenny learns about his dreams, she summons her father, Laura and they discover a supernatural secret about the Galen's family.
Movie: A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy ( 1982 )
A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.
Movie: The Scarlet Pimpernel ( 1982 )
During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while posing as the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney in society. Percy falls for and marries the beautiful actress Marguerite St. Just, but she is involved with Chauvelin and Robespierre, and Percy's marriage to her may endanger the Pimpernel's plans to save the little Dauphin.
Movie: Humongous ( 1982 )
The monstrous offspring of a violent crime grows up in seclusion on a remote island, where a boat-full of hapless teens have shipwrecked, unaware of what's lurking in the woods.
Movie: Next of Kin ( 1982 )
In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother's diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother's diary begin to happen to the daughter.
Movie: 1990: The Bronx Warriors ( 1982 )
In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.
Movie: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains ( 1982 )
After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent.
Movie: Deathtrap ( 1982 )
A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's play.
Movie: Frances ( 1983 )
The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Movie: The Beast Within ( 1982 )
A young woman gets raped by a mysterious man-creature, and years later her son begins a horrific transformation into a similar beast.
Movie: White Dog ( 1982 )
A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to attack black people.
Movie: Hanky Panky ( 1982 )
Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.
Movie: Tempest ( 1982 )
A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek island where he hopes to conjure meaning into his life - trying the patience of his new girlfriend and angst-ridden teenage daughter.
Movie: Jinxed! ( 1982 )
Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with him. Bonita and Willie meet and fall for each other and plot to do away with Harold and collect on his life insurance.
Movie: Eating Raoul ( 1982 )
A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant.
Movie: My Favorite Year ( 1982 )
A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.
TV Show: Smiley's People ( 1982 )
Adaptation of John Le Carré's novel, following on from the previous BBC adaptation Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. George Smiley returns to the Game. A member of one of George Smiley's old networks seems to have caught on to something big. When he turns up dead the Circus asks George to tie up the loose ends with minimal fuss. But George Smiley does not like loose ends. Especially if they lead to the darkest recesses of the KGB - to Karla, the Sandman.
Movie: Personal Best ( 1982 )
The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.
Movie: Trail of the Pink Panther ( 1982 )
A journalist attempts to uncover the mysterious disappearance of Inspector Clouseau.
Movie: Parasite ( 1982 )
Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant.