Favoritest Movies of 1982

I'm making (I hope...) the most comprehensive favorite movie list ever!!! (No sense in being arbitrary with such a commonly asked question!) So I'm ranking every movie I've ever seen using Paired Comparison Analysis. First, year by year. Then, the top 80th percentile from each year advance to the decade round, and from there the all time round. I'll admit that a number of movies a much younger me saw long ago may be appreciated more or differently now, but in their cases, I only have my reactions at the time to draw upon.
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1.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (113 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
2.
The Dark Crystal (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
 
3.
Blade Runner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
4.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. (115 mins.)
 
5.
TRON (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
 
6.
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (82 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
 
7.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them. (86 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
8.
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young man must complete his work at a Navy Flight school to become an aviator, with the help of a tough gunnery sergeant and his new girlfriend. (124 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
9.
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his warriors when he was a boy. (129 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
10.
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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? (85 mins.)
Director: Ken Finkleman
“ Half of my love, maybe far more, maybe all of my love for this movie is Buck Murdock! Him, and those twin tubes of blinking lights, which also make an appearance in my top ranked movie of the year on the Regula 1 station! ” - Tincage
 
11.
Gandhi (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (191 mins.)
 
12.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
13.
Poltergeist (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
14.
Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. (95 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
15.
The Beastmaster (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (118 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ Timeless! My kids even dig this movie! ” - Tincage
 
16.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll. (90 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
 
17.
Tootsie (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. (116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
18.
Android (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Strange doctor secretly experiments with androids on his space station. His assistant is Max, a curious android who wants to see the world and meet a girl. Criminals Maggie and two other hide on their station and soon violence erupts. (80 mins.)
Director: Aaron Lipstadt
“ My father recorded this one off of HBO(?) for me, because it was about robots. I'm soooo 99.999% sure he didn't notice the rating, or knew anything about this movie, or watched it before handing me the tape. I wasn't more than 9 if a day. In the decades since, our culture has developed a secular expression that encapsulates what my young, over-protected, eyes watched; OMG. Thanks dad. ” - Tincage
 
19.
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital... (95 mins.)
Director: Hsin-Yen Chang
 
20.
Annie (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
21.
Firefox (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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 (136 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Take that Chrome, Firefox stars Clint Eastwood in the movie Stealth! ” - Tincage
 
22.
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
23.
Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Rival book salesmen Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are forced by Sultan Yosemite Sam to read fairy tales to his spoiled, selfish son, Prince Abba-Dabba. (74 mins.)
 
24.
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Lyle, a motorcycle champion is traveling the Mexican desert, when he find himself in the action radius of a time machine... (94 mins.)
Director: William Dear
 
25.
Swamp Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
26.
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip. (82 mins.)
Director: Joe Layton
 
27.
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi. (117 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
28.
The Last Unicorn (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns. (92 mins.)
“ My wife hates this movie... ” - Tincage
 
29.
The World According to Garp (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer... (136 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
30.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut. (88 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
31.
Rocky III (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy. (99 mins.)
 
32.
Personal Best (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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. (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Towne
 
33.
Night Shift (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious... (106 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
34.
First Blood (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills. (93 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
35.
Megaforce (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Story about a rapid deployment defense unit that is called into action whenever freedom is threatened. (99 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
“ I tried rewatching this one the other week. It's best to keep my childish illusion of the movie my imagination saw... I'd say I want an update, but for the money, just make M.A.S.K.! ” - Tincage
 
36.
Honkytonk Man (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
As the film opens on an Oklahoma farm during the depression, two simultaneous visitors literally hit... (122 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
37.
48 Hrs. (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer. (96 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
38.
Porky's (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help their buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
39.
Death Wish II (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (88 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
40.
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. (188 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman