Best in Film - 1982

Best Picture Nominees:
* = winner
1. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial - 10/10
2. Tootsie - 10/10
3. Gandhi* - 9/10
4. The Verdict - 8/10
Total Films Seen: 4/5
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1.
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.)
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
2.
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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
3.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
4.
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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
5.
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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
6.
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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
7.
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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
8.
Sophie's Choice (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After spending time with his new neighbors, an aspiring writer realizes they are harboring deep secrets that will forever change him. (150 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
9.
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
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
10.
Victor Victoria (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. (134 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
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.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
12.
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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
13.
Creepshow (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s. (120 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
14.
The Verdict (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling. (129 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
15.
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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
16.
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
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
17.
The Toy (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat. (102 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
18.
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
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
19.
Rocky III (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 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.)
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
20.
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Having revived from his wound, 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. (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
21.
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
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
22.
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
“ 4/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
23.
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
“ 4/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
24.
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Inspector Clouseau mysteriously disappears and a journalist attempts to uncover the mystery. New scenes are interspersed with old footage of Peter Sellers from the previous films. (96 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ 3/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
25.
Android (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 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
“ 3/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford