Films of 1982

by christopherpip | created - 13 Jul 2013 | updated - 13 Jul 2013 | Public

These are the films I have seen from the year 1982.

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1. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

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?

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr

Votes: 42,188 | Gross: $27.15M

2. Annie (1982)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

39 Metascore

A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking

Votes: 34,365 | Gross: $57.06M

3. Author! Author! (1982)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

While facing the stress of his play being produced on Broadway, a playwright deals with having to raise his son, his stepdaughters, and his stepsons.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld, Bob Dishy

Votes: 4,487 | Gross: $13.11M

4. Best Friends (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Tandy, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 2,118 | Gross: $36.82M

5. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Musical

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.

Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning

Votes: 8,460 | Gross: $69.70M

6. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

89 Metascore

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.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 580,646 | Gross: $27.00M

7. Brimstone & Treacle (1982)

R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Sting, Denholm Elliott, Joan Plowright, Suzanna Hamilton

Votes: 1,225

8. Britannia Hospital (1982)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Mick Travis is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It's the day when Her Royal Highness is ... See full summary »

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Pettifer, John Moffatt

Votes: 1,985

9. Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (1982)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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.

Directors: Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Shepard Menken, Lennie Weinrib

Votes: 1,419 | Gross: $0.08M

10. Cannery Row (1982)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located - is inhabited primarily by the down and out, although many would not ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley, Frank McRae

Votes: 2,996 | Gross: $5.30M

11. Cat People (1982)

R | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole

Votes: 16,152 | Gross: $7.00M

12. The Clinic (1982)

93 min | Comedy

A series of humorous vignettes set in a clinic for venereal diseases. Although the film concentrates on relationships, it is also a source of instruction on safe sexual practices and STD (... See full summary »

Director: David Stevens | Stars: Chris Haywood, Simon Burke, Gerda Nicolson, Rona McLeod

Votes: 74

13. Colegas (1982)

117 min | Drama

Two best friends are forced into street hustling and and ever-expanding life of crime when one impregnates the sister of the other.

Director: Eloy de la Iglesia | Stars: Antonio Flores, Rosario Flores, José Luis Manzano, José Manuel Cervino

Votes: 287

14. Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the... See full summary »

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Cher, Karen Black, Sandy Dennis, Sudie Bond

Votes: 3,461 | Gross: $0.84M

15. Creepshow (1982)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

59 Metascore

An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 34,497 | Gross: $19.73M

16. Deathtrap (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

54 Metascore

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth

Votes: 10,080 | Gross: $19.28M

17. Diner (1982)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern

Votes: 16,436 | Gross: $14.10M

18. Nagu'a (1982)

80 min | Drama

A young gay Israeli man works in his grandmother's store while dreaming of becoming a film-maker.

Director: Amos Guttman | Stars: Jonathan Sagall, Ami Traub, Ben Levin, Dita Arel

Votes: 57

19. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 316,927 | Gross: $435.11M

20. Eating Raoul (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Robert Beltran, Susan Saiger

Votes: 5,769

21. The Entity (1982)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

35 Metascore

Supposedly based partially on a true story, a woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, David Labiosa, George Coe

Votes: 12,441 | Gross: $13.28M

22. Evil Under the Sun (1982)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith, Colin Blakely

Votes: 10,937 | Gross: $6.11M

23. Fanny and Alexander (1982)

R | 188 min | Drama

100 Metascore

Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

Votes: 48,927 | Gross: $4.97M

24. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Votes: 79,845 | Gross: $27.09M

25. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Votes: 25,524

26. Frances (1982)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns

Votes: 5,960 | Gross: $5.00M

27. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

79 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 196,984 | Gross: $52.77M

28. Grease 2 (1982)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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.

Director: Patricia Birch | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy

Votes: 28,919 | Gross: $15.17M

29. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

38 Metascore

Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy, Michael Currie

Votes: 33,195 | Gross: $14.40M

30. Hanky Panky (1982)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark

Votes: 1,895 | Gross: $9.82M

31. I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff, Lance Guest

Votes: 794 | Gross: $6.97M

32. I, the Jury (1982)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An old friend of a private detective is murdered. The detective, Mike Hammer, will make every effort to find out the killer. At each step he does, there is someone taking advantage of his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Armand Assante, Barbara Carrera, Laurene Landon, Alan King

Votes: 1,198 | Gross: $1.52M

33. If You Could See What I Hear (1982)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A light comedy/love story based on the life of blind musician Tom Sullivan.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Marc Singer, R.H. Thomson, Sarah Torgov, Shari Belafonte

Votes: 699 | Gross: $8.69M

34. Invitation au voyage (1982)

R | 93 min | Musical, Drama, Fantasy

Young lovers ask, "What would you do if I died?" In this case, the young lovers are twins, Nina and Lucien, brother and sister. He answers, "I'll make you live again." Then, in an accident,... See full summary »

Director: Peter Del Monte | Stars: Laurent Malet, Aurore Clément, Mario Adorf, Corinne Reynaud

Votes: 101

35. Kamikaze 89 (1982)

Not Rated | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.

Director: Wolf Gremm | Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Günther Kaufmann, Boy Gobert, Arnold Marquis

Votes: 455 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Labyrinth of Passion (1982)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Imanol Arias, Helga Liné, Marta Fernández Muro

Votes: 3,190

37. The Last American Virgin (1982)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Joe Rubbo

Votes: 6,729 | Gross: $5.83M

38. Liquid Sky (1982)

R | 112 min | Sci-Fi

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Slava Tsukerman | Stars: Anne Carlisle, Paula E. Sheppard, Susan Doukas, Otto von Wernherr

Votes: 4,455

39. A Little Sex (1982)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

The story of one man's hilarious - and doomed - attempts to wield life's ultimate double-edged sword: infidelity.

Director: Bruce Paltrow | Stars: Tim Matheson, Kate Capshaw, Edward Herrmann, John Glover

Votes: 426 | Gross: $2.37M

40. Making Love (1982)

R | 113 min | Drama

A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful television-producer wife find their happily-ever-after life torn assunder when he suddenly confronts his long-repressed attraction ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 2,121 | Gross: $11.90M

41. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, José Ferrer, Julie Hagerty

Votes: 16,396 | Gross: $9.08M

42. Missing (1982)

PG | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

78 Metascore

When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea

Votes: 15,611 | Gross: $14.00M

43. Monkey Grip (1982)

99 min | Drama

A frank portrayal of a year in the life of a divorced mother living in Melbourne, trying to cope with her daughter and her own relationship with a drug addict while trying to get into the music business.

Director: Ken Cameron | Stars: Noni Hazlehurst, Colin Friels, Alice Garner, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 201

44. My Favorite Year (1982)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 7,631 | Gross: $20.12M

45. Night Shift (1982)

R | 106 min | Comedy

62 Metascore

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.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, Gina Hecht

Votes: 12,116 | Gross: $23.60M

46. O'Hara's Wife (1982)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

A mourning workaholic's deceased wife comes back to haunt him, but in a benevolent way, trying to get him to change his dreary attorney life into a life where he has a relationship with his children and is happier with himself.

Director: William Bartman | Stars: Edward Asner, Mariette Hartley, Jodie Foster, Perry Lang

Votes: 185

47. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia

Votes: 41,920 | Gross: $129.80M

48. Partners (1982)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

A straight police detective is unnerved when ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk, as a couple, to solve a series of murders in the gay community.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, John Hurt, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Douglass

Votes: 964 | Gross: $6.06M

49. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 66,457 | Gross: $22.24M

50. The Pirate Movie (1982)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up