Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1982: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey!

Fasten your seatbelts, folks, because we’re about to take a cinematic DeLorean ride back to 1982! A year that gifted us with an eclectic mix of unforgettable movies that still hold a special place in our hearts. From extraterrestrial friendships to dystopian futures, 1982 was a year that truly had it all. So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and prepare to be transported back to a time when shoulder pads were in, and the only streaming we knew was from a cassette tape. Whether you’re a film buff, a nostalgia junkie, or just curious about what made the ’80s so special, this list of the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1982 is your golden ticket. So, without further ado, let’s rewind the tape and dive into a year of cinematic gold that continues to shine brightly, even after four decades. Lights, camera, action!
The Thing

The Thing

Release Date: 1982-06-25

Genres: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction

“The Thing” is a thrilling sci-fi horror film released in 1982. Starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, and a talented ensemble cast, the movie follows a group of American scientists who stumble upon a destroyed research base in Antarctica. Little do they know, they are about to encounter a terrifying and shape-shifting life force that preys on its victims. Get ready for a chilling and suspenseful ride as they fight to survive against this unknown entity.

Cast: Kurt Russell (R.J. MacReady) , Keith David (Childs) , Wilford Brimley (Blair) , T.K. Carter (Nauls) , David Clennon (Palmer) , Richard Dysart (Dr. Copper) , Charles Hallahan (Norris) , Peter Maloney (Bennings) , Richard Masur (Clark) , Donald Moffat (Garry) , Joel Polis (Fuchs) , Thomas G. Waites (Windows) , Norbert Weisser (Norwegian) , Larry J. Franco (Norwegian Passenger with Rifle) , Nate Irwin (Helicopter Pilot) , William Zeman (Pilot) , Adrienne Barbeau (Computer (voice) (uncredited)) , John Carpenter (Norwegian (video footage) (uncredited)) , Jed (The Dog (uncredited))

Directors: John Carpenter

Writers: Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr.

Tags: based on novel or book, spacecraft, space marine, paranoia, mutation, snowstorm, research station, alien life-form, remake, alien, creature, antarctica, shape shifting alien, alien infection, cult film, sled dogs, alien monster, alien parasites, isolated place

Pink Floyd: The Wall

Pink Floyd: The Wall

Release Date: 1982-07-14

Genres: Music, Drama

“Pink Floyd: The Wall” is a captivating movie released in 1982 that tells the story of a troubled rock star who spirals into madness while feeling completely isolated from the world. With an incredible cast including Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, and Bob Hoskins, this film takes you on a journey through the protagonist’s physical and social struggles, leaving a lasting impact on the viewer.

Cast: Bob Geldof (Pink) , Christine Hargreaves (Pink’s Mother) , James Laurenson (Pink’s Father) , Eleanor David (Pink’s Wife) , Kevin McKeon (Young Pink) , Bob Hoskins (Rock and Roll Manager) , David Bingham (Little Pink) , Jenny Wright (American Groupie) , Alex McAvoy (Teacher) , Ellis Dale (English Doctor) , James Hazeldine (Lover) , Ray Mort (Playground Father) , Joanne Whalley (Groupie) , Nell Campbell (Groupie) , Margery Mason (Teacher’s Wife) , Robert Bridges (American Doctor) , Michael Ensign (Hotel Manager) , Marie Passarelli (Spanish Maid) , Winston Rose (Security Guard) , Eddie Tagoe (Minder) , Emma Longfellow (Groupie) , Rod Beddall (Roadie) , Peter Jonfield (Roadie) , Phil Davis (Roadie) , Gary Olsen (Roadie)

Directors: Alan Parker

Writers: Roger Waters

Tags: berlin wall, paranoia, rock star, wall, descent into madness, cult film, rock musical, adult animation

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Release Date: 1982-06-25

Genres: Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller

“Blade Runner” is a captivating sci-fi film set in a polluted and gloomy Los Angeles in 2019. The story follows retired blade runner Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, who is brought back to duty to track down and eliminate a group of escaped replicants. With an impressive cast including Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos, this 1982 release offers a thrilling glimpse into a dystopian future where artificial beings seek to prolong their limited lifespans.

Cast: Harrison Ford (Rick Deckard) , Rutger Hauer (Roy Batty) , Sean Young (Rachael) , Edward James Olmos (Gaff) , M. Emmet Walsh (Bryant) , Daryl Hannah (Pris) , William Sanderson (J.F. Sebastian) , Brion James (Leon Kowalski) , Joe Turkel (Dr. Eldon Tyrell) , Joanna Cassidy (Zhora) , James Hong (Hannibal Chew) , Kevin Thompson (Bear) , Hy Pyke (Taffey Lewis) , Kimiko Hiroshige (Cambodian Lady) , Ben Astar (Abdul Ben Hassan (uncredited)) , Dawna Lee Heising (Showgirl (uncredited)) , Alexis Rhee (Geisha #1 (uncredited)) , Bob Okazaki (Howie Lee) , Morgan Paull (Holden) , John Edward Allen (Kaiser) , Carolyn DeMirjian (Saleslady) , Judith Burnett (Ming-Fa (uncredited)) , Leo Gorcey Jr. (Louie – Bartender (uncredited)) , Sharon Hesky (Bar Patron (uncredited)) , Kelly Hine (Showgirl (uncredited))

Directors: Ridley Scott

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples

Tags: artificial intelligence, flying car, bounty hunter, android, based on novel or book, dystopia, genetics, futuristic, fugitive, cyberpunk, los angeles, california, cult film, tech noir, neo-noir, blade runner, 2010s

Fanny and Alexander

Fanny and Alexander

Release Date: 1982-12-17

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery

“Fanny and Alexander” is a heartwarming and poignant film set in 1982. It tells the story of two siblings, Fanny and Alexander, who experience a drastic change in their lives after their father’s sudden death. Their once happy home turns into a joyless place when their mother marries a strict bishop. As the situation worsens, their dedicated relatives step in to help, making it a compelling tale of resilience and family bonds. Starring Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, and Jan Malmsjö, this movie is a must-watch for its powerful performances and captivating storyline.

Cast: Pernilla Allwin (Fanny Ekdahl) , Bertil Guve (Alexander Ekdahl) , Jan Malmsjö (Bishop Edvard Vergerus) , Börje Ahlstedt (Carl Ekdahl) , Anna Bergman (Hanna Schwartz) , Gunn Wållgren (Helena Ekdahl) , Kristina Adolphson (Siri) , Erland Josephson (Isak Jacobi) , Mats Bergman (Aron Retzinsky) , Jarl Kulle (Gustav Adolf Ekdahl) , Allan Edwall (Oscar Ekdahl) , Ewa Fröling (Emilie Ekdahl) , Harriet Andersson (Justina) , Gunnar Björnstrand (Filip Landahl) , Stina Ekblad (Ismael Retzinsky) , Pernilla August (Maj) , Mona Malm (Alma Ekdahl) , Christina Schollin (Lydia Ekdahl) , Kerstin Tidelius (Henrietta Vergerus) , Inga Ålenius (Lisen) , Hugo Hasslo (Glee Singer) , Kristian Almgren (Putte Ekdahl) , Carl Billquist (Police Superintendent Jespersson) , Axel Düberg (Witness to Bishop’s Death) , Siv Ericks (Alida)

Directors: Ingmar Bergman

Writers: Ingmar Bergman

Tags: sibling relationship, loss of loved one, sweden, bishop, dying and death, funeral, theatre group, child prodigy, ghost, christmas, early 1900s

The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

Release Date: 1982-12-18

Genres: Drama, Comedy

“The King of Comedy” is a 1982 movie starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, and Diahnne Abbott. It tells the story of Rupert Pupkin, an aspiring comic who goes to extreme lengths to achieve fame in show business. With a plot centered around stalking his idol, a talk-show host, this film explores the dark side of the entertainment industry and the desperate pursuit of success.

Cast: Robert De Niro (Rupert Pupkin) , Jerry Lewis (Jerry Langford) , Diahnne Abbott (Rita Keane) , Sandra Bernhard (Masha) , Shelley Hack (Cathy Long) , Frederick de Cordova (Bert Thomas) , Kim Chan (Jonno) , Ed Herlihy (Himself) , Lou Brown (Band Leader) , Margo Winkler (Receptionist) , Ralph Monaco (Raymond Wirtz) , Catherine Scorsese (Rupert’s Mom (voice)) , Cathy Scorsese (Dolores) , Loretta Tupper (Stage Door Fan) , Peter Potulski (Stage Door Fan) , Vinnie Gonzales (Stage Door Fan) , Whitey Ryan (Stage Door Guard) , Doc Lawless (Chauffeur) , Marta Heflin (Young Girl) , Chuck Low (Man in Chinese Restaurant) , Katherine Wallach (Autograph Seeker) , Charles Kaleina (Autograph Seeker) , Richard Baratz (Caricaturist) , Leslie Levinson (Roberta Posner) , Alan Potashnick (Man at Telephone)

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Writers: Paul D. Zimmerman

Tags: new york city, prison, show business, entertainer, fbi, blackmail, studio, receptionist



Release Date: 1982-03-02

Genres: Drama, Adventure

“Fitzcarraldo” is a captivating movie released in 1982, starring Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, and José Lewgoy. It follows the ambitious dream of Fitzcarraldo, a man who sets out on a daring adventure in the Peruvian Amazon to collect rubber and finance his grand plan of building an opera house in Iquitos. With a remote and unexplored rainforest as the backdrop, this epic journey promises a thrilling and profitable quest for Fitzcarraldo.

Cast: Klaus Kinski (Fitzcarraldo) , Claudia Cardinale (Molly) , José Lewgoy (Don Aquilino) , Miguel Ángel Fuentes (Cholo) , Paul Hittscher (Orinoco Paul) , Huerequeque Enrique Bohórquez (Huerequeque) , Grande Otelo (Station Master) , Peter Berling (Opera Manager) , David Pérez Espinosa (Campa Chief) , Milton Nascimento (Opera House Blackman) , Ruy Polanah (Rubber Baron) , Salvador Godínez (Old Missionary) , Dieter Milz (Young Missionary) , William L. Rose (Notary) , Leoncio Bueno () , Veriano Luchetti (Opera ‘Ernani’ – Ernani (voice)) , Costante Moret (Opera ‘Ernani’ – Ernani) , Dimiter Petkov (Opera ‘Ernani’ – Silva) , Mietta Sighele (Opera ‘Ernani’ – Elvira (voice)) , Lourdes Magalhães (Opera ‘Ernani’ – Orchestra Pit Singer) , Jean-Claude Dreyfus (Opera ‘Ernani’ – Sarah Bernhardt) , Isabel Jiménez de Cisneros (Opera ‘I puritani’ – Doña Elvira) , Liborio Simonella (Opera ‘I puritani’ – Arturo) , Jesus Goiri (Opera ‘I puritani’ – Giorgio) , Christian Mantilla (Opera ‘I puritani’ – Walton)

Directors: Werner Herzog

Writers: Werner Herzog

Tags: plantation, ambition, peru, amazon rainforest, steamboat, south america, opera house, riverboat, 19th century, imperialism, iquitos, peru, rubber, white water rafting, willpower, manaos, brazil, transporting boat



Release Date: 1982-11-30

Genres: Drama, History

“Gandhi” is a powerful and inspiring movie released in 1982. It tells the remarkable story of Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer who sacrifices everything to fight for Indian independence. With an incredible cast including Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, and Martin Sheen, the film portrays Gandhi’s nonviolent struggle against the British government, showcasing his unwavering determination to achieve freedom for his people without resorting to violence.

Cast: Ben Kingsley (Mahatma Gandhi) , Candice Bergen (Margaret Bourke-White) , Edward Fox (General Dyer) , John Gielgud (Lord Irwin) , Trevor Howard (Judge Broomfield) , John Mills (Lord Chelmsford) , Martin Sheen (Vince Walker) , Ian Charleson (Reverend Charlie Andrews) , Athol Fugard (General Jan Christiaan Smuts) , Günther Maria Halmer (Dr. Herman Kallenbach) , Saeed Jaffrey (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel) , Geraldine James (Mirabehn) , Alyque Padamsee (Mohammad Ali Jinnah) , Amrish Puri (Khan) , Roshan Seth (Pandit Nehru) , Rohini Hattangadi (Kasturba Gandhi) , Ian Bannen (Senior Police Officer) , Michael Bryant (Principal Secretary) , John Clements (Advocate General) , Richard Griffiths (Collins) , Nigel Hawthorne (Kinnoch) , Bernard Hepton (G.O.C.) , Michael Hordern (Sir George Hodge) , Shreeram Lagoo (Gopal Krishna Gokhale) , Virendra Razdan (Maulana Azad)

Directors: Richard Attenborough

Writers: John Briley

Tags: muslim, demonstration, world war ii, imprisonment, release from prison, hunger strike, colony, hindu, independence, british army, political negotiations, conference, nonviolent resistance, apartheid, british empire, protest, independence movement, strike, biography, freedom, prayer, idealism, idealist, based on true story, fighting the system

First Blood

First Blood

Release Date: 1982-10-22

Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

“First Blood” is a thrilling action movie from 1982 that tells the story of John Rambo, a former Green Beret and Vietnam veteran. After being harassed and arrested by local law enforcement, Rambo decides to fight back and escapes into the wilderness. With Sylvester Stallone in the lead role, this film showcases intense guerrilla tactics as Rambo tries to outsmart a relentless sheriff and his team. It’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of 1982!

Cast: Sylvester Stallone (John Rambo) , Richard Crenna (Col. Samuel Trautman) , Brian Dennehy (Hope Sheriff Will Teasle) , Bill McKinney (State Police Capt. Dave Kern) , Jack Starrett (Deputy Sgt. Arthur Galt) , Michael Talbott (Deputy Balford) , Chris Mulkey (Deputy Ward) , John McLiam (Orval the Dog Man) , Alf Humphreys (Deputy Lester) , David Caruso (Deputy Mitch) , David L. Crowley (Deputy Shingleton) , Don MacKay (Preston) , Charles A. Tamburro (Pilot) , David Petersen (Trooper) , Craig Huston (Radio operator) , Patrick Stack (Lt. Morgen) , Stephen E. Miller (Guardsman #1) , Raimund Stamm (Guardsman #2) , Robert Metcalfe (Guardsman #3) , Stephen Dimopoulos (Guardsman #4) , Bruce Greenwood (Guardsman #5) , Earl Klein (Guardsman #6) , Danny Wozna (Boy) , Peter Lonstrup (Attendant) , Mike Winlaw (TV Reporter)

Directors: Ted Kotcheff

Writers: Sylvester Stallone, David Morrell, Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim

Tags: prison, vietnam veteran, falsely accused, police brutality, sheriff, guerrilla warfare, submachine gun, gun, hero, destroy, self-defense, vietnam, vietnam war, prosecution, dying and death, police operation, attempt to escape, matter of life and death, tramp, national guard, firearm, police, escape, rural area, antihero

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” is a thrilling sci-fi movie set in the 23rd century. Admiral James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise find themselves facing their greatest challenge yet when the brilliant renegade Khan, along with his band of genetic supermen, seeks revenge and threatens universal Armageddon. With a star-studded cast including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and Ricardo Montalban, this action-packed film, released on June 4, 1982, will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end.

Cast: William Shatner (Admiral James T. Kirk) , Leonard Nimoy (Captain Spock) , DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard McCoy) , Ricardo Montalban (Khan Noonien Singh) , James Doohan (Montgomery Scott) , Walter Koenig (Cmdr. Pavel Chekov) , George Takei (Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu) , Nichelle Nichols (Cmdr. Uhura) , Kirstie Alley (Lt. Saavik) , Paul Winfield (Captain Clark Terrell) , Bibi Besch (Dr. Carol Marcus) , Merritt Butrick (Dr. David Marcus) , Judson Scott (Joachim) , Ike Eisenmann (Preston) , John Vargas (Jedda) , John Winston (Kyle) , Paul Kent (Beach)

Directors: Nicholas Meyer

Writers: Harve Bennett, Jack B. Sowards

Tags: life and death, genesis, asteroid, self sacrifice, starship, midlife crisis, spacecraft, terraforming, simulator, cadet, radiation, teleportation, uss reliant, genetics, revenge, weapon of mass destruction, space opera, mentor protégé relationship, outer space

The Verdict

The Verdict

Release Date: 1982-12-08

Genres: Drama

“The Verdict” is a gripping legal drama from 1982 that follows Frank Galvin, a struggling lawyer who gets a chance at redemption when he takes on a medical malpractice suit. With an all-star cast including Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, and James Mason, this film explores Galvin’s journey to seek justice, restore his reputation, and secure a fair settlement for his clients. Released on December 8, 1982, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 best voted films of that year.

Cast: Paul Newman (Frank Galvin) , Charlotte Rampling (Laura Fischer) , Jack Warden (Mickey Morrissey) , James Mason (Ed Concannon) , Milo O’Shea (Judge Hoyle) , Lindsay Crouse (Kaitlin Costello) , Edward Binns (Bishop Brophy) , Julie Bovasso (Maureen Rooney) , Roxanne Hart (Sally Doneghy) , James Handy (Kevin Doneghy) , Wesley Addy (Dr. Towler) , Joe Seneca (Dr. Thompson) , Lewis J. Stadlen (Dr. Gruber) , Kent Broadhurst (Joseph Alito) , Colin Stinton (Billy) , Burtt Harris (Jimmy) , Scott Rhyne (Young Priest) , Susan Benenson (Deborah Ann Kaye) , Evelyn Moore (Dr. Gruber’s Nurse) , Juanita Fleming (Dr. Gruber’s Maid) , Jack Collard (Bailiff) , Ralph Douglas (Clerk) , Gregor Roy (Jury Foreman) , John Blood (Funeral Director) , Dick McGoldrick (Manager of 2nd Funeral Parlor)

Directors: Sidney Lumet

Writers: David Mamet, Jay Presson Allen, Barry Reed

Tags: coma, boston, massachusetts, court, redemption, alcoholic, courtroom, defense attorney, pinball machine, courtroom drama, medical malpractice

Sophie's Choice

Sophie’s Choice

Release Date: 1982-12-08

Genres: Drama, Romance, War

“Sophie’s Choice” is a captivating drama released in 1982 that takes place in Brooklyn, 1947. The movie follows Stingo, a young writer, who befriends Sophie and her lover Nathan. As their bond grows, Stingo discovers that Sophie is a Holocaust survivor, and through heart-wrenching flashbacks, we witness her journey from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. With an incredible cast including Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, this film explores the complexities of love, mental health, and the haunting effects of the Holocaust.”

Cast: Meryl Streep (Zofia “Sophie” Zawistowski) , Kevin Kline (Nathan Landau) , Peter MacNicol (Stingo) , Rita Karin (Yetta) , Josh Mostel (Morris Fink) , Robin Bartlett (Lillian Grossman) , Eugene Lipinski (Polish Professor) , John Rothman (Librarian) , Joseph Leon (Dr. Blackstock) , David Wohl (English Teacher) , Günther Maria Halmer (Rudolf Höss) , Karlheinz Hackl (SS Doctor) , Ulli Fessl (Frau Höss) , Katharina Thalbach (Wanda) , Moishe Rosenfeld (Moishe Rosenblum) , Stephen D. Newman (Larry) , Greta Turken (Leslie Lapidus) , Marcell Rosenblatt (Astrid Weinstein) , Nina Polan (Woman in English Class) , Eugeniusz Priwieziencew () , Krystyna Karkowska () , Peter Wagenbreth () , Ivica Pajer (Sophie’s Father) , Josef Sommer (Narrator (voice)) , Melanie Pianka (Emmi Hoess)

Directors: Alan J. Pakula

Writers: Alan J. Pakula, William Styron

Tags: new york city, concentration camp, holocaust (shoah), world war ii, writer, poland, 1940s



Release Date: 1982-12-17

Genres: Comedy, Romance

“Tootsie” is a hilarious and heartwarming movie released in 1982. It follows the story of Michael Dorsey, a struggling actor who disguises himself as a woman named Dorothy Michaels to land a role in a soap opera. Little did he know that his alter ego would become a feminist icon, leading to unexpected romantic complications. With an incredible cast including Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, and Bill Murray, this film is a must-watch for its comedic brilliance and thought-provoking themes.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman (Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels) , Jessica Lange (Julie Nichols) , Teri Garr (Sandy) , Dabney Coleman (Ron Carlisle) , Charles Durning (Les Nichols) , Bill Murray (Jeff Slater) , Sydney Pollack (George Fields) , George Gaynes (John Van Horn) , Geena Davis (April) , Doris Belack (Rita) , Ellen Foley (Jacqui) , Peter Gatto (Rick) , Lynne Thigpen (Jo) , Ronald L. Schwary (Phil Weintraub) , Debra Mooney (Mrs. Mallory) , Amy Lawrence (Amy) , Kenny Sinclair (Boy) , Susan Merson (Page) , Robert D. Wilson (Stage Hand) , James Carruthers (Middle-Aged Man) , Estelle Getty (Middle-Aged Woman) , Christine Ebersole (Linda) , Bernie Pollack (Actor #1) , Sam Stoneburner (Actor #2) , Marjorie Lovett (Salesgirl)

Directors: Sydney Pollack

Writers: Larry Gelbart, Don McGuire, Murray Schisgal

Tags: new york city, infidelity, love, friends, cross dressing, agent, reputation, unemployed actor, serenade, apology, live television



Release Date: 1982-06-04

Genres: Horror

“Poltergeist” is a thrilling horror movie released in 1982. Set in Southern California, it follows the Freeling family as they experience strange occurrences in their home, like broken dishes and furniture moving on its own. When they realize that an evil presence is haunting their house, they call in a team of parapsychologists to help them before it’s too late. Starring Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams, this film is a must-watch for fans of supernatural suspense.

Cast: Craig T. Nelson (Steve Freeling) , JoBeth Williams (Diane Freeling) , Beatrice Straight (Dr. Lesh) , Dominique Dunne (Dana Freeling) , Oliver Robins (Robbie Freeling) , Heather O’Rourke (Carol Anne Freeling) , Michael McManus (Ben Tuthill) , Virginia Kiser (Mrs. Tuthill) , Martin Casella (Dr. Marty Casey) , Richard Lawson (Ryan) , Zelda Rubinstein (Tangina Barrons) , James Karen (Mr. Teague) , Lou Perryman (Pugsley) , Clair E. Leucart (Bulldozer Driver) , Dirk Blocker (Jeff Shaw) , Allan Graf (Neighbor) , Joseph Walsh (Neighbor) , Helen Baron (Woman Buyer) , Noel Conlon (Husband) , Robert Broyles (Pool Worker) , Sonny Landham (Pool Worker) , Frank Welker (Additional Dialogue Replacement (voice)) , William Vail (Implosion Man) , Craig Simmons (Implosion Man)

Directors: Tobe Hooper

Writers: Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, Mark Victor

Tags: parent child relationship, medium, ghostbuster, poltergeist, haunted house, dying and death, family relationships, suburbia, paranormal phenomena, power of goodness, haunted

An Officer and a Gentleman

An Officer and a Gentleman

Release Date: 1982-07-28

Genres: Drama, Romance

“An Officer and a Gentleman” is a captivating 1982 movie that tells the story of Zack Mayo, a determined young man who dreams of becoming a navy pilot. However, his journey is not easy as he clashes with the tough drill Sergeant Emil Foley during his officer’s training. With an incredible cast including Richard Gere, Debra Winger, and Louis Gossett Jr., this film explores Zack’s personal growth and the challenges he faces both in his military career and his complicated relationship with a working girl. Released on July 28, 1982, this movie is a must-watch for those seeking a mix of romance, drama, and a glimpse into the world of military training.

Cast: Richard Gere (Zack Mayo) , Debra Winger (Paula Pokrifki) , Louis Gossett Jr. (Sergeant Emil Foley) , David Keith (Sid Worley) , Robert Loggia (Byron Mayo) , Lisa Blount (Lynette Pomeroy) , Lisa Eilbacher (Casey Seeger) , Harold Sylvester (Perryman) , David Caruso (Topper Daniels) , Grace Zabriskie (Esther Pokrifiki) , Tony Plana (Emiliano Della Serra) , Victor French (Joe Pokrifki) , Tommy Petersen (Young Zack) , Mara Scott-Wood (Bunny) , David Greenfield (Schneider) , Dennis Rucker (Donny) , Jane Wilbur (Nellie Rufferwell) , Buck Welcher (Thraxton) , Vern Taylor (Tom Worley) , Elizabeth Rogers (Betty Worley) , David R. Marshall (Drill Instructor #1) , Gary C. Stillwell (Drill Instructor #2) , John Laughlin (Troy) , Tee Dennard (Dilbert Dunker Instructor) , Norbert M. Murray (Altitude Chamber Instructor)

Directors: Taylor Hackford

Writers: Douglas Day Stewart

Tags: love of one’s life, navy



Release Date: 1982-11-12

Genres: Horror, Comedy

“Creepshow” is a chilling horror anthology film released in 1982. Directed by George A. Romero and based on the eerie E.C. comics from the 1950s, this movie brings together a star-studded cast including Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, and Stephen King himself. With five terrifying tales that will keep you on the edge of your seat, “Creepshow” is a must-watch for any horror enthusiast.

Cast: Hal Holbrook (Henry Northrup (segment “The Crate”)) , Adrienne Barbeau (Wilma Northrup (segment “The Crate”)) , Fritz Weaver (Dexter Stanley (segment “The Crate”)) , Leslie Nielsen (Richard Vickers (segment “Something To Tide You Over”)) , Carrie Nye (Sylvia Grantham (segment “Father’s Day”)) , E.G. Marshall (Upson Pratt (segment “They’re Creeping Up On You”)) , Viveca Lindfors (Aunt Bedelia (segment “Father’s Day”)) , Ed Harris (Hank Blaine (segment “Father’s Day”)) , Ted Danson (Harry Wentworth (segment “Something To Tide You Over”)) , Stephen King (Jordy Verrill (segment “The Lonesome Death Of Jordy Verrill”)) , Warner Shook (Richard Grantham (segment “Father’s Day”)) , Gaylen Ross (Becky Vickers (segment “Something To Tide You Over”)) , Jon Lormer (Nathan Grantham (segment “Father’s Day”)) , Bingo O’Malley (Jordy’s Dad / Cameos) , John Amplas (Nathan’s Corpse (segment “Father’s Day”)) , David Early (White (segment “They’re Creeping Up On You”)) , Iva Jean Saraceni (Billy’s Mother (segments “Prologue” / “Epilogue”)) , Christine Forrest (Tabitha Raymond (segment “The Crate”)) , Tom Savini (Garbage Man #2 (segment “Epilogue”)) , Tom Atkins (Stan (segments “Prologue” / “Epilogue”) (uncredited)) , Ann Muffly (Lenora Castonmeyer (voice) (uncredited)) , Charles Van Eman (Bartender (segment “The Crate”)) , Richard P. Rubinstein (Bearded Party Guest (segment “The Crate”)) , Carol McCloskey (Party Guest (segment “The Crate”)) , David Garrison (College Party Host (segment “The Crate”))

Directors: George A. Romero

Writers: Stephen King

Tags: monster, halloween, meteor, buried alive, cockroach, anthology, based on comic, gore, animated scene, zombie, living dead

Rocky III

Rocky III

Release Date: 1982-05-28

Genres: Drama

“Rocky III” is a thrilling sports drama released in 1982. It follows the story of Rocky Balboa, who has become the world champion and is living a luxurious life. However, when a formidable opponent named Clubber Lang challenges him, Rocky’s world is turned upside down. With the help of his former rival Apollo Creed, Rocky must find the strength to face Lang in a rematch and reclaim his title. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, and Carl Weathers, this movie promises intense boxing action and a tale of redemption.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Robert “Rocky” Balboa) , Talia Shire (Adrianna “Adrian” Balboa) , Burt Young (Paulie Pennino) , Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed) , Mr. T (Clubber Lang) , Burgess Meredith (Mickey Goldmill) , Tony Burton (Tony “Duke” Evers) , Hulk Hogan (Thunderlips) , Ian Fried (Robert “Rocky” Balboa Jr.) , Al Silvani (Al) , Wally Taylor (Clubber Lang’s manager) , Jim Hill (Sportscaster) , Don Sherman (Andy) , Dennis James (Wrestling commentator 1) , Jim Healy (Wrestling commentator 2) , Ray Gedeon (Wrestling Referee) , Gene Crane (Mayor) , Stu Nahan (Title Rematch Commentator) , Bill Baldwin (Title Rematch Commentator) , Jimmy Lennon Sr. (Title Announcer) , Marty Denkin (Title Referee) , John David Morris (Doctor) , Lou Fillipo (Rematch Referee) , Jeff Temkin (Rematch Ring Announcer) , Mario Machado (Interviewer)

Directors: Sylvester Stallone

Writers: Sylvester Stallone

Tags: transporter, trainer, boxer, dying and death, comeback, training, world champion, challenger, rematch, defeat, victory, sports, revenge, fame, wealth, boxing



Release Date: 1982-10-28

Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

“Tenebre” is a thrilling 1982 movie set in Rome, where an American writer becomes the target of a relentless serial killer. As he works on his latest book, the writer finds himself stalked by the murderer, who is determined to eliminate anyone associated with his work. With a talented cast including Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, and Daria Nicolodi, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Cast: Anthony Franciosa (Peter Neal) , John Saxon (Bullmer) , Daria Nicolodi (Anne) , Giuliano Gemma (Detective Germani) , Christian Borromeo (Gianni) , Mirella D’Angelo (Tilde) , Veronica Lario (Jane McKerrow) , Ania Pieroni (Elsa Manni) , Eva Robin’s (Girl on Beach) , Carola Stagnaro (Detective Altieri) , John Steiner (Christiano Berti) , Lara Wendel (Maria Alboretto) , Isabella Amadeo (Bullmer’s secretary) , Mirella Banti (Marion) , Ennio Girolami (Department Store Manager (as Enio Girolami)) , Monica Maisani () , Marino Masé (John) , Fulvio Mingozzi (Alboretto, the porter) , Giampaolo Saccarola (Coroner (as Gianpaolo Saccarola)) , Ippolita Santarelli (Prostitute) , Francesca Viscardi () , Dario Argento (Narrator (Italian version) / Murderer’s Hands (voice) (uncredited)) , Lamberto Bava (Elevator Repairman #1 (uncredited)) , Michele Soavi (Maria’s Boyfriend / Man Walking with Girl on Beach (uncredited))

Directors: Dario Argento

Writers: Dario Argento

Tags: rome, italy, anonymous letter, serial killer, whodunit, series of murders, american abroad, axe murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, razor blade, crime novelist, video nasty, bloody death, woman murder

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Release Date: 1982-08-13

Genres: Comedy

“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” is a hilarious coming-of-age film set in Southern California in the early 1980s. It follows a group of high school students, including Stacy and Mark, as they navigate the ups and downs of teenage life and search for love. With a cast of talented actors like Sean Penn and Jennifer Jason Leigh, this movie captures the essence of youth, friendship, and the clash between a laid-back surfer and a strict teacher. Released in 1982, it’s definitely one of the best movies of that year!

Cast: Sean Penn (Jeff Spicoli) , Jennifer Jason Leigh (Stacy Hamilton) , Judge Reinhold (Brad Hamilton) , Phoebe Cates (Linda Barrett) , Brian Backer (Mark ‘Rat’ Ratner) , Robert Romanus (Mike Damone) , Ray Walston (Mr. Hand) , Scott Thomson (Arnold) , Vincent Schiavelli (Mr. Vargas) , Amanda Wyss (Lisa) , D.W. Brown (Ron Johnson) , Forest Whitaker (Charles Jefferson) , Kelli Maroney (Cindy) , Tom Nolan (Dennis Taylor) , Blair Tefkin (Pat Bernardo) , Eric Stoltz (Stoner Bud) , James Russo (Robber) , Nicolas Cage (Brad’s Bud) , Patrick Brennan (Curtis Spicoli) , James Bolt (Greg) , Anthony Edwards (Stoner Bud) , Pamela Springsteen (Dina Phillips) , Martin Brest (Dr. Miller) , David Price (Desmond) , Stuart Cornfeld (Pirate King)

Directors: Amy Heckerling

Writers: Cameron Crowe

Tags: rock ‘n’ roll, based on novel or book, friendship, high school, shopping mall, bong, teacher, coming of age, marijuana, loss of virginity, drug humor, teen movie, stoner, irreverence, teen comedy, woman director, teenager

Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian

Release Date: 1982-04-02

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action

“Conan the Barbarian” is a thrilling film adaptation of the legendary sword and sorcery hero. After enduring a tragic childhood, Conan grows up to become a formidable warrior seeking revenge against the ruthless Thulsa Doom. Alongside a group of skilled companions, Conan embarks on a perilous journey to rescue a kidnapped princess and confront his family’s killer. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, and Max von Sydow, this action-packed movie was released on April 2, 1982, and is hailed as one of the best voted films of that year.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (Conan) , James Earl Jones (Thulsa Doom) , Max von Sydow (King Osric) , Sandahl Bergman (Valeria) , Cassandra Gava (The Witch) , Ben Davidson (Rexor) , Gerry Lopez (Subotai) , Mako (The Wizard / Narrator) , Valérie Quennessen (The Princess) , William Smith (Conan’s Father) , Luis Barboo (Red Hair) , Franco Columbu (Pictish Scout) , Nadiuska (Conan’s Mother) , Jack Taylor (Priest) , Sven-Ole Thorsen (Thorgrim) , Pilar Alcón (Orgy Slave Girl (uncredited)) , Jorge Sanz (Young Conan) , Celia Milius (High Priestess) , Andrea Guzon (Breeding Woman (uncredited)) , Leslie Foldvary (Sacrificial Snake Girl) , Sab Shimono (Subotai (voice, uncredited))

Directors: John Milius

Writers: John Milius, Oliver Stone, Robert E. Howard, Edward Summer

Tags: based on novel or book, gladiator, repayment, fight, mythology, magic, black magic, warlord, stone age, despot, epic, thief, barbarian, wizard, warrior, serpent, action hero, sword and sorcery, mysticism, good versus evil

48 Hrs.

48 Hrs.

Release Date: 1982-12-07

Genres: Thriller, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

“48 Hrs.” is a thrilling buddy cop movie released in 1982. It follows a tough police officer who reluctantly teams up with a witty criminal, temporarily released to him, to catch a murderer. Starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, this action-packed film is a must-watch for fans of crime dramas and hilarious banter.

Cast: Nick Nolte (Jack Cates) , Eddie Murphy (Reggie Hammond) , Annette O’Toole (Elaine) , Frank McRae (Haden) , James Remar (Albert Ganz) , David Patrick Kelly (Luther) , Sonny Landham (Billy Bear) , Brion James (Ben Kehoe) , Kerry Sherman (Rosalie, Hostage Girl) , Jonathan Banks (Algren) , James Keane (Vanzant) , Tara King (Frizzy, Hotel Desk Clerk) , Greta Blackburn (Lisa, Blonde Hooker) , Margot Rose (Casey) , Denise Crosby (Sally) , Olivia Brown (Candy) , Todd Allen (Young Cop) , Bill Dearth (Thin Cop) , Ned Dowd (Big Cop) , Jim Haynie (Old Cop) , Jack Thibeau (Detective) , Jon St. Elwood (Plainclothes Man) , Clare Torao (Ruth) , Sandy Martin (Policewoman) , Matt Landers (Bob)

Directors: Walter Hill

Writers: Walter Hill, Roger Spottiswoode, Larry Gross, Steven E. de Souza

Tags: prison, san francisco, california, knife, partner, revenge, convict, buddy cop, tough cop, fake fight, dysfunctional relationship

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