Top Movies of 1982


The top movies of 1982 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. Blade Runner

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ridley Scott
Actors: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, M. Emmet Walsh, Edward James Olmos
Plot: In a cyber-heavy future Harrison Ford stars as a futuristic police man hired to kill renegade clones.

2. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Henry Thomas, C. Thomas Howell, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace-Stone, Drew Barrymore, Robert MacNaughton
Plot: A small boy and girl try to help a friendly alien find his way back home.

3. The Thing

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Carpenter
Actors: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, T.K. Carter, Richard A. Dysart, Peter Maloney
Plot: Scientist at a post in the antarctic are puzzeled by a series of events that don't make much sense. They soon realize that there is a shape shifting alien that is the cause of it all.

4. Gandhi

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Richard Attenborough
Actors: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Martin Sheen, Amrish Puri, John Gielgud, Edward Fox
Plot: The non-violent leader is shown first as he is a lawyer as he rises to fame for protests against the British. Biography.

5. Stalker

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Russian
Genre: Sci-Fi/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Actors: Aleksandr Kajdanovsky, Alisa Frejndlikh, Natasha Abramova, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko, Faime Jurno
Plot: A man with mental gifts risks imprisonment by going out at night to the "zone" guarded by barb wire and soldiers from an Alien race.

6. Das Boot

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Thriller/War
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Actors: Jürgen Prochnow, Bernd Tauber, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge
Plot: A crew in a U-Boat during World War II suffers a meltdown.

7. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Actors: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols
Plot: Kirk and company encounter an old enemy.

8. Rambo: First Blood

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett
Plot: A Vietnam vet starts a war with a small town after being told he wasn't welcome there.

9. The Verdict

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sidney Lumet
Actors: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason, Milo O'Shea, Roxanne Hart
Plot: Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) in an Oscar-nominated role, is an alcoholic, ambulance-chasing, washed-up attorney. Picking up a medical malpractice suit that is gifted to him by a fellow attorney (Jack Warden), he goes against a high-powered law firm and takes it to court rather than settle, redeeming himself along the way.

10. Poltergeist

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Tobe Hooper
Actors: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Richard Lawson, James Karen, Beatrice Straight
Plot: A typical suburban family is first amused, then terrorized as ghosts and other paranormal phenomena take over their home.

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