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Best movies of 1982

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1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
According to my parents, when I was 3-4 years old I used to keep my room in an insanely orderly manner. They tell me they often had to encourage me to remove my toys from their designated spots to play with them, otherwise they'd just sit where they belonged.

Then one day something changed. My room was suddenly a mess, and I was so proud of it I'd take anyone who came to our house back to my bedroom to show it off to them. After I escorted my best friend's mom to see it, she went to my mom & asked what happened. My mom was clueless, offering only that I had just changed my room in the past week. My best friend's mom asked if my dad had taken me to see E.T. that week, and my mom said "yes." My best friend's mom said, "well, that explains it. It looks like Elliot's room."

And that's the first time a movie ever changed my life.



E.T. will forever remain one of my favorite films for that reason, but also because it's a great movie beyond that. The characters could easily live in your neighborhood, the score is amazing, and every time you watch this film you can't help but get caught up in the magic it creates. If an alien landed & found its way to my backyard, I'd still hope that it could take me on a flying bicycle ride even though I'm an adult now. More importantly, I'd welcome it openly just like Elliot does E.T., because if there's one thing this movie taught me it's that understanding comes through interaction and acceptance.
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People who added this item 595  Average listal rating (369 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.2 
2. The Dark Crystal (1982)
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People who added this item 1987  Average listal rating (1340 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. The Thing (1982)
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People who added this item 1647  Average listal rating (1044 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
4. Poltergeist (1982)
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People who added this item 3763  Average listal rating (2460 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
5. Blade Runner (1982)
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People who added this item 289  Average listal rating (166 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
6. The World According to Garp (1982)
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People who added this item 595  Average listal rating (378 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
7. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
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People who added this item 614  Average listal rating (398 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
8. Creepshow (1982)


Cockroaches have always creeped me out thanks to this film.

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People who added this item 720  Average listal rating (493 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
9. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
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People who added this item 356  Average listal rating (252 ratings) 4.8  IMDB Rating 4.4 
10. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
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11. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
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Runners-up


 

Top films listed in the order I like them, though repeat viewings could potentially rearrange said order.

Runners-up listed alphabetically.

Had you asked my 1982 self...
1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
2. Peter Pan (re-released to theatres)
3. The Dark Crystal
4. TRON
5. The Secret of NIMH
6. Fantasia (re-released to theatres)
7. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
8. Robin Hood (re-released to theatres)
9. Bambi (re-released to theatres)
10. The Last Unicorn
11. Rocky III
12. Annie

**I've denied inclusion of the re-released Disney films listed above from this list**

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Mar 7 14:51
if you're interested, you can check my list : http://www.listal.com/list/top-10-best-movies-1982
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Mar 14 21:02
Ha, what a wierd, touching E.T. story! Well done man!
Nice inclusion of Vincent! That one snuck by me when I made my list...

Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Nov 5 11:10
I totally agree with the first.

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