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Added by Stehako on 27 Jun 2009 03:32
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Best Films of 1982

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People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.7
Classic bad 80s slasher flick
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People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 203 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 202 Average listal rating (129 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5
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People who added this item 572 Average listal rating (400 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.7
This series is starting to get stupid...
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People who added this item 120 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.1
Liquid Sky (1983)
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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (180 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
Firefox (1982)
People who added this item 299 Average listal rating (177 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
One of Woody Allen's most obnoxious and boring films yet; but can't deny the several bouts of clever dialogue.
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People who added this item 751 Average listal rating (485 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Some Henson flare to what I think is his weakest effort of a magnificent career.
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People who added this item 765 Average listal rating (510 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Creepshow (1982)
A series of horror shorts that feature some great actors, including Ed Harris dancing.
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People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
A classic straight man/goofball French comedy
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People who added this item 27 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.6
Hanky Panky (1982)
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People who added this item 122 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 514 Average listal rating (352 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2


A classic 80s romp and that is both entertaining and terrible. One I've been curious about most my life. I did technically watch some of it as a kid, but it was also on cable and not the real thing. It doesn't hold up very well, quite a dated version of the boys-behaving-badly subgenre.
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People who added this item 150 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 389 Average listal rating (206 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 605 Average listal rating (350 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 806 Average listal rating (521 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 65 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.3



Director: Richard Benjamin
His 1st Movie
My 4th movie watched from the director


Peter O'Toole is fully on display and on fire in this mid-career gem. Sadly nobody else is interesting in this movie. Even with it being a one-man show it's certainly overall entertaining enough for a 7/10.

I understand the voice over at the beginning talks about the great year of 1957, but this movie should really be called my favorite week, as that is the timespan of the movie.

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Top Performances - Peter O'Toole
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People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Border (1982)
A lesser effort from Nicholson but entertaining and intriguing all the same, especially looking at border patrol from today's eyes.
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People who added this item 153 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Night Shift (1982)
Keaton proves, once again, how fun of a guy he is. On screen, and I can't help but believe he would be off screen, too.
It is nice to see Winkler get out of the Fonzy role, hopefully he finds better roles, because he was kind of a drip in this one.
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People who added this item 1297 Average listal rating (851 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
TRON (1982)
What would it be like to live inside a computer?
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People who added this item 634 Average listal rating (373 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Annie (1982)
The music is great, but this movie doesn't quite match its prowess.
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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.9
The Toy (1982)
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People who added this item 587 Average listal rating (296 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Wow, I finally get to see why this is considered one of the best performances in all of film!
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People who added this item 2014 Average listal rating (1290 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Poltergeist (1982)
This might have been my first scary movie. Scared the shit out of my seven-year-old self.
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People who added this item 899 Average listal rating (628 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
The best of the old Treks
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People who added this item 1411 Average listal rating (961 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3



Director: Robert Towne
His 1st movie
My 1st movie watched from the director


I had never heard of this movie, but the description sounded interesting, so I gave it a try and was quite entertained and really confused, the whole time, why this isn't a movie mentioned more often, or why it wasn't popular at any point. It has solid performances, a strong athlete story, and full of compelling relationships. Still, there are enough technical issues to prevent it from being a great movie and the lead character does get kind of annoying by the end.

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Best Sports Movies of All Time (Honorable Mention)
Best Movies with a Realistic Lesbian Relationship

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Location: San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
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People who added this item 258 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Great ensemble cast in a film I was born to write, but unfortunately the film was made when I was born.
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People who added this item 1641 Average listal rating (1205 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 851 Average listal rating (457 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 635 Average listal rating (460 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
48 Hrs. (1982)
Possibly the original buddy cop movie... even though they aren't buddies until the end.
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People who added this item 1371 Average listal rating (945 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6



Director: George Miller
His 2nd movie
My 6th movie watched from the director

I finally get to see this gem of a movie, it's kind of ridiculous it took me this long! The action, direction, and set pieces were all great. I thought it flowed much better than the first and Gibson was more interesting in this, still surrounded by crazy characters that were amped up. Yet, having seen "Fury Road" back at its release, it's still not as amped up, crazy, and brilliant as that.

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Top Ten Performances - Mel Gibson (Honorable Mention)
Step Into Dystopia (50 Best Dystopian Movies)
Best Movies of 1981
Movies Set in the Future: Prediction vs. Reality

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Location: Somewhere in Australia
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People who added this item 1350 Average listal rating (830 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 341 Average listal rating (213 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9


A comedy as clever as 'Zelig' but funnier. In fact, one of the funniest scenes of all time lays upon its reels...
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People who added this item 1371 Average listal rating (956 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Rocky III (1982)
Yo, times three
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People who added this item 345 Average listal rating (203 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
A little film that turns epic, about a very abnormal life that questions gender roles.
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People who added this item 482 Average listal rating (322 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
I've got no where else to go!
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People who added this item 2602 Average listal rating (1802 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
One of the best horror films made. A terrifying setting and story.
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People who added this item 1026 Average listal rating (634 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Iconic scenes aplenty in this well-written and horrifying (for parents) look into the adolescent mind.
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People who added this item 1237 Average listal rating (795 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Tootsie (1982)


Hoffman can do anything, including drag. This film also features Bill Murray in comedic, supporting role.
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People who added this item 1405 Average listal rating (809 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Gandhi (1982)


An inspiring epic set in (at the time) a little-known area of the world for Americans.
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People who added this item 4611 Average listal rating (3109 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Blade Runner (1982)


Ford's narration isn't very effective but for its time, this is one of the coolest futuristic films. Plus, one of my favorite quotes of all time comes toward the end: "...all those moments will be lost, in time, like tears in the rain."
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People who added this item 367 Average listal rating (220 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Verdict (1982)



One of Newman's best performances in a remarkably good film.
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The film was unstoppable upon its release and it's still insanely popular, and more importantly, good.
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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz

While I didn't see any of these movies until years after they were made, many have become classics. Here are my favorite 50 for the year 1982.





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