1982

Film Decades: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • 48 Hours – directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, James Remar and Annette O’Toole
  • Airplane II: The Sequel – starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Chad Everett, Raymond Burr, Sonny Bono, William Shatner
  • Alice
  • Alone in the Dark, starring Jack Palance and Martin Landau
  • Alsino and the Condor (Alsino y el cóndor) – (Nicaragua/Mexico)
  • Amityville II: The Possession, starring James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda
  • Android, starring Klaus Kinski
  • The Angel (L’Ange), directed by Patrick Bokanowski – (France)
  • Angel – directed by Neil Jordan, starring Stephen Rea – (Ireland)
  • Angoor, starring Sanjeev Kumar – (India)
  • Annie – directed by John Huston, starring Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett,
  • Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry
  • Another Way (Egymásra nézve) – (Hungary)
  • Arth (The Meaning), directed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Shabana Azmi (Silver Lotus Award for best Indian actress) – (India)
  • Aphrodite, starring Horst Buchholz, Valérie Kaprisky, Capucine – (France)
  • The Atomic Cafe, a documentary film on the era of nuclear warfare
  • Author! Author! – directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld, Alan King
  • La Balance (The Informer), starring Nathalie Baye and Philippe Léotard – (France)
  • Barbarosa, directed by Fred Schepisi, starring Willie Nelson and Gary Busey
  • Basket Case – directed by Frank Henenlotter
  • The Beastmaster – directed by Don Coscarelli, starring Marc Singer – (US/West Germany)
  • The Beast Within, directed by Philippe Mora, starring Ronny Cox
  • Le Beau Mariage (A Good Marriage), directed by Éric Rohmer – (France)
  • Best Friends – starring Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Ron Silver, Jessica Tandy, Barnard Hughes, Keenan Wynn, Audra Lindley
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas – directed by Colin Higgins, starring Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Jim Nabors, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning
  • La bête lumineuse (The Shimmering Beast) – (Canada)
  • Blade Runner** – directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Joanna Cassidy, Daryl Hannah
  • Blue Island (Due gocce d’acqua salata) – (Italy)
  • Boat People (Tau ban no hoi), directed by Ann Hui – (Hong Kong/China)
  • The Border – directed by Tony Richardson, starring Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Warren Oates, Valerie Perrine
  • Brimstone and Treacle, starring Denholm Elliott, Joan Plowright, Sting – (U.K.)
  • Britannia Hospital, directed by Lindsay Anderson, starring Leonard Rossiter – (U.K.)
  • Bugs Bunny’s 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales
  • Burden of Dreams – a documentary film featuring Werner Herzog, Claudia Cardinale, Klaus Kinski
  • Butterfly – starring Pia Zadora, Stacy Keach, Orson Welles, Lois Nettleton
  • Cannery Row, directed by David S. Ward, starring Nick Nolte and Debra Winger
  • Cat People, directed by Paul Schrader, starring Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O’Toole
  • Cecilia – (Cuba)
  • Chan Is Missing, directed by Wayne Wang
    Charodei (Magicians) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Class of 1984, starring Perry King and Timothy Van Patten
  • La colmena (The Beehive) – (Spain) Golden Bear (award) winner 1982
  • Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean – directed by Robert Altman, starring Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black, Kathy Bates
  • Comeback, starring Eric Burdon, Julie Carmen – (United States/West Germany)
  • Conan the Barbarian, directed by John Milius, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones
  • The Concrete Jungle, directed by Tom DeSimone, starring Jill St. John and Tracey E. Bregman
  • Countryman – (Jamaica)
  • Creepshow – directed by George A. Romero, starring Ted Danson, Leslie Nielsen, Hal Holbrook, E.G. Marshall, Adrienne Barbeau, Stephen King
  • The Dark Crystal** – directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz – (US/UK)
  • Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid – directed by Carl Reiner, starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward
  • Death Wish II, starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia
  • Deathtrap – directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon
  • Death Valley, starring Catherine Hicks and Edward Herrmann
  • Diner, directed by Barry Levinson, starring Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser
  • A Dog in a Drawer (Kuche v chekmedzhe) – (Bulgaria)
  • Dögkeselyű (Egyptian Vulture) – (Hungary)
  • The Draughtsman’s Contract, directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Anthony Higgins and Janet Suzman – (U.K.)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial** – directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore
  • Eating Raoul, directed by and starring Paul Bartel
  • Endangered Species, starring Robert Urich and JoBeth Williams
  • The Escape Artist – starring Raúl Juliá, Griffin O’Neal, Desi Arnaz
  • Evil Under the Sun – starring Peter Ustinov, Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith, James Mason, Jane Birkin, Nicholas Clay, Sylvia Miles, Roddy McDowall – (U.K.)
  • Eye of the Evil Dead (aka Manhattan Baby) – starring Christopher Connelly, Martha Taylor (Italy)
  • Fall Guy (Kamata koshin-kyoku) – directed by Kenji Fukusaku – (Japan)
  • Fanny and Alexander – directed by Ingmar Bergman – Sweden
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High, directed by Amy Heckerling, starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston
  • Fast-Walking, starring James Woods
  • Fighting Back, starring Tom Skerritt
  • Firefox – directed by and starring Clint Eastwood
  • First Blood, directed by Ted Kotcheff, starring Sylvester Stallone (as Rambo), Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy
  • Fitzcarraldo – directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski – (West Germany)
  • The Flight of Dragons – (United States/Japan)
  • Forced Vengeance, starring Chuck Norris
  • Frances, starring Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Kim Stanley
  • Friday the 13th Part III, directed by Steve Miner, starring Dana Kimmell and Richard Brooker
  • Gandhi, directed by Richard Attenborough, starring Ben Kingsley – (India/U.K.) – Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for best film
  • Grease 2, starring Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer
  • The Grey Fox, starring Richard Farnsworth – (Canada)
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch, starring Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin
  • Hammett, directed by Wim Wenders, starring Frederic Forrest, Marilu Henner, Peter Boyle
  • Hanky Panky – directed by Sidney Poitier, starring Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Richard Widmark, Kathleen Quinlan
  • Harry Tracy, Desperado, starring Bruce Dern and Helen Shaver – (Canada)
  • Heart and Guts (Das Tripas Coração) – (Brazil)
  • Heatwave, directed by Phillip Noyce, starring Judy Davis – (Australia)
  • Heidi’s Song, an animated film featuring Lorne Greene and Sammy Davis Jr.
  • The Herdsman (Mù Mǎ Rén) – (China)
  • Hey Good Lookin – directed by Ralph Bakshi
  • Himala (Miracle) – (Philippines)
  • Honkytonk Man – directed by and starring Clint Eastwood
  • How the World Is Losing Poets (Jak svět přichází o básníky) – (Czechoslovakia)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi and Lesley-Anne Down – (US/UK)
  • I Ought to Be in Pictures, directed by Herbert Ross, starring Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff
  • I, the Jury, starring Armand Assante, Barbara Carrera, Laurene Landon, Alan King
  • Identification of a Woman (Identificazione di una donna), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni – (Italy)
  • If You Could See What I Hear, starring Marc Singer, R.H. Thomas, Shari Belafonte, Sarah Torgov, Douglas Campbell
  • If You Love This Planet – (Canada)
  • I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can – starring Jill Clayburgh, Nicol Williamson, Daniel Stern, Joe Pesci, Dianne Wiest, Geraldine Page
  • Inchon! – directed by Terence Young, starring Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshiro Mifune
  • Interrogation (Przesłuchanie) – (Poland)
  • Jinxed!, starring Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn
  • Kiss Me Goodbye, directed by Robert Mulligan, starring Sally Field, Jeff Bridges, James Caan, Mildred Natwick
  • Koyaanisqatsi, directed by Godfrey Reggio
  • The Last Unicorn, an animated film featuring Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Alan Arkin
  • Legendary Weapons of China
  • Legend of a Fighter (Huo Yuan-Jia),starring Bryan Leung – (Hong Kong)
  • L’Étoile du Nord (The North Star), starring Simone Signoret and Philippe Noiret – (France)
  • Let’s Spend the Night Together (Rolling Stones’ concert film)
  • Liquid Sky
    Look Isan – (Thailand)
  • Lonely Hearts – (Australia)
  • Lookin’ to Get Out, directed by Hal Ashby, starring Ann-Margret, Jon Voight and Burt Young
  • Love and Money, starring Ray Sharkey, Ornella Muti, Armand Assante
  • Love Child, starring Amy Madigan and Beau Bridges
  • Macbeth – (Hungary)
  • Les Maîtres du temps (The Masters of Time) – (France)
  • Making Love, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Harry Hamlin, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson
  • The Man from Snowy River, starring Tom Burlinson and Kirk Douglas – (Australia)
  • The Marathon Family (Maratonci trče počasni krug) – (Yugoslavia)
  • Megaforce, directed by Hal Needham, starring Barry Bostwick and Persis Khambatta
  • A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy – directed by and starring Woody Allen, with Mia Farrow, Julie Hagerty, Mary Steenburgen, José Ferrer
  • Les Misérables, starring Lino Ventura – (France)
  • Missing – directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek – Palme d’Or winner
  • The Missionary – directed by Richard Loncraine, starring Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard – (U.K.)
  • Mitahat La’af (Under the Nose) – (Israel)
  • Monkey Grip – (Australia)
  • Monsignor, directed by Frank Perry, starring Christopher Reeve, Geneviève Bujold, Fernando Rey, Jason Miller
  • Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl – starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, & Michael Palin – (U.K.)
  • Moonlighting, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, starring Jeremy Irons – (U.K.)
  • La Morte Vivante (released as “The Living Dead Girl”), directed by Jean Rollin – (France)
  • Mother Lode, directed by and starring Charlton Heston
  • My Favorite Year, directed by Richard Benjamin, starring Peter O’Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Joseph Bologna, Jessica Harper, Bill Macy, Lainie Kazan
  • Namak Halaal, starring Amitabh Bachchan – (India)
  • The Night of the Shooting Stars (La Notte di San Lorenzo), by Paolo Emilio Taviani – (Italy)
  • Night Shift – directed by Ron Howard, starring Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long
  • Nomad (Lie huo qing chun), starring Leslie Cheung – (Hong Kong)
  • An Officer and a Gentleman, directed by Taylor Hackford, starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett Jr., David Keith, Lisa Blount, Lisa Eilbacher, Robert Loggia
  • On Top (Með allt á hreinu) – (Iceland)
  • On Top of the Whale (Het Dak van de Walvis) – (Netherlands)
  • One from the Heart – directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest, Nastassja Kinski, Raúl Juliá
  • Orkestar bez ime (A Band with No Name) – (Bulgaria)
  • Oro, Plata, Mata, directed by Peque Gallaga – (Philippines)
  • Pagliacci, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Plácido Domingo – (Italy)
  • Pandemonium, starring Tom Smothers, Eve Arden, Eileen Brennan, Candice Azzara, Carol Kane
  • Paradise, starring Phoebe Cates and Willie Aames – (Canada)
  • Partners – starring Ryan O’Neal and John Hurt
  • The Passerby (La passante du Sans-Souci), starring Romy Schneider and Michel Piccoli – (France)
  • Personal Best, directed by Robert Towne, starring Mariel Hemingway, Patrice Donnelly, Scott Glenn
  • Pieces (original title: Mil gritos tiene la noche translation: ‘A Thousand Screams in the Night’), directed by Juan Piquer Simón
  • Pink Floyd – The Wall, directed by Alan Parker, starring Bob Geldof – (U.K.)
  • The Pirate Movie, starring Christopher Atkins and Kristy McNichol – (Australia)
  • The Plague Dogs, an animated film featuring John Hurt, James Bolam and Nigel Hawthorne – (U.K.)
  • The Pokrovsky Gate (Pokrovskiye Vorota) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Poltergeist, directed by Tobe Hooper, starring Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Dominique Dunne, Heather O’Rourke, Oliver Robins, Zelda Rubinstein, Beatrice Straight
  • The Pool Hustlers (Io, Chiara e lo Scuro) – (Italy)
  • Pra Frente, Brasil (Go Ahead, Brazil) – (Brazil)
  • Private Life (Chastnaya zhizn) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Q – directed by Larry Cohen, starring David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, Richard Roundtree, Candy Clark,
  • The Queen of Spades (Pikovaya dama) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Querelle, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, starring Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau – (West Germany/France)
  • A Question of Silence (De stilte rond Christine M.) – (Netherlands)
  • The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre), starring Gérard Depardieu – (France)
  • The Return of the Soldier, starring Alan Bates, Julie Christie, Glenda Jackson – (U.K.)
  • Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
  • Rickshaw Boy (Luòtuo Xiángzi), starring Zhang Fengyi – (China)
  • Rocky III – directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone, with Mr. T, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith
  • A Room in Town – directed by Jacques Demy, starring Dominique Sanda, Danielle Darrieux, & Michel Piccoli – aka Une chambre en ville – France
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel, starring Anthony Andrews, Ian McKellen, Jane Seymour – (U.K.)
  • Scusate il ritardo (Sorry for the Delay) – (Italy)
  • The Secret of NIMH, an animated film directed by Don Bluth
  • The Seduction, starring Morgan Fairchild, Michael Sarrazin, Andrew Stevens and Colleen Camp
  • The Sender, starring Kathryn Harrold, Željko Ivanek, Shirley Knight
  • The Shadow Riders, starring Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott
  • Shakti (Power), starring Dilip Kumar – (India)
  • The Shaolin Temple (Shàolínsì), starring Jet Li – (Hong Kong)
  • She Grazed Horses on Concrete (Pásla kone na betóne) – (Czechoslovakia)
  • Shoot the Moon, directed by Alan Parker, starring Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Peter Weller, Karen Allen
  • Six Pack, starring Kenny Rogers and Diane Lane
  • Six Weeks, directed by Tony Bill, starring Mary Tyler Moore and Dudley Moore
  • Smithereens, directed by Susan Seidelman
  • Sophie’s Choice, directed by Alan J. Pakula, starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol
  • Soup for One, starring Saul Rubinek
  • Split Image, directed by Ted Kotcheff, starring Michael O’Keefe, Karen Allen, James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Peter Fonda
  • Sportloto-82 – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan** – directed by Nicholas Meyer, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalbán
  • Starstruck, directed by Gillian Armstrong – (Australia)
  • The State of Things (Der Stand der Dinge), directed by Wim Wenders – (West Germany/United States/Portugal) – Golden Lion winner
  • Station for Two (Vokzal dlya dvoikh) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Summer Lovers, directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah, Valérie Quennessen
  • Swamp Thing – directed by Wes Craven, starring Louis Jourdan and Adrienne Barbeau
  • The Sword and the Sorcerer, starring Lee Horsley
  • Sword Stained with Royal Blood, directed by Chang Cheh – (Hong Kong)
  • Tempest – directed by Paul Mazursky, starring John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, Vittorio Gassman, Raúl Juliá, & Molly Ringwald
  • Tenebrae, directed by Dario Argento, starring Anthony Franciosa – (Italy)
  • Tenkōsei (Exchange Students) – (Japan)
  • Tex, starring Matt Dillon
  • That Championship Season, starring Robert Mitchum, Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach, Paul Sorvino, Martin Sheen
  • That Night in Varennes (Il mondo nuovo), starring Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla and Harvey Keitel – (Italy/France)
  • The Thing** – directed by John Carpenter, starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Richard Dysart, Wilford Brimley
  • Things Are Tough All Over, starring Cheech & Chong
  • Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann, starring Fred Ward, Belinda Bauer, Peter Coyote
  • Time Stands Still (Megáll az idő) – (Hungary)
  • Tootsie – directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray
  • Trail of the Pink Panther – directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers – (U.K.)
  • La Traviata, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Plácido Domingo – (Italy)
  • Trick or Treats
  • Tron, directed by Steven Lisberger, starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan
  • The Trout (La Truite), directed by Joseph Losey, starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Jeanne Moreau – (France)
  • Turkey Shoot, starring Steve Railsback and Olivia Hussey – (Australia)
  • The Verdict, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, James Mason, Jack Warden, Milo O’Shea
  • Veronika Voss, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, starring Rosel Zech – (West Germany) – Golden Bear award winner
  • Vice Squad, starring Season Hubley and Wings Hauser
  • Victor/Victoria, directed by Blake Edwards, starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras – (US/UK)
  • Vidhaata, starring Dilip Kumar – (India)
  • Visiting Hours, starring Lee Grant and William Shatner – (Canada)
  • Volver a empezar (aka Begin the Beguine) – (Spain) – Academy Award for Foreign language film
  • War and Peace (Krieg und Frieden), starring Jürgen Prochnow – (West Germany)
  • Wasn’t That a Time!, directed by Jim Brown
  • We of the Never Never, starring Angela Punch McGregor – (Australia)
  • Die Weiße Rose (The White Rose) – (West Germany)
  • White Dog, directed by Samuel Fuller, starring Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Jameson Parker, Burl Ives
  • The Wind (Finye), directed by Souleymane Cissé – (Mali)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Ozu no Mahōtsukai) – (United States/Japan)
  • Woman of Fire ’82 (Hwanyeo ’82) – (South Korea)
  • The World According to Garp, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Robin Williams, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Mary Beth Hurt
  • The Worthless (Arvottomat), directed by Mika Kaurismäki – (Finland)
  • Wrong Is Right – directed by Richard Brooks, starring Sean Connery, Katharine Ross, George Grizzard
  • The Year of Living Dangerously, directed by Peter Weir, starring Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt – (Australia)
  • Yes, Giorgio, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, starring Luciano Pavarotti and Kathryn Harrold
  • Yol (The Road), directed by Yılmaz Güney – (Turkey) – Palme d’Or winner
  • Young Doctors in Love, directed by Garry Marshall, starring Michael McKean and Sean Young
  • Zapped!, starring Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Heather Thomas