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A list of the best movies of 1982, from teen comedies like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" to horror films like "Poltergeist." The '80s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters, and 1982 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming-of-age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edge of their seats, and they still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on this list of top 1982 films.
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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Poltergeist Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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First Blood Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

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Tootsie Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis

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Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Gandhi Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley, Martin Sheen

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Conan the Barbarian Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow

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48 Hrs. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole

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Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

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Pink Floyd – The Wall Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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The Secret of NIMH Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton, Derek Jacobi

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An Officer and a Gentleman Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett

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Creepshow Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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Tron Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Michael Dudikoff

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Sophie's Choice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Sophie's Choice Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol

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Diner Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin

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The Verdict is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
The Verdict Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling

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The Beastmaster Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, Janet Jones

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Night Shift Kevin Costner, Shannen Doherty, Michael Keaton

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Annie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Annie Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo

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Airplane II: The Sequel William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, Sonny Bono

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Porky's Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, Art Hindle

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The Year of Living Dangerously is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
The Year of Living Dangerously Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt

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The Dark Crystal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
The Dark Crystal Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Lisa Maxwell

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The King of Comedy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
The King of Comedy Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese

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Class of 1984 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Class of 1984 Michael J. Fox, Roddy McDowall, Perry King

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The Last American Virgin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
The Last American Virgin Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Louisa Moritz

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Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D Betsy Palmer, Steve Miner, Richard Brooker

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The World According to Garp is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
The World According to Garp Robin Williams, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

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Amityville II: The Possession is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Amityville II: The Possession Burt Young, Diane Franklin, Moses Gunn

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Fanny and Alexander is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Fanny and Alexander Lena Olin, Peter Stormare, Erland Josephson

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Cat People is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Cat People Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Annette O'Toole

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Swamp Thing Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan, Karen Price

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Savannah Smiles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Savannah Smiles Pat Morita, Peter Graves, Bridgette Andersen

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The Return of Martin Guerre is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
The Return of Martin Guerre Gérard Depardieu, Tchéky Karyo, Dominique Pinon

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Monty Python Live at the Holly... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant

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Death Wish II Laurence Fishburne, Charles Bronson, Henny Youngman

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Parsifal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Parsifal Armin Jordan, Martin Sperr, Robert Lloyd

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The Entity is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
The Entity Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe

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Victor Victoria is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Victor Victoria Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras

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Personal Best is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Personal Best Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Jim Moody

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Cannery Row is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Cannery Row Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, John Huston

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Evil Under the Sun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Evil Under the Sun Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Peter Ustinov

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Superstition is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Superstition Stacy Keach, Albert Salmi, Jim Houghton

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Q is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Q David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, Richard Roundtree