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

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

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Tron Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Michael Dudikoff

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Creepshow Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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Diner Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin

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Sophie's Choice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Sophie's Choice Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol

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

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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 Year of Living Dangerously is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
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The King of Comedy is listed (or ranked) 30 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) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Class of 1984 Michael J. Fox, Roddy McDowall, Perry King

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Fanny and Alexander is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
sebbzor added Fanny and Alexander Lena Olin, Peter Stormare, Erland Josephson

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The Last American Virgin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
KoolRebel added The Last American Virgin Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Louisa Moritz

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Swamp Thing Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan, Karen Price

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Cat People is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Cat People Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Annette O'Toole

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The World According to Garp is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
looksharp added The World According to Garp Robin Williams, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
looksharp added Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant

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Amityville II: The Possession is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
KoolRebel added Amityville II: The Possession Burt Young, Diane Franklin, Moses Gunn

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

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A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
looksharp added A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Mary Steenburgen

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Missing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Missing Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron

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Grease 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Grease 2 Michelle Pfeiffer, Sid Caesar, Connie Stevens

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Firefox Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne, John Ratzenberger

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Parsifal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Mollevangsvagen added Parsifal Armin Jordan, Martin Sperr, Robert Lloyd

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Deathtrap is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
looksharp added Deathtrap Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon

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The Entity is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Dimos Dicoudis added The Entity Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe

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Victor Victoria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Dimos Dicoudis added Victor Victoria Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras

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Cannery Row is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Dimos Dicoudis added Cannery Row Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, John Huston

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Evil Under the Sun is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Dimos Dicoudis added Evil Under the Sun Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Peter Ustinov

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Split Image is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1982
Dimos Dicoudis added Split Image James Woods, Peter Fonda, Brian Dennehy