Temporal Top Ten – 1982


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Number of movies seen from this year – 75
Number of movies reviewed – 57 (including 6 Encore Reviews)

I’m sure that many of us have lots of trouble trying to recall a favorite movie from when we were just 8 years old.

Despite my phenomenal movie memory, I can honestly say that there aren’t many movies on this list that I recall seeing when I was 8, but this list is actually book-ended by two that I do remember seeing in the theater in ’82 and had profound influences on me to this very day.

Both of them are what we would probably think of as family movies or movies made especially for kids, but in truth, neither of them is solely a movie for kids.  Both of them have messages about our lives and how we treat others that can resonate for all of us no matter our age.

I was too young to see any of the other movies on this list in the theater (besides #5) but over the years, I have had the honor and pleasure to see each of them and thoroughly enjoy their stories and messages.

3 of the 5 Best Picture nominees appear on this list (#1, #3 and #4) while the other two (Tootsie and The Verdict), were both good movies, just not good enough IMHO to make this list.

Updated 10 Apr 2018 – Genocide is now #6 moving all subsequent films down one slot


My Top Ten200

Honorable mention – The Secret of NIMH


10. Dinerofficer

9. An Officer and a Gentleman


8. The Wallsophie

7. Sophie’s Choice
6. Genocide


5. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khanmissing

4. Missinggandhi

3. Gandhifast times

2. Fast Times At Ridgemont Highet

1. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1982

  1. 48 Hours
  2. Airplane II: The Sequel
  3. Annie
  4. The Atomic Cafe
  5. Author! Author!
  6. The Beastmaster
  7. Best Friends
  8. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  9. Blade Runner Encore Review 
  10. The Blue and The Gray
  11. Cannery Row
  12. Class of 1984
  13. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
  14. Conan the Barbarian
  15. Creepshow
  16. The Dark Crystal
  17. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
  18. Deathtrap
  19. Diner
  20. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Encore Review
  21. Evil Under the Sun
  22. Fanny and Alexander
  23. Fast Times at Ridgemont High Encore Review
  24. Firefox
  25. First Blood  Encore Review
  26. Forced Vengeance
  27. Frances
  28. Gandhi
  29. Genocide
  30. Grease 2
  31. The Grey Fox
  32. Hanky Panky
  33. Honkytonk Man
  34. I Ought to Be in Pictures
  35. If You Could See What I Hear
  36. Jinxed!
  37. The King of Comedy
  38. The Last American Virgin
  39. The Last Unicorn
  40. The Man from Snowy River
  41. A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy
  42. Missing
  43. Monsignor
  44. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
  45. My Favorite Year
  46. Night Shift
  47. An Officer and a Gentleman
  48. The Pirate Movie
  49. Poltergeist
  50. Porky’s
  51. Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
  52. Rocky III
  53. The Secret of NIMH
  54. Shoot the Moon
  55. Six Pack
  56. Six Weeks
  57. Some Kind of Hero
  58. Sophie’s Choice
  59. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan  Encore Review
  60. Tempest
  61. Tex
  62. The Thing
  63. Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann
  64. Tootsie
  65. The Toy
  66. Tron
  67. The Verdict  Encore Review
  68. Victor Victoria
  69. Voyagers! -Pilot
  70. Wall, The
  71. Woman Called Golda, A.
  72. The World According to Garp
  73. The Year of Living Dangerously
  74. Young Doctors in Love
  75. Zapped!




9 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1982

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    • Actually didn’t like br so much. Rocky iii is one of my favorites of the series, but it just missed the cutoff. Not a fan of tootsie. Probably should rewatch both of them. This was a very tough year. Tnx Ben


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